MondoXbox's Scores

  • Games
For 688 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Halo 4
Lowest review score: 20 Fast & Furious: Showdown
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 688
688 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    This new FPS by Zombie Studios is enthralling, original and frenetic: a different shooter with a good online mode, even if partly ruined by campers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Asura's Wrath sports an entertaining and adrenalinic gameplay, coupled with great visuals and a captivating storytelling style. Nevertheless, its very repetitive gameplay, short duration and too low challenge level contribute to drag down its overall value.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Despite the new and interesting Challenge Play mode and the great golf implementation, Kinect Sports Season Two looks like a step backwards for the series, with generally uninteresting sports expecially for the european public. Keeping the first game sports together with the new ones would have kept it more interesting, adding more variety to the entire package.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Notwithstanding its defects, mainly in the on-foot part of the game and overall graphical look, Wheelman proves to be entertaining and able to keep the gamer involved until the end of the story. The action-racing part of the game offers some unique and interesting gameplay ideas that we'd like to see recycled in games with higher production values.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Konami's horror games are still highly enjoyable thanks to a great focus on emotional pathos rather than on the technical side. Nevertheless, this collection feels like a lazy port, with several problems and no added extras. A worthy buy only if you've never played these great classics.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Deadpool's charm and the great nonsense humor that High Moon Managet do infuse in the game are its brightest spots; on the other side we find an average and quite anonymous gameplay, with a too short longevity. Deadpool fans will surely love it, while anyone else should at least wait to find it at a budget price.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A solid RE episode, with a great porting job from the 3DS version and sporting a good balance between pure action and survival horror. If you're missing the older games in the series, this could please you.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a good party game to enjoy with your friends, this will be a good choice. Just be aware that the few tracks included will quickly wear out and you'll soon need to buy additional ones.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A good family game, entertaining even if not too challenging. Parents and children won't stay flat to Disney's characters great charm, even if in the form of funny costumes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An enjoyable game, but it misses the opportunity to be something more expecially regarding the free-roaming Manhattan, too repetitive and uninteresting. It's however a good tie-in that will please both Spidey's comics and movie lovers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A charismatic game with relaxing and enjoyable gameplay and a very likeable main character. It's however a bit too easy for expert gamers, which could lose gamers' interest in a couple of hours.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A very original game, both from the gameplay and artistic points of view; what keeps it from being a real masterpiece are its simplicity and repetitiveness in objectives. It's however highly suggested to everyone looking for different and innovative gaming experiences.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    More a mere porting than a proper remaster, Saints Row IV: Re-Elected brings all the original game's humor and over-the top action on Xbox One. Its lackluster technical production, however, makes it a suitable buy only for those who missed it during the previous generation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    MGS: Ground Zeroes sports an intense story with an excellent open world gameplay: it succeeds in offering us a brief glimpse of the greatness The Phantom Pain will have. Nevertheless, its shortness and price make for a pretty weak value proposition.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A real interactive episode of the TV series, with the same well-known atmosphere, storytelling and dramatic turns of events. Telltale should work more on its engine and animations though, as the game lacks in details and suffers of clunky animations. Even the gameplay could use a renovation, after several years of the same formula.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A decent racing game but we were expecting much more. It sports a very good Career mode but it gets hindered by a disappointing technical production and lackluster online multiplayer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Destiny stays quite enjoyable as long as it has something new to offer, but this ends rather soon leaving us with a well-crafted repetitive shooter and a disappointing story. The lacklustre competitive multiplayer doesn't help either, so it won't probably be what will keep players attached to the game. Here's hoping Bungie will keep the game relevant by constantly adding new events that won't simply be fighting more of the same enemies in the same environments.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate is like an encyclopedia of the Musou series condensed in a single game, with a metric ton of contents rendered in a rock-solid 60fps frame-rate. Its old-gen legacy is however still too strong, compromising the entire production.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fuel isn't lacking in defects, like not-so-great graphics, high difficulty spikes and some random bugs, but the game is surely enjoyable. The career mode gives us a very varied experience, and the online modes contribute to keep the longevity high: suggested to the offroad racing fans.
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    • 75 Critic Score
    MotoGP 14 shows all Milestone's passion for racing, offering a greatly customizable physics model capable to suit every taste. It still lacks in the technical and animation departments, but it will undoubtedly entertain every racing bikes lover.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Supreme Commander 2 could have been one of the best console RTSes around, but it fails due to a really substandard technical side. However if you can turn a blind eye on the shoddy visuals, you'll like the deep units management system, the very immediate and dynamic control system and the good online support.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A very good Kinect experience, mainly suited for kids. Grown-up Harry Potter fans won't find great satisfaction in it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A conservative LEGO title, which keeps unchanged the franchise's pros and cons delivering us another story in Tolkien's universe. If your kids loved the movies, it's definitely a suggested game especially if you're looking forward to playing it with them.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Codemasters tried to bring on console a real military simulation and we can say it succeeded, giving us more depth in firefights. But it’s a tough game, unsuitable for classic FPS lovers and demanding much patience, dedication and tactic thinking. On our final opinion weigh the IA and technical problems we encountered, coupled with a lackluster online multiplayer. It’s a good start on which we hope the developers will build for a more solid and polished sequel.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A valid managerial game, deep and with a lot of freedom for the player. Anyway it pays for the lack of a proper tutorial and a somewhat excessively fast playing speed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Styx: Master of Shadows nails the stealth mechanics immersing us in a charming story and universe; too bad for its low budget production, resulting in disappointing graphics, A.I. and combat system.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A great collection for every Worms lover, except for the objectionable inclusion of Ultimate Mayhem. If you didn't get the Live Arcade episodes, this is a good chance for many hours of entertainment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Satisfying gameplay mechanics and excellent environments and sound design meet an unsound technical production, irritating and overly repetitive character dialogues and a lacklustre enemy AI. Stealth games lovers will still find good elements in the new Thief, but it isn't the triumphant return we'd hoped it would be.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The greatest achievement of Blood Bowl developers has been staying uber-faithful to the original board game rules, delivering us a deep and very rewarding game that should meet the tastes of every turn-based strategy lover. Unfortunately, the game stumbles on an bad user interface, complete lack of online leagues support and a too basic tutorial that fails to explain the game fundamentals to newcomers. If you're already a fan of the board game you'll surely like it, but everyone else should consider buying it only if willing to dedicate several hours to learn the game basics.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A very good and mixed tracklist meets relatively simple and forgiving dance mechanics, where we'll mainly use our upper body. More suited as a party game rather than a real challenge for dance enthusiasts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Yet another enjoyable entry in Ubisoft's dance series, especially meant for parties with friends but too weak for a solo experience.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fighters Uncaged is probably the only Kinect launch game trying to introduce a more thought and tactical gameplay, where success and satisfaction is achieved by properly reacting to the enemy moves. Unfortunately the experience is partially ruined by some problems in moves detection and an uninspired design.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's like Journey in space, with less poetry and more mystery. Lifeless Planet makes us really feel lost in a huge, alien world, and despite some gameplay flaws it manages to compel us through the ending.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Ninja Blade's greatest value resides in its high cinematic spectacularity, which makes it very enjoyable if you like this kind of excessive Hollywood action. Nevertheless, it's excessive use of QTEs and its sometimes frustrating controls make it a rough experience, suited only for the more forgiving and patient gamers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A solid game that will plese all LEGO and Harry Potter lovers, but it doesn't add anything new to TT Games' formula.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An immediate and entertaining game, but too far from the original concept. Something more akin to Joy Ride than the 1998 Motocross Madness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    THQ successfully manages to bring us a wrestling game aimed at the nostalgic, long-time fans, that will be able to relive some of the greatest moments of WWE from the ’80s and ’90s. The simplified gameplay makes it more approachable to every kind of gamer, but the hardcore ones could dislike its lack of difficulty, even at the higher levels.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Capcom's work doesn't add much important to the original games, and probably it's a good thing: if you're nostalgic, love retro gaming or are simply curious about video games' past, this will be an enjoyable experience.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A two sided game. On one side we have a lacklustre technical production, absolutely not on par with modern standards, while on the other side we've got the classical Duke humour, capable of delivering some very funny moments. Duke Nukem Forever is like a refreshing dive in the past of gaming, something that someone will surely apreciate, while others will prefer more modern productions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Race Pro oozes with Simbin's passion for motorsports, but with some shortcomings lowering its global quality: a very good simulation model, great roar sounds and an accurate tracks reproduction coexist with annoying frame rate problems and a mediocre cars reproduction. It's mainly a game for ultra-fans of cars and motors, looking for a very straightforward experience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A light, casual and funny game at a low price; if you're into arcade and frantic racers, it's worth your Microsoft Points.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Saboteur contains several good ideas with a nice mix of several gameplay styles, but due to a lacking technical realization stays in the group of half-succeeded games.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For survival horror lovers Dead Space 3 is somewhat of a letdown, with a more action-oriented soul and fewer thrills than the previous games. Its strengths lie in the engaging story, good longevity and co-op implementation, but the series' origins seem a bit lost.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Murdered: Soul Suspect manages to deliver a good ghost story with some very interesting ideas and twists, but it lacks depth and refinement. Nonetheless the story got us to the point that we’d like to see a sequel.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A solid and well thought game with great visuals and gameplay variety, but you'll finish it in a couple of hours and the free movement system often gets in the way. Better suited for a budget-priced buy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A very good game, charismatic, charming and suitable both for children and grown-up Tolkien lovers, whom will find it a very funny, if not challenging, experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The best title in the series yet, thanks to the great anime style visuals and the addition of a bit of strategic gameplay. Koei needs to work on the confusing story and the dull and repetitive environments, though.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Dead Island is an entertaining game, with interesting locations and a good RPG component, even if sometimes too cumbersome. Its main problems reside in a disappointing technical production and annoying bugs that sometime prevent us from completing a mission, forcing us to reload the last save. It's a very good game concept, but too unpolished.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A unique game, with great and distinctive artistic design; if you can turn a blind eye on the somewhat repetitive gameplay and quite short longevity, it could prove to be one of the most memorable visual experiences of this generation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Crackdown 2 doesn't do anything particularly bad, but either doesn't do anything to shine above the other games. Chaos and destruction are everywhere, even after we've cleaned up an area of the city, making it impossible to quietly explore the city in search of secrets and orbs, like in the first game. It's a fun game at first, but it wears quickly into a repeated more of the same.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It lacks on the visuals side, especially after the other movie tie-ins Ubisoft got us to, but it sports a charismatic cast and solid gameplay. An enjoyable game, recommended to newcomers and fans of the belgian character, children and grown-ups.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A nice mix of racing and platform gaming with hints of TrackMania and Trials, Jet Car Stunts manages to entertain despite its very simple presentation. At its low price it's definitely worth a try.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game fails to marvel the player due to the absence of boss battles, exploration and QTEs, becoming a rather repetitive beat'em'up. Fans will however be pleased in finding inside both the anime series, with exclusive content from Studio Pierrot and a lot of characters to fight with.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A good and valid workout program, suited for some serious home fitness. Don't expect to be trained in MMAs tough, because except for some boxing excercises, you won't find much.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A solid arcade karting game, with an original and catchy point of view on the Formula One circus. Both kids and grown-up F1 fans will find it entertaining and funny.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Tom Clancy's HAWX 2 looks like a soulless game: it's an ok flight combat sim, but it lacks a compelling story and missions.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine has been a real surprise: its high levels of violence, enjoyable gameplay and good longevity make it overcome the average movie tie-ins crowd. Too bad its buggy and unpolished graphics keep it from reaching a better score.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    An entertaining and well-thought-out game, adding interesting new elements to the famous Angry Birds formula.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    LEGO Rock Band made some steps to make music games more accessible to families and children, but it gets lost in the songs list, too small and poor of real pop hits, at least for us Europeans. It's a nice gift for a kid (you'll have to separately buy the instruments, too), but not very interesting for music games hardcore fans.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A respectable action game, that manages to entertain from start to finish also thanks to a nice story with a touch of black humour.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Even if Marvel super heroes are very popular, this game revealed to be a very niche one, mainly due to the inexplicable lack of any Italian translation even in the game menus, making it unapproachable by people without a good English understanding.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Zombie Army Trilogy offers us a solid and entertaining gameplay, better suited for co-op play. Too bad for its lack of variety and repetition: it risks boring you pretty quickly after the very first missions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It wasn't easy to stay true to the legacy of an IP like Wolfenstein, but Raven Software managed to do an appreciable work despite some setbacks, like in the case of the lackluster online multiplayer, that concur to lower our final vote. If you're looking for an alternative FPS with a solid plot, some original gameplay mechanics and great atmosphere, this will be a good buy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A fun and engaging game troubled by a lacking technical production, even if Rebellion made a good job trying to overcome it with a great environments design. And in view of its more tactical and stealth approach, we would have liked a less linear and driven levels structure too.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Homefront didn't manage to deliver on its high potential: for a very good plot and solid gameplay, we find an excessive shortness in the single player experience, a lacking multiplayer and an unpolished techical side.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Red Faction Armageddon delivers the usual - and even enhanced - amount of spectacular destruction and physics play, but we found the experience to be more limited than the previous game due to the linear gameplay and the removal of the great competitive multiplayer Guerrilla had. If you're a fan of the previous game, Armageddon will probably disappoint you; otherwise it's a solid third person shooter with a very satisfying destructive soul.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A mixed bag, with immediate and easy to learn controls but lacking depth and challenge. Even the depiction of great historic players succeeds only in part, with each player behaving too similarly to the others. A good starting game for begninners, but not enough for hardcore fans.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Very variegated tracks, many play modes and a good selection of boats make Hydro Thunder a good game, thanks to the online multiplayer too.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A visually compelling game, Pneuma: Breath of Life offers very original puzzles mechanics and an interesting background story, but lacks in length resulting in 2-3 total hours of play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A completely different game from anything else available on Xbox One, suitable both to managerial game lovers and families with children, thanks to the many play modes available. If you're a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed even if the difficulty is a little bit tuned on the low side.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good "ballistic destruction" game, with functional and well-thought motion controls and overally satisfying gameplay. With better artistic and level/puzzles design could have been a real must-have.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Graced by stunning and truly next-genish graphics, Ryse: Son of Rome unluckily stumbles on too-repetitive fights: the combat system itself proved do be quite solid but it lacks variety in enemy types and weapons used. Upon this we find an overly short story balanced by a valid co-op experience. It's undoubtedly a game to try for every Xbox One owner, but one that you could be willing to wait to find at a more appropriate price.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Metro 2033 looks like a missed chance: it had all the premises to be a great game, but several flaws heavily undermine it, making it a sometimes frustrating experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With several very good arcade games, Capcom Digital Collection is a valid choice for everyone who still haven't bought them via Xbox Live.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good action game with a straight and easy gameplay, suitable for the whole family.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A compelling, complex and well designed puzzle game, but it stumbles in its controls: zooming in and out and panning between different flocks is rather uncomfortable on console controls and will demand some patience from the player.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good party game, mainly thanks to the nice visual stile and the great variety of games: the lack of a true party mode for involving more than two players is disappointing, though.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the weirdest and deranged games seen on Xbox to date; it manages to deliver lots of surprises to the ones willing to explore its crazy, glitchy world.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A good evolution in the series, managing to pull it out from the stall of the last years also thanks to the new fishing rod controller. We'd have liked an overall more simulative gameplay, where the right choice amongst the many baits and accessories available would have really made the difference in the outcome of a fishing session.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 looks too similar to the first game in the series, except for small improvements in graphics and story structure. If you already played the first Raging Blast, this will look like more of the same, control problems included. But if you're a Dragon Ball fan and never played it in the past, you could easily enjoy it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A controversial title, not fully doing justice to the excellent work MercurySteam put in the first game. It sports a very good combat system but stumbles on boring stealth and platforming sessions, with too many cutscene interruptions. However fans of the series will love playing as Dracula and going deeper in the Belmont family story.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent flight combat game, especially if played in sim mode. Unfortunately the very poor graphics manage to hinder what's been achieved with a good story and overall feeling.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    James Bond 007: Blood Stone sports a good gameplay both in the action and racing sections, but its short duration and the unsatisfying story keep it from being a true must have for every Bond fan.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bloodforge isn't a game for anyone, starting from its gory, desaturated visuals to its highly difficult gameplay. Too bad that some flaws, like a bad saves management and imprecise controls, help to steer it more towards a frustrating experience rather than a challenging and rewarding one.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pleasant game, reminding us of glories of the past but with evident technical limits.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good tie-in for Disney-Pixar's flic, entertaining and well-balanced for kids.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new Star Wars games shines for its awesome graphics and refined controls, but it's not enough to overcome a boring and short story and very repetitive gameplay.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Razor’s Edge manages to fix many of NG3's flaws, except the bad plot. Still not amongst the best action games of the last years and absolutely not up to par with the first two games in the series, it's however a pleasant experience for Ryu Hayabusa's fans.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice kart game for kids, with a lot of contents and solid gameplay. A good choice for every Ben 10 fan.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a game to expressly play with your online friends, Evolve will please you with an innovative multiplayer experience. But its pretty generic and forgettable maps and overall lack of edge could tire you and your friends pretty quickly.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cloudberry Kingdom offers lots of content and some interesting ideas with a potentially infinite longevity, but you should consider it only if you aren't afraid of an overly difficult and punishing game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Many new features, a great longevity and a vast and varied characters roster makes this the best game yet in the Dynasty Warriors franchise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even if maintaining many of World Tour features, thus being surely an entertaining title per se, Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits seems a game we could do without, especially given the very short time - a month - from the GH: Metallica release. For the people who already owns GH: World Tour, it would have been surely better to get these songs as DLCs rather than paying 59 Euros for a compilation that will hardly 100% satisfy anyone; if you're instead approaching the series for the first time, we suggest to buy Guitar Hero: World Tour so that you'll be able to enjoy the vast downloadable songs library too.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MUD's immediate and very arcade experience could disappoint the most serious gamers, but the great number of teams, bikes, riders and tracks coming from the MX1 and MX2 licenses are enough to attract every motocross lover.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Brink is a shooter suited exclusively for lovers of team-based online play; it's got a solid gameplay and good class differentiation, but it lacks a proper involving single player campaign, reduced to a mere sequence of botfights in the same few multiplayer arenas.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly well done and fun game, which would have better benefited from a full story mode and online play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Magna Carta II revealed to be a good J-RPG, especially thanks to the excellent combat system: pleasant, deep and never frustrating. Unfortunately a mediocre overall realization and quite boring dialogues pulled down our evaluation of the game. If you're used of this kind of games, you could be surprised by it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead Rising 2: Case Zero offers us a great taste of what we'll find in Dead Rising 2, even if it ends up being too short.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A direct and technically good HD remaster of the 2003 game, from which it inherits the great sense of humour and longevity, but also flaws like the troublesome camera and controls, together with low quality sound. If you discovered Rayman only with the Origins game and want more of it, it's a suggested buy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NFS Rivals presents some good ideas, with a good enemy AI and bright visuals, but it gets partially ruined by an unstable frame rate and a general sense of repetitiveness in the game structure.