Eurogamer's Scores

  • Games
For 4,578 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 Unreal Tournament
Lowest review score: 10 Mario Party Advance
Score distribution:
4,578 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Karaoke and guitar specialists certainly won't want to throw out their SingStars and Guitar Heroes, but with the peripheral set-up now established and regular infusions of downloadable content, the future's bright for Rock Band - and the present's pretty rocking too.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lack of any real objectives becomes somewhat tedious after a while, but it is still hard not to recommend The Sims to everyone.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Microsoft's typically brilliant online implantation underpinning everything, alongside its determination to break technical boundaries Forza Motorsport is a quite staggering achievement for a first attempt and is a must have for any driving game fan.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Super may lack the impact of its immediate forebear, which grabbed headlines with its heady combination of brilliance and novelty. But this is the very best sort of evolution, a perfection of detail, one that diminishes its faults and amplifies its successes.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game also does a lovely job of framing your relationship with other players and nurturing them.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The bottom line for us is that it has morphed into a dumbed-down experience that is no longer anywhere near as gripping and compelling as it once was, and while the multiplayer does bail out the overall value of the package to a large extent, it can't mask the decline elsewhere.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's not hard to see us looking back in five years time and seeing FFXII as a pivotal, changing moment in how RPGs are designed; a game which drew on the experience of Final Fantasy's branches into tactical strategy and massively multiplayer, as well as on the more mature storytelling of other mediums, and folded it back into the number series, to wonderful result.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Threes! is at once nicotine and soul food, magnificent and deadly, a machine for playing. It is flawed and broken and perfect and you must start playing it today.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An exotic cocktail of entertainment for Nintendo fans, who will slurp up every last drop, and if you want to talk about longevity, I've had this game on import for about six months and I still haven't finished it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In any real-time strategy game you'll fight desperate battles against hopeless odds, but here, thanks to the strategy side, you know the precise cost of loss will be. It's a magical, beautiful synergy and there's nothing quite like it in the entire gaming lexicon.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Turn 10 has sacrificed flash for a faultless 60 frames a second, and understood that in simulation, what you feel is far more important than what you see. It has diverted all of the 360's resources to giving you the smoothest, most believable, most physically rewarding drive you've ever had.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of the caped crusader really shouldn't hesitate - this isn't just the best grown-up Batman game, it's the best superhero game, bar none.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sheer variety in level design and objectives will keep you coming back for more even if you think you're bored.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's just so massively detailed, so thoroughly improved and so gloriously playable that we have to recommend it. We haven't even touched on the multiplayer aspect, which we'll be doing in our PS2 Online review very soon, but to be honest it wouldn't have to be good - the rest of the game is enough on its own.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For the vast majority of the gaming world, this is quite easily the best 3D beat 'em up ever made.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a special game. The kind that makes you stop and think for a long time about whether it's ever been done better.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The PAL conversion with its enormous borders is a big disappointment, but the strength of the story, the battle system and the combination of clever dialogue, visuals and soundtrack conspire to captivate the player.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are a match for anything else on the market, and the game doesn't need a supercomputer to run it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For me, Guitar Hero's real genius was its universal appeal, its ability to cater for any taste and any ability with its varied track list, infectious enthusiasm and unique immediacy, and that inclusiveness is - arguably, I must stress - not quite so present here as it was before.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Karaoke and guitar specialists certainly won't want to throw out their SingStars and Guitar Heroes, but with the peripheral set-up now established and regular infusions of downloadable content, the future's bright for Rock Band - and the present's pretty rocking too.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Chrono Trigger is a masterclass in RPG design, its execution so far beyond the quality and poise of contemporary JRPGs it's embarrassing. It represents the work of a company at the very top of its field, a team of designers so confident with the rules that they helped establish that they felt free to subvert and invert them to glorious effect.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Journey is about God, then God has played an awful lot of video games. One of the most fascinating things about thatgamecompany's sand-blown chunk of spiritual eye candy isn't that it reinvents gaming, or extends the medium's reach: it's that it takes old ideas - sometimes very old ideas - and repackages them in clever, stylish, and unexpected ways.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a game that invites us to reassess an entire genre, pointing to a bold future while nodding its respect towards the past. It's a towering triumph.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More or less every concern and complaint we had about the original game has been addressed, the new tracklist is very much to our taste (with 20 more free songs to come, remember), and with the rebalancing of difficulty, modes like Battle of the Bands and the No Fail modifier and Drum Trainer, Harmonix has completed the awkward job of broadening the game's appeal at both ends of the skill spectrum successfully. It's an excellent, measured sequel that should appeal to all.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Device 6 is designed to linger in the mind long after the last code has been cracked and the last sentence read.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a lovely restoration job, then, and the kind of thing Ubisoft could learn a thing or two from. Beyond the joys of seeing the games sharper and less shaky, and in 3D if you've got the right telly, is the simple pleasure of having them on the same disc and the same loading menu, where you can flick back and forth between them and ponder the way that they fit together.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't let the muted disappointment of the multiplayer discolour what is among the best single-player experiences we've ever experienced. Certainly up there with literally anything else, including "Half-Life 2," "San Andreas," and as far as enjoyment, intrigue, reward and challenge, far surpasses the likes of "Halo 2" and "Killzone," and shows up the competition in more ways than we could care to mention.