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 Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Lowest review score: 10 AMY
Score distribution:
1,521 game reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It IS "Micro Machines," right down to the dinky size of the cars and power-up based racing buffoonery. [Aug 2007, p.101]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An all-out assault on the brain, a gruesome spectacle to behold. A horrific beauty has once again been born by Monolith. [Mar 2008, p.87]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Midnight Club: Los Angeles is most successful when it keeps things simple. The game's checkpoint events and time trials are the best we've seen, and the option to create circuits from scratch adds the potential for some truly epic contests. For slick graphics, intelligent design and pure arcade fun, this is the racing game to keep your motor running this winter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's plenty to be getting excited about, despite a slight lack of originality and visual finesse. Make no mistake, Dark Athena is first class stealth/action game with a double dose of top-notch entertainment that competently unites elements of "Mirror's Edge" and the "Splinter Cell" series. [Mar 2009, p.84]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell Conviction might not have the longest or greatest single-player campaign, but it makes up for this with a substantial selection of alternative modes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't already have the previous games, then this is essential.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great to look at and the new mazes rock. [Aug 2007, p.103]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By far the best, most revined version of FIFA yet - its presentation and 'big game feel' are second to none. [Dec 2007, p.78]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its enhanced framerate, more responsive controls and extra gameplay modes mean it's the most complete gridiron experience on the console. It's just...didn't we play this last year? [Oct 2007, p.94]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Superb tennis sim, but where's Wimbledon? [July 2008, p.85]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For 400 points the game's a steal - it's an enjoyable blast of a bygone era that we'll never see again. [Sept 2007, p.110]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fast, realistic, and cool as ice. [Nov 2007, p.98]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Civilization Revolution is currently the best strategy game available on the console. It has the controls, it has the pedigree, it has the depth, it has the multiplayer and most of all it has the accessibility. [July 2008, p.80]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a multiplayer blast, they don't come much more violent, or more entertaining than this. [Sept 2007, p.109]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much more than the sum of its parts, but unfortunately said parts are only an okay FPS and an okay RPG, both fairly no-frills and functional. It's a roast dinner without gravy followed by an apple pie without custard. Nothing's wrong, but you can't shake the nagging feeling that something's missing. Borderlands is a good time, but it should have been a great time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a truly entertaining game. There's no pretension - just enjoyable mayhem. It doesn't claim to be the Messiah, but it is a very naughty boy. Volition has tapped into nearly every wanton act we'd want to commit in an open world and more besides. [Nov 2008, p.67]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Looks so pretty but plays just the same. [Jan 2008, p.90]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fast, frantic, furious and fun. [Jan 2008, p.99]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More than any other Pro Evo, this one spits in your face and laughs at your pathetically predictable attempts to play it, again and again, until your old ways are eventually stamped into the dust...It still plays a beautiful game. [Dec 2007, p.80]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, there's no denying that Ninja Gaiden II has tons going for it, and when the combat works, which it does for most of the game, it can be a beautiful ballet of blood and steel with you at the centre, devising and scrapping split-second plans as you rip your way from alamo to alamo. If you've got the stomach for it, Ninja Gaiden will reward you. They just could have been a little less mean.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unique, stylish and addictive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lost Odyssey's heritage is enough to make it great. [Apr 2008, p.92]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Extremely bizarre, but still a retro classic. [Mar 2008, p.102]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tight, fun and fast-paced racing action that just about anyone can enjoy. [Nov 2008, p.89]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strategy fans will be in heaven, but thanks to the slick production, amusing cutscenes and accessible controls it could also get a few converts to the RTS cause. It's certainly a great place to start.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While GRID's a nice game, it's ultimately a new selection of cars and tracks for Colin McRae DiRT. You might want to bear that in mind when it comes to buying it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tale worth telling to JRPG fans everywhere. [July 2009, p.90]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Being a wrestling game, it certainly won't be to everyone's tastes, but for the first time we can safely say that this is a title that fans of the sport can really grapple with and, ultimately, love.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sugary, sweet and addictive puzzle fun. [May 2008, p.93]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    HAWX is an enormously exciting shooter, and manages to take modern combat, strip away the technical side favoured by the Ace Combat series, and create a game that's inspired more by the myth of fighter pilots than the reality. And as any three-headed fire-breathing griffin will tell you, the myth is far more entertaining. [Mike Channel]