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: Skyward Sword
Lowest review score: 8 Enjoy your massage!
Score distribution:
1511 game reviews
    • 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]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    If you've never brought a Black Frost demon into existence, you're in for a treat. [Issue#116, p.92]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you're on the lookout for a puzzle game that has a gripping story, a funny script and a cast of colourful characters that offers something a little different, Ghost Trick is a resounding success.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The ultimate retro game and a huge challenge. At around 7 quid, this is essential. [Dec 2008, p.82]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's cruelly authentic in places, but the bombastic immediacy, improved balance and reverence for the source material are a great fit for 3DS. [Apr 2014, p.90]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    There's loads of new stuff in the DS version. The level editor is brilliant. [Sept 2008, p.98]
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    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    You couldn't call this a game, but it's brilliant for budding artists. [July 2012, p.97]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Get the hang of it and this will take over your life in ways that should probably be illegal. [Dec 2009, p.97]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Zen's finally come over to the Light Side. [Oct 2013, p.89]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Simply one of the best puzzlers on the handheld. [June 2007, p.94]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If ever there was a game to get gamers and non-gamers playing together, this is it. Addictive gameplay, online play and more vareity than Noah's Ark make this a surprising must-have title. [Nov 2006, p.84]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Picross 3D doesn't quite have the personality of its 2D predecessor but it's still a compelling puzzler. [Mar 2010, p.85]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A charming, addictive and original addition to the growing DSiWare library. [Jan 2010, p.83]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A decent conclusion to a fantastic series. [Apr 2010, p.92]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A brilliant WarioWare game but, more importantly, it's one of the best Wii game so far. Wario should now take his place alongside Mario and Link as a true Nintendo great. [Jan 2007, p.66]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An original puzzle game with some nice retro touches for Nintendo fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The result is another mesmerising entry to the series. There's little incentive to replay it after you've finished, but it's one of the most enjoyable narrative rides in gaming today, and it burns bright and strong while it lasts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A flawed but very impressive romp that really puts the DS through its paces. [July 2008, p.78]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bright, happy and endlessly amusing, Beat the Beat is toe-tappingly terrific. [July 2012, p.87]
    • 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]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Like seeing a fantastic movie that only lasts 75 minutes. It's great but over all too quickly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    One of the better Final Fantasy games, FFV improves upon the Job system but doesn't match the storyline "FFIV" or "FFVI". It's still one hell of a handheld adventure though. [Apr 2007, p.90]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bold, broad and occasionally brilliant - but doesn't quite top Power Paintbrush.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A smart, addictive strategy offering that's among DSiWare's very finest games. [Christmas 2009, p.102]
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    • 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.
    • 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]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the best football game on a Nintendo system. It takes a while to get used to the new controls but once you get your head round them, they become second nature. [Mar 2008, p.58]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Arguably the best WWII game ever. Simply put, if you like first-person shooters this is absolutely essential.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great end to a great series - we hope there's more but if there isn't, at least it's gone out on a high. [Feb 2009, p.86]
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