Telegraph's Scores

  • Games
For 470 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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 The Wonderful 101
Lowest review score: 10 Kung Fu Rider
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 470
470 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Make no bones about it, this is Rocky retold in digital form. But however familiar the punches, it's how they are thrown that makes the difference between victory and defeat. Champion executes its game-plan with a skilful touch, weaving the enjoyable yarn around a deep and tactical boxing sim.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players who simply wish to drink in the dreamy visuals and enjoy the cute characters will find Kirby's Epic Yarn a breezy and attractive way to while away six or so hours of their time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fragmented kaleidoscope of elements that finally form a rich, if imperfect, vision once everything is aligned. Some may find the apparent simplification disagreeable, but it's more a concentration of focus that allows BioWare to tell the more personal story of Hawke, and add polish to the world they have built around him. And noone builds a world like BioWare.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Here's hoping that the quality of all future Fable DLC lives up to the new standard set by Traitor's Keep.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The third Motorstorm may have stripped away some of the class of its predecessors and replaced it with noise and bluster, but it has done so with a technical bravado that is, at times, astonishing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Now that time has caught up, it may not still be ahead of the curve but has at least aged gracefully and nonetheless remains a fun, genre-spanning sci-fi romp… with a bit of a dodgy camera.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fighting itself is the best, most tangible, its ever been, which is essential to the most battle-heavy title in the series since Lego Indiana Jones.
    • 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.