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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The wealth of online servers, the randomly generated dungeons, the difficulty of missions, not to mention the three difficulty modes which change the way you have to fight to survive, all add some staying power to the game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Here the rewards are rich, satisfying and threaded in the design. The compulsion to play through the game has not been found in manipulative shortcuts, but in graft and execution and a plethora of ideas. It is expensive game-making, for sure, but it is game-making at its absolute best.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It succeeds not only for being consistently spectacular, but for the way it has been crafted into something that keeps you engaged right to the very end.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I never got into the original game, yet I find AoE II enchanting. The sheer depth of the technology tree and evolution of the civilisation are always a surprise. I particularly like the intuitive logic that makes battles more tactical.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chaos Rising is about as generous an expansion as you could possibly want. The single-player mode could stand to be a lot bigger, but it's gone to incredible lengths to address the main complaints about Dawn of War II.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As stunning and enjoyable as ever. You may feel foolish gripping the controller throughout a 40-minute cut scene, but MGS2 is something which must be experienced.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every bit as good as we thought it would be – if not better... But don’t expect to be constantly surprised, for much of Vice City is a retread of old ground, and if you didn’t like the last one, then Vice City probably won’t change your mind.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it could be accused of taking a while to get going, Ratchet & Clank 2 leaves an indelible impression as a platformer full of variety and, above all else, options.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb blend of traditional and wrestling-specific fight mechanics, and there's so much variety here that it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say you could play this one from now until the next SmackDown without getting bored or running out of things to do.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This steroid-pumped sequel works well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm going to cheat, and simply provide a score for the multiplayer element of the game...and bearing in mind that this game probably won't run shockingly well without major tweaking, because it's one of the most demanding games in terms of system specs that we've ever seen.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Witcher 2 has an air of unique wonder about it. There's a weight and detail to the mythology that is beguiling, but CD Projekt's skill has been in making this relevant and meaningful to the player.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A solid storyline backed by hauntingly good graphics and sound, with entertaining combat and weaponry make this a hard game to put down.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NHL 2K7 represents the best value for money out there, and it plays like a dream. Seriously, you're doing yourselves a disservice by buying all those guns-and-tits games that get hyped.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Talos Principle is a game of challenges and conundrums and philosophical wonderings, filled with logic puzzles and cerebral mysteries.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thematically, too, Persona 4 has real impact. Ostensibly, this is a game about being a teenager living in extraordinary circumstances - but beneath the murder-mystery premise, it's easier to relate to than that. It's a game about negotiating the murky waters of adolescence, rolling with the hurtful buffeting of pubescent relationships, grappling with self-image, peer pressure and modern life's demand that we all grow up quicker than our parents did.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A startlingly inventive and engaging game, which dares to be different - and does it with style.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whereas once we treated Left 4 Dead as a stopgap between Half-Lifes, this is no longer a weird little side project with modest expectations, and Valve is confident enough to play around with it, safe in the knowledge that you can trust your players. Left 4 Dead proved it. And whereas that game had a personality, this one is overflowing with it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intelligent, macabre, scary, superbly directed and perfectly pitched for casual players and more hardcore gamers alike, this game does for survival horror what the influx of Japanese and Korean movies has done for horror cinema in recent years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PGR4 wrings the best yet out of an already scintillating arcade racing game. As a swansong for Activision-bound Bizarre Creations, it's more than we could have wished for, and a daunting prospect for whichever developer Microsoft asks to follow it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Before you know it, you're navigating the winding maze-like 3D structures with aplomb, unpicking their devious secrets.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For your 400 points you get an absolute nailed-down classic that is, in many respects, just as much fun today as it was back when it was released.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is just as well-balanced and finely tuned as it is in the PC version. The presentation is up to the same high standards, while the control system is perhaps even improved. Like so many PopCap titles, PvZ is slick, pretty, charming and funny.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of course there's a lot that's the same. Of course there is. But with a great many small and well-placed innovations, a vivacious, inventive new cast and the biggest cosmetic makeover the series has ever seen, Pokémon Black and White makes it all feel new again. It reminds you what there was to love about Pokémon in the first place – and perhaps we all needed reminding.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The truth is that Third Strike is an elitist's game in the truest sense of the phrase. History has shown that, through its demands on player execution, this is a game that shrunk the audience of active Street Fighter players. But few would argue that it's anything but the pinnacle of 2D competitive Street Fighter design.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another deeply professional, personality-filled and progressive take on the shooter from Valve. In a cultural landscape that has as many zombie touchstones as ours, it takes something special to make them shamble appealingly, and Left 4 Dead, both literally and metaphorically, makes them run.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The truth is, for every hour our blood was pumping like a turbo charged locomotive through our adrenaline scored veins, there were an equal number of hours where we were bored with the unimaginative repetition of formulaic corridor based FPS trawls. [Single-Player review; Multiplayer also rated 90]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Of course there's a lot that's the same. Of course there is. But with a great many small and well-placed innovations, a vivacious, inventive new cast and the biggest cosmetic makeover the series has ever seen, Pokémon Black and White makes it all feel new again. It reminds you what there was to love about Pokémon in the first place – and perhaps we all needed reminding.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It sparkles with polish, detail and originality.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes a tried, tested, and thoroughly flogged old genre and injects some more speed and ingenuity into it, and there's a heck of lot of replay value here, even if the game's levels can probably be beaten in a few hours.