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
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But don’t forget we’re gamers, and you can be sure that if we get on two knees and kiss some ass, it’s not because we’re paid to, it’s because we’ve just played the kind of game that reminds us why we’re doing this in the first place.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto IV is not a perfect game, but it is fantastic through and through, from start to finish and beyond. It is so massive, vast and impressive that it is almost mind-boggling to imagine how much work must have gone into the game to come up with so much detail.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Grand Theft Auto IV is not a perfect game, but it is fantastic through and through, from start to finish and beyond. It is so massive, vast and impressive that it is almost mind-boggling to imagine how much work must have gone into the game to come up with so much detail.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    It’s neither perfect nor as revolutionary as some might make out, but it is one of the most progressive, gripping and downright fun games to hit the market in the last decade.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    It’s the game that shows just how powerful and capable the machine is of producing incredible games. It’s the game that at long last tops "Super Mario 64" as the finest platformer of them all. But, most importantly, it’s the game in which we can finally make Mario look like a bee.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    It’s neither perfect nor as revolutionary as some might make out, but it is one of the most progressive, gripping and downright fun games to hit the market in the last decade.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    With something like 30 hours of outstanding single-player gameplay, plus a solid multiplayer mode and even a whole new audience being introduced to one of the greatest game series to have been produced, make no mistake, the release of The Orange Box is An Event.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    On the whole, Half-Life 2 manages to be an incredible new game while still retaining that unique Half-Life magic.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Even if you rush through the story you can anticipate spending at least 50 hours to complete it. Rushing through is not as much fun, however, and you should take time to do the extra side quests, hunts, exploration, levelling up, etc.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    It would be impossible to point out one area where it significantly outclasses its brethren, but from the choice of tracks to the game’s competitive spirit, it’s hard to imagine Bizarre Creations ever compiling a better package, or a better advert for racing on the 360.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It’s a sad state of affairs when games as majestic and perfectly constructed as Okami are ignored and world-class development studios such as Clover find themselves closed down after poor sales of their critically acclaimed titles simply because their games don’t feature enough guns or licensed music.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    We cannot emphasize this enough – if it’s not on your Christmas list, there’s still time. If you don’t get it from Christmas, don’t worry – just buy it your frigging self. If there were ever a game that was worth buying a console purely to play, this is it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It’s brutal, beautiful and brilliant. God of War 2 gives gamers more of exactly what’s wanted: unashamedly blood-thirsty combat, an epic storyline and one badass anti-hero who doesn’t say anything without shouting it. You’re doing your PS2 a disservice if you don’t see it out with God of War 2.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The game combines the strengths of two fine RPG series, which for Fallout 3 means compelling narrative in a post-apocalyptic setting and immersive gameplay in a huge, open-ended world. All of this just leaves one question to answer: is Fallout 3 a contender for Game of the Year? And the answer: undeniably, yes.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The game combines the strengths of two fine RPG series, which for Fallout 3 means compelling narrative in a post-apocalyptic setting and immersive gameplay in a huge, open-ended world. All of this just leaves one question to answer: is Fallout 3 a contender for Game of the Year? And the answer: undeniably, yes.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    ICO
    There's only so much we can say to convey the atmosphere that ICO exudes, and to try and communicate the feelings that the game brings about when played but, the truth is, the reality of playing (now there’s a contradiction of sorts, but we’ll stick with it) is largely indescribable.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Not only does God of War have great gameplay, but the developers have done an awesome job with the graphics and flourishes of detail, and the sound, speech and music are all of the highest quality too.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Project Gotham is still a series plugging away in a league of its own, but this time in every sense. Absolutely astounding.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s hard to describe every facet of Civ IV’s gameplay without writing an epic, but suffice it to say, this is everything Civilization fans could hope for.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s not perfect and there’s no real reason to prefer the Wii version over the Gamecube’s, but The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is every bit the masterpiece gamers have been craving for, and proves there’s life in the old wolf yet.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Much better than most other games on the DS. In particular it puts New Super Mario Bros to shame.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The astonishing array of imaginative and well implemented characters, along with the hundreds of unlockable items to discover, ensure that SSB Brawl is easily the most definitive Smash Bros yet, and the best game you can buy for the Wii. But forcing you to unlock half of the characters and stages, not to mention the unbelievably botched online options, only serves to frustrate everyone who foresaw the greatness that could have been.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If Colin McRae: DIRT was a sign of Codemasters regaining a foothold in the racing market, the latest Race Driver is evidence of the publisher taking full control. GRID makes the high points of its rivals feel like false dawns, and if what’s on offer here is a sign of things to come, we’re all in for a remarkable ride.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If Colin McRae: DIRT was a sign of Codemasters regaining a foothold in the racing market, the latest Race Driver is evidence of the publisher taking full control. GRID makes the high points of its rivals feel like false dawns, and if what’s on offer here is a sign of things to come, we’re all in for a remarkable ride.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If Colin McRae: DIRT was a sign of Codemasters regaining a foothold in the racing market, the latest Race Driver is evidence of the publisher taking full control. GRID makes the high points of its rivals feel like false dawns, and if what’s on offer here is a sign of things to come, we’re all in for a remarkable ride.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Jade Empire is a beautiful, resounding triumph, much like the strong, highly polished gemstone the game takes its name from.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Now that it has arrived however, we can safely say that it's firmly up there as one of the best games released this year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, put the hype to one side, as WoW is still an exceptionally good game, and nothing less than a highly accomplished jewel in the crown of MMORPGs.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Rome: Total War is nothing less than awesome, and is engrossing enough to provide weeks of play at the very least.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A refreshing, immersive, massive, satisfying and hugely impressive game.