Playstation Official Magazine Australia's Scores

  • Games
For 1,202 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1202 game reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The 2017 model splutters far too often. For starters, the handling rarely feels right – it’s a strange mix of too heavy and too floaty. [October 2017, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For every moment awed in the presence of a monumental celestial body, there are ten in which you’re lonely, humbled, and really quite bored. [October 2017, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Superhot VR was a proof of concept that won the hearts and minds of any non-gamer we handed it to. But for serious gamers, this is an offering lazier than the bullets depicted. [October 2017, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gorgeous eye-candy (mostly) and tunes that stay with you for decades. But years of rhythm games make the once revolutionary Patapon feel simplistic. [October 2017, p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For all its many faults, the script does at least make a valiant effort of recognising and explaining the politics of war and propaganda. That doesn’t change the fact that there’s an army of games more worthy of your money. [October 2017, p75]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For new players, this isn’t the best the series has to offer but it holds its own. If FFXV’s modern magical setting didn’t appeal, this might be the antidote. [October 2017, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forget all your fears. The 3D platforming games of PlayStation legend have never looked or played better. [September 2017, p83]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nex Machina is Jarvis’ Robotron retuned, but when those revisions are a rock solid 60fps, swirling voxel storms, and an array of play-extending modes, it’s hard to shoot it down. [September 2017, p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Portal Knights takes the blueprint and gives it more of what we always wished Minecraft had: deeper combat and a series of quests that give us a greater sense of purpose. [September 2017, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kinda ugly and bereft of new ideas, but also challenging and fun. Sets a higher bar for PS VR co-op, too. [September 2017, p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There’s simply not enough variety to the various insult chunks on offer to sustain more than a few rounds before the repetition sucks the fun dry. [September 2017, p73]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Veterans should vacay here. New players from Skyrim will still get hit with the culture shock of lots of grinding over emergent exploration and nuanced combat. [September 2017, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once you strap yourself into the rollcaged bucket seat of Dirt 4 it’ll be extremely tough to extricate yourself from it anytime soon. [September 2017, p69]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Looks like Zelda, totally isn’t. What you’ve got here is a farming concern which deserves to be spoken in the same breath as Harvest Moon. [September 2017, p71]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It can be a little frustrating, but thankfully these flaws are not so insurmountable that Shards of Darkness stops being a diverting and fun misadventure [June 2017, p81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s an imaginative concept, executed poorly. Unless you’re a Lego fan with acres of patience, stick with Minecraft, block enthusiasts. [June 2017, p79]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Don’t put out an APB on what is a hilarious yet technically flawed Lego adventure. Apprehend it for little ‘uns at a reduced price. [June 2017, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rain World may not be the most forgiving adventure, but stick with it through its trickier times, and when it all comes together it’s capable of producing some genuinely brilliant moments. [June 2017, p76]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much more fun than it is frustrating, and don’t go in expecting evolution. That said, this is still a quill in the cap for a genre that is slowly making a comeback. [June 2017, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bulletstorm has been lavished with a fine new coat of 4K paint. Its linear, skill-based shooting is worth revisiting, too, even if new content is thin. [June 2017, p70]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it’s underwhelming in places, there’s a lot to like as you venture into the weirder parts of Andromeda. Frequent technical issues hamper the experience a bit, as does an uninspiring main story. [June 2017, p66]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Alright, the new Overwatch it ain’t – but it’s far from tearable. (Sorry.) [July 2017, p83]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deck13 has stepped up to take a lash at Souls’ patented sadism. Some swings are short of the target, but the bulk have landed where they should. [July 2017, p80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not exactly taxing in the puzzles department, and its price-to-runtime ratio is a little out of whack. But gorgeous, memorable and oozing with atmosphere and love. [July 2017, p78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You need to sit patiently and wait for the perfect opportunity. Only mark this as a serious target after much time, patching, and price drops. [July 2017, p77]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    But no mask – no matter how flamboyant – can fully hide The Sexy Brutale’s faults. [July 2017, p74]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The result is a charmingly clunky yarn that doesn’t wow, but has more to offer than clichés alone. [July 2017, p73]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 69 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Put the time into it and get used to its unconventional controls and it’ll eventually wriggle its way into your heart. [July 2017, p72]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Red Barrels has tried to create something rather different to the first Outlast, but the result is a game that, while feeling undeniably grander than its forebear, is considerably less enjoyable. [July 2017, p68]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of the cleverest games we’ve ever played. It constantly wows with many multiple solutions to almost every problem. If you have a talent for thinking outside the box, chances are Arkane is three steps ahead and ready to accommodate your lunacy. [July 2017, p66]
    • Playstation Official Magazine Australia

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