Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 678 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 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Dark Souls II
Lowest review score: 20 RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 86 out of 678
678 game reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even fans of the sport will find the lack of game modes and the absence of multiplayer difficult to overlook.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, enjoyable multiplayer modes and what feels like a fresh approach are negated by restrictive gameplay, dull presentation and poor combat.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sumo Digital should be commended for its attempts to pack as much as humanely possible into a Nintendo 3DS game. However, despite its wealth of options, game modes and extras, F1 2011 fails where it counts most, on the race track.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It feels like a string of vaguely amusing tech demos rather than a game in its own right, and even in this regard it fails to captivate for any length of time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The problems with the computer AI make the single player a bit of a chore, and while the online co-op action is frantic and fun, it's also chaotic and lacking a bit of flow. There are quite a few glitches in the campaign, including zombies disappearing into scenery, or just disappearing entirely, and the set piece battles are hardly jaw-dropping.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As the first part of a planned game trilogy, it ends on a cliffhanger, leaving plenty of room for the developers to improve future iterations. However, if this first outing is any indication, perhaps The Doctor isn't quite ready for primetime gaming yet.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Game of Thrones video game takes a while to get going, but perseverance is rewarded with an engaging story full of tough choices and interesting dilemmas. Unfortunately, the plot is let down by poor storytelling, sloppy visuals and mediocre gameplay, despite a relatively deep combat system.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Though Temple Run: Brave is cheap enough for an impulse buy at only 69p / $1, it's hard to recommend compared to the original game, which offers a nearly identical experience for free.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If taken in quick bursts, Party Wave can be pretty fun, but once you've seen the first four or five levels, there aren't going to be many surprises to keep you going.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Purists and fans of the original will get their nostalgia's worth with Spy vs Spy but it was clearly made with only the most ardent of original fans in mind. Even they may wish to leave their memories in the past, as some of the rough edges that were forgiven 29 years ago are downright jagged today.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Farming Simulator 2012 provides a slower pace to gameplay, but the controls make it more frustrating than relaxing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    When the controls decide to work in Random Heroes, the game comes together and can be a lot of fun. However, the frustration from times when it doesn't work outweighs the good, making Random Heroes a tepid recommendation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the randomly changing target sums really bring the whole experience down, making Koozac a mediocre number puzzle good for a few rounds before being completely forgotten.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Continuous play opens up a range of unlockables, including new backgrounds, blades, music and more objects to slice aside from rats. The only downside is that it is all quite dark, with the rats often blending into the background and making them harder to slice than it should be.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Demons' Score is marred by some unforgivable issues. Most notable is the repetition, which has you playing through the exact same song and tap sequence dozens of times to reach each of the more entertaining boss encounters.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Without the guardian units, Blade Guardian would be a fairly generic entry in the tower defense genre. With their inclusion, the game becomes more interesting, but they are arguably more trouble than they are worth, making Blade Guardian difficult to recommend except to the most stalwart strategy fan.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Silent Hill: Book of Memories fails miserably at capturing the core attributes of its series predecessors, namely the effective psychological horror and captivating storylines. It doesn't exactly excel as an original dungeon-crawler either, bogged down by repetitive gameplay and generic mechanics. This is one book you will be able to put down.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With a more focused campaign and some extra work to iron out control bugs, and Borderlands Legends could have shown promise.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    That being said, the improvements aren't enough to make it worth a purchase over the free version that was already available, making Wreck-It Ralph a difficult game to recommend.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While Beatdown is high on nostalgia, it is hard to play it without wishing it had released on nearly any other gaming platform.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Shadowgun: DeadZone is a technical mess. The game crashes almost as often as it works, and when it does work the online lag will make it seem like players are practically teleporting across the map.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Jet Set Radio is a beloved classic, but the iOS version does not do it justice. It is an impressive technical feat that the game can even run on iOS, but that novelty quickly wears off once you actually hop into a level and attempt to skate around.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Middle Manager of Justice is worth a try for the creative presentation, but it isn't a game most will likely stick with for very long.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is a lot of puzzle potential for Pudding Monsters to grow, and the colorful art style is undeniably adorable, making it still a fun game to play. It will just probably be a much better game a few months from now.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Strike Suit Zero feels very much like a product of the time when space combat games flourished on PC. Your enjoyment will greatly depend on whether you think of that as praise or a condemnation.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tokyo Crash Mobs should only really be considered by 3DS owners who dig the look of the game and are Puzz Loop fanatics. Everyone else should look elsewhere - there are plenty of superior puzzlers in the eShop.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Primal Fears does come with functional co-operative play, which isn't the worst time-killer if you and a friend are bored, but otherwise it's a disappointingly lacklustre title.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Littered throughout the whole game are collectible hats, which completionists will appreciate, but ultimately, the controls in No Time to Explain are too imprecise and drag down the experience too much.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This would be fine if much of the action was not just so vanilla. This is a solid shooter, but not the game that Aliens fans had long hoped for.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Cyto is ultimately yet another physics puzzler for iOS, though inarguably a highly polished one, with puzzles that offer some fun, but feel more like going through the motions.