Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,936 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 41% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 10 AMY
Score distribution:
1936 game reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A classic, but one best left to history. [Oct 2009, p.95]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A highly playable golf sim with a fantastic control mechanism and an impressive Career mode. [Oct 2006, p.80]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game most of today's gaming fraternity can waltz through. Its an overhead shooter for first-timers, yin to Ikaruga's bullet-laden yang.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Challenging, but rather dull presentation. [June 2008, p.78]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We can't wholly recommend its gameplay, but as a vessel for an endangered culture, it's a worthy project. [Jan 2015, p.88]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Excellently calibrated. [Jan 2016, p.85]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Disney Universe is a sweet game, as you'd expect from the saccharin mouse. But it's not an ambitious game, and after playing for a couple of hours, the illusion of the dense level design wears off, and you might feel it's a little bit thin. With more going on, and more reasons to go back to conquered levels, this could have been brilliant.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid enough minigolf game; good for a laugh. [June 2007, p.95]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A promising follow-up to C&P let down by its insistence on badly designed set-pieces. [Aug 2016, p.78]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We can't tear ourselves away from the purity of the trick system, the pleasure of exercising long-dormant 'hardcore gaming' abilities and the tantalising target that is the top of the Live friends leaderboard.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    When a game functions better as a tache-cleaning sim, you know you're in trouble. [Apr 2016, p.91]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a good solid beat 'em up, if occasionally a little unfair. [June 2007, p.95]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    How about pursuing a price drop, EA? [May 2009, p.95]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mostly just crashes and burns. [Dec 2011, p.105]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Menus are slick, and everything works well. If the thought of a game dedicated to The Black Eyed Peas doesn't make you want to rearrange the contents of your skull with a screwdriver, this is worth a punt. Otherwise check out the far more palatable Dance Central 2, which features more songs and venues, and tunes that aren't catastrophically tasteless.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As good as you'd expect it to be. [Feb 2011, p.97]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Off-pissing checkpoints aside, it's slick and grueling old-school for the 'core. [Christmas 2013, p.107]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Basically, come along for the laughs. [Apr 2014, p.93]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dull combat and a slow pace hold it back, but smart puzzle design, great characters and a charming realisation of the show's world make this a great pick for fans. [Jan 2016, p.78]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's the sort of game that, when things are going badly, leaves you spending a lot of time not being able to do anything about it. You've made a mistake, and now you have to sit back and twiddle your thumbs.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a good range of puzzles, an original soul, but weak platforming, play Contrast because it's something fresh, sweet and unexpected. Just don't ask for perfection. [Jan 2014, p.84]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Essential for anyone with more than a passing interest in games as a whole. [Sept 2014, p.87]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A promising start for the Bat. If only it didn't run like a dog. Telltale: sort it out for part two. [Oct 2016, p.94]
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    • 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]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Delicious design. [June 2007, p.92]
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