Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,599 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Kalimba
Lowest review score: 10 AMY
Score distribution:
1,599 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battlefield action polished until sparkling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent slice of '80s nostalgia. [Sept 2009, p.88]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Refreshingly unique. [July 2007, p.104]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is old-school style gaming, sticking proudly with the DMC staple. Nevertheless, Capcom has got the balance right this time. "Devil May Cry 3" was undoubtedly the pinnacle of the series, despite becoming insanely difficult far too quickly. Here it's a much slower incline rather than a sharp spike.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can create your own general from scratch. [Apr 2015, p.79]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Manages to impress. [Apr 2015, p.82]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    FlatOut 2's a more interesting racer than most, one that's smooth, nice looking and as easy to get into as a really big hole. It's not exactly moved on in any way since the original FlatOut, but if you missed out on that one, or really loved it and want more of almost exactly the same arcade racing insanity, go for it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A triumph in so many respects that lets itself down with some technical issues and a world that needed more variety in the way it looks. That, however, shouldn't stop you from picking this up and loving it until the end of this console generation. Forza Horizon 2 is an accomplishment, and a showcase for what open-world racers can do.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pleasingly chaotic. [Apr 2015, p.85]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Citadel feels fresh compared to the tired 'haunted house' missions of recent DLC packs, and deserves to be filed alongside Kasumi's Stolen Memory and Lair of the Shadow Broker as one of the best expansions to the Mass Effect universe, as well as a fitting full stop for the trilogy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A strong compilation. [Apr 2015, p.88]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Pre-Sequel! is a brilliant expansion, if not quite a brilliant game in its own right. Come for the Australians, stay for the low-gravity combat sections.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've had your fill of Killer Instinct and are looking for another rad fighter on the Xbox One, look no further. Great characters, solid online play and loads of content make this a bit of a kracker.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a one-trick pony, true. Yet does that even matter when the trick is this damn good? Of course it doesn't. Just buckle up, enjoy the ride and hang on for your life. [Feb 2008, p.92]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're in any way nostalgic about the original Jam games, at this price it's a slam dunk.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All it's lacking is confidence. The game might not once dare to underwhelm, but moments of true brilliance tend to emerge from the art direction - creeping into the mouth of a supertanker, shooting your way out of a dank church, clambering through a shattered Nigerian school. That the most impressive thing in a game about wholesale murder is the visuals suggests that Ubisoft might be using the drawing board the wrong way - but regardless, it's produced a shooter that's well worth your time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At around five-plus hours of fun, Hell Yeah! doesn't outstay its welcome. From that first negative reaction to the title, we never expected to be saying this: Hell Yeah! is a fast, smooth and intelligently designed platformer with boundless enthusiasm, a winning imagination and stellar production values.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Evil Within grafts Resident Evil 4's gold standard survival action to a far less forgiving world. That it even comes close to matching Capcom's masterpiece is cause to celebrate. And sweat. And quiver.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An enjoyable twist on tower defence. [June 2012, p.101]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More of the same goofy, eccentric zombie-killing action Dead Rising fans love, sprinkled with Capcom callouts. [Sept 2014, p.96]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Immediately intense, but no long-term appeal. [May 2011, p.101]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's this balance between arcade and sim racing - two apparently conflicting styles - that gives Shift its edge. While it doesn't quite hit the heights of Project Gotham Racing 4 or even RACE Pro, it's a huge leap forward for a series that had definitely lost its way. We're feeling the need for speed all over again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For 400 points the game's a steal - it's an enjoyable blast of a bygone era that we'll never see again. [Sept 2007, p.110]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of minor grumbles, this is an expansive, varied and satisfying physics puzzler and, while it could do with a smidge more personality, it certainly benefits from a budget price.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All That Remains is a strong season premiere that plays it safe in design terms, but makes bold decisions elsewhere. Heart-rending and brutal, it's a downbeat debut episode that shows plenty of promise. Here's hoping the next five can live up to it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s always something to do on your plot of land, and it’ll be a long time before you encounter every species of Piñata and see everything this bright colourful world has to offer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastical, forward-thinking fighter. [June 2012, p.102]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metro: Last Light is one big dose of more-of-the-same. It has the same mid-2000's flavour, and pulls it off once again by offering a varied set of locations and missions. It has no aspirations above being a linear FPS, and if you're OK with that, it's a treat. If you find your arse being handed to you, though - consider sticking to the darkness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Equal parts fun and frustrating. [June 2012, p.103]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stylish, explosive, and funny. The destruction is awesome fun, but dull missions ruin the overall experience. [Nov 2006, p.76]
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