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 1.3 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 NBA Unrivaled
Score distribution:
1548 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    In Midnight Club: Los Angeles’s case, the engine behind its essence—Rage—is good enough to make this title a standout, even though it isn’t particularly packed with genre-inspiring features. While this may be a letdown for those early-adopting, cutting-edge types, those who rank “go” above the “show” in the list of their racing-game prerequisites will consider Midnight Club: Los Angeles a real cream puff.
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    You want players to be entertained and you want them to be challenged, but you don’t want them uncomfortable. Unfortunately, Rock Revolution frequently made me uncomfortable.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Although Golden Axe: Beast Rider honors its roots and does a nice job of storytelling, it fails to deliver on the all-important technical side of things.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Creatively, it’s all good. And you couldn’t have asked for more things to do in a game. It’s like a ginormous buffet of junk food. So bad but so good. I think I’ve found this year’s ultimate guilty pleasure. Funny thing is, I’m not feeling that guilty about it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to Dead Space, the horror/survival genre is brimming with excitement. Dead Space’s release also marks the first time the RE series has looked vulnerable within its genre. Hmmm, maybe the term “extinction” is more than just some movie’s subtitle.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    But grabbed by the scruff of the neck, Blitz: The League II has the tools to deliver an extreme experience that’s pretty much off the charts when compared to what else is out there. In other words, if the basics of football spliced with the raucousness of studio wrestling matches your personality type, then you can’t go wrong with Blitz: The League II.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A game for the soccer die-hards and for the general gamer looking for that breath of fresh air within the sports genre. There’s room for improvement, of course, but it’s easy recommending FIFA 09 to pretty much anyone.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It offers a unique and entertaining feature (terrain deformation), but doesn’t utilize it in enough creative ways to keep it enjoyable. It’s run-and-gun gameplay with too much run and not enough gun. It’s a title that relies too much on brute force in its opposition, when it could have tested to see if the player could come up with creative solutions when completing objectives and having adversaries cross their paths.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The suspect RTS elements, when combined with the premium price tag, make it hard to recommend Guilty Gear 2: Overture as a release-day purchase.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Mind Over Mutant isn’t a bad game. In fact, there’s a lot of it that’s enjoyable. I just wish the effort that went into a lot of the peripheral action and non-interactive videos had also been put on the gameplay, to make it more entertaining overall. It’s just not very consistent in its fun generation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    It felt incomplete—or, worse, insubstantial, like a test project not fully fleshed out into a compelling game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those that cringe at the site of the arcade or 8-bit style of games on XBLA need to stay far, far away from Mega Man 9; the difficulty and overall replay value will not sit well with you. But for those that are simply in love with the Mega Man IP, or those that continually pull out the NES for old time’s sake, Mega Man 9 is one is a rare treat– a tasty morsel likened to the decades-later discovery of a previously unreleased recording from Zeppelin, or similar rock gods.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s hard to imagine a gamer not getting at least a few jollies form zipping around in Pure; and I don’t mean just racing genre gamers. That’s ‘E’ for Everyone– just like Pure’s ESRB rating. Moto-heads and racing nuts should be all over this one, as should fans of all games extreme in nature.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The premise undoubtedly has promise, and there are now enough characters within Omega Force’s franchise to make a truly epic action/strategy title. But with same-old-same-old gameplay and the visuals to match, Warriors Orochi 2 ends up feeling very much like the original Xbox’s Dynasty Warriors 3, which released six years ago.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A racer that is solid at its core, but it does little to make itself stand out in a sea of competent motorsports titles for the Xbox 360. There’s value in Baja: Edge of Control’s premium asking price, but it’s really hard to imagine said value being squeezed out by anyone other than desert or simulation game racing fanatics.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And for a family-friendly diversion that should keep the kiddies busy for quite some time, Feeding Frenzy 2 really nails it.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The disappointment from playing Force Unleashed comes from some really high expectations, ones that the game sets up itself in the early going. The storyline is so good, the graphics simply amazing, the whole thing just so classic Star Wars that it almost hurts when I think about how much the game pissed me off.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The cut scenes are gorgeous, the mech design is cool, the overall art style is kind of awesome… but the game itself isn’t really worth it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    There are only a few fighters that are more lighthearted and pick-up-and-play-enjoyable than Battle Fantasia, but such whimsy and simplicity come at a premium price in the land of fighting games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The new modes (Battle of the Bands, for instance), expanded online functionality and large song library offer a lot for players to do. Otherwise, nothing in the fundamental gameplay has changed.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    There’s a lot to keep you going in Rocket Bowl, but it’s sort of a one-trick pony. There are a lot of courses, but not much overall variety from one to the next.

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