Official Nintendo Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,474 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:
1,474 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a highly accomplished party game that stands head and shoulders above the mess of shovelware garbage out there, even if it does lack the depth of its slightly more meaty handheld brother. [Nov 2009, p.65]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Step aside Guitar Hero Metallica: this is how you really do a band-specific music game. Drips with Beatles love from start to finish.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great title that both pays tribute to the series and takes it somewhere new.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great tower defence strategy game that'll certainly get the grey matter going. [Oct 2009, p.86]
    • 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]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The strategy game we never knew we needed, but now we don't know what we'd do without. [Feb 2010, p.78]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant sequel that improves on the original in every conceivable department. Essential.
    • 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]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the toughest Mega Man games yet. A great download for hardcore retroheads. [May 2010, p.86]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether it's teamplay you want or epic solo adventuring, DQIX handles both with class. [Aug 2010, p.83]
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sequel done right. It deals with the original's issues and adds features to keep things fresh.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Ops on Wii is a fantastic shooter packed with all the features of its HD brothers, with the only exception being split-screen multiplayer.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band 3 is about as complete a music game as you could hope.
    • 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...
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It was going to be hard to do the original justice, but this remake does and then some. [Christmas 2010, p.68]
    • 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]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Superb golf. [May 2011, p.93]
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A love letter to Dead Or Alive fans and a dizzying companion piece to SSFIV3D.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sensational racer, it's far more polished than most full-price racers on Wii. [Aug 2011, p.102]
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The result is another mesmerising entry to the series. There's little incentive to replay it after you've finished, but it's one of the most enjoyable narrative rides in gaming today, and it burns bright and strong while it lasts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark, terrifying and brilliantly exciting, Revelations is a triumph on 3DS. [Feb 2012, p.89]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bright, happy and endlessly amusing, Beat the Beat is toe-tappingly terrific. [July 2012, p.87]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The very definition of bitter-sweet, giving with one hand and then taking away with the other. By default it's the best side-scrolling platformer on the 3DS and yes, it's even better than the original New Super Mario Bros. But that came out six years ago now, and in that time we'd really expected the series to have progressed a little further than just a 3D effect and Coin Rush mode.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliant physics puzzles that force you to think on your feet, fun co-op and a huge, gorgeous quest for just over £10. Trine 2 is eShop gold.
    • 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
    A massively entertaining racer that grabs and runs with the power of the WiiU. It's tough, but we're Nintendo gamers. We eat tough for breakfast. [Apr 2013, p.80]