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: 74
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 10 Ape Escape Academy
Score distribution:
1125 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Overall Legend of Kay is a decent quality platforming title that successfully combines several entertaining ideas. It is let down a little by poor voice acting and slightly linear RPG elements, but at least benefits from a mid-range price-tag.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If only GTR had been more welcoming to casual racing fans, it might have found itself a bigger and deserved market. Unfortunately we just can’t find ourselves openly recommending it – and not for a lack of quality.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It looks stunning, isn’t shy with its explosions and pyrotechnics, and keeps things moving at a cracking pace.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It’s silly, elegant, strange, delightful, sometimes annoying, always cute, mostly easy (unless unlockables matter to you) a bit random, often clever and ultimately not that essential. It’s perhaps too whimsical for most people, and if you need meaningful story and immediate reward, it almost certainly isn’t for you. With the right mindset, though, it’s a real treat and something special for PSP owners to call their own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Even if EA does use its nefarious in-game advertising system to find your precious information/porn/illegally downloaded music and movies and try to sell you similar items, Battlefield 2142 is undeniably a new and enjoyable step for a franchise that has so far not strayed away from historical or topical content.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It may be slow, but its atmosphere is convincing enough to immerse you fully into its world.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    However, casual Tony Hawk fans should really think twice about investing, as there's not a huge amount to set it apart from the rest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Lost Odyssey is a great JRPG that, while not without flaws, does a fantastic job of overcoming them and providing a superb adventure and storytelling experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The control scheme feels comfortable, albeit not quite as precise as a good old keyboard and mouse, and is paired up to an equally well-executed interface.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The stylish look and off-the-wall story certainly make up for a lack of hardcore role-playing depth.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    As a whole, Bloodlines is, even with its faults, a very high quality product. The game world is well presented, and is immersive to the degree that you could easily lose yourself in it for hours at a time and not even notice.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    But if you are happy to play the game online all of the time and don’t mind an initially steep learning curve, Warhawk actually proves to be an enjoyable and engaging game; it’s arcade leanings making up for a slight lack of sophistication, and an impressive sense of scale making up for the lack of visual ‘wow’ factor. Overall, a surprise hit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    What it lacks in overall content it makes up for by having damned enjoyable and addictive gameplay and enough variations on a theme for the game to last much longer than the four or so hours it takes to complete the main mode.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    There are dozens of ready-made missions and most of them can be tackled in radically different ways, which adds even more longevity on top of the mission editor and slew of multiplayer modes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    One of the better RTS games we’ve played that at least tries to avoid the clichés that have riddled this genre for so long. Kudos goes to the developers, if not huge profits.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    However, casual Tony Hawk fans should really think twice about investing, as there's not a huge amount to set it apart from the rest.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    However, casual Tony Hawk fans should really think twice about investing, as there’s not a huge amount to set it apart from the rest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Still, despite the game's poor multiplayer and control issues, Conker: Live and Reloaded still retains the classic gameplay of Bad Fur Day, giving it just enough spit and polish to be a great remake, even if there's little in the way of extras.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The Xbox 360 is no doubt the best format to play the game on, with sharp visuals and a surround-sound crowd that really draws you into the action, but it just doesn’t have that made-for-next-gen feel, and if you aren’t using HDTV, the difference is even less spectacular.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    V. With its beautiful fantasy graphics and huge amounts of depth, Heroes is back from the dead and ready for the next generation of RTS role players.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    However, casual Tony Hawk fans should really think twice about investing, as there’s not a huge amount to set it apart from the rest.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Kohan II: Kings of War is a good quality RTS that manages to stand out from the RTS crowd.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The Witcher is actually one of the best RPGs we've come across in a long time. It may not quite be Oblivion in scope and all-round greatness, but it earns the right to call itself a must try RPG that will immerse you in its dark and mysterious world.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Five years ago Yakuza 2 would have been a system seller. Today it’s just enough reason to wipe the layers of dust off of a shelved console and give it a final send-off.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Rock Band is so close to being a must-have game for any self respecting, music-loving gamer, but unless you’ve got money to burn and friends on tap, Rock Band isn’t half the game it could have been for half the cost [Say again, Bilbo - Ed].
    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Gun
    At least if you do take in everything the game has to offer on the first sitting, you’ll easily feel like you’ve had a fulfilling experience, but unlike a GTA game, it’s pretty unlikely that you’ll come back for more once you’ve finished.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Galaxies is certainly a perfectly enjoyable and natural evolution for the Geometry Wars series that’ll provide hundreds of hours of fun to gamers with lightning-fast reactions, but it’s perhaps not enough to make it really worth it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Overall Ridge Racer has proven to be a decent, though not essential purchase for the system, and one that you at least probably won’t go wrong with.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Gun
    Even though it has open-ended free roaming aspects, it feels far more like a short linear game supplemented by hidden areas and bonus missions.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    If you're a Penny Arcade fan then Episode One is an enjoyable if overpriced and short-lived experience.

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