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 14.4 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If up-tempo action and innovative control are more important to you than realism and online play, this may be your b-ball baby in 2003. [Winter 2002, p.99]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Easily beaten, Mission to Earth provides no real sense of accomplishment or finality. [Winter 2002, p.94]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most impressive element of the game is its level design: The enormous locales allow for hours of exploration and trickery. [Fall 2002, p.119]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hell, you can't even choose which side to be on in team games. On the PS2, this is disappointing, but on the Xbox - where most games figured this stuff out over a year ago - it's inexcusable. [Jan 2005, p.100]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's surprisingly solid, providing definitively that it's possible to take a fictional sport and bring it to digital life. [Mar 2004, p.82]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Definitely not for the squeamish, but if you're looking for a cold, ruthless, and literally bloodthirsty antihero to keep you occupied for 15-20 hours, Kain definitely fits the bill. [Summer 2002, p.86]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sadly, however, not even the best Indy console game necessarily makes for a great Xbox title. [Apr 2003, p.80]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you thought shooters needed more Stetson hats and Winchester rifles, you can't go wrong with this one. [May 2004, p.96]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's above-average stuff, certainly, but spotty writing and voice acting pothole the story. Still, despite its flaws, Suffering remains an enjoyable and surprisingly compelling blastathon.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While "NBA 2K3" is a tighter (and perhaps better) game from top to bottom, it doesn't have the same energy, rabid fanbase, or guts as NCAA. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.86]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice balance of action and strategy, as well as a remarkable technical achievement. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.78]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most impressive thing about Remix is its clean, intuitive interface. [Aug 2004, p.91]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An official disappointment on Xbox, yet the game's undying popularity defies critical analysis. [Mar 2004, p.78]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everything here blows up real well, and it's oddly beautiful to witness the rich pageant of the undead splattered in a magnificent hail of hot video lead. [Winter 2002, p.91]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's first few hours are dreadfully boring, full of genre cliches and pointless firefights. [Apr 2004, p.84]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Xbox Live support would have made this a must-buy, but it's still worht the money if you have friends to share it with. [Mar 2004, p.94]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While there is no questioning the game's ability to sap huge portions of your life, we'd dare say there may be better ways to spend said portions of said life until next year's edition hits Xbox Live. [Winter 2002, p.92]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The problem is - here it comes - the painfully oversensitive controls mar the nostalgia. [Feb 2005, p.92]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Had it cooked a bit longer, however, this could have been a classic. [Fall 2002, p.118]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The inventory control is needlessly fiddly, casting spells is more trouble than it's worth, and it's very easy to miss a hint and completely lose track of the plotline. Just like Morrowind, though, Arx's core quality stands above all the glaring issues, and it's hard to stop playing once you take up the quest.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mired in repetition and some substantial balancing issues, a good deal of its simplistic charm dissipates after a short time. [Nov 2004, p.100]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It won't blow your mind, but it's a solid showcase for online console gaming. [Winter 2002, p.93]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's ugly, this gladiator's life. But at least it's got a good personality. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.86]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Weird and wonderful, Whiplash pushes rebellion to the point where it seems callously unconcerned that its middle finger sometimes is aimed straight at its audience. [Mar 2004, p.87]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's nothing to complain about in terms of the game's controls or its trick system; they've been tuned to perfection. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.87]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Outrunning the cops while racing on gorgeous international tracks is damn fun... [but t]he intense sense of speed found in the PS2 version is missing. [Winter 2002, p.103]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Of the new moves, through-balls and crosses are much better than those in "FIFA 2004." [Aug 2004, p.86]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's definitely a better workout than most Xbox titles, and although its longevity is infinitely better than a human workout video, it's not as motivating or, more important, as sexy. [Dec 2004, p.82]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's just enough innovation here to warrant spending another 50 clams, but only if you're a die-hard fan of the series. [Winter 2002, p.105]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The reality is that only those with a tremendous amount of talent and perseverance are ever going to see much of it. [Fall 2002, p.119]
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