Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,818 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 BioShock
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1818 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    ProStreet takes the series to an ambiguous halfway point between Forza and Need for Speed. [Christmas 2007, p.76]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Iteration for a new generation. [May 2012, p.95]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At worst frustrating, usually just reminiscent of better, more innovative platformers. [Sept 2015, p.99]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Guns spit out bullets with little heft and explosions feel like gentle farts in the wind rather than loud, powerful releases of energy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Barely worth splashing out on. [May 2012, p.95]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not so much a misfire as misplaced. [June 2014, p.76]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a giggle, but it won't last long. [Dec 2009, p.107]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a glimpse into the life of a dysfunctional family, Three Fourths Home is a success - but while its dialogue has the ring of truth, its narrative feels slight and incomplete. [Feb 2016, p.80]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    By turns scrappy, hilarious, wearying and completely barmy. [Sept 2015, p.105]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's packed with strong moments, but the finale feels disjointed. [Nov 2014, p.85]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Child friendly but not alienating to adults - this is an enjoyable adventure for one or two.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brimming with charm, but it was clearly designed with PC gaming in mind. Playing it with the Xbox One controller instead of a mouse becomes something of an exercise in patience. [Nov 2014, p.87]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The cost is too high and the extras too slim to make this excellent. [Feb 2016, p.86]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Splatterhouse starts off strong on a path of giddy puerility, always seeming on the cusp of offering more than misogyny and punching all the blood out of monsters - or at least giving you a sly wink to let you in on the joke - but it never actually comes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A further downer is that the campaign missions are relatively easy to rush through. [May 2012, p.99]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It still has charm and invention - but in shorter supply than the preceding episode. It's also stymied by a claustrophobic, repetitive environment that leans on to-and-fro busywork. [March 2016, p.84]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Disappointing. [Christmas 2015, p.66]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Challenge mode is a real fan-pleaser and the fastest rally stages are fun and pretty. But it feels clumsy at low-speed, has some severe technical issues and rallycross events are poor. [March 2016, p.85]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A tough cookie. As a twitch game, it suffers from poor feedback and imprecision, but its snappy pace keeps you hooked. [March 2016, p.86]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disappointing drop in quality. [Sept 2015, p.111]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
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    Entertaining enough for what it is. [Jan 2010, p.113]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Probably better suited to a smartphone but mildly diverting for an hour or two. [March 2016, p.87]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At times it feels like the mad power trip it ought to be – but repetitive action soon sucks the joy out of its amazing explosions, and unnecessary restrictions get in the way of the fun.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not the hole-in-one you've been hoping for. [Sept 2008, p.92]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Old-school fare, old-school swear. [Aug 2010, p.110]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Better than expected, worse than it should be. [Feb 2010, p.111]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Innovative co-op...shame about the rest. [Sept 2008, p.92]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's not actually that much to do here. [Sept 2007, p.108]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a pretty, inventive platformer that demonstrates both a clear affection for the original and a willingness to try something new. It might not come close to unseating the genre's best, but if you're up for a challenge, then this is a minor gem.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    3D aside, this is uninspiring stuff. [June 2010, p.105]
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