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 6.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Sunless Sea
Lowest review score: 10 Ninjabread Man
Score distribution:
4,687 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Beatles were fascinated by the number nine. 09/09/09 is no coincidence. So it's only fitting that the game gets...
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, it's a classic, but it's so obviously a £35 mission pack, and is probably double the price it should have been. Unless you were utterly captivated by the original and spend every day pining for more, or never owned the original, it's hard to justify why you should shell out for it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a genre that demands brilliance of concept and execution, variation in play conditions, subtlety of design and careful management of the endgame, and while most of the best-rated puzzle games come close in a few areas, Lumines sweeps across the lot.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it's a shame that the Xbox 360 experience doesn't do more to move the established template forwards on the multiplayer front, it would also be fairly nit-picky to allow such concerns to detract from the fact that Peggle was, and still is, a wonderful, maddeningly moreish gem of fuss-free game design. Every home should have one.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And I've done this sort of thing before hundreds of times across thousands of days in what feels like a dozen Mario games. I still love it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an online mode that actually works and a wealth of new goodies to round up (not to mention the lure of Gamerpoints making us more likely to push for the higher ranks or actually play through arcade mode for once), we love it even more. Best fighting game on the 360, easily. Best fighting game of this generation, easily. Best version of this sterling beat-'em-up, easily.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If variety is the spice of life, then Wario Ware is the digital equivalent of Phall curry, burning the inside of your face with its charm and originality.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If entertainment is fun without failure and progress without pain, you'll have to find it somewhere else. But you'll be missing out on one of the best games of the year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that will live long in the memory, and needs to be played from time to time just to refresh the senses and reinvigorate the gamer inside us all.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Studio Liverpool has come up with a near-perfect equation for this sort of game, layering everything up in a manner that keeps you coming back hour after hour, with enough tracks to beat under subtly but crucially different circumstances that you never find yourself tiring of a well-beaten track.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Beatles were fascinated by the number nine. 09/09/09 is no coincidence. So it's only fitting that the game gets...
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a game that will delight gamers old enough to recognise the classics it celebrates, while captivating those oblivious to its inspirations.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution is still a wonderful game, but as with the other three boss battles, I can't help feeling that this Director's Cut would have been even better if the directors had, you know, cut it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bold, accessible, deep and rich, Mario Kart 8 is premium video game development. It feels expensive. But this isn't the vacuous lavishness of the Hollywood blockbuster; its excesses and indulgences work towards a common goal - or rather, finish line.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Innovation takes on many guises; this isn't this generation's "Super Mario 64" in terms of reinvention, but given its comprehensiveness and attention to detail, you might liken its impact on us to that of Yoshi's Island. Except, you know, this is funnier.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a spectacular, affecting journey, even if its destination is perhaps the creator's alone.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Through Cave's uncompromising vision, Espgaluda II manages to squeeze one of the most frenetic, frenzied and thoroughly enjoyable shooters onto iPhone without sacrifice. That should, without hesitation, be fervently embraced.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It turns out that randomly scrubbing the screen with your stylus in moments of panic may inadvertently link things up and get you out of a tight spot. It's divided opinion of the game, with a lot of people holding off giving it top marks because they see scrubbing as a fundamental flaw.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By starting with a great control and camera system, building on that with excellent combat and a wonderful spin on Ico's platform adventuring, and then topping it off with a decent storyline, Naughty Dog has cooked up one of the most relentlessly entertaining, fat-free games to emerge in ages. Topped off with the most stunning use of the PS3's underused technical prowess yet, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is, for my money, the first must-have PlayStation 3 title.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The developers have worked around the series' foibles brilliantly.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A beautifully crafted addendum to The Last of Us, a game that already stood tall above many of its peers. While it could have benefited from yet more exploration, its impeccable level design utilises its environments to take Ellie and Riley - wonderfully portrayed by Ashley Johnson and Yaani King - on a trip that is not easily forgotten, underpinned by sparing use of Gustavo Santaolalla's beautiful score.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few games can stand the test of time with such confidence, and whether your interest stems from its genre-defining significance or its reputation as an unforgettable game, you won't be disappointed by time spent on Monkey Island. Anyone who disagrees probably fights like a cow.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is quite simply a superb package, with neither single-player nor online feeling like it's been given short shrift.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If the first Torchlight capitalised on the continued absence of Diablo 3, the second feels like a genuine alternative to it. It's a colourful, heartfelt and well-judged spin on one of the most reliably engrossing genres knocking around. Pick a class, choose a pet and set a course for Plunder Cove.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Real pinball fanatics will be in tinkering heaven, too, thanks to the ability to fiddle endlessly with all manner of settings. Just don't get into a conversation with anyone who does this, ok?
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In many senses WarioWare Twisted is utterly unique, brilliantly implemented and full of surprises. As GBA purchases go, the recommendation comes no higher than this.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For the young, the game is a soothing promise that, if you work hard, concentrate and look after others, victory and success will be yours. For the young at heart it's a warm reminder of the childlike thrills of discovery, compilation and care.