Game Releases by User Score

Halo: Combat Evolved 1.

Halo: Combat Evolved

Platform: Xbox
November 14, 2001
Enter the mysterious world of Halo, an alien planet shaped like a ring. As mankind's super soldier Master Chief, you must uncover the secrets of Halo and fend off the attacking Covenant. During your missions, you'll battle on foot, in vehicles, inside, and outside with alien and human weaponry. Your objectives include attacking enemy outposts, raiding underground labs for advanced technology, rescuing fallen comrades, and sniping enemy forces. Halo also lets you battle three other players via intense split screen combat or fight cooperatively with a friend through the single-player missions.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
8.7
Grand Theft Auto Double Pack 2.

Grand Theft Auto Double Pack

Platform: Xbox
October 31, 2003
From the dark and seedy streets of Liberty City's underworld to the glamorous hedonism of Vice City of the 1980s, the Grand Theft Auto double-pack takes you through the huge worlds of Grand Theft Auto III and it's sequel Vice City. The highly controversial Grand Theft Auto III gives you the freedom to go anywhere and jack anyone, putting the dark, intriguing and ruthless world of crime at your fingertips. Vice City is an entirely new game set in the '80s, preserving and adding to the free-roaming gameplay, cinematic graphics and immersive audio experience that made the Grand Theft Auto III so popular.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.1
Halo 2 3.

Halo 2

Platform: Xbox
November 9, 2004
The Covenant alien race threatens to destroy all humankind, and the only thing standing in its way is Master Chief, a genetically enhanced supersoldier. Master Chief returns in Halo 2, which features new vehicles, weapons, environments, and more. This time, you can interact with your environment, wield two weapons at the same time, board opponents' vehicles, and even switch sides to play the role of a Covenant Elite. Halo 2 also supports broadband multiplayer action via Xbox Live.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.7
Ninja Gaiden Black 4.

Ninja Gaiden Black

Platform: Xbox
September 20, 2005
In Ninja Gaiden Black you can reprise the role of Ryu Hayabusa, ninja extraordinaire. This sequel to Ninja Gaiden supplies a new story and new missions, plus two more difficulty settings and cinematic cut scenes that provide background about the protagonist. Ninja Gaiden Black also incorporates the additional content from Hurricane Packs 1 and 2 and includes unlockable content such as the original arcade version of Ninja Gaiden. Ninja Gaiden Black includes online features for keeping track of karma points on the online leader board.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.8
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory 5.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory

Platform: Xbox
March 28, 2005
As Sam Fisher, Third Echelon's most skilled Splinter Cell operative, you are assigned to execute a hazardous series of operations to investigate and eliminate a new source of information attacks originating in North Korea. At your disposal is a lethal array of tactics ranging from Combat Knife techniques to experimental prototype weapons skills and more-radical hand-to-hand techniques such as the Inverted Chokehold. Experience the intensity of acting as a lone operative fighting tomorrow's threats in the field and of cooperating online with a partner to accomplish crucial missions.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
9.1
Burnout 3: Takedown 6.

Burnout 3: Takedown

Platform: Xbox
September 7, 2004
Burnout 3 challenges you to crash into (and through) busy intersections, while creating as much damage as possible. You can battle your way to the front of the pack by taking down rivals and causing spectacular crashes. For those who thirst for crashes, the game includes a crash mode that rewards you for creating massive pileups. With multiplayer gameplay, more than 100 events, and 40 tracks, Burnout 3 provides intense speed and action.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
7.7
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 7.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Platform: Xbox
July 17, 2003
Long before the Galactic Civil War, an epic drama begins. Engage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic--over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. It's up to guide your customizable and evolving characters through ten different worlds, fast-paced minigames, and locations including a Sith world, the Wookie homeworld, and the Jedi Academy. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war--and your destiny as a Jedi.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
9.1
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow 8.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow

Platform: Xbox
March 23, 2004
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, the sequel to the stealth-action game Splinter Cell, once again casts you in the role of Sam Fisher, who is sent in to destroy top-secret documentation held in the embassy of militia leader Suhadi Sadono. Use all-new moves and prototype gear to infiltrate buildings and spare the hostages. This time, you can take your games of espionage against three other players in online multiplayer mode, in which you choose to play as either a mercenary or spy. You've got the moves and the gear, now put them to use.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.6
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 9.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3

Platform: Xbox
March 4, 2002
You may not be able to live like the legend, but now you can skate like him. Skate as the legendary Tony Hawk or choose from a dream team of 12 top pro skaters, including old favorites like Lasek, Thomas, Muska, and Steamer, as well as new talent like Gilfberg, Caballero, Koston, and Mullen. Or enjoy full customization abilities with the enhanced Create-a-Skater (now including female skaters) and the Skatepark Editor. Travel from L.A. to Tokyo, Suburbia to Skater's Island performing challenges and meeting goals. New moves include the Revert, which allows you to link vert tricks, and flatland tricks such as Caspers, the Primo, and Handstand Manual. If you're good, you can even unlock hidden pro footage.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.7
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 10.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

Platform: Xbox
November 17, 2002
Infiltrate terrorists' positions, acquire critical intelligence by any means necessary, execute with extreme prejudice, and exit without a trace. In Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, you are Sam Fisher, a highly trained secret operative of the NSA's secret arm: Third Echelon. Suit up with the latest classified field operative gear and weapons as you travel through diverse mission objectives. The world's future is in your hands, as cyber terrorism and international tensions are about to explode into WWIII.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.6
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 11.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Platform: Xbox
June 7, 2005
Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas... a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where filmstars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gangbangers. Now, it's the early 90s. Carl's got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.8
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 12.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Platform: Xbox
November 12, 2003
Embark on a journey of scorched sands and ancient legends. A young prince, drawn to the dark powers of a magic dagger, unleashes a deadly evil upon a beautiful kingdom. Guide the Prince on his quest to reverse the curse by using the Sands of Time, a power which allows you to erase the past, see into the future and slow down the present. Perform gravity-defying acrobatics and swashbuckling attacks in a staggering array of landscapes and kingdoms. Restore peace to the land and fulfill your destiny.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.0
Forza Motorsport 13.

Forza Motorsport

Platform: Xbox
May 3, 2005
Forza Motorsport lets you own, customize, and race your favorite cars. You can collect models from more than 60 manufacturers and then race to earn money for upgrades and aftermarket parts. Test-drive your vehicle on various tracks, ranging from the challenging Nurburgring Nordschleife to the streets of Rio de Janeiro. You can even train your own "Drivatars" to use the same racing techniques you do, so they can race for you in competitions or train new drivers on your team. In addition to single-player challenges, the game includes multiplayer modes that are playable via Xbox Live.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.6
Madden NFL 2004 14.

Madden NFL 2004

Platform: Xbox
August 12, 2003
In its 14th season, Madden NFL Football isn't showing signs of slowing down. Madden NFL 2004 adds new features such as Playmaker Control and Owner Mode to it's deepen its football simulation. This year, players can make adjustments after the snap and create championship caliber plays with the easy-to-use Playmaker Control. The new Owner mode allows you build and manage your own stadium in addition to your own team. Compete against other players through EA Sports Online Tournaments. With new plays, modes, and online play, Madden NFL 2004 is the most complete, authentic installment in the series yet.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.6
ESPN NFL 2K5 15.

ESPN NFL 2K5

Platform: Xbox
July 20, 2004
ESPN NFL 2K5 kicks off the football season with an improved ESPN presentation, a variety of player moves, and more. Now you can perform all-new moves during an entire season, while earning points to customize your crib with different items. The game also features new modes, including ESPN 25th Anniversary mode, where you can play in classic NFL situations over the past 25 years. First-Person Football mode returns with new camera switching, improved audio, passing control options, and more.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.1
Madden NFL 2003 16.

Madden NFL 2003

Platform: Xbox
August 12, 2002
The game of football just got more real with Madden NFL 2003. This year's installment of the Madden NFL Football series features more depth, new animation, realistic player AI, and in-depth play modes. Hop on John Madden's Cruiser Tour Bus and travel to all NFL cities to complete skilled tasks in the all-new Mini-Camp mode. The improved graphics and presentation now show sidearm QBs, gang-tackling, stand-still receiver catches, and more than 300 realistic player faces. Madden NFL 2003 gives you more control than ever before, with faster game speed, a more finely tuned passing game, and independent audibles for defensive line, linebackers, and defensive backs.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.3
SSX 3 17.

SSX 3

Platform: Xbox
October 20, 2003
Drop in and conquer the massive, living mountain rife with ego-crushing challenges and gravity-bending thrills. SSX 3 returns with more slopes and all-new hazards to overcome including lightning storms, vertical drops, serpentine slopestyle courses and avalanches. Customize your rider's clothes, abilities, and moves. Pull off three levels of awesome "Uber tricks." Dominate the mountain, and then test your skills online. It's a long way down, so make sure you're ready for the challenge.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.3
SoulCalibur II 18.

SoulCalibur II

Platform: Xbox
August 27, 2003
Open the next chapter in world of Soul Calibur. Soul Calibur II features seven distinctive gameplay modes including: Arcade, Versus, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive Weapon Master. Collect up to 200 different weapons and battle characters with their own styles, strengths, and abilities. In addition to the 13 fighters, each platform has unique special fighters: Link for GameCube, Heihachi for PS2, and Spawn for Xbox. Prove yourself through soul and sword.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.8
Madden NFL 2005 19.

Madden NFL 2005

Platform: Xbox
August 9, 2004
Madden NFL 2005 introduces the Hit Stick, a new feature that lets players turn a game around with a crucial tackle. Along with all-new defensive preplay controls and defensive artificial intelligence enhancements, the defense now has a diverse arsenal of weapons available. Also, the depth of Franchise mode grows with the addition of Storyline Central, a weekly radio talk show that discusses current stories regarding your team and the league. With even more Franchise mode additions, hundreds of new animations, and the new Create-a-Fan feature, Madden NFL 2005 takes the series to the next level.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.2
Ninja Gaiden 20.

Ninja Gaiden

Platform: Xbox
March 2, 2004
Ninja Gaiden first debuted in the 1988 and now the young ninja returns. As Ryu Hayabusa, you seek revenge after the Vigor Empire massacres your clan. Skilled in battle actions and ninja moves, you are well prepared to hunt down the Holy Emperor and reclaim the magic sword "Ryuken." Ninja Gaiden features killer gameplay, stunning graphics, and new weapons such as the Dragon Sword, warhammer, shurikens, and nunchakus. Plus, there are massive levels filled with enemies and Xbox Live feature will enable future high score tournaments and downloadable content.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.8
ESPN NFL Football 21.

ESPN NFL Football

Platform: Xbox
September 3, 2003
Sega's latest addition to its NFL 2K series, ESPN NFL Football delivers the most complete NFL experience. Experience a new level of gaming through First Person Football, a mode that allows you to see the game through the eyes of any player on your team. Earn and unlock trophies, mini-games, and music to show off in your Crib. Listen to commentary from ESPN's own Chris Berman and watch the game as if you're watching an ESPN broadcast. Take on your friends or play online.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.8
Project Gotham Racing 2 22.

Project Gotham Racing 2

Platform: Xbox
November 17, 2003
Project Gotham Racing 2 is a true test of racing skill, style, and daring that rewards you not only for how fast you drive, but also for how you drive fast. Earn Kudos and gain recognition for cornering on two wheels around the Sears Tower in Chicago; power-sliding through the ancient streets of Florence, Italy; or maneuvering along the racing line through the slick streets of Edinburgh, Scotland--all while racing some of the most exotic high-performance vehicles available. You can even challenge other gamers online, using Xbox Live, or take on your friends in a multiplayer race via System Link.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.7
Half-Life 2 23.

Half-Life 2

Platform: Xbox
November 15, 2005
The follow-up to Half-Life continues the intense action and immersive storytelling from the original and adds more realism and responsiveness. Once again, you play the role of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, and its populace dwindling. With your trusty crowbar and a variety of other weapons at your disposal, Freeman must rescue the world from the wrong he unleashed at Black Mesa.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.4
NCAA Football 2003 24.

NCAA Football 2003

Platform: Xbox
July 20, 2002
NCAA Football 2003 delivers the tradition and spirit of college football's storied programs with intense rivalries, authentic stadium atmospheres, and realistic gameplay. You'll choose from 117 Division 1-A and 27 Division 1-AA schools across the country, or create your own, and then coach your school through a variety of game modes. In Dynasty mode, you can recruit the best athletes, redshirt your developing players, and use TV exposure to gain status as you build a dominating force in the NCAA. NCAA Football 2003 also features a variety of new moves--including play fakes, spins, and one-foot toe drag--which you must master in order to reach the championship.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.3
Panzer Dragoon Orta 25.

Panzer Dragoon Orta

Platform: Xbox
January 12, 2003
The dragon rises to power once again in Panzer Dragoon: Orta. Dragons, creatures that once ruled the skies, are now mankind's only hope against a dark empire. With humanity at war and on the brink of extinction, it's up to you and your dragon to take to the skies and assist in the rebellion. On the back of your flying friend, you'll become part of intense chases and battles with powerful enemies. In order to defeat the evil empire, you must master multiple weapons, dragon powers, and advanced attacks.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.4
MVP Baseball 2004 26.

MVP Baseball 2004

Platform: Xbox
March 9, 2004
Step up to the plate with MVP Baseball 2004. The fundamentals of hitting, pitching, fielding, and base-running have been reproduced realistically to give you complete control over every aspect of the game. From swinging for the fences or protecting the plate when you have a two-strike count, the all-new batting model provides unprecedented command of each type of swing in every situation. With solid gameplay and many additional features such as Pitching Challenge and Dynasty Mode, MVP Baseball 2004 allows you to experience the game like never before.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.8
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 27.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4

Platform: Xbox
October 23, 2002
Drop into the ultimate challenge. In the next chapter in the Tony Hawk series, pros challenge you to make your mark in huge free-roaming levels, taking on 190 progressively harder goals with no time limits to hold you back. Decide when you're ready to take on your Pro Challenge and move into the pro ranks, where it's a whole new game. Build your skills, perform all-new tricks, play up to eight players online, and show that you've got what it takes to go Pro.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.4
Madden NFL 2002 28.

Madden NFL 2002

Platform: Xbox
October 29, 2001
Madden NFL™ 2002 delivers unparalleled heart-felt emotion and hard-hitting NFL action. Taking you beyond broadcast, and on to the field, Madden NFL 2002 puts the NFL at your fingertips in Exhibition, Season, Playoff, Two-Minute Drill, Tournament or Franchise mode. Completely remodeled player models and facial textures put life in the helmets. From the pre-game introductions with players getting hype in front of the cameras, to one of the 31 Officially licensed members of the NFL Coaches Club displaying disgust after an unexecuted play, Madden NFL 2002 is an emotional roller coaster of dramatic gameplay filled with the passionate imagery of the NFL.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.6
World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International 29.

World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 International

Platform: Xbox
February 2, 2005
Winning Eleven 8 once again raises the bar with in-depth gameplay, improved realism and increased control. The game now features all the teams from the Italian, Spanish and Dutch leagues under the official license. Featuring 136 club teams and 57 national teams, Winning Eleven 8 offers gamers control of up to 4,500 of the world's greatest soccer players. The game introduces a wealth of new moves and tricks including new free kick and penalty kick techniques, an innovative indirect free kick move and a new dribbling system that offers more control as gamers go one-on-one and try to pass opposing players. Also featured is the first-ever on-screen referee in the history of the series. Boasting an enhanced ref AI, the referee will run up and down the field reacting realistically and instinctively to fouls, giving advantage for minor infringements and even stepping in to calm things down when the action gets heated. Winning Eleven 8 also features improvements to the popular Master League, which now has more strategy through player development and injury, and a new 'My Best Eleven' option so fans can save their greatest teams.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.7
NBA 2K2 30.

NBA 2K2

Platform: Xbox
February 27, 2002
Sega Sports unleashes its award-winning NBA franchise on the next-generation basketball court with NBA 2K2. Building upon a foundation of vibrant graphics and crisp, detailed player animation, NBA 2K2 talks the talk and walks the walk! Use the versatile low post game to drop step around your defender and explode past him for a posterizing dunk. Tight AI defenders take away the baseline, deftly rotate to the open man, and establish rebounding position in the paint. Sharper skills and smarter D elevate your game to a higher level and make NBA 2K2 the one to beat on the Xbox™ game consoles.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.6
Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack 31.

Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack

Platform: Xbox
July 5, 2005
The world's greatest multiplayer game just got better. Take the fight from the streets of Old Mombasa to the islands of Delta Halo to the very edges of the galaxy! The nine new maps included in this pack nearly double Halo® 2's multiplayer arena. Some battlefields feature tight-quartered, intense spaces designed for small-scale mayhem. Others are large-scale, interactive arenas with explosive vehicle combat--perfect for Split Screen, System Link or Xbox Live™.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.9
Burnout Revenge 32.

Burnout Revenge

Platform: Xbox
September 13, 2005
Burnout Revenge is a racing game in which your desire for destruction is as important as your ability to reach the finish line. The sequel to Burnout 3 adds some new features such as detailed car damage, crash combos, and a meter that rewards vengeance on the road. Game modes run the range from pure racing to pure destruction on a handful of real-world locations, including Detroit and Rome. Burnout Revenge also supports online play for challenging other players.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Jade Empire 33.

Jade Empire

Platform: Xbox
April 12, 2005
Set in an ancient world inspired by mythical China, Jade Empire lets you train under your master's watchful eye as you learn powerful martial arts and mystical powers. When danger threatens, you'll travel across the world, from the harsh mountains of the Land of Howling Spirits to the lush gardens of the Imperial City. In your adventures, you must face powerful human and supernatural foes, learn the exotic and magical martial arts, and discover the darkest secrets of the world. Practice the greatest fighting styles and defeat the most powerful enemies to become a master of martial arts.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.4
NHL 2K3 34.

NHL 2K3

Platform: Xbox
November 19, 2002
More than just familiar faces and numbers, Sega Sports NHL 2K3 delivers player realism down to size, skill, and behavior, resulting in individuals that exhibit accurate styles of play. Grinders battle for pucks in the corners, elite players see the ice and create opportunities, and fast skaters exploit their speed. The all-new Franchise Mode lets you capitalize on player accuracy to develop a team that plays your brand of hockey.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.5
NBA Street V3 35.

NBA Street V3

Platform: Xbox
February 8, 2005
The third installment of NBA Street advances the series by adding more customization, different game modes, and new gameplay features. Now you can build both your reputation and show-stopping Gamebreakers on the streets by performing all-new flashy dunks, dribble tricks, and combos. Step into the shoes of NBA legends, current basketball stars, and original characters from previous games. Play in familiar courts, such as The Cage and Rucker Park, or create your own court from the ground up. NBA Street V3 also features a new dunk contest and online multiplayer modes.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.9
NCAA Football 2005 36.

NCAA Football 2005

Platform: Xbox
July 15, 2004
Kick off the football season with NCAA Football 2005, a game that brings you closer to the players, stadiums, and atmosphere of college football. For the first time in the series, the game-day atmosphere directly affects players' on-field performance. Create mismatches with the new Match-Up Stick, and then celebrate big plays with new fan celebrations, like the Gator Chomp and the Texas Hook 'Em Horns. NCAA Football 2005 also features online tournaments, a deeper Dynasty mode, and a host of other gameplay enhancements.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.8
NHL 2002 37.

NHL 2002

Platform: Xbox
December 10, 2001
Be the Hero with NHL® 2002! Rush the net in pursuit of the game-winning goal, guard the crease with your life to shut out the opposition, and watch it all from the player's point of view. New features include the "Breakaway Camera", "EA GameStory" which recognizes and rewards outstanding performance, and "Create-a-Player" so you can really put yourself in the game. Whether you're an intense power forward or bruising defenseman, you'll feel pure adrenaline as you take the ice -- but don't take our word for it, experience it for yourself.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.8
World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 38.

World Soccer Winning Eleven 9

Platform: Xbox
February 7, 2006
World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 is the latest version of Konami's soccer simulator series. Added this year are more clubs from the Italian Series A, Spanish La Liga, and Dutch Eredivisie Leagues, as well as a number of other individual clubs. One hundred thirty-six clubs in six different leagues are available for play to get to the various cups featured in the game. Incrementally improved graphics and AI are also included. The game is online compatible, so you can play out rivalries across the globe.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.1
Max Payne 39.

Max Payne

Platform: Xbox
December 12, 2001
Max Payne is a man with nothing to lose--a fugitive undercover cop framed for murder, and now hunted by the cops and the mob. As Payne, you'll uncover plot twists, engage in dramatic "bullet-time" firefights with thugs, and fight your way through an unforgiving New York blizzard. Max can wield a variety of weapons including pistols, submachine guns, shotguns, sniper rifles, grenades, and Molotov cocktails. Prepare yourself for an involving story combined with slick action.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.3
NBA Street Vol. 2 40.

NBA Street Vol. 2

Platform: Xbox
April 28, 2003
Basketball returns to the streets in NBA Street Vol. 2, featuring more players, electrifying moves, and online multiplayer battles. Defeat the best players in the game today and even bring legends such as Dr. J, Magic, Bird, Wilt, and Moses out of retirement for some on-court brawling. NBA Street Vol. 2 features all-new spectacular dunks, dribbles, and passes that'll take show-stopping Gamebreakers to the next level. You can take your game against computer opponents or friends, or play with up to three other players online. Are you good enough to rule the streets?
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.0
World Series Baseball 2K3 41.

World Series Baseball 2K3

Platform: Xbox
March 10, 2003
Sega Sports™ World Series® Baseball 2K3 spent the off-season improving what was already the best baseball franchise by adding ESPN broadcast presentation, more classic uniforms for every team, historical ballparks, player-specific batting stances and pitching styles for Hall of Fame legends, and more. This year, World Series Baseball 2K3 is in a league of its own!
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.3
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay 42.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay

Platform: Xbox
June 1, 2004
The most wanted man in the universe comes to your neighborhood in The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay. Set before the events of two movies, The Chronicles of Riddick and Pitch Black, the game tells the story of Riddick's escape from the previously inescapable maximum security prison Butcher Bay, which is home to the most violent prisoners in the galaxy. Battle your enemies in first-person or third-person views using shooting, stealth, or hand-to-hand combat. With Riddick's eye-shine, you can easily see through the dark to take out your foes.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent 43.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent

Platform: Xbox
October 24, 2006
Veteran agent Sam Fisher is back. But he's never faced an enemy like this before. To stop a devastating terrorist attack, he must infiltrate a vicious terrorist group and destroy it from within. For the first time ever, experience the relentless tension and gut-wrenching dilemmas of life as a double agent. As you infiltrate a terrorist organization in its American headquarters, you must carefully weigh the consequences of your actions. Kill too many criminals and you'll blow your cover. Hesitate too long and millions will die. Do whatever it takes to complete your mission, but get out alive.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.2
Top Spin 44.

Top Spin

Platform: Xbox
October 28, 2003
Top Spin is the complete tennis experience. Define your tennis playing style, take risks, pull off world-class shots, and work the crowd to develop a unique image on the court. You can also train with a coach, to master shots and playing surfaces and work your way up the online rankings to become the best in the world. Top Spin offers singles or doubles matches with 16 of the world's top professionals, including cover athletes Anna Kournikova and the world's number-one player, Lleyton Hewitt.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.0
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 45.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004

Platform: Xbox
September 22, 2003
While professional golfer Tiger Woods has no equal on the PGA Tour, you now have the chance to build a golfer that's even better. Take your custom golfer through the trials and tribulations of all the courses in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004, earning cash to spend on new digs and advanced equipment. Use the analog stick to shape any shot type such as the flop or punch. Go head-to-head against the computer, a friend, or an online player with PS2's network adapter. With all the top competition on some of the most famous fairways and greens ever, this is the one of the most complete golf experiences yet.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.2
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 46.

Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

Platform: Xbox
March 1, 2005
Set during the famous airdrop before the invasion at Normandy, Brothers in Arms tells the story of Sgt. Matt Baker and his squad of 101st Airborne paratroopers, who were scattered over the French countryside. As Baker, you must use real military tactics to flank and kill your foes. During the game, you must choose between the success of your mission and the lives of your men. Brothers in Arms boasts authentic battlefields and equipment, multiplayer gameplay, and a cast of more than 20 distinct soldiers.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.9
Psychonauts 47.

Psychonauts

Platform: Xbox
April 19, 2005
Psychonauts are operatives that possess psychic powers. When a crazy scientist begins abducting Psychonauts for their brains, it's up to you to put an end to it once and for all. Playing as new cadet Raz, you must develop your paranormal powers, which include telekinesis, fire-starting, clairvoyance, and telepathy. Enter the minds of other people to collect figments of their imaginations, to resolve their emotional problems, and to unlock their memory vaults. As you progress in your missions, you'll earn even more psychic powers that will help you solve a variety of puzzles.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.8
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 48.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005

Platform: Xbox
September 20, 2004
Challenge professional golfer Tiger Woods to challenging matches in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005. This time, you can modify course dynamics and add longer trees, tighter fairways, undulations to greens, deeper bunkers, and more. The game's EA Sports Game Face features nonproportional bone scaling and texture blending to provide more realistic looks. After creating your own golfer and making a name for yourself, unlock the chance to tee off against some of golf's greatest legends, including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Ben Hogan.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.4
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 49.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003

Platform: Xbox
October 27, 2002
From towering drives to picture-perfect putts, the essence of golf has been captured in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003. The game features plenty of challenging courses such as Pebble Beach Golf Links and Royal Birkdale. Plus, you can choose from a variety of professional golfers, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Hit the course as Tiger Woods or put your skills up against his in a one-on-one showdown, but either way, be prepared to bring your best game.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.9
Fight Night Round 2 50.

Fight Night Round 2

Platform: Xbox
February 28, 2005
The sequel to EA Sports' Fight Night 2004 maintains the original's analog control scheme and introduces a variety of new features. Now you have access to even more punches, including a new "haymaker" punch that is just powerful enough to knock down your opponent. Every hit counts in this game, as injuries reduce a fighter's ability to defend himself. Your cut man can tend to your injuries in between rounds to help you survive your opponent's devastating punches.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
ESPN NHL Hockey 51.

ESPN NHL Hockey

Platform: Xbox
September 9, 2003
ESPN NHL Hockey brings you a complete NHL experience. Play a single game or an entire season as any current NHL team, or a historic team, complete with vintage jerseys. All the uniforms, arenas, player models, and environmental effects are meticulously detailed. With an advanced graphics engine, an exclusive ESPN presentation system featuring Gary Thorne and Bill Clement, and exciting new modes to play such as the authentic Skills Competition, ESPN NHL Hockey leads the league in hockey realism.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.5
NCAA Football 2004 52.

NCAA Football 2004

Platform: Xbox
July 16, 2003
Experience the spirit, atmosphere, and emotion of college football like NCAA Football 2004. Whether you play as the one of the 36 new 1-AA teams or 20 classic teams from the last two decades, the game lets you celebrate the history of college football. Feel the tradition of college football Saturdays with all-new pre-game introductions and experience the pageantry with new mascots, flag-waving cheerleaders, and cannons. Other key features this season include improved college gameplay, EA Sports Online competition for the PlayStation 2, deeper Dynasty mode, and over 15 new teams and the all-new EA Sports Bio.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.9
FIFA Soccer 2003 53.

FIFA Soccer 2003

Platform: Xbox
November 12, 2002
Master the fundamentals of soccer in FIFA Soccer 2003. With more ball control and player moves, this year's FIFA Soccer puts the The Total Club Championship within your grasp. Unleash the skills of the world's greatest players through new player animations and signature skill moves. Experience pressure-cooker atmospheres as you take on Europe's elite teams in their own stadiums featuring actual team chants and songs. EA Sports Freestyle Control lets you produce a feint, one-touch pass, or skill move to leave your opponents standing.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.7
JSRF: Jet Set Radio Future 54.

JSRF: Jet Set Radio Future

Platform: Xbox
February 25, 2002
The setting is Tokyo, in the year 2024. Featuring unique anime-style graphics and tons of tricks, JSRF: Jet Set Radio Future brings the hippest game ever into a futuristic world. Choose a character, strap on your rocket-powered skates, and immerse yourself in the vast environments. The multiplayer aspects let you work together to reach seemingly unattainable places, create new attacks, and perform astounding stunts. Wherever your adventure takes you, it's all about extreme skating, extreme action, and of course extreme style.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.3
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the Year Edition 55.

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the Year Edition

Platform: Xbox
October 31, 2003
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of the Year Edition includes the original game of Morrowind, plus the Tribunal and Bloodmoon expansions. In Morrowind, you can explore exotic locations, including epic dungeons, detailed cities, and vast landscapes. Each area in Tribunal comes complete with new creatures, quests, armor, and weapons. Bloodmoon takes you into the frozen island of Solstheim, where you can become a werewolf and indulge your thirst for the hunt. Morrowind and its expansions feature enhanced graphics, in-depth gameplay, and innovative character development.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.6
NCAA Football 07 56.

NCAA Football 07

Platform: Xbox
July 18, 2006
Momentum changes everything - now college football's most celebrated videogame turns the tide with NCAA Football 07. Whether battling your biggest rival or playing for the first-ever BCS National Championship Game in Dynasty Mode, success on the field depends on your ability to maintain momentum. Featuring unprecedented graphics that capture every moment in complete detail--from the authenticity of the stadiums, mascots, and marching bands, to the true-to-life look and feel of the players on the field.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.9
Doom 3 57.

Doom 3

Platform: Xbox
April 3, 2005
A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the Union Aerospace Corporation's (UAC) Mars Research Facility, leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one of only a few survivors, you must fight your way to hell and back against a horde of evil monsters. The path is dark and dangerous, but you'll have an array of weapons--including a pistol, a chainsaw, grenades, and more--to use for protection.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.1
ESPN NHL 2K5 58.

ESPN NHL 2K5

Platform: Xbox
August 30, 2004
ESPN NHL 2K5 continues the ESPN NHL series by introducing a bevy of new features. The gameplay, presentation, and graphics from last year's installment have been enhanced in the sequel. This time, you can use improved checks and defensive maneuvers to get even more physical with your hockey players. An enhanced ESPN presentation introduces cutscenes from the locker room and includes statistic-laden overlays, crowd chants, and more. You can also take on your friends in the all-new Party mode, and you can compete in online tournaments.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.9
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath 59.

Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath

Platform: Xbox
January 25, 2005
In Oddworld Stranger's Wrath, the new chapter the Oddworld series, you'll step into the role of the Stranger--a mysterious bounty hunter who tracks down outlaws for money. Equipped a variety of strange weapons that use small creatures as bullets, you'll explore expansive environments ranging from Old West towns and thick forests to industrial complexes. The game combines first- and third-person action gameplay with familiar Oddworld elements.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.8
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge 60.

Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

Platform: Xbox
October 21, 2003
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge combines thrilling aerial combat with the swashbuckling style of a Hollywood action-adventure movie. Set in an alternate 1930s world of gunship diplomacy and sinister intrigue, the game lets you pilot powerful aircraft--armed with detonator cannons, tesla guns, or remote-controlled rockets--against nefarious air pirates and behemoth war zeppelins. As the daring air pirate Nathan Zachary, leader of the infamous Fortune Hunters, you take off on a high-flying adventure, filled with daring escapes and damsels in distress.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.8
Burnout 2: Point of Impact 61.

Burnout 2: Point of Impact

Platform: Xbox
May 1, 2003
Burnout 2: Point of Impact is the follow-up to the original smash hit with improved graphics, faster gameplay, and bigger, more spectacular crashes. While the first Burnout was inspired by European movies and locations, its sequel is inspired by American films such as The Fast and the Furious. Set in US locations, the game gives you an all-new set of vehicles: modified Japanese cars, pickups, SUVs - plus some bonus rides such as police cruisers, and classic 50's hotrods. Also, expect tighter handling, better crash deformations, new music, new game structure, enhanced physics, new lighting, improved car models, a new replay system, and fast-paced fun.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
5.7
TimeSplitters 2 62.

TimeSplitters 2

Platform: Xbox
October 17, 2002
The evil race of TimeSplitters is traveling back into human history authoring events that are leading to the enslavement of mankind. In control of a motley crew of renegade characters, you must hunt down the TimeSplitters in historical eras like the gangster-ridden 1920s, the lush jungles of Aztec temples, soviet military installations of the Cold War, and futuristic robot factories in space. To end their evil plot, seek and recover the crystals required to seal the rift in time.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.6
SSX Tricky 63.

SSX Tricky

Platform: Xbox
December 10, 2001
SSX Tricky launches you into a world of monster air, intense tracks, and death-defying tricks. Six all-new competitors plus six riders from the original SSX make up the circuit. Compete in the World Circuit, go head-to-head in the Showoff versions of nine courses on the World Circuit, or just practice in Free Ride. With all-new Garibaldi and Valdez courses, you'll have plenty of huge cliff drops to catch big air and pull off Uber tricks.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.3
Rallisport Challenge 2 64.

Rallisport Challenge 2

Platform: Xbox
May 4, 2004
After spending more than a year in the garage, RalliSport Challenge 2 emerges with more cars and tracks, new race modes, and online multiplay through Xbox Live. You can choose from more than 40 rally cars and race on different tracks from Australia, the frozen Nordic, and the Pacific Northwest. As you test your skills in five different rally sports, you'll experience variable weather conditions, broken windows and missing hoods, and realistic physics.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix 65.

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix

Platform: Xbox
March 13, 2006
The Midnight Club is back and bigger than ever. Take on street racing's toughest competitors as you tear through the living city sprawls of Detroit, San Diego, Atlanta and now Tokyo at breakneck speeds. Personalize the huge assortments of all new additional rides with the latest rims, kits and upgrades hot off the street. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix is the definitive urban racing experience, giving you the ultimate freedom to choose your own route to the finish line.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
5.7
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind 66.

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Platform: Xbox
June 6, 2002
The third chapter of the Elder Scrolls series lets you play any kind of character you can imagine. Be the noble hero embarking on an epic quest or an insidious thief rising to leadership of his guild. Be a malevolent sorcerer developing the ultimate spell of destruction or a reverent healer searching for the cure to a plague. Your actions define your character, and your gameplay changes and evolves in response to your actions. Confront the assassins' guild, and they'll take out a contract on you. Impress them, and they try to recruit you instead. No two sagas are the same in the world of Morrowind.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.5
Dead or Alive 3 67.

Dead or Alive 3

Platform: Xbox
November 14, 2001
Dead or Alive returns to take fighters to the next level. The third installment of the series features new characters, interactive environments, and all-new lighting effects. Explore the many expansive levels in single-player mode or battle against up to four players in multiplayer mode. The destructible environments, kinetic tag-battle feature, and all-new fighters make Dead or Alive 3 a worthy entry in the series.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
NCAA Football 06 68.

NCAA Football 06

Platform: Xbox
July 11, 2005
Your quest for the Heisman Trophy begins with NCAA® Football 06. Create an Impact Player and lead him from high school summer camp all the way to bowl victories as a collegiate legend. With all-new Impact Player Controls, in-game analysis, and studio commentary, this is college football like you've never seen or heard it before!
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.7
Rallisport Challenge 69.

Rallisport Challenge

Platform: Xbox
March 4, 2002
Rallisport Challenge delivers an action-packed racing experience by combining four different types of Rally competition into one intense game: Hill Climb, traditional Rally, RallyCros, and Ice Racing. The variety of race types lets you experience traditional rally racing against the clock as well as fierce grudge matches against computer opponents or over a network against friends. With 29 licensed cars (and several bonus vehicles), 48 tracks, realistic AI opponents, and realistic car damage, Rallisport Challenge packs fun and thrills into every race across a variety of terrain.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
MechAssault 70.

MechAssault

Platform: Xbox
November 11, 2002
Pilot the most powerful weapon of the 31st century--a 40-foot tall walking tank called a BattleMech. MechAssault is a third-person action shooter that features fully destructible environments, a powerful array of upgradeable BattleMechs, and dynamic mission-based gameplay. MechAssault also includes complete Xbox online and split-screen multiplay capabilities, so you can taunt the competition or strategize with a teammate with full voice communication support. Prepare yourself for some devastating, metal-crunching warfare.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.0
NFL 2K2 71.

NFL 2K2

Platform: Xbox
January 9, 2002
Sega Sports NFL 2K2 hits the Gridiron on the Xbox video game system, with the look and feel of a champion. With all-new gameplay animations and platform-specific features, NFL 2K2 combines flash and substance in a football game that is as exciting to watch as it is to play.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
9.0
Beyond Good & Evil 72.

Beyond Good & Evil

Platform: Xbox
December 2, 2003
For centuries, the planet Hillys has been bombarded by a relentless alien race. In Beyond Good and Evil, a rebellious action reporter named Jade sets out to capture the truth behind the invasion. Armed with her camera, dai-jo staff, and fierce determination, you must guide Jade as she discovers shocking evidence leading to a horrific government conspiracy and is forced to battle an evil she cannot possibly fathom. With the ability to perform stealth techniques, dai-jo staff moves, and tag-team fighting combos, you can stop at nothing to expose the truth.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance 73.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance

Platform: Xbox
November 4, 2002
Solid Snake returns in Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, the expanded edition of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, with all-new game modes, hidden characters, and storylines. Top-secret weapons technology is being mysteriously transported under cover of an oil tanker to an unknown destination. It's up to Snake to infiltrate the transport and keep this deadly weapon of mass destruction from falling into the wrong hands. You'll have plenty of ways to practice, as the game offers more than 350 virtual reality missions in addition to more than 15 alternate missions.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
NBA 2K3 74.

NBA 2K3

Platform: Xbox
October 9, 2002
Sega Sports™ NBA 2K3 powers forward with the kind of improvements that only results from an off-season dedicated to perfection. Imagine jump shots so real players actually adjust their movement in mid-air, based on distance from the hoop and defensive pressure; a passing touch that gives you the control to skirt a defender or air-out a fast break; dribble moves that let you jab left, rock right, crossover, and spin; and much more. It's all happening in NBA 2K3.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.9
ESPN NBA Basketball 75.

ESPN NBA Basketball

Platform: Xbox
October 22, 2003
Hit the hardwood with nonstop action and intense competition with ESPN NBA Basketball. Complete with all the detailed visuals, eye-catching callouts, and commentary, ESPN NBA Basketball presents all the excitement and quickness from a real NBA game. Not only can you unleash the most skilled crossovers and unbelievable jukes with Isomotion control, but you can also completely lock down opponents with rock-solid D. Challenge current and legendary NBA players in real time--24 hours a day, seven days a week--with your own created player in 24/7 mode.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
MotoGP 2 76.

MotoGP 2

Platform: Xbox
May 21, 2003
MotoGP returns with challenging tracks, different gameplay modes, and online play. In MotoGP 2, you'll race against the top 20 riders in the world at speeds of 180mph around turns and corners with your knee inches from the ground. It's up to you to find the perfect combination of rider and bike to suit your style. Races take place on 16 tracks in all weather conditions. Challenge yourself to master these obstacles in all six single-player game modes and in online multiplayer matches for up to 16 players.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.5
NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup 77.

NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup

Platform: Xbox
August 31, 2004
Do you have what it takes to be a top NASCAR driver? In NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup, you can become a superstar owner or driver and decide where, how, and what to drive. During races you can even rattle rivals with the all-new Intimidator button. Push them too far and you might find yourself in a postrace confrontation. Develop essential racing skills, increase fan support, and compete in four racing series to become the driver that top NASCAR teams are looking for.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
tbd
Madden NFL 06 78.

Madden NFL 06

Platform: Xbox
August 8, 2005
With its new modes and enhancements, Madden NFL 06 offers an authentic football experience. Among the game's offensive enhancements are "QB Vision Control," which gives each quarterback a unique field of vision, and "QB Precision Placement," which lets you throw the ball more accurately. In the new NFL Superstar mode, you can experience the life of an NFL player by earning one of more than 60 personas ranging from MVP to movie star.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.8
Mercenaries 79.

Mercenaries

Platform: Xbox
January 10, 2005
Inspired by real-world events, Mercenaries begins the search for the leader of a North Korean military coup who threatens the world with nuclear war. As one of the top operatives for a private mercenaries company, you have been called in to execute the general and his top military and scientific advisors. Hunt down all 52 targets--depicted on a deck of playing cards--with a variety of military weapons and vehicles. Earn cash from different missions to buy better weapons and vehicles, or sell your vehicles and weapons on the black market.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
ESPN College Hoops 2K5 80.

ESPN College Hoops 2K5

Platform: Xbox
November 17, 2004
Experience all the excitement of college basketball in this year's installment in the ESPN College Hoops series. ESPN College Hoops 2K5 gives you even more management options in a revamped legacy mode, including scouting, balancing out the budget, and finding better coaching opportunities around the league. On the court, a new "pass-n-go" system lets you perform lead passes to your teammates and execute advanced give-and-go and alley-oop plays. If you'd rather coach than play, you can play in coach mode, in which you're responsible for calling the plays, directing your players, and making key decisions in overtime.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Guilty Gear X2 #Reload 81.

Guilty Gear X2 #Reload

Platform: Xbox
September 14, 2004
Now you can play Guilty Gear on Xbox Live in head-to-head competitions that feature real-time global rankings, voice support, and friend lists. Guilty Gear X2 #Reload lets you battle your favorite Guilty Gear characters in a variety of modes, including Arcade, Medal of Millionaire, Versus, Survival, Story, Mission, and Training. You can master all the moves, combos, and signature kills of 20 characters plus hidden and EX characters. Fine-tune your skills so that you can defeat the Gears--intelligent creatures that threaten human control of the planet.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
Midnight Club II 82.

Midnight Club II

Platform: Xbox
June 3, 2003
Rockstar is poised to once again set a new benchmark in the racing genre. In Midnight Club 2 you are an elite, illegal street racer, more dangerous and skilled than ever racing throughout the cities of Paris, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. Choose from the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and compete head-to-head to make a name for yourself. There are no rules--drive anywhere in the city and just find the fastest route to win. The cops know you are out there - don't get caught.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords 83.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Platform: Xbox
December 6, 2004
The next chapter of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic begins with a new storyline, force powers, characters, classes, and locations. Approximately five years after the events of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi, nearly brought to an end by the Sith, are on the brink of extinction. As the last of the Jedi, you must master more than 30 new Force powers while battling your way through seven different worlds. This time, you can split your party to use several characters from your team for concurrent side quests.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.6
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 84.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3

Platform: Xbox
March 14, 2003
As terrorist attacks against the United States and Venezuela escalate, you are in charge of leading the last line of defense: Rainbow. In Rainbow Six 3, you will lead this top-secret task force dedicated to combating terrorism in all its forms. Your team consists of the best field operatives--equipped with an arsenal of no fewer than 30 weapons--that the United Nations has to offer. Tackle all 14 worldwide missions in single-player or match wits and words against 15 other players online, with full headset support. You may be the last hope in the war against terror.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
Colin McRae Rally 3 85.

Colin McRae Rally 3

Platform: Xbox
February 18, 2003
Live the life of a rally driver and prove your skills around the world. As part of the Ford Rally Sport Team, you'll have access to authentic high-performance rally cars, including Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7, Subaru Impreza WRX, Citroen Saxo Kit Car, and Ford Focus RS WRC. It's a race against the clock through 56 stages from the United Kingdom to the United States. If you damage your car or the landscape, the path to the finish line will be a shaky one.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
NBA Live 2004 86.

NBA Live 2004

Platform: Xbox
October 14, 2003
Step up your game with NBA Live 2004. With brand-new 10-Man Freestyle, authentic gameplay and stunning graphics, NBA Live 2004 delivers a complete basketball experience. Whether running the point with one-button Quick Plays, spinning free in the lane for a vicious dunk or locking down on "D," the revamped EA Sports Freestyle Controller puts you in total control. With a dramatically enhanced Dynasty Mode, the ability to take the court at all NBA arenas and all-new commentary from Marv Albert and Mike Fratello, NBA Live 2004 looks to step up the authenticity.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
NHL 2004 87.

NHL 2004

Platform: Xbox
September 22, 2003
It's been called the fastest sport on Earth--and the faster the players, the tougher the contact. NHL 2004 brings professional hockey to life like never before, with crisp passes, searing slap-shots, and a variety of new ways to check your opponent to regain control of the puck. NHL 2004 is the hockey fan's dream come true, with the addition of international leagues, Bruise Control fighting system, online play, and a Dynasty Mode that lets you build a powerhouse.'.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.5
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict 88.

Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

Platform: Xbox
April 18, 2005
Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict enhances both single and multiplayer gameplay, including all-new player acrobatics, third-person camera mode, vehicles, and intense melee abilities. In the single player campaign, you'll fight your way through new cities and arenas as Anubis, who attempts to retake his people's Nakhti Rite of Ascension Tournament from the machinations of the Liandri Corporation. The game also offer players the chance to fight head-to-head in eight-player tournaments over Xbox Live or System Link as any one of 14 characters--each with new adrenaline powers that enable offensive and defensive combos.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Aggressive Inline 89.

Aggressive Inline

Platform: Xbox
July 29, 2002
Aggressive Inline pushes your inline skating skills to the limit with a new Juice Meter, challenging objectives, and expansive levels. You can choose from an array of professional inline skaters--including Jaren Grob, Chris Edwards, and Shane Yost--and showcase your talent in various interactive skate parks. Perform a variety of manuals, grinds, big-air tricks, wall flips, hand plants, and more, to build up your Juice Meter and avoid elimination. Aggressive Inline also includes a Park Editor that lets you design your own skate park, complete with rails, ramps, and pipes.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Far Cry Instincts 90.

Far Cry Instincts

Platform: Xbox
September 27, 2005
After escorting an inquisitive journalist to a remote tropical island, Jack Carver finds himself stranded in paradise, hunted by an unrelenting team of highly trained mercenaries. As Jack, you must outwit hordes of mercenaries by using a variety of tactics. Make long-range assaults, set traps, commandeer vehicles, and even develop new skills and abilities to outlast the island's evils so that you can escape with your life. Discover new locations in single-player mode or build your own maps in multiplayer modes.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.0
World Series Baseball 91.

World Series Baseball

Platform: Xbox
May 19, 2002
World Series® Baseball takes the Xbox™ field with ultra-responsive controls and the deepest Franchise Mode in town. Throw in old school players and unis, advanced gameplay and more stats thank you know what to do with and you've got the ultimate hardball sim.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
MotoGP 3: Ultimate Racing Technology 92.

MotoGP 3: Ultimate Racing Technology

Platform: Xbox
August 30, 2005
MotoGP 3 straps you on the greatest two-stroke and four-stroke performance cycles. Bikes from a variety of manufacturers--including Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Aprilia, and Kawasaki--appear in the game. With each bike, you can control both the rider's weight placement and an optional brake-assist feature. Test your bikes on 15 circuits, plus 20 new fantasy tracks. Challenges include drag races, time trials, slalom courses, and one-on-one races with the sport's top riders. As you conquer each unique challenge, you'll unlock special motorcycles and racers. The Xbox version of MotoGP 3 features photo-realistic circuits and an all-new gameplay mode.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.4
Project Gotham Racing 93.

Project Gotham Racing

Platform: Xbox
November 14, 2001
In Project Gotham Racing, it's just as important to look good racing as it to drive fast. You receive "Kudos" points for your style, skill, and willingness to take risks during races. Choose from more than 25 different cars from top manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, and BMW, and compete on 200 city-based circuits. You can also race shoulder-to-shoulder with up to three friends in multiplayer mode. Fun and reward come from focusing equally on speed, flair, and risk-taking.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Fable 94.

Fable

Platform: Xbox
September 14, 2004
In Fable, every action determines your skill, appearance, and reputation. From childhood to death, you'll age and evolve a hero or villain through the actions you choose and the path you follow--be it good, evil, or in between. Your muscles expand with each feat of strength; your body becomes fatter with gluttony; your skin tans with exposure to sunlight; and your battle wounds turn into scars. Competitive and cooperative heroes, deadly creatures, dynamic weather systems, and deformable environments all exist in the ever-changing land of Fable.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
NBA Live 2005 95.

NBA Live 2005

Platform: Xbox
September 28, 2004
Elevate your game on both ends of the court with NBA Live 2005. Create new dribble moves, flashy dunks, and tenacious defensive plays that express your individual style--all with a touch of the right analog stick. The new 10-man Freestyle implementation enhances individual player movements and floor spacing, putting you in the middle of the action. Enhanced player graphics reproduce NBA players with realistic faces, hairstyles, jerseys, and shoes. NBA Live 2005 also offers a deeper Dynasty mode, where you can watch your franchise flourish for 25 seasons.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Tony Hawk's Underground 96.

Tony Hawk's Underground

Platform: Xbox
October 27, 2003
Get ready for a major new step for the Tony Hawk series. Tony Hawk's Underground tweaks the gameplay of previous installments to include a plot-twisting story, customizable tricks and decks, online play, and the ability to include your own mug shot on your custom player. Of course, you can also play as any one of pro skating's biggest stars including Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, and Elissa Steamer. Ride, walk, or drive through nine expansive levels then test your skills against other gamers online. Become a star of the Underground.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones 97.

Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Platform: Xbox
December 1, 2005
The Prince of Persia returns to his kingdom to find it decimated by war and turned against him in Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. You can play as the time-bending prince or his evil alter-ego as he tries to return to the throne that is rightfully his. Now there are two distinct characters, each with their own abilities and backgrounds, as you explore the urban setting of Babylon. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones adds new Sands of Time abilities and an all-new setting for the third chapter in the Prince of Persia story.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
NASCAR Thunder 2004 98.

NASCAR Thunder 2004

Platform: Xbox
September 16, 2003
The green flag has dropped with NASCAR Thunder 2004. From 200 MPH super-speedways to hairpin turns on 11 fantasy tracks, tuning your car and finding the line is no longer enough. Now you're running to the edge against 42 other unique NASCAR personalities every race, drivers who remember your every move and won't think twice about paying you back. Out-smart and out-drive them as you battle three-wide from green to checkers. Online or on your own, racing just became a contact sport.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Fight Night 2004 99.

Fight Night 2004

Platform: Xbox
April 5, 2004
EA Sports returns to the boxing ring with Fight Night 2004. Built to deliver all the drama and pageantry of a heavyweight title bout, Fight Night 2004 features real fighters with authentic moves. With Total Punch Control, the analog sticks become intuitive extensions of your fists, giving you more control over punches, blocks, and dodges. Create your own fighter in Career mode, customize your ring entrance, and then work your way from amateur to undisputed champion.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy 100.

Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

Platform: Xbox
September 12, 2006
Lego Star Wars II takes the fun and customization ability of the LEGO play pattern and combines it with the epic story, characters and action from the revolutionary Star Wars: Episodes IV, V and VI. With a unique tongue-in-cheek take on the Original Trilogy, LEGO Star Wars II lets you build and battle your way through your favorite film moments. From Darth Vader's pursuit of Princess Leia aboard her Blockade Runner to Luke's final confrontation with Emperor Palpatine. For the first time ever, characters can get in and out of vehicles, as well as ride creatures. Because it's LEGO style, you can also mix and match the body parts of more than 50 playable characters to create one of millions of possible LEGO Star Wars heroes. And on PS2, Xbox and Windows platforms, a game save from the first LEGO Star Wars can unlock another 50-plus additional characters for Free Play mode -- that's more than 100 total characters. Other exciting additions include free-roaming vehicle levels, the ability to switch ships at will in Free Play mode, cool new character-specific attacks and maneuvers, playable mini-kit vehicles, an adaptive difficulty option and more.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5

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