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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can get past the low production values, you'll find a very satisfying game here.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The amazing music helps sooth the pain when there's a frame-rate drop, but when you get stuck in an invisible wall there's nothing that can help the torment you'll be experiencing. In a nutshell, Advent Rising is under-polished, under-developed, and just doesn't play like a finished product.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The great idea used in telling the story, and the solid gameplay make the game a potential big hit, but certain elements of the game needed a lot more polish.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A slightly above average shooter with plenty in the way of multiplayer options and a forgettable single player campaign.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    What’s heartbreaking is that it didn’t gain any knowledge when migrating from console to console. Sure, it has a new coat of fur, a full belly, and a smile on its face, but it’s the same bird you knew many moons ago.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a game with a solid single player or twitchy action shooting then you’re in the wrong place. Chromehounds is at its core a multiplayer experience with an emphasis on teamwork and tactics.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The problem is, World War II games are a dime a dozen these days and aside from the increased freedom and highly entertaining multiplayer modes, there isn’t much to make this stand out in the crowded first person shooter genre. It’s certainly a good game, just not as good as it could’ve been.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A must-buy for both fans of plastic bricks and the “real” Star Wars movies. Combining a humorous take on the classic films with simple controls and tricky puzzles, this game is a standout in the seemingly never ending avalanche of repetitive Star Wars titles.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    In closing, Fable 2 seems to be a light hearted, witty, casual role-playing game offering you more of an experience than an actual challenge.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    There is nothing remarkable about it, but Carbon will provide some good fun with its Career Mode and great online options.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Those who have lost interest in the katamari series may feel disappointed as no advancements on the formula have been made since the inception of the series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 includes many elements that can make real time strategy games successful on consoles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Need for Speed Shift sets out to try and accomplish a number of goals, with the primary two being to deliver an authentic racing experience and potentially revitalize the series. Although it doesn’t quite manage to fully accomplish either of these, this is still a valiant effort that, had it given some more development time, could’ve been a far superior package.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The aim of the violence in this game is to produce wows and laughs from gamers.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It has a decent overall game play, good audio, decent graphics, and a good feel for the Playboy lifestyle.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    You will love pumping round after round into your generic foes, and the visuals enhance the experience. While Black gets this aspect right, it just doesn't offer enough.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The new control feature and somewhat simplified gameplay is geared towards the mainstream console gamer that may not have played The Sims for PC. The console-exclusive additions, on the other hand, allow for a fresh gameplay experience for those who may have gotten bored with the PC version of the game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Gun
    The main problem with GUN is its lack of multiplayer. The campaign is a fun-filled occurrence, but after you finish it in a few hours you'll be wishing you didn't drop fifty down for it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Still Life includes a gripping gruesome story, challenging gameplay, and to top things off, it's only twenty dollars. It may not have the longest single-player campaign, but it has a darn good one.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If you're short on cash and waiting for the big blockbuster games this Holiday Season, you may want to skip over this game. Stranglehold probably best serves as a rental unless you're really into action games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It’s without doubt a unique experience. My only true complaint is the ten dollar price tag, which may be a bit steep for the subtle amount of content provided with the purchase.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If you’re in the market for a third person shooter that involves a little more than just shooting, this will make a worthy acquisition for your Xbox 360 library.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Despite a mediocre story and familiar gameplay aspects, Commanders: Attack of the Genos isn't afraid of showing a goofy side of an enjoyable experience. At eight hundred points, it's more than a welcome addition to the Xbox Live Arcade.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a decent movie-tie-in game, but that doesn’t make it the greatest game of all time. It’s certainly miles better than the other crap you can find on the market, but at the same time there are plenty of other better games you could also be playing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    While the general gameplay is fun, the aiming system needs to offer a bit more manual control. Additionally, the AI should have received an upgrade this time around.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Even with all the quirks, Call of Duty 2 for the Xbox would have been a hit just a few years ago, but I just can't figure out who the market is today.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    You’re going to get a great deal of bang for your buck here, there’s no question about it. For a mere five dollars, you acquire a cult classic with online play and a flopping thirty achievements for your unlocking pleasure.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    There is nothing like this game currently offered in its genre and Small Arms’ online portion may be even offer more replay than "Dead or Alive 4."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    All things considered, Mutant Storm Empire is a pretty good game. The unique, creative and colorful level designs and variety impress. The combat is intense and satisfying for an arcade shooter but it’s all over in a flash
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gun
    A must-rent because of its enjoyable campaign, but I’m afraid that’s all, due to its major deficiency in replay value.