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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While Kingdom Hearts II might boil down to button mashing, levelling up and some crap mini-games, the experience itself is second to none.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s by no means a perfect game and it’s stuck in an over-populated genre, but it’s just so enjoyable and refreshing that it really doesn’t matter. Persona 3 is yet another must have for JRPG fans, as the PS2 slowly shuffles itself out of the limelight.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately it’s shiny, it’s new and it’s a majorly streamlined edition of a much-played online game. The esoteric game modes are gone and there are considerably less maps, but those that there are are generally of the highest standard. If you meet the system requirements then it could be worth a look – even if you’ve moved on to other series – if only for the sensory aspect of it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly the expansion is better value on the PC, and you don’t have to worry about logging into Xbox Live in order just to play it, but both packages still represent good value at a solid 20-40 hours of additional gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An RTS that’ll be remembered for years to come. It’s ambitious and challenging, yet rewarding...The depth and involvement required to play mean it’s just as demanding on your ability to manage, and indeed micro-manage, as it is on your PC’s ability to cope with all the action.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    An ‘original’ title based on previous games. Think of it as "Burnout 3+."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Aside from the lack of internet play (although there is the option of 8 player gaming thanks to the joy of the multitap), it could be said that this is as close as gaming has ever come to a classic Ice
    • 86 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Resistance is very much like the PS2’s Killzone: overtly grey, rather good fun and nothing groundbreaking.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mercenaries has superb graphics and a sublime soundtrack, but the fact is that it can just be boring unless you're willing to invest a little effort into creating your own excitement.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Patapon is far more than just a unique new mix of genres – it’s just so damn charming it could tell you kill a puppy and you would.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What it is though is a linear (and we don’t mean that negatively) RPG with an emphasis on tactical combat, more than a nod to the classic comic books, and a sizeable helping of fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It trumps the already brilliant original by being based on the classic trilogy of films and, in terms of gameplay, is the multiplayer co-op game of the decade so far.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you already have "Soul Calibur II" then it’s a much harder call. You’ll get a few new characters, a create-your-own character mix-and-match style feature and, basically, almost exactly the same fighting game as before.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For fans of the genre, this is pretty much the only game you need, or will do for a long while, while for those who are just curious, now is as good a time as any for a little experimentation.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    You just want to continue and roll up a one and half kilometre katamari, picking up the White House, the Sphinx and Big Ben in the process, and listen to the incredible soundtrack again and again and again.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The third and arguably best Fight Night game is a fantastic fighter, but also stands out as the most flawed in the series, and reprehensible in its commercialism.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With very little in the way of downtime and a seemingly endless stream of things to do and new things to see, the future is looking very bright.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Okay, so there’s nothing majorly new here, but if this isn’t a game to showcase the PSP and spur on other developers, we just don’t know what is.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There’s not much here that’s new, but at least it’s accomplished, and has been put together with style.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is as close to a proper skateboarding simulation as we’ve seen, and is up there in the fun stakes with the best of the x-sports games, but for added realism we’d like to see fewer loading screens, civilians that behave with a mote of intelligence or self preservation and even the ability to get off and walk once in a while.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The beauty of the game, as well as the depth of the immersion and the fun of the gameplay, is still here in abundance. Knights of the Nine is an essential addition for any Elder Scrolls fan.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Psychonauts is one of those games that truly stands out from the crowd. With its eclectic mix of styles and outstanding design, it’s likely to be remembered in the same kind of way we look back at games like Beyond Good and Evil.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly the expansion is better value on the PC, and you don’t have to worry about logging into Xbox Live in order just to play it, but both packages still represent good value at a solid 20-40 hours of additional gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Twenty quid for dozens of modifiable cars, 4 well realised cities and plenty of online and offline races is a good deal in anyone’s book, and especially ours.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    NHL 08 is the kind of makeover that this series has been waiting for for years.