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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Jetpac Refuelled sports some of the best 2D graphics on XBLA. There’s something about Rare’s art style that really stands out. The colors, backdrops, and character design all blend perfectly together.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Saints Row 2 manages to be a mostly satisfying sequel with a few key issues holding it from true greatness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    In short, if you’re a fan of the original Vegas or have more than just a passing interest, then by all means, check this one out; just don’t expect profound amounts of innovation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Plain and simple, The Godfather 2 is an action packed thrill ride. Even though it may not deliver on the strategy element’s pursuits, the action is constantly intense, and keeps you excited to play more up to until the credits begin to roll.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Mega Man 9 is definitely a challenging game and designed for the hardcore gamer that remembers a simpler time consisting of two button controllers, cartridges and 8-bit graphics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the Street Fighter series or 2D fighters in general, then this is a must-have.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    With addictive gameplay, varied achievements that despite a real lack of difficulty, help to keep the player engrossed in seeing more of the game, topped with unbeatable charm, Viva Piñata is definitely a fun title for people of all ages.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    I’ll admit I was hooked for the first five hours, but as the game waned on, so did the entertainment of the game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Midnight Club: Los Angeles has the right concepts in place with plenty of realized potential, but much still untapped.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    All in all, Silent Hill: Homecoming is a successful entry to the series. Even though it doesn’t do anything spectacularly new in terms of the franchise or the genre, it does do the old ways justice.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The first season of Sam and Max is one of the funniest and most enjoyable experiences I've had playing games, and having it available on Xbox Live Arcade for just twenty bucks is an incredible steal.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    This is a great game to have for people who want to get friends interested in fighting games, and is a fun party game in its own right.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The solid gameplay combined with the bloodcurdling theme makes for a wonderful gaming experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The story is weak but it's easily overlooked when playing a game that plays this great.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    After some time spent on DDR Ultramix 2, I came to the conclusion that if I was a dance freak, I would keep playing this non-stop.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    I like the cheesy characters and the cartoon-like blood and gore thing. I can understand now why I wasn't allowed to play it as a teenager, but as an adult it sure is goofy fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike doesn't just add some new modes, maps, and eye candy; it actually improves its gameplay formula, making it an all around better game than Ghost Recon 2.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    This title is easily the best RTS game seen on consoles. The control scheme allows anyone to jump into the game fairly quickly, although you cannot get as detailed with your strategies and forces.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The title’s strongest aspect is the way it captures the World Cup event. Like most other World Cup titles, there isn’t a whole lot of replay value here, but the time you spend playing this title will be enjoyable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    UFC 2009 Undisputed has the flash, the look, the gameplay, but doesn't have the style and easy pick-up-and-play feel to make it that undisputed, unbeatable champion.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It adds something that should have been here from the beginning of its time on Xbox -- online play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This title is incredibly fun in short bursts, but it’s hard to play for hours at a time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It delivers excellent multiplayer, compelling mini-games, and a career mode that’s second to none. Flaws include a less-than-astonishing create-a-player mode, poor audio and lackluster environments. However, the good far outweighs the bad.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simply it is still darned fun to play. Throw in some achievements, leadersboards and a nifty price tag of only five bones, and you’ve got hours upon hours of classic gaming to be had.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The puzzles are challenging without becoming stressful.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All things told Condemned 2 is a good sequel that does manage to do the first game justice on most counts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pac-Man CE is a solid arcade title. It doesn’t revolutionize the game but it does add some new elements to keep it fresh. 800 points is a tad pricey for a game with slight variations on game modes, but at least you know what you’re getting into with Pac-Man.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Story line is nil. I found myself becoming “stuck” with the camera angles more than once. The last boss was too easy. But, with the amount of fun to be had, both solo and multi-player co-op and length of game, I cannot recommend this title enough. It is definitely worth the 800 Microsoft Points.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unless you're a huge fan of on-rail space shooters, and also enjoy being a completionist then you'll be disappointed with the lack of content in Aces of the Galaxy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Panzer General hits it where it counts – in the gameplay department. If you can get past the weak visuals, you will find a surprisingly good game.