X-Men: The Official Game Xbox 360

Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 57 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 57
  2. Negative: 20 out of 57
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  1. The three main characters are very detailed and authentic to their film counterparts. Wolverine is bigger than the others; Ice Man retains that young look, while Nightcrawler looks as weird as usual. The animation is solid, as well.
  2. The game explains a lot about what fans may not see in the upcoming movie, and while this is a departure from the previous squad-based titles, it is still a wonderful and enjoyable bit of fun.
  3. Overall, X-Men: The Official Game offers up some great backstory and art direction as a title, along with a great roster of voice actors which are the same big names as in the franchise of movies.
  4. Some of his levels are filled with ridiculous amounts of enemies, and even though the levels appear to have multiple stages or sections, there isn’t a checkpoint in sight. I love a challenge, but I hate mindless repetition.
  5. It's not nearly as bad as others would have you believe, but it's also not quite out of the "average" realm.
  6. I'd be happier if Cyclops were at my fingertips, too. But all in all, the variety these three X-Men provide is adequate for one little video game.
  7. 75
    This game is a solid title for anyone who wants no holds barred brawling wit superheroes!
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Dec 12, 2012
    4
    Where should I begin with X-Men: The Official Game? Should I start off by telling you about the terrible story line this game tries to tell?Where should I begin with X-Men: The Official Game? Should I start off by telling you about the terrible story line this game tries to tell? How about the graphics that are extremely outdated even for 2006? This game is a joke to anyone who is a fan of the X-Men series. The only reason I have given it a four is because the controls were responsive, at least. Much of the rest of the game is unable to live up to the expectations of even a nine year old. The story is butchered and is hardly able to be pieced together, the graphics are blurry and have no texture or substance, scenes during the game look cheesy and laughable at best. Every fighting scene in the game is repetitive and boring. Even people who love the X-Men series should steer clear of this game. Keep the dignity you deserve and please do not purchase or rent this title. Full Review »
  2. GioD
    Feb 22, 2008
    6
    X-Men: The Official Game, where to begin??? Developed by Z-Axis (who did all of Acclaims extreme sports titles like BMX XXX, and AggresiveX-Men: The Official Game, where to begin??? Developed by Z-Axis (who did all of Acclaims extreme sports titles like BMX XXX, and Aggresive Inline) got the reins to make this title. Well personally, i didnt think it was bad but it wasnt great either. You get to control 3 X-Men Wolverine, Iceman, and Nightcrawler. Whats cool is that all 3 play tremendously different from one another. Right off the bat my least favorite character to play with was Wolverine and it doesnt make it any better that he is the the one you play with the most. Now i can understand that since your Wolverine your missions would consist of destroying and brawling, but would it be too much trouble if maybe Wolvie had more than 3-4 combos? The guy has barely any moves whatsoever. What the hells up with that?! Yeah definately my least favorite. Moving on to Iceman, i actually enjoyed Icemans levels, his levels remind me of Panzer Dragoon in which you stay airborn (courtesy of your forever forming ice slide), shooting down enemies and the like. What i didnt like about his levels is that there freakin' timed! God i hate timed levels...but otherwise there pretty fun. Which brings us to Nightcrawler. Loved playin with 'crawler. His levels are very fun cause you can "bamf" pretty much anywhere you like and kick the hell out of bad guys. Pros- Graphics are very good, contol is tight, voice overs are done by the actual actors, Iceman levels, Nightcrawler levels. Cons-Wolverine has barely any moves, Wolverine levels, anytime you play with Wolverine, game consist mostly of Wolvierine. Overall, decent first try for Z-Axis. Decent time killer...just prepare yourself for those Wolverine levels... Full Review »
  3. DarrenD.
    Oct 1, 2007
    4
    Rent it for a laugh and plow through Wolverines hordes of repetetive enemies.....Boring.