Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)'s Scores

  • Games
For 952 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 20 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 952
952 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The challenges can get dauntingly tough, but Dokuro's clever design, wry humor, and effusive charm make it irresistible. [Dec 2012, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sackboy's latest won't dethrone any kart-racing kings, but it's adorable style, plentiful content, and accessible creation tools make it a worthy competitor to the cup. [Holiday 2012, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Accessibility is the game's strongest sell, however, and everyone from drunk uncles to tween cousins will find a song they enjoy. [Holiday 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That said, 40 bucks is pretty steep for what's basically an arcade action game. To a certain breed of driver, though, the stress relief might be worth it. [Holiday 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The frenetic action and controls really capture the essence of the anime, and even is DBZ isn't as spry as it used to be, this is a nice reminder of its heyday. [Holiday 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But there's no denying that the highlight is the Attitude Era mode, and though it has its flaws, it's a dream come true for children of the '90s. ]Holiday 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Throw in the original two Doom games, some online multiplayer, and a handful of extra content that fans of the original Doom 3 may have missed, and suddenly the $40 price tag seems pretty reasonable...as long as you don't expect too much. [Holiday 2012, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite these flaws, however, Okami is still one of our favorite games and more than worth a meager 20 bucks. [Holiday 2012, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Legends has all the gadgets, driving, fisticuffs, and sneaking fans would expect from a Bond game, it's mostly a rote first-person shooter. [Holiday 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite bringing a few fresh nuances to the table, Revolution doesn't exactly live up to its name. [Holiday 2012, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a trippy rush of never-give-up candor and liberating loop-de-loops, take a trip back to the Sega Saturn and switch off your brain for a while. [Holiday 2012, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The only real reason to purchase this port is if the prospect of scouting out a Dreamcast and a copy of the game seems a bit pricey. [Holiday 2012, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The simple but fun RPG-lite adventure gameplay is still great for parent/child co-play, but we had no problem blowing through the campaign in a single weekend. [Holiday 2012, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it's not quite a perfect package, there's a lot to love about the way the open-world craziness unfolds despite the game's oddly self-aware inclusion of some of gaming's more annoying, antiquated mechanics. [Holiday 2012, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an addictive cycle, and every step has its own interesting challenges, RPG and strategy fans shouldn't let this little sleeper pass by. [Holiday 2012, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Goal-oriented gamers needing a concrete beginning and end will be let down, but if you're easily engrossed with multiplayer and exploration, Most Wanted is certainly a blast. [Holiday 2012, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Given the smaller screen and weaker controls, there's almost no reason to play this if you've already experienced SFXT. [Holiday 2012, p.79]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, this minimal-frills two-pack is definitely entertaining while it lasts. [Holiday 2012, p.76]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the brainteasers and competition are addicting, there's not enough substance to make Smart As worth the price; it'd be better off as a $15 download. [Holiday 2012, p.76]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One Piece and Dynasty Warrior diehards will find plenty to love; anyone else will be bored after about two missions. [Holiday 2012, p.76]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As dungeon crawls go, it's unique. Just don't expect a Silent Hill 2 level of scary. [Holiday 2012, p.77]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Absolutely enchanting from start-to-finish, Swan is a real treat and a prime example of why bigger isn't always better. [Holiday 2012, p.77]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Building on that solid foundation, its more polished sequel gives armchair athletes another great reason to get off the couch. [Holiday 2012, p.76]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This may be a well-made rat maze, but a rat maze it is and that's all. [Holiday 2012, p.73]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Paradise's bag of tricks is sadly limited, leaving only a violent juvenile romp we're reluctant to recommend. [Holiday 2012, p.73]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The simplistic mechanics don't offer that remarkable of a hook, and the game spans just a couple of hours. As a light snack between big holiday releases, however, it's a pleasantly tasty distraction. [Holiday 2012, p.73[
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's disappointing at first, but after the initial shock, Karateka turns out to be fun and surprisingly addictive. [Holiday 2012, p.73]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Joe Danger 2 might test our patience, but it's still a great little game well worth the download. [Holiday 2012, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although last year's NASCAR The Game 2011 was a credible effort, Inside Line is the first NASCAR racing game in years that feels like someone cared. [Holiday 2012, p.72]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not the revolution we were hoping for, bit it's easily the best portable Creed fix yet. [Holiday 2012, p.,70]
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