Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 919 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 Guild Wars 2
Lowest review score: 20 Dungeon Hunter 4
Score distribution:
919 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Representing the best of both worlds, it improves on the original game in almost every way, adding the challenge that long-term fans have been craving, without sacrificing its newfound accessibility.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This was clearly a labor of love for Just Add Water, and fans of the original will no doubt experience a similar degree of fervour when they revisit Oddworld, which isn't to say the game's appeal is limited to this crowd.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heroes of Loot offers blazing fast action but doesn't overstay its welcome, with each game typically lasting only a few minutes. Death may be frequent, but each one only leaves you eager to dive right back in again to try and reach deeper floors and uncover new treasures.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Outside of multiplayer, New Super Mario Bros. U offers little in the way of innovation, focusing instead on delivering tightly-designed levels, which look superb and can be played when the television is in use.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quite simply, it's an incredibly stimulating and strangely provocative shooter, which is not something that you hear every day.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Leo's Fortune is a fun ride while it lasts though, filled with clever physics puzzles and unconventional controls.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What's impressive is just how many interesting levels and puzzles the developers have created with such simple and admittedly limited controls. Across 80 levels, One Tap Hero never feels like it's running out of steam, with the exciting promise of more to come in future updates.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite slight control problems that can hamper portability - and unfortunately the multiplayer - there's an awful lot to like in Kid Icarus: Uprising, making Pit's return one well worth the wait.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gunpoint is a game with tremendous respect for the player, essentially giving you a toolbox of spy gadgets and a new stealth playground in every level, then letting you have at it at your own pace.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the addition of eight new stages might not be enough to lure back fans of the original, but with its accessible new game mode, gorgeous visuals and plethora of challenging and diverse levels, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is almost guaranteed to attract an army of new followers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultra Street Fighter 4 may not be a new game, but it's the definitive version of one of the greatest brawlers of its generation, refined in all the right ways.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Generous checkpoints alleviate some of the control issues, and the unique visual style is almost worth the price of admission on its own, but Type: Rider falls just short of its lofty vision.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be a little short of original ideas and the controls can be fiddly, but blockbuster titles like this are what we need to take tablet and smartphone gaming to the next level.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the core of Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulous remains unchanged from the original, the sequel refines the formula to rekindle the addiction all over again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not everything new that Black Ops 2 introduces is a success, but what works - from the branching narrative to more flexible multiplayer customisation - makes it the most unique Call of Duty yet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can get past the clumsy controls, you'll see why the Resident Evil series is held in such high esteem and how it kickstarted the survival horror genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a challenging area with a pleasing aesthetic and is set to offer a lot of potential talking points for fans of Dark Souls lore.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What Royal Revolt lacks in strategy, it makes up for in bright visuals and the ability to become more involved in the sweeping battles. It provides a surprising amount of content for a free game, with equally surprising production values to match.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a more methodical game than Angry Birds, requiring thoughtful planning and pinpoint timing, but in many ways that also makes it a more enjoyable game than its predecessor.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Limited multiplayer options aside, Lumines Electronic Symphony blends puzzle, rhythm and visuals together in an almost euphoric way. What looks like a humble block-shifting affair at first glance is actually one of the best titles in the PS Vita's launch lineup. Throw in one of the best soundtracks you're ever likely to hear and we have an excellent purchase on our hands.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That earnest human touch keeps This War of Mine compelling even when you mess up and the rubble all comes tumbling down around you, leaving you just enough hope for the next attempt that you'll dive back in and endure it all again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Doesn't exactly rewrite the book on first-person shooters, but it offers thoroughly enjoyable gameplay, with a low learning curve, set against a strong narrative. Fans of the previous games will find much to love here, and even newcomers will find it a good jumping on point thanks to the intuitive controls.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although both games are thematically grim at times, we thoroughly recommend Metro Redux to both series newcomers and fans of the original titles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In summary, The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy collects three games that everyone should play in one affordable bundle. Extras might be few and far between, but Idol Minds has done a great job rendering the titles in HD. It's cross-genre gameplay at its finest, complete with memorable characters, expert level design and one of the best arsenals this side of Borderlands. A highly recommended trip down memory lane.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, despite its short length and lack of replayability, time playing The Swapper is most definitely time well spent. The clone-based puzzles are superb, while the addition of a thought-provoking narrative is the cherry on top of what is an excellent puzzle/platformer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On a high note, Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes makes the significant addition of asynchronous multiplayer, which fits the game's strategic turn-based format perfectly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is so much to like and discover about Monaco: What's Yours is Mine - just make sure you have some good friends along to share the spoils.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It isn't a bad story, with plenty of intrigue from its setting and characters. The issue comes in when it tries to take a leap into the realm of allegory, where it never ties itself together thematically in a satisfying way. In that way, Transistor is like a virtual croissant. It is layered and delicious, but there is a lingering airy emptiness to it that makes it hard to fill up on just one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything from the graphics to the gameplay has been amped up significantly and the end result is an excellent sequel. This could easily have attained classic status with a little more refinement, specifically where the level creation mechanic is concerned.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Taken on its own, Asphalt 7 is the best game in the series so far, but it does little to differentiate itself from its predecessors aside from price.