Eurogamer's Scores

  • Games
For 4,670 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 Braid
Lowest review score: 10 The Settlers
Score distribution:
4,670 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days will probably amuse unfussy fans of nihilistic violence for a few evenings. But in a genre stuffed with far more interesting efforts, that still leaves it woefully below average.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mafia II gets the last word by destroying the myth that the mafia is interesting at all. It contends that the mob world is a hell of boredom populated by aggressively stupid automatons. These drones wake up each morning, carry out a series of repetitious tasks, and return home.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mafia II gets the last word by destroying the myth that the mafia is interesting at all. It contends that the mob world is a hell of boredom populated by aggressively stupid automatons. These drones wake up each morning, carry out a series of repetitious tasks, and return home.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But there are flashes of inspiration here, clues to the competence and ingenuity of the developer. Sadly these are drowned out by unnecessary bulk and repetition, resulting in an experience that's flabby and uninspiring regardless of your appreciation of its aims.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So, while Hydrophobia breaks new water, it treads old ground. The systems beneath the ebb and flow of its technical accomplishment are archaic and, without exception, lack finesse.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Beneath Arcania's often outstanding art direction and technical achievement lies a dry spreadsheet of must-have RPG elements, none of which is sufficiently developed to compel and all of which fail to balance against one another.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So that's 400 Microsoft Points (£3.40 / €4.80) for a mission that certainly wouldn't make it into the game's ten best quests, and two other additions that are essentially little more than variations on ideas from Fable II.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The only reason to buy Sonic Free Riders would be if it was actually free. And even then, only if you just really liked the box.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you really, really want to play tennis with your Move controller, Racket Sports works well enough to fulfill that function. But think carefully about whether that experience is worth £25 (it isn't).
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a short and rather insipid slog that simply doesn't have the charm or ambition to compensate for its wonkier aspects.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But with a miserly six songs present in the set list (versus 28 songs in the marginally more expensive Rock Band), and a pathetic selection of songs in the store, it hardly hits the ground running.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At the end of the day this isn't a matter of graphics whorishness, it's just that the GBA can't do the game justice. Underneath it all you can feel the spirit of the game struggling to get out.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A final point to raise is why Taito felt the need to demand that multi-player link mode would only work with 12 levels of the old version? It's hard enough to justify buying this ancient classic as it is, without removing the last temptation from the already hard pressed gamer.
    • 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.
    • 64 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you can live with all the problems, irritations and lack of inspiring gameplay, there’s actually a reasonably big game locked away. Real, hardcore Tolkien nuts, who live and breath the man’s work, may get something out of this.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    After driving around the three cities, picking up fare after fare and learning your best routes and so on, there's really very little the game can offer you that "Grand Theft Auto 3" and "Vice City" doesn't do far better with its throwaway Taxi missions.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So easy on the eye visually that if you saw a demo of it running you might actually think it was going to impress you. But keep watching and, like a drunken rejection from a girl in a nightclub, it will quickly dawn on you that it's not going to happen. Like the gameplay, a solid base was never built upon and the end result is just boring.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's yet another example of a distinctly average "extreme sports" game that lacks the polish and creativity of the real-life sportsmen it's trying to emulate-slash-harness.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you can tolerate the predictable levels, bad AI, targeting nonsense and the general sea of mediocrity that persists throughout then you might discover a flicker of entertainment.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The intricate layering of tasks and guard puzzles merely proves frustrating, and with the lack of anything beyond the game's eight lengthy single-player levels, which you probably won't feel much like completing, it's a game that looks good in theory but falls flat in execution.