Official Nintendo Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,495 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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 98 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Lowest review score: 8 Enjoy your massage!
Score distribution:
1,495 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The gotta buy 'em all mentality is as ferociously addictive as ever, but the delightful characters deserve a more imaginative, better made game. [Christmas 2012, p.108]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Worthwhile if you haven't ever played Picdun, just don't expect to feel comfortable with the company. [July 2013, p.87]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Wii U exposes the series' ancient systems more than ever, but sometimes old dogs don't need new tricks. [Christmas 2013, p.88]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    A (relatively) speedy time trial title that may satisfy racing fans for a while, but hardly a precision-engineered gem. [Sept 2014, p.90]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The core gameplay is much like the GameCube version, it looks good and its comedy "Star Wars" style is amusing. But it's so glitchy it's almost insulting. A bit of a disappointment, really. [Nov 2006, p.86]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Some games don't work with a particular control method. This is one such game. If you want some decent spy action with a practical control system, get the GameCube version. [Feb 2007, p.83]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Fossil League is essentially a Pokemon clone that's pretty decent on the surface but lacks the depth, features and polish of the original monster-battlers. [May 2007, p.85]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Simple and effective, but it could have done with some more focused gameplay to make it really shine. [Sept 2008, p.94]
    • 41 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The game's instant appeal fades quickly. It's cheap but not particularly cheerful. [July 2008, p.86]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    File this one under 'niche puzzler', if you've got the patience, that is. [Christmas 2008, p.103]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It's fun in short bursts but this hasn't been updated enough to compensate for its rather shallow gameplay. [Mar 2009, p.83]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Not a bad update, but fairly pointless. Shaun White Snowboarding does all this with far more flair and panache. [Mar 2009, p.62]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The game is abrupt, lasting only a couple of hours, and trying to tap the right object is consistently niggling. [Dec 2009, p.94]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Once you've been through all the photos, there's no replay value to be had. [Oct 2009, p.89]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    If Cooking Mama 3 were a steak, it'd be a medium-cooked one. It's satisfying enough, but it's certainly not rare and it's not exactly well done.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    One for very drawn out periods spent in confined spaces with family. [Christmas 2009, p.98]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Hardly ablaze. [Apr 2010, p.89]
    • 45 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A technically decent WiiWare game, but it's nothing remarkable. Not essential. [Mar 2010, p.94]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A nice bit of nostalgia for oldies, but doesn't quite have the same playability these days. [Mar 2010, p.93]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Unforgiving. [Apr 2010, p.95]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    You don't get the resistance bands either, so if you don't have the first game you're at a disadvantage. [Feb 2010, p.83]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    As a clone of Elite Beat Agents, this does a half-decent job. [Jan 2011, p.81]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It'll appeal to fans, but this by-the-books platformer takes far too long to warm up. [Aug 2011, p.98]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The lengthy career mode means you'll get your money's worth, but the iffy putting and lack of characters means this golf game still has a fair way to go (sorry) to become one of the genre's masters. [Oct 2011, p.97]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The Run is really good when the racing is kept simple, but unfortunately it rarely is. Unfortunately, the overall feeling you take away is frustration.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Rare Pokemon fail to mask the tedium in this fleetingly entertaining aside. [Dec 2012, p.106]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The mixture of Sega and Sumo should have made for a game that was as accomplished as it was nostalgic. Instead, it's just a bit flat.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Better than the Wii U version... It's beautiful and slightly boring. [May 2013, p.86]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    While far from being a bad game, Duck Tales Remastered is a huge missed opportunity and a sad day for fans who were expecting so much more.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The rendering of the chess pieces is superb. [June 2014, p.89]