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 Perfect Dark
Lowest review score: 20 Dream Chronicles
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 878
878 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a strictly average game in a market saturated with this kind of fare.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fracture is an entertaining romp while it lasts
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Sea Life Safari is clearly geared toward the younger crowds it is a family friendly title that all ages can enjoy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much like the real Playboy magazine in that it is simply more than a cheap gimmick of pert breasts and tight peachy buttocks.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Transformers 2 is undoubtedly a game aimed squarely at pleasing both fans of the films as well as the original series, and Luxoflux’s effort to deliver a solid game experience nearly succeeds, but an inexplicably clumsy control scheme and questionable gameplay mechanics such as the always-on timer and meaningless secondary objectives hinder a great deal of the enjoyment that the game has to offer.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deadliest Warriors is childish, in all the best ways, It takes a ridiculous premise and makes it work by doing everything over the top.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    X-Blades is a solid title, and although it might not be as accomplished as some similar games in the genre, it certainly is a valiant effort.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Essentially a mini-game compilation at heart, comparisons to Kinectimals are unjust, and Fantastic Pets is a fun and entertaining experience for the younger generation. Those expecting anything more will be disappointed, but taken for what it is, a cute, light-hearted and easy to play venture, it certainly achieves what it set out to. The kids will love it, and the parents will welcome the distraction! It won't last forever, kids tend to get bored easily, but while it does they'll certainly enjoy grooming their created pets and interacting with them in magical ways. While a little unoriginal and nothing mind blowing, its got more than enough charm to provide hours of childlike fun for any younger gamer out there.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'd recommend looking elsewhere for a new guitar experience with much more variety in playable songs, if you've pulled through Guitar Hero III, then perhaps now might even be the time to check out Rock Band, and get some practice in ready for the full-kitted out Guitar Hero: World Tour experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether you’re looking for a solid party game to play with your friends (online or off), or you’re a parent trying to find a board-game-slash-babysitter without the mess of missing pieces, Sorry! Sliders does a good job fitting into the occasion…especially since this version of Sorry! Sliders is cheaper than the actual board game itself.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Galaga Legions offers an addicting style of play as well as provides a substantial challenge for any high score junkie.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the lack of truly compelling gameplay and any kind of replay value, I would still recommend this game due to its rewarding and involving crime and puzzle solving elements, and obviously, because of its strong story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Technically, features and presentation are well executed and bug free. However, we have some issues recommending it unconditionally due to missing that something that makes a player take the experience seriously and invest effort to earn progression.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands you have a hit and miss campaign which yes, is very Hollywood and fairly engaging but on the other hand can be rather lacklustre at times.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This isn’t at all a bad game but it is poorly presented on this platform, and to be perfectly honest it doesn’t belong on this platform, but if you’re really wanting to play this and you hate PC games then go ahead and buy it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    UnderGarden feels like an artsy game made by a bunch of businessmen, rather than an artist.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you do want to enjoy the World Cup experience though, this is a very competent footy game, just don’t expect football perfection.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is no doubt that Def Jam Icon is a fun game that is easy to play and full of neat ideas for a fighting game. However due to the lack of depth and variety to the game play means you are left with a basic brawler that simply looks very nice.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is, for the most part, an enjoyable action game that is sadly short lived due to its overall length and un-realised, poorly crafted story.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The End is Nigh, while on the short side, is a good game, it's easy to pick up and master, and is satisfying to dish out some punishment.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ben 10: Alien Force: Rise of Hex is a good game that will probably appeal to fans of the show who can understand the underlying elements contained within.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is a must-rent title because it is a unique game for the 360 and will be a welcome break from all of the 1st person shoot-em ups.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is the 13th entry in the Tiger Woods franchise and it isn't the worst by any stretch of the imagination. But, while some of the ideas brought to the table freshen up the formula a little bit, it still feels like another revolution rather than reinventing the wheel.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Harmony of Despair is a paradox. Konami wants Castlevania fans, the gamers who are most likely to enjoy the game to its fullest, to pay for content they've already played. First-time players, on the other hand, will probably enjoy the game less, even though all of the content will be new to them.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead to Rights: Retribution is a solid game which looks pretty good based on a fictitious NYC. The combat whilst dynamic, does get a bit repetitious and by mission 10 you'll be glad it's over rather than begging for more.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For a kids game, The Spiderwick Chronicles is a pretty decent effort in providing gamers with some solid adventuring experiences.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of F1 will happily find enough to keep them busy until next year's inevitable release. For anyone else, you won't find much to hold your attention past the initial handful of seasons.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Godfather II is not a game that should be played because it is “bigger and better” than its predecessor, as it is certainly not as long or as deep an experience, but instead it should be at least given a chance for its satisfying and plentiful on-foot action sequences and the addictive new strategy and resource-management elements which The Don’s View brings to the table.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blazing Angels is definitely one for aircraft and arcade fans who aren’t overly fussed about realism especially as it offers nothing really new to the genre. There is no cockpit view included which may annoy some players but when you play the game and begin to appreciate the lock on camera you are left with often stunning dog fights that will most certainly bring a smile to your face.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is not a bad game, but even if judged for kids it is average.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're new or never heard of Neo Geo before, and are still in love with the many other fighting games on offer at the moment, then perhaps you won't be missing anything here. For fans of Neo Geo games, this is a whet dream come true and well worth it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Saw
    It's the perfect rental for Saw fans, and the same can be said for those seeking another game to boost their gamerscore.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Fancy Pants Adventures will not knock the ball out of the park in any department, but it still is a very competent side scrolling adventure game. Gamers that love a Mario style adventure game will no doubt enjoy their trip into Mr Fancy Pants world. At 800 Microsoft Points, The Fancy Pants Adventures will satisfy fans of the platform genre, and not damage the pocketbook too much.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If strategic board games like Catan and Carcassonne are your thing, by all means grab Ticket to Ride, it's definitely a worthy addition to any self respecting board gamers library of Xbox Live Arcade games.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it is a solid fighting game, if you don't appreciate the style of the cartoons then it could get old fast, for example you might have just nailed a complicated combo only to have it interrupted and ended by a drama card which is totally out of your control.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gun
    GUN is a very fun game to mess around with, yet playing the Xbox 360 version felt very underwhelming when compared to the Xbox version.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its hard to justify GDRB as a full game as opposed to nothing more than just a DLC pack that it could have been. At a RRP of £40 it doesn't really seem to be worth the money but some Green Day fans will be tearing at the bit to play through Dookie and American Idiot, but for anyone else this game will be worth a play if/when it drops down to around £20.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The thing is, these niggles and annoyances really add up throughout the game, making the last few levels a chore to play through.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I’d recommend to anyone who’s into RPG’s to at least try The Last Remnant via a rent, you’ll probably won’t be able to complete it, but it’s the only way you’ll find out whether it’s a game you can enjoy while turning a blind eye to obvious downfalls.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun yet very different Rayman game and in my opinion it’s hit and miss as to whether fans of previous games will enjoy this due to its departure from what is expected. A real Marmite game, you’ll either love or hate it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though they do, in fact, Save The World in their first appearance on the Xbox 360, unless you’re a die-hard Sam & Max fan or just itching for a new adventure game to immerse yourself in, you’re better off Saving Your Money.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sadly Import Tuner Challenge doesn’t re-invent the wheel and feels exactly the same as "Tokyo Extreme Racer." This isn’t necessarily a bad thing although I do feel more could have been added other than the obvious graphical upgrade.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More forgiving Most Wanted fans will find a lot to like in NFS Undercover.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a little patience regarding the overall speed of the game you will find an entertaining title that will grip you to the end. Not essential but a good game all round.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game proves the argument that game play is more important than graphics. The addictive nature of this fast, action puzzle shooter will make sure you come back time and time again to break up those long sessions on any other 360 title.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Blood Bowl is a game that will appeal to fans and non-fans alike, providing the later stick with it and give it a chance. Unfortunately, most won't, and understandably, will look elsewhere soon after loading the game up.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Go! Go! Break Steady is worth a spin if your into either rhythm or puzzle games just because of its blending of the two genres.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not much has changed with the gameplay in the 11 years between games, but it does stay true to its arcadey racer roots that provides fun for everyone.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of wrestling games, then TNA iMPACT! is worth renting out some wrestling boots for, alternatively keep your eyes peeled for hopefully a much more feature packed sequel... or rather the soon to be released, SmackDown vs. Raw 2009.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics seem to be a step backwards in the franchise but as I have said before, the PEC mode is the saving grace of this game.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Based on our experience and challenge that is on offer with Onslaught mode, we'd most certainly be happy to recommend Onslaught mode for Bad Company 2 veterans, as there's enough replay value to warrant the price tag, and with new maps on the horizon Onslaught will undoubtedly be a mode to revisit in the future.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic & Knuckles may not be my favorite Sonic game from the Genesis days (that title still belongs to Sonic 2), but when you’re asked to pick a favorite from your favorites, can you really go wrong? Not really, and you can’t go wrong here, either.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sits just above average.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I definitely recommend F.E.A.R Files to fans of the first game. Although it might look a little dated, it is packed with more of the intense F.E.A.R. action that fans of the game love.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Samurai Warriors 2 Empires takes the hack and slash formula and adds a touch of tactics to the game, perhaps to break up the somewhat repetitive nature of the combat. It certainly works and adds an entirely new level of depth if you are seeking such things.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it feels a little expensive at 800 Microsoft points, Space Ark is still a fun game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stuntman Ignition, sticks to the same formula while improving the only bad thing about the original and should be at least tried by anyone that isn’t afraid of a little trial and error. It’s just a shame that it won’t appeal to everyone and is let down by its poor graphics and repetitive nature.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What absolutely kills the replay value, however, is the lack of Xbox Live play.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is a solid game weighed down by dents and dings that could have been hammered out had it been given either more time on the anvil, or a more scrutinizing once-over.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Up
    In closing, UP is a solid game for youngsters, short and to the point, there's some easy to manage gameplay that is neither taxing or overly complex.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game offers a very frustrating learning curve but once you pass that you’ll uncover a pretty decent game with a lot of replay value.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I've been pleasantly surprised at how solid the game is. It's far from perfect, completely cheesy, copies other games, but ultimately offers a fun no-nonsense shooting experience.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The transition to console has worked well and will no doubt garner some new fans; so in this respect the game does well. However will limited appeal outside of Japan I think a lot of gamers will overlook this game and then miss out on something quite unique.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A linear yet fun experience and whilst it will not win awards for being complex in any way, and this includes the simple story; it does get the job done in an old school way.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If an enjoyable Kinect experience is what you're after, at the budget price right now it would be crazy to miss Carnival Games In Action!
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just Cause simply has too little substance to propel it to great status and I think most gamers will find the flaws adding up to make a tiring gaming experience rather than the fun one it should be. That’s not to say the game isn’t fun, because it is, just not all the time.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An interesting and unusual concept that surprisingly works, within the confines of itself. The major problem I have with the title is its size and general lack of ambition. Basically you go from one place to another and repeat which does become boring after extended play.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its no nonsense game play I recommend this title for those bored of the Tom Clancy approach to gaming.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LA Rush isn't a bad game per se because at times it's quite fun. The problem is that there are other racers on the market that do the same thing but are much less frustrating.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Matt Hazard: Blood, Bath and Beyond is worth a play through alone for its comical dialogue that give it a B-movie impression and the numerous allusions to other videogames.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Race Pro isn't likely to be a game that finds its place among the favourable pile of recent Xbox 360 racers, the fact that it's a simulation racer however will likely have it appealing to the more enthusiast of realistic racing fans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game runs smoothly and offers decent competition from the cpu cars.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In closing, Beneath the Ashes is a commendable slice of Tomb Raider adventuring, but still feels like it was part of the main game, that was either left on the cutting room floor, or withheld for the purpose of exclusive content.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars is a uniquely fun multiplayer shooter than will satisfy old school fans and give them, and competition hungry new schoolers, a solid alternative to the bigger games on the market that require a larger online time investment or statistical paranoia.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are huge problems with the consistency of the mission difficulty, the sound that is awful, the flawed story; but after all that Scrapland has just enough going for it to make it enjoyable to play through, although the experience might be slightly frustrating.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    KrissX will be a worthy addition to anybody who enjoys a laid-back puzzler that doesn't provide an over-stimulating challenge.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As DLC goes, it's a decent mission and the extra items/character is cool to have. But for the price of entry it could have had a little more content. This add-on can only really be recommended for die hard fans with points to burn.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Islands of Wakfu's plot is interesting, though abstract, and the art and music are fantastic but the gameplay really holds it back. It's not an experience that really lasts either. Fans of similar games are encouraged to give it a try, but there are better ways of spending your money on XBLA. It's not bad, but it just isn't as good as it should be.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Brink really is a mixed bag. Stick with it, accept it for its faults, love it for its ingenuity, and there's a lot of enjoyment to be had here. Perhaps that's asking too much of today's gamer though, and inevitably, many will be put off by its short campaign, somewhat generic gameplay, laggy online experience and ultimately, the failure to deliver on its own hype.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its second season, its safe to say that Sam and Max has found its groove in this current generation of gaming, delivering a refreshing change of pace from the standard gameplay types that some gamers, including myself, can get tired of every once in a while.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NHL 11 isn't a universally great game, but if you like what it has on offer, it turns into a great value very quickly.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I think graphics junkies will probably feel a little let down when presented with the game’s visuals.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A short game and might make some players feel sea sick. The lack of a map does prolong the experience for perhaps the wrong reasons and the camera angles take a little getting used to.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At 1200 Microsoft points, Blade Kitten seems a bit steep, but for those who know what they're getting into and who are specifically looking for a uniquely quirky, lovable adventure featuring a cute heroine and an emphasis on exploration, well, this game just might be for you.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sadly the graphics are what lets the game down and to non fans will appear to be a basic no frills run of the mill game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic Riders takes the racing formula and adds its own spin on things which results in a quirky, entertaining title that should not only appeal to sonic fans but racing fans as well who are looking to test their skills on other forms of transport, albeit fictitious ones!
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overlord II is nothing revolutionary to its Overlord counterpart, and it could have easily just been a one off, but in case you missed out, Triumph studios have brought you more of what Overlord does best, just don’t go in expecting anything more.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Once you remove the shackles of expectation and simply bask in what the game throws at you (keeping a well opened mind of course) you will come out the other side perplexed and captivated.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dante's Inferno is a decent action hack and slasher, that is ultimately let down by a lack of vision with its gameplay
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Costume Quest is a fun, good game that lacks anything that can really make it great. It's a bit expensive for its length at 1200 Microsoft points, too, so you may want to wait for it to go on sale before you commit.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Regardless of its faults, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 is a fun, frantic game that redeems The Fastest Thing Alive in a way that was drastically needed. If you're a Sonic fan who doesn't mind parting with the points, this is one download you certainly won't regret.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blacksite: Area 51 is a decent game overall, however it feels like a game that is a shooter by numbers; offering very little that we've not seen before in other games.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I think the worst flaw as far as the AI is concerned was the fact that the reaction time of your unit at times was extremely sluggish.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A unique title for days and evenings where you'd rather show who's the most knowledgeable as opposed to the most skilled at killing and pressing buttons quickly.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’ve not played a flying game before and have the impression that they are mind numbingly boring with added beeping then perhaps the arcade antics of Blazing Angels 2 could sway you.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're after increasing your collection of Kinect launch games, then Crossboard 7 is certainly worth a look at, especially for friends and family to tackle the multiplayer which is where the game is certainly at its most enjoyable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Duels of the Planeswalkers will keep you busy for a very long time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While most RPG style puzzlers will always be in the shadow of Puzzle Quest; Gyromancer makes a strive to be more, but falls short of that goal. Players will spend hours enjoying the puzzle part of the game, but for 1200 Microsoft points some may feel a bit cheated because of the insipid story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst enjoyable the game play does get repetitive after extensive play but still remains fun if you're wishing to cause mass killings with ease.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like space shooters then Project Sylpheed is well worth a look however due to it's brevity and lack of multiplayer makes the game over too quickly.