Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,612 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 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Kalimba
Lowest review score: 10 AMY
Score distribution:
1,612 game reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fine combat, badly balanced. [Dec 2012, p.103]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's certainly a riot of a shooter that encourages you to get out there and blast away rather than cry behind cover, but it's lasting appeal is diminished by a lack of depth and some flimsy level design.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a bit of fine-tuning, Powerslide could be a championship contender. As it stands, it's still a few tweaks away from being truly race-ready.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another failed idea is the ability to pick up items littering the different districts and use them as weapons. [June 2007, p.93]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For match-three nutters only. [Jan 2010, p.115]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bright and fun, but feels a bit 'budget'.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    From then on you’re bashing various robots, giant lizards and zooming through the streets of Metropolis – the flying is easily the most fun element – trying to keep the city’s health up by rescuing injured civilians (which is hugely boring), while cutscenes tell you what Lex Luthor’s doing somewhere else in the city.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A distinctly Japanese take on an irrevocably inscrutable cultural milestone, grab it from your nearest bargain bin for those sniggersome one-liners alone. [Issue#67, p.101]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Temporarily interesting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Syndicate feels like a deeply average game in a cunning, expensive disguise. Stare at the screenshots and you'll wonder how something that looks so slick can be as disappointing as it is.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Better than Episode 1, but still not great. [Christmas 2008, p.98]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Quirky, funny and colorful, Root Beer Tapper is both cheeky and challenging and a cheap distraction on a Wednesday night. [Feb 2007, p.101]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A conspiracy barely worth uncovering.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: Aerosmith isn't terrible; it's just by no means an essential addition to the series. Hardcore fans will be left feeling short-changed when it comes to the complete band experience, while others will wish they could buy the support tracks as DLC.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Average racer with smart tech. [Apr 2010, p.101]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you want to spend that much time perfecting your balance and looking silly, you can buy a real skateboard for much less.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Crimson Dragon entertains most when it's the power fantasy it wants to be - when you're mopping up streams of curious beasts from an early level, with credits and items flying into your backpack as you 100% a level. When you're beset, besieged, and bullied by streams of incoming missiles, you feel cheated rather than challenged, and the beckoning gem shop makes the process feel dirty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though it looks good and plays well, the use of DC heroes is lacking and the levels are too obscure at times. [Jan 2015, p.79]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    A brave attempt at making an epic experience, but it was never going to be the game it so desperately wanted to be. [April 2006, p.90]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    So, no major surprises then, and ultimately Cars is a mediocre racing game for anyone over the age of about 13. But taken on its own terms, as a game geared towards pre-teens and fans of the movie, its flaws and shortcomings don't matter one bit and will probably pass young 'uns by quicker than Lightning McQueen himself.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Great things are expected of the Eragon franchise, but this could be a thousand games we've played before. No single feature stands out as special, and the gameplay is all far too familiar.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    A functional if predictable four-player beat 'em up. Does everything you'd expect from a Turtles game, but nothing more. [April 2006, p.88]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Fine in multiplayer, but endless tricking makes games against Xbox tiresome. It's slow-paced novelty basketball. [Aug 2006, p.66]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A generic shooter at best. [Oct 2006, p.76]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Jaws Unleashed isn't a terrible game, but it's riddled with control, camera, and difficulty issues that take the fun away. [Nov 2006, p.74]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Alright by budget standards, but with dodgy controls, cheap AI and buggy Live modes there are far better alternatives. [Aug 2006, p.70]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Feels unfinished. [Jan 2015, p.84]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Passable, but there are better alternatives. [May 2008, p.92]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Conan is like a bad exploitation flick. It's lurid, crass, dumb and looks like sh*t. However, strange as it sounds, these are exactly the kind of things that might just keep you playing. [Dec 2007, p.104]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Cutesy gore and not a lot else. [Christmas 2009, p.94]
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