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 Rayman Jungle Run
Lowest review score: 20 Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse
Score distribution:
1061 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport 6 is a terrific game. It misses a few minor beats, with yet another career mode that throws you straight in there, and good god the serious attitude of the game is sickening at best. But this is one of the best driving simulations out there: it's the game launch title Forza 5 really should have been.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is the apex of the series and a fitting way for Kojima et al to bow out: as one, as best, as Big Boss.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Mario Maker already has so much potential, but its true brilliance will only be apparent once it's out and it starts to create prodigies. Whether Super Mario Maker is a gateway to infinite Mario levels or an outlet for your creativity, you will still find unlimited value within.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times, Volume may fly too close to its Metal Gear Solid roots - creator Mike Bithell has unashamedly noted 1998's stealth 'em up as a distinct source of inspiration - but what it lacks in immediate originality, aesthetically at least, it makes up for in innovative, engaging, and challenging level design.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rovio has gone above and beyond making Angry Birds 2 the best entry in the series so far, from its polished-up graphics to the new challenges it has to offer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    N++
    For what it is, N++ is great. It's a puzzle game that is equal parts demanding, equal parts destroying. Everything that worked before has been tweaked and tuned, and there's oodles of extra content within and outwith the solo campaign.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Swindle is a good game on the cusp of greatness, but falters from a structural identity crisis that is hard to ignore.
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is far from a double-bogey catastrophe of a golfing game, and has all the fundamentals to challenge for honours. With a little extra love and lots of additional content, it could potentially go beyond par and soar like an eagle.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    F1 2015 lays the foundations for the future by getting it right on the race track where it matters most. Ultimately, however, it's still in need of some bodywork to bring it fully up to speed with feature-heavy past releases.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIV newcomers might have to jump through hoops to access the new content, but believe us when we say it's worth the effort.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Three games' worth of classic heroes and villains and six years of work come together beautifully in a fitting conclusion to an epic superhero trilogy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A game which dares to be different, something which confidently redefines what should be considered a 'video game', but is as profound and important as any other game available today, telling a vivid and engaging tale which is as rich and colourful as any open world sandbox; its tangents and offshoots as playful as any sprawling side quest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is the odd flourish of creativity, but it is hard not to feel like it's all been done before, and better. There's still plenty to enjoy, but it doesn't quite carve out its own identity. In short: it's finely crafted, if a bit woolly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is worth its asking price for its sheer volume of content alone, and while not all of it is gold, you'll find as much bang-for-buck value here as in any other multiplayer online adventure on console, subscription-based or otherwise.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Good enough, but incredibly safe, and definitely a factory line production that inspires little other than blandly trundling through the game, chuckling a bit at some jokes and ignoring most of them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you already own the original on PS3 or Xbox 360 there's not an abundance to write home about. If you don't, Crimewave Edition is still worth your time, but it's far from the perfect score.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Splatoon isn't quite the revelation some were hoping for, it's stupidly fun. The only concern is longevity, with the brief single-player and only two main modes to play online.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Magicka 2 is fun in the right circumstances - i.e. when you've a friend or three in tow - but even then it's a case of an all-too-familiar experience to the first game. That's not in itself a bad thing, as the Magicka formula is a solid one, but it is disappointing - there's hardly any progress from the first game. For a sequel that took four years to hit, that's just not good enough.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a unique take on the war-based theme, and will evoke your inner voyeur, dazzling in its moments of exposition as well as its suggestive junctures.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not only do you care about the characters and want to see how their stories end, but you want to scour every inch of The Witcher 3's glorious game world. It's a world you want to get lost in, a world where fast travel is an afterthought and a world you want to keep exploring in case there's something you've missed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If it's more surprising, rule-breaking encounters that you're after, then look no further.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An interesting and, importantly, fun game with enough going for it to keep you coming back, trying out new and different things and generally helping out in one of the most violently dodgy election campaigns ever seen.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Project Cars is a game that requires practice, patience and a whole lot of skill. It's not the easiest game to pick up and play, but it's definitely one of the most rewarding when you put in the time and finally nab yourself a podium finish.
    • 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.
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puzzle and Dragons Z is worth the price of admission alone, making this a more than worthy addition to any puzzle fan's 3DS library.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat X is as violent, outrageous and over-the-top as its predecessors, but somewhere hidden behind the brilliant new Fatalities and wince-worthy X-Ray moves is a fighting game with actual depth.

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