Pure Xbox's Scores

  • Games
For 300 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Lowest review score: 10 Rugby World Cup 2015
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 300
300 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    G Prime Into The Rain has an interesting concept, but it's also one that has been done much better in other games.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It does manage to pack a lot of surprises into a short game with its interesting mix of powers but excellence is prevented as it gets bogged down in not allowing its own mechanics to properly flourish.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But it's a game that, once it has you hooked, will reel you back in over and over again because you just know you can do better this time, or perhaps you think you've discovered a new strategy - it's all very compelling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puzzle platformers are a dime a dozen in the modern era of gaming, but there's nothing that feels quite like A Boy and His Blob. Taking advantage of blob's shape-shifting abilities to solve environmental puzzles, while seeking hidden treasures that unlock challenge stages, is mentally stimulating and very rewarding. Even though a handful of issues do frequently nag at you throughout the course of the adventure, they don't weigh the game down enough to keep it from a recommendation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In conclusion, Sparkle 2 is a lot like Sparkle Unleashed, which in turn was a lot like PopCap's Zuma.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink is a good quality product overall, made by a developer that really seems to know what they're doing when it comes to point and click titles.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    AIPD is a solidly-made twin-stick shooter with some nice ideas. The problem is that it just isn't fleshed out enough.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Level 22: Gary's Misadventures is a fun puzzler that doesn't take itself too seriously. Even with that in mind, the developer has obviously lavished love and attention on the game and produced a product that, while not the longest or most challenging game in the world, is enjoyable enough.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Time will tell if these issues get fixed but for the moment, Rebel Galaxy is several light years from where it truly wants to be.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hyper Void is a stellar shoot 'em up experience that passes the time in a fun and exciting way, with gorgeous high resolution graphics and an action-pumping soundtrack. All for a price tag that, in our opinion, is worth an adrenaline-fuelled romp, even if it the whole thing doesn't last as long as we may have liked.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a package, The Banner Saga is addictive, attractive, compelling, enjoyable, and truly challenging on the higher difficulty level.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Oxenfree is truly unlike any other experience that you can pick up for the Xbox One right now. While it isn't heavy on gameplay, the narrative and aesthetics really build a superb atmosphere and give a great sense of weight to proceedings. It doesn't necessarily score a direct hit with every story beat and we could definitely live without the crashes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its flawed interface, Unepic is a very enjoyable title with a ton of content.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There could be more to it, but Cubot is a relatively fun experience overall, with a nice mix of difficulty and frustration.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 0 is a worthy entry in the Resident Evil franchise even though it lacks the scares and originality. It's often overshadowed by the first game, but not giving it a spin would be a grave mistake.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you liked Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, then there's a decent chance that you'll have a good time in India, in spite of the problems outlined above.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if you can only beat the first set of twenty levels, Lovely Planet is a first-person shooter that is worth your time. It's beyond challenging, but when you finally put together the perfect run there isn't anything more satisfying. While it's too bad that the game hasn't seen an easy mode (or crosshair support) added in the console release, it's still a refreshing take on a genre that often feels way too stuck in its ways.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you can look past the issues that we've raised in the review, can get past the somewhat steep £28 asking price and like space exploration, Starpoint Gemini 2 might be right up your space lane. It probably isn't going to drag many non-fans in, though.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's plenty of customisation available to keep it fresh and the inclusion of AI opponents and a challenge mode will give this more longevity than other couch co-op titles released recently. However, some will find the controls frustrating and it is likely that the frantic madness of multiplayer will have a limited shelf life once the initial surprise of the silliness wears off.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Super Party Sports: Football isn't a complex game by any means, as it features just the one mode of play. With that said, it's certainly one that will draw you back in from time to time until you've beaten all of the levels.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fallout 4 isn't perfect by any means, but the sheer scope of the game as a whole and the incredibly well-structured world means that should you dare to take the plunge, you'll be swimming around in these waters for dozens, if not hundreds of hours. The bugs may threaten to spoil the show, but every time one rears its head and makes you want to stop playing, you'll feel the pangs within the hour to go back and give things another go.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a strong return for the Battlefront moniker, but there's much room for improvement.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Combat feels clunky, and the graphically impressive game ends up looking bad in motion. At least Nordic Games didn't technically call this a definitive edition, as it's really anything but.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hearts of Stone is a full-fledged add-on for a game that probably didn't need to be any longer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just Dance 2016 is a fun party game but its movement tracking does not offer enough precision to appeal to more competitive players. The track selection on the disk is a little lacking; with only a handful of big hitters available unless you are willing to pay for Just Dance Unlimited.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Need for Speed isn't unplayable by any means, but there's a laundry list of things that can – and often do – stop that playing time from being very enjoyable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A few minor fixes and changes here and there would do wonders, but the constant loading and the frankly abominable issues with the fighting engine that remain unfixed destroy any semblance of realism and are enough to relegate it to the indies.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Bedlam leaves a lot to be desired. We were really intrigued by the game at first, but the more time we spent with it, the less appealing it became to us. That, along with technical issues that shouldn't be present ultimately left a bit of a sour taste.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Black Ops III is just okay, but being just okay isn't enough to keep players entertained when there are so many better offerings available from the same series.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fat City isn't a bad game at all; it's serviceable and has some genuinely fun and clever moment-to-moment mechanics. Whilst the simple graphics certainly have a charm to them, the lack of variety between each area is disappointing

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