Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,422 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 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 The Expendables 2 Videogame
Score distribution:
1,422 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]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We say the gameplay is 'deceptively simple', because there's effectively two buttons. [Nov 2007, p.106]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game so scary, even it doesn't know what it is. [Dec 2012, p.101]
    • 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]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Functional, uninspiring tie-in. [Christmas 2011, p.109]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Definitely hazardous, but not funny or fun. [Mar 2010, p.114]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All things considered, Sam's been seriously shafted. [Christmas 2012, p.99]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tracks are boring. [Aug 2011, p.96]
    • 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]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A laugh-free and miserable undead slog. [Christmas 2011, p.111]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This one's probably best left undetected. [Feb 2010, p.108]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most boring natural disaster you'll ever see. [Apr 2010, p.107]
    • 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".
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One for board game veterans only. [Feb 2010, p.109]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The introduction of the flow system early in the game seems innocuous at first, but it will quickly become the bane of your boarding existence. [Issue#67, p.88]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stylistically bland and clearly confused, the game's initially slick descent quickly twists into a belly flop. Floundering in a mush in ill-advised ideas, Moon Diver drowns itself in a paddling pool of tedium.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You'll have more fun watching the cartoon. [Apr 2010, p.106]