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Xbox One Launch Week - review round up *Update 3*


Update 3: Ryse scores added

Update 2: We have now updated our round up to include scores for Forza Motorsport 5.

Update: We have now added the first wave of impressions on the actual console to our list.

Original: The Xbox One reviews are starting to appear and as we did with PS4 last week, we've decided to round up a choice few.

So let's see what the critics think of the first batch of games shall we?

Ryse

Eurogamer - 5/10
Gamespot - 4/10
IGN - 6.8/10
Joystiq - 2.5/5
OXM - 7/10
Polygon - 6/10

Forza

CVG - 7/10
Eurogamer - 7/10
Joystiq - 4/5
IGN - 8.5
Polygon - 9/10
Videogamer - 9/10

Xbox One Console Impressions


Crimson Dragon

Destructoid – 8/10
Gamespot - 5/10
OXM – 6/10
Polygon - 4/10

Dead Rising 3

CVG – 7/10
Destructoid – 9/10
Eurogamer – 7/10
GameInformer – 8.75/10
Joystiq – 3.5/5
Polygon – 7.5/10

Killer Instinct

Escapist - 3.5/5
IGN – 8.4
Joystiq – 3/5

LocoCycle

Destructoid – 7/10
Eurogamer – 4/10
Gamespot - 6/10 
Joystiq – 1.5/5
OXM – 7/10

Powerstar Golf

IGN - 7/10

Zoo Tycoon

OXM – 7/10
Polygon – 8/10


Edited On 21 Nov, 2013

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GQRDY's avatar
GQRDY 3 years ago
getting KI day one , glad it got a good review
Shoozle's avatar
Shoozle 3 years ago
Crimson Dragon gave their own game only a 5/10? Guess they don't like it much. I am really curious to see how badly the Ryse reviews are. Gotta wait till Thursday.
GQRDY's avatar
GQRDY 3 years ago
I think & hope ryse is going to be good, I was planning to play it first so It better be.
Kaysar's avatar
Kaysar 3 years ago
Crimson Dragon is the only game that has turned my head towards Xbox One, although KI has made me feel nostalgic. Just a shame to see the developers of Crimson Dragon think they could have done a much better job by giving their game half marks ;-)
berian's avatar
berian 3 years ago
I, similar to Crimson Dragon, also have self esteem issues. I'll give myself 4.5/10.
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TruDarkAssassin 3 years ago
have to laugh how xbone fans have come out in force on the other sites trying to defend the low scores when the ps4 game scores came out they were all over them in a shot , ouch !
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
Am I the only one that thinks 7/10 is a pretty good score, as with it been out of 10 anything above 5 should be seen as good, shouldn't it? Lococycle does look a bit crap though. Also where are the Ryse scores?
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
Merle did you not read the bottom of the article...
iMerle iDixon's avatar
iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
No I didn't but now I have, wonder what the point is of holding those two back, it's probably just the cynic in me that thinks there is a problem.
MutinyDB's avatar
MutinyDB 3 years ago
xbox one games got low scores too... anyone think that reviewers expectations for next gen were too high?
Zombieflamingo's avatar
Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
7s and 8s are not low.
iMerle iDixon's avatar
iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
Honestly no, in my opinion these games should be even lower scores, these are launch titles and should not even be scratching the surface of what the consoles can do, look at the likes of Kameo on 360, that got an 8.2 from ign, but if it was to launch today in the same state and on the same console, what would it get? my guess is nothing higher than a five, these reviews are not just for the here and now they should follow the same scoring across the whole life of the console. Of course as with anything review related it's all opinion, so who cares.
Old Timer's avatar
Old Timer 3 years ago
Well this was a good day. Got a phone call from GAME today, sorry Mr *** but we cannot honour your PS4 order on the 29th as we have been informed we will not receive the amount of stock we were originally told. I was 82nd on the list, oh well I got to say I'm am a little disappointed but what can you do? At least they give me my money back for pre-order of console and games. I shall just wait and pick it up in 2014. I'm 4th on the list for Xbox One so unless they only get 3 consoles in at least I'll be playing something next week lol. The money I would of spent on PS4 will now go towards a few more Xbox One games! As for these reviews, pretty decent, surprised to see EDGE give Dead Rising 3 8/10, they hate Microsoft. Personally though I don't care for reviews good or bad, just one persons opinion and if I would have listened to more reviews in the past I would have missed out on some top titles.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Nothing amazing then, what a surprize.
DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 3 years ago
Destructoid seem to love the next gen.
MrG's avatar
MrG 3 years ago
Imere question for you? A game review score is based on the person reviewing the game. How can you say that kameo should should not have got 8.2 but much lower based on games released now are much better. Every year games get better and better and you think that games that deserve the best score should should be marked down because in 8 years time it will look out of date.
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moro 3 years ago
Since when was a 7 or 8 a bad score? The only games I really cared about was dead rising 3 and Ryse. Dead rising 3 got decent enough scores.. even Edge gave it 8/10 and they are generally harsher than other reviewers. Hope Ryse isn't a disappointment.
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iMerle iDixon 3 years ago
Yes they should, lets say for whatever reason Mr.X buys an Xbox 360, but doesn't know much about games, so he goes on the internet to look at some 360 games and their reviews he finds Kameo rated 8.2 and he also sees lets say Assassins creed 4 at around a similar score, so to him they are both of the same quality, when in fact they're not. Reviews should in my opinion take into consideration the potential left in the system, this way you avoid Mr.X's predicament. As I said before though it is all a bunch of opinions anyway, so reviews mean next to jack shit, unless they completely trash or praise the game from an actual technical stand point which they almost never do.
PrometheusFan's avatar
PrometheusFan 3 years ago
Lot of other reviews out there besides these at this point. Few of them good it appears. Dead Rising in particular sounds like a technical embarassment and Lococycle got one of the lowest scores I've ever seen Edge hand out (2/10). Funny that Microsoft have embargoed reviews for Ryse until it'll be too late for customers to cancel their preorders though. Bodes well.
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superniceguy 3 years ago
I wonder what the difference will be between Xbox 360 and Xbox ONE versions of Zoo Tycoon? Looking at the 360 cover it does not have the Kinect required band. In the reviews it mentions using the "new Kinect sensor", so it seems if the 360 does have Kinect support then maybe the Xbox ONE will have more advanced features?
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superniceguy 3 years ago
After a bit of digging found the answer - http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/zoo_tycoon/news/zoo_tycoon_on_xbox_360_doesnt_support_kinect_has_50_smaller_zoos_and_is_offline-only.html
Old Timer's avatar
Old Timer 3 years ago
Some great Forza 5 reviews. I was expecting some to mark it down when comparing it with past games, not the same amount of cars and tracks but I guess that's to be expected with launch games. Interesting though, even though there's a review embargo with Ryse until tomorrow, on Twitter 2 reviews have been posted up, one giving it 4/5 and apparently a German Xbox magazine scoring it 86%! Not that I go by reviews but really wasn't expecting anything above average scores with this. 2 more days :-)))
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Thats not bad for Ryse then old Timer, despite how much I want to play it I was not expecting it to be that high. The only downsides I have seen on the Forza reviews are less tracks and cars than previous games.
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
ouch not great scores for Ryse
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
Guess it just couldn't Ryse to the occasion ... Oh, come on ... That's a little bit funny. I'll get my coat!
Old Timer's avatar
Old Timer 3 years ago
Ryse definitely is a mixed bag for reviews ... 4/10, 5/10, 6.8, 7/10, 4/5, 8/10, 80/100 ... main negative only around a 6-7 hour campaign and the fighting becomes repetitive especially if you don't like fighting/hack n slash games. Still p.icking it up, love something a little different, would have liked a longer campaign though but hopefully co-op will add to it
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Kuzz 3 years ago
Wow, didn't expect Ryse to get scored so low... I played it down London at the Xbox One Tour that I got to go to through ShopTo.net and I thought it was great. Beautiful graphics, and a good idea. But I did only play the arena demo for about 10 minutes so I guess I couldn't really judge the whole game on it.
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
I thought it looked quite good when first shown put then when they showed gameplay at E3 thats when I lost interest for the game as it just looked quick time heavy but supposedly its not that bad.
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Shepherd 3 years ago
Not too impressed with the review scores selected, Forza got 9's from Destructoid, Gamespot & OXM, none of which you've published. Also got 8.8's from Game Informer & IGN. Same with Dead Rising 3, some high review scores from the likes of IGN & OXM missing. It's almost as if you want the scores to look mediocre... but you wouldn't want that, surely.
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Joey B 3 years ago
Meh, still think Ryse looks like fun. Definitely worth a play. IGN gave it nearly a 7/10 , and I've definitely played worse
Joey B's avatar
Joey B 3 years ago
And I just looked at XboxAchievements and they gave it 8/10
Shepherd's avatar
Shepherd 3 years ago
Not too impressed with the review scores selected, Forza got 9's from Destructoid, Gamespot & OXM, none of which you've published. Also got 8.8's from Game Informer & IGN. Same with Dead Rising 3, some high review scores from the likes of  IGN & OXM missing. It's almost as if you want the scores to look mediocre... but you wouldn't want that, surely.
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Old Timer 3 years ago
Can't believe some reviews cited the amount of gore/violence as a negative... what were they expecting? lol.
Old Timer's avatar
Old Timer 3 years ago
@ Jim Bob ... I'm afraid ( and I'll have both consoles eventually ) Shopto are going the way of a lot of sites out there when it comes to next gen news. Some sites favour Microsoft, others Sony, with Shopto they seem ( well a few of their staff ) favour Sony! you only have to look on Twitter to see that. Me I couldn't careless about "What console is best" I just want to play the games but it's a real shame when you see a little of that fanboy culture creeping into sites like Shopto. Anyway folks, that's me done, off to work, for those picking up Xbox One tonight/tomorrow, have fun, be safe and lets play some games :-)

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