Xbox Evolved's Scores

  • Games
For 198 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Halo 2
Lowest review score: 23 Chicago Enforcer
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 198
198 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Black holds a very well done audio and visual presentation but quickly fails in gameplay and story which drags it down to "just another" FPS.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    But the story and music more then make up for those short comings.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The slow progression it has taken over the past few years is a joy to see and I can't wait to see the next Tak game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    It proved me wrong that games with bad graphics can't have great storylines. It proved me wrong when I thought the game would become among the typical 3rd person action games out there when it actually could have been among the elite ones if the graphics were done right.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It just doesn’t feel like the huge leap it could have been, but it is still a pretty good experience while it last.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The RTS share is fun fun fun! The single-player is inexcusable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Whether you're a pubescent teenager, who likes to get cheap peep shows from games, an Xbox gamer looking for something new to play, or a DOA fan, there are better choices out there but none quite like Dead or Alive 3.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's not as deep as say "Ninja Gaiden" but it is good old fashion fun that deserves your attention. Be warned it contains MAJOR spoilers so you might want to wait... or if you're like me and can't then by all means play this thing to death.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The story, the graphics, and the audio are all there and really not that bad but, they just can't stand up to the very impressive gameplay.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I suggest if you are looking for something different, before the Xbox 360 comes out with ultra-realistic graphics step back in time to a time where games were much more simplified but still fun. Also, for $20 you can't go wrong.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gun
    The storyline grows stale by the end of the game but that doesn't mean it isn't enjoyable... It's a great purchase.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the 3D engine is fun and looks really good, unfortunately, in the end, it takes a lot away from the classic Worm formula leaving a bad taste in your mouth and basically just makes you want to play the 2D games instead.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A great edition in the Mortal Kombat legacy. It has all the over the top attributes that people love about Mortal Kombat.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It has the most substance, and presentational balance so far.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Uno
    It helps to be interested in card games, but either way the high-resolution web-cam feature might grab your attention.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, regardless of the A.I. settings you assign, computer-controlled characters will never be able to handle themselves nearly as well as yourself.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Offers up an extremely solid experience that is simple enough to play for anyone, but deep enough that it can become very competitive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The weapons look good and are nicely designed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A well balanced 3rd person action game that is surprising in length, multiplayer, interactivity, gameplay and graphics.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A great college atmosphere topped on with some pretty solid gameplay.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The price is right, and the game is a fantastic history lesson in shooters.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A great game that is extremely hardcore, and for only five bucks it is just cheap enough for newcomers try.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you are desperate for some racing action, SRS is a decent game to pick up. But if you can wait for the others, then you should as they will prove to be better then SRS.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    In the end though you get over the gimmicks and realize that this is a fine title to play for ten hours out of a weekend then it is time to move on.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Full Auto could have been much more than the measly arcade shooter it is. It doesn’t have a soul like I thought it would have.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    For not really improving much, it doesn't feel like MTV Music Generator 3 as much as it feels like this should have been "MTV Music Generator 2."
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Maybe if the AI and controls were a lot tighter it could have saved this one.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A good party fighter that fills in the vacancy found on the Xbox, while also offering Gamecube fans another option after they have had enough of "Super Smash Brothers Melee."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Pro Fishing Challenge's best feature is that it offers an online experience. Playing online will give you a much better outlook on the game as you can chat away with friends and compare your fish.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The strange thing is, there is something different about this one, like it was a bit rushed, and that doesn’t reward you at all.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The ability to change and edit the voice of your customized character is a wonderful feature that really adds for a very unique game experience for each player.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that Amped 3 doesn’t have any multiplayer, or that the visuals aren’t exactly the best thing you will see on Xbox 360, it is still a very solid snowboarding game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If anything, you should at least rent to see what you are willing to let go just so you have the visually superior version of the game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If puzzle games are your thing, it is definitely worth it. Otherwise the price may be to steep for you to warrant a buy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Visually the game has a gelled look to it, with very balloony environments, that are pretty unique. The only bad thing about Mutant Storm is that it is 800 points, or ten bucks when a slightly better and similar game, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is 400 points, or five bucks.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fantastic title with appropriate visuals, sound, and energy. It’s a shame however that it all just seems so familiar.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The achievements for the game is what gives it most of it’s new luster, with achievements such as find the stingray, mosquito, Gal Boss, Get up to stage 10, 20, 30, so on and so forth. As of yet, this is probably also the best arcade conversion yet on Live Arcade.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single player experience isn't bad and is fun while it lasts, but the multiplayer is a totally different story. Most people will probably find it to be a tad confusing, and if they do get it, won't like it simply because of how they are setup.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The outstanding physics do a great job simulating the game of pinball, and the graphics and sound take that experience to the next level to offer a package that pinball purists should not hesitate to add to their collection.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sound in the game is as solid as it will get with engines sounding different on the varying planes, and the sounds of bombs and ammo flying all around you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The nostalgia packed in the game is amazing, and better yet, you can unlock "Mortal Kombat II." Still, you can't help but feel the creators made this only as a 'thank you' for the hardcore rather than for everyone else to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not only can you command them with your controller, but with your Xbox Live headset as well. Besides that, nothing much here has changed from last year's game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best looking sports titles I have seen this year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a few glitches and no online play you should definitely find something in here if your young, old, or just never played any of these titles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The A.I. in the game is alarmingly bad sometimes though, and you can score against A.I. opponents like a hot knife cutting through butter, or is that ice?
    • 70 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The legacy mode has me hooked with all the options such as switching teams to other conference but it will only last so long until I move on.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Joust is a pretty good game, but it is strictly only for those who were actually gaming when the game was still out in the arcades, and at 400 points or five bucks you can’t go wrong.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    You can tell this is a PS2 port, which doesn't make it a bad game, but it doesn't let it shine as it could have.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It has the depth that a lot of people who love the sniping weapon have been dreaming of for quite a long time. If you can get past some AI problems, find a friend to play with, and excuse the average visuals you should have plenty of fun with Sniper Elite.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Definitely a fun romp and has just enough variety to keep you interested enough to finish it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It is presented well, but it has some gameplay, and computer intelligence issues that might hinder your experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for something Amped-like you’ll find that the two are quite different.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Possibly a rentable game; only if you enjoy beer, dancing, and funny accents that is.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Visually the game is sub-par at best, and the only real reason anyone would want to check the game out besides some interesting gameplay quirks, is the headset communication, which you can do in other Raindow Six titles on Xbox already.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    A good game if you ignore the disappointing graphics.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The online is the saving grace for this title.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    A fun multiplayer game, but when you play as a single-player, you will just find a very slow moving progression of a watered down classic gameplay that was lost oh so long ago.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    In reality it is just a few minor tweaks from 2005, completely updated rosters, and the fact that it says '06'.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you are really into strategically thinking board games, or already into Backgammon then this is the perfect game for you. It has some pretty good single player, and even better Xbox Live play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It isn’t quite the best puzzle game out there, but if you want something completely different then it might be right up your alley.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The leveling up with build points is interesting, but the weapons, enemies, environments and overall premise of the game aren't enough to encourage you to finish it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The game plays fine I suppose, but there just could be a lot more put into it, and shoul definitely be passed up until Electronic Arts gets it together for next year.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Don't be fooled by the amazing graphics, because in reality, Dragonball Z: Sagas is only a game for the true, hardcore fans...and absolutely no one else.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Blazing Angels doesn't add anything new to the shooter genre. It has good controls, but, it's bland to the very end. I couldn't get hyped when shooting Nazis, which really is the best thing about a WW2 game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The fans can look past the poor gameplay elements, the weak graphical presentation in certain spots, the average but sometimes lackluster sound effects, the overall simplicity...and the kids just won't care.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gun
    Visually it is probably one of the worst, if not the worst looking game on Xbox 360, and the extra ten you pay for it is a clear sign to stay away from this game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You can definitely find better options on your computer for free, so unless you are feinting for a Spades title on your TV, or are hardcore into Spades, you might want to look elsewhere.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Basically just another old school title ripped out of a compilation pack, and a five dollar fee attached to it. That said, the game is still solid, definitely prettier than any of the other old-school Live Arcade titles out there.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When it all comes down to it, this game is similar to "PowerStone," and not even as fun.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The perfect title to rent if you are a younger gamer. You can get through it on a weekend, and have a pretty satisfying and rewarding time playing it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Just extremely boring and very disappointing for this day and age.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    You can definitely find better options on your computer for free, so unless you are feinting for a Spades title on your TV, or are hardcore into Hearts, you might want to look elsewhere.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If I had to sum up Tork in just one word, it would be the word I have been using this entire time: mediocre.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The only real reason to actually buy the game other than if you are a King of Fighters fan is to get the Xbox Live play out of it, which brings the competitiveness of the arcade to your home.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    You can’t really make this 2D arcade classic much better than it already is, and it is a great title, but it shows it’s age, and the fact that it is re-released more than any Star Wars film doesn’t help.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Like a boring, lazy summer time day, where all you do is sit around and drink lemonade but there is no lemonade with Crystal Quest.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    An extremely humorous title with some nice little novelties. The problem is the entire game is nothing but a novelty, even more so than it's counterparts.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Unless you are a fan of both golf/pong, and the Outlaw games which is doubtful, this probably isn't for you.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    X-Men: The Official Game turns out to be three big mini-games rather than one fleshed out single-player game. No multiplayer is open to friends to join in, the replay value is only found in beating it on harder difficulty levels to gain more achievement points, and just about everything about this game feels wrong in every way. I can’t recommend buying this even if you are a fan of the franchise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Download the demo for the visuals, and get "NBA 2K6" for your basketball needs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game is hardcore in the sense that, only a gamer with far too much time on his or her hands would take the punishment of completing the dry campaign. The hardcore gamers out there are the only ones that could stand the drab visuals, and boringly done sound.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Feeding Frenzy looks nice, plays simple, but has very little variety.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It still dosen't match up to Pro Evolution Soccer, but it has improved and become more refined and innovative.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An average title, for an above average movie; which should come as no surprise.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The game is priced right at 400 points (or $5) but then again, you can find "Midway Arcade Classic" titles in bargain bins for $10, and they include more.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Visually this game is a total disappointment beyond any words.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    With the ill-fated graphics and atrocious audio throughout the entire the game, you'll be wondering why this game ever had the green light to be put on video game shelves.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It tries to do to many things at once, and ultimately it looks like they took a bunch of the top racing genre titles of the past three years and slapped them together.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The visuals are the best part of the game, so it at least has that going for it.
    • Xbox Evolved
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dripping with mediocrity, Goldeneye: Rouge Agent is nothing but a painful reminder why Halo 2 is king of the Xbox shooters and that EA should learn that if a movie isn't out for the property they are making the game for, they shouldn't make one of their own.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This brings shame to the name Turtles. Even to the Turtles die hard fans this will just be a stab in your heart.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    "Fight Club" fans everywhere should especially stay away from this skid mark in the fighting game genre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    The sick part about Grabbed by the Ghoulies is the marketing, oft marketed as “From the Creators of Banjo Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country”, and Rare has proved before you can make tons of great games without a few duds along the way.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Quite possibly one of the worst videogame movie adaptations out there.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    The only saving grace of the game is the leader boards, the ability to play with another player on your system, or online. Still, it is a pretty boring proposition and most billiards fans will probably get rather annoyed by the game.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 23 Critic Score
    A terrible game. If for some reason you actually decide to go and pay $20 for this very poor excuse of a first person shooter, then expect to find: a weak and very uninteresting story, the absolute worst gameplay ever on the Xbox, repetitive textures and bland colors, and a very poor sound scheme.