Play UK's Scores

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For 1,453 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:
1,453 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The best game we've played this year. [Issue#163, p.92]
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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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    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A game that will split opinion, but to our minds it is one of the most immersive, mature and refreshing games in years. If you've been waiting for something new from your PS3, then this is essential. [Issue#189, p.64]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Highly addictive and with a set of challenges that will keep you going for an age, it's a must-have purchase that no PS3 owner should be without. [Issue#189, p.90]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There's no denying that LucasArts is treating its revered series with the respect it deserves. [Issue#195, p.102]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Black Ops is undoubtedly the best online FPS ever put together. [Issue#199, p.70]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    With the best 2D sprite animation around and furiously paced gameplay, Continuum Shift surpasses its predecessor.
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    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    They're absolutely, without a doubt, worth buying. [Issue#210, p.78]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Thinking, planning, failing and dying is back in fashion: XCOM is a phenomenal reimagining of a classic title and an instant classic in its own right. The love poured into it and the sheer depth of the experience has created something truly special.
    • 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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    • 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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    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Despite the demo being met with scepticism, Square Enix has crafted a truly fantastic game that is a stunning change of pace and feel for the Final Fantasy series, but still manages to stay largely true to its roots. Beautiful. [JPN Import; Issue #139, p.60]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Smooth, slick and sexy, setting a bench mark for PSP. [Issue#139, p.102]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's five games - every one of which is among the best of its type, if not the best - for half the price of one. Had Valve updated it for PS3 then it would have socred even higher. [Issue#161, p.76]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Once you get to grips with the new guitars and find people to play with, Rock Band is a fantastic title that oozes quality. [Issue#162, p.84]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A pure, stripped-down, focused shooter that handles the fundamentals of firstperson violence better than any other titles before it, while also managing to be the best-looking game on the PS3 by quite a margin. Bring on the multiplayer.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The PS3's most dramatic and beautiful racing game. [Issue#172, p.72]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The most over-the-top, unremittingly silly, astoundingly inventive, consistently thrilling, overtly sexual, guility enjoyable Japanese action game we've played in years. [Issue#187, p.70]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Alone it's alright, online it's bordering on genius. Bad Company 2 is quite possibly the best online shooter on PS3 today. [Issue#190, p.66]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A great range of genuinely entertaining play modes. [Issue#186, p.87]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A brilliant title. [Issue#188, p.87]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Two of the greatest PS2 action games of all time at a bargain price. [Issue#188, p.74]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Don't miss this. [Issue#187, p.86]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    All the relentless pace and slick style of a classic 2D Japanese action game in a 3D modern masterpiece. [Issue#197, p.71]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A truly astonishing port. [Issue#202, p.96]
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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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Still brilliant. [Issue#210, p.99]
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