Digitally Downloaded's Scores

  • Games
For 645 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Lowest review score: 10 Candy Match 3
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 63 out of 645
645 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The idea of a role-playing game built on the South Park universe is borderline genius.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Otherwise, BlazBlue remains the slick, fast, competitive and vibrant fighting game that we saw in previous versions.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To summarise it simply, it’s about how RE’s limitations add measurable impact to your choices. It’s about the exploration and puzzle solving sans omnipresent hand-holding. These concepts are rare attributes in today’s AAA gaming scene. And when laced with enhanced visuals and a friendlier control scheme, RE HD Re-master becomes a precious survival experience for the nostalgic and a necessary one for the newcomer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Convoy could easily and mistakenly be wrote off as another 'clone', one of the most challenging and grittiest indie titles of the year would be missed out on. If Mad Max: Fury Road turns out to be half this good, I'll be set for life.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Toukiden is the most beautiful and playable "Monster Hunter clone" to date.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly entertaining little strategy game. Offering just enough complexity to test a player's strategic thinking, it's backed by steady, effective aesthetic direction and a mass of scenarios that almost - almost! - make up for the lack of multiplayer to make for one of the finest indie games so far in 2015.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it shares a significant amount of DNA with the first game, the clever maps, huge unit roster, and brilliant skirmish generator make Battle Academy 2 one of the most entertaining tactical-level wargames on the market today. It’s war without the snore. Don’t miss it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The true value of Toukiden, and now Kiwami, is the sheer respect and love for Japanese heritage that drips through its atmosphere.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    RE;Birth 1 is a damned fine JRPG. It's silly, it's charming and it's irreverent, but it's also a package that's been wrapped up in a clever, rich combat system. This was the start that the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise deserved.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I genuinely believe this kind of game is something that anyone studying Hamlet should play and should make it part of their extended studies of the play. That's not to say it's not entertaining, because it really is laugh-out-loud funny and working through some of the decision trees gives it a lot of replay value.
    • 83 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hakuoki is a memorable, deep, and rich visual novel, and one of the finest examples of that particular genre that has ever been produced.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By enforcing a system of communication and bond development amongst its characters, Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star achieves what great novels and only the most lovingly crafted virtual experiences can: it offers the opportunity to not only interact with the characters but to, possibly, form memorable relationships with them as well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Child of Light is a fun adventure well worth exploring by yourself or with a friend.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that offers a brutally dark theme and sheer precision with its atmospherics, combined with incredibly difficult, but incredibly well designed puzzles to overcome. The result is a visionary project that might not resonate with every player, but everyone should try it because if it does resonate, then it's going to be an unforgettable experience.
    • 87 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The world, puzzles, narrative and music are all served to the player in small helpings, never overwhelming and allowing you to soak in and become one with the world. By the end of the game, it has challenged your mind in multiple ways.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Abyss Odyssey is a thematically deep game. On the surface it's a simple action platformer crossed with roguelike, but under that surface is a true rarity; a game made by South Americans that rejoices in South American mythology.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly fine racing game, and for PlayStation 4 owners this will be the first next-generation racing game of worth for serious revheads to sink their teeth into. Racing beginners, or people who are used to racing games where powerslides are enough to get around corners may feel very frustrated with this one at first, but I can't think of a racing game that is more worth taking the time to get to know, and master, than this one.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Part of me is agonising over every detail and wondering what – if anything – I missed, but that is already subsiding in the hours since I left that police station for the final time. I may be slowly coming to peace with what has happened, but the memories that Her Story created will last a lifetime. Her Story has become intertwined with mine.
    • 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.