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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NHL 11 isn't a universally great game, but if you like what it has on offer, it turns into a great value very quickly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once you get past the uninteresting story, the rather patronisingly bad voice acting, and a few minor gameplay finicky bits that remind you that this is a game now and again, R.U.S.E. offers a revitalising outlook on the strategy formula with just a couple of new additions.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With the original receiving praise from some, criticism from others, it was always going to be interesting to see whether or not the issues with the first were going to be addressed and improved upon, and for the most part, Hawx 2 is a definite improvement. Still though, something doesn't feel quite right, and there's something about the series that feels slightly "last-gen" to me, and I can't help but feel like the game could have been so much better.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spider-Man fans should own Shattered Dimensions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It seems a bit odd still that this is an XBLA title, though for 400 Microsoft points, Achievements and a prequel to the sequel, this is most certainly worth the extra change and will provide countless hours of entertainment in zombie slaying and re-playability.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a solid action game with an Italian flavour then Mafia II is worth the investment it's just a shame 2K Games opted to ignore all the things gamers love about open world activities hence their absence here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lara Croft's return to the XBLA is very good, and as part of the Summer of Arcade series a welcome addition to the great line-up we've had thus far.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days is not without its problems, and as a modern third-person shooter it appallingly lacks some gameplay elements that are considered standard in games of this type. Despite these shortcomings it still deserves to be played, largely due to its great visual style and atmosphere, easy to pick up and enjoy multiplayer modes and co-op offerings.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Monday Night Combat is a decent offering to the XBLA line-up and well worth the 1200 points investment if you're after a quick fix non-committal type game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Harmony of Despair is a paradox. Konami wants Castlevania fans, the gamers who are most likely to enjoy the game to its fullest, to pay for content they've already played. First-time players, on the other hand, will probably enjoy the game less, even though all of the content will be new to them.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not much has changed with the gameplay in the 11 years between games, but it does stay true to its arcadey racer roots that provides fun for everyone.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game maybe shrouded with uncertainty, but what is for sure is that it's an arcade game worth bending over backwards for at the very least to experience the workings of its aesthetic genius.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Its funny, its well-crafted, it has more polish than most full-price games and its only 1200 Microsoft points. This is as close to a no-brainer as it gets in video games. Buy this game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deadliest Warriors is childish, in all the best ways, It takes a ridiculous premise and makes it work by doing everything over the top.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Since there is no other option for console gamers, it is take it or leave it but those who take it will be left with a well rounded game, but not elite enough to lure gamers uninterested in the genre into the loop.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Blacklight Tango Down is one of the best looking XBLA titles to hit the marketplace and players will find that it may even surpass some retail games they have previously bought.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simply put, Monkey Island 2 is one of the industry's most widely regarded titles, one that stood at the top of it's genre for years to come, and now looks set to do so for many more to follow. It's place in any self-respecting gamers' library is vital, and without doubt, incredibly as well deserved now as it ever was.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Crackdown 2 is so similar to Crackdown 1 that it ends up feeling a lot more like an expansion pack than a completely new game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Staying true to its origins Puzzle Quest 2 delivers the addicting gameplay of two genres and makes some wonderful changes to be considered more than just a sequel.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are one of those players that are looking for the innovative game of tomorrow, then I think this is probably the worst game you could purchase. Singularity is not about renovating the FPS genre, but more reinstating it with some well known mechanics and a common setting.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Harry Potter is a fantastic game to play for both kids and adults. Traveller's Tales took the risk of going in another direction with this and have made a little gem of a game.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sniper Ghost Warrior screams budget title unfortunately, and whilst there's some good ideas thrown into the pot, the execution and levels of polish let the game down.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The new visual flair and improved combat system can only hide the dreadfully tedious grind for so long. It is simple and repetitive and doesn't look or sound as nice as the best the Xbox 360 has to offer...
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Naughty Bear isn't a bad game per se, and features some neat ideas, but is ultimately lacking in vision and variety.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Based on our experience and challenge that is on offer with Onslaught mode, we'd most certainly be happy to recommend Onslaught mode for Bad Company 2 veterans, as there's enough replay value to warrant the price tag, and with new maps on the horizon Onslaught will undoubtedly be a mode to revisit in the future.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If you're new to the delights of Risk and are after a game that isn't overly taxing but challenging all the same, then this is worth checking out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Transformers fans can rejoice at the strong performance of War for Cybertron.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it feels a little expensive at 800 Microsoft points, Space Ark is still a fun game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Toy Story 3 is obviously not so much for older gamers, but is fun non-the-less, and will surely be a hit with the kids with it's familiar pick up and play gameplay, and the ability to have a co-op partner jump in for 2-player is sure to adds tons of value to their experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're a Mass Effect 2 head, then this is must have content.

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