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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It’s scary at first, but once you get a bigger gun it becomes a Horror Action game, with no real threat present. That being said, Dead Space is an excellent game that’s worth checking out, even if you don’t like horror games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    New gameplay and presentation tweaks and the all-new online franchise are welcomed with open arms, but disappointments from The Extra Point, online co-op, and the commentary don't make it the greatest Madden game ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    NHL 10 isn’t going to disappoint you, or for that matter, detract from your overall experience, but the miniscule changes to its gameplay and formula aren’t going to be reeling in any new fans.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Phantom Dust is worth every dime and nickel you put into it. Ironically it's only $19.99, so Phantom Dust won't be busting your wallet. Don't let the card-collecting stereotype scare you away.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The storyline fits in to the movie well, and refrains from changing the plot in any way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    For only $30, you get one of the most content rich games of recent memory. There are 300 missions in the story mode, 12 very addictive mini-games for up to four players and countless hours of gameplay here.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If they would have combined the violence with good gameplay, decent playbooks, and maybe some more modes, Blitz: The League would have been one heck of an arcade-style football game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The new gameplay elements and controls are great innovations, and they really force players to develop some skill.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It packs itself chock-full of gaming ecstasy – and when you throw in some superlative production values and a restrained yet delightful soundtrack, you’re looking at a very well-formed package that should be in just about everyone’s collection.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed is by no means a bad game; it’s fallen to the fate of many other games by having too much hype surrounding it. If you’re expecting a ground breaking Game of the Year quality game, you won’t find it. If you’re expecting to play an average action game, then you’ll find yourself very pleased with your purchase.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Every Extend Extra Extreme shows that big things do indeed come in small packages. While its core gameplay may not appeal to everyone, this is definitely one of the best values you’ll find on the Xbox Live Arcade.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lost Odyssey may not rewrite the rules of the genre, but it performs a wonderful job improvising with what’s on the table.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There isn’t much I can find fault with in this game. It’s certainly one of the best racing games out there and possibly the best in its little subgenre as well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There isn’t much to complain about in Far Cry 2. As I’ve already raved about before, the visuals are gorgeous, the use of fire is amazing and the gunplay is viscerally satisfying.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bound in Blood greatly exults over its predecessor and proves to be one of the finer single player experiences you’ll get to play through for your Xbox 360.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It features a revamped Manger Mode that will provide many hours of fun, and it is the only game to offer the FIFA leagues and teams.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It has the graphics and soundtrack of a AAA title, but the gameplay just doesn't mesh with the rest of the game to form a game you will be coming back to again.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The expository sections of Kong really do feel like a playable movie, and there are scenes in King Kong that will make you stop in your tracks and stare at the utter beauty the developers have crafted.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    While The Darkness may not hit the mark on everything it tries for, it's not nearly enough to knock the experience off track. Even for an average 10-15 hour campaign, The Darkness hits a lot of nails, and only bends a few.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A superb addition to anyone’s library. Its accessibility and user-friendliness will allow people of all skill types to have a blast. Even if this wasn’t your type of game in the past, Catan may just make you a believer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A genuine attempt to deliver something fresh and different. Controlling an army of minions was both fun and rewarding. The evil humor and richly detailed world keep me fastened to my chair for hours at a time totally immersed within the game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    GRID's delicate straddling of the line between arcade and simulation racing is one that works well for it, appealing to fans of either simulation or arcade racers, once you get used to its handling quirks.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you have not played Viva Pinata, then it's most unlikely this release will do anything to change your mind to the contrary. If you expressed an interest but did not make the plunge the first time around, I would highly recommend this as your first foray due to all the excellent additional features included.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Guitar Hero: Metallica is essentially what it sounds like: a Guitar Hero game for Metallica fans; by the fans, for the fans in the purest sense.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The sound is solid as well, with the only hiccups involving the commentating. The control scheme is excellent and the game will offer an acceptable amount of replay value.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The gameplay is relatively simple, but is entertaining and challenging at the same time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The presentation is superb on all fronts, and the gameplay is unique and intuitive. For ten bones, this is without question a must-have.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The gameplay is still fun and the graphics have been drastically improved. The only problem is that we’ve seen almost the exact same game on the original Xbox.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The thought, “taking a sledgehammer to a zombie’s face would really take the edge off of my day right now, I wonder how much I can get Dead Rising for” will creep into your head and again and again. Eventually you will own it. It’s just that simple of an issue and that addictive of a gameplay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Despite some minor issues in certain categories, there’s a decent story that helps push Army of Two’s extremely solid co-op features to be an entertaining experience; whether you have a wannabe mercenary friend to tag along or not.