XIII Xbox
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. XIII may not 'revolutionise' the genre, but it certainly tips its hat to some revolutionary (FPS) elements, including the platformesque addition of the grapnel and...an obeisance to singing soldiers.
  3. It combines cell shading, a comic book look and feel, and a somewhat intriguing story line that will keep you wanting to play just so you can see what really happened to you.
  4. An excellent game that earns bonus points for doing something new, but it ultimately falls just a splinter short of greatness. [Dec 2003, p.102]
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. ChiwawaK.
    Jul 14, 2005
    10
    It is a really a lot of fun.