Telegraph's Scores

  • Games
For 637 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Super Street Fighter IV
Lowest review score: 10 Kung Fu Rider
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 637
638 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if Rare never hit the heights of their heyday again, this collection is a fine celebration of past glories and a timely cause for optimism.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are so many beautiful touches to the game, and it’s so different to what’s come before, that it will keep blowing you away, surprising you, and delighting you. It’s clear how much the team behind Sun and Moon care about their players and their experiences, and it really makes a difference.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not A Hero thrives in its messy, hedonistic chaos.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Decent shooting enabled by those twin sticks impress, if perhaps lacking in range, while Vita specific features such as using the touchscreen to pinpoint grenade throws and tilting the device to fine tune your headshots should become Vita shooter staples.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact a project of this thundering size gets finished at all – let alone once every 12 months – is of course a minor miracle of hard work and management, but it can only be lauded for greatness if that's what it's reaching for. FIFA 14 seems content with better rather than best.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's nothing quite like EDF's insane thrills. Simple, old-school, but oh so very good at what it does, Insect Armageddon is well worth a look. As long as you don't mind a bit of ant vomit, of course.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The cliffhanger The Dark Room finishes on opens a whole new can of worms, so to speak, while the more surreal questions remain unaddressed (what’s with the whales on the beach? The crazy weather? The nefarious Prescott family?). Finales can make or break a series and Life is Strange is precariously balanced.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Essential for those who haven’t experienced Butcher Bay, it’s also well worth a repeat visit for those familiar with the hulking prison. The new campaign, on the other hand, doesn’t have the same velocity or finesse but at its best, will still be one of the smartest, and most satisfying, games you’ll play this year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's cowboys and zombies; what could go wrong? Answer; very little, and while Mr Bleszinski's tweet contains a kernel of truth that the undead can be a "go-to" for lazy developers, the quality of Undead Nightmare puts it out of the firing range of such criticism.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gleefully amoral riot of a game shot through with a devilish sense of humour. It's not perfect, and it's certainly not as immoral as it pretends to be, but it is consistently enjoyable throughout and more than guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Hitman’s current mileage is going to vary depending on your openness to experimentation. But as a statement of IO’s intent with this reboot, this is a confident first episode that invites you into the flashy world of murder with one of the most sumptuous, devilishly delightful levels ever seen in a Hitman game. Time will tell whether the subsequent packs will allow Hitman to regain its once-revered status, but this is a fantastic start.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragon's Dogma is one of those rare games which is brilliant, broken, amazing, infuriating, and one you absolutely, unquestionably have to play.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's all highly unsettling, and the most important things about the game -- its mood of fumbling desperation, its clapped-out London settings, its focus on exhaustion and disempowerment -- remain startlingly unchanged after the transition in platform and the stripping of the Wii U's clever propwork.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Incredibly simple to pick up and play, but with the potential for plenty of tactical approaches, Videoball is a great multiplayer game and I’d love to see it hit the esports scene in a big way.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The final twenty minutes of the game are sublime.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    True, its slower pace may mean it’s more fun to play as Pirlo than Messi these days, but if PES has lost a little of its former flamboyance, it’s a more robust, complete game as a result.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a shame that FIFA 17, for all of its definite gains, still has familiar problems on the pitch. There, PES remains champion, but off it, FIFA is unrivalled. And it certainly plays well enough that the unique pleasures of The Journey and the rest of its footballing suite remain a treat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crucially, it left me wanting more. If Telltale can mix their own identity in with the old Monkey Island magic they've conjured up, we're going to be in for a real treat over the coming months.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unravel never entirely shakes that aura of niceness over its five hours or so. It is both its strength and weakness. The background tale of Yarny searching through a family’s memories is a bit mawkish, but the little fella’s determination to trek through the challenges Coldwood chucks at him is adorable and endearing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Essentially, Point Lookout feels more like an organic extension of Fallout 3 rather than a collection of missions bolted onto a new environment. A couple of technical glitches aside, this DLC is sure delight players who want to test their mettle in a great new locale.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there are off-field problems that go beyond unavoidable licensing issues; on the pitch, PES remains peerless.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bohemian Killing is, despite some problems in execution, one of the most alluring games I’ve ever played on a conceptual level.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s an absolutely fascinating, atmospheric take on the horror genre that plays on the mechanical strengths of its various genres to create an utterly unforgettable experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might seem short and simple, and there is perhaps more I’d like the concept to explore, but this fantastic little example of crowd-sourced morality is deftly handled, super evocative and one of those games you absolutely should experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Make no bones about it, this is Rocky retold in digital form. But however familiar the punches, it's how they are thrown that makes the difference between victory and defeat. Champion executes its game-plan with a skilful touch, weaving the enjoyable yarn around a deep and tactical boxing sim.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The third Motorstorm may have stripped away some of the class of its predecessors and replaced it with noise and bluster, but it has done so with a technical bravado that is, at times, astonishing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fiddly bits notwithstanding, Thomas Was Alone is a game crafted with real love and attention. It shines through most prominently in its neurotic set of blocks, a cast so delightful you'd give them a cuddle if they weren't all sharp edges. Mind you, I'm not sure Chris would like that too much. But even that grumpy old square would admit that spending time with Thomas is, actually, a whole lot of fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the quirky details aren't as well formed compared to its predecessor, Desperate Struggle's broad strokes are still joyously insane. Far from perfect, infuriating at times, but uproarious and unforgettable all the same.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battle Royale isn't the most original of games, then, but it's far more accessible than most fighters, rich in fan-service and PlayStation history, and a fun party game to boot. It may never particularly surprise or break any moulds, but it's a seriously fun, well-crafted brawler, and well worth a look, particularly for fans of the franchises it houses.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It took the best part of two decades to find room for innovation in so elegant a formula, but Hot Pursuit does it – bending it as far as it would go without breaking what made it great in the first place.