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: Skyward Sword
Lowest review score: 8 Enjoy your massage!
Score distribution:
1,474 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's a bit user-unfriendly but in terms of features this is easily the greatest Guitar Hero game yet.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Five-a-side is a great addition. Just as well, as the rest is mostly similar to last year's game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A beautiful nostalgia trip that also stands on its own blurry blue legs. Utterly heart-warming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While not without its faults, this is a fitting follow-up and a hugely satisfying experience. [Mar 2011, p.92]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Kirby goes back to his roots. No strings, no plurality, just ace co-op adventuring.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There are so many nooks and crannies for your ball to explore and you get awards for hitting certain areas and fulfilling tasks.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A brilliant adventure whose shortness is its only drawback. Well worth a look.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Yes, VVVVVV is challenging and some rooms can have you squirming in frustration as you die over and over again but with nicely positioned checkpoints ensuring you go back in for more, it's hugely addictive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Wii's answer to Dark Souls or Spelunky. Harder than your average Metroid-a-like, but with a greater sense of accomplishment. Dauntingly good.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In an industry embarrassed by brains, this is a shining beacon of measured character work, deep-rooted ideas and whip-smart dialogue.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is the perfect example of what we expect from multi-format Wii U games, with everything seen in other versions and more Nintendo-only stuff on top.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Expanded and miniaturised, Ultimate finds its natural home on 3DS. Only the lack of online and faffy controls prevent must-buy status.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Nintendo keeps promising us new ways to play on Wii U and we can't help but feel KnapNok might have got there first. There's nothing else quite like this.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's got a gripping story, simple combat system and uses the dual screens in inventive ways. Highly recommended. [Dec 2006, p.92]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Addictive. [July 2007, p.92]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One of the best platformers on the DS. [Jan 2007, p.75]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Exactly the sort of game that should ensure the Wii continues to thrive. It's easy to get used to, has a perfect difficulty curve and is pure fun throughout. An explosive success. [Apr 2007, p.64]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Simply one of the best puzzlers on the handheld. [June 2007, p.94]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's the same old Worms at the core, but it's the franchise at its best. [Sept 2007, p.72]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's a daunting pospect but there are rewards for the brave here. This is a classy, addictive and sophticated RPG. [Aug 2008, p.78]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The best Madden yet. [Nov 2008, p.102]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One of the most stylish, offensive games on the Wii. [May 2010, p.63]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Fans of the cult classic and newcomers alike are going to want to splash out on this one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The lack of any online features is a crying shame, but for 3D racing it's fantastic. [Apr 2011, p.86]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This tough-as-nails 2D racer offers countless hours of physics-based fun, especially in chaotic four-player mode.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Dillon's Rolling Western is expensive but this tower defence game is also one of the best 3D games available in the eShop.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Builds slightly messier puzzles on the Pullblox's simple foundations, but still manages to deliver hours of outstanding spatial conundrums. Easily one of eShop's best.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There are elements we can't defend, such as the dated visuals, or the limited soundtrack, but taken as a whole, Devil Survivor Overclocked is a huge, ambitious game that works perfectly on its own terms.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A 2D platformer with a heavy focus on swearing fairies and religious themes should not be this good. That's the game's last contradiction: it really is.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Just like a catapulted boulder, this arrived suddenly out of nowhere and knocked us off our feet. Great fun. [March 2014, p.89]