Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,521 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 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 10 AMY
Score distribution:
1,521 game reviews
    • 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
    • 50 Critic Score
    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
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, there are two key aspects of the Lego games that The Infinity Gauntlet fails to emulate: their sense of humour and their lifespan.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Great songs, shonky game. [Feb 2011, p.97]
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    • 40 Metascore
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    You'd do better to get Kinect Sports instead. [Feb 2011, p.99]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A game that's playing very hard to get. [Feb 2011, p.99]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Too punishing to recommend. [Mar 2011, p.100]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A poor excuse of an FPS makes for an adequate, if pointless, adaptation of a sport better experienced in the real world. [April 2006, p.92]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The great and the rubbish at a price that's definitely not right.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A fun party game with limited appeal.
    • 58 Metascore
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    More than ever, Dynasty Warriors feels like an uncomfortable timefart.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Charming but flawed, and lacks ambition. [May 2011, p.101]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A distinctly sludgy shooter. [June 2011, p.102]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Kung Fu fun that quickly wears thin. [Aug 2011, p.101]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Hit The Mitts shows you what Zuffa could have done - a mini-game that reacts well to your punches.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A grind in more ways than one. [Sept 2011, p.101]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Fails to convert its potential. [Oct 2011, p.101]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you can swallow the pad-mashing mechanics and wince your way through Silicon Knights' ham-fisted attempts at delivering back-story, there's a certain satisfaction to be had replaying to unlock new suits and powers.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The lack of Xbox Live play kills it dead. [Nov 2011, p.107]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As it stands, we've rarely been so bored when travelling at 150 miles per hour, less inspired by a police chase or less interested in the plot of a videogame. In the end, the game's only held together by staples of the series, namely a huge complement of cars and no-nonsense grippy physics. That's just enough to elevate it to the status of competent racer, but definitely not enough to earn a recommendation.