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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Red Dead Redemption: Liars and Cheats
Lowest review score: 5 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
1,486 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    You'll notice this number is higher than that we gave WWE 12 (50%), even though we complain about a barely-evolved sequel here. Well, the power of nostalgia and the strength of the Attitude era combine nicely. Other than that? This is a pointless game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A fairly conventional shooter. [Issue#202, p.96]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Dull, ugly, and completely lacking in charm; only a glutton for punishment would enjoy Commandos Strike force. [Apr 2006, p.86]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It still manages to feel hackneyed and ignorable. [Issue#208, p.89]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's beautiful, but a little empty. [Issue#249, p.60]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While it doesn't to a lot wrong, Made Man's inability to do anything right leaves a drab and boring experience that, given the abundance of vastly superior alternatives, is best avoided by all but the most undemanding fans. [Issue#146, p.96]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A boring waste. [Issue#190, p.74]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Very awkward to play. [Issue#224, p.81]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It recreates the tabletop D&D experience, but ultimately Tactics just doesn't works as a videogame. D&D fans may get some enjoyment out of it, but the bland environments and animations do little to bring the rich world of D&D to life. [Issue#159, p.96]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A budget shooter in every sense. [Issue#230, p.72]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's messy, and it gets repetitive too. For some, it'll just be headache-inducing. But for those who yearn for quirkiness, this could become a cult hit. [Issue#229, p.82]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Disappointingly averge and will only appeal to motorbike fanatics. [Issue#172, p.88]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's impressive stuff, but there's not quite enough here to keep all but the most committed of aces going. [Issue#217, p.82]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Odd and strangely unengaging. [Issue#220, p.81]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    SOCOM Confrontation might have been fun about five years ago, but it’s starting to feel very tired these days. Online shooters need to offer either unprecedented depth or a wealth of personality and skill to stand out. But this does neither.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It’s so well-presented that you’ll want to like it, but there’s no disguising the fact that this is one of the most annoying games ever made. It’s impossible to find printable words to describe how much it upset us.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    An engaging, if light, co-op platformer. [Issue#226, p.78]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Besides gimmicks, the core Frogger gameplay is untouched and thus lacks compelling high-score chases. [Issue#221, p.79]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While never truly bad, Knack's simple gameplay and dull level design make it tough to recommend. [Issue#238, p.64]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Undeniably funny and entertaining. Too bad it's a dreadful poker game. [Issue#232, p.83]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While initially there seems to be quite a lot of fun to be had with Web Of Shadows, ultimately you discover its fluid combat and intriguing story quickly become overshadowed by a web of lazy missions.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Forgettable at best and a massive step backwards for a series that recently impressed so much. [Issue#219, p.70]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Depressingly average. [Issue#210, p.88]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    A game for kids, and not for an older generation weaned on more comprehensive gaming experiences. [Issue#203, p.94]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Nier spends hours being impressively boring as you plod through the drab overworld, but the smart progression saves its blushes. [Issue#192, p.86]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    It's a workable romp through a pedestrian tale of little interest. [Issue#158, p.91]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    A nice idea, but we'd rather play the real deal. [Issue#202, p.97]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Destined to reside in a graveyard of Sixaxis controllers and shattered British medal hopes, but fondly remembered during periods of intense hangover.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Old, safe, and completely uninspired, Untold Lgends is only saved from the humiliation of being the worst of the launch games by its plodding competence. [Issue 148, p.86]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    X-Blades is pleasing to the eye – and not just for the obvious reasons – but otherwise lacking in ambition, imagination or charm. Ayumi feels like a massive backward step for videogame heroines. Still, nice bum.