Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,521 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 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Fez
Lowest review score: 10 AMY
Score distribution:
1,521 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
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    Dull genre-bender with more features than fun. [Christmas 2011, p.110]
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    • 78 Metascore
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    Decent game hindered by hidden costs. [Jan 2012, p.98]
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    • 65 Metascore
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    We're all for dolled up remakes of arcade classics, and those are some lovely backgrounds, but this one needs to be rescued from the limitations of its own design.
    • 52 Metascore
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    It's abysmal in singleplayer, elevating itself to merely dull and forgettable in co-op and multiplayer. Welcome to a zombie game that's as lifeless and ragged as its primary antagonists.
    • 55 Metascore
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    Speeder Bikes are unresponsive to the point of fury, and the one-on-one duels don't respond to your attacks in anywhere near as satisfying a way as the exploding droids. The assault courses are fine, but easily rehearsed, and there's nothing in this game that convinces me that anyone making it thought it was actually a good idea. There are flashes of inspiration that make it genuinely likeable - but it fails, and hard, as a forty pound game.
    • 71 Metascore
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    Less "more of the same" and more "less good." [May 2012, p.95]
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    • 57 Metascore
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    The only thing this is good for is scrap. [May 2012, p.97]
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    • 54 Metascore
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    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.
    • 65 Metascore
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    The good, the bad, and the abysmal. [June 2012, p.93]
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    • 61 Metascore
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    There's nothing super about it. [July 2012, p.107]
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    • 67 Metascore
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    Sadly, it runs out of ideas by the halfway point (there's no online play), offering little more than increasingly steep medal targets that put you at the mercy of the game's rather inconsistent physics. Worse still, some levels have very rigid solutions, which sit awkwardly next to the knockabout, anything-goes approach of the early game.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Bang goes the potential. [Sept 2012, p.103]
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    • 44 Metascore
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    It's time to stop pedalling this game. [Sept 2012, p.95]
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    • 49 Metascore
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    A cheap and cheerful sim at a luxury price. [Oct 2012, p.97]
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    • 43 Metascore
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    An average party game regurgitation. Not at this price. [Oct 2012, p.101]
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    • 47 Metascore
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    More wet slap than knockout blow. [Oct 2012, p.101]
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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
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    The whole time you're playing Warfighter, just behind the sofa, there's a camouflaged Call of Duty-sized elephant sitting in the room - busying itself by practicing scope kills with its trunk. To go up against that beast Warfighter needed to impress on its own terms, and really deliver something new and exhilarating. Instead we got a cloning experiment that went badly awry.
    • 60 Metascore
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    Time to reassess everything about 2001. [Christmas 2012, p.99]
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    • 71 Metascore
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    It isn't entirely awful - even dodgy MOBA games can provide a lot of fun - but the myriad flaws suggests that it's badly misunderstood its audience. It's like being handed a love letter that was written by someone who had Googled 'seduction'. The effort they've put in is clearly endearing, but sorry - we're just not interested.
    • 54 Metascore
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    Looks like Potter has lost its magic. [Jan 2013, p.97]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sonic works hard, but looked better in the '90s. [March 2013, p.85]
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    • 49 Metascore
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    Far from being a knockout. [March 2013, p.87]
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    • 50 Metascore
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    How many more filthy, blood-spattered mess halls, garages and control rooms must we trudge through, in search of loot drops and audio diaries? How many more vents and sinkholes must we wearily inventory on entering an area, in readiness for the moment when the soundtrack jack-knifes and the undead pop into view? Awakened doesn't have answers for these questions.
    • 57 Metascore
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    Not as special as it thinks it is. [Apr 2013, p.89]
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    • 54 Metascore
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    The sole selling point of Devil's Cartel is the fact that you can blaze through it in a haze of blood and brick dust in the company of somebody else. It's never bad enough to truly offend, but it's never good enough to justify its status as a full-price game.
    • 55 Metascore
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    Decent idea, but far too fussy to be fun. [May 2013, p.85]
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    • 35 Metascore
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    There's only one number that reflects this perfectly average experience.
    • 53 Metascore
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    Spills more brains than it actually has. [Aug 2013, p.89]
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    • 69 Metascore
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    You've already played the best bit. [Sept 2013, p.102]
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