GameWatcher's Scores

  • Games
For 1,400 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 2
Lowest review score: 10 Haunted House: Cryptic Graves
Score distribution:
1,400 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some flaws still exist including some poor camera control problems reminiscent of the era when this was originally created, but in general this is a really impressive HD remake of an underrated, under played classic that deserves the attention – and something that other HD remakes could definitely stand to learn a thing or two from.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may carry a lot of the same foundations as other MMOs but BioWare has given the genre something it has desperately needed - actual RPG - and that can only spell good things for us all.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most haunting and well-executed titles of this or any other generation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, it's properly, wonderfully creative and brilliant – and proves that even the most disparate of series can be bedfellows if executed well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To put it simply, I Am Alive is one of the most important releases this generation. Ubisoft should be commended for producing a title that challenges many adult themes. The effort is an amazingly brave and thought-provoking one, resulting in a product that is memorable and undeniably unique. People will be talking about this for years to come, and with good reason.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SSX
    It could have accomplished so much more, but it's hard to complain when SSX is still such a brilliant game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    To put it plainly, there is an odd disconnect between this game and Mass Effect 2. In fact, there are more ties between this game and the first game than there are between 2 and 3, and sometimes we can't help but feel Mass Effect 2 never happened.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm confident that Silent Hill 2 will be held up as one of the greatest games of all time in years to come, and you owe it to yourself to (re)visit those deserted streets.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Witcher 2 itself is still an incredible title that really makes you feel that you're having an impact on the people and politics of this world, and the Enhanced Edition only makes it better.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some scenes in this game genuinely moved me.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A consistently thrilling and explosive tale that states its case as one of 2012's best. I'd be hard pushed to find a game that has made me scream with excitement on such a regular basis, as the compelling narrative and rewarding gunplay conglomerate into a truly spectacular product.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It really feels like a lot of effort was put into Starhawk, and that effort has certainly paid off. After dusting off my PS3 to play it, it seems Sony have finally found a new exclusive title to show off and be proud of.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, with slightly clumsy partner AI and awkward flying mechanics for Superman featuring prominently, but any game that makes you continue to smile long after you've finished it, is a special game indeed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Underneath the port inadequacies is a masterful piece of design; intricate and drenched in woe. Dark Souls is infuriating, but well worth the investment in time and shattered patience.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The plot may be straightforward but the level of detail in the world could inspire countless fan fiction stories.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As long as you enjoy action, sci-fi and a rich amalgam of gaming styles, there's loads to enjoy right here.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dare I say it, Forza Horizon is arguably the most attractive and all-encompassing racer of the generation.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Connor's adventure is an excellent one. His story is methodical and meticulous, much like the land his people inhabit. A slow build-up may deter players, but plenty of memorable moments are worth sticking around for. The game is so rich with content and minor activities that it's almost impossible to tackle it all.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unforgettable, beautiful experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a battle system that has the ability to irritate, Ni No Kuni should be experienced and enjoyed by all types of gamers.