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 Forza Motorsport
Lowest review score: 23 Chicago Enforcer
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 198
198 game reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sound in Halo 2 is the best I have ever heard in any game... Each weapon has such a distinctive sound now that you know what is going on in the next room before you even get there, from the rattle of a SMG to the haunting whistling of a Hunter's beam.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Microsoft did the impossible, not only did they put out a superior game on their first spin around the track they did it in a big way that will force every other racer hoping to compete to evolve in more ways than one.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    The multiplayer in Chaos Theory is incredibly addictive.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    While technically the game is just a better done fps than usual, it is just so gosh darn fun.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Oblivion is so deep it is hard to escape its grasp. Few things keep it down, such as loading times, and a few problems with visuals and sound, but the gameplay, the most important piece is dead-on.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    We've waited forever for a good RPG, but not only have we gotten one, Bethesda has left us stunned.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    On the enemies, you can see individual scales shining perfectly in each light source, see through their translucent wings, and be dazzled by their massive energy attacks.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A masterpiece.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The essentials of this game are near perfect.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Story wise, The Two Thrones wraps up the Prince's tale with killer progression and the ending everyone has been waiting for. The game play is the best of best yet again and truly redefines the action-adventure genre of today, paving a path for greatness to come.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Nothing short of stellar. These guys did a bang up job on the new multiplayer levels and are well deserving of your hard earned money.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Don't expect this game to be different from everything you've ever played before, but you can bet that Peter Molyneux's vision has laid a few blueprints that will contribute much to the future of gaming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Sure the controls are a little clunky and the soundtrack is awkward, but Advanced Warfighter shines on the 360 with it's graphics.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A truly great story, amazing gameplay, wonderful graphics, and by far the best sound in any Xbox game I have ever heard, easily makes Warrior Within one of the best Xbox games ever.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A great game. It just has an arcadey feel to it, but I guess Sega is trying to appeal to the common user and not the hardcore football fan.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    More than just a progression of Burnout 3, it is a full-blown experience that is loud, explosive, and filled with energy... Every turn, every depth-defying jump, and every cataclysmic crash is extremely stylized, and tons of fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Those who enjoy experimenting with every possibility in their games will find enough in Fable to keep them busy for countless hours, while gamers who appreciate more objectives and a clear sense of direction will probably burn through the story quickly and have little reason to play through a second time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The live ammo critters are filled with great texturing and visual genious. The live ammo actually blinks and interacts with the environment often found in the game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With a robust single-player mode that includes a ton of unlockables, even those who don't plan on playing online should still consider picking up this game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic game, with a few shortcomings that keeps it from being the "Halo" of the Xbox 360 launch.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visually the game is very crisp, clean, and quite frankly the best-looking Live Arcade title we have seen yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aggressive Inline is one of the few really good additions to the extreme sports genre. It’s challenging, fun, and different.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a very interesting combat system as well as the ability to interact with and climb on almost everything, The Sands of Time is by far one of the most fun and memorable games in the action/adventure genre yet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The addition of online multiplayer makes this the most complete entry in the franchise, yet. Being one of the few fighting games to strike a perfect blend of accessibility and depth, DOAU almost guarantees that players of all skill levels will get plenty of enjoyment out of it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have XBL you will enjoy yourselves for months if not YEARS to come.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its rich story, inventive surroundings and characters, there is definitely just enough depth to keep you coming at least one or two more times after completing it once.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The average length of the game showcases the only real drawback to the game: its lack of substantial replay value. However, the open-ended structure, combined with the fact that every minute of the game is a satisfying experience, warrants at least a second time through.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether it's offline or online, Unreal Championship 2 will never fail to please, because with so much to do, unlock, edit, shoot, taunt, and blow up…the action almost never stops.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though it can be a bit strenuous at times, this title is definitely a blast.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you already have the PS2 version or you can find the PS2 version for cheaper, your probably better off buying that, as the game doesn't really take much advantage of the Xbox hardware.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Even if you despise LOTR, you will love this game, includes all new characters and features.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The targeting system for Phantom dust is quite horrible.
    • 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.