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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The rush and stress of sprinting both teams from cover to cover in the midst of this chaotic bombardment, knowing that any random high-pitched streak or painted contrail could take out half your team in an instant, is unprecedented in military games to date. [Aug 2004, p.85]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The shoddy A.I. and other flaws are rare or negligible enough so as not to detract from the overall enjoyment of an otherwise great game. [Jan 2005, p.89]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are damn fine, with richly detailed environments, a speedy framerate, and accurately modeled polygonal ladies providing splendid eye candy. [Winter 2002, p.89]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's all about control, and Madness 2005 offers plenty of it. [Jan 2005, p.92]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything – even the most innocuous thing in SH2 is scary. Want to read a note on the wall? It’s written in scratchy, scary letters. Even the doors are scary looking. [Jan 2002, p.92]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One in the search of an online, cooperative console experience would be hard-pressed to find a more gratifying solution than this. [June-July 2003, p.84]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's dense and intimidating, and it demands practice; give it time, and button-mashing will no longer seem relevant in boxing games.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Astoundingly close to toppling EA's mighty "Madden" and Sega's "NFL 2K" franchises... It offers near flawless online play. [Fall 2002, p.110]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pound for pound, it's gritty play - and experience points - propel NHL 2004 to a hard-fought win [over "ESPN NHL Hockey"]. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.97]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the most part, "Nothing" makes performing these Dondian stunts easy, with its intuitive controls, friendly camera, good level design, and clearly defined goals. But the inventory system could use some work. [Mar 2004, p.74]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are lush, the sense of speed is breathtaking. [Apr 2003, p.87]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rescue very nearly outclasses every other cutesy platformer on Xbox. [Nov 2004, p.90]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An extremely well-designed, very playable game with a fair learning curve and gorgeous visuals. Well done. [Fall 2002, p.102]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there's any reason to buy 2005, it's for the 10 new courses, which look beautiful (as always) and offer enough challenge to keep most players whacking around for weeks. [Nov 2004, p.99]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its additions to the canon, Lords comes up short. It's not a farce by any means. It's just less forceful than expected, love's equivalent of perhaps a shot in the shins. [Feb 2005, p.98]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's impeccable control blends arcade sensibilities and simulation accuracy into a smooth, silky cream. [Jan 2002, p.87]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Morrowind's biggest selling point - its expansive scope - is also its undoing.[Fall 2002, p.112]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its self-concious metacomedy helps elevate what is already a solid game into a sing-songily fine game. [Jan 2005, p.98]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A rare take on World War II that doesn't involve storming a beach. [Mar 2004, p.94]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Playing Wreckless is like being repeatedly shot out of a cannon. [Spring 2002, p.72]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gratifying, kinetic approach to swinging the club mimics real life. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.94]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graphically sharp and combined with gameplay that has been similarly honed, Buffy is one of those rare titles that does the Xbox justice. [Fall 2002, p.111]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overly long and unimaginative tracks punctuate the wide selection of courses and it's impossible to know them all well enough to become fond of their individual traits. [Summer 2002, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gorgeous to behold, boasting dynamic lights, shadows, and interactive environments, making it relatively easy to suspend disbelief. [Mar 2004, p.64]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It completely captures the core of that oft-revered 2D console gameplay and rerealizes it almost flawlessly...If Gaiden isn't the "perfect" action game, it's pretty damn close.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Embarking on the game's destruction train gives players access to dandy weapons such as the shark gun. [Mar 2004, p.93]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have an active imagination, you might want to avoid this game. You can play it if you want, just don't plan on getting any restful sleep. [Dec 2004, p.83]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Star Wars Battlefront is essentially action-figure theater on the television screen, and playing online is like inviting your friends over to take part.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coming out almost a year late than the first Revolution, the Xbox version lacks many of the improvements Harmonix made for PlayStation 2's "Karaoke Revolution Volumes 2 and 3." [Dec 2004, p.88]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is fan service - and competitive gaming - done right. [Dec 2004, p.84]
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