Xbox Nation Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 571 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 14.2 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:
571 game reviews
    • 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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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Playing Wreckless is like being repeatedly shot out of a cannon. [Spring 2002, p.72]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's this combination of thought and reflex that makes Crusaders exceptional despite its faults. [Nov 2004, p.101]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it's by no means a cakewalk, Ghost's single-player campaign works as sort of a live fire exercise for the real deal on Xbox Live. [Winter 2002, p.101]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Xbox version is noticeably sharper than either the PS2 or GameCube iterations, and full-screen anti-aliasing makes the whole thing look smooth like butter. [Spring 2002, p.78]
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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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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Few sports games ride the line between simulation and arcade as deftly as this. [Jan 2002, p.88]
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    • 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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It redoubles the series' push towards classic status and is, essentially, the next addiction for an entire generation of Tony Crack junkies. [Spring 2002, p.76]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In slow-motion, it’s possible to catch every white bullet trail and crimson blood spray; we’d daresay it’s violence made beautiful. [Feb 2002, p.98]
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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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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ruthlessly hunting down other mechs in Stealth mode becomes the favored approach in the heat of battle, and makes for amazingly fun, intense gameplay. [Winter 2002, p.96]
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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
    The game provides a unique feeling of authenticity and a depth of gameplay to a genre all but buried in a glut of car-based racers. [Summer 2002, p.93]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the strength of its online options, Wolfenstein's multiplayer is on par with the best on the Xbox. [June-July 2003, p.86]
    • 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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In defiance of the weak missions, air battles are frantic affairs, and they are great. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.78]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A nicely balanced, infinitely controllable and visually distinctive ride that simply feels right. [Fall 2002, p.100]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's somewhat ironic that Cell's Clancy-approved storyline is the game's weakest point; instead of propelling the player towards a heady climax, Cell's plot putts along leisurely, lacking a narrative hook or an engaging protagonist to keep us amused. [Winter 2002, p.82]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The pace of the action is spot-on, resulting in players who move and react at the right speeds and results that are realistic over a game with 12-minute quarters. [Winter 2002, p.98]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With only a couple of exceptions, every assignment can be tackled in a dozen different ways. [Winter 2002, p.100]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a flawlessly executed version of one of the coolest motor sports on earth, this is well worth checking out. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.85]
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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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    • 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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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps the finest college football game ever made. [Oct 2002, p.117]
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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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DW3 provides 110 percent of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin K (for killitude) and, moreover, manages to provide every single bit of its brutality in a most beautiful fashion. [Fall 2002, p.115]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the finest golf games around. [Winter 2002, p.107]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are lush, the sense of speed is breathtaking. [Apr 2003, p.87]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sadly, performance was spotty thanks to ever-depressing and intermittent network lag. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.83]
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