Play UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,486 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 43% 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: 71
Highest review score: 100 Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
Lowest review score: 5 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
1,486 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
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    It's a superb piece of DLC that shouldn't be missed. [Issue#198, p.103]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Makes the experience of online war infinitely cooler, though obviously a lot more horrific. [Issue#200, p.100]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A brilliant start. [Issue#192, p.97]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Easily the best piece of DLC we've seen this year. [Issue#191, p.92]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fury feels like a standalone game as opposed to a piece of DLC. [Issue#183, p.82]
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    • 100 Critic Score
    An essential add-on. [Issue#192, p.97]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    With only the most insignificant flaws remaining, Grand Theft Auto IV is a triumphant epic that no other developer could ever create. Designed with unrelenting passion, the series has categorically set the standard for the coming years.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Truly spectacular, and certainly worth buying and playing again. [Issue#251, p.64]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Gigantic and stupidly detailed, GTA V is everything we hoped it would be. Individual components could be a touch better, but when a game does literally everything, nobody can expect perfection across the board. That it even comes close is incredible. [Issue#236, p.62]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A stunning and emotive game, Fallout 3 is compelling, dark, funny and deep. Play it and glimpse the future of videogaming. And, possibly, of mankind.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    One of those rare games that speaks to the player on a personal, emotional level with a thought-provoking, mature storyline set in one of the most amazing worlds conceived in a game. Plus, it's a wonderful FPS with deep, tactical combat. Essential. [Issue#230, p.66]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Engaging, deep, stunningly atmospheric, funny, witty, shiny and - get this - fun. [Issue#201, p.92]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    With the incredible tracklist, tweaked engine, new modes and the overwhelming quantity of extra songs available for download, this is easily the best rhythm action game currently sitting on store shelves. It must be said the guitars are still second best, but then nothing’s perfect.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    An amazing game that will ultimately only be limited by the imaginations of the people who play it. [Issue#201, p.86]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Better than "Liberty City Stories" in every single way, Vice City Stories is an astonishing achievement and one of the best games of the year on any system. [Issue #147, p.66]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Nathan Drake is a likeable hero, his story is funny, interesting and exciting and the game itself is a masterpiece. Uncharted 2 is absolutely, positively, genuinely fantastic and a reason to own a PS3, of that there is no doubt.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Full of charm and packed with variety, this is easily one of the best PSN games you can currently buy. [Issue#194, p.102]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fez
    The perfect package of platforming, abstract thinking, and retro love. [Issue#243, p.60]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The perfect marriage of style and substance, a lively, inventive and satisfying game wrapped up in the most impressive and striking visual style of any game on the PS2. There's nothing else quite like this out there. [Issue 150, p.80]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Anything Rock Band can do, World Tour can do better. That said, the gap is only small and, unless you’re particularly fussed by Music Studio mode, your preference should ultimately be determined by your music tastes.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Endlessly entertaining and featuring a fantastic selection of fighters, Street Fighter IV is the best one-on-one brawler your PS3 is ever likely to see. It deserves to be experienced by anyone with even a passing interest in the genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily the best arcade racer of this generation. [Issue#225, p.76]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    No fruity descriptions, no fancy words: just buy it. [Issue#205, p.80]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Bar some combat control issues, GTA: Chinatown Wars has perfectly translated to the PSP and is a must-have game. [Issue#185, p.68]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    They're absolutely, without a doubt, worth buying. [Issue#210, p.78]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Highly addictive and with a set of challenges that will keep you going for an age, it's a must-have purchase that no PS3 owner should be without. [Issue#189, p.90]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Thinking, planning, failing and dying is back in fashion: XCOM is a phenomenal reimagining of a classic title and an instant classic in its own right. The love poured into it and the sheer depth of the experience has created something truly special.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The best game we've played this year. [Issue#163, p.92]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    You couldn't ask for more. 40 of the highest caliber tracks, refined gameplay, expanded multiplayer and even a practice mode all make for the finest action game of all time. [Issue #147, p.87]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There are flaws that hurt the experience, but nothing, nothing stops Tekken 6 from being an intense, tactical and utterly brilliant fighting game, perfect for anyone with even a fleeting interest in the genre. [Issue#184, p.60]
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