Telegraph's Scores

  • Games
For 464 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 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 464
464 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game that keeps you strangely grounded, when it should be making you soar.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a decent enough game to play through, but certainly one you'll forget in a hurry. It's the kind of game perfect for a lull in gaming when there's nothing else left, and you fancy something disposable but enjoyable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good game that, on a few occasions, desperately feels like it's trying to be better than it is, but lacks the juice to succeed.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The most disappointing aspect of Rugby World Cup, however, is just how threadbare it is in terms of modes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's all a bit laboured, a bit tedious, and it's the kind of co-op game that's more fun based on who you're playing with, than on what you're playing. It sits in this awkward middle ground between Borderlands and Left 4 Dead, never remotely matching either but never quite crossing into the territory where you should be avoiding it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The fact that Okabu is the work of just five people is remarkable: this is an ambitious undertaking for such a small team, but there's no denying that on occasion here it feels that Hand Circus has bitten off more than it can chew.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Sniper Elite V2 is too patchy to recommend wholeheartedly, its brief flirtations with excellence and its core sniping make for an enjoyable, bloody waltz through Berlin. It won't replace Call of Duty or Battlefield, but its slower, sneakier twist on the military shooter is a welcome concept, even if it doesn't always hit the mark.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its niggles, WWE Universe is a terrifically flexible mode that offers endless hours of enjoyment for the committed. For the more casual player, and the lapsed wrestling fans WWE 13 is aiming for, the main draw is the Attitude Era mode. It's flawed, sure, but many of its foibles can be forgiven when you're playing out moments that recall a time when professional wrestling was fresh, fierce and relevant.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At its core, Temple Run is still a breathlessly exciting game. Equally, however, it's hard not to feel a little cheated by a decidedly unambitious follow-up that has its eye firmly trained on your wallet.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Combat is fast and fluid, but it's also wearyingly repetitive, and even with the new weapons, there's a distinct lack of variety.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's no denying that, for me at least, it was as fun as it was irritating, as stylish as it was silly. It could've used some tweaking, some more suitable level design in places, and perhaps more thought gone into making the game a cohesive whole. It's not close to Platinum's best, or Kojima's best, but is a game worth checking out, even if just as a rental.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's just slightly too bogged down in filler, slightly held back by some cumbersome and awkward systems, and just doesn't quite hit the mark all the time. When it does, though, it's a fun, hilarious experience, worth checking out if you own a Wii U, but not quite on par with the best TT has to offer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    To EA’s credit, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 --like all the PGA Tour games before it-- is still a very good game. But perhaps the imminent next generation of consoles will see the series receiving the overhaul it needs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's definitely worth a try thanks to the great exploration and fluid combat systems, just make sure you have plenty of patience on hand.