GameWatcher's Scores

  • Games
For 1,400 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 Haunted House: Cryptic Graves
Score distribution:
1,400 game reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    I was under whelmed by this game. It seemed a game with all of the right elements, but they never really came together in a way that ‘smelled as sweet’ as a game by any other name.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    There was one mission that brought out the intensity that I expected, but it was over too soon and right back to the problems that preceded it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The problem is that as much as it wasn’t a bad game it wasn’t a great game either, falling somewhere in the realm of mediocre. Then again...so is most reality TV.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    While Utopia City does have some unique qualities in the form of rewarding artefacts and its energy based gameplay mechanic, other areas only make it adequate for budget line expectations and out of reach for anything beyond that.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    If you have the sheer will power to push on through the vast mire of early drudgeries, there are jewels to be found buried deep within Ancient Wars: Sparta, but whether you’ll still be motivated enough to really enjoy them is another matter.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    If you liked Samurai Warriors, then you'll like number 2.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    As cheap as it is, the game is just too unstable to recommend. There are some colossal load times (even with 2GB of RAM), persistent crash-to-desktop issues, and many, many occasions when you'll need to reload your last save game due to bugs.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    When a licenced game fails to excite fans of the franchise on which its content is based, it had better have something in reserve for the swathes of other consumers to latch onto. Unfortunately for The Punisher, it ends up unrecommended in both regards.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    What little positive elements it has going for it are marred by its problems.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's a wasted concept and it's let down by lazy execution.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Even if you spend the time to unlock your skills and build that warrior-archer-tank-damager behemoth you had in mind, what's the point if the activities you're engaging in are so threadbare and unappealing for the most part?
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Just too lifeless to bother with.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Just too lifeless to bother with.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Kung-Fu Live isn't worth the 10 quid it costs on the PlayStation Store, especially when most PlayStation move titles charge just under double this price for a superior experience. Don't waste your PlayStation Eye on Kung-Fu Live.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    As it stands, there's hardly ever a reason to go beyond the obviously marked out route to the objective, as there'll not ever really be anything that interesting to find if you do.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    There are no difficulty levels, no online support, no party modes, no DLC, and no reason to switch it back on. To say that I wasn't entertained would be a lie, as there's enough charm in a few of the games to pass a couple of hours on a dreary Sunday afternoon - but that's nowhere near enough to justify a full-price or even a budget purchase.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you were to summarise it in a puzzle, Puzzle Agent 2 would be a paint-by-numbers picture: formulaic, messy, and unable to hold the attention of all but the most easily perplexed.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Ultimately though I found myself sat in front of my computer, scratching my unkempt beard and trying to answer the question: who is the game for?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Right now the small player population is seriously harming what makes Ravaged stand out, but even when you do end up in a big battle on a fresh map, its best attributes are lost underneath layers of niggling issues that just prevent it from being an enjoyable experience.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    007 Legends is rushed, short, frustrating, and wastes several interesting scenarios. It's at best slightly above average (several bits in Moonraker), but largely painfully average or excruciatingly below average.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Scaling itself back for a more "pure" co-op experience just doesn't work for this franchise that benefited so greatly from borderline parody. For that reason alone, The Devil's Cartel is an awkward one to recommend.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    As a curiosity project for fans of the genre, I can only say that I’m glad Lords of Football exists; but as a full-price release it’s not something that can be readily recommended.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    NaissanceE could’ve been a neat game but Limasse Five should’ve just stuck with making a cool artistic world and left the actual gameplay at home. I may have then complained that there wasn’t enough game in it, but at least I would have actually enjoyed it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    There are some half-decent ideas here - particularly the evolution of the hospital - and some fairly decent jump scares, however Daylight is too often too keen to rely on tropes that have been far better served elsewhere.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The equation got heavy on the negative side with a dull collection of ammunition, mediocre mission objectives, obsolete and redundant computer infiltration techniques as well as game pacing that is confusingly inconsistent.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It is a simple role-playing game for slower systems. You would get far more enjoyment from playing something such as "SpellForce: Order of Dawn" for the same cost.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    If you are unfazed by the inevitable, constant death, the steep learning curve, the idiot AI, the poorly-designed (but neat looking) maps, the certain index finger cramps, or the underdeveloped character creation system, you will find Dawnspire to be a unique (and economic) gaming experience.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most telling problem though, is that even when playing with the very best squad of footballers that Pure can muster, it just isn't engaging and fluid enough to be of interest for more than a couple of matches.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most telling problem though, is that even when playing with the very best squad of footballers that Pure can muster, it just isn't engaging and fluid enough to be of interest for more than a couple of matches.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sonic 4 is an utter mess of a game, cobbled together in a manner that puts the entire franchise to shame. It feels sluggish, broken and lazy, but at least it only lasts a couple of hours!