Talk Xbox's Scores

  • Games
For 278 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 25 Yaris
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 278
278 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Gears of War 2 manages to be everything that the sequel to an intense, violent shooter should be.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game’s still plenty of fun, offers enough challenge without being unbearable, has a couple great additions and will still bring out the inner rocker within you.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Overall, Batman: Arkham Asylum is a fantastic, exceptional, and an extravagant video game, and revitalizes both the comic-book and Batman video game based genres.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Despite the questionable change to the graphical presentation, The Lost and Damned is a very well developed piece of content for one of the best games of last year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It is by far one of the most satisfying cooperative experiences out there at the moment and completely overshadows its predecessor.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The new additions of the Owner Mode and Hitter's Eye are substantial enough to warrant a purchase of MVP Baseball 2005.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With its almost unbelievable length, incredible depth, fantastic audio, and just about everything else a good game needs, this game is incontestably worth every penny it costs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    You will fall in love with the police-chases immediately, and you are still offered the great racing aspects that you already know and love.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It has exceptional gameplay, tight controls, beautifully scary graphics, and a soundtrack to wet your pants to. Unfortunately, a lack of replay value is just inexcusable when there are so many basic ways they could have enhanced it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The core game here is precisely the same as it was in "Project Gotham Racing 2" on the Xbox, but the addition of more Live functionality improves the game considerably. The graphics are utterly gorgeous, as well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    So if you’re a skeptical Burnout fan, there’s nothing to fear. Burnout Paradise is another great edition in an already fantastic series.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Bethesda has done an excellent job at creating a living and wheezing post apocalypse world. Combining RPG elements and gory action orientated combat flawlessly.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed Modern Warfare or FPSs in general, this is one of the higher quality shooters you'll find this year. If you're not a fan of grit and prefer your war games more sanitized, such as in Halo, then you'd do well to steer clear.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    What makes this title so special? Well, let's see: you can use both third and first-person views; hand-to-hand melee combat; beautiful graphics; and amazing online multiplayer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It delivers with an innovative new mode of play and superb in-game additions. The overall presentation is drastically improved as well, and Madden 06 has the best soundtrack of any EA Sports game to date.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Live 06 delivers with its incredible new gameplay feature, Freestyle Superstars. The game focuses on showing a difference between player types aside from merely what position they play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Team NINJA has the Midas touch, and it looks as if Itagaki gave this one a one-hour massage before release. It has challenging, in-depth gameplay, the best visuals the console has yet to experience, and enough replay value to kill a Kasumi clone.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, as I've said many times before, this is an amazing game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With the addition of Playmaker controls, Owner Mode, custom sound tracks, and much more, it is clear that Madden has set a new high for games to follow.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Both single-player and multiplayer sections of this game play great. The control layout could have been a bit better in the multiplayer portion though. But once you get used to the setup, you should be just fine.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Everything from the graphics to the gameplay to the sound, it's just great!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The gameplay and replay value of this game is incredibly strong, and the control scheme and audio are icing on the cake.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you simply can't get enough Fable, then by all means give the developers and publisher some more of your hard earned cash.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It couples some extremely well executed facets such as its great sense of realism and lovely visual effects, with its rock solid presentation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For what its worth, PGR 4 is the best game in the long running Project Gotham Racing series but sadly, this title isn’t sparkling with innovation and occasionally feels like more of the same. On the other hand, the core gameplay is good enough here that it doesn’t need significant changes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is packed with features, the visuals and atmospheric feel is exceptional, and its control system is magnificent.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is as fun and addictive as ever, and the visuals were some of the most impressive I have seen in any sports game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While FIFA may have the licenses, Winning Eleven 8 is on top of the soccer game world in every other area that matters. Gameplay is superb, the graphics are impressive, the top players are included and it's thoroughly enjoyable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An absolutely incredible value. For just ten dollars you get sixty stages of marble rolling fun, plus a full Xbox Live multiplayer mode playable with up to eight players. The graphics are outstanding, the soundtrack is good. Everything controls exceedingly well, and the controls are solid.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Undertow stands tall above all other Xbox Live Arcade games as the best of the bunch and accomplishes this by being pure fun in a ten-dollar package.