Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,598 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 Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons
Score distribution:
1,598 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't already have the previous games, then this is essential.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A risky focus on stealth pays off in this uncompromising and brutally tense side story. [May 2015, p.97]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fable III is still a great game, but something this brilliant deserves a more considered - and climactic - ending.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Warm and inclusive - if you've got the money. [Christmas 2012, p.96]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its shtick wearing slightly thin towards the end, at around 4-5 hours long this doesn't outstay its welcome. And it certainly ensures we'll never look at creepy green-hued night vision footage the same way again.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only problem with VT3 is also its greatest asset - it really does play and feel identical to the Dreamcast game we played every day for six months back in 2000 and for large chunks of most years since. [Apr 2007, p.84]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's the same, but it's a good kind of same. [Oct 2007, p.90]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Truncated but still truly impressive. [May 2010, p.95]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metro: Last Light is one big dose of more-of-the-same. It has the same mid-2000's flavour, and pulls it off once again by offering a varied set of locations and missions. It has no aspirations above being a linear FPS, and if you're OK with that, it's a treat. If you find your arse being handed to you, though - consider sticking to the darkness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It rivals Skyrim's scope, but as a genre piece (albeit a smart one), it lacks the other game's mystery - there's no craggy elusiveness, no glacial hinting at secrets beyond comprehension, to help you overlook the more familiar elements. It's less a world you discover, ultimately, as one you revisit, and that's a failing no amount of fancy footwork can disguise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This episode ends on a doozy of a cliffhanger, but as a fan of the comics (and to a lesser extent, the TV show), I'm worried it's straying into another kind of scenario we've seen played out several times before. Here's hoping Telltale proves me wrong. Keep that hair short.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simple but highly effective.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A better way to learn how to play. [Sept 2012, p.102]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Madden's most impressive showing since the original Xbox days. Now lessons need to be learned from the best sports management sims to lend Connected Careers true longevity. [Nov 2014, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pretty much "FIFA 08" with a new front end and 571 teams removed. [May 2008, p.80]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its also frustrating that a game that can give so much on the pitch has very little to offer beyond it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be tough, but Crown of the Sunken King delivers some of the series' best, most intricate level design so far. [Oct 2014, p.96]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much improved, but still behind 2K10. [Christmas 2009, p.93]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All That Remains is a strong season premiere that plays it safe in design terms, but makes bold decisions elsewhere. Heart-rending and brutal, it's a downbeat debut episode that shows plenty of promise. Here's hoping the next five can live up to it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good-looking and therapeutic dose of bird-tweeting, ripples of applause and gasps of mild horror. If you're happy paying the price of admission for a more streamlined experience and the Augusta National, don't let us stop you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Established missions are still there - loverlorn villagers still need perking up, and there are races a-plenty - but much more on offer besides. And alongside flashier fights, a more helpful HUD and gorgeous new locations, it helps build the ideal sequel for every budding Hokage. Believe it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Poor car handling pulls down an otherwise impressive package.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forza 5 is often simulation racing at its best, but Turn 10 hasn't quite rendered all its previous work obsolete. Given the reduced track and car count, and the present wobbliness of Drivatars, the game sometimes feels like it hasn't quite burst out of its shell. As a launch game, though, it's a wonderful achievement.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything about the world revolves around entertaining you, whether it's the wide scope of murder-options or the amazing dialogue in between. Whatever kind of killer you decide you want to be, Absolution is an unmissable hit. [Dec 2012, p.68]
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, a decent package for Resident Evil 5 fans, especially those who have a partner to tackle Lost In Nightmares with.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In its natural habitat, with two players sitting on a sofa together, this evokes the best of the '90s 2D fighting boom. It may lack the glossy finish of recent Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and Tekken releases, but it still feels slick and rapid enough to stand by its polygonal brethren. If you like your fighting games with a dash of nostalgia, this fits the bill beautifully.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a colourful toy that'll distract young children long enough to give you precious hours in the kitchen drinking fortified wine.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Great new maps, but deleted scene too short. [Oct 2009, p.92]
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    • 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.