GameWatcher's Scores

  • Games
For 1,467 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 Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Lowest review score: 10 Haunted House: Cryptic Graves
Score distribution:
1,467 game reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are lots of things Duke does right however, like ridiculous levels of interactivity, variety in level design and for entertaining me personally all the way through.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may go down as one of biggest anticlimaxes in gaming, but don't expect too much of it and you might enjoy it. I for one am going back to play it again, at least on PC. And besides, I'm sure Duke 5 will be the greatest game ever made.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In plundering Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag practically wholesale, Rogue proves to be a double-edged sword. As much as Rogue succeeds in servicing those who were disappointed that Unity eschewed Black Flag’s naval shenanigans, the game also serves as a timely reminder just how little the franchise has evolved in recent years, in spite of its relatively novel take on the series’ narrative.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Combat is solid and dependable, the RPG elements are functional and decently presented, and there is a good 'just one more mission' addictiveness that'll keep you coming back for more if you let its charms sink in.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Darkstar One is as cold and empty as space itself once the novelty of trading or being a "system rebel" wears off.
    • 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.
    • 67 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On the one hand it brings more of what we love about Bohemia's games, gritty combat on an immense scale, with an entirely new setting, a decent campaign and some short but sweet single missions. Yet the expansion doesn't improve on the original and doesn't fix any of the problems ArmA 2 had.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Off Road Drive's novelty and the simple joy of navigating its beautiful and challenging courses outweigh the lacklustre racing component.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't achieve the rollarcoaster pace of the main series, or feel as polished, but Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One is a worthwhile excuse to get together with a group of mates and cause havoc as some of your favourite characters.
    • 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.
    • 74 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.
    • 62 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much of F.E.A.R 3 is commendable then, but ultimately a lack of polish and genuine investment in the campaign sees it fall a distance short of full potential.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Much of F.E.A.R 3 is commendable then, but ultimately a lack of polish and genuine investment in the campaign sees it fall a distance short of full potential.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Additional gameplay material, such as playing through training simulations, harder difficulties and the ton of unlockables promise lots of replay time for the Marvel fan.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Boasts enough variety to keep it consistently entertaining, and so that you never know where you will end up.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's far from perfect – held back by how much is missing in far too many places – but WWE All Stars is a very welcome change and if nothing else a very encouraging base for the future, and definitely worth some of your time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's far from perfect – held back by how much is missing in far too many places – but WWE All Stars is a very welcome change and if nothing else a very encouraging base for the future, and definitely worth some of your time.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And there isn't even any beach soccer in here, disappointingly.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's walking down a treacherous path being online only and offering some quite forgettable maps. The lack of bot play means that the 1200 point asking price could end up being all for nothing in the future, which is quite a hefty risk to take.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Elements of the Wake story from the unresolved ending of the first game are touched on throughout the story. You'll leave this more knowledgeable, but not doubting that there will be more Alan Wake to come.