Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 913 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 62% 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 Tomb Raider
Lowest review score: 20 Dungeon Hunter 4
Score distribution:
913 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even so, the fact remains that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a fantastic strategy game, and one of the best and most robust available on iOS.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport 4 is authentic yet accessible, educating, entertaining, occasionally silly, always spectacular, but most importantly, faster and more thrilling than riding a V12-powered rollercoaster with no restraints.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's the great bump in visual quality, the diverse and engaging campaign that never lets up, and a universe that finally catches your interest that impresses the most.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Oozing quality and packed with content, Rayman Legends justifies its place among the platforming elite, and proves that even after all this time, Ubisoft's oldest mascot is still full of new ideas.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Painting over any cracks that were starting to appear in the Zelda series, A Link Between Worlds is a refreshing experience and another Nintendo 3DS masterpiece.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a hardcore, heart-pounding adventure that's more accessible to newcomers, without sacrificing the series' sense of mystery, awe and wonder.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dungeon crawlers aren't to everyone's taste, but you would be hard pressed to find a better one than Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles. This is the definitive version of an already great game, and it truly excels on the PS4.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Trials Evolution takes the original's winning formula, improves the presentation, adds new game modes, multiplayer content and caps it off with an unbelievably deep level editing suite, giving the sequel near infinite replay value. Far from a lazy follow-up, or a quick cash-in, Trials Evolution takes a massive leap forward, proving beyond any shadow of a doubt that Xbox Live Arcade releases can hang with the best of them. The clue is in the name, this is a sequel that has well and truly evolved.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Quite simply, the beautiful game is back with a sports car and twin sister in tow - there, we couldn't resist.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Playing Okami HD is a joyous experience, but it is sad to see that after six years it is still one of the best examples of its genre. Okami HD is fantastic, and hopefully this re-release will inspire a new generation of game designers to play, enjoy and then scoff, "Ha, I bet I could do better".