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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While this current FIFA is solid, EA still needs to put its best cleat forward and utilize this latest SKU as a stepping stone toward soccer game nirvana. FIFA Soccer 08 is, however, an authoritative crossover step in the right direction.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Somehow, the developers managed to take two distinct and different genres and blend them together into a seamless and wholly entertaining experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of those rare gems that stands the test of time, thanks to its near-flawless gameplay. And while the temptation must have been huge to overhaul the game for the next-gen release, it’s great to see that the SWOS developers didn’t cave to it. While the game may not be the prettiest game on the Marketplace, it’s certainly one of the most fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are myriad ways to get your hands on the games that are included on PopCap Arcade Volume 1, including cell phones and XBLA, but it’s nice to have a one disc solution for those that want to stay casual without downloading a single byte.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    N+
    One of those deceptively simple concepts that’s nearly impossible to put down.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    From start to finish, it’s a fun experience and deserves to be drafted into most gamers’ Xbox LIVE Arcade library.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What EA has shown in NCAA Football 09 is steady progress and a sincere desire to put out a better product than it did a year earlier. NCAA Football 09 definitely passes that test with flying colors.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yuke’s really stepped it up for WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009, with the pay off being the finest wrestling game for the HD systems to date. There are a few base gameplay anomalies that keep WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 from being a true champion, but the sheer quantity and quality of SmackDown vs. Raw 2009’s content, not to mention its WWE-perfect grandeur, makes the decision to grant the title belt to Yuke’s latest effort an easy one.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Simple gameplay, great presentation and a finely tuned balance of luck and skill are the elements that made Lost Cities a hit with card- and board-game fans, and this version just makes all of that even better.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you don't mind shelling out about twice as much as most other XBLA games for a fairly short tale, you'll likely find the game to be well worth the price of admission.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lego Indy doesn’t vary much in scope and content from the previous titles that the pair have worked on, but it’s still a fun game to play and a smart take on the game-from-a-movie process, which more times than not turns out to be lacking in the “game” portion. Most of all, it makes me wonder what they’ll team up on next.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you like puzzle games that require quick reflexes as well as mental acuity, then Roogoo is definitely for you. Honestly, I think the whole cutesy setting is an add on to keep you from getting too furious at the game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Last Hope is for those that don’t consider waiting a part of battlefield etiquette. If you consider yourself a free-form fighter—a free-form star fighter perhaps—then Star Ocean: The Last Hope is your key to the JRPG universe.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Live 09 is leaps-and-bounds above its HD-era predecessors. With that said, it’s hard to imagine anyone but the sturdiest of pro-level B-ball critic not being able to find a clinical dosage of fun on the silvery surface of NBA Live 09’s disc.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Take every cool martial arts weapon that you wanted as a kid, and add to it many of the killer utensils from medieval times– that pretty much sums up the weapons used by Soulcaliber characters. And, instead of keeping character types of a consistent ilk, Namco went all over the board– from reptile to Asian Elvis– in order to keep us coming back. We’re talking about some of the most highly-regarded fighting game characters of all time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s another one of those high-score hypodermic needles – you get addicted on getting a higher score so you keep repeating it over and over, working out new ideas for drone placement each time. It’s like a chess game at 100 mph, challenging and twitchy, all at the same time. On that point, Galaga Legions ranks up there with the best of them.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even with some signs of the major league’s style of repetitiveness, MLB Stickball is still one for those that have been waiting for mindless baseball fun in convenient, XBLA packaging.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Roll The Maw’s gameplay, visuals and audio together and you have one very tasty yumyum, not to mention one of the better original IP’s to hit Xbox Live Arcade in awhile.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The difficulty arises from the speed at which card arrangement this needs to be done. You’ll literally have seconds to anticipate what numeral/color will be thrown down before your turn and to arrange your cards in a logical order. This involves not only thinking very quickly, but also having pretty sharp hand dexterity since fast controller inputs are mandatory for said sorting purposes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Banjo-Tooie is a no-frills ROM port that is a slam dunk for those looking to relive some of gaming’s past glory without having to pull out past consoles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Smart games should be championed, not feared, and the mental challenges contained within this game are only more impressive once you solve them. Upon completing them, I felt as if I had truly conquered something. Of course, I also felt like I could really go for a nice piece of warm pie. Preferably a la mode.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you can’t deal with the combat gameplay in the RE series (there’s a demo to save you potential naysayers a few bucks), then there’s a good chance that you won’t be buying what the boxed copy of Resident Evil 5 is selling. But if there’s even the slightest amount of indifference in your brain about the aiming and gunplay of RE, then RE5 is worth your time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All of the immersion in the world can't stop players from being pulled away by the show stopping bugs. These issues should not detract from those interested in New Vegas from checking it out. New players and Fallout veterans alike will appreciate the long length and amount of lore present.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Run, jump, zap and boost. The game plays out in quite a simple fashion and you'll find yourself rearing to beat your friends' high scores.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Simply fun. The exciting campaign and unique twist on first-person mechanics make it an exceptional addition for any shooter fan.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It has charm and polish that elevate it beyond a simple Diablo clone to something special in its own right.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Forget about all of the claims that Tiger Woods 2003 has realistic physics - it doesn't. But they aren't ridiculously bad and don't take away too much from the overall experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is a game that breaks the mold and forces players to think, react, and interact with their environment unlike any other game to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Stands out because of a great gameplay setup that mixes a very strong combat system with the ability to level up characters during the game. While some of the game's action may become quite repetitive, it's also quite addictive.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I'm expecting Far Cry Instincts to receive lots of love in the online communities even though it's a "PC" title, and the strong A.I. guarantees groupies for the Campaign action. Ubisoft did a nice adaptation here that demands your attention.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What the hardcore fighter genre is all about, and at a nifty price. Fix the lag online, and you have my sleeper hit of the season.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The single-player campaign is as intense as we've ever played on the Xbox, although it doesn't last too long (anywhere from 7-10 hours depending on your skill level). The multiplayer component can hold its own with the "Halo 2"'s and "Rainbow Six"'s of the world.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not the deepest and not the hardest in the genre, but the overall composition and camp factor will keep you playing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great pickup for anyone who enjoys the horror/survival genre but is finding the majority of the recent releases too repetitive. Tecmo offers fans a creative twist that they insist doesn't even belong in the genre all together.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For what it is, BLACK delivers one of the most exciting, explosive and intense FPS experiences we've had on the Xbox in a long time, but it's straightforward and repetitive gameplay also leave the overall impression a bit thin.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The changes implemented are purely optional, leaving the ultimate decision of use to the gamer. And that's exactly how it should be.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a well crafted, story-based experience that goes beyond anything we've seen from Rockstar in terms of storytelling. It sheds some very important light on the events that transpired before the time of the film while still staying true to the original for the sake of the fans.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whether or not players enjoy the new look and feel the title took, it went for it all the way, and succeeded in mixing classic SSX gameplay with a new style. I applaud this direction.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not only does this latest DOOM title resurrect pure evil, it also resurrects one of the finest FPS Campaign modes you will currently find in the gaming world.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Shrek 2 will surprise many gamers with its fairly advanced combat, delightful, fairy-tale like missions, and light-hearted characters which play differently from one another.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great game with a lot of action, much more than your average budget title, and its price tag is impossible to beat for what's offered. Fans of combat shooters looking for a game that puts their trigger fingers as well as their minds to the test would be hard pressed to find a better deal on the shelf.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Offers a staggering [amount] of unlockable content and a solid campaign mode.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you are looking for an action-packed game that is reminiscent of some of the best side-scrolling action games of yesteryear, you can do far worse than Moon Diver.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The immersive Kinect controls are worth keeping the game around, especially as demonstration for what the Kinect is capable of. Even playing Child of Eden for 10 minutes leaves you with a sense of happiness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rock of Ages might not be the most taxing or deep strategy game out there, and with only 23 missions available, it won't take you long to polish off the single player campaign. However what's there is fun, simple and accessible.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Eurocom has done a fantastic job of bringing back one of the multiplayer experiences of all time – which was not an easy task. Reloaded has the power to stand on it's own as a engaging first person shooter and play with the big boys. It's just a shame it had to be released right between two of the biggest boys of the year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's not a particularly complex or challenging game, but it is charming, addictive, funny, and a joy to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is an incremental update with a lot of fresh paint.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The environments alone almost justify the cost of admission! In this massive world the sound and presentation mix to keep you engaged throughout the storyline and leave you wanting more at the end. This is definitely a game to check out.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    RAAM's Shadow is worth your $15 investment. The campaign will take you 3 - 4 hours to complete on the Normal Difficulty.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The presentation style in Wrath suits the storyline and characters almost perfectly.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sleeping dogs is a fantastic game that you need to play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    And when everything settles, it's clear that Dust is a labor of love that stands out as one of the best downloadable releases of the year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    While the game's definitely not perfect, it introduces some interesting gameplay mechanics to keep the action steady from start to finish, and it sports some truly excellent graphics. It's not going to win any awards for its storyline (I still don't know who some of the characters are), but when viewed as a series of standalone missions, it's a blast.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The development team may have been a little too ambitious, as the game tries some new things, succeeding in some areas and falling just short in others. The presentation and visuals are absolutely top-notch, but the gameplay ultimately becomes a bit too repetitive and the multiplayer feels tacked-on.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The most interesting thing about Viva Pinata is the fact that it's actually better suited for adults than it is for children. Managing your resources (er, your pinatas) can be a lot of work, and I'm actually finding the game to be more challenging than many real-time strategy games.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    There may be some presentational issues that need to be ironed out, and the quest mode feels like an unneeded addition, but for the most part Universe belongs among the dancing elite.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    There’s just barely enough new stuff to warrant a purchase from those who already took the plunge with 2K Sports’ NBA game. The atmosphere of a true-to-life college basketball game comes right through, both the screen and the speakers, perfectly.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Although the fielding needs some work, the hitting and pitching mechanics are excellent, as are the “big play” moments.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The pitching and batting mechanics are solid once again, and the fielding has been greatly improved.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    All-in-all, Wing Commander Arena is what an Xbox Live Arcade game should be about- fast-paced pick-up-and-play action with a dash of depth. If you can live with being lost in space, and in only one plane of such a vast expanse, then download Wing Commander Arena post-haste.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    E4 is way more fun than last year’s E3. We know that’s not a major feat, but it still should give some kind of indication of what Q Entertainment brought to the table in their sophomoric effort
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Another solid, stylized racer from Bizarre. Bikes don’t add as much punch as they would seem to on paper.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Fans of the series are sure to be pleased, as well as spooked, by the expected, yet unexpected twists the plot takes as Alex searches for his missing brother and father. Newcomers will also appreciate the ability to pick up the game without needing to know the full history of the franchise, but some may feel a bit overwhelmed if they aren’t prepared for what the Silent Hill experience has to offer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    EALA R&D'd a new control scheme which does pretty well overall. There’s also a fairly fleshed-out Live arena, a custom Xbox 360 gauntlet mode and the ability to play this title without having to jump it with "Tiberium Wars." All of this– at a price that won’t scare away the RTS n00b– makes this wrath worth enduring.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Despite its age, Sonic 2’s gameplay holds up pretty well, with a lot of adversaries to avoid or dispatch.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The real key to Arkadian Warriors’s success is the way in which Wanako made the user interfaces super simple and extremely user-friendly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is definitely worth a look-see, but don’t expect much more excitement than the first time you plopped Lockdown into that fat, black console.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It’s quite often entertaining and challenging, but often frustrating and boring as well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Even though Wheelman combines myriad genres, gameplay styles and presentation references into a single title, it actually pulls it off quite well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Consider NASCAR 09 the official ship-righting title for EA Sports stock-car franchise. First and foremost, NASCAR 09 is adept at entertaining a much winder audience than in the past. NASCAR 09 also looks and sounds better than any of its predecessors and comes equipped with more standard gameplay modes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 09 is a competent addition to this twenty year franchise, and perhaps the best that Tiburon has to offer for the Xbox 360. But one has to wonder why issues such as unnecessary clipping, framerate/loading issues and the lack of full Live functionality are still around three years into the 360’s console cycle.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Once you realize what the game is and a bit on how it’s best played, the gameplay really picks up. Gel does have a fairly steep learning curve, but it’s one that becomes more rewarding quickly once you understand how to best play it and formulate a strategy of how to optimize your scoring. Some of the challenges will push you to the edge of endurance and puzzle solving.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    I always wonder just how much more they can pack into an SvR game, but THQ and Yukes never cease to amaze me. Polishing what we love and adding more show the evolution of the series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    There’s no doubt that Band Hero is fun to play, but Activision could have had so much more to show if it had evolved it better in relation to the other Hero games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's all been done before one way or another, but the new style and story helped this score.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The beauty of KUF: The Crusaders is the simplicity of the action gameplay, even though it looks very complex and overwhelming on the screen. The control set is easy to use, yet competent when it comes time to battle the seemingly endless amounts of enemies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    KSPS is different, its fresh, its fun! Sure, it has its similarities to the Tony Hawk series, but it IS NOT some simple rehash with a surf board. The game makes you feel like a surfer, even though most of us are sitting on our asses only wishing we’d know what that life would be like.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Whether you play 1-on-1, 2-on-2, or 1-on-3, the multiplayer support is where you will really have fun, and trash talking takes on a life of its own.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Easily one of the better looking fighting games out there and by far the prettiest MK in the series.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The gameplay is almost as much fun to watch as it is to play. Once you get past some of the frustrations in cheap deaths from level hazard surprises or camera angles, you’ll find KFC to be quite addictive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    BG has the entire package: a great story, beautiful graphics, superb audio, all tied together with gameplay that will keep any action adventure gamer glued to their couch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A game that won't bore you after an hour of gameplay and will literally leave you speechless at times.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    LucasArts did a fine job making the closest thing to a replication of all the movies thrown into a video game. The gameplay is fantastic, the level design is overwhelming at times, and the graphics and sound make their own positive arguments.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This is one of those games that leaves you feeling like you’ve actually be there after the game is over, and even then you'll find yourself replaying the action in your head...preparing for the next time you pick up the controller.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Gameplay is fast and smooth with very minimal lag. Of course, the greatest part of all is the ability to talk with your opponents, which essentially completes the experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I’d enjoy the offline career mode more than playing the game online. I’m not saying that MC II doesn’t provide quality online gaming, but the lack of game modes tends to bog the whole online experience down and it never quite gets out of first gear.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The single player mission is a walk in the park, but it’s worth playing a second time on the hardest difficulty, forget the length. If the single player mode is a breeze then multiplayer would feel like a tornado.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Wildly addictive and simply unbelievable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The hefty price tag of $65 (and $20-$30 for a second pad) is a bit much, but if you are looking for a unique and incredibly fun experience then DDR Ultramix is worth every cent.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    While The Suffering hits a bulls eye in almost every cinematic category, it misses the mark in a few of the areas which make a good game, namely unique gameplay and high resolution graphics.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Hardcore racing game types and those generations enamored with the sport compact market will definitely need to add this one to their collection.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Those that are hardcore and want a no-frills title with great execution of what really matters in rally, then jump in your recee and high-tail it down to your local gaming store.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    What I didn't expect was how awesome the online component of this game is. All of the matches were lag free and there are more game modes and gameplay options than a good portion of the Live games out there.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Straight console junkies may find it a bit vapid, but the rest of the world’s gamers- those of us who have gamed in arcades before, will most likely find OutRun 2 invigorating.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    One the one hand, the story is fantastic, presentation is amazing, the gameplay solid, and the visuals are some of the best to date. On the other hand, the game isn't very difficult, it is extremely short, there are no multiplayer modes, and there is very little replay value.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A definite thrill ride from beginning to end that relies heavily on its Hollywood-style presentation more than true gameplay. Hindered ever so slightly by repetitive enemies and puzzles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A solid RPG experience for anyone even remotely interested in Tolkien's famed trilogy. Newbies will be able to easily navigate the various menus and execute battle commands with ease, and RPG vets will find plenty of depth in the amount of weapons and abilities that each character possesses.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The Party Mode is a welcome addition and support for up to 16 player tournaments online makes Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 2 arguably the best game of the long running series. It's more of the same, but that's a good thing in our book.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It presents a very succinct and engulfing story that players will easily be able to get lost in given the opportunity. Native New Yorkers should also have a blast destroying their neighborhood and watching some of the city's most notable locales change with the rising (or falling) crime rate.