Eurogamer's Scores

  • Games
For 4,674 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: 67
Highest review score: 100 Braid
Lowest review score: 10 The Settlers
Score distribution:
4,674 game reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A severely flawed game. Yet somewhere - hidden underneath a terrible combat system, weird AI and an untrustworthy camera - there lies the frail skeleton of a good stealth game.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You're going to get stuck, regularly, without remorse. And the main reason you'll get stuck is the terribly unresponsive controls' unholy alliance with the drunken camera that render the proliferation of tediously precise jump puzzles much more of a challenge than they should be.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We've also come to take EA's high presentation values and their sports titles' accessibility for granted, and Rugby 2004 has neither. In essence, it feels like a cynical attempt to steal cash from dazzled armchair Wilkinsons, and we're yanking a point off for that alone.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If this came free with the PS2 Network Adapter - as it does in the US - we might be more inclined to give it the benefit of the doubt.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It is blighted on so many levels by the blundering stupidity of its malformed stillborn design that recommending it is beyond us. The blue pill never looked so tasty.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For all it brings to the table - space combat, Halo's shield, varied levels - not one single aspect is truly worthy of praise.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With about triple the number of mini-games, or a budget price launch, we'd probably recommend it as a quirky curiosity/novelty purchase, but if we have to hear another squeaky kid utter the word 'like', we'll probably self-combust.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With camera issues, a cowardly gaming mechanic and the frankly awful stealth sub levels, what you're left with is perhaps the best example of graphics over gameplay we've ever seen. Unless you get off on repetitive bash 'em ups, leave well alone.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stood next to any of the better games of the year, Gungrave feels like a depressingly hollow experience designed to showcase some nifty graphics.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The intricate layering of tasks and guard puzzles merely proves frustrating, and with the lack of anything beyond the game's eight lengthy single-player levels, which you probably won't feel much like completing, it's a game that looks good in theory but falls flat in execution.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A formulaic, by the numbers FPS with zero innovation, demented AI and a crushing lack of inspiration.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the face of such opposition, Nightshade, a pretty damn poor game when stacked against PS2 contemporaries like "Devil May Cry" or "Castlevania," simply doesn't have a candle to hold.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This empty feeling you get from playing The Omega Strain will be etched all over your drained face within minutes - it's a depressingly bland experience, and frankly not one we'd advise anyone but the most committed online console gamer to even bother having a look at.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The spoken dialog is at times so badly acted, and the story so complex, that in the end you simply stop caring about the uninteresting characters under your control.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Because for all it brings to the table - space combat, Halo's shield, varied levels - not one single aspect is truly worthy of praise.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Where "Gregory" and "Joe" were as often inventive and ingenious as they were incomparable to anything else on the shelves, Under The Skin's clever thinking dried up before it even made it off the blackboard.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even the main characters - the ones voiced over in cut-scenes - have an annoying American accent that just shatters the whole illusion, and they sound like they're talking to you through a king hangover mixed with a few pints of disinterest.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game that could have been much better, had it not focused on trying to cram as much Gangsterite gibberish up its Los Santos as possible, and instead focused on creating a game which was enjoyable, distracting nonsense.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The thrill of taking control of the family in action is soon soured by some nasty control and camera glitches, but youngsters who can't get enough of seeing Mrs Incredible stretch herself around won't really care about the finer points of directional play.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Overall, despite the admittedly sloppy combat, Kuon manages miraculously to be even less than the sum of all its parts, diminishing and lowering the playability of the game as a whole.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With the dreadful lack of effort in the PS1-like visuals, and ghastly AI, even those with especially designed tattoos should consider their old friend exactly that: old.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It is an exercise in immense frustration and painful tedium. When it works, and this feels a stupid sentence at this point, it does manifest the correct semiotic indicators of first-person shooting. You are mowing down literally hundreds of baddies with big metal guns. But that's it. And it isn't all that much.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you forget about the campaigns - and God knows, you're going to try and forget about the campaigns - the skirmish is an entirely competent example of its genre, and its inclusion enough to make this not actually an actively worthless game per se.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The fort-versus-fort gameplay definitely doesn't gel with the Worms dynamic. Instead it robs a once-proud series of almost everything that made it so memorable, and the result is a game that tires as much as it feels tired.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    El Matador is an unsophisticated action shooter which might have been a decently average blast - there are elements of simple fun to be had in its running and gunning - but it's all messed up by the transparently scripted and static enemies, patchy AI and poor clipping detection.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Your veritable cast iron "mixed bag" of timeless gems and pointless curios in which some work well on the DS, some don't and as long as you can deny all knowledge of seeing the Remix mode retro gamers won't be totally offended.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A dreadful game.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In short, this isn't going to please anyone, apart from the few of you who are after a decent Virtua Racing for the lounge.