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 The Settlers
Score distribution:
4,687 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2 balances the spectacle and silliness of its single-player campaign with a deep, enduring multiplayer core, carefully covering its bases for players of all persuasions. But there is no denying it seeks merely to build upon the successes of its forebear while doing very little to expand its scope or redefine them.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a good deal less aimless in this new 360 version, which makes a few notable concessions to accessibility for this notoriously inscrutable game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything is of a piece, whole and entire, as if the developers set out to make exactly this game and succeeded. That doesn't mean it's flawless. It only means that, sometimes, it feels like it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Apart from somehow managing to be a game that looks every bit as beautiful as the title it so obviously reveres, and despite the perennial handicap of virtual thumbsticks. Infinity Field plays remarkably well.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's gorgeous, as close to a playable cartoon as anything since Zelda: The Wind Waker. That's a big name to drop, but if Luigi's return doesn't quite put him in that class, it puts him in the running among Nintendo's finest.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It almost feels like an entirely new game - as a puzzler's secondary mode always should. Really, though, the small team at Wanderlands is offering more than enough to keep you busy with just one way to play, let alone three.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like most puzzle games, it's all in the gameplay, and Puzzle Fighter's model is more imaginative and works a lot better than most of the others we've seen lately.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a restrained and worthy modern update that keeps the essentials clutter-free.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guardian Heroes is one of the most comprehensive and generous ports on Xbox Live Arcade, a game that has been lovingly updated to suit the contemporary hardware.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Killzone 2 is a taut and muscular game, a shooter that gives back more than you put in, provided you have the intestinal fortitude. It may take its time revealing its true depths and pleasures, but the journey is well worth taking. Between Killzone 2's unforgiving grit and Resistance 2's alien-bursting excess, the PS3 finally has both ends of the shooter spectrum covered in grand style.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gears of War remains a triumph. It is an almost relentless march of unpretentious, cartoon violence that serves as a satisfyingly brainless alternative to the complexity of its contemporaries. Whether played alone or with a friend, it's essential gaming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Reinvigorate your childhood fantasies of living in a cartoon and pick up MDK2 - there ain't much better in the genre.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's stoic, uncompromising, difficult to get to know, but also deep, intriguingly disturbed and perversely rewarding. You can learn to love Demon's Souls like few other games in the world. But only if you're prepared to give yourself over to it. [JPN Import]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Punishingly difficult but ultimately rewarding, games of Skate's caliber are a rare breed and as far as first attempts go, it's been years since we saw one this accomplished. Just... sick, man.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No other game manages to deliver on the potential of controlling a ninja with this much flair and authority - it is, no bullshit, one of the finest action games ever made. Sever my spinal cord if I'm lying.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Pro Evo" is still the better game, and will last you longer, but FIFA is arguably the sweeter experience in the short term. FIFA’s presentation, style and gameplay are all great, but "Pro Evolution Soccer 2" gives the hardcore footy fan the chance to really live out their footy fantasies.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My favourite 2D Metroid yet... [and] the best platform adventure the GBA has.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Curse Naughty Dog for creating what is - at times - an almost unplayably hard game, but if you can dig deep into your well of persistence and climb this mountain of a game, you'll get a great view of the most involving, rewarding and momentous platform game ever created.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As with most adventure games, it's startlingly linear, but don't you dare let that rob you of the experience; this is a game that should be bought, played and cherished.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's one of those rare strategy games that actually has its own view of how the genre should work, which is entirely separate to what the rest of the industry is considering.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If there's a better kids' game this year, I'll eat my Sorting Hat.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of how you approach things, though, the basic rhythm of this astonishing piece of work remains the same. For your first few hours, Terraria will seem like a bewildering - occasionally terrifying - strain of chore. Put in the effort, though, and it eventually reveals its true nature. This isn't a game or even a toy. At heart, it's a vocation.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that feels supremely engineered, like a precision machine, or a German automobile. It's makes "Half-Life 2" seem old and frail, but by the same token it does nothing to diminish the imaginative achievements of that series. Crysis is impressive, but not imaginatively bold. Nor does it engage us like some other great shooters - such as "BioShock" - have done with their world and their personality. It's far better than "Far Cry."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A splendid game. The pathing issues do incur a degree of frustration, but never enough to drop kick your monitor into next door’s garden.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jet Set Radio's still capable of making people say, "What the hell is that?"
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Doom is the rarest of retro games, in that you can enjoy it just as much as you did when it was first released. Better still, you can appreciate it with the benefit of 20-20 hindsight, and see not only how enormously influential it is, but how perfect its design was from the very beginning.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And with the improved mechanics of the second game, the old songs work even better - Bark At The Moon's once nigh-impossible solo is now made a hell of a lot easier while Frankenstein goes from being a chore to an absolute delight.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, it's a new, friendly context for multiplayer racing that's in total harmony with the solo game's adventurous, celebratory tone. In the original Horizon, as terrific as it was, the festival theme felt like a marketing hook first and a clever game structure second. In Forza Horizon 2, it's more like a philosophy, an outlook, a mood that has seeped right through to the core of the game and infused the whole thing with a pure, escapist joy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can't really fault it for value, because, for GBP 1.99, the few hours of brilliant entertainment you get here are well worth it. A big, warming, chain reaction of delight that you'll want to revisit again and again.

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