Two Worlds Xbox 360

Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 44
  2. Negative: 20 out of 44
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  1. 46
    Sadly, the ongoing diatribe of criticism cannot be allayed by Two Worlds' character evolution either, and although its undeniably involving weaponry, items, and magical alchemy features do provide moments of considered worth amid the gathering disappointments, they're not able to drag the experience clear of its own destructive inadequacies.
  2. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    41
    An RPG needs to entertain for hours, to fully immerse you in its universe and not let go, but Two Worlds starts to show cracks before the tutorial is over. It's a -10 for execution, with no chance of a saving throw. [Nov 2007, p.76]
  3. I hate this game. It's an embarrassment, a misfire in every respect. A game that thought it could compete with the big boys and ends up being one of the worst experiences you'll find on the 360.
  4. As it stands, this is something most gamers will refuse to play until several updates and fixes are made. The sad part? This game is strangely addicting at times. Imagine what could have been.
  5. 40
    Xbox 360 owners are better off playing Oblivion with a private chat channel open than attempting to play through Two Worlds.
  6. 40
    Those who have been waiting for a quality role-playing will be sorely disappointed, and anyone brave enough to search for the positive aspects in Two Worlds may find something to satiate their appetite, but finding those good aspects takes far too much effort than it should.
  7. Unless you're astonishingly tolerant of technical and interface problems, and totally addicted to dull hack-and-slash RPG combat, don't buy this game. Forsooth.
  8. There is one and only one good thing to say about Two Worlds: the game truly gives you the freedom to align with any faction and change the gameworld by your choices. Everything else – and I mean everything else – sucks.
  9. In the end, Two Worlds is a bit like when you know there’s a five pound note hidden under a pile of rancid, squishy, steaming manure – sure, you’d like the money, but is it really worth wading through all that poop to get to it?
  10. Edge Magazine
    40
    Two Worlds has a lot of content for anyone willing to slog through it, but its buggy failure to take Oblivion’s crown, its troubled development and unfinished feel are testament to ideas beyond its makers’ capabilities. [Nov 2007, p.96]
  11. 35
    But Two Worlds is a terrible game, and despite there being some good here buried under all of the mediocrity, I could never quite find it. And that's too bad, because I know it's in there somewhere.
  12. This game is not even worthy of a rental so I strongly advise that you stay away. Now if you’ll excuse me, I am going to go play a better game…it’s called Sneak King.
  13. I've just given this game a lot of grief, but it's possible to get used to the random hardships and persevere, so it's not a complete failure.
  14. Really, it is a damn shame that it does not currently work. When/if the game's online functionality is fixed, it appears to be a rather rich, ambitious online experience.
  15. My experiences with Two Worlds has been mixed considering there have been times where I’ve gotten into the role and gained some enjoyment from my adventures; however the serious gameplay flaws as well as technical aspects that really should have been ironed out prior to release have somewhat cast a huge dark cloud over the game.
  16. With the Xbox 360 laying host to several epic Japanese RPG’s of late and the soon to be released Mass Effect. Two Worlds warrants little attention and deservedly so. Amidst the range of options, classes and menus, lurks a promising storyline but while the PC market would have lapped up this five years ago, it deserves to be cast into another dimension.
  17. netjak
    25
    This game doesn't feel rushed. It feels like it was done by amateurs AND rushed.
  18. Two Worlds isn't fit to be put on the same shelves as Oblivion, or any other game. It does bring a new meaning to the term RPG, though, as in Real Piece of Garbage. Just....no.
  19. 20
    It's rare that a game releases that is so shockingly incompetent. Online options don't make it any better; they're simply a chance to play a terrible game with other people, in a few innovative modes like "Team Deathmatch." When something this just plain malign comes out, it's cause for a sort of celebration, because every other game will seem better by comparison.
  20. X-ONE Magazine UK
    20
    Tiresome gameplay, Unusuable maps, Broken combat. [Issue#24, p.78]
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 186 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 102
  2. Negative: 41 out of 102
  1. Aug 26, 2016
    2
    This game was trying to be the challenger to Oblivion, but that"s like if a 7 year old tried to beat Mohamed Ali on the ring, it's not a fightThis game was trying to be the challenger to Oblivion, but that"s like if a 7 year old tried to beat Mohamed Ali on the ring, it's not a fight but a massacre if you want to compare both games, but even when judging the game on its own, it"s terrible, let's see why.

    Technically despite some average graphics for the time, the framerate is horrible (and don't expect any patch 10 years later), as soon as you move it drops significantly which is already a pain in the ass and can stop you from playing the game.

    Concerning the gameplay the fighting is boring as hell and don't work great, but the other RPG mechanics are okay, the only good point of the game. The map is pretty big but also empty so you'll just walk most of the time. Once again hard to take any joy from playing.

    Finally the story is a basic fantasy story played by some of the worst actors I've ever heard in my life, honestly go watch some youtube videos they're so bad it's funny. If despite all this flaws you want to finish the game it will length at least 30 hours which is good for a RPG, but ends up way too long for this game.

    In conclusion this is probably the worst game I've played in my life, it's a pain to play, to watch and to listen, Even if you love RPG there's a lot of other options out there before you can even think to try this garbage, I read the second episode is way better, I guess I'll see, but this one is definitively bad.
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  2. Sep 11, 2010
    0
    this is truly the worst game i have ever played, i bring it home thinking WOW this could be better than oblivion, i put in the disc and soonthis is truly the worst game i have ever played, i bring it home thinking WOW this could be better than oblivion, i put in the disc and soon realise that this is wrong in every sense of the word, the map, inventory, HUD, weapons, missions, players, bows, other people and move movements are all wrong and embarrassingly bad, i'm saddened that i even bought this game, this is n't even just my opinion, it's been rated the worst game ever by anyone who's played anything half decent, therefore it gained a 1/10 from me for it's failure in the simple and complex things, i mean it doesn't even have an aiming reticule for the bows and people sometimes turn out as black cubes. Full Review »
  3. RyanL
    Jan 26, 2009
    10
    I don't understand why this game has such a poor review, it's a bit glitchy at times, I've gotten stuck before, but overall I don't understand why this game has such a poor review, it's a bit glitchy at times, I've gotten stuck before, but overall the storyline and character development are great. I liked this much better than oblivion. Full Review »