Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 934 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 63% 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 Gears of War 3
Lowest review score: 20 Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
Score distribution:
934 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Stealth Inc 2 is a remarkably well-crafted and well-paced platformer, and one of the most welcome surprises to arrive on the Wii U this year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crush! is a clever puzzle game that isn't afraid to push your reflexes, while being perfectly suited to playing a quick round or two on the go.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PES 2015 lacks FIFA 15's match day flair, instead letting its football do the talking. With exemplary action on the field and a much meatier online mode to get stuck into, football fans are in for a real treat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main slight against Antichamber is its personality, or lack of. It's visually interesting but also feels atmospherically empty and austere. If you can embrace that, though, and you have enough patience to crack the obstacles in your way, there may not be a puzzle game this year more rewarding as this one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sumo Digital has done a great job paying homage to Sega's legacy, but Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is more than a mere nostalgia fest, creating a polished racer in its own right with enough energy and playability to rival the Mario Kart series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If it's more surprising, rule-breaking encounters that you're after, then look no further.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    FIFA 15 may not be brimming with new ideas and game modes, but it is the most polished and enjoyable version of the football sim yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whether it's learning the ropes with Combot, attempting to best a challenging arcade mode, taking on tag teams with friends, or going global with 'World Tekken Federation', the package is always entertaining. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is undoubtedly one of the deepest and most entertaining fighting games in years, proving that like a well-oiled tag team, both quality and quantity can coexist in perfect harmony.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's true that dragon riding promises so much and delivers so little, and antagonist Maarik is somewhat underdeveloped as a villain, 'Dragonborn' is exactly what Skyrim fans have been waiting for since exhausting the main campaign. Solstheim is a fantastic location, packed with interesting landmarks, challenging enemies and a wide variety of quests, and reigniting that initial sense of awe.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Virtual Fighter 5: The Final Showdown shows its age when compared to triple-A contemporary fighters, but it works well as a budget-friendly downloadable release. While the single player modes don't offer a wealth of longevity, there's enough bang for buck value to be found in the online multiplayer to keep the fanbase happy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The sequel is impressive for its robust drawing suite and shift in focus toward a community art gallery, but casual artists may find the significant bump in quality intimidating, which could hold Draw Something 2 back from being as big of a hit as the original.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When the whistle blows and the action is go, PES 2013 is easily a match for FIFA, coming closer than ever to wining back its crown.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The extensive RaceNet-powered multiplayer mode, in particular, offers an enormous amount of things to do and players to challenge, which should keep fans on the road until the studio's next hotly-anticipated release. Let's just hope we don't have to wait another five years for GRID 3.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiny Troopers 2 is a bigger, and almost better, game than the original. The structure is favored more toward in-app purchases this time around, which sadly interferes with the difficulty balance more than it needs to.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its finely-tuned balance between character classes, collectable loot and level progression are unmatched in the genre, earning the crown in its name.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is unlikely to earn the same level of acclaim the original garnered in 2005, but it's a welcome addition to PSN. While you'll find better platforming and first-person shooting elsewhere, the way this one merges the two still makes it feel fresh seven years down the line.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It reaches highs that some Halo recent entries still haven't reached, and due to some unfortunate pacing, some of its biggest lows, too. All in all, its timeless combat ensures that old fans can soundly enjoy it once again, while newcomers can fully appreciate why it's always been so highly regarded.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The rigid quest structure and age-old combat system feel archaic when measured up against the new kid on the block Guild Wars 2, and the new features that the Mists of Pandaria brings aren't quite enough to recommend it to MMORPG newcomers over the NCsoft title. Blizzard has done plenty right with its latest expansion, but the battle to rule this thriving genre could be about to heat up like never before.
    • 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
    They say it's impossible to please everyone, but Splinter Cell: Blacklist comes admirably close.
    • 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
    Joe Danger 2: The Movie is a very solid sequel that provides more of the same but delivers a more exciting package around the basic mechanics.
    • 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.