Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,508 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 6.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Score distribution:
1,508 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is a way to acquire the entire set at a lower price, but only hardcore retro collectors need apply. [June 2009, p.93]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Do yourself a favour and pick up a decent shooting game, or a head injury, anything's better than this - because otherwise you'll only encourage the creators to churn out another similarly disappointing movie license in six months time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    New ideas, but the payoff is disappointing. [Nov 2009, p.94]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game was over faster than this review. [July 2009, p.89]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An amazing new low for platforming games. [Christmas 2009, p.102]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With IL-2 asserting impressive air superiority in the last month or so, there's no reason to pick up this ropier and less satisfying interpretation of the same conflict. Technically unimpressive and snooze-inducing, it's less "chocks away" and more "chock this in the bin".
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Entertaining in small doses but that's about it. [Feb 2010, p.111]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most boring natural disaster you'll ever see. [Apr 2010, p.107]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Feels unfinished. [Dec 2009, p.94]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You'll have more fun watching the cartoon. [Apr 2010, p.106]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Definitely hazardous, but not funny or fun. [Mar 2010, p.114]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Here's a puzzle: tshi egma si orbnig. [Apr 2010, p.111]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fun in really, really short bursts. [June 2010, p.103]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Strips football down and takes its soul.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Truly "sub"-standard. [Aug 2010, p.105]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Naughty bore more like. Yeah. [Sept 2010, p.88]
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    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The story and comic feels light-hearted where it should be dark and disturbing, and the games lack longevity. [Issue#67, p.105]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The introduction of the flow system early in the game seems innocuous at first, but it will quickly become the bane of your boarding existence. [Issue#67, p.88]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    And it's a testimony to their patience and kind-heartedness that they didn't punch us in the face for wasting an evening of their precious, finite life.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Clunky, frustrating and irrelevant.