IGN UK's Scores

  • Games
For 232 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 83
Highest review score: 100 Halo: Reach
Lowest review score: 47 Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 1 out of 232
232 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the disaster movies it takes inspiration from though, Day of Crisis is ultimately more than the sum of its parts. When it works, it’s a relentless, thrilling assault on your senses; a huge grin of game. And when it doesn’t, when it starts to wobble precariously on its own flimsy parts, it’s still compulsive in its creativity, inexplicable in its uniqueness and, most importantly, one thoroughly fun ride.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a beautifully presented and gently-paced title that, while far from revolutionary, is simply a joy to play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Civilization Revolution remains the furiously, maddeningly addictive sandbox of delights that it's always been – which is probably the highest praise you can give it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the understanding that you’re signing up for either casual use or a supplementary exercise regime, then Wii Fit is undeniably great value. It’s beautifully presented, joyfully accessible and effortlessly entertaining.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a girly grumble, but a proper one: if a publisher insists on giving different games to different teams, plan the narrative across both first. If you’re going to end a game on a cliffhanger, make its sequel address this! Sheesh!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EURO 2008 is undoubtedly a step forward for the FIFA series, bringing it tantalizingly close to dethroning the once all conquering "PES."
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EURO 2008 is undoubtedly a step forward for the FIFA series, bringing it tantalizingly close to dethroning the once all conquering "PES."
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's soothing, compulsive and peculiarly thrilling all at once: a perfect little world where working hard brings its own tangible rewards and cows have huge happy faces. Even in this slightly butchered state, it's good to see Magical Melody finally on these shores.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Serene but addictive, Rune Factory Frontier understands the age-old rhythms and mechanics at the heart of the Harvest Moon series' appeal and applies them to a new template.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if you've worked your way through previous iterations, it's as compulsively addictive as always although its easy to resent the familiarity of it all.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A slavishly accurate conversion of a classic racer thought lost to the smoky arcade mists of time, Sumo Digital has retained the joy of the 1996 original while bolstering the game with a handsome offering of online modes and an attractive high definition overhaul.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It hasn’t toppled the Sacred Stones from its berth as the best game in the series (or, if you’re a purist, Fire Emblem on the GBA), and it feels a bit like a missed opportunity to ally the game that started it all with some of the many incremental improvements that have been introduced since. Still, though, it is a Fire Emblem game, and for some of us, that’s enough.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It mightn't be perfect, especially in terms of challenge and basic longevity, but Overkill is a welcome rollick in the sort of shameless depravity most other consoles would blush at. Its stylish facade and rock solid core shooter mechanics packs enough visceral thrills and prude-baiting excess to keep you playing long after more respectable titles have lost their lustre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly, the relative limitations and idiosyncrasies of Nintendo’s handheld have combined to deliver a Broken Sword experience that shines, in many ways, more so than its console counterpart.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it’s frequently breathtaking in its ingenuity elsewhere – from impressively reductionist point-and-click design to intelligent, inventive puzzling – ultimately, it’s the melancholy atmosphere that lingers when it’s all over.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately the lack of anything substantial to do beyond fleeing and fighting soon brings the game crashing back to earth, and even when the walls are lifted Final Fantasy XIII’s world can seem strangely lifeless.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    True, the button-happy combat might be a step backward in many respects but the sheer quality and purity of the excellent, inventive platform action should be more than enough to keep fans happy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not do anything to push the franchise into new territory but there's a ton of good, old fashioned free-running to sink your teeth into, with a neat reaction-based twist thanks to the new elemental abilities. While it's undoubtedly bland compared to Sands of Time (and uncomfortably familiar at times), it's unhampered by unnecessary convolutions which plagued later series entries.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a greater emphasis on structured gameplay elements, and the continued freedom to go off and explore to your heart's content, Arika has ensured that Endless Ocean 2 is a much more rounded experience without ever compromising its unique qualities.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are some occasional technical quirks and the game's never going to blow you away with big innovations you haven't already seen in a Rockstar game, but overall this is a capable clone that's well worth its price of just eight bucks.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plain Sight is a collection of lovely ideas presented with flair and character, and if it could tighten up its fussy controls a little it'd have a good chance of being one of those break-out indie hits that quietly earn its creators a deserved fortune.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its rich imagination, restrained narrative and charming cast of characters place it a significant step above its often clumsy story-obsessed brethren - and, while easy to find fault with, it's harder to knock Enslaved in terms of pure entertainment value.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its rich imagination, restrained narrative and charming cast of characters place it a significant step above its often clumsy story-obsessed brethren - and, while easy to find fault with, it's harder to knock Enslaved in terms of pure entertainment value.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Excellently choreographed, amusingly varied and much better-presented than the original, Just Dance 2 is refreshingly uncomplicated fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More so than ever before it's the game's unrivalled charm and meticulously constructed world that makes the sprawl of Albion such a unique pleasure to explore.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet, in spite of its obvious flaws during 3D platform sections, there're still moments of genuine bliss to be had as you stumble through lovingly-recreated cartoon classics and muck around in Junction Point's wonderfully warped world.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of the most exciting series in motorsport, and this year it's got a game to do it justice.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you were hoping for a remastering that goes beyond a hi-def polygon upgrade and new 3D features, you're out of luck. If the minimal lick of paint isn't an issue though, you could do far worse with your money, whether you're new to the trilogy or simply clamouring to revisit Prince of Persia's heyday.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a true original, beautiful to look at, lovingly made, characterful and always ready to surprise you with some mad, bizarre new idea.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a game with a song in its heart and romance in its soul, a sweet-natured slice of old-fashioned escapism underpinned by taut and satisfying rhythm-action systems. If a hopeful tilt at a sequel in its closing moments seems rather naively optimistic, you can hardly blame SEGA for dreaming.