Playstation Official Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 2,523 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Journey
Lowest review score: 10 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
2524 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tetris Effect and PS VR go together like ham and eggs. It’s the perfect pairing of tech and game design. Don’t have a headset? You can still join in but you’re missing out on the definitive way to play. [Issue#157, p.92]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This package contains a huge amount – and it’s almost entirely some of the finest 3D platformer design plus enhancements that are simply gorgeous. Go on, puff the magic dragon. [Issue#157, p.90]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It seems war does change things after all. If you’re expecting this release to be Fallout 5, then yes, you’ll be disappointed. Approach with an open mind, and you may be nicely surprised. [Issue#157, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    The Quiet Man is a once-in-a-generation terrible game mired by technical and racial issues, pretentious ideas, and poor execution. It’s an ineffable game that fails to land any of its posy punches. That it merely exists… now that is something to cry over. [Issue#157, p.97]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ripe with potential but riddled with problems, the new Battlefield will be brilliant six months from now. Right now, however, it’s merely a good shooter. [Issue#157, p.83]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A formulaic adventure lifted by some fantastic design, then brought down to Earth by bugs and technical limitations. Still, there’s great fun to be had in Darksiders III if you can overlook its shortfalls. [Issue#157, p.86]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fundamental gameplay couldn’t be simpler, and the dialogue is terrible… but it’s good. There’s a staggering 170 characters to unlock, and you’ll soon find favourites. With an enormous amount of content, online and offline co-op (if you can find other players; I couldn’t), and some cool-looking moves, it’s a shallow but entrancing adventure. [Issue#157, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tactics makes the most of its medium with neat battle animations and a variety of view modes, but it’s no substitute for shouting at a friend across the table. [Issue#157, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are enough touches for fans to feel the source is appreciated, but outside of seeing your favourites smash each other in the faces, it’s bare bones. [Issue#157, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While mechanically stiff, like an automaton, this is still a compelling VR fairy tale. Lore hunters are rewarded, but even the less dedicated will want to go digging. [Issue#157, p.89]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Feel the laser burn with this neon-lined rhythm game. Just make sure you have enough room to swing a cat strapped to a laser sabre when you play this one. [Issue#157, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puzzles are clever, if occasionally finicky and for a long time you’ll wonder where it’s going. But when it finally shows its hand, The Missing becomes a heartfelt tale about identity, and the contortions we go through as we work out who we really are. Grab the Krispy Kremes and settle in with one of 2018’s most distinctive, memorable adventures. [Issue#156, p.86]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You really need to be ready for some cleverly placed jump scares. Having to survive and investigate makes Death Mark more akin to Zero Escape than Steins;Gate. All of this, plus the beautifully gruesome artwork, clever dialogue, and a classical soundtrack that sends shivers up your spine, creates a visual novel experience you won’t easily forget. It’s unlike any horror visual novel before it. [Issue#156, p.86]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all its simplicity and frustrations Grip is an intense arcade racer that’s inherited the flaws of its vintage along with Rollcage’s strengths. [Issue#156, p.86]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fan-pleasing return to form for a long-time PlayStation favourite, with huge future potential if it follows its contemporaries in delivering live roster updates. [Issue#156, p.97]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fan-pleasing return to form for a long-time PlayStation favourite, with huge future potential if it follows its contemporaries in delivering live roster updates. [Issue#156, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A good core experience with novel ideas stifled by a disproportionately high price tag, embarrassing amounts of repetitive filler, and pay-to-win mechanics. [Issue#156, p.87]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a package Soulcalibur VI lacks the polish of recent fighters, especially in the story mode, but the core gameplay, honed over many years, offers some of the sharpest duels on PS4. [Issue#156, p.88]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A lot of love has gone into this game. Jokes and nuggets of DC lore are scattered throughout – they’re glittering little studs of care and attention. Sadly, they don’t build into such a wonderful whole. [Issue#156, p.84]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pulpy fun that writhes in its take on Lovecraftian lore. Call Of Cthulhu is a Hammer Horror-like cult classic in the making that overcomes its shortfalls to offer an RPG you’ll stick with through its many endings. [Issue#156, p.92]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With no campaign to test your trigger finger, the trio of a safe (albeit polished) battle royale, waning multiplayer, and rotting Zombies make BLOPS4 feel like a relic next to a post-Forsaken Destiny 2. [Issue#156, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With limited-time elusive targets being added over time, and user-created hits, Hitman 2 is a platform that should have more to come. What’s here is superb but we’re already asking “what’s next?” [Issue#156, p.80]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No open world game makes you feel as physically present as Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s a treat to inhabit. The story might feel a bit linear, but you’ll want to see it through, and your own journey awaits besides, over the open plains. [Issue#156, p.78]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The rally fundamentals are there, but so is a disappointingly shoddy career mode. Genre fans will find a lot to love, but this is far from taking pole position. [Issue#155, p.86]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Valkyria Chronicles has had a rocky history in the West, with the third game never even hitting our shores, but Valkyria Chronicles 4 is just what the fans ordered. [Issue#155, p.96]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Short and horrifying, it’s worth coming home to your PS VR headset for this family reunion. These walls talk, and you’ll want to immerse yourself in what they have to say. [Issue#155, p.87]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sequel’s best expansion by a distance. This update delivers a lively campaign that deserves to lure lapsed players back into the Fallen fold. [Issue#155, p.97]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NBA 2K19 is fantastic at all the times when it isn’t asking you to part with real cash. Although sadly, in MyCareer, you’ll be tempted to open your wallet way too often. [Issue#155, p.95]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This deftly made return to Mega Man revives the core series beyond being a novel retro throwback, giving it a gorgeous coat of fresh paint at the same time. [Issue#155, p.94]
    • Playstation Official Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A consistently strong introduction to the Diaz brothers and their plight. We only want the best for them but know full well things are going to get worse over the course of the season. [Issue#155, p.88]
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