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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its many shortcomings, GRID Autosport is a decent game. There’s plenty of fun to be had in single player mode generally, even though multiplayer is pretty much a bust.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee is a fusion of intense platforming and beat-em-up combat, framed in Metroidvania conventions and topped off with a memorable cast, distinct setting, a stellar soundtrack, and zesty humor. These ingredients combine to make for a flavor that’s genuinely fresh and incredibly satisfying.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though the legitimacy of the AI's intelligence is questionable, the level navigation and difficulty options make it as challenging as you want it to be.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s potential here that just isn’t ever realised, even if the game can be fun in small doses.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fact that we can say that true fans of golf who are looking for a new challenge might well have found their new home in spite of those technical issues, is a testament to how brave and revolutionary the game really is.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The structure of the new adventure mode, overly easy leveling and accessibility of overpowered weapons have removed some of the sense of wonder and exploration from the game, but the Ultimate Evil edition is undoubtedly an improvement on Diablo III and earns a well deserved bump in score. Highly recommended.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Guardians are a group worth signing up with, even if they haven't quite mastered introductions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s no doubt that Metro Redux represents real value for money. Neither game is perfect and Metro 2033 does show signs of aging, despite the improvements, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t an entirely playable game which serves as a sort of hors d'oeuvre to Last Light’s main course.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead is an excellent piece of fan service and a tightly-crafted pinball table that’s sure to be especially pleasing to those looking to further advance their skills. It’s not just very well-rounded when it comes to gameplay diversity, but it also teaches players to learn the intricacies/fundamentals of the game and forces them to practice if they want to survive long enough to bite into any high scores.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stick it To The Man is a total blast to play. The puzzles may not be all that challenging, but the beautiful visuals, catchy soundtrack, and wonderful humour make it stick out above other adventure games.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of the series will chastise us for rating it so low, and that’s probably fair. If you’re a fan, you’ll enjoy it due to the sheer amount of characters on hand from all of the Warriors universes, and that over-the-top hack and slash gameplay that you already like. If you’re not already deeply involved with any of the franchises though, you’re going to find a game that is inescapably fun at times and that shows an awful lot of promise, but which is ultimately let down by some poor design decisions and some somewhat dodgy AI.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    NHL 15 plays a great – if somewhat atmosphere-free – game of hockey, but the sheer amount of modes missing from the package as a whole mean that unless you become obsessed with Ultimate Team or enjoy playing severely limited career modes, there’s very little to actually do.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're into puzzle games though, or if you're missing the good ol' days of Lemmings, you might like it as a substitute as it does cater to fans of both.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Our time with the game has in no way been brief, yet so much remains to be explored. Community events, an evolving storyline, clans, and the sheer number of missions and locations will keep us returning to this space opera on a regular basis for months, maybe even years to come.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The idea is good and it all looks very sharp, but over-zealous presentation causes issues with the gameplay at times.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Destiny feels like the key elements of an FPS and an MMO gently resting shoulder to shoulder, instead of being fused together in a truly creative way. It plays and looks great, and offers many, many hours of entertainment to anyone okay with repeating the same tasks, but it isn’t exactly the game-changing science fiction epic we felt it was aspiring to.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game without a goalkeeper slip-up is still a much better game than you'd find anywhere last year, but those slip-ups happen too often for our liking. Still a fantastic game for football fans, but probably not one that those prone to tantrums should play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are gameplay elements that miss their mark, and the pacing isn't perfect, but it's not enough to kill these dark dreams dead. Someone tell SWERY that we're ready for more.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The mechanics are simple yet engaging, and the merging of tower defence, brawler and castle destruction is the ideal balance of easy-to-play yet difficult-to-master. Simply put, CastleStorm has a lot going for it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Slender: The Arrival is a must-play for any horror fan who hasn't played it on PC. You may get frustrated with it at times, but overcoming any cheap moments makes beating each chapter and the overall game all the more rewarding.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chariot is one of the best cooperative gaming experiences we’ve ever had. It’s immensely rewarding, abundantly creative, and the sense of accomplishment that it instills within the player will lead to high-fives being thrown around the room on a regular basis.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Was it not for what feels like an overly-long period of hand-holding when you first start out and some other noted minor issues, a perfect ten would have been on the cards here. Forza Horizon 2 is easily the Xbox One’s best driving game and also easily one of the finest, expansive, and most enjoyable racing games of all time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The most surprising and exciting addition in Bad Blood is the ability to tackle the new Street Sweep missions with an online co-op buddy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The much talked-about Nemesis System also plays a big role in injecting personality and connecting the player to the game world.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    F1 2014 feels like a half-hearted attempt at providing an annual update.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In short, everything Divekick says it’s going to deliver, it delivers. The problem is that it doesn’t ever actually claim that it’s going to deliver all that much.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For fans of the Alien series, the films, books, comics, and every other form of entertainment imaginable, Alien: Isolation is simply a must-play, given that it fits so well into the storyline that it nearly seems to be a chapter in it's own right.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fan service is what South Park Pinball does best, so if you're reading this because of your affinity for the television series, rest assured that this mini celebration of the brand totally delivers in that regard.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The terrific melee combat system and intriguing story are more than enough to warrant a recommendation to anyone yet to play it, but if you’ve experienced the streets of Hong Kong before then the slightly sharper visuals and included DLC are a tougher sell.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game of highs and lows. The highs are extreme, and while the lows are less so, they are still indeed lows. You’ll see the credits roll in single player mode within a few short hours and while there are still plenty of mixes to unlock once that happens, for a few reasons it’s tough to see where the replay value will come from outside of the odd multiplayer battle.

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