NTSC-uk's Scores

  • Games
For 578 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 25% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 73% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Metroid Prime
Lowest review score: 10 ShellShock 2: Blood Trails
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 578
578 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The narrative of Xenosaga dwarfs all of its other elements, which are under-developed in comparison.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is no doubt that Silicon Knights have failed to live up to their early promises regarding Too Human.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After a few hours' play, the game infects your consciousness, as solutions to previously impossible levels suddenly present themselves on the toilet, or ideas for stage designs pop into your head walking down the street.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Warriors Orochi 2 is a divisive game and one that many will over-look due to the largely negative reviews circulating for it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The main game, even in it`s short life, will provide enough entertainment for those who love this quirky, unique series for what it is: unabashed fun. [JPN Import]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The final half of Wild Arms 5 is incredible. The story, dungeons and battles all come together to create a game that is as good as traditional RPGs will ever get. If only the same could be said about the initial slog, it’d be a classic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, this can be a frustration, especially once gamers realise this fact by seeing just how inaccessible some of the later courses can be. [JPN Import]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Episode 2 is comparatively short not only in terms of Episode 1 but in comparison to RPGs in general. Whilst its length seems well paced in terms of the combat and exploration aspects of the title, its narrative just doesn't quite do enough.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are no major improvements over any of the previous iterations and very little reason to pick this up for those who already own the superior "Mr Driller G" or "Mr Driller: Drill Land." Having said that, this is easily the best handheld version of the young classic. [JPN Import]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the fast and furious gameplay of old once again rediscovered, it’s only the odd moments of glaring level-design error that cause the kind of dismay that a selection of the 3D titles offered up.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fahrenheit is a bold step in the right direction, and though not perfect, it has enough charm, polish and excitement to make it one of the most interesting titles of the year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game ultimately feels anchored in a very traditional Capcom style, with its fixed viewpoints and the stalwart, somewhat clunky control system, though admittedly it is one of their better efforts.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unless you can afford to have your own backing band or cough up for a proper karaoke machine and CD-G discs, SingStar Rocks represents the best you can do if you like (mainstream) rock music and want to sing along to it, it is that simple.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Capcom have succeeded in taking the series to a natural end without making any significant changes...A crowd pleasing adventure, but not an essential one. [JPN Import]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is a superbly realised first third of a game there, but the combat and linear mission structure, coupled with the awful storyline help to undermine the quality apparent elsewhere.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So we have a game that’s initially too easy, but compels extended play anyway – probably something to do with the ridiculously infectious music.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most interesting feature though, has to be the inclusion of the "Double Play" mode where it's possible to play a 2P game whilst controlling both ships - a technique made famous by a skillful Japanese Ikaruga player, and now here it is entering the mainstream as a proper play mode. [JPN Import]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Entertaining, fun and well worth playing, but is over far too quickly to consider a definite purchase.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very good game, terrific fun, ideal for the purpose, and just a big winner in multiplayer online or off. It is not going to set the world alight in single player, but we hope that Nintendo can see how favourably it has gone down with the online crowd and plan for the future accordingly.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Both superb and a mess, a console FPS that feels fun, tactical, exciting all at the same time as feeling frustrating, backwards and in places amateurish.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bionic Commando is a flawed game that suffers at the hands of engine limitations and tacked-on multiplayer. The game is immensely enjoyable for players who put the effort in to master the swinging and combat, but sometimes the frustrating sections threaten to overwhelm the rest of the experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans will be satisfied with the good, even mix of challenging combat and the platforming which made the original game so successful. Yet those select few who enjoyed the darker tone of Warrior Within will find the Prince’s darker side and black humour a welcome addition to the game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On its own, Makai Kingdom stands out as a solid and decent example of the SRPG genre managing to bring in the new elements of buildings and vehicles, but it is less strategic than "Phantom Brave," and the story isn’t as enthralling or interesting as "Disgaea."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The level of skill that it's possible to gain in this game is by far its greatest strength. The excellent physics model allows a very fine degree of car control and this gives the player an opportunity to hone their techniques almost to perfection. [JPN Import]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There will undoubtedly be those who, having cut their teeth on onslaughts such as "GigaWing" and "Mars Matrix," will feel somewhat let down by the sparse, reheated level design on offer here. For those with a passion for the series, however, there is a huge amount to enjoy. [Japan Import]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's more satisfying to play than "Devil May Cry," and allows players to pull off awesome chaining attacks much like "Shinobi"...However, the repetitive levels and tiresome enemies may be enough to put some people off what is essentially an incredibly competent title. [JPN Import]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The reality is that longevity is limited to how much the player enjoys swooshing down the snow in the solo game and for some this isn't going to be enough. A beautiful experience, while it lasts.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Guerrilla knows it is a game about making buildings fall over and it doesn’t purport to be anything else.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may not be the definition of next gen, but it is solidly old school in its delivery. It’s not often that a title comes along so devoid of hype and once again many gamers may pass this by, but if you have yet to sample the delights of the series, you could benefit from effectively three games worth of development that has honed a rough diamond into something getting closer to perfection.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Being story-driven, the game was also broken up into short chapters, sometimes exceedingly short. With a load required between each one it could mean playing for possibly a few minutes before needing to load the next level.

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