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 2
Lowest review score: 0 The Guy Game
Score distribution:
548 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In what appears to be a rush job, the game is riddled with inexcusable bugs such as persistent crashing and invisible walls that prohibit movement. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.91]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You can, in practically one extended sitting, blow through the entirety of this dumbed-down, bloodless, sanitized version of America's hard-fought victory. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.88]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game is just boring. [Jan 2002, p.90]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game suffers from a handful of setbacks, the least of which is its surprising brevity. [Aug 2004, p.82]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More glaring than the minigames' poor quality is their length, as each one takes several minutes to complete, and repeats ad nauseum. [Mar 2004, p.98]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sadly, Powerdrome is one time trial after another, and even with a real opponent via Xbox Live, there's not much more to it. [Sept 2004, p.89]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Your $40 buys you nothing but a video version of the standard, real-life trading card game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game isn't even remotely balanced. [Winter 2002, p.102]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The same-old, same-old: the same static screens, decrepit point-and-click interface, crushingly slow pace, and confusing layout. [Winter 2002, p.105]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At a very basic level, this is a competent racer in desperate need of a better interface and better A.I. [June-July 2003, p.94]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Superfly's physics are unpredictable and frustrating. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.88]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stupid A.I. ensures that computer-controlled fighters will ignore the grapplers they've supposedly developed a hate for, and stand idly by while pins are being made. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.89]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A mangle of ugly graphics, repetitive combat, blah bosses, and just plain awkward moments, Robotech: Invasion fails to fire up protoculture-guffing fans of the late-'80s cult cartoon on which the game is based. [Nov 2004, p.100]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An oppressive auto-aim system, weak enemy AI, and simplistic puzzles keep gameplay straightforward and repetitive. [Summer 2002, p.93]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's no sense of achievement in clearing one of the game's "elite" missions without the faintest effort. [Dec 2004, p.90]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Simply uninspired - and repetitious to boot. [Oct 2004, p.97]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With little here to massage the mind or engage the heart, Red Faction II becomes nothing more than a linear on-rails twitch-fest. [June-July 2003, p.92]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This giant cat that wants to pinch mommy's ass is one ripe for the highway and an oncoming truck.[Mar 2004, p.79]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We’ve simply seen this game too many times on too many systems to really be psyched anymore. [Jan 2002, p.96]
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Does a decent job dealing with odd 3D camera angles for its 2D-styled gameplay. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.89]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The in-game graphics are acceptable at best, with the cut-scenes barely making the grade. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.92]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gross-out style low brow comedy is all it can bank on when you take all of this game's design flaws into consideration. [Winter 2002, p.107]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The multiplayer games are banal, and while Zapper offers cartoony kid-graphics, it's nothing that can't be done on inferior systems. Yawn. [Winter 2002, p.102]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is the 21st century. No game should ever make a player fetch a valve handle again. [Nov 2004, p.94]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A horrid single-player quest mode offers frustrating, ill-designed scenarios. [Mar 2004, p.91]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Just another example of blown potential. [June 2004, p.87]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You rarely get a sense of speed or weight while driving, and the controls are so awkward, the slightest steering overcorrection results in a spinout. [Dec 2004, p.83]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An exercise in sheer frustration. [Fall 2002, p.121]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    "Diablo" without the story, characters to converse or interact with, variety in graphics or, well, fun. It's just a tired, slow trudge through 10 levels of a dungeon you really have no motivation to enter in the first place. [Winter 2002, p.108]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Embarrassing show tunes notwithstanding, it's the game's artificial difficulty that puts this bird in a nose-dive a third of the way through. [Aug 2003, p.81]
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