X-ONE Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,329 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Batman: Arkham City
Lowest review score: 10 Novadrome
Score distribution:
1,329 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Unsullied by over-complication and masterfully focused, Gears of War aims to offer the most bang per buck yet seen in a videogame, and we're glad to say it does just that. [Issue 14, p.72]
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A fantastic, life-affirming piece of software that has set a new standard for what the medium can achieve, with a magnificent multiplayer mode to boot. If all games were this good, no one would ever leave the house. [Issue#33, p.84]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A game of such rare emotion that we became attached to our characters to the point of missing them now it's all over. [Issue 27, p.76]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    BioSchock is amazing. Not only are its visuals, music, sound, gameplay and plot superb, but it's highly polished and runs beautifully on the 360 without any noticeable drop in frame rate. [Issue 23, p.70]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Orange Box offers more value for money than any RPG package in history. Valve and EA could have charged through the nose, but wisely kep it honest. It's the best ?50 you'll ever spend. [Issue#25, p.39]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We can't think of a more complete package to spend our virtual pounds upon. [Issue#29, p.116]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterclass in design. Brutal, epic, beautiful and harrowing in equal measure, Gears Of War 2 announces Epic’s reign as the king of the action videogame. Absolutely essential.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Vast, epic, engaging, absorbing, terrifying, horrific, amusing and thoroughly brilliant. Fallout 3 is easily one of the best games ever made and one that deserves and needs to be played.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Don’t let the lack of a third dimension fool you. Street Fighter IV is possibly the best beat-’em-up ever made. A must-have.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Lost and Damned is an absolute behemoth of an expansion, providing a fresh perspective on the same city and setting a devilishly high standard for DLC in the future.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Both an astonishing RPG and confident shooter, Mass Effect 2 is daring, shocking and often awe-inspiring in its use of choice. This is the future of storytelling in videogames. [Issue#, p.85]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A truly spectacular sequel that reaches previously unthinkable heights. Portal 2 is an experience to be cherished and already a strong contender for the best game of 2011. [Issue#72, p.78]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A Batman game like never before. Fans will feel like they're dreaming, whereas everyone else has an incredibly large and in-depth world to enjoy and engage with. It doesn't get much better. [Issue#78, p.80]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A study in pure, unadulterated excellence.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    GTA V is funny, genuinely laugh out loud funny – and not in a ’shoving a ten-inch purple dildo up your arse’ funny – the humour is told through situation, through incredibly clever writing and wonderful sense of place. Really, that says everything you need to know about GTA V. Rockstar has spent five years, and an insane amount of money, building a game that is not only bold enough to step away from expectation, but brave enough to revel in its combined history as well.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Titanfall is a ridiculous amount of fun. Maybe it’ll be surpassed, but right now it’s the best game on Xbox One and one of the best multiplayer shooters ever.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As visceral and genuinely 'on the edge' as they come. [Issue#5, p.86]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolute triumph that shows how ambition and verve combined with next-gen technology can create an absolute monster of a game. The one game every Xbox 360 owner must try. [Issue#5, p.76]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Graphically sumptuous, deceptively deep and utterly essential. [Issue#5, p.96]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Single-player is too similar to what has come before to earn perfect marks, whereas all other aspects are worthy of such commendation. [Issue#25, p.72]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most detailed, realistic, sprawling, long-lasting, and satisfying racing game ever - Eden has actually pulled it off. A must for any high-definition petrolhead; it's absolutely stunning. [Issue 10, p.80]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This looks awesome enough to make your eyes bleed with joy. [Issue#5, p.120]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Darkness delivers on every level. A great FPS with a captivating atmosphere, it boasts intriguing characters, an intense plot and has a heap of depth to boot. It's undeniably impressive. [Issue 21, p.76]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A considerable leap forward in enemy AI, regardless of concerns some might have about tactical depth and how see-through it occasionally is. A more tense experience on 360 there ain't. [Issue 14, p.76]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Rising features arcade-quality gameplay wrapped around a classic movie theme and sprinkled with tons of extras. Worth buying an Xbox 360 for - everyone should play this game. [Issue # 11, p.72]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Peter Molynuex was recently quoted as saying, pre-release, that he felt Fable II is a nine out of ten game. You know what, Pete? You’re spot-on mate.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The perfect racing game for all levels of ability, Forza Motorsport 2's deep customisation options give it an unrivalled lifespan among its genre stablemates. An essential purchase. [Issue#20, p.80]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Innovative controls, fantastic physics, seamless animation and pretty darn sweet visuals. Take a breath, retune your brain and learn how to sakte - you'll be glad you did! [Issue#25, p.84]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lovingly crafted, musical, involving, delightful, beautiful, addictive and crammed with anime cheese. [Issue#25, p.92]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Doom has more personality than "Halo"...you know it's true. [Issue 13, p.116]