GameWatcher's Scores

  • Games
For 1,467 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 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Haunted House: Cryptic Graves
Score distribution:
1,467 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a gorgeous soundtrack and its sublime design Escape Goat 2 is the kind of 2D puzzle platformer that made me feel warm and fuzzy inside - like a mug of hot tea with a jam crumpet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fortunately TT Games are not content to rest on their laurels as they've managed to pack in an exciting, thrilling and funny adventure with lots to explore and hours of gameplay to make the whole package feel not only fresh but epic to boot.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Victoria 2 is one of those games where it's easy to expect more from it than it can actually give. Giving its dedication to history, depth, strategy etc... fans can get a bit carried away.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Torchlight should hold a vast amount of appeal for many people. If you’ve been weaned on the likes of WoW and want something to take on the road: this is for you; and if you fell in love with Diablo or Titan Quest and want to sample the likely direction in which Diablo III will head: don’t hesitate, just buy. In fact, that holds true for all of you. Stop reading this, and go support one of the best PC games you’ll play this year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Torchlight II is addictive, imagination-fuelled goodness. It never gets boring and its "just five more minutes" value is second to none. It may not have an engaging story but I don't think anyone twatting a zombie pirate called 'One-Eyed Willy' with a giant wrench will miss it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Best Game Moment: Smashing in a 30-yard screamer.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A lean offering with a promising future, developer Faultline Games has achieved that rarest of things; to separate a core feature from a game and allow it to stand on its own two feet and make it equally worthwhile to established veterans and unpractised hands alike.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's the kind of release that gives us hope that Kinect will finally find its legs and become a more regular part of our gaming lives.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As the landscape of these types of games becomes increasingly bigger, it’s nice to see a game strive so hard for innovation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dying Light is a very impressive game that’s clearly had a lot of care and attention put into it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I'd not visited The Sims 3 since its launch and Late Night has successful reignited my passion for the series. It's a welcome addition the Sims 3 family and one that's executed to the high standards that we've come to expect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For all its slight foibles, Just Cause 2 is hugely entertaining, and despite the creeping feeling of repetition beginning to set in as you destroy your 500th fuel tank or collect your 1000th item, there's more than enough freedom to pull off ludicrous stunts and experiment with your weapons, vehicles, parachute and grappling hook to make you want to extend your stay in Panau's sandbox paradise indefinitely.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While Torchlight's original faults still stand, the game lends itself wonderfully to the Xbox 360 controller, and we found ourselves preferring the console edition. If you're looking for a hack 'n' slasher to lose a week's worth of nights to, then sit down - you've found it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The solid base THQ built themselves two years ago has progressed massively, making this game the most complete experience yet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is one of the most immersive and fun strategy experiences around, so dig in.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a strong foray into the Tolkien universe, backed up by popular combat from other major action series, with its own free-running style to boot.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Magicka 2 offers a smoother, more comfortable experience than its predecessor, but that doesn’t mean the series has lost its signature charm.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When summarising most videogames, it's almost always important to thrust the mechanics out front as one of the primary metrics to be judged. Catherine, for the first time that I can recall in a very long while, demands to be reviewed on its narrative and thematic content. It simply cannot be ignored.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Being a gamer who puts story almost equal to gameplay, personally I was kind of annoyed at the tangent the third game seemed to go off on. Gears 2 asked more than a few questions, and whilst Gears 3 answers some of them - mainly relating to the lambent - it leaves other's painfully un-answered.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With some of the most nerve-shredding strategy you can engage in and a real embarrassment of riches when it comes to content, Space Hulk Ascension’s niggles aren’t nearly enough to derail it from being both the best Space Hulk title and one of the better turn-based strategy titles available right now.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With its genre-fusing game play and cheeky yet surreal take on ancient history it really is one of a kind.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In mechanics though, the game soars, offering awesome new takes on systems that made the original TTT title a must-have PS2 classic whilst also adding a modern flair and polish that makes it a stellar example that fighting games don't have to all be about gaining extended revenue through costume and character DLC - it can be about packing in a great suite of impressive features from the word go.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As it is, Deathtrap approaches the qualitative apex of its craft and niggles aside, sets a splendid example of how to marry two genres together to make a superlative whole.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As uninspiring as it is, Heroes Over Europe does deliver adequate multiplayer features that are found in a majority of other similar titles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Since I never played the earlier games, I can’t make the call as to whether or not this game was worth waiting 11 years for. Saying that, I’ve been waiting since I saw the game at GamesCom last year to get my hands on it, and it was definitely worth it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yes – the campaign is probably the weakest element of the game on balance, and one needs to look towards future Spartan Ops episodes to see what will become of that mode, but taken as a package this is a game that Halo fans, including this Halo fan, can seriously enjoy. Plus, it looks amazing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dance Central is not perfect, but at its core there is plenty of enthralling entertainment to be found.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A decent addition to Shogun 2's content library, although we still think a slightly missed opportunity to do something truly special.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that Focus haven’t done more to ease people wanting to jump in to AirLand Battle who’ve bought the original game, but in all honesty this is worth the money, even if Focus don’t follow the same DLC plan they did before.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Really, it costs nothing to give the game a go, so if you're a PC Gamer who likes shooters and wants to try something truly different, you owe it to yourself to drop onto Auraxis. You won't regret it.