GameWatcher's Scores

  • Games
For 1,401 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 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Lowest review score: 10 Haunted House: Cryptic Graves
Score distribution:
1,401 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Flawed as its presentation of the young Lara story may be, Tomb Raider is a great game first and an interesting story second. The latter certainly stumbles frequently throughout, but I was never put-off enough to actually stop playing - chiefly because the gameplay I was indulging in was so persuasively fun. That’s what matters in the end.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Campaign might only last around 6-7 hours, but there are plenty of reasons to go back, ensuring that Gears of War: Judgment feels more than just an expansion pack to its predecessors.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the best games to come to PSN in ages, Guacamelee! is one of those rare titles that bridges the gap between the familiar and originality perfectly with some of the most vibrant and stylish graphics of the year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The real winner here ends up being folk who never experienced the original Dragon’s Dogma. With this release you have an opportunity to experience one of the most refreshing, exciting and different Japanese RPGs of the last decade in its most complete form, and at a bargain basement price.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Grid 2 is a racing game that rewards skill without punishing you for the tiniest mistakes, letting you master a simple system with a forgiving attitude. It may stray too close towards the easy side of the scale at times, and it'll be interesting to see how the game works online (which unfortunately wasn't tested in this review), but its career mode is well worth playing and you won't be satisfied until you've mastered every single corner.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For now though, if you’re considering picking up that second season 400 Days is damn near essential – and if you’re not, then it may well change your mind.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it makes Civilization V a much better game, which is the key thing here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Combined with The Knife of Dunwall, The Brigmore Witches and the story of Daud is exactly what Dishonored’s DLC needed to be – a fun side-story with an interesting character that adds to the main story but doesn’t take anything away.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell: Blacklist isn’t absolutely perfect, but there’s bags of quality content here that’ll keep stealth gamers happy on-and-offline.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bionic Due is not only a necessary purchase for all true rogue-clone fans, but it’d easily be a pride-worthy addition to the game collection of anyone with even a remote interest in this sort of thing. This game is a great laugh and a good challenge; Arcen Games, hat’s off to you chaps.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    F1 2013 is a dynamic and varied simulation then, and that’s not a compliment that could readily be aimed at too many of its forebears.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sports Interactive has taken a long look at their primary tactical setup and made changes to make it more relatable to their audience and also more analogous to the influence that real-life managers are able to exert. As long as they keep pulling tricks like this, Football Manager is a series that will remain evergreen.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you've never played a MOBA before, SMITE is an excellent place to start.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s more of the same, but better, which was to be expected, and I have enjoyed playing it a lot.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Small nitpicks aside, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a fantastic game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While in my opinion it has a few flaws that hold it back from true all-time-classic status Divinity: Original Sin is an excellent, beautifully designed and engaging RPG that absolutely never gets boring.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ultimately though, look beneath the sugary-sweet retro veneer of Terrian Saga KR-17 and you'll observe the beating, savage heart of a brilliantly old-school platformer that'll provide hours of nostalgia-tinged entertainment for the same price as a pint.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Alien Isolation is a nerve-wrecking, stomach-twisting, bowel-moving, edge-of-your-seat experience and is unlike every other game out there.
    • 64 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.
    • 78 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A worthy purchase certainly, but only if you’re prepared to accept Far Cry 3.5 rather than Far Cry 4.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Inquisition is an excellent return to form after the claustrophobic, rushed Dragon Age 2, an exciting and sprawling colossus of a game that rewards the player at every turn.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Its story may cut a strange and meek figure against the explosions and grenades and tanks of the boisterous ‘in-crowd’ parading itself around at this time of year, but it’s one nonetheless worth visiting, and one which begs for brains over brawn.