NTSC-uk's Scores

  • Games
For 579 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 5.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Final Fantasy XI
Lowest review score: 10 Iron Man
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 579
579 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps what sets Siren apart from such a large number cheap "Biohazard" clones and the kings of the genre, is how the general real-time gameplay is equally terrifying, if not more so, than any of the subtle scripted moments. For all of "Silent Hill’s" positive attributes, the atmosphere is largely all bark and no bite... For Siren, the player is always in danger, and the game will never let you forget this. [JPN Import]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must have for those with an interest in online gaming, especially the type of gamers who simply do not have the time to spend hours upon hours finding a party in an MMORPG. The pick-up-and-play formula works very well here and will no doubt keep you addicted for many months. [JPN Import]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sadly, God of War is rather short and capable of being completed in around 10 hours. However the game packs so much excitement and roller-coaster thrills in that timescale, it really does feel like a much longer experience and is certainly worthy of a replay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The clunky interface, numerous bugs, fractured story telling and underdeveloped ideas do distract from what could well have been a real classic, but the fact that GSC have come through development hell to produce a game as memorable as this is quite an achievement.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    AC5 ups the ante once again for console dogfight games, combining the tight, exciting gameplay and gorgeous visuals and atmosphere of AC04 with added challenge and a superb story tied together by some brilliant cinematic cutscenes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A quirky and lovable puzzle-action hybrid that is totally satisfying and wilfully unusual. Despite its glaring eccentricity, it has a stable camera and excellent controls, meaning it's technically polished as well as beautifully and inimitably presented. It's mood music for the eyes. [JPN Import]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What Nocturne does provide is an atmospheric and refreshing change to the angst-ridden-teen-saves-the-world, bread and butter adventures we’ve come to expect of the genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all there's an absolute ton of stuff to get through for the 100% completion fans. Couple this with a brilliant two-player co-op mode for the main game, and you have a super-violent, aurally pleasing, long-lasting piece of software. A labour of love and a splendid homage to a well-loved film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a game for the TRPG hardcore; those who’ll enjoy spending hours playing the same maps or random dungeons over and over to level up in order to progress through the story, or who spend days working out the best combination of stat modifiers to make finishing off the mission puzzles that little bit easier.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although Kingdom Hearts II seems to focus more on the action than the RPG, it’s still a lot more enjoyable than the previous outing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In fact the only mode notable by its absence is online play and it’s a shame Tekken 5 didn’t take the opportunity to introduce an online function for players to battle across the Internet. [JPN Import]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The animation of the sprites is wonderful. There are minute details on sword and cape movement, something which changes when equipping different things. [JPN Import]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's stylish, slick, appealing and wouldn't look all that far out of place dancing itself silly in an Austin Powers film. Everything is clean, pure cut and concise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The important part is that the game is still as fun, enjoyable and challenging as it was when it first came out; everything else is icing on the three-tiered cake, with the mini-games happening to be a rather thick layer of icing at that.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just get some bloody exercise and enjoy the lunacy – the brilliance – of Eye Toy Play 2.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly the best game in the series, Blood Money will thrill long-time fans, giving them everything they could possibly want from their favourite killer.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a game, Ninebreaker is possibly the best in the series and it is because of this that the fact it lacks any online mode is verging on gaming sacrilege. [JPN Import]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story is compelling, the characters interesting, well developed and likeable, and it’s all gelled together in an environment that rewards the player for exploration, as well as being an enjoyable experience just to roam about and take in the countryside.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There lies the juxtaposition within Wipeout Pure: on the one hand, it's fan service of the highest order, returning to the roots that helped them fall in love with the series in the first place, while also suffering from rife conservatism intent on keeping the structure and handling of the play predictable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The minor issues are nowhere near big enough to take away from a game that sucks the player in with its originality and keeps them well and truly locked in until the judgement is made in the final case. Simply put, it’s brilliant. [JPN Import]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a beautifully crafted game and the work Andamiro have put into it has to be respected. Rather than the same rehashed and reused background images over and over again there are polished, well-animated videos. [JPN Import]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the fact some may find the concept of mouse gestures a little irritating at first, and the path-finding somewhat of a pain, those that persevere will be rewarded with some solid interactive entertainment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a fantastic clutch of Pac, two great shooters, Dig Dug, and the bizarre inclusion of THREE Rally X games, there's no way that any Namco fan is going to feel gypped out of the budget-level asking price. [JPN Import]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exhausting, exhilarating ride which will hold you captivated 'til the very last second of the last mission.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not so with Moto GP 4. The improved physics and the addition of 125cc and 250cc bikes go to make Moto GP 4 a worthy update option for all fans of powered two-wheelers, only the lack of online play spoils an otherwise worthy challenger to the Xbox title crown.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The subtle blend of old-school platformer and touch-screen control give it a unique flavour and one unlike anything sampled before.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s one of those games that shows off just what the PSP can achieve both graphically and the proof that the control system can work with a fast-paced game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sadly, as entertaining as the multiplayer game is, it suffers from some issues with random disconnections of players when things get busy, seemingly requiring a connection with a substantial upload speed to allow even 8 players to play co-operatively (meaning although 16-player co-op is possible it’s highly unlikely to come about in practice).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn’t quite reach "Fatal Frame," "Silent Hill" or "Siren" (Japanese version) as a complete package, but with Condemned, Monolith have created one of the most shocking, frightening, atmospheric, unrelenting and involving games in recent memory.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Okami is gorgeous but it is also an epic game that sucks you in so completely that hours pass unnoticed as you roam the massive landscape. [JPN Import]