Digitally Downloaded's Scores

  • Games
For 239 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Lowest review score: 10 Skeleton Rider
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 239
239 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't think of the game as a free-to-play one. It's actually very expensive if you want to be competitive, and so it's a premium game. It's worth it, but go in expecting it to be a big part of your gaming hobby going forwards.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This was always a great game, but the improved visuals and social features, as well as the additional content that Square Enix continues to add into the game, is enough for me to happily say that Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has become my favourite MMO.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Warlock 2 is an incredible well crafted game that is easy to bury hours into. Like any other good strategy game it can take some time to find the right strategy that will suit your play style, but that process of discovery is what makes these games so enticing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a game made with loving fan service and an eye for details that only genre veterans will really appreciate. For everyone else it's going to be a pretty, but slow-paced and obscure RPG with an odd sense of humour.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's certainly casual compared to the Football Manager games, but thanks to its adorable presentation and its ability to make you truly care about the fortunes of your little soccer players and team, this is the equivalent of a pulp fiction page turner; it's not necessarily fulfilling, but it's truly entertaining and impossible to put down.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Souls 2 offers glimpses of hope and illumination, but they always feel just out of reach. Scratching just below the surface to take on the challenges Dark Souls 2 has for you is where this game's appeal lies. The game will not be for everyone, but for those willing to tackle this game, it is a rewarding experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Child of Light is a fun adventure well worth exploring by yourself or with a friend.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The ways in which TownCraft subtly nudges players in a certain direction is a great way of allowing creativity to flourish while still providing targets and a traditional sense of challenge.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even when the overall challenge of living a day in Octodad’s shoes bears too much weight, the game is amusing enough to quell most of the frustration.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BattleBlock Theater feels like it was designed for the child that still lives inside me. It’s juvenile, colourful, and silly. But more importantly, it achieves everything it set out to do, with a near masterful level of execution. The addictive multiplayer and excellent level creation tools are just the icing on the cake.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead: Season 2 so fascinating. Clementine is living in a world that is far from black and white, and her decisions reflect the shades of grey she herself is growing into.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a game that is most interested in telling a story, and, just as with Nier before it, Drakengard 3 has a plot that is nothing short of a masterpiece. It's the kind of game that is going to inevitably be under-appreciated by people who can't be bothered trying to understand it. Judging from some of the other critical responses to the game that have already been published, we're already seeing that happen.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Machine Games has taken an aged franchise and brought it into the current world of gaming, yet they’ve done so without compromising the core tenets that are at the heart of Wolfenstein’s identity. As competent as it is a shooter, The New Order elevates itself from your standard run-and-gun action game by crafting a world that is actually worth caring about, and it’s done so with a level of confidence that is worthy of commendation.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Managing your deck is nearly as exciting as the battles in its own way. Nabbing new booster packs and busting them open with the touch screen is a simple joy that offers a little joyful suspense every time you acquire new cards.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These new features combine to make trade an even more vibrant strategic opportunity than it was previously.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Distant Worlds: Universe is a corker. But make no mistake: while it’s not as forbidding as some Grand Strategy games, patience and a degree of head-scratching will be required. But it’s worth the effort. It’s enormous, complex and – above all – fun.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's games like this that keep me interested in gaming; creative developers working on creative concepts and telling simple, effective stories in a manner that is only possible through an interactive medium.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no real criticism that can be levelled at this game. It's niche, but in servicing that niche Desert Fox combines a near-perfect AI with a brilliant interface and the perfect historical battle to serve as the basis of the game. Serious strategy fans couldn't ask for much more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the perfect example of a passion project done right, one that realises that it is important to look back, in order to move forward.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So Child of Light is an inferior game on the PlayStation Vita, but only when compared to itself on the home consoles. The core game is as artful and superior as ever, and it's still better than 99 per cent of other games you can get on Sony's handheld.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The visuals, while still appealing, act a bit unsteady at times and the episode could have been longer. Telltale is asking for a fair chunk of cash for an episode that is measurable more in minutes than hours. But the art style, excellent voice acting and interesting story do more than enough to make up for those other deficiencies as Telltale Games turns in its finest release yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! is the incredible adventure, offering up thrilling events and plenty of combat in between its humour. DrinkBox have done an amazing job and the Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition for the PS4 is more than a worthwhile experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The journey is captivating but it's over all too soon, and for all its beauty the game's world feels empty without other characters to speak to.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Senran Kagura Burst's strength is its sheer pace and energy. It's exciting and flashy, and thoroughly entertaining. I haven't enjoyed a brawler this much in a very long time; if only certain writers had given the game a go before dismissing it for something it isn't.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Because Tropical Freeze is so charming, and because the platforming is so wholesomely engaging, it's easy to forgive the fact that is really isn't enough of an enhancement on the previous game to be called something new.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Garrett is a wonderful character, and the city and plot of Thief hold all kinds of potential, the game looks gorgeous on the PlayStation 4 and is mechanically very tight, but all of that potential is dampened by the developer's somewhat overzealous desire to dictate just how the game should be played.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gigantic Army is a great new entry for Astro Port's line of shooters. If there was one complaint to be had, the game does stand on the short side of the spectrum although there is a refreshing lack of filler.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has just enough little nuances to set it apart from the vast ocean of similar puzzle games available across the digital oceans and it’s yet another solid indie title in Vita’s ever-growing catalogue.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a stand alone game it doesn't quite work, but with so many diverse characters with their own motives at play, they do make for a fascinating lot. I am really looking forward to seeing what Episode 3 has to offer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Coupled with the bright and charming visuals and you've got a game that, as I said at the start, was very unfairly maligned.