TeamXbox's Scores

  • Games
For 1,565 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 76% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 20 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
1,565 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but great co-op gameplay and solid action keep this title on point.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Capcom has provided players with a package that rivals any other fighter on the market and surpasses the best of them in terms of presentation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A fast, fun, pedal to the metal racing game that you would have to be in a coma not to have a blast playing.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the most exciting and intense racers to date. The speed, action, and crashes are so amazing that it’s mind-boggling.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With one of the deepest character development games ever made and easy controls, the volleyball aspect of DOAX comes off without a hitch... Did I mention the "oh my God" looking graphics that will wow any console owner out there?
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is so quickly apparent that the gameplay makes Top Spin as good as it is and so damn addicting.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    There is no question that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has what it takes in terms of gameplay, graphics, and audio to be one of the top five Xbox titles ever. Only the sands of time will tell if it has a theme interesting enough for people to justify a purchase.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With the new modes of play, and astonishing online play, it will be nearly impossible for any other franchise this year to touch Sega’s masterpiece.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Only NFL Fever 2004 will give you the option of taking your game beyond your console and allowing you to participate in a virtual league like never before.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Personally, I really enjoy the authenticity and realism involved with Madden's superior AI and gameplay feel. The hardcore Madden fans will love the subtle tweaks, fixes and upgrades throughout the entire game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    There are times when the story of KotOR II seems head and shoulders above that of the first game, and other times it just chugs along like a bad novel. Luckily there are far more highlights than lowlights...Sorry "Fable," this is the RPG of the year on the Xbox.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    To sum it up, anybody who considers themselves a gamer should own a copy of Black Arrow; it's simply that good.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    For those looking for a variety of online modes, great graphics, and technically accurate five-on-five play, ESPN 2K5 is the only way to go.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Prowling the shadows in search of your next victim has never been more fun, thanks to the plethora of gadgets and maneuvers at Sam's disposal. However, the online multiplayer modes leave much to be desired.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Overall I'm not just impressed with the game as it's presented, but I'm also impressed knowing that one guy did pretty much all of it. That blows me away as I'm sure it will do to you too when you get a true feeling of the style, the story, the over-the-top action and replayability that lies beyond the opening menu.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Put simply, Dead or Alive 4 is the best fighter Team Ninja has ever put together and it is easily the best looking game to play on the Xbox 360 in it’s early stages.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Even though you won't have the staggering number of gadgets and gear at your disposal, you'll likely still have a blast. Even those of us who were huge fans of the multiplayer action in Chaos Theory came around after a few games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It takes a bit of getting used to, as most puzzlers of this kind are, but before long you’re rocking and rolling with it. And your friends and family might not be able to pry it out of your hands until you drop from exhaustion.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Battlefield: Bad Company knows what it wants to do and does it. The gameplay is simple and easy to wrap your mind around, but opens up to a lot of different strategies. The explosions are visceral and fun, and the game looks great too.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s so immersive and satisfying to sling lead at an infinite number of creepy, crawly zombies! It’s not particularly deep, but there are far more moments that’ll make you grin goofily and move tensely to the edge of your seat.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    No, it won’t be for everyone, but for the player who wants to jump into something different or who already knows the Super Puzzle Fighter gameplay and wants to enjoy it on the Xbox 360, this is a wonderful addition.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The new modes (Battle of the Bands, for instance), expanded online functionality and large song library offer a lot for players to do. Otherwise, nothing in the fundamental gameplay has changed.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It combines fun gameplay with an absolutely exquisite appearance - not going too far to one side or the other that it dilutes form over function, or vice versa.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Between the Story Mode, Challenge Rooms and myriad hidden items (that are more compelling than in most games), there’s a lot of entertainment in Arkham Asylum.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A really pure gaming experience that will undoubtedly split gamers on the issue. Some will hate the controls, others will love them. Some will be bored with the game’s repetition, others will be enthralled by it. Some will love the voice acting, others will be on the right side of that issue. No matter. Prince of Persia is a gorgeous piece of work that may just pull more people into gaming by being as fun and easy as it is beautiful.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For the rest of the loony bracket heads out there—those that would never buy a retail version of a college basketball game but follow the tourney religiously—NCAA Basketball 09: March Madness Edition is the best ten dollars that you could ever spend in the month of March.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The gameplay is exceedingly simple.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The minor passing difficulty, negligible graphical stumbles and tough learning curve don't detract from the sheer quality of this basketball simulator.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    My two biggest complaints are 1.) there are not enough quests in total and 2.) the choices you make do not affect the overall outcome of the story that much. Even though I truly enjoyed playing through Fable twice, I still can help but feel a little bit let down by the scope. This was an adventure that I didn't want to end, yet it did far too soon.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While Stranger's Wrath doesn't really break new ground it does present players with a much different Oddworld experience then we've become used to. The way in which the gameplay blurs the various genres it pulls from is a nice touch that keeps things from becoming too straight forward.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It is very simple to recommend this game to anybody that is a mid-level or below racing game fan. There is mucho gameplay content, great online playability and features, and amazing graphics encoded on the RalliSport Challenge disc, making it one of the more entertaining racing games for the Xbox.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There is still a bit of linear gameplay in the single player mode which could be a bit more in depth and dynamic, but as it is, blowing stuff up has never been more fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The intriguing plot, open-ended gameplay and fantastic visuals makes Mercenaries the entire package and the first must-have Xbox title of 2005.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The mixture of first and third-person gaming has been done in a slick enough manner so that melee and projectile combat blend together nearly seamlessly.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I recommend that former FIFA fans that have been turned off by the recent versions to check 2005 out - you may be surprised at how many gameplay and graphical elements that EA Canada nailed into the upper corner of the goal.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This game has everything a racing fan could ever want. What it lacks in graphical delivery the audio department and sense of speed more then make up for.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Total Punch Control gets even better with the addition of Haymaker punches. The Career mode and mini cutman and Training games make for a fun, off-the-cuff experience. A bit more functionality online would be nice.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A fine blend of platforming and combat. Silken-smooth control set makes you want to play until the fingers are raw.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There's so much to love about Winning Eleven 9 it's almost a shame that it's such an aesthetically unattractive package. Once you dig a bit deeper and get past the crummy music and lackluster visuals and presentation you'll find one of the best sports games of the year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With an excellent versus play, an addictive Puzzle mode, and a strategic chess mode, MK: Deception is chock full of solid gameplay. Add to this a decent campaign mode which is a necessity for cool unlocks, and you have yourself a certified console fighting classic.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game is engaging and atmospheric, and you'll find yourself compelled to explore every inch of it just to see what it offers.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There are issues that need fixed – online being the most severe – but that doesn't undermine the fact that it's still an incredibly fun game to play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward has created a PC game for the 360 (with better graphics than the PC version to boot) and managed to include not only next-gen sounds and graphics, but also gameplay features that were basically impossible on the old hardware.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is as solid as its predecessors, the online support is some of the best out there, and the graphics and audio rival most other Xbox 360 titles.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fight Night Round 3 should be considered the first real sports game to grace the Xbox 360. EA’s other efforts were fine in areas, but it Fight Night Round 3 is the most complete next-gen sports game of the whole lot.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another very cool and nostalgic online treat is the Quarter Match mode that allows players to relive the days of lining up quarters waiting to take on the winner of any match in “I got next” style competition. The online lobby displays a coin/icon for each player along with their Gamertag and the order in which they are in line to play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s nice to see a shooter with a fresh premise, which changes up the strategy you’ll use to get your best results.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But for every slight slip-up or apparent wrong in Crackdown, there’s a laundry list of perfection and general right that makes this title nearly impossible to put down - like some sort of digital crack.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliant physics, handling and damage engine are well utilized in this be-all,-end-all ode to four-wheel dirt racing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the time this was released, it blew people's minds and nearly everyone played it. The innovation doesn't hold a candle to today's games, but it carries over nicely as an Arcade title.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Halo Wars is undoubtedly fun; one just worries if it’s not enough for one group of gamers and too much for another. If you’re part of that middle ground like I believe I am, then you’ll love Halo Wars as much as I did.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite having a host of different attacks at your disposal, DMC4’s controls are surprisingly fluid and easy to pick up. The only major flaw comes from the game’s sometimes screwy camera, which can throw the player off his game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a great warm-up before Street Fighter IV is unleashed, look no further than Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The kind of logical thinking it requires of you in the forensic mode is unheard of in action games.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truly innovative in the areas of user interface, art direction, online integration and vehicle damage, Need for Speed ProStreet is the most complete hardcore tuner-style game ever conceived, and is only a framerate fix away from being the best street racer ever for the Xbox 360.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simple, easy-to-use controls are marred only by the game’s sometimes atrocious handling of the camera.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Madden NFL 08 certainly isn’t perfect, it’s damn near close. The on-field action is stellar, thanks largely to a buttery smooth framerate and one of the best animation systems seen in a sports game to date. You’ll stay busy with the Franchise and Superstar mode for a good deal of time, and the impeccable online netcode will ensure that you’ll have an excellent experience on Xbox Live.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finishing Darksiders was one of those great reliefs quickly followed by a refreshed desire to play it again.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More precise skate speed control and a revised skill stick make NHL 08 an icy-hot dream.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My immersion in the gameplay experience is a good part of why this review is going up a bit later than planned. I often had a tough time pulling myself away from the playing to write this up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Borderlands is one of the year’s most enjoyable games, and I highly recommend it—even to those who may not like shooters or RPGs, because there’s a lot to like from this interesting hybrid.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SNK’s long line of fighting games are classics for a reason. With Fatal Fury Special pretty much being the benchmark of the early fighters (not to mention the harbinger for the modern-day 3D fighters) it’s no surprise that this game rocks.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to Dead Space, the horror/survival genre is brimming with excitement. Dead Space’s release also marks the first time the RE series has looked vulnerable within its genre. Hmmm, maybe the term “extinction” is more than just some movie’s subtitle.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don’t let the blood and internal organs fool you: Ninja Gaiden II takes even greater skill to play efficiently than its predecessors.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every once in a while, a game comes along that really stands out in its genre, and Poker Smash is one of those games. By taking a generic formula and giving it a Vegas-like spin, Void Star Creations has put together a truly unique and entertaining experience that earns it a spot right next to the big boys in the puzzle genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s hard to imagine a gamer not getting at least a few jollies form zipping around in Pure; and I don’t mean just racing genre gamers. That’s ‘E’ for Everyone– just like Pure’s ESRB rating. Moto-heads and racing nuts should be all over this one, as should fans of all games extreme in nature.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blowing stuff up is one of the cornerstones of this game, and it’s made especially more enjoyable by the advanced physics engine Volition uses. You’ve read about it in every single preview of the game to date, but in actual practice, the Geo-mod engine is quite impressive.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game’s unique spin on a classic formula, coupled with a difficulty level sure to challenge even the most hardcore gamers, make the game an experience just waiting to scratch your itchy trigger finger.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TiP is a unique, genre-bending title that may not be for everyone, but it pulls off what it intends to do masterfully. Its combination of creativity-encouraging gameplay, irresistible characters, and the addiction of crafting the absolute coolest garden—all complemented by candy-colored visuals—serve up hours of piñata-fueled fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beating all twenty levels of Sequence will give you an immense sense of accomplishment. Or at least I assume it will, I haven’t been able to do it yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As challenges go, it’s brutal, so be prepared what you’re in for. Of course, what you’re in for is a brilliantly realized XBLA game, with scads of replayability, a hot look and a commitment to its arcade roots—if the MIDI-based soundtrack doesn’t pump your heart rate up to 120 BPM, then maybe you should double check that you’re even alive—that deserves our deepest respect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of how many join your fight, you’ll find Castle Crashers a content-packed offering, brimming with replayability, buoyed by unlockable characters and just-one-more-level addiction. Plan on crashing plenty castles before the holiday rush.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If map modding, PC-worthy tech and the ability to make your own magic happen in a game (rather than waiting for the game to reveal its tricks) sound like you, then Far Cry 2 is the only way to hang-glide this holiday season.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those that cringe at the site of the arcade or 8-bit style of games on XBLA need to stay far, far away from Mega Man 9; the difficulty and overall replay value will not sit well with you. But for those that are simply in love with the Mega Man IP, or those that continually pull out the NES for old time’s sake, Mega Man 9 is one is a rare treat– a tasty morsel likened to the decades-later discovery of a previously unreleased recording from Zeppelin, or similar rock gods.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The visual style and animations, brilliant level design and well thought out puzzles equate to an overall gem of an Xbox Live Arcade game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA Bright Light did about as good a job as a team can do when working with the classic games of many of our childhoods. It’s a delicate job, but HFGN pulls off classic-board gaming with aplomb, while at the same time adding more video game-centric modes to each title.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, Flock comes with an intricate and powerful level editor for easily building new challenges and sharing them with others, which makes for easily building of the 50-level library that comes with the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best golf game that an MS console has ever seen. Could still use a few engine tweak, however.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA Bright Light did about as good a job as a team can do when working with the classic games of many of our childhoods. It’s a delicate job, but HFGN pulls off classic-board gaming with aplomb, while at the same time adding more video game-centric modes to each title.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA Bright Light did about as good a job as a team can do when working with the classic games of many of our childhoods. It’s a delicate job, but HFGN pulls off classic-board gaming with aplomb, while at the same time adding more video game-centric modes to each title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA Bright Light did about as good a job as a team can do when working with the classic games of many of our childhoods. It’s a delicate job, but HFGN pulls off classic-board gaming with aplomb, while at the same time adding more video game-centric modes to each title.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Shift is excellent in concept and flawless in execution. It’s nothing less that the next great racing simulator to grace the Xbox 360.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Madden 10 eclipses last-year’s effort in content, realism and value. Gameplay? Well, that’s more of a wash when compared to last year, and gameplay holds a lot of weight.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it’s abundantly-clear that SIE is an ode to the original, it’s also thankfully apparent that its creators did their homework on what makes a successful modern video game, too.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the excellent blend of both arcade and pro-accurate MLB components, to the strength of the audio and graphics, The Bigs 2 is a player.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s just plain fun, with the presentation adding to the entertainment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ’Splosion Man is not for the weak, or the uncalloused of thumb. But if you do have the druthers to give it a whirl, you’re going to find yourself playing one of the most addictive and challenging games to come out on XBLA so far. To put it simply, it’s a blast.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K10 matches up well to Live when it comes to presentation and the standard expectations of features. But when it comes to basic on-court mechanics, NBA 2K10 wins this one in a laugher.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pinnacle of design for tower-defense games, and not just because of its fancy Gamebryo-powered 3D graphics. It’s challenging and complex without breaking the same simple rules that all tower-defense games follow, even the most unsophisticated ones. Taking a simple yet classic game design, then adding depth and polish to it, is probably the purest way to make a great game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The tables are near perfect re-creations of the Williams originals—not only in look and feel, but in how they play. I was stunned at the quality and entertainment value.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DJ Hero 2's gameplay is better, the mixes are fantastic and getting the ability to creatively control your own freestyles make it an experience worth exploring. It's extremely gratifying to cut back and forth between two songs at your own discretion and create something that sounds simply awesome.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'd put it ahead of World at War but behind Modern Warfare 1 & 2, to talk recent history.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is atmospheric, creepy and exciting throughout.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The upgrades to both the visuals and audio plus the all-in-one price of $49.99 make the GTA Double Pack one of the best values in videogame history.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jet Set Radio Future will be a game that future developers use as the epitome of a product that includes top notch planning and imagination all in one package.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fact that the game is just so massive brings warm feelings to my heart. The character interaction in the game, joined with an amazing guild system and easy to menus and controls will allow you to get deeply involved.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I was encaptured by this game right from the start and I haven't put it down since I received my copy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the graphics are beautiful, the damage system is unbelievable, and the audio is right-on, the career mode is what really carries Pro Race Driver across the finish line. The amount of detail and attention Codemasters put into this mode is untouched by any other console racing game to date.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite possibly, one of the best games available on any console. THIS is what happens when games are Xbox-exclusive.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are some of the best seen on any console to date and the controls are just as dandy. Throw in the multiplayer, sim mode, and personal customizations available and THQ’s Moto GP is a keeper for any racing fan out there.