Wired UK's Scores

  • Games
For 22 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Lowest review score: 50 Yooka-Laylee
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
22 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 won't be for everyone. Its very nature means it's nowhere near as accessible as the likes of Super Mario Odyssey, or even The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – a very different sort of RPG. For fans of the genre though, it's a belter, and for anyone willing to give it a shot, it's an excellent introduction to the form.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Breath of the Wild is a masterpiece.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Lego Worlds isn't as 'pure' a building sandbox as its rivals, but its also not as well-polished and focused as the likes of Lego Star Wars or the Lego Marvel games. Straddling the line between the two, this will pick up some fans of either, but doesn't yet feel competent enough to take their places.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all Nintendo’s protestations, 1-2-Switch absolutely should have been bundled with the Nintendo Switch. It's an excellent demonstration of the hardware and the sort of game that could be chucked on when you’ve got friends over and want to show them what the console is all about. Instead, you’ll have to fork out £35 for a limited, albeit fun, tech demo.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    When the original is so readily available, and still so thoroughly playable, Playtonic's recreation of the recipe can't help but fall flat.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Starblood Arena easily stands alongside the best competitive games, fostering a competitiveness and desire to improve as much as Rocket League or Overwatch do.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a refinement rather than a remaster, but one that corrects the few flaws of its predecessor. It would be nice if there was just a bit more new content to help justify the full price release, or if you didn't have to unlock kart mods all over again, but for the foreseeable future, this is the definitive – and best – Mario Kart experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quibbles aside, Farpoint is a delight. It doesn't hold the player's hand as so many of this first generation of VR games do, guiding them through scripted encounters. Instead, it offers authentic, often challenging gameplay that is enhanced by VR rather than using it as a gimmick. It isn't afraid to let you fail either, forcing you to improve – and with four co-op missions to battle through with a friend, there's somewhere to put the skills you'll learn in the single player campaign to use, too.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Although Way of the Hado is ultimately fluff, a lot of Ultra Street Fighter II's problems in the core game could be solved simply if the Switch had a dedicated, six-button fighting pad with a precise D-pad. As that's not an option at this point, we're left with what feels like a brilliantly presented version of a hugely important and impressive game, that no one can really get the best out of.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Does RiME live up to fevered expectations, to its own influential forebears? Perhaps, and at its most effective, Tequila Works’ dreamy, abstract exploration combines the best elements of the subgenre's finest. Where the game truly shines is in touching choreographed stretches, moving moments wherein visuals, emotional direction, and transcendent music align in shockingly powerful ways. Contemplative, illusory, achingly forlorn and triumphantly buoyant, RiME will most certainly give you pause — a boy, an island, and one of life’s prevailing mysteries.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the pinnacle of the Tekken series – a joy to play, with a wealth of content, that's as challenging and precise for aficionados as it is inviting and engaging for neophytes. A masterpiece of the fighting genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's still sad that Psygnosis/Studio Liverpool is no more, but if Omega Collection proves a test-run for the new developers to handle a brand new, original WipEout, then the franchise looks to be in good hands.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ARMS succeeds both as a surprisingly complex and detailed fighting game, and one of the best examples of motion controlled gaming we've seen. Another unexpected hit for the Nintendo Switch's burgeoning library of must-have games.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Get Even has a lot of ambition, but never quite realises it. While there are lots of individual beats to like – most notably the exceptional music and sound design - its multiple influences never quite congeal into anything solid.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While no amount of remastering can eradicate the more frustrating elements of Crash Bandicoot at its core – the too-easy deaths, the restrictive linearity, the antiquated sense of decades old games exploring a then-new third dimension – the N.Sane Trilogy packs in enough refinements and new content to make these the definitive editions of the classic trilogy. Younger players in particular will lap this collection up, while those nostalgic for the games of their youth will get a kick out of these contemporary spins.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game, like its predecessor, only truly comes alive when played with and against others, and thanks to Salmon Run it now offers something for everyone. It may not quite deliver enough of a progression to feel like a true sequel, but it is the definitive Splatoon experience, and deserves a place in every Switch owner's library.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hey! Pikmin feels like a distraction, a time filler until the next 'proper' Pikmin arrives on Nintendo Switch – whenever that may be. While often delightful and frequently pleasant, its simple charms can't make up for extreme simplicity and a turgid pace. One best suited for Pikmin purists, if such a breed exists.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pyre is painted with the same deft brushstrokes of originality and fancy that Bastion and Transistor were, but reaches far greater heights than either.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dream Daddy isn't going to placate gamers that want to see more gay heroes saving the day in cinematic action titles, but as a story-focused game packed with charming, funny, and ultimately very human moments, it's a delight – and as a dating sim, it stands as one of the best in the genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic Mania's focus on the old-school merits of Sonic the Hedgehog might be slightly alienating for non-purists, or for younger players to whom Sonic is a talking 3D cartoon character (but the upcoming Sonic Forces seems to be better targeted at the latter group), but real, material gripes are hard to find. Mania offers one of the most accessible yet deepest Sonic games in years, with hours of replayability thanks to its unlockables and challenge modes. The Blue Blur is well and truly back.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Survival Arena alone isn't reason enough to pick up The Lost Legacy - especially since it's been made available to Uncharted 4 owners via update - but it, and the depth of the multiplayer as a whole, round out a solid standalone package. A great story with interesting characters and solid online play to extend the overall experience, this Uncharted is a little treasure in its own right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario + Rabbids is tremendously fun, and a triumph for Ubisoft. Its easy accessibility and familiar characters make it perfect for younger players ready to move onto more challenging gaming experiences, but its consistent difficulty curve means it keeps the attention of more seasoned players. With tonnes of content to warrant returning long after the story is done, chalk this up as another great entry to the Switch's burgeoning software library.

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