Eurogamer's Scores

  • Games
For 4,606 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 Fire Emblem: Awakening
Lowest review score: 10 George of the Jungle and the Search for the Secret
Score distribution:
4,606 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Just like its young hero, The Wind Waker is crisp and energetic, spirited and soulful, just a little bit wayward - and it hasn't aged a day.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There may well be gamers for whom this approach is too substantial, preferring instead the quick-fire charms of the iPhone's throwaway, two-minute-blast games. But where those titles often wither under sustained attention, Rolando 2 blossoms, and in doing so maintains the series' position at the very top of the handheld's library.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply one of the DS' best.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you've played it before or you're a newcomer wondering what the fuss is about, it stands out as one of the finest handheld games ever. Resistance is futile. Buy it, play it, love it.
    • 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."
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The absolute pinnacle of Star Wars games. It's bloody hard in places, but it pampers the nostalgic and conveys so effortlessly the beauty of the galaxy and the sheer tyranny of the evil Empire that you will Force your way through it until there's no stone left unturned.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Moody and atmospheric, compelling and addictive, this is first person gaming in grown-up form, and it truly is magnificent.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beautiful game - and stands as a landmark 3D shoot 'em up; a refined, well designed and intelligent title and marks a real progression in the genre.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Portal remains an absolutely fantastic game, a wonderfully constructed vignette of puzzles and gallows humour that everybody should play.
    • 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
    The definitive way to experience one of the games of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Powerful rather than perfect, then, Persona 4's a status ailment rather than a killing blow - it's not going to bowl you over with one strike, but it will quietly gnaw away at you until you succumb.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tough one to score then, but still unquestionably excellent.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jetpack Joyride is further evidence of Halfbrick's unseemly knack for producing games designed to test both the battery life of handheld gaming platforms and the sanity of players. Needless to say, both run out eventually.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that has very few humans, but a surplus of humanity.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that never rests on its laurels and offers ample replay value, Mark of the Ninja is a much-needed shot in the arm for Live Arcade's lacklustre summer offering.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I think I could play Spelunky forever, and now that it has come home to PC, assuring its permanence, I believe I will.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's as well-designed as Zelda, as involving as Final Fantasy, and as beautiful as anything you've ever seen; it belongs with the best of the Zelda series at the very apex of its genre.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Meat Boy starts out as just another indie game that revels in driving you crazy, but you end up crazy in love.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Between the clever mission design, comedy storyline and imaginative drug-dealing angle, it represents many hours of play, all of which live up to its legacy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Considered in isolation, Dead Space 2's ambience, brute frights and player toolset are good rather great. But in combination, these three elements prove as irresistible as the pull on Isaac exerted by a malfunctioning airlock. For once, you'll want to let go.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is, as we tried to tell the blonde at the bar, universally appealing - because it's easy on the eye, taxes the brain just enough, and keeps you entertained no matter who you are. Blooming brilliant.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a classic game and an essential part of any collection, especially in this flawless, gorgeous reissue.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yet another exceptional puzzle app to add to your growing pile. Absorbing, challenging and unlike anything else out there, buy it and soothe away the stresses of public transport.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The omission of online play aside, Geometry Wars 2 is everything you hoped it would be. It deftly builds on a simple framework without overloading it, and even finds room to make the core experience more varied and accessible to everyone.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For all the hours it eats up, outside of its multiplayer it gives disappointingly little back, and it will continue to give very little back until Firaxis bites the bullet and admits that there are aspects of Civilization which deserve not just to be improved, but fixed.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You could wish for 3D Land to be a little more challenging in places, then, but you couldn't wish for it to be any denser, any more imaginative, or any more daring. Most importantly, you couldn't wish for it to be any more playful.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Immersive, engaging and with the kind of gameplay depth that so many shooters lack, Metroid Prime 3 might not represent a huge progression as far as the series goes, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best games I've played all year - and certainly one of best yet on the Wii.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All of which makes Dota 2 an absurd video game to try to recommend. Being the largest and most immediately open MOBA, with Valve showcasing its talent for rewarding and fostering a community, it demands and offers more than literally any game I can think of. It's almost more comparable to basketball than most commercial games. Something utterly opaque bearing no endgame, but that could happily fill every waking second of your life.