Xboxic's Scores

  • Games
For 102 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Gears of War
Lowest review score: 20 TotemBall
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 102
  2. Negative: 8 out of 102
102 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The single impression that I've consistently had about this game since I put the disc in my 360 was one of total and absolute awe and shock. Gears of War doesn't just raise the bar for what we expect from next-gen games, it doubles its height.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There are very few games that can provide a universe so intriguing that they force players to ask themselves questions about their own morality and decision making in the medium of video games. It’s easy to see that many gamers will walk away from their Xbox 360s having played BioShock feeling some emotional attachment to the events that unfolded right before their eyes and for that 2K Boston have succeeded in their goal.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The multiplayer mode has kept me up for nights and the singleplayer campaign is equally awesome.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Especially with its low price, I’d recommend you buy this game immediately if you’re into horror games. The story, although a bit short has some nice plot twists and there’s enough action to keep you busy between the moments where you’re refreshing your pants because of the scary stuff.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is an absolute masterpiece from Bethesda. It delivers what an RPG is supposed to deliver: a hugely immersive world with quality gameplay and supposedly 200 hours of fantastic story to wade through.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My only gripe with this game is that it does not feel fast. You’re going two hundred miles/three hundred kilometers an hour, but it doesn’t feel as twitchy if-you-blink-you-will-crash fast as "Burnout Revenge."
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The campaign by itself offers a painfully mediocre experience. Halo 3 really shines in its multiplayer aspects, both Co-Op and competitive. Co-Op alters the campaign experience enough to marginalize the vast majority of its problems and bring you back time and again to play through with friends.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is definitely one of the best XBLA games available, it’s got addictive gameplay, cute graphics and great price point make it well worth the money.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With production values to marvel and extra content to indulge, the tale of Jackie Estacado is not one to miss.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    RARE hasn’t showed as much promise on the Xbox platform as they had back in the Nintendo days, but the tide has turned, and Viva Piñata has become my sleeper hit of the year, and might very well be my personal game of the year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it does have some minor problems such as no multiplayer, a weird save system and repetitive missions sometimes, the game makes up for itself by being pure fun and insane. If you love slashing zombies in half and smashing zombie heads in, if you love a free roaming open ended story, and if you love video games, you’ll love Dead Rising.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Raven has delivered is a very tight group of popular and unique superheroes that many players will enjoy playing as. Their struggle against the Masters of Evil plays out like a comic geek’s wet dream.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Getting rid of the Jackass cast and the forced punk image really did the series well and the new engine is just great. The game has an almost infinite replayability.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The menus are beautifully simplistic, and the presentation in all is a fine job. The game is absolutely hilarious, starting with the help notes in the training stage to the overall feel of Clyde’s further adventures. It’s all absurd and great fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything you could want from a squel. It offers everything that the original Forza did, and a whole lot more. The game now boasts an amazing array of customization options, with people spending hours upon hours tweaking and fiddling with their cars. The online mode is excellent too, with tournaments really showing potential to unite the community.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even the most fanatical guitar music hater will not be able to resist rocking to the rhythms and pick up that guitar to show you how it must be done. If you got the money, you won’t regret spending it here and then waste weeks, if not months, jamming to this excellent game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely one of the better arcade games around and it gives you a lot of bang for your buck. The game mechanics are very simple but it remains challenging and that’s what is making it so addictive.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the nicest things about the game is how aurally pleasing it is. The soundtrack is masterfully constructed and each distinct area has its own background music.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Marks a monumental shift for the series, and one that Infinity Ward has pulled off exceptionally well. The game offers an excellent campaign, along with marvelously balanced and fun multiplayer. The title offers the most complete package of any FPS on the 360.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a mere 800 Microsoft Points, gamers can experience party gaming at its best- a form that isn’t bogged down by senseless side-plots and gimmicky gameplay. As an added bonus, the developer plans to add new maps and costumes in the near future, further increasing replayability for the title.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The blend of puzzle and RPG has really been thought about, and it works very well in this instance. Despite the storyline being slightly lacklustre, the other RPG elements such as the expansion possibilities and the leveling up all make up for it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has a nice atmosphere, and the sound is really great. But when you’re done with the main quest, there’s just not much left to do unless you’re an achievement whore.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As far as sound goes, the game is loud. The rattling of chain guns, explosions, Nazi screams, the shouting of your teammates telling you to “throw some grenades in those windows!”, there’s quite a bit going on, and it’s all good.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you already own the Xbox version of the game and play it on a non-HDTV and you’re not really into Live gaming, I suggest you keep the money in your pocket. But if you’re either new to the Burnout experience or you have a HDTV and love Live gaming, get your ass to the nearest shop and get a copy!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At it’s core, Double Agent is a terrific game and I would definitely recommend it to all action and stealth genre fans, but the stifled campaign and clumsy multiplayer presentation hinder it from being the stellar game everyone was hoping for.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Due to the tight wrestling engine that is bolstered by hundreds of unlockables and online play, I have to say this one has some considerable replay value.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s 800 Microsoft Points, which is quite a bit when you consider that you could buy two similar games, Geometry Wars and Robotron, for the same price. However, in my opinion, this is the superior title, for its psychadelic appearance and varied gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slamming a little ball from one end of the table to the other one just gets really repetitive after a while and there’s nothing Rockstar could’ve done about it. This is really one of those games that you have for a quick fix when you’re bored or when you have a bunch of friends over but as I said: it does a good job at that.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although you know the game isn’t adding much to the genre, the things it does differently are excellent, such as the stacking up on a door, with the ability to tag enemies and watch as they get taken out in excellent style.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sega have by no means revolutionised the genre but they have successfully brought a much loved series to the next gen and it is as lovable as ever. It has the playability, the fun and competitive edge that any sports title should have.