TeamXbox's Scores

  • Games
For 1,548 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 1.5 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:
1,548 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's single player is short, clocking in at about 4 or 5 hours, but when you factor in the ability to play the game cooperatively with a friend from a completely new vantage point this gives it some much needed depth.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    The strong cast of characters, each of them with their own unique look & feel, really gives KOF XIII a certain appeal. Fans of Anime will absolutely adore the artwork.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thrillville is not for everyone, but it is perfect for those gamers that always wanted to try a simulation but were intimidated by PC keyboard overlays and Excel-like charts of data.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some of the pay-offs for using a single Shepard from the first game through to the end of the third game seem thin. Not bad, just thin. Seemingly huge choices from the first two games amount to less then a full minute of screen time and an email sometime later.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fantastic art direction. Great fidelity to the comic-roots of this universe.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA has made a lot of strides with NHL 06, especially on the offensive side of the ice. That being said, the AI is still a problem area that prevents the series from reaching its maximum potential.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    In NCAA 08 March Madness’s case, an intricate post-play mechanism, online leagues and the best classic collegiate hoop teams of all time make it twisty enough for us to recommend it as a worthy upgrade to last year’s offering.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Aside from the lack of four player action, Fantastic Four is a well crafted title that fills the void until "Rise of Apocalypse" hits the shelves later this year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The gameplay engine is showing its age, and the graphics hurt the story mode with some pretty poor cut-scenes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    With its emphasis on realism and the upgraded graphics, it’s the best Tiger game to date, but it fails to trump many aspects of "Links," which is several years old now.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The amount of superbly crafted unlockables and wonderfully chilling moments is almost enough to make you forget about the numerous technical ailments. Regardless if it is a slightly misshapen circle, it is nonetheless, a complete one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    By around the fourth level of Urban Chaos: Riot Response, it was clear to us that we were thoroughly enjoying this title. Despite each level not be drastically different from the next, we loved the execution of the high-octane action.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Where the action of Doom’s XBLA debut sucked me back in, I didn’t have quite the same attraction to Marathon: Durandal, especially considering the stomach-churning byproducts of its “new and improved” look. It’s a good, smart shooter, but I don’t think it’s aged as well given its more deliberate pace.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Innovative in an old-school kind of way, Capcom Fighting Evolution attempts to do more than just port a few coin-op ROM's to a hot console system.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Having the mission editor that the PC version does would have made a huge difference. The developers said it was impossible to include due to technology and disk space, but Far Cry 2 did it with a very robust engine.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The refinement of the adrenaline and revival systems respectively would have solidified the powerful campaign. That being said, Medal of Honor European Assault is a fun, but flawed overall experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    While the game might not appeal to those looking for their XBLA games to pack a little extra visual punch, it's "All aboard!" for those trying to find a relaxing new way to do Game Night with friends.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The combat and user interface is nearly flawless and the high level Spirit Strikes are on par with the flamboyancy of the "Final Fantasy" series. The problem is that the story takes so long to get interesting that most gamers may become bored and not venture on.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Let’s face it: there’s only so much you can do with a simple Xbox 360 controller. I think EALA has really taken advantage of the peripheral in question, and has also tweaked the gameplay enough so that micromanagement is less of a need.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Quite simply, is a very good action game that lacks the polish needed to be considered a "must-have" title.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Multiplayer support and two decently-long episodes equals a good bit of gaming for fifty bucks.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    NHL 2K9 shows that Visual Concepts has pretty much done everything it can to the same core engine that was used when the 360 launched. NHL 2K9 is a good game, but it shows its age in a few too many areas to compete with what else is out there.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Aside from not having much replay value, and save for a few glitches visually and technically, Second Sight does everything an action game should - it entertains, excites, and makes you use your mind a bit.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Ok, so maybe NFL Head Coach 09 is more attractive to the play-calling purists without on-field action. But what’s up with the last-gen visuals?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The combination of a single player game that is deep in levels and even deeper with enemies, solid multiplayer offerings, slim Xbox pickings, all rolled up into a $40, makes this a game that deserves a look on down the line.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The combat is a blast (literally!), particularly when you use your time powers effectively. Unfortunately, the puzzles are far too simple.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The map editor has gotten a nice boost in functionality and the online multiplayer modes are sure to keep players busy for months, but how long do we have to wait until there is a true sequel for Far Cry?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed has a rich spread of activities with hours of gameplay. Unfortunately, it gets extremely repetitive about midway through—and then it unsatisfyingly turns into a tedious, combat-heavy game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    This style of game lends itself to character development, which is something rarely seen in games today. We literally learned more about Zoë during the first fifteen minutes of booting up Dreamfall than we typically do by beating most games through to the end.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The online play, with tournament support, is incredibly fun as the intense and upbeat tempo of the series lends itself well to Xbox Live battles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 79 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
    • 79 Critic Score
    The next-gen quotient could have been higher (the online area is fairly weak), as Top Spin 2 sometimes seems like a slightly better version of the original. A bit more thought put into the gameplay definition of “next-gen” would have paid large dividends.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The online and System Link support is the real draw as it comes off without a hitch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    No matter how you slice it, the lack of an official pro license (in a sport where the following of the pro level is strong) for this year's MVP holds this title back a bit.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    While it's not necessarily the most qualified candidate on the ticket, it's got a solid platform and is entertaining enough to maintain a respectable number of party game delegates. Besides, it definitely more fun than the current real-life political circus.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It is definitely a game that can be likened to chess in that to be really successful, you’ll need to plan 2-3 moves ahead.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Flames of Judgment is not a bad game. Visually, it’s got a distinct style, foregoing the usual anime style for a slightly more modern animated style that’s closer to some of the CGI cartoons you see on Saturday mornings.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While the single-player game is also enjoyable this game was designed to be played with others. It's easy to pick up and difficult to put down. The fast-paced, frenzied gameplay will have you and your friends addicted for hours.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    There is some fun to be had both in single player and multiplayer game modes, but there aren't a lot of areas that Rogue Agent separates itself from the competition.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While it’s clear that Asobo spent ample time in perfecting the tech that’s needed to enable a speedy racing game to run smoothly for hundreds of (no-load) miles on end, more attention needed to be paid to the fleshing out the Career objectives and tightening up the overall presentation package.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The best baseball title on the XBOX right now. There are some things that can be improved, but a lot of gameplay is needed to find little bugs and errors in the game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    RoadKill is fueled by over the top gun-fire, ridiculously tricked out cars, and just the right amount of profanity to satisfy your desire for a little fun blowin’ sh*t up in a busy metropolitan environment.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Saw
    That single playthrough is an entertaining one to say the least, which is more than can be said for most movie adaptations. Despite the game’s failed combat system, the overall experience is one that’s faithful to the franchise and well worth playing to any fan of the movies.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If Cheech and Chong meet "El Mariachi" sounds good to you, then pick up Total Overdose stat. If you can't stand the notion of a Mexican shooting range scored on accuracy and presentation, then you may want to hold onto those pesos.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While the animations and physics are vastly improved, there’s too little else to like with this series. A general art direction overhaul seems to be in order, plus, a bit of A.I. tweaking could cut down on all-world goaltending occurring on any difficulty level.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Infinite Undiscovery is more of a gateway RPG than an all-out epic; real-time combat, less story-driven side activities/exploring and a shorter overall play time allow easy access for the JRPG n00bs. There are a few technical hiccups to get over, but Infinite Undiscovery is still a worthwhile romp for those looking for a JRPG-lite in 2008.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Some people won’t get what’s so fun about Serious Sam, preferring the more advanced graphics and realistic action of more modern shooters. But you don’t have to be an old fart to enjoy this classic gaming throwback. Sometimes just shooting stuff without having to solve puzzles or tactically engage an enemy is what we want to do, and for that we will always have Serious Sam.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Has its flaws, such as the camera and clunky controls, but is a nice total package. It definitely captures the feeling of the Buffy universe in more ways than one.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While we certainly give 2K and Visual Concepts/Kush an “A” for effort with NHL 2K8, the bottom line score is a bit less. While NHL 2K8 still has the heart of a champion and features its rivals can’t touch, the competition has finally figured this video hockey thing out for the most part.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Sega Rally Revo’s gameplay is both basic and difficult, and thus aligns correctly with its Sega Rally Championship roots, but these traits don’t transfer as well onto a complex console of the new millennium.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    There's not a whole lot of innovation here, but the storyline is very cool and the authenticity is stellar.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The concept of Iron Phoenix is very intriguing and it has been pulled off nicely. A sixteen player online fighter is innovative, but Iron Phoenix's execution holds it back just slightly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    An innovative game that brings fresh air to genre.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Overall, the sound is probably one of the biggest factors of the game that really makes you feel like you are a part of the Star Wars universe.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Despite the glaring flaw of a cramped field of play, there’s no denying that Triggerheart Exelica is still a blast to play. Nonstop action teamed up with unique gameplay elements and easy to use controls make this just the game to please those of you longing for a good ol’ fashioned space shooter.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of the original Golden Axe, this is definitely worth a download, as it’s essentially the exact same game you played in the arcade. The combat is just as basic, the magic looks just as bad-ass, and the end boss is still frustratingly tough.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Medal of Honor Airborne pushes at the boundaries a bit, but mainly stretches the franchise experience, not necessarily breaking new ground for the game industry as a whole.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The idea behind NBA 2K10: Draft Combine and the way it complements NBA 2K10 is a great one, and I hope to see more sports games do things like it. I’m looking at you, Madden.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The suspect cameras and lack of solid or customizable controls will undoubtedly make some gamers mad they picked this one up. The rest of you who are used to mediocre controls (read: PC gamers) and are fans of taking turns will dig Worms 3D: Special Edition in a big way.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Shaun White’s not the best, nor the worst, snowboarding title we’ve ever played. And its greatest moments are occasionally dragged down by imprecise controls and a sometimes fun-siphoning story campaign.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A schizophrenic experience for me. I really liked the story evolution, though on occasion it did drag a bit, but I was severely put off by how the developers chose to challenge players and, I guess, keep then engaged (meaning not finishing the game as quickly).
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The camera system prevents the story mode from being the heart pounding, wind-through-your-hair experience that was intended. The team-based gameplay feels forced and takes a lot of the creativity away.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    What 2K2 lacks in graphics, it makes up for in faster, hard hitting realistic game play that coincides with top notch commentary that I feel surpasses the great number of its competitors.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The game was actually humorous and fun, and the introduction of two players is an unbelievable welcome to the series. However, the overall experience winds up being repetitious by the end, and rather short.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It might be time for the makers of MLB 2K8 to take a step back from adding bells and whistles, and put a little more concentration into the on-field action. In a lot of ways they’re headed in the right direction, but if the game itself is frustrating to play, all the cool features and classic players, and awesome mo-cap animations go to waste.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The close-quarters fighting system is by no means deep, but the inclusion of the style system and the takedown attacks makes for some interesting hand-to-hand scenarios. The acrobatic moves don't hurt either.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While Koei has done a fantastic job in bringing DW4 over from the PS2 it would be nice to see the Xbox used a bit more towards its capacity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A pretty decent kids game based off of a movie franchise, which is almost unheard of in the current days of the console.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Despite these problems, Matt Hazard: Blood, Bath, and Beyond still manages to do a good job at being what a video game should be … entertaining.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Although there's a steep learning curve, you'll be having a grand old time once you get the hang of the controls. Hardcore strategy fans are in for a treat.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    With all of the games available on Xbox Live, it’s pretty hard to find something that actually feels completely original, but Elements of Destruction does just that. The game’s blending of strategy and action, mixed in with a meteorological arsenal that would bring a tear to Willard Scott’s eye, all come together to make this a title that deserves a spot on most Xbox 360 owners’ extended forecast.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's a little disheartening to see how much the Xbox version is missing when compared to its Xbox 360 doppelganger, but I suppose that's what you should expect when you pay forty bucks less for a game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The Campaign mode is worth the ticket into the stadium, and there's enough attitude here to keep you occupied well into the fourth quarter.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It provides gamers with a creepy, action-packed experience with a solid plot and unique designs. No one should go into Jericho expecting the “Citizen Kane” of gaming, just like no one expects a slasher flick to win an Oscar. Instead, Jericho should be enjoyed for what it is: an interactive horror experience, good for some chills, thrills and a little bit of ye old gore factor thrown in for good measure.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    KrissX has a nice concept behind it, and a gentle presentation style that can be really soothing. But I fear serious word freaks will find it a little too simplistic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Despite its less-than-thrilling presentation, it doesn’t change the fact that the Bass Pro Shops: The Strike bundle with the controller is actually the best fishing experience you’ll find on the X360.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Stick to the four or better multiplayer mayhem, and you’ll find Shred Nebula offers you more than enough bang for your ten space bucks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    One of the best platformers currently available on the Xbox and the gameplay is surprisingly challenging and deep. The humor of the script is what keeps Tak 2 an enjoyable game to play through and is reminiscent of movies like "Toy Story" and "Monsters Inc."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Expect many to rejoice in trivia paradise online or with friends at home to this basic, yet solid, title. Now put down the mouse and pick up the die because it’s time for me to roll on out. Cheesy? You’re damn straight it is!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It’s not even in the same stratosphere as Oblivion, but it does offer a futuristic, far Eastern flavor that Elder Scrolls lacks.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It’ll take more of a giant leap, rather than a few baby steps, to truly catapult the JRPG into a league alongside its Western counterparts.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While I applaud the extra missions, MSCS shadows their importance and lessened my affinity for this unreal coin-op title.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The game is as good a boxing game as you are going to find, but it’s not great.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    There are big monsters, countless enemies to place the hurt on and an epic adventure to go along with it.