Eurogamer's Scores

  • Games
For 4,627 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 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Lowest review score: 10 SPOGS Racing
Score distribution:
4,627 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A decent length for a videogame at roughly ten hours, and it boasts an enormous number of hugely varied tasks to complete and beautiful sights to see. Capped off with an elegant control system and intelligent game design, this is the platformer to bury both mediocre rivals like "Banjo Kazooie" and old classics like "Mario 64."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lack of any real objectives becomes somewhat tedious after a while, but it is still hard not to recommend The Sims to everyone.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the key successes is the complete abandonment of convention - screw physics, we want to breakdance on the boards in mid-air. SSX Tricky is bigger and better, with more explosions.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It transcends the very genre it once created.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's likely to be deemed too similar to the original to attract too many converts, but it's short, it's sweet, and it's been put together with so much style it frankly embarrasses the ham-fisted efforts of most other developers.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bitch of a game to review. But for the same reasons it's a joy of a game to play. There's just so much to it. It's a town-builder, a compelling dungeon-crawler, a fishing game, a golf game and, in short, a great RPG.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As stunning and enjoyable as ever. You may feel foolish gripping the controller throughout a 40-minute cut scene, but MGS2 is something which must be experienced.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps not the deepest of games, revolving as it does around slaughtering demons and finding the appropriate key-substitute to open the next door, but it's certainly one of the most stylish and downright entertaining I've played in recent months.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As with most adventure games, it's startlingly linear, but don't you dare let that rob you of the experience; this is a game that should be bought, played and cherished.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it could be accused of taking a while to get going, Ratchet & Clank 2 leaves an indelible impression as a platformer full of variety and, above all else, options.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb blend of traditional and wrestling-specific fight mechanics, and there's so much variety here that it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say you could play this one from now until the next SmackDown without getting bored or running out of things to do.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's absolutely no exaggeration to say that this is far and away the best game for anyone who hasn't played an MMOG before to cut their teeth on. Even more than the familiar universe, the excellent interface and gameplay design Turbine have crafted turn this into an experience which those who have previously avoided the lure of MMOs will find tough to resist.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Focused excellence.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The thrill of Doom III is simply that id has not only created something genuinely stand-out impressive on a technical level, but has gone on to create a beautifully unpretentious game that feels at home with itself in that it's not trying to be something it isn't. [Single-Player review only]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the sort of game where you still yearn for goals even when you're 5-0 up in injury time. [JPN Import]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In any real-time strategy game you'll fight desperate battles against hopeless odds, but here, thanks to the strategy side, you know the precise cost of loss will be. It's a magical, beautiful synergy and there's nothing quite like it in the entire gaming lexicon.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I never got into the original game, yet I find AoE II enchanting. The sheer depth of the technology tree and evolution of the civilisation are always a surprise. I particularly like the intuitive logic that makes battles more tactical.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stands out as an absolute colossus that towers over the competition - on any format.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's no exaggeration to say that you could be still be playing this when the next GTA game comes out, even if it takes Rockstar another two years to finish. It's not perfect then, but so much of it is so good that you won't care.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There hasn't been high-level management game with this level of wit, style and vision since the dear departed Mucky Foot's "Startopia." This is as good as its genre gets, and deserves recognition.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What sums Katamari Damacy's appeal up for me is the sense of unbridled joy bursting from every pore. It's the happiest game I've ever played, and the happiness is infectious. [JPN Import]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The array of character builds and focus on warring guilds makes it a dream for those who enjoy online rucks. The more off-line adventurer has a huge world and extensive plot to fight their way through.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The beauty of it is the ability to play it however you want, either going for all out rushes or a more strategic squad-based approach.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exquisitely constructed expansion pack for anyone who liked City of Heroes, which also acts as a new entrance point into the world for the uninitiated. And the uninitiated really should, as it remains one of the finest online multiplayer games in existence.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nippon Ichi has crafted yet another stunning game with Phantom Brave - accessible, flexible, and as deep as the player wants it to be.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Glorious fun. Slow motion gun battles tied to an engine that articulates carnage with the furious eloquence of a caffeinated linguist, bound together by people who've seen a lot of Asian horror, uniting to spread memorable moments over a bed of visceral excitement.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On a server packed full of humans, with a decent commander and motivated, organised squads it plays like an absolute dream. So hurrah for that.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Namco has gone all out to present the ultimate Tekken experience for long-term fans while enticing potential newcomers with its sassiest ever line-up of characters.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The definitive way to experience one of the games of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A startlingly inventive and engaging game, which dares to be different - and does it with style.