Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,651 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 7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 10 The Expendables 2 Videogame
Score distribution:
1,651 game reviews
    • 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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For ten hours, longer than many entire games, RAGE feels massive, open and beautiful. It's crushing to discover that it's all smoke and mirrors, but while the illusion lasts, it's brilliant.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Impossible to play without laughing. [Christmas 2009, p.105]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beautiful game, if just a bit too simple. [Sept 2010, p.92]
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Landfall holds up particularly well when you're contesting objectives, as the layout is relatively easy to read and form strategies around, without feeling unbalanced.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's currently missing much of the content that will make it great - online multiplayer, and user-created tracks. But an Xbox One Trials fills a crucial gap in the next-gen lineup.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smart, thoroughly fun and just a little ugly. [Sept 2010, p.100]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So PES steps on FIFA's toes in a massive move forward but in doing so has opened itself up to criticism it could previously dodge thanks to a different take on the game. But for PES to be able step on FIFA's toes yet again after a lengthy drop in form is a big achievement, and one that should please fans and newcomers alike.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The true paradox of Final Fantasy isn't a temporal one. It's how it can conjure a feeling that's a combination of love, hate, derision and awe. XIII-2 gets less love than XIII. And the simplification dampens the open awe of previous games. But it's still the dominant feeling. And the fact I finished the game with only a quarter of the collectible fragments and very little idea of where to find them? Well, I just can't wait for the FAQs to start coming out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tasty morsel that won't hurt your wallet. [Feb 2011, p.102]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Our main gripe with BMEII? The battles aren't big enough. Though the unit sizes have been increased from the previous PC version, they're still pitifully small. [Aug 2006, p.8]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While GRID's a nice game, it's ultimately a new selection of cars and tracks for Colin McRae DiRT. You might want to bear that in mind when it comes to buying it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst missing some of the violent intensity of the opening episode, Smoke and Mirrors keeps things interesting with a deepening mystery and plenty of nice character beats.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tasty slice of puzzling action
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rare's best game in years is quite obviously intended for a younger audience, one that will almost certainly love every minute of it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 doesn't offer quite enough over its predecessor to warrant any sort of classic status, but it's unquestionably another masterful piece of work from a team who have been doing this sort of thing forever.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This isn't just another franchise game: it's the closest thing that you'll ever get to a sequel to the movies. It's not the cleverest game ever made, but there's certainly enough excitement, intrigue and massive explosions to keep you interested. [Oct 2008, p.74]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Superb tennis sim, but where's Wimbledon? [July 2008, p.85]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Better still is the four-player competitive multiplayer - it's exactly what was missing from the Dead Rising experience. A gory, obscene gameshow which revels in the whimsical and moral dilemma-free dismemberment of the formerly living.