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 Drake of the 99 Dragons
Score distribution:
1,565 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game features so much fun, revolutionary gameplay I am only praying that this is not the developers last game. Throw in the damn mature rating and this game is a surefire winner.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If repetitive slaughtering of the innocent by punching a few buttons is what you're looking for, then True Crime isn't the title for you. But you other guys really can't go wrong if you're looking for an action/adventure with riveting, twisting, non-linear storyline, advanced move sets, solid graphics, and a sweet audio track.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s nice to see those of us who own the best hardware benefit from titles that actually push its limits; this seems to be the antithesis to many developer’s strategies, but one that will keep me an Eidos fan for a long time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arguably the best football game on the market.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those of you who like to be creeped out, wigged out, or just plain scared, I can't recommend Fatal Frame enough. It uses just about all the senses to weave together a highly unsettling and downright scary experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There have been few action adventure games that pull of the perfect blend of gameplay, storyline and presentation that Otogi manages to do. From Software did their homework in regards to the control scheme and overall gameplay mechanics.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’m still in awe that the game could be so vastly improved, yet still be as fun as the original.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gives you a bit more "professionalism" than the arcade feel of SSX so it’s a nice blend of arcade fun and authenticity.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FPS fans looking for a killer single-player campaign will get just that. Players hoping for yet another awesome multiplayer shooter on the Xbox other than "Halo" won't find what they are looking for in DOOM 3, and they will just have to wait for "Quake 4" to get their fix.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So good, at times it can be too much to take. When it comes to football games, it simply doesn’t get any better than this folks. Whether you’re a casual or die hard fan of football, spend the money and build a college dynasty on your Xbox.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is truly unique when coupled with the uber-peripheral and the unique community of dedicated players. The one nice thing about Line of Contact is that the price of entry almost guarantees that there will be a strong community of gamers years down the road.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is certainly one of the most innovative games on the Xbox and one that even non-military buffs should check out. I have a feeling this is just the start of an exceptional series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new story mode takes the genre in another direction that is engaging but still keeps the tried-and-true Tony Hawk goodness intact. If you love the series then you are going to cream over Tony Hawk’s Underground.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredible game. The GotY Edition will give previous Morrowind fanatics a few more reasons to dust off their character, and at the discount price, it offers a great chance for those whom may not have played it to jump right in.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those that take a chance on Otogi 2 will find a unique and beautiful hack-n-slash title that sprinkles in plenty of variation thanks to some limited RPG-like upgrades, diverse playable characters, and a challenging story mode.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Xbox’ers are getting the strongest version of this unique product by far. Kudos to the team over at Mix Max for creating such a thorough application that is also totally user friendly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great game with absolutely stunning visuals, intriguing gameplay, and a cool story, but it may not be everybody's cup of tea in terms of its new dank look or hard-edged feel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far above average car handling physics combined with true rally-style online racing allows CMR 05 to dominate last year's game. It's a tough game to beat for thirty bones. Some may complain about the floaty physics.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The online play and custom soundtrack options are in place, the gameplay is spot-on, the graphics are some of the best you will find in any genre, and the ESPN presentation is the cherry on top.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn't a game anyone is going to simply pick up, press the gas and work their way through. MotoGP 3 is a game that will test a player's ability to balance speed, physics and raw skill in order to work their way to the championship.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You will be hard-pressed to find a more "complete" game than The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction... One of the best action/adventures of the year and a strong candidate for the best comic book videogame ever made.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Better than the original in almost every way, which says a lot for LucasArts' and Pandemic's commitment to their legion of fans. Space battle and playable Jedi are reason enough to run out and buy Star Wars Battlefront II, but 32 player online matches don't hurt either.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The traffic checking keeps the wheel-to-wheel racing quite fresh, and the whole aerial portion of Crash Junction makes it more challenging and therefore more fun (for most of us).
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, it's the best football game they have made to date, but it's hard to gauge how it has advanced compared to the competition, for as previously mentioned, there is no competition.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The weight of the game increases quite a bit with the addition of The Lost Chapters so fans who were deterred from a purchase when the first game was released now should have all the reason they need to go pick up a copy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bonus DVD and extra modes help justify a paltry asking price that really needs little justification.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I've been a die-hard "Winning Eleven" fan for some time now, but my allegiance to Konami's famed series has taken a hit. FIFA 07 Soccer is the best EA soccer game to date, coming very close to the refinement of the WE series, and even eclipsing it in many areas.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Custom Baller options are extremely deep and the visuals are stunning in 720p. Even though this is primarily a one-on-one game, NBA Ballers shines when you have a crew.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Midway's selections are not only well thought out but they also perform as flawlessly as possible given the hardware and peripheral differences.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, the game is more unrealistic than not, and it doesn’t look that pretty, but for outright console fun, the game is way up there. The combination of an endless supply of cool unlockables and semi-challenging gameplay is hard to discount, and makes it far easier to look past Tiger Woods PGA 2005’s flaws.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is this flexibility which keeps Bastion fresh from beginning to end.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Did I enjoy this game? Absolutely. Did it scare the crap out of me at times? 100%. Was there a real feeling of survival horror (as opposed to just jumping-scares) that has been sadly lacking from other contemporary zombie games? You bet.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NHL 12 offers a ton of options and improves on key areas like control, artificial intelligence and the number of game modes.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Solid gunplay combined with powerful but balanced Nanosuit abilities, plus plenty of replayability thanks to the open nature of many of the game's levels.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've had the urge to sneak around in Snakes shoes once more than heed the call. The Metal Gear Solid is the standard by which future HD collections should be judged.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great bang-for-buck ratio happening right here. An engaging, well-written story with gameplay that is just as accessible to casuals as it is challenging for the hardcore, Trine 2 will give you an experience that will leave you with a look of satisfaction on your face all the way through.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A source of great entertainment that is easy to pick up. Whether you're a dedicated Marvel fanatic or just someone who likes pinball, you shouldn't have too much trouble enjoying the game. For 800 Microsoft Points, or roughly $2.50 per table, it's not only cheap, but lots of fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NFL Blitz is one of the best, if not the best arcade sports experiences on the market.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love any or all of the following - RPGs, rich fantasy worlds, action games - Reckoning is a rich action RPG with a deep narrative, even deeper character customization, and plenty of content right out of the box. Go get this game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A massive step in the right direction for the series, and helps repair some of the damage done to the brand's reputation over the past few years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SSX
    There's nothing better than completing a multi-million point combo after tricking off of a helicopter while being chased by a massive avalanche – it's reasons like this that we're happy to say, "Welcome back, SSX, we've missed you."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The presentation is top-notch, the game feels like you want it to never end while you're playing it, and the multiplayer gives it longevity that will stick around for a good while.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spelunky is probably not for everyone. For all my attempts to romanticize the game's difficulty, it still demands patience from its players, and that might be too much for some. Those that stick it out though, or have an affinity for similar punishing trials like Dark Souls or Super Meat Boy, will find a game that rewards the time you spend with it with nearly infinite amounts of replayability. It all adds up to make Spelunky the best port of a mining related indie PC game to hit the Xbox.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The RPG elements and advanced combo system immerse players into the game - letting them make Death into their own unique killing machine. Improved NPC interactions and side quests make this larger world feel not so bland and desolate. Darksiders II outshines its predecessor in almost every aspect.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Strangely, I’ve been having more fun with the game since I finished it than I did when I was trying to. Maybe that says something about the game, maybe that says something about life. But now I have all the time in the world to sleep with whores, buy properties, explore lost dungeons and sign autographs for kids.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    I honestly didn’t know much about Carcassonne before I played it on XBLA, but the cozy format and computer control makes it a lot of unfettered fun. Sierra also promises that it’ll add some of the board game’s expansion as inexpensive downloads soon, which will extend the gameplay that much more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    In Midnight Club: Los Angeles’s case, the engine behind its essence—Rage—is good enough to make this title a standout, even though it isn’t particularly packed with genre-inspiring features. While this may be a letdown for those early-adopting, cutting-edge types, those who rank “go” above the “show” in the list of their racing-game prerequisites will consider Midnight Club: Los Angeles a real cream puff.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The wireless controller and online gameplay are nicely engineered. Beyond that, it’s mostly in the same vein as the previous Guitar Hero games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An awesome, visceral experience, especially when enjoyed against a human opponent. It remains one of my personal favorites of the EA Sports lineup. I just hope that in the next iteration they can figure out where the magic went and infuse it back into the series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    For its first band-in-a-box release, GHWT does a good job of getting on the map. In my view, though it does some things better, it doesn’t quite reach the sheer playability and enjoyment of Rock Band’s two releases and its broad DLC catalog. Close, but not right alongside its competitor.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Battlestations: Pacific speaks to the ten-year-old in me who pored over illustrated coffee-table books about WWII weaponry and watched “Victory at Sea” instead of “Sesame Street.” For a military-porn aficionado like myself, Battlestations: Pacific is like heaven, despite some of its rather glaring flaws.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Beyond the licensing, WWE Legends of WrestleMania is a smartly-designed game that enables studio antics to be more approachable to the common gamer. The gameplay isn’t dumbed down to the point where hardcore wrestling fans will scoff at Legends either.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Skate 2 continues to raise the bar for skateboarding games, but it just wasn’t enough for draw the kinds of raves offered for the first game in the series.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It might not pick up an award for its revolutionary graphics or voice acting, but it should put a smile on your face at times and give you a teeth-gritting grimace at others.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Getting the music right was crucial, but so is the gameplay, and the developers really nailed it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Does a great job of blending elements of action, stealth, and driving to create one of the greatest Bond game ever, just after the all-time classic, Goldeneye. Everything or Nothing starts players off with a kick in the ass and doesn’t let up until the credits roll.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Regarding clean-cut, vibrant visuals, ESPN 2K5 is by far the best looking hockey game to date and it's nice to have the adjustable zoom camera back.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The combination of an intriguing campaign mode and large-scale multiplayer action for up to 24 players is hard to mess with, at least in terms of the late-model combat stuff.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's always a good sign when the toughest decision you have to make is what game mode to start with; such is the case with MX vs. ATV Unleashed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With a hearty single player experience, enough online goodies to shake a medieval sword at, and some pristine production quality to top it all enough, Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes equates to the perfect fix for those looking for a great action/strategy experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The story is fantastic and the way in which several characters interact and overlap in order to create a larger picture of what's happening is very well put together. The fact that players get to take part in each character's progression through the story is icing on the already great tasting cake.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Combined with a highly cinematic presentation supported by exciting gameplay and an innovative storyline that breaks new ground in the world of X-men, Activision's X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse is a must-have for anyone who tried the original game out and definitely something comic fans will want to check out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While the style of game isn't anything we haven't seen before, the implementation of a free-roaming environment and the scale of the environment all comes together for a fantastic gameplay experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Its cutesy image may not appeal to the hardcore crowd, but the core game is nearly flawless. It’s a game that you’ll want to continue playing – it doesn’t feel like “work”. The characters are imaginative, the visuals are outstanding, and the game is downright fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The co-op mode shows flashes of brilliance, and the number of options provided for online play is astounding. The core game plays much like any other FPS – a VERY pretty one at that.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a feature-packed game; one of those rare birds that feels like arcade gaming, but with that next-gen edge that helps to justify $400+ dollars of hardware.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is <I>the<I> basketball game to own this season...Only a few hiccups here and there stop this game from being perfect. The level of realism in the animations is astounding, but you can still have a fast-paced and fun basketball game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A visual treat; even more so than its immensely popular "Geometry Wars." The tweaked classic tracks may not be for everyone, but at least they tie into the gameplay, making Boom Boom Rocket a very unique offering in the ever-surprising lineup of Xbox Live Arcade games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A likeable mixture of wheel-to-wheel racing and extreme racing modes is sure to satisfy the Alpha-male motorsports fan. The A.I. is a bit suspect, however.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Without overly dumbing down the modern military sim fighter, Namco Bandai has managed to create a very accessible flying game that has all of the presentation bells and whistles of its big boy cousins.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Undertow is one of those rare surprises that at some times feels like a casual game—not because it’s easy to win, but because it’s easy to play—yet still delivers solid gameplay across its scope. And with Chair promising to support the game with new maps for players to download after its premiere, you have to expect that there’ll be reasons to dive into the Undertow ocean now and again.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A healthy mix of melee and gunplay, the stealth action is tried and true.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The sheer amount of features, including the Star Wars characters, makes Soulcalibur IV worth its premium asking price for those that adore this franchise. But it’s the synergistic power of these parts coming together that makes Soulcalibur IV a good recommendation to any player looking for a fresher take on the fighting game genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s hard to go wrong with Mutant Storm Empire for 800 Microsoft Points, eve if you have never played Reloaded. With stunning 3D graphics and the perfect blend of mindless and strategic twitch blasting, Mutant Storm Empire is a near perfect Halloween treat.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Taito has meticulously crafted each progressive level in Exit to be a mindbender, thus ruling out all possibilities of this title being a pushover. Throw in the fact that there are a staggering 220 levels in Exit, and you can easily see why puzzle freaks like us are clamoring over Mr. ESC and his hip antics.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bow to the artists that worked on Metal Slug 3: This is gaming art at some of its finest. The gameplay is up there among the better coin-op action games of all time, too, and it translates well to the Xbox 360 controller to boot.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    And even though it’s not exactly a major overhaul of the game, the improvements are great, the game looks great and it’s as fun as ever. Good job, EA.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Battlefield 1943 is truly a blast. Its stripped-down nature (though definitely not a no-frills release) means its easy to get into, and the high potential player count should have the servers filled with players for quite some time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While Dead Samurai’s gameplay could have used a bit more Dawn for it to truly shine, the visuals and overall presentation value makes this unique, indy-produced IP easily worth its 800-point asking price.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I think the old-school gameplay shines through in its new packaging. And for about a quarter of the price of a regular retail release, it’s still a good deal in a trying economy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    NHL 10 has a ton of gameplay modes, and the action is slick. Not perfect, but it does have a good flow and it’s fairly comprehensive in covering the sport.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While its visuals are astounding and the fighting action nearly as impressive, Blazblue is special because it feels complete. Aside from its paltry online functionality, Calamity Trigger will constantly remind you that a smart investment was made in a title sporting a high degree of luster. In other words, you’ll get the sense that you got your money’s worth…even if you just got your butt kicked.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, viewed generally as a piece of software, is finely crafted in every way, and it shows a great carefulness on the part of its developers to do right by the subject matter.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    NBA Live 10 shows continued improvement for the series. But in classic EA fashion, this feels incredibly iterative. The improvements of this latest iteration are impressive nonetheless, but it feels like a long road to one truly great basketball game to grace our consoles, a revolutionary and defining game of its genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Worms 2: Armageddon is the complete XBLA answer to the franchise that fans have been waiting for. Worms 2 is also good enough for me to recommend it to new fans of the series; even more so than the free PC demos floating about in cyberspace.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the best XBLA hack-and-slash classics ever to grace Xbox Live Arcade.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s incredibly easy to control, but in addition to the timing of hitting the button to drop the floor, you have the lot-building strategy as well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    PopCap and Square Enix have managed to find just the right amount to take from each of their strengths to make a game that’s easily accessible and instantly addictive.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The real game changer is the Multiplayer experience which brings a tense battle of paranoia to the forefront and rewards stealth over open-attacks. There are subtle techniques to be learned and to succeed you need to play smart.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The way the sun, street lights, and even other cars reflect off your car will amaze you. Each city, (San Francisco, Tokyo, London, New York City) is modeled as seen in real life, so you might recognize some of the places or buildings you are zipping by.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The graphics, while not exploiting all of the Xbox's power, look sharp. And the depth and replayability of this game is nearly limitless.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    "NFL 2K2" will be online for players to go at it via broadband connections, but NFL Fever 2003 is going to be my choice this year because of both the online support and the energy level combined with realism.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best basketball title on the Xbox right now...Great graphics, fantastic gameplay, and a very enjoyable online mode make this a keeper for every sports fanatic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Gladius is by far unmatched in terms of character control in the strategy/RPG genre. The only thing I would have wished for is more ability customization for characters in between class types.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The easy controls and deep season/CAW modes revived my love of wrestling videogames. The multiplayer aspects of Raw 2 really make this game able to go the distance, and single-player modes and options are a plenty.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Pitfall snagged me like a trophy bass. The gameplay is simple enough for any gamer to pick up, yet challenging for even seasoned gamers. The storyline and dialogue keeps things light-hearted while keeping the focus on the game&#146;s addictive gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Packed full of great new features, tons of new enemies, and a perfectly flowing storyline there is none better than Dark Alliance II. The graphics are stunning, the audio is brilliant, and the gameplay shows why Dark Alliance II is still at the top of the genre.