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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 L.A. Noire
Lowest review score: 0 We Cheer
Score distribution:
3,526 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gears of War 3 is an amazing game, jam packed with things to do. It's designed from the top down to ensure that you never stop playing it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The best version of NHL in the past three years -- it's like the previous versions were simply leading up to this release. Everything looks and feels and plays as it should; a fine balance of entertainment and realism. It's a fantastic entry for any fan of the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An exceptional game despite that one controversial decision, and is still an experience that guarantees hours of fun and enjoyment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Infestation is the single best follow-up to James Cameron's Aliens since Mark Verheiden's black-and-white Dark Horse comics (the original edition that starred an adult Newt and an embittered Hicks, mind you) more than 20 years ago. More than that, it's an excellent game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game succeeds at bringing the bar down so everyone can feel a sense of accomplishment. And that level of accessibility is something more hardcore simulators should aspire to be.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I don't know that I'd necessarily recommend London Life as a standalone release, but as a freebie with a solid story-driven puzzler it's a no-brainer. In fact, the question of whether or not The Last Specter is worth a purchase is the easiest Layton puzzle answer of all.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Battlefield 3 is a game that's informed, not bound, by both its predecessors and its competition. It takes what made the series great in earlier games and marries it to the innovations from more recent BF titles. The single-player and co-op campaigns both have their issues, but the multiplayer component is worth the price of entry alone.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    SideScroller is not a glorified minigame. It's shorter than the Shooter series the first time through, but that just means it's properly modeled after the old games that inspired it. In other words, it's a PixelJunk game, and that also means a well-executed visual style, smooth gameplay, and an impressive soundtrack.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I'm glad to say the multiplayer remains addicting and is more balanced than ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I'm glad to say the multiplayer remains addicting and is more balanced than ever.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I've dabbled in Elder Scrolls games before, but they always seemed to be the wrong combination of intimidatingly huge and mechanically clunky (not to mention kind of ugly). Skyrim is the chapter that's finally pulled me in, and suddenly I find myself smitten with the series. Not just the games, but the lore, and the insane level of thought that's been invested in the world of Tamriel.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Origins' brilliance is it keeps that simplicity on the surface, but ends up feeling incredibly varied thanks to its level design.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Origins' brilliance is it keeps that simplicity on the surface, but ends up feeling incredibly varied thanks to its level design.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Delivers the most fully realized vision of Rowling's world that our medium has seen. TT Games has once again raised their own bar when it comes to splitscreen co-op. Fans of the books and movies will find immeasurable joy in exploring the iconic locales with their favorite characters that have become so ingrained in the pop-culture lexicon over the past 15 years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Delivers the most fully realized vision of Rowling's world that our medium has seen. TT Games has once again raised their own bar when it comes to splitscreen co-op. Fans of the books and movies will find immeasurable joy in exploring the iconic locales with their favorite characters that have become so ingrained in the pop-culture lexicon over the past 15 years.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Serious Sam 3 is a game that deserves to be played, because it shows what shooters were and could have been. It shows that there's more to the genre than what AAA developers have shown us in the past decade.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A great example of the types of experiences the eShop needs moving forward: It's a fun game that poses a fair challenge without being overly complicated.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The combat and visuals -- which are what Shank has always been about -- have taken big steps forward to the point that I'm not sure the original Shank even needs to exist at this point. Except for historical value, perhaps.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The combat and visuals -- which are what Shank has always been about -- have taken big steps forward to the point that I'm not sure the original Shank even needs to exist at this point. Except for historical value, perhaps.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The amount of mileage Nintendo squeezes out of Rhythm Heaven Fever's two-button gameplay is remarkable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As close to artery clearing, frantic action movie warfare as we've yet come.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most enjoyable aspect of this game is actually playing basketball. As such, the in-game animations are jaw-droppingly entertaining!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flat out, this is an amazing shooter. You can fight through over 50 levels, upgrade your weapons, take control of enemies, recruit enemies to help you fight, drive different types of tanks, and a lot more -- think "Ratchet & Clank" fused with "Halo."
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Frankly, it seems like much of the game's technological potential is being squandered on a 3D game whose actual road to progress is every bit as two-dimensional as an 8-bit platformer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's never been a Final Fantasy as free and as fun as X-2.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a brilliant collage of smooth, polished gameplay, solid netcode, unadulterated diversity, and a frenetic pacing few games can rival.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Our other issue with the game is that the city where the game takes place, despite having hundreds-if-not-thousands of people, feels very empty.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Upgraded graphics, some of the best ambient sounds in the business, a deep story, new additions for character customization as well as two new professions, tons of new monsters, items and zones and Funcom's above par customer service makes this game a must buy for anyone even remotely interested in MMO's.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Difficulty and the occasional glitch not withstanding, it's a phenomenal game with more modding and expansion potential than we've seen in years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor camera issues aside, Return of the King is a refreshing example of competent licensing melded with the hack'n'slashery we all know and love.