Digitally Downloaded's Scores

  • Games
For 292 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.9 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 Candy Match 3
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 23 out of 292
292 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rayman Legends on the current generation of consoles is the best platforming experience of this early 2014 year.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Velocity 2X takes everything that was great about the top down shooting action of Velocity Ultra and not only improves it, but adds a whole new layer of depth: platforming. It creates a new hybrid genre that's seamlessly blended together by its creative narrative and delicate balancing of controls for each style of game play.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What FTL boils down to is a brutally difficult and very rewarding roguelike and it is one of the finest examples of the genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another decent, if unspectacular effort from Nintendo. The series needs better balancing if skill is to ever become a factor again and the single player mode may be a total slog, but Mario Kart is still a hit where it always mattered: with friends.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky isn’t just a wholly brilliant example of the genre done justice – it goes the extra mile in crafting a lengthy game that also maintains its initial entertainment value right through to its end.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    TowerFall harkens back to the day when you could play a game like GoldenEye 007, when the person next to you got punched in the shoulder for besting you. This is a game with plenty of laughing and pointing at the screen. TowerFall is not deep in options or features, but the frentic gameplay makes for a surprisingly fun time with your friends and family.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In an era where every title feels like it is trying to play catch up to Call of Duty in the FPS genre, Metro still stands out as being willing to take a few more chances. It wants you to spend time in its darkly atmospheric world.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Obviously compared to the PC game, World of Tanks on the iPad is not as beautiful, but it holds up well, and on my third generation device I got a lovely sense of fighting over classic military settings.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Bardbarian's gameplay isn't innovative, it's tight enough to warrant your attention. The game would have been far more enjoyable as a shorter, five hour title but as is, getting the upgrades needed for progression can take twice that long, and that's more patience than a lot of casual gamers should be required to have.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The idea of a role-playing game built on the South Park universe is borderline genius.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I was absolutely wowed by this game the first time I played it through because I was paying so much attention to the cut scenes and redesigned Lara Croft was a joy to behold...But having had a year to sit and consider the game's broader meaning, the second time around the game's flaws are all the more apparent.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    TxK
    I found this to be a visually interesting, dynamic game, but not an especially engaging one.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mind you, apparent lack of confidence aside, Rogue Legacy is still an essential game, and it's good to see the roguelike still getting so much traction, because it is a wonderful, versatile and ultimately entertaining RPG sub-genre.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These new features combine to make trade an even more vibrant strategic opportunity than it was previously.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Capcom has shown a good deal of skill in refining an already great fighter in Ultra Street Fighter IV. Surely, now, it's time to move on to a proper sequel.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the absolute best episode of the season, with meaningful choices and memorable moments. No Going Back is a solid payoff to an otherwise sometimes uneven season.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cellar Door Games' Rogue Legacy is inherently hardcore and unapologetically retro. It's a game that should be marred by repetition, yet its careful blend of genres features such great variety and personality it's near impossible to stop playing.