Official Nintendo Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,500 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:
1,500 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wright benefits slightly more from the fresh coat of paint, but Layton more than holds his own in this hugely enjoyable slice of comic mystery.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As fun as it is tough and cute to boot, there's nothing else quite like Scram Kitty And His Buddy On Rails on Wii U, or anywhere else, for that matter. [May 2014, p.76]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A new spin on an old idea, with enough creativity and charm to keep Breakout fans amused. Peddlers of cynical arcade clones: hang your heads in shame.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This gem is worth picking up again, even if it's just to gawk at the HD revamp. [Issue#116, p.90]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This has overtaken "Wii Sports" as our favourite tennis experience on the Wii. It's great fun even if you're not a Sega fan, but the lack of online is an insult to Wii gamers. [Apr 2008, p.70]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you're after a good racing simulation on the DS then GRID is one of the best out there. [July 2008, p.97]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's nothing short of an ingenious set-up and, while there's the odd glitch, in general matches are fast-paced and exciting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The greatest character and planet creation kit ever. If the exploration had been better this would be gold but then you'd probably be paying £30 for it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Mixes trademark difficulty and accessibility with surprising finesse. Not just a brilliant entry in the series, but a benchmark for other games of its type.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    SSX Blur looks great and plays brilliantly. The controls don't try to make you feel like a boarder - they just make you feel in touch with the game, and that's what the Wii is all about. [Apr 2007, p.76]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As a true Resident Evil game it'll disappoint but as a lightgun game with depth and atmosphere, it's a great package. [Jan 2008, p.66]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you already own "Madden NFL 07" then for once we do actually think it's worth trading it in because there are so many new features that it's improved in almost every way. [Oct 2007, p.86]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Its style and sense of humour turn a simple slash 'em up into something genuinely enjoyable. [Mar 2008, p.64]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A highly original RPG that oozes class through the screens and speakers. The unique battle system is a great idea, despite being let down occasionally by iffy controls. [May 2008, p.87]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The further you delve into the game's intricacies, the richer the experience. [July 2008, p.70]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It would be a crime if only hardcore gamers enjoyed this. The deepest game on DS, full stop.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A gorgeous adventure with bags of invention. Behind "Galaxy," this is the second-best platformer on Wii. [Oct 2008, p.74]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A great start to the series - if they're all this good, we'll snap them all up. [Oct 2008, p.92]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Offers almost everything we want from a BM game. Multiplayer japes don't get better than this. [Dec 2008, p.84]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The comedy is top-notch as ever. [Christmas 2008, p.99]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As hilarious as ever - chalk up another must-have purchase for Strong Bad. [Jan 2009, p.93]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    LIT
    A clever puzzle game that will have you thinking and shaking at the same time. [Christmas 2009, p.101]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Essential for Metallica fans and GH experts, but everyone else should stick to World Tour. [June 2009, p.82]