Ticket to Ride Xbox 360

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. I was very surprised at how good Ticket to Ride is and still go back to play it even after writing this review, which is a rarity for me when it comes to Xbox Live games.
  2. I flat out love this game. The XBLA version of Ticket to Ride is faithful to the original. It’s actually better.
  3. AceGamez
    80
    For the sheer amount of fun that strategy fans will have with this XBLA offering, it's very easy to overlook its few imperfections.
  4. While some may fault it for only including a single map for the asking price, this XBLA iteration remains the cheapest way to enjoy the full Ticket to Ride experience!
  5. While the game might not appeal to those looking for their XBLA games to pack a little extra visual punch, it's "All aboard!" for those trying to find a relaxing new way to do Game Night with friends.
  6. Games Master UK
    77
    Another classic board game conversion, and well worthe the price. [Oct 2008, p.84]
  7. If you enjoyed Catan and Carcasonne then you'll be right on track with this.
  8. While the core experience is solid, Ticket To Ride misses more than a few opportunities.
  9. It's nice to feel engrossed by a board game again. [July 2008, p.66]
  10. It's not a perfect adaptation of the German game it's based on, since the map can sometimes get cluttered while the nuances of the game aren't always terribly well explained, but compared to the rather flaccid likes of Lost Cities this is one of those games that hides a devilishly addictive experience under a rather bland exterior.
  11. This railroad-inspired board game offers subtle strategy and an easy learning curve for less than the price of a real train ticket.
  12. If strategic board games like Catan and Carcassonne are your thing, by all means grab Ticket to Ride, it's definitely a worthy addition to any self respecting board gamers library of Xbox Live Arcade games.
  13. X-ONE Magazine UK
    70
    This actually proves pretty deep. [Issue#36, p.114]
  14. The multiplayer is the best I’ve seen in an XBOX Live Arcade title.
  15. No, it’s not Catan… But, it doesn’t have to be. This is a buy for all board game, Catan, Carcassonne fans, and for someone looking to play a new video strategy game that is as fun as the board game.
  16. 65
    The biggest problem that most will have with Ticket to Ride is that it’s slow, but that’s inherent to board games themselves. The multiplayer is decent and the strategy elements are good and reasonably deep.
  17. Even too much of a good thing can end up ruining a nice little niche genre, so perhaps if there's one serious criticism to make of Ticket to Ride, it's that it could be one title too many for even the most fervent train fan or board game fanatic.
  18. If you love turn-based card games, board games, or have played the real-life equivalent of Ticket To Ride, it'll be an easy choice.
  19. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    60
    One of the smartest board ports yet, with a cracking interface to go with it. [Oct 2008, p.102]
  20. 55
    Ticket to Ride will split gamers' opinions. For those who love this genre, there is no reason not to enjoy this game. But for people who do not like slow-paced European board games, Ticket to Ride is not likely to change your view of the genre.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. BenK.
    Jul 12, 2008
    8
    Faithful adaptation of the board game. Music and sound effects are sparse. Red and orange look almost alike. Cards are missing symbols, Faithful adaptation of the board game. Music and sound effects are sparse. Red and orange look almost alike. Cards are missing symbols, making things difficult for the colorblind. Full Review »
  2. EvanB.
    Jul 9, 2008
    10
    This is one of my favorite board games over the last few years, and this port does the job without getting in the way. It is quick and easy This is one of my favorite board games over the last few years, and this port does the job without getting in the way. It is quick and easy to learn, but there is a lot of depth to playing; there isn't too much planning on every move, like some other games so decisions can be fairly quick. Like all board games it isn't speedy, but if you want something speedy, you aren't going to be playing a video game version of a board game. I'm very much looking forward to the expansions for this game because i really like the Europe board, and the 1910 expansion. This is definitely one of the best board games in recent years and is great for the whole family, and a great introduction to modern board games to people who don't normally play them. Full Review »
  3. AndyV.
    Jul 6, 2008
    8
    I've been kinda surprised by some of the reviews, criticising it for being slow (an inherent feature of most board games...its no slower I've been kinda surprised by some of the reviews, criticising it for being slow (an inherent feature of most board games...its no slower than carcassonne, catan and certainly not monopoly) or for there being too many board games on xbla is silly. It should be reviewew on its own merits, the depth of the strategy, the interface, its addictive nature etc. So...it doesnt have the same level of strategy as something like carcassonne or catan and i was kinda disappointed with the content provided (only one map and mode despite mentioning europe and other modes in the instructions which well get charged for via dlc). However the game is extremely addictive and the best board game ive played on 360 since carcassonne. Would thoroughly recommend it to any fans of the genre, particularly for its online play. Full Review »