Telegraph's Scores

  • Games
For 497 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 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 10 Kung Fu Rider
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 497
497 game reviews
    • 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?
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DeathSpank may not be perfect, and it may take many of its gameplay cues from other titles, but it's a fun and entertaining romp which is well worth a look.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For players who want to work up a sweat in front of their consoles it's one of the best titles available.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Luckily [the checkpointing is] never quite that bad, and the compelling narrative, stunning action setpieces and beautifully realised game world more than make up for the few shortcomings.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What I've taken away from my time with NFL 11 is a new appreciation for the sport itself. It's genuinely exhilarating stuff.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the new features are certainly interesting, the series hasn't moved on significantly enough to make it a must-have title. That having been said, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is the best Tiger Woods game to date.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a rollicking adventure and a story well-told, held back by limited mechanics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But it's the first title in years to rekindle a passion I had for the series,the one I had back when I were a lad and Pro Evolution Soccer ruled the football landscape with an iron fist and cheeky grin. Now it's finally back on track.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a solid start for the franchise's reboot and while it's far from perfect, it's easy to see where MercurySteam could take a sequel in order to achieve true greatness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players who are prepared to forego closure for intrigue are in for a treat.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's cowboys and zombies; what could go wrong? Answer; very little, and while Mr Bleszinski's tweet contains a kernel of truth that the undead can be a "go-to" for lazy developers, the quality of Undead Nightmare puts it out of the firing range of such criticism.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As much as the red-blooded manly man who exists inside me (however fleetingly) wants to pigeonhole Kinectimals in the casual-core-for-kids category, I just can't do it. This is because, in the interests of journalistic integrity, I have to admit to having been completely disarmed and won over by the experience of interacting with the cute cuddly, virtual cubs in the game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A long overdue return to form, with a focus on what made Sonic fun in the first place. He's always been fast, but it's good to finally see him speeding in the right direction.
    • 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
    It only remains to be said that when it comes to adventure games of this type, the God Of War series towers above other offerings in its genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The puzzling, while fearsomely inventive and effortlessly pleasurable, unfortunately doesn't fulfil its obvious potential. But if you are possessed by Ghost Trick's charms, you will find an affecting, charismatic game with a whole lot of spirit.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Football Manager requires a certain level of commitment. If you can make that commitment, I can see that there's a rewarding experience to be had but I don't think I can do it. Almost two decades after I started playing, I'm more comfortable with Fifa and with the lighter iPhone version of Football Manager. But a whole new generation of students are about to get their minds blown.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combining surreal challenges with mind-bending gameplay and packaged with some of the most delightful visuals to ever grace a console, ilomilo is one of the best titles in XBLA's steadily growing catalogue.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario Vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem is the sort of title Nintendo does very well. It's charming, fun and cleverly constructed. And even if it's not what I expected, it's a reminder that I should endeavour to make the portly plumber more of a fixture on my gaming landscape.
    • 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
    The game has a learning curve which is less a curve and more a brick wall you'll run into at high speed the first time you take the game online and find everything you thought you knew was wrong. Typical middle-of-the-road players can spend weeks looking like they've never played a video game before in MVC3 but at least they'll still look brilliant, albeit in an uncoordinated fashion.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some of the best multiplayer action money can buy. In fact, it's a testament to how good the multiplayer mode is that this title scores as high as it does, given that Killzone 3's campaign plot is undercooked to the point that it's actually still bleeding.
    • 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.
    • 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.