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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ESPN Hockey's offensive game is sublime... Unfortunately, playing defense can become frustrating, as players are often slow getting back to the goal. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.97]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hardcore "Revolution" fans will be most excited by features debuting in Ultramix...Beginners and those who lack a natural rhythm will be disappointed, though. [Mar 2004, p.99]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the finest golf games around. [Winter 2002, p.107]
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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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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Surprisingly, the running game – usually the bane of first-time developers – is absolutely top-notch. [Jan 2002, p.82]
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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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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a veritable demolitionist's playground, Conspiracy proves a most promising affair, that rare release so packed with potential that the inevitable sequel is actually an already exciting prospect. [Aug 2004, p.92]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dynasty mode allows you to enjoy one of the best college football games ever created in a setting that, at times, feels like an adventure or role-playing game. [Aug 2003, p.88]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good story told well is a rare thing, but for the third time, Revolution has done just that. Players looking for an intelligent adventure will find few better Xbox titles than this. [Mar 2004, p.82]
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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]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wall your Sim in a doorless room with no food or toilet facilities, and watch her whiz on the floor. [June-July 2003, p.90]
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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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battles with five-o, which take place inside a small, (electrically) fenced-in environment – are painfully clumsy, and underscore the game's unwieldy camera. [Spring 2002, p.80]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An experience every bit as thrilling, addictive, and shallow as the original. [Dec 2004, p.92]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nearly everything about Otogi, from its art direction to its intricately balanced game design, is infused with careful thought, consideration, and much love. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.86]
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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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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Realism aside, what puts MotoGP 2 over the top is its seamless Xbox Live integration, pitting 16 players together in an online free-for-all. [June-July 2003, p.89]
    • 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]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 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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