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 3.3 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 560
560 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The expertly tuned controls, the amazing graphics, addictive offline and online game modes, Gotham TV and top notch audio all add up to create one of the Xbox 360's top launch games.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gun
    Its last-generational visuals aside, the game offers intense shoot-outs, horseback chases and loads of explosions all packaged in a succinct, and rather violent, story.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As a whole, however, Need for Speed: Most Wanted comes across as extremely polished and very fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A 15-20 hour masterpiece that, once finished, will have you turning around and starting right back at the start again!
    • 60 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The people listed as Quality Assurance in the back of True Crime: New York City's manual should all be fired, or shot in the kneecaps, because there is no game on the Xbox more bug-ridden, glitched, and downright broken than this one.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    An ultimately flawed platformer that falls short of its goals of innovation and another game that is marred by its attempts to appear darker and more mature.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The pursuit mode stands out as the best feature, which sadly is not incorporated into multiplayer, which not coincidentally is the weakest aspect of the game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is an unsurpassed military simulator with the kind of refined controls and gameplay that only comes from years of productive development time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    I find it such a shame that EA take the great and imaginative world of Harry Potter and choose to merely give us these tired half-efforts of a game, when there are so many more interesting ways they could use their license.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gun
    The perfect consumable for those seeking some "Deadwood"-esque action. It's lewd, crude and, well, something that rhymes with those two words.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's the perfect metaphor for the New Rare; solid, competent, but not brilliant or innovative.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The story is told badly and some of the additions and changes are almost criminal. The graphics generally look awful with splashes of beauty, like the sight of a supermodel purging.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Poor controls, shonky camera, lacklustre presentation and a whole bunch of glaring bugs and glitches spoil what is at times a pretty good fun action shooter.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The story mode is new and refreshing offering a narrative to the events from a side of the story that we've experienced, but never on a personal level such as this and this was the most enjoyable part of the game for myself.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A massive improvement on the lacklustre 'Finest Hour', and provides a solid, highly enjoyable singleplayer campaign.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't really bring a lot of new ideas to the third-person action game genre but the period of history it depicts is interesting and the decision to incorporate mythological elements was a good one.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marred only by a few broken glitches and repetitive NPC cues, Call of Cthulhu will captivate the dark side in all who dare journey its perilous trail.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fabulous game, with single players being well catered for, and online players having a similar, although more arcadey and faster experience than their P.C counterparts.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Represents a solid game that provides near limitless gameplay for those that take the time to enjoy it and offers great value for money if you're a Sims fan.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A pretty addictive action game with a rather dark sense of humour that actually works well most of the time, and good comedy in video games can be very hard to come by.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The return to more trick based gameplay is welcome, but there doesn't seem to be much more they can do with the series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's still the same game it always was...for better or worse...and the core experience- the mechanics, the visuals, the sound, the ego- remain entirely unchanged. Make no mistake: this is just Fable, with a fancy subtitle and some new content.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Too varied to be comfortably squeezed into the beat-'em-up genre, The Warriors will have you laughing in pleasure and wincing in mock sympathy for your on-screen victims.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    But L.A. Rush strays too much from the roots of the series and instead focuses too much on a sub-culture that had lately been flogged in almost every game. It doesn't help that the main character that comes off as a bit of a tosser.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    For the fourth game in the series some of the main problems like team and enemy AI and dodgy controls should have been fixed long ago.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The AI is especially tough, but never so much so that it becomes frustrating, and unlike previous FIFA games I never felt that the AI scored against me by using cheap shots or cheating.

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