XGN's Scores

  • Games
For 2,223 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 98 Until Dawn
Lowest review score: 10 Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
Score distribution:
2223 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crytek has delivered an extraordinary shooter. The Nanosuit with all its functions is a real joy and it keeps gameplay exciting in both the long singleplayer and the fantastic multiplayer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Life is Strange Episode 4 is the best Life is Strange game we've seen so far. The story finally gets exciting and fully immersive, and the cliffhanger at the end is a great tease towards the final episode. It also contains more detective elements, which makes the game more active.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crytek has delivered an extraordinary shooter. The Nanosuit with all its functions is a real joy and it keeps gameplay exciting in both the long singleplayer and the fantastic multiplayer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 11 is definitely the best game in the franchise and adds to the formula that only seems to improve every year. GameFlow is a fantastic feature and makes the game accessible for even those who aren't familiar with American Football.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From Dust shows that a cheap, downloadable game can compete with the biggies. You'll find yourself lost in this games for hours, just to create a perfect world. It requires some thinking, but most of all it requires enjoyment. Just sit back, kick your feet up and enjoy the beauty that is From Dust.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All improved aspects together with a smooth gameplay, make the God of War Collection worth it's money. The God of War Collection provides the best preparation you can get for God of War III.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 11 is definitely the best game in the franchise and adds to the formula that only seems to improve every year. GameFlow is a fantastic feature and makes the game accessible for even those who aren't familiar with American Football.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only thing we don’t like about Rain is its playtime: it’s too short, we want to enjoy more of this game. A stunning display of story, with a magnificent soundtrack and we haven’t even talked about the gameplay yet. Puzzling in the rain has never been this beautiful and good.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport 6 is one of the most astonishing racing games ever made. The game offers a complete Forza experience with lots of cars, tracks and race types. Unfortunately, the impressive weather system isn't dynamic, but that doesn't spoil the pleasure.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the next-gen consoles the public looks more alive than ever. The feeling of a ‘twelfth man’ behind you is overwhelming. A steady home victory for FIFA.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Normally you just want to avoid an asylum. But Batman's Arkham Asylum is one you just want to explore. Never before was it so much fun to fight with a bat!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rocksmith 2014 is an amazing game for beginners and guitar pro's alike. The game offers a lot of variation, a lot of modes and is one of the best music games on the market.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Colin McRae: DiRT 2 has beautiful graphics, great gameplay and contains more than enough races and tournaments for hardcore racing fans. But besides all that, the game is also very accessible for gamers without any racing experience. Therefore DiRT 2 is truly is a great title.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game features a whole bunch of additions, of which the main innovation is the new multiplayer mode. This new game in the franchise is once again a top shelf production, but it's not for people who like quick action, because the use of stealth is always needed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Treyarch had some extra time to create Call of Duty Black Ops 3, and it is definitely noticeable within the game. All modes are worthy of playing and there is so much content to discover besides that. People will love playing Black Ops 3 for a long time to come.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Guitar Hero 5 Neversoft almost succeeded in creating the perfect music game. Only some small mistakes prevent this game from scoring the complete 100 points. Still this game is the best music game at this moment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first handheld version in the Super Smash Bros series is a great one. The action we know and love translates perfectly to a smaller screen, and the new fighters and game modes will keep you coming back for hours and hours on end.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Remedy did an excellent job creating a brand new kind of action thriller. Alan Wake is an awesome game that grabs you by the throat and makes you scream for more.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ezio is the evolution of Altaïr. The game shows improvement and keeps you fascinated because it offers enough variation. The graphical performance is high and the sound is just fine. This game just simply can't be missing from your collection!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Team Bondi and Rockstar have made something completely unique and appealing. Los Angeles is full of bad guys and finding them may not always be that difficult. It is however always fun to do so. Making L.A. Noire a truly inspirational game that will last for hours.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Team Bondi and Rockstar have made something completely unique and appealing. Los Angeles is full of bad guys and finding them may not always be that difficult. It is however always fun to do so. Making L.A. Noire a truly inspirational game that will last for hours.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition is an enormous role-playing game that begs to be explored. The world is filled with content, and the overall experience is challenging but rewarding. The new co-op functionality makes this already amazing game also a blast to play with friends.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bungie has listened to the fans and brings them the good old Halo formula with a brand new twist. Halo: Reach will keep gamers locked in their rooms for months to come thanks to a ton of new game modes and options.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem: Awakening is not just the best strategy game at the moment, it is also the most challenging 3DS game yet. It takes some time to learn the ropes, but when you take some time to invest in the world of Fire Emblem: Awakening, you won't leave until you saved the land of Ylisse.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I Am Alive is a great game and it clearly has its similarities with Assassin's Creed. But don't worry, you'll definitely get that typical survival feeling. Unlike Altair and Ezio, you are not a superhero and have you'll have to take a stamina bar into account. The combination of the AC feeling and the survival theme makes I Am Alive a great game. It's a pity that the controls aren't always as smooth.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that the new Tactical Defending isn't as good as we expected it to be, FIFA 12 plays like a wonderful soccer game. The new features for the online and career mode are really good, just as the Impact Engine. This is soccer at its best.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It seems that number seven is indeed a lucky number, because Mario Kart 7 is the best 3DS-game yet and the most succesfull Mario Kart-game in the series. Thanks to the superior additive of air gliders, which can be useful for navigating through the air, and of propellers to drive underwater, the levels are better than ever. We've got ourselves a new favourite Mario Kart!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Level 5 has created yet another brilliant JRPG with a huge amount of content. Yo-Kai Watch is a neat game with some great absurdist humour and an incredibly original combat system. We believe the hype.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the fact that the new Tactical Defending isn't as good as we expected it to be, FIFA 12 plays like a wonderful soccer game. The new features for the online and career mode are really good, just as the Impact Engine. This is soccer at its best.