Digitally Downloaded's Scores

  • Games
For 432 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 39% 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 Papers, Please
Lowest review score: 10 Battleminer
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 432
432 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flockers is a clever game for the thinking gamer and those fans of Lemmings who have been waiting for so long for another quality puzzler in the style. If Team 17 can bring the level editor and level sharing ability over from the PC version in a future update, as well as a touchpad interface, I’d give it that last star.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the most hardcore tactics strategy game you'll ever play. It's brutally and unapologetically unforgiving, and yes, it lacks the presentation values and atmosphere that would help people get over the learning curve. But for the patient few who will be willing to give this game the time it demands, Natural Doctrine is going to be an experience with nearly limitless depth and it is, in fact, one of the best multiplayer strategy experiences on any console at the moment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not the most innovative title in terms of modes and menus, FIFA 15 delivers where it counts - on the field of play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If we were too look at 3DS version in isolation, it does miss the point of why people play Smash Bros. in the first place.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sherlock's mind is presented in such a way that he is clearly a man treading the line between madness and brilliance, which makes this opportunity to play him all the more riveting and an opportunity not to be missed people who enjoy genuine detective fiction.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There have been a handful of Alien games over the years, but none have delivered an experience so close to the intent of the films as Isolation. With visuals authentic enough to have been ripped right from the movies and a terrifyingly intelligent monster as the primary antagonist, Alien: Isolation makes for a memorable experience, and clear proof that Colonial Marines was the fault of the developer and not the material.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga asks a lot of its players, especially in the early chapters, but those who stay for the long run will enjoy a mature, character focused story which is both challenging and memorable.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If being humiliated and demoralised by in-game defeat is synonymous to Mel’s downfall, achieving victory in battle is a feeling equivalent to earning a billion dollars just for punching your life-long nemesis in the face.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I loved the game when I played it as a freebie on PlayStation Plus ages ago. I love it even more on my shiny, powerful, PlayStation 4.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's silly, but taken in the right sense, it's a satirical adventure that sits on the right side of quality entertainment.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forza's combination of speed, presentation values, excellent handling and flexibility in letting players approach the game in a variety of ways makes it really hard to put the controller down.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For all the games’ narrative themes of consciousness-probing, identity-subsuming science, the reordering of the psychic self for a greater application of the flesh, I needed to look no further than my own pathological gameplay in its honour. The rage quits, the restarts, the late nights, the infinitesimal adjustments to my thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth attempts, all part of my drive to survive to the end, no matter how many hours of hell it took.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I love that games like Fluster Cluck are leading the charge of local, social, multiplayer, and I hope it continues indefinitely. Being able to experience actual living room mayhem again as you did back in the day when friends would come over for epic SNES and N64 sessions is still a blast 15 years later.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the original Legend of Grimrock, odds are you will feel right at home here. It is bigger, more polished and provides greater variety than its predecessor.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The underlying cause of the Disney magic is at times hard to pin down, but for my mind it's a combination of great, unique characters, nostalgia and an endless stream of wonderful, quality, animated movies.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I loved the first Battle Academy, and while the sequel doesn't do much more than adding new maps and scenarios, that's more than enough. Slitherine already has the premier wargames on the iPad, and now it has one more.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from the cooperative experience and the massive amount of online options for competitive multiplayer (the number of maps is absolutely staggering at over 100 and the mode variety is quite extensive), Halo's single-player also feels compelling.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Disney, as with Activision, is going to face stiff competition from Nintendo with its Amiibo line (which taps into the same sense of nostalgic loyalty as Disney Infinity, in fact, and is a bigger threat to it than Skylanders). But Infinity 2.0 shows that the franchise is on the right track, and it might just wind up on top.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Infinity 2.0 shows that the franchise is on the right track, and it might just wind up on top.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with all of its Halloween charm, Costume Quest 2’s greatest strength is that it knows its limits. It's a short experience, and it's to it benefit as it never feels bloated. It’s the quintessential bite-sized RPG, wrapped in all the Halloween charm you could ever hope for.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nintendo deserves props for using DLC as an opportunity to add to an existing game package, rather than sell something that should have been in the original release in the first place. It's a fine line to tread, but Nintendo's showing the other publishers how DLC should be done.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a camaraderie for the heroes built around trust and affection for one another that really resonates and gives the narrative a certain warmth that I enjoyed through to the end.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just enough has been done to preserve the spirit of the original games while making these entries feel like a legitimate part of the current Pokémon ecosystem. Game Freak and Nintendo have taken the main Pokémon franchise about as far is it can go, short of actually evolving it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just enough has been done to preserve the spirit of the original games while making these entries feel like a legitimate part of the current Pokémon ecosystem. Game Freak and Nintendo have taken the main Pokémon franchise about as far is it can go, short of actually evolving it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With plenty of levels, several endless modes and multiple characters, there's a lot of replay value to be had in Rollers of the Realm. The relatively toned back violence makes this a game I'd readily recommend to younger audiences, and the story is very good on the inclusivity front with representation for characters of various races, genders and ages.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The first episode, as is typical for Telltale, is nothing more than a foundation for the tale to come. It helps to establish new characters and the overall arc of the story. It's actually a slow start, but ends of such an incredibly cliffhanger that I really can't see anyone playing this and then not immediately investing in the season pass for the rest of the thing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metrocide is carried by some intelligent game mechanics which really evokes the setting and makes the player feel like they are a professional contract killer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not accessible, and doesn't try to be. Football Manager 2015 is there to appeal to people who are such big fans of the beautiful game that they actually care about what happens off the field, and you're not going to find a better simulation of that behind doors "action" than this game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fight The Dragon could have used multiplayer polish, but the end result is a title that provides solid action RPG mechanics that is more fun with friends than solo.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As great as it is as a single player outing, Kalimba really shines when you can bring a partner along for the ride.