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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Of the new moves, through-balls and crosses are much better than those in "FIFA 2004." [Aug 2004, p.86]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wolf's added variety pushes its multiplayer componenet into Xbox Live killer-app territory. [Feb 2005, p.96]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most impressive thing about Remix is its clean, intuitive interface. [Aug 2004, p.91]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The narrative style (present action woven with flashbacks) is interesting, and the mechanics are mostly solid, so it is definitely worth investigating - especially if one finds the Xbox's "action-hero-with-amnesia" library lacking. [Nov 2004, p.94]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You will actually find yourself laughing while playing, and virtually anyone can pick up and play this and have a good time. [July 2004, p.88]
    • 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]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The texture quality has been noticeably reduced, but the keen glow effect on all the characters and environments is meticulously preserved. [Jan 2005, p.86]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Exceedingly colorful, fun to play, and possessed of a great sense of humor, Movie both stands and delivers. It's some delicious sea food meant to be swallowed - whole. [Nov 2004, p.91]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The intuitive fighting control remains as solid as ever. [Dec 2004, p.86]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This sequel closes its single-player chapter with a whimper. [Jan 2005, p.94]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You'd expect this simple game of aiming and matching like-colored bubbles to feel awfully flat by now, yet amazingly, the bubble-popping action here remains refreshingly effervescent. [Dec 2004, p.93]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like a supermodel who's missing a leg - beautiful, but not entirely functional on the catwalk. [Oct 2004, p.94]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If Strike gets its mechanics brashly right, it fudges the details. [Feb 2005, p.93]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with all these attempts at variety, there's not much different in any of the modes compared with a typical two-player game. You're just seeing who can match the steps better. [Dec 2004, p.88]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simply an unassuming, solid, and well-executed platformer. [Jan 2005, p.91]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The extra games EA added are attention-worthy treats speaking to the schoolyard athlete in everyone, no matter how uncoordinated or out of shape. [Feb 2005, p.95]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    None of the games runs in full-screen mode on Xbox, while the GameCube versions are identical to the 16-bit originals. [Jan 2005, p.98]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The problem is - here it comes - the painfully oversensitive controls mar the nostalgia. [Feb 2005, p.92]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's definitely a better workout than most Xbox titles, and although its longevity is infinitely better than a human workout video, it's not as motivating or, more important, as sexy. [Dec 2004, p.82]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The audio mix is interesting, and the noises, whines, cries, and comments of players at the tables are quite humorous. [Feb 2005, p.94]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Paintball makes up for its lackluster graphics and sound by delivering an exciting tactical shooting experience. [Feb 2005, p.89]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While there is no questioning the game's ability to sap huge portions of your life, we'd dare say there may be better ways to spend said portions of said life until next year's edition hits Xbox Live. [Winter 2002, p.92]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's just enough innovation here to warrant spending another 50 clams, but only if you're a die-hard fan of the series. [Winter 2002, p.105]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The web-slinging parts of the game are brilliantly done...Yet on the ground, the game looks and feels remarkably ugly. [Sept 2004, p.94]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's nothing to complain about in terms of the game's controls or its trick system; they've been tuned to perfection. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.87]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mototrax offers an almost visceral appeal - you can really feel the bike moving under you. [June 2004, p.86]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As much of a history lesson as Collection provides, though, you can't help but wan't more. [Feb 2005, p.92]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aside from the new levels (which, it should be noted are every bit as good as those in the original), everything is pretty much straight out of THPS2. [Jan 2002, p.88]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sheer number and monotony of the challenges, however, gets boring at times. [Jan 2002, p.88]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This nuts multiplayer "party game" is, happily, something of a treat. That said, shun solo mode like the plague. [Jan 2002, p.96]