Play UK's Scores

  • Games
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 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Lowest review score: 5 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
1561 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    With only the most insignificant flaws remaining, Grand Theft Auto IV is a triumphant epic that no other developer could ever create. Designed with unrelenting passion, the series has categorically set the standard for the coming years.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Gigantic and stupidly detailed, GTA V is everything we hoped it would be. Individual components could be a touch better, but when a game does literally everything, nobody can expect perfection across the board. That it even comes close is incredible. [Issue#236, p.62]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Truly spectacular, and certainly worth buying and playing again. [Issue#251, p.64]
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    • 100 Critic Score
    An essential add-on. [Issue#192, p.97]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Nathan Drake is a likeable hero, his story is funny, interesting and exciting and the game itself is a masterpiece. Uncharted 2 is absolutely, positively, genuinely fantastic and a reason to own a PS3, of that there is no doubt.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    We're sure you've already seen plenty of quotes and sound bites that announce Arkham City as the best superhero game ever made but such statements sell the game short: Batman's latest digital outing is probably one of the best games this year, if not the entire generation.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is certainly more difficult to master than we first imagined, but it pays off on its promise and then some. Media Molecule has created a game that deserves to take the world by storm, and this really is just the beginning.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's enough to make you want to start chewing t'baccy and eating jerky, if you don't already. [Issue#193, p.90]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It will live with us. Here, finally, is a videogame that will live with us. There are inconsistencies here and there, some lulls in its gameplay, but when The Last Of Us is good (winter), it's better than anything else this gen - we do not say that lightly. [Issue#232, p.62]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's the best version available of what is arguably Playstation 3's best game and The Last Of Us remains every bit as dramatic, powerful and engaging as it was when first released. Still incredible. [Issue#247, p.59]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    No fruity descriptions, no fancy words: just buy it. [Issue#205, p.80]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    One of those rare games that speaks to the player on a personal, emotional level with a thought-provoking, mature storyline set in one of the most amazing worlds conceived in a game. Plus, it's a wonderful FPS with deep, tactical combat. Essential. [Issue#230, p.66]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Singularly the best reason to own broadband ever invented. [Christmas 2009, p.68]
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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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    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    After another year of middling shooters, BioShock is as complex and hypnotic as it was in 2007. It’s an imperfect first-person shooter, and the quality swerves erratically towards the end, but the PS3 port has been handled gracefully.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Engaging, deep, stunningly atmospheric, funny, witty, shiny and - get this - fun. [Issue#201, p.92]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Endlessly entertaining and featuring a fantastic selection of fighters, Street Fighter IV is the best one-on-one brawler your PS3 is ever likely to see. It deserves to be experienced by anyone with even a passing interest in the genre.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A magnificent package. [Issue 145, p.78]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Despite its intrusive storyline, Metal Gear Solid 4 is a varied, engaging and entertaining epic. It may diminish slightly towards the end of the game, but there could be no greater reward for the fans' patience than this. [Issue#167, p.78]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A gaming experience that is truly unlike any other, The Walking Dead should be required playing for anyone who considers themselves a fan of our favourite medium. [Issue#231, p.76]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Violently sublime and logically puzzling there is no better third-person adventure out there. Get it - this is another true classic. [Issue #152, p.56]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the best RPGs around, with great characterisation, a gripping story and smart combat mechanics that greatly improve on the formula found in past Persona games. [Issue#228, p.78]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The perfect marriage of style and substance, a lively, inventive and satisfying game wrapped up in the most impressive and striking visual style of any game on the PS2. There's nothing else quite like this out there. [Issue 150, p.80]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There's just so much to explore and discover here. Never has such a rich and fully-realised game world been committed to disc. [Issue #152, p.64]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mechanically superb, amazing to look at and offering as much MGS nonsense as players wish to indulge in. The Phantom Pain is everything we hoped it would be. [Issue#261, p.63]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A brilliant title. [Issue#188, p.87]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Shepard's story ends with a journey that's exhilarating and dramatic, with fantastic moments that beg to be replayed so you can see what other outcomes are available. [Issue#216, p.68]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Building upon everything that made Oblivion such a joy, Skyrim has easily secured the crown as the biggest game this gen and also as one of the best. Even if you don't ordinarily like ye olde fantasy RPGs, this is brilliant.
    • 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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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's frustrating and deflating to have to admit it, but Drake's Deception isn't another defining experience on PS3. It's still fantastic fun in the most part and worth picking up, but overfamiliarity holds it back from true greatness. Sorry, Nate.

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