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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Shank
Lowest review score: 0 Vampire Rain: Altered Species
Score distribution:
3,526 game reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Malice is so generic and mediocre that its release only serves to spoil what little status it had as the punchline of a joke.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Too many corners were cut to ensure the timely shipping of this PS2 release, and Rockstar Vienna's lack of care shines through.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I was so frustrated at the game, the entire experience was comically agonizing, sort of like a newer Martin Short "film" that tries to be funny but winds up being hilarious for all the wrong reasons.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Long stretches of each stage can be severely frustrating and annoying, but when they're not, it's still pretty fun -- and getting "in the zone" to complete an especially hard part in one try is always satisfying.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A disappointing compilation of ambition without practical delivery. It's a game broken into several fundamental components that never work on their own and never contribute to a whole that can be appreciated.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The predominant problem with Drakengard is that it's boring to look at. The level designs don't seem designed much at all.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game could have been so much more bearable if they had simply changed the camera operation. The camera is not in your usual third-person perspective, and it quite often faces her, making gameplay very difficult if not impossible at times.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    In its weird little way, it's fun, but not quite $50 worth of fun.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Point-and-click adventures can be great, but more often than not they end up being tedious and mundane. CSI: Miami falls squarely into the latter category, despite the high production values and being so faithful to the source material.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Fans into beat-'em-ups will find there's not enough to captivate them, with way too much repetition even for that genre. Likewise, RPG nuts will grow too upset with the unending pattern-like progression and clunky management. And if you happen to like both, the combination just won't be enough to make you squeal with joy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Quirk enthusiasts will be disappointed, mainstream gamers will only find more to support their suspicions about those "weird" games, and Capcom is in danger of believing that small, strange games like this won't do well.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    187 basically defines "average." While the graphics err on the nicer side and the story dips a bit below the equator, most of the game is competent but unspectacular. Every good feature seems to have a bad one that balances it out.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you have little cousins who don't care what kind of games you buy them, but just enjoy getting new games for their PlayStation 2, this is what you can get them. If you got it for yourself, you'd probably forget you owned it in about a week.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If the idea of playing an absolutely average (and not particularly lengthy) Resident Evil adventure with incompetent A.I. allies is exciting, then hop to it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If there ever was a game destined to attract a cult following for its strange design decisions, Colosseum is definitely it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    UGnG gets the superficial bits right, yet the fundamental elements that have always made the series so compelling despite its esteem-crushing difficulty are either missing, compromised or broken in this sequel. And without those crucial underpinnings of quality in place, the entire affair collapses in a morass of mediocrity.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Overall, when stacked next to its PS2 counterpart, the PSP version of Ghost Rider is on very weak legs.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    For nearly 14 years, fans in North America have been waiting for a true follow-up to Secret of Mana. After playing through Dawn of Mana, I can safely say this: It appears that wait will be, quite appropriately, never-ending.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Xiaolin Showdown has the elements of a good game, but the execution is so sloppy and shallow that it ends up falling flat.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Street-racing nuts won't get the satisfaction they want, while fans of the original Rush franchise will be disappointed that their favorite series has been reduced to another ride-pimpin' also-ran.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Never does it become particularly fun, though it's quietly engaging in its own methodical, repetitive way. It's not a full-price purchase by any means, and it's nowhere close to the high action-RPG bar set by Champions of Norrath on the PS2 three and a half years ago.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    With three friends on a couch with you, this is a solid 7. Considering that friends and a couch don't come in the box, it's more of a 3. I'm going to compromise and call it a 4.5.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game feels too labored and doesn't have enough thrills to lock us in. When it comes to handheld baseball, 2K7 isn't even a wild card compared to the champ, "MLB 07: The Show."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Those who have drained every last moment of enjoyment from the DS game might appreciate it as a way to eke a little more challenge from the experience. And really obsessive types might appreciate the fact that the announcer guy from the cartoon performs (highly repetitious) running commentary during in-game battles. Everyone else, though, will simply regard this as a waste of money.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Take those problems and add on yawn-inspiring and occasionally frustrating level design and a grand total running time of about six hours for all but the slowest of gamers, and you've got another licensed movie game that's decidedly mediocre.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Despite an entire review's worth of problems, Fantastic Four isn't a complete loss. It has some nice-looking effects ("flaming on," specifically), a decent joke or two, and some nice extras to unlock (old Fantastic Four comic covers, alternate costumes, etc.), but it's just not compelling in any of the basic areas it needs to be.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Despite an entire review's worth of problems, Fantastic Four isn't a complete loss. It has some nice-looking effects ("flaming on," specifically), a decent joke or two, and some nice extras to unlock (old Fantastic Four comic covers, alternate costumes, etc.), but it's just not compelling in any of the basic areas it needs to be.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    In the end, there's absolutely no reason to choose this one over these other versions: Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Xbox, or even PSP. If you're a Madden beginner, just play an easy level on a different console.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Sonic Rivals 2 is a technically complete game, but in the altogether more important areas of inspiration and design, it's sorely lacking.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Sticking unwanted attitude onto a couple of characters doesn't create empathy -- developers should've learned that from the '90s.