MS Xbox World's Scores

  • Games
For 878 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 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Halo: Reach
Lowest review score: 20 Dream Chronicles
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 878
878 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    When one considers that there are full $15 games and even some free demos available on the Xbox Live Marketplace that provide more content, replay value, structure and enjoyment than Alive does for $40, this is enough to give any gamer pause.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A decent game overall yet nothing truly spectacular.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    But what I will say is that if you're a gamer who has had a bad experience with, or you just don't enjoy the simplicity of movie based titles, and are questioning on whether this is any different to other run of the mills, then keep looking, this game won't change your mind.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The whole game looks wonderful and the controls feel great, in fact there is no faulting this game except when you are defending, you just don’t seem to have a chance against the opposition.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This game really is the same old song and dance.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A decent albeit an average 3rd person action game, which although showing some flaws, most noticeably the AI at times; remains engaging and fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    To summarise, Polar Panic has a certain sparkle about it as a kid’s puzzle game. It’s rather self explanatory, uncomplicated and simplistic, but in a way, that’s quite a breath of fresh air from the land of modern games where everything has to be sophisticated in some way or manner.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If I were to make any major complaints then it would have to be the overall simplicity level of the game and the horrendous loading that occurs after every activity.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    NBA Ballers: Chosen One has some enjoyment if you play in short sessions.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Alone in the Dark is a good game, which falls short of being great based on the severe lack of polish.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A welcome relief to play after having a manic session of Ghost Recon; where I can just sit back, relax and play a few games without having to worry about being shot in the back.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Puzzle Chronicles tries its hardest to be just like its big brother Puzzle Quest, but it's hard to live up to such lofty goals. The core gameplay is fun, challenging, and easy to pick up, but it lacks the addictive quality that other puzzlers posses.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    However, the game really does feel like a one trick horse and perhaps relies too heavily on the dismemberment and beheadings rather than more inventive gameplay.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There simply is not enough "Meat" here to cater for older gamers who undoubtedly will breeze through with their eyes half shut, whilst eating, smoking and watching another TV at the same time.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Tecmo's effort here in Quantum Theory is certainly interesting. While it doesn't meet the high bar set by many other competitors in the genre, it's certainly at least in the pile of good third person shooters, just near the bottom somewhere of that stack marked 'average'.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The release of this game might be proof that Dragon Ball Z is still relevant to some gamers and that Dragon Ball Z can indeed translate to being a game, but alienating audiences with inaccessible controls and content is highly irrelevant and quite unacceptable for today's standards.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    As a whole Two Worlds II is a definite step up from Two Worlds in almost every regard, and it especially shines through with its in-depth and thought out quest lines. Two Worlds II isn't however a match to the bigger western RPGs out there, e.g. The Elder Scrolls series. This is let down by the overly convoluting interface and control system that makes the gameplay feel like a generation behind.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s easy to see that March Madness 2007 is not the best college basketball game on the market. It’s not even close.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As movie tie in games go, Iron Man sits neatly on the pile and follows the formula of being decidedly average at best.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rent first and see how you go with this one, especially if you are a lone gamer.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It looks nice, it plays nicely and it's short BUT it is a budget title and at £20 it is a steal.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    FIFA Street 3 is a fun game in small doses simply because it is lacking in true depth.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Saw II: Flesh & Blood delivers more of the same from the 2009 original, and improves on very little.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Quake Arena isn't going to pull the masses away from other FPS games like Halo: Reach or Call of Duty Black Ops, but it is a nice change of pace to just jump into an arcade game where you know you're going to kill and be killed.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The movie tie-in rightfully so typically receives a lot of flack, although Megamind's outing is one that while repetitive, does prove to offer up its entertaining moments.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another movie based game and another typical outcome, it's hard to have a hopeful attitude before entering this game into the tray because it's predictable of what it's going to be like.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ratatouille has its moments, it will definitely appeal to fans of the film in terms of location and the characters.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, the gameplay is repetitive but ultimately fun in very small doses, and with plenty of content included, means you do get your monies worth. If you're a fan, then this is an essential purchase despite desirable features which appeared in other games being absent; such as create a character, tactical 'Risk' like options upgradable body guards and such like. Sadly this means you're left with a bare bones yet interesting game rather than the all encompassing ride a game with a "seven" in the title should be.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not so fantastic and a game that I would say is disappointing considering the possibilities of the characters.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    R-Type Dimensions is pretty expensive for such an old game with such short levels, which makes this a game best suited to side-scrolling fanatics or people who just have money to burn.