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 3.8 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:
1,511 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This game is absolutely charming and a lovely surprise. [Issue#116, p.84]
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    • 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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    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is how yearly updates always be handled. [Apr 2009, p.64]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Our favourite game on WiiWare. Most full-price games don't entertain us like this one does.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    As well-made and puzzle-crammed as the previous Layton games, and it's also the best one yet.
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A brilliant WarioWare game but, more importantly, it's one of the best Wii game so far. Wario should now take his place alongside Mario and Link as a true Nintendo great. [Jan 2007, p.66]
    • 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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    • 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]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A consummate Sonic experience, reminding us exactly why the blue blur was great in the first place - plus, it's got tons of replay value tucked inside. [Oct 2007, p.84]
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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]
    • 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]
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    • 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]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Providing you can afford the full kit, this is the ultimate rhythm action title. If you can't, it's merely 'brilliant.'
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A beautifully polished adventure with buckets of depth. Game of the year material?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Arguably the best WWII game ever. Simply put, if you like first-person shooters this is absolutely essential.
    • 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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    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    As dedicated PES fans, it means a lot when we say that FIFA 09 is the best football game on the Wii at the moment. Game on, Konami.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    When all's said and done, Bash Party is essentially Boom Blox with everything improved and built upon. It's got more levels, more tools, more environments (the underwater and space levels really mess with the physics in an interesting way), more game modes and much more online potential. Simply put, it's essential, even if you have the original.