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 0.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 10 Ape Escape Academy
Score distribution:
1125 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Surely everybody knows the score by now: EA ever so slightly update FIFA. It gets new stats, new players, new kits and slightly better graphics whilst remaining pretty much the same game it always has been.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Treyarch have done a commendable job with the single-player in such a tough development cycle, that just managing to make a multiplayer mode that improves upon Finest Hour's is a fantastic achievement.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Huge-scale destruction is only awesome when used in moderation, not when it’s non-stop for hours on end.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Surely everybody knows the score by now: EA ever so slightly update FIFA. It gets new stats, new players, new kits and slightly better graphics whilst remaining pretty much the same game it always has been.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While we can’t look into the future to predict how Vanguard will turn out over the coming months, the early signs are promising that this could be more than just the real next generation of "Everquest."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you’re not offended by constant references to burritos, fajitas and, erm, chickens, then Chile Con Carnage does demonstrate how a third-person shooter can be fun on the PSP in spite of its controller deficiencies.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Magnificent, beautiful, well designed, yet cruelly flawed in its structure, Nights: Journey of Dreams is absolutely worth playing. Whether you’d want to pay full price for it or wait a little longer, though, is less of a certainty.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    As it stands though, Killzone isn’t a triple-A title. It is, on the other hand, a sporadically entertaining and perfectly adequate FPS which any PS2-owning fan of the genre will probably enjoy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    2K Sports insistence on cramming new features in every instalment of this long-running series is admirable, but hopefully next time they will focus on tweaking what they currently have and making the offensive side of the game more fun.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    As long as you go with the flow, soak up the excellent atmosphere and don’t let yourself get too frustrated by some of the puzzles, there’s a pretty enjoyable adventure to be had.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It’s Madden, which is no bad thing, but it’s a case of same stuff, different year.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite being a new, full-priced release, F.E.A.R. Files already has a bit of a Bargain Bin feel about it. We’re not saying don’t add it to your wish list, but unless you’re a huge fan of FPS games and Japanese-style horror, we’d suggest it go somewhere close to the bottom.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The terrible music and pointless battle animation do nothing to help out what is already a well balanced card game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you know your laser flips from your rocket airs and don’t mind enduring a little hand cramp while you train your brain to skate and draw at the same time, then Skate It on the DS packs an impressive simulation of skateboarding.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Treyarch have done a commendable job with the single-player in such a tough development cycle, that just managing to make a multiplayer mode that improves upon Finest Hour’s is a fantastic achievement.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Surely everybody knows the score by now: EA ever so slightly update FIFA. It gets new stats, new players, new kits and slightly better graphics whilst remaining pretty much the same game it always has been.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault isn’t a revelation that puts new life back into WW2-based first person shooters. It is, however, a revelation for the series, pushing the adrenaline-fuelled action away to make for a much grittier, involving and entertaining experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    As point-and-click adventures go, Runaway 2 is a decent effort with good art direction and relatively high production values.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While some of the set ups and situations are undoubtedly quirky and amusing, there’s nothing this time around to compare to the idiosyncratic psychoanalysis dream-sequence or the sitcom filming from the first and second instalments respectively. And in a game so straightforward, this is a problem.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Nanostray is great fun to play. Unfortunately, the “nano” part of the title seems to be indicative of it having the lifespan of a gnat, and the gulf between the extremely easy (but great) Adventure mode and the overly-hard Challenge mode (which will put off all but the most ridiculously hardcore) is baffling.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The break-up of the storyline as you switch from Felt in Belkhyde to Viese in Eden gets incredibly tedious over time, and the storyline – while incredibly naturally told and performed well – is rather uninspiring, but the game itself should give you a good 40 hours of gameplay.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It’s worth a shot if a relaxing ball rolling puzzle game sounds like your ideal PSP experience, but it’s unlikely to stay in your active playlist for long.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Treyarch have done a commendable job with the single-player in such a tough development cycle, that just managing to make a multiplayer mode that improves upon Finest Hour's is a fantastic achievement.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A pleasant enough diversion that’s unlikely to hold the attention for any great length of time. It’s fun enough while it lasts, though.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Parallel Lines at least shows that the studio is on the right track.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Pokemon Link may well fall short in several key areas – most notably with the lack of play options – but on the whole, it’s actually a fairly pleasing puzzler with all the right ingredients to keep you engaged for a decent period.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It shows that there is huge potential for games that let users create more than just a standard character – if only other companies would grow a set and let their developers use their imaginations more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It’s just too hardcore for the light-weights and too light-weight for the hardcore.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    With the amount of in game advertising that is all over the place, EA probably don’t need to sell many copies to make enough money to guarantee the next instalment in the franchise. We just hope they make more of that opportunity to evolve the series than they did with this somewhat lacklustre effort.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The graphics are worse, joypads are a poor substitute for keyboard and mouse control, online play is laggier and there aren’t enough people playing. And to rub it all in, you can pick the PC version for a good deal cheaper.