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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Halo: Reach is bar none the most developed, robust, and title in the franchise.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are few video games released this year that you simply cannot miss, Call of Duty: Black Ops is one of them.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    All of that aside the final product that is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the complete package. It has a solid, single-player campaign (which is long enough if played correctly but feel free to complain if you want); a feature-rich multiplayer mode that has new modes and will be played by millions of gamers for years to come; a great Spec-Ops mode that includes an all-new Survival gameplay mode; and is the first Call of Duty title to launch with the new Elite service, something that will become a standard in the CoD franchise for years to come.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Using the Vision Camera adds an element that has not been found in many games today and is definitely something that I have been looking forward to. Some good graphics and a complete sound system round out the beautiful title.
    • 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."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Every bit of the lighting and digital-effects are top-notch and we can only dream about what the next game will look like, it’s just so damn polished looking.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    After beating the game every way possible in each and every mode (in co-op and on the solo) we can honestly say that we want more, more zombie killing please?
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Don't be caught in limbo making a decision – buy this game as soon as it comes out on Xbox Live Arcade, and support this kind of creativity in the game industry. No matter what kind of gamer you are, you won't be disappointed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If you have never played Halo: CE before or just want to Pistol 3-Shot your friends once again, Halo: CE Anniversary is a must buy for all Xbox 360 owners, especially those that are fans of Master Chief in any way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I had a blast playing Rayman Origins, and it certainly stands out as a game that developers should take notes from if they're aiming to rejuvenate 2D gaming.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s a much more satisfying experience than Fable 1 and has a little of everything for all types of gamers.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Like the Pulp Fiction of high-fantasy, Dragon Age: Origins is an innovative homage to the greatest works of the genre, woven together with masterful dialogue and an acute sense of social interaction. In terms of storytelling and creating true emotional bonds, Dragon Age: Origins is one of the finest RPGs ever created.