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 Bionic Commando Rearmed
Lowest review score: 0 We Cheer
Score distribution:
3,526 game reviews
    • 78 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. It's even got me psyched for a movie I couldn't have cared less about a week ago, and I think that's saying something.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything that "Ratchet & Clank" did, Going Commando does better, and the tweaks and additions just push it further over the top.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best arcade racer on the market today. It's the best one in years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It successfully integrates stealth gameplay into a multiplayer setting by pitting spies against mercenaries in a four-player, two-team competitive game, and we love it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fidelity to the source material is such that you can literally navigate the world using those maps printed in your dog-eared paperback copy of "The Fellowship of the Ring."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Sim generator alone can provide hours upon hours of amusement, especially once players discover the power to recreate in the game almost any friend, relative or celebrity they can think of. This becomes even more fun when those creations begin developing relationships and interbreeding.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like "Warcraft III" before it, World of Warcraft is less about cataclysmic evolution and more about refinement.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's pretty, it's accessible, it has a nicely-balanced difficulty level (hard, and frequently quite hard, but practically never unfairly so), and it doesn't hurt that Konami's asking only 30 bucks.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nearly everything about the new MVP, from basic gameplay to the advanced Dynasty mode, oozes quality.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is the first to go beyond the major leagues and include all the AAA and AA minor-league clubs, adding a level of detail to the Dynasty franchise mode unrivaled by other games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Almost a perfect strategy game. It has strategic scope and splendor nearly matching that of "Civilization" and a tactical game unlike anything else on the market.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Takedown system is what makes the already pretty good Burnout series amazing... Burnout 3 delivers the purest hit of <I>awesome</I> so far this year.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enormous, diverse, engrossing, daring, liberating, sophisticated and -- most of all -- ambitious. Yet at the same time it can be restrictive, banal, childish, unpolished and -- most of all -- frustrating.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An awesome addition to a deservedly-lauded series. Now excuse me while I finish my powered-launch, 3000-foot air-powered supercoaster. The peeps are gonna love it!
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In all, you're given a huge amount of control over every aspect of your realm, and it's gratifying.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is exactly how a sequel should be done, and if there's anything wrong with it, it's only that it makes you wonder how Sucker Punch can possibly make as big a leap with the next game as they did with Sly 2.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pandemic's packed the game full of well-coded smoke and explosion effects, and seeing a bomb sortie work its way across an enemy compound is almost a thing of majesty. Bring a tear to your eye, it will. It's this unwavering feeling of exhilaration that separates Mercenaries from the other "free-roaming" ripoffs.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, this is one of the most original and entertaining games we've come across in ages.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On any platform, though, this is the best 3D fighter of the year (and the best urban fashion simulator of any year, if that means anything).
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few games of this nature began their life so smoothly, as even the massive influx of players on launch date and beyond did little to disrupt the enjoyment of the game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The multiplayer is a generous force with new modes, and significantly more depth allows the game to stand next to first-person shooters designed explicitly for multiplayer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Relic Entertainment's latest effort does most of the usual RTS things right -- well-balanced, good-looking, deep multiplayer game, all that -- but what sets it apart is how good it looks and sounds while it's doing them.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the first game where I've actually felt a sense of attachment to my customized car, and it's one of the most entertaining racing games around.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A consequence of this darker approach is that that game loses part of what made The Sands of Time unique. Instead of a charming and almost silly character like we saw previously, the Prince here is more one-dimensional.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A consequence of this darker approach is that that game loses part of what made The Sands of Time unique. Instead of a charming and almost silly character like we saw previously, the Prince here is more one-dimensional.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every item that was shiny on the Xbox looks dull on the PS2. Still, relative to other PS2 games, it looks great.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Their new defensive tactics coupled with fluid gameplay make for a superb football experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not the best-looking of the football titles out there, but it's the most fun to play and compete with. Maybe next year they'll nail the visual category as well, but as long as the game keeps playing as well as it does, there's no reason to really trip over it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It brings to your mouse and keyboard the most adrenalin and expletive producing firefights of any shooter made to date, and not just by a little bit. How good? Good enough that facing a mountain of hype-fueled expectations F.E.A.R. will blow you away and you'll be ready to play through it again on the next higher difficulty before it's even over.