TheParanoidGamer writes: "Overall I feel that 5th Cell has brought some of their innovation to what is, for the most part, a genre that is overwhelmed with generic gameplay. A persistent conflict with individual factions, season skirmishes with rewards, strategic and engaging firefights and customizable play styles through abilities and specializations leads to what is a clear winner. Graphics are serviceable and overall very clean and bright and sound is above average with just your occasional tinny firing sound. Honestly this XBLA title feels like it could have been a full-fledged retail release and still had been worth the money. Even with the missteps of micro transactions, a back story that I wish was more fleshed out rather than almost nonexistent, and occasional slowdown; Hybrid is still one of the better multiplayer experiences on the console if for no other reason than it does something different than most shooters on the market."