NTSC-uk's Scores

  • Games
For 578 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 25% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 73% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Samba de Amigo
Lowest review score: 10 Iron Man
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 578
578 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Either way it is played, the victory over a huge monster after a forty-minute battle, and then discovering a new series of armour, etc. that can be made from its parts is the sugar that keeps the player coming back. [JPN Import]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    So, to summarise, Mugen Kouro is an odd and unique mix of elements. The story holds the interest of the player even if the mundane battles don't. The customisation aspects provide a refreshing break and a more immediate goal. And the spaceships almost look like they're straight out of Star Wars! [JPN Import]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With Final Fantasy XII being such a revolution to the series, creating the series’ best battle system in the process, Final Fantasy XIII feels like a massive backwards step.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Toy Soldiers just tries too hard to be different, in the end.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In summation, it looks great, the music is wonderful and no matter how frustrated the player gets with any one puzzle, it's an enjoyable enough experience that they won't want to stop until they've finished it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is truly epic and makes the first game feel like a prototype for the sequel. It is a deep and wonderfully involving game that is often breathtaking and constantly rewarding.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead 2 is a superb multiplayer game providing a great level of variety and replay value.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War and its sequel were two of the best games on the PS2. They exist now as an example of streamlined, entertaining and challenging games.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward has made the wise choice of not padding the game out to satisfy angry internet comment posters but has instead provided a completely satisfying experience that sits beside the vast multiplayer components perfectly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Children will manage it, and Super Easy mode (where hitting any note counts) makes Rock Band accessible to the youngest generation yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The level of enjoyment derived from the game in single player proves that this is a game best played in co-op, which is where Borderlands shines.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In terms of its game mechanics Duels of the Planeswalkers is a great conversion of the card game with an excellent interface in place, but unfortunately the heart and soul of the game have been torn out. What’s left is just a shell of the Magic experience; it looks and sounds like Magic, but has little of the depth, challenge and satisfaction that the physical version offers.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The developers have played it safe to some degree and because of this Uncharted 2 doesn’t feel like it has an identity of its own.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hakuna Matata is a unique title and as such will no doubt attract a cult following. There is a lot to offer those who can find the required time and patience required to gain the best from it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Demon's Souls asks much of you. For some it may ask too much, but, if you are prepared to rise to the challenges it presents you will be rewarded with one of the most satisfying gaming experiences of this generation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Wet
    Wet has a great story with some excellent voice acting from the main players – the people behind Pelham, Ackers and Rubi all manage to carry off that dark, menacing vibe without straying into comic book territory. It’s just that the game lacks any real staying power – the scoring mechanic isn’t strong enough and the inconsistent pacing will fail to draw many players back after the initial playthrough.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Squeezing so many items into the game and having each one act how (and beyond how) the player expects is amazing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mini Ninjas is an utterly cute and charming game that may not have the complexity and amount of content ‘hardcore’ gamers look for, but anyone who disparages Mini Ninjas for its simplicity is missing the point.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DiRT 2 is a superb celebration of rallying as a sport, with a mixture of new events, which deserves to be played and enjoyed by any gamer with even a passing interest in the genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Diabolical Box is proof that the success of Mysterious Village was not a fluke, and that the DS is the perfect platform to render such an adventure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Put simply this is one of the best games of 2009 and arguably the best game yet released on XBLA.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Battlefield 1943 is technically very well made, with high production values and a solid online infrastructure that can easily host 24 players without any problems. Great as this is for the first 3-4 hours, though, it’s not long before the monotony sets in. There simply isn’t enough variety here to keep you coming back, and being an Xbox Live Arcade release is no excuse.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game is by no means great but is also certainly not bad.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Buy this game if you want a challenging title that will eat up long journeys or quiet evenings in darkened room; it’s a great take on the franchise and it’s made for us, for the fans.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Guerrilla knows it is a game about making buildings fall over and it doesn’t purport to be anything else.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    It's almost like the time-space continuum ripped open and farted out a title from years ago which, by rights, should never exist and only does so because of some unholy pact with Satan.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not perfect, Infamous has enough excitement and vigour to see the player through to the end, and crucially leave them wanting more. The real hope is that that there will be another instalment of the adventures of Cole and the inhabitants of Empire City.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bionic Commando is a flawed game that suffers at the hands of engine limitations and tacked-on multiplayer. The game is immensely enjoyable for players who put the effort in to master the swinging and combat, but sometimes the frustrating sections threaten to overwhelm the rest of the experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Velvet Assassin is a primitive and basic game even by last-gen standards.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With such a distinct lack of understanding of the genre and almost hateful disregard for the player's enjoyment, the biggest crime going down in Tokyo, it seems, is a simple lack of respect.

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