XGN's Scores

  • Games
For 1,674 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 44% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 98 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
Score distribution:
1,674 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto V is the magnum opus of the current generation. It has an amazing game world filled with loads of content and the feeling that you can do literally anything you want. Add three fantastic main characters to it, with their flaws and virtues and you have the recipe for this magnificent game. Nothing less than a masterpiece.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Portal 2 is better in every possible way when compared to its predecessor. The writing is brilliant and the voice actors have managed once again to bring the robots to life perfectly. Valve proves to be an amazing developer and brings us what could be the best game this generation has ever known.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Portal 2 is better in every possible way when compared to its predecessor. The writing is brilliant and the voice actors have managed once again to bring the robots to life perfectly. Valve proves to be an amazing developer and brings us what could be the best game this generation has ever known.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Portal 2 is better in every possible way when compared to its predecessor. The writing is brilliant and the voice actors have managed once again to bring the robots to life perfectly. Valve proves to be an amazing developer and brings us what could be the best game this generation has ever known.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim does not only equal its legendary predecessor Oblivion; it surpasses it. The immense and atmospheric world and insane amount of content will have gamers captivated for months, while the more dynamic level structure and improved fighting possibilities won't allow for a single boring moment. Plus, Skyrim has dragons. Epic!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim does not only equal its legendary predecessor Oblivion; it surpasses it. The immense and atmospheric world and insane amount of content will have gamers captivated for months, while the more dynamic level structure and improved fighting possibilities won't allow for a single boring moment. Plus, Skyrim has dragons. Epic!
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is actually an overwhelmingly good title that every PS3-owner should purchase. And those who don't have a PS3, now have a really good reason to buy one.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A brilliant game that has so many small details that you'll get lost in its world. The conversations could have been a bit better but this never becomes a bother. The amount of freedom will overwhelm you and will bring you back for many more play throughs to come.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A brilliant game that has so many small details that you'll get lost in its world. The conversations could have been a bit better but this never becomes a bother. The amount of freedom will overwhelm you and will bring you back for many more play throughs to come.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Batman is coloer than ever in this all new adventure. You'll fly from one magnificent moment to the other, with absolutely no time for boredom. Batman: Arkham City offers you the ultimate package, the best of the best and has everything you can ever ask for from a superhero game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Batman is coloer than ever in this all new adventure. You'll fly from one magnificent moment to the other, with absolutely no time for boredom. Batman: Arkham City offers you the ultimate package, the best of the best and has everything you can ever ask for from a superhero game.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption performs very well on all fronts and has little to no mistakes. This game is a must have for fans of the sandbox genre.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption performs very well on all fronts and has little to no mistakes. This game is a must have for fans of the sandbox genre.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet 2 is one of the most unique games out there and offers a very complete package. It is the duty of every PlayStation 3 user to go out and buy this game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword shows that neither the series nor Nintendo has lost its touch. The innovative controls add to the gameplay and turn every fight into a challenge. Furthermore, the traditionally strong level design proves itself once again, with the superb music and visuals making this one of the greats of this year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With BioShock Infinite, Irrational Games shows how to really tell a story in a video game. But not only is the story amazing, the combat is more fluid and dynamic than its predecessors, and Columbia is a place that begs to be explored. BioShock Infinite offers a journey that every gamer needs to experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Nothing less than a masterpiece. The game looks absolutely phenomenal and Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe deliver a great accomplishment with their acting. Writer David Cage grabs us with his compelling and emotional story. There are a few downsides, gameplay is pretty much the same as Heavy Rain, but that doesn’t spoil the greatness of this game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With the second episode of Season 2 of The Walking Dead, TellTale delivers it's best episode yet. Everything you want from this kind of story driven game is here: difficult choices that really matter, a high pace and no glitches or technical difficulties. You are probably already invested in the story, but if you still need to begin with this great series, this is the time to do so.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat goes back to its roots, making it even better than past Mortal Kombat games. There is so much content and there are so many improvements that this title is the best fighting game you'll find in stores right now.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat goes back to its roots, making it even better than past Mortal Kombat games. There is so much content and there are so many improvements that this title is the best fighting game you'll find in stores right now.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A must-buy. Loyal fans should play it again, because the adventure looks better then ever in 3D. Furthermore the game is suitable for new people. It is the best 3DS-game one could find in stores right now.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Uncharted 3 brings a unique adventure that you'll never forget. We love the Hollywood cinematics, we love the gameplay, we love the graphics. The game can be linear but the fantastic storyline and the spectacular cut scenes will keep you going until the credits appear.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 3 isn't a perfect game, but what you get is one hell of a science fiction experience that you'll never forget.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Trials Evolution just might be the best Xbox Live Arcade game out there. There's a ton of trial and error going on, but you'll keep coming back for more no matter what.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Fez
    Fez is a videogame with brilliant puzzles that will kill your brain. It might take you a while to crack one of these puzzles, but the payoff is great! Together with the beautiful and atmospheric graphics, Fez makes for one hell of an Xbox Live Arcade game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Bioware has managed to surpass the first Mass Effect on many fronts. For us as gamers, the new year couldn't have had a better start than this.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Thanks to the new possibility's, GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony will bring you even better content than GTA IV: The Lost and Damned. And when you decide to buy GTA: Episodes from Liberrty City, you will get them both on one disc.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    God of War is back and better than ever before! It's a worthy end of a trilogy. A tear for the last fight from our favourite Spartan. Let there be more Kratos in the future!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo 5 is an extremely realistic racing game that has a lot of options. Polyphony Digital made us wait a very long time, but it was definitely worth it!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's not common for an editor to beg a consumer to buy a game. This time I'm going to beg you to buy one of the greatest role playing games this year. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings definitely brings the RPG genre to a higher level. And damn, it's totally not linear either. Buy it!