Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,473 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 6.6 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 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Score distribution:
1,473 game reviews
    • 58 Metascore
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    Bang goes the potential. [Sept 2012, p.103]
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    • 44 Metascore
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    It's time to stop pedalling this game. [Sept 2012, p.95]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A cheap and cheerful sim at a luxury price. [Oct 2012, p.97]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An average party game regurgitation. Not at this price. [Oct 2012, p.101]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    More wet slap than knockout blow. [Oct 2012, p.101]
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    • 62 Metascore
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    Without any visible reinvention or revolution, WRC 3 is left looking embarrassingly dated. The WRC license has been recreated with impressive accuracy, and there's a serviceable sim underneath the awkward handling, but the entire package is painfully weak compared to its competition. If this is rally, feel free to count us out
    • 53 Metascore
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    The whole time you're playing Warfighter, just behind the sofa, there's a camouflaged Call of Duty-sized elephant sitting in the room - busying itself by practicing scope kills with its trunk. To go up against that beast Warfighter needed to impress on its own terms, and really deliver something new and exhilarating. Instead we got a cloning experiment that went badly awry.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Time to reassess everything about 2001. [Christmas 2012, p.99]
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    • 71 Metascore
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    It isn't entirely awful - even dodgy MOBA games can provide a lot of fun - but the myriad flaws suggests that it's badly misunderstood its audience. It's like being handed a love letter that was written by someone who had Googled 'seduction'. The effort they've put in is clearly endearing, but sorry - we're just not interested.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Looks like Potter has lost its magic. [Jan 2013, p.97]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sonic works hard, but looked better in the '90s. [March 2013, p.85]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Far from being a knockout. [March 2013, p.87]
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    • 50 Metascore
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    How many more filthy, blood-spattered mess halls, garages and control rooms must we trudge through, in search of loot drops and audio diaries? How many more vents and sinkholes must we wearily inventory on entering an area, in readiness for the moment when the soundtrack jack-knifes and the undead pop into view? Awakened doesn't have answers for these questions.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not as special as it thinks it is. [Apr 2013, p.89]
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    • 54 Metascore
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    The sole selling point of Devil's Cartel is the fact that you can blaze through it in a haze of blood and brick dust in the company of somebody else. It's never bad enough to truly offend, but it's never good enough to justify its status as a full-price game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Decent idea, but far too fussy to be fun. [May 2013, p.85]
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    • 35 Metascore
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    There's only one number that reflects this perfectly average experience.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Spills more brains than it actually has. [Aug 2013, p.89]
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    • 69 Metascore
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    You've already played the best bit. [Sept 2013, p.102]
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    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Only hipsters and farming fetishists need apply. [Nov 2013, p.91]
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    • 67 Metascore
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    As much fun as you'd expect from vermin. [Nov 2013, p.96]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It isn't a complete mess, but it's hard to imagine just who it was created for. [Christmas 2013, p.107]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Still feels as shallow and monotonous as ever. [Apr 2014, p.89]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This is one unnecessary relic that can be safely re-buried. [Apr 2014, p.89]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Activision's Transformers adaptations shed a little more charm and fascination each time they transform. This super-lean take feels like the last OK offering before the rot truly sets in.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Waters down the Sacred formula until it has no taste at all. You'll spill more grey matter than you'll actually use playing it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A comprehensive intro to Magic, but Duels is hardly the showcase it needs to be. [Oct 2014, p.92]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Overall, though, with its fundamentally flawed handling, glitchy physics and a tendency for the game to just play itself, Sonic Riders is a huge disappointment. [April 2006, p.84]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A by-the-numbers budget shooter with very little in the way of spark. Not a total stinker, but hardly worth your cash either. [June 2006, p.69]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Football without rules equals a mess. Add some crap gameplay and annoying animations and it's a complete joke. [April 2006, p.94]
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