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: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Witness
Lowest review score: 5 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
1561 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The HD sheen is just a bonus. [Issue#200, p.97]
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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.
    • 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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Looks and plays fantastically. [Issue#221, p.81]
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    • 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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    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An absolute steal at £9.99, and worth far more than that. Sound Shapes has justified the outrageous hype surrounding it. More than just a good game, it's a great showcase for the system. More of this, please.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A fantastic, tense and deeply tactical game, marred only by a few unnecessary niggles that were not present in the 360 version. [Issue#155, p.70]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the best updates of a classic franchise we've had the chance to play. [Issue 144, p.90]
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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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An excellent RPG. Incredibly well paced with a touching and sometimes amusing story, and a great levelling-up/combat system, though you do get the feeling you'd enjoy it more if it was on the PS2. [Issue#167, p.90]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Dead Space lifts gameplay elements from a variety of sources and ably adapts them to the survival-horror genre. It’s let down by some samey environs, but these don’t detract from the compelling horror experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Full of missions and side-splitting moments, the game delivers an enjoyable experience. There's more to it than the first, though the essence of play is very similar. [Issue#146, p.82]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The best Call of Duty release since Black Ops. [Issue#251, p.62]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Its haunting atmosphere sure to leave a mark – just as, say, Flower did before it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A damn enjoyable game. The characters grow on you after a while and it's not long before you feel as though you're starting to fit in at Bullworth Academy. [Issue # 146, p.72]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    On the one hand it brings nothing new to the table and has some irritating faults. On the other, it's a joyful experience and will warm the cockles of anyone who plays. [Issue#192, p.88]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There's an inevitable faltering in the fact that this is 'merely' WipEout again – there's not too much that can be done with the formula, but to be honest there's little we'd want to see done to change things up. Though a crossover with PSone's Rollcage, thus adding wheeled vehicles, would be pretty nifty. All the same, this does mean you're getting a game made up of a very good experience – but a very good experience you've played through seven times before. Eight if you had an N64. WipEout 2048 still comes with an unconditional recommendation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The best fiver you'll ever spend on PSN. [Issue#183, p.83]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Stylish and superbly designed. [Issue#256, p.73]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One of the best things about Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is that it actually has an ending. [Issue#161, p.80]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's still a fantastic game and an absolute riot in multiplayer. [Issue#198, p.103]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A superb conversion to a portable gaming format. [Issue#196, p.90]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's a little too strict in its adherence to previous entries, but Climax has done a stellar job. [Issue#160, p.88]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Finally, football is back to where it should be on PS3 – at the top of our mostplayed lists. But FIFA 09 still has the capacity to annoy beyond all reason, especially when it’s playing in goal.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's not the prettiest game on PSN but it's certainly one of the best strategy titles currently available. [Issue#192, p.97]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Delivers on the ambitious intentions of the original with added interest, only slightly letting itself down with some control issues that could and should have been fixed. Still the closest you're going to get to a truly playable action movie for now, though. [Issue#190, p.68]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A stunning game with a hell of a battle system. [Issue#245, p.]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Genuinely funny humour meets a great turn-based battle system and ludicrous levels of depth for those fond of levelling up ad nauseam. [Issue#190, p.77]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Really good fun. [Issue#199, p.93]
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