Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,468 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 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,468 game reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay is riddled with bug-induced frustration, uninspiring combat and a sluggish control system that lacks any kind of invention. [Mar 2007, p.88]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Movie tie-in unable to flourish because of a by-the-books approach. [Jan 2007, p.94]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most frustrating thing about Xtreme 2 is thinking about all the time super-developer Team Ninja wasted making it. Every day it pissed away creating this nonsense is an extra day we have to wait for it to release its next proper game like "Ninja Gaiden 2." For that, we curse DoA Xtreme 2 to HELL.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Painfully lacking in every area, lacking any thrill factor, excitement or variety. [Jan 2007, p.90]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A miniscule improvement over the original. [Feb 2007, p.100]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is something we expect to see available on Xbox Live Marketplace as a pricey download, not a full retail release. Disappointing. [Apr 2007, p.89]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This hasn't moved on from the last generation of Tetris at all. [July 2007, p.102]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It looks and plays like a budget title, and doesn't really offer anything new aside from curiosity value. Best left dead and buried.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Contender for the dullest game ever made. [May 2008, p.93]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A dated and repetitive shooter. [July 2007, p.105]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Thoroughly average. [Aug 2007, p.93]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Plenty of modes, but still overpriced. [Aug 2007, p.100]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One for hardcore collectors only. [Aug 2007, p.101]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Score whores will be entertained for a while. [Aug 2007, p.100]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you really must satisfy your bloodlust, then "Conan" is the slightly better option. [Jan 2008, p.91]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While Lost tries to encapsulate the spirit of the series, it ends up smothered by it, restricted from being anything more than a shiny tourist guide to the set and characters. [Apr 2008, p.84]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We say the gameplay is 'deceptively simple', because there's effectively two buttons. [Nov 2007, p.106]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Old, tired and uninspired. [Jan 2008, p.99]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More failed conversion than touchdown. [July 2010, p.102]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's the 'fin' end of the wedge for Tetris fans. [Christmas 2007, p.106]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Compared to the heavyweights on the scene like Puzzle Quest and Zuma, Boogie Bunnies is nothing more a crisp packet fluttering past in the breeze, temporarily catching your attention as it twists past your face with its trumpet blasts of cute noise and Haribo colour before it disappears forever, lost down the back of the Xbox Live Arcade sofa to hang out with Word Puzzle.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One for board game veterans only. [Feb 2010, p.109]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Don't be seduced by the trendy soundtrack or gnarly subtitle; there are already too many fantastic racing games fighting for space on the pre-owned racks.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For all its promise, this is another entirely superfluous superhero game. [June 2008, p.70]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pretty annoying. [Christmas 2008, p.97]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What doesn't work this time out is Throttle Monkey mode, Atari's way of separating the casual from hardcore gamer. In other titles speeded-up gameplay can be an endurance test; here, it's just unplayable.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With the hilarity of multiplayer locked until you finish the solo missions, and a slightly too-high price, this is one to miss. Shame. [July 2008, p.94]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game most of today's gaming fraternity can waltz through. Its an overhead shooter for first-timers, yin to Ikaruga's bullet-laden yang.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Quantum of Solace never manages to be a Bond game: at the tiniest of nudges, it panics and starts unleashing gunfire. It's clumsy, it's messy, it's not much fun and most of the time, it's not even the right film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's too agonising to play through - and while that might be intentional, it's not in any way enjoyable. [May 2009, p.86]