PSM Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 1,325 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 NCAA Football 2004
Lowest review score: 20 Sonic the Hedgehog
Score distribution:
1325 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the spiffy graphics to the more right analog stick-centric controls to the robust Create-A-Superstar to the new WWE 24/7 career mode, this is SmackDown as its finest. [Dec 2007, p.72]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Everything else is pretty much the same as the PS3 version, though, sadly, the online play has been stripped out. [Dec 2007, p.73]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Short, but sweet and--if you followed the game's initial advice--truly scary. [Dec 2007, p.83]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although it's cool that you can customize your army and equipment and change sides in the battle whenever you wish, Bladestorm is just too repetitive to be worth $60. [Dec 2007, p.89]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Basically more of the same, but we aren't complaining...It's Guitar Hero, it's next-gen, and it's the party game PS3 owners have been waiting for. [Dec 2007, p.74]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Still, you're Conan, doing what Conan does(well, almost--unlike Kratos, the Conan in this game is pretty chaste overall), and that's always a good time. [Dec 2007, p.86]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With this UMD, you get a wonderful piece of history and two of the best action adventures ever programmed. [Nov 2007, p.82]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Combines absolutely jaw-dropping graphics with familiar platforming/shooting mechanics and genuinely funny humor to make one of the PS3's few true masterpieces. [Dec 2007, p.66]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Juiced 2 puts on a good front, but runs out of, well, juice far too quickly to bet $60 on such a middle-of-the-road experience. [Dec 2007, p.88]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, NBA 08 looks great and plays smooth, but more importantly, it's a huge improvement over last year's entry. [Dec 2007, p.80]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    So while the regular season gameplay has seen some nice overhauling in the last 12 months--including better rebounding and a butter-smooth 60 freames-per-second framerate--NBA 08 delivers a ton more handheld-ready, mini-game action. [Dec 2007, p.80]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Still, it's lovely, good fun, quite challenging, and offers plenty of unlockable incentives and solid online play to keep your foot on the gas. [Dec 2007, p.88]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The mulitplayer is simply outstanding. [Nov 2007, p.83]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    About as perfect as games come, and you must play it. [Nov 2007, p.72]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, it's an amazing, oddball game that emphasizes story as heavily as combat. [Dec 2007, p.84]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Acme Arsenal has its fun moments, but only if you don't think too hard. [Dec 2007, p.89]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The games all blur together, and many of them are so similar that it seems like there are more like 20 or 30 games rather than 200+. [Nov 2007, p.90]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow not only lives up to the high standards set by its predecessor, it actually exceeds them in many ways. [Dec 2007, p.78]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This latest Spider-Man is pure repetition-ville. [Dec 2007, p.89]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Still, NBA Live 08 can finally give 2K a run for its money and is a serious contender for your basketball dollars. [Dec 2007, p.81]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All of that, combined with a decent variety of gameplay modes and the eight international teams(read:you can also draft international players into your franchise)make NBA Live 08 a great score for PS2 ballers. [Dec 2007, p.81]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Jackass: The Game on PSP has a lot more longevity. [Nov 2007, p.86]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Suffice it to say, DDR SuperNOVA 2 is exactly what you expect: even more of the DDR you know and love. [Dec 2007, p.79]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can get used to the emphasis on room construction (over in-combat strategizing), you'll have fun with Soul Nomad. [Nov 2007, p.88]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunningly realistic simulation, Skate is a deep, eloquent, and completely free-form experience. [Nov 2007, p.80]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The mini-games range from pretty fun to pretty meh, neither truly stellar nor truly awful. [Nov 2007, p.86]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An awesome nostalgic package. [Nov 2007, p.86]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At this rate, Konami should just delete the series and hope that whatever's wrong with Contagion isn't actually contagious. [June 2007, p.82]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Heritage of War is a solid game, but it does little to differentiate itself from the many other RPGs already on the market. [Dec 2007, p.89]
    • PSM Magazine
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game offers nothing but tedium to older gamers, but the six and under crowd may love it. [Nov 2007, p.90]
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