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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The spotty controls don't exactly make the game unplayable, but it certainly makes playing an unpleasant experience. BIT.TRIP RUN is a bad version of an amazing game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Teleglitch is an admirable attempt at making an immersive and challenging roguelike, but various issues considerably bog the experience down. In particular, its insanely high difficulty and repetitive nature make the game dull and unenjoyable. As a result, it's only recommended for masochistic players.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It feels messy and unfinished, and not just because this is only one fifth of the game's story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is a lot of puzzle potential for Pudding Monsters to grow, and the colorful art style is undeniably adorable, making it still a fun game to play. It will just probably be a much better game a few months from now.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Continuous play opens up a range of unlockables, including new backgrounds, blades, music and more objects to slice aside from rats. The only downside is that it is all quite dark, with the rats often blending into the background and making them harder to slice than it should be.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Demon Tribe is actually a fairly deep game for those willing to really explore its maze-like menus, but you'll be fighting against the game to figure out how to play more than fighting against opponents online.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Though Temple Run: Brave is cheap enough for an impulse buy at only 69p / $1, it's hard to recommend compared to the original game, which offers a nearly identical experience for free.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    On paper it seems like a solid tactical game, however after a few matches it all starts to feel the same.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Cyto is ultimately yet another physics puzzler for iOS, though inarguably a highly polished one, with puzzles that offer some fun, but feel more like going through the motions.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Middle Manager of Justice is worth a try for the creative presentation, but it isn't a game most will likely stick with for very long.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Farm Heroes Saga offers a new scoring system to differentiate itself from Candy Crush Saga, but that new mechanic is ultimately undermined by level goals and pacing that is meant to challenge your wallet more than your mind.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Shadowgun: DeadZone is a technical mess. The game crashes almost as often as it works, and when it does work the online lag will make it seem like players are practically teleporting across the map.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Purists and fans of the original will get their nostalgia's worth with Spy vs Spy but it was clearly made with only the most ardent of original fans in mind. Even they may wish to leave their memories in the past, as some of the rough edges that were forgiven 29 years ago are downright jagged today.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nostalgic fans of the 1999 original will get a much-welcomed visual overhaul in Colin McRae Rally. Racing games have come a long way since then though, and this rally racer just doesn't keep up with what else the iPhone and iPad have to offer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even though the controls were adapted for shorter rounds, the fundamentals of the game remain unchanged. As a result, every round feels incomplete, leaving you wanting more, but more of something other than Tetris Blitz.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It's also still an undeniably good game, and despite awful controls players can still have fun with it. But really, until a developer figures out a better way of adapting the controls to a touchscreen, this version of Metal Slug X should be avoided.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tokyo Crash Mobs should only really be considered by 3DS owners who dig the look of the game and are Puzz Loop fanatics. Everyone else should look elsewhere - there are plenty of superior puzzlers in the eShop.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Technically it is possible to complete all of the levels without using any of the power-ups, but with so much of the game based on chance the game is designed to try and make players reliant on power-ups to squeeze a few more dollars from players.The insidious design sours the fun of Papa Pear Saga's vibrant and cheery stages, making it a far wiser investment to just play through Peggle again instead.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Go ahead and replay Smash Cops or Smash Cops Heat, but Smash Bandits feels like a wrong turn for the series.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fans of the original will enjoy seeing Lost Wages with high definition backdrops - and may understand more of the jokes if they played it when they were young - but the wit is not nearly as sharp as you remember it. New players, on the other hand, will simply stare at the screen incredulously, wondering why the remake's Kickstarter was embraced so enthusiastically.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    That being said, the improvements aren't enough to make it worth a purchase over the free version that was already available, making Wreck-It Ralph a difficult game to recommend.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bloodstroke is a stylized collection of half-realized ideas that don't quite live up to their potential.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ring Run Circus has a steep learning curve and awkward controls that work against each other for a game that is far more complicated than it probably intended to be.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    And while an overarching storyline makes a valiant effort to tie the whole experience together, it's hard to make up for the unsatisfying puzzles.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ragnarok Odyssey is a polished offering with tight controls and nice graphics, but a little innovation would have gone a long way. In terms of both style and gameplay, this is little more than a generic RPG offering that fails to build on solid foundations.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Strike Suit Zero feels very much like a product of the time when space combat games flourished on PC. Your enjoyment will greatly depend on whether you think of that as praise or a condemnation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While Beatdown is high on nostalgia, it is hard to play it without wishing it had released on nearly any other gaming platform.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    When the controls decide to work in Random Heroes, the game comes together and can be a lot of fun. However, the frustration from times when it doesn't work outweighs the good, making Random Heroes a tepid recommendation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Blitz Brigade is nearly the go-to online fist-person shooter on the go, but the servers behind it just are not anywhere near ready yet.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gold Diggers is fun in short bursts, but slow progression and a general lack of the titular gold means most players won't keep digging for long.