Xbox Evolved's Scores

  • Games
For 196 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 1.2 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 196
196 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is the perfect blend of style, substance, visuals, and sound you will find on any system... but you will blow through the game very quickly, it is a bit on the easy side sometimes, and without HDTV you can’t truly experience it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Offers the most realistic and comprehensive game of hockey you'll find on any platform. With a stellar gameplay balance, huge number of features and a lengthy list of improvements over last year's title, it's safe to say that ESPN NHL 2k5 is a must-own game for any fan of hockey.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Even if you despise LOTR, you will love this game, includes all new characters and features.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Let's just hope a sequel is already in the works since this game delivered a pleasurable twelve hours of play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It allows up to sixteen players to take the battle online and delivers on all accounts a satisfying WWII shooter. If you do happen to have Xbox Live (which I hope every Xbox 360 owner at least attempts to get), go immediately to the ‘headquarters’ mode and play that to death.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I am still amazed that despite the game doesn't look nearly as good as it does on PC, it still looks absolutely amazing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Chessmaster presents an unparalleled chess experience. Though Xbox Live compatible, you will rarely ever find anyone online at all.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game allows 200 units on the screen at one time so be prepared for mayhem at every angle. The designs of the characters are superb.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A great game that fans of the first game shouldn't hesitate to add to their collection. The chances that it will have the same lasting impact as the original are unlikely, mostly since the game just hasn't changed very much.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The targeting system for Phantom dust is quite horrible.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The graphics are a little better then the original but I feel they are still behind in this generation's graphics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It may seem like homework at first, but the game throws you into some tough situations from the start, and draws you into a military experience you've never seen in a game before.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It is definitely the finest of the series, and is an achievement with the online modes, and the best looking fighter out on the market to date. It isn’t exactly for everyone though, as it can be difficult in single and multiplayer portions of the game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    This game isn't for the unreal championship type of player because you will definitely need team work and the help of your buddies most of the time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    I fear that as much as Psi-Ops was helpful for the action genre, it may actually be harmful with many games trying to use the same techniques with allowing players to have Psionic powers at their own disposal.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Need for Speed Most Wanted is definitely the best in the series yet. The only problem with it is you may get bored with the pattern of "races, outrun the cops, Blacklist rival, repeat."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The gameplay represents the perfect collaboration between arcade-style fighting and boxing simulation, and will remain fun even after your career is brought to a screeching halt.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Condemned is going to stay in my 360 collection forever. It will always creep me out and Monolith did an excellent job with the game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite some less-than-stellar A.I. and a simple combat system, the game does enough right to keep most people interested until completion, and it combines a pretty decent length with plenty of variety and unlockables to offer a bit of replay value in the process.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great baseball game but I felt some things were unnecessary and the developers could of use some time to work on old concepts of the game like the General Manager mode.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I was just disappointed that it ended so quickly because I really enjoyed it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The environments are detailed nicely and gorgeous. I would say that the character models have a kind of animated/cartoon feel to them.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The very best Live Arcade title to be released so far. Its simple but intuitive gameplay with have a gamer of any age hooked for quite sometime, and it was re-written the book on how to make your game original and innovative.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fantastic title that delivers what people expect in presentation and gameplay—nothing more nothing less.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Fight Night is a fantastic game that even after the short career mode, will keep you going with it’s hard hitting and intense multiplayer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The best addition, the QB Vision cones will is also a definite change that will at least warrant NFL fans this game a rent.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The game overall has a sort of gloom to it that you would expect from a game based on mafia families, and while at times the visuals of the current-gen systems can show there age, for a game as big as this, it is quite impressive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While the open-ended design certainly adds replay value to an otherwise short game, its ambitious nature ultimately kept it from attaining the status that it otherwise could have.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The story may not be all that, but the presentation is pretty good and the graphics certainly aren't shabby, especially the outdoor environments with the bloom lighting.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    One of those games that we have been seeing on the Xbox this year that makes us ponder - do we really need a new Xbox?