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
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto IV is a must buy if you like video games.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Halo 2 has delivered and conquered every front it set out to take. No other game is as cinematic. No other game sounds like Halo 2 does and no other game plays as fantastic as Halo 2 plays. You will not find a better multiplayer game on any platform.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    A blockbuster. If you don't buy this game you don't deserve to own an Xbox; it's that good. Everything about this game is top-notch, from the gameplay, to the graphics, to the sound; it's all tremendously well done.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    To not pick this up for any reason is almost foolish.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    From the fantastic gameplay to the gorgeous graphics to the incredible amount of replay value, every gamer should experience this game. It features every multiplayer option you could want, and the feature list reads like a multiplayer gamer's wet dream.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The game is definitely far superior to its predecessor and is just about on-par with the original, maybe even more so since it feels more complete.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    No matter how one looks at it, The Orange Box is an astonishing deal that should be considered a mandatory purchase for any real fan of the genre.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport is like a dream for car lovers. Not only does everything play great, everything looks and even sounds great via the custom soundtracks feature. Seriously, what more could you ask for?
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Its gameplay, graphics, and auditory value are all off the chain. In addition, its replayability will provide hundreds of hours of wholesome fun. My only personal complaint is this: due to the immense worlds, obscene amounts of terrain, and overall hugeness of this software, I found myself becoming nauseated and oftentimes lightheaded and dizzy. You’ve been warned.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    With strong voice acting, a solid array of weapons and abilities at your disposal, a great score, wonderfully creepy atmosphere, beautifully detailed environments, nearly unparalleled art-design, solid game-play and an engine that runs smooth as silk, BioShock stands testament to just what the term "next-generation" should mean.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Call of Duty 4 is a superb accomplishment that has already shown it has what it takes to at least get a Game of the Year nomination. The single player may be rather short for a Call of Duty game, but there’s plenty of reason to keep coming back over and over.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of fighting games then BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger will make a welcome addition to your collection. If you’re remotely curious about fighting games and have been turned off by the steep learning curve of other games in the genre, give BlazBlue a chance.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The action is fast paced and fluid on every character model, boss, and Ryu himself. The difficulty in the game is pretty tough, yet fair and very enjoyable.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    With extremely high production values, an open-ended story, and just about everything else a good RPG needs, Jade Empire is a brilliant experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An amazing game. There is no better party game on the 360, or any console for that matter. I found myself getting up early just so I could rip a few tunes before I had to leave the house then just as quickly getting back on as soon as I returned.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    At the end of the day (or night even), Rock Band is easily one of the best party games ever made and one of this generation’s best, most enjoyable experiences.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Behemoth has made one of the best games on Xbox Live Arcade, and it's a 2D beat 'em up that feels fresh from an early '90s arcade.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    While I was hoping the 360 version would add something entirely new (not counting the Peg Party), I highly recommend Peggle. It’s a casual game that appeals to everyone. For only 800 Microsoft points ($10 USD), you will definitely get your money’s worth.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Simply put, Psychonauts is without a doubt, the best 3D platform game ever, yes I did say best 3D platform game ever, not one of the best, not second best, but best ever.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This game is simply gorgeous. The lighting and mapping of the environments truly is a sight to behold.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily the best World War II shooter that has ever been released. With everything including innovative and fun gameplay, amazing visuals, great sound, simple control scheme, and enormous replay value, this game should make its way to the home of anyone who enjoys strategy shooters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The characters are memorable and the storyline is great, even if it gets a bit "out there" towards the end. It's games like this that deserve to be called art, instead of just "games". If you buy one more Xbox game this year or ever, make it Indigo Prophecy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Player models are impossibly detailed and each street has a gritty, lived in feel to it. Enemies ragdoll as one would expect a corpse to after being blasted with a three shot burst, and the explosions you just have to see for yourself.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you feel like team based action, it’s all there; and if you feel like going on a psychotic rampage, it’s also there for you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The cop AI is ingenious and will regularly outwit you without making you feel as if they are unfair.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Boasting over three-hundred vehicles to modify, upgrade and eventually auction off, Forza Motorsport 2 is the most customizable racer ever released.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There's truthfully nothing wrong with this package. If you have any interest in dual stick shooters, Geometry Wars 2 is definitely the cream of the crop.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Braid is a wonderful game. It costs a little more than your average XBLA title, true, and you’ll probably beat it in 4-5 hours or so, but those 4-5 hours will be extremely well-spent.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If the first Modern Warfare wasn’t your cup of tea, then it’s unlikely the numerous additions and small tweaks will do anything for you here. Yet for anyone else who’s a fan of console first person shooters with plenty of replay value, this is a game that’s definitely worth signing up for.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Quite possibly the best single player experience available on the Xbox. Outstripping even the mighty "Halo," it is fresh, unique, and unparalleled in its innovation of the genre.