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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Well, this is a real adventure. Few other eShop games are as ambitious or as intelligent about how to achieve their goals on the required smaller scale.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We hate using the word 'hardcore' but if we had to attach it to any game it would be this one. [May 2010, p.73]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great fun for pretty much everyone, hardcore and casual gamers included. [July 2008, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tiger 11 gets the balance between a full-on sports sim and playful swingabout spot on. Disc Golf gets an online mode and there's also a new mini golf mode which adds a selection of wacky putting courses for you to navigate. This is great fun in multi-player mode.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Would have been a nice little bonus on its own but the added extras make Four Swords Anniversary Edition a must play for any Zelda fan who owns a 3DS.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band 3 is about as complete a music game as you could hope.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A lovingly crafted, laugh-a-minute, gem-packed open world LEGO game, the likes of which we've never seen before, but have always wanted. [Apr 2013, p.74]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant sequel that improves on the original in every conceivable department. Essential.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A massive handheld RPG crafted with incredible attention to detail and a real sense of fun. [Apr 2010, p.86]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Good old-fashioned strategic action. [Mar 2008, p.68]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If ever there was a game to get gamers and non-gamers playing together, this is it. Addictive gameplay, online play and more vareity than Noah's Ark make this a surprising must-have title. [Nov 2006, p.84]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the road the Final Fantasy series should have taken; a refreshing new take on JRPG that will have fans of the genre giddy with excitement.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Human Revolution respects how you like to play games and is good at all the things it attempts, from the stealth to the shooting to the RPG systems.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark, terrifying and brilliantly exciting, Revelations is a triumph on 3DS. [Feb 2012, p.89]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Let's face it, there's probably many Wii owners who don't actually use their Wii online and probably don't even know about the Virtual Console service. For these people, this is their first chance to play the Mario games they knew and loved 20 years ago. They're still as good as we remember them...
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the best football game on a Nintendo system. It takes a while to get used to the new controls but once you get your head round them, they become second nature. [Mar 2008, p.58]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's so much depth and richness to the experience. [June 2007, p.78]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Takes an old genre and breathes new life into it. Top-down racing hasn't been this fun in ages. [Oct 2009, p.86]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like dormant seeds, this is slow to germinate but, given time, it blossoms, an explosion of scintillating strategy and pheromone-laced fruitiness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not so much a sequel as the Cube version with new features, but still essential for anyone happy to start again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Matching experimentation with (almost) consistently brilliant gameplay, this is as much a marker for what's to come as it is a truly excellent launch game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A deep, fulfilling and rewarding strategy epic. [Mar 2008, p.80]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bright, happy and endlessly amusing, Beat the Beat is toe-tappingly terrific. [July 2012, p.87]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not a major overhaul of Mario vs. DK, just a few tweaks to make this the best in the series yet. [Feb 2011, p.88]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great title for genre fans and a well-paced intro for newbies, this also manages to be the best distillation of the Fire Emblem series we've ever seen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The ultimate retro game and a huge challenge. At around 7 quid, this is essential. [Dec 2008, p.82]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic experience from start to finish. It is a game that truly expands what narrative video games can be capable of, and does so with a engrossing story that draws players in until the very end, all six of them.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The attention to detail, the personality, the tiny touches; this feels like a game that someone loved making, and you'll love playing it as a result.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gripes about the lacklustre visuals and unwanted gameplay tweaks aside, Guitar Hero III is truly great, even if it's somewhat harder than we were expecting. [Christmas 2007, p.75]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is Rare back at their best. Original, absurd and utterly addictive, Viva Pinata is a riot. [Oct 2008, p.90]
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