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 Metroid Prime
Lowest review score: 10 Iron Man
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 579
579 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As ever with GTA, the flaws and problems can be overlooked for the sheer amount of things which do work, though what Liberty City Stories shows more than any other recent title in the series, is that this can’t go on forever.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those anticipating another dose of what is possibly one of the most fantastically additive games of the past few years will be more than pleased by this installment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As an overall experience DoA4 is thoroughly capable and enjoyable, proving through its latest incarnation that it has certainly evolved into a fighter that can be taken seriously and seen as more than cheap titillation or a T&A simulator for prepubescents.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chrome Hounds makes no apologies for what it is and it isn’t looking for your appreciation. It just wants you to fight in its war. Pretenders need not apply. But if the lure of war is tempting you, then sign up.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By far the most worthy of mention, though, are the Dark Illusions. These are giant setpiece traps which cause horrifying damage in even more horrifying ways, and have secret (and often bloody obscure) conditions for their activation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fuse Games has managed to mould an inspiring example of how to beautifully blend an already existing genre with an established and cherished franchise.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is nigh on perfection, the pace is perfect, the shooting has been tweaked subtly and, with the addition of the R2 shooting, it really feels like a new game. This is the first time since WE6 that most die-hard fans will notice a real change and a real sense of newfound enjoyment in the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun, engaging, thoughtful and compelling game in its own right, and a definite purchase for those entranced by earlier iterations.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tecmo have done an excellent job in creating a truly epic storyline that, while original, also binds together with the other titles in the series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A chilled-out, whacked-out gem of a game and one that demonstrates that games can do ‘funny’ and ‘more accessible’ and pull it off with style.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The very definition of sensory overload and outright escapism.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The impact of the visual style, which was so unique almost a year ago, has in no way diminished, making it just as engaging and as much of a treat to behold as the first.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the first notes of the opening tune ‘Katamari on the Funk’ to the sight of the King of All Cosmos gyrating, it’s clear this is Katamari Damacy and all fans of the franchise are sure to enjoy its first portable outing, even if the controls are not as fluid as in the previous incarnations. [JPN Import]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another disappointment is the often-clumsy ally AI. While the enemy units display proficient level intelligence, your marine companions often struggle to cope with the enemy onslaught. This is never more evident as when you’re riding alongside a CPU driver in a Warthog; they drive so erratically you half expect them to crack open a crate of Carling midway through the mission.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Syphon Filter Dark Mirror achieves its goals and more with aplomb. Yes, the controls can be a bit cumbersome at times but such is the enjoyment that this minor irritation is soon overcome.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the ideas behind it may not be anything new, Exit is the sort of game that exudes a charm and style all of its own, helped considerably by its graphical front and jazzy musical accompaniment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Test Drive Unlimited doesn’t have the same thoroughbred racing pedigree as present in PGR3, nor does it have the clinical precision of Ridge Racer 6; instead, what it provides is a complete driving experience and a real sense of ownership, seamlessly fusing both single- and multi-player gaming; it’s more than the sum of its parts.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition encompasses everything that was great about the original title, it expands upon it very little, resulting in a game that unfortunately doesn‘t live up to its name.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that none of these games are new, but this is still a wonderful package that offers excellent value for money, and for Gradius fans it's a must-have.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is a terrific piece of work that looks beautiful and plays well if you give it your undivided attention and concentration and overcome the flawed controls. [JPN Import]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lost Planet is an arcade style shooter divided into small(ish) chunks, designed to be played again and again. Whilst this might disappoint those who expect a sprawling, epic adventure, it still offers up some superb set pieces and excellent boss fights.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Capcom have done a sterling job of updating the game for the PSP and this is a very fine example of what can be achieved on the platform.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And finally we can write something at the end of a review that we’ve been longing to write for ages, that Rare are back on form.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it is not 'the' perfect game, it does come pretty close; the visuals appeal and if, by some chance, they don't then the perky toe-tapping soundtrack is certain to make everyone smile.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For anyone who is a fan of entertaining, no-brainer old-school arcade gameplay, this is essential.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the gripes and bugs which could have done with polishing out (such as bosses refusing to die when on zero health, clipping of people through walls/clothing and suddenly respawning zombies), Dead Rising still manages to be an obscene amount of fun and offer some exemplary gaming moments.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both puzzler and shooter, Every Extend Extra’s tag line is 'Music in Your Mind' and thanks to its combination of simple but engrossing mechanics, captivating sound and visuals, and deceptively simple old-school charm, it really is an apt description for the feeling that will bring the player back time and again. [JPN Import]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those who love score attack systems and shooting things then membership of The Club is certainly recommended.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid FPS, elevated above the mundane by its sublime weapon set and some excellent enviroments. Whether it convinces the masses who might pick it up at UK launch is another matter entirely.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The control scheme is still as intuitive as it was first time round, but it is now encased in a fun and rewarding experience that is a pleasure to play from start to finish. [JPN Import]