Telegraph's Scores

  • Games
For 473 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 Dishonored
Lowest review score: 10 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 473
473 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game's sense of style, great humour and compulsively intuitive gameplay goes a long way towards forgiving many of its flaws.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like its central character it's a violent, ferocious beast which more than makes up for its lack of perfection by being brutally entertaining.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s an ardently old-school video game, big on simple, challenging fun and wonderfully overblown, colourful caricatures. A gorgeous, gleeful tribute to how video games used to be.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed II rarely gets the blood-pumping as much as some of the more visceral games of this year manage, instead opting for an air of odd serenity. Rather than bludgeoning you with a frontal assault on the senses, the beauty and elegance of the setting and gameplay washes over you, holding your attention completely.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gleefully amoral riot of a game shot through with a devilish sense of humour. It's not perfect, and it's certainly not as immoral as it pretends to be, but it is consistently enjoyable throughout and more than guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gleefully amoral riot of a game shot through with a devillish sense of humour. It's not perfect, and it's certainly not as immoral as it pretends to be, but it is consistently enjoyable throughout and more than guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Halo 3 ODST may feel a little thin in may places, and some of the bonus material may seem a little like padding, but there's more than enough here to recommend it to Halo and FPS fans alike.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the quirky details aren't as well formed compared to its predecessor, Desperate Struggle's broad strokes are still joyously insane. Far from perfect, infuriating at times, but uproarious and unforgettable all the same.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like its predecessors, Another Code: R might occasionally wallow in sentimentality, but that’s easy to excuse given how unafraid it is to tackle topics like loss and regret head-on, its distinctly untraditional subject matter making it feel like a breath of fresh air in an industry dominated by physical rather than emotional conflict.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flawed as it is, Heavy Rain is a game that anyone with even the vaguest interest in its intentions should experience for themselves. While it’s not quite the revolution for storytelling in video games, its accomplishments should prove it a worthy vanguard. And its ambition should be rewarded.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Essentially, Point Lookout feels more like an organic extension of Fallout 3 rather than a collection of missions bolted onto a new environment. A couple of technical glitches aside, this DLC is sure delight players who want to test their mettle in a great new locale.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Essentially, Point Lookout feels more like an organic extension of Fallout 3 rather than a collection of missions bolted onto a new environment. A couple of technical glitches aside, this DLC is sure delight players who want to test their mettle in a great new locale.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crucially, it left me wanting more. If Telltale can mix their own identity in with the old Monkey Island magic they've conjured up, we're going to be in for a real treat over the coming months.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a difficult, slow burning game that never strays far into the whimsical and overblown. Understanding the mechanics, let alone mastering them, is a slow, difficult, painful crawl from gnarly amateur to diamond champion.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a game best enjoyed in short bursts, or in the multiplayer. At its best, it's an intoxicating cocktail of high-speed thrills and explosive action. It may feel slightly shallow after several hours of play, but give it a brief window of your time and you're looking at some of the most intense and gleefully maniacal racing available.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The odd balancing issue does threaten to undermine Mario’s first foray into co-op multiplayer and there is the nagging feeling that, perhaps, Nintendo were not entirely sure of its own focus. But these are quibbles oft forgotten when in the throes of NSMB Wii’s joyful, beguiling character.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those who don't check their preconceptions at the door are missing the point. Novices and veterans be warned; Final Fantasy XIII demands your complete and utter surrender. Those willing to comply will be rewarded with a unique and compelling gaming experience accompanied by visuals that can only be described as completely out of this world.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But despite God of War III being afraid of flying too close to the sun -lest those carefully crafted wings should melt- the journey is relentlessly exciting; a blistering spectacle told in blood and thunder. Truly epic, then. And I defy anyone to argue with the definition this time around.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its good-natured feel and simple controls make it ideal for families, and though some of the wonder of discovering a new species will be lost on those who played the original, there’s plenty of new content to keep everyone occupied.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's by no means a cynical cash-in and casual gamers and rabid FIFA fans alike will probably find it decent value for money. For the rest, it's a worthwhile stop-gap between FIFA titles, provided you have the funds.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Undeniably the finest UFC experience on any console to date. Graphical glitches aside, UFC 2010 captures the brutality and epic nature of the sport like nothing else, providing the perfect game to display its deep and satisfying fighting system.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A quirky, delightful title. Calling it one of the best movie tie-in games we've ever played sounds a little like we're damning it with faint praise. So instead we're just going to go ahead and say it's one of the best games we've seen on the Nintendo DSi in quite a while.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But there are times when it all comes together majestically.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At its best it’s a cinematic, bombastic and brilliant video game jam-packed with outstanding moments that culminate in a wonderfully thrilling finale. The thread that ties it all together occasionally frays under pressure from the games its forerunner brought to bear, but never enough to stop Resident Evil 5 being an exceptional piece of interactive entertainment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But it's not just for geeks like me, even if we will get the most out of it, as High Noon have crafted a highly polished, highly entertaining third-person blaster in its own right.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a happy note of homage to the 90s classics, Joe Danger will especially appeal to everyone who grew up during the same period – though its delights are universal. Its frustrations never compromise the sense of fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A world with a sense of humour and fun that will appeal to children and adults alike. A bit like a Pixar film, then. How about that?