XboxEra's Scores

  • Games
For 50 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 95 Cuphead in the Delicious Last Course
Lowest review score: 40 Lost Ruins
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 50
  2. Negative: 2 out of 50
50 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ms. Chalice and the new weaponry and charms are an excellent addition to what was already a stellar package and you can even complete all of it on the simple mode for once! Everyone should at least see if not play this expansion, it is truly wonderful.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Outriders: Worldslayer is a solid 8 or so hour expansion that adds a seemingly long and quite enjoyable endgame grind to what was already a solid title. With the base game on Game Pass, it is worth giving that a shot and if you like it just know that this expansion is available, and it’s damned good. It takes everything the main campaign has and dials it up to eleven in a brilliantly dumb-fun kinda way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Codemasters figured out long ago what makes a compelling Formula 1 experience to racing fans, and this year's entry is no exception.
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    • 66 Critic Score
    Broken Mind can sometimes be a fascinating experience with some interesting story beats and curious playable segments, but it’s sadly hampered by formulaic puzzles, clunky combat and uneven technical polish. The game is still worth a shot for those looking for peculiar horror games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Besides being a darn good collection, it all comes down to whether or not you’re interested in the games. For fans of Darkstalkers and Capcom’s fighters in general, the improvements and first-time ports are worth it, plus the museum has some nice goodies like concept art and design documents. These games are still visual treats with lovely spritework and animations, too. And while I don’t think this will net a tonne of newcomers into fighting games and Darlkstalkers, ports for today’s hardware (with good improvements!) are always welcome.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a mixture of wit, humor, and above all else heart this game is something no one should miss. Whether a fan of the Visual Novel genre or not this is a damn near perfect follow-up to the original.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Between the co-op, collectibles, challenges, achievements and upgrades, there’s more reasons to keep going back to Shredder’s Revenge than probably any other game in the genre has ever provided. This is all on top of fun and fantastic combat and a nostalgia overload that most should love. But even those who weren’t necessarily fans of the Ninja Turtles, still have a great scrolling beat ’em up to make their way through.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This game is such a tribute to a beloved genre that it even contains rules that will help you to survive (if you bother to learn them.) It may not be the cheapest but it sure is an experience to enjoy. Having Jason’s ‘kill, kill, kill’ motif echoing around your head as you play it is not a prerequisite but it sure is fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A fantastic game. Visual novels normally aren’t my thing, but I quickly found myself engrossed in the mystery. It has one of the best scripts I can remember in a game, and truly stellar voice acting.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Lost Ruins should be an OK game for fans of the genre, as it stands though if you play this game and are ok with its art style then as the zoomers would say, that’s sus. A fun gear system, rather nice graphics, and great music are massively let down by a paint by number, creepy as hell story. Technically I might have been interested in what this dev can do in the future, but God damn man. This game is gross.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The good news is that you can enjoy the hell out of this game without spending a penny, but if you’re either prone to MTX-it is or really care about PVP it wildly throws off the endgame balance.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a damned good game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spellforce III: Reforced is a great package with a lot of content for players who are into a vibe of playing games like Baldurs Gate and Diablo or fans of RTS games like the original Warcraft 3 or Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War series. While the campaign story is good and understandable it is easy to become overwhelmed by the forced dialogue and the RTS gameplay is intuitive but it can take a while to take it all in and program your hands to use the radial wheels efficiently.
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    • 78 Critic Score
    You might think that a music game where the actual rhythm-based segment is not all that memorable is doomed from the start, but this isn’t the case: not in Soundfall’s case, anyway.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Swansong promised a lot but delivered what I felt to be a severely flawed gaming experience. Quality cut-scenes alone cannot carry a title and that has been proved out here. With boring, glacially paced gameplay, janky controls and far too many technical issues wiping out any sense of pleasure gained from playing through to the games anti-climax, I was left wanting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Silt is a rather short, basic to control game. The story was intriguing from the start, and if you can look past how bland and unfun it is to play at times it might be worth checking out. For me though a nice art style and possibly interesting story simply isn’t enough to overcome how poor feeling and frustrating I found everything else.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Shadow Warrior 3 is an ok time. I don’t personally think it is worth its launch price as there is little to no replayability and the story only took me 5 hours to get through.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath is just as good today as it was 17 years ago. In an era of gaming where first-person cameras in third-person games were used as a crutch for early camerawork, Stranger’s Wrath uses it to its advantage to build a solid action-adventure game that I can easily recommend to anyone.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You need to see it in motion to truly appreciate it. Both graphically and setup-wise I’m not sure I’ve played something like it before on an Xbox system.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s a comprehensive and entertaining package. The story is a bit basic overall but features well-written, snappy dialogue. Combat is solid and making your ultimate gear setup never got old, and the graphics are gorgeous. Despite their flaming red hair, these twins are full of (Young) Soul(s).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Random glitches aside this is indeed a relaxing exploration game. You identify interesting locations, make your way to them, explore the area and collect things. This is a very inoffensive way to game for a while and I would recommend it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Monster Energy Supercross 5 is certainly not a revolution, and if you’re still knee-deep into the high octane races of last year’s installment, there’s perhaps not many reasons to upgrade yet. However, a revised physics model and much improved riding assistances make the game a lot more accessible than before, making this the best episode so far for newcomers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    TUNIC is both an incredible and incredibly frustrating title. The combat lets down what otherwise is a masterpiece.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Game length is about right and although there is very little narrative, the story does come full circle and has a satisfying conclusion. If you are looking for a chilled-out, unusual puzzle-solving game I heartily recommend this one.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Kao the Kangaroo is a well-meaning game, and despite some missteps, it is in my opinion one of the better 3D platformers of modern gaming.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands does not try to reinvent the Borderlands wheel. Instead, it molds it into something fresh enough to satisfy fans of the series that are looking for more.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Catie in MeowmeowLand is extremely niche: unless you are a child, a parent playing with a child, or you simply like really weird and bizarre things.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crusader Kings III is a phenomenal game that is not for most. If you have the patience, reading ability, and time this is one of the best, funniest, and most varied sim games on the market.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Engaging combat is matched with stellar writing, great music, and most importantly it’s just damned fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game’s variety is not very high in fact, and once you see all the transforming vehicle has to offer, it doesn’t really have many new tricks left up its sleeve. It only lasts a couple hours so it’s certainly not a grave issue, but it’s quite noticeable that Agent Intercept was a fun, if basic mobile game, and the transition to consoles hasn’t really added much value to it.

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