MS Xbox World's Scores

  • Games
For 878 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Perfect Dark
Lowest review score: 20 Dream Chronicles
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 878
878 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic & Knuckles may not be my favorite Sonic game from the Genesis days (that title still belongs to Sonic 2), but when you’re asked to pick a favorite from your favorites, can you really go wrong? Not really, and you can’t go wrong here, either.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    As a Watchmen fan, it was impossible for me to not enjoy this game. For anyone else, however, there just isn’t enough substance to warrant the ridiculously overpriced cost.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    King of Fighters XII isn't a bad game per se but and should please die hard fans of the series who will lap up anything SNK throw at them. Yet anyone else is going to perhaps look at the game in disgust and see a title that should have been placed on the XBLA at a low price point and been done with it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Transformers 2 is undoubtedly a game aimed squarely at pleasing both fans of the films as well as the original series, and Luxoflux’s effort to deliver a solid game experience nearly succeeds, but an inexplicably clumsy control scheme and questionable gameplay mechanics such as the always-on timer and meaningless secondary objectives hinder a great deal of the enjoyment that the game has to offer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overlord II is nothing revolutionary to its Overlord counterpart, and it could have easily just been a one off, but in case you missed out, Triumph studios have brought you more of what Overlord does best, just don’t go in expecting anything more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though they do, in fact, Save The World in their first appearance on the Xbox 360, unless you’re a die-hard Sam & Max fan or just itching for a new adventure game to immerse yourself in, you’re better off Saving Your Money.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This game really is the same old song and dance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars is a uniquely fun multiplayer shooter than will satisfy old school fans and give them, and competition hungry new schoolers, a solid alternative to the bigger games on the market that require a larger online time investment or statistical paranoia.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Up
    In closing, UP is a solid game for youngsters, short and to the point, there's some easy to manage gameplay that is neither taxing or overly complex.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Even for the hardcore fans I’m sure re-iterations start to grind, and although Gundam 2 is a step out the Chinese and Japanese historical fantasy books, it’s still feeling rather stale.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Godfather II is not a game that should be played because it is “bigger and better” than its predecessor, as it is certainly not as long or as deep an experience, but instead it should be at least given a chance for its satisfying and plentiful on-foot action sequences and the addictive new strategy and resource-management elements which The Don’s View brings to the table.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fun enough to make you want to come back, just not fun enough to make you never want to leave. On the bright side, there is co-op play, so if you and a friend are looking to shoot the breeze while you whack away at some bad guys, this just might be your cup of Bancha.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The premise behind Stormrise is pretty decent, commendable in fact as there are some good ideas on offer, yet the execution leaves little to be desired.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether you’re looking for a solid party game to play with your friends (online or off), or you’re a parent trying to find a board-game-slash-babysitter without the mess of missing pieces, Sorry! Sliders does a good job fitting into the occasion…especially since this version of Sorry! Sliders is cheaper than the actual board game itself.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Lara's Shadow offers a decent slice of adventuring but costing 800 points seems a little steep considering there are no extras or real incentives to experience the level again after completion.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The End is Nigh, while on the short side, is a good game, it's easy to pick up and master, and is satisfying to dish out some punishment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Exit 2 establishes a personality for itself without a story, a romance subplot, or a robust class tree. It’s just a guy, his coffee, and a whole lot of puzzles, but hey, turns out that’s really all you need.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I've been pleasantly surprised at how solid the game is. It's far from perfect, completely cheesy, copies other games, but ultimately offers a fun no-nonsense shooting experience.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In closing, Beneath the Ashes is a commendable slice of Tomb Raider adventuring, but still feels like it was part of the main game, that was either left on the cutting room floor, or withheld for the purpose of exclusive content.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Race Pro isn't likely to be a game that finds its place among the favourable pile of recent Xbox 360 racers, the fact that it's a simulation racer however will likely have it appealing to the more enthusiast of realistic racing fans.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    X-Blades is a solid title, and although it might not be as accomplished as some similar games in the genre, it certainly is a valiant effort.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    R-Type Dimensions is pretty expensive for such an old game with such short levels, which makes this a game best suited to side-scrolling fanatics or people who just have money to burn.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lord of the Rings: Conquest is an average game at best, which could have been improved in so many ways – better graphics, more refined combat, decent camera etc.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Interpol is an interesting Xbox Live Arcade game and one that offers easy pick-up and play mechanics. It’s a puzzle game that you can play in small doses and is well worth it for keeping non-gaming family members and friends entertained.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Rise of the Argonauts is not a terrible game, and in some respects is quite enjoyable, especially in regards to its story. However, the low production values in the gameplay and graphics department, does mean that you’ll possibly find enjoyment is severely hindered and your patience somewhat tested.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I’d recommend to anyone who’s into RPG’s to at least try The Last Remnant via a rent, you’ll probably won’t be able to complete it, but it’s the only way you’ll find out whether it’s a game you can enjoy while turning a blind eye to obvious downfalls.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More forgiving Most Wanted fans will find a lot to like in NFS Undercover.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a game that offers a lot more realistic options than Moto GP then this is probably well worth a look in, although if you lack patience and merely want to tear around the track like a nutter, then SBK may leave you unfulfilled.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There isn’t much left to say about Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. It’s a kids-only game in my book, but a decent kid-friendly game that shouldn’t frustrate the younger player.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon is a solid game weighed down by dents and dings that could have been hammered out had it been given either more time on the anvil, or a more scrutinizing once-over.

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