Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 720 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Horn
Lowest review score: 20 Star Wars: Force Collection
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 87 out of 720
720 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the smaller iPhone screen the tap-heavy controls can often lead to confusion though, with mis-taps moving when you mean to attack and generally getting you into bad situations during combat. Echo Prime is definitely a game that benefits from the larger iPad screen.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Developing a multiplayer-centric title is all well and good, but Anarchy Reigns could have been something more. Playing solo is a necessity for honing your skills and unlocking new options before you take the fight online, but those tight controls and enjoyable combat feel wasted during the hollow and repetitive single-player campaign.
    • 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
    • 60 Critic Score
    While fundamental gameplay problems make it difficult to create a truly exceptional gaming experience, Disney Infinity 2.0's real strength lies in the creation aspect itself, something which makes it ideal for a younger audience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Stack Rabbit offers inventive and fun puzzle matching with a wonderful art style, but can prove too frustrating in its later levels due to a reliance on luck.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The aiming controls are a little finicky in first-person mode, and the tactical view is limited in the types of commands you can give, so neither option would have really been strong enough to carry the game alone. But when combined and given the option to switch between them at will, Call of Duty: Strike Team finds a balance that offers the spectacle you'd expect from the series in a way that feels natural on a smartphone or tablet.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A bonkers life-sim with bags of personality and lots of charm, the entertaining Tomodachi Life is let down only by its limitations as a gaming experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Asura's Wrath is undoubtedly a niche title, and the lack of extended player input will leave some feeling a little short changed. For those with an appreciation of Eastern animation and quirky video games, however, Asura's Wrath is one of the more intriguing releases of this year, not to mention this console generation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Elder Scrolls Online is neither a true Skyrim sequel nor another World of Warcraft clone, but developer ZeniMax Online has constructed a halfway house that will satisfy fans of both franchises.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Zipper Interactive should be commended for its efforts to inspire replay value, but not necessarily for its level of imagination.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smooth Operators takes a significant time commitment to build up your company, but it will have its hooks in you long before then. This sort of cyclical design has flourished on smartphones and tablets already, and now removed from free-to-play constraints it progresses at a much more natural pace.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Driveclub isn't necessarily the innovative or revolutionary game that we were expecting, but that doesn't make it a bad racer. Far from it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of the most unique and charming looking games you'll ever play, and the pick-up-and-play value makes it perfect for a handheld. Minor control issues prevent it from achieving perfection, but it's still perhaps the most effective showcase of the Vita hardware to date.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Feed Me Oil 2 is a fun and charming puzzle game that won't leave you stuck scratching your head over a solution for hours.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the five-year gap between releases, Crush 3D takes a few steps backwards in terms of visual style and presentation. Other than a rather limited and lacklustre selection of new levels and StreetPass features, it also offers very little in the way of brand new bonus content, making it difficult to recommend to anybody familiar with its PSP counterpart. Despite its shortcomings, however, Crush 3D gets it right where it counts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Centipede Origins keeps the classic formula intact, while introducing fun new elements and a vibrant visual style to update it for modern smartphones.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the most disappointing aspects of Dungeon Siege III is the seemingly pointless restrictions imposed on co-op play.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rounds are quick and satisfying, encouraging you to try just one more time, and before you know it Solitaire Blitz will easily eat away hours of your time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite an overriding feeling of familiarity, Ghosts is another excellent entry in the Call of Duty series.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The LEGO Movie Videogame recaptures much of the charm and playability of its forebears by rehashing their hallmarks, but doesn't quite have the same appeal.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Leviathan: Warships has some issues in its controls, with buttons that can be slow to respond and ship menus that can get cluttered if you zoom out, but the game's solid strategy foundation still makes it a great pick for armchair tacticians.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a result, Infestor's 60 levels are over rather quickly. The levels are smartly designed and still quite rewarding, but it feels like there is still a lot that Ravenous could do with the different abilities. If we're lucky a sequel will materialize before too long, because Infestor shows promise to be studio's best yet.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sniper Elite 3 treads that fine line between realism and fun, but it comes together well, providing cheap kicks for those who enjoy over-the-top sniper kills, and a modicum of tactical depth for players looking for something more substantial.
    • 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
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fractured Soul is fresh and clever, but it will probably appeal most to masochists.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a bold attempt at marrying real-time strategy values with MMO elements, and although it's difficult to judge the game until a community has built up around it, the early signs are very positive.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation was a game with a tremendous amount of potential, but it never fully realizes it. At times it borders on brilliant, capturing the essence of the console classics and looking good doing it, yet at others it's a disappointing mix of novelty controls, frame-rate issues and weak storytelling.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dead Trigger has style to spare, but the reliance on in-app purchases kills some of its substance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is a fantastic racing game core to Real Racing 3, but it is hiding behind a restricting free-to-play model. If there was a one-time purchase to eliminate upgrade times and increase the amount of cash earned per event, Real Racing 3 would be far more balanced and recommended without hesitation.
    • 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.