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 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:
1,511 game reviews
    • 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]
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    • 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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    • 62 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]
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    • 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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    • 53 Critic Score
    Unless you're a retro fanatic, it's hard to see what the appeal is. [Nov 2008, p.105]
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    • 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"
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Curiously addictive. [Jan 2012, p.87]
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    • 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]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    It's suffering from similar feelings of neglect. [Dec 2009, p.94]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Poor value for money. [May 2009, p.87]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    The controls are fiddly and the game feels deeply unappealing. [Oct 2009, p.84]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    The most damning issue is over the game's presentation, which ranges from sloppy in some places to downright awful in others.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Uno
    A decent take on the popular card game, but its lack of privacy defeats the purpose. [Jan 2010, p.86]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    A nice idea, but better puzzle games on WiiWare require thought, not luck. [Aug 2010, p.52]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Criminally short. [Jan 2011, p.76]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    There's no reason for this to be a 3DS game. [Aug 2011, p.93]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Like Lady Zozo, its heart is in the right place, but its arms and legs are on backwards and inside out. Too monotonous to be entertaining.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    It's a bit dull. [Christmas 2013, p.89]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Not worth the exorbitant eShop price. [May 2014, p.88]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Despite the big open areas, your path through them is frustratingly linear. [Jan 2008, p.84]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Some decent ideas then, but poorly executed. [Oct 2008, p.97]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Younger gamers and good artists might get more out of it but we'd much rather let Miyamoto draw out characters for us, thank you very much. [Nov 2008, p.103]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Rygar may have been decent six years ago, but with no updates it's now dated and shoddy. [July 2009, p.86]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    This really isn't worth the money. [Mar 2009, p.89]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    It's a fun idea but can be played free online as Broken Picture Telephone. [June 2009, p.89]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Limp shocks and dull content leave us with a lingering grudge towards Ju-On's creators. [Dec 2009, p.92]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    An interesting premise let down in execution, lacking the excitement of a true fantasy epic. [Aug 2009, p.96]
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