Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 965 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 62% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Lowest review score: 20 Godzilla
Score distribution:
965 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Company of Heroes 2 is a worthy sequel to a classic RTS, honoring its roots and handling its subject matter with the utmost respect. There are times when it will feel very familiar to series veterans, but sticking to your guns is no bad thing when they have never let you down in the past.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sadly, the touchscreen controls are a bit lacking for the iOS port, making the paddle a little more sluggish than felt natural. The control issues are unfortunate, because Wizorb is otherwise a ridiculously charming evolution of the Breakout formula.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even so, find some good friends to play with, and RAD Soldiers is a very well done and balanced strategy game on the go.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Touchgrind Skate 2 is a hard game to get into, with unconventional controls that lend themselves to an unforgiving learning curve. But the reward for overcoming those initial trials is high, and worth all the hardships along the way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smash Hit is perfect as a quick pick up game anytime, and satisfying in a way that still doesn't lose its impact after weeks of repeated playthroughs.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though the courtroom minigames can sometimes become a distraction, it is the strength of the writing – cleverly balancing drama, horror and humor – which immediately pulls you back into its intriguing web of mysteries and makes it difficult to put your Vita down.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skylanders Giants is a worthy sequel and recommendable to anyone who was a fan of the original. To have the best time, you should ideally begin with new Skylanders instead of breezing past half the campaign with your existing characters, but thankfully the novelty of the toys hasn't worn off and the actual game behind the grand concept still remains a blast.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For all of its drawbacks, when the whistle blows and the game kicks off, PES 2012 offers a satisfying, unpredictable and utterly enjoyable game of virtual football.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive neither deviates from or significantly alters the principles the series is built upon, making it a fan-pleasing edition to the fold.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    That said, with heists, race editors and much more still to come, GTA Online has enormous potential, and we wouldn't bet against Rockstar from tapping into every last drop.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A hugely enjoyable hack and slash title, with an incredibly satisfying combat system, memorable boss battles and an entertaining narrative.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A hugely enjoyable open-world adventure which shouldn't fail to raise a smile. It would be criminal to ignore it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a blast, no matter how easy. Kirby Triple Deluxe, like its namesake, has the fine-tuned ability to suck you right in, no matter who you are.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're prepared to put in the hours and make those fingers bleed, Rocksmith is the perfect learning tool, hitting all of the right notes and striking a chord with rock fans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Infamous: Second Son looks great and plays well enough, but ultimately, the combat, world and story never proves gripping enough to come back for more.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though you can play with a couple of guitars co-operatively, it doesn't offer the same group-based action that makes Rock Band 4 such a party favorite, but it does provide something that's radically different to anything that has come before.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Proteus is very much a niche title. Without any real objective or storytelling hook, the open-ended nature will no doubt bore some. That said, its attempts at emergent gameplay are commendable and worth experiencing if this type of game appeals to you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With gorgeous visuals, great presentation, intuitive controls and deep game modes, Madden NFL 15 is undoubtedly the MVP of American football games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Football Manager has always been more than a game, but it is also more than a football product. It's both of these things in equal measure and updates of this quality will ensure that its legacy remains strong within the sport and among its fan base.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its name change Stealth Inc is very much still a bastard, though in the best of ways. It is brutally challenging, but never unfair.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, Burial at Sea finishes on a much stronger, series-apt note than the one it began on, and it's impressive how Irrational Games drops curtains on its universe with something truly unexpected but wholly fitting.
    • 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
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game can become a bit of a grind as more challenging missions may require multiple attempts, but the core swinging mechanic remains fun throughout. Knights of the Round Cable captures the feel of an easy to learn, difficult to master game with controls perfectly suited for touch devices.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Creative Assembly's award-winning strategy now comes in a brand new flavor, and it bears all the hallmarks of a franchise rejuvenated.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At its core, Thomas Was Alone is a celebration of the differences between people, and as a celebration its puzzles are far more concerned with offering a hurdle to overcome rather than obstacles to fail. It's a subtle difference, but an important one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An enjoyable and laid back puzzle game that's easy to grasp but tricky to master. It's a little on the plain side and lacking in variety, but the addition of new puzzle types combined with the promise of user-generated content, should pull players back for more.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on iOS may suffer compared to versions of the game on other systems, but for kart racers on a smartphone it's one of the best games in town.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The number of cars has also been greatly reduced, clocking in around the 200 mark. As only a casual petrolhead, this isn't something that bothered me personally, but it's unlikely to be well received by hardcore fans.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hitman: Absolution does have a few flaws, but these certainly don't take away from what is a polished and in-depth package that turns killing into a fine art. Hitman purists may decry the latest title, but in our opinion the balance between stealth and action is just right. Most importantly, you feel that you always have the freedom to bring death in any way you choose. The world is your oyster; now go kill in it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wolfenstein: The New Order is not the most sophisticated of games and it's certainly not perfect, but it wears its silly plot and over-the-top action like a badge of honor, and for that we applaud it.