Official Nintendo Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,496 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: Ocarina of Time 3D
Lowest review score: 8 Enjoy your massage!
Score distribution:
1,496 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A missed opportunity to right the first game's wrongs. A by-the-numbers platforming experience.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Far too easy to complete. [Apr 2010, p.95]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Fun while it lasts, but you can finish the whole game before your bottle of Butterbeer gets flat.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Scrolling levels are better as you need to concentrate and rely on reactions, but this isn't one we'd recommend seeing through to the end. [Aug 2012, p.103]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Not bad, but you could get the same thing for 69p elsewhere. [Christmas 2012, p.110]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The porting process has made for a disappointing mess. Pray for a patch. [Jan 2013, p.104]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Combat can be summed up as: press Y until your head goes red, then press X. [Aug 2014, p.74]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    A missed opportunity. [June 2007, p.88]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Designing your own gaming world has so much potential, sadly let down by limited vision and scope. It doesn't help that the gameplay is about as exciting as our bank statements. [Dec 2007, p.86]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 51 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    A distinct lack of polish in the visual and AI department. [Christmas 2008, p.103]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 58 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    SimAnimals is a good idea but with poor visuals and fiddly controls, this is a wasted opportunity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Feels half-finished. [July 2009, p.87]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Bland and unimaginative. [July 2009, p.93]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 51 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    This one's a bit rusty. [Apr 2010, p.93]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    It's certainly no Broken Sword. [July 2010, p.87]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Squarely aimed at infants. [Christmas 2010, p.94]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 47 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Some interesting bits of "art," but it's pointless as they're freely available elsewhere. [Mar 2011, p.103]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    The boring combat and daft plot mean you're unlikely to keep playing. [Christmas 2011, p.103]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    On DSi it looks really poor, while the music sounds like the sort of thing you'd hear when put on hold. [May 2012, p.104]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 51 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Fun and sweet at first, but overall a bit of a cat-astrophe that would make more sense as an endless runner. [June 2014, p.88]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Beneath all the psychobabble lies yet another generic RPG obsessed with ogling young girls. [Aug 2014, p.84]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    This tries to pull off so much but it's neither as compelling and varied as "The Sims" nor as loveable as "Nintendogs." Plus it's so blocky it's like someone invented an 8-bit DS. [Dec 2006, p.87]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 51 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Not even the insubstantial freesteering wheel device makes it worth the purchase. [Jan 2007, p.80]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Unless you're a retro fanatic, it's hard to see what the appeal is. [Nov 2008, p.105]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    It's very slow-paced. [Sept 2010, p.97]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Curiously addictive. [Jan 2012, p.87]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Merely average: fun in short bursts but don't expect to be playing it in a few months' time. [Mar 2007, p.89]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Tiresome repetitiveness and dull, samey graphics plague this movie license that showed a glimmer of potential. The "it's for kids" excuse won't wash, we're afraid. [Christmas 2006, p.88]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    It's suffering from similar feelings of neglect. [Dec 2009, p.94]
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