Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 967 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 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Super Crate Box
Lowest review score: 20 Hot Wheels World's Best Driver
Score distribution:
967 game reviews
    • 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
    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
    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
    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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.