Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,615 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 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Super Meat Boy
Lowest review score: 10 The Expendables 2 Videogame
Score distribution:
1,615 game reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's all very limited and mind-numbingly repetitive - but the game's also challenging. [July 2007, p.105]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nicely filling, but could do with some relish. [Dec 2011, p.103]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The career mode is a repetitive series of unlocked events and the addition of an extremely rudimentary Trick Battle mode doesn't do much to break the tedium. At the very most, this is no more than an afternoon's entertainment.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More failed conversion than touchdown. [July 2010, p.102]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A real shame. It's a good concept for a game, let down by poor gameplay and a story that isn't interesting or told well enough to seek out.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Easy to play, but not a whole lot of fun. [June 2008, p.79]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Optional extras for your home include a garden, livestock, and even a live-in bard if you're suitably masochistic, and if you manage to build in all three available holds you get an Achievement. However, despite being a very nicely made, commendably affordable bit of DLC, Hearthfire is little more than a quirky cosmetic bolt-on that doesn't add anything exciting to the game. It does give a pretty good approximation of the frustration actual homeowners feel during the building process, though.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshing change of pace and damn good fun. [Feb 2009, p.82]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A sweet idea, hobbled by the hardware. [Jan 2012, p.99]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Looks like Potter has lost its magic. [Jan 2013, p.97]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Makes us feel deathly cold inside. [Apr 2010, p.109]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The sole selling point of Devil's Cartel is the fact that you can blaze through it in a haze of blood and brick dust in the company of somebody else. It's never bad enough to truly offend, but it's never good enough to justify its status as a full-price game.
    • 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
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you want to waste your money on a broken game that barely inspired a smile from us, buy Goat Simulator. Presumably, if Coffee Stain Studios tried making Hilarity Simulator it'd be set in a morgue.
    • 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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