UGO's Scores

  • Games
For 49 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 42 Little Deviants
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
49 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Darkness 2 is a raw game...There's probably no better way to describe it. It's foul-mouthed, exceedingly violent and intensely sexual at moments, and if you've got the stomach for it, it's downright awesome.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With its grand storytelling and enthralling gameplay, Mass Effect 3 doesn't just bring an epic trilogy to a close, it rivals the most revered space operas.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    After playing Journey, I couldn't get it out of my head for days. Journey goes left, where every other game goes right; the game is a crafted experience that has been built with such care and attention that it easily transcends the label of "game" and expands into a broad, delightful experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I loved Shank 2's animated style, its characters and animations; everyone needs to rip these guys off, because they know what they're doing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The biggest reason Revelations works is its control scheme. What Capcom managed to do with the controls of Revelations has me hopeful for portable shooters and the future of Resident Evil.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    UFC Undisputed 3 is the ultimate package for MMA fans and a heck of a primer for MMA novices. The developers took some time away from the market and really refined this game, well past what was even seen in UFC Undisputed 2010 and it really shows.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Rhythm Heaven Fever is charming, bizarre and hilarious; you'll laugh your way through most levels because of the ridiculous visuals and animation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    SSX
    The SSX series has been reinvented and revitalized in the best possible way.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The Mario Party series might be a bit long in the tooth, but it shouldn't be counted out; there have been enough tweaks and changes to keep things interesting and the minigames are as fun as ever.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sine Mora is exactly what the genre needed, a game that balances fun with skill and challenge, and doesn't alienate the general gaming audience for the most nice of audiences. The developers at Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture put together a game that really strikes the right mix and will hopefully usher in a new era for the shmup genre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The more I played Gotham City Imposters, the more I noticed Team Fortress similarities.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Only in The Simpsons Arcade Game can you get a Mr. Smithers that is psychotic kidnapper and a suicide bomber, or have Mr. Burns as a death-dealing robot. This game and its characters don't make sense. They're bizarre, but they sure are fun to witness.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    TOR has me energized about the future of MMOs and, when my free press time ends, I'm going to be ponying up the cash to continue my subscription. That's the highest compliment I can pay.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    From the moment the Monday Night Football theme song kicks off, you know you're going to love the new Genkibowl VII DLC for Saint's Row: The Third. It continues the mayhem and utter amazing stupidity of the core game in a short burst of activities and new gear.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This new NFL Blitz does what the series has always done best... make football intense and cram it down to under 10 minutes a game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you're a solo player or not bothered by the lack of multiplayer options, buy Rayman: Origins. It's a best-in-class platformer that will delight and challenge you; if you're looking to take your multiplayer Rayman: Origins playing on the road, this probably isn't the version for you.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The perfect party game. There is enough odd shit going on to keep the people waiting to play entertained and vehicle combat has never felt so good. The main reason Twisted Metal pulled this off is because it didn't try to reinvent itself for the next-gen consoles. The game knows what it did well in the past and brings all of that into the modern gaming world.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's a gussied up, late 90s and early 2000s shooter, high on fun and low on pretention and cludgy mechanics. You'll pick up power-ups, gun down foes and that's about it. It's simple and fun with just the right mix of running and gunning.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    I might not be the biggest soccer fan in the world, but I love the depiction of it in FIFA Street. Action stays close, the game's modes feel incredibly varied and it's an intense version of the sport.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 prevents the series from getting long in the tooth by introducing some great new mechanics and modes. I enjoyed my time reviewing the game and for the first time in years, found myself incredibly excited swing in and swing out. It's too bad that the Free To Play model has seeped into the game and that DLC is continually dangled in front of the player, because it's distracting and annoying.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Kid Icarus: Uprising is a charming and wonderful game, slightly hamstrung by a physically tiresome and awkward control scheme.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Stick with Ridge Racer Unbounded long after you want to throw your controller in frustration, because patience reveals a solid, intense and fun arcade racer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIII-2 is a solid title that course corrects the series from its thirteenth outing. It's a step in the right direction with a fun story, beautiful music and settings that enthrall.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Choplifter HD is what modern remakes or reboots should be, adherence to tradition with a whole lot of room for advancement and series progression.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Uncharted: Golden Abyss just can't reach the heights of previous Uncharted releases, but it should be commended for taking the experience and replicating it well on the PlayStation Vita handheld. It's a fun adventure, but it's saddled with some conservative franchise choices that prevent it from really pushing Uncharted forward.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Lumines remains challenging without being punishing. You'll get better and better the more you play and you will be rewarded with new visuals and new experiences all along. I enjoyed my time with Lumines Electronic Symphony and it has guaranteed a permanent spot on my Vita rotation; I just wish it had done more this time around.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Touch My Katamari isn't a revolution for the series, but it does add enough odds and ends to keep the series (excuse me) rolling along. The quirky and bizarre visuals are still here, the solid gameplay persists and you'll still find rolling up sumo wrestlers funny. At least I do.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's blistering fast, pounds the pulse in all the right ways and scratches that racing itch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For as great as Alan Wake's American Nightmare starts out, it ends in an unsatisfying, cliffhanger fashion. I loved the setting, loved the action, but felt Remedy didn't tell their story to the best of their abilities; confounding story twists, half-ideas and a quick resolution hold this game back from making an impact.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Asura's Wrath wears its anime influences proudly on its sleeve and it is a better game for it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Starbreeze Studios reboots a classic, real-time tactical game, turning it into a first-person shooter that doesn't manage to stand out within the saturated genre.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There's some deeper thought going on behind Binary Domain's cold, robot eyes and its themes and story take its action far beyond a generic shooter.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With no separate Story Mode and an Arcade mode that can be run through in under an hour, it is clear that Capcom's latest title has one purpose: Versus mode. When the game works, it is a fun experience. The absurd load times and dysfunctional online play, however, ruin the game's solid momentum, turning Street Fighter X Tekken into more of a headache than a memorable experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It might not have an epic story or complex characters, but it will serve your shooter needs. This game is a great showcase for what console-like games could be for the Vita. It has some great ideas, a few rough edges and shows a whole lot of promise for future games on the Vita.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fun game and a unique blended experience for online-inclined players. It can feel a bit overwhelming with information feedback and customization menus, but with enough time and dedication to figuring things out, players will find a rewarding experience and solid mech combat.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir is an interesting experiment in AR gaming that expands the possibilities of the 3DS beyond that of just a gaming handheld.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning just isn't fleshed out enough to be the product of the three visionaries behind it. The story isn't concrete enough for anyone to feel engaged in it, the art design falls flat due to the handful of repetitive enemies and the combat is halted by strange choices in enemy AI and attributes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The series is in need of a heavy overhaul, but SoulCalibur V isn't the installment to deliver it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The perfection of Metal Gear Solid 3's stealth espionage gameplay is simply lost in its translation to the 3DS platform.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Yakuza: Dead Souls is a fun departure for the Yakuza series, but it's hindered by some pretty lousy controls, a temperamental camera and a few other odds and ends.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    There's something to be said about a game that loads you up with infinite missiles and a sky full of bogeys; Top Gun: Hard Lock is high on intensity and low on reality and it's rather fun because of that.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    If you're going into Operation Raccoon City for the campaign, you'll likely be a bit disappointed, as I was, but if you're looking for a multiplayer game that you can jump into with friends, you'll find much to enjoy. The game isn't perfect, but the developers really tried to tweak the multiplayer formula and they succeeded in creating several fun modes that are action-packed and unpredictable.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Doublesix's All Zombies Must Die! has major problems that almost destroy what little good the game has going for it. The spiritual successor to Burn Zombie Burn, All Zombies Must Die! throws in story and dialogue just to say it did, and it doesn't hide it very well.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Grand Slam Tennis 2 is a collection of great ideas, but the focus feels a little too stretched and each individual feature is missing the hook it needs to keep the attention on it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Crush 3D has intriguing game mechanics and concepts, but the execution of the entire package makes the game feel like more of an overextended tutorial than a complete game.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ridge Racer is more of a proof of concept than full title; the game has a slim amount of content and its best aspects require an online connection, meaning if you're taking your racing on the go, you're going to be disappointed.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Little Deviants is a mini-game collection that shows you everything it's got in the first 30 minutes. You'll do the same handful of activities over and over again in specific-themed worlds for several hours on end until it all ends in a shoulder shrug.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    I Am Alive is a strong game premise that really fails to launch. Its great mood and solid combat system are overcome with poor design choices and story that just goes nowhere. I can't recommend it to anyone but the most ardent of supporters or diehard fans of The Road or other destroyed world apocalyptic fiction.