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 4.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 95 BioShock
Lowest review score: 5 Fight Club
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 278
278 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The closest thing to perfection you'll play this year. You'd be a fool to miss out.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Now, about the sea. This is the biggest pain about The Wind Waker, the sea is flipping huge.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bungie have succeeded in creating a world of characters that are impossible to care about. It turns from "Star Wars" into "Battlefield Earth" far too quickly, and even John Travolta would pass up on this one...The dominating storyline robs from what should have been a fantastic title, the atmosphere gets bogged down with drawn out cutscenes and then ultimately peters out. [Offline review only - includes multiplayer]
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Xbox 360 finally has the format-exclusive AAA title it's been hankering after since day one.
    • 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 game boasts a truly immersive, compelling storyline that will suck you right into the plot right from the offset.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Perfection in a fighting game. It does exactly what it says on the tin and about 200% more.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a bit of a shame that a game such as this has a flaw so crippling as a lack of tracks.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Atmospheric, challenging and flawless – a recipe for success.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    F-Zero GX can best be described as having a long row with a supermodel, and then having impulsive make-up sex afterwards. Go into it with the will of a barbarian and with patience, you'll reap the spoils.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seriously, stop reading this dripping review and just go out and play this game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a confectionery item, Sid Meiers Pirates lasts about as long as a packet of Cadbury buttons or an Easter egg in the hands of a 10 year old. Like too much chocolate, you might get sick of it after a while, but you’ll come back to it sooner or later.
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It seems to be, in the end, a victory of quantity over quality – the parts are decent enough, but not to the degree that we can strongly recommend it. If you’re a cheapskate or just fancy a bit of action on the ice, however, it could be worth a look.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For what it is, Max Payne 2 is a successful game. It may be a tad on the short side but how long can a John Woo styled shoot 'em up last for anyway?
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The attention to detail is amazing and combat animation has been given top priority.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only real problem with this expansion is finding the time to play it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even today it's an absolutely essential gaming experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not be a slam dunk, but NBA 2K5 is as sweet as the swish of any three pointer.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite these crippling flaws, Racing Gears Advance has that rare quality of being addictive.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a stunning looking, fast-paced and enjoyable beat 'em up, but it lacks much of the depth and balance of its peers.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if you don’t intend to switch from playing some other MMO, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of a seven day stint in Faydwer.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Predictably simple, brilliant, and delightful.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s got everything the first Tribes game had with none of the lag. You heard me, no lag.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you after the game for its online mode, you’ll find that you’ll never play the same game twice and wonder what you had been doing for the past 5 years. If you after a ground breaking shooter, you won’t find it here.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It’s the type of game that’s near impossible to put down once it’s been started and greatly encourages replay through the notoriety scoring system.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the best copy out there. High praise, but damning with it; like the kid from the rich neighbourhood with the gold chains and stupid trainers who thinks he can rap, it might look the part but it's just not the real deal.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An Average game, with a capital A. it has lots of things that are nice about it and some that are not great. In places it plays ok, in others not. It seems entirely right that the game has been set in ancient mythical China as the concept of Ying and Yang appears to be in full flow here.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Has a great shelf life offering plenty of single player modes as well as an excellent multiplayer, so much like a round of golf this is one game that is likely to last for hours at a time.
    • 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).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A victim of its own ambition, and one that can probably be finished during a rental – we can only hope the inevitable sequel provides more substance.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whatever about the bugs being ironed out this is an addictive game and that’s the end of it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A welcome surprise, a combination of strategy and combat in a genre that is typified by hack and slash.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Solid. It’s neither here nor there, it’s not trying to do anything radical over the original Kohan and it doesn’t mess up any of the advances it does make. An overall well-realised RTS.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I can't help but shake the feeling that Nintendo cut corners on this game – with both the engine and the storyline already made – and this drags the score down.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The graphics and sound are phenomenal as always, but the gameplay is still lacking that killer touch. The gimmicky selling point actually works for once this time, the pace and flow of the game is much faster and there are a number of other funky additions that go a long way on improving the general gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I can't help but shake the feeling that Nintendo cut corners on this game – with both the engine and the storyline already made – and this drags the score down.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's nice to see a revamp of a true classic that's been handled so well though.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I can't really be too harsh on Pirates as it does do exactly what it sets out to do; it's a huge game, looks pretty enough with it's mix of cartoon animation and overhead map-views, and it doesn't sound too bad either to boot.

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