Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 760 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin
Lowest review score: 20 RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 760
760 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Time Surfer is essentially more Tiny Wings with a rewind feature, which for some fans will be enough, but won't convert anyone who wasn't already fond of the game it's based on to begin with.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metro: Last Light rarely feels like a revolutionary shooter experience, but it embraces the traditions of its genre and combines them with trail-blazing visuals and a gripping story.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It keeps you on edge just enough to pique your curiosity for what the next mystery will bring, and marries that mystery with an eerily beautiful world worth being curious about.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even though the randomly-generated levels can sometimes seem to be unfair in their layout, the intense rush draws you back in, making Boson X an ideal game for mobile masochists.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Shivah: Kosher Edition was overlooked by most players upon its initial release in 2006, but adventure game fans would be making a huge mistake to let that happen a second time to this wonderfully written murder mystery.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Of course, that is assuming the second act can satisfactorily tie everything together. Act 1, if played at a relaxed pace while exploring every dialog possibility, is about a three-hour adventure.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With the promise of regular content updates, Carbine's opus has the potential to achieve great things, but whether it realizes this potential largely depends on its success in amassing a community. But for now, WildStar is a massive multiplayer online game done right, blending the traditional with forward-thinking combat, high production values and an engaging world that begs exploration.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nidhogg is definitely a blast if you have a few friends around, and it's easy to see why it has been hyped up over the last few years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As such, Battlefield 4 becomes a game about its online and little else. For most, this isn't a bad thing, but when other games are offering the best both on the web and off, we feel the next Battlefield could do better.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The spotty controls don't exactly make the game unplayable, but it certainly makes playing an unpleasant experience. BIT.TRIP RUN is a bad version of an amazing game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pacing issues aside, Riptide GP2 is the mobile spiritual successor to Wave Race and Hydro Thunder fans have been hoping for.
    • 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
    One excellent new addition is the option to test weapons in a firing range before games begin. Having gone into many a battle with the wrong gun in the past, this is definitely something we found useful.
    • 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
    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker might come at a slower pace than Mario, but it's a platformer that's often just as endearing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is not a revolution as far as open-world games go, it's more of a compendium of recognizable elements that have been twisted just enough to make them seem new and different for the uninitiated.
    • 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
    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
    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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wasteland 2 might be daunting to newcomers, then, but its a sequel that successfully captures the strategic depth and black humor of the original...Brian Fargo and his team at InXile have delivered a quintessential role-playing experience with infinite possibilities.
    • 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.