GameWatcher's Scores

  • Games
For 1,457 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 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 10 Haunted House: Cryptic Graves
Score distribution:
1,457 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it lacks the direction to make itself a pure arcade skateboarding title it has enough humour, self-awareness and interesting gameplay to be worthwhile.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jurassic Park: The Game gets the licence utterly perfect, offering a thrilling rollercoaster ride (sometimes literally) of dinosaurs, tension and action, but still wise enough to slow down, let you and the characters catch their collective breath, and unwind with a simple puzzle or two.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a decent enough title, but unless you're a hardcore fan, you could easily live a happy life having not played this game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jurassic Park: The Game gets the licence utterly perfect, offering a thrilling rollercoaster ride (sometimes literally) of dinosaurs, tension and action, but still wise enough to slow down, let you and the characters catch their collective breath, and unwind with a simple puzzle or two.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hothead may be pushing their luck, but there's life in the Hero to the Downtrodden yet.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is good, but the Vietnam setting doesn't fit the template as well as World War II, and I would strongly advise newcomers to play the original Men of War first, otherwise that first mission may well put you off for life.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it lacks the direction to make itself a pure arcade skateboarding title it has enough humour, self-awareness and interesting gameplay to be worthwhile.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As of means of conquest by trade, Patrician IV is a good solid example that will offer merchant gamers something to chew on. If however you like a bit more turbulence as you lift yourself up and forge a seafaring empire then you'll likely find yourself distracted as it can get boring once you realise your convoy captains practically run everything for you, and coin is in abundance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead State is a very fun zombie apocalypse RPG but it’s not quite the hoped-for second coming of Troika.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Right now, Binary Domain is an accomplished and enjoyable shooter that proves excellent combat can make up for shortcomings in other areas.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One for hardcore military history fans only.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The reality is if you’re looking for this kind of puzzle-action isometric fix, there’s not a shortage of games out there which can offer it. So presumably Lara herself is the lure, however, like I said before the story and characters were, for me, anything but a strong point. That said, this is a decent game with enjoyable puzzle mechanics, a slick combat system and smooth luminous graphics. Just don’t expect any surprises, you’re getting exactly what you see.
    • 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'.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nothing game-breaking, but there's so many oddities, annoyances and moments of utter frustration that keep this game from being as great as it could have been. Nevertheless, there's plenty here to entertain, and it's not every day that a game can stand up against Bioware and not be utterly crushed.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a comfortable Action RPG that makes up for its shortcomings with addictive fun, cool three-player co-op and a goddamned giant talking eagle. Just push a few boundaries and hire a scriptwriter next time Snowblind, please.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What this game does really well is appeal to those nostalgic fans of old-school fighters, whilst providing a new, refreshing aesthetic.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can stand the time period, then this serves as a perfectly adequate medium between Hearts of Iron's grand strategy, and Men of War's more tactical focus.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As with the first game, the real charm of this title will be found in the multiplayer, which is as hectic and rush-fuelled as ever - and now fully integrated into Steam to boot.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can stand the time period, then this serves as a perfectly adequate medium between Hearts of Iron's grand strategy, and Men of War's more tactical focus.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all Band of Bugs was a good play, though how much replayability for the price tag it has is yet to be seen.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I am particularly a fan of the naval battle, actually the ramming of another ship and seeing my enemy’s armies flying high up the sky.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Future Soldier suffers from a sense of split-personality. It tries to follow in the footsteps of the popular crowd, employing predictable set-pieces and hopelessly manufactured scenes of controversy that lack any intelligence.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Time Crisis: Razing Storm is a gaming packaging that brings together both ends of the quality spectrum. Two out of the three games are worth your time and money, and if you can fully ignore the third then you're laughing. If you already own a copy of Time Crisis 4 then don't bother with this - otherwise, this may well be the multiplayer shooter you've been looking for.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The 40th Day is just far too inexcusably frustrating to heartily recommend, but if what you're looking for is a hefty serving of disposable, bombastic fare, then this will be right up your street.