Play UK's Scores

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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: 72
Highest review score: 100 Red Dead Redemption: Liars and Cheats
Lowest review score: 5 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
1561 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Patapon 2 is still pretty good fun and definitely not like many other video games out there. If you can match the beats and you don’t get too frustrated when you miss one then you’re in for a great tactical rhythm-based game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A few control niggles cannot hide its quality. [Issue # 149, p.70]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An addictive, entertaining and intense racer that can happily sit alongside the genre greats. [Issue#184, p.68]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A fantastic package, covering multiple genres and raising more smiles than it has any right to. [Issue#191, p.80]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While not exactly original, Project Origin certainly offers FPS fans a vivid entertainment experience. If you’re a fan of the original and you’ve finished Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 then give this a look.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Eternal Sonata really is amazing to look at and incredible fun to play. The characters endear themselves to you and the story isn’t as clichéd as most JRPGs. The only downside is that it’s a little bit shorter than other roleplaying games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Great fun. [Issue#190, p.91]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There's no doubt that this is top quality content but playing these modes without the main game is not a full experience. Thankfully the price tag makes up for that in a big way. [Issue#199, p.86]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An incredible package on offer with hours' worth of great gameplay. [Issue#78, p.78]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If the combat was a little bit tighter this would be absolutely excellent. [Issue#219, p.74]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There's a feeling that FIFA might be running out of ideas. [Issue#210, p.83]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An inventive FPS with a sense of humour. [Issue#203, p.76]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Some of the modes on Medal of Honor's online component are fantastically good fun. [Issue#198, p.86]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A wonderfully unique offering from our wonderfully inventive friends in Japan. [Apr 2006, p.94]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It trumps the last version on PS3 by merit of opening up more player options – generally it's the same game, but the method of taking a shot can use any one of five different mechanisms. Other than that it's business as usual – madly compulsive, quick to pick up and difficult to master, questionable representation of young girls.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    By focusing on getting a smaller number of key elements right, Second Son delivers an experience that oozes quality of design and execution in most of the right places. Yes, the character and story could have done with some fleshing out, but that’s less of a problem when playing as morally-questionable mutant is this much fun.
    • 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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