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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with all its flaws, Pinball FX is a fun, lighthearted game. If this title were offered with more tables and better camera angles, it’d probably be one of my favorites.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, this is a nice addition to the XBLA collection. When you’re ready for some “down” time from the hectic fraggin’, Switchball is a good change of pace.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The puzzles are original, difficult and entertaining, with the sight for improvement ever so addicting, making Brain Challenge a greeted addition to Xbox Live's Arcade for a fit eight hundred points.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Instead of yesterday’s news, it’d be nice to see a high resolution, high definition 2D fighter on XBLA instead of ancient blocky sprites.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A solid game when viewed by itself, but the fact that "NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup" is identical except for a few new features is really disappointing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Shows marked improvement from its predecessor, but it still has a number of issues. The gameplay becomes repetitive after a short while, and there is no Xbox Live mode to be found.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Road to the World Cup can be fun, but it really doesn’t offer as much as the Xbox counterpart.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    While I feel that Prey is a better game than "Quake 4" and "Doom 3," Prey is a next-gen game, which is held to higher standards and it’s a letdown in a few categories, namely the pathetic multiplayer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    NHL 2K8 reminds me of a hockey team that looks unbeatable on paper but fails to perform in a big game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    In comparison to other flight action titles, Heroes Over Europe just doesn’t measure up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The controls are spotty, all the good stuff is hidden behind a byzantine unlock structure, and the graphics are a notch below par for the Xbox.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The story is interesting to some degree and the main missions are intriguing, but the rest of the game is a let down.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    This would be a good purchase for anyone with a Live account if it wasn’t for one thing. Price. Bankshot Billiards is 1200 Microsoft Points. That translates into fifteen dollars, more than any other game on the Live Arcade. While Bankshot Billiards is good, it isn’t that good.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    What really holds this title back is its extremely linear gameplay. Everything seems to be dumbed down.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Dull side missions that the player must complete to progress combine with chasing down almost every boss just doesn't appeal to me.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    For a game that's supposed to be a horror game, the formula it relies on is so repetitive that after 20 minutes you've seen all the scares, not to mention all the environments you need to see.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    I had more fun playing by myself, which is odd since I thought I would have loved the multiplayer.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    For eight hundred Microsoft points, there's only a mild amount of fun to be found in the gameplay--even in the most diehard heart.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    There's nothing new that we haven't seen many times before and done better. If you're looking for a game that so far seems to be like nothing else, then it's probably best to just wait a couple months for Psychonauts.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 is pure and unadulterated fan service, nothing more, nothing less.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With no online play, you probably won’t spend too much time playing this game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you love turn-based strategy-styled games, then by all means, download Band of Bugs. But, for the casual gamer, I recommend to stay away. There’s not enough enjoyment to warrant the time and/or Microsoft Points.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Vigilante 8: Arcade sets out to be an exercise in updated, nostalgic goodness, but ends up falling short.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's sloppy and mediocre all the way through.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    If you don’t avidly love poker, I suggest you avoid this rendition on the Xbox Live Arcade. If you love card games, the interface and graphics are mediocre when compared to what the team behind Uno put forth in their title.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Shadowrun is a tragic example of great potential and poor follow-through.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    So short it hurts, especially in the wallet area. Had the game done something revolutionary I may not be so concerned with the length, but it doesn't. It's just the same old Gauntlet with a shiny new exterior.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    If you must have every mech game out there, GunGriffon isn't that bad. It doesn't meet expectations with such great games on the market that already fill the mech genre for the Xbox.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Those who truly enjoy backgammon or want to try it for the first time may be interested in this game because of the low price (400 MS Points), but anyone else should use their MS Points elsewhere.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Despite the dull design and terrible frame rate, I found myself playing KFK for five hours straight. The entire game I personally had a feeling offelt “This isn’t very fun, I wish I wasn’t playing this” but continued to do so anyway.