X-ONE Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,414 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 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 10 Novadrome
Score distribution:
1,414 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crazy acting, crazy units and a crazy story but the gameplay is solid and the visuals are highly stylised. A great edition to the Red Alert series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flashbacks make this a thrilling racer, but they wear thin after a while and take their toll on the racing. As a result, we love Race Driver: GRID as much as we hate it, which is quite a lot! [Issue#33]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Guerrilla is a fantastic, laudably fun tech demo funneled into a rather awesome game. Undoubtedly this year's most gratifying and original title so far. [Issue#46, p.76]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In its own ragged way, Alpha Protocol takes a more sophisticated approach to its plot than Mass Effect or Dragon Age. [Issue#60, p.88]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Along with the redefined tag team matches, Road To Wrestlemania and create-a-finisher, the multiple tweaks and touches make this the best SmackDown for a while.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With some really innovative gameplay, exciting missions, fantastic set pieces, and the overall lack of competition, H.A.W.X. is probably the best game in its genre. [MC Issue#43, p.88]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still brilliant, but the amount that’s gone in to please noobs is grossly disproportionate to that which aims to please fans. Nonetheless, Tiger keeps up his impressive run.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is so rammed full of air-punching testosterone and screen-shaking explosions we're surprised it wasn't developed by Sylvester Stallone. [Issue#34, p.117]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has enough cutesy charm to just about justify the admission price. [Issue#34, p.117]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exemplary piece of game design that makes narrative ignorance all the easier. [Issue#55, p.86]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The biggest surprise of EA’s 2009 American sports round-up, and the most likely to appeal to non-fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Too close to call between NBA Live, do you prefer gameplay or visuals? Stats or modes? Ah, the age-old question for sports fans. It really depends on what you prefer and how you play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    COD: World At War is a battered warrior that more than earns its stripes. Leading the charge with a meatier and lengthier single-player campaign, Treyarch has won the battle in producing a true standout in the series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Big improvement over previous games and the new features add masses of depth. This offers basketball fans the best way of following and playing the game. [Issue#37, p.85]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It should have been released months before "Soulcalibur IV" comes out, not the Wednesday before. [Issue#35, p.114]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the finest adventure games you're likely to find on the 360. [Issue#39]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game employs some brilliant animaitons for dying enemy units. [Issue#33, p.116]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What really makes this game stand out is its b-boy stylings. [Issue#36, p.115]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As good as we always expected it to be – no more, no less. Battlestations: Pacific is well worth the heavy time investment needed to fully master it, but that’s quite an investment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fabulous surprise. [Issue#40, p.103]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can't put a price on innovation. [Issue#34, p.116]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's essentially "Golden Axe" for the 'more pixels, more joy' age. [Issue#38, p.115]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Considering the beyond-favourable roster, the fact that you can import every character from SmackDown 2009, all of which come packing the new approach that Legends takes, and the back-to-basics gameplay, which is ultimately more fun, and THQ’s next step in the wrestling market is one of the finest sports entertainment experiences in years.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well-made and mostly fun interpretation of hte Batman universe, Arkham Asylum lacks evolution and can wear thin, but it stands up admirably in a very competitive genre. [Issue#50, p.84]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A faithful update with an excellent swing mechanic, giant set pieces and a meaty challenge, Bionic Commando is an action game with a twist. [Issue#46, p.80]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Truly a cult classic. [Issue#38, p.115]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Big, dumb, and loads of fun. Enjoyable throughout, but even though it’s never quite intelligent enough to push the genre very far forward, it’s still worth your money.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A slightly dodgy and questionably balanced new gameplay mechanic aside, this is reliably entertaining fare. [Issue#52, p.89]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every bit as fun as the last Scene It?, Box Office Smash adds online multiplayer and an energetic interface that elevates this year’s outing above all other similar games.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Such innocence with a secret mean streak pleases us immensely, and even if you play fair there must be many hours of gameplay trying to see your little guys into a fortified castle. [Issue#37, p.117]
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