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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    There are much better Art Style games. Go for PiCOPiCT or KuBos over this instead. [Aug 2009, p.103]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A brilliant idea that works well, but it's far too short to offer value for money. [June 2012, p.106]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A competent but ultimately soulless and uninspired slash 'em up that doesn't push the DS to anywhere near its full capabilities. [Oct 2007, p.94]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Plinky sounding instruments ruin the music while timing is off on the drums. Erk! [Oct 2009, p.88]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    There's still a lot of character inside this tiny cart, and it's got a whole lot of game, too, but if you're after the definitive Plants vs. Zombies you won't find it inside this hugely reduced and substandard port. [May 2011, p.102]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Cute, but not worth it. [Oct 2010, p.97]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    So basic and cut-down, THQ might as well have called it "My First SmackDown." [Christmas 2007, p.90]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Very average indeed. [Apr 2010, p.93]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    This is the kind of bizarro indie creativity we like to see on 3DS, but the gameplay itself is a little on the duff side. [Aug 2014, p.87]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    A potentially great title let down by a terrible camera and one of the most bewildering controller decisions we can remember. Get the Wii version instead.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Too basic. [July 2010, p.95]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Libera Wing didn't just fall out of the ugly tree, it landed on an ugly trampoline and bounced into the centre of Uglytown. [June 2010, p.97]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Limited, dated and very boring, only die hard fans and young kids will find any fun here. [July 2008, p.95]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    The difficulty curve will turn you off long before this starts to get interesting. [Dec 2009, p.99]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Reasonably enjoyable while it lasts. [June 2009, p.88]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    It could be so much more if the controls were more forgiving. Don't bother. [Aug 2009, p.102]
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    • 40 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    A bland, lackluster shooter. [Christmas 2009, p.102]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    The genre-mixing is a nice enough idea but you end up with an exhausted puzzler with some pretty flimsy RPG elements tacked on. It all seems a little flat. [May 2007, p.90]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Not bad, as far as hidden-object games go, but utterly unnecessary on the 3DS. Get it on PC, if you must. [June 2014, p.89]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Shows promise, but the combat hasn't been fine-tuned carefully enough. [Apr 2012, p.94]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Doesn't have the mettle for a sustained run in the first team. [Christmas 2009, p.98]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    The game begins to fall apart as soon as you throw any real criticism at it. [Feb 2008, p.80]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    There are two games here: the one you've been led to hope for and the one you play. It's not so much a valiant effort as a nice idea that never got used.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    There's no need for Rise of the Dark Spak to be as dull as it's turned out. [Sept 2014, p.84]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 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]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A missed opportunity to right the first game's wrongs. A by-the-numbers platforming experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Not bad, but you could get the same thing for 69p elsewhere. [Christmas 2012, p.110]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The biggest problem is the lack of any sort of map. [Jan 2011, p.87]
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    • 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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    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Samurai Warriors will hurt you in ways that you've never been hurt before. [Apr 2008, p.80]
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