Digital Spy's Scores

  • Games
For 1,056 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Lowest review score: 20 Metal Slug X
Score distribution:
1061 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Between breathtaking cinematics, slow-paced exploration and blood-soaked gunfights, Gears 5 manages to scratch several gaming itches all at once, without becoming tedious and raw on the skin.
    • 69 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    The Labo Vehicle Kit once again proves what ingenious toy makers Nintendo are while largely improving on its predecessors with a better thought-out game experience packed with additional modes and compatibility to make it viable for extended experimenting and party play. Just like with the motorcycle Toy-Con from the Variety Kit, you'll even be able to use the car Toy-Con with Mario Kart 8, though this update has not gone live at the time of review. The only conundrum left to unbox then is where you're going to store these afterwards.
    • 77 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Labo's best, then, as a collaborative experience, bringing parents and their brood together to flip, fold, tab and, finally, take turns on another fascinating step forward for the ever-unique Nintendo.
    • 68 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Labo's best, then, as a collaborative experience, bringing parents and their brood together to flip, fold, tab and, finally, take turns on another fascinating step forward for the ever-unique Nintendo.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There's nothing quite like the feeling of having to rip the PS VR headset off mid-session to hurl up chunks of your breakfast, or having to spend the next hour feeling like the room is spinning. It was frustrating enough reviewing the experience - we dread to think how angry we'd be if we'd just spent 30 quid on it...Avoid.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's precious little sign of excitement, imagination or progression, the weapons are weedy and the storytelling poor. Given that there are plenty of other twin-stick shooters with better gameplay and graphics out there, you'd be mad to buy it were it a fiver. At over £30, however? That's the biggest joke of all.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's ironic that Telltale's biggest success with TWD: Michonne is in how it perfectly projects Michonne's detached mindset onto the player, albeit unintentionally. Just as Michonne is hardened and unsympathetic, you'll meet lots of new characters and learn of their troubles and motivations, but you probably won't care.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It is quite clear that Devil's Third was never intended for the Wii U. It feels completely out of place. It's fitting that the only Wii U-specific feature Devil's Third uses is the GamePad's poor battery life, because it gives you an excuse to turn it off.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite the butterfly effect's premise, a ham-fisted story means you won't care about who might live and who might die. It's not enough to save the game from disappointment, and in the end, Until Dawn is its own self-inflicted nightmare.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    And that's what it feels like to play Godzilla - you're a man in a giant suit, blindly bumbling around a fake cardboard city, swinging your arms and trying not to pass out - not because you're exhausted, but because you're bored out of your mind.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're going to attempt to make a mark on a genre that already boasts an exacting pedigree you must - one, introduce new ideas, and two, execute the established rules better than your peers. Code Name S.T.E.A.M does neither and, as a result, fails to secure itself a place in its turn-based landscape.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Broken Age tries to end on a heartwarming final scene, but its an ending that it doesn't feel like the game earned, with Act 2's stagnant characters never maturing or developing in any way that would give the scene the emotional weight it seems to think it evokes.
    • Digital Spy
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    When playing a good skill-based minigame it can be a blast, but these moments are far too fleeting. It's a fun game to stick on when you've got company round from time to time, but don't overdo it or it won't be long before people stop accepting your party invites.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Extra polish would have gone a long way to improving Flame Over's fortunes, but as it stands it's a few embers short of a fire.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    SingStar is yet to be dethroned as gaming's number one karaoke franchise, but its latest installment is a lazy update that skimps on features and playlist variety.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Perhaps it shouldn't come as such a surprise, though, that a once-praised game inspired by minimalism would falter so completely after being heavily built upon and expanded.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The storytelling is sloppy, the set-pieces are repetitive - and in some cases stolen from past games - while the visuals are dated. It's redeemed only by enjoyable third-person shooter action, which comes alive in co-op multiplayer when there's no story holding players back.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Murdered: Soul Suspect is a game full of missed opportunities. The concept is great and some of the ideas are clever, but it doesn't use them in an interesting or satisfying way.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For the right audience, perhaps one with a history of ballet training, Bounden may very well be the best dancing game experience of their lives. However, poor design choices make most of the game's dances feel inaccessible, with frustrations that far overpower Bounden's brighter moments, making it more likely to start a fight than a friendship.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Amazing Spider-Man 2 does little to dispel the negative reputation that licensed video games have garnered over the years, coming across like a project that was kicked out of the studio doors to coincide with the movie's release.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile employs business practices that would come across as underhanded even in a free-to-play game. The fact that Atari expects players to pay up front for it is shameful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It feels messy and unfinished, and not just because this is only one fifth of the game's story.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Faif feels like it could be used as the foundation for an excellent and interesting take on the RPG genre, but in that same vein it also feels like it is incomplete, and only a small part of what should be a much bigger whole.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Moshi Karts offers some fast and challenging levels, but it does less with questionable pacing compared to its peers like Agent Dash and Subway Surfers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    And while an overarching storyline makes a valiant effort to tie the whole experience together, it's hard to make up for the unsatisfying puzzles.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Perhaps Line of Defense Tactics fares better on PCs where hotkeys can take the place of the needlessly frustrating iOS control scheme. But for the iOS version, Line of Defense Tactics is a blunt instrument when the situation called for finesse.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bloodstroke is a stylized collection of half-realized ideas that don't quite live up to their potential.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dungeon Keeper is structured in such a way that you can go several days without making significant progress, and at that point the enjoyable invasions just aren't enough to make the game worthwhile.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The iOS port just isn't the remake that the game deserves.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Suits and Swords has a charming world but its reliance purely on Blackjack holds it back, amounting to a repetitive and often frustrating game.

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