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 Ape Escape
Lowest review score: 10 Putter Golf
Score distribution:
1415 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Generic and ultimately forgettable. [Sept 2006, p.81]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's Karaoke Revolution--you know if you like this by now, but don't get it if you're looking for much more than just a new set of songs. [Jan. 2007, p.83]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The game is smart to tease fans its way with its great price($19.99, which is $10 cheaper than last year), but it features very little in the way of updates. [Jan. 2007, p.78]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As with any game that crams a ton of different types of games, the selection is pretty uneven--the racing games, for example, well and truly suck--but there are enough standouts to keep you coming back to the minigames once you've beaten the main game. [Jan. 2007, p.78]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As with any game that crams a ton of different types of games, the selection is pretty uneven--the racing games, for example, well and truly suck--but there are enough standouts to keep you coming back to the minigames once you've beaten the main game. [Jan. 2007, p.78]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's great if your singing takes place mostly with a group of friends, but game-players and karaoke diehards are better off with KRAI. [Jan. 2007, p.83]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With the next-gen engine already on its second iteration, and the extra time to polish up this year's version since the kickoff of the season, it's hard to swallow that Madden NFL 07 on the PS3 can't even live up to the standard it sets on Xbox 360. [Jan. 2007, p.71]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, it has enough charm to keep some people coming back for more even after completing it, but most will probably put Gitaroo man down after that, wishing for more. [Dec. 2006, p.130]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the first time in I can't remember how long, the yearly WWE game is actually fun to play! [Dec. 2006, p.126]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Insipid tasks aside, Uzumaki Chronicles' biggest failing is that it's just not very fair. Success depends largely on earning power-ups from missions, but you only get one shot at passing. [Jann. 2007, p.84]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The season and extra modes are all pretty standard, offering little beyond what's been out there nearly since the inception of videogame basketball. [Jan. 2007, p.70]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Overall, it's a disappointing effort at best, and only recommended if you're a sports-,car-,and gun-allergic PS3 owner grasping for something to play. [Jan. 2007, p.74]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's really more "yawn" than "whoa". [Jan. 2007, p.68]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some will find this as addictive as "Lumines", but due to the increased difficulty level and lack of accessibility, Every Extend Extra lacks the broad appeal of Q Entertainment's prior titles. [Nov, 2006, p.124]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, for the most part, the better games in this collection outweigh the terrible ones and some still hold up quite well. [Jan. 2007, p.78]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The basic gameplay and multiplayer are exactly the same as they were before. [Dec. 2006, p.136]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game isn't a bad addition to the series, but it feels like an expansion at a sequel price. [Jan. 2007, p.86]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a psychotic, disjointed, almost loveable mess. [Dec. 2006, p.130]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is the most fun game in the PSP series purely from a control and competition standpoint, and it's overall a step in the right direction for a series that has been stuck in a major rut. [Jan. 2007, p.92]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combat is still simplistic, but choices like team-based super attacks, plenty of cool skills, and your Chosen One special powers mix it up. [Dec. 2006, p.119]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sadly, great robots aren't enough to salvage this game. [Oct. 2006, p.83]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not bad, but the whole experience is so deeply familiar that it's hard to muster excitement for the new PSP features. [Dec. 2006, p.130]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's definitely worth playing, but it could have been better with more mission variety and more powerful hardware. [Dec. 2006, p.122]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    My suggestion: Get the most from this game by playing with your own superfriends. [Dec. 2006, p.123]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Trouble is, the designers seem to be unaware of the fact that occasionally the player may die and be forced to restart an area...and listen to the same, unskippable, longwinded intro each time. [Jan. 2007, p.86]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Trouble is, the designers seem to be unaware of the fact that occasionally the player may die and be forced to restart an area...and listen to the same, unskippable, longwinded intro each time. [Jan. 2007, p.86]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Tales of the Abyss starts off as a carbon copy of every RPG ever made. [Dec. 2006, p.119]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A new beginning is a step in the right direction, but Spyro still has a long way to go before being "good" again. [Jan. 2007, p.89]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, God Hand is a guilty pleasure in that it's so embarrassingly poor in its basic design, yet totally awesome in its combat. [Nov. 2006, p.118]
    • Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Avatar shows flashes of brilliance at first, but sadly those don't last long enough to sustain the entire game. [Jan. 2007, p.88]
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