GameWatcher's Scores

  • Games
For 1,653 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:
1653 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Granted, it’s a HD remake of a 2002 game, and when the new wave of space sim games come – X: Rebirth being the first in November – it’s going to get completely overshadowed, but it’s a great way to pass the time till then.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Warlock 2 is definitely a step in the right direction – it takes everything that was good about the first game, and refines it a bit, while also leaving the original experience intact.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While issues of army balance will inevitably rear their head down the line, it's a smart concept that gets off to a good start with The Western Front Armies. If you're yet to try out Company of Heroes, which is one of the best multiplayer RTS experiences currently available, this is a great opportunity to do so. Just bear in mind that aside from skirmishes you won't get any singleplayer options.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A success in its simply-stated goals, and worthy of a play for anybody looking to zone out and relax for a while.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A success in its simply-stated goals, and worthy of a play for anybody looking to zone out and relax for a while.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The art-style and characters make it a special experience and even though the final few levels are a bit of a let-down with their formulaic design, The Last Tinker is worth picking up just to drink in its handcrafted visuals and feel-good vibe - when was the last time someone said that about a videogame?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it is too short an experience it’s a great, unique one and I urge anyone who likes fun games to give it a go.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The controls, simply, work. These kinds of games have had varying amounts of success on the console this generation, with things like Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 coming close but just not being good enough, but in this case Tropico makes a great case for these once PC-only genres appearing on console.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The franchise is certainly improving its core mechanics, placing an emphasis on the minor details that will get fans excited. Hardly anything has changed on the surface, but beneath the exterior there's a sturdier, sharper and far tougher posterior to break through.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have young children, Kinectimals is a must - it will keep them entertained, and you'll secretly enjoy it too.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After my first pass at Saga I’m still excited about the game and enjoying it and forsee many hours ahead of me in the Saga universe.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fives games in and the Tropico series has really found its feet, creating a cheery and relaxing ambience that sets it quite apart from other city-builders out there.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That's the story of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: This is actually the game that the original should've been. If you've not played MVC3 or traded it in and want another fix, this is absolutely the best route to go. If you bought the original, how much do you love MVC? If you want more, go get it – the newcomers are great fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That's the story of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: This is actually the game that the original should've been. If you've not played MVC3 or traded it in and want another fix, this is absolutely the best route to go. If you bought the original, how much do you love MVC? If you want more, go get it – the newcomers are great fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you liked Shadowrun Returns but felt the main storyline was missing something, you'll find that Dragonfall improves on the original in almost every way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not an out-and-out triumph as a huge Batman fan I was greatly satisfied by the events of Realm of Shadows and how Telltale have adapted the DC universe to their play style.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the problematic menus and glaring lack of single-player content invariably creeps in, tarnishing what is otherwise an essential title, Orbital Gear remains a refreshing and deftly executed take on multiplayer gaming that more developers should consider.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For fans of space-faring simulation games, it's more or less a must.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although notably lacking in enthusiasm for its PC platform, Joe Danger makes an excellent debut on Windows, with enough content to keep you entertained for months.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bioshock 2 is an admirable experience, one that doesn't compare to the narrative of its predecessor, but carries forth the fun gameplay that was originally inspired some two years ago.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More time was spent fiddling in the control settings menu than actually getting on with the on-ice action, which speaks volumes of a title that prides itself on such an innovative system.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Issues with the presentation of the story and the general amount of single player content on offer are slight dings against the experience especially considering SoulCalibur's history of blending RPG elements into its single player campaigns - but even then this is the best reason to return to SoulCalibur's stage of history since the days of the Dreamcast.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those of you looking for something different, Majesty 2 is definitely one to try out. The humour is light, if sometimes cheesy, and the gameplay is certainly intriguing. Whilst it’s not without its flaws (but then what game isn’t?), this is still a highly accessible title. If Majesty 2 was an 80's TV show, I’d certainly watch it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game preys on your feelings, and is very skilled at manipulating them. Make no mistake, it takes a certain kind of person (never mind gamer) to stick with and possibly enjoy this game - we believe they are sometimes called Masochists - but Dark Souls does what it does extremely well, and it's to be applauded for that at least.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game preys on your feelings, and is very skilled at manipulating them. Make no mistake, it takes a certain kind of person (never mind gamer) to stick with and possibly enjoy this game - we believe they are sometimes called Masochists - but Dark Souls does what it does extremely well, and it's to be applauded for that at least.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game looks absolutely beautiful, is jam packed with things to do, and as ever, the combat is a joy to fiddle with.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kane's Wrath is a commendable expansion to an already impressive game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    F1 2011 has got the talent, but it needs to learn to love itself before it can be truly great.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Best of all, when you dive into the first corner melee on race day, the sheer thrill of trying to avoid the seemingly impossible number of cars around you is simply unrivalled.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Apart from the ending of course, which I’m thinking about a lot. Broken Age: Act 1 is a wonderful piece of work, well worth the time and money put into it, an excellent piece of videogame fiction, but it just needs some work being an actual videogame.