Telegraph's Scores

  • Games
For 483 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Minecraft
Lowest review score: 10 Kung Fu Rider
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 483
483 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To blow COD out of the water, they will need a more polished game than this. Perhaps the next-generation will provide it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At its best, it rivals anything in City. At its worst, it's comfortably the weakest of the three Arkham games. It was a lot harder to recommend a couple weeks ago, when it was a more broken, but now it's certainly worth checking out if you're a bat-fan. Just don't go in expecting anything fresh, new or groundbreaking.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What is here is a thumping, bubbly, precisely-engineered and consistently entertaining platformer, but one that lacks for ambition.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The terrifying debut of Red Barrels is a masterclass in the art of video game horror that is stretched a little thin.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As I played Child of Light for review, I found it to be a game that I wasn’t itching to play, but rather enjoyed myself when I did. A pretty, diverting yarn that I’m thrilled exists, but is perhaps a little too nice to recommend wholeheartedly.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nearly game; good ideas and intentions scuppered by a desire to cram in as much stuff as it can. Yet despite this, Infinity still provides a lot of fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s gorgeous, wonderfully polished and a fascinating cast of misfits drag you through a mire of gameplay foibles that make that off switch look ever so tempting. There is some fun and satisfaction to be had in the beautiful and bloody combat, too, but we wish the gameplay was lavished with as much care and attention as the presentation.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's the overall lack of challenge and depth which proves to be the major sticking point.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All the charm in the world can’t hide the fact that Nuts & Bolts is a wasted opportunity. In the building there is the seed of a classic title here, but skittish handling and tedious tasks means that , disappointingly, Nuts & Bolts fails to blossom as it should have.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Eventually, Bolt uses up its charm and can slip into repetition. there are a few attempts to mix things up at the climax which produce mixed results, but there's a fair chance that even young players will lose interest before the denouement. With that said, Bolt is a more than serviceable movie tie-in.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Due to its shortness of length, repetitive (and at times annoying) gameplay and non-existent re-play value, its hard to justify paying the full recommended retail price for it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Due to its shortness of length, repetitive (and at times annoying) gameplay and non-existent re-play value, its hard to justify paying the full recommended retail price for it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just Cause 2 is not without its flaws, but it offers a highly satisfying, if hardly unique, open-world adventure in which players are encouraged to indulge in as much mayhem as possible.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it lacks the action set pieces that helped to push the FPS genre to where it is today.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it lacks the action set pieces that helped to push the FPS genre to where it is today.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Saw
    Fans of the film series may find the video game adaptation of Jigsaw's latest round of lethal morality tests diverting, but true blue console horror fans are better off waiting for something with a bit more bite.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But these hopes were dashed in the final third where poor design, repetitive waves of enemies and button-bashing gameplay took all that my enjoyment and curdled into a numbing disappointment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's just a pity that when compared to the franchise's most recent successes, Band Hero comes across as both a bit of a cash-in and more than a little soulless.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Polly could use a new bow.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its controls are a little ropy and its depth severely lacking, but these aren't concerns that will trouble the audience it's aimed at. Not only that, but it's tremendous entertainment value. Just ask my other half. She hasn't laughed this much in ages.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Alan Wake fans will want to check it out, if only for the morsels of story it gives them.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    These flashes of inspiration can't stop Start the Party from being an extremely fleeting experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're absolutely desperate for a Wii shooter, especially a multiplayer title, then Goldeneye is worth a look.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unrewarding then, but never frustrating.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On the whole, Splatterhouse achieves what it sets out to do, even if it is spoiled in parts by some sloppy execution and technical niggles. It's mindless, tasteless and ultimately throwaway, but as the mask often intones: "I could say I wasn't enjoying this ... but that would be a lie."
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's initially quite fun, but truth be told, steering with an invisible wheel gets a bit old after a couple of hours and the game has few pleasures to offer besides.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The voice acting is generally solid, and Laurence Fishburne is excellent. And there's optional Facebook connectivity if you're into that kind of thing, with the game posting a single-entry summary of the in-game achievements you've earned every time you finish a session.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Outside the lacklustre story, I can't help but feel that some of its shortcomings are down to the ageing DS hardware that has never really excelled at producing fully functioning 3D environments.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So will I be renewing my subscription this month? Probably not. But my month in Metropolis and Gotham was an extremely enjoyable one.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a shame that Homefront's gameplay is so blunt and creatively barren, as the world Kaos has built around their (ludicrous) premise is superb.