Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,651 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 7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 10 Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Score distribution:
1,651 game reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The overriding problem is that the central character doesn't fit the environment.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Don't get us wrong, the 3D makeover turns it into a responsive and thoroughly modern duff-em-up. We just wish the fun lasted a little bit longer.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's the most accessible entry to date, but not the most compelling. [Apr 2008, p.80]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun, but far too easily mastered. [Jan 2013, p.97]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A tragically neutered experience. [Sept 2012, p.103]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If only the combat matched the visuals. [Apr 2011, p.111]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A re-release that's only just worth the fare. [Feb 2011, p.103]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's hard not to feel sorry for Dark Void. It feels like all it ever wanted to be was a popcorn B-movie blockbuster, and there are plenty of moments where you can see how it might have managed it. But they're all so disparate, so badly arranged, that its latent charm is completely lost.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Here's a puzzle: tshi egma si orbnig. [Apr 2010, p.111]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The additions are enticing, but they're also insulting. If you're the kind of person who's easily enraged, steer well clear of this cheeky cash-grab.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Added depth doesn't add much. [Dec 2011, p.101]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a price that is a fraction of boxed, retail games RRP, it's a surprisingly lengthy and substantial experience. [Nov 2010, p.102]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Judging by the amount of new content, this is more of a stop-gap than a sequel. Hardcore fans will be best off waiting for the next installment, because this add-on feels desperately half-hearted.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Chronically average. [Apr 2008, p.86]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The worst DW game of this generation. [Mar 2010, p.109]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's just a bit pointless, really, when all anyone wants to do is play Tetris. [Feb 2015, p.83]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Open Season is definitely a good kids' game - nice to look at and very easy with it. However, adults will burn through this game in less than six hours with no real difficulty.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unexpectedly good stuff, despite its flaws.
    • 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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