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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a shame North Korea couldn't have been a bit livelier to look at, but the endless stream of things to blow up more than makes up for the limited colour palette.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An A-grade platform adventure romp that is enjoyable for anyone regardless of their age. It’s a bit too easy for veteran gamers, and the scenery pop-ups can distract, but neither detracts from the top-notch experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Through the humour you grow to like the characters, and because of this the experience feels a lot more enjoyable than many other titles aimed at the younger market.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Patience and slider adjustment is the key though and depending on your stress threshold, you may actually end up loving it. Be warned, this is not one for those seeking instant gratification.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic kid’s game and truly is a breath of fresh air…Er, water for a genre usually plagued by below average cash-ins. It has substantial long-term appeal, as gaining an Elite rating on all chapters is an all but impossible task and there are heaps of extras to unlock.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Follows closely in the path carved out by its predecessor, and the result, while not offering anything new, is an engaging and exceedingly creepy game that probably shouldn't be played alone.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be perfect but it is a significant step in the right direction and has breathed life into a series that had all but died.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything from the graphics, audio, animations and commentary have all been vastly improved from last year. Unfortunately there's no Xbox Live support.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A massive improvement on the lacklustre 'Finest Hour', and provides a solid, highly enjoyable singleplayer campaign.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main reason that I cannot put the game down is the overwhelming sense of immersion that I get from playing it. It may not be the most anal simulation of driving available but as a simulation of the exhilaration of racing, Shift 2 Unleashed has no equal.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is a great platformer / twin stick shooter hybrid game that I can safely recommend to anyone who has a fine appreciation for great artistic design and competent gameplay design.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you go into Human Revolution expecting an RPG you will most likely be disappointed. Human Revolution is a light RPG at best but more accurately it is a FPS with the odd conversation and some choice in how you go about things.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for another post-apocalyptic shooter that offers an interesting take on both the racing and shooter genre, RAGE is the place to look. Though I understand why some may be disappointed after such a long wait with no real revolution here but instead a continuation of what id Software are known for.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, The Sims 3: Pets on the Xbox 360 is a fun and addictive game where the time will fly by and you will not notice it. A few bugs do affect the gameplay from time to time but do seem to be rare.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    UFC Undisputed 3 is a bit of a weird one. On one hand, the developers have done a good job and made a clear effort to improve everything that was wrong with previous games. But on the other hand, a lot of the improvements are too minor to warrant any extraordinary amount of merit. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad game, in fact it's probably the best one thus far out of the series. But the real problem here lies in the game's general structure – the career mode is sorely lacking and in need of a complete overhaul.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a solid RPG that looks the tits but does not do anything amazing to elevate it to a class of its own. I enjoyed my time with the game and found it refreshing to play an adult game with adult themes without feeling like the developers vision was censored in order to protect my fragile mind.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Prototype 2 is a great open world action game that manages to take everything that made the original game so great and streamline it to the point where it was more enjoyable to play without compromising any features found in the previous game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is no secret that I loved Forza 4, I gave it perfect score and still play it regularly so what does a Forza fan think of Horizon? Forza Horizon looks gorgeous, feels great and really is a fun game to play. It is easily one of the better arcade racing games on the market, but I lost interest very quickly. There is no way that I will be playing Forza Horizon in 12 months, I will be lucky to be still playing it in 12 days! That is not to say that you should not try it for yourself, just do not expect it to hold your interest for months to come.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is not to say it's a bad game, it's just not different enough from previous Call of Duty titles. The story isn't memorable, the maps and weapons aren't any different to what we've previously experienced, the gameplay is near identical to previous games, and when it's not identical it falls flat and fails to impress.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is a great sequel to an already rock-solid franchise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The well-paced horror elements coupled with some of the most satisfying and stylish gunfights in a FPS make this game well worth your time, especially if you managed to miss it when it was initially released on the PC.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you don't like heavy metal music or Jack Black's humour, chances are this one isn't for you. But if you do, then Brutal Legend will be like you've died and gone to the hallowed halls of Valhalla while a dude with long hair plays a power-solo and a valkyrie in a chain-mail bikini slays a dragon with an axe.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Fans of the original will probably love it, newcomers will probably divided, but either way it's a faithful sequel to one of the Xbox's favourite sons.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    On the other hand Konami have seemed to rest on their laurels, and for possibly the first time have dropped the ball and seen FIFA take the win.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If you liked the first Godfather title, there's enough here to keep you hooked for a good ten hours, and that's before you try and rob all the banks and crack all the safes.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a hardcore 2D fighting game with a few concessions to open it up to beginners. The quirky sci-fi anime style and presentation is bang on the money and the graphics look fantastic in HD.