Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,491 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 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons
Score distribution:
1,491 game reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dull, frustrating and deeply dated cash-in. [Jan 2010, p.113]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Linear. [May 2012, p.97]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Compared to the heavyweights on the scene like Puzzle Quest and Zuma, Boogie Bunnies is nothing more a crisp packet fluttering past in the breeze, temporarily catching your attention as it twists past your face with its trumpet blasts of cute noise and Haribo colour before it disappears forever, lost down the back of the Xbox Live Arcade sofa to hang out with Word Puzzle.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Advanced video chat...and same old games. [Oct 2007, p.96]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unexpectedly gratifying. [Christmas 2013, p.107]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The lobotomised, slash-block combat is the final straw. Rise of Nightmares offers nothing in the way of action, puzzles, intelligence, or maturity. It's a heartbreakingly lame way to kickstart the adult Kinect genre.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Our advice: fix the career, add in some quirky new modes other than the Gamer Face, and widen the character's fighting styles beyond one special attack, and we'll be queuing up for Round 2.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Better than expected, worse than it should be. [Feb 2010, p.111]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's the 'fin' end of the wedge for Tetris fans. [Christmas 2007, p.106]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This is dull. So very, very dull.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A generic shooter at best. [Oct 2006, p.76]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a game Family Guy is average at best. If you've never seen the cartoon, you won't get it. If you love the show then your patience will be tried by the mediocre gameplay. Either way, be prepared to have your willpower tested. [Jan 2007, p.124]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The whole time you're playing Warfighter, just behind the sofa, there's a camouflaged Call of Duty-sized elephant sitting in the room - busying itself by practicing scope kills with its trunk. To go up against that beast Warfighter needed to impress on its own terms, and really deliver something new and exhilarating. Instead we got a cloning experiment that went badly awry.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Still feels as shallow and monotonous as ever. [Apr 2014, p.89]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Spills more brains than it actually has. [Aug 2013, p.89]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most frustrating thing about Xtreme 2 is thinking about all the time super-developer Team Ninja wasted making it. Every day it pissed away creating this nonsense is an extra day we have to wait for it to release its next proper game like "Ninja Gaiden 2." For that, we curse DoA Xtreme 2 to HELL.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is something we expect to see available on Xbox Live Marketplace as a pricey download, not a full retail release. Disappointing. [Apr 2007, p.89]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The controls are easy to manage, but the game has too many hangovers of the past - enemies that respawn as soon as they go off screen, an irritating lack of direction and largely repetitious segments. [Nov 2007, p.106]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Like the goblins - it swings and misses. [Oct 2012, p.101]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Happy, sunny, cheesy singing fun. [Feb 2009, p.89]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Clunky, frustrating and irrelevant.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's flawed, sure, but it doesn't stop the game from being fun, and it's certainly above the typical standards of movie-licence games nowadays. The game challenges your finger-mashing skills, not your puzzle-solving ability, though, so as long as you don't expect a deep, involving cranium workout, you won't be at all disappointed.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Proof that in life, you get what you pay for. [Feb 2009, p.91]
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    • 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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