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 Left 4 Dead
Lowest review score: 20 Dream Chronicles
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 50 out of 878
878 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game does play much better when there are four human players using mics and who are equally disgusted by the prominent offensive language. It's in these moments that Gameplay is tight, engaging and well worth the entrance fee for an unrivalled experience this generation.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The gameplay, while brilliant and innovative, can drag a bit at times, but the writing carries the game through those times, and the mostly great graphics and perfect audio seal the deal. There's a lot more content than most may be expecting, too. On the whole, it's an amazing game from a company known for making amazing games. It's a truly worthwhile sequel that lives up to its predecessor, and that alone is rare enough that the game is worth checking out.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shift 2: Unleashed is a very good racer, one that walks a very fine line between simulated precision and arcade adrenaline, and while you'll enjoy the fantastic experience the game can offer you at times, you can't help but wonder that if by trying to do so much, the developers missed out on making anything truly outstanding.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game as a whole is an entertaining race into the world of Moto GP, however marginal updates to the core gameplay may not warrant a purchase unless you're a hardcore MotoGP fan who wants another ride around the track and mop up some achievements along the way.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Section 8 Prejudice brings to the table a unique shooter, with an MMO shooter feel. Players that are looking for something a little slower paced than a twitch shooter, something that requires teamwork to succeed should enlist when the game releases on the 20th April.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The core gameplay is still the same, but Mars' theme is unique enough that it warrants a place in your arcade and pinball collection.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's repetitive, yet quirky fun that's on offer in this latest LEGO Star Wars inspired title. The gameplay can prove rather addictive, and with co-op thrown in, it's perfect entertainment for the family, though the lack of online support certainly proves a hindrance.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a concept, Yoostar 2 is amazing. As a game, it fails miserably.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Swarm is a unique blend of addictive gameplay and humorous antics that will hold the attention of gamers willing to shell out the cash to download the game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dragon Age 2 takes everything that made the original so outstanding, and improves upon it effectively, offering another compelling, extensive, epic experience that will win you over with its rich character and tremendous attention to detail.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    WWE All Stars is a perfect fit for a new WWE video game, it's over-the-top, greatly exaggerated, and best off all it appeals to long time fans thanks to its legendary roster, which makes All Stars this generation's greatest WWE video game.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Top Spin 4 isn't the most accessible game for newcomers as there's a bit of a steep learning curve to begin with. However, stick with it, learn the strokes,start winning matches and you'll be rewarded with a deeply atmospheric, precise tennis game that's actually pretty darn good to play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An essential purchase to any retro Contra fans, and well worth checking out for anyone else.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crysis 2 delivers some impressive gameplay moments, offering frantic shoot-outs aplenty against human and non human foes, energetic stealth elements amidst the slower paced sneaking making for a comprehensive melting pot of styles which can be utilized at any time during play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With deep character customization and addicting gameplay, Torchlight becomes easily worth the 1200 Microsoft Point price tag.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Defiant Map Pack at 800MSP is worth adding to your download queue, though its value ultimately comes down to the type of player. If you're pro multiplayer only, and scoff at the mere mention of switching proceedings to Firefight, then the Defiant Map Pack is no doubt a hard sell for two maps, even as well crafted as they certainly are. If you enjoy both modes of play, then you're certain to get plenty of time well spent for your points on the Defiant Map Pack.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you missed out on Fight Night Round 4, then EA's latest release with Champion is most certainly the heavyweight contender in the battle for your Xbox 360 disc tray. If you're after more of the same with the Legacy mode, and want some new talent to compete with online, then Champion will no doubt prove a worthy purchase, though if it's purely the entertaining, yet short-lived Champion mode that is of interest for you, then a rental is perhaps best advised.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most fans of this series will not hold back at pushing the purchase button to grab this DLC, and they will not be disappointed. Ubisoft has seemed to do it again with more masterful story telling, even in this small helping. The Da Vinci Disappearance will once again pull players into the robes of Ezio, and it is a return trip well worth it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Kaos Studios should be proud as they have done a highly commendable job of reinventing ideas we've seen in Frontlines , piecing them into a more cohesive palatable story and releasing a new game which feels accomplished and easy to play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It isn't often that you can compare videogames with wine by saying they get better with age, but in this circumstance it works. The unique blend of gameplay mechanics make Beyond Good and Evil a game unlike anything available for the 360 today.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While it's a shame that De Blob 2 does not make use of the Kinect peripheral at all (unlike the PS3 version which integrates Move controls), there is still more than enough room for another solid platformer for the younger Xbox 360 crowd.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you love shooters, then Bulletstorm offers up a refreshing change that is worth the look-in, though it lacks the staying power in comparison to other heavily multiplayer oriented titles.
    • 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.

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