GameWatcher's Scores

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For 1,696 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Batman: Arkham City
Lowest review score: 10 Haunted House: Cryptic Graves
Score distribution:
1696 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Green Day Rock Band is an enjoyable distraction but wholly unnecessary especially when you look at the features announced for Rock Band 3.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A good blend of economics and warfare, Paradox fans and newcomers alike should like it. Those who liked the new trade system in Empire will love this game, as whilst not being perfect, it sure as hell is addictive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Green Day Rock Band is an enjoyable distraction but wholly unnecessary especially when you look at the features announced for Rock Band 3.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Heroes of Newerth is an intriguing mix of frenetic action and tactical gameplay, showcasing some of the very best aspects of it's still-evolving genre.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Overall there is probably not enough in here to make it worth upgrading if you already own the previous version. The new additions and tweaks are all very welcome and should encourage more people to enjoy what is a solid and fascinating game. That said, if you are a war fanatic, as some of us war gamers tend to be, then you will obviously lap up the new features and get a lot more value out of the game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Order of War does little to justify a purchase above the likes of CoH or Dawn of War II. The campaign modes are light on depth, and most seasoned players will breeze through before heading back to the heavy-hitters.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    White Knight Chronicles is a game that isn’t quite the sum of its parts. The parts actually add up together pretty well on paper, but in reality the MMO and single player Japanese RPG styles don’t merge too well, and what you’re left with is a fun combat system with a cluttered HUD, generic storyline and design and a multiplayer component that is a side-component at best.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    All in all I didn't have too many complaints about Bus Driver. It's a simple casual game, but it does what it sets out to do well.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The Guild 2: Pirates of the European Seas does justice to the franchise and certainly shows in the areas it has listened to the community.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    An involving game, with interesting varied strategic options and challenges thrown at the player.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Whilst the Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom may not be everyone’s cup of tea it is a quirky and whimsical jaunt through the mind of a man addicted to pies and probably well worth a look for anyone wanting a change from the endless FPS cavalcade.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A game specifically catered to football enthusiasts who are not really on the nitty-gritty of football technicalities. Creativity and the spirit of the football game are the very elements that EA and Tiburion had wonderfully weaved into this All-American game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If this were a TV show, one watch of this and any TV network would commission a full series – much like any adventure game fan who tries this will almost certainly follow this series throughout its run - provided it sticks to a somewhat regular release schedule.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Axel & Pixel is an enjoyable experience through the brief moments that players are able to experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A superb addition to the Xbox Live Arcade library that is full of shoot ‘em ups. It’s a smart purchase for any Geometry Wars fan that is dying to fill their time with a similar title. The controls could’ve been tightened up and the single-player campaign could’ve been longer, but in the long run, Ion Assault is a surprisingly great title for 800 MS Points.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If I had to describe in one word the high point of this game, it would be Atmosphere. This game has it by the mega tonne.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Top marks for creativity, but the occasional flaws, bugs and, to repeat my oxymoron, lack of unnecessary depth, make it look like the game could have done with another 6 months of fine-tuning.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you enjoy a good horror mystery there’s definitely a lot of meat here to dig your teeth into provided you have the patience for the places that move a bit more slowly, or require a lot more dig. I think I’ll go play something warm and fuzzy now to chase away the chill.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    For a game so concerned with balance, its annoyances are in danger of outweighing its virtues.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Wet
    Fighting through crowds of enemies is only appealing for so long until a sense of confusion sets; a confusion that asks, “What else does WET offer besides the same fights over and over again?” The answer to that rhetorical question is not much.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It’s perfectly pleasant and enjoyable brand of cartoon violence will probably see a good few hours of your time fly by as you swipe your way through adorable, glowing-eyed samurai enemies.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's well presented, incorporates some intriguing puzzles and actually involves a good deal of thinking. It's also repetitive, obtuse, and frustrating with game mechanics that seem a little dated.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's a solid effort from tri-Ace in the end, and a marked improvement on their other titles this generation, but the solid gameplay is let down by its sometimes overwhelming difficulty and a bland story and world-design.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It may however be frustrating for some to play the game, which seems to be predictable and far too quick.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Fans of the first HAWX will no doubt derive a great deal of joy from another hearty dose of solid dogfighting, but then everyone else will feel the same sort of confused indifference towards the story and will quickly grow tired of shooting down wave after wave of jet fighters.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Fans of the first HAWX will no doubt derive a great deal of joy from another hearty dose of solid dogfighting, but then everyone else will feel the same sort of confused indifference towards the story and will quickly grow tired of shooting down wave after wave of jet fighters.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Fans of the first HAWX will no doubt derive a great deal of joy from another hearty dose of solid dogfighting, but then everyone else will feel the same sort of confused indifference towards the story and will quickly grow tired of shooting down wave after wave of jet fighters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It’s perfectly pleasant and enjoyable brand of cartoon violence will probably see a good few hours of your time fly by as you swipe your way through adorable, glowing-eyed samurai enemies
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It’s a solid effort from tri-Ace in the end, and a marked improvement on their other titles this generation, but the solid gameplay is let down by its sometimes overwhelming difficulty and a bland story and world-design.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Darksiders II is worth playing, but Deathinitive Edition is not worth the upgrade.

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