XGN's Scores

  • Games
For 1,751 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 2.5 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 Darkstar: The Interactive Movie
Score distribution:
1,751 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Did you think you had seen it all in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? Get ready then for this war! Don't think Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be a revolution, it's more like an evolution if you compare this to the first Modern Warfare 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.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Did you think you had seen it all in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? Get ready then for this war! Don't think Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be a revolution, it's more like an evolution if you compare this to the first Modern Warfare game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Street Fighter IV contains good changes in comparison with the previous Street Fighter game. There isn't much innovation, but for only 40 euros this is a must buy in the fighting genre.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With Forza Motorsport 3, Turn 10 has delivered the most complete racing experience ever. So get on this ride for hours upon hours of racing fun.
    • 92 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!
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You can hardly call Journey a game, it's more of an experience. The images are hard to forget and the music is absolutely beautiful. The only disappointment is that the game takes only three hours to complete.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    ICO and Shadow of the Colossus belong to the best PlayStation games ever made and it's wonderful that both are back with an HD upgrade for the PlayStation 3. Despite the lack of any extra content, this collection is a must buy for those who haven't had the chance yet to play the original games.
    • 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!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another amazing game in the Rayman universe. The game offers fun for all and a lot of variation. The style looks great and the game suffers from almost no flaws.