GameWatcher's Scores

  • Games
For 1,454 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 41% 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Haunted House: Cryptic Graves
Score distribution:
1,454 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    With its derivative world and characters, it's at best a guilty pleasure but probably isn't worth your time unless you can find it at a bargain bin price.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Even for a budget title, Lollipop Chainsaw has plenty of shortcomings. Repetitive combat, bland levels and an insistence on sexual humour will leave many players disappointed. That said, it does produce a few moments worthy of your time.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    With its derivative world and characters, it's at best a guilty pleasure but probably isn't worth your time unless you can find it at a bargain bin price.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    You certainly might find a few hours of amusement here, and original ludicrous comedic 2D adventures are something I'll always support, but Straandlooper have a long way to go before they reach LucasArts standard. They're not even at Leisure Suit Larry yet.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    With a huge amount of investment, there is a worthwhile and entertaining simulation underneath all of the confusion.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    We don't take offence to the content, but rather the execution - it's poorly designed, and feels hopelessly filmsy. If you're looking for a game to take out at parties then this may well do the trick - otherwise, steer clear.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    We don't take offence to the content, but rather the execution - it's poorly designed, and feels hopelessly filmsy. If you're looking for a game to take out at parties then this may well do the trick - otherwise, steer clear.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    You'd have thought that any game featuring a high velocity jetpack would be a guaranteed winner, but Dark Void somehow manages to ham-fist the execution completely, leaving a game that's only ever fun in parts, while the rest is simply not up to scratch.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    You'd have thought that any game featuring a high velocity jetpack would be a guaranteed winner, but Dark Void somehow manages to ham-fist the execution completely, leaving a game that's only ever fun in parts, while the rest is simply not up to scratch.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    All in all this game is solidly average. It’s a decent if predictable story saddled with a pedestrian game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Genesis Rising in no way reaches the potential it has bubbling beneath the surface, released all too soon and unnecessarily plastered with imperceptive, charmless patina.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Good, but not good enough.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Silent Hunter 5: Battle for the Atlantic would have been a fitting and enjoyable experience had it not been so inexplicable demanding on hardware, buggy and generally frustrating.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Just prepare to be very forgiving of the show stopping bugs and flaws that the game contains.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    All in all though I can’t think of a single reason you’d want to play Escape Dead Island over a thousand similar, better games on Steam. Most of them have zombies in them anyway.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unless someone really likes archaeology or must possess every adventure game ever created by man, then it’s doubtful anyone would bother to give Barrow Hill a glance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Twisted Metal never escapes the fact that it feels completely old and archaic. The premise is timeless, and there should always be room for a game of mindless destruction, but the execution is poor here.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As one of those Star Trek fans I certainly did enjoy moments of The Videogame, but I think I would’ve had a lot more fun continuing with Star Trek Online instead. This one won’t live long and prosper, and good thing too.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Still the best Kinect game your correspondent has played.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Dream Chamber is full of great ideas that just don't pan out that well. The slightly stilted dialogue in some places doesn't help.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Most of the missions outstay their welcome with shooting down so many planes each level, quickly becoming tedious and dull.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Epic Mickey 2 is like a wonderful celebratory book of Disney lore where 80% of the pages have been torn, ripped, doodled over or spilled coffee on. On a base level there are numerous things to love, but the actual playing of the game turns that joy into hard, bitter anger.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For new players, Riptide may well be a decent enough curiosity, but for everybody else, there’s little reason to return to Techland’s zombie-murdering vision.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Kung Fu Rider is definitely not as funny as it thinks it is, and not really much fun either.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Victory at Sea is not without some charm. The basic ship combat is simplistic but fun, and though controlling large-scale battles is tricky and occasionally cumbersome it can be pretty satisfying.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's this feeling, the one of crushing disappointment, that riddles this HD update with frustration. Activision killed the series for a reason, and there's nothing here to suggest that decision was a bad one.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Reasonably solid Move implementation will appeal to those desperate to try to justify a purchase of the hardware, but nobody else should bother with it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Defiance is an underwhelming MMO at best, but it does have one or two moments of distinction. The TV and videogame tie-ins largely fall short of the mark, and there are better online shooters out there to choose from. A curiosity in terms of media convergence, but it rarely troubles the definition of 'groundbreaking'. Average from start to finish.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    By the time you reach the end boss, complete with compulsory quick-time events, you'll be glad it's over.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    By the time you reach the end boss, complete with compulsory quick-time events, you'll be glad it's over. Daggerdale doesn't do anything out of the ordinary – it's a typical plod through the world of D&D, and a stale one at that.