Official Xbox Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 2,521 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 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Gears of War 3
Lowest review score: 10 Bad Boys: Miami Takedown
Score distribution:
2,521 game reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Only hardcore retro addicts should drop the five bucks. [Nov 2007, p.94]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This year's PES is a step backward, and letting players fake injury to draw fouls is the least of the offenses. [June 2008, p.81]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    At a full $60, there's absolutely no reason to touch this with a ten-foot-pole, especially with so many other, better shooters on the market in this record-settingly awesome holiday season. [Jan 2008, p.62]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While both adults and children might enjoy the silliness, the simple hop-and-bop mechanics grow old immediately, and the camera's a mess. [Mar 2008, p.92]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The two-player co-op game makes for mild (offline) fun, but the too-short music loops will drive you crazy and your teeth will hurt from the sugar content. The game’s biggest sin? These Bunnies are boring.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Perhaps the developers should have put a bit less effort into securing voice actors(Mark Hamill, Wayne Brady, and Elijah Wood have roles)and a bit more into fine-tuning the mechanics. [Holiday 2008, p.67]
    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Remember racing RC cars around when you were a kid? Yeah...stick with the memories. [Feb 2009, p.85]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Horrendous camera and targeting system. [Apr 2009, p.79]
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Charging 10 bucks for such a stellar board game in such shoddy wrapping should be illegal. [Apr 2009, p.79]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The only reason to bother with it is its low-hanging Achievements! [July 2009, p.84]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Hope for a fresh star when Cars 2 hit theaters in 2011. [Holiday 2009, p.82]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    On top of frequent loads, lots of quest-to-quest driving, and graphics akin to Sneak King's, it's clear that no one really tried to make the game work. [Jan 2010, p.77]
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The slow-to-respond point-and-click gameplay is more pixel-hunting than actual deductive case-solving. [Dec 2009, p.82]
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Over in just two to three hours. [Nov 2009, p.78]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Relies on its demanding difficulty to disguise its creative bankruptcy. [Mar 2010, p.83]
    • 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]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Even at $40, it's hard to recommend to anyone besides serious thrashmasters. [Nov 2010, p.76]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Everywhere else, though, this game falters significantly. [Nov 2010, p.83]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Shred is a hodgepodge of good-on-paper ideas intended for younger and casual gamers, but the poor execution ends up alienating all. [Jan 2011, p.65]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    What could have given other wrestling games a run for their money ends up winded before the ring bell even sounds. [Jan 2011, p.66]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    SeaBlade does have a few solid moments. Sadly, they are few and far between. [Dec 2002, p.102]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Not only is this not very challenging, it's just plain boring after two or three levels. [Feb 2003, p.70]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Don't avoid buying Manhunt because it's sick; avoid Manhunt because it has virtually no redeemable gameplay quality, period. [July 2004, p.87]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If this is what like as a drug kinpin is like, we'll stick to our day jobs. [Nov. 2006, p.74]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It all works fine, it's just pretty cheesy and not in the least compelling. [Holiday 2005, p.70]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Throw in groan-inducing power-ups and uninspired graphics, and you'll be bored before the weekend's up. [Feb 2006, p.79]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Even at $20, scratch this one. [Aug 2006, p.82]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Team Rainbow's colors have never looked so bad. [Jun 2006, p.85]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    SNK superfans will covet its three-on-three smackfests, but unless Neowave completes your KOF collection, save your $20. [Jun 2006, p.85]