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 3.4 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The art style is great, the co-op is a blast, and while it's far from perfect, Pandora is a planet well worth exploring Borderlands is a fun – if not a tad simplistic – shooter that will appeal to the gear junkies and RPG heads as much as it will FPS fans.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, and it certainly is beginning to show its age, but the latest installment of the Grand Theft Auto series is well worth breaking a few laws to acquire!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game may not be a technical marvel nor does it masterfully tells a compelling story but as a fun action game, it excels. If you are looking for a fun diversion and are not easily offended, I highly recommend that you check out Saints Row: The Third.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If it wasn't for the stupid Kinect features and lack of the original multiplayer, Halo CE: Anniversary would be perfect. Even considering this, I loved every second with Halo CE: Anniversary and just know that I will be going back to it time and time again. For an aging Halo fan, it does not get much better than this.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed III is a pretty damn fine game. It loses none of what makes the series fun with the translation to another time and continent, and creates a whole new set of experiences which define the franchise. The biggest issue, if there is one, are the small technical issues, but these niggling technical issues only seem worse because everything else is such a great experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Space 3 isn't necessarily a full blown improvement over Dead Space 2 but it comes pretty damn close. The team have done a great job at keeping the key aspects of the universe mysterious and yet expanding on them considerably to tell a very engaging story of an alien race.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brotherhood manages to stand out as one of the better games in a year that has been fairly lacklustre for sequels. A game once feared to be a mere expansion not only manages to do everything Assassin's Creed II did; it brings a few tricks of its own to the fray.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is probably one of the best fighting games I've ever played, and it's a nice change to see a fighting game be so accessible to newcomers while still having the depth that all those more hardcore players can appreciate.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not quite a perfect game but I found it to be of extremely high quality. Any gamer who loves the satisfaction of a meticulous plan gone right will get a bang out of it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything a hack-and-slash should be and then some. Sadly it falters with repeated level design and a moderately troublesome camera; but in the grand scheme of things, these are only minor flaws. Devil May Cry 4 delivers an experience that is second to none on Xbox 360, so far. Held together by a solid narrative, it makes your blood boil with every fight you encounter.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As an action brawler, Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction absolutely succeeds in being a wildly entertaining and challenging game and I cannot think of a single reason not to recommend it to anyone with the slightest interest in the action genre or have ever wished to possess superhuman strength.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything is photo realistic and EA have really delivered the goods here, when you see it in motion it looks amazing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like your NFL Madden 2006 is an absolute must have.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With one simple gesture, Bungie has offered to even the playing field between online and off line players, allowing patches and content that they could have offered to online customers as individual downloads, in one well presented package for a reasonable price.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Mortal Kombat brings together everything that made the franchise great and brings back everything that players will love and remember from all those years ago in arcades. The gore is in full force, the characters are still as memorable, and the controversy has piled on in huge amounts. It's a nice touch that the game is very accessible to the wider audience too (as long as they're old enough, though).
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There aren't many racing games that kept me interested long enough to aim for first in every event but PURE was one of them and comes highly recommended.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's addictive with plenty of high speed, high flying racing action and having bikes is a great drawcard as well.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is a breath of fresh, colourful air to the industry that sadly I think will go largely ignored by the masses. Ubisoft and Michel Ancel have managed to craft something that has clearly had a lot of love and effort gone into it, both presentation wise and gameplay wise.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes itself seriously, but presents a much more laid back sensibility to the player, giving them a chance to have a bit of fun in between the gritty reality of gangsters and money.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enough loose ends are accounted for in the campaign to give fans a sense of closure to what has been an epic slice of gaming history.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Lost and Damned is a commendable effort from Rockstar and kudos to Microsoft for having the foresight and market power to bring us an Xbox 360 exclusive of a game franchise that was once the jewel in the Playstation's crown.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fruit Ninja Kinect is a game that many people will instantly enjoy, and the Kinect controls make it much more accessible to those who may be averse to traditional control schemes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a past FIFA player who hasn't liked the direction the game has been going, or feel its just the same old same old, pick it up and I guarantee you'll be impressed with the depth and the way the game plays.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Total Punch Control is 'THE' best control system I've experienced in a boxing game and the changes made to the career mode are all for the better as well.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Playing Assassin's Creed II, one can't help but think Ubisoft really did listen to the criticism of the last game. Everything has been expanded upon and improved.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gears of War does exactly what it promised to do – have jaw dropping visuals, strong presentation, fluid gameplay, and integrated multiplayer (co-op at any time). Perhaps we're not justified in asking any more than that and to tell the truth all else is forgotten as soon as you get thrown into the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skate bursts from the gates, ollies over the competition and lands an impressive grind across the noses of jaded gamers. It's an addictive, compelling and downright impressive first effort from EA and we can't wait for the sequel.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A thoroughly enjoyable, deep and challenging experience (particularly because of the online instant challenges against other XBL opponents), with more cars than a, well, car yard ... Test Drive Unlimited is one of the best examples of true online integration and a fantastic car game to boot.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fun of Blur is unparalleled in any other recent driving game. It could have been simply Mario Kart in real looking cars, but Bizarre Creations have looked hard at what is fun about racing games, what is fun about competitive play, what is fun about online gaming, and worked out how to get all of that in one game and more importantly, get it to work well and remain fun.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It improves on the original in almost every way, and maintains its legitimacy with an engaging and lengthy single player story.

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