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: Skyward Sword
Lowest review score: 8 Enjoy your massage!
Score distribution:
1,495 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The pacing of the story has a Disney-like quality to it, building moment by moment to the crescendo of its conclusion. It is nothing short of magical.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Skyward Sword stands as an ode to a series that has endured all of recent gaming history. It marks the dizzying pinnacle of both the Zelda series and motion-controlled gaming itself. It's a huge accomplishment that, even by Nintendo's own record, stands out as one of their finest.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    As one of the most well-rounded, charming and utterly captivating games we've ever played, Twilight Princess is a game that everyone must experience, regardless of gaming preference. [Christmas 2006, p.52]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Simply put, if you've long been dreaming of a game that actually makes the most of the Wii's powerful graphics processor then your dreams have come true. Super Mario Galaxy will not only rock your socks, it will blow your actual feet clean off, leaving you with a set of comedy stumps that you can use to pretend you're a marauding pirate. [December 2007, p.72]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If you loved Galaxy you'll adore this. Yet another dazzling high-water mark in Mario's career. [June 2010, p.75]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Bigger, better and harder than NSMB DS, this is the Mario game we were waiting for. Essential. [Dec 2009, p.96]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It's that confidence that encompasses everything here - Mario Kart 8 steps boldly out of the shadows of its predecessors, using their systems, ideas, even tracks, but adapting them to fit its own vision of a truly skilful game that people will obsess over, learning lines, kart set-ups and tricks, but never abandoning what it is people loved about the series.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Everything you could ever want from a Zelda game and more. [Nov 2007, p.80]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even looking at it with a cynical eye, it's incredibly hard to fault Brawl. You're going to adore this game. [July 2008, p.62]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The story is deslightful and has plenty of subtle humour all the way through it. [June 2008, p.70]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As clever as it is stylish, as darkly humourous as it is challenging and as infinitely playable as it is addictive, we simply love World Of Goo to pieces because it's everything that a good game should be.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Flipnote Studio is simply essential. It's a superb animation application and it's completely free. All DSi owners should download it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A beautiful refinement of a great series. Game Freak has surpassed itself - the best Pokemon ever. [Mar 2011, p.87]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A beautiful refinement of a great series. Game Freak has surpassed itself - the best Pokemon ever. [Mar 2011, p.87]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's the sheer scope of the gameplay that sets this apart from other pretenders. [July 2007, p.91]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This might be the brightest of 2013's 3DS stars. A beautiful, generous, warm-hearted game in every way and a worthy successor to Wild World's crown.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Prime trilogy couldn't have gone out on a higher note. [Nov 2007, p.74]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's better than "Animal Crossing" and "Harvest Moon" in almost every way, whle also being a completely different kind of game...Barring a few options we'd have liked to see, it's a perfect second life experience. [Oct 2007, p.78]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The most intense gaming experience on the Wii...It will consume you. [July 2007, p.80]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Never have we been so amused, challenged and impressed by a game all at the same time. [Christmas 2007, p.68]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A fantastic racer and the best online Nintendo game ever. [Apr 2008, p.58]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A fantastic music creation tool for DS owners and pro producers alike. [Dec 2008, p.92]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Vast, visually stunning and every bit as good as any other GTA. And that's no mean feat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Makes the original seem lacking in every department. A lovely, polished party game. [Aug 2009, p.79]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The bargain of the century and a great opportunity to visit a brilliant series. [Sept 2009, p.79]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It may not be too revolutionary but this is by far the biggest, most packed Pokemon yet. [Mar 2010, p.67]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It may not be too revolutionary but this is by far the biggest, most packed Pokemon yet. [Mar 2010, p.67]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the best action games ever is now even better. Absolutely essential. [Sept 2011, p.83]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Super Mario 3D Land is superb. The care and attention put into every aspect of it is beyond words and the only real problem point - the difficulty - is blown away by its remarkable post-credits reveal. This is the first truly essential, completely new title for the 3DS.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Classic Zelda fare riddled with veins of audio-visual mastery and an inspired gameplay twist. The greatest Legend Of Zelda title of recent years.