PSW Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 170 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 49% 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 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 30 World Series of Poker
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 170
  2. Negative: 13 out of 170
170 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3) is that place where games and films make sweet music together. Stick around for the climax to this outstanding cinematic adventure and you'll go away with a big smile. [JPN Import]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For every moment I spent screaming at my TV and throwing my controller I had four moments of awe. [JPN Import; May 2009, p.86]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fight Night Round 4 is not only the most realistic simulation of the sport of boxing that's ever been produced, it also translates into a hugely satisfying game. Polished and accomplished, Fight Night truly is king of the ring.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Undeniably great fun and funny, but still a bit on the vapid side.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still, you won't ever have played a sandbox game that creates so much carnage and offers so many ways to play.
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's achingly non-stop martial-art four-player silliness. Sweet! [May 2009, p.85]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its enormous charm, simplicity and puzzles will win you over. [May 2009, p.92]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The chassis of Dark Athena is five years old and it makes for a safe and at times a predictable experience. Still, this is a Credit Crunch-busting package, and it's highly recommended...Reminds me why I love the original. The best thing Vin's done. [Apr 2009, p.91]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid sequel, but it doesn't add a lot that's substantially new.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Metal noise pollution of the highest order - a perfect package. [May 2009, p.80]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like "Buffy," retro shooters "Smash TV" and "Robotron" and have a soft spot for "Monster Madness" you'll love this...Chuck in offline co-op, fun bonus challenges, and neat rewards that change the look of the game to comic-strip, sketchbook and so on, and Burn Zombie Burn is great value. [Jan 2009, p.95]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tirelessly one dimensional. [May 2009, p.88]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's limited, but what's here is well-executed and very playable, even on PSP. [May 2009, p.84]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More fun, humour and kitsch value than ever. Welcome back.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A decent attempt at an update, but it can't compete with Buzz TV. [May 2009, p.93]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is its own worse joke. Matt Hazard should have stayed retired. [May 2009, p.93]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid update of the classic MK series, made relevant by the introduction of a DC roster, spot-on fighters and accessible gameplay. Not original, but tremendous fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Packed with extras, World At War is a fast, frantic, exciting and emotionally draining shooter. This is how a war game should be. [Dec 2008, p.66]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is SingStar Dad Rock with a few newer songs thrown in for when the kids want a go. It's SingStar for men - men who like This Charming Man by The Smiths and aren't ashamed about admitting to really liking the Pet Shop Boys back catalogue - especially the 1988 Christmas number one Always on my Mind.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Polished and innovative and extremely challenging, Far Cry 2 tests the boundaries of the FPS genre. Gamers used to exciting setpieces may find it a bit dry.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun to play, but it's too punishing and packs a hefty learning curve.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is bold, bleak gaming from the haunting opening credits to the pulse pounding finish...Stunningly detailed, expertly paced and lavishly slaved over by Glen Schofield and his crew at EA Redwood, Dead Space should be classed as one of the finest looking and intelligently crafted games in many a moon...The new benchmark to beat in survival horror that pushes the genre to twisted new heights and into the outer limits of space itself. [Issue # 113]
    • PSW Magazine UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not the greatest shooter with some annoying puzzles, but Fracture serves as a hugely entertaining game for those looking for something a little bit different.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it's not a new WipEout, this retread in new clothes is one of the best PS3 downloads. These classic circuits will remind you how great the series was and still is.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mercs 2 is disappointing because its execution doesn't live up to its ambition. Though big and bold, There's a feeling that you've played it all before. And you have.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You've got to be slavish in your love for Ferraris to really enjoy this. I was dying to climb behind the wheel of something else after a couple of hours. It's an accomplished racer, but I was expecting the prancing horse to give me more of a kick.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's fun while it lasts, but the novelty soon wears off. It's authentic, and paints the culture of B-Boying in a great light, but it becomes just a little too b-boring, too quickly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a sound of a series cautiously dipping its toe in the water, slightly afraid of how the big bad Rock Band shark will react to its presence.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid singleplayer campaign souped up by a cracking multi-player experience. From a technical standpoint, Bad Company sets a new benchmark in the FPS genre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Top Spin 3 really won't be to everyone's tastes, and Virtua Tennis fans needn't bother.

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