Eurogamer's Scores

  • Games
For 4,511 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 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Super Smash Bros. Melee
Lowest review score: 10 Anubis II
Score distribution:
4,511 game reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The bottom line is that the core gameplay is tedious beyond belief - so much so that I doubt you'd even get value from renting it.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The nagging question is why on earth should a second-rate FPS game that's so indebted to its peers - and one of which, in the case of BF2, does a persistent character thing for free - think it can get away with demanding a subscription fee for any of its content? Answer: It really can't.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The characters make annoying noises all the time and their hit-and-miss one-liners are repeated too often. All in all Acme Arsenal is a chore to play, even if you're...
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The worst kind of licensed game: utterly ignorant of the series' charms it's designed to complement, and bad enough at what it does attempt to make baby Hera cry.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A very short, and very dull, brawler. Double Dragon does include some nice "extras" - configurable controls, and some arcade flyers, which should be worth an extra point, but throws the point away with quite possibly the worst (unstoppable) menu music I have ever heard in my entire life.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    To produce a technically sloppy title is one thing, but the game is horribly flawed from conception to execution in a way we haven't seen since, ulp, Driv3r. Marred by a remarkably vacuous combat system, the pathetic driving and undercooked flying elements merely underline what a thoroughly wasted opportunity this was.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    To produce a technically sloppy title is one thing, but the game is horribly flawed from conception to execution in a way we haven't seen since, ulp, Driv3r. Marred by a remarkably vacuous combat system, the pathetic driving and undercooked flying elements merely underline what a thoroughly wasted opportunity this was.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As the back of the box says: Identify (that the game's a bit rubbish). Eliminate (it off your shopping list). Survive (with your dignity intact).
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Wing Commander Arena is a rudimentary shooter, the sort of thing that might have passed muster as a homebrew PC title ten years ago, but an unimpressive trudge for console gamers today.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The ideas aren't all bad and on paper this must have sounded like a rich and promising game. However, the game far overreaches itself and the coding, visuals and execution of those ideas is comprehensively unpolished.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Turtles is about as shallow as gaming gets, with even less to offer than Renegade, a game already three years old by the time this hit the arcade...Even at 400 points, that's pretty shoddy value.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If Churchill had died, we might all be speaking German, but at least we wouldn't have to put up with nonsense like this.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As Tenchu Z is already outclassed in every area by last generation stealth games like "Metal Gear Solid 2," it fails almost completely when stacked up against "Hitman: Blood Money," "Splinter Cell: Double Agent" or upcoming treats like "Assassin's Creed."
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Poor controls, lacklustre source material and almost non-existent extras all combine to make this one to avoid unless you have a particularly nostalgic longing for this particular slice of gaming antiquity.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The combat's inexcusably awful. The duelling is absolutely mind-numbingly uninspired. The platforming and exploration feel tacked-on, overly basic and adds little variety, and the fetch quests plumb new depths in their tedious pointlessness...One of the most dreadfully vacuous and uninspired movie tie-ins in recent memory.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's a crude and unappealing game, marred by at least three design decisions (the scrolling, the time-limited weapons, the long-winded upgrade system) that immediately make the gameplay a grind rather than a blast.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Some of the most renowned old games ever have a terrible knack of ageing horribly. Take Gyruss. By virtue of the fact that it was created by Yoshiki 'Street Fighter 2/Final Fight' Okamoto in 1983, it appears to have been granted a disproportionate level of historical interest, despite not actually being anything special in its own right.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Then there's the combat. It's messy. You'll fling ranged spells at enemies and they'll mysteriously miss, presumably due to line-of-sight issues, but it's difficult to tell. Even melee combat seems buggy at times, with monsters you can't hit even though they're stood right next to you.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you want to play with chums, you're going to have to reselect your gang for every two-minute game, as the interface will dump you all back in the wild as soon as it's over. Easier is jumping in with strangers, but none of the tracks/games hold enough allure to inspire much of this.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It deserved to be left dying in the gutter, begging for loose change, and is in no way a glorious representation of a fondly remembered era of classic arcade gaming. It's a clunky, somewhat charming period piece that's interesting for five minutes if you have childhood associations with it, but, for everyone else, it isn't even worth going beyond the free trial version.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The cinematic cut-scenes are poorly voiced, the characters unconvincing, and the plot is so-so at best.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's dull, it's lacklustre, and it entirely betrays the series' name by having no perceptible sense of speed.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are no injuries, field goals, audibles, safeties, penalties; it's just pick a play and then pick up and play, with as few things to think about as possible. We expected that, but it turns out it's also the main reason that NFL Tour is rubbish: American football needs these things. It needs a bit of complexity and nuance. Without it, it's only ever slightly entertaining.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's very little challenge or strategy, and very little imagination has gone into anything besides the visuals, which were done by other people anyway. Xbox 360 wasn't a good system for kids and families before this came out, and nothing's changed. Teach them to play Viva PiƱata instead.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A thoroughly unnecessary isometric brawler that ranks alongside Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean as being one of the worst uses of a high profile license we've seen this year.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Big Willy Unleashed is toss. The controls make playing the game feel like trying to do the washing-up with a pair of chopsticks, using clogs instead of rubber gloves. It looks revolting. The script is appalling.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's too complex for a party game; you try explaining the importance of ball choice and oil patterns to small children or drunk people.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Although you can excuse Sega for trying it on with a true classic like Sonic, foisting dated crap like Ecco on us yet again feels like a monumental waste of everyone's time. Download the free trial if you must, but don't even think about parting with your hard-earned cash for this. It might still look pretty, but Ecco plays like a dog.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    In short, EA Playground is fun for neither kids nor adults. The mini-games don't have the depth of those in Wii Sports or the quirky innovations of those in Wario Ware. The visuals don't have the appeal or charm of a Disney/Pixar game, or even that one about the puppets in the garden Tom likes so much.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Its mediocre visuals will tax your PC like an Inland Revenue man hopped up on crack; we had to scale the settings right down in order to make it remotely playable, and even then it crashed us back to the desktop with depressing regularity. Perhaps it was trying to tell us something.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Tetris Splash gets one point for being Tetris, one point for at least having an online mode and one point for being relatively cheap (assuming you don't bother with the DLC). But it loses points for ugly background graphics, the obligatory ghost block, the bad pacing, the expensive add-ons, the limited multiplayer options and having no sharks.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Nobody cared about yet another shovelware DS game like this cluttering up the shelves. "Why don't you all just buy the books instead if you're so interested?" he thought.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sight Training is no fun. There's not enough to do and what there is to do is tedious. It's hard to believe it improves your visual abilities any more than eating carrots makes you see in the dark.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    When Soldier of Fortune Payback isn't being generic and shallow, its being utterly crap and thus does nothing to mitigate its gleeful and deliberate xenophobia.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game only offers a couple of hours' entertainment and they'd be better spent watching the TV show or one of the films, or trawling the Internet for erotic Wesley Crusher fan fiction.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    King of Clubs doesn't play a very good game of golf, and the unlockable elements do little to counteract this rather glaring flaw.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The sad truth is, if you already have a Wii, you've already got a better boxing title in the shape of Wii Sports - a game that not only allows you to pummel away at a cartoon representation of your sister, but also effortlessly possesses more charm, more wit, and - worryingly - a lot more precision than anything this can offer.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even the staunchest of Myst fans can't deny that this is a pretty poor port. Despite being faithful to the original in sound effects and atmosphere, its glitches and lack of new, DS-specific functions ultimately inhibit its worth.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Half-arsed dross.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game looks rubbish and is dull to play. Flicking a Wii remote might be more like throwing a dart than pressing a button but it's not much more fun. The novelty wears off in about the same amount of time it takes to throw a dart. Toss.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As interesting an idea as Sky Diving is, sadly the concept fails to deliver thanks to clunky motion sensing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Between the obvious chinks in the artificial intelligence and glaring clipping anomalies (with characters walking through walls and floating down staircases), only a truly hardy adventurer will persevere. Did I say hardy? I meant foolhardy.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    At best, it's a functional third-person platformer that sometimes acts like a shooter. At worst, it's an astonishing collection of poor design decisions, half-hearted implementation and mindless narrative clutter that will only lead to buyer's remorse in all who decide to give it a try.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    To make matter worse, the race will stop dead at certain points to forcibly initiate a mini-game in the guise of one of Dastardly and Muttley's futile foils.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    And so rather than allowing you to feel like an armoured avenger, Iron Man's videogame outing merely offers the chance to lurch awkwardly around the sky like a drunken wasp while holding down a button to blow stuff up.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Inevitably, it's the mini-games that really muff things up though.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's nothing terribly wrong with all this in theory, but the game's shocking lack of polish makes even this rudimentary gameplay a real chore to get through.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For everything else in its amazing catalogue of flaws, errors and catastrophes, though, the biggest problem is that the game just stops whenever you can't work out what to do.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are undoubtedly excellent ideas hiding behind the scenes; they're just stymied by the method of execution.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Insultingly simple and clumsy Live Arcade puzzle game, unworthy of your time.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A short game painfully elongated by mindless repetition, there maybe a half-decent melee game somewhere in the midst of all this movie propaganda, but you'll need super-patience to find it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you're so deep into professional cycling that you'd want to play a game where you navigate sterile menus and tell other people how to ride bikes, then there may be some small morsels of enjoyment to be found here, provided you accept that your own enthusiasm will be picking up the slack for a drab and technically sloppy game.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Chronically poor AI and a lack of challenge aren't the only problems Code of Honor suffers from. The levels are highly linear and feel artificial, with areas boxed in by fences, barbed wire and impenetrable bushes.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The marriage of XBLA and boxed game is a nice idea, but the Pub Games themselves are lightweight and boring, and the potential benefits for Fable 2 players are the sorts of things typically bundled on Collector's Edition bonus disks in the first place - and typically overlooked by the majority of players who can think of better ways to spend the extra money.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I'm certainly not averse to this sort of thing appearing on WiiWare but My Aquarium feels like half an idea, lazily executed. If you like the idea of a virtual fish-tank, and don't mind that your input is minimal, then the price is about as right as it'll ever get for this sort of thing.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    For 25 quid, you could hire Richard Blackwood and Daniel Bedingfield for the afternoon and still have change for an egg sandwich, a Panda Pops and the bus to Lewisham Travelodge. You'd have more fun.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Off Road is not as hateful as, say, RealPlay Racing, but you still shouldn't buy it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Eat Lead is far from a compelling parody, taking weak, ambiguous pot shots at other games. Even though these attacks are often hard to trace to their intended target, it's fair to say that Eat Lead isn't worthy to mock them, because whatever else it's trying to be this is a howling misfire of a cover shooter, neither funny or enjoyable, and guilty of worse crimes than the ones it's attempting to mock.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Instead, the game concludes disagreeably, as virtually everyone Jason is supposed to protect is left tortured and dead by his original departure, and he simply has a party because he got what he wanted. For an action RPG elevated beyond its serviceable components by the allure of rich mythology to end in such a desperate contradiction is comprehensively self-destructive.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad might have been enjoyable, in a silly, disposable way, if the gameplay was halfway decent. It isn't, and not even the nicest bottom in the world can make up for that.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Ready 2 Rumble Revolution has botched controls, faulty technology and unsympathetic style, but I suspect there's a half-decent arcade fighter residing somewhere underneath it all. Even if there is, though, it'll need to go back to the gym for some serious work before showing its face in the ring again. As it is, it dances like a buffalo and stings like wet cabbage.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The tasteful, minimalist aquatic theme of Art Style: Aquite appears designed to offset what is actually a rather tedious sorting game.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The graphics are horrible, and made even worse by that hellish "smoothing" filter. Your powered-up hero has a bulky weightlifter's body with a tiny comedy head on top, while enemy designs are lumpy and ugly.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Right from first touch, it's clear that Republic Heroes hasn't undergone nearly enough of this sort of testing, and the uninspired foundations are further compromised as they are built upon. As a result, this is a product that will make children frustrated and unhappy, the very opposite of that to which Star Wars should aspire.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Right from first touch, it's clear that Republic Heroes hasn't undergone nearly enough of this sort of testing, and the uninspired foundations are further compromised as they are built upon. As a result, this is a product that will make children frustrated and unhappy, the very opposite of that to which Star Wars should aspire.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A lazy and predictable slog through 20-year-old game design, stultifying 'action' and glaring, ridiculous omissions. There's no defending it on the grounds of being a kids' game, since most astute children will likely find this turgid, unengaging blast every bit as tedious and repetitive as their adult counterparts.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Ultimately, all Funky Punch has going for it is the price. It's certainly cheaper than Tekken, but it's also a pale shadow of virtually all its genre peers. If you value frugality over actual value for money, then by all means give this a spin.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A wonky also-ran.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A wonky also-ran.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The sad truth is that there are better looking, better designed twin-stick shooters on the Indie Games channel for a fraction of the price, produced by inspired individuals who have moved on from Beat the Blockoids. Give them your Microsoft Points instead.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It doesn't help that the game goes from mildly challenging to ridiculously easy within the space of a few hours, and once you hit level 50 nothing in the game will pose any kind of threat.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Usually, spin-off games can fall back on their inherited audience of existing fans, but with a pointless story that adds nothing to a tale already completed, it's hard to see how even the most devoted follower could get more than an evening of mild amusement from such a scrawny experience.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If it's erotic imagery you're after, just get some porn. The visuals will be more realistic, the acting will be better and the plot will make more sense.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It has some redeeming features and won't be the most depressing footballing experience most of us endure in the next 30 days, but rather like most professional footballers, it would do better to focus more on its football than the surrounding pageantry - and on the pitch it can't even get the accents right.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The only redeeming quality is the echo of ambition that can be faintly heard in the ruins of execution.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    What could have been a mildly enjoyable platform excursion swiftly degenerates into one of the worst adverts for motion control I've ever seen. Suffice to say, we won't be rushing out to check Mission 2.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game's central conceit, which has you infiltrating giant towers with the aim of bringing them down from the inside, encourages uninspiring, repetitive internal environments, a problem the game's art team fails to overcome.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The idea of an interactive comic as narrative expansion is a sound one, but Ignition entirely fails to do the concept justice.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The idea of an interactive comic as narrative expansion is a sound one, but Ignition entirely fails to do the concept justice.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This isn't how nostalgia is supposed to feel.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even Harry, Ron and Hermione's limp-wristed spell-casting animation looks half-hearted. It's an insult to the fiction, an insult to the increasingly good films, and an insult to bad videogames.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This isn't how nostalgia is supposed to feel.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Players wanting an exciting, fast-paced, on-rails light gun shooter on the Wii are far better served by SEGA's Ghost Squad and House of the Dead: Overkill. The developer's failure to fully embrace the arcade approach ensures this game serves no-one, least of all its tired licence.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    No-one cared when this was released on PSP in summer 2009, and they certainly won't give a flying fig about it now.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    FlingSmash's title might be short, snappy and to the point, but the game itself only manages the first of those three.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Another boarding game! And yes, it's just like Sonic Free Riders! Except Sonic and the stupid albatross have been replaced by a weird green wolf thing and an annoying surfer dude monkey. And the tracks aren't as good. And the power-ups are duller. And it looks horrible.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Hopefully this is the last we'll see of the human d-pad experiment. I spend enough time under the thumb as it is.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The mini-games do work, and if your idea of a good time is indeed struggling to put on clown make-up on or saw a virtual plank in half you might enjoy them. But I have no idea who you are.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Once the novelty of the game concept has worn off, which doesn't take long, the frustration caused by the controls really kicks in.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Offering all the satisfaction of flossing with overcooked spaghetti, FIFA 11 provides an object lesson in how not to make a football title for mobile platforms.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Capcom fans deserve so much better than this.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    We'd also like to point out that Sega has a whole stack of arcade games in its archives, and could have been a mite more generous than including just four in the package. One for obsessives only.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It wasn't appropriate to make a GBA Dynasty Warriors, and the inevitable disappointment of an already extremely tired series has been fully realised.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's the shortest game ever, and that's not acceptable for a full price release. And no matter how 'pumped' we feel after playing it, it's a minigame. It should be a tenner - not forty quid. [Rating at £10 = 80]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The pointlessly respawning (and stubborn) enemies quickly become a tedious pain in the arse, the combat mechanics feel redundant, limited and stuck in the past, and the whole locked door/find key/backtrack game design feels utterly stale too.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you harbour kleptomaniacal tendencies and find curvy polygons racier than we do, then the increasingly repetitive bouts of volleyball and weakness in the rest of the package won't bother you.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Yes it's simple and probably meant for kids, and you can get a small amount of fun out of Wrestlemania 21 for a relatively short period of time, but behind the shiny superstars it has a pork pie for a brain. That's the most positive thing we can say, sadly.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's a mess of conflicting design elements, glitches and outdated film trivia, casually entertaining for about five minutes and tear-inducingly frustrating from there on out. It tries, clearly, but it fails on almost every count.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Just consider the gorgeous and stunning packages of Resident Evil, Maximo, Devil May Cry or Killer 7. How are we supposed to accept this unpleasant lump of gristle in comparison?