Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,622 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 Fez
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,622 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The strongest aspect of ACIII is the more mature moral tone.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An ambient platforming essential. [July 2011, p.102]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Citadel feels fresh compared to the tired 'haunted house' missions of recent DLC packs, and deserves to be filed alongside Kasumi's Stolen Memory and Lair of the Shadow Broker as one of the best expansions to the Mass Effect universe, as well as a fitting full stop for the trilogy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each world is packed with mysterious treasures and treacheries just waiting to be discovered, and learning how to use them to shape the world to your benefit is enormously satisfying. [Jan 2015, p.89]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NBA 2K7 doesn't have the looks, but its solid on-court action puts you at the heart of the match rather than on the sidelines, with quick-fire tactics that you'd expect to see on ESPN. [Dec 2006, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is old-school style gaming, sticking proudly with the DMC staple. Nevertheless, Capcom has got the balance right this time. "Devil May Cry 3" was undoubtedly the pinnacle of the series, despite becoming insanely difficult far too quickly. Here it's a much slower incline rather than a sharp spike.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best band tie-in to date. [June 2009, p.79]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Civilization Revolution is currently the best strategy game available on the console. It has the controls, it has the pedigree, it has the depth, it has the multiplayer and most of all it has the accessibility. [July 2008, p.80]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the blatantly rushed execution, it's impossible not to love The Walking Dead Episode 2. This is thought-provoking, clever, and genuinely grown-up entertainment. Heart-rending decisions and spectacular pacing make this one of the most intense gaming experiences we've ever had.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Codemasters has tweaked the driving physics to work surprisingly well with a stock Xbox 360 controller.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Original, beautiful, and one of a kind.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it's never going to be as surprising or novel as Codies' first stab at Formula One, for a seasonal update there's a remarkable number of tweaks and changes, all of which are for the better. What's more, the game has become one of the most substantial and compelling multiplayer racing offerings around and, with the addition of co-op at whatever diffi culty you choose, is more inclusive for all skill levels than the majority of online racers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is b-ball for the hardcore. You know it!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the series' highest points. [June 2014, p.90]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A compelling argument not just for Criterion's continued stewardship of Need for Speed - assuming Hot Pursuit left you in any doubt on that front - but for the reproduction of those inescapable, irresistible online features across rival genres.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still awesome online. [Aug 2009, p.94]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only downside is that at £100, it's asking you to put your wallet on the line for an experience that offers the same thrills as GH, but still represents a big gamble if you didn't get on with that series. It's just a fraction too expensive for our liking.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An early contender for game of the year. It really is that spectacular. While the hand of Epic is evident, as the team that did the bulk of the work this catapults People Can Fly onto our list of the most exciting shooter devs on the Xbox 360. Brilliant writing, unparalleled production values and thunderous action: this deserves to be number one with a bullet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fallout: New Vegas does betray the age of its engine every now and then, but it also shows why it has aged so well, powering the same tasty mix of great gameplay, endless side-quests and a world to get lost in.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A glorious example of how much fun there is to be had when you let rip with both barrels. Screw reality - ridiculous overblown madness like this is exactly why video games are so great. Thanks for justifying our pastime, Volition.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    4A Games can't turn back time, but it's done everything to ensure that both Metro games feel comparable to today's standards. Beautiful, compelling and distinctly original, Redux is a must.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much more than the sum of its parts, but unfortunately said parts are only an okay FPS and an okay RPG, both fairly no-frills and functional. It's a roast dinner without gravy followed by an apple pie without custard. Nothing's wrong, but you can't shake the nagging feeling that something's missing. Borderlands is a good time, but it should have been a great time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Madden 11 is without a doubt the best American football game on the Xbox 360. [Issue#65, p.85]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 represents a difficult step forward for a very popular franchise, but a successful one nonetheless. The changes have such a significant effect, that returning fans may find them off-putting through the first five to ten games. But those that embrace them will be rewarded with perhaps the most satisfying, engaging FIFA yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The definitive version of an already excellent fighting game, Ultra Street Fighter is the pinnacle of Capcom's tinkering with the title, and shows just how far one game can go with a little bit of love from its fans. That said, we're ready for Street Fighter 5 now, please.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A faithful upgrade of a handheld classic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Haunting, amazing, but not for everybody.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rogue Legacy mixes up genres and, through some inspired design choices, brings out the best in both. A deep and challenging game designed for small sessions and maximum satisfaction.
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vanquish plays a one-note song, but thankfully that note is 'slow motion exploding robot face'. [Issue#66, p.92]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This isn't just an excellent introduction to the series, but a great expansion of it to keep veterans interested. Without Xbox Live you'll miss out on some of the really cool stuff, but for everyone else 2009 is definitely the year of the Tiger.