XGN's Scores

  • Games
For 1,952 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:
1,952 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Persona 4 Arena is, without a doubt, a wonderful tribute to a great series that has been going strong for years. Fans will find many elements and features that are well known for the Persona franchise. The downside of this is that newcomers to the series will have a harder time to fully appreciate this beat 'em up spin-off for what it is.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D makes the promise of the New 3DS' power a reality. It's marvelous to play such a huge game on a handheld, although it could have been a bit sharper. Nonetheless, this game is the same blockbuster as it was years before.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell: Conviction is a game that will keep you on the edge of your seat for at least eight hours. The new direction that is chosen is a good one, even though the ride could have lasted a little longer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    THQ has made an excellent fighting game that will keep you entertained for hours. Practicing martial arts has rarely been this fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This game is suited for both young and old, and offers a lot of great adventures for a very good price. Fun is a guarantee!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Everybody, young and old, can enjoy this fighter. The control-scheme is simple and the game invites you to come back. Unfortunately Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars isn't offering the same experience as Street Fighter IV. However, Capcom delivers a good fighting game!
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Collection 1 has become a complete package, but it lacks originality. It steals components from previous Call of Duty games and that's a great shame. We expected more from this one.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    No matter if you're new to the franchise or have played Super Street Fighter many times before, this game is definitely worth its money. It looks amazing in 3D!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A must have for every role-playing game lover. However it must be said that the version for PS3, Xbox and PC is better than the Wii U version if it comes to gameplay and graphics. The GamePad is not that innovative in this case.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Everyone who loves to play adventure games should try this one. It's absolutely a must have for those who like to play cooperative games. For a low price you get a full and exciting Lara Croft title.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The new downloadable content for Trials Evolution really tests your skills and reflexes. First thing that comes to mind: it's just so hard. Origin of Pain will get you hooked on Trials Evolution all over again.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is a classic but very entertaining RPG. The framerate drop is one of the minor flaws in an otherwise nearly perfect game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite some annoying bugs, especially in the campaign, Battlefield 3 offers some amazing gameplay. A breathtaking singleplayer campaign alongside an epic multiplayer experience makes Battlefield 3 a must-buy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    NBA 2K14 has the ‘wow’ factor. With dribbling and scoring three pointers, NBA promises and delivers. Still, 2K promised us a complete new game on the next-gen consoles, but it can’t keep its promise, because the next-gen version is literally the same on the current-gen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Do you want to be a rebel? You can in Red Faction: Guerrilla! Destroying buildings on it's own is actually really satisfying, but it turns out the gameplay is quite good as well. You can spend many hours to the online modes. Run or hammer yourself a way to the shop, because Red Faction: Guerrilla is just a lovely game!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 10 is the best American Football game out there and knows to improve on it's predecessor. It's clear to say that this is a must have for all the fans of the sport.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hotline Miami is addictive, has a good story and perfect ambiance. It's violent, hard but everything is for a reason. With that said, this indie game deserves to be played.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Out of the Park Baseball 13 is the best baseball simulation game out there. The game manages to improve over last year's edition and makes the experience much more realistic.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hotline Miami is a very unique experience. The game forgets about 2013's game conventions and delivers some hardcore action.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent is the scariest game in years. You'll get an extremely creepy vibe from the castle and all of the mysterious things that are happening there. The voice overs and the ending of the game aren't great, but this shouldn't bother anyone seeing how you'll be extremely scared when you play this on your own in a dark room.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like a real party Forza Horizon can entertain you for hours. The game offers variation in both the singleplayer and multiplayer modes and looks fantastic. The soundtrack just completes it. Despite a few flaws the franchise took a turn that proves to be good for newcomers, but also great for the fanbase. You can't miss out on this party.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 10 is the best American Football game out there and knows to improve on it's predecessor. It's clear to say that this is a must have for all the fans of the sport.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed III comes as an arrow lit on fire in the ranking list of the best games of the year. The semi-historic settings in New York and Boston in combination with the gorgeous woods make this game by far the best in the franchise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It was about time that Dark Souls made its appearance on the PC. Even though this is the same great game, with some added DLC, it doesn't hit home like the console versions did. The graphics aren't polished at all and you really can't play this with a keyboard.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The king of basketball games delivers pure quality, as it did on the other consoles. Its Wii U-exclusive may not warrant a purchase, but the great experience and fluent controls certainly do.
    • 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.
    • 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.