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 BioShock
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1910 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you're a retro fetishist with a Jeff Minter costume, you might want to download this game, but we don't recommend it! [Jan 2007, p.96]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sloppy slashwork fails to hit its target. [Apr 2009, p.84]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brimming with charm, but it was clearly designed with PC gaming in mind. Playing it with the Xbox One controller instead of a mouse becomes something of an exercise in patience. [Nov 2014, p.87]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best version of a still great online co-op shooter. [Sept 2015, p.104]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disappointing drop in quality. [Sept 2015, p.111]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Flying is fun, but flimsy presentation clips its wings. [March 2015, p.78]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Delicious design. [June 2007, p.92]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A miniscule improvement over the original. [Feb 2007, p.100]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The good, the bad, and the abysmal. [June 2012, p.93]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Quantum of Solace never manages to be a Bond game: at the tiniest of nudges, it panics and starts unleashing gunfire. It's clumsy, it's messy, it's not much fun and most of the time, it's not even the right film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fiddly mechanics and non-intuitive gameplay make this a niche within a niche. [Christmas 2016, p.90]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointing interim chapter.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enjoyable anime nonsense robot attack. [Oct 2011, p.103]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A confused step for a game that's already suffering from a minor identity crisis. Disappointing. [March 2015, p.87]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Painfully lacking in every area, lacking any thrill factor, excitement or variety. [Jan 2007, p.90]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Simple stealth with a theme you're not likely to forget, but it lacks cohesion and polish. [May 2017, p.90]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It'd suit the adversarial nature of this review if I came out of DW8 feeling as stubbornly indifferent as I have the last few games. But annoyingly, this is the first time Dynasty Warriors has made me want to play on.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    That seed of potential excellence is frustrating, when the execution falls so regularly short of great.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Caught in the right light and this glitters like a racing visor in the sun, but it’s very similar to last year’s game. Ultimately only worth it if you’ve spent years out - and haven’t picked up stablemate, Ride.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Don't be seduced by the trendy soundtrack or gnarly subtitle; there are already too many fantastic racing games fighting for space on the pre-owned racks.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Popcorn-crunching blockbuster in need of better scripting.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Disappointing. [Christmas 2015, p.66]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Play is built around evading attack, then countering with frenzied sword stabs or a selection of spells, so it's a shame that the all-important dodge move doesn't quite work.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Disappointingly average. [July 2007, p.92]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A loose kids' game that could do with some titaning up. [Dec 2007, p.90]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pretty delightful distraction, and at a reasonable 800MP, I'd be a joyless, churlish curmudgeon with a greasy curdled soul not to recommend it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A tough cookie. As a twitch game, it suffers from poor feedback and imprecision, but its snappy pace keeps you hooked. [March 2016, p.86]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Played on a gamepad, Powerstar might not have the grandma-pleasing intuitive appeal of a Kinect-powered title, but it's still a sweet and inclusive family game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether you're haring along some cliffside road, desperately trying to keep yourself from sailing to a painful death, or just fiddling with your sponsor challenges for maximum return, WRC 2 is an involving and rewarding racer. It's still not as great as the DiRT games, but it's not as far off as you might think.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hugely imaginative but slightly irritating. [Nov 2013, p.95]
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