Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,422 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 Dragon's Lair
Score distribution:
1,422 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only downside is that at £100, it's asking you to put your wallet on the line for an experience that offers the same thrills as GH, but still represents a big gamble if you didn't get on with that series. It's just a fraction too expensive for our liking.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those who fancy something different. [Apr 2010, p.102]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vocally and visually brilliant, but lacks story.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Supreme Commander 2 circumvents most limitations of a console RTS and focuses more on strategy than how fast you can click. If you want a truly cerebral experience, accompanied by jaw-dropping mega units, it's the one to have.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The reason it works is it's so damn accessible.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The cruelty of the levels can be frustrating, but you'll keep coming back. The infinite lives and near-instant reloading of checkpoints means stress always loses out to the classic "one-more-go" syndrome.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Finer than a hundred pieces of eight. [Sept 2009, p.90]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's difficult to describe a game with so many choices and different paths, but making them all feel meaningful is what Dragon's Age excels at. Complex it may be, but it's more focused than Fable II, better in combat than Mass Effect, and richer than The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. If you've got the patience, it's a cracker.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dante's Inferno has a unique style, is a cracking journey and you're likely to feel slightly rocked by the end. It's not quite divine, but it's an experience you're sure to enjoy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly slick with excellent online play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another great slice of comic book action.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On top of its game - this is the one to get. [Christmas 2009, p.92]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Completely towers over the rest. [Dec 2009, p.107]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Excellent value. [Dec 2009, p.106]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The moment-to-moment action of narrowly avoiding explosions and falling buildings produces hundreds of those heart-in-mouth moments that Burnout is so famous for. While comparisons to Critereon's superlative series are inevitable, Black Rock's effort is, if anything, even more spectacular.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Impossible to play without laughing. [Christmas 2009, p.105]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More of the same, which is fine for now. [May 2010, p.96]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We're happy to sing this game's praises. [Jan 2010, p.113]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Totally gripping from start to finish.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plenty of fun for seven quid. [Jan 2010, p.114]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An extremely satisfying and often hilarious campaign.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A genuine classic that's worth another look. [Feb 2010, p.104]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's addictive and for charity. Nice one. [Apr 2010, p.111]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tasty slice of puzzling action
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Electronica genocide is RTS addiction.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must buy then, but only if the price is right.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Truncated but still truly impressive. [May 2010, p.95]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The wrinkles are almost entirely showing on the single-player side, with clunky animation and AI being the worst offenders. But for fans of the original the chance to revisit a favourite in new HD clothing - and take it online - is no-doubt one that should be jumped at, and newcomers will also likely discover a surprisingly deep deathmatch game that's still relevant in 2010.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Magic Sword is merely a peculiar bonus: another side-scroller from 1990 that takes a swing at the fantasy genre. Its button-bashing core contains a few RPG fragments, as you can collect protective shields and rescue imprisoned allies who then serve as a support character, and it's a decent, if limited affair.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Truly climactic entertainment.