GameWatcher's Scores

  • Games
For 1,400 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 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 10 Haunted House: Cryptic Graves
Score distribution:
1,400 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 62 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite being slightly predictable in places I really enjoyed the story of In Harm's Way and Clementine's key role in it, but it's a bit light on things to actually do.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Men of War: Assault Squad 2 won't be for everyone, but there's something endearing and impressive about its utter lack of concern for your well-being.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s good, but it could, and probably should, have been great. The underlying irony of Watch Dogs is the fact that the game itself suffers a bit too much from an identity crisis.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the acting, music, and graphics teams doing their bang-up jobs, and the storyline taking some interesting turns toward an epic finale, Episode 4 of The Wolf Among Us was more than a little unsatisfying.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Murdered: Soul Suspect is an enjoyable but simplistic mystery adventure which, although it features a well-detailed game world and well-written plot, is far too short for its own good. It's a game which I'd recommend to fans of this genre, but only at sale price.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gods Will Be Watching is not necessarily frustrating in its difficult, it's that it really didn't need to be.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I feel a little caught in the middle with Back to Bed. It’s a very stylish looking game with a unique surrealist bent but the puzzle mechanics don’t feel developed enough to fully engage me yet.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Road Not Taken might not always be successful in making players feel remorseful for paths avoided, but the game itself stands as one journey that at least everyone should attempt; if only to expose themselves to the game's frustrating, yet undeniably fresh idiosyncrasies.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nevertheless despite these issues I still found myself enjoying The Journey Down: Chapter Two a lot as it is just a fun, charming adventure that gets the LucasArts spirit pretty darn right.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One for hardcore military history fans only.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just keep in mind you'll need to go in with plenty of patience and a willingness to search outside the game if something obscure trips you up. If you can get past that, and you like a bit of simulation, you're going to have a lot of fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The world and characters are forgettable and uninspired without any of that deeper lore and storytelling Dark Souls is known and loved for. But despite those criticisms Lords of the Fallen is still worth a look if you’re after challenging combat and a grisly dark medieval world to explore.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s perfectly enjoyable, but for every smart innovation it seems to have lost a portion of both complexity and character. There’s potential here, but we’ll have to wait for a couple of meaty expansions to see Beyond Earth’s promise fully realised.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It comes away respectful of its inspiration and educational as well, but won’t last long in the memory as a gaming experience.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    While it’s no mega contender, it does have its charm and could easily be one of those games you find yourself visiting time and time again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    An enjoyable game. But frankly even if it wasn’t for the bugs, the simplicity, the lack of a campaign, and the other minor short-fallings, I’d still be disappointed because when someone like Sid Meier copies a classic genre, I at least expect him to add something new and innovative to the game-play.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A fairly run of the mill expansion pack that offers few new incentives in terms of missions or units, and it’s not something for every WWII RTS gamer to snatch up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    All in all this is a good set of games for burning away spare hours with high seas hijinks. Now if only it came with a Captain Jack action figure!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Despite my lacking interest for the Cossacks game titles, I was surprisingly impressed by the game play (not that I can remain patient for long with turn-based games), though slightly disappointed at the immense strain the game causes to lower end systems.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Unique and fresh strategic approach, but it lacks a compelling creamy plot centre that would make Perimeter an instant classic.