Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,949 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 6.9 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:
1949 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game with a beautiful world, meticulously crafted missions, and superb stealth. [Jan 2017, p.77]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't be fooled by the identikit visuals: Crimson Alliance is frantic, fresh, and utterly brilliant.
    • 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]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 3 isn't too much of a departure, once you actually get to grips with the landscape that stretches behind that fidgety, histrionic exterior. It is, however, handily the best game in the series so far, and deserves to hold its head high among this winter's noisy crowd of sandbox offerings. If madness is repetition, this is one reworking of a formula I don't mind losing my mind to.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Consistently brilliant - the best Hitman game, and one of the best games of the year. [Jan 2017, p.84]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From giant pandas to Streets of Rage-inspired brawling, this is the most complete fighting game available to-date.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fast, beautiful and fully featured, it's not only the best Horizon, but the best Forza, too. [Dec 2016, p.81]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It we had to choose just one Hitman episode to keep and replay, it might well be this. [Dec 2016, p.85]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A funny, thrilling, quietly subversive take on the well-worn Telltale formula - this feels like a genuine step forward for the genre but, more importantly, it’s good fun, almost constantly.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's aspirational, inspirational, educational, and eminently valuable. It's not only an achievement within its own genre, but a landmark for the entire medium as well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But these disappointments are dwarfed by the game's vast imagination, ambitious scope, entertaining combat, boss battles, Titan battles, puzzles and power-ups. Lords of Shadow is an epic and slightly unexpected triumph.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only major disappointment is final boss Seth. Given how imaginative the rest of the crew are, going toe-to-toe with a bald, blue baddie that bears more than a passing resemblance to Bioshock's Fontaine feels like something of an anticlimax.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trimming off dead-weight as often as it adds something new, this is the strongest LEGO game yet. We've had seven years' worth of iterations, but these cheeky blocks of plastic are still fantastic.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Grows enjoyable source material into the finest mind game available on Xbox One. [Sept 2017, p.90]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And that's L4D2 all over: in every game, the world ends a slightly different way. You'll find a different route to take, you'll hear another dud story from Ellis, you'll try a different weapon combination, or a different tactic in the finale.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cleverer and more creative than the first, this truly complete Titanfall is a game-changer. [Christmas 2016, p.71]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combat system is deep, satisfying, and just welcoming enough to let you in, before losing the smile, slapping your face and making you pay attention. Ninja Theory has bottled Danté's soul, and given him an excellent new life.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vampire Smile is the product of just one man. Everything, from the slick lo-fi graphics layered with intense lighting effects, to the urgent, industrial music, is by James Silva....Don't be too quick to be jealous.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the old-school, full-bore ultra-violence that many people felt was missing from Niko's adventures. It's less a brooding crime epic and more a particularly ludicrous episode of Prison Break.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still awesome online. [Aug 2009, p.94]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dishonored is an evocative game. Even without knowing the pedigree of its key developers, you won't fail to spot similarities to the angular black steel of City 17 in Dunwall's quarantine barriers. The European twist on old London is true to the concept art, and what the textures lack in up-close resolution, the world makes up for in grand complexity and generous options.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sophisticated, unnerving and reliably unforgiving, XCOM: Enemy Unknown isn't just Xbox 360's finest strategy experience - it's also a strategy game which changes how you think about strategy games. Go into it expecting a deadening flow of unlocks and build queues, and you'll get a nasty surprise. Approach the game as you would an odd noise in the basement, and the Earth might just have a fighting chance.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The heart thumping combat you love in a fantastically realised World War I setting. [Christmas 2016, p.81]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you want your Christmas to be characterised by tears of laughter, this is an essential purchase.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The proof is in the songs, better balanced and offering enough range to please everybody. Here's to another six months of hard rock heaven.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wildly chaotic but obscenely enjoyable. [Mar 2011, p.91]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Excellent tutorial for beginners. [Sept 2013, p.89]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The astounding vistas of each planet combined with swelling synth chords and the cheesy sci-fi plots of Babylon 5, make this a game for lovers of sci-fi and RPG everywhere. Roll on the sequels!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strong, simple concept, executed beautifully. [Mar 2011, p.102]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rocket League transcends its chaotic mishmash of sports, racing and fighting to create an elegant and endlessly competitive game for the ages.

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