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
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Okay, so I'm being slightly facetious here, but I honestly don't think it's good enough to release such a boring product onto XBLA. Where are the extras for fans? The new game modes, extra levels, character bios, unlockable cartoons? Anything!
    • 56 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The shoddy on foot action and the terrible AI, the bugs, including bad pop up, bad collision detection and glitches in animation both in cut scenes and in game, the terrible mission design and trite story add up to a really average game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately for Tenchu Z there are games that do the stealth action genre a hell of a lot better, and with nothing else going for it other than ninjas, this one is best left in the dark.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There is really no need to get this game at all unless you are a massive fan of Mustangs but even then, there are better games out there that feature these classic V8 powered muscle machines and do everything better than what's on offer here.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It is buggy, ill tested, and not much better than draft material. With that said genre fans may find a little something to admire with Bullet Witch; whether it is Alicia's magical powers or some of the lively boss encounters.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Unfortunately the truly shoddy product that shipped to retail is unlikely to please anyone: it's buggy, glitchy, poorly optimised and visually unimpressive from a technical standpoint, and the missions are boring and the combat is repetitive too.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Facebreaker is only for gluttons of punishment and definitely a game to avoid or give to someone that you do not really like for Xmas.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It pains me to speak so harshly about a product that has the delightful Simon Pegg attached, but Spare Parts is down there with Yaris as one of the worst XBLA has to offer.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Even though it contains vehicles that look like they belong in the world of Red Faction, nothing else about the game seems to have anything to do with that universe. It could have been called 'Monster Crash Super Derby' and have felt absolutely no different.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It's a generic, cheap cash-in that is poorly executed, uninspired, and rarely even enjoyable.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is not a game, it is just a bunch of barely interactive episodes of the show and as such, is only suitable for die hard fans and people in need of a quick gamerscore boost. Everyone else should steer well clear as there is precious little fun to be had here and the whole thing soon gets mindlessly repetitive.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Part of my childhood has died with Duke Nukem Forever. I guess this is what it would have felt like if Toy Story 3 had have been a letdown.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Scores of less than 50% generally indicate some sort of game-breaking technical flaw, unforgivable glitches or an Entomologist's dream serving of bugs. But in the case of Eragon, it's the simple fact that the game is absolute crap. Awful graphics, pedestrian gameplay, and about as much depth as the average puddle, Eragon lacks any sort of redeeming qualities...with the exception of just how quickly the painful ordeal is over.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Call of Juarez: The Cartel is an incredibly disappointing sequel that manages to remove everything that makes their prequels so appealing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Apart from Alan Wake, it hasn't been a stellar year for survival-horror titles, but that doesn't mean you need to bring yourself to the level of playing through this sequel.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Last year, Space Giraffe came out. It was a 2007 version of tempest with some improvements and surprisingly enough the original just doesn’t compare.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Let's get serious; Beast Rider is a game to be avoided.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's pretty sad you don't even need to read any reviews to know this game is bad. It's a movie tie in, made as a marketing vehicle for Marvel's Thor movie, a movie not particularly highly rated at that.