Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 653 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 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 FIFA 14
Lowest review score: 20 Angry Birds Go!
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 85 out of 653
653 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a near-decade old game, Resident Evil 4 is frequently amazing. As a first time player, there are more than a couple of moments that feel archaic, often frustrating to the point that you may give up playing. See it through to the end, however, and you'll come to realize just what an achievement Resident Evil 4 was for its time, and how well the large majority has held itself together across the last ten years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pivvot falls into the same category as games like Super Hexagon - but is just a little more forgiving, and a better experience for it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    OlliOlli achieves exactly what it set out to by providing a stern test of player's reflexes, with a level of playability that will keep them coming back for more punishment. You'll feel the desire to smash your Vita on some of the more taxing courses, but the urge to get back up on that skateboard for yet another attempt will prevent you from going through with it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The physics can lead to frustration at times, but Incredipede is so playfully creative that you'll want to push through just to see what form the creature will take next.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Proof that EA hasn't run out of ideas for new creative content just yet.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The tactical combat and dungeon exploration steal the show, and control fantastically on the touch screen, making Warhammer Quest an easy recommendation for fans of the classic board game and newcomers alike.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Valiant Hearts: The Great War is a superbly titled game. It is a valiant effort at a sincere depiction of war by developers whose hearts were clearly in the right place, telling a gripping story that is still respectful of its source.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Republique Episode 2: Metamorphosis builds on the first episode's foundation for a stronger experience in every respect, with a story build up that is poised to make the wait for episode three feel even longer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a simple hack and slash game, ORC: Vengeance is a good fit for mobile. But while it may look the part of a console or PC quality game, it lacks much of the depth and customization of its dungeon crawling contemporaries.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The second game Phoenix Wright: Justice for All is the standout of the collection, but all three are fantastic in their own right, and well worth playing for longtime fans and those who haven't tried the series before.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the only real sin committed by All That Remains is that it's a first episode to the second season rather than a sixth episode to the first season.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game covers the events of the comics up through the campsite, with at least two future updates planned adding levels up through the prison and beyond. Fans of the series will surely get a kick out of seeing the comics come to life in The Walking Dead: Assault, but the repetitive level goal might make you feel like a zombie just going through the motions before the game is through.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Who would have thought that a budget digital title would actually outshine some of the big guns of the PS Vita launch lineup? It's the perfect amalgamation of old and new that will please MotorStorm fans and the nostalgia brigade alike.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Final Fantasy has lost its way in recent years, Theatrhythm is a warm, wonderful reminder of why you fell in love with the series in the first place. While your mileage will depend on your familiarity with the series, in its own right this is a fun and quirky rhythm game full of neat ideas, but for long-time Final Fantasy fans this is nigh-on essential.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Teleglitch is an admirable attempt at making an immersive and challenging roguelike, but various issues considerably bog the experience down. In particular, its insanely high difficulty and repetitive nature make the game dull and unenjoyable. As a result, it's only recommended for masochistic players.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Resources can also be used to open shops, which can upgrade your weapons, magic and skills to help you survive further into the dungeon. Each dungeon run is scored, with your ultimate goal to reach a score of 10,000,000, hence the game's title. It will take dozens upon dozens of attempts to even come close to that score, but each failure is met with the compulsion to try just one more time in this addicting RPG puzzler.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, Tales of Xillia's excellent characterisation, entertaining battle system and addictive levelling-up and shopping systems ensure that Namco's latest is worth exploring twice over.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a few minor complaints, largely concerning the bonus content, Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is an abundant, accessible and entertaining puzzle game that combines Nintendo craftsmanship with a competitive price tag.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pocket Planes is a free-to-play title, but the intake of both coins and cash come at a fairly consistent rate, allowing a player to progress without actually making an in-app purchase.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's been a long and painful journey for Square Enix, but the studio has finally delivered an MMORPG that lives up to the Final Fantasy name.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Wonderful 101 is a great fit for the Wii U, being rich in color and charm and putting the system's unique features to good use. Combat is strategic and rewarding, and some of the mechanics on show are refreshingly innovative.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a Nintendo game, Mario Golf: World Tour feels uncharacteristically clunky. When the tense thrill of the course takes you, it's a great experience that packs a lot of potential depth, but with confused structures and systems, it takes patience to see the best World Tour has to offer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Infinity Blade 3 offers more of the same for fans, but the constant grinding is showing its age the third time around.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Killzone: Mercenary fulfils many of the broken promises of previous Vita shooters by delivering an experience that replicates the best qualities of its home console predecessors, while taking the series along new avenues.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's remarkable that a game as lengthy as Dragon's Dogma and with as little plot development manages to hold our interest through to an excellent finale. The combat system is undoubtedly the glue that holds the game together, providing a compelling reason to keep playing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like a shuffling zombie with its eye on a hunk of meat, Capcom has stayed the path, offering a juiced-up Dead Rising experience that benefits from the next-gen hardware's added horsepower.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The unique anthology style also allows 400 Days to shine on its own, and the brilliantly economic storytelling may even draw some fans to prefer it over the original.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Full of multiple themes that probably shouldn't work, but do. The end result is a solid hack 'n slash title set against jaw-dropping visuals with more than its fair share of eccentricities.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game isn't as innovative as other recent Mario efforts and not as novel as previous New Super Mario releases. It's still one of the best 3DS games on the market, however, and we strongly suggest saving some of your own coins in order to buy it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Off-field issues remain PES 2014's biggest problem, lacking that one killer game mode needed to overtake its main rival. However, the action on the pitch is the best it's ever been, rivalling and arguably surpassing that of FIFA, and setting up a tasty next-generation battle going forward.