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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A general clean up of what was already a consummate package, with the addition of some incredibly absorbing new campaigns.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a monster expansion for a monster game; a total must-have that breathes new life into what is now a fairly old game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But perhaps the biggest conundrum of all is how to put the game down completely and do something else.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A classic title, but in some respects only just.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With more than seventy hours of tactical RPG battling, intricately woven story and an army of characters to build up, Final Fantasy Tactics is an immensely addictive and rewarding experience, even for those who managed to import a copy of the PSone original.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The soundtrack is better, the characters more convincing and, for our money, the racing experience just that little bit more enjoyable.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The soundtrack is better, the characters more convincing and, for our money, the racing experience just that little bit more enjoyable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite basically repeating a lot of the moves seen in the modern Prince of Persia games, Mirror’s Edge’s distinctive, haunting atmosphere, immersive first-person perspective and completely intuitive controls make it truly outstanding.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite basically repeating a lot of the moves seen in the modern Prince of Persia games, Mirror’s Edge’s distinctive, haunting atmosphere, immersive first-person perspective and completely intuitive controls make it truly outstanding.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero may not be a universal pick-up-and-play party game in the way that, say, SingStar is, since there’s an initially steep learning curve, but for the inducted it’s a master in its class and no worse for a change of developer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that more wasn’t done with the story, as the shallow characters and lack of moral depth sits in stark contrast to the hard work spent on some of the most impressive game technology we’ve ever seen.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Afternoon of Darkness feels at home on the PSP, with its battles short, sweet and addictive in exactly the right way a portable RPG should be. Its innovative nature might no longer be the cutting edge of SRPGs, but it stands alongside Final Fantasy Tactics as one of the best RPGs on the PSP, if not one of the finest titles you can get on a console adrift in cheap PS2 port hell.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It does lack GTA4’s overall polish and sense of parody, but it at least doesn’t it take itself too seriously and there’s something to be said for absurd levels of comic violence. Crucially, what the game sets out to do best it does do better than the GTA series, and that’s depth of customisation, structure of missions and online co-op.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It does lack GTA4’s overall polish and sense of parody, but it at least doesn’t it take itself too seriously and there’s something to be said for absurd levels of comic violence. Crucially, what the game sets out to do best it does do better than the GTA series, and that’s depth of customisation, structure of missions and online co-op.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether borrowed, reworked or completely original, all the elements have been expertly crafted and put together.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether borrowed, reworked or completely original, all the elements have been expertly crafted and put together.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just another great basketball game, packed with features and modes that are sure to keep fans and determined newbies happy at least until the 2K9 comes along or a rival franchise gets its act together.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With no fuss and no nonsense, this is a title pulling off into the distance, watching its rivals fluff and flounder in its mirrors.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In fact, though a good bit shorter than the original Half-Life 2, Episode 2 quite possibly rivals it in terms of memorable sequences. These include some lengthy vehicle sections, some stunning scenery, some stand-out plotlines and a good few damned enjoyable fight sequences.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a finale, it’s far superior to last year’s effort. As an adventure game, it’s quite simply one of the best you’ll find on the PC today.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Space Invaders Extreme is easily one of the best games we’ve ever played on the DS and it has some competition. As far as DS shooters go, it is king.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a modern update to a classic and as an example of neo retro presentation, Space Invaders Extreme works and it works well. Taito has walked a tightrope between faithful and contemporary gameplay without the need for a safety net.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For music game veterans, World Tour is still well worth getting, but not exclusively so and not if you’re looking for drastically new gameplay. 2008 has definitely been the year of music games, and while this one is definitely among the cream, it’s no longer alone.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For music game veterans, World Tour is still well worth getting, but not exclusively so and not if you’re looking for drastically new gameplay. 2008 has definitely been the year of music games, and while this one is definitely among the cream, it’s no longer alone.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a big, bold and brassy FPS packed to the rafters with ways to play and sure to last fans of the genre right through the holiday period.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that more wasn’t done with the story, as the shallow characters and lack of moral depth sits in stark contrast to the hard work spent on some of the most impressive game technology we’ve ever seen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that more wasn’t done with the story, as the shallow characters and lack of moral depth sits in stark contrast to the hard work spent on some of the most impressive game technology we’ve ever seen.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the many factors that elevate WoG beyond mere construction puzzles is the excellent physics engine.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the many factors that elevate WoG beyond mere construction puzzles is the excellent physics engine.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sound of Jack's shallow breathing as he becomes increasingly frightened is very effective, and there is nothing quite as unnerving as hearing the growls and mutters of your pursuers as you hole up in some dark corner.