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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Peggle Nights
Lowest review score: 5 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
1561 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Simply the best in the series and as such the best skateboarding game on PS3...Its sense of fun and superb control mechanics are still without equal. [Issue#192, p.82]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The best Need for Speed game in years. [Issue#161, p.86]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Brilliantly structured levels. [Issue#197, p.103]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Brilliant. [Feb 2012, p.83]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The first sign of weakness in the otherwise excellent series. [Issue#223, p.87]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Due to the arguably archaic control scheme and the co-op aspect, Resi 5 isn’t for everybody. Then again, we love it, and we’ve been playing Resident Evil for over a decade; if you’re one of us, then Resident Evil 5 will suit you perfectly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter still wins out in terms of depth and variety, but Omega Force manages to nail so many of the other elements that make Capcom’s game so satisfying. And since Capcom is busy sleeping with the enemy, we have no hesitation whatsoever in heralding Toukiden as the best Monster Hunter game on Vita.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Incredibly addictive. [Issue#185, p.78]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There's a real sense of calculated attack and defence throughout each race. [Issue#193, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While it's not a huge step up from the original, a break of two and a half years and a bit of polish makes Darksiders II easy to recommend. It has issues, but there's a hell of a lot of game for those who want it. [Issue#221, p.70]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Combines a tactical battle system, a mature setting and an intriguing story to perfect effect, breaking away from many of the cliches the genre relies on. [Issue 141, p.108]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The best puzzle game on PSP by far, but owners of the original might be more disappointed that it doesn't take more abmitious steps to stretch its formula further and see what happens. [Issue #147, p.76]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An improvement over the original, but still suffering technical issues and is decidedly old-fashioned in many regards. [Issue#203, p.72]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Playing like a mixture of Phoenix Wright, Virtue’s Last Reward and Persona, Danganronpa is a compelling and thrilling visual novel with great writing and characterisation. Anyone in the mood for a good murder mystery should get on it, quick sharp.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With some crazy fun online elements and a badass sense of actual achievement, Dying Light is the zombie game we've been working for. Just mute those terrible voices. [Issue#254, p.64]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For our part, despite its flaws, we think it gets the job done. [Issue#190, p.64]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you’re still playing Street Fighter IV or looking for a reason to go back to it, Ultra is an easy recommendation. If somehow you’ve gone this long without actually owning a copy, the retail release due in August comes packaged with all of the costume DLC, so it’s probably worth holding out for that.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    That’s a large part of the appeal of FIFA – the fact that there are so many different ways to enjoy the game of football at its core, all of which are compelling in their own way. We’ll have to wait and see if FIFA 15 is the best football game released this year, but it sure as hell sets a high bar.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Only its insane difficulty level lets it down. [Issue#187, p.87]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An excellent MMO. [Issue#243, p.54]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a lengthy quest and an in-depth experience point system it manages to sit on its very own, special throne. [Issue 148, p.89]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You’ll enjoy Mytran Wars, given time and an understanding of the battle mechanics. It’s got something others in the genre don’t – a feeling you’re playing a game of skill.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The basics are superb, visuals gorgeous and potential enormous - while there wasn't a huge amount of content at launch, we've already seen the world improve, and that's just going to keep on happening. [Issue#249, p.52]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Genuinely entertaining play modes. [Issue#186, p.87]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rocksteady really should be praised for nailing the essence of the character as well as it has. [Issue#183, p.75]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For anyone who yearns for the days of Knight Rider, new-wave, big hair and cyborg arms, Blood Dragon is an essential bit of bizarre nostalgia. [Issue#231, p.85]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Brimming with things that will irritate the hell out of you... Better than the first version, and at half the price. [Issue#139, p.72]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Eye-caressingly beautiful, and with a score that could tug heartstrings at ten paces, Ni No Kuni is a stirring if over familiar RPG that takes you on a memorable journey to a world that is wonderful in every sense. [Issue#227, p.66]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Somehow this template still feels far from stale. [Issue#227, p.72]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's not the game you want to justify your purchase of a Vita, as it won't have you signing the merits of its various technical features and thanking the Lord for a rear touchpad. But it's something more important than that – fun.

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