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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    In the end, the decision to purchase and play FFXI comes down to whether you’re interested in being a part of an MMO with some sacrifices, or if you’re willing to wait (perhaps for quite a while) until someone else makes a fresh MMO that pushes the Xbox 360 to its limits and truly feels like a “next-generation” game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There's simply not too much new here.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If Blinx 2 were a house, it would be considered "cozy." By that I mean it is a relatively nice and well put together home, but it isn't quite what most people would want in that it may fall a bit short at accommodating for ones needs as well as desires.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    What it seems to do, though, is do a decent job at portraying the movie to which it’s connected, which also is pretty rare in this industry. It’ll keep you engaged for hours (especially if you seek to get all of the achievements), though with a few bouts of overdesigned gameplay challenge to break it up, it’s not perfect.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It’s extremely challenging and demanding, so those looking for a more casual shooter might be best served going for another game. Additionally, the lightweight “enhanced” graphics and audio don’t bring the game as far into the next-gen era as some XBLA titles have done.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game is a lot of fun, and even though you can play with unlimited continues, Game Achievement challenges are fairly interesting – although a few are very difficult, if not impossible.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The gameplay for this title is very cinema like. It could almost be a movie in itself. But like a movie, everything is very scripted.
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    • 74 Critic Score
    Those looking for the best fishing and hunting game out there, you've just found it. With tons of items to unlock, bonus missions that you'll have the option to accept or refuse, and a host of other customizable options that help make this game the best there is given the subject.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I’ve played many a game that was jam-packed with features but had a terrible core engine that ruined the entire product. TNA IMPACT! is just the reverse, really. This freshman effort is a little light on overall content and features, but it makes up for a lot of this with a solid engine; upon which Midway can build better follow-up TNA titles.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    New pitching and hitting dynamics make this a fun romp, but its next-gen worthiness is in question.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The best poker game on the market. Not by much, but it is nonetheless. The career mode, quick play, and multiplayer aspects of the game all combine to make a nice little package for your hard-earned twenty bucks.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Fanatical soccer fans who really missed the European tourney mode in "FIFA 2004" may want to pick this game up..."FIFA 2005" is slated to support Live, which makes the purchase a UEFA Euro 2004 that much harder to justify.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The main issue is that there are a ton of games out this holiday season that are fun from start to finish, while Nuts and Bolts will probably take most of you up to a point before you lose interest in the Lego-like construction projects and the pursuit to beat all of the challenges.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It seems as if the developers have done everything they can to make the experience authentic for nostalgia-starved fans of the original. The rest of us just see a dated game, with dated graphics, providing us with a solid, yet un-evolved take on the turn-based strategy genre. It does what it does great. The question is, is that what you want to do?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The primary drawback to Alter Echo is its repetitiveness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While SpongeBob Squarepants: The Movie doesn't break any new ground and won't win any game of the year awards it is a solid single player game that will keep youngsters and maybe even people into their 20's busy for at least twelve hours.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A surprisingly fun golf title, especially with it being an XBLA release. With its customizable characters and easy to jump into gameplay, Golf: Tee It Up! is a great casual entry in any golf fan's 360 library.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The Jedi Starfighter feels more graceful and precise than the classic starfighters like the X-Wing or even the Tie Fighter, but maybe I was just feeling the Force...yea right.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk's Project 8 needed to be absolutely mind-blowing for me to catch skate fever once again, and sadly, it just isn’t that spectacular... yet.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There are still a few minor issues that keep the overall impact of the game from really landing a solid knockout punch, but the game does provide boxing fans with an easy game to jump into without having to worry about spending 2 hours figuring out the controls. It’s pure Rocky fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game felt easier just because of the fact that it holds your hand throughout the journey, and acts like a set of training wheels until the end. That doesn't mean the game isn't fun though.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Those not fanatical about the Silent Scope franchise will probably want to pass on the whole experience unless they are in the market for a cool light gun or have $90 burning a hole in their pocket.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Mindless gameplay could be making its final appearance on the beleaguered Xbox, so players who relish the opportunity at sending a bunch of empty-headed hooligans to an early grave would be wise to shell out for the ticket price.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An entertaining game, but one without a ton of variety.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Gameplay is fast and furious which sometimes makes bike control a real shot in the dark.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Sadly, ET:QW looks like a good idea that wasn't properly fleshed out to meet that potential.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The thing that really grabs the gamer’s attention is the look of the tracks in Rally Fusion. They are simply a joy to look at and I found myself racing around and around just to see what pops up next.
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    • 74 Critic Score
    Possibly one of the best kid’s titles on the Xbox to date. Full of many familiar environments and great cartoon graphics fans of the show will be drawn in and kept happy throughout.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    This title could have gotten my complete blessing with a few minor tweaks, with the most important being a co-op mode. Single player mode only notwithstanding, Mystery Mayhem is easily worth its weight in Scooby Snacks.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There's simply not enough meat here to keep the attention of fickle gamers, as the limited number of maps and gametypes will get old fast. Still, the game gets much more enjoyable the more you play, particularly if you have a solid supporting cast around you.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It won’t blow your socks off in any one area (expect maybe for some of its online functionality), but it will keep you satisfied while progressing through the career mode. Pick this one up if you need a fresh tuner fix, stat, or if the idea of winning pink slips or betting on races via Live gets your glycol boiling.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    In addition to the welcome multiplayer action featured in Arkanoid Live!, Taito also included a rule set different than original coin-op version.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    All of this beauty doesn’t come without a price, however. Because the levels and their separate areas are so detailed, the game must take the time to load up each segment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An intense and fun shooter that will sadly be overlooked by most gamers. The main negative aspect of kill.switch is the longevity; basically there is none. The game can be completed in 5 hours or less even in the hard difficulty level and there are no real extras or multiplayer elements to give it legs.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The story of Galleon is fantastic and does a great job of keeping a player's interest till the very end, and the gameplay, depending on your preferences, is a unique twist on an all too common platform. However, the graphics and audio feel as though the game was being designed for a lesser system than the Xbox, of which it is an exclusive.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    For anyone who played the game for an hour and says it’s no good should put a little more effort into the game because that is what the game is all about. If you expect to get anywhere in a short amount of time you can forget about it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    All of the absurd weapons, sliding around corners, and destruction players have come to expect from a title such as this are present, but its fun factor wears off fairly fast.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The graphics are sound and the audio is decent, but the gameplay is just not enough to make this a great game. There is poor movement, it’s a poor attack engine, and there were just too many holes in the gameplay.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you are not intrigued by intense storylines and great original gameplay at least go give this baby a rent, you will not be disappointed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Playing single player is good, but getting in on the action with a group of friends really makes it great.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A solid arcade racer; perhaps the best that has been released on a console. But only you will know for sure if $60 is a worthy asking price for such a simple game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    With its new style of match play and chi attacks, Tao Feng offers up the next step in the evolution of console fighters, designed by none other than those who helped create the genre from the beginning.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Although Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground definitely falls into the “good” game category, there’s no denying that the franchise is getting more than a little stale.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While the game’s got plenty of flaws that will bruise the experience for the average gamer, fans will likely look past the technical issues and enjoy reliving the series again…at least long enough for the next inevitable Dragon Ball game to come along.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The primary downside to The Sleeping Dragon is its linear gameplay and simplified control scheme that will turn off some gamers. Overall I felt that TSD was a breath of fresh air.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Powerdrome set out to create a white knuckle racer that will keep players on the edge of their seats, and that is certainly what they accomplished. For those players looking for an in-depth driving-sim, this is certainly not the place to look.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The fact that Monsters vs. Aliens doesn’t miss the mark in every area already makes it better than over half of the movie games out there. You could do better for your action/platform dollar, but you probably wouldn’t make your kids as happy with the purchase of Prince of Persia as you would with a fifty-dollar copy of Monsters vs. Aliens.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    There’s not much you can do screw up a poker sim, though the AI players make erratic and strange plays regularly. Also, if you don’t want to play all the variations of poker, you might have to work your way around the career mode.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Does a fairly decent job at offering younger gamers (and the young at heart) a bit of fun through a wide variety of mission objectives, tons of vehicles, and humongous, streaming worlds. Even though it is imaginative in areas, it doesn’t offer the seasoned action-platform gamer anything innovative or extraordinary over what Mario, Sonic, Crash, et. al. have been doing for quite some time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If tag-team action/platforming is what you're after, then Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit is an excellent choice.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It’s really difficult to gauge exactly what level of gamer Shark Tale was created for. The first few chapters are so ridiculously easy that you’d assume this would be a game just for kiddies. The difficulty level ramps up rather quickly and even experienced gamers will be challenged in later chapters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Despite the addition of tag matches, Battle Royales, and Street Fights, there simply isn’t enough depth to keep this hopeful at the top of the ranks. The playability is high, especially amongst human combatants, but the single-player offering wears thin.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Once the buzz of seeing more than 60 girls topless wears off, this one might collect dust on the shelf, or under the bed, or wherever you hide your “adult entertainment” collection.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Luckily for us gamers Winback 2's strong point is also the most important: gameplay. The team dynamic changes things up from other third-person offerings, and the advent of the report card and timed missions – while they do take some getting used to – help to set goals for players to strive.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Stormrise also does a terrible job of giving you information.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Very much an arcade shooter at heart, Revolver has that ability to be a title that can be picked up and played without getting sucked in for hours.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    While skin-deep beauty may work for the video medium, the word “game” in “video game” means that software needs to be more substantial in order to entertain the majority of its audience. With that said, the stylized souls—perhaps those that can look past the dysfunctional side of haute couture—will have a hard time disliking Afro Samurai.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The best iteration of a classic ball and flipper game out there. Die hard pinball fans will be smart and either play or buy the real deal, so I can't recommend Pure Pinball to any of these freaks.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a chess match, you’ll probably be disappointed by what’s instead feels like the kind of war game you played with toy soldiers as a kid in the backyard - lots of bodies flying around willy-nilly and lying face first in the dirt.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Things get stale rather quickly, largely in part to the game's propensity to confining players to a single path through the campaign. The multiplayer doesn't help things along very much.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Some very fun moments arise in the various tournament offerings. Hits in the game make "Madden" look like its players are playing patty cake with each other. Controls could have been handled a bit better but what we have is acceptable.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    And if this were just a pen-and-paper experience, it would be almost perfect. The problem is, this isn’t a pen-and-paper adventure—it’s a video game. That means the action doesn’t take place in your mind’s eye. It happens right in front of you on the screen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    For every moment that Tomb Raider: Underworld shined, there were two or three where I was extremely disappointed. The fact that it feels at spots like a big movie broken up by interactive segments, rather than a deep game with cutscenes to give you a brief respite from the action, was one of the biggest offenses.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    While the game does contain some exploration and adventure aspects, the core gameplay boils down to a never-ending series of mini games that become repetitive fairly quickly.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    In this game, most of the 12 achievements offered are for snagging the fruit in each level, with the others being for slamming two enemies with a single rock, dispatching four creatures with a single rock and (the nearly impossible) clearing a whole level’s soil.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Licensed audio tracks ands voice acting from the movie makes the audio worth listening to.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The intensity additions are all well and good, but the basic gameplay engine and A.I. system needs looked at a bit closer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Built upon a strong engine, but not doing much to keep up with the Joneses.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    All the titles are direct emulations so the sense of nostalgia is amazing and old-school gamers will dig the inclusion of Game Gear titles, unlockable Genesis games, and a few extras.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Those encountering BoS without ever playing "Baldur's Gate" will definitely find some sweet RPG style gameplay and some nifty real-time action to boot.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you're the type of person that's glued to the television every four years, carrying a torch for the Summer Games, Beijing 2008 is tailor made just for you. With its wide variety of events and a solid presentation, you'll be hard pressed not to get something out of this release. Still, control issues and a poor online experience keep this game from having any chance of bringing home the gold.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The LEGO elements are just as fun as ever, and the advent of the masks provides solid variety.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This most certainly isn’t a game that you’ll be able to relax and play with a smile on your face. That’s not to say it’s bad, but just that it’s going to cater to a smaller segment of the Xbox 360 population looking for maximum challenge.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The XMP mode can be a ton of fun with at least 4-on-4, but with any less it seems rather slow and unsatisfying. The visuals are unimpressive, minus the nice weapon particle effects.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The new dance pad changes the mechanics of dance games a bit for the better even if it is a bit frustrating at times to keep your bearings while on the mat. Bring a spare shirt too because the action is frenzied and sweat is an assurance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Fun is the bottom line here. Arcade simple, but entertaining. A.I. is unscrupulous at times.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A great golf game that actually has pretty impressive physics and realism.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The game’s poorly ported control scheme makes the rich flavor of the original game taste more like day-old leftovers instead of a gourmet gaming treat.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The visual style, the sounds, and the jokes are straight out of the show, and all come together to create a fun and enjoyable game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a game that is fun [and] will allow you to jump right into it, this is definitely the game for you.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Despite all this chafe in the wheat, Namco Museum Virtual Arcade is a pretty decent package for the price.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Platform junkies will dig the challenges and combinations of different powers each character has, movie fans will enjoy the continuation of the story and their favorite characters, and gamers just looking for an innocent rental won't be disappointed either.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Definitely has an intriguing storyline, but the repetitive gameplay and static camera hurts what could have been a much better effort.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Gory, sometimes more so than some would like, yet unique and ultimately satisfying.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The ability to create a soldier, tweaking various elements in both a physical and mental capacity, and then raising him through the ranks is great, but the actual gameplay is hurt by a lack of fluidity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    I think there was the potential for greatness, and clearly a lot of time was poured into making it what it is, but the end product is ultimately diminished by its shortcomings.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that there are a few blemishes on the overall playability for each of the two titles, this classic compilation should earn a spot in the library of those looking for a fun filled look at how videogames were played back in the day.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The card game may be old, but it’s far from obsolete, providing a perfect counter from the faster-paced, high-concentrate titles.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    After spending a lot of time with Defender I have decided that I would have more fun playing the 1980’s original than spend 50 bucks on this.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A fantastic multiplayer showing is belittled and stifled quite a bit by a rather disappointing single player mode. AI is this game's true failure which is a real shame considering the strides it has made in other areas.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    While the AI isn’t horrible (at times it can be very challenging) you will find it funny to have a horde of enemies coming at you, all too timid to shoot... Mace has not only stood up to my expectations, but crushed them and left me very happy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Surprisingly enough Midway has done a fantastic job keeping the game real enough to keep hardcore soccer fans satisfied.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    With no disrespect intended to the band or Activision, it seems as if , unless you’re a big Aerosmith junkie, GH: Aerosmith will probably feel like you’re playing an RPG over a friend’s house, when you’d rather be playing a shooter or sports game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The game lacks long-term value or originality.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Qix++ is fun, but may not be worth the investment to a lot of folks unless they’re willing to splurge for the DLC.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Better than last year's game but only because of the innovative use of the trick stick on offense and defense. A few hiccups such as the unavoidable juke animations hurt the experience a bit but it's still fun while it lasts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    There’s a slight lack of presentation, continuity, and flow to the entire title, which unfortunately breaks Full Auto down to its core elements- combat and racing. While combat and racing are great together, most of us will be yearning for more from next-gen software.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    While the insipid one-liners that occasionally force gamers to chuckle under their breath are still firmly intact it's the tennis action that could use a bit more refining. Despite the added depth Outlaw Tennis still falls a bit flat in the gameplay department which, as we all know, is where it really counts.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    While the game does deliver on a lot of the essentials of hunting, it also lacks in certain areas as well. The controls feel unresponsive, and the overall pacing of the game is sluggish. The animal A.I. isn’t great, and the graphics are down right ugly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Despite its retrograde interface and game design, Sam & Max Save the World still manages to please the old school gamers in us who have loved this wacky duo for years now.