Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,549 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 6.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,549 game reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not too substantial, but surprisingly polished. [Apr 2009, p.91]
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    • 53 Metascore
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    Proof that in life, you get what you pay for. [Feb 2009, p.91]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The few saving graces offered by the inclusion of a scrotum-seeking pooch do little to alleviate the more fundamental problems the game faces as a third person shooter. Dead to Rights: Retribution is a load of balls in exactly the way Volatile Games didn't intend.
    • 59 Metascore
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    Judging by the amount of new content, this is more of a stop-gap than a sequel. Hardcore fans will be best off waiting for the next installment, because this add-on feels desperately half-hearted.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A classic, but one best left to history. [Oct 2009, p.95]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not Nierly as much fun as we'd hoped. [July 2010, p.96]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Saw
    Not a patch on the big screen version. [Jan 2010, p.115]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Lots of items, not much excitement. [Nov 2009, p.108]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Where the mild things are. [Feb 2010, p.111]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Loss of (creative) control. [Mar 2010, p.96]
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's impossible to overcome the tedium after the first few hours. [July 2010, p.103]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Cutesy gore and not a lot else. [Christmas 2009, p.94]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Creative, but a long way from divine. [Feb 2010, p.102]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sadly, we've Scene It all before. [Apr 2010, p.107]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not quite evolved enough, sadly. [Feb 2010, p.112]
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    • 63 Metascore
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    Can't compete with "Elite" or "Colony Wars." [July 2010, p.103]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Okay for kids, but they could do much better. [Sept 2010, p.101]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A sub-par game that hasn't aged well. [Sept 2010, p.103]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's three hours you won't want back. [Oct 2010, p.106]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Guilty pleasure - with emphasis on guilty. [Oct 2010, p.111]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Lacking tension, variety and punctuation, Blade Kitten is a pretty cutscene sandwich with no filling. [Issue#66, p.101]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If Costume Quest is a success, it's because it looks cute, it's instantly appealing, and it's very funny. But it's not a very good game. [Issue#66, p.88]
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Button-mashing action without depth. [Christmas 2010, p.93]
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    • 45 Metascore
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    It's somewhat understandable that the sequel struggles to find new directions to take the game in, but failing to live up to the original? That's a real crime. [Issue#65, p.93]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Flesh and Blood is compelling in its own unhappy way, but this is far from a horror essential. [Issue#67, p.101]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's an error to think of Fatal Conspiracy as a game. That creates an expectation of fun - a level on which CSI doesn't try to deliver. [Issue#67, p.103]
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    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's such an empty, floating and bewildering mess that it's impossible to enjoy. [Issue#67, p.103]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The result is that the game's flow shudders and starts - a ponderous affair punctuated by sudden bouts of extremely messy and imprecise combat.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Venetica is a neat idea for an RPG hamstrung by an engine that can't do the maths quick enough and some terrible production values.
    • 55 Metascore
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    Unfortunately, there are two key aspects of the Lego games that The Infinity Gauntlet fails to emulate: their sense of humour and their lifespan.