Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 658 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 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario 3D World
Lowest review score: 20 Angry Birds Go!
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 86 out of 658
658 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Top-notch writing, great characters and the ever-present thrills of the courtroom - this is unmistakably an Ace Attorney game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crates falling from the sky can aid your toaster with temporary power-ups like baguettes and bagels, with new bread attacks unlocking the more crates you collect. The downside is that Toast Time's 45 levels can go by rather quickly, but with more power-ups and costumes to unlock it makes for an excellent excuse to keep playing this quirky gem of a game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While puzzles are almost non-existent, that's fine since the momentum of the adventure isn't interrupted. It's also only an hour long, and at this stage after just one act, it's tough to predict if the subsequent pay-off will be worth the initial investment.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cut the Rope 2 brings creative new puzzles to the table without losing track of what made the original game so addictive in the first place. With the promise of more worlds on the way, Om Nom fans can happily look to Cut the Rope 2 to help satisfy their appetite for puzzle games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Icycle: On Thin Ice is a game that is at once both silly and poignant, backed up by solid level design that makes it the perfect game to play during the cold winter months.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While we would have preferred a greater challenge, Mario and Luigi Dream Team Bros is a hugely entertaining game with a funny script, a pleasing aesthetic and lots of unique and interesting gameplay twists.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Azran Legacy adds the right amount of variety to make this final entry feel as fresh as when the series was first introduced, cementing Professor Layton as one of the finest adventure franchises to grace a Nintendo handheld.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SSX
    A triumphant return for the series. It may not be the most realistic extreme sports sim out there, but it captures everything fans have loved about the franchise since its 2000 debut, and brings a raft of innovative new features to the table. You won't find a better snowboarding experience elsewhere.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A lack of new levels and the omission of online play definitely damages the title, but the wonderful level design, intuitive controls and addictive gameplay makes it easy to overlook such glaring faults.
    • 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
    Hitman GO is far cleverer than it has any right to be, putting a refreshingly unconventional spin on the stealth genre.
    • 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.
    • 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
    After an opening act bogged down by tutorials and dodgily scripted story sequences, Watch Dogs removes the shackles, takes some chances and begins to live up to its own hype...Despite its pacing issues, Watch Dogs manages to tell a worthwhile story that's backed up by some novel new ideas in both single and multiplayer.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    It's a blast, no matter how easy. Kirby Triple Deluxe, like its namesake, has the fine-tuned ability to suck you right in, no matter who you are.
    • 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.