Telegraph's Scores

  • Games
For 564 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: 77
Highest review score: 100 Fire Emblem: Awakening
Lowest review score: 10 Kung Fu Rider
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 564
564 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Harmonix have crafted here is a quite exceptional piece of work, raising the bar for single band releases to almost unreachable heights. It’s a gorgeous, reverential and respectful celebration of The Beatles. It is an event that transcends video games, it’s The Beatles finally stepping into the digital world.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Provided families can restraint their children’s desire to collect them all, Skylanders Swap Force not only offers a huge amount of toy and video-game, but does so at a reasonable price.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But while I wouldn't have minded a bit more MC Hammer, Dance Central has managed to get me to wave my hands in the air like I just don't care. No mean feat. And it keeps the wife laughing, and whatever makes her happy, makes me happy. Sort of.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At 800 MS points it's a bargain; with its gripping story, engaging new characters and fun new weapons, Minerva's Den is a product the late Andrew Ryan would most assuredly approve of.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Killzone 2 is not a revolution. It was never intended to be. However, it would be folly to disregard its importance, both to the PS3 and the console FPS. It’s a refinement of the genre, distilled to its purest and polished to a glittering shine.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The enthusiasm and joy that was involved in crafting this game is evident in almost every single frame and it's an undeniably unique gaming experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sonic Colours is truly a highlight of this year's DS releases, and a much-demanded return to form for Sonic. The quick-fire nature means it's perfect for its hand-held platform, and if you're only going to pick up one Sonic title this year, Sonic Colours DS is definitely your best bet.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a suitably bonkers introduction and wastes no time getting to the nub of the game: that glorious combat. It hasn’t lost any of its shine. A system of extraordinary layers, the combat begins as a thing of simplicity with buttons for punch, kick, shoot and dodge. It then unfurls itself as you play, teaching through action.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most important games I've ever played.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure it's uncouth at times, but it stands tall as an example of just how heart-poundingly exciting games can be.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An intelligent, charming and utterly addictive video game. But its crowning achievement is its unerring dedication to its own imagination. CiNG throw ideas at it from every angle and nearly every single one sticks. The result is a delightfully crafted adventure, that will pull you into its magnificent fantasy world and refuse to let go.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you haven't played Broken Sword before, its delightful -if occasionally idiosyncratic- puzzling and terrific script should send it hurtling to the top of your 'must download' list.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic port of an already exceptional game. With Independence FM making it unique and a price tag that is less than a third of its hand-held rivals, there is no reason not to get downloading this app which is sure to keep you entertained far beyond your journeys to and from work.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The payoff is something else. A euphoric rush of relief and heart-pounding glee, accompanied by the flourish of the forest returning to life, the colour filling the trees and the irresistible pull to carry on, even though you know more of those lethal bloody rocks lie in your way. The Siren call of the Xbox One’s best game to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without doubt, my favourite iPhone game of 2010, and the best use of touchscreen controls I have ever played with.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've never played PVZ before on any platform, then purchasing it is a no-brainer because it's hands down one of the best video games ever made for any platform.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite being slightly on the easy side, PvZ is an absolutely stellar package, overflowing with so much charm and charisma that It's almost impossible not to be swept up in this wonderfully zany world.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is perhaps not the most comprehensive set of online options, with Nintendo still looking like they are feeling their way with online multiplayer. But there are flashes of inspiration, such as the involving spectator mode. But most importantly, Smash’s online mode works beautifully well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You’ll feel every punch, grimace at every brutal knock-down and celebrate every win as if it were your last. It’s a heart-thumping, nerve-jangling gaming experience and, as a sports game, is agonisingly close to perfection. A little more finesse in its Legacy Mode could have made it an all-time classic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an unusually brave blockbuster, not prepared to compromise its vision in favour of chasing a larger audience; a credit to both developer and publisher. And while it may not be for everybody, those that are looking for a convincing interpretation of sci-fi's most terrifying monster will be well-served.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fascinating game. Through the seemingly endless collisions and alliances between the game's factions, you constantly find yourself placed into unplanned yet unique situations, and forced to make unpleasant choices.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a series of combat and stealth challenge rooms with online leader boards rounding off the package, Arkham Asylum is a brilliantly polished and wholly engrossing prospect. Few licensed titles have captured so authentically and completely the ethos of its inspiration as Arkham Asylum.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is much to love about FM2010. It is not a giant leap forward, but it does not suffer any for that. Veterans of the FM series will still love it, while newcomers will pick it up and never want to put it down.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The biggest achievement here is managing to reach out to new or lapsed players, while still piling on new intricacy for long term fans. For them, this is a compelling tangle of improved, impassioned football strategy, bursting with detailed dealings, sumptuous stats and days out in Shrewsbury. And it's never been a better time to step into the dugout for rookie gaffers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A remarkable experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But here is X & Y, finally dragging me in with added accessibility and a visual flourish. If Pokemon’s greatest pleasure is the joy of discovery, then I’ve finally discovered it. And hooray for that.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a coming of age story, essentially, with the saccharine beginnings of a jolly jaunt giving way to harsher challenges along the way.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Forza Motorsport 3 Turn 10 have made great strides towards accessibility, but have managed to do so without compromising what remains the most open, detailed and enjoyable racing simulation on the market.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it contains some excellent ideas, the manager mode needs a lot of work, and it's not clear at this stage whether its list of problems can or will be fixed with a downloadable patch. It's really this that holds the game back from earning a higher score at this stage, and this is a real pity, because there isn't any football title that can compete with FIFA 10's superb core gameplay engine.