Play UK's Scores

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For 1,429 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
Score distribution:
1,429 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The new mini-games are a blast though, and we can't overly punish what is still the best tennis experience out there. [Issue#152, p.82]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Entering the ring with a lot to prove, the development team has been both daring and dynamic in its approach. Despite a few glitches, Yuke's has produced a game that can more than hold its own with the quality "SmackDown" games of old. [Issue#159, p.66]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's no revolution, but astounding twists and creative set pieces prove it's a quality purchase. [Issue#160, p.76]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Retains all the charm it had ten years ago. [Issue#155, p.84]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A breathtakingly well-made sports game, with almost nothing to fault and everything to enjoy. Accessible, deep, attractive and brutal in equal measure, and highly, highly entertaining.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A great retro update that may even prove to be better than the next-gen re-imagining currently in the works. [Issue#169, p.91]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is the ultimate music title for gamers. [Issue#179, p.81]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There are stacks of stages, plus loads to unlock too - perfect for those looking for something different to fill their gaming lulls. [Issue#184, p.80]
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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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    • 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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you didn't pick up the last one or are a big UFC fan then it's still absolutely worth your time and money. [Issue#193, p.86]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A deep, strategic and challenging game of tennis. [Issue#195, p.97]
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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
    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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fast and furious. [Issue#200, p.102]
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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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    • 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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    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bold and inventive. [Issue#203, p.98]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A truly enchanting game. [Issue#203, p.99]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The HD sheen is just a bonus. [Issue#200, p.97]
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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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It has its issues, it has its drawbacks, but Saints Row: The Third is an utterly wanton, totally ridiculous bag of laughs. It's difficult to dislike anyway, and even harder to dislike with such an enjoyable, escalatory campaign. Great stuff. [Issue#211, p.72]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Feels like a true sequel to the original Modern Warfare in every way, and banishes the memory of MW 2's sorry campaign. The multiplayer is still shockingly playable but it's not a huge leap over what's come before. That said, COD fans are going to love this.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the finest representations of a sport out there. [Issue#211, p.89]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The third installment is the best yet. [Issue#210, p.74]
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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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