Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 678 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 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Rayman Legends
Lowest review score: 20 Dungeon Hunter 4
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 86 out of 678
678 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For all the game's perceived flaws, you can't fault the development team for trying to give players more bang for their buck, something which is successfully achieved.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dear Esther offers many strengths; a non-conventional premise - at least compared to traditional games - a genuinely interesting tale, and a lavishly crafted world to tell it in. It's overall linearity is disappointing, especially in such a captivating place, but it otherwise delivers a refreshing experience that will stay with you long after it's over.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The core puzzles are identical to last year's game, so Cassie's Contraptions fans may not feel the need to buy the same game again, but brainteaser fans will enjoy the creativity from the community-built stages.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Layton Brothers: Mystery Room may not have anything to do with its namesake, but fans of piecing together mysteries will find it to be a rewarding puzzle all the same.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like any good vacation, you'll return home at the end of it with lasting fond memories. But unlike most vacations, with Hohokum you always have the opportunity to revisit them whenever the mood strikes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Amateur Surgeon 3 is still a fun and funny romp through medical malpractice, but the tight constraints on progression work against the game's darkly whimsical tone.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Still, despite its flaws, there is a lot of fun to be had in Fantasy Life. The job system is extensive and mastering each skill compulsive, while decorating apartments provides a nice break from the repetitive missions.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bit.Trip Saga may be lacking in frills, but it certainly isn't short on thrills. Granted, there are occasional problems with the 3DS controls, while the lack of extras compared to the Wii release is a little disappointing, but overall Bit.Trip Saga is an entertaining collection of games well suited to the small screens of the Nintendo 3DS.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, as an alternative to the likes of Forza Motorsport 5, Need for Speed Rivals offers a deep, extensive and enjoyable racing experience that seamlessly flits between single and multiplayer.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ground Zeroes won't be remembered for its characters and cutscenes, but for its open-world environment, improved stealth gameplay, and stunning visuals. When it's all said and done, it's hard to put a price on that.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With three stages to play on and dozens of characters and weapons to unlock, Super Crate Box is easily one of the best games on iOS, if not one of the best games in the last five years. Period.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    AXL is set apart from its predecessors through a unique boost system. Players gather orbs throughout the track to fill their boost meter, and must slam on the breaks to charge and release for a burst of speed. This adds a bit of risk to boosting so that it isn't always the magic win ability.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jazzpunk is like an interactive trip through a Leslie Nielsen flick, showering the player with witty irreverence at every turn. Any situation will be taken to its most literal or bizarre conclusion, depending on which will serve for the better punchline.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cling! makes excellent use of the touch screen for a charming and challenging mobile game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It feels messy and unfinished, and not just because this is only one fifth of the game's story.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Night of the Rabbit is not without its missteps, but when at its best the game is hard to resist.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The different racing styles provide a hugely diverse experience that really highlights Codemasters' strengths as one of the best developers of racing games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time manages to make us nostalgic for the PS2, but this is an example of a game that fails to play to its strengths.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like how musical theatre uses songs to tell its story, Beatbuddy uses rhythms to instruct its gameplay. It could still be a good game without its music core, but the soundtrack elevates it to be a great one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With DuckTales Remastered, Wayforward attempted to balance authenticity and nostalgia with trying to offer an original experience. The end result feels somewhat confused, getting pulled in both directions at once without ever settling on one or the other.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Space Holiday is one of the most deceptively fun games to pop up on mobile devices.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rock Runners takes several levels to really get challenging, but once it hits its stride it can be a fantastic speedy platformer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 is a very good golf game, which clearly improves on last year's effort without drastically altering the experience. With more courses, golfers, improved swing styles, a better story mode and increased online options, it would be hard not to recommend the game to golfing fans.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For the die-hard Marvel fan, the annoyances will be worth pushing through. The puzzle combat is still immensely fun and the storyline loosely follows the Dark Reign plot from the comics, including fights against and alongside the Dark Avengers. The leveling structure is a sticking point that makes the superheroes feel a lot less super, but as fanservice goes, Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign is better than most.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cavemania is still an enjoyable puzzle game, but it feels unnecessarily restricted, and as a result doesn't quite capitalize on the strategy elements that could have made it stand out.