Play UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,561 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Red Dead Redemption: Liars and Cheats
Lowest review score: 5 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
1561 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A robust and rewarding Souls-like. We'd rather it deviated from its source material a little more but there's no denying what's in front of you is worth the price of admission. [Issue#269, p.84]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great-looking game with a hell of a lot of content hidden inside it, but the steep difficulty curve and lack of real progression may not sit too well with more casual players. [Issue#269, p.82]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It still isn't perfect as we'd like, but UFC 2 is a model sequel. It's prettier, more accessible and with more content and superior modes. Its a solid entry. TKO. [Issue#269, p.80]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It will wrap itself around any adventure game fan and refuse to let them go, regardless of whether they have any nostalgia for the original or not. [Issue#269, p.78]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brutal, yet hugely rewarding, Dirt Rally both understands and respects its eponymous sport. It doesn't patronise with gimmicky mechanics, nor is it a dry, joyless simulation. [Issue#269, p.76]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A technical marvel, and a loyal homage to its predecessors. Insomniac has made a triumphant return to the franchise that made it famous. Play it for entertainment, not challenge. [Issue#269, p.74]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not exactly the tight arcade racer some might have been expecting. [Issue#269, p.72]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Packed with some of the series' most remarkable areas and encounters, Dark Souls III is an invigorating action-RPG that is undoubtedly one of the best games on PS4. [Issue#269, p.69]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A stealth title with good ideas that help it stand out from other titles, Republique also tells a compelling story until it all falls apart in its terrible fourth episode. [Issue#268, p.78]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With less personality than a Dynasty Warriors game, totally forgettable story and sparse content, Arslan is only somewhat redeemed by its minor combat improvements. [Issue#268, p.76]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite some technical issues and minor frustrations, this parody of American patriotism and action hero stereotypes offers a hell of a lot of destructive fun. [Issue#268, p.74]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not without foibles, Garden Warfare 2 stands out in an overcrowded genre and delivers a polished, deep and substantial dose of shooter action. [Issue#268, p.72]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most innovative Far Cry since the second game, Primal is a tremendously enthralling streamlining of the series, and a powerful trip back in time. [Issue#268, p.70]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hitman strips the series back to its satisfying, and winning, formula. A few technical issues aren't enough to ruin a strong start to Agent 47's new episodic campaign. [Issue#268, p.68]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Surprising, compelling and built to last, Ubisoft clearly has a new tentpole on its hands. You could wait for the sequel, but don't do that - The Division is great. [Issue#268, p.65]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not A Hero tries so hard to be irreverent that it hurts, but, in the grand scheme of things, the game is still fairly fun. Just don't be astounded if it fails to hold your attention for long. [Issue#267, p.76]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A lifeless case of quantity over quality that strives for great heights but technically falls short in every department. Despite the name attached to it, it's not a winner. [Issue#267, p.74]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You don't even have to be a Naruto fan to feel the love, but it sure helps. [Issue#267, p.72]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's gorgeous, it truly is, but Unravel falls short of being the emotionally engaging game we were expecting. It's still fun, but feels much hollower than it clearly intended to be. [Issue#267, p.70]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brilliantly written on a small scale, Firewatch creates believable and engaging characters but is let down by the nonsensical tale they become embroiled in. [Issue#267, p.68]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a few little things that we'd change, this is an interesting and, at times, thought-provoking experience that deserves to be exposed to a wider audience on PS4. [Issue#267, p.66]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it's shackled by its source material and clearly running out of steam, there are nonetheless flashes of brilliance in TT Games' latest Lego adventure. [Issue#267, p.64]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An intensely satisfying and stupendously intelligent puzzle game that's incredibly well crafted, making it a very early, yet solid, Game of the Year contender. [Issue#267, p.62]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It leaves much to be desired in terms of content, but the quality of what is there and how it will evolve over the months makes this a top tier fighter that is going to get better over time. [Issue#267, p.59]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Certainly charming and different enough to be worth a look, especially given the relative lack of decent Vita titles. But its core structure lacks finesse, and some won't see this fairytale through to its end. [Issue#229, p.83]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cruel and unforgiving yet wonderfully satisfying when it comes together, Nuclear Throne is an accomplished roguelike capable of challenging even the most skilled players. [Issue#266, p.72]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yes it's expensive, but it's also a beautifully presented shooter with deep gameplay mechanics, satisfying boss encounters and excellent level design. [Issue#266, p.70]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Amazingly bland and perfunctory vehicular action, with seemingly no-one online to play with. Instantly forgettable. Our advice: just keep playing Rocket League. [Issue#266, p.68]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sumptuous visuals disguise a somewhat lacking and repetitive game. [Issue#266, p.66]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fitting tribute to the PS2 classic, albeit on that will struggle to hold the attention of those without solid rhythm action skills or fond memories of the original. [Issue#266, p.64]
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