MS Xbox World's Scores

  • Games
For 880 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Lowest review score: 20 Dream Chronicles
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 880
880 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I have had an excellent play time with Mass Effect thus far, and although the basic plot of the game's story is somewhat cliche for sci-fi, it's the execution that really has to be commended.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead is THE best game I've played in years, and offers one of the best new multiplayer experiences available on the market.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The complete package that is Super Street Fighter IV should no doubt be in every beat 'em up fans gaming collection.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The XBLA has seen some pretty spectacular games in its time, but Perfect Dark has to be the pinnacle of XBLA gaming simply because despite its age, the game is so jam packed with features that even gamers used to more modern shooters will find some enjoyment.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Halo: Reach is without doubt Bungie's finest Halo game, and best of all it has the story and structure to the campaign to finally deliver the Halo experience that some of us have been waiting for since the original Halo: Combat Evolved launched on Xbox back in 2002.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A brilliant balance between graphics and gameplay that must be seen, and experienced, to be believed.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Massive ruins, and expansive forest. The water is top-notch, and the character animation is superb!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    For tactical warfare fans GRAW is a must buy, the fantastic single player campaign and especially the extensive online multiplayer options will keep you coming back for more.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If there was ever a game that could be described as having the ultimate longevity then this would perhaps be it, although I must say a little self control is possibly required.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    More weapons, more vehicles and some very exciting game modes which I expect and hope that future titles incorporate too. Has Bungie delivered on the hype? I most certainly think so.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In the case of GTA 4, I think there's a little bit of over hype and expectations being overly high, but when the finished product is as good as what's on offer here, then it's satisfying that GTA 4 certainly delivers a full and rounded package that will please the vast majority.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of fun you need Burnout Paradise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell Conviction has turned the series upside down for the better, ditching the archaic gameplay of old which to be frank has gotten stale. The all new action stealth approach feels so much better and a lot more rewarding.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game really does deliver an unprecedented military experience, which although might lack the total realism of the Clancy games, does provide an all out assault on the senses.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Hudson made a mistake releasing Act Zero last year, but boy oh boy have they ever made up for it with the masterpiece of Bomberman Live. My hat off to the guys at Hudson Entertainment for giving us one of the best versions of Bomberman since the Sega Saturn.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There are lots of games out this holiday season, and Saints Row 2 should be one of the games that you play, as there’s nothing at present that can rival its madcap adrenaline fueled flamboyance.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    THQ and Volition have truly outdone themselves with Red Faction: Guerrilla. They have effectively “mined” the eight-year-old franchise and struck gaming gold, combining several recent yet tried–and-true gameplay mechanics with a spectacular physics engine, top-notch production values and a great story, resulting in a worthy (and easily the best ) sequel to the franchise as well as a highly original product in its own right.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's simply the gameplay, graphics and sound all being at an incredibly high level and it all seemingly complimenting one another to create one of the most satisfying sci-fi/action experiences currently available in gaming.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you are desperately seeking football pursuits both offline and online, FIFA 09 ticks all the right boxes. No longer is FIFA considered an exclusively glossy presentational tour-de-force, but can also relish in a flowing sensation that will be incredibly hard to contest.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV is certainly a grand entry for the series this generation. Although we have had some of the older games appear on the XBLA, this new game undoubtedly provides an unadulterated fighting experience that has been worth the wait.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    For role playing fans, this is the pinnacle of the genre, an all encompassing experience that is quite simply hinged on it's own grandiose and success, a must play title. For shooter/action fans, there might be a lot of waffle to wade through, but the merits of sticking with it outweigh any of the potential downfalls. Again, a must play game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a must have game and one that should stay in your collection...period.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The ideal Metro 2033 player is someone looking for something new, something immersive and something really, really hard. If you fit that description, we cannot recommend Metro 2033 highly enough.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Its funny, its well-crafted, it has more polish than most full-price games and its only 1200 Microsoft points. This is as close to a no-brainer as it gets in video games. Buy this game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Undead Nightmare is an exceptional piece of DLC, that not only raises the bar for all add-on content to follow, but also wraps up the truly fantastic experience that is arguably Rockstar's finest work to date, Red Dead Redemption.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Criterion Games' arcade racing expertise has certainly paid dividends here, combined with DICE's input, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is an absolute essential purchase on both the single-player and multiplayer front.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The few camera issues that you may have are merely teething troubles and will soon make way to pure unadulterated ninja killing with style and flair. This game has Xbox classic written all over it.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Perhaps not as groundbreaking as we were led to believe or even hoped for prior to release but an immense and masterful game all the same, as they say if it's not broken don't fix it!
    • 71 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The greatest experience I have ever had in all my years of gaming. That’s right Xbox owners, in many regards it even surpasses "Halo."
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It is the first time that any game allows players to play from a third-person perspective against others playing in the first person view. With eight maps to play on, all very different from each other and three types of game-play, this game will last you for a very long time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There is only one word to describe this game – beautiful.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I am truly amazed at how this game can interest nearly all types of gamers with the ability to play Chaos Theory either by stealth or action.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The enjoyment of driving at breakneck speeds and smashing cars into walls is nothing short of pure bliss.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dragon Age 2 takes everything that made the original so outstanding, and improves upon it effectively, offering another compelling, extensive, epic experience that will win you over with its rich character and tremendous attention to detail.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The gameplay, while brilliant and innovative, can drag a bit at times, but the writing carries the game through those times, and the mostly great graphics and perfect audio seal the deal. There's a lot more content than most may be expecting, too. On the whole, it's an amazing game from a company known for making amazing games. It's a truly worthwhile sequel that lives up to its predecessor, and that alone is rare enough that the game is worth checking out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you enjoy fighting games, you'll enjoy this one, and with so much to unlock it's got plenty for you to do and keep you busy. If you're a fan of Street Fighter IV who has never liked Mortal Kombat, I do suggest you give this one a try as I think both games are very well made.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Remedy has done a cracking job with Alan Wake, providing a game that's solid entertainment of the survival horror nature from start to finish. There are some moments where the game does feel a bit 'samey' in terms of design, but with such an engaging and captivating story, you'll feel compelled to drive onwards and see it through to its conclusion.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, Gears of War doesn't really offer much that is new to the shooter genre but in the same token provides an experience that is extremely well polished and more importantly, fun to play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perfect Dark Zero as a game is a great experience and although the single player storytelling is rather weak and non engaging, the game play of the missions is where the action flows and offers that engagement that we all look for.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has everything; superb gameplay, spectacular graphics, fantastic sound and to top it all off, the usual but addictive Xbox Live play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To truly master any fighter you need to be proficient with all characters. DOA 4 offers an enjoyable yet frustrating experience depending on your levels of skill and patience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I have found that NFSMW is highly addictive and the return to the roots of the series with the pursuit mode is a more than a welcome inclusion over the recent underground titles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I think if you are looking for a game that stands out amongst the crowd, a game which really offers a compelling entertainment experience that feels fresh and to a degree unique; then The Darkness is certainly a game you should rush out and buy immediately.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Atmosphere is great and engaging, gun battles are furious and highly cinematic at times and of course the whole squad element has been tweaked a little to be just that bit more intuitive for console owners.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Games don’t get much better than this and if you are into shooting adventuring and general gaming then Bioshock is well worthy of a purchase.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlefield Bad Company is one of very few shooters to come out this summer for the Xbox 360 out of a collection of so many overall, but Battlefield Bad Company surely isn't going to be the breaking point for this genre as its dark humour and explosive gameplay is keeping us thirsty for more.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Innovation is Skate’s key, despite not having every trick and a few minor graphic issues. What Skate brings to the genre is a totally different perspective and it pulls it off incredibly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ensemble have created something really special, they have managed to make a genre previously inaccessible to console audiences and turn it around into something that’s easy to play and heaps of fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is confident enough to stick out its chest on PC and indeed the console for its impressive control setups.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The campaign mode is full of tense moments, high action sequences and is presented using a very cinematic approach at all times. It’s fun, engaging and pushes all the right buttons. That said, there’s definitely an air of familiarity about the whole thing especially if you’ve played the first game and I felt some sections were a little, Graw painting by numbers.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a lot to do in VF5, which will keep offline players entertained for quite some time, and is always good to break out if you have friends round. The game does have a lot of depth for those who wish to devote much time to learning and mastering characters, but at the same time, beginners can button mash and be reasonably successful - or by learning a few simple moves.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock Band is an excellent addition to the Xbox 360 line-up of games, and I'm sure Harmonix and EA will make good use of the equipment for future titles.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although all of the game’s features are excellent qualities for a truly great game, the area where Spider-Man 3 succeeds most is in just being downright fun to play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Put very simply, EndWar is a must buy for any console owner that has been waiting for a console war game done right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In closing, in case I haven't been too obvious: Go buy Soul Calibur IV. It's worth every penny and is an Xbox 360 must have.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like racing games, then Project Gotham Racing 4 is one that you have to buy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, Darksiders is a game that stands on the shoulders of giants, and Vigil Games clearly could not be more proud of this fact, as their passionate yet careful design demonstrates that they both respect and know how to borrow from the best
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Developer Neversoft has taken the formula that Harmonix started and managed to keep the greatness of the Guitar Hero franchise intact. Killer yet unique gameplay combined with a to-die-for song list, makes this title a must own 360 game in my opinion.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is probably one of the best XBLA releases yet and at half the retail price of what the DS/PSP version launched at Puzzle Quest a must own for 360 owners.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While online multiplayer will very likely be a love it or hate it affair for many, the single player campaign is a unique gaming experience that no player should dare to miss.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ninja Gaiden 2 is a lot more accessible than its predecessors, although is still going to be a little too hard and vague in places for newcomers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like tactical shooters then this game is most certainly a must buy. If you are new to Rainbow games, then this is as good place to start as any as knowledge of the first game isn't essential for the experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pure is sheer unadulterated fun. The game offers breathtaking graphics and addictive gameplay, combined with a decent set of single and multiplayer modes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those of you with FIFA 08, this is well worth a look simply because of the refreshing new modes and roster of teams/players available.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fight Night Round 4 continues the wonders of the previous game, while adding more depth to your boxing experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all Fallout 3’s ideas, innovations, and excellent hybrid of game genres, it’s not without its flaws.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Viva Pinata was a great game with an interesting and addicting gameplay direction, but Trouble in Paradise is a great reinvention of this title, not quite a complete sequel, but Rare proves to us that there is still a lot of life in this to experience and cater for.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most sports games are released every year, and you can usually expect just a few minor changes from the previous installment. NHL 09 has broken that trend and introduced many new features and tweaked existing elements to create a game far superior than last year's version.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Making things better is the fact that they are compatible with Rock Band, as well, which goes a long, long way in justifying the price tag if you want to make the most of your money.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Any fan of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, is probably going to want to add Call of Duty: World at War to their collection.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Braid is to date the best overall game I’ve played from the Xbox Live Arcade. I say this not only because the puzzles are fresh and creative, but the story has a meaning that actually invokes emotions the way a good book or movie can.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're after a solid and well respected 3D hand to hand fighter that is every bit as good offline as it is online then this is well worth the investment.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta is a solid action game that is filled with dark humour, sex appeal, silliness, plenty of action and enough cinematic quality to keep you well entertained even when you're not slicing up demon butt.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game really does pay homage to Metallica and this is a game fans definitely need to purchase.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bottom line, Battlefield Bad Company 2 is a “must buy” title for any self respecting lover of the FPS genre and will provide gamers with hundreds if not thousands of hours of value.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Avalanche has created a title that takes sandbox play back to its roots -- the idea that sandbox should mean just that, a sandbox for players to do anything they want, to create their own goals and to essentially create a game within a game by creating and then achieving player driven goals.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one sequel certainly worthy of a purchase, and no doubt a contender even for game of the year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s good. It’s really good. Fans of the NHL games will not be disappointed and newcomers to the series will find one of the deepest, enjoyable, and most engaging hockey game EA has ever put out to date.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DJ Hero is a breath of fresh air in the music game genre and we really feel FreeStyleGames has done a great job.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There really is something for everyone here, and with the game's more laid back approach is less daunting for the inexperienced and more rewarding for the pros.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's eye candy galore for one, and more importantly the gameplay, exploration and levelling-up will keep you coming back for more.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bungie have done a grand job in expanding the Halo universe here and although the story aspect might not be as rigid as previous games, the execution and presentation is second to none and has been well thought out to capture your imaginations even if you don't immediately gel with the players on the stage as readily.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The co-operative and multiplayer experience of Left 4 Dead 2 is much like that of the original, but with some intriguing new modes of play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All we can say is WOW; how ever did Yuke’s and THQ manage to squeeze so much into a title with just under a year of development time? Other developers should definitely take notice; just because there isn’t another top notch game in the same genre, doesn’t mean that you can’t push the envelope.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single and multi player experience are superb allowing total novices through to experts to play along and still enjoy the music and in my own honest opinion, that is what makes a game count!
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might lack the precision of a mouse and the scope of content that the PC wields proudly, and it’s still not the best looking game of the two versions comparatively, however, if you instead put it against real time strategy games on the same system, this game is arguably one of the better – if not the best – strategy games to come to console in terms of content, accessibility, and overall quality at being an ‘old school’ RTS game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 10 is untouchable for its gameplay, presentation, audio and feature set and although there is still room for improvement, there is no doubt in my mind that EA Sports have again created a spectacular addition to the long running series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ‘Splosion Man has personality and humor to spare, and it’s easily one of the most polished side-scrollers you’ll ever have to pleasure of playing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A classic game and well worthy of the Final Fantasy moniker.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    UFC Undisputed 2010 is pound for pound the real deal in virtual MMA.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The interactive 3rd person feature and the well executed 'toy soldiers' setting really propels this title forward to the top spots of Xbox Live Arcade gaming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Capcom have done wonders with keeping the elements that made RE what they are, but also moving it forwards just enough to remain fresh.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Staying true to its origins Puzzle Quest 2 delivers the addicting gameplay of two genres and makes some wonderful changes to be considered more than just a sequel.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Harry Potter is a fantastic game to play for both kids and adults. Traveller's Tales took the risk of going in another direction with this and have made a little gem of a game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game maybe shrouded with uncertainty, but what is for sure is that it's an arcade game worth bending over backwards for at the very least to experience the workings of its aesthetic genius.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The map pack is very much a welcome addition to the package with each map being well thought out and different from what's already available to make the purchase worthwhile
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A cracking game and at the end of the day is extremely fun and rewarding which is what counts. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, what with all the sexual orientated gags and the stereotypical look at gangster life.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It seems a bit odd still that this is an XBLA title, though for 400 Microsoft points, Achievements and a prequel to the sequel, this is most certainly worth the extra change and will provide countless hours of entertainment in zombie slaying and re-playability.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Rising was an enjoyable experience, full of the undead, a bit of cheese, and a likeable yet somewhat flat protagonist in Frank West. DR 2 ups the ante to provide similar thrills, but overall feels like a much more fuller game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Lords of Shadow breathes new life into the Castlevania franchise, it still has its moments of gaming nostalgia, all the while delivering an experience that is not to be missed.