Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 921 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 FIFA Soccer 13
Lowest review score: 20 Toy Story Mania!
Score distribution:
921 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With a great cast, a huge list of missions and activities, some novel new gameplay additions and one of the most stunning environments we've ever explored, Grand Theft Auto 5 is a masterpiece and a hugely impressive technological achievement.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the definitive version of one of the finest games of the last few years, and one that better lives up to Rockstar's lofty ambitions.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If a deep combat system, an engaging plot, a wonderful cast of characters and a stunning, open-ended game world sounds like something you might be interested in, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim should be at the top of your list.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With a hauntingly beautiful game world, stunning visuals, and a wide variety of ways in which players can approach combat, The Last of Us is another exceptional game from the team at Naughty Dog...However, it's the studio's ability to make this past-pandemic world and its contrasting cast of characters feel so believable and credible that really makes The Last of Us stand out from its peers.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It features a superb plot, contains at least one piece of essential DLC and looks absolutely stunning, making it an essential purchase for newcomers and one to consider for fans of the original.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While it was a risk to move away from the depths of Rapture and into the clouds of Columbia, Irrational Games has once again crafted a dazzling new world, which succeeds in taking the franchise to stunning new heights.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The richness of the world is helped by the fact that Arkham City is a stunning looking game. This is one of the most detailed, rich and vibrant open worlds ever created, whether you are gliding over its skyline or striding down the broken-down streets. Considering the size of the world, the rich detail of the interiors is incredible, putting many more linear games to shame.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Whether revisiting Hyrule for the umpteenth time, or paying your first visit, prepare to be dazzled by one of the finest gaming experiences ever created.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even without the platform versatility of its other versions Skulls of the Shogun is still among the best strategy games to grace iOS, and one that armchair generals shouldn't pass up.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's platforming perfection, brimming with clever ideas and flawless execution.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hearthstone's main drawback is a matchmaking system that can often put new players in matches out of their depth, along with a few stability and framerate hiccups that pop up in the iPad port.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While there is a definite finality to Mass Effect 3, the wealth of plot-based variables are likely to inspire second, third and fourth playthroughs, not just of the latest game but of the entire trilogy. Mass Effect 3 is truly unique in this respect, leaving no stone unturned and offering full closure, yet still leaving players with countless 'what ifs'. It's these unanswered questions that have driven the Mass Effect experience, and will motivate players to see their mission through to its glorious end.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With the Wii showing its age more than ever, Nintendo's strategy is to compensate with an immersive interface, mesmerising world and engaging story. It's an approach that pays off, proving that gameplay should be valued above all else.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Punch Quest is a wonderful fast action romp for iOS that will keep drawing players in for a long time to come.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Despite this minor gripes, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is a masterpiece and a strong contender for game of the year. Like its predecessors, it pushes the boundaries of what's cinematically possible in the medium of video games, and is a thrill ride from start to finish.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I want to keep playing, I want to discover its secrets, I want to fight every monster, try every weapon, discuss theories and explore as many of the community dungeons as possible. To put it bluntly, I want to bleed the game dry.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not only do you care about the characters and want to see how their stories end, but you want to scour every inch of The Witcher 3's glorious game world. It's a world you want to get lost in, a world where fast travel is an afterthought and a world you want to keep exploring in case there's something you've missed.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't let the appearance of maths fool you, Threes is a deceptively addictive game of sliding, matching and growing the puzzle with every move.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nintendo and Intelligent Systems have re-awakened the Fire Emblem series in top form, merging its story and tactical combat as a masterful accomplishment for strategy RPGs.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those already addicted to Tiny Wings' charm will love the new levels, while those still on the fence couldn't have asked for a better invitation to join in.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Online in Super Smash Bros for Wii U makes an already brilliant game even better.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The fact that Journey has so effectively condensed the experience into a two-hour interactive poem is an astonishing achievement. It is the evolution of Jason Rohrer's art game Passage, bringing an unmatched humanity to the experience through its multiplayer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it does add a stylish new body and a slick new engine.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Suffice it to say though, for puzzle fans Device 6 is hands-down the game that best takes advantage of the iPhone as a gaming platform.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shadow of the Colossus remains an undisputed classic, with its breathtaking vistas and epic boss battles, and despite its ageing mechanics, ICO remains a piece of gaming history.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a frantic game packed with stunning set-pieces, thrilling boss battles and a fantastic combat system, even if it doesn't deviate too far from the original.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After a constant stream of more realistic racing simulation games, the high-flying action of Asphalt 8: Airborne stands out for its interesting courses and intense speed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combine spot-on controls with dozens of fish to discover and a wonderful sense of humor, and it would be ridiculous not to download Ridiculous Fishing.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The World Ends With You: Solo Remix is a massive game for iOS, and it gets a gorgeous visual upgrade over the DS original. However, it's hard not to feel that it's priced too high for the iOS market, especially for a non-universal app.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Overall, Borderlands 2 is the sequel we were all hoping for. Gearbox has clung rigorously to what worked the first time around, and fleshed out the experience with refined customisation options, more variety, and a vastly more interesting story. With fantastic co-op support, there's tonnes of longevity on offer here, and no doubt future DLC will sweeten the deal. Looting and shooting doesn't get much better than this.