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  • Summary: The president of the United States of America has been assassinated and you are the prime suspect. In XIII, you must unravel a conspiracy that left your memory erased, the President dead, and a bullet wound in your head. Evade assailants eager to end your life or use them as human shields.The president of the United States of America has been assassinated and you are the prime suspect. In XIII, you must unravel a conspiracy that left your memory erased, the President dead, and a bullet wound in your head. Evade assailants eager to end your life or use them as human shields. Select from a deadly arsenal of weapons including silent crossbows, furious automatic weapons, and ashtrays. Face off against other players in multiplayer modes such as Barfight or go co-op in Cover Me mode. Uncover both your shadowy past and America's darkest corridors of power. Expand
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. 100
    A truly dazzling, inspired game that mixes a riveting story with a stylish look and absorbing gameplay.
  2. First and foremost, you're going to get your hands on some cracker-jack weaponry, both firearm and silent. Each weapon has a standard and secondary fire, which depending on the weapon is pretty cool.
  3. 82
    Fortunately for XIII, it doesn’t fail at all and it creates a very compelling game by adding new elements like cel-based shading and an off-beat soundtrack.
  4. 75
    While I wish the multiplayer offered more, as it would no doubt extend the title's replay value, it's just not exciting enough given the current number of quality online action titles on the Xbox. The single-player experience is enjoyable, if not revolutionary.
  5. This is definitely a single player title first, multiplayer title second. Even in the former, it lacks the material to vault it into the stratosphere and turn XIII into a classic. Style and visuals can only do so much for a game.
  6. 68
    Flat textures are still flat textures, however they are dolled-up -but at least Ubisoft have attempted to make the whole experience an immersion in a politically-charged, adult-oriented, comic book world.
  7. The game's aesthetic design choices are great, for the most part, but they can't entirely overcome the clunky control system and overly simplistic A.I.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. Themaster
    Mar 9, 2004
    10
    This rules! best game ever!
  2. ChiwawaK.
    Jul 14, 2005
    10
    It is a really a lot of fun.
  3. DanielD
    Jun 2, 2009
    10
    One of my favorite games of all time, and I've owned a lot of good and bad games. The comic-book style headshots with the crossbow are One of my favorite games of all time, and I've owned a lot of good and bad games. The comic-book style headshots with the crossbow are just unbelieveable. Even if you've moved on to Xbox 360 like most people have, this is worth buying for cheap and getting into...awesome story line, unique graphics, and fun multiplayer as well. Easily a 10 out of 10 in my book. Expand
  4. JimS.
    Mar 18, 2004
    9
    Great game with some truly original graphics.
  5. EznorbY.
    Jun 20, 2007
    8
    One of the most visually impressive titles I've ever seen, even now, 4 years after its release. The comic-book style is spectacularly One of the most visually impressive titles I've ever seen, even now, 4 years after its release. The comic-book style is spectacularly executed, and the storyline will keep you doing the sometimes-slow missions just so you can see the next cinematic. The gameplay offers nothing new to the FPS genre, but is solid and has nothing really wrong with it. Overall, an artistically brilliant title that suffers only from its mediocrity in the gameplay department. Expand
  6. JamesH.
    Jan 12, 2004
    8
    A stylish and compelling FPS. Whilst it doesn't exactly make any enourmous improvements to the genre, the story element is strong and A stylish and compelling FPS. Whilst it doesn't exactly make any enourmous improvements to the genre, the story element is strong and the comic - style gameplay is truly enjoyable. Multiplayer is another string to this games bow. The bots have decent AI and there is an excellent attack/defend an objective style game on the Xbox that works really well. Overall this is a slick, enjoyable game - well worth owning and the multiplayer will hold your interest for ages. Expand
  7. SteveE.
    Nov 28, 2003
    7
    A good game that will keep the goldeneye faithfull happy for a few hours.

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