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 Gears of War 3
Lowest review score: 20 Drake of the 99 Dragons
Score distribution:
1,565 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's amazing that a sequel that keeps the core gameplay concepts of its prior incarnations can do so much to change itself into something new. Cabs are awesome, as is the cellphones capabilities. But perhaps the biggest innovation is the notion that you can create a game that's as valid a piece of art as any book or movie. Is this our "Citizen Kane" moment?
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Not only the perfect next-generation first person shooter, it has redefined the genre, on a console no less. Never before has a combat game been so amazing in every way.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's inventive and entertaining, with a number of twists and unexpected situations that'll have you on the edge of your seat...It's rare to find a game that has both quality in its engineering and quality in its gameplay.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    While there might be longer games ("Oblivion," for example) or games that pack more titles onto a single disc (any of the “classic” compilations), this is a near-perfect blend of varied games.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 delivers the best experience of its kind in this generation-and considering I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since I finished my initial 39-hour playthrough a few days ago, a lower score would feel disingenuous. From its mechanics to its writing to its presentation, Mass Effect 2 is the kind of game that justifies gushing clichés and superlatives. I can't recommend it highly enough.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    This is easily one of the best RPGs to come out in this generation of consoles. You must own this game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The upgrades to both the visuals and audio plus the all-in-one price of $49.99 make the GTA Double Pack one of the best values in videogame history.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The visuals are amazing and the audio production is stunning. One word for the multiplayer game modes…perfection.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It is engaging, clever, genuinely funny, and all-around unique. The puzzles are always a challenge, but none of them go into the realm of the impossible – clever thinking and analysis is always enough to solve them, and gives a sense of accomplishment when you get it right.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The formula that Rocksteady started with Arkham Asylum has been all-but perfected in Arkham City. This game hits you hard, hits you where it hurts and leaves you begging for more.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If you're a graphics whore, you absolutely, positively need to pick this game up. To say that Gears of War features "next-gen graphics" is a gross understatement. It's got the most impressive graphics ever seen in a video game, and the stellar art direction only makes it more beautiful.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With a world that is this big, the amount of choices and the sheer number of items to interact with, we can live with some slowdown here and there. So, as the biggest release of 2006 thus far, is it a potential game of the year candidate? Absolutely.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    An instant classic. The fact that Infinity Ward has created a modern-day masterpiece probably isn’t surprising given their impressive track record to date, but our lofty expectations were actually surpassed in many ways. The single-player game was particularly surprising, as none of us expected the game to have such a compelling, narrative-driven campaign. It’s one of the best stories of the year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Halo 3 is the best Xbox 360 game to date. The single-player campaign and storyline are both very strong, but it's Forge and the Saved Films features that will likely go down in history as Bungie's crowning achievements. They've basically taken everything great about the series and improved upon it in every way, then added some amazing new features that we'll be using for years to come.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Fifty segment Mission Mode, four difficulties, and a complete arcade ROM equal marathon game sessions in Ninja Gaiden BLACK.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The formula has been tweaked to an almost perfect mix of story and engrossing gameplay that still requires more use of brain over brawn... The presentation is off the charts with mesmerizing visuals and audio production, both of which have a major impact on how you play.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Even EA haters will be anonymously purchasing Burnout 3: Takedown like it was underage porn contraband, not being able to deny its absolutely addictive offerings.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    I was impressed by its presentation, visuals and the wealth of gameplay it offers. I even enjoyed its story—though it’s admittedly fluffy, convoluted and campy in spots, it’s like a interactive war movie on TV that takes liberties with realism for the sake of being entertaining to watch (such as having an amazingly large number of helicopters crash to the ground over the course of the game).
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This game reads perfect, looks gorgeous, plays fantastic, and sounds unbelievable. Knights of the Old Republic is in a few words the best RPG to ever hit the Xbox, dare I say a next-gen console? It will make Star Wars fans drool.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Every single aspect of the original game has been improved upon: the story, the interface, the gameplay, visuals, so on and so on. When you tie in the multiplayer game modes (which are like nothing you've played before), Pandora Tomorrow is an early candidate for game of the year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is an extraordinary package that appeals to nostalgic arcade dwellers and newcomers alike. Namco has done an excellent job preserving the essence of Pac-Man while adding in new features such as bombs and ghost chains to spice things up.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The graphics, while not exploiting all of the Xbox's power, look sharp. And the depth and replayability of this game is nearly limitless.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It combines fun gameplay with an absolutely exquisite appearance - not going too far to one side or the other that it dilutes form over function, or vice versa.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Sixty bucks is a bit steep for a ported arcade game fighter, but you can look at it this way: You’ll be buying a reworked piece of pop culture history; similar to plopping down ducats for a hard-bound The Dark Knight Returns novel or a professionally-framed Lichtenstein print.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell’s low-key approach to plot development is a refreshing change for those of us that would rather play our games than watch them, like "Metal Gear Solid 2" for that matter.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    When people talk about deep, immersive video games, Fallout 3 can stand as a reference.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    All of the multiplayer, both co-op and competitive, completely makes up for any that was lacking in the first game. For those that thought that Gears just wasn’t suited to multiplayer gameplay, that it was too tactical and slow and was better suited to a single player experience, prepare to eat your words. It’s fantastic, and rounds out the complete package that is Gears of War 2...Gears of War 2 is about as close as you can get to the perfect gaming package.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The sheer scope of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is mind blowing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    There is no question that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has what it takes in terms of gameplay, graphics, and audio to be one of the top five Xbox titles ever. Only the sands of time will tell if it has a theme interesting enough for people to justify a purchase.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Xbox 360 gets what’s probably the best party game ever, because GHII is compelling for anyone who’s into music, not just to hard-core gamers. It’s that rare title that doesn’t become boring with repeat plays. In fact, I played it so much the first day I had the game that the tips of two fret-flicking fingers went numb on me.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The key is that the game supports people playing together, which is the definition of a party game. If you pull Rock Band out among a gathering of friends, you can be sure that almost everything else will become secondary to the “I’m up next” chant and the sweaty smell that’ll permeate through your place.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Similar to a race car in its design. It was made to do a job and do it better than anything else out there. There's no waste, yet the technology has been used to its fullest in order to squeeze maximum performance out of the hardware.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The only gripe I have is the lack of a fully customizable control scheme. With playing all the various available football games, it becomes a nuisance to get used to each game's specific control scheme.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    ESPN NFL 2K5 has the best graphics that I have witnessed in a sports game to date... The V.I.P system is the coolest thing since controllers with shoulder buttons.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport 3 may display graphics so beautiful it makes your eyes bleed. It may be so scalable from accessible to hardcore that everyone from your grandma to Michael Schumacher could enjoy it. It may have super-slick presentation values and an unparalleled love for all things car-related, but it somehow falls short of feeling like a classic.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Between the Story Mode, Challenge Rooms and myriad hidden items (that are more compelling than in most games), there’s a lot of entertainment in Arkham Asylum.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This game has exceeded my expectations far beyond my belief.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The perfection it consists of is almost unmatched by any game to date. The blend of weapons, gameplay, control, graphics, and sound is downright superb. Fighting styles are different from character to character and the sheer amount of replay value this game has is remarkable.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Personally, I really enjoy the authenticity and realism involved with Madden's superior AI and gameplay feel. The hardcore Madden fans will love the subtle tweaks, fixes and upgrades throughout the entire game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    There aren't many titles that become increasingly satisfying as a gamer goes on, but Ninja Gaiden is one of them. By combining gameplay elements from almost every genre, and doing each one well, Tomonobu Itagaki and Team Ninja should be applauded.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Just what the fans of the 2K series have been waiting for; an updated version with more polished controls, better computer AI and the best presentation possible...This game has the perfect blend of arcade and simulation football that should make it fun for every type of sports gamer.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In conclusion Halo: Reach is one of the most feature rich packages available on the Xbox 360 to date. Bungie has taken the time to ensure that every included mode, option and feature has been polished to perfection.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One of the most cinematic games of all-time, something that's definitely helped by a fantastic story, great writing, movie-quality direction, and strong voiceover work.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The visual finery, combined with the faithfulness of the driving experience and Forza's trademark attention to detail make this game the finest simulation racer available, in our opinion.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Gears of War 3 is a must own and chances are once it gets a hold of you it will be hard for you to let go.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A game that takes the free-running and huge cityscapes of its predecessor and adds in a host of action-RPG elements that combine to form a much deeper and more satisfying game, and a surprise frontrunner for the best of 2009.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The best racing game ever, period. The gameplay with the kudos system along with the ability to race eight at a time on Live AND receive rank updates via the scoreboard makes it unique and somewhat revolutionary as of right now.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I can easily say that I had just as much fun playing through the game on the Xbox as I first did on the PC, and probably even more so due to my personal preference of the controller over the keyboard.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arguably the best football game on the market.
    • 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?)
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Some of the best modern combat scenarios you’ll have ever taken part in. Ubisoft is not only kicking the door in with Advanced Warfighter, they are taking the whole damn building down along with it!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Sets an amazing standard for what downloadable content can do. It doesn’t just extend the GTA IV experience, but actually builds upon it while feeling fresh and different. If you’re a GTA fan it’s a must-play.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's hard to imagine what EA can do to improve this series even more for next year's offering.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Updated controls and gameplay give this year's entry to series some real sense of change, instead of just getting that feeling of déjà vu all over again.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite possibly, one of the best games available on any console. THIS is what happens when games are Xbox-exclusive.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I can’t imagine the emptiness your life has been up to this point without having experienced the joys of the Companion Cube or the awesome song over the end credits. Portal: Still Alive is your chance to set your life right.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    MVP 2004 mixes both player control and stats in a way that makes the gamer feel in control of the finer points of a player that already has a rated ability; in control of an X factor if you will...The unique gameplay feel along with the crater-deep Dynasty Mode makes MVP 2004 the best baseball game to date on any system.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Full of major improvements that really warrant a purchase if your last THPS was number two. I don’t feel it is SO different that you would feel compelled to purchase it if you just got three.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    It's an absolute must-buy from Xbox Live Arcade and should be found on every hard drive of every Xbox in existence. While this all sounds like high praise, Super Meat Boy earns every word of it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is atmospheric, creepy and exciting throughout.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The visuals, although not up to the Xbox’s standards are good. The gameplay is only hindered by the button placement on the Xbox controller and that is not EA’s fault.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beating all twenty levels of Sequence will give you an immense sense of accomplishment. Or at least I assume it will, I haven’t been able to do it yet.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the most entertaining sports games you will play because the fundamentals have absolutely been nailed with a great general gameplay engine.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dangerously addictive and loads of fun, Forza Motorsport 2 has what it takes under the hood to satisfy both car junkies and general gamers alike.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've had the urge to sneak around in Snakes shoes once more than heed the call. The Metal Gear Solid is the standard by which future HD collections should be judged.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Flows like silk. The action is fast paced and high scoring.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There are issues that need fixed – online being the most severe – but that doesn't undermine the fact that it's still an incredibly fun game to play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Bungie has done their homework and listened to gamer feedback as they have come up with a collection of what have turned out to be the best maps Halo fans have ever seen.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward has created a PC game for the 360 (with better graphics than the PC version to boot) and managed to include not only next-gen sounds and graphics, but also gameplay features that were basically impossible on the old hardware.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The traffic checking keeps the wheel-to-wheel racing quite fresh, and the whole aerial portion of Crash Junction makes it more challenging and therefore more fun (for most of us).
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Rez HD is a real blast, but more so for those who aren’t familiar with the original game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With a mixture of open-ended gameplay elements, more advanced controls, and a gripping story, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is the epitome of the side-scrolling genre.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Strangely, I’ve been having more fun with the game since I finished it than I did when I was trying to. Maybe that says something about the game, maybe that says something about life. But now I have all the time in the world to sleep with whores, buy properties, explore lost dungeons and sign autographs for kids.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The real game changer is the Multiplayer experience which brings a tense battle of paranoia to the forefront and rewards stealth over open-attacks. There are subtle techniques to be learned and to succeed you need to play smart.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The first one innovated; this one polishes.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s so immersive and satisfying to sling lead at an infinite number of creepy, crawly zombies! It’s not particularly deep, but there are far more moments that’ll make you grin goofily and move tensely to the edge of your seat.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The key ingredient is its mesmerizing story that complements the outstanding overall art direction. Even the action-oriented gamer should find plenty to like with the game's real-time combat system.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Worthwhile additions such as Trick Stick control, enhanced Gamebreakers, and a Dunk Contest show that EA wasn't resting on their laurels in the offseason.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The Ballad of Gay Tony is a monumentally satisfying GTA experience, and with a few more missions could have probably stood alone as its own game. It shows that Rockstar really cares about GTA fans and wants to give them more of what they want.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you enjoy fast-paced, action packed, back cracking, ice cold hockey, I suggest you head on over and pick up this title...I wouldn’t go as far as saying it is a must buy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Contains more content pertinent to the college football fanatic and the end result is near perfection...I foresee NCAA Football 2005 online tournaments being huge, especially when the fall semester rolls around.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There's so much to love about Winning Eleven 9 it's almost a shame that it's such an aesthetically unattractive package. Once you dig a bit deeper and get past the crummy music and lackluster visuals and presentation you'll find one of the best sports games of the year.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is as solid as its predecessors, the online support is some of the best out there, and the graphics and audio rival most other Xbox 360 titles.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’m still in awe that the game could be so vastly improved, yet still be as fun as the original.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It comes with endless options and modes that are sure to keep you busy for hours and hours. With the Franchise mode alone, you could still be playing it in ten years with an unbelievable winning streak and setting new all-time records.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game is engaging and atmospheric, and you'll find yourself compelled to explore every inch of it just to see what it offers.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Harmonix did a great job in crafting a fitting tribute to the Beatles, clearly one of the most significant bands in rock history—but, perhaps more importantly, dramatically raised the bar in the music-game genre.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Truly this is the most mature game that Rockstar has been a part of. In the end it is something that will go down in history as one of the most innovative games of our time, and for good reason. You are simply supposed to have this game in your collection, if you consider yourself a gamer by any definition of the word.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game is incredibly colorful with a great mix of animation and sound to satisfy players of all ages—it’s not dumbed down for kids and it’s not loaded up with sophisticated gameplay concepts that only adults can take in. Most of all, though, it’s the combination of simple gameplay, challenging action and cartoon-like graphics that makes it highly appealing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Prowling the shadows in search of your next victim has never been more fun, thanks to the plethora of gadgets and maneuvers at Sam's disposal. However, the online multiplayer modes leave much to be desired.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Silky smooth graphics accompany spot-on controls.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The minor passing difficulty, negligible graphical stumbles and tough learning curve don't detract from the sheer quality of this basketball simulator.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is so quickly apparent that the gameplay makes Top Spin as good as it is and so damn addicting.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Whether you are for or against the major changes in Burnout Paradise, there’s no arguing with the fact that Criterion has once again figured out how to create an extreme racing game that, quite simply, has no rivals.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    What’s ultimately important for Shadow Complex, is that it is completely unimportant how people got the game. It could be download, it could be retail, who gives a you know what. What matters is that it is great, truly great even. One of the best new games you’re going to play on your Xbox 360 this year, hands down.