GameWatcher's Scores

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For 1,706 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Haunted House: Cryptic Graves
Score distribution:
1706 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gatling Gears offers several hours of enjoyable carnage and it's doubly fun with a friend, but it settles into a routine early on and sticks to it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Explodemon is great fun for a few hours, providing interesting puzzles to blast your way through and many a secret to uncover. Repetition swiftly sets in, however, and you may well find yourself not bothering to play through to the end. Still, it's worth grabbing the demo to see whether you're into the concept.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Some of its more unique spin on things do shine through, such as City management, but others like the added adventure/discovery element just get lost amongst the need to survive.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Chronicles might be a little tame in places and lack enough variety to keep you interested for long, but it has a charm I feel the other Assassin’s Creed games now lack.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Next Big Thing, then, is not exactly what it says on the tin - but we still got plenty of laughs out of it. If you're on the prowl for a point-and-click adventure, this will easily tide you over until the next Telltale title comes knocking. Never before has a game produced a character who was so... disconcerting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's not quite deep enough, and the difficulty curve ramps up to an insane degree pretty quickly.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For those after a fresh twist on a near-expired genre, MicroBot offers enough action to get your heart pumping.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I like this title quite a lot. I've sunk in a pretty hefty number of hours, and I can see myself sinking in more.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Yes the second episode isn't anywhere near as much as a challenge as the first, featuring puzzles that you'll solve by just walking around and clicking on things, but all the choices you'll be deciding and seeing how they turn out still make The Walking Dead a delight to play – and those choices are well-implemented, causing massive changes to the group and how they react to Lee.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    No Man’s Sky has very clear problems. Its mechanics are insubstantial, with the crafting and inventory management systems being a particular exercise in tedium. Yet its scale and beauty is unmatched by any other game I’ve ever seen. It does things no other game ever has. It’s tempting to call No Man’s Sky “decent, but not great,” but that undersells both the game’s successes and its failures. No Man’s Sky is incredible, awe-inspiring, and profoundly disappointing.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With some more creative level design and a fully fleshed-out campaign, Star Hammer could have really been something special.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Star Ocean: The Last Hope's retina scorching vistas and fast-paced swordplay, you'll be well served.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Nevertheless A Nest of Vipers ups the ante considerably and makes for a fine build-up to the finale.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s the best damn football game ever made, but only by a gnat’s whisker, and if anything that whisker is merely the updated seasonal player data which separates it from Pro "Evolution Soccer 5."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With a long campaign, randomly generated side missions and many cards to collect, Prime World Defenders offers fans of the Tower Defence genre a lasting and varied challenge, with new elements being added throughout.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although the action in the final scenes is some of the best the title has to offer, the delivery of the narrative's closing stages is rushed and ultimately seems rather weak.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Much care has been taken with character, monster and environment design, so even if it is all a bit boring and repetitive, and insists on making obvious statements, it sure is pretty to look at.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Watch_Dogs 2 is definitely a good game, especially compared to the first one which was a dull game. It’s got a lot of personality, especially in terms of the cast of characters, and humour is always welcome in open world titles. The missions may generally boil down to “go somewhere, sneak past/shoot guards, hack something, get out” but they cover fun subjects and are never less than entertaining. Nevertheless the online side is aggravating as all hell, the controls aren’t quite receptive enough particularly when driving or shooting, and being able to kill loads of people doesn’t really jive with the DedSec ethos.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A decent choice for any PS3 owners looking to get off the sofa this Christmas.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The plot is bland and often corny, but the gameplay is mostly solid and enjoyable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The plot is bland and often corny, but the gameplay is mostly solid and enjoyable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All in all, Conquistadors is a pretty solid game – the New World is full of wonder and danger, and there’s just enough RPG in the mix to make you feel like a real explorer, dealing with realistic problems.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's an old school platformer, in a macabre horror world populated with tricks, traps and freakish foes. The difficulty of the game veers between perfectly pitched and pretty damn frustrating, marring the experience somewhat for those of us lacking the heightened reflexes of a supernatural monstrosity. Despite that, it's a finely crafted package worth experiencing for fans of the genre and those craving a challenge.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As it is I believe Kholat is still worth playing but just be aware that frustration and tension will be present in equal measure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With improvements that feel more incremental than innovative, 2K Australia have stepped up and provided a solid and long-lasting if technically safe entry in the Borderlands series and yet, it's one which stands out almost singularly on the merit of it's breathlessly entertaining cast and rowdy narrative.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the game does deliver a nice bundle of challenges and like a larger number of other adventure titles now it comes with a FPS feel, you could still do better.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With the customary spit and polish the engine will receive over the next year, Champions Online certainly has the potential to turn into the best superhero MMO out there. For now, that mantle still belongs to City of Heroes, but having played both games throughout beta and release, this is certainly a more daring title in the initial stages.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s clearly not perfect, but in a world increasingly dominated by time-consuming, social-life ruining games, it can sometimes be a lot of fun to hop back in time with a tight, ultra-responsive twin-stick shooter whose humble charms magnify in the presence of friends.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Hitman’s latest episode has some impressive moments, but Marrakesh feels limited compared to the sprawling, interconnected layouts of Paris and Sapienza. It’s part of an increasingly great game and still provides some solid stealth action, but don’t be surprised if you’re not coming back to this one for more than a few tries.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Game of Thrones is really beginning to kick in to high gear as things start to possibly look up for the Forresters in Sons of Winter, but most importantly the characters start to get much-needed shots in the arm.

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