Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,523 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 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,523 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfectly pitched pink platforming. [Sept 2011, p.98]
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    • 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]
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    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bulk can work to a game's disadvantage if there's nothing drastically new on offer, however, and Revelations' later stages are a bit of a slog. It's just as well this is Ezio's final hour, because enjoyable as the game undoubtedly is, the base mechanics were showing their age in Assassin's Creed 2. Recommended, then, providing you're not expecting a massive overhaul.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With practice, intelligence, and a steady aim, you'll find your own satisfying path to greenskin genocide. [Dec 2011, p.99]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So cheap our small complaints are trivial. [Dec 2011, p.101]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brilliant, bite-sized entertainment. [Dec 2011, p.101]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has the wind beneath its wings. [Dec 2011, p.103]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In its natural habitat, with two players sitting on a sofa together, this evokes the best of the '90s 2D fighting boom. It may lack the glossy finish of recent Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and Tekken releases, but it still feels slick and rapid enough to stand by its polygonal brethren. If you like your fighting games with a dash of nostalgia, this fits the bill beautifully.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a single-player experience, it's every bit the quality of a full-priced shooter. [Christmas 2011, p.97]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Very good, for the few who can take the pace. [Christmas 2011, p.105]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unsophisticated but effective fun. [Christmas 2011, p.105]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've got the space, get involved. [Christmas 2011, p.107]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Your Shape provides decent replacements for both of these things, with all the arbitrary but absorbing nonsense of levelling up, medals and badges. This might be the first fitness game we'll use after reviewing it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The magic hasn't worn off yet. [Jan 2012, p.102]
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    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Iron Brigade is great on its own - not a perfectly balanced strategy game, but it's great fun finding out what works. With the flesh-filling and reasonably-priced downloadable content, it's an easy recommend.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even on Normal mode, you'll find yourself overwhelmed until the combination of dodge rolls, grabs, pounces, and combos becomes second nature. It's a testament to Shank's new-found competence that this does, eventually happen. Shank 2 has that satisfying feeling of re-mastering a forgotten motor function.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Playing alone feels slow and soulless, but the great controls and multiplayer features still make Grand Slam Tennis 2 well worth a bosh.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot of fisticuffs packed in, with a massive 114 fighters from the world of UFC to choose from, as well as the ability to create your own brawler (though the customisation options are more serious than THQ's WWE games - you won't be fighting in a zombie mask).
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kids will obviously adore it, but if you've ever enjoyed inching through Disneyland's campy haunted house, you'll be equally at home in Haunt.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    American Nightmare is good value, but it hints at more than it delivers - a world in which urban myths can come true never materialises in this episode. But that just makes us wonder what Remedy has got in store.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is very much a single-player pick, and the game Terminator wishes it could be.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If we have one complaint, it's the fact you have to waggle the thumbstick for a few seconds to blow up the thing you're occupying. You're not using B or Y, guys. But otherwise this is an intelligent and modestly-priced puzzler that'll lovingly abduct an evening from your life.