Gamers Europe's Scores

  • Games
For 278 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 95 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Lowest review score: 5 Fight Club
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 278
278 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An all round superb game; with solid, excellent sound, a polished and easy to use graphical interface and a story worth telling - but in a way which provides minimum frustration and maximum enjoyment.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The closest thing to perfection you'll play this year. You'd be a fool to miss out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s such a welcome breath of fresh air from all those orc and goblin LOPOs that plague the genre, and the release time is perfect. With World of Warcraft on the way, CoH will have had enough time to snare a good player base and I seriously doubt that anyone will be switching over.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Like Romeo and Juliet, I was deprived of my love for so long, but the third Total War has made the franchise accessible to all but the most casual of gamers.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The second you start playing this game you realise that the latest Rockstar title is about a hundred times more complex than its predecessors. Not only is there a load of new weapons, cars and a huge new environment available, but the gaming experience itself has completely evolved.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The true colossus here is the game itself – it just raises the bar for everything that follows to a stratospheric level.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fast and frantic gameplay, unparalleled graphics and sound - this is the all out assault on the senses that Wipeout always should have been. Forget Fusion on the PS2, this is Wipeout gaming at its very best, a glorious gaming romp that really demonstrates the true power of the PSP console.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    In an age of increasing style over substance and companies trying to extract cash from gamers left, right and centre for new "services", it’s truly heartening to see a game done absolutely right, and the setup around it also done absolutely right. Great stuff, Nintendo.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Is it better than "Wind Waker"? Yes – much better. Is it better than "Ocarina of Time"? That’s one that might need some retrospective analysis in a couple of years to figure out, but it's certainly going to be a close call.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    After quarter of a century he's still fat, still round, and still bouncing on the ground. And still the greatest.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If ever there was an example of how a first person shooter should be made, then this is truly it.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's one of those near-perfect games that just about everyone will love even if they detest the genre in every shape and form. In short: Halo's a good game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The second best game on the Xbox, and if first person shooters aren’t your thing, then I suppose it is the best. If you have an Xbox, you must have this game. If you don’t have an Xbox, buy the game anyway – it’s that good.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The sense of joy when you accomplish such tactics successfully will leave you begging for more, but the most intuitive thing is that you will start playing in such a fashion out of second nature after a short amount of play.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A true gaming masterpiece. It is the type of game that reminds you why it was you first started playing games and manages to keep you both enthralled and amused from start to finish.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Some people may have minor issues with the control and camera aspects, but once you get past the first hour or so they'll find yourself being sucked in a game which is so consistently excellent that it's suitable to call it a masterpiece. Hands down, the best game in the Resident Evil series.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Perfection in a fighting game. It does exactly what it says on the tin and about 200% more.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Savage is the best online all-out-action game since "Quake 3." Set in a rustic past setting, yet with modern tech influences, the battle between humans and beasts will be one of the greatest you have ever taken part in.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not have the normal mapping people expect and love so much, but has plenty of style, textures, realistic character models and superb lighting and explosions.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It keeps reinventing itself anew throughout when it really should have run out of ideas and manages to successfully merge exciting combat with bracing platforming. It wouldn’t be far fetched to say that for the moment, it’s the staple of the genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An addictive game, with superb gameplay, technically solid, and extremely accomplished. The icing on the cake is that every month, Nicely Crafted (the developers) release a new client. This adds new features - new ships, new play mechanics.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is completely open, and apart from the first couple of compulsory missions, what you do is up to you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best adventure game ever. Diehard 2D fans will hate us for saying this, but that they can’t let go of Beneath a Steel Sky is a matter for the shrink.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For each part of the game there is trade off: the concept works well but to MMORPG outsiders some of the things seem, well, epically pedantic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even today it's an absolutely essential gaming experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's simplicity is it's beauty, and it's a testament to Namco's skill that they've managed to make basic arcade racing so fun and so damn addictive. It doesn't do anything out of the ordinary, the AI isn't great (indeed, in places it's seriously poor) and there is no real selling point - apart from the overriding fact that it's pure, unadulterated arcade fun. [JPN Import]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A slightly different flavour to this vintage perhaps - less appealing to some, more appealing to others. But still, unquestionably, the greatest.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The speed at which everything shifts and the level of detail is absolutely stunning. It could easily stand alongside its PS2 and Xbox counterparts without looking like the cut-down ‘diet’ version you might expect for a handheld and full credit to Criterion for pulling it off without making sacrifices in gameplay or longevity.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything on offer here – from picking locks to becoming a vampire via setting off Indiana Jones-style traps in a dungeon whilst nicking treasure – is an absolute joy brilliantly realised.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Xbox 360 finally has the format-exclusive AAA title it's been hankering after since day one.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an awesome game, with a huge, huge scope; to its credit, it pulls everything off without a hitch.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seriously, stop reading this dripping review and just go out and play this game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the game that's finally got me using the PSP again, as opposed to just my DS. Unlike so many PSP ports and rehashes, it's perfectly suited to the system and perfectly suited to handheld gaming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, MP3 is an out and out stunner. The game is epic in scale, drenched in quality and care, and some sequences - such as the initial freefall fight against Ridley - are inspired.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game’s style and presentation stays fresh throughout. Hard to fault, as we said. One of the finest games of 2007.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4 is stunning. It has some of the best set pieces I have ever seen and gunplay that’s only rivaled by Crysis. A wealth of multiplayer options and an amusing arcade mode make this an almost flawless package.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I expected no less than greatness from World in Conflict. Sierra doesn't do dud games and Massive Entertainment has really lived up to its name. Play this game, and know firsthand what games can be: no longer an emulation of brilliance, but brilliance to be emulated.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s little about PGR4 that can be complained about and other than a few niggling qualms with regards to the aggressive driver AI, and of course the issues that surround the bikes, every element of the game comes together to create an absolutely astounding package.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game boasts a truly immersive, compelling storyline that will suck you right into the plot right from the offset.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Add stunning graphics, custom soundtracks and Xbox Live compatibility to the mix and what we have here is a top class arcade style racer that not only finishes miles before the competition, but laps them several times for good measure before knocking them off the track and into the roadside gravel.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Technically, the game is not far removed from its predecessor but this is no bad thing really. Graphics are excellent, and the animation good – once you develop some serious lightsabre skills a six way fight is really something to behold.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Now, about the sea. This is the biggest pain about The Wind Waker, the sea is flipping huge.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Small faults like the uneducated camera system, the immediate difficulty of the game and the somewhat below-par graphics are exactly what they are – small faults. Gameplay reigns king here and Super Mario Sunshine has that wrapped up nicely; what more can they offer?
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Challenging, engrossing and rewarding, and full of lovely little touches (the creature that causes your suit to crash and require a ctrl-alt-del style 'reboot' with the joypad is a particular highlight) that show the designers have put their all into this and polished everything until it shines.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    To me, GTA:VC is same old, same old. Nothing about it screams out to me. Everything I need for any GTA addiction would be found in GTA III. Vice City just takes that title, polishes it and chucks in an 80's theme.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s got everything the first Tribes game had with none of the lag. You heard me, no lag.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An essential title. The best graphics ever seen, incredible sound and some superb horror FPS gaming all add up to one hell of an experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It manages to balance player vs. player and co-operative modes far better than its competition, simply by having two types of character.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, there’s no doubt about it, for original thinking, sheer enjoyability and taking steps that any developer would do well to follow, Blood Will Tell gets a comfortable must-buy rating.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether you wish to tackle the game’s in-depth franchise mode, or return once or twice a month for a quick blast, there is one word that can sum up the experience: solid.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yes it has its flaws and the lack of any real evolution from the original Champ Man series might disappoint some, but get past one or two minor flaws and this is as complete an experience as any other game from any other genre out there. A superb start to an exciting new adventure for SI.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It delivers racing thrills and the right amount of mental challenge, all wrapped up in a package that's inventive and - yes - easy on the eye.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Earth 2160 uses every trick in the strategy book to great effect. If you can think of a feature, it’s probably there. We can expect a sequel because of the way the last campaign ends, but I won’t spoil it for you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    By far the most complete RTS you’ll ever find. It makes "Civilization" look like a playground. Not for the light hearted mind.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Valve has done a sterling job of moving a flagship franchise over to a new engine. Whilst the gameplay guts come over correct and intact, (which may disappoint some), Counter-Strike: Source is an even more engrossing and captivating experience, capable of sapping hours of your time, and even the worst "1337 g33zers" abusing voice chat can't spoil the fun you'll have with it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It sets out simply to make you laugh, and give you a fun time, and it achieves that aim completely. Our prescription is to go out and buy it now - it's another essential title for the DS.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, Age of Empires 3 is a top-notch game. Not too hard on the specs either, it’ll let you away with 256mb of ram and a 1.4ghz processor (ugly but perfectly playable).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The graphics are stunning, the sound is incredible - this is definitely Metal Gear, just with cards. Whatever you do, don't ignore the importance of this game to the early life of the Playstation Portable. [JPN Import]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The story behind fable has to be one of the best I've ever come across. On more than one occasion, the plot took me completely by surprise.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fantastic achievement. This is full-on, full-size GTA running on a handheld. Something most of us would probably have thought impossible back when "GTA III" originally came out.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Everything about Dark Messiah oozes quality and there are multitudes of ways around every obstacle.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    My thumbs haven’t gotten this good a workout in a long time and I haven’t even mentioned the cutscenes because they’re just too creamily good to describe.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Solid from the ground up and very worthy of your attention; it takes the key elements of the genre and polishes them until they gleam, whilst adding a few new and well-realised ideas to the mix, all the while ensuring your attention is held with its excellent storywork.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Of course if you’ve gotten all the bonuses, all the skills for all six character classes and a fancy looking set of fissure armour, then Factions is the stand-alone expansion for you! You get a whole new campaign to play, a lot of new skills to find and a cracking good story to play through, not to mention a case that retains its newness for months. Marvellous.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Perseverance is the key, but a lot of people might walk away from it before they master the more demanding elements. This is a shame, as there's a cracking think-first-shoot-later game waiting to be discovered, but the (sometimes overly) cerebral nature of things coupled with that crushing toughness will doubtless be too much for some.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, I absolutely loved this game. It's not without its flaws - the levelling up is, initially, a pain as Frank simply starts out too weak to be any use, but the size of the mall and the amount to do means that you will actually want to replay things until you get it right.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There aren't many other games that come close to the furious firefights and genuine sense of battle invoked by some of the set-pieces that crop up here, and short of sticking a colander on your head, digging a trench in your back garden and then getting a mate to shout in German while shooting at you, this is about as close as you'll get to the real thing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This game is unlike anything you'll have ever played before. From the sharp dialogue to the memorable graphics, this is a refreshing challenge for the weary adventure genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Predictably simple, brilliant, and delightful.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you've ever felt that Mario needed more guns, explosives, and the ability to drive up to a villain in a sports car, then get out and throw the sports car at the villain's head, or that GTA would be vastly improved if the lead character was an indestructible mute on a pogo stick, then this is the game for you. It's just lacking a certain meatiness that (and here's that name again) the GTA games have in spades, even if they don't have quite the same level of originality that's been shown here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Probably the closest thing you'll get on the 360 to "Halo 3" until, well, "Halo 3" itself. If only it wasn’t quite so FPS-by-numbers, it’d be a classic in it’s own right.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It hasn’t moved from its niche within the RTS genre, but without compromising a single pixel of depth Paradox has managed to simplify and streamline the experience. Possibly Paradox’s finest title yet, certainly the most pleasing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With an inconsistent learning curve and an often frustrating level of difficulty, first time players may well find themselves in at the deep end.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    UFO isn’t perfect, but it does breathe enough life into a genre that hasn’t seen enough action recently. You could do a lot worse.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s a mystery how two such very different games manage to share so many things in common. In away it’s almost a relief that Maximum Impact 2 is so poor, as it allows XI to bask in its own glory, an example of how the 2D fighting genre isn’t dead and hopefully an opportunity for younger gamers to appreciate the concept of gameplay being greater than eye-candy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Perseus Mandate offers undeniable value for money. If you love first person shooters, you should really check it out.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Whilst it doesn't exactly blow our minds in terms of innovation or sheer coolness, we can't help but applaud the sheer amount of fun you get for your money.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    GTA responds to all of our most basic impulses and allows us to do all the things we'd be given a life sentence for in real life.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Though be warned – after playing, you'll be sorely tempted to pop off down the local toyshop and invest in some of the ever-popular plastic brick kits for yourself! Now where did I put that curved end bit.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In terms of a port, this is pretty poor. A two year old game and what advancements do we get? A high PC requirement and a few new weapons. Hardly worth it if you’ve already played the Xbox original.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whatever about the bugs being ironed out this is an addictive game and that’s the end of it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ratchet and Clank 2 has taken every aspect of its predecessor and given it a firm kick up the behind. All the worlds, colours, polygons and details have been increased for our pleasure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The racing itself is fun, if not sometimes a little irritating, the graphics are incredible and the game has a highly suitable soundtrack that fits the atmosphere perfectly.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'd suggest you treat The Red Star like you would a dead dog full of lovely cream cakes: ignore the stench of old mank and dig right in to the deliciousness!
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You need this game. Trust me on this; it’ll be one of the best adventure games you can get.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are no elements that stand out as revolutionary, however it’s rare something goes wrong. It’s impossible not to enjoy this title but those looking for a new challenge should board another tank.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sound rocks. Literally. Whereas City of Heroes had an inspirational wide reaching soundtrack, City of Villains sounds like a rock festival with a few heavy metal bands. You’ll like it, and if you don’t give it a while. Then you’ll like it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The attention to detail is amazing and combat animation has been given top priority.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The multiplayer offers one of the most addictive and accessible experience since the EyeToy, everyone can play and have fun doing so.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Striking the balance between playability and originality is one of the hardest things to achieve and I’m pleased to say Arena Wars performs with distinction.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Could have been brilliant, the plot makes it merely great.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Accessible to newcomers and seasoned gamers alike.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one for the collection, deftly using it’s emphasis on character to make it stand out from the crowd.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Darwinia’s action can get repetitive, though no less addictive, and its AI issues can drag it down, but on the whole this is a refreshing game created with a pure love of gaming. Its unique interface and gameplay design set is apart from anything out there. The game’s appeal will no doubt be greatest with retro fans but its reach stretches to every gamer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great all-round package. Replayable, original, and overall, great fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Others, and I include myself in this group, will love it for being new, unique, different, and just a wholly enjoyable experience that offers something original every time you come back to it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not failing to reach dizzying heights of sophistication or refinement; it’s just going straight for the jugular and makes no excuses for doing that – so it can’t really be criticized for not being sophisticated or refined as a result.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new interface may throw a few of the more institutionalised players off the scent, but it won’t be long before they settle down for another few years.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It makes a welcome change from all the overcooked WWII games that just won’t stop coming out of the factories, although disappointingly enough, I didn’t catch a single whiff of Napalm. Probably not a good idea in the city. Probably.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You get the feeling that the programmers enjoyed making it, enjoy gaming themselves, and just “get” what makes a game good.