Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 920 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 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Rocksmith 2014 Edition
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
920 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A thoroughly enjoyable fighting game, striking a wonderful balance between shallow action and simulation. Personality issues aside, once the bell rings, the action is superb, offering incredible levels of strategy, not to mention some of the most impressive knockouts we've ever seen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Football Manager 2014 is as much about removing the restrictions of past installments as it is about introducing new content.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hundreds is certainly worth a look for those craving a challenge on their iPad, but only for the most masochistic gamers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat on Vita is a solid port of a top-drawer fighter, but little more than that. if you already own the home consle edition, it's pretty much a question of how much the opportunity to play it on the go with added mini-games appeals.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far Cry 4 may not be a huge departure from its predecessor, but it does take the familiar open-world formula to a new height of madness.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the narrative may have been stripped back, the same can't be said for the combat system, which is more complex than ever, but crucially, never overwhelms.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Put simply, Papers, Please is a refreshingly unique game that deserves your attention.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A viable alternative to the mighty World of Warcraft and a seamless marriage of reliable MMO mechanics and components from BioWare RPGs. While there are a few issues to iron out, the character-driven story focus ensures that the game offers something different than its genre counterparts.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much more than an amalgamation of two classic series. The game builds on Street Fighter IV's award-winning formula by introducing innovative new mechanics, and the result is one of the most tactically rich fighters on the market.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main story mode is broken up into 36 stages, each against a set number of enemy waves. Two bonus modes offer additional diversions, with Assault pitting players against an infinite number of enemies, while Endless mode removes attacking completely to make it a pure puzzle game. Both are satisfying for their own charms, and will keep players coming back long after the story missions are over.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sound Shapes is really what you make of it. The campaign, while a unique and thrilling musical ride, is criminally short and can be completed in under an hour on your first attempt.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's isn't much new on offer, though the chance to own all of Kratos's adventures in glorious high definition will prove more than enough for his dedicated followers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be wholly original, but thanks to a compelling Nemesis System, Shadow of Mordor forges its own unique path, which marks it out for praise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The 90 levels will go by surprisingly quickly for Cut the Rope veterans, though the promise of more levels to come and Zeptolab's history of updating its games gives hope that Cut the Rope: Time Travel will keep entertaining players with new puzzles for a long time to come.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With a campaign offering anything up to 70 hours worth of gameplay, not to mention a comprehensive multiplayer mode, Assassin's Creed 3 is one of the most complete action-adventure games we've ever played. Connor is a wonderful character and the perfect centerpiece for a riveting story that spans hundreds of years when you factor Desmond into the equation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Project Cars is a game that requires practice, patience and a whole lot of skill. It's not the easiest game to pick up and play, but it's definitely one of the most rewarding when you put in the time and finally nab yourself a podium finish.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on iOS is easily the worst way to experience a game that many people regard as one of the best games ever made.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything is presented with a whimsical charm befitting of the Toy Story name. The levels can get quite challenging, requiring actual planning instead of rewarding random shots, but the simple pleasure of knocking down block structures is so rewarding that it is a difficult game to put down.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With an improved tutorial system, this is the most accessible entry in the series for some time, but there will still be those who yearn for the days when the football management title wasn't so bloated with stats and options.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With such a beautiful and distinct art style of its own, a world ripe for exploration and satisfying brawler combat that is unique among its peers, Guacamelee has as much to teach future games as it has learned from the greats.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From a gameplay perspective, however, NBA 2K14 is the best it's ever been. Visual Concepts has finally nailed the control scheme, and has introduced lots of minor tweaks across the court, from improved visuals and animations to more realistic physics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    F1 2012 is an example of a franchise maturing and growing as it becomes more established and successful.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The single-player game lacks a bit of structure and the multiplayer is certainly chaotic at first, but the game excels in providing socially connected racing that gets under the skin.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of what label you end up applying to Axiom Verge in your own discussions, the most important one to keep in mind is this: Axiom Verge is a damn fine game.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lone Survivor: Director's Cut improves upon the already excellent original with an expanded story for its most dedicated fans, making it the definitive version of the psychological horror adventure.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the sequel doesn't reinvent the game, it builds on the original enough that the novelty of dashing steel unicorns hasn't worn out its welcome yet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Frozen Synapse on iPad offers everything that made the PC original great, along with multiplayer support between the iPad and PC. Those looking for deep strategy on the go need to look no further.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Into the Dead is one of the best uses of the first-person perspective on iOS, and an absolutely fantastic infinite runner for mobile devices.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Many of Darksiders 2's key ingredients have been borrowed from elsewhere. The dungeon crawling from Zelda, looting from Diablo, and the oversized bosses wouldn't look out of place in Shadow of the Colossus, but Vigil Games has weaved these influences together into an original and varied package.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Double Fine has played it safe with this revival, tweaking it only in ways that were necessary to usher it into the 21st century for fans old and new to cherish.