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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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.

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  • 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: […]

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  • 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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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.

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  • 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: […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 – […]

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  • "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 […]

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  • Capcom: “Accidental” Resident Evil 5 island review restriction is “not relevant”

    Capcom has told VG247 today that a restriction on Resident Evil 5 reviews in the UK – that sought to stop journalists talking about or showing a “native village” in the game’s third chapter – was “accidentally” imposed and “is actually pointless”. No such restriction was placed on US journalists. It emerged in Friday night […]

  • Edge 200 review scores – RE5 and DoW II both get 7

    It’s a barren, newsless desert out there. So have the review scores from Edge’s 200th issue. Resident Evil 5 – 7 Empire: Total War – 9 Shellshock 2: Blood Trails – 2 Afro Samurai – 5 Stormrise – 4 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – 7 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand – 7 […]

  • EG gives Resident Evil 5 7/10, VG goes with 9 [Update]

    Update: Edge went with 7 as well. Update 2: CVG’s posted a 7.3. Thanks, Blerk. Eurogamer’s gone live with a 7/10 score for Resident Evil 5, following the lifting of a general embargo this morning. Fellow UK site Videogamer.com has put up a 9/10 score. The game’s currently tracking on Metacritic at 89 percent for […]

  • Resident Evil 5 – Full video of island section banned from UK reviews

    You’ll find four YouTube videos of the entire chapter three island section of Resident Evil after the break. This is the part of the game Capcom UK has told at least some reviewers to not mention or take images of in their critiques. Obviously, the footage is a huge spoiler, so don’t watch it if […]

  • First Resident Evil 5 reviews – IGN goes with 9.0, 9.0 and 8.7

    IGN’s gone live with the first Resident Evil 5 reviews, with it 9.0 in the UK, 9.0 in the US and 8.7 in Australia. The American video review’s after the break. Here’s a snip from the UK review: While it’s occasionally hampered by outdated controls and problematic AI, it’s the near-mandatory co-op and bombastic assault […]

  • Capcom tells UK Resident Evil 5 reviewers to blank island section [Update]

    VG247 has it on good authority that some British Resident Evil 5 reviewers have been specifically told to avoid writing about, taking video of, or image-grabbing the island section from the game’s third chapter. We’ve been told that players encounter spear-wielding Africans in the specified section. The instructions were given in the form of a […]

  • Killzone 2 launch – Gamespot puts 9/10 review live

    Gamespot’s finally put its Killzone 2 review live – presumably it’s had enough time to play online to be sure – giving the shooter 9/10. Snip: You’ll have to look to the inevitable Killzone 3 to find out if developer Guerilla can dig any diamonds out of this series’ rough narrative. Otherwise, Killzone 2 is […]

  • Dead Rising Wii isn’t the best thing ever, says first review

    IGN’s put up the first review of Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop, scoring it 6.9. The Wii adaptation of Capcom’s zombie actioner just didn’t cut it, apparently. Snip: So Dead Rising continues to be fun even if you scale back the visuals, reduce the zombie count, and ignore the hero’s photographic abilities. Capcom must […]

  • First Halo Wars reviews go live

    The Halo Wars review embargo just lifted, and pieces are starting to appear now. Eurogamer’s gone with 8/10, which is spot on as far as we’re concerned, having got our copy yesterday. There’ll be more soon, no doubt. If you want anything added, drop a link in the comments. The game, Ensemble’s last, ships on […]

  • Street Fighter IV’s first review is 9.3 from IGN

    IGN’s posted the first Street Fighter IV review. It’s a whopping 9.3/10. Snip: Street Fighter IV is a fantastic game overall and Capcom should be commended for designing a game that can work on so many levels by appealing to both casual and hardcore players. I’ll admit that when I first heard I was reviewing […]

  • Edge posts its Killzone 2 review

    Edge has gone all “traffic-grabby” and posted its 7/10 Killzone 2 review. Basically: First impressions might be that everyone’s dying all of the time,‭ ‬but perseverance pays off.‭ ‬Thanks largely to its online play,‭ ‬Killzone‭ ‬2‭ ‬should find itself a fanbase no one can overlook.‭ ‬In singleplayer,‭ ‬it’s a testament to craft and imagination,‭ ‬if […]

  • Gamespot delays Killzone 2 review over multiplayer

    Gamespot’s decided to hold off with its Killzone 2 review in an effort to better play the game’s multiplayer component. According to the site, all US reviews published so far have been based on a mere three hours of online play. “We’ve decided not to rush a review to publication for several reasons,” said a […]

  • OPM gives Resident Evil 5 5/5, review scanned

    The US OPM’s given Resident Evil 5 top marks in its review, as you can see in these scans. The text’s a little small on those images, but not so much that you can’t see the glow. There are negatives, however. “If there’s any quibbling to be done about Resident Evil 5, it’s that much […]

  • Eurogamer Killzone 2 review – it’s a 9 [Update]

    Update: IGN’s given it 9.4. Update 2: More scores: Jeuxvideo – 17/20 IGN AU – 9 Gamereactor Denmark – 9 Eurogamer Portugal – 10 Eurogamer Italy – 9 Eurogamer Spain – 10 Eurogamer’s gone live with its Killzone 2 review, giving the game 9/10. Snip: This is a methodical shooter that makes few concessions to […]

  • Main Killzone 2 review embargo is Monday, February 2

    According to this Kikizo piece, the main review embargo for Killzone 2 is next Monday, February 2. Eurogamer’s advertised review, going live today at 5.00pm GMT is part of an exclusive deal done with Sony. As far as we’re aware, at least one other review is to go live this afternoon in addition to the […]

  • First big Killzone 2 reviews go live tomorrow

    Eurogamer’s confirmed its Killzone 2 review will go live tomorrow at 5pm GMT. Expect others in addition. You may also want to dig a bunker. If any game is likely to exemplify the term “fanboy,” this is it. Those prone to schadenfreude will be hoping for a magic “8″, no doubt. Don’t forget to fill […]

  • Halo Wars review embargo lifts on February 20

    Microsoft confirmed yesterday that the Halo Wars review embargo will lift on February 20 at 2.00pm GMT. The Ensemble RTS is to be shown off at the Cabinet War Rooms in London next week, an event to include multiplay and developer interviews. Halo Wars will be the last Ensemble game before Microsoft closes the studio.

  • IGN Football Manager 09 review criticism best left to the terraces, say Jacobson

    Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson has declined to remark on a 2/10 IGN US review for Football Manager 2009, saying criticism of the piece is best left to user comments. “I’m not a reviewer and therefore don’t think it’s my place to critique critique’s, nor am I likely to be anything but biased,” he said. […]

  • IGN and IGN UK go high on Prince of Persia review

    The IGN scores for Prince of Persia are in, with the Americans going for 9.3 and their British counterparts posting a 9.4 score. Ubi boss said in an earnings call last night that expectations for the game were high internally. It’s out on Xbox 360 and PS3 on December 5.

  • First Last Remnant reviews don’t bode well

    The first Last Remnant reviews hit overnight, and it’s not looking good. Despite a 38/40 from Famitsu, the game’s now failed to break 7/10 on three major US sites. We’re going to ask Square for an official comment on Monday as to what’s going on with UK reviews as, well, there aren’t any. The RPG […]

  • PC Gamer gives GTA IV PC 92%

    According to this BeefJack post, PC Gamer’s given GTA IV 92 percent in its review. There’s a précis of the review through there. It’s the first score we can see: there’s nothing on Metacritic yet.

  • Eidos UK PR firm: We are “not in the position of telling reviewers what they can and cannot say”

    Eidos’s British PR firm, Barrington Harvey, has issued a statement on the subject of UK Tomb Raider: Underworld reviews after it came to light this afternoon that sites had been requested to not publish score for the game lower than 80 percent until Monday, three days after it goes on sale. The story arose after […]

  • UK Tomb Raider: Underworld reviews under 8/10 silenced until Monday [Update]

    Update: Barrington Harvey’s isued a formal statement on this. See it here. Eidos UK PR firm Barrington Harvey has confirmed that British sites are being asked not to post Tomb Raider: Underworld reviews with scores lower than 80 percent until Monday. The game releases today for 360 and PS3. Gamespot UK journalist Guy Cocker revealed […]

  • First Lips reviews show split decision

    The first Lips reviews are in, and Eurogamer’s score’s not going to look pretty on anyone’s average. Snip from the piece: The irony is that SingStar has glitches as well, now and then, and casual gamers seem to put up with this, whereas Microsoft – architect of the Red Rings – has little goodwill left […]

  • Tomb Raider: Underworld gets “OK” reviews

    Whoops. The Tomb Raider: Underworld review embargo’s up, and the first spread won’t be the scores Eidos was hoping for. Not bad, like, but not the promised beast. Everything so far: IGN – 7.4 PSM 3 (via CVG) – 8.3 1UP – B Eurogamer – 7 Videogamer – 8 Game’s out on Friday for PS3 […]

  • Call of Duty: World at War releases, reviews say thumbs up

    Activision’s announced that Call of Duty: World at War has launched as planned, and the hive review mind of the internet have given it a pretty solid “yes”. Apart from UK mag Play, which didn’t get on with the game’s “crass tone.” Can’t win them all. Eurogamer – 8/10 IGN – 9.2/10 Kikizo – 9/10 […]

  • Mirror’s Edge reviews are middling to good

    The embargo went up on Mirror’s Edge reviews yesterday, but we were in meetings. So we failed you. We’re attempting to make up for it by compiling this handy list of scores. The game’s out on Friday. 1UP – 91 Videogamer – 90 CVG – 90 GameTrailers – 83 IGN UK – 8.3 Game Informer […]

  • Banjo reviews get brighter – round-up

    Come on, little bear. A few more Banjo reviews have gone live, and it’s all looking rosy. Here’s everything so far: Eurogamer – 7 1UP – A- Videogamer – 9 IGN – 8.3 IGN UK – 6.5 Team Xbox – 7.4 Meristation – 8.5

  • Banjo goes for 7 on Eurogamer

    Eurogamer’s put a 7/10 on Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Worth noting IGN’s score of 8.3 if you missed it this morning. Snip from the EG review: Whereas a traditional platform game could survive a sequence of poor levels, or even succeed in spite of a majority with a world as lovely as this, with […]

  • Eurogamer goes with 9 for Resistance 2

    Eurogamer’s just put its Resistance 2 review live, giving the shooter 9/10. Snip: Overall, multiplayer is the satisfying other half to a formidable package, and Resistance 2 is precisely the sort of exclusive game that the PS3 needs. Improving tenfold on its predecessor in almost every area, it not only belongs on the shopping list […]