Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 620 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 SQUIDS Wild West
Lowest review score: 20 Contra: Evolution
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 81 out of 620
620 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not a huge leap forward, and is slightly overshadowed by the launch of next-gen systems, but there's enough content to keep petrolheads busy until the inevitable PS4 sequel.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you can wrestle through the controls though, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is host to imaginative levels, clever camera work and an abundance of Disney charm to keep you happily playing for hours.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact that it is actually possible to earn enough currency to unlock everything makes Chip Chain unique among free-to-play games, to the delight of players. All of it leads back to a satisfying core matching game that will keep players glued to their touchscreens for a long time to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur V represents a strong return for the series, with battles more hard-hitting and free-flowing than ever before. Long-term fans might bemoan changes to the core mechanics, such as the removal of Critical Finishes and Guard Impact, but it's hard not to view most of its additions as progress.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's never a dull moment in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. There's a new item at practically every turn, and you can't travel more than a few feet without stumbling upon a side-quest. Players always have one skill or another that they can be honing, and the option to visit the Fateweavers is always there for a change of pace.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A triumphant mix of vintage shooter mechanics and high-octane driving segments. The end result is a title that captures the essence of its genre-defining predecessors while offering fans something new. id's Tech 5 engine ensures that this is the studio's best-look release to date, and the sheer volume of features on offer make it one of the most rewarding.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Players uninterested in collecting all of the stars and going back to earn medals will likely feel that Sleepwalker's Journey is over far too quickly. It is, with levels that are meant to be replayed and mastered rather than offering a lengthy adventure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trials Fusion may not make as far of an evolutionary leap forward as its predecessor, but that doesn't make it any less worthy a successor to the Trials name.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is an enormously enjoyable tag-team fighting game, let down by Capcom's poor sense of timing. Releasing the game so soon after the original leaves a sour taste, especially considering that the 12 new characters - the main attraction - could have been added as DLC.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Ahead's short bursts of gameplay are well suited to mobile gaming. A few intrusive ads threaten to hold the game back, but don't let that scare you off from the best use of a scooter in gaming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Control issues aside, Lili is a charming mobile adventure game, and a definite showpiece for smartphone visuals for a while to come.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Uncharted: Golden Abyss might come across a little on the gimmicky side with its use of the Vita hardware, but the series magic is here in spades.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Give the free levels a try, and you will have a hard time not downloading the additional campaigns right away.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For nostalgic fans, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is worth it on iOS just to take one last drive through the city with you wherever you go. But if you actually hope to complete missions and play the story, this is probably the worst version you can get.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it remains to be seen whether or not Ascension's multiplayer mode will receive the backing of a sizeable community, we can safely say that after eight years of making God of War games, Santa Monica Studio still knows how to craft an epic and enjoyable single-player experience unmatched in scale.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokemon White Version 2 is unlikely to convert anyone who was previously unconvinced by the installments of old, or ensnare many newcomers from the older demographic, but the series has always had a Marmite quality to it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puppeteer may not be perfect, but it's easy to forgive any minor gameplay transgressions when you have a title as beautiful and entertaining as this. Overshadowed though it may turn out to be, Puppeteer is worthy of a standing ovation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Joe Danger Infinity doesn't take the series to new heights, but the old daredevil still has plenty of life left in him.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    La-Mulana won't appeal to the more casual players. Instead, it's for those who are masochistic with a fondness for 'Metroidvania' games - but even then, a high level of patience is required to get the most enjoyment out of this indie title.
    • 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
    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
    • 80 Critic Score
    When you aren't bogged down by text, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney's crossover gameplay is perfectly complementary, providing an experience we wouldn't object to one day revisiting.
    • 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.