Official Nintendo Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,496 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 3.9 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:
1,496 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Simply put, if you've long been dreaming of a game that actually makes the most of the Wii's powerful graphics processor then your dreams have come true. Super Mario Galaxy will not only rock your socks, it will blow your actual feet clean off, leaving you with a set of comedy stumps that you can use to pretend you're a marauding pirate. [December 2007, p.72]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If you loved Galaxy you'll adore this. Yet another dazzling high-water mark in Mario's career. [June 2010, p.75]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    As one of the most well-rounded, charming and utterly captivating games we've ever played, Twilight Princess is a game that everyone must experience, regardless of gaming preference. [Christmas 2006, p.52]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As clever as it is stylish, as darkly humourous as it is challenging and as infinitely playable as it is addictive, we simply love World Of Goo to pieces because it's everything that a good game should be.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The pacing of the story has a Disney-like quality to it, building moment by moment to the crescendo of its conclusion. It is nothing short of magical.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even looking at it with a cynical eye, it's incredibly hard to fault Brawl. You're going to adore this game. [July 2008, p.62]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Vast, visually stunning and every bit as good as any other GTA. And that's no mean feat.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Not so much a baby step into HD 3D platforming as a triple backflip onto a Goomba's dome. A constant source of joy, surprise and ideas, ideas, ideas.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Skyward Sword stands as an ode to a series that has endured all of recent gaming history. It marks the dizzying pinnacle of both the Zelda series and motion-controlled gaming itself. It's a huge accomplishment that, even by Nintendo's own record, stands out as one of their finest.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Flipnote Studio is simply essential. It's a superb animation application and it's completely free. All DSi owners should download it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Every bit as enjoyable and addictive as Guitar Hero: World Tour. Highly recommended. [May 2009, p.67]
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    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    As a remake this is recommended, but as it's a 'new' game in the UK it's essential. [Feb 2009, p.76]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A genre-reviving blaze of wonder, immense scale and smart design. [Sept 2011, p.100]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Rayman games may usually prompt little more than a shrug of indifference, but don't dismiss Origins. It's a top quality platformer from start to finish, a dazzling showcase for Ubisoft Montpellier's artistic talents, and one of the best Wii games of this (or any other) year.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Old and new in almost the best ways. [Sept 2014, p.78]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's the sheer scope of the gameplay that sets this apart from other pretenders. [July 2007, p.91]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Barmy, brilliant and the best GamePad advert to date: consider us excited about Wii U again.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band 3 is about as complete a music game as you could hope.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The bargain of the century and a great opportunity to visit a brilliant series. [Sept 2009, p.79]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The most intense gaming experience on the Wii...It will consume you. [July 2007, p.80]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Classic Zelda fare riddled with veins of audio-visual mastery and an inspired gameplay twist. The greatest Legend Of Zelda title of recent years.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The freshest, most vital RPG on the DS for ages. You'd be daft to pass it up. [Nov 2009, p.76]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    We expected a voyage down memory lane, but were instead treated to an adventure that is as fresh as it was when it first appeared in 2002. Splendid stuff.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Everything you could ever want from a Zelda game and more. [Nov 2007, p.80]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The story is deslightful and has plenty of subtle humour all the way through it. [June 2008, p.70]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Super Mario 3D Land is superb. The care and attention put into every aspect of it is beyond words and the only real problem point - the difficulty - is blown away by its remarkable post-credits reveal. This is the first truly essential, completely new title for the 3DS.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Prime trilogy couldn't have gone out on a higher note. [Nov 2007, p.74]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Virtual Console classics aside, Pullblox is the first essential 3DS eShop game. Download it now if you haven't done so already.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It looks good, it plays good, it probably even tastes good. You fingers will dance across the pad like tiny digital ballerinas as you suplex your way to victory. [Sept 2014, p.86]
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