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  • OXM gives Mass Effect 2 9.5/10

    OXM’s published the first Mass Effect 2 review, giving the BioWare RPG a not unexpected super-score.

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  • FFXIII is "biggest swindle in gaming history"

    A Hong Kong magazine has given FFXIII a 4/10 review, saying the RPG is “so linear that it’s little more than riding an amusement park ride.”

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  • First Army of Two: The 40th review goes up, gives 8.5/10

    IGN has posted the first review for Army of Two: The 40th Day, which it calls “Bad Boys meets 2012″ and an “interactive disaster movie because every five minutes something blows up or crumbles around you”.

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  • Darksiders reviews say "buy me now"

    Darksiders is out this week, in case you’d forgotten. Given the reviews that have been coming in all over the Holiday, you probably shouldn’t have done. The 360 version’s got a current MC score of 86, with an 87 for the PS3 version. Find the full round-up after the break.

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  • FFXIII gets 39/40 in Famitsu

    Famitsu’s given Final Fantasy XIII 39/40, as you can see in this scan on FinalFantasy-XIII.net. Not as good as Bayonetta, then. The RPG’s out later this month in Japan. Europe and the US get it in March. Thanks, Galathor.

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  • Hawk: Reviews smacked RIDE "before they even tried it"

    Tony Hawk RIDE’s not very good. Look. Hawk himself reckons the scores are hokum, though. The reviewers just didn’t give the peripheral-based game a chance, apparently. “They were ready to discredit it before they even tried it, and if it didn’t play exactly how they imagined it… then they passed it off,” Hawk told the […]

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  • Avatar gets rough review reception

    Not looking so amazingly hot for James Cameron’s Avatar, with the game picking up some less than impressive review scores, as you can see here. It’s out on Friday. Round-up: Team Xbox – 7.1/10 Videogamer – 7/10 IGN – 6.8/10 IGN UK = 6/10 1UP – C+ Gamespot – 5.5/10 Eurogamer – 5/10

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  • First Saboteur review is an 8.2 from IGN

    IGN AU’s gone live with the world’s first review for EA’s The Saboteur, giving the Parisian WWII actioner 8.2/10. “While it’s a little rough around the edges we enjoyed this game more than we thought we would,” said the site. “It’s far from perfect, but it’s great to see Pandemic going out with a bang.” […]

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  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii takes 40/40 from Famitsu

    The latest Famitsu’s given New Mario Bros. Wii a perfect score of 40/40, as you can see on Kotaku. It’s the thirteenth game in the mag’s history to take top marks. The rest are: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) Soulcalibur (1999) Vagrant Story (2000) The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2003)
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  • Edge gives Bayonetta 10, Dragon Age 5

    The latest Edge scores are up on NeoGAF (thanks, Anders), including a 10/10 for Platinum’s Bayonetta. Dragon Age fared less well: it got 5/10 for the 360 version. The lot: Modern Warfare 2: 9 Assassin’s Creed II: 8 Left 4 Dead 2: 9 Bayonetta: 10 Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks: 8 Sin and Punishment: 8 […]

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  • IGN gives Oz Left 4 Dead 2 version 5/10

    Looks as though the censored Left 4 Dead 2 version that finally made release in Australia is a bit… rubbish. IGN AU’s given it 5/10. Apparently the game’s been compromised by “glitchy-looking edits” and “is a massive step backwards from the original.” To be clear, “if you can get your hands on an unedited version […]

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  • Tekken 6 out now, worth your money according to reviews

    Tekken 6 released today in Europe for 360 and PS3, and there are now a healthy amount of reviews are saying you should buy it. Proof below. You should take heed, fighting people. 3DJuegos – 9.4/10 Team Xbox – 9.2/10 IGN – 8.8/10 OXM – 9/10 Game Informer – 8.75/10 Gamespot – 8.5/10

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  • First Assassin's Creed II review hits the stands, is a 9/10

    OXM may not have a fancy-pants past-rewriting animus at its disposal, but the magazine’s still making some history of its own with the world’s first ever Assassin’s Creed II review. So, how’d Ezio and co. stand up under OXM’s unfaltering scrutiny? Pretty well, as it turns out. The numbers nine and ten were apparently mentioned […]

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  • Ratchet & Clank demo this Thursday, first review up

    A Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time demo will release on PSN this Thursday, as detailed on US PS Blog. Good news. Better yet, this is the first of two demos, for some reason. “In this demo, you’ll take get to take control of Clank as he explores the Great Clock learning more […]

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  • Rumour: Bayonetta gets 40/40 from Famitsu [Update]

    Update – Looks like it’s confirmed. Sega’s tweeted it. Thanks, Gamoc. Kotaku‘s chalking this up as rumour, but word is Famitsu’s awarded Bayonetta top marks, making it only the twelth game in the magazine’s entire history to get 40/40. And the others are: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) Soulcalibur (1999) Vagrant Story […]

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  • PES 2010 reviews go up, EG goes with 7/10

    Looks as though this year’s football race is won in terms of quality. The first PES 2010 scores are up, and from first impressions FIFA 10′s stuck one well and truly in the back of the net. Here’s the lot so far. If you’ve got one you want posting, stick it in the comments. Eurogamer […]

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  • EG gives Brutal Legend 8/10

    After the first IGN-exclusive Brutal Legend reviews yesterday, EG’s gone live with an 8/10. Snip: It’s probably Brutal Legend’s characters that win out. Since the days when he provided dialogue options for Guybrush Threepwood, Schafer’s secret skill has been to people his games with lovable oddballs who quickly start to feel like friends, creating bonds […]

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  • First Saw reviews don't exude promise

    Saw: The Videogame is apparently on the verge of release; IGN’s just given it 7.5/10 in its first review. It doesn’t sound like the most amazing thing in the world: It would have taken a lot more polish and time to put Saw up there with the kings of the survival horror genre. But the […]

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  • Forza 3 reviews go live, all looking rosy

    The first Forza 3 reviews are now live, and it’s all looking pretty safe if you were thinking of investing. Today’s the embargo deadline for reviews of the Turn 10 racer, so we’ll keep adding them as we go along. If you’ve got one you want us to flag up, just stick a link in […]

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  • PSPgo launches - review round-up

    PSPgo is now on sale, or at least it will be in an hour when the shops open. Priced £225, the handheld revision charts a brave new path into a discless future, armed with Bluetooth tethering and a monster supply of downloadable full price games and Minis. We’ll have more on the machine’s release throughout […]

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Review Latest

  • IGN gives Oz Left 4 Dead 2 version 5/10

    Looks as though the censored Left 4 Dead 2 version that finally made release in Australia is a bit… rubbish. IGN AU’s given it 5/10. Apparently the game’s been compromised by “glitchy-looking edits” and “is a massive step backwards from the original.” To be clear, “if you can get your hands on an unedited version […]

  • Tekken 6 out now, worth your money according to reviews

    Tekken 6 released today in Europe for 360 and PS3, and there are now a healthy amount of reviews are saying you should buy it. Proof below. You should take heed, fighting people. 3DJuegos – 9.4/10 Team Xbox – 9.2/10 IGN – 8.8/10 OXM – 9/10 Game Informer – 8.75/10 Gamespot – 8.5/10

  • First Assassin’s Creed II review hits the stands, is a 9/10

    OXM may not have a fancy-pants past-rewriting animus at its disposal, but the magazine’s still making some history of its own with the world’s first ever Assassin’s Creed II review. So, how’d Ezio and co. stand up under OXM’s unfaltering scrutiny? Pretty well, as it turns out. The numbers nine and ten were apparently mentioned […]

  • Ratchet & Clank demo this Thursday, first review up

    A Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time demo will release on PSN this Thursday, as detailed on US PS Blog. Good news. Better yet, this is the first of two demos, for some reason. “In this demo, you’ll take get to take control of Clank as he explores the Great Clock learning more […]

  • Rumour: Bayonetta gets 40/40 from Famitsu [Update]

    Update – Looks like it’s confirmed. Sega’s tweeted it. Thanks, Gamoc. Kotaku‘s chalking this up as rumour, but word is Famitsu’s awarded Bayonetta top marks, making it only the twelth game in the magazine’s entire history to get 40/40. And the others are: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) Soulcalibur (1999) Vagrant Story […]

  • PES 2010 reviews go up, EG goes with 7/10

    Looks as though this year’s football race is won in terms of quality. The first PES 2010 scores are up, and from first impressions FIFA 10′s stuck one well and truly in the back of the net. Here’s the lot so far. If you’ve got one you want posting, stick it in the comments. Eurogamer […]

  • EG gives Brutal Legend 8/10

    After the first IGN-exclusive Brutal Legend reviews yesterday, EG’s gone live with an 8/10. Snip: It’s probably Brutal Legend’s characters that win out. Since the days when he provided dialogue options for Guybrush Threepwood, Schafer’s secret skill has been to people his games with lovable oddballs who quickly start to feel like friends, creating bonds […]

  • First Saw reviews don’t exude promise

    Saw: The Videogame is apparently on the verge of release; IGN’s just given it 7.5/10 in its first review. It doesn’t sound like the most amazing thing in the world: It would have taken a lot more polish and time to put Saw up there with the kings of the survival horror genre. But the […]

  • Forza 3 reviews go live, all looking rosy

    The first Forza 3 reviews are now live, and it’s all looking pretty safe if you were thinking of investing. Today’s the embargo deadline for reviews of the Turn 10 racer, so we’ll keep adding them as we go along. If you’ve got one you want us to flag up, just stick a link in […]

  • PSPgo launches – review round-up

    PSPgo is now on sale, or at least it will be in an hour when the shops open. Priced £225, the handheld revision charts a brave new path into a discless future, armed with Bluetooth tethering and a monster supply of downloadable full price games and Minis. We’ll have more on the machine’s release throughout […]

  • Uncharted 2 likely to beat LBP to highest PS3 MC score ever

    Following last night’s round of general reviews, it now seems likely Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 2 is set to become the highest rated PS3 exclusive of all time. The game currently has a Metacritic rating of 97 percent, ahead of the previous holder LittleBigPlanet at 95 percent. Due out on October 16 in the UK, the […]

  • Uncharted 2 review embargo lifts: It’s Eurogamer’s first PS3 10

    The general review embargo’s just gone up, following an initial round of regional exclusives earlier this month. It’s a top score from EG, the site’s first for a PS3 exclusive. We’ll add the rest as they go live. If you’ve got a review you want adding, just stick a link in the comments. The game […]

  • FIFA 10 looking hot as reviews go for top scores

    FIFA 10 looks to have properly delivered, with several of the majors coming in with very high review scores ahead of the game’s October 2 launch. Round-up below. Not looking like too many reasons not to get involved. Eurogamer.net – 9/10 Eurogamer.it – 10/10 Eurogamer.de – 9/10 IGN UK – 9.3/10 3DJuegos – 9.3/10 Xbox […]

  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 reviews go live – thumbs are up

    The first Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 reviews have gone live, and it’s all panning out pretty much as expected. Here’s the lot. The game’s out on October 2. VG – 9/10 GameZone – 9/10 PSM3 – 8.7/10 SpazioGames – 8.5/10 IGN – 8.4/10 G4 – 4/5

  • Need for Speed: Shift at 85% MC for Friday release

    Looks as though EA doesn’t have too much to worry about on the quality front as far as Need for Speed: Shift’s concerned. The racer’s holding tight at an 85 percent MC average on both 360 and PS3. The PC version‘s at 86 percent, based on four reviews. Round-up: G4 – 5/5 NZGamer – 8.8/10 […]

  • GT PSP review embargo lifts, less-than-pretty scores revealed

    The GT PSP embargo just went up. We’ll add the scores below as they come in. Looks as though there might be a bit of a shock result here. The game’s out alongside PSP go on October 1. If you have a review and want your score added, just drop a link into the comments. […]

  • GT PSP reviews land at 5.00pm BST today

    The review embargo for GT PSP lifts at 5.00pm BST today. You really should be watching the mountains later on, hotshot. That’s 9.00am PST and midday EST, if you’re from the other side. This is the first major GT release since GT5 Prologue in early 2008, and it’s a hardware launch title. The beans are […]

  • First Scribblenauts reviews are fair to excellent

    The first few Scribblenauts reviews have gone live. It’s looking like it might not be quite the super-game E3 promised, but it’s rosy nonetheless. But still. Essential DS purchase, surely. The 5th Cell puzzler’s out on October 9. Eurogamer – 7/10 PocketGamer – 7/10 USA Today – No score: “This is the most innovative new […]

  • First Resident Evil 5 PC review is 9.3/10

    IGN’s put up the first review of Resident Evil 5′s PC version, and it’s glowing. “It may not be a radically new Resident Evil 5, but the PC version of the game still manages to hold its own with an improved control scheme and extra Mercenaries mode,” said the site. “While the addition of costumes […]

  • IL-2 Sturmovik bagging good scores, releasing Friday

    Looks as though the latest IL-2 Sturmovik, Birds of Prey, is no slouch. The air combat title, releasing on Friday in Europe, is keeping its head above 80 on MetaCritic and seems worthwhile of those soon-to-be heavily depleted notes in your pocket. Round-up below. Got to be worth a waz, innit. WonderwallWeb – 9/10 Xbox […]

  • Cursed Mountain sees middling scores ahead of Friday launch

    Koch’s Wii survival horror’s taking a bit of a sacking at review ahead of its launch this week. The Himalayan adventure, set in the late 1980s, follows a mountaineer as he searches for his lost brother. Things don’t go very well, obviously. Do as thou wilt. Meristation – 7.5/10 IGN – 7.5/10 Gamespot – 7.5/10 […]

  • Japanese Amazon reviewers don’t like DQIX

    Dragon Quest IX shipped in Japan over the weekend. The kids aren’t happy, if this set of Amazon review scores is anything to go by. 5 stars (67 stars) 4 stars (57) 3 stars (70) 2 stars (86) 1 star (223) There’s no pleasing some folk. More on Kotaku.

  • Edge gives The Conduit 4/10

    Goodbye, MC average. Edge has given High Voltage’s The Conduit a wince-worthy 4/10. You can get all the latest scores from the mag in this EG forum post. Or you could just look below. Thanks, evilashchris. Prototype – 8 Arma 2 – 7 Monster Hunter Freedom Unite – 7 The Conduit – 4 Battlefield 1943: […]

  • Eurogamer re-reviews Grand Slam Tennis at 8/10

    Eurogamer’s posted its re-review of EA’s Grand Slam Tennis, bumping the score from 5/10 to 8/10. The site said last week it was to reassess the game after it found the Wii MotionPlus-enabled sports title to be sluggish on its Wii debug unit. Reviews, eh? Millions of words through the link.

  • Eurogamer to re-review Grand Slam Tennis

    EG’s just said it’s to re-review EA’s Grand Slam Tennis, and has pulled its original 5/10 score. The site’s editor, Tom Bramwell, said on his blog today that the game’s retail version is significantly more responsive than the dev kit set-up used for the review. “As a result, I’m immediately withdrawing Eurogamer’s Grand Slam Tennis […]

  • Velvet Assassin isn’t that great, say first reviews

    The first reviews are in for SouthPeak’s Velvet Assassin, and it looks as though ze Var is over for real-life WWII spy Violette Summer. IGN – 5 GamePro – 2.5/5 Crispy Gamer – “Fry it” Some new shots on Gamershell, if you’re still interested.

  • Killzone 2 gets 32/40 in latest Famitsu, as does HAWX

    Famitsu thinks Killzone 2′s worth 32/40, according to the game’s review in the magazine’s latest issue. The Guerrilla shooter was given 8/8/8/8 by the mag’s panel. Tom Clancy’s HAWX got exactly the same score, meaning that either Killzone 2 is as good as HAWX, or HAWX is as good as Killzone 2. The obvious question: […]

  • The most detailed Street Fighter IV review in the world – the rest of it, verdict included

    The last 11,059 words of Dan Boutros’s Street Fighter IV review lie can be found after the break, including his score. Sorry. We planned doing this in three parts two weeks ago, but only did one. We failed because of GDC. We watched the finger. Not the moon. Dan was the first ever US SFIV […]

  • GTA: Chinatown Wars review embargo lifts – “It’s good,” says internet

    The GTA: Chinatown Wars review embargo just went up, and the overall verdict’s an unequivocal “yes”. Here’s everything so far. If you want a link, tell us in the comments. CVG – 9.2 1UP – A- GamePro – 5/5 IGN – 9.2 Eurogamer – 10 MTV – No score Game Informer – 9.25 GamesRadar – […]

  • “The most ridiculously in-depth review of Street Fighter IV you will read” – part 1

    Dan Boutros, the man first crowned as American’s first Street Fighter IV champion at GDC last year, likes Street Fighter. A lot. So much so, in fact, that he wrote us a 30-page review of the latest in the legendary fight series in return for a copy of the game from Capcom and a Mad […]