Telegraph's Scores

  • Games
For 503 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 53% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 80 Days (2014)
Lowest review score: 10 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 503
503 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shadows of the Damned's erratic, slapdash nature leaves you slightly dazed. But despite some alarming dips in quality, despite the game never quite reaching the level of brilliance you hope for, you will be glad you played it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Really, with the levels of customisation as huge as they are, the player's enjoyment is only held back by their lack of imagination.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wheelman isn’t exactly the smartest video game out there. In fact, it’s quite possibly the dumbest game I’ve played in a long while. However, it’s wickedly self-aware of its own silliness and revels in it, leading to the kind of guilty pleasure that can only come with such a willful grasp of absurdity. And smashing things up, of course.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The combat, and it's worth noting that this makes up the majority of the game, is superb. It's not particularly deep nor clever, but it's immensely rewarding, as too are the scripted first person sections which exist purely to, yes, let you punch things in the face.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On a technical level, then, Wolfenstein is a game that swings wildly in quality on an almost minute-by-minute basis, and a rather vanilla multiplayer offering doesn’t do much to quicken the pulse.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A highly enjoyable game in its own right and it succeeds at being pure, rollicking entertainment. Players who are prepared to look past its derivative gameplay, will find its silly characters, ridiculous plot and even some of its technical flaws may just be part of the reason they continue playing it long after the first couple of hours have passed by.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This sensibly-priced curio is one of the best and most original Kinect games to date, and enormously entertaining in the short bursts of play the device is designed for. Perhaps most refreshingly of all, it can be played while seated; couch potatoes discouraged by the activity demanded by most motion-based titles may have just found their ideal Kinect game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The noticeable improvements aside, there are some very real problems with the core gameplay of PES that aren’t easily forgotten. The engine is well past its sell-by-date, its clumsy brand of football is given a real thrashing by FIFA in realism and too many aspects of the package remain disappointingly unrefined.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's chief appeal really is wrapped up in Alec Mason's capacity for devastation and whether or not the endless opportunities to cause widespread mayhem (albeit in a good cause) are worth slogging through some of the game's drawbacks is down to the appetite for destruction of each individual player. Those who demand in-depth plots, revolutionary gameplay and a twist around every corner won't have much use for Red Faction: Guerrilla. But if you enjoy blowing things up, this well may be one of the best video games ever made.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nier is a twisting, turning journey of erratic quality. It's one of the best, worst, most broken, most perfect games I've ever played.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    El Shaddai isn't perfect, then, but it's got a lot going for it because of the sheer energy that's gone into its construction: energy you can see in the focused poise of its combat, and in the game's astonishing desire to top itself with each new vista it flings before you.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its varied combat, ridiculous story and outlandish weapons it's a fun and engaging title and it's a real pity that that Activision haven't given it the attention it deserves. If you're willing to overlook its shortcomings and enjoy old school running-and-gunning, Singularity is an immensely satisfying romp.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a game in the here and now, The Forgotten Sands can feel dated, its hero outshone by glossy new kids on the block like Nathan Drake.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ubisoft’s insistence on releasing what is, frankly, an unfinished product is inexcusable. Players falling through floors, obnoxious NPCs interrupting cutscenes, characters turned into terrifying grotesques as they are rendered without skin. All have been exposed in Unity’s litany of bugs. You could be lucky and not see any of them at all, or they could come and spoil your fun entirely.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether it was time constraint, requirements of the 007 license, or a developer stepping out of their comfort zone you can't shake the the feeling there's a great action game bubbling under at Bizarre, but Blood Stone isn't it, limited by a lack of variety and reliance on the tropes of its genre. But it is a well-constructed, entertaining and wholly-polished blast.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The AI is one of Crysis 2's biggest problems. It's utterly atrocious, to the point of parody at times.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst FM10 tries its hand at all aspects of football management, it isn’t entirely successful in all its pursuits and does end up lagging behind its older, slightly more mature brothers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It certainly gives a great deal in the first few hours. Though it's repetitive, the mechanics are solid and the concept itself works fantastically.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But you'll plow through most of what the game has to offer to a single player pretty quickly. And while multiplayer could have been king here, WWE All Stars is also notably lacking in both online and off...But it does offer a silly, accessible and effortlessly entertaining brawler that will particularly appeal to lapsed WWE fans.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    uDraw Studio isn't everything it could have been. But as a solid, entry-level art studio, it's a welcoming canvas. Ideal to encourage children to get creative without scribbling on the carpet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its beautiful presentation, well designed levels and two adorable titular characters, A Boy And His Blob is a game that rewards and appeals in equal measure. Would all curmudgeons now kindly leave the room on tiptoe.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a very well crafted video game that entertains far more than it frustrates, and while it borrows heavily from several prestige titles, it weaves their characteristics into a cogent whole that serves Darksiders style, drive and narrative well.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are a lot of good ideas here, but they haven't found a way of comfortably sharing a bed together.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's the overall lack of challenge and depth which proves to be the major sticking point.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game that keeps you strangely grounded, when it should be making you soar.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Bientôt l’été may lack the potency of Tale of Tales’ best work – the subversive, disturbing The Path is this writer’s personal highlight - there’s something to be said for a game that so boldly goes against the grain.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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