X-Men: Destiny Xbox 360


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 51
  2. Negative: 25 out of 51
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  1. Sep 29, 2011
    It's a shame that a clever concept was not given the care required to shape an epic quest with a completely fresh hero. From the short story and flaccid combat to the poor technical skill in the music and visuals, a few scattered collectibles and a handful of Achievements/Trophies are not enough to justify a sixty dollar purchase. In fact, it's probably not even worth the few dollars to rent unless you're a diehard fan of the series who must play every game, whether good or bad.
  2. Nov 15, 2011
    The worst thing about X-Men: Destiny however is the complete lack of any multiplayer whatsoever. A game like this screams for at least 2 player co-op, along the lines of far superior games like X-Men Legends. Even if it's just so you can share your pain with someone else.
  3. Oct 11, 2011
    I wish it wasn't true, but X-Men: Destiny is a dud
  4. Oct 10, 2011
    It's about as bland as a game can get.
  5. Nov 30, 2011
    It is an amateurish approach to see a waste of the X-Men: Destiny game's potential. It is a pity that another game title of the famous comics brand did not work out and that the reasons to play it can be counted on four fingers of a single hand.
  6. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Nov 15, 2011
    This game's destiny? The bargain bin. [Issue#78, p.84]
  7. Oct 17, 2011
    X-Men Destiny has only one positive aspect: the screenplay, written by Mike Carey. Everything else, gameplay, graphics and sound, is difficult to define, if not with a peremptory: disaster.
  8. Oct 14, 2011
    The newest game from Silicon Knights is so mediocre and bland, it's very hard to believe that it was made by the same people who brought us Too Human and Eternal Darkness.
  9. Oct 9, 2011
    It's as if Silicon Knights threw together a boring action brawler and slapped the X-Men name on it to sell more copies.
  10. Oct 4, 2011
    The argument has been made a lot in the video game industry. Which is better five hours of exceptional gameplay or twenty hours of good gameplay? Don't worry about that with X-Men Destiny it's not only short but it's just flat out a bad game. Unless you want easy achievement points there are far too many great titles this holiday to waste your time with this one.
  11. Oct 3, 2011
    Top to bottom, this game feels rushed, a supposition backed up by Silicon Knights' history of protracted development cycles, from which X-Men: Destiny did not benefit. While politics of why that's the case, as well as speculation on the impact more time and money would've had on the game, are ultimately irrelevant to the game's failures as they are, it's not that hard to see how it could've been something great.
  12. Sep 29, 2011
    In X-Men: Destiny, mindless combat and meaningless choices combine to create a new mutation of boredom.
  13. Sep 27, 2011
    This game should not have made it past the concept stages, not for a property so well-loved like Marvel, since there's no execution that could have fixed this, either.
  14. Oct 27, 2011
    X-Men Destiny isn't inherently bad; it's just unfinished and unpolished with a few poor design choices that make for a shallow experience.
  15. Oct 3, 2011
    If you're a fan of the X-Men, you might find something to enjoy in this game, since there are tons of characters, and lots of powers to try out. But the game is so fundamentally flawed it will undoubtedly disappoint even those committed fans.
  16. Sep 29, 2011
    An absolute mess that isn't worth your time.
  17. games(TM)
    Nov 16, 2011
    Destiny is so bad that it could force players to question their cherished memories of Eternal Darkness. [Issue#115, p.106]
  18. Oct 7, 2011
    With a running time of just about 4 hours from start to finish, it seems obvious that you're meant to play X-Men Destiny with all three characters, but there's no reason to. It's repetitive, ugly, stupid, and boring.
  19. Oct 6, 2011
    If you are an X-Men fan, save your money. If you must, give it a rental. But under no circumstances should you waste your money on this. The less people buy it the better, maybe then Activision will get the message that they can't get away with substandard rubbish like this.
  20. 30
    The X-Men don't have a great history in video games but this is possibly their worst outing yet and offensively poor value for money even for fans.
  21. Sep 28, 2011
    It's a careless, cynical, opportunistic mess that Silicon Knights and Activision should be ashamed to release. In fact, its concision almost comes back around to being a virtue, because at least you can quickly move onto something more pleasurable, like selling X-Men Destiny to a stupid friend you hate, or burying a beloved family pet.
  22. Oct 26, 2011
    Thankfully short lived, X:Men: Destiny fails to capture the fun and excitement of the Marvel Universe.
  23. Oct 4, 2011
    X-Men: Destiny fails as a game and as an X-Men property and there isn't an X-Gene in the world that can fix it.
  24. Sep 30, 2011
    X-Men: Destiny is an ugly, boring, lazy little game. Even if it were free, it would be insulting to have one's time wasted in this way, but the fact it's being sold for sixty dollars rubs salt in the wound. It tries to eke out an existence by pretending to be a far richer and more satisfying game than it is, but the promise of a better experience only serves to hammer home just how bad the final product actually is.
  25. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    Oct 31, 2011
    Even for the notoriously shabby ghetto of licensed-games, X-Men Destiny represents a new low. Activision have sent this one out to die. [Christmas 2011, p.102]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 10 out of 25
  1. Sep 27, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. By far the worst X-Men game ever made. It is sad that this ever got past a concept design. The voice acting is awful, the graphics are early X360 at best, even the subtitles don't match the voice dialogue. Furthermore, the designers had little to no background on the X-Men other than the NPC characters. Silicon Knights didn't do any homework. They barely put an effort into this for a good game. Do you get to choose X-Men/Brotherhood? Yes. Do any other choices make a difference? No, it's simply dumb dialogue. Apparently suits grant powers in this game too. What?

    If you REALLY are an X-Men/Marvel/Comic fan, I would say rent this at best. Mostly to just see how they ruined some favorite characters and concepts (like Nightcrawler. Lets give Kurt some dreadlocks and hippie rings on his tail). Anyone else, it is your money, and you can do as you want with it. But it is not anywhere close to a 9, or even a 5 at that. It's glitchy and even sluggish at times.
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  2. Sep 28, 2011
    The honest truth is this game needed a lot more time in development. The graphics overall are somewhat ugly. The animations can be stiff andThe honest truth is this game needed a lot more time in development. The graphics overall are somewhat ugly. The animations can be stiff and just as ugly. And the ability to handle your character in terms of gameplay isn't quite what one would expect or want for forking over $60. BUT, I have found myself really enjoying this game none the less. A lot of people have complained that you're not playing as a previously established X-Men or Brotherhood member. But honestly, you interact and fight alongside a huge cast. And the fact that you can upgrade and craft your own mutant with they own unique abilities is way more compelling to me. The gameplay isn't overly deep. You'll essentially move from section to section, and you'll beat up a huge group of enemies. Then some more enemies. Then some more enemies, with some bigger meaner enemies. So on and so forth. Its a beat 'em up game, plain and simple, with some RPG upgrading elements to help keep things from getting stale. And sometimes, all one really wants is a simple beat 'em up. In my opinion, beats another mindless First Person Shooter. Anyways, the story won't blow you away, but at the same time its solid. The voice acting is pretty good overall as well. If you enjoy the X-Men franchise, don't mind a simple minded yet fun beat 'em up game with fun upgrading aspects, and can cope with some less than beautiful graphics and animations, this game should satisfy. I will suggest that most people wait until the price drops below $60. But, as a rental from Redbox at $2 a night, its a hell of a fun game. Full Review »
  3. Oct 3, 2011
    X-Men: Destiny had such great promise; unfortunately it failed dismally in delivering on it...

    You start out by choosing one of three
    X-Men: Destiny had such great promise; unfortunately it failed dismally in delivering on it...

    You start out by choosing one of three youngsters oblivious to their mutant abilities and predictably once a horrific event takes place you discover you them. Throughout the course of the game you make various choices to help you expand upon these abilities. To keep it simple the game uses a mix of choices at key moments and a simple "Power branch system" in order to define what powers you utilise and which you will expand on. This sounds fantastic, but it's not really. The main power choices are pretty limited and result in much the same thing whichever way you go. The "Sub Powers" allow you to define the type of attack and defence modifiers each of your chosen powers has, e.g. Pyro's fire or Colossusâ
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