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 The Swapper
Lowest review score: 10 Rugby World Cup 2015
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 38 out of 300
300 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The switch to a style of play that doesn't rely solely on raw firepower is the absolute key to the game's success and that, mixed with a plethora of action-packed adrenaline-boosting scenes, makes Lara's second return an absolute blast to play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you are primarily a single player, then we can't really recommend Toto Temple Deluxe. If, however, you have a group of friends who aren't averse to some couch multiplayer, or have children to entertain, then this provides some decent entertainment for as long as it lasts.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It isn't as fully-featured as we'd have expected it to be off the bat, but being able to jump in and spin through a selection from the 200+ tracks (with lots more to come, we're told) for an hour while earning rewards and upgrades is pure addiction.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the multiplayer components are the best since Halo 3, the campaign disappoints in a few key areas. It's still enjoyable and exciting on the whole, but it lacks the narrative concentration and the memorable gameplay scenarios to stand neck and neck with the best entries in the series. Halo 5: Guardians still gets a massive recommendation from us for many reasons, though there's certainly room for 343 Industries to improve and evolve the campaign formula next time around.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is complex and interesting, with a range of difficulties which range from easily accessible to completely unreasonable and it's startling how effectively the simple presentation can evoke a whole range of emotions.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's best enjoyed by three to four players as this will crank up the chaos and avoid the lulls that often occur in two player when both fall into a rhythm of repeatedly smashing themselves into the sun. Alone, the player can only view the tutorial and dream of all the fun they could be having if they had three extra controllers and three people who wanted to engage in beautifully designed space warfare.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you have even a slight interest in post-apocalyptic games, we don't think you'll be disappointed here.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it may not be that long of a game, high score addicts can sink a lot of time trying to be the best among their friends (or the world) via the leaderboards.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Suitable for young and old, this competitive local multiplayer title is accessible enough for beginners, whilst being chaotic enough to keep the interest of higher skilled players.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great introduction to either series and well worth the asking price.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations doesn't commit any felonies, a series of misdemeanors suggest you should approach with some caution. Exploring the Land of Ooo, seeing familiar locations in three dimensions, and interacting with the whimsical cast of characters will delight the most-invested fans of the series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The focus is back on single player stealth and freedom, with the final game giving us the feeling that the franchise is absolutely back on track. Excellent fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It would be harsh to overly punish Kaiju Panic for the problems that it contains, simply because the mix of tower defence and RTS gameplay works so well. It surely won't be to everybody's tastes and some will get frustrated when a lack of knowledge or a varying enemy attack path causes them to fail a level, but those that like a challenge will enjoy what Mechabit have created here.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Rock 'N Racing Off-Road DX is not a game that you'll be coming back to if you bother to put in the hour or so it'll take to complete it. There are very occasional second-long moments where the game is almost fun, but the shockingly bad AI, physics that seem to be both too floaty and too heavy at the same time somehow and an amateurish bare-bones feel mean that you should definitely be looking elsewhere for your arcade racing fix.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whilst Blood Bowl 2's strict adherence to the franchise's rules may dissuade some from even trying this out, those that do take the plunge and stick with it will find that despite its faults, it can be a deeply rewarding and enriching experience. The AI isn't really up to snuff though, so expect to ride a long learning curve to be able to become competitive online - if you can find a game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It'll definitely be one that you'll pick up every now and again for a quick hour of cathartic Survival mode gunplay though, that's for sure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With lacklustre single player and not much else going on, Overruled! has very little to offer to make it appear like a decent value proposition.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the game is fun to explore and the sketch-book world is beautifully crafted, we can't help but feel it would be much more accessible on the mobile platforms it was originally created for.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Some will play through and get some enjoyment out of it, but the long and the short of things is that this an endless runner at its core, where the developers have tried to throw in a campaign mode of sorts and where the running isn't all that much fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Some will take solace in the somewhat simplistic gameplay and be hooked on its psychedelic charms as there is the occasional high point to be found, but repetition and poor choices in terms of the control scheme will undoubtedly get in the way of that for most.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Skylanders Superchargers could have been a contender, but the enforced arena vehicle sections mean that it only sputters along in the middle of the pack.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a well-made and entertaining collection that's sure to put a smile on the face of the most curmudgeonly party guest and become a staple amongst regular gaming buddies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lego Dimensions is easily the best Lego game so far. The interaction between the physical Lego toy and the game beyond the portal really sets Dimensions apart from other toys-to-life games and each build, level and vehicle seems to have been carefully thought out.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An interesting diversion, but there are definitely ways in which it could have been better.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rugby League Live 3 contains a multitude of impressive features that you'd usually really only expect from the 2ks and EAs of this world and that's to the developer's credit.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's entertaining enough while it lasts, but there simply isn't enough variety here when stacked up against other similarly-priced titles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the combat is undoubtedly satisfying and rewarding, the sense of repetition, the last-gen visuals, and the brevity of the adventure feel more matched for a budget price.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The retro-inspired pixel graphics and frenetic pace will ultimately not appeal to everybody but there's enjoyment to be found, even for even novice players.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Guns, Gore & Cannoli isn't a game that you need to play, but if you're a fan of side-scrolling shooters and have a few friends and extra Xbox One controllers in your vicinity, it's worth considering.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A few moments of wonkiness stop it from hitting perfection, but there's still an extremely enjoyable game hidden within Nightmares from the Deep's haunted decks.

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