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
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Put simply, the game is slick, well polished and has a real Hollywood feel. If you’re looking for an all-round actioner with a badass hero, an interesting story and solid gameplay, then Riddick is your game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Invest some time in Silent Hunter III, learn how to play it properly, find out what all of the dials do and memorise all of the keyboard shortcuts and it will pay you back with countless hours of cinematic, realistic, and brilliant gameplay. But remember, this ain’t for the casual gamer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Pikmin 2 excels in every respect.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s hard to really dislike Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for being so similar to the other games in the series – it’s just disappointing that Retro Studios didn’t try anything new.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It would seem Polyphony Digital’s claim that Gran Turismo is the world’s ‘Real Driving Simulator’ is well and truly under threat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In GTR 2, the casual gamer still doesn’t have a game that will easily cater to them, but the hardcore racing fans have a new benchmark for racing sims on the PC to play with, even if the slider has only moved slightly on from the original GTR.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're considering the purchase but hesitating to find out whether or not it'll live up to your expectations, we'll go out on a limb and say that it will.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Admittedly the game’s next-gen appeal is questionable since it shuns flashy graphical effects in favour of immense detail and smooth action, but the fact alone that it can stand alongside the PC version looking none-the-worse for it speaks volumes about how far console gaming has come.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An incredible amount of raw fun to play, remaining so similar to previous titles yet being so fundamentally different.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s easy enough for complete beginners to pick up and play, and it has more than enough content and depth for hardcore gamers to enjoy. It’s beautiful and engrossing with literally days of gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Its music and visuals might not be to everybody’s taste, but it’s hypnotic, synaesthethic and addictive – even more essential today than ever. Melting your eyes, ears, hands and friends has never been so beautiful, or cheap.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Slight irritations aside, Sports Interactive continues to be the pioneering force in making football management sims. So do yourself a favour; buy this game, stock up the fridge and don’t forget to feed the dog.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You just really need to know that it plays brilliantly, like an action-orientated version of more traditional MMORPGs. The scope of the PvE alone would justify the price, but the PvP aspect truly sweetens the deal to the point where you really can’t say no.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is just as addictive as it ever was, it’s deeper than it ever was, and you can fiddle away with more stats, tactics and other various twiddly things than you ever could. We can’t find anything major to complain about.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Whereas CoH can be lacking in immediacy, WiC never lets up on the fast action pacing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No doubt a new title entirely rather than an enhanced re-release would have been more welcome, but less than six months in, Burnout: Revenge provides the Xbox 360 with some glorious moments of unhinged debauchery.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether borrowed, reworked or completely original, all the elements have been expertly crafted and put together.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    As a mature FPS experience it still comes highly recommended though.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Yet again the series fails to become a proper racing game, with its rigid car physics and lack of decent opponents to face off against, but it’s still a fantastic and lengthy game in its own right.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a handheld game, Lumines excels in almost every conceivable way.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A classic title, but in some respects only just.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Is it as good as "Yoshi’s Island," "Super Mario World," or "Super Mario Bros. 3"? No. And that is a disappointing fact. It is, however, a solid game, worth it for the nostalgic trip alone.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Burnout Paradise is pretty huge, and hugely pretty. It doesn’t have the diversity in appearance of some open-ended games, but the previously mindless racing of past Burnout games has been brought into sharp and very satisfying focus.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    So is Wipeout Pure a must-have PSP title? Weâ??d have to say yes â?? for now.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether borrowed, reworked or completely original, all the elements have been expertly crafted and put together.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Great Tekken gameplay, nice new graphics, but certainly nothing we haven’t seen before.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Technically the game stands up well, but feels a bit rushed in places, leading to some rather uninspired level design.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The fact that Psychonauts isn't on the radar as one of this year's big releases is a major shame, as it is, quite simply, superb.