Eurogamer's Scores

  • Games
For 4,592 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 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Lowest review score: 10 Cruis'n
Score distribution:
4,592 game reviews
    • 56 Metascore
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    For the most part, it's overly complicated, and dominated by things designed to stop it being fluid and exciting.
    • 72 Metascore
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    That it's over in a few short hours (whatever your abilities) and that everything's very contrived and undemanding is, in fact, rather the point.
    • 74 Metascore
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    There are about five games out of the 20 that we'd ever want to spend time with again, and another half-dozen modern day fillers that have been usurped massively since, while the rest are just truly awful reminders of why things are better just the way they are.
    • 63 Metascore
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    It's the Citroen Saxo of rally titles - small, well rounded and not horrible to look at, but it is pretty horrible to drive, it sounds like a chainsaw dragged over sand paper and the sales guy is going to have his work cut out selling it.
    • 70 Metascore
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    The mini-games have different faces but they play ostensibly the same, and even with the visuals buffed to a sparkle the overall effect is very much ‘more of the same’.
    • 67 Metascore
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    If it was ten solid levels of proper Star Fox space combat delivered with the same degree of glorious detail and a challenge that rose from the promising double boss-fight climax of the second section to the kind of crescendo Star Fox reached at its peak then they would fit like silk gloves.
    • 61 Metascore
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    What we're left with really is a Saturday morning cartoon retelling of the tale, with none of the memorable dialogue, very little actual exposition, too much brainless padding and key events reshaped to fit the brief.
    • 57 Metascore
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    It's a straight port, with a few minor alterations, and in this day and age it just can't stand up to the competition.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In my mind, said mixed bag, when emptied onto the table, would yield all manner of mostly shiny looking baubles, most of which have some redeeming features but very few of which are worth pursuing for longer than a couple of minutes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    By comparison, Donkey Konga 2's a bit too... (ah hell, why not?) humdrum.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming. [Mar 2006]
    • Eurogamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In other words, it's just like all those other racing games you read about but never buy. Except, in this case, it's a tacit reminder that Namco has slipped so far down the field that it's actually being lapped - by games we bought almost five years ago. Oh sod it: ARGH!
    • 65 Metascore
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    We get this perfunctory morsel, where the narrative treads water as the action goes in circles. With his final act looming, Shepard deserved better.
    • 53 Metascore
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    The fact this is the best SEGA can come up with after years of waiting for Dreamcast re-releases does not say much for the publisher's ability to evaluate the worth of its own back catalogue.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An artefact. It's completely anachronistic in today's world.
    • 52 Metascore
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    Some committed souls might eke a few hours of mild entertainment out of Red Faction: Battlegrounds, but only if they try really hard. It might not be irredeemably terrible, but there are so many better games in the download scene. Don't waste your time on this forgettable spin-off.
    • 54 Metascore
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    After thirty-odd rounds of Duæl Invading, it becomes increasingly apparent that a Game Over screen isn't going to appear any time soon. With extra lives spewing out at a rate of knots, it seems like the difficulty level wasn't quite as finely tuned as it could have been.
    • 55 Metascore
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    It doesn't help that you're saddled with an inelegant control set-up that demands constant use of all four shoulder buttons at once.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, it also features some of the things that remind us why adventure games fell out of the mainstream, with tedious fetch quests, aggravating scenarios and a spirit-crushing trash-sorting mini-game conspiring to gradually strip the joy out of it all.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While never terrible, Darkspore feels like it's had its heart surgically removed. All the components for a giddily stupid, aesthetically imaginative action RPG are here. Somehow, however, they combine into a shambling golem that knows its basic purpose, but not a whole lot else.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    By bringing nothing particularly new to either genre that it borrows from, Gatling Gears fails to justify its inflated price of 1200 Microsoft Points, and is far from an essential purchase.
    • 60 Metascore
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    White Knight Chronicles II flounders. It's a hybrid that fails to find its own identity in terms of its structure, and its convoluted battle system is poorly explained and, once mastered, reveals itself to be broad but ultimately shallow. Those improvements from the first game are overwhelmed by a more general sense of ennui; what were once interesting innovations lack the polish and endurance to inspire over the course of a sequel.
    • 70 Metascore
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    Worst of all is that exploring Wonderland is, in practice, about as full of wonder as watching paint dry. Paint the colour of blood and dreams, but paint nonetheless.
    • 70 Metascore
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    Nicholson Electroplating doesn't have time for that slow-burn organic process. It attempts a brute-force attack on greatness and comes up short.
    • 59 Metascore
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    High Moon should have been given a little more time - and a lot more freedom - to play with their toys than they received for this outing. Hopefully, if we ever head back to Cybertron, the team will get another chance to show us what it can really do.
    • 53 Metascore
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    If you can divorce yourself from the fact you're playing an agony simulator, you would at least hope to extract some enjoyment out of the 'puzzle' nature of the game. But the humdrum truth is that there's not a great deal of challenge within Torture Bunny either - just a whole heap of trial and error and an element of luck.
    • 60 Metascore
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    But at least this game does have potential, unlike Iron Man and Thor, and if you can make your peace with its clunkier aspects then it's a passably enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    You could get away with this kind of guff in 1994 when we were all thrilled just to have justification for the £180 we'd shelled out for a CD-ROM add-on. Walking around a 3D tech demo was interactive! And immersive!
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A passable addition to the game, but one that doesn't do anything to make itself essential. Better than a lot of BioWare DLC packs, but nowhere near as satisfying as their best work.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's competent. Solid. Inoffensive. Somewhere down the line, DnS Development got mired in the details and neglected to inject the spark necessary to make the run-and-gun fun.