Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 727 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Journey
Lowest review score: 20 Star Wars: Force Collection
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 87 out of 727
727 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game's nonsensical internal logic and humor is a lot of what makes McPixel so charming. The downside is that failing a puzzle means repeating it until you get it right.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The whole game is pulled together by wonderfully drawn levels, with the bright colors popping even on the smaller iPhone screen. Mobile gamers looking for charm and challenge will find both in Grabbity.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The whole game is tied together with a surprisingly lengthy story and the high production value art expected of a Square Enix game. And once players get the hang of the story, a challenge coliseum lets you put your deck against other real players for item rewards and competition for a top spot on the leaderboards.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even without the online option though, Shufflepuck Cantina is a challenging and wacky trek through the stars.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite some poor design choices and sub-par graphics, Tokyo Jungle is an oddly addictive game that exudes charm. Each survival attempt feels unique thanks to a steady stream of unlockable animals, new challenges and hidden areas. Stranger than anything we've played this year, Tokyo Jungle is a unique title which, while not without its flaws, is wildly entertaining and well worth a download.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Space Holiday is one of the most deceptively fun games to pop up on mobile devices.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Make no mistake, Torchlight 2 is nothing revolutionary. It favors a remix of genre conventions over any true evolution of the action RPG formula, but it is a pitch-perfect execution of those traditions that remains satisfying from start to finish and beyond
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Control issues aside, Lili is a charming mobile adventure game, and a definite showpiece for smartphone visuals for a while to come.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What Royal Revolt lacks in strategy, it makes up for in bright visuals and the ability to become more involved in the sweeping battles. It provides a surprising amount of content for a free game, with equally surprising production values to match.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game is pure destructive fun, but that purity comes at a cost. There is no score, leaderboard, or even a level star system, which may turn off some players who want a record of their gaming accomplishments.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While utterly unlike the original game in any discernible way, Zaxxon Escape makes for a fun ride in its own right as the speed increases every second you survive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As useful as this is, the game offers only an ephemeral experience, and will struggle to hold players' attention after their daily workout has concluded and a few high scores have been logged online.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's hard not to smile at the charming cartoonish visuals, though that smile can easily go the other way after a few of the action hero's cringe-worthy one-liners.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    F1 Race Stars is hindered by a lack of courses, while the omission of drifting and lack of customisation ensures that it doesn't have the same longevity and levels of excitement as the likes of its contemporaries.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation was a game with a tremendous amount of potential, but it never fully realizes it. At times it borders on brilliant, capturing the essence of the console classics and looking good doing it, yet at others it's a disappointing mix of novelty controls, frame-rate issues and weak storytelling.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wraithborne's beauty is only skin deep, leaving a repetitive action game with sluggish controls once the shiny coating is peeled away.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the slow level advancement hampers the game's pace, Nutty Fluffies is still a fun, if occasionally frustrating, ride on iOS.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Is Curiosity a good game? No, not by a long shot, even if it could function properly without the constant server problems. But that's really the point, it seems, to experiment on how long people will continue to play even while knowing that it isn't good.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet Karting succeeds in applying Media Molecule's 'create and share' formula to the racing genre, offering almost the same level of creative freedom as the core platform series. As a racing game in its own right, it struggles to compete with the genre's leaders such as ModNation Racers and Mario Kart, but at least manages to impress on the innovation front.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the best efforts of all involved to try to avoid the pitfalls of the original, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two still is still guilty of some of the offences of old, but it's as stylish and creative a platformer as you are ever likely play. Nobody can fault the developers for their ambition, and it's abundantly clear everyone on board had love and respect for the source material. Perhaps the third time around they'll perfect the formula.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Players uninterested in collecting all of the stars and going back to earn medals will likely feel that Sleepwalker's Journey is over far too quickly. It is, with levels that are meant to be replayed and mastered rather than offering a lengthy adventure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale achieves what its sets out to do for the most part. Sony now has its answer to Super Smash Bros and PS3 and Vita owners have a place to turn to for accessible multiplayer bawls. It's a well-presented game that does justice to its cast of characters, but it could have been something more with a solo campaign of greater substance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game gives little motivation to step out of your comfort zone to solve puzzles in clever or innovative ways, but becomes far more satisfying when used as an outlet for your imagination rather than strictly adhering to any level's given goals. It's as fun of an experience as you make it, with those yearning to flex their creative muscles getting the most from the virtual sandbox.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bladeslinger may be a showpiece on iOS for how it looks, but the gameplay was just too ambitious for the touchscreen's capabilities this time, and the overall game suffers as a result.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While this sort of endless runner formula has been fairly exhausted on iOS devices already, Verticus manages to still stand out as a top notch game thanks to the skydiving freedom of movement and responsive controls.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Much of what made Paper Mario charming in the first place still remains with Sticker Star. However, this 3DS game can be pretty tedious to play. The sticker system is a fresh and interesting idea, but ultimately, too many problems bog the game down and what's left is a lacklustre installment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Once you start an online match everything runs fine, but the initial connection often takes longer to establish than the match takes to play. Connection issues aside, for speedy wordsmiths Writer Rumble is an excellent find while those with slower fingers will want to steer clear for something more turn-based.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like short-term Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez, the Wii U version of FIFA feels like an interim edition, warming the seat for next year's release.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Enjoyable multiplayer modes are only worth so much when backed by a paltry single player campaign, but taking the budget price tag into account, we can think of worse Christmas stocking-fillers for fans of the series of the tower defense genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For nostalgic fans, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is worth it on iOS just to take one last drive through the city with you wherever you go. But if you actually hope to complete missions and play the story, this is probably the worst version you can get.