XGN's Scores

  • Games
For 1,957 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 98 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
1,957 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The new Smash Brothers has a lot to live up to, but it manages to deliver on all fronts. Smash Tour is slightly disappointing, but everything else is top-notch. From the addictive gameplay to the pretty graphics and new modes; this is Nintendo's best Wii U game.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Forza 4 truly is the best racing game for the Xbox 360 and improves on almost every aspect. We would have liked to see more damage being done to the cars but the ton of online modes and the improved career mode will make you forget about the few errors.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Witcher 2 is amazing! Not the graphics, but the gameplay is the thing that will keep the players happy. This just might be the greatest PC-to-console port ever made.
    • 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!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Rayman Origin proves that multiplatform games don't have to be a load of bull on the Wii. The game may even be better on Wii, because the offline co-op mode better fits the console. The Wii Remote may come with its own problems but they are easily resolved by adding a Nunchuck or Classis Controller. Good job, Ubisoft!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    NBA 2K15 might be the best sports game of the year. NBA Live is not a competitor for NBA 2K15, as 2K15 is way better thanks to the great gameplay, thorough MyGM-mode and the phenomenal A.I.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Without a doubt: DiRT Showdown will be the best racing game for this year. Because you will laugh your ass off during the multiplayer and won't be able to put down the controller.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is the best platform game for the current generation of consoles. The old fashioned gameplay will be loved by many gamers, and the offline co-op mode is outstanding. Hail Rayman!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is the best platform game for the current generation of consoles. The old fashioned gameplay will be loved by many gamers, and the offline co-op mode is outstanding. Hail Rayman!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The FIFA franchise claims the victory over the Pro Evolution Soccer series again this year. FIFA 11 is definitely the best football game available, at least for the next twelve months.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The FIFA franchise claims the victory over the Pro Evolution Soccer series again this year. FIFA 11 is definitely the best football game available, at least for the next twelve months.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Minecraft on the Xbox 360 is just as fun as it is on the PC. The only limitation is your own imagination.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Dishonored is an essential purchase for the self-respecting lover of videogames. The game offers an intelligent and exciting experience which makes this one of the best games of the year. Dunwall is just as impressive in Dishonored as Rapture was in BioShock, and the magic powers are incredibly awesome to use. Eventually there is nothing to criticize this game for. A true must have.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Torchlight II is a modern fairytale and offers a surplus of great action RPG elements. Comparable to Diablo III you say? We dare to claim it's even better. An awesome, colorful dream coming to you from your computer screen. Definitely a thumbs up for developer Runic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    From the first moment you boot up this game you will know you are playing the future of Pokémon.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    From the first moment you boot up this game you will know you are playing the future of Pokémon.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    From Software has clearly learned from its earlier mistakes by creating an absolutely wonderful PC version this time around. Shame about the monstrous keyboard and mouse controls, but nothing a controller won't fix. Aside of that, the core gameplay really shines, because of the many subtle improvements the PC version enjoys. The biggest achievement, however, is that one of the greatest games of 2014 has managed to become even greater.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is definitely the best PS Vita game so far! The game makes full use of all the motion possibilities that are available. Furthermore, Sackboy proves to be more than just a pretty face. The game contains enough innovative content and is so a lot of fun to play.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Mark of the Ninja has almost everything you can wish for in a game like this. The animations are wonderful and the soundtrack suits the game well. You can play the game in various ways and this extends its lifespan. With a minor flaw the game may not be perfect, but the game is very close to it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The remasters of both Final Fantasy X and X-2 are the perfect tributes to the fact that the older Final Fantasy games still provide breathtaking journeys which every RPG fan owes himself to experience at least once in his lifetime.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Heavy Rain is a risky game but it offers you an unique experience and therefore it's definitely worth your money!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This game can get a little chaotic but that doesn't matter considering how developer Monolith Soft has executed everything nearly perfectly. Agreed, the voice acting isn't perfect at all but the deep and beautiful world and the great fighting system make up for that, creating a wonderful experience for fans of the better role-playing games.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 2 is perfect in many ways. Visually it is awesome, the details are awesome, the music is awesome and the Drivatars are awesome. That plus lots of different modes makes us forget the lags.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minecraft is finally available for the PlayStation 4 and it's still a great game. With a bigger world and more view-distance, Minecraft is a perfect game for both beginners and PS3-veterans, though the game doesn't offer anything new.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gears of War 3 is a must buy shooter that offers you hours and hours of gameplay. It's got a long campaign and the multiplayer is better then ever. Epic Games has made good adaptations. But don't expect really big innovations.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In comparison with the current-gen of consoles, Battlefield 4 is the shooter for the next-gen consoles. The graphics are even more stunning than before and there’s an ability to play with more gamers on the console. Choose the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One-version above the current-gen versions.