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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Every so often a rare title comes along that is so exceptional, so impressive that it’s nearly impossible to find a flaw. ESPN NBA Basketball is one of those games. For b-ball fans there is simply no other game with this level of depth, and for non-basketball fans it’s an excellent opportunity to learn the game, become acquainted with the players and experience the most realistic simulation of the NBA experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Hoops stronger in presentation, graphics, and management but "Madness" being better in gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The only gripe I have is the lack of a fully customizable control scheme. With playing all the various available football games, it becomes a nuisance to get used to each game's specific control scheme.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the best values when considering that it fully supports Live and System Link play, has HD graphics support, and one of the best audio tracks ever laid down in a video game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While there are some issues with subtly repetitive gameplay modes, the difficulty level problem, and the occasional cheap computer AI, the overall game is an extremely solid first effort by Microsoft Game Studios.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The single-player Bad Fur Day is platforming genius, although it still slightly suffers from a few of the same issues that plagued it on the N64. The multiplayer modes are incredibly fun once you get passed frustrating learning curve.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Even though Xbox was screwed out of online support yet again, anyone who is a fan of soccer will enjoy this title thoroughly, and find a lot of depth worth hours of play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A perfect example of how attention to detail can make an average game much more than the norm. First-person shooters are nothing new, and even though Finest Hour doesn't really introduce any groundbreaking aspects into the gaming world it does show just how well crafted a video game can be, blurring the line between gaming and cinema.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    150 playable characters, an absolutely nuts map editor, eleven online multiplayer types, a Challenge and Arcade mode; the list goes on for this refreshing spin on the borderline ho-hum first-person shooter genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game isn’t that much different five-on-five style, but the inclusion of online play and cool new game modes puts it over the top. The Dunk Contest in itself is worth the price of admission.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The ability to play versus, mix-matched style with characters from various coin-ops is a great twist to a classic compilation, and the chance to do all of this online makes the pie that much sweeter.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Still has a gameplay engine that rivals anything out there and gives the best overall experience of actually playing in a big league game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Most of MLB 2K5 feels next generation; only small bits of the AI and physics engine need any pine tar.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you love anything with four wheels and an internal combustion engine, then you can't afford to miss out on ToCA Race Driver 3.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you just want to play soccer with a bunch of no names, it's "Winning Eleven" all the way. But if you have even an inkling of playing with any of the pro world's best or any official squads, then you can't really go wrong with FIFA 06 Soccer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I had a lot of fun playing the dunk contest in "NBA Live 2005," but I couldn't really get deep into the actual games. This is not so in NBA Live 06. I'm thoroughly enjoying the actual season games this time around and I have to attribute most of this love to the Freestyle Superstar system.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Some great gameplay innovations and the standard offering of online play are hampered only by a few AI missteps and some problematic animation sets. The 24/7 and Association modes join together to offer a solid amount of gameplay for fans of any brand of basketball.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Rock-solid gameplay engine artfully recreates the college hoop experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is the most complete football game that we've ever played, and it really feels as though the NCAA Football series is truly hitting its stride.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Wonderful direction, excellent storytelling, and a compelling plot. The gameplay is good enough to hold its own within the cinematic confines and actually does its fair share to charge the story forward.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An almost perfect blend of great control and deep gameplay that will meet any college hoop fan’s criteria.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Short, short, short. The game can be completed in less than 10 hours and there is little reason to play through again even with the additional gameplay modes. There are a few tough levels, but overall Max Payne 2 isn’t too difficult.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Like Saints Row II, but bigger. The game concentrates on giving you fun, which helps mask some of the flaws. Saints Row: The Third may not have a huge improvement in terms of mechanics over its predecessors, but it is far more fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    HOUND building is borderline therapeutic. Slow in areas, but never for trivial reasons.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The online and offline integration is well done, the car lineup is solid, and the graphics are above average. There’s also a good amount of gameplay jammed onto the disc.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Part puzzle game, part platformer, and part competitive multiplayer action title, Marble Blast Ultra is a good value for players wanting a quick dosage of fun without getting tied up into a marathon gaming session.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The astounding level of variety that is packed into the game is wonderful to see.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you've played one Call of Duty game, you know exactly what to expect from this one. Of course, that's not necessarily a bad thing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you're looking for an intense shooter that will occasionally scare the living crap out of you, F.E.A.R. is exactly what the doctor ordered. Thanks to some excellent visuals and sound design, this is one game that will have you peeking around corners and stopping in your tracks every time your flashlight's battery dies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The development team has added tons of excellent new features, from the new trick system to the improved Gamebreaker mechanic, without taking away any of the stuff that made the previous titles so great.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Silky smooth graphics accompany spot-on controls.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Hexic 2’s addition of other pieces will make it a bit more playable, though Black Pearls are still going to be a challenge if you don’t already know how to get them. As well, the inclusion of Battle Mode adds a great platform for competitive gamers.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Rez HD is a real blast, but more so for those who aren’t familiar with the original game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While it's hard to fully judge GRID compared to other racing games that feature heavy vehicle modification, the on-road manners of Codies' affair can hang with the best of ’em.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While it’s easy to find other fighting games that do a portion of their action better than Undisputed, not many games are as technically solid across the board, while still delivering some type of feeling or visceral dynamic. Hmmm…sounds like a UFC contender to me: Strong in many disciplines, weak in few areas and filled with a burning desire to be the best.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you’re into strategy games, you might find A Kingdom for Keflings a bit light on your abilities. Just the same, even the best strategist could enjoy a fun workout like this, which is often more like a Rube Goldberg machine that needs constantly changing parts to be integrated in for it to work correctly.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The coolest offering is a Metallifacts overlay for all Metallica songs: When you play one, you get the in-game Metallica characters playing the song, but text comes up every few seconds to give you some trivia about the particular song, such as reminiscences from the band or inspirations for that tune or the lyrics. I’m not a big Metallica fan, but I was fascinated by some of what I read.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It’s not a great game, and the presentation is definitely secondary to the gameplay, but it’ll keep you occupied for hours.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Even though FF2 could be stronger, it does come equipped, like the rest of the PopCap Arcade Volume 2 compilation, with co-op action and multiplayer party games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There’s no question that Activision and Neversoft aren’t content to sit back and just release new songs—or release new major titles in the GH franchise that have trivial or negligible feature offerings.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This XBLA game signals a shift into something more hardcore video gamers could get behind: an action game that requires an itchy trigger finger to complement an itchy brain. With some exciting shooter action, solid strategy gameplay and a uniquely satisfying art style for the overall presentation, Toy Soldiers is proof of what XBLA was meant to do: bring us casual games in a hardcore games package.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    MVP 2004 mixes both player control and stats in a way that makes the gamer feel in control of the finer points of a player that already has a rated ability; in control of an X factor if you will...The unique gameplay feel along with the crater-deep Dynasty Mode makes MVP 2004 the best baseball game to date on any system.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The multiplayer maps are gorgeous but tend to be too large for small team battles. Ghost Recon 2 is one of the best shooters of 2004 and a worthy successor to the previous games in the series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The story may not make total sense, but the action is fresh and furious. Gamers well versed in the ways of the Flawless Victory should get a kick out of Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks as well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is a better overall game than the "Underground" series, with more depth on the pavement and in the garage. The presentation factor has also gone up tenfold, along with a serious improvement in graphical quality.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A great game engine plus a web slinger equals a damn fine game. Venom and Carnage need their own games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    EA has proven that they still believe in the original Xbox, as Fight Night Round 3 is a solid, full-featured title that is worth the money.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The core gameplay elements of this SKU are down-pat, which makes the extra features such as Superstar mode that much more enjoyable. I can overlook the lack of online leagues or dazzling graphics for a stout basic foundation, which this title certainly has.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Guys and gals that got off on "T.H.U.G." will also find a lot of gameplay value here since they will be able to dig deep into the lengthy Career Mode. Gamers jonesing for the return of the motocross track editor, a la "Excitebike," will want to check it out as well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Nothing Crysis 2 has to offer will revolutionize the genre but the customizability of the nanosuit and multiple ways to play the game make it a unique experience for every person who plays.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The helmet-cam is a revelation of exciting perspective in a genre who's main innovations come in the form of physics-tweaking or creative power-ups on the arcade side of things.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a competitive tower defence/strategy hybrid game, Toy Soldiers: Cold War is tough to put down.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It’s just a goofy contest with about three dozen puzzling levels to keep you occupied and entertained for a while.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One of the best reasons for buying a game like Catan on XBLA—which comes with a cost of 800 Microsoft Points or about $10—is that you don’t have to know the rules and procedures that well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It’s nice to see a classic remade instead of simply repackaged, especially when a great deal of respect has been paid to the original game in the reconstruction.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Wet
    Just when you thought the third-person action/shooter genre was running thin on style, Wet has come along and shaken things up for the better.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Creatively, it’s all good. And you couldn’t have asked for more things to do in a game. It’s like a ginormous buffet of junk food. So bad but so good. I think I’ve found this year’s ultimate guilty pleasure. Funny thing is, I’m not feeling that guilty about it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While the developers definitely misfired with the Lock-on D mechanics, the new animation system changes the gameplay quite a bit, as does the ability to learn how to run plays on the fly. The game's lasting legacy may be the introduction of an emotional element to the Association mode.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    So, yes, the future does indeed looks bright for FIFA 09, but with UEFA EURO 2008 currently on the shelves, the future also happens to be right now.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Varying levels of seriousness in the users that gather to play 3 on 3 NHL Arcade in ranked or unranked online matches creates a fresh, party-style atmosphere that works within the confines of XBLA.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    OutRun raises the bar for the series, with better visuals and more functionality than its disc-based predecessors. While OutRun may be more like “drag” racing than road racing for those who have experienced its cars and roads before, it’s easily worth the asking price to new fans of the series and to those who plan on exploring its multiplayer modes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Solid, and worth a look by both the experienced fighting game fan as well as those brawling neophytes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Has enough great looking textures to knit a quilt. You will be able to make out the grass, and even the line paint on the grass. The turf looks like turf, not just a brighter shade of grass.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A little sluggish in the graphical department. While in no way is this game painful to look at there are just some minor things that kept it from being a visually stunning title.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Flows like silk. The action is fast paced and high scoring.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The multitude of gameplay options also makes this one of the most customizable racing/driving games available.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you bought "DOA Beach Volleyball," do yourself a favor and redeem yourself by exchanging it for Outlaw Volleyball. For the rest of you out there that consider yourselves sports fans, ad this one to your collection for a few laughs and some fierce competitive spirit with lots of trash talking good fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Hands down, this is one of the best Star Wars titles to date.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A much better title than its original, and even though we got through it, we have already begun our second round to build up our characters and unlock all the goodies the game has to offer.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Gives me that feeling when my favorite college team wins the game with a last second three-pointer, every single time I play it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It comes with endless options and modes that are sure to keep you busy for hours and hours. With the Franchise mode alone, you could still be playing it in ten years with an unbelievable winning streak and setting new all-time records.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This title does a great job of adding familiar elements of platforming and first-person shooter titles to an intense fast-paced action game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The multitude of careers and social interactions provide plenty of longevity, and the new format of the two player split-screen play is a nice touch.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    MX Unleashed, however, has a lot more tracks available for those who don’t want to make their own. The nod for gameplay goes to MX Unleashed as the controls are more responsive and the overall play is more fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The series is turning towards the likes of "Madden," with realism being added into every nook and cranny of the game. The greatest strength NHL 2004 holds is that it brings back the game of hockey the way it was meant to be played...physical and tight scoring.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The "grudges and alliances" mode alone makes the game above and beyond any racing sim out there in terms of AI.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The contrasting abilities of Sphinx and the Mummy make this a true two character game and not simply the same character with a different model and textures.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A must have for fans of the films and a great multiplayer game for shooter fans as well. Battlefront does suffer a few design flaws that include a weak single-player section, poor AI at times, and a lack of an underlying continuity between battles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With gads of planes and missions, a moving story mode, and total multiplayer functionality, Heroes of the Pacific sets it apart from the competition and puts this into the "worth owning" category.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It is essentially the same game as last year operating with a few notable tweaks, but still delivers a rock-solid college basketball experience. Gamers who want to take their skills online will definitely need to snatch this one up.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Worthwhile additions such as Trick Stick control, enhanced Gamebreakers, and a Dunk Contest show that EA wasn't resting on their laurels in the offseason.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The emphasis in Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is on the complete experience, which just so happens to include a more scripted, movie-like gameplay experience. If you don't like the more "on rails" M.O. in your war game, then you may want to look elsewhere.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Whether you are looking for some great single player combat, cooperative gameplay or a ton of detailed multiplayer modes, Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike has something to offer everyone and it will only set you back thirty bucks to join in on the action.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Keep in mind that QUAKE 4 for the PC laughs at most computers, but runs virtually without a hitch on the Xbox 360; a no-brainer when taking into account the price of admission for this level of PC-quality gaming.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a bit more time and experience, the NBA 2K series will be an unstoppable, next-generation force that cannot be contained, even with the industry’s best D’ing up.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Graphic ho’s will also marvel at how Ubisoft Romania managed to make each frame of action look like a professional oil painting depicting the harsh but strangely beautiful skies of WWII.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Unless comical mischief is disallowed in your household, Outpost Kaloki X is a great family game that can teach the kiddies about resource management and making (instead of spending) money at an early age.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For roughly about $10, this is a no-brainer for puzzle gamers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Find another game that makes gamers anew to it feel like they’ve been playing it for years, and the masters feel as if they’ve never played before. This is the engine talking to you, thus making Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis a true triumph as an implement for having fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the Xbox 360 version doesn’t pack the same amount of features or overall depth that the Xbox version does it’s still a truly next-gen football offering that is definitely worth your time and money. The visuals alone, as long as you’re playing on a solid HD set, are worth the sixty bucks at times.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sure, there are issue like the A.I., clipping, and sketchy hit detection, but for the most part, this game speaks to the legions of WWE fans out there- loud and clear.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For a small outlay of MS points, Frogger captures that old school feel that will bring many a gamer back to the quarter stacking days. The controls are tight, the updated graphics are snazzy, and the online options are pretty nifty.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A solid battle system is flanked hour after hour by attention-grabbing cutscenes and cinematics. Fun to watch, fun to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Just as solid as the gameplay in Assault Heroes is the way in which it looks. This is what an arcade-style shooter on a next-gen platform should look like.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fans of the series, new or old, will get a kick out of playing as familiar ships or important accomplices in episodes from the boob tube. General sci-fi buffs will dig the pick-up-and plink nature of Battlestar Galactica as well, and may just come away as fans of the cult-classic series due to Auran’s faithfulness to the IP.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While this year's iteration fell just a bit short of greatness, we'll just have to wait to see if the game strikes the Heisman in during its junior year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The majority of the puzzles occupy that zone between "challenging" and "frustrating," so you shouldn't feel bad if you get fed up with it every once in a while. I noticed that stepping away from the game when I was stuck usually helped me out, since it gave my brain a little time to solve the puzzle or approach it from a new direction.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For a small-byte Xbox Live Arcade title, Mad Tracks packs some serious horsepower under its hood. The single-player campaign and multiplayer areas are closer to what you would find in a standalone title, and the amount of event types and variance among them keeps Mad Tracks fresh, yet it’s still easy to pick-up-and-play in true party game fashion.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s a solid piece of gaming history brought back to the fore by a publisher and developer with an eye for modern flair. It’s not overdeveloped or taken in such a different direction that it loses sight of the fun and appeal the original game offered.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Anyone who was a fan of the coin-op original, who was letdown by the NES version, should be more than pleased with what has been carried over to Xbox Live Arcade.