XenGamers' Scores

  • Games
For 181 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Final Fantasy X
Lowest review score: 0 All-Star Slammin' D-Ball
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 181
  2. Negative: 26 out of 181
181 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Say hello to one of the finest PS2 games yet, and the best snowboarding game ever.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Now that Splinter Cell has arrived all other stealth-based titles should hang their head in shame.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    What Eternal Darkness might lack in top-notch graphics it more than makes up for with fantastic gameplay and spine-chilling atmosphere.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Clever, challenging, unique and packed with things to do. In short, it's what every game should be. Problems with the camera and some potentially maddeningly frustrating points are all that holds it back from perfection.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Given the game’s top notch presentation, tight and accessible gameplay with considerable depth and veritable endless buffet of modes and secrets to unlock, Soul Calibur 2 is a no-brainer purchase for fighting fans. [Import]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A gaming triumph and a prime example of the reason we play games in the first place. It instilled in me a sense of awe and wonder with a game I honestly haven't felt in the series since A Link to the Past first hit the Super Nintendo.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Offers a heady, elating sense of flight, adrenaline-charged combat, perfect controls, and breathtaking visuals that will humble titles played even on the mightiest PCs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Attention to detail is the name of the game. Despite the over-the-top premise, this is one of the richest titles released in sometime.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With its romance, its peripheral "end of the world" premise, and its memorable cast, FFX is a game for the ages.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Apart from the remarkable gameplay, graphics and sound, SSBM sports enormous replay value.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anyone looking for a hardcore flight sim should look elsewhere (preferably at a PC). This here's arcade action all the way, but it does that one thing extremely well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is different, addictive, fun, and the multiplayer and remix modes ensures nearly infinite replay value.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dead on, sporting nearly every feature that made the original game so great.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A game that not only looks and plays better, but also fully realizes the dream of anyone looking to fully manage their own professional team.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Beautiful. Stunning. Gorgeous. A heart stopping, melt-in-your-pants looker. High resolution sprites and meticulously animated everything combine to make one hell of an enjoyable visual mess.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Everything to love from the first two Tony Hawk games is back, along with more outrageous levels and more outrageous combos thanks to the revert trick.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The first person controls work well for the most part, but we just can't ignore a few control issues that crop up at the worst possible time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Graphically, Jet Set Radio Future is one of the most gorgeous games to grace a console.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game features the absolute best training mode ever made for a fighting game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I shudder to think of what it looks like on HDTV... The gorgeous presentation here will likely win all the critical accolades, but there is a tricky genius to Orta's gameplay as well.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Armchair quarterbacks will find plenty to like here, from the extremely deep, almost sim-like gameplay to the ability to develop a custom playbook, to the new mini-camp, which lets you unlock hidden features and teams as you play.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Although it doesn’t take advantage of the system’s capabilities, THPS3 on Xbox is still a fine port of a fantastic game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Not only fun to play but also quite breathtaking in its level of graphic detail.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Lush graphics and feature film-quality animation complement the fun gameplay and tight controls.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It gives players a large variety of options for both online and offline play and provides hours of gameplay with two long quests, numerous side-quests and several multiplayer modes. [Import]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sure, the great graphics and sound and the bonus Tekken Force mode are all good selling points, but the biggest reason to pick up Tekken 4 is that the gameplay not only lives up to the fine presentation; it surpasses it. [Import]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The ESPN presence makes the biggest difference...surprisingly, something as small as that goes a long way toward sucking you into the game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you're a gamer with a decent amount of patience and perseverance, Stuntman can definitely be a fun and rewarding experience. It's also rather different from just about any other game out there.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A problem-solving mission structure that rewards the player for lateral thinking, as well as an immersive world and a great story. I'm not sure if it'll win Game of the Year this time around, but it definitely deserves to be in the running.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Barring minor flaws in the face of greatness, Knockout Kings 2002 is the closest any boxing fan can get to perfection without the missing teeth and a serious reduction of IQ.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A few secret characters, some more levels and a greater variety of techniques for each character would have made this an A+ title.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Easily the best soccer game I’ve ever played.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Simply too great a package for any RPG lover to be without.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Every aspect of the game works tightly in conjunction, delivering an enormous amount of gaming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Tennis 2K2’s solid gameplay and impressive presentation prove that the Dreamcast still has some steam behind it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Questionable camera controls and sometimes frustrating gameplay are all but forgiven in the context of the rest of the game's charms.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The action is heated enough to hold your attention and the cool touches like a fantastic damage engine make it all worthwhile.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Nearly everything in the game can be beaten down, picked up, thrown or in some way interacted with, and to see the effect this has on a sprawling downtown metropolis is simply breathtaking.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Chaotic, violent, and oh so naughty, State Of Emergency is a fun title marred by some truly annoying camera and control problems.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Although the handling is solid, and the visuals sport some cool effects, the inclusion of only 12 tracks does serious damage to the lasting appeal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The appeal lies in stringing together simple moves into devastating combinations, not memorizing counterintuitive button sequences.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The control and missions revolve around simply blowing things up, but after the novelty of reducing everything to a cinder fades, what players are left with is an average shooter.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It looks fantastic, it controls well, and it’s the kind of meaty gaming experience that could keep you busy for weeks. Be warned, though, the difficulty here is off the scale.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A standard expansion pack and nothing more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Despite the control flaws and graphic blemishes this game is a marvelous presentation of soccer, albeit slightly watered down for the masses.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Although unforgiving design elements detract a bit from the overall fun factor, Maximo remains an exceptionally enjoyable and well-made game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    NCAA Football, usually regarded as the redheaded stepchild of the sports world, has finally come into its own this year with refined gameplay and jaw dropping graphics to match.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Rez
    The vibration gets so intense that your hands nearly become numb from overstimulation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With intuitive control, superb graphics, and a catchy soundtrack, Splashdown is an excellent Jet Ski racing game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It still has some issues that need addressing for 2K4, but even a flawed NHL 2K3 is leagues better than EA Sports' latest.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The added force powers are handy, but they don’t dramatically change the way the game is played.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Imaginative tracks, cool tricks, a real sense of speed, and loads of unlockable stuff all add up to a racing experience that is not to be missed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A really fun game with great music, solid graphics, and a good degree of difficulty, but its very basic gameplay and lack of options doesn’t give it a whole lot of staying power.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A choppy framerate and a low resolution display (for those of us who haven't yet upgraded to HDTV) keep UC from matching its PC counterpart.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Uniquely strategic gameplay, pulse-pounding action, and even a bit of stealth.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Def Jam Vendetta makes its strange combination of license and genre work well. It is a wrestling game done right and a must play for any fan of the scripted sport.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's got an engaging storyline, interesting characters, lots of plot twists, and a host of nifty options and gameplay features.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    More appealing than the original.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Essential fun and surprising depth combine to make this one of the best party games on the Xbox.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Multiplayer modes, over 20 varied stages and thirty characters that can be unlocked give the game enough substance to keep you interested for weeks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    I predict that diehards will cherish this game for ages. Unfortunately novice players will get frustrated after the love affair with the graphics ends and the real challenges begin.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The details and references to the TV show will provide non-stop amazement.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A very solid and entertainingly violent approximation of hockey that has its weak points (sound, fighting) but overall hits the spot just right.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Full of strategy, tactics, bullets, and explosions, this title is a fun diversion from current squad-based shooters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The only big complaint to level against Godzilla is that it's a bit too simple...Call some friends over and have a blast with the multiplayer mayhem, but don't expect to be glued to the controller after they leave.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Replay value of the main story mode is limited at best...[but it's] a fresh and fun gaming experience that you shouldn’t pass up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A big step in the right direction.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The most competent Tony Hawk mimic yet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    What really makes the game are the wealth of offensive and defensive maneuvers to choose from.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's still not a very deep gaming experience, but this latest installment is clearly the best since "Mortal Kombat 2," and arguably the best yet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Character designs are notably generic and boxy. Animation is quite stiff and the sluggish framerate does nothing to help matters. On the plus side, the environments are absolutely massive, and exhibit plenty of variety, creating a cohesive and believable alternate universe.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Questionable camera controls, choppy graphics and sometimes frustrating gameplay are all but forgiven in the context of the rest of the game’s charms.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The background graphics, however, ruin the overall effect. The backgrounds, while using very moderate levels of cel-shading, simply don’t look congruent to the car’s graphics.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If players can get past the clumsy menu system and uninspired graphics, they’ll find themselves a great game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The multiplayer action and graphics are solid, but insanely repetitive gameplay, sluggish controls, and an impractical utilization of unlockable items handicap the title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Outlaw Golf's attitude lies solely in presentation, and while some may initially be turned off by the title's seemingly juvenile humor, the game's personality quickly grows on the player.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The inclusion of four unlockable classic Pac-Man arcade games really help increase the replay value.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A top-notch golf game perfect for anyone looking to make some digital divots.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A beautiful action adventure that incorporates a dash of RPG and a dose of fighting game, Eve of Extinction suffers from a dull, weak plot.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It has a few nagging flaws like the lack of a good third-person view or in-menu loading screens, but it is playable and should keep motocross fans busy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With the recent release of the online Sims for the PC, the PS2 port seems to fall short of greatness. Especially when you add in the slowdown issues and repetitive gameplay.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An intelligent action title that injects some strategy into the usually mindless action genre. Although the graphics are unremarkable, and the difficulty can be unfair, the gameplay has a lot to offer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With an enchanting soundtrack by Yasunori Mitsuda and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, exciting turn based combat, and 80 hours of gameplay, there is a lot to like about this RPG.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The graphics are amazing, but it’s the gameplay that will win you over.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A great game... [but y]ou'll need to ask yourself if your attention span can tolerate a game requiring planning and strategy with sporadic action as the payoff.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Those who hang on will discover one of the most versatile and engaging battle systems out there, along with a highly customizable magic system.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the gameplay isn't quite as solid as NFL 2K3's, it almost makes up for that with its thoroughly college atmosphere.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Almost every individual aspect of the game except for the camera is well executed, but the two key components of the title still don't go seem to belong together.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For the already initiated, the new levels aren’t even worth a rental and getting used to skating with the Xbox controller can be like getting used to a splinter in your eye.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The biggest problems with online play are the surprisingly frequent poor losers who will abandon a game at the last second to keep you from being credited with a win.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A simplified interface and a stronger focus on plot may alienate some fans of previous games in the series, but there’s an outside chance it will broaden the appeal to a wider audience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The efforts put into the acting and story deserve a game with better graphics, less glitches, and more refined gameplay.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    This could be the best looking console game yet... Sadly for fans of the sport, the beach volleyball gameplay is just plain lacking.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    WSB for the Xbox feels much more like an upgrade than a complete overhaul...This game is easily the best baseball game on the market, but as fans of the genre know, that's not really saying much.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The strong multiplayer establishes Bomberman Online as a worthwhile purchase. Though the story mode is challenging, once finished, there is little incentive to continue play.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It isn’t a bad game; it’s just not exceptionally good, either.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It’s pretty much a given that beating up Nazis is inherently fun, but the developers threw in some truly entertaining wrinkles into the combat to make the Nazi-bashing especially enticing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While multiplayer accessibility is limited, head-to-head play is better than it ever has been before.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, this version of Capcom's seminal survival horror title doesn't play as good as it looks. As a matter of fact, it plays a whole heck of a lot like the original Resident Evil.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    There's nothing wrong with 80's cartoons, and this strange hybrid of snowboarding and adventure is actually pretty fun, despite its shortcomings. Sometimes, two great tastes really do taste great together.

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