X-ONE Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,514 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 62% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 10 Yaris
Score distribution:
1514 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A sterling effort that is sure to please fans of the series. A juicy challenge that's only likely to be ruined by the ability to go online and find all its solutions. [Issue#84, p.78]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a package it is an homage-ridden trip down memory lane that will put a smile on the face of every fan. [Issue#51, p.90]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fable Anniversary has been given a great HD-coat of paint, but many of the mechanics feel too outdated by today’s standards to be satisfying.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Under that pixelated good is a deviously complex fighting engine. This means it's not for everyone, thought. [Issue#97, p.71]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mercenaries 2 doesn’t quite live up to all the good work done by the original and makes a bunch of new mistakes, but still proves entertaining enough to warrant a look.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ground Zeroes feels a little lean, but the game remains an invigorating, intelligent and interesting return to a series that feels as if it is heading in the right direction.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Value is on its side, which is a rare treat on XBLA. [Issue#48, p.98]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a weird mixture of good and bad. [Issue#97, p.75]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As pick-up-and-play titles go, this is absolutely top-notch. [Issue#23, p.96]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Please make a sequel soon, Capcom. [Nov 2009, p.104]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has destruction, character and ambience by the truckload, but it should have learned to walk before it started running.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid shooter that will have many a leaderboard junky glued-fast for weeks on end. [Issue#31, p.118]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those looking to play solo should probably look elsewhere. [Issue#67, p.87]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a unique twist on the stealth genre and one that's worth exploring in three dimensions. [Issue#97, p.77]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Online is clearly the main event here, but nevertheless the experience proves as involving and deceptively deep as ever. Minus a few fairly bizarre design issues, it would score more highly. [Issue 14, p.91]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly stable online mode. [Issue 26, p.118]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bearing in mind that this isn't a game as we know them, EA Sports Active is surprisingly good fun. [Issue#67, p.89]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A charming game and, while not that deep, a pleasant surprise if you're just looking for engaging casual fun or are a very casual player open to some deeper gameplay. [Issue#50, p.86]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jolly good show! [Issue#38, p.115]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The only fitness title out there that will both slim you down and manager to raise a smile or two. [Issue#67, p.91]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This core mechanic proves sound. [Issue#67, p.101]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mechanically and stylistically it's bloody marvellous, but serious technical issues and overzealous handholding stunt its path to greatness. [Issue#32, p.87]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You can't help but admire the artistry with which Rockstar's world has been created, but too many fundamental elements elements fall short of greatness. [Issue#39]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It can be quite exciting to assemble a new costume and get to grips with its special abilities. [Issue#67, p.104]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great presentation and a wealth of content make up for technical shortcomings. [Issue#98, p.74]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An impressive multiplayer suite. [Issue#57, p.107]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Combat that is about as deep as could possibly be managed with only one standard attack button. [Issue 26, p.117]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A commendable first effort from Midway and one that should be the starting point of a seriously good franchise as the years go on. The war has truly begun again!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent tactical shooter, but the campaign is too short and too average to provide anything more than a weekend's distraction. [Issue#87, p.76]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A valiant first effort, EA Sports UFC could be the start of something great. For now, it is merely a good try, but one that is still a lot of fun. [Issue#114, p.68]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You'll probably leave it with fond memories. [Issue#118, p.74]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The repetition begins to grow old a few hours before the game reaches its conclusion. [Issue#85, p.84]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all it gets right, it manages to hit the majority of the genre's key problems. [Issue#57, p.94]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it’s incredibly fun with friends, it has little worth on your own. We also have concerns with the lack of content.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In all honesty, the level design in Sonic & Knuckles is boring. [Issue#51, p.105]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If your idea of a good time is pissing ammo from your blinged-up gun while relentlessly high-fiving with your free hand, you're in luck. [Issue#55, p.88]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Second Encounter is by far the most frenetic first-person game we've played in a while. [Issue#66, p.102]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story here has been sublime throughout, but as a game The Wolf Among Us still feels remote. [Issue#114, p.84]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The major additions show real promise, but right now they're doing more harm than good. [Issue#77, p.84]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ahh, good times. [Issue#39]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enjoyable enough, but it will take the forgiving nature and steadfast devotion of a fan to really get the most out of it. [Issue 26, p.96]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent collection with a few standout games. [Issue#85, p.93]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combat is fun and visually rewarding, if a little glitchy, but at the end of the day it's Star Wars, you probably already know if you're going to enjoy this game. [Issue#37, p.80]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It still feels clunky in places. [Issue#117, p.74]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately marred by some poorly designed mechanics, gameplay choices and a chunky feel. [Issue#77, p.87]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As long as you're a fan of the RTS format, it's hard to fault Battle for Middle-Earth II on anything other than the controls. We think most will adapt soon enough, though. [Issue 9, p.84]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best Dead Rising game do date, but its core gameplay remains much the same. [Issue#77, p.89]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simply for fans of the band only. [Issue#61, p.92]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A significant improvement over last time out - requiring patience and guile to succeed - but unfortunately, shadows of its former self still remain, however. [Issue#25, p.96]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guaranteed to get into your mind and refuse to budge. [Issue#63, p.86]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game lulls into tedium's lukewarm embrace far too often for its own good. [Issue#31, p.85]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pretty standard old-school conversion territory. [Issue#52, p.105]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An educational mind-bender that is well worth experiencing. [Issue#54, p.105]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Harmonix once again proves that it's the best at what it does. [Issue#118, p.85]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A beautiful game that's let down by its clunky mechanics and frustrating AI quirks. [Issue#119, p.76]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Will never be in anyone’s top ten list but Wolverine offers a tremendous amount of fun while keeping the balance with depth and a decent challenge. Another surprise in 2009.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guaranteed to make you jump at least once. [Issue#40, p.78]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A respectable attempt at adding variety to a modern classic, but one that fails to meet the lofty standards of its ancestors, though there's still fun to be had. [Issue#119, p.79]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the focus on four-player action, it's more frenetic and atmospheric than its peers. [Issue#55, p.105]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At times cumbersome, Crimes & Punishments has enough tricky and well-paced crime-solving mysteries to keep you fully engaged. [Issue#117, p.86]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In short, it's competent. [Issue#49, p.103]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Often more engaging than its simple puzzles should allow it to be, the presentation and variety of gameplay ideas go a long way to making this an impressive, if small, adventure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Only those who'll pick up on its knowing secret collection voiceover need apply. [Issue#63, p.101]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Only slightly worse than EA's recent offering, but when there's a choice of two, why would anyone plump for second place? [Issue#38, p.102]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Be A Pro's sideshow trumps the main event, which itself is largely unchanged. [Issue#32, p.86]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Light, silly and undemanding but also surprisingly fun, Blood On The Sand will never compete with the big boys of the shooting genre but it’ll keep you amused more than you may think. It’s worth a look.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A lot of fun in small bursts, but not amount of polish, parkour or persistence can plaster over the cracks of the aging Dead Island mechanics and systems. [Issue#121, p.72]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An accessible platformer that bears more relation to Lemmings and Katamari than it does Mario. [Issue#43, p.114]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's the ghetto version, which is the polite way of saying it's not quite as good. [Issue 15, p.116]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beautiful to look at, enjoyable to play, but marred by disappointing aspects that do some harm. Nontheless, Sakaguchi has laid the foundations for an immense RPG franchise. [Issue 23, p.76]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A huge amount of fun. [Issue#52, p.91]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's so colorful that it's likely to lure people of all ages in and keep them hooked. [Issue#29, p.120]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Newcomers will also find this HD remake easier on the eyes. [Issue#121, p.78]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Combat stages expose some limitations, but the platforming action in DustForce is rock solid and will appeal to lovers of difficult games. [Issue#112, p.86]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The customisation is dense, providing a far greater subjective feel and hte action and simulation comes thick and fast. [Issue 21, p.88]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a collection of excellent multiplayer mini-games, Thrillville is stunningly good fun. As a cohesive single-player park-management campaign? It's just not quite there. Yet. [Issue 26, p.92]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's reassuringly simple fare. [Issue#36, p.115]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun return to Gotham, even if the mechanics continue to feel weary in the hands of WB. [Issue#112, p.95]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, to get the most out of Konami's latest, you're going to need to team up with friends. [Issue#63, p.103]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just good. [Issue#78, p.82]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's actually quite a lot to admire here. [Issue#61, p.104]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enough is enough and it's time for a change. [Issue#65, p.85]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unbounded has got something recent Ridge Racer games have lost sight of: a sense of unbridled, anarchic fun. [Issue#84, p.80]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FIFA has PES beaten when it comes to attention to presentational detail and atmosphere, but maybe that isn't enough anymore. For flowing football, though, you should look elsewhere. [Issue#130, p.71]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good game, but both newcomers and Amiga stalwarts will no doubt be put off by the insane pace, which is a pity as there's plenty to enjoy here if you persevere. [Issue 27, p.118]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The beautiful wasteland is incredible to drive around, but leave the Magnum Opus and the excitement dips. This is nearly excellent, but instead is frustrating.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You'll certainly enjoy it, but unlike a gobstopper, it's not going to last you forever. [Issue#20, p.116]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stunningly beautiful, easy to pick up and ultimately satisfying to play. Shame about the terrible storyline, tediously long missions and a distinct lack of variety. [Issue 26, p.86]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beware the temperamental difficulty. [Issue#84, p.83]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A worthwhile strategy jolly. [Issue#53, p.105]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An absolute hoot. [Issue#53, p.93]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's fun while it lasts, but you'll complete it quickly. [Issue 21, p.90]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Apart from its brevity, it's damn good fun. [Issue#25, p.98]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Being enormous fans of the Crysis series to this point, we came at this wanting to love it. But repetitive scenarios and a lack of challenge steadily dried our fan shorts. [May 2013, p.81]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just don't expect to be blown away by its competent but uniformly forgettable local multiplayer component. [Issue#130, p.83]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another highly competent sports sim from EA. We've obviously gone back in time without noticing. [Issue#25, p.102]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You can throw poison sausages at people and dress up as a clown. [May 2013, p.85]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those who played and loved its debut, this simply insn't as good.. [Issue#31, p.74]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the irritating 'cute' dialogue, the script is super funny, while the presentation is sweet enough and the platforming is still very playable. [Issue#47, p.100]
    • X-ONE Magazine UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid stealth genre game. If you’re after an action-packed slaughterfest, look elsewhere – Thief will appeal to long-term fans and gamers that prefer to take a more cerebral approach with their anarchy.

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