Eurogamer's Scores

  • Games
For 4,595 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 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Lowest review score: 10 Cruis'n
Score distribution:
4,595 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous, complex, well-written and beautifully presented, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions has been polished and refined to make it into the best version of one of the best games of the 1990s.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It succeeds not only for being consistently spectacular, but for the way it has been crafted into something that keeps you engaged right to the very end.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an instantly appealing refinement of smart ideas, served up with gorgeous production values and back-to-basics strategic muscle. It's intelligently structured, so you can lose yourself for hours or indulge in a quick twenty minute skirmish, while the multiplayer mode is an absolute monster if you're willing to submit to its co-operative style.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In every other respect, Super Stardust HD is an absolute star, the jewel in the crown of the PlayStation Store and quite possibly the best purists' shooter to appear on console since the legendary Geometry Wars.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PGR4 wrings the best yet out of an already scintillating arcade racing game. As a swansong for Activision-bound Bizarre Creations, it's more than we could have wished for, and a daunting prospect for whichever developer Microsoft asks to follow it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Killzone 2 is a taut and muscular game, a shooter that gives back more than you put in, provided you have the intestinal fortitude. It may take its time revealing its true depths and pleasures, but the journey is well worth taking. Between Killzone 2's unforgiving grit and Resistance 2's alien-bursting excess, the PS3 finally has both ends of the shooter spectrum covered in grand style.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite sharing the exact same innards as Guitar Hero II, Legends of Rock is, in every conceivable way, a better product than its predecessors. It's better presented, better put together, more professional, more complete.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite sharing the exact same innards as Guitar Hero II, Legends of Rock is, in every conceivable way, a better product than its predecessors. It's better presented, better put together, more professional, more complete.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For your 400 points you get an absolute nailed-down classic that is, in many respects, just as much fun today as it was back when it was released.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The interface is instantly intuitive, while menu choices are always clear and easy to find.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spruced up from the PSP and offered for 10 quid, it's probably the best release on Microsoft's clever little service all year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Time does the best job of muffling hyperbole but today, years after we first encountered Disgaea, we still feel like shouting from the rooftops.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In some ways, it's the closest we've come to the enormous social novel from the period after that which Empire chronicles: it's a Tolstoy-esque War and Peace of a game. Its problems may be the inevitable problems of trying something with such sheer scope. As such, if you want the breathtaking vision of the game, you have to accept the flaws in the details - for now, at least.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An all-time great.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In single-player and in co-op, Saints Row 2 is one of the most ridiculous and enjoyable games of the year. Some will dismiss it as GTA's "gangsta" offshoot, but they're missing the point; with its immense scope, fun physics and focus on entertainment over realism or grit, Saints Row is what GTA would have become if Rockstar North had followed Vice City to its pimpin' conclusion.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can't really fault it for value, because, for GBP 1.99, the few hours of brilliant entertainment you get here are well worth it. A big, warming, chain reaction of delight that you'll want to revisit again and again.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that commands your attention, ruthlessly hauling your eyes into the flatscreen while tickling your brain with impeccable track design and spine-snapping speeds.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game also does a lovely job of framing your relationship with other players and nurturing them.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A happy medium between the mind-blowing excess of its parent game and its somewhat compact Episode One offspring. While initially lacking in gameplay novelty or many truly 'new' elements that fans always hanker for, it more than makes up for this with its consistently engaging narrative tricks, refined set-pieces and a staggering climax.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most interesting and delightful things Valve's ever done, but also one of its least fulfilling. If only we had our own portal gun to bridge the gap to the first infusion of new content, perhaps we could forget it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the price, and for the quality of offer, Tomb Raider: Anniversary is easily one the best games released all year. Blessed with an excellent control system and chock full of masterfully designed levels, as far as puzzle-based action adventures go, there have been none finer for years.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gears of War remains a triumph. It is an almost relentless march of unpretentious, cartoon violence that serves as a satisfyingly brainless alternative to the complexity of its contemporaries. Whether played alone or with a friend, it's essential gaming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A few extra credits at your discretion are no bad thing when you want to sample the delights that latter levels might bring, so in this case I'm happy to agree with SNK's decision to leave credit allocation to the prudence of the punter.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Boom Blox is brilliant alone, fantastic with friends, a superb addition to the puzzle genre and a game that will make you glad you own a Wii. Here's hoping it's only the first of its kind.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Otherwise, GRID is a great success: the single-player is varied without being confusing; the online multiplayer supports 12 players and damage modelling, reducing the number of first-corner pile-ups; tracks and cars are well chosen and recreated; and Flashback allows you to race with the same determination on lap three as you did on lap one, mitigating risk in a manner of which other racing game developers will soon be envious.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A hidden gem in the PSP catalogue. Beautiful, understated and relaxing, this is to normal "marble puzzle" games what ICO was to normal platform games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Moria is an evolutionary expansion in which Turbine has honed what it does best: storytelling, an enjoyable, constantly changing levelling curve, and atmosphere in big, rocky buckets.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The real star, however, is Horde, a ballistic assault on your worst score-rush tendencies that transforms maps into Gears-flavoured Mutant Storm: weapons spawn, then a wave of enemies hits, then more weapons and then another, tougher, wave.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a ludicrous amount of excellent fun to get for free, and in that price bracket, it automatically gains an extra point on the Out-Of-Ten-o-Meter.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it acts like a pre-order incentive, in actual fact, playing the Creature Creator, it absolutely justifies itself. Even if you never plan to play Spore, it's absolutely essential you play this.