Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,622 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 AMY
Score distribution:
1,622 game reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Obscure, irritating and redeemed a little only by its addictiveness and the variety of the Bionicles that you control. [Christmas 2006, p.98]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For fans only. Fans of masochism, that is. [Oct 2007, p.95]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A jarringly inconsistent first poke at next-gen hockey. Makes bold leaps forward in terms of game day presentation, physics and AI, but large swathes of it seem unfinished. [Dec 2014, p.82]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A distinctly Japanese take on an irrevocably inscrutable cultural milestone, grab it from your nearest bargain bin for those sniggersome one-liners alone. [Issue#67, p.101]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mickey's world-shaping brush is slightly sexier than Oswald's electro-ray, but both cause Goofy an equal amount of pain, so it's hard to complain. Niche then, but nice.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A no-frills port of an already underweight horror package. There's much other developers can learn from Slender's terror tactics, but we suspect they've got the message by now. Give the tall lad a miss.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Plenty of modes, but still overpriced. [Aug 2007, p.100]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While we love NBA Live 07's showy moves and new modes, the gameplay ultimately feels unfocused and unsatisfying. [Dec 2006, p.88]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An attractive barfly that never really engages. [Dec 2007, p.108]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Saw
    Not a patch on the big screen version. [Jan 2010, p.115]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Poorly conceived structures supporting too little new content mean this is, sadly, a great waste. [Feb 2015, p.86]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Great songs, shonky game. [Feb 2011, p.97]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    They've proved themselves capable of better than this.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Paper armies are all the rage these days; this is just enraging. [Jan 2015, p.89]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A scabby swab that plumbs the depps. [July 2007, p.100]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As a box set it's just over-packaged and over-priced nostalgia. [Dec 2012, p.97]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This is one unnecessary relic that can be safely re-buried. [Apr 2014, p.89]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Much of Front Mission Evolved is simply surviving until the next repair kit, and there's not enough customisation to make the online battles truly compelling. However, that saving grace - the intense, supersized combat - should be enough to see you through the short single-player campaign.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Some great ideas, but derezzes in its execution.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Score whores will be entertained for a while. [Aug 2007, p.100]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lost Planet 3's basic competence doesn't mask an almost complete reliance on recycled fetch quests. Its story ends on a relative high, but once the pace finally picks up in the final couple of hours, it's much too late and the 14-hour slog to get there isn't worth the payoff.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gloriously shallow co-op shooting. [July 2013, p.79]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can create your own general from scratch. [Apr 2015, p.79]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Lacking tension, variety and punctuation, Blade Kitten is a pretty cutscene sandwich with no filling. [Issue#66, p.101]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ninja Gaiden serves up some Hollywood setpieces with a rock-solid combat system. Forgive the hyperactive cameraman and choose the right difficulty, because the wrong one will ruin your game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A third-person action-adventure with the beating black heart of a survival horror, Alone in the Dark is a game that needs to be experienced by everybody. Its novel approach of applying shocks into an episodic structure, eight hourly segments in all, is a masterstroke.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a bit of fine-tuning, Powerslide could be a championship contender. As it stands, it's still a few tweaks away from being truly race-ready.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    More than ever, Dynasty Warriors feels like an uncomfortable timefart.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Half precision-shooter, half-acid trip, We Are Doomed is like two ends of different cars shunted together by an unscrupulous dealer. Sadly, it’s likely to fall apart around you when the going gets tough.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A glaring oversight. The turtles all differ, but there's no multiplayer option in the game, either in the main adventure or a separate mode. [May 2007, p.92]
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