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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The AI players choose to push hard with some strange hands that’ll keep you off-balance, but there’s lots to do in the single-player game, and all that fun playing others in multiplayer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    For attempting to satiate the entire racing game populous with a single title, EA has done a pretty fine job. Would a super-mega tuner game have been a better move? Would a follow-up to the pursuit-style racing of "Most Wanted" have made more sense? Maybe and maybe.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    But even with such strong, complex multiplayer support, we can’t give Frontlines: Fuel of War a complete nod without a single player experience somehow equaling modern, fifty man mayhem via Live.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    For whatever Ghostbusters: The Video Game is lacking purely as a game – and really, it’s not that much – it more than makes up for it in the production. We should hold it up as a model not just for movie into video game translations, but as an example of how you treat a beloved institution right when making a video game about it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Though Xevious was a ground-breaking title when it was released 25 years ago, it’s a great example of how game designers of that era were trying out new things and new ways of challenging players. As such, spending a few Microsoft Points to pick up the XBLA version will give you a good look at what served as a revolutionary game in 1982—and to test your piloting mettle.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A little rough in terms of transition from scene to scene, but otherwise solid. Both platforming and fighting systems are easy to learn, but tough to master.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It’s not a perfect action game by any stretch, but one that does keep the player engaged from point to point—and that’s all you can ask.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A solid game, with some decent gameplay. But it’s not going to light your soul on fire like other shooters hopefully will, and might bore gamers who’ve played every single shooter out there and are looking for something new. It may not feel new, but it definitely feels polished and solid. If not very scary.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    If gads of dialog, characters that ooze personality and freer form combat sounds like an RPG delight to you, then order up Tales of Vesperia pronto.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    This is one of those occasions where having your movement "on rails" actually helps extend the gameplay.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Whether you're a more casual gamer looking to join up with a buddy for a quick adrenaline surge, or you're the hardest of the hardcore determined to prove that there's no one better to rely on than yourself, Schizoid has more than enough to make you a little mental ... but enjoying yourself all the while.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It isn’t a bad game; it’s just not a particularly original or innovative one. Those checking out a LEGO video game for the first time should enjoy how it plays, but those who have at least one LEGO game in the collection should try it before buying.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The revamped NCAA Basketball 09 does a nice job of giving bracketheads what they want, despite some freshman jitters with its new engine. Even though NCAA Basketball 09 may not be a Final Four lock, it’s clear that the franchise has a winning road ahead of it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    I was surprised at how much I liked this game. Hand it to Raven Software for building a movie-based game as a game first and then worrying about the tie-in later.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    There’s lots to do and that includes side missions that you can skip if you’re immersed in the main story path. And it’s fun in a basic way.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It’s not going to rival a Modern Warfare 2 or Assassin’s Creed II with its depth, but for what it does, it’s worth the 800 Microsoft Points (or about $10) that’s the price of admission.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Drawing from such a huge universe of content, Shattered Dimensions does a great job at doing something new for the comic genre. While the normal fights are familiar, the tailored feel of each level to each boss is a nice touch.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    While some elements are fantastically executed and the main campaign is quite compelling, there just isn't enough innovation or diversity in the multiplayer or beyond the story to pry people away from its behemoth of a competitor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Aside from the flaws with the "detective" mode, and lack of direction the game provides, Cthulhu is a solid experience. An untraditional take on the FPS genre (no WWII action or one-liners here), players are sure to get taken in by the game's eerie levels, immersive world, and engrossing story.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Chessmaster isn't for all Xbox'ers, but it is highly recommended for anybody event remotely interested in learning how to play chess or wanting to become a better player.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A bit of a wolf in sheep's clothing - masked behind pedestrian visuals, a mediocre soundtrack, and a rocky release to market with the whole 3DO debacle, is a racing game with absolutely incredible physics and handling and a fun career mode.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    There are times when the subject matter doesn't quite measure up to the gameplay, and vice versa. Thief: Deadly Shadows, although a killer PC title, doesn't seem to have the flair that makes for a strong console title.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Offers gamers a great look into the secret and mysterious world of the silent ninja, and players who enjoy the more subtle approach to gameplay will find their patience and use of strategy rather than the sword may pay off nicely.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    On one side you have a truly engaging experience that makes the gamer think about their actions and study the environments in order to be as efficient as possible. The AI is great and the replayability factor is high. On the other side of the blade you have a cumbersome inventory system, suspect character control, and perplexing animations.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The Marvel entity known as The Punisher is done right in this game... really right. The Havoc engine makes for pretty fun gameplay but there's not much of the core action that you haven't seen before. Interrogations and special kills are a blast.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Those that love unique stories, settings, and characters will adore just tooling around in this mystical land, but those looking to give their reflexes a workout will be left wanting more.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    While the new single-player gameplay modes are nice additions, they still end up being too repetitive over the long haul. Multiplayer is the strength of NFL Street 2 and can make for some heated matches.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    With a renewed focus on adventure and the inclusion of a less restrictive control scheme, Crystal Dynamics has managed to rekindle the fading flame of the Tomb Raider franchise. Although it is a bit on the short side, a multitude of extras and the tough Time Trial mode will extends the Croft experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It might be tough to pinpoint one single aspect of the game that shines above the rest, but it's an overall functional package that will help the pain until the big show comes back in town next season.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The foundation for what will someday be unbelievable character models and environments, and the building blocks of spot-on football gameplay. If you are expecting more than that then you may want to hold onto that paper until "07."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a renewed focus on adventure and the inclusion of a less restrictive control scheme, Crystal Dynamics has managed to rekindle the fading flame of the Tomb Raider franchise. Although it is a bit on the short side, a multitude of extras and the tough Time Trial mode will extends the Croft experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from difficulty lining up the long shots, Bankshot Billiards 2 is an extremely fun title for all ages, and one that can be enjoyed via Xbox Live or solo-style.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The four player action and quirky storyline makes this one unique, making the downloading of this title a no-brainer for platforming fiends.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The one thing that’s missing from the package is a multiplayer mode which, while not as important as in other Xbox Live Arcade titles, would have really been icing on this already attractive cake.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Uno
    While the graphics and audio don’t do anything to rouse the imagination, the gameplay in UNO brings plenty of fun to the table for those who enjoyed the original card game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not as bare bones as "Madden NFL 06," NHL 07 still could use a bit more substance to back up its innovative controls and killer graphics and sound.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those looking for the most complete and best playing soccer game this year will still want to grab FIFA Soccer 07 for the big black box.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, Def Jam Icon is more like a bump-n-grind slow jam instead of the club banger that it should have been, but it still deserves merit.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The design and concept behind Mercs 2 is fantastic. Some of the artistic ideas and especially the music are totally top notch. It’s just a shame the entire experience doesn’t quite live up to expectations.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tough one to master, but progressively rewarding for those that stick to their guns.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The wide range of minigames almost guarantees everyone will find at least something they like in the title, and I’ve yet to find anyone who didn’t get a thrill out of the game’s fast paced racing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, the content isn’t exactly tailor made for an afterschool special, but it’s a great exaggeration of the hijinks and hard times that just about anyone can relate to. And thanks to Rockstar’s decision to give fans continuing education by expanding the game’s content, there’s plenty in place to please both Bullworth freshmen and alumni alike.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the game lacks the fast pace and wild action of its NBA brethren, the game is tailor made for the more technically minded sports fans. Strong gameplay and deep customization helps players to make the total college-sports experience a reflection of their individual tastes.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    C’mon folks, it’s DDR. If you’ve got the slightest interest in dancing to the beat on your Xbox 360, this is the way to go.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you’re new to the game or a member of the old high-school chess club, you’ll find the Chessmaster series still holds the crown as “King” of the sixty-four-squared board.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fast paced action and quick thinking gameplay make for an entertaining experience. Toss in a strong online co-op component, and there’s more than enough to dig its way out from the depths of mediocrity.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battlezone is definitely one of those old games that has been vastly surpassed by present-day titles, but it still has the gameplay appeal to make it worth a look.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be a “Flawless Victory” with its here-and-there hiccups and T-rated combat, but Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is the best pure MK fighter that the series has produced in years.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The white-knuckle moments that fill the experience are a blast to share with another person. But it still doesn’t make the game any easier. The mad difficulty of the game is not only what will attract gamers of a certain ilk to its crazy action, it’s also what will turn some people off. But hey, it’s an XBLA title and one of the most impressive looking ones we’ve seen yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s still some work to do in the presentation and gameplay mechanics departments, but NBA 2K9 should be considered yet another slam dunk for the Xbox’s hoop stalwarts, but one perhaps thrown down with less authority than in recent years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Age of Booty not only looks good, but it plays solidly enough to back up its aesthetic worth. If you’d like to first get your feet wet before diving into the raging sea that is the RTS genre, Age of Booty is the right vessel for the job.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not perfect, to the hardcore or others. But it is good enough to give you an experience you won’t regret.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s the truth; you either love this game because it reminds you of Slurpee-fueled afternoons at the 7-11 near school, or you’re an incredibly knowledgeable fan of fighting games who wrote your 500 page dissertation on the subtle differences between SNK and Capcom games. You guys are cool, you’ll love it. But to the entry level fighting gamer, I can’t fully recommend it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Need for Speed Undercover delivers in the areas of cinematic production, audio, visuals and through its sweet vehicle roster, it falls a bit short in the realm of top-tier, arcade-quality handling models.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But more importantly, the developers at 3D Realms (yes, the original devs did this port instead of working on something else, ahem) added a few features to bring the experience up to date without severely affecting the core gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple, accessible fun for everyone, including all your non-gamer friends and family. Perfect entertainment for the upcoming party-packed season.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is one of the better Westerns we’ve seen on a video game console, and while that’s not saying a whole hell of a lot when you put it into context, it should be taken as faint praise.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Should I judge it for the hours of fun I had and its frequent brilliance, ignoring the commensurate hours I sat through some of the most self-indulgent pseudo-intellectual mumbling masquerading as a cutscene since Metal Gear Solid 4 (and the fact that the game drags on approximately five hours longer than it should?)
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s fantastic fun for a same-screen multiplayer game, and could foster the kind of trash talk we like our games like that to elicit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It plays well, but it feels like Activision is going overboard by not marketing it as DLC instead of a new retail-box release. Also, developer Beenox did a good job, but didn’t add anything of note to the gameplay components to spark interest.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At its very least, a very entertaining game with a tenuously attached license that few people probably care about. But at its best, it's an old-school type of shooter that rewards players hungry for beating their own high scores and those willing to try some very innovative multiplayer design.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a unique game, both visually and in terms of gameplay, which is impressive considering how derivative it seems at first glance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But if you’re like me and want a good old dose of nostalgia, you’ll get it in Bust-a-Move Live…with a side of newness, too.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The actual game behind South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play! is actually good, and that’s not something you’ve probably ever been able to say about a South Park game before.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Call of Duty, while still a very primitive version of what the story would become, flashes some of the brilliance that the series is known for. If you’ve never played it, then you should—if for nothing else than to see just how far we’ve come in games in such a short, short time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Over on the PS3, MLB 10: The Show has just launched, and it likely still claims the crown in the video baseball showdown. But it clearly hasn’t experienced the same sudden improvement as the 2K line, which, now, can be considered a true competitor.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It manages to take inspiration from known quantities in the puzzle and rhythm genres to create something that feels distinctive and, more importantly, is a lot of fun. That the bulk of your money is going to charity is a feel-good bonus for a game that deserves your time regardless.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A thoughtful and intriguing game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The single player campaign mode has a somewhat abrupt ending that doesn’t exactly lend itself to replay value, but there are still tons of activities included in the game, not to mention those that you create for yourself. The multiplayer modes are the most significant innovation in Saints Row.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So if you've been pleased with the series so far and love the latest set list, you're going to have a blast with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. But for everyone else who hasn't been completely sold on the Guitar Hero franchise, there's nothing going on here that's going to change your mind.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sega has taken the classic Sonic formula and finally repeated it with success. In this case "less is more". Once you add in some small additions that were developed during the 3D era you get a solid entry in the sonic franchise.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While some graphical blandness and frustrating gameplay elements chip away at the game's overall experience, in the end this is going to be a game that appeals mainly to the flight simulator audience anyway.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've never played a Keflings game, definitely start with this one.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The negative points of the title will be obvious to anyone not blinded by their love of the Matrix. Although most are mediocre they still add up to an unfinished, unpolished video game based on a super-popular movie franchise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The more I played the more addicted I became to the gameplay. This game really feels like you are on a boat and I was amazed at the physics that the developers were able to pull off.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The more players you can get in a game, the more fun it becomes, but single-player is no slouch either, especially with all the extra modes.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Get Max Payne if you never played the PC version, and try to get a good surround setup to really experience the game as it was meant to be played.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game has great features, just not enough of them to compete with the likes of Gran Turismo. Had SegaGT 2002 had more cars and a lot more tracks we might be singing a different tune.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Takes the FPS genre back to its roots. You feel once again like playing the 1993’s Doom shareware edition, now in full 3D.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just like all the previous Activision O2 titles (even before they were called such) I find that I can’t put Wakeboarding Unleashed down.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The greatest weakness for Freedom Fighters is its length, which is really disappointing considering that overall the game is nothing but an enjoyable thrill ride. As a single-player experience, you can’t do any better than Freedom Fighters.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If large-scale battles are your forte and you despise PC gaming, then Delta Force - Black Hawk Down is a must-buy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new pitching and hitting systems are magic in the making and will really test the baseball gaming market to see if anyone can counter what EA Canada has done with MVP 2003.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    HHB does a fantastically thorough job with the gameplay options. Practically every aspect of the game is fully customizable from the human and CPU batting, pitching, fielding abilities to the running and throwing speeds of both the CPU and human players.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I loved the gruesome environments, humor of the goblins, and the vast array of adventures that I encountered along the way. Sadly if they had spent more time on updating the dated graphics I feel this game would be much more eye catching and well-rounded.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offers up all the enjoyment Mario Kart has. The graphics are clean and crisp and the game is a blast to play through in the adventure mode, as well as crashing down with a friend for a good time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A few gameplay issues and graphical shortcomings keep the game from being an A+ stellar title, but hardcore Simpsons fans will be more than happy with this baby.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Improves upon last year's hack-and-slash fest in every single aspect. The multiplayer action is incredibly fun, but it does take time to get adjusted to the camera angles. The camera isn't too much of a problem in the single-player game, but still provides a few quirks that will cause some frustration.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graphically the game is smooth and unique and the sound is simply spectacular. While there aren’t many gameplay options and selecting particular voodoo powers is nonexistent, the rest of the game is solid.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it is nice that gamers can control both Kain and Raziel for the first time ever, the compromise of the control scheme takes some of the unique aspects away from what fans have experienced in the previous games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I can definitely see a "Splinter Cell" fan really getting into Sniper Elite. The subject matter is far different, and the sniping accent is unique, but the elements of stealth, gameplay difficulty, and general pace of play are reminiscent of many-a Fisher mission.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I urge every Xboxer to at least rent this one in order to not only relive the past, but to experience the proper design and content for a videogame mix CD.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deer Hunt has incredibly deep and challenging gameplay that is coupled with fairly decent visuals and top notch Dolby 5.1 audio. Perhaps now I can understand why hunting appeals to so many people around the world; the thrill of the hunt.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of collectible card games will feel right at home with Phantom Dust's gameplay style and they will appreciate the game's pace.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hard to compare FlatOut to the other extreme games on the market, but that's a good thing since it feels fresh in many aspects.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those looking for the most realistic graphics and the most thorough baseball history lesson really can’t go wrong with All-Star Baseball 2005.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Intuitive combat system is smooth and offers many attack options for each character. Lack of camera movement hurts in areas. Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows honors the origin coin-op in many instances- a nice touch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From the story, to the combat situations, to the amazing cast, you'll be hard-pressed to find another title that does a movie license (an extremely heralded movie) so much justice.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With 300 single-player stages there is plenty of monkey rolling gameplay in store, however, we could do without the lackluster story. Despite its flaws, Super Monkey Ball Deluxe is as addictive as the likes of "Tetris" and "Lemmings" and worth a rental at the very least.