Xbox Games

Madden NFL 09

Madden NFL 09

Platform: Xbox
August 12, 2008
Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation and counting, Madden NFL 09 delivers its most complete NFL football package ever. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or picking up the game for the first time, players of all skill levels will enjoy a unique, yet challenging experience with the innovative Adaptive Difficulty Engine, which tailors the game to match your playing style. Instantly improve your game with the all-new virtual Training Center or incorporate feedback with EA SPORTS BackTrack, allowing you to learn from your mistakes on the fly. With a new broadcast presentation and online leagues, plus more than 85 new features and enhancements, Madden NFL 09 is the most authentic and adaptable game in sports video game history.
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
5.5
Madden NFL 08

Madden NFL 08

Platform: Xbox
August 14, 2007
Feel what it's like to be a field general making key personnel decisions on both sides of the ball during the game's biggest moments in Madden NFL 08. Quickly identify your strongest players on the field before every snap then move them into position to make game-changing, momentum-altering plays. Play to your team's strengths by immediately reading your opponent's schemes and reacting to the action as soon as the ball is snapped.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
NCAA Football 08

NCAA Football 08

Platform: Xbox
July 17, 2007
In NCAA Football 08, players look to be a leader and become a legend on the field. With all-new Leadership Control, players now lead by example and control the action on the field and can increase their sphere of influence by improving their players' personal ratings on each big play.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.2
Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Platform: Xbox
June 26, 2007
Players relive the film's most thrilling moments as they assume the role of Remy, a young rat who dreams of becoming a great French chef, despite the obvious problem of being a rat. From the underground sewers to the bustling streets of Paris, players dash, glide and slide through 6 action-packed worlds filled with dangerous enemies, heists and perilous missions. Players can go head-to-head with their friends in multiplayer mini-games or navigate their way through a sensational rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.
Metascore:
tbd
User Score:
7.0
Major League Baseball 2K7

Major League Baseball 2K7

Platform: Xbox
February 27, 2007
It's a whole new ballgame! Major League Baseball 2K7 redefines the pure baseball video game experience with true, Next-Gen details, all-new throwing mechanics and a revolutionary presentation system. Featuring stunning, lifelike player models, Signature Style animations, Inside Edge data and more, Major League Baseball 2K7 delivers the most authentic baseball action to date.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.0
Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2

Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2

Platform: Xbox
November 24, 2006
Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 reacquaints players with the revolutionary games of their time while providing countless rounds of quarter-free entertainment. Each treasured favourite contains bountiful bonus features including remixed soundtracks, original art and history that will leave everyone wanting for more. Homes will turn into virtual arcade halls as this 20-in-1 compilation will have players flashing back to the good old days and introduce to a new generation the titles that helped define Capcom's legacy as a leading worldwide developer and publisher.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.0
Thrillville

Thrillville

Platform: Xbox
November 21, 2006
Thrillville allows gamers of all ages to easily build and customize the coaster of your dreams. Gone are the days of the complex PC techniques used in other coaster games. Rather, Thrillville's easy to use building mode has been designed specifically for the console platforms and makes building all 75-plus rides from wooden, corkscrew and inverted coasters to merry go rounds, trains and carnival rides, easy, and most importantly, fun. Imagination is the only height limit with Thrillville, where the fun ranges from racing on go-kart tracks you put together and playing mini-golf on courses you designed to joining friends for dozens of four-player party games, from bumper cars to arcade shoot-'em-ups. You can also tour the park on foot - a first for theme-park titles - chatting and joking with all the guests to help them out and make sure they're enjoying themselves.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
1.7
Bass Pro Shops: Trophy Bass 2007

Bass Pro Shops: Trophy Bass 2007

Platform: Xbox
November 21, 2006
Bass Pro Trophy Fishing is a Bass fishing game.
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College Hoops 2K7

College Hoops 2K7

Platform: Xbox
November 20, 2006
With over 325 NCAA Division I schools, College Hoops 2K7 defines the college basketball experience. True College Atmosphere - The most immersive college game yet, College Hoops 2K7 puts the fans in the game and makes them a part of the team.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.8
Superman Returns

Superman Returns

Platform: Xbox
November 20, 2006
True to the fiction in every respect, this is the game based on the Superman universe that fans have been anticipating for decades. From excited citizens to the traffic on the streets, every detail of this vibrant city has a mind of its own. These 80 square miles are brought to life for the first time in a videogame. Go anywhere and do anything in Metropolis as Superman. Non-linear gameplay allows you to explore and play the game exactly how you want to at your own pace. Where and how you fly - to the top of skyscrapers, dodging elevated trains - is completely up to you, since gameplay is designed as a true open world experience. With notorious villains like Metallo and colossal challenges only Superman can overcome, you must navigate the Man of Steel to monitor and protect Metropolis from destruction. Three distinct types of gameplay -- Flying, Rescue, and Combat -- will keep the action constant and the challenges relentless. Play both film-inspired missions as well as original content created exclusively for the videogame. Graphics, sound, and gameplay have been taken to the next level to create a Metropolis like you've never seen it, with three dimensional sound, a complete orchestra soundtrack, and Oscar-wining sound designer.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
6.2
Bass Pro Shops: Trophy Hunter 2007

Bass Pro Shops: Trophy Hunter 2007

Platform: Xbox
November 20, 2006
Equip yourself with the latest hunting equipment including bows, rifles, shotguns, and defensive firearms and take to 10 real-life regions!
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User Score:
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Xiaolin Showdown

Xiaolin Showdown

Platform: Xbox
November 15, 2006
Lead a kung fu monk and his three martial arts warriors on an action packed quest to search and protect the Shen Gong Wu. Omi, a Kung Fu monk leads three young dragons-in-training on their globetrotting adventures to search and protect the Shen Gong Wu, mystical power objects that gives its possessor super powers, from a band of villains led by Evil Boy Genius Jack Spicer, his army of robots and an ancient witch Wuya. They fight for the Shen Gong Wu one showdown at a time, where the universe transforms itself into a mystical, hyper-reality world. Our heroes have to rely on their superb martial arts skills, wits, and the mystical powers of the Shen Gong Wu to fight evil. Based on the WB Kids animated series players control 4 warriors, working closely to together to combine their mystical powers, as they advance on their quest. Find and collect Shen Wong Gu while progressing thru an environment filled with hazards, enemies, and collectables. Compete in "Showdowns" that transport your warriors and test your martial arts skills. Battle epic bosses in winner-take all arena style combat. Six playable characters with mystical kung-fu powers.
Metascore:
40
User Score:
tbd
Eragon

Eragon

Platform: Xbox
November 14, 2006
Play as Eragon and his dragon as they set out to fulfill their destiny. Endure perilous travels, adventure and heart-pounding combat as you live the epic events of the movie. Disable and dispatch enemies with the unparalleled skills of a true Dragon Ride. Eragon's combat system features a variety of blistering attacks and defences, including a unique degradable block system. Extensive Dragon Combat - Ride Saphira and blast your enemies with bursts of fire, and call in devastating dragon attacks during melee battles. Eragon features multiplayer co-op with team attack bonuses and dragon fight/flight combo gameplay. Full cooperation from the film production team provides faithful implementation of the movie's look-and-feel. As Eragon discovers the powers hidden within him he learns to unleash magical attacks to decimate his foes.
Metascore:
49
User Score:
tbd
Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 4

Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 4

Platform: Xbox
November 14, 2006
The hottest revolution and bestselling video game in the music game category delivers its best dance performance yet on the Xbox with Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 4. Jam-packed with new features, modes, music and gameplay, ULTRAMIX4 offers incredible content for casual, beginner and advanced dancers. For first time players, Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX4 is the perfect introductory game in the series with new tutorials and super-easy levels to make anyone a dancing machine. Over 65 new songs, including licensed songs, popular hits and dance remixes exclusive for the Xbox. New HOW TO PLAY, TRIAL and SUPER EASY modes aimed at first-time players and beginners. New enhancements to existing modes, including Quest Mode, Party Mode, Jukebox Mode. Full Xbox Live functionality - take part in online competitions, download songs and dance steps, upload content, compete head-to-head, and view internet rankings. Edit Mode now allows you to edit the background videos as well as the dance steps to any song. Compatible with all previous downloadable song packs on Xbox Live from DDR ULTRAMIX, DDR ULTRAMIX2 and DDR ULTRAMIX3 - 75 downloadable songs in total.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
Teen Titans

Teen Titans

Platform: Xbox
November 13, 2006
Teen Titans, the popular TV show and DC comic, crosses to another medium as the five main characters undertake a video game-based adventure. All five main characters--Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Raven--use their powers to battle against the team's main archvillains. This action game lets you switch characters on the fly, which lets you maximize their unique abilities throughout each level.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Call of Duty 3

Call of Duty 3

Platform: Xbox
November 7, 2006
Call of Duty 3 delivers the intensity of being closer than ever to the fury of combat during the battle for the Liberation of Paris, the most harrowing campaign of WWII, known as The Normandy Breakout. Through a seamless narrative, Call of Duty 3 delivers the rush of unrelenting battle and breathtaking action of the Allied offensive that changed the fate of the world.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Tony Hawk's Project 8

Tony Hawk's Project 8

Platform: Xbox
November 7, 2006
Reengineered from the ground up, Tony Hawk's Project 8 immerses players in the definitive skateboarding experience using ultra-realistic graphics, enhanced physics and responsive controls that simulate the feeling of skating with every trick and bail. The game challenges players to experience the intensity and pressure of skating against some of the world's top pros in true to life competitions as they aim to become the #1 skater.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
6.0
Need for Speed Carbon

Need for Speed Carbon

Platform: Xbox
October 31, 2006
What starts in the city is settled in the canyons as Need for Speed Carbon immerses you into the world's most dangerous and adrenaline-filled form of street racing. You and your crew must race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals' neighborhoods one block at a time. As the police turn up the heat, the battle ultimately shifts to Carbon Canyon, where territories and reputations can be lost on every perilous curve. Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of customization giving you the power to design and tweak your crew's cars in every way using the ground-breaking new Autosculpt technology. Represent your car class, your crew, and your turf in Need for Speed Carbon, the next revolution in racing games.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Platform: Xbox
October 24, 2006
Reservoir Dogs is based on the 1992 Quentin Tarantino-directed classic movie about five total strangers who are brought together to carry out a diamond heist. The robbery goes wrong when the alarm is tripped and the cops show up. In the ensuing confusion, four of the robbers make it back to their warehouse rendezvous but it is quickly apparent that one of them is an undercover police officer - but which one? Staying true to the original plot, this intense, third person shooter follows the progress and planning of the famed diamond heist while filling in some of the cliffhanger questions from the film: What happened to Mr. Blue and Mr. Brown? Where did Mr. Pink hide the diamonds? What actually happened at the heist? These questions and more will be answered as the game unfolds and according to the player's tactics. Players get to fill the shoes of each iconic character in the film as they relive the Reservoir Dogs experience complete with the movie's trademark style and wit. The game will also feature the full and original soundtrack from the movie - the super sounds of the seventies brought alive with the thematic "Little Green Bag", "Stuck in the Middle with You" and more.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
tbd
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent

Platform: Xbox
October 24, 2006
Veteran agent Sam Fisher is back. But he's never faced an enemy like this before. To stop a devastating terrorist attack, he must infiltrate a vicious terrorist group and destroy it from within. For the first time ever, experience the relentless tension and gut-wrenching dilemmas of life as a double agent. As you infiltrate a terrorist organization in its American headquarters, you must carefully weigh the consequences of your actions. Kill too many criminals and you'll blow your cover. Hesitate too long and millions will die. Do whatever it takes to complete your mission, but get out alive.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.1
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Platform: Xbox
October 24, 2006
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is an action/RPG that features the largest roster of comic book characters ever seen in a video game. Players assume the roles of more than 20 Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Blade and Captain America, and through their actions determine the fate of both planet Earth and the Marvel universe - revealed in one of multiple epilogues. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance offers total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.1
Justice League Heroes

Justice League Heroes

Platform: Xbox
October 17, 2006
Justice League Heroes is an action adventure game with role-playing customization featuring Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna and other unlockable Justice League super heroes. Each hero possesses an array of character-specific, upgradeable superpowers resulting in unique controls and fighting-styles. Engaging in one-to-two player cooperative combat, gamers are be able to customize and master these superpowers as they travel through interactive and destructible environments spanning the farthest corners of the universe.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.2
Destroy All Humans! 2

Destroy All Humans! 2

Platform: Xbox
October 17, 2006
Destroy All Humans! 2 takes the irreverent Sci-Fi action gaming experience into the swinging sixties with all new game features, expanded open-world gameplay and co-op multiplayer. Assuming the role of the Furon Scout - Crypto 137 - players will embark on another mission to earth to take on the world of free love, the Cold War and other 60's era icons. In Destroy All Humans! 2 Players have access to an upgraded arsenal of weapons and enhanced mental abilities while they battle a variety of new enemies from secret agents and giant creatures to Soviet Forces and ninja warriors.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Family Guy

Family Guy

Platform: Xbox
October 16, 2006
Play through three stories that intersect in typical Family Guy fashion. Be Stewie and match wits against his brother and arch-nemesis Bertram as they vie to take over the world. Take control of Peter and fight to stop Mr. Belvedere who he thinks is trying to take over the world. Slip on a collar and down a martini as Brian attempt to escape prison and prove your innocence in a puppy parental case gone awry.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
5.8
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon

Platform: Xbox
October 11, 2006
The fury of Mortal Kombat has brought the realms to the brink of total destruction. Every warrior has been summoned to this last epic battle, where survival depends on their ability to... FIGHT!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.2
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning

Platform: Xbox
October 10, 2006
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning explores the true origins of Spyro as you embark on a dangerous, combat-driven quest that will bring you face to face with the Dark Master's ultimate creation, Cynder. Experience the true power of the purple dragon as you unleash devastating fury attacks, upgradeable breaths and ground to aerial melee combos in a frenzied battle with hordes of menacing enemies and bone-chilling bosses. It's an epic and cinematic gameplay experience.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.6
Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Platform: Xbox
October 10, 2006
Play as Aang, Katara, Haru, and Sokka as you build your team into an unstoppable force in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Utilize your amazing bending powers and explore the mystic Avatar universe. Experience an adventure of intrigue, deception, and revelation that exposes an even greater threat than the Fire Nation as you battle against new enemies and master your bending skills.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07

Platform: Xbox
October 10, 2006
Tiger Woods Comes Alive -- See and feel every emotion in complete detail with the introduction of all-new Universal Capture (UCAP) technology. Play Under Pressure -- With bigger galleries, mass crowd movement from hole to hole, and cheers from nearby greens, all eyes are on you in tournament play. Enhanced Career Mode -- From working on your driving to mastering your putting skills, craft your game with training challenges in the Practice Facility, then take on the world's best golfers on the World Tour. All-New Championship Courses -- The course content doubles with the addition of new licensed courses, including Firestone Country Club, Glen Abbey, Princeville, Spyglass Hill, St Andrews, and Bandon Dunes. The game features 15 of the world's top players, including Tiger Woods, John Daly, Vijay Singh, Ian Poulter, Michael Campbell, and Annika Sorenstam, the most decorated golfer on the LPGA Tour. Show Your GameFace -- The innovative character creation tool is revamped with deeper modifications, more apparel, equipment licenses, and specialty items. Challenge up to three players in five new game modes, or play in online tournaments complete with money lists, full stat tracking, league leaders, and more. More Game Modes -- Work on your game or take on a friend in Match Play, Battle Golf, 21, OneBall, and more.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.8
Scarface: The World Is Yours

Scarface: The World Is Yours

Platform: Xbox
October 8, 2006
In a complex world filled with excess and greed, players can take the role of Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film. Highly acclaimed screenwriter, David McKenna, has written an original event-driven storyline for the interactive game that leads the player through a sordid underworld. The Scarface video game creates a gameplay environment that authentically recreates the historical time period of the film, touching on politics, news items and events of the day. Players travel through the steamy, often violent streets of Miami, the irie islands of the Florida Keys, the Bahamas and various other locales and interact with a world full of seedy and dangerous characters to procure information, negotiate business deals, smuggle contraband and avoid rivals and DEA on a mission to rebuild their fallen empire.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.5
FIFA 07 Soccer

FIFA 07 Soccer

Platform: Xbox
October 3, 2006
FIFA 07 delivers complete authenticity with licenses for all the world's top leagues, including MLS and Mexican 1st Division in North America, and 26 others from over 20 nations. This year, you have the power to shape your club's destiny in the EA Sports Interactive Leagues, a new online mode that enables you to pit your club against supporters of your real-world opponents. The online interactive leagues feature the F.A. Premier League, Bundesliga, French League and the Mexican 1st Division. Experience the future of online gaming as you play your games according to the real-world schedule. When they play, you play. Track your team's progress as the aggregate results determine your club's position in the league table. This year, new intelligent A.I. ensures that your 11 men on the pitch make realistic decisions, finding space and passing like professionals. A complete overhaul of the game engine now means that you have to employ real world tactics, make split-second decisions and think like a player in order to win matches. Watch as your players jostle and collide realistically while trying to win balls. Experience the realism of the world's superstars, who come to life with signature moves and authentic playing styles and a more sophisticated shooting mechanic that gives you greater control to produce finesse shots. Plus you now have the ability to apply topspin or backspin to the ball for more creative set-pieces.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Just Cause

Just Cause

Platform: Xbox
September 27, 2006
In Just Cause, take on the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez--an undercover CIA operative specializing in regime change--as he tries to overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito. This rogue South American island is suspected of stockpiling WMDs and it's your job to negate the threat to world peace. It could be to your advantage that this tropical paradise is about to implode as various factions vie for power--it just needs a gentle nudge in the right direction.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.7
Ford Bold Moves Street Racing

Ford Bold Moves Street Racing

Platform: Xbox
September 25, 2006
Ford Street Racing takes you to the sun-bleached streets of LA for a unique fast-and-furious team racing experience. Ford Street Racing has a unique team feature, putting you in control of your own racing team. Whilst racing through the dangerous streets of LA, switch between your three cars racing and issuing commands to your team-mates to gain both a tactical and positional advantage. Block, draft and challenge your opponents as you get behind the wheel of any of the 18 officially licensed high performance Ford vehicles - from the classic 1970 Mk 1 Capri RS2600 to the recently announced 2007 Shelby Cobra GT500.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
tbd
NBA Live 07

NBA Live 07

Platform: Xbox
September 25, 2006
NBA LIVE 07 plays as good as it looks with gameplay advancements that build upon the depth and authenticity that the NBA LIVE franchise has delivered for more than a decade. NBA LIVE 07 introduces the next generation of basketball gameplay with EA SPORTS Total Freestyle Control, a new feature that gives users more control over athletes than ever. By introducing a next generation AI system that is both intuitive and intelligent, combined with advancements to fan-favorite features like All-Star Weekend and Dynasty Mode, NBA LIVE 07 continues to deliver its award-winning gameplay experience. This year NBA LIVE 07 partners with the worldwide leader in sports to deliver more ESPN content in-game while you play than ever before.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.6
NBA 2K7

NBA 2K7

Platform: Xbox
September 25, 2006
Be a Sharpshooter - The award winning technical achievement of 2K6 is new and improved. Take complete control of all of your shots with the shot stick. Run the Streets - Hit the street courts and showcase your playground game with completely all new streetball mode. Virtual Identity Profile - Learn the play style of your friends and foes with the V.I.P. System. The Association - Be the GM of your NBA team with the deepest Franchise Mode around.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Open Season

Open Season

Platform: Xbox
September 19, 2006
Team up with a cast of crazy critters, unleashing your animal instincts in Open Season, the game - a riotous romp in the great outdoors in which a rowdy brood of forest animals turns the tables on a bunch of unsuspecting hunters. When a domesticated grizzly named Boog gets lured into leaving the creature comforts of home by a fast-talking mule deer named Elliott, he finds himself lost in the woods just three days before hunting season begins. Forced to "rough it" in the great outdoors, Boog goes native, rallying all the forest animals to take back their home and send the hunters packing. Interact with Beth, Shaw, and all your animal favorites from the Open Season film. Throw skunk bombs, hurl rabbits, use acorn-firing squirrels, and pull outrageous woodland pranks to scare the pants off the hunters. Roll in a giant snowball, ride the rapids on a floating outhouse, zip through tunnels in a crazy mine cart ride, and take on more madcap adventures as Boog discovers how to go from "Mild" to "Wild". Challenge your friends or team up together in 4-player mini-games.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

Platform: Xbox
September 12, 2006
Lego Star Wars II takes the fun and customization ability of the LEGO play pattern and combines it with the epic story, characters and action from the revolutionary Star Wars: Episodes IV, V and VI. With a unique tongue-in-cheek take on the Original Trilogy, LEGO Star Wars II lets you build and battle your way through your favorite film moments. From Darth Vader's pursuit of Princess Leia aboard her Blockade Runner to Luke's final confrontation with Emperor Palpatine. For the first time ever, characters can get in and out of vehicles, as well as ride creatures. Because it's LEGO style, you can also mix and match the body parts of more than 50 playable characters to create one of millions of possible LEGO Star Wars heroes. And on PS2, Xbox and Windows platforms, a game save from the first LEGO Star Wars can unlock another 50-plus additional characters for Free Play mode -- that's more than 100 total characters. Other exciting additions include free-roaming vehicle levels, the ability to switch ships at will in Free Play mode, cool new character-specific attacks and maneuvers, playable mini-kit vehicles, an adaptive difficulty option and more.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
ProStroke Golf - World Tour 2007

ProStroke Golf - World Tour 2007

Platform: Xbox
September 12, 2006
With a first-person over-the-ball view, ProStroke Golf's unique "ProStroke" swing system puts unprecedented control in the player's hands. No longer does the beauty of the perfect golf swing have to be represented by three controller button presses. Players must put their skill, stamina and mental agility to the test in Match Play, against their friends or in the comprehensive career mode. ProStroke Golf features 18 international courses including The Brabazon at The De Vere Belfry and Lake Nona; noted pros such as Sergio Garcia, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O'Meara and Ben Curtis; commentary from Sam Torrance, Ian Baker Finch and Allan Green; Golf Pro Training exercises; a detailed course and tournament designer and more.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.3
NHL 2K7

NHL 2K7

Platform: Xbox
September 12, 2006
Hundreds of new skating animations have been captured for NHL 2K7. Not only will skating look much more natural, players will also experience the true momentum of skating whenever players dig into the ice to accelerate or carve the ice to make sudden stops. In addition to the numerous new skating animations, several new checking, passing, and shooting animations have been added, making all the action in NHL 2K7 flow with amazing detail. New gameplay enhancements have been added to Pro Control, giving users offensive and defensive tools to utilize on the ice. While on offense, players now have the ability to execute drop passes, allowing users to setup new screen plays and create new scoring opportunities to catch the goalie off-guard. Pressure Control brings a tactical element to defensive hockey as players now can instruct teammates to defend opposing players while on the ice. Varying degrees of pressure can be selected - whether it's telling your teammate to shadow a selected opponent or deliver a big check - allowing players new defensive options on the fly. Pro Control in NHL 2K7 delivers the offensive and defensive options hockey fans have been asking for, truly delivering the next generation of hockey.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
NHL 07

NHL 07

Platform: Xbox
September 12, 2006
The golden age of console hockey returns with NHL 07, featuring gameplay innovations that make players feel like they are actually on the ice. Featuring an unmatched level of freedom and control, NHL 07 allows hockey purists and casual fans alike to feel like they can play like a pro.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.6
NASCAR 07

NASCAR 07

Platform: Xbox
September 6, 2006
Take risks, be rewarded, and become a champion with NASCAR 07. With all-new Adrenaline Moments, use your skill and instinct during the most intense situations and control the outcome by avoiding disastrous wrecks and flying debris. Maintain your focus on dangerous conditions ahead with the new RaceBreaker feature, which guides you through every treacherous moment of the race. With all-new speed blurring, realistic spark and smoke effects, and camera shakes, get your adrenaline pumping and experience the all-out drama and intensity of 190-mph racing with NASCAR 07. Developed by EA Tiburon, NASCAR 07 will be available for the Xbox and the PlayStation 2 console and as NASCAR on the PSP system in September.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.0
Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run

Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run

Platform: Xbox
September 5, 2006
SpyHunter: Nowhere to Run takes the Spy Hunter franchise where it's never gone before: on foot. Featuring action superstar Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson as government super-spy extraordinaire Alex Decker, players for the first time ever can step out of the Interceptor and straight into third-person action, utilizing The Rock's physical prowess by taking down enemies with intense melee combat moves. In Nowhere to Run, the evil NOSTRA corporation returns, this time with a plan to steal the latest government technology including the world's most sophisticated spy vehicle, the Interceptor, and it's up to Alex to stop them.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
4.0
Madden NFL 07

Madden NFL 07

Platform: Xbox
August 22, 2006
With the exclusive video game license of the NFL and its players, and currently in its 17th installment, Madden NFL 07 puts you in control the running game like never before. For the first time ever, step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, and then take control of the tailback and smash through, overpower, or slash away from would-be tacklers as you fight for every yard. Innovative rushing controls give you a game-breaking ground attack featuring all-new jukes, cutbacks, and the distinct running styles of your favorite backs.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
Xyanide

Xyanide

Platform: Xbox
August 15, 2006
Drake is a star fighter pilot escorting an execution craft that holds the evil witch Aguira. On route, an asteroid filled with Xyanide (a substance that materializes thoughts) hits the prisoner's ship. Now, as Drake, you must battle through a series of surreal nightmares. While piloting skills and kill efficiency are important to survive, you must also learn how to adapt to your different environments. Morph into different types of fighters, master new weapons, and acquire power-ups to defeat your enemies.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.7
World Racing 2

World Racing 2

Platform: Xbox
August 15, 2006
World Racing 2 is the sequel to World Racing - Mercedes Benz. It puts the fun of driving at centre stage and presents a challenging racing experience featuring a revolutionary 3D landscape engine, adjustable driving characteristics, improved technology and an exciting selection of different cars from various manufacturers. World Racing 2 is all about fun racing. Players will enjoy better physics, simplified menus, speed-optimized track layouts and livelier 3D environments.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
tbd
FlatOut 2

FlatOut 2

Platform: Xbox
August 1, 2006
Featuring an enhanced version of the original's physics engine with even faster driving track designs, FlatOut 2 also boasts numerous improvements, enhancements and additions to make the title the definitive FlatOut experience. Twice as many vehicles, a more sophisticated career mode, additional race environments, double the number of tracks, twice as many mini-games along with brand new and much requested online multiplayer modes are just some of the exhaustive features that are included in FlatOut 2. With more than 5,000 fully destructible objects on every track as well as 40 deformable parts on each vehicle, physical interaction in a racing game is taken to unprecedented heights. With a greater emphasis placed on causing destruction on the track by offering greater rewards, game play will be even more frantic than ever. Drivers will need to tear into competitors' cars, trash the local scenery, litter the track with obstacles, while at the same time trying to concentrate on their own race in a bid to cross the line first. The ever-popular Ragdoll mini-games from the original FlatOut game make a welcome return and are better than ever with 12 Ragdoll events, a Ragdoll Championship and full online support. New Ragdoll events include basketball, baseball and royal flush cards.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.0
Painkiller: Hell Wars

Painkiller: Hell Wars

Platform: Xbox
July 24, 2006
You play as Daniel Garner, a seemingly regular guy who as just been killed in a horrific car accident. Trapped in a dark and unwelcoming world between heaven and hell, you struggling to uncover the reasons why you've been denied entry into heaven. Awaiting your purification, you must fight through a seemingly endless number of demon soldiers as you to attempt to stop an imminent unholy war.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.7
Warpath

Warpath

Platform: Xbox
July 24, 2006
Three distinct races have converged in a virtual Eden, in the outermost reaches of the galaxy, each with a unique reason for settling this new world. Conflict is inevitable, victory is not. WarPath is a fast-paced FPS game featuring a unique single player mode that allows gamers to battle for control of different territories, with each providing distinct strategic advantages. Once players have honed their skills in the single player missions, they can jump online and let the real action begin. 3 different races to choose from, each with their own unique weapon load-out and appearance. 4 land-based vehicles. 8 weapons, the Wolverine, Tyrant, Long Bow, Judge, Vanguard, Vibro Blade, and EMAC, allowing for a highly diversified range of play styles. Upgradeable weapons that unlock more functionality and greater destructive force with each new level. UNREAL engine and Karma physics technology providing stunning visuals and effects. In single player practice mode, gamers can go up against 32 bots for an adrenaline-filled multiplayer simulation. 4 Modes of high-speed, intensely addictive multiplayer action - Death Match, Team Death Match, Capture the Flag, and Frontline Assault. 25 Multiplayer levels that take players across the diverse indoor and outdoor environments of Kaladi. Support for 2-16 players via LAN or Online, allowing battles to be intimate grudge matches, or all out clan carnage. Access to all the weapons and upgrades that players unlocked and mastered in the single player campaign.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
tbd
World War II Combat: Iwo Jima

World War II Combat: Iwo Jima

Platform: Xbox
July 21, 2006
WWII Combat: Iwo Jima lets you relive the storied assault that marked a massive historical event -- the Iwo Jima landing. Welcome to the fight soldier! You face 8 square miles of rugged volcanic island broken by the weapons of war and occupied by hostile Japanese forces. It's Hell on Earth but it's vital to American forces as a staging point. Your mission is to seize this island from a heavily entrenched enemy.
Metascore:
25
User Score:
5.6
NCAA Football 07

NCAA Football 07

Platform: Xbox
July 18, 2006
Momentum changes everything - now college football's most celebrated videogame turns the tide with NCAA Football 07. Whether battling your biggest rival or playing for the first-ever BCS National Championship Game in Dynasty Mode, success on the field depends on your ability to maintain momentum. Featuring unprecedented graphics that capture every moment in complete detail--from the authenticity of the stadiums, mascots, and marching bands, to the true-to-life look and feel of the players on the field.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.9
IHRA Drag Racing: Sportsman Edition

IHRA Drag Racing: Sportsman Edition

Platform: Xbox
June 28, 2006
From the creator of the most successful drag-racing games in the world comes the next generation of action, IHRA Drag Racing Sportsman Edition. IHRA Sportsman features intense and authentic bracket racing action between cars of all makes and models. If you're looking for instant action, try the arcade mode and choose from single event or two-player split-screen racing. For more in-depth play, experience the season mode with the excitement and challenge of the IHRA Sportsman 12-event season. Earn money to unlock new cars and receive quality upgrades as you progress towards the IHRA Sportsman Championship. An all-new interface makes customizing and upgrading your car in the Parts Shop and Garage simple and straightforward. New practice track features help you tune your car right on the track and save baselines to see exactly how the work affects your performance. All races utilize the Official IHRA Bracket Racing rule set of the Sportsman Series, featuring Top Sportsman and Top Dragster car classes. Races are presented with TV-style camera flybys to put you in the middle of the on-track environment. For newcomers and drag racing veterans, IHRA Sportsman is drag-racing action like never before!
Metascore:
35
User Score:
tbd
AMF Xtreme Bowling

AMF Xtreme Bowling

Platform: Xbox
June 28, 2006
Experience the excitement of a night at the lanes with AMF Xtreme Bowling 2006. With six different gameplay modes, nine different enviornments and customizable character creation, the competition is always fresh and fun. Great to play alone or with a group of friends.
Metascore:
34
User Score:
6.8
Crusty Demons

Crusty Demons

Platform: Xbox
June 27, 2006
The Crusty Demons are a gang of bikers who tour the world performing outrageous bike stunts and participating in all manner of crazy skits with motorized vehicles. In a pact with the Devil, they are offered immortality - the ability to crash time and time again, yet still live to walk away - at the cost of signing over their souls. Only by winning the 'damnation game' and entertaining Lucifer do they have a chance to win back their souls.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
6.5
NFL Head Coach

NFL Head Coach

Platform: Xbox
June 20, 2006
NFL Head Coach reinvents football gaming by introducing the first 3D strategy sports game that challenges gamers to build and manage every aspect of a football team from the ground up. A simple conversation system and an engaging 3D graphical interface allow users to immerse themselves into the lives of an NFL head coach. As head coach, you develop a team strategy, execute it on and off the field, and try to build a winning organization year after year. Your status as a coaching legend will rise and fall based on all of your actions as you strive to become the greatest head coach of all time. Behind the desk, on the practice field, or while wearing the headset on game days, take the reins of your favorite NFL team and lead it to victory.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.1
Urban Chaos: Riot Response

Urban Chaos: Riot Response

Platform: Xbox
June 13, 2006
Play as Nick Mason, an ex-US marine and part of T-Zero, the elite counter-gang unit. Specially trained in all areas of urban combat and armed with the very latest high-tech weaponry, T-Zero is all that stands in the way of total anarchy.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.6
And 1 Streetball

And 1 Streetball

Platform: Xbox
June 6, 2006
And 1 Streetball brings the flashy street-basketball style from the And 1 Mixtape tour to your home video game consoles. You can create a player from the ground up and take him through the trials of making the And 1 team. The game features a variety of moves inspired by real streetball players and includes venues from around the country--each with its own regional soundtrack. You can choose the size of your games, ranging from one-on-one showdowns to full five-on-five action.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
7.9
Cars

Cars

Platform: Xbox
June 6, 2006
Race to the finish line in Cars as you live all the fun and excitement of the next Walt Disney Pictures presentation of the Pixar Animation Studios film. Play as all your favorite characters as you help Lightning McQueen capture the coveted Piston Cup Championship.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
MLB SlugFest 2006

MLB SlugFest 2006

Platform: Xbox
June 5, 2006
Midway's newest offering of its over-the-top baseball game, MLB SlugFest 2006 features a new create-a-player mode, updated team rosters and stadiums, along with a new library of signature animations and extreme collisions that have distinguished the franchise since its debut in 2002.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Hitman: Blood Money

Hitman: Blood Money

Platform: Xbox
May 30, 2006
When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing. Agent 47 is back and this time he's paid in cold, hard cash. How the money is spent will affect his passage through the game and the weapons at his disposal, resulting in a unique gameplay experience for each player. Powered by a new version of Io's stunning Glacier engine, Hitman: Blood Money delivers the most brutal and realistic simulation of life as the world's deadliest assassin.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Stacked with Daniel Negreanu

Stacked with Daniel Negreanu

Platform: Xbox
May 30, 2006
Stacked with Daniel Negreanu is a 3D poker simulation that provides both instruction and challenging AI competition. With video and in-game instructional features, the game helps you hone your No-Limit Hold 'Em skills. Computer opponents are equipped with a dynamic AI that allows them to take on specific personalities and adjust their play during the game. In Career mode, you can create your own character and take him or her up the ranks, eventually playing in larger tournaments and earning the respect of poker pros. The game also supports online play for small or large tournaments against other players.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Jaws Unleashed

Jaws Unleashed

Platform: Xbox
May 23, 2006
Based on the successful 1975 film of the same name, Jaws lets you play as a great white shark who must defend his territory from underwater drillers. The game features locations from the movie and destructible underwater environments. Damage the surrounding vehicles, enemies, and structures with your underwater and surface attacks. With "shark vision," you can see your victims before they know you're coming. In addition to tearing apart your victims, you must solve puzzles, battle bosses, and overcome a variety of challenges.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
6.4
Rogue Trooper

Rogue Trooper

Platform: Xbox
May 23, 2006
On the war-torn, poisoned atmosphere of Nu Earth, Rogue Trooper is a genetic infantryman, one of an elite squad of biologically-engineered clone troops, created to overcome the planet's hostile atmosphere, unhindered in their fight against the enemy, the Nort Republic. After witnessing the betrayal and annihilation of his squad at the Quartz Zone Massacre, Rogue has gone AWOL, determined to hunt down the traitor who sent his brothers-in-arms to their deaths. Armed with the latest experimental weapons, Rogue's arsenal offers him a critical advantage over his opponents; encoded bio-chips containing the digitised personalities of his fallen comrades are stored in his gun, helmet and backpack, each offering their unique expertise and assistance, allowing Rogue to strategically outwit a sophisticated enemy. The game is a mix of intense 3rd person action and next generation stealth elements, with complex line-of-sight AI, multiple game paths, full tactical use of your bio-chip operated equipment and both single- and multiplayer online gameplay.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.5
The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

Platform: Xbox
May 19, 2006
The Da Vinci Code game is based on the "The Da Vinci Code" film by director Ron Howard, which is based on Dan Brown's novel -- the best-selling novel of all time which has spent more than two years on the New York Times best-seller list. It has also been translated into 42 languages. To date, there are more than 38.6 million copies of the novel in print, averaging more than two million copies sold each month.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
2.8
X-Men: The Official Game

X-Men: The Official Game

Platform: Xbox
May 16, 2006
Master the power of the X-Men--Obliterate enemies and objects as Wolverine, using your lethal adamantium claws and crushing brute force. As Nightcrawler, scale walls, swing from rafters and teleport through environments to surprise enemies. Shoot ice bursts and create hailstorms as lightning-fast Iceman. For even more power, utilize fury and adrenaline modes. Become a part of the X-Men movie universe--Embark on a globe-spanning conflict featuring every element of the X-Men universe--from favorite villains to famous locations such as Alkali Lake, plus the voices and likenesses of key actors from the films. Battle fierce enemies, join forces with comrades--Face off against movie villains such as Pyro, Magneto and Sabretooth, plus added foes like legions of Sentinels. Storm, Colossus and Cyclops join forces with you in gameplay that includes melee fighting, stealth-style action and time-based missions.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
8.1
Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge

Platform: Xbox
May 9, 2006
When a housing development intrudes on their woodland habitat and an opossum is kidnapped by an evil exterminator, three wise-cracking rodents and one very neurotic reptile invade the 'burbs in a quest to rescue their friend. Battle the exterminator and his army of mind-controlled mammals, and save the forest (and your own hide) from the world's peskiest critter-man.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
The Hustle: Detroit Streets

The Hustle: Detroit Streets

Platform: Xbox
April 26, 2006
You're a down-on-your-luck hustler, newly arrived in Detroit, where the tough streets are unforgiving and your survival depends on your ability to win cash and respect. You'll need to scheme and employ trick shots to take down some of the city's toughest pool sharks. Your skills and toughness will be challenged and tested like never before. Defeat your opposition, get the girl, and escape with your life. Are you going to live to hustle another day?
Metascore:
52
User Score:
tbd
WinBack 2: Project Poseidon

WinBack 2: Project Poseidon

Platform: Xbox
April 25, 2006
In a world where terror takes many forms, a new weapon threatens to shake the balance of power. Freedom's last hope rests in the hands of three new operatives, who must race against time to recover this doomsday device. The fate of the world hangs by a thread, and a few ticks of the clock means the difference between justice and annihilation. WINBACK 2 brings to the series a new "route" system that lets players experience each mission from the perspective of different operatives. There are 30 intense missions, multiple difficulty levels, and new weapons including the highly-anticipated sniper rifle. The new Winback assault team is comprised of three young, yet combat-proven operatives led by Craig Contrell. Each team member is qualified in six different weapon types and highly-adept at CQB (Close Quarter Battle). They are masters of target identification, engagement and shot placement. In the hands of the player, all of these techniques will be put to the test. The game's unique shooting action is spread across 30 high-risk operations situated in challenging urban environments and conveyances.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
tbd
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast

OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast

Platform: Xbox
April 25, 2006
OutRun 2006: Coast to Coast features a choice of 15 fully licensed Ferrari models, featuring the all-new F430 and F430 Spider, as well as the dazzling Superamerica and the stunning 550 Barchetta. Power your way across 15 new American themed environments from the "OutRun2 SP" arcade experience. Race from coast to glorious coast with a fresh new mission structure, a license mode and online play, with up to 6 players for a thrilling head-to-head journey.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.3
FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006

FIFA World Cup: Germany 2006

Platform: Xbox
April 24, 2006
2006 FIFA World Cup features 12 official stadiums used at 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany and stadiums from each qualifying region. Gamers can play as their favorite team from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the tournament in Germany. With enhanced player animations, EA SPORTS has emulated close to 100 of the world's superstars, capturing their playing styles and individual likenesses. In addition to enabling gamers to participate in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany by taking control of one of 127 national teams, the game features new compelling modes of play, including the groundbreaking Global Challenge that tests even the most hardcore soccer fan by recreating classic moments in FIFA World Cup history. Furthermore, the game supports up to eight-way multiplayer matches and features a plethora of in-game unlockable content such as legendary players and exclusive apparel.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.4
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

Platform: Xbox
April 18, 2006
Dreamfall continues the story of "The Longest Journey," one of the most critically acclaimed adventure games ever made, and brings adventure gaming into a new era. Focusing on story and characters, Dreamfall features unparalleled 3D visuals, advanced character animations, stunning audio, and innovative gameplay - wrapped in a unique and magical ambience. Dreamfall is set in the 23rd Century, where a young woman accidentally uncovers a conspiracy related to dreams; a conspiracy that may herald the destruction of the twin worlds of science and magic. Confronted by mysteries that she cannot resolve on her own, she must seek assistance from the one person who might have the answers: April Ryan, the heroine of "The Longest Journey."
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.4
The King of Fighters NeoWave

The King of Fighters NeoWave

Platform: Xbox
April 18, 2006
KOF Neowave features 12 three-man teams made up of some of the greatest characters from SNK's 11-year history, including the Women Fighters Team (Mai, King and Yuri) and the Fatal Fury Team (Terry, Joe, and Andy). NEOWAVE features three modes of play - Super Cancel, Guard Break, and Max2. A new "Heat Mode" lets players power up their attacks in exchange for a gradual loss of health. Xbox Live support featuring head-to-head fighting and Tournament Mode. A total of 43 characters including 7 Bonus characters. 12 of the most dangerous fighting teams ever assembled. Pick your team and fight it out in the original 3-on-3 battle format. Beautifully rendered background graphics. Activate "Heat Mode" to power-up your attacks. Revives the evacuation rolling maneuver and thrust attacks. Over-the-top Super Special Moves. 3 modes of play: Super Cancel, Guard Break and Max2. Link a Special Move with a Super Attack in the Super Cancel Mode to cause extreme damage.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Classified: The Sentinel Crisis

Classified: The Sentinel Crisis

Platform: Xbox
April 14, 2006
Assume the role a Black Ops soldier recruited by the US military's experimental Sentinel program. Your only tools are the intelligent Sentinel combat suit and the multifunction OIWC assault rifle, a weapon of unparalleled versatility and power. The military scientist responsible for the Sentinel Technology is missing in the Balkans. You must join forces with the Rebels to expose the enemy and locate your quarry before the Sentinel Technology falls into hostile hands.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
tbd
Hummer Badlands

Hummer Badlands

Platform: Xbox
April 14, 2006
Swap paint like never before as you drive every Hummer vehicle available, customized with incredible add-ons! Battle head-to-head in multi-player mode or pit Hummer against Hummer in extreme off-road challenges! Features include being able to drive every Hummer available, multiple game modes, racing on or off-road, as well as many others for hours of enjoyment!
Metascore:
44
User Score:
6.0
Army Men: Major Malfunction

Army Men: Major Malfunction

Platform: Xbox
April 14, 2006
The Army Men series is back in Army Men: Major Malfunction. The game features over 30 missions, 23 different enemy toys, over 16 lethal weapons, and different games modes.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
4.0
Tomb Raider: Legend

Tomb Raider: Legend

Platform: Xbox
April 11, 2006
Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before. Eidos and Crystal Dynamics shaped Lara's look and movements to be an inherent extension of her skills, motivation and personality. Lara's character model features natural structure, realistic textures, detailed facial features, reactive eyes and fluid motion, all of which make her part of a living environment. New character animations and controls allow her to move through stunning environments with grace and precision, while an understanding of the game's original appeal reinvigorates the fundamental explore-and-solve adventure experience.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.9
Real World Golf

Real World Golf

Platform: Xbox
April 11, 2006
Real World Golf is the first and only game on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Xbox that lets you actually swing a club to hit a golf ball. Immerse yourself in the world of virtual reality where all the realism and subtlety of real golf fully comes to life in your living room. Adjust your swing to pitch, fade, draw, slice or spin the ball as Gametrak closely tracks your movement in real time and lets you play in the game! Improve your grip, stance and swing, and play across 10 stunning 18-hole golf courses and driving ranges. The game includes career mode, championship play, 4-player tournament challenges and more.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Commandos Strike Force

Commandos Strike Force

Platform: Xbox
April 4, 2006
See if you have what it takes to join an elite team of commandos. Commandos Strike Force is a new WWII shooter that puts you in control of the three members of the Strike Force unit. During the game, you play as a Green Beret (an expert in combat and the use of heavy weaponry), a sniper (an expert marksman), and a spy (an expert in stealthy attacks).
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.2
Major League Baseball 2K6

Major League Baseball 2K6

Platform: Xbox
April 3, 2006
Major League Baseball 2K6 is the newest baseball offering from 2K Sports and the only MLB-licensed game this year. Use the new Inside Edge scouting service to get detailed stat tracking and in-depth player reports. MLB 2K6 features detailed controls, letting you use the analog sticks to make precision changes to your swings and throws. ESPN broadcasters Joe Miller and Joe Morgan return to do the commentary. In addition to the single-player season and exhibition modes, MLB 2K6 includes a multiplayer mode.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
5.7
NBA Ballers: Phenom

NBA Ballers: Phenom

Platform: Xbox
March 29, 2006
Here it is...The NBA Finals in sunny Los Angeles, California. It's time for all the unknowns from around the world to step on the court and get noticed by the right people. From scouts and coaches to casting directors, everyone is looking for the next "phenom." You have one week to check out the city and prove that you're the one everyone is looking for. Take the trophy in unique basketball tournaments, customize your style to get all the eyes on you, and interact with the local scene. By the end of the week, you could be the #1 draft pick of the NBA or on your way to your own entertainment empire. Have you got the skills to prove you belong at the top?
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers

Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers

Platform: Xbox
March 28, 2006
As squad leader, players coordinate the actions of multiple infantry fire teams, leading them through a variety of hostile environments. An intuitive control scheme allows direction of squads in real-time as players outthink, outmaneuver and outgun enemies through more than 12 levels of intense warfare. Players will utilize authentic battlefield tactics as they confront the enemy with a deadly arsenal of weapons, the latest military equipment, and new Player-controlled mechanized units. With an enhanced multiplayer mode, players can go online and battle friends through a variety of new head-to-head and co-op objective-based missions.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Far Cry Instincts Evolution

Far Cry Instincts Evolution

Platform: Xbox
March 28, 2006
Jack Carver thought he'd found paradise. But when a gorgeous woman draws him in on a dangerous heist, their sun drenched days take a chilling turn. Hunted for a murder he didn't commit, Jack must draw on his most savage instincts to make his predators his prey. The ultimate predator evolves: Become stronger, faster and more powerful than ever with new and enhanced feral abilities. Power new weapons and vehicles: Destroy enemies with poisonous darts, Molotov cocktails and explosive pipe bombs. Take control of powerful new vehicles like pirate sampan boats, armored technical pickup-trucks and heavy transport trucks. Build an online paradise: Create custom maps to play and share on Xbox Live - backwards compatible with the original Far Cry Instincts. Updated and more customizable multiplayer: Includes the new "Seek and Secure" mode, as well as classic multiplayer modes - Chaos, Team Chaos, Steal the Sample and Predator.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.6
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

Platform: Xbox
March 23, 2006
You can take to the skies and reenact some of the greatest air battles of World War II in Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII. The game features squadron-based combat, which lets you use the individual characteristics of your wingmen to complete the 18-mission single-player campaign. Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII uses the graphical power of the Xbox 360 to accurately model battle sites--such as England, Morocco, and Pearl Harbor--and the 38 aircraft included in the game. Up to 16 players can battle via Xbox Live in both competitive and cooperative game modes.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.0
Monster 4X4: World Circuit

Monster 4X4: World Circuit

Platform: Xbox
March 23, 2006
Monster 4x4 World Circuit lets players control the world's most powerful trucks and go head-to-head in pulse-pounding off-road competitions all over the world. Whether you're grinding through the desert of Egypt, crunching up snowy mountains in Russia, or smashing up trees in California to make the ride a little bumpier for the guy behind you, keep your eyes on the prize: The cash you earn on the circuit goes to customize your trucks and build up your ultimate Monster machine. Personalize your truck's appearance with sweet paint jobs and decals and soup up its performance by maxing out its speed, jumping and destruction capabilities. Win races, unleash spectacular stunts and jumps, and demolish everything in sight to win cash and upgrade your Monster truck to the ultimate stomping machine. Tear through 40 Monster events in the hairiest off-road circuits your tires have ever seen. Smoke the competition as you blaze through exciting new locations all over the world, such as Egypt, Moscow, Barcelona, San Francisco, South Dakota and more. Master your tricks in Quick Race mode as you taste all of the thrills, spills, twists and rolls of Monster Truck racing. Then turn up the heat in Single Race or Monster League Championship mode and leave your opponents choking. Demolish friends in four-player split-screen races or crush their hopes of domination in four intense new mini-games.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
tbd
The Godfather

The Godfather

Platform: Xbox
March 21, 2006
You can move up the ranks of the Corleone crime family in The Godfather. In the game based on the book and movie, you go from humble beginnings of petty crime and rise to be the most powerful crime lord in all of New York. The Godfather features customizable characters and a persistent gameworld, where your decisions affect how other characters interact with you. Marlon Brando, James Caan, and Robert Duvall return to the franchise to voice characters in the game as well.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.5
Kao the Kangaroo Round 2

Kao the Kangaroo Round 2

Platform: Xbox
March 21, 2006
Kao the kangaroo is on the run - he has to stop the evil hunter Barnaba, who has captured most of his friends. Starting deep in the forests of the beavers, your journey will bring you to fascinating locations like the thunder mountain, the sea land and even the lost treasure island. Lots of adventures are waiting - use a snowboard to cross the frozen "gap of no return", win a breath-taking speed boat race and fly on the back of your pelican friend across the sea until you reach the legendary treasure island and the hideout of Barnaba.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
tbd
Driver: Parallel Lines

Driver: Parallel Lines

Platform: Xbox
March 14, 2006
Driver: Parallel Lines is the fourth installment in the cinematic driver-for-hire series from Atari. You can play as an 18-year-old who is the most sought after driver in New York. The twist-filled storyline leads you through 40 missions and 80 drivable vehicles. Driver: Parallel Lines features more realistic damage modeling and improved city detail than its predecessors. You can go online and play against up to seven other players in a variety of multiplayer modes.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
5.0
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Platform: Xbox
March 14, 2006
Their world is melting, and your Ice Age 2 The Meltdown pals need help escaping the biggest flash flood in prehistory. Swim, splash, and scurry through all the action and adventure from the new Ice Age 2 The Meltdown movie and unearth fun, laughter and surprises along the way. Play as Scrat, along with your favorite heroes from the film. Dive into a huge variety of exciting mini-games, like Sid's Slippery Sloth Slide Challenge. Journey through the amazing worlds of the Ice Age 2 The Meltdown movie... and new ones too.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Critical Hour

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Critical Hour

Platform: Xbox
March 14, 2006
This latest chapter marks the return to the franchise's roots by reintroducing the deeply strategic and tactical gameplay synonymous with the Rainbow Six name, while incorporating classic in-game elements such as vintage maps and weapons, all rebuilt using today's technology. Rainbow Six Critical Hour's storyline bids on nostalgia as John Clark retires and passes the torch to Ding Chavez. Chosen by fans, eight single-player missions from the original Rainbow Six and Rogue Spear games return, revamped with today's technology. Return to tactical gameplay: Through slower pacing and an enhanced combat model, strategic planning is the central element of gameplay. Advanced combat model: Choose your steps wisely as your actions could mean the difference between life and death. Weapon accuracy is affected by in-game maneuvers and events such as running, crouching, standing still or firing while injured. Rainbow Six Critical Hour comes equipped with a superior multiplayer experience, including the revolutionary Persistent Elite Creation (P.E.C.) mode, as well as the new and innovative Assassin and Free-for-All modes. Close-quarter battles: Maps in narrow corridors with non-linear level design challenge even the most tactical of gamers, increasing the importance of the infamous one-shot kill. From Idaho to Venice, Mexico City to Siberia, team Rainbow travels the world to serve and protect the innocent from terrorist threats.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
3.6
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix

Platform: Xbox
March 13, 2006
The Midnight Club is back and bigger than ever. Take on street racing's toughest competitors as you tear through the living city sprawls of Detroit, San Diego, Atlanta and now Tokyo at breakneck speeds. Personalize the huge assortments of all new additional rides with the latest rims, kits and upgrades hot off the street. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix is the definitive urban racing experience, giving you the ultimate freedom to choose your own route to the finish line.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
5.5
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

Platform: Xbox
March 9, 2006
In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter you can play as a Ghost, the best trained and equipped soldier the US Army has to offer. The year is 2013 and an insurgency has broken out in Mexico City, and it is your job to infiltrate the city and attempt to restore order. You will need to rely on your superior equipment, weaponry, and training to succeed against a larger force of enemies. Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter also features both cooperative and competitive multiplayer.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
5.6
Championship Bowling

Championship Bowling

Platform: Xbox
March 1, 2006
Championship Bowling combines true bowling mechanics with zany and amusing characters rolling their personalized balls in some crazy locations. The game boasts an array of distinctive characters, each uniquely animated, along with multiplayer functionality and many unlockable features.
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Black

Black

Platform: Xbox
February 28, 2006
You can engage in cinematic firefights through destructible environments in Black, the new first-person shooter from Criterion Studios. You can play as an operative in Eastern Europe with extensive access to the newest exotic weaponry that the world has to offer. As you blast your way through the urban environments featured in the game you can find opportunities to make "style kills," using your environment to take out your foes with explosions or falling debris.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
Final Fight: Streetwise

Final Fight: Streetwise

Platform: Xbox
February 28, 2006
The long-running Final Fight series returns for another go with Final Fight: Streetwise. You can play as Kyle, the brother of Cody from the original series. When you find that Cody is in trouble, you must roam the streets of Metro City until the mystery is solved. Final Fight: Streetwise is a third-person game that stays true to its beat-'em-up roots but adds light role-playing elements and minigames to the fray as well. A respect system has been added so that your decisions affect how characters in the world react and relate to you.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
5.8
FIFA Street 2

FIFA Street 2

Platform: Xbox
February 28, 2006
FIFA Street 2 is second installment in EA's four-on-four soccer game. FIFA Street 2 will feature improved controls, many more tricks, and a new juggle mechanic. Take part in game modes, such as friendly, rule the street, and skills challenge. Choose from 20 national teams and 300-plus real-life soccer stars. There are 10 playable venues ranging from London's Westway Leisure Center to the sandy beaches of Brazil.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
6.9
Fight Night Round 3

Fight Night Round 3

Platform: Xbox
February 23, 2006
You can build a boxer and take him into the ring in Fight Night Round 3. The game features improved graphics, which let you see in detail the effect of your punches on licensed boxers who fight in a variety of boxing styles. You can generate rivalries leading up to a fight by trash-talking and also by fighting during weigh-ins and press conferences. Fight Night Round 3 also includes ESPN footage of classic boxing rivalries. You can challenge other gamers in online multiplayer matches.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
TOCA Race Driver 3

TOCA Race Driver 3

Platform: Xbox
February 22, 2006
The TOCA racing series returns for a third go with numerous improvements over its predecessors. TOCA Race Driver 3 features upgraded artificial intelligence, a spectator mode, rivalries, and 35 racing styles. There are more than 80 cars to choose from, each with finely tuned performance variables. You can progress across all disciplines or specialize in one of the six, including touring, GT, and rally. TOCA Race Driver 3 is also online-compatible, letting you challenge other gamers around the globe.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Sonic Riders

Sonic Riders

Platform: Xbox
February 21, 2006
The Sonic series takes to the track in the combat racing game, Sonic Riders. Dr. Eggman has challenged Sonic and friends to race in his World Grand Prix, and you can enter the event and try to unravel his mysterious plot. The races happen on floating boards and include tricks, fighting, and racing. You can customize your character with upgraded equipment as you race down 13 different tracks through a handful of game modes. You can also challenge three of your friends to multiplayer races.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
8.0
Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

Platform: Xbox
February 14, 2006
Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is a game that explores the world of a graffiti artist. In a city where freedom of expression is being choked by a tyrannical mayor, you play as Trane, a youth trying to build his reputation from a rookie to the most reputable graffiti artist of all. Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure lets you experience the life of a tagger, having to fight in the street and scale obstacles to tag the most desirable locations.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.8
Rugby 06

Rugby 06

Platform: Xbox
February 14, 2006
Rugby 06 is the latest addition to EA's Rugby series. The game features new world-class rugby stars, improved stadium visuals, more licensed teams and tournaments, and play-by-play commentary from Grant Fox and Ian Robertson. In addition, the game will feature World League mode in which you build and manage your rugby team through a deeper transfer market.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
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World Soccer Winning Eleven 9

World Soccer Winning Eleven 9

Platform: Xbox
February 7, 2006
World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 is the latest version of Konami's soccer simulator series. Added this year are more clubs from the Italian Series A, Spanish La Liga, and Dutch Eredivisie Leagues, as well as a number of other individual clubs. One hundred thirty-six clubs in six different leagues are available for play to get to the various cups featured in the game. Incrementally improved graphics and AI are also included. The game is online compatible, so you can play out rivalries across the globe.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.9
Arena Football

Arena Football

Platform: Xbox
February 7, 2006
Arena football charges onto consoles with EA Sports Arena Football. You can experience the action by controlling licensed players and teams in the only arena football game for current- or next-generation consoles. Smaller teams and a smaller field combine with confining walls to make Arena Football unlike any other football game you have played. The game includes an analog kicking system, detailed stat tracking, and the ability to customize your team and its players. Online play is also available.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.7