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 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Lowest review score: 10 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
4687 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It would be easy to score this game as plain mediocre. After all, it essentially works, displays a misguided and seemingly half-hearted attempt at innovation, looks pleasant enough, passes the time and will likely meet the low expectations of its surprisingly large fanbase. But should such calculating mediocrity be continually excused?
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It doesn't really work, as the game never finds the right way to balance the two modes of play, but this brief flicker of ambition offers just enough ballast to prevent this otherwise tiresomely unremarkable game from sinking completely.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Instead of the kind of solid, varied combat which the RTS genre has been steadily evolving towards over the years, Ancient Wars: Sparta falls back on resource management for its core gameplay. Distressingly, this is a sub-"Age Of Empires" affair which rapidly becomes a chore.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But Declassified also exposes failings of Call of Duty's form and fashion. The game is a cliché, its thrills limited, its time-stretching ploys clear. It's infused with the character of Call of Duty, but stripped of the spectacle it reveals the underlying game to be wholly plain and an uninteresting use of your time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Maps are too long and slow-paced when they should be frenetic and bite-sized.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Charging 800 points for this when the aforementioned Castlevania: SotN comes at the same price is taking the proverbial. Steer well clear of this one.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a game that strains for profundity and meaning - that's particularly evident in its Trophy titles - but finds them ever beyond its grasp. Some will be soothed by its contemplative mood, others will relish the challenge of mastering those devious patterns, but to me the two felt like an awkward mismatch.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Anybody who remembers the good old days of Contra should steer clear of Shattered Soldier, unless you have some sort of sadistic urge to lay waste to your senses and pollute your fond recollections of this once proud series.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Little more than an online update of a pretty dire Tetris update, Worlds simply isn't worth your cash, even if it's only 15 or 20 quid down the high street.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you want a game that does the franchise justice, you can probably pick up the fantastically entertaining Die Hard Trilogy on PSone for about one eighth of the cost of this.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The simple appeal of 3D tank combat is one that certainly has a place on a service like XBLA, but this awkward update gets stuck between misplaced reverence for the original and distracting concessions to modern gaming conventions.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In short, there isn't much reason to buy it - however much you love monkeys. And we love monkeys, which makes us even more cross.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is thoroughly disappointing in some respects - not least because Sword of the New World is one of the most beautiful MMORPGs we've ever clapped eyes upon.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As you move your craft around the playfield with either the analogue controller or the d-pad, precision of movement goes out of the window with your craft over-shooting the mark, often resulting in a loss of one of your limited lives.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a game that endures precisely because of its easygoing, laughable nature, Talisman is far from ideal.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If this were the only console RPG available the numerous flaws might be worth suffering, but when compared to the ambition and polish that other games have brought to the genre in recent years Risen demands far too much and offers too little in return.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimately this is soulless and boring with almost no redeeming features, and the worst tennis game of this generation by some margin.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    People shouldn't make RTS games for consoles for the same reasons that people shouldn't put square pegs in round holes: they don't fit. And people definitely shouldn't make substandard RTS games for consoles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Something Microsoft should have put out at a budget price from the beginning, because the single-player story mode is without question one of the worst platform games we've had the misfortune of playing in <I>years</I>, while the multiplayer is merely adequate next to the best in online console gaming.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dream Trigger is a novel experiment that starts off refreshing, surreal and unique, but it's too content to regurgitate the same tricks and never evolves past its base mechanics. New coats of paint can only mask so much before it grows tiresome.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Spyro would score a 5 were it to work properly - smack bang in the middle of middlyness, doing nothing well, and utterly without imagination (for goodness sakes, travelling back and forth between two versions of reality - where did they get that idea from?!).
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With a frustrating yet easy single-player mode that can be exhausted in less than an hour, it falls to multiplayer to improve the score - and it's true that playing with other people does liven things up a tad.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An atrocious MMO wedded to a fleetingly enjoyable multiplayer shooter. Had Vogster just focused on the latter component, it might have had something worthwhile.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The clichéd storyline is accompanied by plenty of hammily acted cut-scenes, and the whole package is ultimately pretty forgettable. There's some nautical mileage in the sea battles, but that's not nearly enough.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What looked like a peaceful riff on one of Miyamoto's finest ideas winds up a far duller prospect than it ought to have been. Shame.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Whatever your thoughts are on the finer points of the game, it all boils down to one thing, really, and that's the fact that you're essentially mashing the same two or three buttons repeatedly, and largely winging it most of the time.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The presentation is so poor, with the board and tiles constricted to an area around half the size of one of the DS' screens, that it's almost impossible to see the detail on each tile.