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 Burnout 3: Takedown
Lowest review score: 0 The Guy Game
Score distribution:
571 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice balance of action and strategy, as well as a remarkable technical achievement. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.78]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid competitor - fast and fun and oddly addictive. [Summer 2002, p.93]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sharp and smart, Blitz 20-02 burns the NFL's rulebook and allows for unparalleled arcade-style mayhem. [Summer 2002, p.92]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gorgeously cel shaded, sharp, and smart, but ultimately too difficult for the game's intended audience and certainly a little too generous in its repetition of sound samples. [Fall 2002, p.121]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it may not be the deepest around, FIFA is just plain fun. [Summer 2002, p.92]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The camera itself functions as a de facto enemy -- and possibly the deadliest one of them all. [Summer 2002, p.82]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Weighs in a tad too light, and can be readily explored in a long weekend. [Fall 2002, p.118]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What really shines through here is the work of extremely talented artists, and the world of Dark Alliance is full of stately detail. [Winter 2002, p.107]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Feels like a shiny new version of "Crazy Taxi," only this time, infinitely less deep. [Aug 2003, p.80]
    • 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]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lacks the imagination and polish of "Wave Race," but it's enjoyable nonetheless. [Fall 2002, p.117]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The recipe for the game's winning formula is twofold: the brilliant water physics and the dynamics of rope play. [Aug 2003, p.77]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's realism in terms of actual gameplay that NCAA 2K3 lacks. [Fall 2002, p.117]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Had it cooked a bit longer, however, this could have been a classic. [Fall 2002, p.118]
    • 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]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rarely has so much sheer brilliance been nestled side-by-side with such absolute tedium and badly conceived gameplay, along with wild shifts in tone guaranteed to make your head spin. [Winter 2002, p.88]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bottom line, the game is solid - it's very challenging, great to look at, and very different from its peers. [Winter 2002, p.97]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite little replay value, Chamber nonetheless provides a gratifying ride. [Feb/Mar 2003, p.84]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unless you have some pals to play with, Hitz will wear out its welcome due to a lack of strategic depth. [Winter 2002, p.105]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While level design is solid, NPCs have the personalities of spatulas, and environments are often jarringly noninteractive... Worth the ride, certainly, but this one could have done with a little less fighting and a little more freedom. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.98]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hopping is very big on Zack island, a magical place where sense has yet to arrive. [Apr 2003, p.78]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An official disappointment on Xbox, yet the game's undying popularity defies critical analysis. [Mar 2004, p.78]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It packs a good measure of original gameplay concepts; it just suffers a few missteps that keep it from ranking in the upper echelon of Xbox titles. [Winter 2002, p.95]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controlling Kyle in the lightsaber mode (which is in the third-person, not first like the rest of the game) is somewhat of a pain with the clunky Xbox pad. [Winter 2002, p.106]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Levels look dazzling, but the actual tasks you must accomplish in them are often so contrived that all the realism fades away. [Winter 2002, p.101]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Forget the wonky camera and intermittent sputters when a new room loads - hell awaits, and it's genuinely desirable. [Apr 2003, p.93]