GameWatcher's Scores

  • Games
For 1,685 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 1.9 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:
1685 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I didn't bother to mention how amazing the '70s neon cel-shaded graphics are or how spot-on the voice acting is since you should be taking them for granted from Telltale now, but combined with everything else The Wolf Among Us is shaping up to be potentially Telltale's strongest series
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the release of Revelations, Ubisoft have finally turned their initial concept into a truly unmissable game. Pulling the narrative together alongside some vital gameplay additions, this is the best, most complete Assassin's Creed title to date.
    • 84 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thimbleweed Park has a few small flaws but nothing that stopped me immensely enjoying myself. This is very much a classic comedy adventure in the LucasArts style, and that’s exactly what I wanted.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bastion is not just a great game: it's a beautifully articulate, heartfelt and poignant work of fiction.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Sly Trilogy is worth a punt whether you played the originals or not. It still plays fantastically, and now looks gorgeous too. Prepare yourself for the upcoming fourth release, and grab a copy of this 2000's legacy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ether One provides a platform to explore dementia - a very common incurable mental illness - for anyone who has had direct experience in the past, whilst delivering a subtle rudimentary level of understanding to those who haven’t.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is the best 2D platformer this year, one of my favourite ever made (it's up there with Yoshi's Island), and the one game out in November everyone should play. I don't care if you've got other games to play – this one will make you feel good inside.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is the best 2D platformer this year, one of my favourite ever made (it's up there with Yoshi's Island), and the one game out in November everyone should play. I don't care if you've got other games to play – this one will make you feel good inside.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's culled the crap, brought new content and tactics to a near-perfect series, and focused on community. It's got an extremely bright future ahead of itself.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story kicks into high gear with some tense and amazing scenes, the choices become tougher and more oblique and the consequences hit hard.
    • 92 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta is an assured, impeccably well-crafted game overflowing with enough offbeat ideas to fuel a million action games, and if we were doling out medals of our own, we'd award Platinum Games with the highest possible accolade. Simply put, Bayonetta is worthy of nothing less than pure platinum.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’ve never picked up a CKII expansion before, The Old Gods would be the perfect place to start. Saying that, there’s no reason you shouldn’t pick up the other expansions either, but we guess it depends on what you like to play as.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The plot may be straightforward but the level of detail in the world could inspire countless fan fiction stories.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By offering players a choice between the Hammer and the Anvil, Relic has prevented the British army from feeling like a retread of the formula established in the original game. An excellent addition.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Double Dragon Neon is evidence. Evidence that my misplaced obsession with a classic coin-op wasn't misplaced after all. It's proof for those who weren't there – or weren't even born – who believe themselves gaming experts because they remember when the first Deus Ex game came out.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Limbo is a fine example of how you can create a masterpiece, yet sell it through the Xbox Live arcade at a budget price. It may not be the longest game, but to capture the imagination of any player is something that is a rarity in gaming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story, world, voice acting, music, script and style are some of the best gaming has to offer, rivaling the best animated movies. The puzzles are 80% superb, best the adventure genre can do, and 20% frustrating as all hell. Nevertheless that’s an absolutely minor thing in the grand scheme of things, and the world and writing are so incredible you’ll let any trial-and-error moments slide.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead: The Game won't just go down as one of the best examples of gaming as a storytelling medium, it isn't just one of the best licensed games ever made, and it won't just be known as one of the best games of 2012 (if not the best). It'll also be the only game ever that made me think, made me laugh, made me jump out of my seat, made me cry, and made me want to vomit. That's Telltale's real achievement in my view.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While in many ways superior to Origins I’m giving it the same score because it’s a little bit too similar in places, nevertheless Rayman Legends is one of the best platformers of all time and you should definitely buy it if you want to have a smile on your face.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The big draw here is the inventive Necromancer class, which is just heaps of fun, but both the two new races and the range of smaller changes, like the new options for a peaceful victory, are smart additions that will make Age of Wonders 3 feel fresh again to even the most jaded player. Take note, developers; this is how you do a good expansion pack.
    • 91 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Valiant Hearts, by using the war as a backdrop and avoiding too much direct conflict, pays tribute to the 16 million that perished in The Great War 100 years ago and does it with humour, pathos and melancholy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wealth of Nations is an admirably focused DLC that basically reworks an entire section of the game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most haunting and well-executed titles of this or any other generation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It brings suspense and intrigue to the forefront, while still tackling the science fiction and drama effectively. Emotions run high in multiple points, always keeping you eager to see what’s going to happen next.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I thoroughly enjoyed my time with inFamous 2, and while it may not be the best game on PS3, it sure as hell tries its best to be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A much-needed expansion that sures up the shallowness of the empire building and management. Utopia adds great depth and new layers of progression that make building your interstellar empire a much more unique and enjoyable experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's the disappointment of no online multiplayer again, yes, but even amongst the occasional frustration and swear words as you try for yet another attempt at completing a level, you'll be keen to see what else is on offer here.