Eurogamer's Scores

  • Games
For 4,596 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 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Lowest review score: 10 Cruis'n
Score distribution:
4,596 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is the first time EA BIG have gotten the mix between style and substance truly wrong. But that's what you get for listening to the marketing department - and not the gamers.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While fun can be had here, it's from the mini-games and the experience rather than solid table designs - and that's a cardinal sin in pinball.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Something Microsoft should have put out at a budget price from the beginning, because the single-player story mode is without question one of the worst platform games we've had the misfortune of playing in <I>years</I>, while the multiplayer is merely adequate next to the best in online console gaming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    And if the shield was gone and the enemies were fewer, and more varied, it could have been a lot like an actual videogame, with a difficulty curve, rather than a bewildering ascent up a six-foot cliff onto an endless plateau of tedium.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's short, shallow and repetitive, and where humour might elevate the experience, the pointless and clunky motion controls drag it down again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Average execution, terribly repetitive combat, lots of reasonable ideas that don't quite work, a general lack of cohesion: it's not diabolical, but it's far from great.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gone is the marriage of lush, detailed and hugely compelling space combat missions to key moments in the film trilogy, replaced by poorly put together ground-based approximations of the old style, and a series of gimmick-driven vehicle missions that barely even summon up an initial "wow" factor.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mafia II gets the last word by destroying the myth that the mafia is interesting at all. It contends that the mob world is a hell of boredom populated by aggressively stupid automatons. These drones wake up each morning, carry out a series of repetitious tasks, and return home.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Offering all the satisfaction of flossing with overcooked spaghetti, FIFA 11 provides an object lesson in how not to make a football title for mobile platforms.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The saddest thing about Sakura Samurai is that the foundation is there for a much better game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mafia II gets the last word by destroying the myth that the mafia is interesting at all. It contends that the mob world is a hell of boredom populated by aggressively stupid automatons. These drones wake up each morning, carry out a series of repetitious tasks, and return home.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you harbour kleptomaniacal tendencies and find curvy polygons racier than we do, then the increasingly repetitive bouts of volleyball and weakness in the rest of the package won't bother you.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you haven't played the PC, PS2 or Xbox 360 versions, do. They're brilliant. This isn't.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But with a miserly six songs present in the set list (versus 28 songs in the marginally more expensive Rock Band), and a pathetic selection of songs in the store, it hardly hits the ground running.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's the shortest game ever, and that's not acceptable for a full price release. And no matter how 'pumped' we feel after playing it, it's a minigame. It should be a tenner - not forty quid. [Rating at &#163;10 = 80]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is just a song pack, really - one that carries an RRP of GBP 29.99 (or GBP 39.99 if you need the guitar grip too). That's too much to ask for a sequel which barely does anything its predecessor didn't do, and doesn't even fix any of the problems with it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Offers too much tedium and not nearly enough fun, mic or no mic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    We're hugely disappointed in this utterly botched effort by Sega. What should have been the revival of a classic franchise has been turned into a poor rip-off of a Capcom title that wasn't even the dog's bollocks in the first place.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At best, it delivers one of those non-threatening interactive playgrounds that parents can feel safe letting their young 'uns explore, and on that level it's job done. For the rest of us looking/hoping/praying for a decent driving game based on the latest Pixar movie, you're best advised to ignore its No.1 status and steer clear of this road accident.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Nano Assault Neo is my least favourite kind of game; the kind that follows in others' footsteps with little to call its own. It's not a bad game in the conventional sense - it's not tedious or broken - and it's even moderately amusing, but it's not especially refined and I'm not sure why it exists beyond trying to score a quick buck during a deserted launch window.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Placed on a handheld, the gravitas of the shock scares is gone, and with unrealistic graphics and a cheese factor turned up to eleven, any feeling of genuine creepiness is lost. While it does keep all the flaws described here, the GameCube remake does at least offer beautiful graphics and some decent shocks.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Chromehounds is really, really, really boring to play...Not one that I can imagine Xbox 360 players sticking with for more than a handful of hours tops, no matter how starved they are for new releases at the moment.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But the chief difficulty is simply sustaining your interest. It's boring and easy, and it takes too long.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's a good game somewhere within Real Racing 3 - and there are plenty of free-to-play games that prove this model can work successfully while respecting the player. Firemonkeys, and perhaps more pertinently EA, have got that balance horribly, horribly wrong, to an extent where the business model becomes the game - with gut-wrenching results.