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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This game is absolutely charming and a lovely surprise. [Issue#116, p.84]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A fantastic racer and the best online Nintendo game ever. [Apr 2008, p.58]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Had Sonic Chronicles simply been a standard RPG with generic characters in it, it would still have been a fantastic title. The fact that it actually features familiar faces and backgrounds only adds to the enjoyment.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    As well-made and puzzle-crammed as the previous Layton games, and it's also the best one yet.
    • 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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best Mario Kart game yet with an online platform that'll keep you racing for years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Don't expect a revolution, but with dozens of thoughtful changes and the best Pokemon battles ever, X and Y cap an incredible year for 3DS.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's still one of the most accessible yet deep role-playing games around. It's still going to capture the hearts and imaginations of kids and adults alike. And, yes, you'll still want to catch 'em all.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Not so much a baby step into HD 3D platforming as a triple backflip onto a Goomba's dome. A constant source of joy, surprise and ideas, ideas, ideas.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Played with patience and a willingness to learn, this isn't just the most surprising game on Wii U - it's the best.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    As a remake this is recommended, but as it's a 'new' game in the UK it's essential. [Feb 2009, p.76]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is how yearly updates always be handled. [Apr 2009, p.64]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    As beautiful as it is joyous to play, Soul Bubbles really deserves your attention. [June 2008, p.78]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Not quite the landmark the original game was, but a thrillingly absurd, deep and beautiful brawler. Soul-bursting sorcery for devotees of the combo. [Christmas 2014, p.86]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the finest action games ever, spruced up in small but worthwhile ways for Wii U. A fabulous addition to the Bayonetta 2 package. [Christmas 2014, p.90]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the easiest, yet greatest, games ever. Cope with the cuteness and you're in for a treat. [Feb 2011, p.79]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Our favourite game on WiiWare. Most full-price games don't entertain us like this one does.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Arguably the best WWII game ever. Simply put, if you like first-person shooters this is absolutely essential.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The freshest, most vital RPG on the DS for ages. You'd be daft to pass it up. [Nov 2009, p.76]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    For anyone interested in game or music design, this lets you be creative in a new way. Superb. [May 2010, p.78]
    • 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]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Every bit as enjoyable and addictive as Guitar Hero: World Tour. Highly recommended. [May 2009, p.67]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If anyone ever tells you that WiiWare is a waste of time, sit them in front of Hydroventure and watch them blush. A superb, original game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Though only a small step up, Guitar Hero 5 is now the best music experience on the Wii.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Barmy, brilliant and the best GamePad advert to date: consider us excited about Wii U again.
    • 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
    • 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]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A treat of a game that's as creative and funky as it is new and interesting - we can't recommend it enough. [Nov 2008, p.77]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It has more heart than any game in recent memory. [Apr 2013, p.68]
    • 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]