Xequted's Scores

  • Games
For 195 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 46% 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: 76
Highest review score: 100 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 8 Drake of the 99 Dragons
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 195
195 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To put it simply, there is never a dull moment in Half-Life 2. In playing the game we could hardly account for a moment when we didn't have some kind of excitement or anxiety. The Source engine is a truly remarkable achievement.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    As solid an experience as can be found online. This game will absorb your life once you start playing, and crusty pizza boxes will become an all too common appearance around the house.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    A revolutionary title that has completely redefined the possibilities contained within this oversaturated and rather tired genre.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Is it the best game ever? One of them, yes. Is it really that good? Yes, be prepared to soil yourself in distinctly un-adult ways – it's that good.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of sharp humor, great stories, stellar gameplay, or Invader Zim, you simply can’t go wrong with this gem.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of sharp humor, great stories, stellar gameplay, or Invader Zim, you simply can't go wrong with this gem.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There is something truly magical that first time that a player finds themself soaring above one of the most breath-taking digital worlds to ever appear on a computer screen. Finally, we all know what it’s like to be Superman and look down on that strange and beautiful place we call home.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The atmosphere in R:TW is breathtaking...This game is by far the best Total War game released yet and, in our opinion possibly the best strategy game of all time.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Perhaps one of the most enjoyable racing games we’ve ever been given the chance to play, mainly owing to the immense rush you get from the sheer velocity of game play.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Perhaps one of the most enjoyable racing games we've ever been given the chance to play, mainly owing to the immense rush you get from the sheer velocity of game play.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Achieves a stunning degree of realism, both in graphics and actual game physics. If you enjoy racing your friends or merely the computer in a realistic environment, Forza Motorsport was designed for you.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the most striking things about Chaos Theory is its stunning visuals which top anything we saw in previous Splinter Cell games, even to the extent of making them look a little dull.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Because your Sims go through a complete life cycle, from birth to old age and death, you get a much more enjoyable game as you try satisfying your sims life.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is fast-paced, long, challenging, and beautiful to look at. The minor flaws with it are easily overlooked when one considers the whole package and realizes that this is probably the best X-Men game to appear on a console in the past ten years or so.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Surprisingly easy to pick up, and startlingly difficult to master, San Andreas offers the most complete gaming package ever made on the current generation of consoles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Atlus has taken advantage of the PS2’s capabilities to the utmost, with just the right ratio of puzzles and side quests to plot advancement to keep both novices and veterans of the series happy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A fantastic conversion of a timeless classic and it has stolen the hearts of the online community once again.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This game is extremely difficult -have no illusions about that- but it's great fun to play and this, combined with amazing graphics and great sound, make this an essential purchase.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is fast-paced, long, challenging, and beautiful to look at. The minor flaws with it are easily overlooked when one considers the whole package and realizes that this is probably the best X-Men game to appear on a console in the past ten years or so.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the best games on any current generation console.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It is fast-paced, long, challenging, and beautiful to look at. The minor flaws with it are easily overlooked when one considers the whole package and realizes that this is probably the best X-Men game to appear on a console in the past ten years or so.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Now that we’ve ended our time with Call of Duty, we’re confident enough to call this one of the top WW2 games on the market right now –despite its relative age- and quite possibly one of the most complete and engrossing WW2 shooters ever.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These factors combine to make a very rewarding and challenging strategy experience and create a great improvement to an already amazing strategy title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is unique, addictive, funny, well-written, and above all, memorable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What is already in F.E.A.R. could not have been done any better, although unfortunately the game's tempo and difficulty stays relatively constant regardless of progress through the game, and seems to be missing another level as the game kicks on into its climax.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've got a powerful enough system, you simply must take advantage of it and buy Battlefield 2.
    • Xequted
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What sets this game apart from the rest is the life-like and believable urban zones in which you are forced to set up your defence or attack strategies.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Go get a copy -you won’t be disappointed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After getting through the initial few difficult levels and desensitizing myself to the gore and macabre of Doom 3 I was hooked.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the biggest factors in this masterful staging is the truly cinematic feel that the game has.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the absence of a Bond film this year, Everything or Nothing manages to live up to the huge advertising budget put behind it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Luckily for us, SCPT is a hell of a sequel and manages to achieve what Splinter Cell 1 did back in 2003 and even inject a real sense of excitement back into Xbox Live.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The voice acting is top notch and it's obvious that Starbreeze have taken steps to ensure that the lip-syncing is as well executed as the other aspects of the game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We say without hesitation that Brothers in Arms dethrones the likes of "Call of Duty" as the best World War 2 shooter out there. It is a strategic mind game and an intense action game simultaneously.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's amazingly fun, amazingly wrong in that Rockstar kinda way we all know (and love), and amazingly right in every fundamental design choice. In short, Rockstar has pulled off a great feat by recreating a landmark movie into a modern classic video-game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's in real time, so if you go a week without visiting your town, a week will have passed there and your neighbours will ask you where you've been.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Players who appreciate it will find themselves wanting to play though it again and again.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A game that has one of the strongest single-player campaigns to ever appear in an RPG and it possesses a world so lush that you will literally want to sink your teeth into it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The uncomplicated nature of the gaming experience is an advantage in this scary and furiously paced environment. This is an absolutely essential purchase and, despite our minor issues with the story and the intelligence of your enemies, you have to play it to believe it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game’s artificial intelligence is impressive, and utilising the commands and setting team command points through the levels really makes it feel like you’re working through the game with real people who actually know what they are doing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With better graphics, better sound, better gameplay, and a better story, Peter Molyneaux has created a game better than any other in the genre on the Xbox.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    What Halo 2 isn't is a huge leap forward for the FPS genre, and Halo 2 suffers for it in terms of it's longevity. Run, gun, hide, run, gun and hide again; this isn't a cerebral shooter -but then again, it was never meant to be. We were wishing for more than we ended up with, however. [Single-Player review]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game's artificial intelligence is impressive, and utilising the commands and setting team command points through the levels really makes it feel like you're working through the game with real people who actually know what they are doing.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With only the control system as a let-down, San Andreas still delivers a quality experience you simply can't find anywhere else.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It’s these little details and the wide array of units for each side that makes Command & Conquer Generals a very entertaining title and the included skirmish mode will keep you entertained for a long while.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you've got a high powered PC geared for gaming then Far Cry is a must buy and will really show you the definition of next generation gaming. Forget the cheesy dialogue, horrendous plot, irritating mutated enemies which resemble obese, pink monkeys with slimy bits and enjoy the beautiful graphics, intense game play and unpredictable AI.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Overall, the deep, strategic elements of DRvsAK -combined with historical timelines detailing the context of the missions that you're undertaking- give a real sense of place and scope and we can’t help but recommend this title whole-heartedly.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    D-Day will make you curse yourself for every lost vehicle, unit and infantry man and your dreams will be plagued by visions of allied soldiers dying, one after the other, on a far-away beach in a foreign land.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The plot of the game itself sweeps you through a wide range of emotions from joy to anger to despair and although quite short, it achieves everything it wants to achieve.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    MVP comes pounding into your console with a lot to offer for the single-player type.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's a fun and feature-rich simulation game which will have you hooked for hours on end.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you’re looking to invest more than 60 hours in front of your television and enjoy a deep and complex storyline, then look no further; Star Ocean won’t steer you wrong.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The game is superb and well worth picking up for any race fan. In fact, it’s probably the best street racing and car-tuning combination game available to buy and the three cities and continual urge to upgrade your garage of vehicles will keep you busy for weeks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Prettier graphics and fewer bugs would have been nice, but this game passes the true test: high entertainment value.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    KOTOR is one of the most compelling games we have ever played on any system -prepare to lose sleep and meals over its puzzles and driving storyline.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The multiplayer portions of Crimson Skies are the real hook of the game and the reason that you'll find yourself returning to the game on a regular basis.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If ever there was a game to show off the Xbox, this is it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Top Spin is the best competitive sporting game we have ever played.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    After all is said and done, Jade Empire is just another linear RPG with a familiar design.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Yes, it may not be the nicest looking game, it may have some problems with lag over Xbox Live but one thing it does offer is the competence to give players an experience that no other game over live can offer a player.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If fast-paced action and bandage-wrapped fingers are your cup of tea, Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict is the game for you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's not the most simple of games to pick up and play, but once the controls are familiar webbing Spidey through New York is a dream.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    To sum it all up, it's hard not to like this game. It's fun, it's intense, and it's beautiful.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Despite the slightly lack-lustre graphics, TrackMania: Power Up! is a great game to play with friends or foes -and you won't find many titles that give you this much value for money.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Whilst not perfect in every sense, Mercenaries attempts to give more power to the player over the storyline and events surrounding the North Korean war, and it's with this 'gimmick' that Lucas Arts have made a merely good game, into a great game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Incredible audio work. Bullets ricochet, tanks are heard as they approach from the distance, soldiers holler out commands to advance position -and general gunfire hasn’t been crafted this magnificently since Saving Private Ryan.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you’re a Star Wars fan, even an old school purist like me, you will have a blast playing this game, especially if you have kids to help you out.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you’re a Star Wars fan, even an old school purist like me, you will have a blast playing this game, especially if you have kids to help you out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The vision it presents of our military future is... well, actually, pretty damn cool.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The vision it presents of our military future is... well, actually, pretty damn cool.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    All-importantly enjoyable and undeniably addictive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Oh no, the main feature of this game is the amazing, sometimes lush graphics, and the beast of a controller you get to play this game with.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The Sands of Time are one of the more intriguing gameplay devices of recent times -but even though the time-travelling antics of "Blinx" predate some aspects of the latest Prince's adventure, Prince of Persia works where Blinx failed repeatedly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Cars that scream masculinity and machismo; mental drivers haring around city roads that form impromptu tracks when the lights go off and nobody is around – welcome to the world of illegal street racing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Overall the gameplay is very fun, although it can get a little bit repetitive towards the later portions of the game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Lack of replay value aside, Full Spectrum Warrior is an experience to behold.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The battles may seem simple, but they contain enough tricks and cards to provide depth beyond any simple shoot-em-ups.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Blowing away a group of SWAT soldiers with a “SPAS 12” shotgun down two flights of stairs has never looked or felt so good.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The vision it presents of our military future is... well, actually, pretty damn cool.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    No longer do terrorists stand out in the open waiting in line to be killed. Instead these terrorists move to cover, unleashing a hail of bullets as they go. They also seem fond of tear gas grenades and explosives, throwing them into the fray whenever your team gets near their position.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you're a Star Wars fan, even an old school purist like me, you will have a blast playing this game, especially if you have kids to help you out.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The character designs are very imaginative, while the sets and graphic ideas are great. Raze truly is a cool looking character, and the Kewletts are too cute to leave alive.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Underneath the merely decent graphics and a problematic combat system is an adventure capable of sweeping anyone away with its superb quality.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both multiplayer and skirmishing modes which were present in the original game are totally absent in Black & White 2. Thankfully, the single player game is a good deal lengthier than the first game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is utterly infectious. It’s like sitting in the same room as a happy, cheerful, and funny friend; you can’t help but crack a smile, even in your worst of moods.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can't play City of Villains without thinking that Cryptic could have done much more. Given the relatively free-roaming landscape style of MMORPGs, more effort should have gone into actually making you feel like a villain. Instead you are left feeling like you're playing "City of Heroes", just in a different world and in a slightly darker pair of spandex.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Relic haven't evolved Dawn of War, just substantially added to it. This isn't evolution; this is simply more on top.
    • Xequted
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We can’t stress enough that you need a steering wheel in order to control cars with a good level of precision, to enjoy the extent of the realism, and to enjoy the game as it was intended.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The engine has been put to good use and is a testament to id's engine development skill leaving an intense single-player Quake experience and Quake III's multiplayer only prettier.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic gaming experience for the money.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Uno
    The graphics are very clean and vividly coloured to match the colours of the suits. It's tempting to say it's quite simple but there's no way it needs to be any more adventurous since it gets the job done adequately well.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fighting part of the game itself is good and quite fun to do, as it’s not to difficult to learn how to play, but will take a while before you’re up and fighting with the area rankers.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is nothing short of a stunning, comedic, gaming classic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We can't recommend Half-Life 2 if you already own it on PC because nothing has been added to warrant it buying it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Links 2004 has something for everyone.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though the dialogue is pretty well-written, the game's voice actors deliver a rather wooden performance that will have most audiences rolling their eyes and wishing for more monsters to kill.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A challenging title that doesn't treat gamers like complete idiots and, with the team play oriented multiplayer aspects of the game, it's well worth considering this title to help while away those wet April afternoons.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall I rate this game pretty highly both on its visuals and its refreshing game play. Definitely worth a look as this game could keep you stapled to your sofa for days.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is truly epic so don't expect to play this for a couple of hours and be finished, and on this basis alone I'm not going to speak for everyone, but when offered the choice by Morpheus, I'll be taking the Red Pill and see how far the rabbit hole really goes!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its easy to learn, skill-expanding controls, its awesome graphics and a rich skating environment with almost complete freedom, Tony Hawk's American Wasteland cements Neversoft's position as a leading producer of quality extreme sports games while offering another totally enjoyable and eminently playable epic for general gamers.