X-ONE Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,370 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 8.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Gears of War 2
Lowest review score: 10 Novadrome
Score distribution:
1,370 game reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    When it comes down to it, Crashed Ice isn't much more than an extra bit of advertising for Red Bull's own tournament. [Issue#94, p.82]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It can't hide its budget nature, presenting strategy fans with irksome gameplay, ugly visuals and an overall lack of polish or thought. This is a mess. [Issue#97, p.76]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The lack of challenge only adds to the boredom. In every way, Army Of Two: The Devil’s Cartel is an embarrassment to videogames...Not just boring, but exactly the kind of ‘violence for violence‘s sake’ dross the anti-videogame lobbyists dredge up at the arrival of each new atrocity.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An exasperating experience. [Issue#106, p.85]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Rich in ideas yet terrible at executing them, Yaiba picks up all the things people hated about recent Ninja Gaiden games and just runs with them.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Backgammon is the worst game in the world. [Issue#23, p.97]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A poor effort that simultaneously shows up EA's footballing naivety and its rampant capitalism. It will sell like the proverbial hot cake, but don't say we didn't warn you. [Issue 7, p.100]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A game that can't decide what it is and should never really have been released; something that Ubisoft clearly realises given the amount of effort that hasn't gone into promoting it. [Issue 10, p.86]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This would be embarrassing on a Dreamcast, let alone the hulking next-gen monster console we call Xbox 360. This is not a next-gen game and it's not fun either. [Issue 8, p.98]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A total waste of a disc and DVD case in our eyes, Samurai Warriors 2 does nothing that comparable games don't do an awful lot better. Definitely one to be avoided. [Issue 12, p.94]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A game that sucked in 1982 and amazingly, sucks even more in 2006. [Issue 14, p.116]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Not the worst game on 360 but it's not far off. Tedious, short and not much fun, if you want to pimp rides, we reckon you're better off sticking with "Need for Speed." [Issue # 16, p.94]
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    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Hilariously bad. [Issue #22, p.82]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Virtually nothing works as it should, and what does owes an enormous debt to a few evergreen classics. Disappointing. [Issue 23, p.79]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A confusing tie-in that delights in the incompetence of its young audience, The Golden Compass makes absolutely no sense. Still, at least we got to throw projectiles at a monkey. [Issue 28, p.96]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Turning Point falls so short of its potential it makes us shed a tear. [Issue#32, p.82]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Button mashing is boring. [Issue#20, p.93]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As cynical as it is terrible, this pushes "Fuzion Frenzy 2" hard for the title of worst game on the Xbox 360 to date. [Issue #22, p.89]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Boring offence, terrible defence and a poor substitute for a series that could've taken a huge step forward on the 360. [Issue#30, p.93]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Awfully disappointing spin-off that insults on practically every level. The developers at Krome deserve to be punished, just like we were when playing this. [Issue 27, p.95]
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    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For those who can look past the game’s flaws there are a few hours of mindless destruction and anal-probing to be had here, but only if you’ve exhausted every other game out there.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Here's a list of things that this is less interesting than: rubber gloves, garden peas, Spam and watching paint dry (of course). [Issue 26, p.117]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    To make matters worse, you can spin blocks once they hit the bottom of the well or other blocks, meaning that the skill is lessend further. [Issue 27, p.118]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Rubbish, boring combat. [Issue 27, p.99]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Simply put, this is cynical, poorly playtested nonsense that's seriously due an MOT. Geddit? [Issue 27, p.96]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Gone are the days when it was acceptable to include hour-long levels and no checkpoints. [Issue#31, p.92]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Terrible controls. [Issue#46, p.87]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    X-Blades fails to excite on any level and falls flat in everything it attempts. Probably best to ignore this and pretend it doesn’t exist.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Take the thing online (that is the name of the game after all...) and the results are truly beyond atrocious. [Issue#33, p.116]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A pointless, unfinished, unpolished, joyless, broken experience.