GameWatcher's Scores

  • Games
For 1,560 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 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 10 Haunted House: Cryptic Graves
Score distribution:
1560 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 69 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For both longtime fans of the series and newcomers experiencing the struggle against the nefarious Dr. Wily for the first time, what Capcom have essentially wrought with the Mega Man Legacy Collection is a consummate assembly of the franchise’s 8-bit era outings.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While in truth, it’s possible that some might tire of its regimented systems and board game esque beats, the fact remains that Renowned Explorers still stands as one of the best surprises of the year so far that wannabe adventurers of any age can enjoy.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In many ways, Prison Architect feels like the ‘Theme Prison’ game from Bullfrog’s golden years that we never actually got.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There’s no single feature that will revolutionise Beyond Earth’s fairly conventional approach to strategy, but as a complete package this expansion does a great job of fleshing out the game’s mechanics and giving it a sense of identity that previously was sorely missing.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Best Game Moment: Smashing in a 30-yard screamer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Metro: Last Light is a hugely atmospheric FPS that has corrected all the real flaws of its predecessor and improved on them to such a degree that they’re actually superb – stealth and shooting are now things to enjoy rather than avoid, and can compete with the best in the genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A bold take on the long-forgotten FMV adventure genre, Her Story might be old-fashioned and light on what some might describe as traditional gameplay, but its sophisticated narrative and entertainingly novel take on detective work both allow it to soar far beyond the zenith of its seemingly outmoded remit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are a whole lot of things I want to try over the next few months playing Stronghold Kingdoms, and it's gotten its teeth into me such that I'm ploughing a little time into it at least three times a day and not feeling cheated for any of the money I've spent. For a free-to-play title at the very least, that has to be mission accomplished.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The decision to let Criterion tackle the Need for Speed franchise has paid off massively. They've produced one of the simplest, yet endlessly engrossing racers of the generation, which is all down to their superb ability to balance how each race plays out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The fact that, at the time of writing, Magicka had surpassed 150,000 sales, is just a testament to how fun and addictive the core game really is. Now that most of the major hiccups out of the way, this is definitely a must-buy game, but it really needs to be experienced to get how much fun it is.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The reality is, Life is Strange is a really charming enjoyable experience with a great deal of character depth and an intriguing, if not entirely original, story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a lovingly crafted sandbox experience with enough direction and personality that you'll want to help those little guys to the bitter end. If shooting things is more your game, however, we'd suggest checking out the demo first.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There's a lot about Marvel vs Capcom 3 that's disappointing, but in the end there's too much in here that's good to make me really want to be really hard on it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There's a lot about Marvel vs Capcom 3 that's disappointing, but in the end there's too much in here that's good to make me really want to be really hard on it.