Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,910 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 52% 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 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1910 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A surprise gem, particularly in co-op. Be prepared to put in a bit of learning time, but it's well worth it so you can appreciate the unusual freedom at your fingertips. Also: you can talk to dogs. [Christmas 2015, p.69]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Essential for lapsed fans of Harvest Moon and anyone looking to just get away from it all. [Feb 2017, p.88]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best ice hockey game yet. [Nov 2009, p.96]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's indisputably an excellent shooter: intelligent, satisfying, and a tiny bit thought-provoking, with big ideas and big fights that are never as clunky, irritating or unfair as BioShock. You should play it. But you should also know that - and here we'll borrow the game's own central theme of parenthood - it's a prodigy that never quite leaves the shadow of its father.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great continuation of one of the greatest sports games on 360.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game with a beautiful world, meticulously crafted missions, and superb stealth. [Jan 2017, p.77]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the 'tough as nails' shoot-outs won’t see this on everyone’s must buy list, Ubisoft's run of creating stunning showcases for the Xbox 360 remains unbroken.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Finer than a hundred pieces of eight. [Sept 2009, p.90]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So while Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has improved in single-player, it's the leap in multiplayer that makes it worth the reinvestment.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Returning base commanders might want to ponder whether new classes, maps and foes are worth a second investment, but those who slept through the original extra-terrestrial invasion should pick Enemy Within up immediately.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NHL 11 carries on all the good work of last year's game, but its overall gloss...doesn't quite hide some quirky AI decision making and shonky goal tending. [Issue#66, p.94]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ori and the Blind Forest is a beautiful picture book... that slams shut on your fingers. Get over the initial shock, and this challenging, thoughtful puzzle platformer is an adventure to cherish.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A huge, complex and expertly written RPG that has the capacity to consume weeks, maybe even months of your life. While its roots are on the PC, it's translated effortlessly to the Xbox 360 with no compromises and stacks up well against the prettiest games on the system. It's more hardcore than Skyrim but by no means inaccessible.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lee is the best protagonist we've seen in years, and his relationship with the group continues to fascinate. Delicate, thoughtful, and unreservedly brutal - The Walking Dead is one of the most mature gaming experiences that money can buy. This is the most exciting game of 2012, and you won't even find it sitting on shelves. Hop onto Xbox Live and buy it immediately, before we're forced to destroy your head and/or brains.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The changes, especially exploit fixes, will please most but annoy those who feel FIFA 10 didn't need to be messed with - but there's a simple solution there: don't buy it. To everyone else, this is a mighty refined football game, just not quite the Earth-mover FIFA 10 was.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Brilliantly charming and consistently entertaining, it's a true XBLA classic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A funny, thrilling, quietly subversive take on the well-worn Telltale formula - this feels like a genuine step forward for the genre but, more importantly, it’s good fun, almost constantly.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of the five there's only one genuine dud. Phu Bai Valley is an indistinct, formless and aesthetically muddy mess, made even worse if you play it in Rush mode with its arbitrary barriers. The other four, however, are some of the best Battlefield maps we've seen.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but Hot Pursuit is still the kind of collision between Criterion and Need For Speed you'd hope for. It pays respect to the classic NFS games, borrows the best bits from Burnout and is a technical masterpiece. The chase to reclaim NFS's once legendary chart topping form is well and truly on.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Less a party game than clever learning software, Rocksmith 2014 is a highly personalised, customisable and responsive guitar tutoring tool that improves upon the original in almost every regard.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monolith might not have the basics quite down, but the Nemesis system is the year's most original game mechanic, and makes for a game that feels - and reacts to your play - unlike any of its peers.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    343's attempts at endowing this carefully constructed husk of a protagonist with psychological depth are predictably timid.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A tremendous return for an all-time great. Doom feels so fresh by being so old-school. [July 2016, p.75]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The heart thumping combat you love in a fantastically realised World War I setting. [Christmas 2016, p.81]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FromSoftware have improved and refined an action-RPG series without parallel. Essential. [June 2016, p.77]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best game in the franchise to date. It's genuinely good enough that it might even convert diehard PES fans if Konami's update this year ends up being as lacklustre as last year's.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An amazing sight to behold. [Apr 2008, p.99]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DiRT 3 is one of those rare games that delivers both quality and quantity. Everything is laser-engineered to improve on the brilliant previous game. The only misstep is the anodyne Career mode interface - lots of people will be baffled by the decision to replace the bustling 3D service area with something stylish yet hollow.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Red Dead's outstanding DLC in a box. Simple as.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All that aside, Forza Motorsport 6 offers the best racing experience you can get on Xbox One, bar none.