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 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 God of War: Chains of Olympus
Lowest review score: 20 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 952
952 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The action's effective and fluid, and the animation is at times as beautiful as the sport demands. [Nov 2012, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's very good, as we now expect. This year's installment just isn't a revolutionary leap. [Nov 2012, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A seriously engrossing game that really, truly blends shooters and RPGs to brilliant effect. [Nov 2012, p.75]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's more content and variety here than in any other entry in the series, and its stories - while a little too goofy to really take seriously - are nonetheless fascinating, particularly for those of us who've watched these characters grow and develop over the years...RE6 is a strange experience, to be sure - but more importantly, it's an unforgettable one. [Nov 2012, p.56]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Though a competent simulation racer, it's tough to overlook Legends' many shortcomings. [Oct 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This PSP edition has a lot of extra content compared to the PS2 original, though, so fans of the series might want to give it a shot regardless. [Oct 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It never pretends to be a serious game, and though it might be a little too pricey for dumb entertainment, it does provide some fluffy sandbox fun. [Oct 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fan service doesn't get any better than this. [Oct 2012, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Does Rainbow Moon pack enough gameplay to pass 15 dollars worth of time? Absolutely, and then some. [Oct 2012, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dyad remains a worthwhile trek, but it mesmerizes in spurts rather than with a consistent tenor. [Oct 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But even with a limited breadth of content, Tony Hawk HD manages to dish out more nostalgic fun for $15 than our last few retail purchases combined. [Oct 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite its brief tenure(less than four hours)and light mechanics, it's one of the most powerful and impactful games we've every played. [Oct 2012, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In other words, even when this punished, superior sequel is kicking our ass and crushing our soul, it still feels fair, fun, and rewarding as hell. [Oct 202, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After its tumultuous history, Sleeping Dogs needed to emerge from cancellation as something special, and it doesn't disappoint. [Oct 202, p.77
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's marred by frequent visual pop-in and frustrating checkpoint placement, Spec Ops is nevertheless a pretty significant achievement. [Sept 2012, p.79]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simply put: this game looks and sounds great, and after some gimmicky missteps with the last few franchise entries, we're pleasantly surprised to find this is the Spider-Man game we've been yearning for, not just another licensed tie-in. [Sept 2012, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    LEGO Batman 2 on Vita plays like more traditional LEGO games, sticking closer to the standard formula than the console version. [Sept 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So while it's no shock that LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes succeeds admirably as a platformer, we were surprised to find that it also manages to reinvigorate a series that has every reason to feel overly familiar and tiresome by now. [Sept 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a charming and fun adventure that easily earns its place among PSN's elite--and we could all do with a bit more thinking(whether with portals or dimensions)every now and then. [Sept 2012, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Resident Evil completionists who missed these simple shooters elsewhere may find them briefly amusing, but casual Move enthusiasts needn't snag both. [Sept 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vita or PS3, just be sure to take advantage of one of the collections. [Sept 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Agarest 2 is a competent strategy RPG with satisfying gameplay, but there are better ones out there that we'd be less ashamed to share with our friends. [Sept 2012, p.,86]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still, EA Tiburon delivers a game that might finally challenge Madden for the gridiron crown. [Sept 2012, p.86]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We appreciated specific parts of the game--such as the leveling, animations, and Followers--but it's still the bottom of the JRPG barrel. [Sept 2012, p.87]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game looks and plays well enough but isn't particularly engaging(unless you're a Jeremy McGrath fan). [Sept 2012, p.87]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Babel Rising can be fun and looks great, but needs a lot more refinement before it reaches a biblical level of gaming goodness. [Sept 2012, p.87]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Don't get us wrong--watching Juliet dash across the battlefield, chainsaw in hand, was entertaining in its own right. We just wish more emphasis was placed on making it fun to play and not just fun to watch. [Aug 2012, p.75]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There've been a few games that have made owning a Vita worthwhile, but Gravity Rush is the first to make it absolutely essential. [Aug 2012, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy Tactic addicts should almost feel right at home. Almost. [Aug 2012, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a $15 stand-alone download, Showdown is an absolute steal. [Aug 2012, p.80]
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