Eurogamer's Scores

  • Games
For 4,590 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 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 10 New World Order
Score distribution:
4,590 game reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For all the control innovations that come tantalisingly close to solving the riddle of joypad RTS play, Universe at War is constantly blighted by unforgivable slowdown that, at its worst, all but breaks the game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The basic Lemmings meets Itchy & Scratchy idea is sound, but the final product feels half-baked.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you haven't played the PC, PS2 or Xbox 360 versions, do. They're brilliant. This isn't.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Xevious has been bettered hundreds of times over down the years, and only the most diehard retro fiend will want to part with their cash for this now.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Spaceforce can't be recommended despite some interesting ideas.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The trouble is, it's a little too easy, even for a game aimed at children.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of online multiplayer slaughter, then it's a safe bet that you've already got plenty of games that do the same thing as War World, and do it a lot better.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Super Contra might appeal to the extreme hardcore retro apologists out there with oceanic reserves of patience and superhuman skills. It's certainly a challenge, and if that sounds like you, go for it. But if you're a mere mortal and squeal when the going gets tough, then the chances are you'll agree that the sequel is just too damn bloody minded by design to warrant much attention 19 years on.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Having Gary Oldman and Frodo do voiceovers doesn't make up for the fact this game looks and plays like something made five years ago.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Barrel Blast is an abortive and uncannily anachronistic attempt at a character racer with impossible controls, dreadful, imbalanced AI and boring design. It's not even worth the hour of your time that it takes to get completely sick of it.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's not a badly made game. With the exception of the camera, everything works. It looks all right. It's not the worst videogame we've ever played, and it's certainly not the worst movie tie-in. But it's entirely lacking in imagination and innovation. There's nothing that hasn't been done before and no incentive to keep playing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Maps are too long and slow-paced when they should be frenetic and bite-sized.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A soulless attempt at straddling the fence between the over-the-top action found in the Blitz series and trying to accurately simulate the sport of football like the competition.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's one thing to churn out the same game ten years after it was made. It's another to churn out an inferior version and charge people full whack for it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're a die-hard adventure apologist with a CSI fixation then step right up, but the rest of you can put your curiosity to one side - especially at its current stupidly high price point.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're one of those who has enjoyed the series on console, you'll enjoy it on DS. Otherwise, steer clear.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Monster Jam is a terrible racing game, and a laughable attempt at recreating the hefty impact of monster trucks to boot. With zero challenge and aggravating control, I don't think "MotorStorm 2" has much to worry about.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There should be no shame in sticking to a formula, but Arkadian Warriors reproduces it with so little ambition it plays like an ABC of what the genre needs to avoid to move forwards; appearing content to wallow in a stereotype because action role-playing games are under-represented on Live Arcade.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The games are neither entertaining nor plentiful enough to keep you playing for long. That applies to the multiplayer as well as solo mode.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's sort of enjoyable because swishing a sword and firing a gun and seeing off billions of stupid enemies without having to think about it too much can be fun. Not fun for long, though, and not the kind of fun it's worth spending 30 or 40 quid on.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    So once again, we have here a modern day Sonic game devoid of the elements which made olden days Sonic games so good - speed, simplicity, a decent control system, that sort of thing. Sonic Riders Zero Gravity is not hateful, just pointless. A complete waste of time, effort and the planet's resources.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's hardly spacesuit gripping stuff. While there are promising facets to Lost Empire's simple yet expansive empire building, ultimately it feels unfinished and uninspiring, and more of a lost opportunity than anything else.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even the best endeavour seems futile in the face of a clunky control system and a lack of strong visual feedback. To call it a relaxing piece of leisure software doesn't excuse it, either.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Deadly Creatures has an intriguing premise, and makes a strong first impression with its shudder-inducing animation and cute environmental details. That may be enough to curry favour with Wii owners starved of action games, but over the long haul the scariest thing about these critters is how shoddily constructed they are.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's remarkably little puzzle-solving, and on the occasions when you do need to find a power-up to get through an area, you'll generally find it right next to it. The plodding pace of the game also makes combat incredibly dull, as you might expect.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Art of Murder is poorly paced, illogically structured and often downright laughable.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Compared to Mario Galaxy or Ratchet & Clank - heck, even compared to Crash Bandicoot, another platforming mascot mired in mediocrity - Sonic Unleashed is an obviously poor effort from a series that is still hopelessly lost in the modern gaming landscape.