Xbox World Australia's Scores

  • Games
For 562 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 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 562
562 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Neither revolutionary nor even remarkable when viewed as part of its franchise, but for fans of WW2 action or first-person shooters, there's a lot to love here, particularly in multiplayer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    There's plenty of extra goodies to keep you busy if you like to eke out every scrap of play-time for your money, but multiplayer is a fairly token addition that is underwhelming and under-populated as a result.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Skate 3 sadly fails to take the leaps and bounds that Skate 2 made; it's not as progressive or original. However, it is still the undisputed king of skateboarding games, and if you're new to the franchise, you'd do well to pick it up.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    R.U.S.E is by no means the greatest game you'll play. It's campaign in slow, the battles can take too long, and after a certain point all the games against the AI play out the same. And if you're simply not into RTS games, then there's nothing here to change your mind. However, if you are a fan of RTS games, you'll definitely find one deep, lengthy and engaging game to sink your teeth into.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A game of surprise, stealth, patience and dexterity. Add to this a fantastic emphasis on story, detail, and cinematic scope, and you have a great alternative to the traditional stand ‘em up, knock ‘em down pistol whipper that many of us have become accustomed to.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Unlike many other movie based tie-ins Jk2 does capitalise extremely well on the Star Wars franchise and has been well executed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Singleplayer is slow going at first and honestly probably isn't well-paced enough for most people to persist with.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    One thing's for sure though: Samurai Warriors has massive potential for refinement and improvement.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It contains more depth than I ever thought it would. The destructible levels break apart satisfyingly and the combo system for each character provides loads of offensive and defensives moves to learn.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Conan appeared on the Xbox 360 out of nowhere like a thief in the night, and like its titular hero, it is brutal, powerful, and very rough around the edges.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Sure, the game does hold its fair share of problems - average graphics, an unoriginal story, a tendency to become monotonous and the occasional cheesy comment or two, but there’s enough solid content in the game to keep both old and new Pitfall fans happy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    There’s no Downloadable Content, no scoreboards, not even a lobby for online play, and single player is as skimpy as Leia’s slave outfit.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The game is easy to jump into and you'll be flying the unfriendly skies, issuing orders to Wingmen, taking down Japanese Betty bombers and Mitsubishi Zeroes in no time at all.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The action comes hard and fast in between moments of tension too, so your hands need never be idle on your controller.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A competent shooter, which is disappointing simply because the previous Rainbow Six's were fantastic shooters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    It's an artfully executed add-on pack that doesn't sacrifice any of the things that made Doom 3 great. But it doesn't do anything but tighten up the experience a little.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    So what did I think of my first Ghost Recon experience? Well, I think it did a lot of things well. Despite lacking any kind of coherent plot, Future Soldier's campaign had the hooks in me and I couldn't help but finish it off, despite having no interest in the pay-off. Chalk this up to a great combat system and some pretty satisfying stealth segments.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Death's escapades make for one hell of a sequel that, for a while there, I thought would never bloody end. There's a whole lot of bang for buck here that Vigil have managed to squeeze in; where the story may lack replay value, the wave-defense Crucible mode should ensure you hold onto your disc for that little while longer.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In a year that has seen more than its fair share of outstanding titles in the action/shooter genre, Kane & Lynch manages to set itself apart with an outstanding compilation of levels that are a joy to play through. Therefore, it is all the more disheartening that at the same time, it manages to fumble some of the fundamentals, chief among them the broken hit detection.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There's two ways to interpret Earth Defence Force 2017: you can love it for its campy B-Grade trappings, or dismiss it as a crap quality game and go back to your Gears of War.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Condemned 2 is a worthy successor to a great game, and fans of the original will no doubt have rushed out to buy this without even waiting for reviews.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Midnight Club Los Angeles is a decent game in all respects apart from the insane difficulty.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As it is, FIFA 08 is a football title that has plenty going for it, but also plenty of annoyances and offers a realistic experience that further breaks the mold of FIFA's past poorer efforts from the last few years.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Your personal affinity to the game will largely depend on whether you prefer to be led through an engaging and tailored adventure or to just be given a set of powers and make your own fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you are an Xbox 360 owner and a fan of Japanese role-playing games, chances are you are already playing Lost Odyssey.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For better or worse, Commanders: Attack of the Genos is a high-definition homage to Advance Wars, but at a bargain Arcade price rather than a full retail offering.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a faithful recreation of one of the better animated movies of the year, and nothing about it feels like a cheap rush-job. The graphics are great, the gameplay is surprisingly solid and it's a lot of fun to play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Ninja Blade isn't going to be for everyone, with its many flaws apparent to anyone who plays it. But like a greasy fast food meal, it's difficult to care about them when the overall experience is so scrumptious and filling.