Absolute Playstation's Scores

  • Games
For 98 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 79% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 18% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 13.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 88
Highest review score: 98 Final Fantasy VIII
Lowest review score: 49 The Simpsons Skateboarding
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 98
  2. Negative: 1 out of 98
98 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Worth a play… even if it’s just to experience the outrageously frightening “Haunted House” section towards the end of the game. Meanwhile, first timers to the town of Silent Hill will reap much reward and lots of scares in the process.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It’s a nice looking game and the controls are smooth. WU also offers more than any other game of its genre. The learning curve is pretty short making it versatile for all ages, both in single and two player modes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I wouldn’t say it is the best FPS available for the PS2 right now, but it is certainly in the top three and quite an enjoyable experience from start to finish.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Codies made too many changes from CMR2 (the front end and in-service menus) and not enough (the graphics!) at the same time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Seemed kind of weird at first, being that this character is such an “in your face” type of fighter, but the whole stealth thing works and ends up creating a whole new facet to the gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With so many options, Quick Play to a Home Run Derby to a Season, you can play all day and not use the same player or combination twice. The graphics are superb and the movements of each of the players are fluid and clean.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I would say, if you don’t presently own MGS or MGS2, this would be a good investment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A real beauty in gameplay, graphics and sound. I cannot imagine any Tenchu fan out there not being overjoyed with the overall experience this game has to offer.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you are a true YU-GI-OH fan, into the trading card thing, and have a decent understanding of the YU-GI-OH card’s powers, yada yada, you will probably love this FIRST EVER YU-GI-OH PS2 videogame.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fluid and clean. The players resemble their real-life counterparts as well as act like them. This game has all the features of a true soccer match.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A nice change of pace for fighting games. Only downside we see is the number of combos you would have to memorize, but that would all come in time and repetition of gameplay.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The real icing on the cake here though is the incredibly flexible track editor that comes with the game. Not only is extremely complete and fully functional, it is also very easy to use and administer.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This game is tougher than you would think. It’s not a mindless game of casting and bringing in fish after fish. You need to carefully plan a course of attack.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Even the cockney pedestrians fail to hold back the punches with gems such as “Oi, get off the road you fu**in’ w**ker!” It all adds up to a game that rolls along at the speed of a Guy Ritchie movie (minus the humour) with a couple of "Reservoir Dogs" torture scenes added for good measure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It’s all great fun for the first few days and highly addictive but then you gradually slip away from the game and get on with real life. Just remember this… a dolls house is for playing with, but a Sim is for life!
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is much less blood and gore in this game than is usually seen in games of this nature and those looking for a game with a story line with not all of the killing will find this game a welcome change.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game either pushes the boundaries of it's genre further than ever before on this system, or creates a completely new gaming experience. Either way, it should not be missed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Every level has to be earned…every damn level…but there is also a distinct feeling of accomplishment that comes with this type of challenge and I certainly welcomed it every step of the way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fighting is as brutal as ever; perhaps even more so with the power of the PS2 behind it...but the fun is still retained.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It suited my short passing style (didn’t much fancy 2002 tho) and there were just a few niggles with the gameplay that left you feeling this could have been better.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    May not be one of the longest lived, gameplay-wise; it may not offer the most sophisticated or mature battles but it is certainly one of the more visually accomplished games to have been developed recently.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The sheer amount of geometry being thrown about to depict the cities and areas being driven through (literally) is also quite impressive.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Worst of all is the control system. It may be understandable that the most difficult combos will only ever be pulled off by a genius (or accidentally by an epileptic), but even the simple commands prove sluggish.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    For all the greatness though, I still walked away from Rally Fusion feeling like something just wasn’t right and it bothers me that I just couldn’t place my finger on it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A nice package, though certainly not as good as EA or Sega’s version.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Insomniac has raised the classic platform standards, set up by legendary gaming heroes such as Sonic and Mario, onto a new, higher level in this wonderful adventure for all ages.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While SmackDown is still quite a long way from matching the visual peaks reached by other highly popular fighting series (Tekken, DOA, Soul Blade…), there have been massive strides in the right direction with this fourth instalment from the THQ/Yule team.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Offering “65+ songs”…..Hell you can utilize the game for the music alone.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Commentary is witty in places and embarrassing in others.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Everything GTA3 was and so much more. Sweeping improvements have been made in gameplay, graphics and sound over the last incarnation.

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