Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,614 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 The Expendables 2 Videogame
Score distribution:
1,614 game reviews
    • 51 Metascore
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    Cutesy gore and not a lot else. [Christmas 2009, p.94]
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    • 57 Metascore
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    A fun concept, but the lack of depth turns it into a snorkelling trip rather than an undersea odyssey. [Aug 2008, p.95]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Too slow and dull for shooter/sci-fi fans. [Sept 2007, p.5]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's nothing super about it. [July 2012, p.107]
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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
    • 50 Critic Score
    Spills more brains than it actually has. [Aug 2013, p.89]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Certainly not a game for anyone expecting a challenge or long-term entertainment. [Oct 2007, p.86]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It feels vague and unfocused. [Dec 2014, p.87]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Thankfully, the trusted combo-move heavy, cutscene-riddled one-on-one scraps also return. [Dec 2014, p.87]
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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
    Proof that in life, you get what you pay for. [Feb 2009, p.91]
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    • 76 Metascore
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    Those gamers who check out Penny Arcade daily will be playing to see the reappearance of iconic characters and to laugh at the in-jokes dotted throughout the game. But even they would have a hard time swallowing the 1,600 MP price tag (around £15) for five hours of gameplay - gameplay that isn't heavy on replayability.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not nearly enough fun. [Aug 2008, p.93]
    • 58 Metascore
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    A scabby swab that plumbs the depps. [July 2007, p.100]
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    • 74 Metascore
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    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]
    • 59 Metascore
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    Obscure, irritating and redeemed a little only by its addictiveness and the variety of the Bionicles that you control. [Christmas 2006, p.98]
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    • 57 Metascore
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    Loss of (creative) control. [Mar 2010, p.96]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    You're expected to know who these characters are, you're expected to know why certain plot twists are a big deal and you're expected to be excited when a character from Zeta Gundam interacts with one from Turn-A Gundam.
    • 61 Metascore
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    Another cheap money-spinner. [Nov 2007, p.107]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Where the mild things are. [Feb 2010, p.111]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Too punishing to recommend. [Mar 2011, p.100]
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    • 55 Metascore
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    It's all very limited and mind-numbingly repetitive - but the game's also challenging. [July 2007, p.105]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A bot-standard, rusty platformer for kids. [Sept 2008, p.86]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Annoying rather than quirky and appealing. [Apr 2008, p.99]
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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.
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    • 50 Critic Score
    Beware the caustic pink mist of nostalgia. [Apr 2013, p.81]
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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.
    • 57 Metascore
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    Not as special as it thinks it is. [Apr 2013, p.89]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The career mode is a repetitive series of unlocked events and the addition of an extremely rudimentary Trick Battle mode doesn't do much to break the tedium. At the very most, this is no more than an afternoon's entertainment.
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    • 50 Critic Score
    Existing fans feel free - newcomers, beware. [Apr 2013, p.89]
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