Play UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,444 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 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam
Lowest review score: 5 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
1,444 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it's not outstanding or original, Bound in Blood is an extravaganza of high-octane, gun-toting entertainment that'll have western fans frothing at the mouth and keep any gamer occupied for hours. [Issue#181, p.78]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It won’t appeal to some PS3 owners, but if you enjoy the smell of grass and have no objection to recycling, however, then Flower is definitely appropriate.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Aside from being in a league of its own, Noby Noby Boy is so charming it can transform you from a respectable adult to a child in minutes. Don’t resist the urge – rediscover why you decided to play games in the first place.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a bit light on the additions and isn't recommended to those who bought 09. On the other hand, it's a solid, fun and well-presented title for fans and non-fans of the sport. [Issue#184, p.79]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yet another essential PlayStation Network download. [Issue#181, p.89]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the most inventive games on Sony's Playstation Network. [Issue#184, p.84]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Genuinely entertaining play modes. [Issue#186, p.87]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Only its insane difficulty level lets it down. [Issue#187, p.87]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Exceptional presentation and an affecting, moody atmosphere help to compensate for some mixed game design. [Issue#197, p.86]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Longevity is assured thanks to a variety of maps and plans to land and only the fact that stages can take a while to get going lets it down. [Issue#198, p.103]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When it makes contact, GT5 absolutely hits it out of the park so we hope lesser elements like online integration can be improved before Polyphony's opus strikes out. [Issue#200, p.85]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A good, solid collection. [Issue#200, p.90]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's not only a fun game, but shows off the Move brilliantly. [Issue#201, p.99]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Excellent value. [Issue#204, p.97]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're too hardcore for arcade but too casual for simulation, DiRT 3's masterful balancing of both styles makes it the game for you. [Issue#206, p.84]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the best Madden experiences yet, even if the fabled presentation doesn't seem as strong as before. If you've wanted to get into the series before but haven't, now's the time. [Issue#209]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It shouldn't work, but it's most certainly a triumph. [Issue#212, p.103]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There's no great leaps for the series and it doesn't take huge advantage of the hardware's unique features, but it's still very bloody good.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's the sexiest puzzle game on the sexiest handheld. [Issue#216, p.82]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Just pure, solid fun. [Issue#225, p.74]
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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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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The best Naruto game yet. [Issue#230, p.77]
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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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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Among the prettiest and most enjoyable games on Vita, not to mention the fact that it'll last you bloody ages. [Issue#232, p.78]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Wonderful stuff. [Issue#232, p.84]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Aside from some control issues, this is an essential for the adult gamer. [Issue#233, p.76]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Existing fans will relish the chance to explore Gotham and drink in the detail while going toe-to-toe with some marque villains plucked from DC Comics’ rich history. It’s just a shame that while Warner Bros Montreal proved it was a student capable of copying Rocksteady’s formula, it didn’t have the confidence to add any real ambition of its own.