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 4.2 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:
1511 game reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It's just a nice idea that doesn't work very well. [Dec 2008, p.98]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A weak hide-and-seek game that's as laborious as it is devoid of fun. [Feb 2009, p.49]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Awkward to play, hard to look at, difficult to control and socially neutered. We're not sold on Splinter Cell.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It gets the gold medal for pig-headedness, at least. [Dec 2013, p.80]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Tolerably mundane. [Oct 2013, p.81]
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    • 48 Critic Score
    Horrible to look at, has utterly bland levels and it's basically inferior in every way to the similar game "T-Rex Rumble," which is also available on DSiWare. [Mar 2011, p.105]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    If you must play Battle of the Bands then rent it - you'll be finished with it after a day. [July 2008, p.79]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A good idea, wasted. [Jan 2014, p.75]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Mind-numbingly boring. This is one call you should definitely send to answer phone.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Poor show. [Sept 2010, p.89]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It all falls down because it's just not fun to play in any way, shape or form. [Oct 2008, p.99]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Its challenge is too variable. [Feb 2012, p.105]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A poker game where you start off 600 Points down and can't win it back. Fail. [Nov 2009, p.104]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 47 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Even as rabid Pokemon fans we're really struggling to see the point of My Pokemon Ranch. [Aug 2008, p.103]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    So despite all the options - Championship mode, Capture The Flag, four player split screen and a Hot Pursuit mode - the wild handling is a little too much to cope with.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Sorry, Sega, but your luck with movie licenses just isn't getting any better. [Sept 2008, p.101]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Too slow to be any fun. [Oct 2010, p.96]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 47 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Underwhelming. [Sept 2014, p.90]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 57 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    This is the same licensed platform stuff people have been playing for years. [Jan 2007, p.77]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 57 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    There really is no excuse for such a poor Wii version. Sort it out Activision. [Jan 2008, p.87]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 52 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    A mindless slog that not even devoted fans will play through. [Oct 2008, p.98]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    A very limited on-rails shooter that just gets boring after you've played it for about 15 minutes or so. [Mar 2011, p.105]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Unless you only want to learn the French for individual words though it's a bit useless. [Oct 2010, p.97]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Frustratingly, it plays more like an interactive story book than a videogame. [Jan 2008, p.78]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Lacks depth. [Aug 2014, p.86]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This offers some very poor football action with frustrating, nonsensical gameplay and awful visuals. [May 2008, p.94]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    We applaud Battle For Earth's unique approach to simplistic fighting, but its lack of content and depth won't impress anyone but the most junior gamers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This has been done much better, many times before. [Christmas 2010, p.94]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Lumpy handling. [June 2010, p.91]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Lumpy handling. [June 2010, p.91]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Perhaps the lowest example of not knowing when to give up. [Apr 2010, p.89]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Feels extremely basic and devoid of depth. [July 2010, p.95]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 42 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A game rendered so easy by the needs of its target market, that it's dead on arrival. Consider this a Surf eulogy. [Sept 2013, p.89]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The original's good ideas are distorted in an apparent attempt to justify a price tag. [Nov 2012, p.98]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 47 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    The skateboard controller looks the part but doesn't work and seems to hate the game it was designed for. It may yet fall to another game to get the best out of it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Very basic. [Feb 2012, p.100]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 31 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    It just isn't that fun to play. [Jan 2010, p.87]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    The whole thing gets repetitive very quickly. [May 2010, p.91]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 46 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Heartbreakingly awful. [Feb 2009, p.84]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    It's pleasant enough, but this'll be over long before your couch has even warmed up. [Christmas 2010, p.94]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Weird. [Sept 2010, p.97]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    It only works 30% of the time. [July 2010, p.95]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Never steps outside of its comfort zone. [Oct 2013, p.89]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    A shameless imitation of a game that's infinitely better in every department. [Oct 2010, p.94]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    A dull, confusing game. [Mar 2011, p.101]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 50 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Sleuthing is largely irrelevant as the characters keel over whatever you do. [Mar 2008, p.75]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Open Season is playable but you won't enjoy playing it. Its dull collecting scenarios and repetitive sound bites will drain your soul. Another bad movie tie-in. [Dec 2006, p.94]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Very, very dull. [Nov 2009, p.98]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Utterly boring activities. [Feb 2011, p.90]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    If you can believe it, this is possibly even worse than the diabolical "Spider-Man 3." [Christmas 2007, p.83]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    An idea's nice, but this one's been left to decay. [July 2013, p.86]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    While we can appreciate what Dust Strikers is trying to do, it just doesn't work. [Nov 2007, p.85]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    If you're after some boxing action on the Wii, it might be best to stick with Wii Sports for now and wait for Punch-Out!! This simply won't satisfy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It's what a bag of roast beef crisps is to a Sunday roast with all the trimmings. [Sept 2007, p.90]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    It tries to be different but falls flat on its face. It's repetitive, dull and we doubt that you'd see out the first hour. Avoid. [Sept 2008, p.93]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Dull, and in many cases, incredibly annoying and frustrating. [July 2007, p.86]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    It looks basic and is over quicker than a Darlington FC season highlights DVD. [Mar 2010, p.95]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    An unnecessary update to last year's rubbish Olympics cash-in. [Oct 2009, p.84]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Monotonous enough - and once you've finished that, you go back to the start to begin again as the 'dungeon' recreates itself. Hilariously, there's a second chapter to download, if you haven't had enough already...
    • 43 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    There's a certain amount of tension as the clock ticks, but moving the stylus up and down to mow lawns is both fiddly and a bit dull - you really need to keep all three mowers running at once to succeed. Add in a ravenous dog that wants to bite chunks out of your kids and the result is a gruelling, unforgiving... well, chore.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    It is, and always has been, a horribly vanilla platformer with very little soul to it. [Christmas 2008, p.103]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Decent gameplay let down by a lack of any multiplayer or other modes whatsoever.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Will scratch an itch for a new strategy RPG, but expect the dull ache of disappointment as a side-effect. [Christmas 2012, p.111]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We couldn't even play the Super Mario Bros. theme, and if you can't do that then there's no point. [Feb 2010, p.83]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Playing the same six mini-games 11 times isn't even remotely enjoyable, especially when you're paying 5 quid per mini-game. [May 2008, p.92]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Frustratingly inaccessible. [Jan 2011, p.87]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A tie-in that will only disappoint anyone hoping to play as a "real" MiB character. [Aug 2012, p.104]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The new best worst game ever. Briefly entertaining in a terrible B movie sort of way, but once that wears off this is just insulting.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A dull game that makes no use of the Wii U functionality. [Jan 2013, p.102]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is surely one of the most intensely frustrating games ever, but is not rewarding enough to be worthwhile. [May 2014, p.90]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Avoid like the plague. [Jan 2010, p.86]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Too pricey for our liking. [Christmas 2010, p.94]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A huge disappointment. [Apr 2010, p.92]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unless you like hammering the A button for eight minutes at a time while getting a headache, stay well away. Even young kids will get bored.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pointless. [Aug 2008, p.103]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For a kids' game, Travel In Time is horrible at guiding the player. It's all over the place.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It isn't terrible, it's just dull. [Feb 2014, p.84]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Never have we seen a DS game fail so badly to capture the fun of its Wii sibling. [Christmas 2009, p.92]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You're getting plenty of puzzles for your 4.50, but it's presented badly and it seems unfairly difficult from an early stage. [June 2012, p.109]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You may well find that you get used to it but, even so, this Prince hasn't aged at all well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A sporadic, fragmented mess of Bond history spliced with brainless shooting that feels like a rushed Call Of Duty copycat. Get Black Ops 2. Don't get this.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are glimmers of promise in the 3DS version, but the execution is so bad and the graphics engine so lacklustre, that you'll find it hard to squeeze more than a few drops of genuine pleasure out of this cold, grey stone. [Sept 2012, p.107]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The unfortunate fact is that Bubble Bobble has been done too many times before. Yes, it's playable and challenging, but it's also old and far too simplistic for hte modern gaming era. [Mar 2007, p.77]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sometimes realism is bad. [Oct 2010, p.97]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    GT Pro Series has got decent cars and passable handling, but the below average physics and utterly shameful visuals give this a cheap, unfinished feel. [Feb 2007, p.84]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Disappointing. [Oct 2011, p.97]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a dull trek and the stupid storyline doesn't help much. [Christmas 2010, p.91]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More or less the same experience (as Vampire Moon). [Christmas 2010, p.91]
    • Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    You can't transform a turd, no matter how hard you try. [Oct 2007, p.89]
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    • 26 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    The Wii Remote hasn't been used well here and it's trickier than playing it for real. And it's Jenga - do we really need this? [Apr 2008, p.88]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Feels archaic compared to the likes of Face Raiders. Shame. [Jan 2013, p.110]
    • 43 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Feels archaic compared to the likes of Face Raiders. Shame. [Jan 2013, p.110]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    This is as lazy a use of a license as we've seen recently and this is from the company that made the Smurfs 2 game. [Feb 2014, p.91]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    This is just shameful. A missed opportunity let down by sloppy, lazy programming. [Jan 2009, p.90]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    A load of old (tennis) balls. [May 2013, p.87]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    It's south of average. [May 2010, p.85]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    A complete waste of time. [Christmas 2010, p.81]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Awful. [June 2010, p.97]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Falls flat at the first hurdle. [Oct 2008, p.95]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    We're not sure we'd even pay 69p for this great big pile of Sith (sp?). Search your feelings, you know this to be poo. [March 2014, p.88]
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