Meteos Wars Xbox 360

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Meteos Wars is a fast puzzle game that has a refreshing presentation and good gameplay execution, but it lacks substance.
  2. For Xbox Live Arcade it's not quite the return to last summer's form, and there are more substantial falling-blocks puzzle games with comparable production values elsewhere on the service (Lumines Live, for instance), but if you can look past its slender framework and online issues then Meteos Wars is a decent death blow to a few otherwise productive evenings, and more proof from Q that there's life in the old blocks yet.
  3. A cool concept for a puzzle-block game that is unfortunately hampered by an overly aggressive AI and a real lack of multiplayer opponents on XBL. If you can get a friend or two together though, you'll have a blast.
  4. Online play is a huge disappointment, but the frenetic action of the Meteos series has survived the journey to the Xbox Live Arcade intact.
  5. While the music and visuals are still up to the standards of Q Entertainment, the game has undergone a severe downgrade with the new control scheme.
  6. While the mission mode and various attack modes can certainly keep you occupied for a time, Meteos' real legs come from human competition. Unless you're planning on playing with friends and don't care about random encounters in ranked matches, Meteos Wars is pretty tough to recommend.
  7. 60
    The main reason I would buy Meteos Wars is if a mate or two already own it.
  8. The lesson here is that if you own a DS, you're far better off buying the original than you are settling for this new port that comes in high on style but low on substance.
  9. X-ONE Magazine UK
    50
    Put simply, it works exactly how you'd expect a tech demo for touch screen to work when the touch screen's taken away. [Issue#39]
  10. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    60
    A great bit of old-fashioned block busting fun marred slightly by the sluggish controls. [Mar 2009, p.94]
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. AnonymusAnonymus
    Jan 10, 2009
    6
    Not as fun as the original Meteos, but is somewhat fun. The fusion is cut out and that made me mad, but they add 2 new types of elements. INot as fun as the original Meteos, but is somewhat fun. The fusion is cut out and that made me mad, but they add 2 new types of elements. I believe they are ice and ink. Anyways, there is no point for new elements if there is no fusion. But the new planets are kinda cool... Last resort:a 6. Full Review »