GameWatcher's Scores

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For 1,723 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: 72
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Haunted House: Cryptic Graves
Score distribution:
1723 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It’s teeming with new loot, better opportunities to stick it to your fellow players and has even richer music to fit the mood.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    DiRT 2 was superlative stuff on Xbox 360 and PS3, and on PC it remains one of the most comprehensive and utterly playable off-road racing game you can buy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Its freshness shows just how stale a lot of the industry is and it's what's needed in an era of grey, modern shooters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Its freshness shows just how stale a lot of the industry is and it's what's needed in an era of grey, modern shooters.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Mass Effect is a superb game for its story, its breadth of characters and setting a new bar of standard for cinematic videogaming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Finally the game that many 2K Sports fans have been waiting for, and at the very least, the gameplay and presentation is exciting and engaging.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Finally the game that many 2K Sports fans have been waiting for, and at the very least, the gameplay and presentation is exciting and engaging.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Finally the game that many 2K Sports fans have been waiting for, and at the very least, the gameplay and presentation is exciting and engaging.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The only thing one might criticise is that it can get a bit samey after a while. Around two-thirds of the way through, you may well be feeling a bit fatigued by the whole yellowness of your surroundings, and be yearning for something to change, even just for one level.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    MW2 is spectacular in all the right areas; building and refining on the most solid of bases. And although its political heart might not be in the ‘right’ place, at the very least it might make a few people think rather than skim through on muscle memory and twitch reactions. That’s a rarity in itself, and something to be respected in an age of apathy.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This human quality and depth of gameplay is what sets CoH apart from RTS games where your units are all expendable. In CoH nothing is expendable.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If there’s one music-oriented video game to buy this holiday season, it has to be The Beatles: Rock Band. Harmonix and MTV Games have created an exceptional representation of The Fab Four that needs to be lived by all music aficionados.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    MW2 is spectacular in all the right areas; building and refining on the most solid of bases. And although its political heart might not be in the ‘right’ place, at the very least it might make a few people think rather than skim through on muscle memory and twitch reactions. That’s a rarity in itself, and something to be respected in an age of apathy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If there’s one music-oriented video game to buy this holiday season, it has to be The Beatles: Rock Band. Harmonix and MTV Games have created an exceptional representation of The Fab Four that needs to be lived by all music aficionados.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I am truly spellbound by the splendor of this game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    You can do anything you want with this game, the limits being only your time and imagination. If any of you budding warmongers, strategy fiends or history buffs out there are looking for complete control, world domination and a great wargaming experience, look no further.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    MW2 is spectacular in all the right areas; building and refining on the most solid of bases. And although its political heart might not be in the ‘right’ place, at the very least it might make a few people think rather than skim through on muscle memory and twitch reactions. That’s a rarity in itself, and something to be respected in an age of apathy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If we were to level any specific criticisms about Borderlands 2 it would be the whole guns thing. Yeah, we get it, the game has all the guns ever, but to be honest a lot of them are pretty samey, with maybe a new adjective or stat change here and there.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure it looks the same, sounds the same, and plays about the same, but it's a whole new world out there, a world where nature reigns supreme and your sims must bow to its forces or suffer the consequences.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dare I say it, Forza Horizon is arguably the most attractive and all-encompassing racer of the generation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Reaper of Souls, in conjunction with the Loot 2.0 patch, finally brings us the Diablo III we want and that fans deserve.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a few technical quirks (seriously Ubisoft, patch the save system), a slight shortage of non-cutscene NPC interactions and the occasional lack of constant threat Far Cry 3 is a triumph that stands out from every other shooter released this year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sonic Mania boasts a level of polish, care, and attention to detail the franchise hasn’t seen since Sonic and Knuckles. The developers clearly love Sonic and Mania glows as a result. And while it still comes tethered to Denuvo DRM, the game at least is not affected by this.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enemy Within makes for an incredible, and fresh, journey as you fight to save the world one more time, and it’s definitely worth picking up eventually. We would totally understand though, if you wanted to wait for a steam sale or something.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While other developers pursue more realistic experiences, Platinum never loses sight that it's making a videogame.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stellaris is simply wonderful. If you enjoy grand strategy games then you’ll love this. If you don’t then this could be the one to change your mind. If you’ve been too intimidated to try the genre before now, then here’s your ideal starting point.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While other developers pursue more realistic experiences, Platinum never loses sight that it's making a videogame.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a comforting reminder that video games can still hark back to their traditional roots and produce an enjoyable experience without any overblown live-action trailer or day one DLC. This is a delight to play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From top to bottom, JYDGE is a heck of a run-and-gunner. It takes a minimalistic approach to story to give players the simple charm of the futuristic law enforcer that reminds of good ‘80s and ‘90s movies of the sort. Then it melds that environment with a slick combat system that keeps on giving and taking until your jydge is a cavalcade of murderous tools with which to deal out deadly justice, and for which every player will find their own preference. Moreover, levels are relatively bite sized experiences, so it’s an easy game to pick up, play for a bit, and then back out as you see fit. JYDGE is deceptively simple, but its brutal brand of law enforcement has a surprising amount of depth to offer.
    • 87 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.

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