XGN's Scores

  • Games
For 2,280 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 2.1 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:
2280 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Saboteur's gameplay isn't brilliant, but the presentation is just well done. We've seen it many times before, a game about the Second World War, but it's good to see that The Saboteur is original in a kind of way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game is a nice GameCube port and definitely worth its money (only 30 euro's). The controls are good and Donkey Kong lovers will recognize a lot of cool old stuff while playing!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Castlestorm is a fun game which mixes Angry Birds with a Tower Defense game. The big downside of the game is the time consuming adjustments you constantly have to make to your castle, but next to that it's all good fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Saboteur's gameplay isn't brilliant, but the presentation is just well done. We've seen it many times before, a game about the Second World War, but it's good to see that The Saboteur is original in a kind of way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    MX vs. ATV Reflex is a solid game that meets expectations. The Reflex system is a nice addition, but besides that this game is just not special in any way.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Besides a subtitle this PlayStation 3 version of The Last Hope doesn't add much. The biggest addition to the game are the Japanese voices and this is the best addition developer tri-Ace could possibly make. The graphics may not be too great, but the storyline, sounds and battles make up for that.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a cheap but good PSN-title, this is a nice game to spend your money on. Especially if you love to recycle trash.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Multi-tasking is of great importance in PES 2009, so the game requires some training and time before you get the grip of it. Once you master the controls, the many game modes will offer soccer fans a lot of fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a simple yet highly entertaining game which you can enjoy while relaxing, Mini Ninjas is definitely something for you.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Although the graphics are outdated, it is still a game to enjoy. People who play the CoD-games a lot, but never played the first part on the PC, now have the chance to play this first Call of Duty game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Although the graphics are outdated, it is still a game to enjoy. People who play the CoD-games a lot, but never played the first part on the PC, now have the chance to play this first Call of Duty game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    MX vs. ATV Reflex is a solid game that meets expectations. The Reflex system is a nice addition, but besides that this game is just not special in any way.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This game is a good footie for the Wii, but because of the lack of evolution and innovation it failed to be more than that.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic is a really good game for only ten euros. It contains enough humour to keep playing, especially together with some friends on the couch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    To understand the controls of this game, it's wise to check the tutorial and the manual first. About the game, the graphics are just fine, but the music will annoy you soon enough and unfortunately there are more lacks which will cause irritations. Despite all this Tropico 3 has become a decent game, but it's definitely only meant for the fans of this genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Even if you have all platforms available, the PlayStation 4 version of Steamworld Dig is a recommendation. The steampunk western world comes more to life with those colorful graphics in combination with a decent TV. The gameplay is still as fun and relaxing as they were when this game was first released.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    With OutRun Online Arcade SEGA has come up with a nice game for only ten euro's. It looks nice, has an error here and there, but the soundtrack makes up for it. Players can surely enjoy this game for hours.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Wolfenstein is absolutely not the greatest shooter of this year, therefore the game lacks at too many points. But on the other hand, the game offers you a nice combination of shooting with weapons and using the skills of the medallion. Reason enough to buy this game as a perfect snack, before the really big shooters will hit the stores later this year.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is an entertaining game for kids. Lots of typical Ice Age humour is interwoven in this game. The only bad thing is the length and the fact that it's all a bit too simple, so therefore platform lovers should better leave this game on the shelves.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Wolfenstein is absolutely not the greatest shooter of this year, therefore the game lacks at too many points. But on the other hand, the game offers you a nice combination of shooting with weapons and using the skills of the medallion. Reason enough to buy this game as a perfect snack, before the really big shooters will hit the stores later this year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is an entertaining game for kids. Lots of typical Ice Age humour is interwoven in this game. The only bad thing is the length and the fact that it's all a bit too simple, so therefore platform lovers should better leave this game on the shelves.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Three decent levels, nothing more. XCOM unfortunately doesn't deliver more gameplay additions, but heck - if you want to play three exciting levels, then buy it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fortune Street may look cute from the outside, but it could become a complex game, if you so desire. Because of the several game modes, young golddiggers among us will find as much fun in Fortune Street as the more experienced player. Unfortunately you'll be listening to the same dreadful music during the entire game. Add to that a pretty boring singleplayer experience, and what you get is a slightly above average game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gotham City Impostors is a lot of fun to play but sadly offers only a few levels and game modes. If you're looking for an easy to play multiplay shooter, you'll definitely have a good time with this one.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    James Bond 007: Blood Stone is a good shooter that has a lot of variety to offer. This game will keep you entertained until the end. It would have been an instant classic if it wasn't for the numerous mistakes and glitches.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This free upgrade is worth playing and brings the EUFA Euro to your console or PC. Konami has updated a lot, but is it enough?
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ruzzle Adventure is surprisingly good. The game modes offer a good amount of variety which keeps the game fresh. It's a pity the game doesn't offer a good balance in the letters though, as more often then not, you receive an abundance of vowels.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 improves just enough over its predecessor to keep it interesting. The new online features are a nice addition, but the rest of the game is almost the same as last year's edition.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pac-Man as a platform game is a nice idea, however the title could have been much better. Levels are real empty and it's all too simple. But kids will love it, no doubt about that.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This episode is much better than the previous one. The gameplay contains a mix of puzzles, conversations and fights. Last but not least: you get to craft.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Penarium is a quick and fun platformer offering a nice sadistic thrill-ride, although it can be frustrating (sometimes in a good way). It's also a little too difficult, allowing no strategy, only fast jumping. Luckily this doesn't spoil all the fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Civilization: Beyond Earth is just a really average game. Firaxis has some nice new idea's - like the tech-web and the way aliens behave -, but they don't cover the fact that the title has some flaws.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Warface's first impression is good, but when you start to dive deeper into the game, you'll encounter some disturbing issues. Unlocking items is very hard to complete and for some people that is enough to stop playing the game completely. The overall experience is mediocre, but just won't do it for some players.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might be a little bit strange to bring out a Rock Band game that focuses only on Green Day. The game might lack some innovation, but proves that the Rock Band formula still works great.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stoked is definitely a game which can compete with other snowboard games. Despite the few inaccuracy's in the audio and the graphics, it's great fun and deserves it's seven mark.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might be a little bit strange to bring out a Rock Band game that focuses only on Green Day. The game might lack some innovation, but proves that the Rock Band formula still works great.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Republique is a stealth game that delivers a strong overall story, while delivering a unique gameplay experience. You explore the game through the lens of a camera, which is a lot of fun despite the flaws the game has.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hamilton's Great Adventure doesn't do itself any favors by having a barely noticeable presentation. Lying past that however, is a fun puzzle game with plenty of well designed levels. Beware of some trial and error and lack of variation, though.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Achron brings a very unique mix between real-time strategy and time travel mechanics. The gameplay can get extremely confusing and the graphics aren't all that great. However, more experienced strategists will have a great time, playing around with time and outsmarting their opponents.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Worms WMD is a fun game to play with friends. The new vehicles and weapon building mechanics are enough to make the game feel fresh. It doesn't really bring enough to the table if it comes to renewal of the franchise though.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Escapists is a pretty good 'all in one' game, but it misses a few key things to be a really good game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a decent collection but it feels like it's been made very quickly. But even though not everything is in high definition, Dante still rocks!
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MotoGP 10/11 is a decent game, nothing more than that. It has to be said that the new co-op mode is really great, but that's the only really cool addition to this newest game in the MotoGP franchise.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a good game for someone who is really into turn-based RPG's. Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment offers hours of gameplay for a small price.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MotoGP 10/11 is a decent game, nothing more than that. It has to be said that the new co-op mode is really great, but that's the only really cool addition to this newest game in the MotoGP franchise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cars 2 shows us that a game based on a movie isn't always bad. Both young and old will be entertained with all of the different modes and cars. But we just can't wrap our head around the fact that there isn't an online multiplayer available.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cars 2 shows us that a game based on a movie isn't always bad. Both young and old will be entertained with all of the different modes and cars. But we just can't wrap our head around the fact that there isn't an online multiplayer available.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ArmA 3 Apex is a welcome addition to ArmA 3. The island of Tanoa looks beautiful and there's lots to explore. Sadly the campaign is a bit short and you don't really get to use the new items there.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Insect Armageddon is a fun little game that has a lot of gameplay variation. However all that variation won't stop you from getting bored with the game after a short while. If you don't want to get bored, try the co-op mode with a friend and you'll have a ton of fun.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Insect Armageddon is a fun little game that has a lot of gameplay variation. However all that variation won't stop you from getting bored with the game after a short while. If you don't want to get bored, try the co-op mode with a friend and you'll have a ton of fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For seven euros you get a new mountain, seven 'new' characters and three 'new' songs. It expands your SSX experience and will keep you busy for a while, but it's just not enough. If there were multiple routes, the DLC would get a higher mark.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hero Academy is a fun little game that gives a new dimension to games like chess. There is a good balance between the characters and the different abilities give you lots of room for various strategies. Although it's nice to see a Steam version of Hero Academy, it's still a game that works best on a mobile platform.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lonesome Road delivers on every level but creates more questions than it answers. For the fan, Lonesome Road offers a nice story line that will last for up to eight hours. It's just too linear, making it less enjoyable then some of the other downloadable content that's available for New Vegas.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mega Man 10 is on certain moments a good game, but it drops stitches as well. Furthermore, the bosses aren't all original and the soundtrack is a little bit annoying. Still the game offers enough innovation to keep you busy for hours.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Patience is a virtue with Wii Party U. The game is a lot fun, especially with your friends or family on the couch. However, some games simply depend on luck, which aren’t quite fair. If you’ll be playing solo you’ll encounter some rather slow computer, which you can’t even skip. It takes the speed out of a good game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lonesome Road delivers on every level but creates more questions than it answers. For the fan, Lonesome Road offers a nice story line that will last for up to eight hours. It's just too linear, making it less enjoyable then some of the other downloadable content that's available for New Vegas.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though the visuals are astonishing and very 2014-proof, the gameplay is as old as Rome itself. There are not a lot of surprises there, but Ryse: Son of Rome still is a very nice launch title for Xbox One. We really like the story.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More story than game. Not everybody will enjoy playing this Japanese rpg, but for those who has a long breath, it's story will be amazing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The remake of Speedball 2 is a good one. It still offers a great and addicting gameplay, with magnificent graphics. Speedball 2 HD is, however, too easy to be really challenging, which makes it boring really fast.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Touch my Katamari offers a slightly low amount of amusing levels to roll through and with the addition of ball-morphing, it's more fun than ever. The weirdness also makes a triumphant return, though it is starting to show its age.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A-Men 2 is mind-boggling difficult puzzle game, which will challenge the player over and over. Every move has its consequences and that makes this title quite challenging. However, it relies too much on trial and error, so gamers who’re not into that, will not find this game much fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game brings the MOBA genre to consoles and the LOTR franchise and made a nice start for it. The controls are simple to pick up and the game offers diversity in characters and upgrades. However, the game lacks this diversity in levels and is bugged bij lag and long waiting times in between matches. A nice start, but not yet the result we hoped for.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LEGO Rock Band has become a decent game which is especially meant for children. You can expect another tracklist then usual. The LEGO style is nice to look at for a while, but adults can better choose another music game to play.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a great background, warzone in Vietnam, this is a fun game to pick up and fly around, shooting commies. The sound effects of the Air Conflicts are really good, but with walls in the levels it curtails the openness of this game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Uncharted: Fight for Fortune is a fun game for fans of the franchise. For other people the game does not offer something special.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is a first class golfing game but lacks innovation and major improvements. EA Tiburon could have done a better job on this one.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Venetica's main flaws are the bugs and the graphics. However, the story is interesting and there is much content to enjoy. Despite the flaws, it's an interesting game for the RPG fans.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a danger that you'll become bored with this game, but overall Driver: San Francisco is a pretty fun game with a really cool feature called 'shift'.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters doesn't do anything wrong but doesn't have enough daring innovative features to make much of a difference. It's by far the best golfing sim out there, but it doesn't manage to warm our hearts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you'd only look at the puzzles, Papo & Yo would be an average game. Maybe even below average. But it's the compelling story about a child that makes this game a success that's worth your time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ghost Control will bring back a lot of nostalgic feelings, together with an old-school look.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a danger that you'll become bored with this game, but overall Driver: San Francisco is a pretty fun game with a really cool feature called 'shift'.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters doesn't do anything wrong but doesn't have enough daring innovative features to make much of a difference. It's by far the best golfing sim out there, but it doesn't manage to warm our hearts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You will steer shift quickly through this downloadable content. After a few hours you have seen everything of Speedhunters. It is possible to play online after that or you can use the new cars on the older circuits if you want. You can also go online for a few rapid drag-races, which is a lot of fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aliens vs. Predator is a worthy title in the franchise. The atmosphere is nice and it's a lot of fun to play as Alien, Predator or Marine. But only this possibility is not enough for the game to rise above it's competitors.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Worms Revolution: Extreme is anything except a revolution. It still holds on to that year old concept and doesn’t change its route. Is that bad? Not really, it still is a good game with plenty of features and destructive environments.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You will steer shift quickly through this downloadable content. After a few hours you have seen everything of Speedhunters. It is possible to play online after that or you can use the new cars on the older circuits if you want. You can also go online for a few rapid drag-races, which is a lot of fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game that makes you challenge your creativity, but still has many limits. Because of that Scribblenauts Unlimited gets quite boring after a while. Still, with all the possibilities it offers a lot for a Wii U game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The concept of Dark Void is great and the gameplay generally works fine. Unfortunately, the story isn’t interesting and far too short.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vampire Smile doesn't add much to the concept of the previous game. For 800 Microsoft Points you'll get a fun sidescroller that will keep you entertained for a couple of hours, until you'll get bored with the repetitiousness of it all.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Night of the Rabbit is yet another great adventure game from the minds of Daedalic Entertainment. The dialogues are a bit childish but the puzzles and visuals are really good. Overall it's a very solid game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Road Not Taken is a pretty challenging puzzle game that especially fans of roguelike games will love. It is too bad that dying is often not in your own control.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Warhammer 40.000: Carnage is the ideal game for a quick play. When you are waiting on the train, you can easily play a level. The diversity in the toughness of the game is interesting and can get you special armor.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new Call of Juarez feels like an ode to the Wild Wild West. Although it doesn't bring anything new to the table, it has some pretty amazing shoot-outs and a few impressive Lucky Luke-like surroundings.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shoot Many Robots is not really the kind of game that you should buy full price. But if you're looking for a game with a nice co-op to play with you're friends, then look no further.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Happy Action Theater is not really a game. It is however an impressive demo that shows what Kinect is able to do. It's fun to see yourself on the screen, instead of a small avatar. Unfortunately, developer Double Fine hasn't fully used Kinect's camera. It just isn't enough.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Adventures of Tintin is an excellent game for the casual gamers out there. The graphics don't look amazing and the gameplay could have been a bit more difficult, but the varied missions and good comedic timing make up for that.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Adventures of Tintin is an excellent game for the casual gamers out there. The graphics don't look amazing and the gameplay could have been a bit more difficult, but the varied missions and good comedic timing make up for that.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    House of Wolves is a better expansion than The Dark Below was. It offers some much needed fresh content, but it won't convince any outsiders to join the fun. The price of 20 euros is only fair if you're an avid player.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent add-on that arrives over a year too late and offers nothing new.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Harley Quinn's Revenge offers more of the same and that is what we wanted after the original single-player story was over. On the other hand, there is nothing that will keep you coming back after you finish the short story. Harley Quinn's Revenge is a good reason to boot up Arkham City once more, but keep your expectations on the low.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hyper Breaker Turbo is a nice new variety on the old-school game Breakout. Unfortunately the Classic theme is a bit boring and the Doodle one a bit too chaotic, but with the Neon one we had loads of fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Inner World turned out to be a very charming game with an interesting setting. If you're drawn to cartonesk looking games and are really into the point-and-click kind of puzzles, than you will certainly have a blast with this one. However, it's still missing some important elements so don't expect it to rock your world.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rochard is a short but good game. If you like to crack your brain a few times and also shoot bad guys, Rochard is a good option!
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Platformines surprises. The quick gameplay is fun, the enemies in their particular parts of the map are challenging and the open world gives you the freedom to take whatever way you want to go. Platformines is far from a perfect game, but it deserves a chance as it delivers more then you might expect.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tales of the Abyss is not a great remake because of the poor 3D effect, but it's still a pretty decent RPG. The deep story, interesting characters and great combat system make it worthwhile, though the annoying character Luke and necessary grinding might wear you down.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shrek Forever After has become an amusing game after all. The game is too short and won't leave much of an impact, causing you to forget about it almost instantly.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game looks amazing, thanks to the beautiful artwork. It also offers a nice experience with the tale of a blind girl searching for a red cat. However, it's all a bit too simple.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though the demo is pretty disappointing, the full Killer Instinct proves to be a really nice addiction to the fighting genre. Most of the characters come directly from the first Killer Instinct-game, but this time they look really gorgeous on the new Xbox One. The fighting system of Killer Instinct is a very layered one, which will keep you busy for loads of hours although a campaign mode is definitely missed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the lack of decent environments, Invizimals: The Alliance compensates with a great gameplay and fun, and is a lot better than the PlayStation 3 version.