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 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Sunless Sea
Lowest review score: 10 Cruis'n
Score distribution:
4687 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's simply a joy to play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even pointlessly simple card matching games like Luigi's "Pair-A-Gone" and "Memory Match" had us playing relentlessly, whiling away Tube journeys and whiling away stolen moments at all manner of the day and night.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But you’ll also love Splinter Cell for being a challenge in an age when videogames have all the interaction of a fairground ride.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like the very best ghost town, it can be surprisingly hard to leave.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Often masterful, rarely boring, and beautifully presented - from the minimalist HUD and maximalist visuals to the reactive Gregson-Williams-inspired scoring and conversational feel of the dialogue. It is a critical darling because it dares to keep changing and still manages to maintain a high standard in spite of this. It satisfies our lust for variation and our lust for technical excellence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SSX
    Few series have enjoyed such an assured and enjoyable update in the current generation of consoles. Far from being a weary evolution, SSX is a vibrant, eager advance for the Cool Boarder/Tony Hawk's lineage of extreme sports video games. EA Canada has effortlessly married the score-attack DNA of arcade gaming's earliest days with some of the most interesting and exciting multiplayer design seen in the past few years. A towering achievement then, as tall as the mountains it so diligently reconstructs.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Radiant Historia might lack the breadth and polish of Dragon Quest IX or the contemporary chutzpah of The World Ends With You, but in its own way, it's every bit as memorable and fully deserves its place alongside them at the top table of DS role-players.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As it stands, it's the offline arcade racing game to end them all, with an online implementation that falls frustratingly short of expectations.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If I had to put a score on it, it would very likely be an eight edging towards a nine, and, in this hypothetical scenario, I'd probably also spend tonight lying awake - not excited about tomorrow (Merry Christmas, by the way), but haunted by the suspicion that I was being too harsh. [JPN Import]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're any kind of fan, give this a chance; one pinball table may seem like such a small thing but, for my money, the next Star Wars game as good as this is far, far away.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a rare game that feels like it was made because its creators simply had to execute on the idea, even if that meant they had to teach themselves how to do it. With that kind of foundation, it's more than worth the effort of teaching yourself how to play it properly.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterful combination of serious strategy and cartoonish delights - and by adding mini-games, survival modes and a shop, PopCap is practically rubbing it in. The result is as fresh and accessible as Super Mario, and as refined and considered as Left 4 Dead, wading into another established genre and polishing the central ideas in a way that will make it a hard act to follow.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On its initial release, this wonderful piece of work was all but ditched at retail by a publisher that didn't seem to understand what it was dealing with. Now Stranger's Wrath has finally received the lavish treatment it deserves, and the gaming world has a chance to reclaim one of its brightest treasures.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that commands your attention, ruthlessly hauling your eyes into the flatscreen while tickling your brain with impeccable track design and spine-snapping speeds.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With production values that smell of money and brow-furrowing challenges, Frisbee Forever is an essential download.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Focused excellence.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game has the potential to win over a whole new generation, and to do so without eliciting any whinges from those of us old enough to remember the taste of a McRib washed down with Tab Clear.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dreamily pretty and astonishingly compulsive puzzler that's a good deal more polished than many full-price retail releases.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A step forward, and after playing FIFA 12, going back to previous entries in the series seems almost unimaginable. It's another step closer to reality, and this time it's a very welcome one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Superb. It's a game that can be played in 30-minute bursts or sessions that stretch long into the night, and its balance of instant gratification and long-term pay-off is beautifully done. It's the perfect game for people who love the idea of raiding, but can't afford to invest the time all MMOs require before the really good stuff - and all for free.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gravity Rush's mission structure may not be all that special - it's basically follow the waypoint, collect this, fight that - but the place you're exploring definitely is, and the way you get around that place is even better still.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The convincing banter between the two doctors, the tale of John's carer and her relationship with her children, the stories of friends and families and how they intersect along the passage of life... To the Moon takes the details of human life in its stride, and delivers them with a breezy effortlessness.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You should buy this game because it's frightening in a way that few games ever have been, and because it's a vividly explored, engrossing narrative the likes of which few out-and-out storytellers like "Final Fantasy" can compete with.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is all the better because it doesn't strain to give its puzzles a superficial connection to its script – I don't need to see that pointless struggle.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its purity of concept could be taken as wilful obscurity, original to a fault, but Starseed Pilgrim also has a system worth mastering, and a mystery worth pursuing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My daughter played Happy Action Theater for about three hours when we first downloaded it. We had to drag her away. She shows it off to her friends, who are equally enchanted by it. She now asks to play it after school rather than watch TV.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few games can stand the test of time with such confidence, and whether your interest stems from its genre-defining significance or its reputation as an unforgettable game, you won't be disappointed by time spent on Monkey Island. Anyone who disagrees probably fights like a cow.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Possibly the most refreshing element of Midnight Club II is the CPU AI.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In every other respect, Super Stardust HD is an absolute star, the jewel in the crown of the PlayStation Store and quite possibly the best purists' shooter to appear on console since the legendary Geometry Wars.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An all-time great.