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 9.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Batman: Arkham City
Lowest review score: 10 Fighter Within
Score distribution:
1514 game reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Steer clear. [Issue#64, p.103]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game this short and shallow should really be ignored. There is nothing original, compelling or even that new and it will join the ever-growing pile of rubbish movie tie-ins.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What's good is lifted, what's new is paper-thin. [Issue#32, p.118]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's a brave idea here in mixing two different mediums together, but the execution is lacking, particularly with the questionable Kinect controls. [Issue#120, p.86]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Things couldn't get more generic unless there was somehow stealth, crates and a space marine superhero involved. [Issue#32, p.117]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The fighting and climbing become exercises in frustration, and there isn't enough depth here. [Issue#83, p.100]
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Suffers from a variety of problems that will mean even racing fanatics and aficionados of the depicted sport itself will struggle to enjoy it. [Issue#57, p.97]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Controls that are either to broken or too difficult to use. [Issue#54, p.84]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Very few redeeming features can pull SA back from the brink of feeling more like a half finished game with unforgiving controls. It will leave you with blisters, but not the good kind.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We've seen all of Sniper: Ghost Warrior's tricks before, and in far superior games. [Issue#62,p.88]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dull and frustrating. [Issue#49, p.88]
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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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Plodding. [Issue#123, p.78]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    He's rubbish at flying and all his weapons are completely unbalanced. [Issue#33, p.92]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A choppy, piecemeal shooter. [Issue#123, p.82]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Basically, Bionicle Heroes completely fails to engage us on any level. [Issue 14, p.84]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Menus, options and over-designed mechanics prevent you from ever getting into it. [Issue#123, p.83]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's fun for a couple of hours, but the novelty wears off. [Issue#123, p.84]
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    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At a whopping price, this is one game worth missing out on. [Issue#54, p.105]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sadly, War World holds your attention about as long as a paperclip and a Post-It note. [Issue#39]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Small kids might like it, but will need supervision to solve some of hte later puzzles. Adults beware. [Issue#36, p.96]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you hadn't seen the price tag, you'd wonder what all the internet furore had been about. [Issue#45, p.100]
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite some good ideas, cheery visuals and easy-to-understand mechanics, Happy Wars disappoints. [Issue#125, p.85]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A perfectly functional motorbike game that might appeal to cast-iron fans, Ride is otherwise a dull, dry, missed opportunity, which totally fails to capture the joy of two wheels. [Issue#125, p.86]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unresponsive and inaccurate. [Issue#72, p.101]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We were both bored and angered by it. [Issue#79, p.100]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An 18-rated game made for 13-year-olds, and yet it is the gameplay that is the biggest disappointment. [Issue#74, p.82]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not atrocious but lacks any sense of originality and is far too tedious. [Issue#46, p.87]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A typical videogame tie-in that will last no longer in the public's memory than the film. Play it if you must, but don't say we didn't tell you so. [Issue#60, p.99]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Do you love wrestling with duff, clunky controls and replaying the same four levels over and over and over again? [Issue#30, p.119]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An exasperating experience. [Issue#106, p.85]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game appreciates boredom in a way that we never could. [Issue#32, p.89]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    God of War minus the imagination, plus inordinate amounts of the colour green. [Issue#74, p.89]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Inescapably dull and tedious. [Issue#32, p.118]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pales next to the likes of Torchlight and the DeathSpank games. [Issue#74, p.102]
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    • 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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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The fighting is okay, a few design decisions commendable, but ultimately there is just not enough great game here. Tiny levels with nothing in them? Looks like we are the ones being golden fleeced.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A real mess of ideas that tries hard but just doesn't have what it takes. [Issue 26, p.118]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An utter waste of time and you money, please ensure this unambitious racer never enters your 360. [Issue 13, p.88]
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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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    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tired, completely lacking in variety and without any substatial replay value to speak of, Rayman Raving Rabbid breaks all three golden rules of the successful party game. [Issue#20, p.88]
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    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There isn't a single mini-game here that won't seem anachronistic three months from now. [Issue#67, p.90]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Offers a smaller and less entertaining variety of workout than its fellow Kinect fitness titles. [Issue#66, p.93]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More fun than being tortured and killed, but still not really much of an advertisement for 13th Century living. [Issue#73, p.87]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Disappointing isn't the word. What is the word...Lazy? Rubbish? It's probably a word we can't print. [Issue 13, p.90]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a game though, it's far too uninspiring. [Issue #22, p.88]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The eight-angle camera system serves only to confuse players with depressing regularity. [Issue#67, p.103]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A rather depressing waste of money. [Issue#73, p.88]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Do yourself a favor and get Costume Quest instead. [Issue#67, p.105]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This just isn't worth bothering with. [Issue#73, p.89]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Never before has a game's potential been squandered so much just because the hardware was unable to keep up with the vision. [Issue#87, p.80]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Both a poor update and an unwieldy, near-cheating videogame overall. [Issue#73, p.101]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tat. [Issue#5, p.120]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Though you might think Kinect would be the perfect fit for its staccato gameplay, it ultimately makes things even more frustrating. [Issue#87, p.87]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Korra isn't broken by any means, it's just mediocre in almost every area. This is for diehard Avatar fans only. [Issue#118, p.80]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Very pretty to look at and a lot of attention has been paid to female anatomy, but it has no substance whatsoever. [Issue 15, p.82]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Boring. Abysmal. Buy NBA 2K15. [Issue#118, p.83]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An utterly inoffensive third-person shooter. [Issue#117, p.83]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While you may enjoy the combat and beasts, the whole game is just far too tedious and it’s missing everything that made the original great.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's quickly frustrating. [Issue#77, p.91]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All in all, a shame. [Issue#55, p.105]
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    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Really boring bits. [Issue#63, p.91]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Buy an amp and start a garage band instead. [Issue#119, p.86]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Up
    There are much better alternatives. [Issue#53, p.95]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As strange as they come, with the shallow twist of centering on a group of women who bare all. You already know if this is for you or not.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The levels that you fly through have all been seen a hundred times before. [Issue 28, p.118]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    How so many irritations made it into a game with such an incredible world blows our minds. Should have spent more time in development.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game's destiny? The bargain bin. [Issue#78, p.84]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are much, much better ways to spend 1,200 Points. [Issue#58, p.105]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nothing more than an interesting curio. [Issue#58, p.105]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Broken, overly repetitive and frustrating to play. [Issue#78, p.89]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's not awful, but splicing these two series together adds no value for fans of either one. It is both an inferior Walking Dead game and an inferior Escapists. [Issue#130, p.82]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The basic framework of the combat is acceptable, but really...nah. [Issue#48, p.99]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bizarrely this Hulk game isn’t as much fun as Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, and it wasn’t exactly brilliant anyway. You’re best off just watching the film and leaving this alone.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Terrible stuff, and what’s more quite predictably so. The problem’s made worse by how much better things would be if its fat was simply trimmed. Oh Sonic, where art thou?
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's just not very good at all, even for "fans of the series," as people tend to say. [Issue#56, p.90]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An uninspired, cheap-looking Trials HD rip-off, plastered with the Red Bull logo. [Issue#78, p.103]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fiddly controls. [Issue#51, p.105]
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    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Just another bemani game with horrible music that you're supposed to play with seven big buttons but instead you play it with wee buttons on the pad. [Issue#35]
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    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We're hoping the online component's as good as we think it'll be, because between the ugly new look and the lack of any offline multiplayer, there's nothing here for offline gamers. [Issue 12, p.96]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Motocross has so much more to offer than this dire racer. [Issue#84, p.87]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You're left roaming the virtual landscape, hoping opposition might come your way. [Issue#33, p.117]
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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.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Even Superman struggles to save this action RPG, which is dragged down by technical issues, uninspiring levels and graphics straight out of 2007. [Issue#109, p.78]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ill-suited to the 360 platform and massively overpriced. [Issue#71, p.101]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It comes up short. [Issue#56, p.105]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A contradictory videogame premise that screams frustration from its opening stage, and continues in that vein thereafter. [Issue#71, p.103]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Try to forget that it ever happened. [Issue#52, p.93]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    These robots could sure use a little extra life injected into them. [Issue#84, p.104]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Zombie Wranglers sucks. Especially the 'comedy' names they've given each level. They really suck. [Issue#35]
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    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It sucks! [Issue#37, p.116]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A good-looking but boring button masher that should be avoided. [Issue#86, p.100]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game could send the blood pressure of a Buddhist monk into the stratosphere. [Issue#90, p.78]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So many cliches, so little time. [Issue#40, p.103]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The trouble is, said hints can appear superimposed over the play area, reducing play to a highly distracting farce. [Issue#57, p.107]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Put simply, there are deeper tactical outings, more sociable games of skill, and many Live Arcade titles more enjoyable than this. Go and buy one of htose instead. [Issue#34, p.116]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We accept that there’s some who’ll like this. You know who you are and you know you’re not the majority. Listen up majority, it is you to whom we speak.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    [An] abomination. [Issue#29, p.117]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not terrible, but so dry it’s pointless. If videogame paintball appeals you may be entertained, but boredom will set in.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Some truly horrendous loading times. [Issue#58, p.94]
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