Official Xbox Magazine UK's Scores

  • Games
For 2,214 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
2214 game reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Six Nations Championship brings fresh hope that we might finally get a great rugby game, but this engaging effort fails to convert where it counts.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What My Friend Pedro does really well is offer a sense of variety in the weapons, the ways you can kill and the level design. While some missions may be more fun than others, no level is quite the same as the last. This makes every new encounter feel fresh and exciting. The ability to tackle each battle in a multitude of different ways means you’ll find yourself returning time and time again to see how much better you can clear them and achieve a higher final score. [Issue#187, p.85]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    The isometric environments themselves are subtly beautiful. Dominated by piercing blues, robotic greys and icy whites, the whole planet gives off a pleasing sci-fi vibe, and every new area is just begging to be explored. With the world so interesting, it would be helpful to have access to a map, which is a feature absent from the game in another oversight. It’s little missteps like this that niggle at you whilst you’re playing the game, although they never come close to ruining what is a solid Souls-like experience. [Issue#187, p.82]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Everreach overreaches, struggling with a strong but overly ambitious concept. [Issue#187, p.81]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The studio shows a clear love for the source material and a devotion to creating the most faithful adaptation, however the experience is marred by too many poorly executed parts. Ardent fans will, of course, be able to overlook the game’s disappointments to appreciate the story and combat – this is the most impressive way to experience the DBZ saga, after all. As an action game, this would be fine, but as an RPG it hasn’t quite scratched that itch just yet. [Issue#187, p.77]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bugs and overpowered AI aside, a really good simulator-style tennis game. [Issue#187, p.91]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A simple, soothing flight experience marred by a handful of frustrating issues. [Issue#187, p.88]
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    • 50 Critic Score
    Numerous bugs and frustrating glitches cause Jalopy to stall, splutter and conk out. [Issue#186, p.89]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A puzzler homage to Portal that’s arguably better to read than it is to actually play. [Issue#186, p.83]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its issues, there’s no question a lot of love has gone into Arise. This is a deeply personal story of love and loss, a point hammered home by affecting end credits where the team leave little messages of gratitude for their loved ones. Though this pumped-up OAP may stumble along the way, his time-tweaking quest ultimately rises above. [Issue#186, p.74]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ancestors contains all manner of intellectual joys – whenever you launch an evolution, for example, your efforts are rated against what science projected – and while it might not feel like much of a game at first, it certainly does when you fathom out how to approach it. As long as you aren’t afraid of games that make you work hard before yielding their rewards, you’ll find that Ancestors comes closer to letting you play god, while still entertaining you, than any game we’ve ever come across previously. How’s that for vaulting ambition? [Issue#186, p.72]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, the titular journey proves to be far more satisfying than the eventual destination, but so it is with all adventures into outer space in search of unknown powers, right? The success here is how it meshes and moulds so many familiar ideas and motifs, while remaining so alien. [Issue#187, p.87]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A sorry mess at the time of launch, but worth persisting with if you’re a series fan. [Issue#184, p.73]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Breakpoint is huge and meaty, but fundamental flaws suck most of the fun out of it. [Issue#184, p.65]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A unique survival strategy story that really knows how to rack up the tension. [Issue#184, p.81]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Destiny 2 is still easily one of the best shooters on Xbox One. Taken as a whole, its eclectic blend of strikes, night-devouring raids, and exhilarating PvP action outguns most of the competition with ease. As for Shadowkeep, despite some welcome additions, its reheated campaign reeks of a rush job that needed a bit more cooking time. [Issue#184, p.88]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you don’t mind being killed by the odd nuke – how anyone can score 30 consecutive kills is beyond our tiny minds – PvP could swallow your damn life. Pair it with a gutsy (if insensitive) campaign, and this tonally conflicted series continues to stay relevant thanks to the best guns in the biz. [Issue#184, p.68]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A charming game with a wonderful story, but let down by its repetitive combat grind. [Issue#194, p.78]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a budget, somewhat unambitious retooling of the Wolfenstein engine, Youngblood offers impactful shootouts that showcase some truly brilliant guns. Yet by aiming for co-op grind, this offshoot loses the charm of BJ’s blasters. A slight misfire, then, but the sisterly slaughter on display still has its moments. [Issue#181, p.75]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A belated hit-and- myth successor to a SNES cult classic that doesn’t quite hit its mark. [Issue#181, p.79]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hard to put down – but even harder to pick up, thanks to inscrutable controls. [Issue#181, p.83]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An intriguing premise with flawed execution. But what does it all mean? [Issue#181, p.85]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, it’s a fun throwback, hugely disposable and with a shelf life about as long as people are still talking about Stranger Things. Still, don’t let that stop you from enjoying it. [Issue#181, p.81]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Citizens Of Space’s endless well of enthusiasm makes pointing out these flaws feel like kicking a puppy, but they’re impossible to ignore. It’s not a massive game, but it’s still overly ambitious – the weight of its duff ideas threatens to drown its respectable share of great ones. A leaner, tighter, quieter experience would be easier to love. [Issue#181, p.91]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Nails the atmosphere of the films, but falls horrifically flat in gameplay terms. [Issue#183, p.77]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A new Volta mode lights up a bumper footy package, but FIFA could do with an overhaul. [Issue#183, p.75]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mishmash of all your favourite RPG classics, distilled into an ambitious colonial adventure. [Issue#183, p.89]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This sequel feels like more of the same, but The Surge 2’s combat remains satisfying. [Issue#183, p.91]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fully featured, officially licenced rally simulator, but it lacks flair and personality. [Issue#183, p.90]
    • Official Xbox Magazine UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Stunning art direction can’t quite save Vambrace from RPG mediocrity. [Issue#183
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