XIII GameCube

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: The president of the United States of America has been assassinated and you are the prime suspect. In XIII, you must unravel a conspiracy that left your memory erased, the President dead, and a bullet wound in your head. Evade assailants eager to end your life or use them as human shields.The president of the United States of America has been assassinated and you are the prime suspect. In XIII, you must unravel a conspiracy that left your memory erased, the President dead, and a bullet wound in your head. Evade assailants eager to end your life or use them as human shields. Select from a deadly arsenal of weapons including silent crossbows, furious automatic weapons, and ashtrays. Face off against other players in multiplayer modes such as Barfight or go co-op in Cover Me mode. Uncover both your shadowy past and America's darkest corridors of power. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 100
    The game is darn near perfect but BAM!...AH! All right, already! There's nothing to complain about here. XIII is a blast to play...even if it's so cool, it will kick your butt.
  2. Nintendo Power
    86
    The difficulty level is high, but not frustratingly so. [Feb 2004, p.151]
  3. 80
    XIII has a great story-driven sheen, but at it's core, it's weighed down by some occasional bewildering flaws, in addition to the lackluster weapons and simple combat we usually see in lesser productions.
  4. The style remains, even if the game is relatively cookie-cutter.
  5. Edge Magazine
    70
    Seeing the game from beginning to end reveals its true artistic merit: it never gets stale; every episode has been drawn with minute care and attention. It would have been an incredible achievement if the gameplay had matched the outstanding art direction. [Dec 2003, p.94]
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    65
    If only the developers had spend half as much time fine-tuning the enemy A.I. as they did finessing the graphics, XIII would be incredible. [Dec 2003, p.196]
  7. And despite its groovy style, XIII isn't much more than a run-of-the-mill game. Its presentation is definitely worthy of a look (particularly if you own an Xbox) but its gameplay is about as straightforward - and in some cases boring - as it gets for an FPS.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. GavS.
    Nov 20, 2003
    10
    It is so good i have had it and am still on the 5 level.
  2. JustinS.
    Feb 16, 2004
    10
    The story is deep, the action is quick, the enemies are challenging but not impossible, and the half graphic novel, half noir presentation The story is deep, the action is quick, the enemies are challenging but not impossible, and the half graphic novel, half noir presentation NEVER gets boring. Expand
  3. BobB.
    Jan 16, 2005
    10
    This is the best damn game ever. GO buy it right now!
  4. Apr 4, 2012
    8
    A unique game. Not when it comes to gameplay, but the style is refreshing and fun. Story is good, characters are interesting and level designA unique game. Not when it comes to gameplay, but the style is refreshing and fun. Story is good, characters are interesting and level design is great.
    Solid gameplay and a nice 'comic book' presentation make for an exciting FPS adventure.

    Also, local splitscreen is a lot of fun.
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  5. May 20, 2013
    7
    XIII has a very good story line, good cel shade graphics, good controls, and a good list of weapons. The difficulty is pretty good even thoughXIII has a very good story line, good cel shade graphics, good controls, and a good list of weapons. The difficulty is pretty good even though some of levels are tougher than others. But I didn't care for the multi-player mode because the weapons that's used in the multi-player mode is dependent on the map that's picked. XIII is an overall good game. Expand
  6. Cubeoid
    Jan 10, 2004
    7
    I've been looking for a FPS for awhile and this managed to suffice despite some annoying glitches.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Mar 5, 2004
    0
    The ending was terrible.

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Awards & Rankings

#31 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#21 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003