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 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Lowest review score: 10 Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 579
579 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Mirror’s Edge had only provided the TTs, it would have been perfect for skill-game addicts. The story mode isn’t quite as polished and critics have tended to focus on this mode’s foibles rather than on praising the real highlight: the TT mode.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arguably, Guitar Hero III has the best selection of music in the series so far, and although there are fewer slow-paced songs than before, there is a nice mix of modern and classic tracks within the 70+ licensed soundtrack.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the lack of challenge provided for half of the single player game, Minna No Golf 5 excels in every other area, offering a realistic golf simulation wrapped inside a package so cute that it is impossible to resist. [JPN Import]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once all areas of the map have been fully explored, the replay value is threatened by repetition, but amongst the violence and destruction found elsewhere in videogames, it will always be refreshing to sit back – cup of tea in one hand, a remote in the other – and simply just relax in the deep blue.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lost Odyssey is a long arduous journey, but it is one that’s filled with a story that continues to flesh out its characters right to the very end.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wii Fit is already flying out of the shop doors in Japan and the same will happen when it arrives in the West too, not because it’s a gimmick that’s easily bought into, but because it’s a great product.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ideas behind it may be simplistic, but their excellent execution is what makes Boom Blox so much fun. Its presentation and implementation make it easy to pick up and approachable by any age group; this is enjoyable, easy-going fun at its best.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    N+
    There's simply so much game here, and so much replay value to be found in pursuing high scores that - for not much more than a fiver - it'd be rude not to buy it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone even remotely interested in the racing genre owes it to themselves to pick up this gem.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Big Bang Mini is among the best shooters on the DS.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So, Gears of War 2 manages to traverse the difficult sequel terrain with aplomb, but for whatever reason leaves the player unsatisfied. Maybe the inevitable sequel will put some of the vim and vigor back into the series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nothing should stop any self-respecting gamer from picking up this title.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    XBLA Sudoku is well implemented, well presented and is enhanced considerably by being able to compete online against other Xbox Live players.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite being a remake of a four year old PS2 game, the ideas and scope of the original still feel fresh and exciting. Thankfully, the developers have not simply given this remake a PS3 graphical update.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the game does have a few minor weaknesses, they don’t take away from the fact that this is the definitive Tomb Raider experience to date.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Persona 4 has its flaws. Some carried over from Persona 3, and some of its own creation. Initially it’s hard to look past these and the game feels a shadow of its predecessor.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not perfect, Infamous has enough excitement and vigour to see the player through to the end, and crucially leave them wanting more. The real hope is that that there will be another instalment of the adventures of Cole and the inhabitants of Empire City.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Prince of Persia turns out to be a worthy justification for once again restarting the franchise. It brings the series back to its essential roots, stripping away the superfluous muck that had gathered during the last few outings and at the same time having enough new appeal, charm and content to make it worth trying.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stoked is very slow to get going, but stick with it and you’ll find a true gem.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crash Commando is a superb, little release that binds classic, fast-paced 2D gameplay in a great looking package.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's yet another unique DS experience, yet another game that simply must be played.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It takes the chassis of the light gun game and augments it with one of the most entertaining stories in years, a decent selection of unlockables, a brutally funny soundtrack and an overall level of attention to detail that is as refreshing as it is clichéd.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The developers have played it safe to some degree and because of this Uncharted 2 doesn’t feel like it has an identity of its own.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Online play: what an addition. Duel mode is the same as it ever was, only now with added strangers.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead 2 is a superb multiplayer game providing a great level of variety and replay value.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DiRT 2 is a superb celebration of rallying as a sport, with a mixture of new events, which deserves to be played and enjoyed by any gamer with even a passing interest in the genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Diabolical Box is proof that the success of Mysterious Village was not a fluke, and that the DS is the perfect platform to render such an adventure.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In summation, it looks great, the music is wonderful and no matter how frustrated the player gets with any one puzzle, it's an enjoyable enough experience that they won't want to stop until they've finished it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The story perhaps remains the most poor aspect of the game and the difficulty has been toned down compared to the previous instalment...These niggles are meaningless when compared to the joy the player will gain from the game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sequel throws players into the thick of battle almost immediately with only the faintest of reintroductions to the Wars world. The missions also get very hard, very quickly, with some of the later missions proving especially demanding, even for Advance Wars veterans.