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 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Lowest review score: 10 Dragon's Lair
Score distribution:
1,491 game reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Overall, though, with its fundamentally flawed handling, glitchy physics and a tendency for the game to just play itself, Sonic Riders is a huge disappointment. [April 2006, p.84]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A by-the-numbers budget shooter with very little in the way of spark. Not a total stinker, but hardly worth your cash either. [June 2006, p.69]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Football without rules equals a mess. Add some crap gameplay and annoying animations and it's a complete joke. [April 2006, p.94]
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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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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There comes a time when you start to hope that the Circle of Doom in the title is actually the red ring of death so you won't have to play it anymore.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fork out 40 quid for Hellboy? Hell no! [Sept 2008, p.90]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The problem that this and indeed any retro shooter has nowadays is Bizarre Creations 2D tour de force, Geometry Wars. Still one of our Xbox Live download favourites, Galaga by comparison is a poor substitute.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But Despite the artful simplicity of the game we just can't justify paying money for this. Throwback kudos and nostalgia value aside, the game involves too little skill in comparison to the likes of Joust or the aforementioned "Geometry Wars."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay is riddled with bug-induced frustration, uninspiring combat and a sluggish control system that lacks any kind of invention. [Mar 2007, p.88]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Movie tie-in unable to flourish because of a by-the-books approach. [Jan 2007, p.94]
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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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Painfully lacking in every area, lacking any thrill factor, excitement or variety. [Jan 2007, p.90]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A miniscule improvement over the original. [Feb 2007, p.100]
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It looks and plays like a budget title, and doesn't really offer anything new aside from curiosity value. Best left dead and buried.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Contender for the dullest game ever made. [May 2008, p.93]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A dated and repetitive shooter. [July 2007, p.105]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Thoroughly average. [Aug 2007, p.93]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Plenty of modes, but still overpriced. [Aug 2007, p.100]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One for hardcore collectors only. [Aug 2007, p.101]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Score whores will be entertained for a while. [Aug 2007, p.100]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you really must satisfy your bloodlust, then "Conan" is the slightly better option. [Jan 2008, p.91]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While Lost tries to encapsulate the spirit of the series, it ends up smothered by it, restricted from being anything more than a shiny tourist guide to the set and characters. [Apr 2008, p.84]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We say the gameplay is 'deceptively simple', because there's effectively two buttons. [Nov 2007, p.106]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Old, tired and uninspired. [Jan 2008, p.99]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More failed conversion than touchdown. [July 2010, p.102]
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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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    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One for board game veterans only. [Feb 2010, p.109]
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