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 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Lowest review score: 20 Dream Chronicles
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 878
878 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sega Rally Online Arcade brings some much needed arcade racing action to the XBLA and at a decent price. The content may be skimpy, but what you get is quality action that plays great online and offline.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    As a whole Two Worlds II is a definite step up from Two Worlds in almost every regard, and it especially shines through with its in-depth and thought out quest lines. Two Worlds II isn't however a match to the bigger western RPGs out there, e.g. The Elder Scrolls series. This is let down by the overly convoluting interface and control system that makes the gameplay feel like a generation behind.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The first Templar just reeks of average, and perhaps the budget afforded to Haemimont only allowed for that. Whilst the story is largely forgettable, you'll be mildly entertained with the quirky action that rides throughout. The odd puzzles are welcome, and the mixture of styles help make for a more rounded experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    When one considers that there are full $15 games and even some free demos available on the Xbox Live Marketplace that provide more content, replay value, structure and enjoyment than Alive does for $40, this is enough to give any gamer pause.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Brink really is a mixed bag. Stick with it, accept it for its faults, love it for its ingenuity, and there's a lot of enjoyment to be had here. Perhaps that's asking too much of today's gamer though, and inevitably, many will be put off by its short campaign, somewhat generic gameplay, laggy online experience and ultimately, the failure to deliver on its own hype.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Fancy Pants Adventures will not knock the ball out of the park in any department, but it still is a very competent side scrolling adventure game. Gamers that love a Mario style adventure game will no doubt enjoy their trip into Mr Fancy Pants world. At 800 Microsoft Points, The Fancy Pants Adventures will satisfy fans of the platform genre, and not damage the pocketbook too much.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, the gameplay is repetitive but ultimately fun in very small doses, and with plenty of content included, means you do get your monies worth. If you're a fan, then this is an essential purchase despite desirable features which appeared in other games being absent; such as create a character, tactical 'Risk' like options upgradable body guards and such like. Sadly this means you're left with a bare bones yet interesting game rather than the all encompassing ride a game with a "seven" in the title should be.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Kinect Sports Calorie Challenge is not a serious bit of fitness programming for everyone's favourite Kinect enabled game. It's loose, bare bones and lacking in features. It would have been nice if calories were tracked outside of the mini games and in standard modes as well, and even better if players were allowed to choose which events they'd like to play rather than have them chosen for you by the AI. If you're after a serious fitness game for Kinect, then it's recommended you look elsewhere, if its a bit of fun you're after with the aim of tracking calorie loss, then this is worth checking out.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Rio
    If you've been looking for the next game to buy for the kids, then Rio is most certainly the game to buy, that is provided there's a couple of gamers to join in the escapades. Better still, get yourself involved as well, as Rio proves to be a simplistic entertaining romp for all gamers despite its cute and cuddly looks.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If an enjoyable Kinect experience is what you're after, at the budget price right now it would be crazy to miss Carnival Games In Action!
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Essentially a mini-game compilation at heart, comparisons to Kinectimals are unjust, and Fantastic Pets is a fun and entertaining experience for the younger generation. Those expecting anything more will be disappointed, but taken for what it is, a cute, light-hearted and easy to play venture, it certainly achieves what it set out to. The kids will love it, and the parents will welcome the distraction! It won't last forever, kids tend to get bored easily, but while it does they'll certainly enjoy grooming their created pets and interacting with them in magical ways. While a little unoriginal and nothing mind blowing, its got more than enough charm to provide hours of childlike fun for any younger gamer out there.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yars' Revenge is a fairly competent shooter and gives new life to a gaming classic. It has a decent story, and looks great on a huge display, but the voice acting and sound really detract from the overall appeal of the product, which in turn sucks the life out of all the action on screen. With a short story, and no real multiplayer, Yars' Revenge is a hard-pressed sell to any but the most die-hard of shooter fans.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Islands of Wakfu's plot is interesting, though abstract, and the art and music are fantastic but the gameplay really holds it back. It's not an experience that really lasts either. Fans of similar games are encouraged to give it a try, but there are better ways of spending your money on XBLA. It's not bad, but it just isn't as good as it should be.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Warriors: Legend of Troy is a game steeped in mythology, that attempts to be epic, yet ultimately proves a tad too repetitive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For an updated version of a game that came out in 2009, Big Air Edition just doesn't do enough to justify a purchase for those who bought the original Stoked. However, to those who are thinking about buying this game, I would wait as even at the average price of £25 it still feels overpriced for what you get. This title to me is a rent only or a below £15 purchase at most.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Ghostbuster: Sanctum of Slime is a fun romp for the first few levels, and if you don't expect much after that then you'll be on the right track. Because...We came. We saw. We left disappointed.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Dreamcast Collection makes us appreciate the previously released Mega Drive Collection all the more, though not to be scoffed at, it contains four of the Sega Dreamcast's classic titles, and is no doubt an essential purchase for Sega fans without Xbox Live access.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Let's get this straight, this is not an exercise game in the normal sense, in that you won't be shedding any pounds whilst playing - it's simply not that kind of deal. However, you will be treated to some puzzles which test various parts of the brain, and in this regard you can assume that it's being exercised - probably a lot more than lounging out in front of the TV watching drivel.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom offers up a solid 15 hours of play, with potentially several more hours if you're one for exploration. While the game's combat and A.I. controlled Majin feature-set is the more unique aspect of the game, it's the exploration and puzzle solving that takes precedence, and if you prefer combat over puzzles/exploration then Majin may certainly wear thin sooner than anticipated.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you feel you've conquered the multiplayer battlefields and adhered to the call of duty for the umpteenth time, then perhaps Breach may be of interest to you, in short, controlled bursts.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Microbot really dazzles the player with its beautiful backgrounds and unique setting, but it doesn't stop it from making it a tedious expedition half way through the game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ga'Hoole is a rarity in that it's one of those few movie tie-in titles that is actually worth playing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Saw II: Flesh & Blood delivers more of the same from the 2009 original, and improves on very little.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a decent amount of content (including 14 tracks and 80 riders), thrilling first-person views and super-rewarding gameplay, one half of SBK X is a very good superbike sim tainted by bad design choices and extensive load times. The other half is an accessible, easy-to-understand Arcade mode whose main feature unfortunately loses appeal after only a couple of hours.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Dance Paradise is not quite as deep as Kinect's launch title Dance Central, however it does prove a worthy purchase for the family home where the younger gamers want to jump in and get jiggy wit' it, and should even make for adequate training for other dance titles.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fairly basic and somewhat repetitive, but with patience, you'll probably be drawn into the Grid and find enjoyment from derezzing programs from start to conclusion.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Costume Quest is a fun, good game that lacks anything that can really make it great. It's a bit expensive for its length at 1200 Microsoft points, too, so you may want to wait for it to go on sale before you commit.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Deca Sports Freedom is merely an O.K effort and one that fails to ignite any real passion.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The movie tie-in rightfully so typically receives a lot of flack, although Megamind's outing is one that while repetitive, does prove to offer up its entertaining moments.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Quake Arena isn't going to pull the masses away from other FPS games like Halo: Reach or Call of Duty Black Ops, but it is a nice change of pace to just jump into an arcade game where you know you're going to kill and be killed.

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