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 2
Lowest review score: 0 The Guy Game
Score distribution:
571 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Breathtakingly good when it comes to stadium detail, batting stances, facial expressions, facial expressions and the like, [but] the game lacks an essential bit of realism that keeps it from elite status. [Apr/May 2003, p.90]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Visually, it recalls the graphical prowess of a Super Nintendo title, while the game's total lack of system link and Xbox Live multiplayer flies in the face of Xbox doctrine. [Jan 2005, p.88]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you value treat gameplay and major challenge over eye candy, Series may be the racer you're looking for. [Aug 2003, p.89]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's an RTS that's about 25 percent less filling, and if it doesn't taste entirely great, it's still pretty darn yummy.
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What these scenarios lack in creative inspiration, they more than make up for in strategy and gameplay design. [Aug 2003, p.86]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new formula succeeds partially, but football maniacs are advised to look elsewhere for a more satisfying gridiron experience. [Mar 2004, p.80]
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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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Of all the anouncers in the world, ESPN utilizes the unfailingly annoying Kevin Frazier. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.84]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combination of solid graphics, cooperative play, and an established format works well here, and Sin Tzu is nothing if not a fun third-person beat-em-up. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.87]
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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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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The twisty story is compelling enough to pull you through the game like a rabbit tied to a rush-hour train. [Mar 2004, p.92]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An above-average brawler and can certainly provide entertainment when consumed in short spurts, but it simply lacks the sophistication to become a contender of the fighting-game throne. [Dec 2004, p.80]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For motorcycle masochists out there, it's a chance to create spectacular crashes involving helicopters, biplanes, and trucks. [Apr 2004, p.82]
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    • 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]
    • 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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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's downright spooky how well this one turned out. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.87]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It looks great, runs smoothly, and is certainly polished. The closest thing to an issue is the trick system. [Mar 2004, p.90]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The on-foot play mechanic and the expanded story mode stand as the game's weakest elements. [Mar 2004, p.85]
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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]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Most, however, are legitimately entertaining even today. [Mar 2004, p.86]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite questions about its pacing and multiplayer options, Street will still keep the controller in your hands for hours. [Mar 2004, p.87]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Episode-sized chunks linked by a central plot break up the game nicely, and although Mayhem clearly comes built for kids, its breezy gameplay and goofy sensibilities—ghosts can be fooled by sheets draped over the protagonists—win both adult hearts and minds.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Elementary use of math reveals that a mediocre Sphinx game combined with an excellent Cursed Mummy game averages out to a very solid and enjoyable Sphinx/Mummy hybrid. [Mar 2004, p.91]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's all so well written, acted, and directed that such seemingly unfunny lines as "Are those my Funyuns?" will make you laugh as hard as any comedy you've seen this year could. [Dec 2004, p.96]
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    • 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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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shock value only takes the game so far, though. What really keeps you playing to the end is Punisher's scribe Garth Ennis' excellent script. [Feb 2005, p.88]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's physics are absolutely true to life, and its tilts - a propers smiting for too much cheating - are fairly issued. [June 2004, p.88]
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