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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thoroughly recommended and the campaign for a similar game on a more powerful platform begins now.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GSH carefully sidesteps out of the shadow of its imposing ancestor and manages to be one of the most addictive and unadulterated blasters on Nintendo's handheld.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offline, the game is ordinary and without much originality to it. Online, though, it is another kettle of fish all together, and there are few games out there that can match it for thrills, chills, and spills. The variety of play is just incredible.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fatal Frame feels like a breath of fresh air in a genre which has spent most of the last decade moving forward only in terms of narrative, and while it's a gruesome and disturbing way to spend an evening, the awe-inspiring power of the narrative style, hammered home by a brutally efficient game engine and nerve-wracking game mechanics, makes this the most compelling game of this nature yet to appear on a console.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No single level in Halo 2 is as good as The Silent Cartographer (though the second level does come close), and there are moments that are just as repetitive and lazy as The Library.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its feature list is a master class for the attention of both gamers and developers. Whereas once it was cursed for snubbing widescreen TV owners and indulging in trivialities, the series has matured and finally come of age.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While certainly not flawless, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is the perfect game for followers of Lovecraft's work, but the title also offers an intriguing and involving adventure for those who aren't and just want something a little different from a normal first-person game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Line of Contact does provide the online experience many players wanted. Even with the steep learning curve involved, the game is something everyone should experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Then the corner was gone, and the car was still under perfect control. They had done it, they had managed to capture the powerslide.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What will sell Jade Empire (and something it has in spades) is Oriental charm; from the story to the environment, the fighting to the character interaction, it's all very enjoyable and immersive; which is exactly how an RPG should be.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Played as it should be, with minimum lives and maximum difficulty, Metal Slug can provide jaded gamers with a sublime and simple gaming experience. Unapologetically tough, Metal Slug will remind players of a time when all games set this frustrating a challenge.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The term 'Sandbox' has been bandied around for many games on this generation's hardware, but with the aptly titled 'Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction', Pandemic have created just that - a wondrous and inspiring playground which will provide hours of entertainment.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where Madden's defensive co-ordination has been tightened up, ESPN's is a little slacker, with offensives able to turn up the heat on the occasionally sleepy and slow rearguard with little effort.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Above all, it's a game that oozes Star Wars, allowing you to role-play as an evil Sith Lord, or a righteous Jedi Knight; and it makes doing so a lot of fun. The character development is enduring and interesting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As fantastic a game as it ever was. It's one of those rare games which are so good they feel genuinely ageless; pure, uninhibited pick up and play genius with not one button to press.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Radical Entertainment have produced a game which is every Hulk fan's wet dream and even those with little more than a passing interest in this game will be unable to deny that it is fun to play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Worms 4 Mayhem is the game that "Worms 3D" should have been. It is a much more polished product and even addresses some of the issues that have plagued Worms since its very first incarnation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there is one thing Nintendo can be relied upon for delivering, it is the quality of track design and there is no disappointment within Mario Kart DD. Right from the start on Luigi Circuit, there is an air of simplicity and yet a multitude of hidden complexity, choice, racing line and shortcuts to choose from on the fly becomes evident over time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tales will take over your life from the moment you start until the credits roll. The end sequence will take between forty and seventy hours to reach and, although it'll satisfy, it will also sadden. The game does, unfortunately, end.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Striking perhaps for all the wrong reasons. It surprises due to the simplicity and appears original because it bucks the current trend of excess. Yet this originality is indeed false, because it has been so heavily based upon the games of old. [JPN Import]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is one of this year's stand-out titles without any question. The game play, interaction, and at times fairly dark storyline, really do add up to a superb little game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With such a rich source for inspiration, the characters are fantastically realised.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is also a lot more accessible than other multiplayer titles such "Crystal Chronicles" and "Four Swords" because only one GBA is required.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An enchanting tapestry of stylistic design, a deep and unconventional battle system, and fifty hours-plus of rewarding game play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is one of the most perfect social gaming experiences that anyone can and probably could play. There is no significance to how good you are, or how much the game has been played in the past - these are mere irrelevances. [JPN Import]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It stands proud as an example of how all retro collections should be compiled in terms of content, even if it does serve to highlight minor presentational niggles such as the lack of a button config option that are often common to these packs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Naruto 2 is a far more complete package than the original...If you watch the Naruto anime, this game is a must-buy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The realism that the game provides is shockingly accurate, and whether you just wish to play it for the competitive aspect with mates, or go down the whole route of running your own team, it provides reward throughout.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The overwhelming similarity to the first will leave some with a "seen it all before" feeling and it does nothing to entice back those who have been alienated first time around. On the other hand, the game is still one of the most unique and entertaining experiences around.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just 6 very similar games and an unlockable racer.