XGN's Scores

  • Games
For 2,347 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 2 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 Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
Score distribution:
2347 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is unique, unbelievable big and extremely well made. Although the game is good, it must be said that it is not a game for everyone. If you enjoy a storyline that leads you step by step, then this game is not for you.
    • 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!
    • 76 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the developer of The Last of Us, Naughty Dog, we find the king of action-adventurers more and more. Its last game brings us storytelling that is as endearing and emotional as it gets. A definite must-play for every gamer worldwide.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is a must-have for fans of the Mario & Luigi and Paper Mario games. But even if you've never touched a Mario game before, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros is strongly recommended.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Souls is one of the most difficult games of the year and adds a lot of crazy enemies and surroundings. The co-op could have been done better but that shouldn't stop you from engaging in this sixty hour long adventure.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Souls is one of the most difficult games of the year and adds a lot of crazy enemies and surroundings. The co-op could have been done better but that shouldn't stop you from engaging in this sixty hour long adventure.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call them your slaves, minions, little kids or whatever. Pikmin are there to help you. Together you will explore a beautiful game. The best Wii U title to get, its got a huge x-factor.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Souls II is a sequel done right in every way. There is more to explore, mechanics from the first game are polished and further expanded. Fans will be happy to know that the game is still challenging and at the same time it is more accessible for newcomers.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first DLC ever of this size, and Rockstar succeeded in creating a must have for every GTA-fan.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gods & Kings is a very complete expansion pack. The added espionage and the new and improved religion system make this game a lot better. Civilization V has become a lot deeper with this DLC and almost all of the original problems have been fixed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a fun story and a great setting, Assault on Dragon Keep is Borderlands 2’s best DLC yet.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shovel Knight is the ultimate retro game. It takes all the good parts of old classics and improves on it with current technology. Truly a joy to play.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fourth episode of Tales from the Borderlands is the best one: a hilarious shootout with Rhys, a story you want to explore and that typical Borderlands humor. The emotional aspect doesn't work quite as well here, but it still holds up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a great Tekken game that offers a lot of online and offline modes which will keep you entertained for months. Furthermore there are many characters to choose from and with them you can do tons of combinations during the fights.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Eagle Flight could be the best PlayStation VR game out there. The controls are great and the graphics could have been stolen from a painting. If only Eagle Flight had more multiplayer content.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fifth episode of The Wolf Among Us is a fitting end to a amazing series by Telltale games. A bunch of questions are answered, and there is constant feeling of tension throughout the episode. Because Cry Wolf ties everything together in a amazing way, The Wolf Among Us becomes one of the best games Telltale ever made.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is finally a great classic role-playing game for the pc, and we love it. Thanks to Kickstarter's funds Larian Studio's has made a game that everybody will remember. Despite some unhandy mistakes Divinity is the RPG you should buy this year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After the not-so-original New Super Mario Bros games, it is lovely to see Mario and his friends in an adventure that is truly worth playing. The vast range of power-ups is great, especially the catsuit which makes Mario not only adorable looking, but also handy. His claws are an awesome extra to fight the fun, new enemies. It is a pity that this game is a bit easy, but you can challenge yourself by playing co-op with annoying friends or go on a green star hunt. It's not Mario Galaxy, but very surprising and of very high quality like we know of that plumber.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hearthstone, the newest card game from Blizzard, will keep you hooked for hours thanks to the amazing presentation and the tactical, deep gameplay. This is free to play done right.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like an insane stunt pilot in the Red Bull Air Race, World of Warplanes manages to leave an excellent impression. But Wargaming has to keep proving themselves in the future if they want us to remain impressed. It's easy to find great satisfaction, however, when you roam the game's skies with Ride of the Valkyries on the background, while you're bringing death and destruction in your own personal aircraft.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Old Hunters is a fantastic add on the Bloodborne. It keeps you busy for at least 20 more hours. Next to that it offers a lot of new weapons, armor and enemies.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pullblox is a must have for the 3DS. The simplistic concept results in a large amount of phenomenal puzzles, easily keeping you busy for a while. After that you can go nuts in the great level-editor. It's a shame that your created levels can't be shared online, though!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 is a great game that raises the bar for all survival horror games to come. Buying this game will be one of your first great investments of 2011.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LEGO Jurassic World contains a perfect balance between hilarious humor and fun gameplay. It also has great co-op, and revives many of the old favorite Jurassic characters and locations. Combine all this with some cool easter eggs and the fact that the game has zero bugs, and we can easily say it’s one of the best LEGO games in years.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 is a great game that raises the bar for all survival horror games to come. Buying this game will be one of your first great investments of 2011.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is an absolute must have for every rock and Guitar Hero fan.