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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Once described as "a Tetris for the 21st Century", there's a beautiful design simplicity that belies some of the most fiendish block-sliding puzzle design you've ever encountered.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At this early stage, there's only 10 levels to battle through, but with more to be added in Surveillant's upcoming free update, this is a keeper.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a festive thinker to play in between consuming copious amounts of booze, this will be ideal, although I wouldn't recommend playing it with a hangover. A thoroughly addictive, engrossing game that ranks among my top five for this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's just a great pinball game, with intelligent table design that manages to pack in features without losing focus. I cherished the version I had for the homebrew GP32 handheld, so the sight of it resurrected once more for the PSP is a genuine joy.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are few download games that offer this kind of value for money, and few that are as clever or effortlessly exciting. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light might be a move away from the Tomb Raider name, but it's a tremendous homage to its spirit.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Expertly put together and able to cater for both those that want a quick and simple race and those that want a true to life racing experience, Forza 2 is unquestionably one hell of an achievement. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got things to calibrate. So, so many things...
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In any real-time strategy game you'll fight desperate battles against hopeless odds, but here, thanks to the strategy side, you know the precise cost of loss will be. It's a magical, beautiful synergy and there's nothing quite like it in the entire gaming lexicon.
    • 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
    Sportsfriends is a celebration of the social side of games, their ability to bring a room together in one loud, raucous moment and how they're so much more fun when enjoyed with company. Alongside like-minded titles such as Towerfall and Nidhogg, this compilation is a pleasant reminder of that power - and, just like its companions, Sportsfriends represents video games at their very, very best.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the sign of a great sports game when you can't think of anything you'd want to change in the next version. It doesn't need another version...This is brilliant, whichever way you spin it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sum of FM 2011's parts is the most organic but more importantly, most believable man- and team-management experience the series has provided.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Predictably, it's a breeze to play on Move. The drag-and-drop premise lends itself particularly well to the new controller. But even on a boring old DualShock, this is among the most intense, competitive, and devilishly strategic puzzle games I've ever come across, and it's as cheap as (posh) chips. Buy it immediately.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They combine everything that was best about the older Pokemon games - namely, the more likeable monster designs and inventive spirit - with the much-improved looks and streamlined battle system of the fourth-generation ones.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The beauty of Mario Kart DS is that it's really, genuinely practical to play with other people, wirelessly or online.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SSX
    One of the best games ever thanks to its gameplay, it also happens to be visually stunning, with beautifully designed 3D polygonal characters, all animated exquisitely with very few (if any) perceptible glitches in the modelling.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whatever anyone tells you, you're never too old to enjoy Pokémon. Anyone who says otherwise is an idiot, a liar or possibly both. No, the immense depth, inescapable charms and boundless personalisation found here is enough to put most other commercial releases to shame, with the new battle mechanics making Diamond and Pearl even more covertly complex than the series has previously been.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By some combination of cunning and magic, it makes you a child again. It helps you rediscover the bottomless fascination and joy you had in discovering the properties of string, or sand, or animals, or Newtonian physics for the very first time. It makes you free to play, and happy to make your own entertainment, for hours on end.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may also be the only game you play this year where pulling the trigger makes you really feel something, and I can think of no greater compliment.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The members of 2D Boy should be carried around in chariots while this glory lasts - because at some point, they're going to realise what a murderously high standard they've set for themselves, and run away forever.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anarchy Reigns is exactly the kind of game that 'gamers' say they want: original, high-octane action with bags of depth, plenty of modes and multiplayer. It's all game, all of the time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A monstrously addictive quick-fire affair that utterly nails what on-the-go handheld gaming should be about.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most obviously, the control system on the PS2 is far more intuitive and user friendly than the comparatively clunky original that suffered from a hateful inventory management system.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Football Manager offers the most detailed and in-depth management experience ever made, as it does every year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lean, crafted, memorable, enriching and funny, the Campaign of Carnage is yet more evidence that nobody does post-release game expansion better than the Borderlands team. Essential.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Frozen Synapse takes the old, the stuffy and the traditionally glacial and it makes it brand new, instant and brutal. It's such an achievement.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a tightly wound adventure well worth setting aside time for, backed up by a multiplayer angle that will have greater staying power.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enjoy the artful approach to science-fiction, enjoy the hoops Supergiant's jumped through to position you in the right place to engage with its combat, and you can even enjoy the very fact that the game often struggles to get its deeper messages across. After all, if the developer had something straightforward to say, it might not have had to make a game in the first place.