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: 71
Highest review score: 100 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam
Lowest review score: 5 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
1561 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    A historic game but a flawed puzzler with little to tempt hardcore thinking fans. [Apr 2006, p.113]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    While it’s not the game of the film, which would have been one long tutorial, it still manages to be just as bad as most film licenses. Perhaps the game’s shortness is a blessing in disguise.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It's boring enough feeding real pets. [Issue#146, p.83]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The action stages are still great fun, but there's no denying that it is no longer the game it once was. [Issue#198, p.103]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The campaign is short and pretty uneventful, with a completely ignorable story. [Issue#205, p.84]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    We're tired of an engine that hasn't seen any reasonable changes in about four years. [Issue#199, p.82]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    A huge misstep for a series that has provided a lot of good times over the years. It's oversimplified, boring and leaves the player feeling they're never quite in full control – a Very Bad Thing in the world of Ninja Gaiden.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Most of us will forget WRC 2 even exists in about a week's time. [Issue#211, p.92]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It's not that bad. It's not great, but Bleach is a game that you could happily waste a couple of hours on. [Issue#209, p.94]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Suikoden V doesn't remind us of the past, it reminds us how much games have grown since, which is something this franchise seems intent on not doing. [Issue 145, p.90]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The most vapid, materialistic and all-around terrible representations of humanity we have ever seen. [Issue#203, p.90]
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    • 62 Critic Score
    An enjoyable blast from the past, but with no new features or enhancements you'd be better off buying this as part of the Sega MegaDrive Collection. [Issue#210, p.99]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Experimentation is rarely encouraged. [Issue#249, p.70]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Survival-horror fans will probably enjoy Blood Curse’s clumsy mechanics and clichéd setting, especially at this price, but we’re not prepared to excuse it. The flagship title of episodic gaming on the PSN ought to know better.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Piyotama does its best to put a clever and unique spin on a tired format, but its tendency to reward shameless chancing considerably dents its appeal. [Issue#162, p.93]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Dark Sector is plagued not only with mechanical issues but user-unfriendliness. Some exciting battles, atmospheric lighting and mere intrigue for the Glaive can't nearly make up for that, but that's all it has. [Issue#165, p.84]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    This does lack the longevity that other PlayStation Network games have and it's likely to be pretty forgettable. [Issue#88, p.89]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Decent towards the end but dull and unsatisfying up to that point. [Issue#242, p.72]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    While never truly bad, Bound by Flame is rarely much better than serviceable either. [Issue#245, p.60]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It's not a terrible game, it's just bland, boring and loses the vast majority of factors that made the last game worth playing. [Issue#207, p.90]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It eventually drives the concept into the ground. [Issue#207, p.98]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Does 50 teams for the price of 570 sound like a good deal to you? If it doesn't, then you don't need UEFA Euro 2008. If it does, you also don't need UEFA Euro 2008, you need professional help. [Issue#165, p.90]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It’s a shame the care and attention that Spark has given to the visuals and presentation is quickly squandered by some glaring gameplay errors.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A great-looking scrolling fighter with plenty of bite, but ultimately it's just too sluggish to do its flawed presentation much justice. [Issue#211, p.98]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    It is, we have to say, something that feels quite rushed, chopped down or half-hearted. [Issue#199, p.78]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The general lack of polish for such a high price tag is unforgivable. [Issue#203, p.98]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    We weren't expecting it, but at some point during our review of Rise of Manhunters we discovered we were actually having fun. [Issue#208, p.93]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    As always, one for the dedicated. [Issue#231, p.83]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    An interesting story tethered to a frustrating puzzle game. [Issue#215, p.85]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Simply put, the audience for which it was intended will enjoy it. [Issue#194, p.96]
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