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 4.1 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
    • 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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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just prepare for a sense of incompletion unless you spend around 70 pounds more than the base price. [Jan 2014, p.74]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Step aside Guitar Hero Metallica: this is how you really do a band-specific music game. Drips with Beatles love from start to finish.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A platformer that easily holds it own against the Castlevanias and Metroids of the world.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Though only a small step up, Guitar Hero 5 is now the best music experience on the Wii.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is a wonderful piece of software for creative types.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sequel done right. It deals with the original's issues and adds features to keep things fresh.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It's that confidence that encompasses everything here - Mario Kart 8 steps boldly out of the shadows of its predecessors, using their systems, ideas, even tracks, but adapting them to fit its own vision of a truly skilful game that people will obsess over, learning lines, kart set-ups and tricks, but never abandoning what it is people loved about the series.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    If only the putting was more consistent. If it were, this would be as essential as "Grand Slam." [July 2009, p.80]
    • 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]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's still one of the most accessible yet deep role-playing games around. It's still going to capture the hearts and imaginations of kids and adults alike. And, yes, you'll still want to catch 'em all.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Offers hours of fun brain-bending gameplay. [June 2010, p.94]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This might be the brightest of 2013's 3DS stars. A beautiful, generous, warm-hearted game in every way and a worthy successor to Wild World's crown.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A beautiful refinement of a great series. Game Freak has surpassed itself - the best Pokemon ever. [Mar 2011, p.87]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether it's teamplay you want or epic solo adventuring, DQIX handles both with class. [Aug 2010, p.83]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Don't expect a revolution, but with dozens of thoughtful changes and the best Pokemon battles ever, X and Y cap an incredible year for 3DS.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It may not be too revolutionary but this is by far the biggest, most packed Pokemon yet. [Mar 2010, p.67]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Bigger, better and harder than NSMB DS, this is the Mario game we were waiting for. Essential. [Dec 2009, p.96]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Addictive. [July 2007, p.92]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    By all means get DJ Hero if you're a fan of music games and have a wad of cash burning a hole in your pocket, because Freestyle Games has put together a fantastic music title. Everyone else will just have to wait until the price drops.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Feels vintage and fresh at the same time. [Christmas 2010, p.56]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Never have we been so amused, challenged and impressed by a game all at the same time. [Christmas 2007, p.68]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Not a huge leap forward for the series but a wonderful game nonetheless. Enjoy. [Christmas 2009, p.91]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It may not be too revolutionary but this is by far the biggest, most packed Pokemon yet. [Mar 2010, p.67]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A beautifully polished adventure with buckets of depth. Game of the year material?
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A beautiful refinement of a great series. Game Freak has surpassed itself - the best Pokemon ever. [Mar 2011, p.87]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We hate using the word 'hardcore' but if we had to attach it to any game it would be this one. [May 2010, p.73]