Xbox Nation Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 548 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 21% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 78% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 14.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Halo: Combat Evolved
Lowest review score: 0 The Guy Game
Score distribution:
548 game reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game's mutants are ugly and lifeless. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.88]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is action at its most basic (see the enemy, press A, repeat) and adventure at its most boring (fetch widget and return to random townsperson). [Oct/Nov 2003, p.85]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    At best, Pop is "Bust-A-Move" in 3D, but with useless power-ups and poor visibility on the moving 3D board. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.89]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's not a lot to Big Mutha Truckers, and what exists is forgettable.[Aug 2003, p.81]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    KC's four-player mode...is essentially the equivalent of a Yugo with a top-of-the-line 100-disc CD changer and 5.1 surround sound speaker setup. That is, it's useless. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.80]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The thrill of driving classic Lotus cars is obliterated by its unresponsive handling. [April/May 2003, p.93]
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    • 30 Critic Score
    You'd have to be very sick of "Halo" and "Counter-Strike" to even consider this one. [Mar 2004, p.95]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's just a bad game with crappy cinemas and more than enough frustrating moments to make you weep into your Romulan Ale. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.89]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Give Acclaim credit: One year after releasing the crappy "All-Star Baseball 2003," the company has come back strong with an even crappier All-Star Baseball 2004. [Apr/May 2003, p.90]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Camera angles are absolutely dizzying, and controls are clumsy and unresponsive. [Spring 2002, p.91]
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    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game's infinitely looped, saccharine-sweet piano music and French-style accordion tunes may in fact turn children into the hockey-mask wearing, ax-wielding maniancs we always see in the movies. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.88]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Seems to have sprung up from the sharp minds of bored high school students who probably spent too much time playing "Gauntlet." [Winter 2002, p.109]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Besides its fine-tuned sense of the absurd, this is an undisciplined mess. [Dec 2004, p.86]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Lacks polish, underwhelms, pales in comparison to the board game that inspired it. [June 2004, p.88]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's no solidity to the knight's movement, and the camera is usually twitching around like a plague rat on crank. [Aug 2004, p.87]
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    • 30 Critic Score
    Beyond the lame characters and infantile gameplay, Whiskers' trapping aren't half bad. [Mar 2004, p.95]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sports one of the most mind-numbingly frustrating camera systems in recent memory. [Spring 2002, p.92]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A video coprolite. [Mar 2004, p.86]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Fails dramatically... Severe, fundamental flaws permeate the experience, ranging from wince-inducing run-cycle animations to sloppy, unrefined controls. [Aug 2003, p.78]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is a fistful of something, all right. And it's not to be stepped in, taken internally, or flung at humans. [Aug 2003, p.81]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Go play "Calfornia Games" on your Lynx. [Jan 2002, p.90]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Game design - in any sense of the phrase - is essentially nonexistent here. Each of the turtles has different attributes - but they're hardly compelling. [Nov 2004, p.91]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's "Power Stone" sans fun. [Winter 2002, p.103]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Dismal. [Jan 2002, p.90]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Inexcusably awful. [Fall 2002, p.115]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Any person who has not played it is, in some subtle way, morally superior to anyone who has. Now, a solemn pact: Let us never speak of SeaBlade again. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.87]
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    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Metro3D should invest in one more stake, but it should be one of the wooden variety and plunged directly into the heart of this monstrosity. [Aug 2003, p.89]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    We're pretty sure that in the very near future, we'll be using Toxic Grind to torture terrorists into revealing their most closely guarded secrets. Such is the game's badness. [Winter 2002, p.106]
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    • 31 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The enemy A.I. goons perform as if they're all deaf, running directly into your line of fire (or the walls), and the character animation is on par with the old "Mr. Bill" claymation shorts. [Jan 2005, p.93]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This whole package would have been at home on the Commodore 64 20 years ago. [Feb 2005, p.91]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This one comes straight from the backyard. It should return there, preferably buried deep by the family dog. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.95]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Anything resembling compelling level design or effective camera control was left on the cutting-room floor. [Mar 2004, p.101]
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    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The twin albatrosses of slowdown and mediocre graphics loom large over Dragon, and shoddy programming allows for honest-to-dreadfulness crashes. [Fall 2002, p.118]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If there was any truth in advertising, Universal would hawk this game as "Lord of the Pointless Fetch Quest" and recommend that potential buyers seek the Fellowship of Many Beers to dull the pain. [Winter 2002, p.103]
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    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The realization that the game looks like crap is essentially an afterthought...This would pass as a minigame mode in "FIFA" or "Winning Eleven," but no way is it ready to stand on its own. [Mar 2004, p.80]
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    • 19 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    We can only imagine the title Nickelodeon Party Blast refers to the fact this game can easily blast any party to smithereens. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.89]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    [Cameron's] going to want to dump every copy of this interactive embarrassment bearing his name into a cold, harsh place that never sees the light of day. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.89]
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    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Dark Tomorrow is, in a word, abigheapingpileoffeces. It's sloppy, scattered, and illustrates the word "janky" better than any dictionary definition ever could. [June-July 2003, p.91]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Pirates is a kick - swift and painful - to the gonads for all who've claimed the Xbox is no PC... This is a junky PC game waiting to be patched. It should be made to walk the plank. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.90]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The world's videogame players require this monstrosity like they need an extra hemorrhoid, a tattoo of child actor Emmanuel Lewis on their buttocks, and the director's cut of "The Adventures of Ford Fairlaine." [Fall 2002, p.119]
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    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Smith and Lawrence have nothing to do with Bad Boys: Miami Takedown. And neither should your hard-earned 20 bucks. [Dec 2004, p.90]
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    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If there is an Eskimo in need of ice, surely this huckster will be the one to sell it... To the point, Antz Extreme Racing just plain sucks. [Winter 2002, p.104]
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    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A miserable experience. [Jan 2002, p.96]
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    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The "Howard the Duck" of videogames. [Mar 2004, p.95]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This fetid package comes ribbon-wrapped with a horrible, barely adjustable camera that sees to it that Catwoman must guess where her enemies are and where the next in an endless series of platforms sits. [Sept 2004, p.94]
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    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Go easy on yourself here, and watch the only FMV worth watching: the DVD of the film this mercury-like pile of T-1000 excrement is based on. [Mar 2004, p.79]
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    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Pulse's worst crime isn't even that it looks hideous (both technically and artistically); the real sin here is its lack of feel. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.88]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    There's absolutely nothing appealing about any of it. Nor does the game possess any redeeming qualities, save for the fact that it won't immediately afflict you with cancer. [Oct 2004, p.97]
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