Official Nintendo Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,447 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 66% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 98 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Lowest review score: 8 Enjoy your massage!
Score distribution:
1,447 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Compulsive to play...Just a shame it's a little short. [July 2009, p.94]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's an absolute hoot but if you're after a meaty challenge, you definitely won't find it here.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If there were a little more variety to the gameplay, this would be damn nigh essential. As it is, it's a high-end, polished game that'll crease your chops into an appreciative grin.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The best wrestling game on a Nintendo console since the N64 glory days. Impressive.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This is one spin-off that actually tries to mix things up a bit. One for pop music fans.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's Smash Bros. with a shorter lifespan and less interesting characters, but still fun nonetheless. [Nov 2009, p.72]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's not a great port and we'd have liked more content, but the quality gameplay shines through.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's not very easy to get to grips with but once it clicks it's very difficult to put down. [Sept 2010, p.91]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Not the most original gameplay style but its looks and humour more than compensate.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Lots to recommend about this update of the '08 game. Shame there's not more of it though.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The nuts and bolts of the game remain exactly the same, but the branching storyline adds a whole new layer of depth. Splinter Cell fans will love this without being hugely surprised by it. [Dec 2006, p.84]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you've already got this from the Wii Virtual Console, the 3D doesn't justify the price, but for everyone else this is another ace Kirby game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The best football game currently on 3DS. [Feb 2012, p.104]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Not as intuitive as Pullblox or Tetris, but Speedthru: Potzols Puzzle is challenging and addictive. Every bit as fun as it is stressful.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This is a game that everyone - young and old - can enjoy, even if it lacks the extra pizzazz of Pullblox. [Aug 2012, p.102]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Like a pack of footy stickers, you'll find bits you want and bits you don't. Perhaps not the shiny Nintendo gem we'd hoped for, but a fun return to form.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Plays brilliantly, but is slightly hampered by its reliance on the original code. [Feb 2014, p.87]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A fun little game that will keep you busy for a while. Just don't expect it to throw you any wild surprises, other than the main control system itself. [Christmas 2007, p.85]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A fun Mario sports title and the best looking game on the DS. [Dec 2006, p.80]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The relaxed pace is good for your blood pressure but it's not much of a challenge. [Mar 2007, p.78]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The woeful AI and a few clumsy sections detract from what's otherwise a really enjoyable arcade-style experience. But it looks and sounds great and there are enough unlockables to warrant a second and third playthrough.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The sort of unique, simple and fun game the Wii needs and does so well. But frustrating hitches and sub-standard graphics tarnish what could have been a classic. [Apr 2007, p.72]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's not motion-sensing genius but Metal Slug doesn't have to be. It's the craziest, most action-packed shooter ever and there's room for games like this outside the Virtual Console. [Apr 2007, p.87]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's as close to the Potter world as you're likely to get in a videogame an dis fun to play too. [Aug 2007, p.74]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A must-buy for any newcomers. [Christmas 2007, p.78]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you're after a 'serious' football game on the Wii you could do a heck of a lot worse than FIFA 08. If you had concerns about the controls, don't worry - it works. [Dec 2007, p.82]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The DS once again proves the perfect platform for the real time strategy genre. [Sept 2007, p.88]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While it's not a huge step up from last time, the added modes make it a more complete experience. [Mar 2008, p.72]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    With a bit more to it we'd have no issues giving this a Gold Award. As it is, it's great fun but far too short. [Oct 2008, p.84]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Link up with other DS owners and this is essential. [Jan 2008, p.88]