Telegraph's Scores

  • Games
For 524 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 Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
Lowest review score: 10 Kung Fu Rider
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 27 out of 524
524 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether you love this iteration or not relies entirely on your tolerance of Mario Kart being Mario Kart. Unbalanced, flukey, stagnant even, but still managing to offer plenty of fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Better than we expected.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cars 2 certainly doesn't lack personality and sheen, then, but there are some irritations that hold it back.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a strange juxtaposition between restriction and fun, and I still don't feel they've accurately nailed it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game's chief appeal really is wrapped up in Alec Mason's capacity for devastation and whether or not the endless opportunities to cause widespread mayhem (albeit in a good cause) are worth slogging through some of the game's drawbacks is down to the appetite for destruction of each individual player. Those who demand in-depth plots, revolutionary gameplay and a twist around every corner won't have much use for Red Faction: Guerrilla. But if you enjoy blowing things up, this well may be one of the best video games ever made.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    To embrace Disney Infinity is to buy-in to the whole package: collecting the physical toys, building in the Toy Box, enjoying the Play Sets. Without interest in all its components, its appeal is diminished.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Disappointing too is the roster of worlds you visit, and the lack of exploration in each.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But it never crosses the threshold into greatness, either in its visceral thrills or in its sober, but ultimately a little bland, tale of the soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As good as all the new content is, however, veteran Lego game players may find hard to get away from the sensation that Lego Indiana Jones 2 is more of the same it may not appeal to anyone who feels that the core gameplay is in need of an overhaul. However, as family friendly titles go, it's hard to find fault.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As party games go, Kinect Sports is infectiously good fun. It's highly doubtful that this title will be enough to woo Wii owners over to the Xbox 360 on ts own. But for players who already own Microsoft's console and a Kinect sensor, it's more than worth a look.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As I played Child of Light for review, I found it to be a game that I wasn’t itching to play, but rather enjoyed myself when I did. A pretty, diverting yarn that I’m thrilled exists, but is perhaps a little too nice to recommend wholeheartedly.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Provides solid entertainment for kids big and small. It's bright, colourful and charmingly presented throughout, and makes smart use of characters that have a wide appeal.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The film truly is a millstone around the game's neck. If this game was called Cosa Nostra or Organised Crime 101 (or something similar) it would feel like a far stronger title altogether. Its open-world game template may be well worn but The Godfather II contains some excellent ideas, and the way it integrates them through a smooth control system is admirable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The racing experience is zippy and robust, while its gleeful celebration of all things SEGA is wonderfully endearing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story mode is rather short, and can comfortably be beaten within 5 hours, but the coop mode adds a considerable amount of length to the game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The additions are welcome, bolstering Black Flag’s excellent formula. The only thing that stops Rogue from reaching the heights of of that game is how its lack of new ideas isn’t replaced by a fresh setting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most disappointing aspect of WWE '12, however, is that an apparently meaty online component is completely borked.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Crackdown 2 is immense fun, but this is thanks to the fact that its core gameplay remains largely unchanged from its predecessor. In a way, the game feels more like a slightly more evolved version of the original Crackdown than a true sequel.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The improvements in AI and excellent online modes are a solid basis to continue re-building PES to its former glory, but the weird physics and newfound lack of weight are a concern. It still feels like PES just isn't 100% sure where it should be going.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it may lack the grunt, confidence and sustained excitement to truly compete with the industry's big hitters, H.A.W.X 2's missile-ducking, bogey-outmanoeuvring nonsense is a rare thrill.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are enough clever ideas here to mitigate for its shallowness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An all out co-op shooter that does exactly what it says on the tin. What it sets out to achieve it succeeds with style, even if these ambitions are firmly rooted in B-movie territory. Whilst this stunted ambition and some minor gameplay niggles hold it back from being truly great, this is a full throttle, adrenalin fuelled, macho-fest which is dumb, fun and full of guns.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's also the most resolutely hard-core Guitar Hero title to come off Activision's assembly line in a while; anyone can breeze through the easy setting on this game, but expert level on Warriors Of Rock turns some of the tracks into visceral finger-bleeders.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It still has more charm and character than most and –despite the hiccups- provides a challenging, fun and satisfying puzzle experience for players young, old -and everything in between.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The terrifying debut of Red Barrels is a masterclass in the art of video game horror that is stretched a little thin.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiger '12 is the best PGA Tour in years and would be the last Tiger you'd ever need if EA didn't cleverly omit the caddy's off switch.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Black Flag is a good game not because of its meandering plot or lumbering main missions, but because of its invigorating interpretation of swashbuckling on the high seas. A thrilling pirate’s life for us.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We all need a Die Hard every now and then, and that’s exactly the kind of spirit Retribution evokes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wonderland itself, the way it changes visually and the way it changes Alice, is the game's most important feature.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its core template may be showing its age a little, but the overall package offers enough new content gameplay tweaks to keep the faithful happy.