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 2.3 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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Better than First Strike by a mile. [Issue#208, p.98]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With some major tweaks to an old formula, Tiger is back to his best. As ever, we wonder what on Earth EA will do next year, but for the time being we have one of the best golf games in some time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Nothing new as far as the franchise is concerned. But the formula is so brilliant, why change it? Studio Liverpool tried once with "Fusion" and it took "Pure" to get it back on track. Pulse helps keep it there. [Issue#159, p.94]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With a few more levels, it would've been exceptional, but it's unique, engaging fun as it is. [Issue#162, p.82]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A few kinks in the frame rate and issues with an otherwise-clever and well-executed control system aren't enough to significantly dampen our enthusiasm for Skate. "Tony Hawk's" watch out: this new skater has some sick moves. [Issue#159, p.84]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Savage Moon is a fine companion piece to PixelJunk Monsters. However, the learning curve is softer, visually it’s a lot less obscure and there are a few more options that make it the deeper strategy experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's like a portable anti-depressant. [Issue#167, p.93]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Not quite as enjoyable as "LocoRoco," but containing significantly more depth, Patapon will be immediately accessible to some, but may take a little work with others. Once you're into it though, it's a real blast. [Issue#163, p.76]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While the on-track action is hard to fault, the off-track content just seems to slow things down. [Issue#197, p.92]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Tactics is as immense as it is intense. With a brilliant storyline and a wealth of options for creating and customising characters, there is no finer RPG on the PSP. [Issue#159, p.88]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Even the normal difficulty is so insanely hard it's likely to put many gamers off. [Issue#201, p.98]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Two good games, one great game, 30 quid or less. [Issue#204, p.89]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Still as good today as it was when it was released. [Issue#207, p.98]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An essential purchase for owners of last year's Madden? Probably not but if you haven't tried this series yet, you're missing out. [Issue#223, p.79]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Simply the best in the series and as such the best skateboarding game on PS3...Its sense of fun and superb control mechanics are still without equal. [Issue#192, p.82]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The best Need for Speed game in years. [Issue#161, p.86]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Brilliantly structured levels. [Issue#197, p.103]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Brilliant. [Feb 2012, p.83]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The first sign of weakness in the otherwise excellent series. [Issue#223, p.87]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Due to the arguably archaic control scheme and the co-op aspect, Resi 5 isn’t for everybody. Then again, we love it, and we’ve been playing Resident Evil for over a decade; if you’re one of us, then Resident Evil 5 will suit you perfectly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter still wins out in terms of depth and variety, but Omega Force manages to nail so many of the other elements that make Capcom’s game so satisfying. And since Capcom is busy sleeping with the enemy, we have no hesitation whatsoever in heralding Toukiden as the best Monster Hunter game on Vita.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Incredibly addictive. [Issue#185, p.78]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There's a real sense of calculated attack and defence throughout each race. [Issue#193, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While it's not a huge step up from the original, a break of two and a half years and a bit of polish makes Darksiders II easy to recommend. It has issues, but there's a hell of a lot of game for those who want it. [Issue#221, p.70]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Combines a tactical battle system, a mature setting and an intriguing story to perfect effect, breaking away from many of the cliches the genre relies on. [Issue 141, p.108]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The best puzzle game on PSP by far, but owners of the original might be more disappointed that it doesn't take more abmitious steps to stretch its formula further and see what happens. [Issue #147, p.76]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An improvement over the original, but still suffering technical issues and is decidedly old-fashioned in many regards. [Issue#203, p.72]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Playing like a mixture of Phoenix Wright, Virtue’s Last Reward and Persona, Danganronpa is a compelling and thrilling visual novel with great writing and characterisation. Anyone in the mood for a good murder mystery should get on it, quick sharp.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With some crazy fun online elements and a badass sense of actual achievement, Dying Light is the zombie game we've been working for. Just mute those terrible voices. [Issue#254, p.64]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For our part, despite its flaws, we think it gets the job done. [Issue#190, p.64]
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