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 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 20 Drake of the 99 Dragons
Score distribution:
1,565 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Fresh, fun, and completely unique. While the story pushing the events of the game wasn't quite solid enough, and we weren't always sure as to the current mission, the gameplay throughout is still solid.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This is a simple: if you're a hockey fan, then NHL 2K6 is a must. At $19.99 its depth cannot be matched and although it is far from perfect, there is plenty to enjoy for both the hardcore and casual hockey nut.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The new focus on multiplayer expands the gameplay immensely. Duets are a real treat, while the "Sing and Dance" and Minigames don't live up to their billing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An improvement over the original, Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D is sure to impress devout FPS fans.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    With its plethora of leagues, tournaments, and cups Rugby 06 should be any diehard rugby fans' dream come true, but in order to reel in the rest of the sports crowd the game had to bring more than authentic rugby teams, and it has done exactly that.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If I were a NASCAR fan, I'd be happy with the advancements and give this one a go.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    As much as it pains me to say it, THUG 2 should be the swan song for the Tony Hawk series. While THUG 2 is arguably the best Tony Hawk game to date, the new features this year feel forced and really don't add much to the proven formula.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Responsive, realistic and loads of fun to play. The variety of events and challenges will keep you busy for hours and the police pursuits give players more than enough reasons to check it out. Lack of more creative online modes chips away at a higher score.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The new mechanics that it adds to the first-person shooter genre will be remembered for a long time to come, and they certainly help differentiate it from the rest of the pack; something that isn’t so easy to do these days.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The vehicle controls are a sticking point. Many of the maps in The Outfit are big, so vehicles are the main means of transportation. It’s so easy to zig in vehicles when you meant to zag - a major no-no with enemy A.I. this tough. The rest of The Outfit is a superfine romp that any action gamer should experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A synergistic title that is virtually complete from stem to stern. There’s good gameplay, excellent modes, palpable pageantry, above average graphics and audio, and even sweet navigation screens. The lack of online tournaments is the biggest detriment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With a bit more attention to in-game fluidity and detail, and the inclusion of core extras such as online leagues and co-op, Madden NFL 07 could have been stellar. It’s good for sure, but Madden NFL 07 isn’t a lock in this gamer’s Hall of Fame.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    In C&C 3’s world of the future, you expect the units to be faster-moving craft that crackle, zoom and jet from spot to spot—they are and they do. That speed is part of what makes the game look great, but which causes headaches in the gameplay, because the AI foe doesn’t seem to have any problem throwing units at you. Meanwhile, you’ll be pulling triggers, moving sticks and pushing buttons at a much less-efficient rate...and therefore need to scramble more to keep up.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For a quick-hit classic gaming experience via XBLA, you really can’t go wrong with Ms. Pac-Man. Sure, the game is way simple, but 1981 was a simple time; maybe not in terms of synth pop, but definitely in terms of video games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Where the game really separates itself from the pack is the armory functionality, its visual style, and the super weapons that it gives to players. The gameplay feels wonderful, even new in parts, the visuals bring a new flair to a classic style game, and the multiplayer trimmings are just icing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A lovely game engine featuring independent player and ball physics. Card game campaign mode jazzes up offline play.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Aside from some iffy hit detection (2 pixels to the right of the front door won’t trigger a delivered paper at times), an RC car that’s relentless in its pursuit of your carrier (it’s pesky to say the least), and the omission of Paperboy’s Ditty from the soundtrack (j/k), Paperboy "delivers" as advertised in the classifieds.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Best of all, it doesn’t look like a cheap throwaway title that you’ll play for a few minutes and never play again.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    I really enjoyed the time I spent with Pinball FX, because it does have a similar feel to other real tables.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Revamped risk shots pay dividends. Revamped character movements backfire.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Each WSoP game has more for the player to do, but there’s not much to label as innovative. Hey, it’s poker...how innovative can it be?
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Story and presentation are arguably two of the most important parts of a role playing game besides the combat system, and Lost Odyssey, most of the time, handles both with grace.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Smooth moves like this are paramount for a platformer, which probably explains why Banjo-Kazooie, even ten years after its release, is still a solid player for both the pick-up-and-play crowd as well as the serious jumpers out there. There’s enough comic relief and clever level design surrounding the slick team-up moves and animations of Banjo-Kazooie’s leading animals to pull it all together into one of the better classic console platformers to grace Xbox Live Arcade.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The blocks are appropriately vibrant, the launching effect is cool, the backgrounds sci-fi-ish, and the momentum-driving music never grows too repetitive—a significant achievement for a puzzle game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s a fun family experience, though not so tepid that it’ll be lost on others.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The various battlegrounds of Virtual On are just as well modeled as the Virtuaroids and are pretty expansive for a mid-’90s video game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    In life, you tend to move to the beat of your own drum, and with 0-D Beat Drop, you can play to that beat as well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It feels a lot like what the Wallace & Gromit short films do: compact movies that make up for in quality what they lack in run time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A fairly long game for its type and it should give even the most veteran FPS fans 12-15 hours of excitement. The cut-scenes alone are with the price of a theater's admission.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This is one game that makes you "feel" like part of the conflict rather than just a spectator. Hardcore FPS fans will probably have a few complaints about the simplistic squad command system, the short length, and the standard multiplayer modes, but there is no doubt that this is an adrenaline rush from beginning to end.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It is very evident, however, that the BloodRayne series has come along way, flexing much better visuals, deeper gameplay, and a smoother overall look and feel thanks to the Infernal engine.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    At first I was ready to send my controller sailing out my front window, but patience prevailed and I found myself immersed in the feel of the game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Darkwatch may have a few things that keep it from breaking new ground, but it does have key ingredients such as aggressive AI, tight controls and an interesting storyline that go hand in hand with the deep multiplayer experience that should lead to the game's appeal with its audience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's a ton of fun watching your gangster progress through the ranks. Some of the gameplay mechanics come off better than others but for the most it's a fun package that stays enjoyable throughout the saga.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A classic example of not being the best looking or sounding game around but still delivers what gamers are really after, fun factor both on and offline.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The on-ice gameplay is some of the best hockey you’ll ever play in a videogame; the control is unmatched. Then, the game lays an egg when it comes to all around game modes and extras.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The Follow Camera turns a decent game into a great game. Deeper multiplayer support would have been nice to drive home the "next-gen" quotient.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With the addition of rivals mode, gamebreaker, and the advent of the shape stick there's enough to keep players occupied at least until the release of the Xbox 360 despite some of the visual shortcomings of the game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    New hitting and pitching systems add more intuitiveness to the two most important aspects of any baseball game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Very clever puzzles and fun action sequences will take you through the course of the Original Trilogy. The vehicular battles, especially with two people, are a real highlight.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As the series' last hoorah on the Xbox Tiger Woods 07 succeeds with flying colors. For the first time in sports gaming history, it's actually acceptable to bring gamers what they've had before.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It may have a very repetitive gameplay mechanic and even when you know something is lurking around the corner, yet it still manages to unnerve the player due to the game’s overwhelming atmosphere composed of great graphics, sound effects, and a demented storyline.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Certainly more of a twitch/action game than the likes of Tetris or Lumines, Geometry Wars is hard to put down.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Although you’d have to be a real top-down blaster fan to own Geometry Wars and Mutant Storm Reloaded, it would be hard to pick between the two. Mutant Storm Reloaded is possible a bit more well-rounded, although it’s hard to argue with Geometry Wars’ TRON-like setting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A line will be drawn in the sand, and MotoGP 06 will sit right on it. Those that adored the previous iterations of the franchise will most certainly like the next gen version of their beloved. Those that hated the previous games will keep on hating; probably because they suck at it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Knowing full-well that real time strategy games are but faint blips on most console gamers’ radars, Ubi Shanghai knew it had to go big if Tom Clancy’s EndWar was to have a fighting chance on the Xbox 360. With a fully functional voice recognition system and solid, console-centric RTS gameplay Shanghai has succeeded in an attempt to give the strategy game its just due on the console.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Unlike some classics that have been ported to XBLA, Track & Field seems to retain much of what made it fun when it first came out. It’s a title that is one of simple-to-play-yet-hard-to-master concepts—and its party potential adds to its appeal.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Tiger 08 gives you a ton to do, and offers lots of variety across these various events to reduce potential tedium—an effect that, unfortunately, really drags down the Skills Training section.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It’s a fresh idea with decent graphics and gameplay. You won’t mistake it for a big-budget shooter or elaborate adventure game, but that isn’t what it was aiming to be either.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    In general, there’s still a lot of entertainment in Viking, despite its need for more variety and its over-populated battles. Even at the lower “Normal” difficulty, it’s challenging. I just wish it had more inventive gameplay design across the whole game and pushed the player to have to think of more creative ways to get out of certain situations.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Although The Simpsons Game isn't a particularly special or innovative platformer, the writing, self-deprecating humor, and in-jokes make up for many of its shortcomings. This is one of the best Simpsons video games yet, mainly due to the fact that it takes so much inspiration from the show itself.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Did GRIN do the original game justice? Definitely. GRIN has put Bionic Commando back on the map—with both of its titles, actually. Now let’s hope that Capcom keeps the cyborgs a-comin’. Two decades is too long to wait for a follow-up from such a compelling franchise.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    I thoroughly enjoyed Domino Master and I’ll probably go back for more games even after I finish reviewing it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It’s very Diablo-like in its playability, in that it often throws a lot of opposition at you, but with a full complement of minions and a powerful weapon, you’ll usually cut through them nicely.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Even though you’ll use your mind instead of your trigger finger, you’re still killing Nazis—never a bad thing!
    • 66 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Pretty fun. It won’t stop me from occasionally busting out NFL Blitz 2000 for the Dreamcast once in a while, but I know it will be a hit when the friends come over to watch the NFL this weekend.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Compelling enough to drop your points on. It’s action-packed and looks great, and fans of top-down shooters like that, of which there aren’t enough on XBLA, should find the game highly satisfying. Just one more notch in the belt of XBLA’s great year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Though familiar, it's still really addictive, and with all the character, track and mode options, it stays fresh for a very long time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    But the experience of playing Perfect Dark for XBLA definitely feels behind the times.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    And when a downloadable game makes you keep thinking its a full retail release, it's definitely doing something right.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Not too stressful or repetitive, but with a strong plot and graphics that'll satisfy most. Replay value is medium.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The gameplay has a moderate learning curve to it and might not appeal to some, but if you stick with it you’ll find Crimson Sea has a lot to offer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Arguably one of the best fighters to have been created. Its graphics are unparalleled and the character models are detailed and life-like.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The town has never looked better, sounded more frightening, or just plain scared the crap out of you like it does on the Xbox.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Its simplicity is what boosts its addictiveness. This isn’t a game about complex strategy and well timed precision; it’s a game about kicking ass and having tons of fun with your friends.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    In the case you have kids or nephews; this is a perfect title to introduce young gamers into the world of video gaming. In fact, this may be the best Xbox game for kids.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The graphics in Blood Omen 2 are nothing short of spectacular even for Xbox standards.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If I have to pick a gripe it would be that the game wasn't designed primarily for the Xbox then stripped down for other consoles, but the addition of 2 levels and an extra villain make it a worthwhile effort.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The only flaws in TimeSplitters 2, as no game can really escape nitpicking whatever its quality are the lack of any sort of jump and some potentially frustrating aiming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Being able to actually tell someone what you’d like to trade for is so much easier than typing on a virtual keyboard, that it isn’t even comparable. That being said, the majority of PSO’s other aspects are primarily the same as they were in previous versions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Solid frame rates and superb level design make the game fun to play over and over. Throw in the astounding soundtrack as well as the future ability to download from Xbox Live and MX Superfly is a killer title.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The game just is not as deep as it could be... I personally think that it surpasses everything the original tried to accomplish.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A much more innovative game than anything we have seen in a long time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The massive update of maps will draw any Live gamers to Island Thunder for sure. Add to that the fact that there will be downloadable maps and single player missions and this game is easily worth the discounted price tag.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Deal of the century? How about deal of the millennium! If you have even a passing interest in racing games or online competition you should put this one in the glove box, stat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Using both real-time action and strategy elements, developer Secret Level has pulled off a wildly challenging, but addictive game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The single player game modes have a fairly decent amount of depth to them, but this game really shines in multiplayer. The computer AI, even at the harder difficulty levels, provides only a moderate challenge for heavy duty football gamers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Even though the game boasts online play, better animations, and a more accurate hitting system, it still doesn’t catch up to MVP’s dazzling action and ultra-deep franchise mode. ESPN MLB definitely gets the nod as far as online play goes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    An experience like no other. The gameplay isn’t revolutionary, but when all factors are brought together, the game will not disappoint those looking for a departure from the normal spy-like stealth action genre.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While there were definitely some changes to the game that I didn't care much for, such as the lack of radio/flashlight combo, perhaps the alterations were a good thing for the series overall.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Aside from a few very nitpicky items, Juiced performs like a well-oiled machine and brings something a bit different to this popular genre. If you're looking for a tuner-style title with a bit of a twist, look no further.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Solid, although somewhat short, single-player campaign and multiplayer modes that are just as fun as Halo 2. The story is slow to develop and tends to be hit or miss. The map editor is ridiculously easy to use.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The story is engaging, the action is more than varied for this genre, and the gameplay does offer up something both solid and new. It may not hold up to repeated finishes, but at 20 levels, and at least 15 hours of gameplay, the experience is worth the price of admission for gamers looking for this type of fix.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While the subject matter of pirates is intriguing, many gamers will be instantly turned off by the basic graphics, dated audio track, and strategy-heavy gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The faithfulness to the SW Universe (as perceived in the movies) might be better than any game out there, kid title or not.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A lifetime's work of demolition awaits you since nearly everything is destructible in Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. Camera and detection are sometimes issues, but this was kind of expected due to the gameplay style.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A far different game than "Black Arrow" with a lighter attitude and more emphasis on fun than modern combat realism. If "Black Arrow" was a bit too hardcore for you, then Rainbow Six: Lockown should probably be the next FPS in your collection.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It simply crushes most of the competition in terms of art direction and audio composition. The gameplay is still a bit trite, and you won't need a PHD to figure out the puzzles, but the action is still more entertaining than the original.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The actual racing is not quite up to the level it should be in the year 2006, but the Stunt area is binary crack.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The relationship dynamics could have felt a bit more natural, especially when opponents overreact to the slightest bump and teammates take the offensive when they claim to be working together.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Plenty of depth and variety in the gameplay thanks in part to the varied control schemes and advent of the new relationship functionality. The new cooking features are a fun addition as well.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A truly great gameplay experience for those who can appreciate the slower manner of play. Some of the tasks can be a bit laborious which could deter some weary newbies to laying down there hard earned green for this one. Be advised, you'd be missing out on a real gem.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Don't let the wrapper fool you: Shrek SuperSlam is a competent fighter at its core, with farting and battle gnomes as layers of this unique universe.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The golf is challenging-not an arcade-like game that makes it easy for you to whack the ball at the flag with every swing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    WARNING: After a few hours of playing this you may notice your neck a little red.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    With smoother animation transitions, a better framerate, and a tad more pace, NBA Live 06 will look silly-good, as the rendering and motion capture is already there.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It’s more story-driven and -focused, which might not be as satisfying or challenging for hard-core gamers looking for constant, fast-paced action—and if you don’t like that kind of game, it’s a good bet you won’t like the next BiA that’s surely coming.