XGN's Scores

  • Games
For 2,451 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 98 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
2451 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Uncharted 4 is Drake's last adventure and absolutely his best one. The game looks fantastic and plays even better. The numerous new features and multiplayer modes bring even more enjoyment. This is a must buy for every PlayStation 4 gamer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dragon Age: Inquisition is BioWare's new masterpiece and they weren't bluffing. The RPG has everything a fan of the genre could wish for: an amazing amount of gameplay, a great story and extreme beauty. A must-have for everyone that calls himself a gamer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Witcher III: Wild Hunt is one of the best RPG games ever made. Its (main) story, excellent visuals, challenging quests and beautiful world makes this one of the best games in 2015.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is how you celebrate an anniversary. Rare replay contains more than 700 hours of gameplay, thanks to 30 games. They're all of great quality and contains some great extra features. This collection alone is reason enough to buy an Xbox One.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Hearts of Stone DLC for the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is rock-solid. A completely new storyline, new side quests and new areas to explore all come together in this stunning first DLC for the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. A must have for all Witcher fans.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even on Wii U The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is a must-buy. This is a piece of art that does not lose any of its charm compared to the Switch version. Everyone should play this 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    NBA 2K16 is the best basketball game you can get nowadays. With a story by Spike Lee, titled Livin' Da Dream, it is a great sports game. Unfortunately the story isn't as good as promised, but the gameplay is marvelous again.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Persona 5 could be the best JPRG you have ever played. An intriguing journey featuring themes like friendship, morality and justice. Satisfying turn-based combat and the creation of Personas make this game more than just a beautiful interactive novel.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    FIFA 17 is the best next-gen soccer game to date. That's partly because of the new Engine, which performs absolute miracles.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This game is so much fun. The starter pack includes real LEGO and the game itself brings a lot of innovations and renovations.