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 4.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Street Fighter IV
Lowest review score: 0 Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
Score distribution:
3526 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sheer immensity of this collection continues to astound me, and while price should by no means be the ultimate deciding factor in a review, with the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, it's impossible to ignore. Simply put, this single disc will keep you highly entertained for several staycations to come.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Takes everything its predecessor did and maintains that urgent sense of wonder and discovery, creating a world that copies its past self, yet keeps the freshness that made it so exciting when the first game debuted two years ago.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sheer immensity of this collection continues to astound me, and while price should by no means be the ultimate deciding factor in a review, with the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, it's impossible to ignore. Simply put, this single disc will keep you highly entertained for several staycations to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In so many ways, on many levels, Renegade Ops is one of the most refreshingly enthusiastic action games of the year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In so many ways, on many levels, Renegade Ops is one of the most refreshingly enthusiastic action games of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I can answer the more immediate question -- whether HD Remix holds up in online play -- with a resounding "Hell, yes." Backbone wisely co-opted fan-favorite peer-to-peer platform GGPO.net, which you can essentially think of as the netcode equivalent of the Google algorithm. This crazy Internet voodoo works well, and it makes for the most lag-free versus play this side of a brick-and-mortar arcade.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The mud-caked Slop Bowls, bustling sidelines, and significantly varied player physiques mean that Madden 09's finally lived up to EA's next-gen target video from three years ago that -- for three years -- looked way better than the games themselves.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For younger Twilight Princess fans, this is your true coming-of-age adventure...and for older gamers free of nostalgia's shackles, Okami provides a far more refreshing, creatively stimulating journey.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A remarkable achievement. EA could have easily rested on its laurels, but instead decided to be ballsy and went about overhauling some fundamental gameplay mechanics in a game that was already garnering universal praised.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The new Colonies Edition lured me back for a third circuit with beautiful graphics that echoed the original game and a wealth of exclusive new features.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A remarkable achievement. EA could have easily rested on its laurels, but instead decided to be ballsy and went about overhauling some fundamental gameplay mechanics in a game that was already garnering universal praised.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I haven't played a better game all year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Thanks to a potent combination of ingenious tactical A.I., flawless squad controls, and terrifying audio/visuals, these games are a perfect balance of realism and playability, without resorting to heavy-handed scripting and the predictable linearity in level designs found in its contemporaries. In fact, Blood is so good, it actually manages to put its predecessor to shame.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's an amazingly thoughtful upgrading of the finest motorcycling game series on the market, and with the addition of the Extreme mode, Climax and THQ have taken their stock standard GP sim and taken it into a realm of its own.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The camera and movement control are still the best in any stealth game, the scenes you come across are just as exciting, and the overall experience is superb.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There are a few brilliant core improvements, such as the beautifully implemented grappling system that lets you swing around with your blades. But for the most part, the game's best features are context-specific things rather than features that change or improve the title as a whole...A stellar example of what can be done when a developer focuses on telling a story and lets that drive the game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With proven mechanics, brilliant visuals and sound, a satisfying campaign, and robust multiplayer, COD4 is one of the best FPS packages of the year -- no small feat, considering the competition.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Burnout Legends is certainly the best racing game on PSP, and let's face it, it's up against plenty of competition. Its structure is perfect for a handheld experience, as none of the challenges it presents last more than a few minutes.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best enhancement for high-end gamers, though, is progressive-scan support. If you've got an HDTV-compatible set, make sure your Xbox has 480p widescreen mode on -- in this mode, the Xbox ports are without the doubt the prettiest GTA experience you'll get on a console.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is the best extreme sports game ever made, which makes four times I've said that in one Tony Hawk review or another. I really mean it this time, though.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I haven't played a better game all year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It succeeds based on the merits of its infinitely replayable, highly finessed fighting engine. While "noobs" might be content to knit the same canned combos over and over, veterans will relish the ability to improvise, discover, and master new moves, combos, and strategies, day after day after day.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The fundamental game is just so epic, the world so vast, the options so varied, that you'll find more quality gameplay shoehorned into this disc than just about any other game I can think of. But the version sitting on store shelves right now is inferior to its brethren on other platforms. So I can really only recommend it if you don't own a 360 or a PC capable of running the game well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Part of what makes this game so fantastic is that it has the same joyful resonance as those mid-'90s NHL classics. The good times are back.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The camera and movement control are still the best in any stealth game, the scenes you come across are just as exciting, and the overall experience is superb.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    When you compare Winning Eleven to "FIFA 07's" PS2 effort, it wins by a large margin -- particularly as it's the best-playing sports game on the system.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The reason I know Dragon Quest VIII is 90 hours long is because that was my time when I finished it. It's that good.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Never, and I mean never, have I played a game with such a beautiful, perfectly executed difficulty curve. It's because of the difficulty curve that there was never a moment in this game, from start to finish over eight hours, that I was not having fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's up there on the podium with "Ridge Racer Type 4" and "Daytona USA 2," contending for the title of very best ever.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I can see anyone coming back to this again and again over the next few years, and that's more than enough to justify the peanuts they're asking for Audiosurf.

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