GameWatcher's Scores

  • Games
For 1,599 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.1 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:
1599 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the most fully featured Total War to date, and a great homage to the game that launched the series.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For 2013, there's more than enough to keep fans happy, and while it sometimes seems worth it to skip the latest version of Football Manager, the overhauled multiplayer and game mode variation makes this an essential purchase as ever.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The original Pillars of Eternity earned much deserved high praise when it was released. The White March – Part II keeps those elements that made the game such a success, but also tweaks some of the areas needing improvement.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Need For Speed Shift does exactly what it is made for: giving any driver the experience they want in a racing game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a game that's worth immersing yourself in. There may be a few bugs now, but they'll inevitably be fixed in a patch soon, and there's more than enough here to keep you coming back for more Thrax-spanking action.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    XCOM 2 is everything a sequel should be, keeping the things that everyone loved about the first game while changing things up as much as possible. Turning XCOM into a scrappy resistance force alters the sequel considerably, not necessarily for the better but certainly for an equally interesting and different campaign. The enemy forces and AI have been revamped considerably, making for a hugely nerve-wracking and yet satisfying time, and the sheer variety in missions is superb.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed playing board games or card games when you were younger (or are still young), Armello will captivate you. The game is beautiful to look at, fun to play, and challenging enough to keep you coming back for more. Even if you’ve never played a game like this before, it’s enjoyable just learning to play and finally getting a satisfying victory.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellently crafted game that goes above and beyond all expectations for an indie downloadable title. The action feels tight, it's bursting with content, the graphics and sound are impressive.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is glorious.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finish with the option to inflict pain online to friends and random contenders and you're looking at the most definitely Fight Night yet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Blackwell Epiphany is a fantastic and poignant end to the series, and I really hope we can start mentioning Dave Gilbert in the same breath as adventure gaming luminaries like Tim Schafer, Charles Cecil and (sigh) Jane Jensen.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finish with the option to inflict pain online to friends and random contenders and you're looking at the most definitely Fight Night yet.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's no incremental upgrade and brings more than just character balancing to the table, managing to improve, fix and surpass the original Street Fighter IV in every way imaginable - and they've done it at less than full price.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The developers need to be commended for their efforts and if you like sandbox games, this is unmissable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A quality game, but at that absurdly low price there's really no excuse to deny yourself of it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the best game to bear the Tomb Raider name, and the best action-adventure title I’ve played in ages.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Singularity is is a AAA title masked behind a lack of commercialism, which is completely out of style for Activision, and not nearly enough time to polish the game. With another two-three months, Singularity could probably have been the best shooter of the year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best FM by far - the definitive football management simulator.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Evolution's main strength comes from ambition. It's definitely a fully-fledged, weighty sequel. With a superb array of courses, newly-introduced multiplayer and a limitless track editor, 1200 MSP remains an absolute steal.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only is FIFA 10 the best EA has ever produced, it’s also one of the best football games we’ve played, period. It’s not without its niggles, but setting these aside, FIFA 10 does just about everything else exactly right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a fascinatingly engaging game, drawing you in with humour and charm, then keeping you hooked with its intelligent level design that guides you to the hidden treasures subtly, making you feel like you’ve achieved something without ever forcing you into frustration.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant homage to the 2D fighters that birthed it and brilliantly plucks features equally from more modern fighters as well as adding a few new ones of its own. Definitely brilliant – just not quite perfect.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Much like the conflict that the game shares its namesake with, Verdun is a ferocious and tense multiplayer shooter the likes of which we haven’t seen in a long time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant homage to the 2D fighters that birthed it and brilliantly plucks features equally from more modern fighters as well as adding a few new ones of its own. Definitely brilliant – just not quite perfect.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The deed system is so simple yet so great; it’s a real surprise it hasn’t been included much before.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the lack of co-op Fall of Cybertron is a huge improvement on its predecessor, offering plenty of entertainment for the non-fan and out-and-out geekgasms for the Transformers acolyte.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sophisticated tone is one of the reasons I would recommended Yakuza 4 to any PS3 owner. It's brutally violent, intriguing from start to finish and requires a surprisingly small amount of background knowledge.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the finest available version of an excellent, atmospheric game. It's still not perfect, but the Redux version irons out a significant number of weaknesses, adding some of Last Light's improved mechanics while also providing a welcome layer of visual polish.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K11 is undeniably the best game in the series yet, pushing forward just enough without leaving behind the fans who fell in love with this version of NBA in the first place.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In every way, DJ Hero 2 is an exceptional successor, and a great rhythm game for this year.