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 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Lowest review score: 10 World War II Combat: Road to Berlin
Score distribution:
2,495 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This whole setup would fall apart completely if the red-headed Capell weren’t so freakin’ likeable. It helps that despite the fumbling voice-acting, each character’s lines — as well as the story itself — are well-written. Every new discovery pulls you deeper into the mysteries and personalities that keep Infinite Undiscovery so involving.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Punishing but fair, Trials Fusion is a fast-paced platformer with fantastic level design and a few new ideas. It’s just a shame that the new ideas aren’t implemented better.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super-addictive twitchfest with a terrific theme. [Sept 2008, p.74]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We wish Infinity Ward had been bolder with their design decisions, sure, but everything from the campaign to the competitive multiplayer to the alien-battling version of Treyarch’s zombie mode remains outright fun. Imperfect and unsurprising maybe, but fun nonetheless.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the New Orleans Hornets of the videogame world. It performs surprisingly well this season, and with a little more experience next year, it could be a title contender. [Nov 2008, p.70]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Glitches can sully the fun--an if you've finished the main game, you're forced to load an earlier save(pre-endgame)--but Dead Money is still a grim, well-wrought challenge. [March 2011, p.85]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While we can't ding EA for extra content, we wish that content had come in the form of more co-op! [Feb 2010, p.80]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Feels slighly unfinished: the load times are long, the camera hiccups and stutters on occasion, and some of the onfield play should be tighter... but the game's bright spots are so good that we're still enthusiastically playing. [Sept 2007, p.82]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Innovative levels with plenty of optional challenges. [May 2010, p.73]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a mere five bucks, you'd be a fool not to download one of the greatest arcade games of all time. [Oct. 2006, p.72]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An extremely solid racer with moments of greatness; but just enough flaws to keep it from the ranks of the classics. [Dec 2008, p.82]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Rising fans will enjoy it most, but even carnage-craving newbies will easily get their money's worth. [Feb 2011, p.73]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, even with these issues, Tekken 6 punches through as an excellent addition to the fighter library on 360. [Jan 2010, p.73]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Amped 3 gets everything right that's wrong with "SSX." [Jan 2006, p.72]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Episode 1’s satisfying twists and gut-punch of a cliffhanger are any indication, a pitch-black journey into fairytale land lies ahead. Count us in for the long haul.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You won't confuse this $15 arcade game with a full-priced marquee shooter, but its distinct flavor and fresh gameplay make it worth cracking out whenever you want a break from the genre's big boys. [March 2011, p.78]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kids will undoubtedly get more out of it than adults, but most players will simply wonder where the eight hours went. [Feb 2011, p.75]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Modern mechanics give this chestnut new life. [Mar 2009, p.81]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What's here isn't radical, ending-altering content, so much as a slightly uneven but deeply worthwhile journey that adds intriguing lore to the series' canon - and instills a wide-eyed sense that we're nowhere near done with this universe.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You'll need dozens of playthroughs to get a handle on everything that's going on, and Deathsmiles is addictive enough to keep you replaying. [Aug 2010, p.79]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The online options are still a little wonky in that they work, but with the Champions League license, we'd like more depth and options in how fans can compete with each other. Nevertheless, the style and impressive ball-movement physics help PES maintain its impressive fidelity.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The problem - Madden is merely good. If you're the only NFL game in town, Mr. EA, you better bring it in spades, not in drips. [Sept 2005, p.78]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The jokes alone make flaming skags worth weathering.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As with top TV shows like Breaking Bad or Mad Men, a merely good chapter of Telltale's Walking Dead game feels like a great chapter of anything else.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Throw in more responsive skating and a brilliant new face-off system, and we definitely dig how NHL 2K8 shakes and bakes. [Nov 2007, p.92]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quarrel does have some odd quirks, such as claiming words like "Monday" don't exist while accepting more obscure words. But for logophiles, its mix of strategy and vocabulary is a true pleasure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're going to play poker with fake money, Activision Value's latest is the best way to do it on Xbox 360. [Holiday 2007, p.78]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Part thug brutality, part capers and hijinks, the latest wild ride from the developer of "Hitman" has its fair share of rough edges--maybe even more than its fair share--but its epic missions are so thrilling that they'll sear away the nuggets of disappointment you'll ocasionally feel. [Dec 2007, p.68]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The super-high learning curve may turn off those not indoctrinated into developer Crave's brand of wicked-hard intensity, but genre fans will find more than enough to love(and die endlessly for)here. [Feb 2011, p.76]