Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 1,039 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Frozen Synapse
Lowest review score: 20 Metal Slug X
Score distribution:
1039 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of the most unique and charming looking games you'll ever play, and the pick-up-and-play value makes it perfect for a handheld. Minor control issues prevent it from achieving perfection, but it's still perhaps the most effective showcase of the Vita hardware to date.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On a high note, Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes makes the significant addition of asynchronous multiplayer, which fits the game's strategic turn-based format perfectly.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marvel Heroes won't win any prizes for originality, but it is an extremely fun game in its own right that makes effective use of the license at its disposal, and it's always refreshing to encounter a free-to-play title that is intended to be precisely that.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Other than that, Picross e2 is the same 2D Picross you've known with a new coating of paint. The eShop title is, as you'd expect, not the best version of Picross out there (some might pine for the return of the 'create your own puzzle' feature), but for a significant number of puzzles at that price, Picross e2 comes recommended.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The number of cars has also been greatly reduced, clocking in around the 200 mark. As only a casual petrolhead, this isn't something that bothered me personally, but it's unlikely to be well received by hardcore fans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, Tales of Xillia's excellent characterisation, entertaining battle system and addictive levelling-up and shopping systems ensure that Namco's latest is worth exploring twice over.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With such a beautiful and distinct art style of its own, a world ripe for exploration and satisfying brawler combat that is unique among its peers, Guacamelee has as much to teach future games as it has learned from the greats.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With an improved tutorial system, this is the most accessible entry in the series for some time, but there will still be those who yearn for the days when the football management title wasn't so bloated with stats and options.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's true that dragon riding promises so much and delivers so little, and antagonist Maarik is somewhat underdeveloped as a villain, 'Dragonborn' is exactly what Skyrim fans have been waiting for since exhausting the main campaign. Solstheim is a fantastic location, packed with interesting landmarks, challenging enemies and a wide variety of quests, and reigniting that initial sense of awe.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As the difficulty gradually ramps up the longer players survive. Death is frequent, but the menus quickly bring you right back into the action for a constant stream of telling yourself 'just one more try'. Unstoppable Fist is aptly named, as once you get started it's a hard one to put down.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's really the whole package, making for an intuitive, fast-paced puzzle game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crysis 3 is one of those games that could have pulled in full marks if only a bit more time was devoted to development and testing...The bugs and design mishaps that have got through do not completely ruin the experience, but they take the shine off what could have been a truly brilliant game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of what label you end up applying to Axiom Verge in your own discussions, the most important one to keep in mind is this: Axiom Verge is a damn fine game.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be a little short of original ideas and the controls can be fiddly, but blockbuster titles like this are what we need to take tablet and smartphone gaming to the next level.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The series is in need of some lick and polish, but there's more than enough to put a smile of the faces of comic book fans.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Before long each death will seem like a new dare, taunting you to try just one more time. After all, next time will be different, with a new layout offering the possibility of new outcomes. As you slide deeper and deeper into Spelunky's depths, you can almost make out the sound of the game laughing at you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although both games are thematically grim at times, we thoroughly recommend Metro Redux to both series newcomers and fans of the original titles.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The paper world of Tearaway is a thoroughly original one, loaded with quirk and aesthetic charm. Character animation has a stop-motion look to it, and the result is mesmerising at times.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bunny Cannon brings a satisfying new twist to puzzle games, with bite-size level chunks perfectly suited for a game on the go.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sporting three all-time classics and two retro gems - all for the price of an average new release - the compilation represents unbelievable value for money.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Off-field issues remain PES 2014's biggest problem, lacking that one killer game mode needed to overtake its main rival. However, the action on the pitch is the best it's ever been, rivalling and arguably surpassing that of FIFA, and setting up a tasty next-generation battle going forward.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This was clearly a labor of love for Just Add Water, and fans of the original will no doubt experience a similar degree of fervour when they revisit Oddworld, which isn't to say the game's appeal is limited to this crowd.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Driveclub isn't necessarily the innovative or revolutionary game that we were expecting, but that doesn't make it a bad racer. Far from it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game itself, however, is still out of this world, with Wii U users benefiting from the new and improved ending and a more efficient touchscreen control system. If this is your only opportunity to put an end to the Reaper invasion, we can't recommend the game enough, but if you access to a different gaming system, it's better to look elsewhere.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By sticking to tried and tested survival horror staples, The Evil Within effectively creates a sense of tension and fear, something which makes the descent into darkness all the more terrifying.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strider is admirably true to the game that Capcom released on arcades in 1989 and will delight those who still hold a candle for the original, with its unaltered core gameplay and polished production values. With these qualities on side, it's easy to overlook the game's shortcomings and deem it worthy of the Strider name.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat X is as violent, outrageous and over-the-top as its predecessors, but somewhere hidden behind the brilliant new Fatalities and wince-worthy X-Ray moves is a fighting game with actual depth.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Future Soldier could have ended up a real mess - and some hardcore Ghost Recon fans may still think it is - but the majority of players will find a really engaging game in both single and multiplayer. Ubisoft has managed to simplify some of the tactical aspects of the series and unite them with a broader action focus.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not quite Destiny's best expansion – The Taken King is hard to top – but Rise of Iron does an excellent job of giving the game's fans more of the content they love to get stuck into. The campaign is short but very sweet and leads to another sprawling series of challenges and quest lines that should keep you fighting, exploring and collecting for a few months yet.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's been a long and painful journey for Square Enix, but the studio has finally delivered an MMORPG that lives up to the Final Fantasy name.