Digitally Downloaded's Scores

  • Games
For 270 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland
Lowest review score: 10 Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 270
270 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I appreciate the maturity that GUST is bringing to the Atelier franchise. In fact, I really, really appreciate the maturity that the developer is injecting into its flagship series, and frankly, I can't think of a better quality traditional JRPG out there than this one.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rayman Legends on the current generation of consoles is the best platforming experience of this early 2014 year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    At its core, Danganronpa is a melting pot of various philosophical puzzles that pulls together in such a way that it connected with me on a very deep, very real level. Without giving the ending away, the ultimate fate of all the characters (including Monokuma) left me more than a little shaken, and any game that's able to connect with me at that kind of primal level must be worth the investment.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the second that I stepped into the game's world and into the first village that would become a base of operation for a few subsequent hours, I was hooked as wave after wave of nostalgia hit me.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Europa Universalis IV is the finest strategy game on the market. And it just got better.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Laden with meaning (and in future articles on Digitally Downloaded I'll be writing plenty more about that meaning in the weeks, if not years to come, I suspect), this game uses poetry as its basis and executes on that vision so well that it is, effectively, interactive poetry.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This unique blend of action and tactical RPG elements in one, along with the deep level of complexity, finds the combat to be enticing and addictive in its execution.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Rorona remake isn't a massive change over the original game. And it didn't need to be. The original had all the ideas right, but was a little raw on execution. The remake shows that GUST has in subsequent games refined the experience significantly, and now Rorona is now up to the standard of its fellows in the series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In a way Valiant Hearts is a challenge to everyone in the industry; it's a challenge to the publishers churning out the same old "war games," and it's a challenge to all the players that continue to buy into these games without really thinking about what they are playing. War isn't fun, and it has a real impact on the people that are involved in it. It's games like this one that, critically, remind us that there is a human side to war.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a very rewarding game, with something like 30 different endings to experience, depending on how well you play, and more side quests, optional missions and challenges and places to explore than most other JRPGs out there.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In the end I came to the same conclusion now that I did back then: I had fun with the game itself, but it was the narrative that will no doubt be what sticks with me for some time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The real appeal of the game is in its presentation. The music is light and bouncy, the visuals are bright and colourful, and there's plenty of humour in the way units animate. I can't describe in enough detail just how happy it makes me to finally have a full-featured shooter game that is bright and pleasant; though I have no particular problem with serious and grim shooters, it's nice to have an option for when I'm in the mood for something happier.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It combines some of the finest production values we've seen on the iPad to date, with some streamlined, but truly entertaining empire strategy elements.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a pity that a lot of players have been so fixated on the perceived gameplay weaknesses of each of the games in this trilogy, because in doing so they've really missed the broader philosophical richness of the story of Lightning and her ragtag crew of allies and antagonists. Ironically, those people will also find Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII the weakest game in the series, when thematically speaking, it's actually the most powerful.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the game makes great use of the 3DS overall, the one area that is worth mentioning is that it lacks any 3D at all, which and it did surprise me, but the game still looks great and the dual screens work very well having the persistent map at the bottom.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Toukiden is the most beautiful and playable "Monster Hunter clone" to date.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Genuinely good fun, and a true retro rush for people that grew up with classic RPGs.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When a game nails the gameplay this cleanly, everything else that OlliOlli gives players is icing on the cake.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is an incredible game that is just so much fun to play whether you are diving head first into someone’s Castle or if you are working on your own Castle’s defences and trying to get things just right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The idea of a role-playing game built on the South Park universe is borderline genius.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That balance is why its predecessors were so popular, and that's why the sequel is certainly going to be a major hit.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I think that is perhaps the testament to what Telltale Games does best with its stories - when the team can put an emotional punch in there that simply resonates for hours or even days at a time. This was an excellent episode that did precisely that for me.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately the irreverence of Final Fantasy X-2 means that the quest isn't as memorable as its predecessor, and while it's good fun, it's also not something to play on rotation. But combined these two games are incredible value, and a great alternative to the XIII series on the PlayStation 3 for people that were put off by those more recent Square Enix games.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sheer weight of content that is packed into the game can't be understated; this is a big, chunky game that demands a lot of time to work all the way through it, but every step of the way is a truly entertaining one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Vita has no shortage of quality JRPGs on it, but Final Fantasy X HD Remaster should certainly be in the running for being the finest. With a rich narrative, quality gameplay, and a now in portable form, it's one of the finest games in the entire franchise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That gameplay, complimented with the excellent visual style and the charming music itself, makes for a heck of a compelling little game, that offers a load of content to boot. Portable games just don't get better than this.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although I do feel the main mission is too short, it feels like a stand-alone experience that will connect to something much greater in the future. My only gripes with Ground Zeroes, a prequel, is its length, so you can only imagine the game changer The Phantom Pain will be.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a meaty game, and for people that enjoy good anime plotlines and fun characters, it's essential.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combat feels faster and more fluid than most other similar games.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    Phil Fish has forced me to put more thought into playing a video game than I would have initially liked, but I feel like a better gamer for it. I used to think that the joy of exploration and unbridled sense of discovery was lost to the games of consoles past, but Fez has not only proven me completely wrong, but it has given me hope for the future.