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 Braid
Lowest review score: 28 Saw II: Flesh & Blood
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 20 out of 562
562 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're a lover of comics, or just third-person brawlers that show respect to fans with a carefully crafted product, then you'd do well to at least rent this.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I wish I could say that Fable III exceeds expectations and blows predecessors away, but sadly some bizarre development decisions from Lionhead Studios have marred what is otherwise a terrific fantasy tale where industry and darkness threaten the city you are destined to rule.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Homefront succeeds in many areas. It's an improvement in storytelling and multiplayer in every way over their first game, Frontline: Fuel of War, and Homefront shows that in many areas they've clearly listened to the fans of their (underappreciated) first game. It's not the killer single player experience that having someone such as John Milius onboard should have given us, but it's still an enjoyable, if slightly dated, and short, experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Maintaining that ‘edge of control’ feeling while sliding around corners and through the gaps in traffic is a special feeling that only a game such as Outrun2 can supply.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It manages to stay close to the tried-and-true formula while implementing features such as a co-op mode that survival horror fans have yearned for since their first screams of terror.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A solid fighting game that had the potential to be something truly brilliant. There isn't much in the gaming world more satisfying than beating others online and it comes to you here in bucketloads.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While not a definitive collection of Sonic memorabilia and games, it is damn close and definitely the best available on any console.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's not particularly challenging, nor is it epic in length, but for a few brief hours it will provide you with a lot of fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a solid game with a lot going for it and a safe purchase if you go in not expecting anything revolutionary.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Virtua Tennis 4 is a great tennis game that features more of an arcade like, less realistic feel when compared to the recently released Top Spin 4. The career mode is robust and very interesting, featuring some obscene mini-games that teach the player the ins and outs of the game. If I had to say, though, Virtua Tennis 4 definitely provides a much more accessible and less technical tennis simulation and it is bound to appeal to more people.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Dead Rising 2: Off The Record is a very interesting retelling of the events of Dead Rising 2. Unfortunately, many of those who have already experienced the game that came before this will inevitably be put off by the repetition, as most of the content here is not new nor is it compelling if you've spent so much time on the original.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    PES 2012 offers no remarkable new features, no amazing new teams, no real advancement to the soccer game genre. This is a problem if you're looking for something else, or something better than last year's version, but it's still as fun as PES always has been.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, Binary Domain is worth picking up if you've exhausted yourself on Gears of War 3 and found Mass Effect 3 was too much of an RPG for your liking. It's almost like Gears of War was torn down, and remade by Capcom. It goes from being made by fist-bumping American frat boys to whacky Japanese anime fans.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Birds of Steel is a great combat simulator that will appeal to those who really know their World War II knowledge, as well as those who have a fine appreciation for the airplane.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Order of the Phoenix is another inoffensive entry into the Harry Potter videogame archive. It does little to frustrate or impress, but there's plenty here for fans of the series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    LEGO Batman is new territory for the team at TT Games, with no memorable film scenes to recreate or iconic moments to build out of bricks. The results are surprisingly great, with detailed levels and three fun episodes of vexatious villainy for Batman to foil.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It isn't without its faults, in particular the controls, hokey dialogue and cheap voice acting, but if you can see past these minor imperfections, you'll discover that Scaler is a first-rate platformer that gives the offerings of some big-name characters like Crash Bandicoot a real run for their money.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It is unfortunate that many of the implemented features aren't as polished as they could have been, and that the enemy AI is so woefully inadequate. Still, its unique blend of stealth action and psychic powers warrants it as at least a rental.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It just doesn't have that unique style or irreverent humour of GTA. It's a driving game, first and foremost, which has stepped somewhat tentatively into a much larger gaming pool.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I can honestly say I had hoped for more from Dragon Age II. Considering Bioware have a history of nailing their sequels, I can't help but feel this was handed off to their reserves developers as the big guns work on Mass Effect 3.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The game looks brilliant using a revved-up Doom 3 engine, although its coding creates some inconsistent framerate mayhem.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    NHL 2K6 seems more like a game made for the original Xbox. While the game play is still fantastic, the new features brought to the table by the Xbox 360 version in my opinion, do not warrant the extra 30 dollars.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The presentation is absolutely first rate and even though some of the control options I loved from past games are gone, the controls are finely tuned and it's possible to score some awesome goals.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Lips does a good job at being a Karaoke simulator. The problem is it's not very good at being a game, especially compared to the other music games available.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Serious Sam 2 may be a pun prickling pap of a sequel, but it delivers exactly what it promises –mindless action and plenty of it. It's got guns, several shiny things to ogle over, and a cavalcade of monster scum to slaughter. But its slapstick humor alone cannot save this game from its incessant repetitiveness and less than innovative gameplay; albeit it is executed rather well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    MotoGP 3 is a technical tour de force - stuffed to the brim with content, boasting tight controls and the definitive online multiplayer experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's fun to play through though and the Career mode is quite long and challenging but a few more game modes such as a couple of arena style levels and a few extra weapons to mix things up a bit definitely would not have hurt.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Better looking, better sounding, and better gameplay should be a winner in anyone's book, so if you liked Blazing Angels but hoped for more, then your prayers have been answered. It isn't perfect, but getting to fly futuristic jets and take down giant Nazi zeppelins goes a long way to balancing out the problems!
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Quantum of Solace is a solid, above-average game that does the two new films justice without really pushing the envelope.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Kinectimals is adorable, cute and endearing all in one neat package. Despite a repetitive selection of mini-games, it remains the most efficient use of Kinect technology in crafting a game for children and casual gamers, who are the main demographic for Kinect at this stage.