Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 624 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Dark Souls II
Lowest review score: 20 Star Wars: Force Collection
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 81 out of 624
624 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even when progress slows down, the game's light strategy and thrill of opening a new pack of cards is hard to deny, making The Collectables a surprising treat in the overcrowded sea of free-to-play games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From frustrating beginnings to high-score runs involving nukes and boosts, Luftrausers is a game packed with a surprising amount of depth, infinite replayability, and truly satisfying risk versus reward gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although they come with a few problems that only the nostalgic will forgive, the HD versions of both Final Fantasy X and X-2 have plenty to offer long-term fans and newcomers alike.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Diablo III: Reaper of Souls offers little in the way of earth-shattering innovation, but the game is all the better for the new content it brings to the table.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, Burial at Sea finishes on a much stronger, series-apt note than the one it began on, and it's impressive how Irrational Games drops curtains on its universe with something truly unexpected but wholly fitting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Elder Scrolls Online is neither a true Skyrim sequel nor another World of Warcraft clone, but developer ZeniMax Online has constructed a halfway house that will satisfy fans of both franchises.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trials Fusion may not make as far of an evolutionary leap forward as its predecessor, but that doesn't make it any less worthy a successor to the Trials name.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monument Valley's absolutely stunning visual style and clever level manipulation make it a fantastic mobile experience. The only shortcoming is that you will wish there was more of it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hitman GO is far cleverer than it has any right to be, putting a refreshingly unconventional spin on the stealth genre.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hearthstone's main drawback is a matchmaking system that can often put new players in matches out of their depth, along with a few stability and framerate hiccups that pop up in the iPad port.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil doesn't have the depth of an annual release, lacking the online modes that have made recent FIFA games so enormously popular and featuring slightly simplified gameplay.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It provides satisfying combat, though the developers' attempt to build on this with additional mechanics comes across as half-baked. As a companion piece to The First Avenger, it will no doubt shift a mound of copies, but if Next Level Games intended this to be Marvel's answer to Arkham Asylum, then they red, white and blew it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Resident Evil's gameplay is a little on the clunky side today, it's still wholly enjoyable and packed with thrills, and it's just a shame that it's short-lived and awkward to get to grips with.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the most disappointing aspects of Dungeon Siege III is the seemingly pointless restrictions imposed on co-op play.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The lack of specific co-operative mechanics is something of a missed opportunity.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The quests and upgrades feel poorly applied, meaning the game struggles to establish its true purpose and identity. Stripping away all the extra elements brings just a pretty standard JRPG that offers little really to get excited about.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A lack of new levels and the omission of online play definitely damages the title, but the wonderful level design, intuitive controls and addictive gameplay makes it easy to overlook such glaring faults.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, it's a case of one game too far for owners of last year's release and all of its related DLC.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's innovative and fun, yet never feels preachy despite the underlying message it's attempting to convey. Gameplay defects do spoil the party somewhat, especially when playing on your own, but parents seeking a good wholesome game on the PlayStation Network for their children can't go far wrong with this.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Has its selling points if you're a fan of the series. The storyline fits into the bigger picture nicely and Telltale has handled the licence well. Unfortunately, its simplistic puzzles and action segments mean that it's unlikely to find favor among the adventure demographic.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It comes as no surprise that Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games is another colourful, fun and accessible package offering plenty of family-friendly kicks. While it hardly deserves a gold medal for design and presentation, Wii owners will get some festive thrills out of this one.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A mixed bag. On the one hand, it's capable of stirring up nostalgia like few other remakes, and looks fresh and vibrant on the surface. On the other, it's in need of a patch and has had all of the challenge sapped out of it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the five-year gap between releases, Crush 3D takes a few steps backwards in terms of visual style and presentation. Other than a rather limited and lacklustre selection of new levels and StreetPass features, it also offers very little in the way of brand new bonus content, making it difficult to recommend to anybody familiar with its PSP counterpart. Despite its shortcomings, however, Crush 3D gets it right where it counts.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur for iOS looks sleek and plays reasonably well, but too many of the original's best qualities have been jettisoned to justify its high price tag. The absence of multiplayer is particularly disappointing, and the exclusion of Mission Mode is another missed opportunity. This might be one to revisit post DLC, but as it stands there's more bang for buck value to be found elsewhere.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Reality Fighters is a well-polished offering with much to offer in terms of novelty value, social features and unique character creation options. Unfortunately, its core gameplay is unlikely to hook fighting fans or those looking for anything beyond a few casual kicks.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    F1 2011 is a laudable attempt at scaling down a sophisticated simulation racer for a handheld platform, but it would have benefited from stronger AI and more challenge. In its defense, it caters well for newcomers due to its casual Challenges mode and forgiving level of difficulty, but still falls marginally short of expectations.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The dual-stick shooter impresses from both gameplay and visual standpoints, without bringing anything new to the genre.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game best played in short bursts. Extended sessions prove slightly tedious, while a few poor design choices mar what is otherwise an enjoyable, albeit shallow, action game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Zipper Interactive should be commended for its efforts to inspire replay value, but not necessarily for its level of imagination.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Could have been a thriller if there was more content for players to sink their teeth into. The gameplay hits all of the right notes, and is enjoyable enough to whisk you away, but you'll come crashing back down to reality once the playlist has run dry.