Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 2,477 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection
Lowest review score: 10 A-Men 2
Score distribution:
2478 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some aspects, like the tanky controls, definitely feel tired these days. But there’s still an undeniable charm to this low-key adventure that focuses on investigation rather than too many fights. There’s still nothing else quite like it, and this package makes it easier than ever to miss out no longer. [Issue#154, p.90]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The potential for a huge payoff in the final episode is undeniable. Still, the choices in this first episode will rarely make you stop and think for long, and there’s too much downtime, until a thrilling final half-hour. It’s good, but more undead than determined survivor [Issue#154, p.90]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, this sweet treat is delightful at first but definitely won’t fill you up for long.
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not be the most unique game ever made, but it has charm where it counts. [Issue#154, p.80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the moments where it all comes together, it really works. [Issue#154, p.80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If Martyr was the Warhammer game you’ve been waiting for, it’s likely to disappoint. [Issue#154, p.80]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You’ll see everything Donut County has to offer in the few hours it takes to finish. Like a doughnut: short but sweet. [Issue#154, p.97]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great campaign (with Score Attack mode for extra replayability), and an evergreen Horde mode. Fun when played with friends, with strangers, and when played alone? How strange. [Issue#154, p.88]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Easy there, space cadet. This platformer has high hopes and certainly looks the part but fails to stick the landing… much like we did over and over again while playing. [Issue#154, p.81]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PES still plays fantastically but much of this year’s changes are slight and offline the game still struggles to find an identity. Online it’s great, as always, but the myClub changes could have gone further. [Issue#154, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The lack of bullet penetration may prove controversial, but this is one of the best PS VR experiences on offer. Essential for fans of objective-based team shooters. [Issue#154, p.96]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While classic content and damage still feel underwhelming and the formula has been tweaked rather than reworked, this has the best career mode in any racing game. [Issue#154, p.91]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age is one of the finest JRPGs on PS4, and makes a great entry point to one of the most popular series of all time [Issue#154, p.92]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You’ll feel lost, and you’ll definitely feel frustrated. But if you didn’t, the moment of controller-dropping revelation and last-gasp victory wouldn’t feel so precious. A brave and singular RPG. [Issue#154, p.78]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant main story and swing mechanic anchor the many Arkham influences, and ensure Marvel’s Spider-Man is yet another blockbuster exclusive release from Sony. The best Spider-Man game yet? Absolutely. [Issue#154, p.72]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More of the same but the familiar formula is polished to an impressive degree, featuring some of the reboot series’ most majestic environments and its best puzzles. [Issue#154, p.82]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A compelling take on the future hampered by a story very much of our time. When I think about it, this is one I’d struggle to recommend that you pay much mind to. [Issue#153, p.87]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Two great retro packages. If you only want one, go for the first: like the Police Academy movies, the quality dips as the series progresses. [Issue#153, p.95]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More of that same set menu you know and love, spiced up with plenty of frantic action, this sequel will see you salivating over its little flourishes. We could take or leave the garnish though. [Issue#153, p.84]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boasting two exceptional modes in franchise and Longshot, it mightn’t have the cult following of its PS2 years, but this is as good as EA’s veteran NFL series has ever been. [Issue#153, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well-put together action platformer with lots of charms, spiced up with colourful graphics, but one that fails to outgrow its influences in any meaningful way. Fun but predictable. [Issue#153, p.92]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun in bursts, especially when you’re able to rope in other people, Earthfall is a good choice if you’re desperate for a co-op shooting fix. The lack of polish, however, swarms over the experience. [Issue#153, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You often learn by dying, yet this somehow never feels unfair. Compelling and endlessly replayable, the quality of Dead Cells is unlikely to cause division among your friends. [Issue#153, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Perversely, there is a great joy to Train Sim World once you get past all the niggles, chugging along at a clean 125mph, the world zipping past you as you keep an eye on your next stop, easing the throttle, lightly touching the brakes. The engines themselves are on point, but it’s a bit lacking in reason to drive them. [Issue#153, p.89]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s an unassuming shooter where the only complexity comes in making your own guns out of bits and bobs you find dotted around on Archivist ships. That provides just enough complexity to keep you moving forwards, while the rest of your grey matter’s simply enjoying the absurd onslaught each fight presents. Simple, effective, cha. [Issue#153, p.89]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game’s animation and performance are lacking but its art direction is colourful, and the dialogue has the same infectious energy as it does in the show.2 Only die-hard Adventure Time fans should check this out. [Issue#153, p.89]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To make a game based on real events can be difficult, but thanks to the nuanced writing it becomes clear that in such a conflict, there is no black and white. It’s an earnest attempt at tackling real events, teaching you about a foreign culture in the process. [Issue#153, p.86]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game that is often fiddly. As well as action points, there are fire points – some actions require a mix of both – and an awareness bar, which can be spent on special abilities or held onto, because it acts as a secondary health bar. All of that’s a lot to keep track of, and with a squint-inducing UI, you often end up feeling less like James Bond and more like the poor MI6 bod who has to do his paperwork. [Issue#153, p.86]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Chasm doesn’t offer anything particularly new to the genre, it does deliver intricate locations and satisfying swordplay in spades. [Issue#153, p.86]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This remake is a welcome and impressive return, but it makes it clearer than ever that next time Yakuza struts into town, it needs a fresh set of threads. [Issue#153, p.81]
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