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 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Metroid Prime
Lowest review score: 10 Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 578
578 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s no other game on the DS with gameplay quite like this and every DS owner should try it for themselves.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ICO
    I can honestly say I loved Ico from start to finish. Even though I may not play it again for a while I know I will eventually go back sometime in the future to remember its magic all over again.
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best tactical shooter you can buy for the PS2 by far.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Big Bang Mini is among the best shooters on the DS.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The King Of Fighters XI is as easy on the eye as any version yet, and benefits from a playability overhaul and the inclusion of a majestic tag battle system. It is as frustratingly difficult to beat as ever, thanks to the joypad-smashingly evil bosses, but remains compulsive and playable. [JPN Import]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact the game continues to expand, with a new patch on the way which will include more Outland endgame content - including the chance to fight the Big Bad, Illidan himself - only makes it that much more exciting and World of Warcraft’s continual evolution will ensure its continuing popularity for quite some time to come.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is an element of luck involved however, likely to generate moments of frustration - but it isn't a flawed system.
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nothing should stop any self-respecting gamer from picking up this title.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A flawed masterpiece and one which will undoubtedly be as fondly remembered as its predecessor.