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UK Edge Magazine Christmas 2008 Review Scans

Review scores from the latest magzine.

Left 4 Dead 9/10
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts 7/10
Gears of War 2 9/10
Fallout 3 7/10
Call of Duty: World at War 6/10
Resistance 2 6/10
Mirror's Edge 5/10
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning 7/10
007: Quantum of Solice 5/10
Tomb Raider: Underworld 8/10
Guitar Hero World Tour 7/10
Animal Crossing: City Folk 7/10
Ninja Town 6/10
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 7/10
Manhunt 2 4/10
Silent Hill Home Coming 6/10
Tom Clancy's Endwar 8/10
Socom Confrontation 5/10
Valkyria Chronicles 7/10
Need for Speed Undercover 3/10
Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip 7/10

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darkequitus2815d ago

I got the scores from the magazine that came in the post this morning. I have no way to scan them. I don't expect it to be approved. It is there for info anyway.

darkequitus: PSN/XBL

gijose2815d ago

The reviews are a bit harsh overall...

but with many of those games that received bad scores (R2 and Mirror's Edge) it seems like they were getting very good scores or only average scores, so not too surprising considering Edge is such a harsh mag.

Then again it all might be to generate sales of the magazine (negative reviews bring people in droves to check them out)

omni_atlas2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

Edge is generally pretty harsh -- but giving resistance 2 a 6, I didn't see that coming.

Isn't edge the most trusted game magazine out there? From a developers point of view I believe they are pretty reputable. Heck, even N4G advertises in their magazine.

Alvadr2815d ago

Left for dead 9/10
Resistance 2 6/10.

Wha Wha Wha, they gotta be having some sort of laugh. Swap these 2 scores around, maybe more accurate.

Danja2815d ago

some of the folks at Edge was having a bad day when they reviewed these games..

Fallout 3 - 7
R2 - 6
ME - 5
Valkyria Chronicles - 7

I can't agree with those scores....those games are are really good....derserves nothing below an 8/10

MURKERR2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

i dont trust their judgement after this im sure alot of gamers will feel the same

they have lost all credibility

littletad2815d ago

No way in hell does Fallout 3 deserve a 7!!!

CEO OF N4G2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

Now edge is just dumb,i dont trust them any more.And dont think is because they gave resistance2 a7.they gave cod6 a7,gave need for speed a 3...e.t.c I think they are just trying to get publicity. If u want reviews scores just go to IGN.COM...

Im not pissed or angry i just hate gaming sites that try to stand out from the rest by giving low scores to games that are quality.... EDGE can go suck a d1ck,they are not getting any hits from me...

thor2815d ago

I've got to say I pretty much disagree completely with each and every one of their reviews for PS3 games/multiplatform games on PS3. As well as Left 4 Dead - that score is way too high. Even if I liked the gameplay in L4D it still wouldn't deserve a 9 because it simply doesn't have enough content.

InMyOpinion2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

Imo Mirror's Edge deserves a 6/10. If you haven't played it don't comment back.

What I thought killed the game was the constant trial & error approach you have to use to get past each area. It gets boring fast and the game is limited so that you can never get any better than the level design itself. If they had used some subtle arrows that indicated where you are supposed to go the game would have been a little better. You basically get chased most of the time and if you run in the wrong direction or jump off the wrong ledge you need to endure a frustrating load time before you can try again, and eventually fail as soon as you approach new obstacles. Mirror's Edge is more or less Dragons Lair in a shiny parkour coat.

The other scores are crazy. I think Banjo deserves a 7, but only if Fallout 3 and Resistance 2 get 9's.

Mr_Bun2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

One more reason professional reviewers are overpaid (unless, of course, these guys were found on the street and gave ratings based on their favorite form of pocket change)

kevnb2815d ago

oh well, reviews don't really make any difference to most people.

CEO OF N4G2815d ago

Lets all boycout EDGE......

Who agrees?

From now on i am never going to an EDGE website(not even for a beta code).....

IGN/N4G...FTW

Bubble Buddy2815d ago

wtf? Are they serious with those review scores. Some of those games deserve way higher. Were they on friggin chronic or something that day?

JsonHenry2815d ago

Did they even play Fallout 3?!

That game is an 8 a least.

callahan092815d ago

OK, now I realize they're of different genres, but... Banjo Kazooie gets a higher score than Resistance 2? Are they on crack? Resistance 2 is a far better than 6 out of 10 game. FAR better. That is just an obscenely low score.

And a 9 out of 10 for Left 4 Dead? That game is no better than Resistance 2. Not saying it's worse, either, but it doesn't have as much to offer as Resistance 2, despite that what it does offer is done very well.

And a 7 for Fallout 3? Are they absolutely joking? That game is massive, with great writing, it's fun, it's just all-around a well done game. What the hell are they thinking?

arika2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

i want what these guys on edge are having... they must be on crack while reviewing these games... because all of their reviews doesn't make sense. r2 a 6, fallout 3 a 7, valkyria chronicles a 6..and left for dead a 9..jeeweees looouiissse....wtf.. lol...

this review is rated epic fail...edge is harsh or what we call selective harshness... is it because of loyalty, persuasion or money?... name your poison.

poopface12815d ago

they are the meanest reviewers ever. what games have they given a 10. I do agree with their left for dead. I got the demo from steam, its only two levels but really fun.

Bodhi2815d ago

"Imo Mirror's Edge deserves a 6/10. If you haven't played it don't comment back.

What I thought killed the game was the constant trial & error approach you have to use to get past each area. It gets boring fast and the game is limited so that you can never get any better than the level design itself. If they had used some subtle arrows that indicated where you are supposed to go the game would have been a little better. You basically get chased most of the time and if you run in the wrong direction or jump off the wrong ledge you need to endure a frustrating load time before you can try again, and eventually fail as soon as you approach new obstacles. Mirror's Edge is more or less Dragons Lair in a shiny parkour coat.

The other scores are crazy. I think Banjo deserves a 7, but only if Fallout 3 and Resistance 2 get 9's."

I agree with you completely, after the "Wow, a FPS that's not really a FPS" gloss dulls, there's almost nothing on Mirror's Edge. I played the demo twice and after that, I was bored mindless. Personally, I'd give it a 6.8, there's an original Xbox game that's like Mirror's Edge, but more fun.

I'd give Resistance 2 an 8.3, CoD: WaW a 7.5 and Banjo Kazooie an 8.0

Homicide2815d ago

Those are some pretty harsh scores. I would love to read the reasons why they gave those games that score especially Resistance 2.

InMyOpinion2814d ago

You mean the one Namco did? =) Breakdown! It was kind of cool but had some serious flaws just like Mirror's Edge.

PopEmUp2814d ago

Site so I'm not surprise that all 360 games rate high and all ps3 games are rate low

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Wildarmsjecht2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

So...should I start my roflcopter now, or after this is gotten rid of.
Know wha? I'ma start it now.

Roflcopter. Where are these scores even from?

Edit-

@Darkequitis - If you've got it from Edge magazine that came in the mail this morning, it'll eventually be scanned in sometime today.

Still, I'm leaving my roflcopter flying. This is pure hilarity.

Wildarmsjecht2815d ago

Sweet, I wont have to wait till later on. These magazine scans get up anyway, so don't worry about not being able to scan them half the time. But this does remind me to get a scanner myself..hmm...

should pick that up today.

CEO OF N4G2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

Can u imagine people who are members of EDGE will actually look at those reviews and think the games deserves those scores.Evere since i joined N4G i now know whos website is bias and who i should trust.Fellow gamers tell ur friends to come and join N4G quick because they is no website that is more none bias than N4G.......We know what is real and not, and today we can all see EDGE is not real..... N4G FTW...
EDGE can go to hell and it should say hello to kotaku when they get there.....

yoghurt2815d ago

they have got to be having a laugh COD5 and R2 6/10 and mirrors edge 5/10

did they not actually PLAY the games....

die_fiend2815d ago

Edge have always been ridiculously harsh for scoring. They gave Bioshock and Metal Gear 4 both 8/10 and they're both easily 10's, let's not joke about that. Gears got a 9 and R2 got a 6, seems that pretty much every1 loves Gears 2 (for good reason) and some people don't think R2 is that great and others think it's amazing. And Fallout a 7? Haven't played it but that seems off the mark as well. I think Edge love standing out and that's the only reason they do it. They're not biased, they're just so harsh to certain games which don't deserve it.

Truplaya2815d ago

why are bioshock and MGS instantly 10/10? In your eyes maybe but i couldnt give BioShock a 10 coz it has no multiplayer. MGS was a great game, maybe a 10, but i didnt like it as much as the first one on PSone so i would mark it down for not being as good as an old game.

I havent played resistance or fallout yet but i am dubious about these scores. Endwar 8/10 - i hated it.

At the end of the day these are someones opinions, you cant really argue with them. Just dont take it to heart if they gave your beloved game a bad score, it doesnt make the game any worse for you does it?
I've played 5/10 games and absolutely loved them

TOO PAWNED2815d ago

"Truplaya

Visit GTrailers, MGS4 is one of 5 (FIVE) candidates for GOTY. LBP, GTA4, GeOW2 and one more game, cant remember. Just look for your self for how many awards MGS4 is candidate to win.

killedinaction92815d ago

MGS4 isn't a game for everyone,hardcore fans will definitely love it though.If its your first time playing the series then you're not gonna enjoy the story as much.For me the first one was the best,from there it goes down hill.

DiabloRising2815d ago

And for me, 3 and 4 are tied best, with 1 closely behind and 2 after that. See, different strokes for different folks!

read disc error2815d ago

The game is so over-rated. Deserves an 8/10.

Bodhi2815d ago

EDGE usually awards innovation and polish, anything else they down. Though I'm not saying R2 or CoD: WaW or Mirror's Edge are bad, they're nothing special. Essentially, they're all basically souped up Goldeneye 007 FPSes. Mirror's Edge is a souped up version of an original Xbox game, I don't remember the name but it's quite similar.

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Pennywise2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

Confirmed: Animal Crossing City Folk is better than R2, Mirror's edge and CoD5.

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edge is a joke.

Bodhi2815d ago

Oversaturated FPS market? I don't know, all of them are shooters.

Animal Crossing is a pretty deep game, it's really long if you want it to be really long.