Jolt Online Gaming UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,125 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Lowest review score: 10 Ape Escape Academy
Score distribution:
1,125 game reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It remains a weak 3D fighter, crippled by balance issues and an inferiority complex.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    M.A.C.H is a sad waste of potential that feels like no one actually cared to deliver anything innovative or even competent.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Pirates: Duels on the High Seas feels more like a game for mobile phones that you can pick up for a fiver than a twenty quid DS game. It shows very little imagination and no new ideas, as though the developers have drawn themselves a very small box and made no attempt to think outside of it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The extreme banality of the package which would only just about hold the attention of the seriously young members of your family for any length of time can’t be ignored.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    If there’s one thing that can’t be doubted, it’s Wario’s credentials as a Master of Disguise – he’s managed to take a sub-par puzzle-platformer, and make it look like an inventive spin on a well-worn genre. Sadly, this particular disguise doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Dragoneer’s Aria is simply not good enough to fulfil the expectations of the PSP community, especially the hardcore RPG fans who deserve to be treated with a little more respect than a rushed effort that very obviously lacks polish and quite frankly looks amateurish when compared to other games around.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Fans of historical RTS games will be far better off with Rome: Total War or any number of other, better alternatives. While nowhere near as awful as Heroes Hour, Alexander is nevertheless glitchy, and feels unfinished.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The gameplay itself is still in relatively good health, and with a good deal of thought and tweaking could be as enjoyable as it ever was, but if Worms is to once again be a post-pub game of choice, it needs to regain its sense of humour.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Alone in the Dark will surely come to be known as one of the biggest let downs of the year. Impressive set pieces and an initially compelling opening are horribly betrayed by a diabolical control system and frustrating glitches that strongly suggest the game would have benefitted from at least another six months intensive development and testing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    This game has basically been done before and been done better. Even for hardened action RPG fans who are looking for their next fix before Diablo 3 hits, it would be difficult to recommend much about Loki that would provide them with any sort of new buzz.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    You can play through the game in a matter of hours, including the additional skirmishes, and shouldn’t have much difficulty doing so. It’s kind of cool being a predator, hunting down aliens, but AvP: Requiem feels like a budget game using tired clichés and with dull, inoffensive gameplay.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Astonishia Story is far from a dreadful game, it’s just one that’s oddly devoid of even the remotest hint of charisma.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Dawn of Magic does everything in the RPG book by-the-numbers, only it seems to have used all the wrong numbers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Not only does Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 cure insomnia, but it improves your social skills as you will need to go out and find friends to replace the ones that don’t want to speak to you again after you force this one them.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    An amateurish mess with a painful campaign mode and only a few novel ideas to be proud of.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Removing micromanagement is one thing, but when the gameplay goes out of the door with it, it becomes a serious case of throwing the baby out with the bath water.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The tired fashion in which the action is delivered is almost as old as the stuttering visuals that blight it at every turn, making this a monster for all the wrong reasons.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The 10 year old PC game is better looking, easier to control, has more weapons and features; it doesn’t have average mini games and it has online multiplayer. What’s more, it can be had for 99 pence on eBay.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Even with the game being relatively enjoyable and short enough to be replayed a few times, the lack of variety is unjustifiable. The Emperor’s thumb is most certainly down for this one.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    It may sound bitchy, but the game is stupid in a way very few video games are: a Naruto action-RPG has so much potential, but this can’t even come close to average.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    A poor man’s version of Sid Meier’s Pirates, and seeing as the other game is probably on a budget label by now, or at least in a bargain bin somewhere, then it’s clear that this won’t even appeal to those who want some story with their pirating.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Spectrobes is a suicidal endeavour by Disney, a fool-hardy exercise in boardroom cynicism resulting in little more than a way below par, under-funded attempt to cash in on Pokémon’s “Gotta catch ‘em all” legacy. Of what little enjoyment there is still left inside the DS cartridge, it’s left for the obsessive gamers who can stand the constant fruitless searching, endless digging, piss-poor combat, the rarity of finding something new, the barely existent storyline and even the feeble character designs.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    If this was on a PS2 (which it is) it would look dated. On an Xbox 360 it’s a travesty. If the game was actually any good, the flaws might be just about forgivable, but with gameplay that’s so loose it’s practically dangling off the screen, and a main mechanic that becomes so deeply tedious you almost want to use surrender as your main strategy so you don’t have to go through yet another button mashing hack-and-slash session, this really has very little to offer.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    For the love of gaming Koei, this is just another mediocre expansion pack for a game that played like a glorified expansion pack to yet more games which felt little more than expansion packs themselves.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Shadow the Hedgehog is awful. Stay away from it.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    Budget release or no, this is a pretty disappointing effort and a waste of time for most.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    As a rental, Lost: The Video Game might entertain a handful of die-hard fans for four or five hours, but it has no replay value.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    As a rental, Lost: The Video Game might entertain a handful of die-hard fans for four or five hours, but it has no replay value.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    As a rental, Lost: The Video Game might entertain a handful of die-hard fans for four or five hours, but it has no replay value.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Incredibles will still be an adequate Christmas present to go with the branded action figures, books and random merchandise that children will be finding under their vastly over-decorated artificial trees, even if marginally more effort goes into making a Happy Meal.