Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,738 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 52% 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 Project Gotham Racing 4
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1738 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The problem is that such a brilliant editor just makes you wish it resided in a better racing game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    New ideas, but the payoff is disappointing. [Nov 2009, p.94]
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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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    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game most of today's gaming fraternity can waltz through. Its an overhead shooter for first-timers, yin to Ikaruga's bullet-laden yang.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A miniscule improvement over the original. [Feb 2007, p.100]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Quantum of Solace never manages to be a Bond game: at the tiniest of nudges, it panics and starts unleashing gunfire. It's clumsy, it's messy, it's not much fun and most of the time, it's not even the right film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointing interim chapter.
    • 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
    Don't be seduced by the trendy soundtrack or gnarly subtitle; there are already too many fantastic racing games fighting for space on the pre-owned racks.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are brief hints at what might have been, but otherwise this is a walking dud. [Dec 2015, p.81]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game so scary, even it doesn't know what it is. [Dec 2012, p.101]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I've not felt wronged by a game to this degree in a long time. Hatred just about captures the emotion. Killer is Dead has the kernel of an acceptable game, swathed in unlikable characters, a Benny Hill attitude to women, alienating self-regard and some obnoxious gameplay decisions. It's impossible to recommend.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nothing we haven't seen before. [June 2012, p.101]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Apologising for broken content with more broken content feels like a bit of a slap in the face, and Dead Kings' confusing, far-from-user-friendly new mechanics make this DLC a bit of a disappointing prospect.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Functional, uninspiring tie-in. [Christmas 2011, p.109]
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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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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is a way to acquire the entire set at a lower price, but only hardcore retro collectors need apply. [June 2009, p.93]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Definitely hazardous, but not funny or fun. [Mar 2010, p.114]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All things considered, Sam's been seriously shafted. [Christmas 2012, p.99]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tracks are boring. [Aug 2011, p.96]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Angry Birds Trilogy just feels like simple cash-raking from a franchise that's displayed little-to-no creativity since the first bird was fired.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Aged, dated, decrepit and repetitive! [Nov 2006, p.107]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A laugh-free and miserable undead slog. [Christmas 2011, p.111]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This one's probably best left undetected. [Feb 2010, p.108]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most boring natural disaster you'll ever see. [Apr 2010, p.107]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Without wishing to be Volga, this is a real kick in the Urals. Punitive old-school design meets needless contemporary complexities, with rehashed set-pieces Putin the final nail in the coffin.
    • 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."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With IL-2 asserting impressive air superiority in the last month or so, there's no reason to pick up this ropier and less satisfying interpretation of the same conflict. Technically unimpressive and snooze-inducing, it's less "chocks away" and more "chock this in the bin".
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The training wheels rarely come off. [Dec 2015, p.87]
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