XGP Gaming's Scores

  • Games
For 296 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 77% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 17% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 83
Highest review score: 100 Burnout Revenge
Lowest review score: 32 Combat: Task Force 121
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 296
296 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With the main idea behind THUG being customization, it delivers on every level.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Just looking at the cover of the game, you can tell that it is good.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A definite must-have for fans of the movies and action junkies, pick this one up at your next opportunity and I'll guarantee you a good time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The graphics in Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath are breathtaking. The in-game graphics and especially the cutscene graphics are, honestly, the best graphics I've seen of any EA game that's been on the Xbox to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Amped 2 continues the tradition established by the original, but adds a few new twists to keep gamers interested.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Almost every ingredient, from the engrossing storyline, to the solid graphic engine and wondrous sound options brings this game to the forefront of the action genre.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Really, my only complaint with Pariah is the enemy AI.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Terminal Reality and Majesco prove once again that videogame sequels don't suck - that is of course, unless they're supposed to.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Otogi is a classic samurai-fighting, sword-slashing; destroy everything in sight action game. You don't need a good understanding of the story to just plow through the game, utilizing the wide array of weaponry and magic given to you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This game can be summed up quite simply: If you love tactical RPGs, then you will love this game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is one game that is not afraid to lay it all out on the table and let the chips fall.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Where Vietnam easily makes the most improvement, however, is in its visuals. Boasting a much more powerful rendering engine, the environments of Vietnam come alive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    EA scores. That's pretty much all there is to sum this baby up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Not only do you get to workout in the privacy of your own home; this virtual gym offers a lifetime membership, a one-on-one personal trainer, thousands of food recipes and is open 24 hours a day, every single day of the year, whenever it's convenient for you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For a real challenge, you'll want to play on All-Star or Legend, because hitting in the other difficulties is just way too easy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    You might want to keep a baseball bat handy to maintain order if more than four people are in attendance, as nobody will want to give up a controller and there is always a high probability of violence ensuing over who gets to play next.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I don't know how Kush Games could have implemented their use of the ESPN license any more, because the presentation in this game is unprecedented
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Racing mixed with the streets and underground is something no one should pass on. Fast cars, fast women, and a customization mode any underground racer would be proud of spells nothing but fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    After playing for about 30 minutes the first time I put the disk in, I had to actually force myself to stop and walk away. My adrenaline was pumping so quickly, I thought my heart was going to jump right out of my chest.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Ubisoft is hoping this time around that a revamped, "free form' fighting system will address the repetitiveness of the first installment, and a darker tone will create more of an edge that will hopefully generate more sales out of the gate than with "The Sands of Time."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Overall, this game is a three pointer from downtown. Granted, it was banked off the boards and hit the rim, but it still went in.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Gamecube owners, you are unfortunately left in the dark for online play this year. This can become a horrible burden, as it is a hassle to try and manually complete all the trades for each team so your rosters are correct with the times.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game packs plenty of playability, with easily 30 hours of gameplay under the hood, along with the expected mass hysteria whenever a gaggle of players shows up at your doorstep.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 06 ultimately turns out to be a mixed bag of tricks, and your impression of it will likely depend on a few different things - not the least of which will be your previous experience with the series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    When the end of the 2004 year of gaming comes, Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy may end up being the sleeper hit of the year.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The artificial intelligence is brutal in this game. The first few levels are okay but once you get deeper into battle, they learn your strategies and adapt to the way you play.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The second installment of the Soul Calibur franchise simply bursts with greatness. The sequel to the already great fighting game is, quite simply, bigger and better.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The depth and detail in this game is unbelievable and Disney and Square have thought of absolutely everything, down to every last detail in all the worlds and the appearances of the Disney and Final Fantasy characters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Midway brings one of the most unique games to hit the market this summer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The combat system really shines in Sudeki. This is not another slow turn-based RPG.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Tecmo looks to have once again put together a quality product, while offering something old and new at the same time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Hunter: The Reckoning is a fun game. The single player mode is enjoyable on its own, but this was made to be a party game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Prey has a great storyline, although it seems basic at first. It’s innovative, looks gorgeous, and is extremely fun to play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The fact that it's the first PS2 game to actually use two DVD discs shows that it's a much larger game than any before it, but it still doesn't live up to what it could have been.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The strength of this game is in its replay value. You can lose hours upon hours of your life simply checking your CD/DVD collection for monsters to add to your encyclopedia.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With Rockstar's solid reputation for developing games that sell well and are fun to play, it's no surprise that this game is easy to play right out of the box.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Most of the game is presented in the standard 3-D platformer presentation. However, when players must rely on the talents of little Sunny, the game shifts its perspective to that of an old-school 2-D side scroller.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This year, the presentation has been upgraded very little, but the little changes made it look so much better.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I do not recommend trying to drink anything while conversations are going on. The laughs come fast and furious, usually when you least expect them.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Mortal Kombat series has had its ups and downs in the past. Whether you’re a long time fan or not, however, there is no denying that Midway has put together an impressive piece of work in Deadly Alliance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The gameplay is smoother than ever, the presentation has increased and the brand new Owner's Mode is a real delight to play.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is an arcade racer at heart but a frantic, action packed, total-your-car racer in every other light and it makes its way to Xbox owners sporting improved crash physics, improved AI, more speed, new game modes and custom soundtracks.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Primal is one of the best action adventure games I've played.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What will immediately stand out for you when playing this game is the humor. The game loves to make fun of other games in its genre and does so in a variety of different ways.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The robotic army better watch themselves because it is all about your arsenal. There are plenty of unique weapons to obliterate the opposition.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Somewhat reminiscent of a cross between James Bond and Mr. Clean, Agent 47 doesn't bring much that's new to this latest addition in the series.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I learned early that when Namco puts a racing game together, you need to treat it as if E. F. Hutton had just given financial tips; pay attention and rush out to experience it for yourself.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This just goes to show you what the GameCube is really capable of achieving.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The realism and authenticity of the game is amazing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Cloning Clyde is a breath of fresh air that gives life back to the Arcade.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    MM3 is a 100% arcade-style racer. The focus is on fun, and that's just what you get.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The storybook presentation is truly wondrous and the way that the scenes appear as if they are being drawn solely for the gamer really reaches out and touches something inside in a great way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Yes, we’d love to see the ESPN license used to a greater extent and even have leagues online. But, we did get a game that plays extremely well and looks gorgeous.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    From early on in the game, it becomes very apparent that Tomb Raider: Legend has the heart of the previous games at its core.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Do you want a near-perfect combination of both, and the game that takes on almost all the qualities of a successful launch title? Do you want this reviewer’s most enjoyed game on the Xbox 360? Get Need for Speed. Be the most wanted.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    In this game you have not one, but two choices of a season mode. We have the return of the Dynasty Mode, but we also have ourselves a second option: the Owner's Mode.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Serious Sam is a true mindless shooter. There is no story, no real idea of what you are accomplishing, and it is almost impossible to run out of ammo.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Maxis could have included a few more items and ideas rather than wait for the first expansion pack release. Even with that misfortune, The Sims 2 is the type of game that almost anyone can enjoy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A very good basketball game. There are things that could've been done better but doing one of the things just right, like the Superstar characteristics, seems to make all that moot. Even with the noticeably skewed player ratings, the game is quite fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    NFL Street brings the 'street' style of gameplay to America's favorite contact sport.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Embark on the ride of your life as you prepare to careen down SSX3's three peaks with your favorite characters, including four new riders. It's you versus the mountain in this extreme snowboarding challenge.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved is easy to get into, fun, exciting, challenging and downright addictive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A decent gem in a genre so diluted by horribly rushed games, or other games that maybe already done what this game does.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It’s fast, fun and absolutely gorgeous. If you’ve already picked up "Call of Duty 2" and are looking for another shooter to add to your game library, look no further than Quake 4.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The unique ways to dispose of your enemies, along with the various abilities Rayne has, keeps you pushing forward, though each stage does seem to have its own area that you'll want to skip over.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The AI itself makes a formidable opponent. While not perfect (it has problems using defense cards properly), it certainly will challenge you in many ways.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With more than 50 areas to explore, a random dungeon generator - so that each time you play the dungeons are unique - and over 10,000 randomly placed items, this game has a little more depth than just your regular garden variety hack n' slash RPG.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The Owner's Mode is pretty nifty. You not only control the team rosters, but now you control absolutely everything on the team.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Throughout the game, you'll be thrust into different roles. Before it ends, you'll have been an American, Russian and British solider. Each of these soldiers will have their 'day in the sun' so to speak.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The gameplay is smooth as butter and the Skill Stick System is easily one of the best additions to sports games in recent years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This inconsistent AI provided some major frustration, as well as some pain to my controller as it came in contact with one of my walls.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If Madden NFL 06 is the blueprint of what’s to come from this series, then we as gamers are definitely in for a treat next year and even further down the line.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The opening sequence screams "Saving Private Ryan" (or better yet "Medal of Honor") at you, as you're sitting next to several of your comrades on your way to storm a beach and capture some enemy bunkers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Enter Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder, an expansion pack, to give fans of the original more of the same heart pounding, squad based action.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you like Tom Clancy, first person shooters and outdoor combat, this game is a must buy!
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    One of the most important factors of gameplay is the layout of the controller. Square Enix has done an excellent job of making all of your tasks simpler by utilizing the DualShock 2 efficiently and naturally.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Bottom line, those who do not care about graphics (when comparing old gen to new gen), and want to save money, I recommend picking up the Xbox/PS2 version of the game. It’s a game no one who enjoys a good mafia theme should miss.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Imitation is the finest form of flattery, and Sammy Studios has gracefully given a nod to the previous masters and has moved on in its own direction.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's a game no one who enjoys a good mafia theme should miss. With superb voice acting, a hell of a story and the ability to control an entire city, The Godfather is an experience you shouldn't at least give a long rental.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The Pearl Harbor level is the most adrenaline pumping half hour I've ever had in a game. There are planes, explosions and soldiers dying right and left.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Those of you that haven’t had a chance to check out the franchise yet owe it to yourself to pick up a copy of Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, as it is one of the best online games available on the Xbox 360.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    SkyGunner is everything that shooter fans have come to expect.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Gamecube players will get the most out of their four controller ports; Def Jam supports up to four players for a number of different multiplayer modes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It’s a game no one who enjoys a good mafia theme should miss. With superb voice acting, a hell of a story and the ability to control an entire city, The Godfather is an experience you shouldn’t at least give a long rental.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Ubisoft had an excellent idea with the squad idea and the squad controls, but I never really felt like they were a big part of the game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The clean graphics, quirky music and amusing characters and situations you’ll run into help keep things fresh.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Pitfall: The Lost Expedition does indeed manage a few thrills and tense moments. It's an interested spin on the old character and there is some fun to be had with this one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    This is a new spin for the old time favorite that should give owners of this generation of consoles a feel of what we old guys and gals felt back in the day, or at least that's what Activision intends.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    If you love World War II games or flying games, you owe it to yourself to get a copy of Blazing Angels, as it is a very good start for flying games on the Xbox 360.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Standing at a meager 10 hours, this game is cut down severely thanks to how quickly people will blow through this title, leaving the player wanting more.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    An entire shopping list of weapons are at the player's disposal. From the simple 9 mm handgun, to the sophisticated laser guidance bombing system and antitank weaponry, you will have more than you could ever need for finishing what Saddam Hussein started.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    I liked Pitfall: The Lost Expedition and I'm sure you old schoolers out there will too. It's a game that can be played and enjoyed by all ages.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    I almost guarantee that if more games paid this much attention to narrative, the comparison of the gaming industry to the movie industry would become more valid than ever before.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gun
    One of the strongest aspects of the game is the outstanding story.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NFS: MW is still in the business of immersing you in the world of illegal street racing and it does a decent job of that.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bottom-line: Team Soho deserves every ounce of credit for having some of the best voice acting in a game ever!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When it comes down to it, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat lays a solid foundation for the series on the consoles, but doesn't quite live up to the high expectations we had for it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of action, blood and gore, then this game deserves a spin.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NFL Street is all about intense hits and all the stylin' and profilin' you won't find in an NFL regulated football game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like all Medal of Honor games, the sound in European Assault is top notch.

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