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 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Lowest review score: 10 RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile
Score distribution:
4687 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Since the saber-play is occasionally exciting, and that those of you who desperately want something that reminds you of the film might be prepared to put up with this in spite of its flaws. Me? I thought this was crap.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of online multiplayer slaughter, then it's a safe bet that you've already got plenty of games that do the same thing as War World, and do it a lot better.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Super Contra might appeal to the extreme hardcore retro apologists out there with oceanic reserves of patience and superhuman skills. It's certainly a challenge, and if that sounds like you, go for it. But if you're a mere mortal and squeal when the going gets tough, then the chances are you'll agree that the sequel is just too damn bloody minded by design to warrant much attention 19 years on.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Okabu's first impression is dazzling because it gets the audio and visual design absolutely right, but it has neither the depth nor imagination to sustain this. And when the simple act of playing isn't fun, you're just going through the motions.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The thrill of taking control of the family in action is soon soured by some nasty control and camera glitches, but youngsters who can't get enough of seeing Mrs Incredible stretch herself around won't really care about the finer points of directional play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But the chief difficulty is simply sustaining your interest. It's boring and easy, and it takes too long.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wise WW2 strategy gamers will stick with "Company of Heroes" and "Faces of War" for the moment.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're a die-hard adventure apologist with a CSI fixation then step right up, but the rest of you can put your curiosity to one side - especially at its current stupidly high price point.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The best reason to buy Hydrophobia Prophecy - not for entertainment, but as a kind of digital tourism. You're paying for a look at everything the developers achieved over Hydrophobia's exceptionally long development, and to see what this game might have been.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lair, sadly, is a classic example of the apocryphal polished turd. Strip away the HD bluster and the game beneath is little more than a basic PS2 shooter with a makeover.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Later levels tend to get merely more irritating rather than more enjoyable, and the many fans of the Oddworld series would have been better served with handheld versions of "Abe's Oddysee" and "Abe's Exoddus," rather than this frankly overpriced, lame effort.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For all it brings to the table - space combat, Halo's shield, varied levels - not one single aspect is truly worthy of praise.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The titles that truly impress on bite-sized platforms are rarely those that try to ape "proper games", but the ones that turn hardware and storage restrictions into opportunities and innovations. Hero of Sparta isn't one of those games, and there are better Minis more deserving of your money.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What makes a good fighting game is a well-designed combat system offering at least some degree of challenge and long term reward, and that's missing in Bleach: Shattered Blade.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're one of those who has enjoyed the series on console, you'll enjoy it on DS. Otherwise, steer clear.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's sort of enjoyable because swishing a sword and firing a gun and seeing off billions of stupid enemies without having to think about it too much can be fun. Not fun for long, though, and not the kind of fun it's worth spending 30 or 40 quid on.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hardcore? Don't be fooled, chaps. Maybe, somewhere, deep within the bowels of the hardcore gamer there's a desire to play endless, sprawling, repetitive games which offer no motivation to continue, but really, if you're looking for a hardcore RPG status symbol, then pick up Breath of Fire II or Golden Sun - or buy Zelda, because that's a real-time RPG done right.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The comic book presentation is enthusiastically funny, the freeform action concept is commendable and the technology itself, when it works, is promising.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The saddest thing about Sakura Samurai is that the foundation is there for a much better game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The sad fact is that there isn't a single spark of imagination or joy in this entire game. Despite some obvious effort, Wario: Master of Disguise is just utterly tedious in every respect and an absolute chore to play.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The main linear quest path provides the bulk of Mage Knight, with little in the way of sub-quest trimmings, and the replay value is low despite the temptation of trying out new characters.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mediocre, unimpressive and uninspired. The handling and physics are competent, but the missions are dull and the presentation is shoddy. The most fun to be had is in laughing at the voiceovers.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you like the sound of a game which feels a lot like playing an extremely early build of Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time on a broken television then go ahead and drop forty notes on this abomination.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Editing in game design is as important as it is in writing or filmmaking. Get to the point. Respect both the time and financial investment of your audience. Above all else, don't send me chasing after the goddamn lorry.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a multiplayer version of the classic board-game you're almost certainly better-off going to community sites like www.diplom.org and exploring some of the free Play-By-EMail options (bewilderingly Paradox have chosen not to include a PBEM or a hot-seat mode).
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You begin to think that behind Bodycount there is perhaps the story of an heroic development team tasked with doing far too much with far too little, who have performed a minor miracle in simply shipping something that works. Well, works some of the time. It's an explanation. But the killer fact about Bodycount is that it's nowhere near good enough to compete in the FPS arena, and serves nobody - player, developer or publisher.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So once again, we have here a modern day Sonic game devoid of the elements which made olden days Sonic games so good - speed, simplicity, a decent control system, that sort of thing. Sonic Riders Zero Gravity is not hateful, just pointless. A complete waste of time, effort and the planet's resources.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Devotees may still play along, through fandom obligation if nothing else, but there's no spell that can change the fact that Harry Potter's videogame saga ends with a whimper rather than a bang.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is just a song pack, really - one that carries an RRP of GBP 29.99 (or GBP 39.99 if you need the guitar grip too). That's too much to ask for a sequel which barely does anything its predecessor didn't do, and doesn't even fix any of the problems with it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Having Gary Oldman and Frodo do voiceovers doesn't make up for the fact this game looks and plays like something made five years ago.