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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 18 AMY
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 29 out of 764
764 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Despite a few graphical and control issues, it doesn’t take much away from the fantastic title that GTA IV is.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I cannot say enough good about Bioshock so I will sum it all up in the same way I described the experience to my wife, "This is why I play video games."
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    There is something on this disc for everyone in the family and if you are a fan of the Half Life brand it should be a no-brainer purchase, I cannot recommend The Orange Box enough.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    My journey with Commander Shepherd opened up a new view of what this form of entertainment can do, and allowed me to emotionally connect (and care) with the virtual characters on my television screen. The dialogue, story progression, graphics, soundtrack, controls, and presentation are all well above what so many other games of this genre are offering these days... PlanetXbox360.com has never given a perfect score, until now.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Whether you're wondering around the wilderness, enjoying the melodies from a bard in an inn, casually strutting about town, or going head to head with a dragon; the music and sound effects add to the immersion in the same way they do in a Lord of the Rings or Star Wars film.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even if Red Dead Redemption doesn’t make your top ten favorites it will at the very least be a tale of outlaws, dead men and deceit that will remain with you for years.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Really, don't miss Portal 2. Even if you've never played the first game, the sheer brilliance that has gone into this game's design shouldn't be missed. It's wonderfully fun and creative, while looking and sounding like a true sequel should. Don't be surprised if this one pops up on our best of 2011 list.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Improved gameplay, new mechanics, and an even stronger story denote whether you care about Batman or not, it's still a game worthy of your time. With some easter eggs possibly hinting at plots for a third game, let's hope Rocksteady isn't quite done with the Dark Knight.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The term memorable comes to mind instantly when thinking about Gears of War. Epic and Microsoft have really done something awesome here and we, as gamers, should be grateful.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In the end when it was all said and done, out came a game that caters to the RPG hardcore crowd with the games longevity, and yet it provides an interesting and great experience for the non-RPG playing crowd.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    At the end of the day there is only one reason not to buy Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and that is if you’re no longer breathing...I know people that hated FPS games up until they played COD4, now they are awaiting the next one with baited breath.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Bungie has spent three years and countless loads of money making Halo 3 and fortunately for them (and publisher Microsoft) it has paid off.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Graphically Modern Warfare 2 sets a bar so high that the game that our industry will look to it as a blueprint of what can be done on next-gen systems. The developers found a perfect balance between realistic and entertainment (just wait until you play-through the airport level) that there were points during our review period that we actually forgot we weren’t watching a HD movie.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The gameplay is incredibly addictive, the leaderboards will keep you busy for ages, and the presentation tops the original game in many ways. Drop a roll of quarters and let the fun commence. Wakka wakka wakka!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliant.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The complexities of the fighting systems are incredible to take in. Hardcore Street Fighter fans will have a field day with developing strategies and putting them into effect. It’s deep enough to satisfy tournament loving players who’d rather win by skill, but it’ll also win over the praise of casual players who love to dabble with fighting games when they have a friend to play against and button-smash without worrying about Ultra Combos and Ex moves.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The presentation of the game, as a whole, is what really takes Fallout 3 and boosts it into a level high above most of the other games being released this year on the Xbox 360.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    We have yet to play a perfect video game but Gears 2 get’s really freaking close; probably closer than any action game has gotten before. Every aspect of the game: gameplay, controls, features, graphics, and audio have a triple A feel to it and during the first play-through every single gamer will get multiple “oh sh.t” moments.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whether you've been holding your breath since finishing Mass Effect 2 or just now looking to jump into a story-driven video game, Mass Effect 3 provides something for everyone from the single-player to co-op, it's just that f***ing good.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The fundamental multiplayer features and huge single-player challenges will keep you busy whether you're with friends or alone, the presentation is greatly improved, and the set list amazes us, with songs scattered between the 60's and today.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The feeling you get when hitting one of those hard 5 note combos is something that no other game out there can replace. Getting the chance to play this masterpiece on the Xbox 360, as the first time it has hit a next-gen console, is enough reason to go out and purchase this today.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Once everything gets updated and the new online features are available this game will only get better. There is already a thriving Rock Band community out there and plenty of information to digest. Rock Band is not a cheap investment but if played correctly can end up being one of the best social games ever played, and to me it was just that.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    From the moment we placed Forza Motorsport 3 into our Xbox 360 the game just screamed polish and fine-tuned racing, from every angle...It’s simply the best racing game ever created.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The longevity of Batman: AA is tremendously astounding as a single-player only title.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Between the steady stream of DLC and the ability to import your tracks from the first game, you are unlikely to stop playing Rock Band 2 anytime soon. The added ability to continue your World Tour band online, drum trainer, and daily challenges may sound like small additions, but they greatly enhance and extend the gameplay for what was already a must-own title; at least until the next Guitar Hero is released.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Halo: Reach is bar none the most developed, robust, and title in the franchise.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Other than the AI issues, graphical glitches, and insanely confusing equipment screen Mass Effect is the perfect video game. The storyline is right up there with Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and we are can barely hold back our excitement to see what happens in the next two games.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If there is one weak area, though, it's the soundtrack. Some of Forza 4's tunes are pretty good, but the techno tracks are kinda forgettable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gears of War 3 is the game all Gears Fans have dreamt of since playing the first title back in 2006.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Everything about Assassin’s Creed II screams believability, from the real life characters that you interact with to the conflict – it plays out as though direct from the history books. More than once while playing this game did I get that feeling of “this is why I love to play video games” and “it’s one of the best titles of 2009.”