Telegraph's Scores

  • Games
For 522 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 Her Story
Lowest review score: 10 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 522
522 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The final result is a brilliant alteration of an old friend, shining a new light on a proven structure.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Hmm, I was thinking probably an eight." I reply. "It's great fun and beautifully made, but it can be a bit awkward at times." / "I think eight is a bit stingy." Vikki says, curtly. "I mean, it's the best Lego game yet isn't it? You should give it a nine."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a wonderful little game but it will eat your life. Don't say I didn't warn you.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Titanfall provides a thunderously good time; an accessible yet skilful, hulking yet ferociously nimble shot in the arm for a well-populated genre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The uninitiated may peer into Kamurocho's kaleidoscope and wonder what on Earth is going on, but through the eyes of the converted, the view is as fabulous as ever.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Perhaps the main obstacle facing BioShock 2 is that it lacks one of its predecessor's biggest trump cards: the shock of the new.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s one of the most innovative and enjoyable survival horrors for many a year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Welcoming, slick and meticulously built in order to give its audience what it most desires. Because whether it's the feel of the road, the fury of competition or good old fashioned wish fulfilment, Forza 4 really does have you covered.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes a special game to make you appreciate losing just as much as winning. EA MMA does it every time you step into the ring. Now that's a knockout.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some will find Journey too slight and too sparse an experience to justify the asking price. And that's fine, it deliberately speaks to an audience that will fall head-over-heels for its painterly style and worthy metaphors. But whatever camp you fall into, never say Journey isn't a video game. While it is one of the most expressive and unique titles of the medium, it is a video game. A magnificent one. Embrace it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best strategy games released all year, and once it's installed be prepared to lose many hours of your life to the quest of global domination.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a small step for Nintendo where its competitors have made deliberate and purposeful strides, but a step forward nonetheless. It might be too late to completely turn around the Wii U’s fortunes, but when Nintendo are releasing games as good as this, it may just have a chance.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DJ Hero is an exciting and brilliantly realised package, and while it may not offer the fantastic co-op experience of some of its contemporaries, its slick gameplay and fantastic presentation make it a must-have title in an overcrowded genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Remedy has created a superb video game that uses one of the best written characters in the medium all year to tie its plot, themes and gameplay together seamlessly. Thrilling, frightening and genuinely compelling, Alan Wake is a nightmare players will not soon to forget.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    And when you can create your own movies (including voice acting), upload a top-down shooter in the style of Zombies Ate My Neighbours, or take down a giant robot by throwing jam in its face, what's the occasional floaty jump between friends?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best looking games released all year and in terms of sheer specatacle, there are few titles that can match it. This is a fast-paced, high-octane and resolutely hard-core shooter, which makes no concessions to casual gamers. It also happens to be one of the best games of 2010.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the individual parts of Mass Effect 3 aren't perfect, the whole is a remarkable achievement. It's an adage that's true of the entire series. Each game has its flaws and do not escape criticism as standalone titles. But the commitment to the long-game reaps its own rewards for BioWare, with five years of dedication from creators and players alike coming together for a suitably heart-wrenching end to arguably the finest video game series of this generation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While some may be horrified to discover that the gurning Lego figures now come fully voiced, in context it makes perfect sense.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Valve has created a more robust version of its predecessor by offering a ton of new content while not losing sight of everything that made Left 4 Dead a sure-fire hit last year. The zombie apocalypse has never looked more appealing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who can look past such things and embrace Yakuza's very Japanese brand of oddity will find a game to make them laugh, make them cry.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a game everyone should be thrilled exists in a vibrant and daring independent scene, tapping a reservoir of fascinating themes and content that mainstream games dare not touch.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fact that Rock Band 3 is both easy to pick up and play while offering an intricate learning tool is a remarkable thing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A terrific compromise that brings action and story together in a fabulous work of craftmanship and sky-high production values. So it may not have the scope of Rockstar's most famous oeuvre, but it more than makes up for that in focus, detail and raw thrills.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is brilliant stuff, always thrilling and constantly rewarding. There’s perhaps a lack of alternative modes, providing a straightforward parade of levels that perhaps look slim in the light of, say, Geometry Wars 2’s jam-packed fairground. But Resogun knits a timeless brand of skill-based arcade gameplay with a few neat tricks that we haven’t seen before.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This blazingly intelligent and thoughtful addition makes me absolutely certain they could do it again if they tried.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Developers Plain Vanilla have taken every tried-and-tested gamification device and every social media lure and stuffed them into a fun quiz app, complete with a delightfully clear and cheery design.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That FM continues to build an enormous, cogent world out of a crazy, crazy sport continues to be a marvel. The romanticism of being able to mould a club to your own desires is the fuel of its appeal. And now, with its focus on the people that fill these clubs, this year it is its heart that impresses most.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The fact that Rock Band 3 is both easy to pick up and play while offering an intricate learning tool is a remarkable thing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is, however, a considerable improvement on the existing template, to the point where it's hard to see how the series can avoid a fairly notable change in approach. This could – and perhaps should – be the swansong to the Pokémon formula we're accustomed to, but if it is then it'll go out at the very peak of its existence: teetering on the edge of feeling too familiar, sustaining an incredible feat of balance, but nonetheless still standing tall at the very top of its game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DJ Hero is an exciting and brilliantly realised package, and while it may not offer the fantastic co-op experience of some of its contemporaries, its slick gameplay and fantastic presentation make it a must-have title in an overcrowded genre.