Official Nintendo Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,501 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: Skyward Sword
Lowest review score: 8 Enjoy your massage!
Score distribution:
1,501 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An astounding return for the prodigal Sun.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A genre-reviving blaze of wonder, immense scale and smart design. [Sept 2011, p.100]
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is a wonderful piece of software for creative types.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It has more heart than any game in recent memory. [Apr 2013, p.68]
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Barmy, brilliant and the best GamePad advert to date: consider us excited about Wii U again.
    • 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.
    • 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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    • 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]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While we can see some people getting frustrated with the tricky AI later in the game, the emphasis on multiplayer and online action makes this an essential Wii title. [June 2007, p.72]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The disappointing lack of multiplayer modes aside, this is almost the perfect strategy package. [Feb 2008, p.62]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's just great fun. [Christmas 2008, p.101]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    But if you dream of falling blocks, the the huge number of gameplay modes and fantastically addictive online play makes this an essential purchase.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The best Punch-Out!! game yet. Accessible for newcomers but a real challenge for experts. [June 2009, p.69]
    • 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]
    • 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
    An original puzzle game with some nice retro touches for Nintendo fans.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A fantastic fighting game which appears basic at first but has a very deep technical side to it.
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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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    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An astonishing technical achievement, and a cracking full debut for the series on Wii. [May 2010, p.57]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It won't win any new converts but Wii Fit Plus improves on the original in every way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Not a huge leap forward for the series but a wonderful game nonetheless. Enjoy. [Christmas 2009, p.91]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's not quite up there with Prime but this is a great action game with a sensational storyline.