Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 938 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 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Homeworld Remastered Collection
Lowest review score: 20 Fighter Within
Score distribution:
938 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super Stickman Golf 2 is one of those games that is easy to pick up and play a few holes, or you can dive in and practice to master all of its tricks.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The paper world of Tearaway is a thoroughly original one, loaded with quirk and aesthetic charm. Character animation has a stop-motion look to it, and the result is mesmerising at times.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In many ways Arc Squadron is a better sequel to Star Fox 64 than the official games that followed it, making it a must-have for mobile space combat fans.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Diablo III: Reaper of Souls offers little in the way of earth-shattering innovation, but the game is all the better for the new content it brings to the table.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not only does it play great, but the fact that Rayman Origins packs one hell of a challenge and boasts some of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous visuals we've ever seen, cements its place as the new king of 2D platformers.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Before long each death will seem like a new dare, taunting you to try just one more time. After all, next time will be different, with a new layout offering the possibility of new outcomes. As you slide deeper and deeper into Spelunky's depths, you can almost make out the sound of the game laughing at you.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Between the new enemy placements, greater challenge, the improved visuals and all the additional bonus content, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is absolutely worth a first look if you're a newcomer to the series - and in the case of returning players, almost certainly worth a second.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pikmin 3 expands and improves upon the systems that made the original games such a joy to play...While we would have liked to seen the development team make better use of the Wii U's features, Pikmin 3's stunning visuals, fiendish puzzles and incredible boss fights have seen it blossom into another treasured Nintendo franchise.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A game which dares to be different, something which confidently redefines what should be considered a 'video game', but is as profound and important as any other game available today, telling a vivid and engaging tale which is as rich and colourful as any open world sandbox; its tangents and offshoots as playful as any sprawling side quest.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unlike previous DLC packs, which have left players with more questions than answers, 'Crown of the Ivory King' provides much more information about the world and its inhabitants, giving users a greater sense of closure.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although World of Warcraft has had its ups and downs during its ten-year lifecycle, dynamic expansions like this might be enough to ensure it lasts another decade.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    However, what you get out of Gone Home is a top-class piece of interactive storytelling. Considerable care has been put into all aspects of The Fullbright Company's debut title, and the end product is a roaring success that may hit home closer than you would expect.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The inclusion of 'Classic' mode is a shred move that is sure to pay dividends, causing many old fanatics to relapse and encouraging newcomers to join the fold, but it still remains miles ahead of its competitors with its sheer level of depth, sophistication and challenge.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The minimalist visuals and soothing sounds of Eliss Infinity hide a deviously challenging and rewarding puzzle game, but those who already played the original Eliss can safely pass on the semi-sequel unless they are desperate to play on an iPad.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Its high level of difficulty means that this remains a franchise not suited to everyone, but its sheer quality means it's infinitely deserving of being given a chance. Take the plunge and allow yourself to be absorbed by the ride - it's well worth it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite its inspiration lying in classic games, Organ Trail can really stand on its own with a tricky resource management, mini-games well suited to touch control and a bitingly witty sense of humor.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With such a generic narrative and no penalty for failing missions, the story campaign lacks tension and fails to hold the attention. However, in Titanfall's case, the failure to implement a strong narrative is ultimately inconsequential. Players will tell their own stories simply by jumping and jetting through the vertical environments, experimenting with parkour and, of course, causing destruction in the seat of those towering Titans.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Hexagon is perfectly designed for mobile.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With a well written cast of characters, mightily impressive production techniques, sumptuous visuals, tight platforming and surprisingly enjoyable combat, Tomb Raider is most definitely a release to be treasured.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm doesn't attempt to reinvent the wheel, yet it's a fan-pleasing addition to one of the best real-time strategy titles of recent years that will have a revitalising effect on its multiplayer community.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Horn is by far one of the most substantial games released for mobile devices yet, with a quest spanning several hours that is better suited to setting aside time to focus on your game than a quick session here or there. But for those looking for a mobile game that can live up to its console contemporaries, Horn is a must-have.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While transforming vehicles don't completely change the game from Anomaly 2's predecessors, it does offer a few new strategic twists on the series' already strong gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a wonderful example of video game storytelling done well and a great way to kick off the Summer of Arcade.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Either way, Where's My Mickey? manages to add both new puzzles and a much-needed dose of classic Disney charm, turning it into a game that can stand on its own instead of simply being another Where's My Water? expansion pack.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rayman Fiesta Run, like its predecessor, sets a new standard for mobile platformers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The core Plants vs Zombies gameplay is still as strong as ever, so there is still tons of fun to be found in the sequel. But after the first game's carefully crafted difficulty curve, Plants vs Zombies 2's grinding can make it feel like a more inconsistent experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag isn't perfect, but an intriguing story, great cast of characters and improved stealth gameplay helps steer the series over choppy waters.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There might have been some worries when the series ended up in the hands of new developer Gearbox, but they've proven to be unfounded; Homeworld Remastered Collection has been handled with the care and attention it deserves, and is worth a place in the library of any self-respecting fan of strategy games, spaceships or little things flying around going pew pew pew.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    However, it is rather irritating that one of those extra units is something so essential as the medic class, which gives those willing to pay more a significant advantage. Even with that drawback, Great Big War Game lives up to its name and is a great pick for any strategy game fan.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Harmonix has clearly listened to and addressed any criticisms levelled at the original, resulting in an improved sequel that rarely misses a beat.