Planet Xbox 360's Scores

  • Games
For 764 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 18 AMY
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 764
764 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    We do think some critics (including one that rhymes with Spy Flee Hen) were a little too harsh to dismiss this one as a forgettable hack and slasher. There's some substance here, particularly if you're a fan of the old Mobile Suit Gundam series. And it is fun, especially when you get friends involved as a team.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    While a better difficulty scale would've been appreciated, we can't really argue with Atlus' ingenuity. That said, rent it first, just to be on the safe side. Consider it a one night stand.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Kinect Disneyland Adventures really is a dream come true – but, please, don't let it stop you from seeing the real thing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game is much better than what I expected it to be, but the flaws cannot be overlooked.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I had a blast with the game, but in the interest of full disclosure, I enjoy simple addictive fun sometimes. The game isn't deeply challenging or fully fleshed out as far as gritty open-world games go, but I can't say it wasn't a fun ride. More puzzle platformer than anything.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are only a handful of changes from 2K6. Owners of 2K6 will have little incentive to spend the money to update (notice I didn’t use the word “upgrade”) and might want to think about holding out for 2K8.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In the future, Digital Extremes needs to put the storyline through the ringer and give it a much better narrative for players to follow through.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fun and original game, giving you plenty of hours of destroying the various government establishments of the world.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Was I ever surprised when I found myself recommending this game for my ten-year old nephew as well as my twenty-three-year old wife. This game can remind even the most serious gamer of what it was like to play games when they were a child. The storyline is ridiculous, the gameplay is simple, the controls are somewhat difficult, and the graphics are old school but overall this game pulled me in and got me hooked.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A shooter that has the look but doesn’t play the part.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game does enough to redeem D3 for the faults of the original, and leaves you actually wanting more Matt Hazard. Who would have thought?
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Case Zero was great because it was just $5 and was an excellent prologue to DR2, while Case West doesn't bring about quite as much for twice the price. Sure, it's a bit longer and has co-op, but it is far less intriguing than Case Zero and the added content such as the camera feels half-baked.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With Rango, a lot more could've been done in terms of multiplayer (c'mon, ostrich races!) and getting the film's voice talent to contribute. As it stands, however, it's a better-than-most film-to-game adaptation, backed by a strong story, mostly fun gameplay, some inventive ideas and good-looking visuals.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not a failure by any means. Fans will enjoy it, and there's plenty to do in the stock car racing world until the next eventual game in the series rolls out of the pit. But casual fans may feel left behind by the game's heavy technicality and erroneous difficulty decisions.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While its limited multiplayer and even more limited AI will keep it from being as legendary as, well, the other A-list stuff, it's still worth a look, mainly because of its entertaining weapons play and its solid visuals. If you're in the mood for an off-the-grid shooter or just want to blow shit up while you wait for EA's masterstroke, lock and load.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The right analog stick controls make the game a joy to play, but everything else surrounding the gameplay doesn't have that same labor of love.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fundamentally the same game yet manages to take the game in the new direction.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall I think NBA Baller Beats is an entertaining game but the price is a bit high for anyone that doesn't want the game only for the purpose of increasing their ball handling abilities.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An above average shooter, worth looking into if you’re a fan of the genre.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Unfortunately the single player campaign is pretty boring/repetitive once and other than leveling up your character there is no major reason to play the game again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is definitely worth considering if you don’t already own a copy on another format.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you take into account FIFA 06 being the worst title and FIFA World Cup/Pro Evolution being the best FIFA 07 falls somewhere in between.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Based on the difficulty of the game and the hard-earned Achievement Points, for the 400 Microsoft Points Rush 'n Attack is a solid purchase. A retro title that earns this much replay value from both a desire to beat the game and tough-as-they-come Achievements does not come around often enough.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Golf games are not the types where you typically feel compelled to get each year's version. If you have another golf game already, it is hard to recommend shelling out another $60 for what amounts to a few small upgrades.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The presentation and graphics are actually damn good. The general graphics of the board, backgrounds, and cards are all pleasing to the eye, and the card clearing effects look great.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Just more of the same with a limited set list.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    At least the presentation is fantastic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The dedication to simulating college hoops will entice veterans and push away newcomers.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Up
    The video game does an excellent job at recapturing the charm and essence of what made the film so successful. The only issue is that Up doesn’t offer longevity by the baker’s dozen.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    On one hand, it's easy to say that Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 runs the basics for a sequel, not really pushing forward enough to make the formula excel. On the other, it could've been a lot worse, as it's a fun platforming romp while it lasts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you've got proper funds and a skill set to match, you'll have a good time with Scarygirl. While the presentation isn't as top shelf as those nifty stop-motion animated films I mentioned, it definitely holds up compared to other platformers of this nature. And the gameplay is fun too, as long as you don't develop an over reliance to throwing things around.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you're up for a harder kind of game experience and don't mind a little infuriation to go with your gameplay skills, Warp may just be the thing for you. It's got the kind of challenges to really keep you coming back, especially in the challenge rooms. However, if you're a newbie and prefer a platformer that's not so punishing, we recommend a rental first.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Even though this game shows sparks of brilliance I don’t necessarily recommend the purchase of it due to the short list of features and slow pacing. However it’s those sparks of brilliance that can very well turn this NBA Live franchise into a juggernaut of a NBA sim in a year or two down the road.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Those hooked by The Club's importance on the leader board will not be able to put the game down. Sadly, for the rest of the gaming population, there the game is all about replaying the same levels with the limited variety of weapons and characters repeatedly.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    With 43 mini-games it includes enough substance to warrant a purchase, especially if you like the “party game” genre. While the offline modes may lack in terms of a single-player experience, games like FF2 really succeed because they are fun to play with other people.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Wing Commander Arena attempts to revive the past with a lukewarm effort that many fans might find to be blasphemous. WCA was built around the multiplayer experience, but the inability to keep your group of gamers together in player matches goes against the spirit of Xbox Live.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    There’s nothing particularly bad about The Last Remnant. Despite its flaws, it does remain a competent, if unremarkable RPG.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Between all the unlockable and hidden items in the game, replay is almost required. Despite some issues with the camera and odd occasional lag over Live, you will do so happily.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Those looking to recapture their youth, and some difficult achievements, will find this to their liking. Anyone looking for a 'new' button-masher to eat up Arcade time will likely be a bit under whelmed.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    In the end, Infinite Undiscovery is in the minority when it comes to providing real-time battles in an RPG setting, but that stand-out feature does not cure the game's far too many mistakes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    There are certainly moments where you’ll feel as if you actually are Bond but for the majority of time, you’ll be wondering where all the fun is.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Trivial Pursuit earns high marks for accessibility and coming up with fresh gameplay ideas for a game older than most 360 owners.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The BIGS 2 won’t have the longevity to last the rest of the summer. The lack of fresh gameplay improvements and additions keeps The BIGS 2 as a rental.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    There is far from enough depth here to keep veteran puzzle gamers entertained, and the lack of camera control will lead plenty to giving up before the second act, but the game's charms do work their magic on you the longer you play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Gun
    This really is how a Western shooter is supposed to be made, the players at Neversoft have shown that they can do more than skateboarding games. This is a mature rated game and rightly so, you’ll see buckets of blood and even though the graphics are nothing out of this world for this console the game is still a decent launch title for any 360 owner.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    There isn’t much replay value in King Kong. With the lack of any sort of Live/Co-Op play, you won’t find yourself going back to the game once you have beaten it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It doesn’t try to just “blur” the line between the single player and multi-player modes; it completely takes the line out of the picture, creating a seamless experience that can be enjoyed by all with an Xbox Live Gold membership.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Rockstar’s Table Tennis definitely looks great and plays solid, but it’s hard to get past the fact that it’s very feature-less. Even at a budget price, there just isn’t enough here to keep you going; especially if you don’t get hooked on the gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Sega Rally Revo is a racing game developed for the gamer who does not want to be bothered by the nuts and bolts of a typical driving game, or realism. The game succeeds in being a good time for casual gaming fans who will not mind how shallow and simple it really is.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    By shipping this game with a boring, restrictive campaign mode, even Armored Core series diehards will have to reconsider this game. Because half the fun is in building, painting and showing off your schematics, Armored Core 4 is for the fans of the AC franchise and/or Xbox Live, and no one else.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Pinball FX allows for camera owners to play by motioning with their hands, rather than using a controller. This is a novelty, and likely to get tiresome quickly, but Xbox Live keeps separate leaderboards for gamers using cameras.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It is an easy game to recommend as a rental, with a solid single-player story mode that will take over 10 hours to complete, but is not without blemishes and lacks the multiplayer options to extend gameplay beyond the first go-around; needed to purchase a game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Between the blipping electro soundtrack and dated, incessant "Help me!" whining voices, Exit serves as a great reminder as to why it is so cool that you can stream music through your 360.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In the end, Sega’s insistence in holding onto these flawed elements transforms what could have been a truly excellent take on the classic Sonic formula, into a messy, ugly beast of a game. All these unnecessary nocturnal distractions end up outstaying their welcome even before you get tired of them, and this whole feral business is beginning to wear thin.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    By correcting the glaring issues with the classic, Atari has delivered the kind of product gamers have wanted from them all along. The quality of Warlords fuels excitement for the other damaged gems they could find and polish in their vault.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The jetpack is one of the coolest video game accessories that can ever show itself in a next-gen title, unfortunately controlling said jetpack is nearly impossible inside close quarters.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Given how well they did with Pac-Man, it is hard not be disappointed with the lackluster Galaga Legions. You cannot help but feel like they could have done much better. Legions is a solid offering, but lacks the depth to justify the 800 MS Points price, and is certainly not the next great XBLA title.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    I can't rightly recommend it to anyone other than those frothing at the mouth for more time in the skies. I commend Ubisoft for attempting to experiment with the genre, but each new mechanic they've tried to implement into H.A.W.X. 2 drags down the best elements of the game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Fans should enjoy it, but, for us, it just covers too much of the same territory we plowed through before. Give us Dead Rising 3 already…and not Dead Rising 2.5 or 2.7.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Puddle isn't likely to be a big hit on Xbox Live Arcade due to its ridiculously high difficulty scale and its physics-heavy gameplay. However, if you're a fan of the LocoRoco games or are seeking out a whole different kind of platformer, this one's worth getting your feet wet over.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    With a vulnerable frame rate and lack of variety and depth, Full Auto feels like it was rushed out to release before the superior Burnout Revenge. In theory, it’s a good idea and while it does indeed provide cheap thrills, it soon wears thin as you realise it hides it’s insecurities behind a blanket of rubble, debris and gimmicks.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Non-fans of the series will probably not enjoy this game. This game will most certainly appeal to some hardcore trek fans. It has moments that are great, but a wonderful soundtrack cannot overcome mediocre graphics and maddening game play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Lumines is the big game that couldn't; a puzzle game with a great reputation has been seared into gamer's minds as an evil money grubbing swindle. It is too bad, because Lumines does offer a simple and addictive, though not perfect, puzzle game worth checking out for those with the stomach for the seedy side of Xbox Live Marketplace.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    There is no way that a title that does not feature any sort of single-player gaming should cost full price (one exception would be World of Warcraft) and it is obvious that Shadowrun would have sold better and scored better in reviews had it been twenty dollars cheaper.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    For a budget (400 Microsoft points) Xbox Live Arcade title, Root Beer Tapper holds up well; if for no other reason than the amount of replay needed to grab fifty wins over Live.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    While I cannot fully recommend anyone other than massive Transformers fans to run out and purchase this game, it is easily one of those games you must rent and play through, at least for a few hours.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Achievement Point junkies beware; you are likely to break a controller before breaking the 200-point mark on Jetpac.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Even though the story modes are really confusing what this series has always relied on is the fun-factor of slicing up hundred of enemies on screen at one time, and that is what DW: Gundam does right. Enjoy it for a couple hours, do some co-op and then move on; that’s about all there is to it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Holds up much better than you think it would, thanks in large part to the game's unforgiving difficulty and four-player action.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The six hours it will take you to complete the twenty-level contest hardly feels substantial. It is not the slam-dunk comeback fans hoped for from Crash's 360 debut, but it is far from a failure.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Speedball 2 is not going to win any beauty contests, and the controls make it feel as though you are playing with a field of squeaky tin men, but it is not without its charms. The wealth of game modes, ability to run and grow an online team, and frantic gameplay ensure you will play this title for longer than a quick stroll down memory lane.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The limits to the number of quests to take on and number of players in a co-op game really hold the game back from being one of the best Arcade offerings around.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The general management tools are exquisite and will definitely satisfy those who wanted to feel superior then their computer AI counterparts in putting together the perfect team.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Ambitious as it is, The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon does its job well with an admirable storyline and incredible audio department.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The game succeeds in what it is trying to be but fails to be the amazing Crash game that we are all waiting for.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    1942 is a solid vertical-shooter addition to XBLA, just do not expect a killer revamp, a la Pac-Man Championship Edition.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, Naruto: The Broken Bond certainly has plenty for the anime enthusiast. The game flows smoothly, and everything in it feels just like it does in the cartoon. The only problem with this is that the game sometimes sacrifices its gameplay to deliver this very authenticity, and you might find yourself wondering why you shouldn’t just go and watch the anime instead.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It will be interesting to see what they do with the sequel, because repetition aside, it is a gorgeous looking game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It works fine, but the out-of-place mini-game feels like an XBLA title they tossed into the mix here rather than charging for it on its own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    With 80, repetitive single-player missions that progressively become more difficult by simply increasing the number of enemies and the amount of damage they do, a similarly infuriating ‘Endurance’ mode that throws massive streams of enemies at the player, and a fun looking online multi-player mode that no one seems to play, Rocket Riot may be enjoyable for an occasional local multiplayer session, but little more.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    All true CSI fans, turn your speakers up, put the kettle on and switch off your phone, as you get comfortable in your favourite chair.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with great multiplayer the rest of the game is brought down by some major design flaws that mostly occur in the single player campaign.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I feel that the gameplay variety is worth a look. Then again, maybe I’m just overly nostalgic when I remember how fun and addictive the Genesis game was.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With only a barebones competitor you would think that World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions would run the table with Xbox Live's Texas Hold 'Em. Sadly this isn't the case.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable gaming experience that left me wanting more but feeling empty at the same time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pac-man was always going to be an essential inclusion in Xbox Live’s collection of Arcade classics. It’s certainly worthy of a place there, it’s just a shame some updated graphics, modes and extras could not have been included to make it stand out from all the other Pac-man’s available to play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is nothing else like this on XBLA, and you really should put down Gears of War and give this a try. The core gameplay of Worms is time-tested, family appropriate, and a riot for all non-computer players involved.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Between the mismatched gameplay and modes and the slim options, Enemy Territory feels like a half-finished PC port. What is here puts it in the upper half of Xbox 360 FPS titles, but there is just not enough to hold your interest for very long.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frustrating levels, repetitive gameplay, button mashing, and graphical issues are all problems that could probably have been fixed had the developers had a bit more time to polish off the title.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very poor second effort from THQ. There are three key features that provide the WWE’s appeal; the wrestling action, the story lines and the visual display. While the wrestling action is passable, the story lines via 24/7 mode, and the visual appeal do not deliver the goods or meet the minimum standards for a quality Xbox 360 game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good title marketed to the wrong crowd. I can see installing this game on my work PC, but am I really going to play it on my Xbox 360?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Omega Five is an incredibly pretty game with blemishes hidden behind the makeup. If you want a challenge and a return to old-school side-scrollers, give it a chance. Just do not expect much in the way of depth.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It passes out achievements like their cheap candy and there is a certain charm when playing as your favorite characters. It also draws heavily from the movies and, like it did to me, might reignite your desire to watch them. Yet, none of these traits make for great gameplay. With short campaigns, frustrating combat, and chaotic multiplayer LotR: Conquest feels like a $60 reminder that Peter Jackson makes awesome movies.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much like the previous Sports Snowboarding games on Xbox 360, Shaun White Snowboarding is a slick and presentable title on the surface, which doesn’t have the mastery or depth to guarantee long-term entertainment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If Traveller’s Tales can figure out how to put a little more production into the graphical presentation and include an online cooperative mode, you might just see the next LEGO title as a potential GOTY candidate if they keep up their stellar success of churning out real winners.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aliens vs Predator is a string of recognized images and elbow-jabs asking, "Remember this?" An average shooter with the source material done well.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't make as much of an impact as Atomic expected, but if you're stuck on a budget and can't afford one of the more popular $60 games right now, this is a certainly adequate substitute for $15.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tuck away the painful memories of the first game and try out this one. You'll feel some validation…even if it takes a little while to get there.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a decent collection if you've never owned the system, with plenty of Achievements and nostalgic value for everyone else. However, it could've been so much more. This isn't a dedicated gift, it's almost the equivalent of a mildly tasteful fruitcake.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game is definitely not for everybody. If you don't have Xbox Live, prefer to play games by yourself, or just don't have very much patience, you should probably pass on this.