Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,612 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 Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Score distribution:
1,612 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best band tie-in to date. [June 2009, p.79]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly slick with excellent online play.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a blood-soaked love letter to the original series but hauls everything else up to date, making it a tasty treat for newcomers and a nine-course medieval banquet for fans.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Old-school Sega fans will be in heaven. [Apr 2009, p.91]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Haunting, amazing, but not for everybody.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must buy then, but only if the price is right.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lost Odyssey's heritage is enough to make it great. [Apr 2008, p.92]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On occasion, what no doubt seemed like a crazy-cool idea down the pub just didn't work well in practice (spirit death-defying in particular) and fun has taken the edge off challenge, but you'd have to be an extremist alien sympathiser not to thoroughly enjoy Prey from the moment it sucks you into its viscera to the moment it squeezes you out again.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It'd suit the adversarial nature of this review if I came out of DW8 feeling as stubbornly indifferent as I have the last few games. But annoyingly, this is the first time Dynasty Warriors has made me want to play on.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The facts remain - there's nothing quite like this on the Xbox 360 and the series is wildly popular for a very good reason.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Explodes your preconceptions. [Feb 2012, p.101]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Vigilante 8: Arcade is a glorious throwback to a simpler age in gaming, one that older gamers can appreciate and younger gamers can discover. It will only be as fun for as long as the Live community is there to support it but it's damn fun, so jump on while it lasts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a turbo-powered drifty racer with a loveably fractured premise and a world that's full of challenges and stunts. It's better than it has any right to be.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pid
    An eccentric but highly enjoyable platformer. [Christmas 2012, p.97]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The repetitive action might be reminiscent of the original games, but it's still repetition, and ultimately that causes things to drag. Fortunately just like Max himself it's also difficult to dislike - the plot isn't something you'll be able to leave alone for long, bullet time still has the capacity to thrill and the multiplayer provides the variety and unpredictability required for genuine longevity.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Completely towers over the rest. [Dec 2009, p.107]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That Grid 2 remains so enjoyable despite its reserved approach is to the credit of its formula. It's slick, sexy and hugely accomplished, but without any revolutionary additions or changes that elevate it above what the series did before.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An entertaining, exciting game that looks simply stunning. It really does the genre, and the Xbox 360, justice. And you can't get a higher recommendation than that. [Dec 2007, p.88]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Madden's most impressive showing since the original Xbox days. Now lessons need to be learned from the best sports management sims to lend Connected Careers true longevity. [Nov 2014, p.84]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game that manages to wrestle some originality out of the point 'n' click genre - with only limited structural problems - while making us laugh in the process, this is an all-too-rare pleasure. [Nov 2014, p.84]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plenty of fun for seven quid. [Jan 2010, p.114]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monolith might not have the basics quite down, but the Nemesis system is the year's most original game mechanic, and makes for a game that feels - and reacts to your play - unlike any of its peers.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Never has picking up rubbish felt so good. [Jan 2008, p.92]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Missteps will infuriate those obsessed with consistency, but underneath the messy bits there's something deep, fascinating and exciting. Dull bug-bashers won't abide the rough edges, but they'll be missing out on one of this year's best RPGs. Put up with the shortcomings, and the rest is superb.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there isn't quite the same level of incidental detail as the main game, it still feels just as polished and involving as the rest of Arkham City.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the series' highest points. [June 2014, p.90]
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A seductive package. [June 2014, p.91]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By far the best skate game on any console. [Nov 2007, p.88]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By far the best, most revined version of FIFA yet - its presentation and 'big game feel' are second to none. [Dec 2007, p.78]
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