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 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 10 AMY
Score distribution:
1,422 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic re-creation of the spirit of "Scarface," and a brilliantly in-depth urban game. A bit repetitive at times. [Nov 2006, p.60]
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very competent expansion, albeit one that's way too brief. Story mode can be finished in around six hours. It's also one of those add-ons where you rarely feel the developer has stretched itself creatively. [Apr 2006, p.67]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What FIFA does well is give you time in possession. Play a through ball and get yourself in the opponent's penalty area and you're allowed to control it.
    • 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]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An extremely polished, utterly playable update.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still the best golf game out there, but a short list of new extras means it's not worth the cash if you already own "06." [Nov 2006, p.68]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Clone Wars is no bold new chapter for the evergreen franchise, but give it five minutes and you'll soon succumb. The Force is still strong.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throwing accessibility out of the window like a misjudged motorway Ginsters, Shift 2 is an unashamedly stoic love-letter to hardcore driving fans. For casual fans of the genre, though, it's the kind of correspondence that leads to restraining orders.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The personalities are great, and brilliantly caricatured. The matches are as much fun to watch as they are to play. The attempts to add variety don't always work - four-player tag teams are fun, but the rest is fairly uninspired - so it might not last too long without DLC.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good-looking and therapeutic dose of bird-tweeting, ripples of applause and gasps of mild horror. If you're happy paying the price of admission for a more streamlined experience and the Augusta National, don't let us stop you.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Accessible arcade fun with oodles of depth.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hitting a difficulty sweet spot, Top Spin 4 is deep enough to let you spend hours mastering the perfect volley, but won't turn its nose up at you if you don't fancy anything more than an occasional late-night session of backhanding with Federer.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Immediately intense, but no long-term appeal. [May 2011, p.101]
    • 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
    Escalation feels less like a map pack as a theme park for Vietnam veterans, not just contested territory but an environment you'll want to explore - rooting under the crust for the inevitable Easter eggs. Black Ops has never felt fresher.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A meticulously designed Live shooter...Few multiplayer FPS games furnish you with unique anecdotes about valiant last stands and over-the-trench assaults but Brink is full of them.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfect if you can't afford a real dragon. [June 2011, p.103]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Haunting, amazing, but not for everybody.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tweaks and changes have successfully fixed most of EDF 2017's problems without damaging any of the dodgy aspects that made it so wonderfully wonky. If you're in the market for some mindless co-op nonsense, Insect Armageddon's comes highly recommended.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marred only by its own unreached potential. [Aug 2011, p.98]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfectly pitched pink platforming. [Sept 2011, p.98]
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're stuck for a Devil May Cry substitute, give this a whirl. It's a little too scanty to qualify as God's gift to action gaming, but it's definitely going to heaven when it dies.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On its own, The Gunstringer might have been tough to recommend. As part of this bundle [with Fruit Ninja], it's a unique, funny, flawed and downright loveable Kinect experience. Buy it before your soul turns sour.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a colourful toy that'll distract young children long enough to give you precious hours in the kitchen drinking fortified wine.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Missing Link is an elegant, self-contained campaign-in-miniature that packs almost as many options and exactly as much atmosphere into a third of the space.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That's some good footballing sir. [Nov 2011, p.110]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's very much one of the year's best shooters, but for all Frostbite 2's volcanic achievements, it's more a triumph of consolidation, blending elements from past games and popular competitors, than a triumph in its own right.