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 F1 2001
Lowest review score: 10 McFarlane's Evil Prophecy
Score distribution:
1415 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And one thing Round 3 does very well is pounding home this message: Bringing a good defense into the fight is just as important as bringing a good offense. [Jan. 2007, p.71]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Also, these types of games are generally better suited for the PSP to begin with. Don't get the wrong idea; it's still a very good collection of games. [Nov. 2006, p.118]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you don't care who Black Bolt, or the Super Skrull(or, well, and of the characters named herin)are, then the game is merely a very solid beat-em-up, but man, if you're a Marvel zombie like I am, this is the closest we can get to enacting a digital version of the Secret Wars. [Jan. 2007, p.74]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Thankfully, the pros outweigh the cons: Project 8 definitely welcomes fans back to the series. [Jan. 2007, p.70]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But despite this flaw, Gunpey still makes line creation a whole lot more fun than art class ever did. [Dec. 2006, p.136]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While Carbon is peppered with clever ideas, ultimately it falls victim to EA's insistence on annually iterating a franchise. [Jan. 2007, p.68]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's not the best WWII game by any stretch, but it's a damn reliable ride. [Jan. 2007, p.72]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that Resistance is a truly excellent FPS, rich in variety, atmosphere, and sheer entertainment. [Dec. 2006, p.111]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a second round of hardware launches for Tiger Woods PGA Tour and the results of Tiger's Playstation 3 debut are much more respectable than those of his last outing. [Jan. 2007, p.71]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All of this makes for a great basketball game that should satisfy the cravings of any hungry Playstation 3-owning basketball fan. [Jan. 2007, p.70]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    They're all solid and they're all fun, with just the perfect difficulty curve for the younger set, while featuring enough challenge and mass destruction to keep parents interests. [Jan. 2007, p.89]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a great chunk of new maps and guns(and co-op!)for SOCOM fans, and it's as good a point as any for newcomers to try to penetrate the hardcore depths of the online community, no question. [Jan. 2007, p.80]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This title raises the bar for quality and polish for games on the PSP today. [Jan. 2007, p.92]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In case you haven't got the point by now, Guitar Hero II rocks. It rocks hard. It bests the original in nearly every way, and that's a damn hard thing to do. [Dec. 2006, p.124]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Either way, Final Fantasy XII is a fitting send-off for the series on the PS2, and it justifiably has a chance to proclaim itself the best Final Fantasy on the Playstation. [Nov. 2006, p.106]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Having a real pal alongside to shoot the crap out of the Helghast soldiers takes a bite out of their uncanny accuracy. [Dec. 2006, p.128]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    But if you can get through that, you'll find fun beat-em-ups that serve as a testament to the greatness of simplicity in games. [Dec. 2006, p.134]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    But still, it's a solid racer despite the problems. [Dec. 2006, p.116]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like last year's game, VCS impresses like few other games on the PSP. [Jan. 2007, p.90]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In fact, with the track tuning for PSP-sized bites, this is superior to the PS2's current "ATV Offroad Fury 4". [Jan. 2007, p.92]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Phantasy Star Universe brings the classic lineage to the PS2 for the first time, in both offline and online modes. [Jan. 2007, p.76]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game is much too hard for a younger player to get through, but still doesn't offer the challenge required for an older gamer to enjoy the entire experience. [Jan. 2007, p.89]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game is much too hard for a younger player to get through, but still doesn't offer the challenge required for an older gamer to enjoy the entire experience. [Jan. 2007, p.89]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Additionally, there's a ton of extra stuff you can unlock ranging from art to music, so there's no question that, like the last collection, Reloaded will keep you glued to your PSP for quite some time. [Nov. 2006, p.124]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some ugly flaws, however, Medal of Honor Heroes manages to fulfill the PSP's promise of delivering a console-level experience in a portable medium. [Dec. 2006, p.132]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes that same GTA structure but gives it a fresh setting and story that's focused to a much more manageable size. [Dec. 2006, p.120]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As for the rest of the game, the structure is still the same as before, but for Sims fans, the pet aspect will add plenty of new entertainment to make this worth picking up. [Nov. 2006, p.114]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the rest of the SMT franchise is nigh impenetrable for anyone except hardcore RPG players, Devil Summoner provides a quirky entry point for gamers wondering what the fuss is all about. [Dec. 2006, p.118]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a great update, but it could have been stellar. [Nov. 2006, p.112]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Failing to fix the biggest problem of last year's game is the real issue with this release, and that sours all of the improvements a little. Even so, this is an easy update to justify picking up. [Nov, 2006, p.122]
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