1UP's Scores

  • Games
For 3,526 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Score distribution:
3526 game reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    All that really matters here is if you like the idea of a very simple, kid-oriented brawler featuring cute versions of Marvel characters. The rest of the game falls in line adequately.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    OK, so there you have it. Buy this game to learn the how the rules of the different Texas Hold'em games differ (essential if you're going to Vegas soon)...don't buy it to get better at poker... My suggestion? Liquor in the front, poker in the rear.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    I fully expected EA to lay it on thick with the clich├ęd martial arts mumbo jumbo, but aside from oft-repeated comments from the sensei, the ninja theme is thankfully understated, and the clean visuals are more than adequate for the simplistic mechanics.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's kind of a cakewalk. You won't feel pressed to utilize just the right combos for a given situation, and health boosts are generously doled out. Even the highest difficulty is pretty forgiving.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The car never really feels grounded, but rather appears to float at a high rate of speed. It doesn't take much more than too much gas and too sharp a turn to start spinning, adding unnecessary aggravation to some of the longer missions.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While the game does look great in still shots, when it's in motion, it never maintains a steady framerate throughout an entire scene.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Fuzion Frenzy 2 isn't terrible, so if you're desperate for a simple, safe party game, it fits the bill. Unfortunately, it fits the bill in so lackluster a manner, it's hard to see why they bothered.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you spend large chunks of free time debating the relative merits of Captain Picard and Captain Kirk, there's probably a teensy bit of enjoyment to wring out of this bare-bones game. Just do yourself a favor and pick up the cheaper PS2 version (or really, just rent it).
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the graphics and sound won't be winning any awards, their strong, primary colors and simple but clean approach come across with a Hello Kitty feel that wraps everything up perfectly for the style.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The game itself offers several technical improvements over its predecessor, but the overall package just feels like it's just... not... quite there. Breasts can only solve so many problems.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The hi-tech gadgets are there - yet you don't need them. The massive levels are there - yet most of them are plain boring. The place is full of security cameras and guards - yet you can easily deal with them once you've familiarized yourself with the gameplay mechanics.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a simple puzzle game, along the lines of something you would find pre-installed on a computer. But nicer looking, and with a lot more style.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game that is certainly violent, absolutely profane, but also acceptably playable and filled with enough replay value and customization to warrant a purchase as opposed to a rental. But in terms of sheer polish and finesse, "Def Jam Fight for New York" is still the standard bearer against which these sorts of games should be judged.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You never quite reach the same pumped-up heights you get while playing similar games, like "NBA Ballers" or "NBA Street" -- and despite the tricks, online play, and generally responsive controls, it would take a serious interest in the AND 1 legacy to maintain any level of interest in this game.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A stiff, by-the-numbers experience that mixes a few good ideas with generally middling execution.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Those coming in clean to the series will wonder what the fuss is about, though -- and should probably wait for the next installment in the series instead.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's also a travesty that the original arcade games aren't included in this collection (though, perhaps Sega felt those would invalidate these new installments -- especially in the case of Golden Axe, which just plain sucks).
    • 46 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If only the developers had focused on delivering a simple, fun experience rather than trying to create something far beyond their reach.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Interpol doesn't do enough to create or maintain interest or excitement. If you're already into the idea of finding hidden items, Interpol will keep you busy for a few hours (including bonus "spot the difference" puzzles, ala QuickSpot on DS), but if not, the bland interface and narrative are unlikely to win you over.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Decidedly average and forgettable. While you can extract some fun from taking down large swaths of enemies with a friend, the repetitive combat can't sustain the 20-plus hour campaign.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Aside from the frustrating control inconsistencies and the abbreviated storyline, this is still a well-made trek through a history that thankfully never happened. Though the sluggish multiplayer mode doesn't even deserve a glance, the predominantly solid mechanics and terrifying premise make this a more than competent deviation for someone itching to kill more Nazis.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the end result is a little more Rambo, a lot less Rocky. It's going to take a rethinking to pull the 3D brawler out of its "me too" phase, and Streetwise certainly isn't helping.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game is a sleepy, nonviolent diversion that does promote appreciation for our underwater friends, but is otherwise an obviously low budget exercise -- albeit one that dresses its female divers in skimpy thong bikinis and its male divers in full bodysuits.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The classic games are completely underutilized due to the time limits placed on them, causing each to offer no more than a few minutes of gameplay. There's fun to be had -- just don't expect it to last very long.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the end result is a little more Rambo, a lot less Rocky. It's going to take a rethinking to pull the 3D brawler out of its "me too" phase, and Streetwise certainly isn't helping.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite the stylishly designed menu display, the attractive mechs, and the occasionally breathtaking clash between LFOs, Eureka Seven Vol. 2: The New Vision is just too uneven a game to recommend to anyone besides the hardcore fan base -- who have already purchased this game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While pretty much the same game on either system, the PS3 version of Thexder Neo has a couple of advantages over the PSP version, namely an online multiplayer mode where you can complete stages with several other players (though it's somewhat useless, since you still have to finding fellow players of what is, to be honest, a niche game), and the inclusion of the original 8-bit version of Thexder, which is a nice touch for retro game fans.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a surprisingly silent, boring affair, and you're probably better off just watching the ATHF clips with your pal, or one of the four full episodes included on the disc (one of which has never been aired, and is awesome).
    • 37 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The game has one huge black eye: the forced commentary of "Jack Fouler." To call Fouler's "jokes" bland and corny is a compliment; the lazy, incompetent, and ultimately insulting writing is heard by the same audience that sees Pixar films, so why is it so far beyond lame?
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Most people will have a laugh at the mere sight of the game, but if they actually play it, and want to be good at it, a lot of frustration is in store.