Play UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,444 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
Highest review score: 100 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam
Lowest review score: 5 Unearthed: Trail of Ibn Battuta
Score distribution:
1,444 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Black merely gives us what we want deep, deep down. Those little voices crying out for destruction need silencing every now and again. [Apr 2006, p.88]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bold and inventive. [Issue#203, p.98]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The permanent threat of death keeps you forced to the ground – we can’t remember the last game where we willingly snuck around so much – and it feels like the claustrophobic corridors and catwalks of the Sevastopol were built from that angle. Being crouched, looking up at everything… it really does give you that feeling that Creative Assembly wanted it all along – that ‘prey being hunted’ effect. It makes a refreshing change from the feeling of being overpowered and able to kill anything that appears.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of our favourites. [Issue#188, p.87]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The presentation is faultless. [Issue#193, p.102]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Really good fun. [Issue#199, p.93]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As well designed and engaging as ever. [Issue#188, p.86]
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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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    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best-looking handheld game ever made. [Issue#236, p.74]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A damn fine game on the PS2, just as it was on PSP. [Issue 142, p.76]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fantastic fun converted perfectly to Sony's handheld. All the Metal Slug you could ever want. [Issue #150, p.86]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This brash, good-looking newcomer has all of the usual EA spit and polish you would expect. [Issue#198, p.88]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A truly astonishing port. [Issue#202, p.96]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Supremely stylish, cleverly designed, fiendishly addictive. [Issue#171, p.92]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Does almost everything well, from the involving story and beautiful graphics to the compelling characters, and does one thing - the battle system - better than any other RPG we've seen. [Issue#139, p.90]
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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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    • 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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    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's a terrific concept bolstered by some truly great game modes and excellent unlockables. [Issue#184, p.85]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dominator may lack a proper identity, but in terms of visceral action and an absolutely thrilling sense of speed, it's distinctly Burnout - and therefore brilliant. Just be prepared for more of the same. A hell of a lot more. [Issue #152, p.74]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Even better thanks to far cleverer puzzles. [Issue#194, p.102]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A true classic that is honed and refined to near perfection. [Issue#179, p.90]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ignore the linearity of the level design and embrace the PSN's most adrenaline-fuelled game since WipEout HD. [Issue#193, p.102]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's just such a wonderful game that as long as you can get over the fact that the cars behave in quite a strange way, and the control is incredibly loose, you're guaranteed to enjoy it. [Issue#158, p.74]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A brilliant start. [Issue#192, p.97]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a PSP game this was truly exceptional. As a PS2 release it's not as technically impressive, but still represents fantastic value for money. [Issue #92, p.92]
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    • 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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    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Odd rough patch or misfire aside, Resident Evil 6 is bursting with innovation, content and confidence that shows Capcom knows exactly what it's doing with it's series. Now fully tooled up for co-op, this feels like Resident Evil worthy of modern times.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bugbear adheres to everything that makes the franchise stellar, rather than trying to break any new ground. [Issue#158, p.84]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Entering the ring with a lot to prove, the development team has been both daring and dynamic in its approach. Despite a few glitches, Yuke's has produced a game that can more than hold its own with the quality "SmackDown" games of old. [Issue#159, p.66]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There are stacks of stages, plus loads to unlock too - perfect for those looking for something different to fill their gaming lulls. [Issue#184, p.80]
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