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 Child of Eden
Lowest review score: 28 Saw II: Flesh & Blood
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 20 out of 560
560 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The "one hit" action of the game is a great take on shooter titles as it makes you more cautious about what you are doing, but it can also cause some frustrating moments.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Even if there are new levels or characters added as DLC down the track, it's difficult to view Raskulls as anything but a short-term injection of fun and nothing more.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    For me, there's too much 'on paper' that is wrong with this game – the music, the characters, the clichés, the lack of options and lack of variety. Yet, in practice and in spite of all this, I did enjoy Def Jam Icon.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Outlaw Tennis offers enough variety to keep most players busy for quite some time, but it suffers from cheating AI and annoying humour.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A number a gameplay and game mode enhancements don't advance the series as much as could be expected and in the search for new ideas and directions, EA BIG have largely struggled to come up with anything substantial.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    When ODST impresses, such as during moments when massive things go boom in the distance, it certainly gives your heart a bit of a jump, but then it yanks all hope of an epic experience away and quickly returns to the rut of re-used assets and recycled gameplay ideas.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's too limp to be a real contender in the simulation market. Sure, it's got boobs and sex, but they're too easy to get these in this game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dante's Inferno could have offered more. It's heavily influenced by God Of War, but never seeks to do anything to differentiate itself from its influence beyond a superficial weapon development tree that has ultimately no impact on the game or the story.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Suffers from a real distinctive lack of style. Nothing about it stands out, even the fancy hard disk recording Time Control mechanism.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is a solid and streamlined sortie through the RTS battlefield, if a little flawed in parts. I have to mention again how impressed I was with how easy it was to pick up and play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fairly repetitive and shallow missions, the dreary presentation of the film plot, and the uneven sights and sounds are normally sufficient to warrant a 'fans need only apply' status.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Powerdrome doesn't improve on the genre as much as I was hoping.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Admittedly the name gives you fair warning, but the heavy reliance on the stunt events detracts from the rock-solid arcade racing experience at the heart of the game, and may turn off a lot of players.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The addition of multiplayer gives it some lasting appeal, but the Force just isn't strong enough in this one to make it a must-have.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yes you do kill innocent villagers, yes you do get funky with Vietnamese hookers, and yes you do get to experience the horrors of the Vietnam War, but while Shellshock Nam '67 isn't quite a masterpiece, it is still an enjoyable game if you're starved for a solid shooter.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly solid movie-to-game effort, one that is quite refreshing given the usual level of substandard trash that usually gets trotted out to cash in on a popular film.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even with new levels, added extras and a new multiplayer mode with Xbox Live support, it really doesn’t scrub up and match the polish of some other recent titles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After the plot falls over dead, the wonderful action stands up and carries it home, bearing the weight of the game's many failures on its back.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You shouldn’t need double-jointed thumbs nor the kind of patience required to endure its faults. As it is, I can only recommend Mafia to those that for one reason or another cannot play the game on the PC. It isn’t a bad game, it’s just not all that it could be.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Put all the flaws aside though, and you've got a very competent dungeon crawler that has been almost perfectly optimised for a console – and that's something I have to admire the developers for. Just don't expect to be playing this one with your friends.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Airborne is a competent addition to the series. If you're a fan of these games then most of our complaints will be nothing new to you, and you'll probably approach the new jump mechanic and ostensibly open levels with gusto.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Singleplayer is pretty weak yet enjoyable, but the real fun to be had here is with the insane multiplayer action.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Silent Scope Complete would have been a wonderful package for fans of light gun games, only it’s let down by an intrinsically flawed calibration system.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sega Rally Online Arcade is a very arcade-like racer that is bound to impress those who loved to get their race on in arcades whenever they could, but be warned that the formula has not been shaken up too much since the original game hit, which is a bit unfortunate.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Well, to be truthful, you'll probably tire of The Club long before you'd get sick of some new cool restaurant as the variety on offer here in this game is even more limiting, but we hope you see the point we're trying to awkwardly make.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As long as you're prepared for that you'll enjoy a great Star Wars story with incredible graphics and a bunch of ultra powerful Force Powers at your disposal.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Campaign mode offers solid gameplay, and the open-ended nature of the main and side missions does allow for a little more replay ability than one would first think from looking at the box.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although I did know what kind of game Dragon's Dogma was when I picked it up, I was hoping that it would be different, have something I found compelling, something I could get addicted to and want to spend my time with. But for me, this kind of 'old school' gaming found in Dragon's Dogma is simply tedious and rarely enjoyable.