The first Titanfall review scores for Xbox One are coming in this morning, just as Xbox One owners want to know whether the first post-launch blockbuster is worth their next-gen dollars. By all accounts it is. Although it’s still early and many reviewers are still digging into the game, the initial Titanfall review scores for Xbox One are averaging 87.59% according to GameRankings.
If Titanfall were in school, that score would equate to a solid B, maybe even a B+. In other words, Titanfall is an “above average” game as of this writing. (As future reviews come in, that average score will go up or down accordingly.) Considering the marketing efforts behind Titanfall, not to mention the hope Microsoft has put in Respawn’s first game as an Xbox One system-seller, an “above average” rating may not be good enough.
On the one hand, many students would be satisfied with a B+, as would many of their parents. In that sense, current Xbox One owners may have all the justification they need to buy Titanfall today considering these first Titanfall review scores for Xbox One. For them, these initial review scores are golden.
On the other hand, Sony’s PlayStation 4 has decimated the Xbox One at the point of sale, selling literally millions more consoles than Microsoft’s next-gen console. Titanfall represents the first major third-party post-launch release for either system, so many in the industry saw the game has a sort of bellweather for consumer sentiment toward the Xbox One.
The thinking went like this: if Titanfall review scores for Xbox One go through the roof, the game will help Microsoft move units in spite of the console’s $100 price premium over PS4. If they don’t, it’ll be the first real test of the Xbox One’s appeal to a new wave of gamers.
Well, with those first Titanfall review scores averaging 87.59% as of this writing, we may be looking at the latter scenario. What are your plans for Titanfall on Xbox One? Do these early review scores confirm what you thought and reaffirm your decision to buy it? Or does a score in the 80s make you think twice about shelling out $500 for a new console based on (mostly) that one game? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
In the meantime, here are some of the comments from the first early Xbox One Titanfall reviews:
- “Titanfall is a leap forward for shooters, a game that combines the vibrant and new with the tried and true to create something special.” – GameSpot
- “Titanfall lives up to all the expectations established when it was first revealed, in a way that so few games are able ever to accomplish, and represents nothing short of first-person shooter multiplayer taken to new heights.” – EGM
- “Titanfall is the game Microsoft’s new-gen console has been waiting for.” – GamePlanet
- “The accessibility keeps investment light, while the ever-changing sway of battle keeps one hooked.” – The Escapist
- “[F]or as fun as it is, you’ll likely find yourself wishing Respawn was more ambitious when it comes to game modes, since there’s a good chance you’ve captured enough flags for one lifetime.” – GamesRadar