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 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Lowest review score: 20 Dungeon Hunter 4
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 87 out of 727
727 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Trigger 2 already had amazing visuals, and with the refinements to the controls it now plays almost as good as it looks. There is still some tedious grinding and repeated missions, but overall this is a mobile first-person shooter done right.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marvel fans and those looking for a challenge after Infinity Blade will want to pick up Avengers Initiative for its comic book story and fantastic cinematic visuals.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is unforgiving and brutal, but in the best of ways that challenges players to carefully consider each step. For those who don't shy away from a challenge, ZombiU may just be the best reason to own a Wii U at launch.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Each dungeon has its own theme and unique enemies, but once you learn the enemy patterns there is little incentive to go back through one you've already completed. Even the infinite dungeon recycles enemies from the rest of the game, making Deep Dungeons of Doom a fleeting but fun mobile adventure.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tales of Graces f is a tale worth telling and a game well worth playing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though not as experimental or revolutionary as we would have liked, Peggle 2 is as bright, bouncy and brilliant as ever, delivering the same addictive action as its predecessor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die may just be the beginning, but it is easily one of the most delightfully bizarre trips of the year. It won't always make sense, but there is a consistent earnestness to its oddity that somehow makes it all work in harmony of '80s saxophone riffs and overly-affected Boston accents.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Super Luigi U doesn't necessarily improve on New Super Mario Bros. U, and we wouldn't recommend it for those who didn't get on with the original. As an expansion for a Wii U launch game that might be gathering dust, however, New Super Luigi U introduces lots of wonderful levels and an increased challenge.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Republique's first episode is a strong, if somewhat short, introduction to the stealth series that holds a lot of promise, but could still use some refinement before the second episode arrives.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Toki Tori 2+ joins Fez as part of a new breed of exploration-based puzzle games.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Combo Crew is a fun brawler with plenty of content for players to dive into, but all of that content doesn't mean much after a while as it all starts to blend together.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Based on my time with the game so far, I would certainly recommend making a date with Destiny.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Neither the combat, the puzzle solving or the presentation is overly brilliant on its own, but put it all together and you have a winning package that perfectly suits its target audience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So while Third Eye Crime is certainly worth a download for curious fans of stealth games, that worth is also dependent on your willingness to pay a little bit more than the sticker price in order to get the full experience.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Saints Row 4 may not be perfect, but it will, at least, be remembered for its brazen video game parodies, over-the-top set pieces and outrageous weaponry, rather than being a poor man's GTA. This, in itself, is a certifiable step in the right direction.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Roundabout is simply overflowing with personality, offering the best bad acting around and clever missions that even make the aggravating city exploration worth plodding through.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game isn't quite as pick-up-and-play friendly as Temple Run, requiring more finger agility due to the constant switching between lanes, but once you get started it can be just as difficult to put down.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    FTL did the punishingly difficulty space-faring genre better last year, but for that type of experience on the go Star Command is your best bet.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a game best played in short bursts, since setting train deliveries only takes a few minutes compared to the longer wait for the trains to actually reach their destinations.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ookibloks will disarm you with its adorable visuals, but its devious difficulty makes it a puzzle game that is equal parts satisfying and frustrating.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Combat and exploration is still enormously satisfying, and the narrative is powerful, but without enough fresh ideas that it can call its own, 'Freedom Cry' feels like too much, too soon.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game that captures all of the high points of the long-running series, and only one or two of the lows.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game does what the series has excelled at since day one, provide an accessible golfing experience that anyone can enjoy. Unlike some of the other titles in the Sony platform's library, this one doesn't rely on gimmicks. Its focus is solid gameplay, depth and charm, and it has these things down to a tee.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even without the downloadable level packs, HueBrix brings a fresh face to mobile puzzle games for a head-scratching good time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ms Splosion Man is as faithful a port as you can get, right down to the heroine's chipper pop culture references and hilarious cutscenes. It isn't perfect though, due mostly to the unavoidable limitations of the touch screen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the Ridge Racer series has been rather hit and miss in its last few iterations, Ridge Racer Slipstream feels like a return to form for fans of Namco's careening cars.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure features some excellent rhythm action gameplay, a well-executed narrative and an interesting array of colourful characters. While there are some pacing issues, particularly during exploration, and the odd mini-game that isn't quite up to scratch, this is largely a very successful marriage of music and adventure. If they ever made Professor Layton: The Musical, Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure is what you'd be left with, a charming game perfectly suited to the portable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is not an exceptional shooter by any means – and in the case of its progression, can be quite frustrating – but seeing its classes brought to life in a shooter so effectively, with its trademark humor intact, will win you over for at least a short while.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While FIFA Street doesn't have the depth of its annually-updated bigger brother, the latest release is a much more rounded product than past iterations. For the most part, the developers have succeeded in combining the sparkle of street football with the fundamentals that make the beautiful game so appealing.