XIII Xbox

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
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  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 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.
  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 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 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. Collapse
  3. ChiwawaK.
    Jul 14, 2005
    10
    It is a really a lot of fun.
  4. StephanP.
    Jun 29, 2005
    9
    This is a stylish and fun game that sadly did not get the recognition it deserved. Too many reviews gave it a thumbs down because it "wasn't as good as Halo." Well, it wasn't trying to be Halo. Very well written, XIII has a compelling story that will keep you interested and guessing all the up until the cliffhanger ending. The music is superb, the voice acting is good, the This is a stylish and fun game that sadly did not get the recognition it deserved. Too many reviews gave it a thumbs down because it "wasn't as good as Halo." Well, it wasn't trying to be Halo. Very well written, XIII has a compelling story that will keep you interested and guessing all the up until the cliffhanger ending. The music is superb, the voice acting is good, the cell-shaded graphics are very cool, and it is a very fun game to play. Some folks may not like that you can't save anywhere...but that is sort of par for the course for Ubisoft of that time period. You can probably find a copy usede for pretty cheap...I highly recommend it. After all the games I've played so far, this is still one I think of fondly and plan to play again. Plus there are grappling hooks! Expand
  5. JimS.
    Mar 18, 2004
    9
    Great game with some truly original graphics.
  6. Themaster
    Mar 9, 2004
    10
    This rules! best game ever!
  7. 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 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, 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
  8. SteveE.
    Nov 28, 2003
    7
    A good game that will keep the goldeneye faithfull happy for a few hours.

Awards & Rankings

#78 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
#23 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003
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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. You can't judge a comic book by its cover. XIII looks stylish but plays bland.