Eurogamer's Scores

  • Games
For 4,687 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Sunless Sea
Lowest review score: 10 Ninjabread Man
Score distribution:
4,687 game reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While Sniper: Art of Victory is superior to its brother in arms, and the sniping mechanic itself is reasonably well implemented, there are still too many flaws here to recommend it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even huge fans of the originals are likely to be disappointed by Fare Wars.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is a place for more substantial 3D games like this on the platform but Street Trace: NYC provides nothing to recommend itself over the slew of more tightly focussed and expressed rivals on the platform.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are some ‘clever’ bits, like a Winona Ryder look-alike shoplifter (surely she’s too pretty to lock up?), but on the whole it’s a ‘point and laugh’ kind of humour rather than a hearty laugh out loud spectacle.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    The Football Playbook is unlikely to live long in the memory: it may be a reasonable proof of concept, but it's a long way from the beautiful game.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A relatively pretty update of the classic formula, but one that lacks the soul or spirit to make it even vaguely interesting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Offers too much tedium and not nearly enough fun, mic or no mic.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unless you're astonishingly tolerant of technical and interface problems, and totally addicted to dull hack-and-slash RPG combat, don't buy this game. Forsooth.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At its core, this game is also a decent platformer, but the silly drawing gimmick and incessant backtracking spoil the fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's hard, though, to shake the feeling that the only reason this game is free to play is that nobody would pay money for something so scrappy and generic.
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    If Alien Hallway bothered to adopt the 'lanes' system of PvZ, it might have worked, but instead this headlong battle quickly descends into a repetitive brawl of little consequence.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even if you remember the PS2 game with fondness, don't buy this one; your rose-tinted glasses will smash and you'll be left picking the splinters from your eyeballs as tears of blood roll down your cheeks. Also it's not worth £29.99.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The ports themselves are weak, perhaps the victim of an unrealistic development deadline, and the games aren't actually all that classic.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's impossible to recommend to anyone beyond its existing fan base.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I'm all in favour of games that transport us back to the good old days of vibrant originality, but Knack simply doesn't.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There should be no shame in sticking to a formula, but Arkadian Warriors reproduces it with so little ambition it plays like an ABC of what the genre needs to avoid to move forwards; appearing content to wallow in a stereotype because action role-playing games are under-represented on Live Arcade.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you don't have a Dungeons and Dragons background, the game will seem impenetrable and dull - and even players of the tabletop game will appreciate the detail, but hate the incredibly clumsy interface and lack of information and feedback.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A dreadful game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Determined types fond of incessant repetition might eke some mild enjoyment from The Lost Town, but the rest of us can move swiftly along and leave the town to its inevitable fate.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nano Assault Neo is my least favourite kind of game; the kind that follows in others' footsteps with little to call its own. It's not a bad game in the conventional sense - it's not tedious or broken - and it's even moderately amusing, but it's not especially refined and I'm not sure why it exists beyond trying to score a quick buck during a deserted launch window.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Relentless FPS overlords might find their pulses raised briefly by the thought of endless, generic shooting and violence, but the rest of you would be well advised to direct your time and money elsewhere.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mythos is almost competent as an action game. But if you come here expecting an MMO, and you like your MMOs to have a sense of purpose – whether it comes from innovative design, a world worth falling in love with or a certain awe-inspiring breadth – then this game is a bit of a wasteland.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's worse than ATV console games, thanks to a poor control system that's seemingly been designed with little thought for how the PSP itself is designed.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball is due for release soon, and that's a far more instinctive and entertaining affair. Save your points for that, and send this one for an early shower.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Regardless of it being very hard to picture how its tedious, clumsy mechanics could possibly evolve into something fluid and entertaining, any game that puts you through a good 15 or 20 hours of overwhelming despair to get to even a chance of something worthwhile - which the server-wide near-silence suggests actually isn't, and certainly won't be until if and when there are enough players to populate large-scale tussles - is a failure.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ideas like collaborative mission editing offer tantalising possibilities for the creatively minded, but they can't mask the flaws of a game lacking a central hook.
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    But despite its hugely endearing premise, the dizzying, chaotic novelty soon turns into a muddled scrimmage where success tends to be measured as much in luck as in skill.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's the Mario Kart-esque attacks. An immediately obviously very stupid idea. And they're so poorly integrated that they destroy everything in their path.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Simply by staggering across the finish line first, Bound By Flame may seem to be an attractive proposition for PS4 RPG fans, but don't be fooled. With its shonky cut-scenes, its outdoor sound effects that play indoors and its linear maps, this is in no way a current-gen experience. It's a budget offering at a premium price - and a poor one at that.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All round, it's a compendium of disappointment, and something to which only super-hardcore Ridge Racer fans need subject themselves.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An exceptionally generic platformer shaped around quick trial and error design and limp enemies, and built around a tired looking cel-shaded engine that does little justice to the visuals of the arcade original.
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    More to the point, why would you consider spending £4.50 on the gaming equivalent of pairing socks? I'm not sure even the developer, Intense, has the answer to that one.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Alien Syndrome had the potential to be a decent by-the-numbers action RPG, but it struggles to even reach those heights with insipid repetition and a total lack of challenge crippling your incentive to see it beyond the first few hours.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's one thing to churn out the same game ten years after it was made. It's another to churn out an inferior version and charge people full whack for it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All that is good about Scrap Metal is contained in the simplicity of its premise. Cars and guns.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Deadly Creatures has an intriguing premise, and makes a strong first impression with its shudder-inducing animation and cute environmental details. That may be enough to curry favour with Wii owners starved of action games, but over the long haul the scariest thing about these critters is how shoddily constructed they are.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you really need to be reminded of Splinter Cell's glory days, go back and pick up a cheap copy of Double Agent. Just do yourself a favour and give this pointless reissue a wide berth.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As it is, Imaginary Range feels like a waste of everyone's time.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Judged purely on its own merits on this platform it looks like it might be vaguely interesting, but all too soon you're dragged into the real world and forced to acknowledge that despite its warm touches of humour, the hackandslash action is nowhere near the standard we expect from a full-priced game these days.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Babel Rising has a killer hook, but ultimately fails to use it for much more than the basics. Its entertainment value is simple and occasionally cathartic, but is exhausted far too early.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Absolute masochists might be able to sift through the pointless junk crudely glued onto the Rainbow Islands concept, and manage to find enough of the original's appeal to justify the time and expense but in a world where Taito Legends is readily available, offering the rather wonderful untouched arcade classic along with many others worthy of your attention for a fraction of the price, why would you even want to bother with this garish mockery?
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Compared to Mario Galaxy or Ratchet & Clank - heck, even compared to Crash Bandicoot, another platforming mascot mired in mediocrity - Sonic Unleashed is an obviously poor effort from a series that is still hopelessly lost in the modern gaming landscape.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A gaudy glimpse of the bad old days of mid-1990s 3D. And no-one wants that.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    When Aeon Flux isn't busy being average, it's tied up in its own gibberish, or nudging you towards your next confrontation with awkward controls. It has almost none of the excitement we play video games for and as such, is time lost and tears in the eyes of anyone foolish enough to waste their money.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Smashing into crowds of rancid flesh-eating zombies ought to be a terrifying life-or-death battle, not like shooting fish in a barrel.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Poorly translated and badly acted, there's little here to distract from the terrible gameplay.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Spaceforce can't be recommended despite some interesting ideas.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Chromehounds is really, really, really boring to play...Not one that I can imagine Xbox 360 players sticking with for more than a handful of hours tops, no matter how starved they are for new releases at the moment.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Make a game with controls that don't work, and lovable presentation and playful creativity can't save it. It always hurts to punish a game that tries something different, especially when such obvious care has gone into its presentation, but Fret Nice fails to execute its ideas with competence.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's not much to like about SWAT: Target Liberty. The squad-based mechanic is imbalanced. The levelling-up and weapon selection systems don't have significant effects on how things play out. The plot is silly, the cut-scenes are rubbish and everything's so small it makes your eyes hurt.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bulletproof reads revelations from the Bible of production but knows almost no game. It's superficially slick, with its bling'd up 50 Cent avatar and glitzy rap, but really it's a third-person shooter that stumbles well under the benchmarks set for the PS2.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It might look a little like Yoshi's Island, then, but it's a worse game in every regard. 19 years on from the original, its design has been denuded of almost everything that made it great: a series once fecund with ideas is now coasting on past glories.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But by far the most irritating aspect of the handling is the inability to simply make your board go where you want it to.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's just a waste of time. Too clumsy to satisfy any action gaming urge, and too wrapped up in its own turgid mythology to realise it's getting things so badly wrong, releasing it right before the onslaught of massive winter releases is a decision more audacious than any design choices in the game itself.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Four heads might not necessarily be better than three, but it's yet another of a great many reasons why Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow compares poorly to the peers it so desperately tries to ape.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To be presented with this utterly misguided and ill-conceived attempt to reinvent one of the best strategy-RPG series of the last two decades seems criminal and unfair. It’s a mammoth level grind, bringing together some of the action-RPG genre’s very worst conventions while leaving out some of the best.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stood next to any of the better games of the year, Gungrave feels like a depressingly hollow experience designed to showcase some nifty graphics.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Beautiful music, cute visuals, and a peculiarly charming attitude make you want to like it. Recognising that it's aimed at younger players makes you want to forgive it. But it cannot be denied that this is a big ol' mess of nice ideas executed badly, with the most important ingredient completely missing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The combat's weak, the storyline's excruciating, it's technically deficient - Haze really is this year's most significant gaming disappointment.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Xevious has been bettered hundreds of times over down the years, and only the most diehard retro fiend will want to part with their cash for this now.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It would be easy to score this game as plain mediocre. After all, it essentially works, displays a misguided and seemingly half-hearted attempt at innovation, looks pleasant enough, passes the time and will likely meet the low expectations of its surprisingly large fanbase. But should such calculating mediocrity be continually excused?
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It doesn't really work, as the game never finds the right way to balance the two modes of play, but this brief flicker of ambition offers just enough ballast to prevent this otherwise tiresomely unremarkable game from sinking completely.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An exceptionally generic platformer shaped around quick trial and error design and limp enemies, and built around a tired looking cel-shaded engine that does little justice to the visuals of the arcade original.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Instead of the kind of solid, varied combat which the RTS genre has been steadily evolving towards over the years, Ancient Wars: Sparta falls back on resource management for its core gameplay. Distressingly, this is a sub-"Age Of Empires" affair which rapidly becomes a chore.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But Declassified also exposes failings of Call of Duty's form and fashion. The game is a cliché, its thrills limited, its time-stretching ploys clear. It's infused with the character of Call of Duty, but stripped of the spectacle it reveals the underlying game to be wholly plain and an uninteresting use of your time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Maps are too long and slow-paced when they should be frenetic and bite-sized.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Charging 800 points for this when the aforementioned Castlevania: SotN comes at the same price is taking the proverbial. Steer well clear of this one.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a game that strains for profundity and meaning - that's particularly evident in its Trophy titles - but finds them ever beyond its grasp. Some will be soothed by its contemplative mood, others will relish the challenge of mastering those devious patterns, but to me the two felt like an awkward mismatch.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Anybody who remembers the good old days of Contra should steer clear of Shattered Soldier, unless you have some sort of sadistic urge to lay waste to your senses and pollute your fond recollections of this once proud series.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Little more than an online update of a pretty dire Tetris update, Worlds simply isn't worth your cash, even if it's only 15 or 20 quid down the high street.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you want a game that does the franchise justice, you can probably pick up the fantastically entertaining Die Hard Trilogy on PSone for about one eighth of the cost of this.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The simple appeal of 3D tank combat is one that certainly has a place on a service like XBLA, but this awkward update gets stuck between misplaced reverence for the original and distracting concessions to modern gaming conventions.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In short, there isn't much reason to buy it - however much you love monkeys. And we love monkeys, which makes us even more cross.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is thoroughly disappointing in some respects - not least because Sword of the New World is one of the most beautiful MMORPGs we've ever clapped eyes upon.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As you move your craft around the playfield with either the analogue controller or the d-pad, precision of movement goes out of the window with your craft over-shooting the mark, often resulting in a loss of one of your limited lives.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a game that endures precisely because of its easygoing, laughable nature, Talisman is far from ideal.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If this were the only console RPG available the numerous flaws might be worth suffering, but when compared to the ambition and polish that other games have brought to the genre in recent years Risen demands far too much and offers too little in return.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimately this is soulless and boring with almost no redeeming features, and the worst tennis game of this generation by some margin.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    People shouldn't make RTS games for consoles for the same reasons that people shouldn't put square pegs in round holes: they don't fit. And people definitely shouldn't make substandard RTS games for consoles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Something Microsoft should have put out at a budget price from the beginning, because the single-player story mode is without question one of the worst platform games we've had the misfortune of playing in <I>years</I>, while the multiplayer is merely adequate next to the best in online console gaming.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Maybe with a price cut and some rebalancing work this could be worth getting, but right now it's a bit of a shambles.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dream Trigger is a novel experiment that starts off refreshing, surreal and unique, but it's too content to regurgitate the same tricks and never evolves past its base mechanics. New coats of paint can only mask so much before it grows tiresome.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Spyro would score a 5 were it to work properly - smack bang in the middle of middlyness, doing nothing well, and utterly without imagination (for goodness sakes, travelling back and forth between two versions of reality - where did they get that idea from?!).
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With a frustrating yet easy single-player mode that can be exhausted in less than an hour, it falls to multiplayer to improve the score - and it's true that playing with other people does liven things up a tad.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An atrocious MMO wedded to a fleetingly enjoyable multiplayer shooter. Had Vogster just focused on the latter component, it might have had something worthwhile.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The clichéd storyline is accompanied by plenty of hammily acted cut-scenes, and the whole package is ultimately pretty forgettable. There's some nautical mileage in the sea battles, but that's not nearly enough.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What looked like a peaceful riff on one of Miyamoto's finest ideas winds up a far duller prospect than it ought to have been. Shame.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Whatever your thoughts are on the finer points of the game, it all boils down to one thing, really, and that's the fact that you're essentially mashing the same two or three buttons repeatedly, and largely winging it most of the time.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gripes are really mainly relating to the individual games, which for anyone remotely experienced will quickly become far too familiar and untaxing to warrant extended interest.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The presentation is so poor, with the board and tiles constricted to an area around half the size of one of the DS' screens, that it's almost impossible to see the detail on each tile.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With Robocalypse content to be barely average in every department, this is one for only the most undemanding Tower Defence addicts.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With just a smidgen more subtlety it might have worked, but the cod 1950s B-movie horror shtick is rammed home in CAPITAL LETTERS and SHOUTY VOICES at EVERY OPPORTUNITY to the point where you just want to tell Digital Reality to just PLEASE SHUT UP.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While the simple structure makes it compulsive, it also leaves it unsophisticated.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a stupid idea, and one that pretty much breaks Midnight Bowling. It's too silly to work as a bowling sim, but it's also too open to unfair play to work as a fun multiplayer game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The fort-versus-fort gameplay definitely doesn't gel with the Worms dynamic. Instead it robs a once-proud series of almost everything that made it so memorable, and the result is a game that tires as much as it feels tired.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even the best endeavour seems futile in the face of a clunky control system and a lack of strong visual feedback. To call it a relaxing piece of leisure software doesn't excuse it, either.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It has neither the charm, nor the innovation, nor the wicked guns, and therefore ultimately feels like a bit of a chore.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Thanks to a quite absurd damage system, you can find yourself downed in three or four hits, usually meted out with all the precision of a Friday night drunk in Basildon.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you've got a DS, plus Pearl or Diamond, and you've got a sizable collection of Pokémon that you'd like to see rendered in 3D on the TV, then Battle Revolution might be worth the asking price. Even then, you'd have to be a pretty hardcore Pokémon fan.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Harmony of Despair isn't a failure of concept but a failure of ambition, one that leaves Koji Igarashi still waiting for his next great discovery.