Telegraph's Scores

  • Games
For 509 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 509
509 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players waiting for their shot at the throne can watch fights in the theatre, with the lovely touch of having your Xbox avatar cheer along and even mark the winner out of ten at the end of a bout. Unfortunately King of the Hill can suffer from appalling lag at times, reducing its quirky appeal in comparison to the smoother one-on-one fights.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a great game in a slightly flimsy initial package, then, but Popcap has stated that it plans to release free bi-monthly DLC to thicken the crop of modes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chime as a whole is utterly mesmerising in the way that only puzzlers of its kind are. An aural treat for the mind.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've felt that Call of Duty has been getting more than a little tedious in recent years, as I certainly have, then Advanced Warfare might just convince that it's something worth taking notice of once again.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With an excellent time-management mechanic, some great dungeon design and an emotive love story at its heart, Pandora's Tower is an action-RPG well worth checking out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's perhaps a little too much repetition of particular rhythm tasks --and some are certainly more successful than others-- but Rhythm Thief is a joy from start to finish. And with a huge amount of collectibles and post game content, provides a package that should form part of any 3DS owners library.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trials Evolution is a must-have for Trials die-hards, and a perfect, comprehensive starting point for the uninitiated.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's an incremental jump over NHL11, then, and NHL12's newest periphery additions perhaps don't fire as they should. However, it's an incremental jump over a game that was ruddy marvellous in its own right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Committed" sums up Super Street Fighter IV 3D rather well. Ok, so it's yet another update of a two year old game, and there's no way it could ever be the definitive version, but it's a conversion built with such skill and pride it's hard not to fall for it all over again.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MachineGames haven’t exactly reinvented the FPS or even Wolfenstein here, but they have put together a consistently enjoyable, well-crafted action game and given you the motivation to blast your way through its stringier bits. If this is the New Order for Wolfenstein, then this is a promising start.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At launch, in the here and now, it's a satisfying celebration of Ridge Racer's breezy ubiquity at getting the best out of shiny, new hardware.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    OlliOlli is, at its heart, a blissfully simple game. A focus on four wheels and a plank of wood, and not planting your face into tarmac. But for all of its channelled simplicity, it is a markedly clever piece of work, melding the best of trick-based sports games and twitch 2D platforming and executing it with poise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it may occasionally frustrate, Antichamber is a wonderful experience. There are vague hints of a plot, but it's a plot about self-discovery and making progress, about learning how to overcome challenges and find your way through life's confusions.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer scope of possibility is a little daunting, so it’s really to the game’s benefit that it is just so instantly addictive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wii Fit Plus is a solid entry in the fitness game genre. Despite its shortcomings it's guaranteed to make the act of exercising enjoyable and if you don't already own a game of this type, but are interested in trying one out, Wii Fit Plus is a no-brainer; as an entry into the genre, it is peerless.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MadWorld is one of the most eye-catching, stylish and well-made games to land on the Wii in some time. It's also tremendous fun and for players old enough to enjoy its bloody delights, it lands in the essential category effortlessly.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it does occasionally creak under its years, at its heart Shadow of the Templars is an enthralling, sumptuous adventure with wonderful characters and a marvelous sense of wit and charm. The kind of things that just never get old.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Newcomers should be aware that some of Resident Evil’s old-fashioned style can frustrate, but it is still a creepy, involving slice of bona fide video game history.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heart of the Swarm sits halfway between an expansion and a sequel, yes, but also halfway between casual and competitive, singleplayer and multi, offering a huge amount and not really all that much at all. It’s bombastic and reserved, overwrought and beautifully finessed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, that's what'll keep you playing, trying to discover the hidden death-dealing methods, like throwing a group of enemies up into the air and using the flare gun to set them all on fire. That's a freebie, use the knowledge wisely.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's technical presentation is fantastic; aside from the aforementioned excellent voice-work, the soundtrack and music are top-notch and the visuals are varied, detailed and well rendered.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're willing to foot the bill then the sheer amount of new content on display is sure to make this a reunion to remember.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, that's what'll keep you playing, trying to discover the hidden death-dealing methods, like throwing a group of enemies up into the air and using the flare gun to set them all on fire. That's a freebie, use the knowledge wisely.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If it wasn't for the genius of that writing, the setting and the characterisation then Stick of Truth would undoubtedly be quickly sidelined as a generic RPG lacking depth and originality. That's really besides the real point, though. Stick of Truth features some of the most daring and explicit writing ever seen in a mainstream video game and it more than makes up for its by-the-numbers gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    First Strike's maps did a terrific job of throwing Call of Duty's strengths into sharp relief.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might lack for Hollywood style extras (except for a few videos and a documentary that inelegantly punts you into the separate Halo Channel app) but this is as much a historical document as a video game. Halo is one of the few series with the gumption and legacy to pull it off. Now if only they can get it all working.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's certainly not a title for those who prefer more traditional video games. Instead it's more an interactive exhibit, rewarding you for attentive observation and approaching its unique make-up with an open mind. Do so and you will find a haunting, thought-provoking piece of work.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An inventive, compelling online brawler, the likes of which you won't have experienced before. It is technical and spectacular enough that it accommodates both skilled players and those who just want to mash some buttons and watch the sparks fly.