Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 1,040 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 DEVICE 6
Lowest review score: 20 Star Wars: Force Collection
Score distribution:
1040 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An extremely solid port of the original.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Deus Ex GO is a neat little package with great visuals, tricky puzzles and a compact storyline, it's let down by a control system that isn't as tight as its forbearers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact that it is actually possible to earn enough currency to unlock everything makes Chip Chain unique among free-to-play games, to the delight of players. All of it leads back to a satisfying core matching game that will keep players glued to their touchscreens for a long time to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur V represents a strong return for the series, with battles more hard-hitting and free-flowing than ever before. Long-term fans might bemoan changes to the core mechanics, such as the removal of Critical Finishes and Guard Impact, but it's hard not to view most of its additions as progress.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wasteland 2 might be daunting to newcomers, then, but its a sequel that successfully captures the strategic depth and black humor of the original...Brian Fargo and his team at InXile have delivered a quintessential role-playing experience with infinite possibilities.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's never a dull moment in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. There's a new item at practically every turn, and you can't travel more than a few feet without stumbling upon a side-quest. Players always have one skill or another that they can be honing, and the option to visit the Fateweavers is always there for a change of pace.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new settings, intriguing characters and a fresh take on familiar faces all combine to make an extremely memorable adventure, especially when you consider the amount of plot turns and twists you go through.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A triumphant mix of vintage shooter mechanics and high-octane driving segments. The end result is a title that captures the essence of its genre-defining predecessors while offering fans something new. id's Tech 5 engine ensures that this is the studio's best-look release to date, and the sheer volume of features on offer make it one of the most rewarding.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It provides plenty of bang, bang, boom for your buck, and whether you're a long-time fan or partial to the odd shooter, Black Ops 3 should keep you more than busy until Infinity Ward returns with Ghosts 2, Modern Warfare 4 or whatever the hell it is they're working on next.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is an enormously enjoyable tag-team fighting game, let down by Capcom's poor sense of timing. Releasing the game so soon after the original leaves a sour taste, especially considering that the 12 new characters - the main attraction - could have been added as DLC.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bright, colourful and tasty blend of all your favourite multiplayer shooters, it will leave you with a big smile on your face and feeling good inside.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After an opening act bogged down by tutorials and dodgily scripted story sequences, Watch Dogs removes the shackles, takes some chances and begins to live up to its own hype...Despite its pacing issues, Watch Dogs manages to tell a worthwhile story that's backed up by some novel new ideas in both single and multiplayer.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Ahead's short bursts of gameplay are well suited to mobile gaming. A few intrusive ads threaten to hold the game back, but don't let that scare you off from the best use of a scooter in gaming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The time is definitely right to reboot the Assassin's Creed franchise with new characters and settings, but Revelations marks a fitting finale to this magnificent franchise to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times, Volume may fly too close to its Metal Gear Solid roots - creator Mike Bithell has unashamedly noted 1998's stealth 'em up as a distinct source of inspiration - but what it lacks in immediate originality, aesthetically at least, it makes up for in innovative, engaging, and challenging level design.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Uncharted: Golden Abyss might come across a little on the gimmicky side with its use of the Vita hardware, but the series magic is here in spades.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If Far Cry 3 was the dinner entree when it released last year, then Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is an ice cream sundae on top of a slice of chocolate cake for dessert. It goes a bit farther than it needs to for some of its parody, but the game's core is as strong as ever wrapped in a love letter to the '80s vision of cool.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's easy to feel a little jaded about yet another LEGO game, especially coming so soon after LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. But that soon fades as you jump into LEGO The Lord of the Rings. This huge, open-world game simply never misses a beat and also breathes new life into the familiar property of The Lord of the Rings.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Give the free levels a try, and you will have a hard time not downloading the additional campaigns right away.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the tiniest trickle of water to the largest tidal wave, or the smallest grain of sand to the biggest mountain top, every element combines to make From Dust one of the most beautiful and compelling games available on Xbox Live Arcade.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well-presented and engaging horror-themed first-person shooter. The story elements tread a delicate balance between the usual mobster clich├ęs, yet the quality of the writing ensures that the game never becomes overbearing. Its also admirable that the campaign is utterly linear yet also hugely engrossing.
    • 80 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everyone's experiences in Elite: Dangerous will be unique to them, and it only takes a couple of mesmerising ones to justify the early grind.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it remains to be seen whether or not Ascension's multiplayer mode will receive the backing of a sizeable community, we can safely say that after eight years of making God of War games, Santa Monica Studio still knows how to craft an epic and enjoyable single-player experience unmatched in scale.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If anything justifies the toys-to-life tag, it's LEGO Dimensions, which thanks to its fresh take on the toy portal, brilliantly varied licences and sets that actually need building, has reinvigorated what is still a relatively new genre. Disney and Skylanders may just have to raise their techy-toy game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simply because it builds on an already fantastic game, Football Manager 2017 is in itself a winner. But a lot of the new features feel a little rough around the edges. The social aspects are repetitive, the improved graphical engine disappointing and there isn't much to tempt those who don't want to sign the next 12-months away to a simulation game.