Official U.S. Playstation Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 1,415 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Tony Hawk's Underground
Lowest review score: 10 Hooters Road Trip
Score distribution:
1415 game reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Just average b-ball...Average b-ball means it's not good streetball. [Aug 2006, p.78]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A really solid racer that feels a tad dated and features way too much load time. [Aug 2006, p.82]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Gradius Collection should be rated M--not because it's violent.....or because it has nudity. Really, the reason it should have that rating stems from the amount of profanity that will spew from your mouth and the possible injuries incurred from slamming your PSP into a brick wall. [June 2006, p.101]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even if you're a "Cars" nut, there's very little to get excited about on the PSP besides teh movie clips included in this game. [Aug 2006, p.82]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game is about a realistic Texas Hold 'Em experience against the computer, and not much else. [Aug 2006, p.75]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Those who have no emotional investment in a ragtag team of junior superheroes will just find yet another simple beat-em-up. [Mar 2006, p.87]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The only real draw here is the startingly robust level-creation tool. [July 2006, p.82]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Overall, it's just a great pick-up-and-play game, but I don't want to give up depth just because a game is portable. [July 2006, p.84]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With the exception of a few factual glitches (it's Shadowcat that can walk through walls, not Nightcrawler), the game's pretty solid and fun overall. [July 2006, p.76]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The stealth is way too easy, and the exploration is too open-ended. [Aug 2006, p.76]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The few new modes exclusive to the PSP can't offset the lack of unlockable content when compared to the console. [Aug 2006, p.83]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Games based on kids' movies are getting somewhat better, but Over the Hedge reverts to the same old beat-up-a-bunch-of-bad-guys- formula. [Oct. 2006, p.88]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    GR06 may be tough, but its thoroughness should be appreciated. [July 2006, p.78]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Outrun 2006 is not a bad game, but in a world where arcade racers have evolved to the quality of the Burnout series, it just feels kind of antiquated. [Jun 2006, p.97]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The hardcore arcade-style gameplay may be a huge turn-off for some, but if you've always like the Outrun games--even back in the day--then, surely, you won't be disappointed with the face-lift. [Jun 2006, p.103]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's mediocre. And since the more recent RPG choices on the Playstation 2 include quality stuff like "Dragon Quest VIII", "Shadow Hearts", and"Grandia III", it's tough to justify spending any time with a mediocre game when you could be playing something great. [Jun 2006, p.94]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In spite of the lackluster design, Zero is, if nothing else, another addition to the barren landscape of flight games on the PS2. [Jun 2006, p.95]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Narrow, winding roads take TXR's already bad handling and make it feel that much worse. [Apr 2006, p.80]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent racer that doesn't come close to fulfilling its potential. Still, it's currently the only choice for rally racing on the PSP. [Apr 2006, p.89]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We're still waiting for the definitive poker game, but World Poker Tour is certainly moving in the right direction. [July 2006, p.84]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All the time that could've gone into presentation and perfect control instead went to giving gamers an immense ammount of baseball. [Jully 2006, p.84]l
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Monster Rancher Evo would've easily succeded in attempting to build a stronger RPG element, but as it stands, the game just falls short of offering a complete RPG experience. [July 2006, p.75]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is no substitute for the real golf experience, but if you are looking for a winter activity, need practice before the next round, or are craving golf on a rainy day, strap on the gloves and play Real World Golf. [July 2006, p.78]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tourist Trophy started as a sort of side project for Polyphony Digital, and it was driven by some members who are hardcore bike racing fanatics. The problem is, that's exactly what the game feels like--some sort of half-baked mission pack for GT4. [Jun 2006, p.96]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When it comes to baserunning, controlling one runner works fine; any more it's a mess. [May 2006, p.82]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    From Russia With Love adds more unlockable multiplayer characters and hidden challenges; even with these additions, though, it actually has less content than its console cousin. [Jun 2006, p.103]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Doesn't really offer the same visceral thrill as something like "Guitar Hero" or even any of the "DDR" games. [Apr 2006, p.82]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Formulaic and unchallenging. [Apr 2006, p.94]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A slightly improved port of the GameCube multiplayer party combat game, but it's still too chaotic and random for anyone born before the '90s. [May 2006, p.92]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, if you're got a fellow strategy fan sitting within a 30-meter radious of you, then you can have a fine old time with Open Warfare. But, if not, you're unlikely to get more than a rental's worth of gameplay out of it. [Jun 2006, p.102]
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