Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,468 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.6 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:
1,468 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can [ignore the storyline], Bodycount offers a six hour burst of relentless explosions. It's short, but the big levels bear replaying, and a co-op survival mode and deathmatch arenas make good use of those sizey maps. For lovers of spectacle over nuance, Bodycount is a great way to build bad virtual karma.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent twin-stick shooter that uses the touchstones of Halo combat effectively, but lacks the longevity or depth to warrant the price tag - and especially the microtransactions.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A substatial no-frills package. [Dec 2007, p.82]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's too agonising to play through - and while that might be intentional, it's not in any way enjoyable. [May 2009, p.86]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dull and predictable gameplay. Avoid. [Oct 2006, p.90]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Transforms children's dreams into tears. [Sept 2007, p.107]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Confusing, annoying and frustrating. [Nov 2008, p.97]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kinect Joy Ride provides a crammed package with plenty of games, a fine selection of unlockables and a challenge that offers plenty of room for improvement of your skills. If you're looking for a launch title to really get your teeth into even when you're on your own, you could do much worse than this.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not perfect, but decent gun-run fun. [Jan 2012, p.103]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just get some friends around for some local play. In that situation alone, Tenorman's Revenge becomes fully entertaining. [June 2012, p.93]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Some of the ideas at the core of it are brilliant, but the same thing could be said of the atomic bomb. Blades of Time is slightly more pleasant than a nuclear explosion, but that doesn't make it worthy of your money or your time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    An old-fashioned shooter in both looks and gameplay, but done with enough conviction that you can be forgiving. [June 2006, p.58]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Charming but flawed, and lacks ambition. [May 2011, p.101]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It delivers one of Dead Rising's most intense shootouts to date. [Apr 2014, p.93]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's abysmal in singleplayer, elevating itself to merely dull and forgettable in co-op and multiplayer. Welcome to a zombie game that's as lifeless and ragged as its primary antagonists.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you're a newcomer to the phenomenon of all this Jesus-themed, impossible code-breaking malarkey you'll find parts of The Da Vinci Code pretty bloody annoying. However, you'll find more to like as you explore, especially if you enjoyed Broken Sword.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This hasn't moved on from the last generation of Tetris at all. [July 2007, p.102]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A further downer is that the campaign missions are relatively easy to rush through. [May 2012, p.99]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you remain nostalgic about this strange era, love the books, and don't mind turn-based combat, this is surprisingly compelling stuff. Everyone else should approach with caution: don't expect an awesome dwarf to give you the cash back if you hate it.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's just a bit shallow, and technically flawed with it: the frame-rate is nowhere near as solid as you'd expect from a game that looks only "all right" and the physics system is prone to craziness. Despite all the time in development, it lacks polish. [Feb 2008, p.96]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This one's already ground to a halt. [July 2011, p.103]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's fun for a little while, but is precious more than a weekend's worth of entertainment. [July 2006, p.86]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    It's cheap, but so is Jodie Marsh and we wouldn't shuffle her deck with yours. [April 2006, p.93]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ropey adventure with semi-redemptive co-op. [July 2011, p.96]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This should have been better. Rebellion has done likeable banter in Rogue Trooper, Shinta Nojiri has made better stories, and they've all cracked jokes that don't fall this flat. But NeverDead honestly feels like a game whose creators gave up on it half-way through. It's a tragedy that it fails on so many levels.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Drearily predictable stain on the franchise. [Apr 2008, p.88]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An appealing-enough concept mired by shoddy execution. Unabashed scope junkies may find something to amuse them here, however, providing you put a bullet through your better judgement.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lock it to a railing and leave it there. [Sept 2013, p.91]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What doesn't work this time out is Throttle Monkey mode, Atari's way of separating the casual from hardcore gamer. In other titles speeded-up gameplay can be an endurance test; here, it's just unplayable.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Where the mild things are. [Feb 2010, p.111]
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