• Record Label: Geffen
  • Release Date: Aug 26, 2008
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Add the "Jam on It" sample producer Nottz lays on "Ya Heard," the sultry backing track Scott Storch designed for "Let Us Live," and a superstar guest list that's a mile long, and this scattershot album is easy to recommend despite its flaws.
  2. Though LAX has its debilitating faults, it certainly stands up with any rap full-length released this year, which for this point in Game’s career, might even make it a miracle.
  3. That inferiority complex and desperate need for approval keeps L.A.X. surprisingly entertaining even though there are far more weak tracks on it than good ones.
  4. Perhaps one of the telling strengths of LAX is that despite all star guest appearances from the likes of Ludacris, Travis Barker, Nas and the aforementioned Ice Cube it is very much The Game's album.
  5. While the 19-track disc could use a good trimming, The Game's routine is just as entertaining the third time around.
  6. With the Game's third and best album, LAX, which drops without the baggage of a high-profile beef, we learn more about who the rapper really is: a guy who loves hip-hop, from top to bottom, and is as comfortable giving shout-outs to Will Smith and Uncle Luke as he is to Wu Tang and NWA.
  7. The album, weighed down by a few awkward romance tracks and a well-meaning but ill-fitting MLK tribute, drags in the second half, and there’s no one moment to parallel the odd ache of 'Doctor’s Avocate.' But it’s once again more than the sum of its parts.
  8. The Game goes surprisingly mellow in comparison to his first two efforts.
  9. L.A.X. might not hit the heights of its two predecessors, but it is one of the more complete and satisfying major label rap releases of the year.
  10. 90
    The Game pairs that unabashed love with swirling ideas and concepts that elevate the record to an easy contender for album of the year.
  11. He has definitely still come back with an admirable album - I'm just not sure that it is as MEMORABLE as it could have been.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 65 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 65
  2. Negative: 4 out of 65
  1. Apr 22, 2015
    9
    Yet another near-perfect West Coast gangsta rap album by Game, who manages to keep up with his sharpness, aggressiveness and style on theYet another near-perfect West Coast gangsta rap album by Game, who manages to keep up with his sharpness, aggressiveness and style on the mic. Even with the departure of Dre and 50 as producers, the beats are still dope as ever and the original Cali sound is still blaring through your headphones. Full Review »
  2. Feb 4, 2012
    9
    Great album and guests. who knew Nas & Common would be on the album. This album is worth listening to and buying. Game keep making moreGreat album and guests. who knew Nas & Common would be on the album. This album is worth listening to and buying. Game keep making more classics and bring back the West coast (Im from the east coast) Full Review »
  3. BeauG.
    Sep 19, 2008
    9
    There are alot of hatters out there. game does a solid job on this album. I haven't taken LAX out of the cd deck in my car for 5 days now.