Official Nintendo Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,511 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 4.1 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:
1,511 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It's fun to play and has a fantastic script but the annoyances are too blatant to ignore. [Sept 2007, p.78]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The surprise smash hit of the winter? We hope so, as this puzzler is one of the console's very best games. [Dec 2008, p.78]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best Mario Kart game yet with an online platform that'll keep you racing for years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic start to the Wii U's more mature library, this is grim, gritty and, most importantly, hugely enjoyable to play, especially if you're a Zelda fan.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Essential for Metallica fans and GH experts, but everyone else should stick to World Tour. [June 2009, p.82]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great fun for pretty much everyone, hardcore and casual gamers included. [July 2008, p.88]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    As long as you don't mind it being effectively a fancy remake of past Pokemon adventures, Diamond and Pearl provide a fantastic experience with great Wi-Fi features. [July 2007, p.70]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must-play for Final Fantasy veterans. It won't gain any new fans though. [Oct 2008, p.80]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Providing you're up for the challenge, this is the high point of the DS Castlevania series. [Feb 2009, p.92]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Probably the best superhero game ever made. If you're willing to fight innovations to see the game at its best, this is a huge slab of muscular adventuring.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Fast paced, challenging and totally mental, this is a pumping update of the ancient shooter. [Aug 2008, p.87]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Superb golf. [May 2011, p.93]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The series continues to entertain and the twist at the end of this one is a cracker. [Feb 2010, p.85]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiger 11 gets the balance between a full-on sports sim and playful swingabout spot on. Disc Golf gets an online mode and there's also a new mini golf mode which adds a selection of wacky putting courses for you to navigate. This is great fun in multi-player mode.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is how yearly updates always be handled. [Apr 2009, p.64]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An astonishing technical achievement, and a cracking full debut for the series on Wii. [May 2010, p.57]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliant physics puzzles that force you to think on your feet, fun co-op and a huge, gorgeous quest for just over £10. Trine 2 is eShop gold.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One of the most stylish, offensive games on the Wii. [May 2010, p.63]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A great sequel that fully lives up to the high standards set by the original adventure. [Oct 2009, p.71]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This is the perfect way to enjoy five fantastic Bit.Trip games (and Bit.Trip Core) in one place. [Apr 2012, p.102]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An aesthetically pleasing wonder for the eShop. It might be a short game, but it's definitely worth the asking price. [July 2014, p.82]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If this had been a real NES game back in the day, it'd have been one of the best. [May 2010, p.88]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Mixes trademark difficulty and accessibility with surprising finesse. Not just a brilliant entry in the series, but a benchmark for other games of its type.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may be 17 years old, but this may just be the best RPG on the DS. You need this.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Simply fantastic. It re-creates the Star Wars world brilliantly then adds a quirky twist to it. Easy to play and immense fun from the word go. Essential. [Oct 2006, p.86]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An amazing amount of thought has gone into this; in an industry dominated by scattershot excess, this is a perfect exercise in honing a single strength.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Struggles to capture the creative spark of its NES/SNES ancestors, but this is rock solid platforming elevated through a renewed focus on skilled play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A strategy game that anyone can get into and enjoy, Swords & Soldiers is the best WiiWare game of the year so far.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It feels far bigger than the console upon which it appears, it's deeper than most home console titles and more content-packed than any other 3DS game yet released.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As with any rehash of a great, it's the problems that stand out, but the uninitiated will find a huge amount to love. DK's still playing his second fiddle very nicely.