GameWatcher's Scores

  • Games
For 1,388 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 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Batman: Arkham City
Lowest review score: 15 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
1,388 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's just a little too similar to previous iterations that it's hard to recommend fans rush out to buy it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I could say a lot of technically bad things about Painkiller – mindless, stupid, old-fashioned, bizarre… but it's been given so much care and attention that none of it really matters. It does the mindless, oddly pointless single-player campaign extremely well and the re-done levels are both visually diverse and interesting; great homage to the original game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Codemasters has produced a remarkably upbeat karting title that puts the feel-good into a license that is often bogged down by its own intricacy. Throw in a few friends and an evening of online multiplayer, you might just have yourself a starting grid worth gearing up for.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pid
    If it wasn't for these frustrating moments, Pid would be a lovely mix of puzzles and platforming, making you challenge and engage your brain. Missing the bus should be the most frustrating thing you experience, but unfortunately it's not, meaning Pid is just one stop short of something great.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To be honest, Absolution is a bit of a weird game in general – if you take various components individually, there are a lot of fun and unique elements to the game. Start to look at it as a whole product though, and you can't help but feel as emotionally detached as the people you end up killing. It's way more narrative driven than any of the previous games, and that has a natural effect on where you go, and what you do when you get there.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite lacking multiplayer and having an insane distaste for newcomers King's Bounty: Warriors of the North is a fun, compelling game with good value for money. On the other hand, veteran fans of the series will feel like they're merely getting a Viking-inspired expansion pack to The Legend, and so really have to ask themselves if that's what they want.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the original model, texture and animation work of these three Hitman titles hasn’t held up all that well, the actual technical work done on this HD collection is solid. There’s widescreen, a higher resolution and undoubtedly a better frame rate than the original titles - and that’s the best you can expect without stretching to be more of a remake than a straight port. Three games in one place for a budget price is pretty good, too.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game time is shorter and the goals are more defined, leading to a more immediate need for diplomacy and warfare, and the stripped down nature of the game actually does it credit when playing with others.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, a fantastic effort from Critical Studio that reaches a climax when you've got three friends fighting against the toughest and most numerous hordes. If only it wasn’t for that damn AI.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    God of War: Ascension is a decent addition to the franchise. Combat remains sharp and puzzles are more intricate than ever. Unfortunately, a lack of interesting source material never shakes off the feeling that the stakes are lower here. This is easily the weakest God of War title to date, but when you consider the immense quality of the previous five games, it's perhaps to be expected.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Should you buy it? Maybe, as it is cheap. Will you be playing it in a month? Probably not, unless you really get into it. Is it good value if purchased and played with friends? Definitely, it’s at its best. Are there enough people playing to sustain it in the long term? Doubtful.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Surgeon Simulator 2013 is engagingly ludicrous. It’s neither a substitute for actual medical training, nor will it take anywhere near as long to complete, but it’s a good way to find out where you fall between squeamish and remorseless monster. Physician, heal thy self (and stay away from me).
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In all honesty, forgoing the campaign mode and jumping straight in a skirmish might be a better proposition.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Knights of Pen & Paper +1 has a lot of charm, and a lot of game hours to go with it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all I believe if you pick up The Bureau I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Unless you still think it’s an investigative ‘50s-set FPS. Or a proper strategy game. Then you might be.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is an excellent combination of concept and design, but needed more, more, more. The core game itself utilises a fine engine with which to play with, but the actual core of the experience feels somewhat lacking in substance. A real shame that detracts from an outstanding piece of game design.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deadfall Adventures certainly has some problems but if you’re an Indiana Jones fan you really should be getting it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enjoyable but highly flawed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Definitely worth a play if you like the idea of a Star Trek/Facebook parody game, but don’t expect any longevity from it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even though there are a lot of improvements shoved into the patch, which is free, if you’re a CK2 fan then this will add subtle new dimensions to your typical game that you’ll appreciate.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It was perhaps too much to ask of Telltale that they blow our minds in the very first episode, but I still feel a little let-down with how “setty-uppy” All That Remains felt, with a mostly predictable storyline and few really significant or interesting choices to make.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nevertheless, if you like the sound of a strange Naked Gun/Monty Python-inspired robot-filled adventure/exploration game jam-packed with laughs you should get Jazzpunk as soon as possible.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The focus on unique weaponry and customization at the moment provides Loadout with a degree of compulsive appeal. But without Annihilation mode, it's debatable whether there is any long-term depth on offer here.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I suspect there's going to be good number of folks out there who'll dig this game. It's cheap, it controls fantastically, the graphics are slicker than an oily fox, and it's a genre which has been gagging for a good makeover.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Good ideas, but execution leaves something to be desired.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yet the novelty of airships and battles with giant sky-whales are simply not enough to save it from its flaws, painful as they are. Perhaps post-release support will allow Windforge to transform into the game I hoped it would be, but for now it sits as a flawed gem.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Once you get through a lot of the shock that comes with The Fall being a tablet conversion and all the little problems it has, fortunately you'll find that it's still a fun new slice of Human Revolution.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Betrayer is a hugely atmospheric and unique game, with a cool exploration/survival thrust that never gets frustrating thanks to some excellent sound and visual design, but it's really let down by these two major flaws. It desperately wants to be scary but never manages it, but most importantly it gets way too repetitive way too fast.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    From my view then, this is a game of unrealised potential; it hangs on the verge of being 'good' and instead rests sadly in the realms of 'pretty decent'.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    That's not to say Jet Car Stunts is not a fun game to pick up and play and if you're interested in chasing high-scores and persevering through extremely challenging courses there's a bountiful package on offer here for you. Unfortunately the fussy physics, camera problems and controls that are difficult to entirely master will halt the progress of all but a persistent few.