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 14.5 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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    When playing against human opponents of varying skill levels on Xbox Live, the game becomes surprisingly fun and entertaining. [Mar 2004, p.101]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Isis strives to be "Resident Evil," but instead ends up as its less-palatable ward, "Resident Unpleasant." [Mar 2004, p.101]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 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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    • 30 Critic Score
    Beyond the lame characters and infantile gameplay, Whiskers' trapping aren't half bad. [Mar 2004, p.95]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unbridled rage, piss and vinegar, diminutive features, and cool quips ("The steel is cold, yes!") add up to make Ninja a genuinely likable figure starring in a game that's not as good as it should be, nor as bad as one might fear. [Mar 2004, p.86]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As for the learning curve: think of this game as "Splinter Cell for Dummies." [Mar 2004, p.79]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 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]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 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]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Players are made to feel as if they're interacting with real characters in a dynamic world. [Mar 2004, p.97]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    On of the game's most unforgivable design flaws is that there is simply nothing to gain or strive for when playing. [Apr 2004, p.91]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    To the point: It's bowling, it's fun, it's $20. 'Nuff said. [Apr 2004, p.91]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Blowout's dialogue and overall production value are sufficiently self-aware so that they're oddly amusing. [Mar 2004, p.98]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overwroght melodrama and third-person-persepctive gunplay make for an excellent mix. [Mar 2004, p.81]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Most, however, are legitimately entertaining even today. [Mar 2004, p.86]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You're forced to face off against eagle-eyed, sharp-shooting pricks who are so overpower[ing] that competing against them feels like crossing the piranha-filled Amazon River wearing a 40-pound mean suit. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.96]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite a few obligatory new features such as a dull off-road car mode (ooh -- the tires inflate!), Hunter 2 feels less like a sequel and more like an add-on disc. [Mar 2004, p.86]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A video coprolite. [Mar 2004, p.86]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 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]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Academy isn't so much a first-person shooter (although there are nifty rayguns) as it is a third-person lightsaber hack-em-up, and the laser sword combat here is about as graceful as that tubby Star Wars kid (Google hime for a preview). [Mar 2004, p.98]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The major malfunction here: busted level design. Many missions suffer from unclear objectives or load you up with tiresome chores - such as seven minutes of formation flight - only to have you repeat these tasks ad nauseam if you foul up. [Mar 2004, p.79]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An official disappointment on Xbox, yet the game's undying popularity defies critical analysis. [Mar 2004, p.78]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Where the game falters is in the A.I. of CPU players; simply put, these guys fell kicking and screaming from the artificial-intelligence tree. [Mar 2004, p.99]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Second only to "Halo," Arms is the best shooter on Xbox. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.80]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 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]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A horrid single-player quest mode offers frustrating, ill-designed scenarios. [Mar 2004, p.91]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Put simply, Drive is Xbox Live-enabled Tab when there's already Coke and Pepsi. [Mar 2004, p.80]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A rare take on World War II that doesn't involve storming a beach. [Mar 2004, p.94]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Playing the game through Xbox Live is literally like having a shared arcade machine in your living room. [Mar 2004, p.100]
    • Xbox Nation Magazine
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game's incredible sense of speed, seat-of-your-soild-trousers physics, and overall production polish is second to none on Xbox. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.81]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superb basketball game, with Grade-A action, intuitive controls, and more bells and whistles than an ice cream truck. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.85]

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