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 lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Lowest review score: 10 Ape Escape Academy
Score distribution:
1125 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    FIFA 09 is by far the finest football game of the year, if not ever, but there’s still a way to go before EA Sports’ series can be classed as perfect.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the many factors that elevate WoG beyond mere construction puzzles is the excellent physics engine.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the many factors that elevate WoG beyond mere construction puzzles is the excellent physics engine.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An enjoyable and engrossing game. It’s a little on the short side and it relies a bit too much on the strength of a single gameplay mechanism, but fortunately it’s a mechanism that is fun and that we haven’t really seen before.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An enjoyable and engrossing game. It’s a little on the short side and it relies a bit too much on the strength of a single gameplay mechanism, but fortunately it’s a mechanism that is fun and that we haven’t really seen before.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The Crash Bandicoot games seem a little stuck in a rut, and despite some apparent efforts to expand the gameplay, Mind Over Mutant does nothing to pull the series out.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    With its slow pacing and detailed puzzles, Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches is definitely a game for confirmed adventure fans rather than casual players, but aside from the spookiness factor being somewhat hampered by the low budget aesthetics, the story does a great job of pulling you in thanks to its intimate nature and everyday setting. A minor gem, but a rough one to be sure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s no getting away from the fact that Duke Nukem has gotten on a bit, and he’s already been around the block a few times on several other systems. Still, as a trip down memory lane or an insight into a key period of FPS development, the Live Arcade version is just about worth the admission price.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pure is somewhat reminiscent of the old PC classic Motocross Madness, which was another highly addictive game. It doesn’t have the open-ended stunt practice, but everything else about the formula has been improved in almost every way.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pure is somewhat reminiscent of the old PC classic Motocross Madness, which was another highly addictive game. It doesn’t have the open-ended stunt practice, but everything else about the formula has been improved in almost every way.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    While control frustrations take the edge off the competitive element of the game, it’s still possible to have plenty of fun. Samba de Amigo is part rhythm game, part dancing game and part social game – you tend to feel more silly playing on your own than with others.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you steer clear of the completionist grinding, this RPG is fast-paced and the simplistic combat is enjoyable and rewarding once the challenge kicks in.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The slick studio graphics and optional online features are all that really set it apart, so there’s not a huge point in upgrading if you already have a Buzz! game or two, but at least PS3 owners now have one to call their own.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If Command & Conquer’s 45 minute matches are too meaty for you, or World In Conflict’s system specs too demanding, then Multiwinia may be the lean and achingly stylish RTS you’re looking for.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    In the end there’s no accounting for taste, but if you have any serious interest in MMORPGs, you owe it to yourself to at least try Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest: The Chapters of the Chosen takes a little while to get on the boil, but once it does you’ll find yourself absorbed in a lengthy, enjoyable, balanced and accessible JRPG that is as welcoming to genre veterans as it is to complete newcomers. There’s more than enough modern polish and sheen to justify bringing this former NES classic back for yet another outing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    For some S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky will reek of a badly designed game, while for others it will resemble a well designed reality, but for us it’s somewhere in between the two and none the better for it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although Strong Badia the Free is a shorter episode than Homestar Ruiner, it’s more perfectly formed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although Strong Badia the Free is a shorter episode than Homestar Ruiner, it’s more perfectly formed.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Despite sounding incredibly deep on paper, the reality of Spore is little more than a patchwork quilt of ultra-simple games that, even taken as a whole, have the depth of a puddle in the Sahara Desert. To be perfectly honest, you’d be better off sticking with the standalone creature creator, as it’s actually the only portion of the game that isn’t half-baked and in need of some serious evolution.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The idea behind it is good and there’s a lot of polish in the presentation, but the gameplay is just so shallow and unevolving that it’s really hard to recommend as a full-price purchase.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The idea behind it is good and there’s a lot of polish in the presentation, but the gameplay is just so shallow and unevolving that it’s really hard to recommend as a full-price purchase.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There’s nothing really outstanding or recommendable about the game. Just like the protagonist Capell, the game itself is nice and well intentioned, but a bit dull and hesitant at following things through.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The single-player mode is surprisingly entertaining, while single-DS play is perfect for car journeys. And, provided you have a dictionary on hand, it can even be pretty educational.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mercenaries 2 is arguably a bigger and more ambitious game than the original, but it feels less polished and less satisfying.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mercenaries 2 is arguably a bigger and more ambitious game than the original, but it feels less polished and less satisfying.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In terms of visuals, features, quality of courses and online play, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 is a really great golf game. It would probably be easier to recommend if the series wasn’t prone to such inconsistent yearly updates, but at least EA has focused on making the game better than just bigger.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In terms of visuals, features, quality of courses and online play, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 is a really great golf game. It would probably be easier to recommend if the series wasn’t prone to such inconsistent yearly updates, but at least EA has focused on making the game better than just bigger.

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