Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,455 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 50% 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 Halo: Reach
Lowest review score: 10 The Expendables 2 Videogame
Score distribution:
1,455 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Superb tennis sim, but where's Wimbledon? [July 2008, p.85]
    • 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]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fast, realistic, and cool as ice. [Nov 2007, p.98]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fast, frantic, furious and fun. [Jan 2008, p.99]
    • 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]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tight, fun and fast-paced racing action that just about anyone can enjoy. [Nov 2008, p.89]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Probably the best budget game we've ever seen...You'd have a frozen heart not to love it. [July 2008, p.95]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This isn't just an excellent introduction to the series, but a great expansion of it to keep veterans interested. Without Xbox Live you'll miss out on some of the really cool stuff, but for everyone else 2009 is definitely the year of the Tiger.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best family games out there. [June 2008, p.78]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever cross between life sim and silly little collecting game with a lot of fun online party action thrown in, Viva PiƱata: Trouble in Paradise will appeal to a hell of a lot of people, thanks to its superbly created and welcoming open world.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rare's best game in years is quite obviously intended for a younger audience, one that will almost certainly love every minute of it.