Telegraph's Scores

  • Games
For 675 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 78
Highest review score: 100 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Lowest review score: 10 Kung Fu Rider
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 675
676 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its beautiful presentation, well designed levels and two adorable titular characters, A Boy And His Blob is a game that rewards and appeals in equal measure. Would all curmudgeons now kindly leave the room on tiptoe.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's no denying that, for me at least, it was as fun as it was irritating, as stylish as it was silly. It could've used some tweaking, some more suitable level design in places, and perhaps more thought gone into making the game a cohesive whole. It's not close to Platinum's best, or Kojima's best, but is a game worth checking out, even if just as a rental.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's just slightly too bogged down in filler, slightly held back by some cumbersome and awkward systems, and just doesn't quite hit the mark all the time. When it does, though, it's a fun, hilarious experience, worth checking out if you own a Wii U, but not quite on par with the best TT has to offer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The acid test will be if Telltale then carry these decisions through the remainder of the season...Which, fortunately, is set up terrifically by this second episode. A House Divided does occasionally suffer from its position as a bridge, rattling exposition off in order to set up the subsequent episodes, but it performs its role with real élan.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s enormously frustrating. Second Son feels so close yet so far to being the PlayStation hero Sucker Punch and Sony want it to be. It’s likeable, fizzy and nearly always moderately entertaining, but is held back by the mundanity of its missions and a lack of the ambition needed to make it great. A diverting superhero adventure that just isn't adventurous enough.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The commitment to its ideas makes Live a confident, bold and stylish game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a compelling experience, the inspired outgrowth of a new complexity in the environmental design of videogames.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    For our money, it's the best portable eight-track available and one of the best reasons to put your PSP in your bag before the commute to work.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players who are prepared to forego closure for intrigue are in for a treat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    FM15’s changes tend to contribute to gentle improvement rather than startling disruption, but should do enough to tempt you into starting that managerial journey all over again.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a game built around the shallow need for incremental improvements, there is a surprising amount of depth when you dig into character and gear statistic tweaking, too, which only makes the tight squad action of the minute-to-minute gameplay even stronger.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    True, its slower pace may mean it’s more fun to play as Pirlo than Messi these days, but if PES has lost a little of its former flamboyance, it’s a more robust, complete game as a result.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn’t bring anything new to gaming, or even the South Park series of RPGs. It refines and improves, changes and updates, but generally speaking it just gets things right, plays a fun game and keeps you engaged from start to finish. The fact it made me laugh a surprising amount throughout is just a bonus.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its vast environments, spine-tinglingly satisfying movement and combat, and its deep and engaging Nemesis system all come together to make a game that manages to blow its almost-perfect predecessor out of the water. Even if you have no prior experience of Lord of the Rings (I sure don’t), you owe it to yourself to spend a bit of time knee-deep in Orc entrails.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hitman Absolution is a fascinating case of an error of judgment costing a game its heart. For Absolution, that mistake was placing a focus on a story that didn't need to be told and nobody wanted to hear.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Imaginators captures a magic that I’ve rarely felt since my late childhood, playing the aforementioned N64 platformers on a Winter’s afternoon. This is how you do games for younger people, this is how you do Toys to Life, this is how you do action platformers in general.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MachineGames haven’t exactly reinvented the FPS or even Wolfenstein here, but they have put together a consistently enjoyable, well-crafted action game and given you the motivation to blast your way through its stringier bits. If this is the New Order for Wolfenstein, then this is a promising start.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who can look past such things and embrace Yakuza's very Japanese brand of oddity will find a game to make them laugh, make them cry.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fascinating, unique take on the action genre bogged down by vapid soliloquising and a stuttering flow. A game that cultivates the past of a series while looking to the future, but perhaps doesn't know when to shut up.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All the charm in the world can’t hide the fact that Nuts & Bolts is a wasted opportunity. In the building there is the seed of a classic title here, but skittish handling and tedious tasks means that , disappointingly, Nuts & Bolts fails to blossom as it should have.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It takes a special game to make you appreciate losing just as much as winning. EA MMA does it every time you step into the ring. Now that's a knockout.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Where a great narrative drives forward a game with beautiful crafting and insightful detail, occasional repeat conversations and low-lit confusion make it a little disjointed in places and can break the otherwise powerful immersion.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At its core, Temple Run is still a breathlessly exciting game. Equally, however, it's hard not to feel a little cheated by a decidedly unambitious follow-up that has its eye firmly trained on your wallet.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I spent a lot of my time waiting, begging, willing the game to spread its wings and fly. But it never left the ground. A real shame.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While some may be horrified to discover that the gurning Lego figures now come fully voiced, in context it makes perfect sense.

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