Pure Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 102 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 God of War II
Lowest review score: 20 Dave Mirra BMX Challenge
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 102
  2. Negative: 9 out of 102
102 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well-put-together game that lacks the depth needed for lasting appeal. [Jan 2007, p.62]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yu-Gi-Oh! fans are getting the most complete game they've had in the series while the rest will all still look at it and wonder what the hell the fuss is about. Definitely one for fans only. [Mar 2007, p.80]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game that is fun and easy to play but a little too infantile to make it a must have. [May 2007, p.70]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nice to see the old yella fella in a decent game for a change. A great kart racing experience. [May 2007, p.86]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hack and slash action that feels like it has a point makes this a highly playable game. [Apr 2007, p.85]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some more variation and a fuller landscape would have made it perfect. [Jan 2007, p.64]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    An interesting and diverting puzzler although a budget price would make it more attractive. [Apr 2007, p.84]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A port of the previous title from PS2 doesn't really have the next-gen punch you are looking for. [Apr 2007, p.58]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If there was a complaint to be levelled at the game, apart from its somewhat repetitive gameplay, it would be the lack of checkpoints - and with such huge odds against you, it does become irritating to have to restart a level from teh beginning each time you die. [May 2007, p.78]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent collection of boxing matches, but too disjointed to be world champion. [Mar 2007, p.77]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Looks beautiful but plays like a prawn cracker riding a motorbike. [Mar 2007, p.61]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A mish-mash of puzzler and RPG that never really hits the heights it initially promises. [Apr 2007, p.84]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A competent racer, but all the fun seems to have been sucked out of the series since "Most Wanted." [Apr 2007, p.56]
    • Pure Magazine UK
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A lack of depth to the strategy leaves you feeling the license has been wasted on the PSP. [Feb 2007, p.76]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Every move seems to take a split second from your button press to its actual execution, which means chaining combos becomes a very taxing endeavour. [Apr 2007, p.52]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun for fans of the show, but doesn't take long to become really repetitive. [Jan 2007, p.58]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A competent racer that is more middle of the road than a fast-lane must-have. [Apr 2007, p.82]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One conversion too far, a game that is much more at home on the PSP than its bigger brother. [May 2007, p.71]
    • Pure Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Looks nice but doesn't really bring anything new to the party to make it essential. [Mar 2007, p.57]
    • Pure Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Crash is back in a racing platform combination that is fun, but no "Mario Kart." [Jan 2007, p.72]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you like mini-games, Go! Puzzle represents some decent value with three simple yet fiendishly addictive puzzle games. [May 2007, p.66]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Neither a great racer nor a top car combat game, it's all a bit of a mishmash. [May 2007, p.83]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While all this mindless blasting is fun for a while, personally it became quite tedious in a very short time. [May 2007, p.67]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An interesting concept is sadly let down by dull execution.
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A well-implemented control system and great sense of tension make this a joy to play. [Jan 2007, p.50]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The most heinous of crimes: a real lack of any feeling of speed. No matter whether you are going at a crawl or full tilt with nitrous screaming, the only difference you'll see is a bit of blur on roadside street lights. [Mar 2007, p.56]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Graphical problems and monotonous gameplay make this another lacklustre entry in the franchise. [Apr 2007, p.64]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Limited customisation options, slow loading times and camera problems. [Feb 2007, p.81]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If it was part of a larger collection of games we couldn't fault it. But it does seem a little much to ask when it is a stand-alone title, no matter how much fun it is. [May 2007, p.84]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Good for short periods but it just gets worse the longer you play. [Jan 2007, p.70]
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