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 IV
Lowest review score: 10 Ape Escape Academy
Score distribution:
1,125 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not be the most technically accomplished game to have graced our screens, but the plain and simple fact is that it's so much fun to play, it's almost indescribable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A truly extraordinary game, and easily one of this year's landmark titles. Evocative, unique, original, atmospheric and gripping – most contemporary releases struggle to lay claim to just one of Fahrenheit's strengths.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps only a third party can produce a title that so glorifies a series that revolutionised cinema, because it's Pandemic and not LucasArts that has created a game that lives up to the vast shadow created by the films.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall then Toadstool Tour comes highly recommended. As well as being quite a realistic golf sim it's also a fun one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Whether or not the single player was necessary (it certainly wasn’t unwelcome), T:V is definitely a highly enjoyable multiplayer experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Republic Commando does so much right – the squad-based elements do enough to add another dimension to the game without bogging down the action; the Star Wars presentation is executed brilliantly; the action and set-pieces have been designed and paced superbly.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The graphics, sound and gameplay are extremely well polished; the AI is also good with your platoon mates actually helping rather than hindering.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    We’re just counting the weeks until the first expansion comes along.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fable was, and still is, a cracking and practically beard-free role-player. Maybe in five years from now, we’ll see a sequel that actually resembles what we were initially promised.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An incredible amount of raw fun to play, remaining so similar to previous titles yet being so fundamentally different.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A 'merely' very good game that’s addictive, original, relaxing and exceptionally well-designed, and will literally keep you coming back for months.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Halo 3 is a fantastic game: a magnificent example of multiplayer gaming with an enjoyable side order of single-player, but it’s really hard to justify as being a true classic.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Let’s not lose sight of the fact that, as nice as all the extras are, it’s still essentially a two-year-old game with a new camera.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Sod all the talk of the Japanese original – Elite Beat Agents is a truly superb title that’s a joy to play from start to finish.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    MMOs are not for everyone, but this is certainly the closest they get and this new expansion just cements that fact.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Even though the PSP and Wii versions weren’t great, the PS2 version of Metal Slug Anthology shows just how fantastic retro game collections can be.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Whereas CoH can be lacking in immediacy, WiC never lets up on the fast action pacing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Were it not for the online issues – and we pray Codemasters fix these sharpish – SWOS would be getting a 9/10 if not more. As it stands, we’re going to cop out and give it that annoying almost-amazing score.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Football Manager 2008 is without a shadow of a doubt the best football management game available. It’s the same game it has always been, with more features.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Playing the game is fun defined. While Pro Evolution has managed to slowly botch its own previously stellar system with each release, EA’s FIFA has been making steady progress over the last few years, culminating in this climax.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Playing the game is fun defined. While Pro Evolution has managed to slowly botch its own previously stellar system with each release, EA’s FIFA has been making steady progress over the last few years, culminating in this climax.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Basically, using the time elevator is enormous fun – far more so than clicking on the Desoto, which may pose Telltale with an interesting problem in deciding how to keep the quality rising in future episodes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Even though Call of Duty 4 took the series out of World War II, developer Infinity Ward raised the bar significantly, and that has left stand-in Treyarch with a lot of work to do. In the end World at War hasn’t topped that effort, but it has at least benefited from the attempt, with the result being another really good, very comprehensive WW2 shooter.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Even though Call of Duty 4 took the series out of World War II, developer Infinity Ward raised the bar significantly, and that has left stand-in Treyarch with a lot of work to do. In the end World at War hasn’t topped that effort, but it has at least benefited from the attempt, with the result being another really good, very comprehensive WW2 shooter.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With a quality single player campaign, custom game modes, split-screen co-op and a very strong multiplayer component, Black Arrow is hard to fault even if it is very similar to Rainbow Six 3 – which is not in itself a bad thing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The pinnacle of the sub-genre and while not the "Forza" or "Gran Turismo 4" of biking, is currently about as good as it gets.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An incredible amount of raw fun to play, remaining so similar to previous titles yet being so fundamentally different.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As a game Everquest II improves on many aspects of the original, boasting some of the most detailed graphics in any game to date, a feature rich community toolset, a very well thought out crafting system, meaningful character choices, highly interactive combat and a lot more besides.