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 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Okami
Lowest review score: 20 Samurai Warriors 2: Empires
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 102
  2. Negative: 9 out of 102
102 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even though the latest outing isn't a massive departure from the first and pretty much carries on where the old one left off, that is no bad thing when the original was so close to perfection. [Apr 2007, p.70]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A beautiful experience and a real must-have title. Possibly the last great game on PS2. [Mar 2007, p.66]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A vast game with so much to do, it'll keep you going for months before you even get to the heart of it. [May 2007, p.62]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A credible conversion with very few flaws, should be in any futuristic race fan's library. [Feb 2007, p.79]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Looks good, sounds good and plays like a dream...A stunningly executed shooter and a real joy to play.
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The extra troop element, as well as the unique recruitment system, means the title should see a long life of playability. [Apr 2007, p.76]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With the framerate locked at 30fps the chance of seeing any slowdown is almost zero. [Mar 2007, p.48]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some minor issues inherent in all GTA games don't really spoil another slice of ciminal mayhem.
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fairly predictable but enjoyable platformer with some great parody mini-games.
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    • 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]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Offers a great collection of heroes to choose from and has plenty of replay value. [Jan 2007, p.63]
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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]
    • Pure Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even better than the first game, this handheld masterpiece is an essential purchase.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quite simply the best boxing game on any machine to date. [Mar 2007, p.62]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Exceedingly playable RPG that gets on with its tale instead of slowing down with stats. [Apr 2007, p.74]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A classic trip back to the great days of Mega Drive gaming, still amazingly playable today. [Jan 2007, p.56]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A nice twisted take on the universe and a solid RPG to boot. [Apr 2007, p.72]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good conversion of a classic game, it's a shame they couldn't have spruced it up just a little for this new launch. [Mar 2007, p.79]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not exactly the perfect rendition of the series, although the chance to control Jinpachi and the two new Iron Fist competitors more than makes up for the loss of ending videos and limited multiplayer. [May 2007, p.66]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With so many options, there is little in the way of basketball that this game doesn't offer and it rightfully deserves a slam-dunking genius award. [Apr 2007, p.61]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Better than before. Just lacks that little something extra to make it an absolute screamer. [Jan 2007, p.54]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A vast improvement over the "X-Men" titles, although some may find it a little too simplistic. [Feb 2007, p.83]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A really smart improvement that puts this game top of the football league.
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great race title if you can persevere past the initial frustration. [Mar 2007, p.74]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without doubt the best 'real' basketball game to hit the PS3 but is far from unbeatable because every sports game needs that 'pick up and play' factor to get players hooked. [Apr 2007, p.57]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When a game is this well presented, fluid to play and with such a well-balanced learning curve enabling anyone to pick up and play in just a few seconds, even those not that keen on tennis can't help but appreciate such finesse. [Mar 2007, p.47]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Delivers a solid FPS game and in no way should be overlooked, but as a launch title it just lacks that all-important wow factor. [Mar 2007, p.58]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A slick and stylish representation of the sport that makes great use of the Sixaxis tilt function. [Apr 2007, p.60]
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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]
    • Pure Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first military strategy title for the PSP, it's well presented and addictive. [Feb 2007, p.76]
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