XGN's Scores

  • Games
For 2,987 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 98 Kingdom Hearts III
Lowest review score: 10 Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
Score distribution:
2988 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition is an amazing game thanks to its fantastic battle system, brilliant story and loveable cast of characters. While the graphics have been upgraded, they still aren't that great in comparison to the other consoles. As a Switch exclusive it is, however, one of the essential JRPG's to play.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Saints Row The Third Remastered offers the same as its original game but with a new virtual paint job. This, however, does not mask the problems the original game had, which is definitely a shame and holds back the game in multiple ways. Where the game is not held back is in the department of fun and humour, as is known from the Saints Row franchise. The game truly comes to its right as a co-op game but is still enjoyable as singleplayer.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A refreshing take on the sim-genre which doesn't take itself too seriously and doesn't think you should either. Some core-elements get repetitive quite fast, but for a quite cheap game it offers plenty of hilarious moments and original gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A decent story based on a strong background, which lingers too long explaining and then rushing too fast to a satisfactory end. There are some minor technical issues but nothing too serious. It's relatively short story offers enough choices and side stories to allow several replays.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories is a perfect example of a beautiful story that falls short on execution. The creators seem to have put more effort into the characters than into the game itself. You also go through the game fairly quickly, if it does not crash. The appearance of the game is somewhat disappointing as well.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Milestone delivers the best MotoGP game to date, but the improvements that come with every iteration form a slow process. For every two steps forward, there is one step backward. This game has much to offer content-wise and the gameplay is solid enough Unfortunately, weird AI glitches, inconsistent quality of the graphics and the sounds of the bikes occasionally get in the way of experiencing the thrill that is MotoGP.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With fully updated graphics and sound this, remaster brings the original on par with current day, while keeping the original gameplay. While the choice to bypass the multiplayer altogether, this version is a good choice for those that enjoy a story based FPS with a lot of action and all offers a fine chance for those that gave the campaign in the original a pass.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Bleeding Edge is an online 4v4 brawler in which two teams fight to control objectives. The combat in the game feels satisfying and the characters are well balanced. Teamwork is very important and therefore as a solo player, it can be frustrating when your team doesn’t work together. It’s a shame that there is very little content in the game. Updates with more fighters, game modes and maps are desperately needed to keep Bleeding Edge fresh and entertaining.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One Piece Warriors 4 evolves the gameplay from its predecessor. The gameplay is varied with many character choices and ways to develop them. For newcomers to the series the story and pace might be overwhelming but the gameplay more than makes up for that.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    DCL - Drone Champions League is a fun game to explore the workings of drone racing. The game offers a very good simulation but lacks a lot when it comes to being a game. There are but few modes and no unlockables. The sound of the drones start to annoy after a while and the soundtrack is not that good. Still, if you belong to the group of people that love drones, this is the game for you.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With this first set of DLC Rebellion kicks off the Season Pass in a stylish way. New characters, new weapons and a free new Horde map to enjoy. The most important thing is off course the new Story mission Terror Lab. It offers everything fans could hope for en sets the bar high for things to come. Still, the pack is nog flawless. The Horde map is an existing map and the Sailor doesn't add up to the other characters.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The charm of the game, however, is really in the solo experience and the main gameplay. All those mini-games are not interesting enough to invite your friends especially and have fun together for an entire afternoon.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Persona 5 remains an amazing game, even three years later. However, the additional content in Persona 5 Royal is difficult to reach and could have been DLC instead. For first-timers and big fans, this is perhaps the definitive edition, but it is non-essential for anyone else that has played through the original.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy 7 Remake might be an early contender for Game of the Year 2020 thanks to a wonderful retelling of an iconic game. While it's only the first part in a larger story, there is no denying that the reworked combat system, deep RPG mechanics and iconic characters feel right at home in 2020. The graphics and music themselves are art and with new elements in the story there is plenty of love to go around even when you’re not going after Shinra.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    What you end up with is an almost perfect game within the MetroidVania genre. If you have to mention something to blame the game, it is perhaps that more could have been added in the form of online or multiplayer action, but even that is a conscious choice. Developer Moon studios knows what it is good at and opts for that. While playing, you never feel that you are missing anything.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nioh 2 is a challenging game which either makes you blood boil or makes you incredibly happy. There is no in-between. The game is bigger, better and bolder than it's predecessor with more enemies, more regions and more challenges along the way. It is a must-have for those who like a challenge and a must avoid for those who can't stand losing. Because you will lose a lot eventually.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DOOM Eternal mostly offers more of the same, which is no punishment at all. The game only falls short in platforming activities. Fortunately, the main focus of the game is on slaughtering demons and there is no game that does it better than DOOM Eternal. Mixing the old with the new has proven to be a successful formula when developing games. More of the same please, thank you!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While Warlords of New York brings new content for players to enjoy, this is not the most original piece of content that Massive delivered. The main quest of freeing Manhattan is the well-known Ubisoft formula repeated. The four warlords, in contrast, are fun mini-bosses to fight against, each introducing a small but fun gimmick. The main antagonist, Aaron Keener, on the other end falls completely flat. This first paid expansion for The Division 2 is a safe rollercoaster ride for players, but that's all.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions is beautifully crafted and brings hours of puzzling fun for those times you're fed up with killing and shooting. The difficulty is adequate and can be raised for the die-hard puzzlers. The resulting glass-in-lead windows are a sight. Sadly, the music is not diverse enough to keep entertaining and repeats often. Puzzlers don't have that much choice, but won't be disappointed by Glass Masquerade 2.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Animal Crossing New Horizons delivers on all fronts. Even though you know what to expect, the game manages to surprise you in meaningful ways that'll keep you playing for hundreds of hours. The localisation could've been better, but that doesn't impact the fun that you're guaranteed to have.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game that pulls out all the stops to provide perfect competition against the big titles, just by being completely different. Nowadays, games just want to improve, look more realistic, have a lifelike appearance or a completely unique style. The arrival of this classic to the Nintendo Switch has once again proved that not everything is about beautiful looks.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EQQO is a fun puzzlegame that lets you enjoy a strong story about a boy and an egg. The game features more than 30 levels, but takes only four hours to complete. The puzzles are not difficult except a few of them. Because of this, the game never makes you think too long before proceeding through a level. Still EQQO is a game you should definitely try.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One Punch Man has made a successful transition to the gaming-world. The satirical approach to superhero Manga is conserved, while many of the recognizable heroes and villains make an appearance. Fights are diverse and mostly work pretty well. Recovery from getting hit doesn't always work well. The invincible Saitama has been incorporated into the gameplay in a unique way, that work really well. The mandatory side quests to progress the story can become a drag.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Samurai Shodown is a fun game for the Nintendo Switch, but also seems to be a game that gets old quickly. In particular, the storylines of the various characters who run the same at certain moments can be a drawback. If you are looking for a fun, fast and at the same time slow fighting game that really gets you excited, this is a must buy for you.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hunt Showdown is a thrilling and original take on the battle royale genre. Hunt and be hunted for the best rewards whilst walking through the lands of 19th century Louisiana. Despite some minor technical flaws, the first-person shooter succeeds in delivering both exciting and terrifying co-op experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX is a remake from the Red & Blue Rescue Team games from the GBA and Nintendo DS respectively. It's a title full of nostalgia for those who played and loved the original, but seeing how this game was originally a handheld it might be a bit lacking for some who are looking for a brand new Switch game. We recommend playing the free demo first to see if this is something you want to spend money on.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although the loading times do not really throw a spanner in the works, Capcom must do something about it. In addition, it would testify to fan service if the game is enriched with the fighters who are still missing. Just like the previous edition of the game, the Champion Edition is worth buying, unless you already have blisters and (digitally) bleeding knuckles. Then you have probably already played the most with your in-game money.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dreams is an achievement in gaming thanks to its endless possibilities for creations while making it fun to play as well. The easy to understand creator tools allow the players to go wild with their ideas while offering up a short, but great story of its own as well. A plethora of great creations can already be found and we can't wait to see what the Dreams community comes up with next.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Darksiders Genesis brings a new perspective to the franchise. The fourth horseman is not alone. He brought his brother War for some co-op fun! The game is the most fun together, chopping up enemies and solving the puzzles. But alone you can navigate through hell and the story as well. The levels are not that special, but the fighting makes up for it. There are tons of moves and skills to unlock to keep you playing way beyond the 15 hours the story takes to complete.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While the DLC takes some time to find its footing, there are some interesting tidbits to be found. Unfortunately, the adventure comes to a close just as things get exciting. Fans can rejoice though thanks to the added boss fights that offer up a whole new challenge.

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