Official Xbox Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 2,495 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Halo 3
Lowest review score: 10 Bad Boys: Miami Takedown
Score distribution:
2,495 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Technically proficient with an interesting gameplay system, but with no polish or soul to back it up. [Mar 2002, p.76]
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    • 28 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A bizarrely conceived, thinly veiled pseudo point-and-click adventure with some very simplistic fighting sequences. [Jan 2003, p.80]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    If you've ever played a platformer, you've seen it all before, and Memorick doesn't push any envelopes. [Sept 2004, p.84]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Playing DRIV3R is as much of a chore as watching some crappy old cop movie at 3:00 A.M. All we want to do is close our eyes and make it all go away. [Sept 2004, p.80]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    This genre still has potential, but Spikeout just doesn't tap it. [June 2005, p.80]
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    • 40 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The problems start with control. The response isn't razor sharp, the special moves aren't spectacular, and the Netbuster specials are too easy to pull off. [Jan 2004, p.73]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    It takes more than a pretty cape to impress us these days. [Feb 2002, p.70]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    At least the game thoughfully provides a Yee Haw button for sharing its thrills...not that it'll get much use. [Holiday 2004, p.87]
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    • 35 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    While it's cool to watch John get wacked in one of the nice CG cutscenes, the actual six hours of gameplay leaves much, much, much to be desired. [Feb 2004, p.82]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Sadly, this flashback is best left in the tar pits of old-school. [Jun 2006, p.61]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Team Rainbow's colors have never looked so bad. [Jun 2006, p.85]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    With a great story and production values, that might've been enough, But everything about the game is less-than-heroic, including Thor himself. [Aug 2011, p.77]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Gearheads might keep coming back for the toys and outfits, but everyone else will run like hell. [Aug 2011, p.77]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The fact that every cheap death forces you to start a mission over from scratch is just the final nail in Xotic's suffocating coffin. [July 2011, p.81]
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    • 45 Critic Score
    NASCAR fan or no, you'll want to steer clear of Unleashed.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Saw
    Whether you’re swinging a pipe or a scalpel, the controls never feel responsive, and rotten collision detection will drive you mad before Jigsaw’s twisted games even have the chance.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Ultra die-hard series addicts will find some reward in a handful of lively but short cutscenes, but overall this licensed title lacks the joy and entertainment of its source material.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Unless you're gung-ho to get 600-plus gamerscore in six hours, you're better off just revisiting the TV show. [Jun 2010, p.82]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    SeaBlade does have a few solid moments. Sadly, they are few and far between. [Dec 2002, p.102]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Charming visuals aside, Leedmees does little to distinguish itself, and less to justify its $10 price.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Over in just two to three hours. [Nov 2009, p.78]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Survey responses tend to be puzzlingly inconsistent. [Feb 2012, p.74]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Remember racing RC cars around when you were a kid? Yeah...stick with the memories. [Feb 2009, p.85]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Hope for a fresh star when Cars 2 hit theaters in 2011. [Holiday 2009, p.82]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    As you grit your teeth through 30 missions, you'll run into frustration aplenty. [Feb 2012, p.76]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Regrettably, Puddle's enticing possibilities are mired in a swamp of irritating issues. Increasingly lethal obstacles take the place of actual puzzles, and overcoming them requires painful trial and error. Meanwhile, the camera frequently focuses on runaway specks even as most of your goop starts to dissolve once it's off-screen.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    When Multiverse is at its best, you'll enjoy its clever quips and competent shooting. Unfortunately, these highlights are all too rare.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    You can stay busy in the pretty lengthy career mode, where you're competing in tournaments, unlocking various disciplines, and following a well-meaning but rough storyline. And there's local split-screen and online multiplayer supporting up to four players, but good luck convincing anyone else to join you in this seasonal depression.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Despite the brevity and repetition, plenty of bugs plague these turtles. From low-level quirks like characters getting caught on objects in the environment, to high-level issues like A.I. partners abandoning us or a hacking minigame causing freezes, the amount of glitches in Out of the Shadows is pretty alarming.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It’s a generic zombie story to a Z, and not helped by horrible visuals that awkwardly recycle character models and stages. Together, these elements make the game feel like a reanimated corpse.