Xbox World Australia's Scores

  • Games
For 560 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Forza Motorsport 4
Lowest review score: 28 Saw II: Flesh & Blood
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 20 out of 560
560 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you liked the first Godfather title, there's enough here to keep you hooked for a good ten hours, and that's before you try and rob all the banks and crack all the safes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Sudeki is a unique blend of dazzling, frantic combat and high adventure, albeit a short one.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The Off the Ball feature is absolutely incredibly hard to come to terms with and emphasises how EA are still struggling to come up with gameplay features to match its main competitor "Pro Evolution Soccer."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It is, however, a little deceptive to be labeled as a role-playing game. It feels more like a linear turn-based action adventure where you are always moving from one battle to the next.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Despite the occasionally clunky, and often ponderous narrative and glut of glitches, The Sith Lords is as engrossing an experience as its predecessor.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It isn't an instant classic, and older games may be a little put off by the cheery brightness and colourful cartoon characters, but if you can get past the aesthetics you will find a rock-solid platformer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you don't like heavy metal music or Jack Black's humour, chances are this one isn't for you. But if you do, then Brutal Legend will be like you've died and gone to the hallowed halls of Valhalla while a dude with long hair plays a power-solo and a valkyrie in a chain-mail bikini slays a dragon with an axe.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It’s quite “arcadey” but it also isn’t a simple button masher. It does rely on timing and strategy but its main sore point is that remembering a few killer combos is all it can take to beat the A.I over and over.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Space Marine offers up a decent amount of third person action and tries to offer something new. As a first attempt to a brand new franchise it does everything pretty well and no doubt ticks most of the boxes laid out during its development but it's a shame that certain areas such as the melee combat weren't given a bit more depth.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    On the other hand Konami have seemed to rest on their laurels, and for possibly the first time have dropped the ball and seen FIFA take the win.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The well-paced horror elements coupled with some of the most satisfying and stylish gunfights in a FPS make this game well worth your time, especially if you managed to miss it when it was initially released on the PC.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The funniest game I have played since "Monkey Island." It was disturbingly addictive and because of this was all over far too soon.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The only concern for buyers is the overall lack of content. There are certainly enough modes, but sadly the two that matter weren't fleshed out quite enough.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    In the end, though, for the now below-average cost of 800 Microsoft Points there is enough to love about Scott Pilgrim vs. the World to make it a worthy addition to your XBLA collection.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is a great sequel to an already rock-solid franchise.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a hardcore 2D fighting game with a few concessions to open it up to beginners. The quirky sci-fi anime style and presentation is bang on the money and the graphics look fantastic in HD.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you enjoy first-person action games, Area 51 marks a solid entry that should keep you occupied if not wholly entertained for as long as it lasts.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The game features inspiring art direction, a short but engaging plot, solid controls and a number of elaborate and well-staged action sequences. However, to preamble each of these sequences with a series of mandatory and repetitive exercises is surely not the best way to entice players to keep playing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It appears as all the effort of Fight Night 2004 went into the boxing controls, and the career mode was added as an afterthought. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Makes up for the lack of personality in titles like "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance" and "D&D Heroes" by having enough for the three of them, resulting in quite possibly the most amusing game on the Xbox to date.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Whether it's the story that will remind you of your favourite Japanese animation series, the relentless action and fast paced gameplay or even the unusually likeable angry Asura, it's an action game that many fans of the genre should have a go with at least once.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It’s actually one of the more enjoyable arcade racers available on Xbox. It looks good, plays well and is stacked with options.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Shadows of the DAMNED is a great action shooter but some parts of it really bring it down, namely a lack of content following the completion of the game and a few issues with the game's pacing as well as a bit of a disappointing couple of boss battles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's not without shortcomings, nor does it reinvent the wheel, but Rock Band Blitz is a fun deviation from a recipe that Harmonix has conquered and moulded to their whim.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A faithful adaptation of the popular series, and while it isn't without its faults, is some of the most fun you can have in multiplayer on Live.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's tough to recommend the Xbox 360 version over the much cheaper Xbox incarnation despite the enhanced graphics and performance, but Jedi Gamerscore-whores will no doubt pick it up for the fairly easy 1000 points it offers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    While the rest of the game falls back to run-of-the-mill survival horror fare, an overall high production value plus intense combat, interesting and bloodthirsty adversaries, as well as an accessible camera controls during combat makes this game worthy of your time, especially to action fans that are previously put off by the static camera angles that have been mainstays of the genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's the perfect metaphor for the New Rare; solid, competent, but not brilliant or innovative.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Check it out if you liked Hitman 2, but just remember, you are basically paying $100 (Austrailan) for 12 new levels of the same game and when you consider that Hitman 2 had around 20 levels, Contracts looks even less attractive.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Enchanted Arms could best be described as a Japanese-style RPG for Dummies: it introduces players to the sort of Eastern RPG philosophies that games like Oblivion tend to shy away from: soap-operatic stories, linear narratives, turn-based combat, and lots and lots of collecting things.