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
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed either of the first two games, then know that while Two Thrones isn’t revolutionary, it does combine the best elements of both and is still a fitting and worthwhile conclusion to a superior trilogy.
    • 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
    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
    • 83 Critic Score
    As great a game as Unreal Championship 2 is for the Xbox though, anyone who has played the magnum opus of the series that inspired it will have an inescapable nagging feeling that somehow, something is missing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SWAT 4 doesn’t have the entire package. While a fantastic, engrossing and entertaining game, there’s a constant, nagging feeling that something’s missing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    What we’ve seen here is a more-vulnerable Sam Fisher rather than the near-invincible super ninja of the previous games, which certainly gives Double Agent a distinctive feel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The most immersive and beautiful FPS yet to appear on a console. The single player has great pacing, challenge and satisfaction, while the multiplayer is accessible and fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We'll happily put our hands up and admit to our slight over-reliance on the phrase “if you like Command & Conquer, you’ll like this” when reviewing the more arcadey RTS games over the years, but this time it’s a necessity. Fans of the C&C series will quite simply find this to be nothing less than absolutely essential.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It shows off, but doesn’t have the talent to cash the cheques its looks and potential are writing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pure is somewhat reminiscent of the old PC classic Motocross Madness, which was another highly addictive game. It doesn’t have the open-ended stunt practice, but everything else about the formula has been improved in almost every way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It’s silly, elegant, strange, delightful, sometimes annoying, always cute, mostly easy (unless unlockables matter to you) a bit random, often clever and ultimately not that essential. It’s perhaps too whimsical for most people, and if you need meaningful story and immediate reward, it almost certainly isn’t for you. With the right mindset, though, it’s a real treat and something special for PSP owners to call their own.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's not just a classic game, it's an essential purchase – no matter which version you decide to get it for.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's not just a classic game, it's an essential purchase – no matter which version you decide to get it for.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You have to appreciate the effort and craft that's gone into Fable, even if much of it is pretty shallow or not as well realised as it might have been.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If only GTR had been more welcoming to casual racing fans, it might have found itself a bigger and deserved market. Unfortunately we just can’t find ourselves openly recommending it – and not for a lack of quality.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of portable online gaming, Logan’s Shadow has a lot to offer, improving on Dark Mirror in a number of ways.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed either of the first two games, then know that while Two Thrones isn’t revolutionary, it does combine the best elements of both and is still a fitting and worthwhile conclusion to a superior trilogy.
    • 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.
    • 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
    But perhaps the biggest conundrum of all is how to put the game down completely and do something else.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While the game at its heart may be simple, and the presentation equally so, AudioSurf’s near perfect melding of music and gameplay guarantees your fiver will be well spent. That’s right – a fiver.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story mode can be frustrating, but never fatally so, and in any case the combat is ridiculously moreish and often highly amusing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Whether you’ve played the first or not, KotOR 2 offers a complete RPG experience – with a full bodied story, a good experience points system and combat that’s fairly satisfying.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed either of the first two games, then know that while Two Thrones isn't revolutionary, it does combine the best elements of both and is still a fitting and worthwhile conclusion to a superior trilogy.
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    • 84 Critic Score
    Stargate Online TCG is easily one of the most complicated games of its type in terms of the number of modifiers in play at any given time, but a thorough tutorial and well-devised interface actually make playing a breeze.