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 4.2 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:
1511 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The ultimate Pokemon game, but only because it's a niftier update of Diamond and Pearl. [June 2009, p.72]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    We expected a voyage down memory lane, but were instead treated to an adventure that is as fresh as it was when it first appeared in 2002. Splendid stuff.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Virtual Console classics aside, Pullblox is the first essential 3DS eShop game. Download it now if you haven't done so already.
    • 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.'
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An astounding return for the prodigal Sun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's a compromise between action and exploration, between the series' history and contemporary trends, between traditional presentation and modern technology. It's the best Castlevania game we've played in years and it might be the best action game we've ever played on a handheld console.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A genre-reviving blaze of wonder, immense scale and smart design. [Sept 2011, p.100]
    • 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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    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is a wonderful piece of software for creative types.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A beautifully polished adventure with buckets of depth. Game of the year material?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    So it is that 3DS's incredible first-party run continues. In the year that has given us the definitive Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing it only makes sense that AlphaDream should step up and deliver the best Mario & Luigi game yet.
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    ZombiU will send shivers of fear and excitement up and down your spine in equal measure: it's the perfect showcase for what the Wii U is all about.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The best Punch-Out!! game yet. Accessible for newcomers but a real challenge for experts. [June 2009, p.69]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Easily the best fighter game on a Nintendo handheld and a must for fans of the series. [Apr 2011, p.75]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's not quite up there with Prime but this is a great action game with a sensational storyline.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Believe it or not, if you have both a Wii and a DS and you're not really bothered about multiplayer action, we'd recommend you pick up the DS version of this instead of the Wii one. [Nov 2009, p.70]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Assuming you can afford it, Wii Fit is a great way to stay in shape. The Balance Board is top-notch technology and as a package the whole thing works tremendously well. [May 2008, p.66]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    All nine games are suprisingly addictive, and if you're planning on buying another Remote you really should go for this. [Christmas 2006, p.76]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's just great fun. [Christmas 2008, p.101]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A fantastic fighting game which appears basic at first but has a very deep technical side to it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Not a huge leap forward for the series but a wonderful game nonetheless. Enjoy. [Christmas 2009, p.91]
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    • 91 Critic Score
    A great little puzzler that's simple enough to get into but infinitely addictive. Brilliant. [Aug 2009, p.102]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A huge, almost constantly entertaining game. Brash, soulful and clever, it's astonishing that a title on a yearly schedule came out this meaty.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Like some work of over-stimulated fanfiction with a Tony Stark-size budget, this plays out with all the excess, in-jokes and idiocy that entails. Wonderful.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An original puzzle game with some nice retro touches for Nintendo fans.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Clearly designed with the hardcore gamer in mind. It's slick, addictive and as close to "cool" as a game can get. [Christmas 2006, p.68]
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