XGN's Scores

  • Games
For 1,942 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:
1,942 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is more than just a simple high defintion remake. The game is running on two engines, the original CE one and a new one. It's a great way to show the progress that has been made in ten years. In spite of some technical errors and the absence of many original multiplayer maps, 343 shows that it has the power to create next year's Halo 4.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Forget Borderlands. Borderlands 2 is so much better. The game, which combines shooter elements with RPG-elements, provides action, humor and a lot of diversity. It's a shame that the story is too hard to follow but nonetheless the game stays strong. Not to forget it's got an really addictive element in it: loot!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    NHL 10 is a very good game, but it misses big innovations. For the people who don’t own a ice-hockey game, this game is definitely worth buying. But for the people that already own NHL 09, this is only a small upgrade and not really worth the money.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Summer of Arcade titles are always very strong, but Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is already the ultimate winner. It's a sad story about two brothers, but before you reach the end you will have a lot of fun playing this game.
    • 84 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
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 5 is a beautiful game with a super good co-op. The singleplayer is not as good as other games in the franchise and the real fans will miss the survival horror, which has been replaced by a lot of action.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The fantastic soundtrack, perfect way of storytelling and the pixel art make you forget the lack of a challenge. The game still feels like an iOS-game, but who cares when it is this brilliant? It might not be the game everyone is going to play, but the one that brings an unforgettable experience.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    FIFA 13 did not become the most perfect football game ever, but the gameplay is still astonishing. Gamers should get this game for the online experience alone.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Gunstringer is a short game but it packs a lot of power. The gameplay is simply great, with the odd movement registration failure in between, and takes you on an adventure through a very weird and at time hilarious version of the Wild West. You'll be sure to play this game more than once, considering the tons of unlockables and extra features.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The world’s biggest simulation franchise is back with a vengeance. We’ve all grown up playing SimCity, and it’s finally time to get back to living the life of a virtual city planner. Whether you play the game alone or with friends, SimCity proves to be a great deal of fun.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIII is probably the RPG of the year and therefore a must have for any RPG-lover. The game is very strong, has beautiful graphics and good voice-acting. Unfortunately after completing this adventure we again have to wait a couple of years for a new part.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    NBA 2K13 really proves to be the king of sport franchises. The music, the atmosphere, the total package this basketball palooza breathes NBA and America. All there is left to say is that 2K13 basically is a slam dunk on all fronts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIII is probably the RPG of the year and therefore a must have for any RPG-lover. The game is very strong, has beautiful graphics and good voice-acting. Unfortunately after completing this adventure we again have to wait a couple of years for a new part.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Nearly every issue from last year has been fixed, but it's a shame that some online issues still appear. But even with all the other minor issues found throughout the game, NBA 2K12 is a very solid presentation.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Nearly every issue from last year has been fixed, but it's a shame that some online issues still appear. But even with all the other minor issues found throughout the game, NBA 2K12 is a very solid presentation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    By making The Beatles: Rock Band, Harmonix did a really good job and the game is certainly good in all ways. Unfortunately the few new things aren't all useful and the game doesn't support the other Rock Band content. However, this game is full of Flower Power and therefore you really need to play this at least once in your life.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is quite the handsome collection for gamers who haven't experienced Borderlands before. It's smoother, better and more beautiful than its predecessors on the older generation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Everything that Michael Jordan touches, turns into gold. NBA 2K11 is the best game of its kind because of all the improvements that Visual Concepts has added.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Everything that Michael Jordan touches, turns into gold. NBA 2K11 is the best game of its kind because of all the improvements that Visual Concepts has added.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    WipeOut HD was and still is a must have PSN-title, now this expansion is a must have for every WipeOut HD owner out there!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Advanced Warfare is the best Call of Duty in years. Kevin Spacey is brilliant and the multiplayer is just smooth. The best shooter of 2014.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    By making The Beatles: Rock Band, Harmonix did a really good job and the game is certainly good in all ways. Unfortunately the few new things aren't all useful and the game doesn't support the other Rock Band content. However, this game is full of Flower Power and therefore you really need to play this at least once in your life.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Darksiders brings you everything you expect. A beautiful post apocalyptic world combined with excellent audio and a real cool gameplay, deserves nothing less than a high score.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Darksiders brings you everything you expect. A beautiful post apocalyptic world combined with excellent audio and a real cool gameplay, deserves nothing less than a high score.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Need for Speed Shift doesn’t only provide a great shift within the NFS-franchise. In fact, the game is also an extremely good racing game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition offers the same solid game experience, but as the DLC's that are included are not brilliant, we wonder if the the astonishing graphics is worth the big price difference with the original one.