Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,622 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 Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Score distribution:
1,622 game reviews
    • 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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    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    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
    • 50 Critic Score
    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
    • 50 Critic Score
    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
    • 50 Critic Score
    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
    • 50 Critic Score
    A scabby swab that plumbs the depps. [July 2007, p.100]
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    • 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]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    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
    • 50 Critic Score
    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
    • 50 Critic Score
    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
    • 50 Critic Score
    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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