Play UK's Scores

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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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you live and breathe for over the top Japanese craziness then No More Heroes should be at the top of your wish list. [Issue#206, p.90]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An improvement on the original in just about every way. [Christmas 2009, p.62]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A stellar action-RPG that is easily one of the best games of its kind, Diablo III is a dangerously addictive solo loot grind and one of the most chaotic and compelling co-op games we've played in ages. [Issue#235, p.74]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Artistically stunning )provided the sexualised style doesn't outrage you) and mechanically excellent. [Issue#235, p.78]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The third installment is the best yet. [Issue#210, p.74]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Excellent gameplay, a variety of courses and multiple modes. How does he keep doing it? It's great to see an EA update that delivers in all the key areas. [Issue #151, p.78]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Yes, it isn't the genre-redefining Far Cry 2 follow-up it could (and perhaps in an idealised world, should) have been. It is, however, a beautiful, thrilling and supremely well-made open world shooter; a true epic. There's enough content to challenge open world RPGs, even, and unlike those games, the combat is as good as any FPS on PS3. If not better.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Improving vastly upon Fight Night Round 3's compartmentalised battles while retaining its sequel's silky-smooth animation, Champion is a triumph. [Issue#203, p.80]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's fast, frantic, fun, furious and flipping well other things that begin with f. Even so, it's a shame that Capcom didn't push the boat out with extra modes, stages or characters. [Issue#202, p.80]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Has the looks, the controls and the missions to keep you coming back. Good alone, better with friends and a real tough nut. [Issue#202, p.88]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bold and inventive. [Issue#203, p.98]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Special moves are easier to do and the tutorial is pleasingly in-depth. [Issue#218, p.81]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A solid FPS that requires canny planning and teamwork to succeed. [Issue#213, p.96]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A truly enchanting game. [Issue#203, p.99]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's certainly not a drastic update, but it's good value for money nevertheless. [Issue#198, p.92]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Suitably epic and still fun to play, Kratos's last outing isn't necessarily his finest. Hindered by some tired mechanics it's not as much of a step forward as we wanted. [Issue#190, p.61]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    What we like about Swords & Soldiers is how well implemented its control scheme is. [Issue#199, p.103]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best-looking handheld game ever made. [Issue#236, p.74]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The action in Sigma is the heart and soul of the experience, and it's still strong three years after its original release. [Issue#154, p.70]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Two thumbs up. [Issue#196, p.91]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An ace little racer. [Issue#227, p.76]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dominator may lack a proper identity, but in terms of visceral action and an absolutely thrilling sense of speed, it's distinctly Burnout - and therefore brilliant. Just be prepared for more of the same. A hell of a lot more. [Issue #152, p.74]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    New Vegas is packed with detail and humor, but not as engrossing as we would have liked. [Issue#198, p.80]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Germany of football games - intelligent, exciting, controlled, technically impressive and a world champion with a bright future. Every game feels fresh and exciting. [Issue#250, p.62]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Physical, fast and brutal. [Issue#224, p.82]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A reduced price point for two of the best games from their respective platforms is a no-brainer. Square has done a fantastic job bringing these games up to modern standards. [Issue#252, p.72]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A very good game indeed, well worth the cash, but it doesn't quite reach the masterwork status of the first game. [Issue#189, p.68]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of our favourites. [Issue#188, p.87]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The less said about the ignorable single-player, the better. [Issue#212, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Only the hardcore will get the most out of Arcade Edition. [Issue#207, p.93]
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