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 8.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 82
Highest review score: 100 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Lowest review score: 32 Combat: Task Force 121
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 296
296 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gun
    One of the strongest aspects of the game is the outstanding story.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This isn't a game for one person stuck in their basement with a busted water pipe. This is pure four-player action baby!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gun
    One of the strongest aspects of the game is the outstanding story.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once you get past the little nuances, such as the fielding and spotty baserunning, there is a solid baseball game underneath.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If any of you are old enough to remember legendary cult western movies like The Rifleman, Little House on the Prairie or any John Wayne classic, then you'll appreciate what Rockstar has tried to do with Red Dead Revolver.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Is MLB 2K6 close to perfect? No. It’s far from it. Beneath the little kinks, however, there is a solid, fun baseball game to be played and, in the end, isn’t that what we all want?
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brute Force provides you with controls that are seemingly easy to just pick up and learn. They're responsive and YES they are a bit like Halo thanks to Bungie's help on the project.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a patriotic American, you will be standing at attention every time you raise an American flag on the top of a Soviet Headquarters.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The one thing I love about war games is that feeling that all hell is breaking loose and things aren't going to be getting better. European Assault captures that feeling perfectly.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Phantagram has added not only an RPG element to the game but live action combat as well - not to mention the beautiful graphics...drool... sweet, sweet graphics.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once you get past the little nuances, such as the fielding and spotty baserunning, there is a solid baseball game underneath.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The character models won't win any awards, but the terrain and weapons alone make sure that you won't mistake the environment for the present. Buildings, tanks and embankments are all very well done. There is a noticeable downgrade, however, with the Gamecube version which was a surprise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The maps are huge, which spreads the several-hundred-man army battles out quite nicely.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For players fed up with over-simplistic puzzles or seemingly unnecessary backtracking to find out-of-place items to put into even more out-of-place statues then you are in for a delightful treat.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Uno
    Where it lacks in number of total players in a game, Uno makes up for it in rule customization.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gun
    One of the strongest aspects of the game is the outstanding story.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gun
    One of the strongest aspects of the game is the outstanding story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The short single-player campaign really puts a damper on what would have otherwise been a terrific experience. The lack of online play is puzzling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    You, as the mastermind, must not only create ways to take over the world, but also develop ways to improve your base so that you have the necessary faculties to do so.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    What makes the humor so great in the single-player portion of the game is the wonderful voice acting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A solid game, though nothing innovative. The story itself is decent, but is held back by poor writing and voice acting.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The gameplay is surprisingly addictive and there's just the right amount of humor to remind you that this is, after all, a takeoff of just about every cheesy zombie flick ever made. The one thing I will say, however, is that the game was painfully short.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Where am I? What's happened here? Why can't I remember who I am? These are some of the questions you'll find yourself asking, as you begin playing Breakdown.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you're on FPS junkie, then I'm sure you'll have a hoot with the game and it'll be worth your time and money.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Having no real 'action' elements to speak of or cutting-edge technology requirements, it gives you a solid experience that actually challenges the mental aspect of the player, rather then their reflexes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    I've never had so many weapons available to me in a game before. It's almost overwhelming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The sequel to the original Red Faction, it is one that will satisfy the offline FPS fan.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Those of you who loved The Suffering probably won't enjoy this title quite as much. The scares and suspense have been replaced with nonstop action, and a story that just doesn't compare.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Although the new rock and roll theme is fantastic, there isn't really anything else that is new from the previous games.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most helpful addition for single and multiplayer is the smoke grenade.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Reflections, the company that brought Driver to life, has come up with a next generation game that will stir your soul with that same love-hate relationship. Strap on your crash helmet and step into your firesuit.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    If you have other gamer friends that love Sonic, you'll play these games quite a bit, especially Race mode. Non Sonic fans, though, will fail to see the novelty.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game is a spin-off from the original Fallout games for the PC. Fans of the original will appreciate and recognize the campy retro-50's sci-fi feel of the in-game jokes, music and cut scenes.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Players will have the choice of either running through the dance card by sitting on their behinds, or actually get up and bust a move using a system compatible dance pad.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Surprisingly, Full Auto controls quite well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Customization is the main attractor for games of this style, and Underground seems to have taken this aspect to a completely new level. Each and every part that can be bolted on is officially licensed from the manufacturer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    You'll feel like 'Mr. No Depth Perception' from Saturday Night Live, as you struggle to tell how close to certain objects Crash is.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Angry? Don't make me angry! You wouldn't like me when I'm angry!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    DreamWorks' Shark Tale is a Jack-of-all-trades for gameplay, but is a clear master for none of them.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Besides finishing first in your races, you will have other contracted duties from your race team. You need to accomplish these deeds while traveling at the speed of sound. Every race will be something different.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Tsugunai: Atonement is another interesting import conversion brought over to the North American market from the Land of the Rising Sun.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I'm here to set the record straight. Read the following sentence aloud while waiving your hand across your face: "This game is not the atrocity that most would lead me to believe."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The button configuration allows a fluid, effortless motion to pull of a trick. You don't have to be double jointed to land a simple grab trick.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This is a totally new and different game (notice the capital "E' in Eye), and to that I say thank God, because why make a sequel to an already perfect game (especially since an entirely different developer and publisher created it (Nintendo/Rare) almost 8 years ago).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The final verdict on Thief: Deadly Shadows is a story about what could have been.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The premise of the game is actually very intriguing. However, while being a 'bad guy' in the Bond universe is a great concept, somehow things just don't feel quite right.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It’s really a shame that EA pushed this one out the door to make launch because it truly shows. The lack of courses is pitiful and the game will get old quickly.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I enjoyed this game, because it's one of the few games that you can take a few buddies and play through. It doesn't require much thought and in fact much skill. Anyone can seemingly pick up and play this game for some good fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Throw the slow pace in with the disappointing Read & Lead and you have yourself a recipe for disaster.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    From all of the available characters that could have been drawn upon, Infogrames really left a lot on the table with this title.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Powerdrome appears to be just another futuristic racer. One advantage it does offer over other similar racers of the genre, however, is the ability to race against others on Xbox Live.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mr. Incredible has the power, but Elastigirl has the cooler moves. It’s like you can kill them in your own style.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Does Medal of Honor Frontline have its moments? Absolutely! Is it a game that will keep you coming back for more, with innovative gameplay and multiplayer modes? Nope.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I personally can say that I am looking forward to The Incredibles 2.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Well, grab your pencil and a notebook. It's time to make like a fish and go to school.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vampires are cool. If you're reading this right now, there's a good chance you probably think games are cool. Therefore, a game about vampires should automatically be cool just by default, right?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For Xbox users, you get additional Battle Mode maps and you have the advantage of having your friends know when you are on the game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the first Dark Alliance, game will love it, but I found that, closer to the end of the game, the storyline felt very thrown together and I wasn't completely satisfied with the way the game ended.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick tells the story of cult classic hero Ash as he tries to rid the town of Dearborn from the evil creatures known as Deadites.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a quick, cheap overnight gaming fling, then Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is right up your testosterone alley.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    If you want a gritty, no holds barred, bloody action packed war game with enemy upon enemy coming at you then this is definitely a game to play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    If you are a true fan of the movie, I'm sure you'll find a place for this game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    With the exception of an added online multiplayer component, there really isn’t that much of an incentive for those who have played this game at all and aren’t waxing nostalgic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    For a game that is supposed to be a stealth game, it doesn't progress the stealth action genre at all.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The sound is just as good as the visuals, mainly because the actors from the film lend their voices to the game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Have fun with the loading screens. It might be a good time to replenish your liquids and reach for a tissue, because you were crying from laughing so hard.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Then the game is extremely linear, which really puts a damper on everything.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    All of the different battlefields have a degree of variation and utilize the elements very well. You can expect to have altercations on the land, in the sea and even flying through the air.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    If a goaltender were to freeze the puck, probably 55% of the time the team protecting the goaltender will be faced with the ever popular glitch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The biggest fault I found in Deadly Shadows is the A.I. The guard’s awareness at one point can be very high, but then in other situations you’d think he was deaf.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    One of the highlights of Area 51 is definitely the weapons. There’s a very good variety of weapons at your disposal, all of which are standard to most first-person shooters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For those concerned with the legitimacy of the game, Godzilla: StE has the full backing of Toho behind it. This means that all of your beloved monster calls are authentic and have been simulated to the best of Pipeworks' ability.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    All in all, the game felt more like a task I had to complete rather than something to be enjoyed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Do you want to have some fun in the battle of Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back? You can do that. Do you want to fight as a clone trooper on the surface of Geonosis? Done. There really is a wealth of worlds to choose from here, which is one of the few pluses in Battlefront.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For those concerned with the legitimacy of the game, Godzilla: StE has the full backing of Toho behind it. This means that all of your beloved monster calls are authentic and have been simulated to the best of Pipeworks' ability.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A collection of Namco's most popular arcade games from the decade of big hair, and valley-speak, is now available on your Xbox video entertainment system (Like, totally!).
    • 51 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    We are not quite sure that he has kicked the monkey from his back and he must now prove himself worthy in the eyes of his peers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    One of the highlights of Area 51 is definitely the weapons. There's a very good variety of weapons at your disposal, all of which are standard to most first-person shooters.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a game that is reminiscent of your standard shooter coin-op that used to be found in your local arcade, then look no further because Terminator 3: Redemption will be right up your alley.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The graphics in this game are second to none. The detail is absolutely gorgeous and the characters in the cut-scenes come very close to resembling real people, or as real as an elf would be.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This game can only be recommended to flight fanatics or those into self-abuse.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    You have to take to the streets with novelty riders you would associate with inner city and prostitution rings. Have you ever seen a crackhead do a 540 Superman off an outhouse?
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Having studied martial arts myself for a few years, I'm aware that multiple drunken styles exist, but I did not realize ninjas were allowed to hit the sauce.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    For a long time, DRIV3R was one of mine and many other gamers' most anticipated titles this year, and, with all the publicity and hype it was receiving, it was one of the biggest letdowns I've ever experienced.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Fortunately, even if you are not able to have some human companionship, you don't have to worry about falling prey to a lack of scruples. Even on the lowest setting, the computer will not allow unfair trades for property and stands its ground when its back is against the wall.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    We now take a break from our busy schedule to hitch a ride on the Reading Railroad. Let me introduce you to Monopoly Party!
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Monopoly Party! has just about every rule variation known to man included in the game, and players can customize their playing preferences by going through the option section in the rules.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Jedi Academy is exactly what it claims to be at bare minimum; the latest installment of the Jedi Knight series; nothing more.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The flirty protagonist lacked personality, and the nifty wire weapon wasn't quite nifty enough.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Vehicle customization would have been a welcomed addition to a very shallow game.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Basically, there's nothing to like about Catwoman outside of the graphics. At the very most, the game deserves a rental.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Catwoman tries to play off as a Prince of Persia-like action/platformer, but its shotty controls and poor combat mechanics leave you feeling like Garfield rather than Catwoman.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    EA Games’ Catwoman will continue to disappoint gamers that are hoping movie-based videogames are actually seeing a turnaround.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Halle Berry does the voice acting for her character, but she over-delivers almost every cheesy line.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Okay, I know what many of you are sitting there reading this wondering. Why would an adult male play a game like this? Well I did it for you!
    • 44 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    From the lackluster graphics to the terrible enemy AI, the crappy single-player and the generic online play, this game doesn't offer anything you haven't seen before.