X-ONE Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,414 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 BioShock
Lowest review score: 10 Fighter Within
Score distribution:
1,414 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Unsullied by over-complication and masterfully focused, Gears of War aims to offer the most bang per buck yet seen in a videogame, and we're glad to say it does just that. [Issue 14, p.72]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A fantastic, life-affirming piece of software that has set a new standard for what the medium can achieve, with a magnificent multiplayer mode to boot. If all games were this good, no one would ever leave the house. [Issue#33, p.84]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A game of such rare emotion that we became attached to our characters to the point of missing them now it's all over. [Issue 27, p.76]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    BioSchock is amazing. Not only are its visuals, music, sound, gameplay and plot superb, but it's highly polished and runs beautifully on the 360 without any noticeable drop in frame rate. [Issue 23, p.70]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Orange Box offers more value for money than any RPG package in history. Valve and EA could have charged through the nose, but wisely kep it honest. It's the best ?50 you'll ever spend. [Issue#25, p.39]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We can't think of a more complete package to spend our virtual pounds upon. [Issue#29, p.116]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterclass in design. Brutal, epic, beautiful and harrowing in equal measure, Gears Of War 2 announces Epic’s reign as the king of the action videogame. Absolutely essential.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Vast, epic, engaging, absorbing, terrifying, horrific, amusing and thoroughly brilliant. Fallout 3 is easily one of the best games ever made and one that deserves and needs to be played.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Don’t let the lack of a third dimension fool you. Street Fighter IV is possibly the best beat-’em-up ever made. A must-have.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Lost and Damned is an absolute behemoth of an expansion, providing a fresh perspective on the same city and setting a devilishly high standard for DLC in the future.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Both an astonishing RPG and confident shooter, Mass Effect 2 is daring, shocking and often awe-inspiring in its use of choice. This is the future of storytelling in videogames. [Issue#, p.85]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A truly spectacular sequel that reaches previously unthinkable heights. Portal 2 is an experience to be cherished and already a strong contender for the best game of 2011. [Issue#72, p.78]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A Batman game like never before. Fans will feel like they're dreaming, whereas everyone else has an incredibly large and in-depth world to enjoy and engage with. It doesn't get much better. [Issue#78, p.80]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A study in pure, unadulterated excellence.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    GTA V is funny, genuinely laugh out loud funny – and not in a ’shoving a ten-inch purple dildo up your arse’ funny – the humour is told through situation, through incredibly clever writing and wonderful sense of place. Really, that says everything you need to know about GTA V. Rockstar has spent five years, and an insane amount of money, building a game that is not only bold enough to step away from expectation, but brave enough to revel in its combined history as well.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Titanfall is a ridiculous amount of fun. Maybe it’ll be surpassed, but right now it’s the best game on Xbox One and one of the best multiplayer shooters ever.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As visceral and genuinely 'on the edge' as they come. [Issue#5, p.86]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolute triumph that shows how ambition and verve combined with next-gen technology can create an absolute monster of a game. The one game every Xbox 360 owner must try. [Issue#5, p.76]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Graphically sumptuous, deceptively deep and utterly essential. [Issue#5, p.96]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Single-player is too similar to what has come before to earn perfect marks, whereas all other aspects are worthy of such commendation. [Issue#25, p.72]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most detailed, realistic, sprawling, long-lasting, and satisfying racing game ever - Eden has actually pulled it off. A must for any high-definition petrolhead; it's absolutely stunning. [Issue 10, p.80]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This looks awesome enough to make your eyes bleed with joy. [Issue#5, p.120]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Darkness delivers on every level. A great FPS with a captivating atmosphere, it boasts intriguing characters, an intense plot and has a heap of depth to boot. It's undeniably impressive. [Issue 21, p.76]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A considerable leap forward in enemy AI, regardless of concerns some might have about tactical depth and how see-through it occasionally is. A more tense experience on 360 there ain't. [Issue 14, p.76]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Rising features arcade-quality gameplay wrapped around a classic movie theme and sprinkled with tons of extras. Worth buying an Xbox 360 for - everyone should play this game. [Issue # 11, p.72]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Peter Molynuex was recently quoted as saying, pre-release, that he felt Fable II is a nine out of ten game. You know what, Pete? You’re spot-on mate.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The perfect racing game for all levels of ability, Forza Motorsport 2's deep customisation options give it an unrivalled lifespan among its genre stablemates. An essential purchase. [Issue#20, p.80]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Innovative controls, fantastic physics, seamless animation and pretty darn sweet visuals. Take a breath, retune your brain and learn how to sakte - you'll be glad you did! [Issue#25, p.84]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lovingly crafted, musical, involving, delightful, beautiful, addictive and crammed with anime cheese. [Issue#25, p.92]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Doom has more personality than "Halo"...you know it's true. [Issue 13, p.116]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assault Heroes will leave you giddy with its freewheeling, high-score chasing bliss. [Issue # 16, p.114]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most accomplished, perfectly balanced and dazzlingly polished fighting game ever made - but watch out, it punishes infidels unwilling to invest the time to learn the 'art.' [Issue#25, p.88]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it’s easy to say that it’s not so great offline, Left 4 Dead is supposed to be played with friends and when you do it’s hard to find any flaws. Very fun, very slick and very dead.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A genius concept thanks to exploding sheep, homing missiles, air strikes and Street Fighter special moves. [Issue 19, p.116]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Incomparable to the pure fear that accompanies "Rainbow Six Vegas 2" and more akin to taking part in a sport than a war, Unreal Tournament III is the most accessible and technical shooter available, and it’s near impossible to fault it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautifully paced and with the sort of gothic visuals that would scare Marilyn Manson. [Issue 19, p.116]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dream come true for music fans and gamers alike. If you've recently won the lottery, it's a must-buy. [Issue#29, p.88]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A special little number. [Issue #22, p.114]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finishing the game actually burnt out the pleasure centres of our brain. We're unable to enjoy anything else in life now and instead spend our time wallowing in misery. [Issue#29, p.74]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A huge crowd appeared the second we turned Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix on. [Issue#40, p.115]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Repetitive and relatively simple perhaps, but when it's fundamental gratification you're after, Burnout Paradise doesn't go far wrong. A worthy challenger to the likes of "Forza 2," "PGR 4" and "ProStreet." [Issue#29, p.82]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is bloody marvellous, but we'd rather have a finite number of enemies if it's all the same to you. [Issue 26, p.70]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We kid you not, ProStreet is arguably the best driving game yet...A game of extraordinary brilliance.[Issue 26, p.82]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The really great thing, however, is the character creation mode. Honestly, it’s brilliant, and about as close to a real character creation as we’ve ever seen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The greatest Guitar Hero yet. Amazing songs, phenomenal gameplay, and it's online too! [Issue 27, p.86]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A furiously successful RPG and FPS combination that doesn't fall short on either front. [Issue#52, p.86]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Feels amazingly fresh and new. [Issue 26, p.118]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s great to see a developer building on its original game with such love and care. One of our favourite shooters in living memory.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Find a comfy armchair, arm yourself with fizzy sweets and pretend you're eight again. [Issue 26, p.116]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s very little to denounce Dead Space with. It captures you completely with chilling suspense and leaves you feeling thoroughly thrilled. What can we say? Bring on a sequel!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The simple creativity it showed in blending the player's virtual action into the fabric of each level's trance soundtrack was a breath of fresh air in a world where 'rhythm action' mean "PaRappa" or "Dancing Stage." [Issue#30, p.120]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    N+
    Its mixture of razor-sharp design and old-school joy make this as close to a must-buy as you're likely to come. [Issue#31, p.116]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolute beast. [Issue#48, p.80]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nuts & Bolts is a fantastically fun game. It may threaten to overcomplicate itself from time to time, but it’s impossible to play and not come out with a smile on your face.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay you’ve come to know and love is better than it ever has been and the new additions are downright fantastic. Another step up for the now veteran franchise.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band 2 includes substantial improvements and a better setlist over its predecessor, making it the must-own music game for the 360. [Issue#39]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The daddy is back. [Issue#37, p.116]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In truth, FIFA was pushing an eight last time around, so to award this significant jump anything other than a nine would be absolute cruelty. As they say, bravo.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unless you’re particularly unsportsmanlike when it comes to multiplayer sessions with your mates, bludgeoning a man unconscious on your 360 doesn’t get any more realistic than this.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly fine sequel and one that goes beyond the original. If you’re looking for a game that represents skating in a genuine and authentic way, Skate 2 will serve your every need.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without doubt, this is a download for the true hardcore, but anyone who dares will be treated to one of the greatest games yet on Live Arcade. [Issue#38, p.114]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's easily the best puzzle game to come along in quite some time and arguably up there with some of the best we've seen within the world of videogames. [Issue#38, p.114]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tough for the many but heaven for the few, Bayonetta soundly trumps the Devil May Cry franchise as the Xbox 360's prime hack-and-slash action game. We eagerly wait for more. [Issue#54, p.74]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    RDR isn't perfect: there are some control issues to navigate, and sometimes it is unclear what exactly you have to do next...But these are minor quibbles. [Issue#59, p.82]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a track list that can rival anything on the market, this has captured the essence of Metallica perfectly. An incredible experience for fans. [Issue#45, p.78]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must-have game for more than than the multiplayer. [Issue#53, p.82]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An ambitious, immersive experience that somehow manages to revolutionise every key flaw in its predecessor. [Issue#53, p.78]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rarely less than magnificent. [Issue#56, p.80]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slightly less satisfying than last time around, but only to the tune of being the second-best piece of downloadable content ever created for a console title. Not bad then. [Issue#52, p.84]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic-action game that seamlessly integrates its controller in the same way as Guitar Hero did. [Issue#52, p.80]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lacking a little in polish and bizarrely ordered though it may be, Forza Motorsport 3 nevertheless delivers gaming's most authentic racing experience. Fact. [Issue#52, p.76]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A throwback to an almost non-existent genre on 360 and a superb addition to the list of great titles on XBLA. [Issue#50, p.93]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zombie perfection. [Issue#53, p.86]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully crafted, artistically perfect interpretation of The Beatles' music, oozing with love from every pore. [Issue#50, p.80]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The undoubted king of videogame football, but beginning to stagnate just a little. [Issue#51, p.80]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fantastic stuff. [Issue#48, p.99]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'd be a fool to live without it. [Nov 2009, p.104]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Point-and-click gaming at its very best. Ignore it at your own stupidity. [Issue#49, p.102]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BioWare is at the top of its game and though Dragon Age does nothing to push the genre forward, it plays with the existing tools to present an incredibly polished and thoughtful RPG experience. [Issue#52, p.72]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Based on longevity, this would receive about 500/10. [Issue#52, p.105]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SSF4 raises the series' game again and continues its quest to be crowned the greatest beat-'em-up of all time. And extremely worthy and credible update. [Issue#58, p.90]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A quite marvelous piece of work. [Issue#53, p.104]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spectacular. [Issue#58, p.86]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combat's a gut-busting harmony of visceral martial arts techniques and, combined with the UFC telecasting experience, this is by far the best MMA game to date. [Issue#59, p.76]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another lovingly recreated LucasArts adventure. [Issue#62,p.100]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A videogame as intelligent and self-referential as it is macabre. [Issue#63, p.100]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful, thrilling, epic, and with the depth to reward repeat plays, Castlevania is one of the year's best. [Issue#64, p.78]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Epic beyond what we'd expect from a Halo game, typically well-polished and boasting impeccable shooter design. [Issue#64, p.80]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Improved in some areas, diminished in others, FIFA is still this year's toast but could be dethroned with committed effort from the competition. [Issue#64, p.87]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Buy, kiss your life goodbye. [Issue#64, p.103]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fallout: New Vegas is deeply immersive, hugely engaging and brimming with character and atmosphere. [Issue#65, p.78]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is a layer of depth in MMA for those who are looking for more. [Issue#65, p.86]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps still a step away from its freeform goal, but maintains a satisfying illusion of creativity throughout. [Issue#65, p.84]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only the best Assassin's Creed yet, but one of the meatiest, most engaging games of this generation. [Issue#66, p.78]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hot Pursuit's campaign combines a variety of modes with gorgeous graphics and a sublime driving experience. [Issue#66 p.77]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a sublime alternative to Street Fighter and worth investing in even if you've got the original. [Issue#65, p.90]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite our concerns, Rock Band 3 amazes through its sheer potential. [Issue#66, p.74]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A true vintage classic brought bang up to date. [Issue#65, p.103]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A near-perfect mixture of frustration and joy, covering similar millimetre-accurate ground to N+, it's not entirely without problems. [Issue#66, p.105]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite simply another brilliant title in concept and design. [Issue#67, p.100]
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