Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,337 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 99 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 3 Blood Beach
Score distribution:
3,337 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The further we get from that finale the deeper it sinks in. You need to experience it. [Dec 2014, p.78]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The first truly "next generation" action game and the standard everyone else has to follow. [Christmas 2009, p.70]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Quite simply, this is the best war shooter of the year. [Christmas 2007, p.64]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Eternally brilliant. [March 2013, p.93]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A welcome return to LittleBigPlanet that stays unsurprisingly accurate to the original. [Christmas 2009, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    More than just a game - it's a genre-shifting music revolution. [Issue#232, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Genre-defining. [Nov 2007, p.58]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dizzyingly good soundtrack. [Oct 2013, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Braid sums up everything we love about gaming. A near-perfect experience. [Oct 2008, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A fantastic achievement in storytelling and gameplay. Truly unmissable. [Nov 2011, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Looks, skill, depth, balance. Virtua Fighter 5 has got it all. [Dec 2007, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The most polished and impressive RPG from BioWare to date. Roll on part three. [Mar 2010, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's been a slow few years for the single-player RPG. This makes up for all of it. [May 2006, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Telltale's best episode yet is a fitting end for their landmark series of story-driven games. [Feb 2013, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A triumph on a multitude of levels, Battlefield 4 is the series' most compelling package to date; a delightfully slick introduction to the next-generation of consoles. [Christmas 2013, p.60]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Fresh platforming and an ace soundtrack-building mechanic make this a joy to play. [Nov 2012, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    What it lacks in originality it makes up for with polished gameplay and engaging storytelling. [Dec 2009, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Another quality run-out for PES on PS2 but it is only a shade better than "FIFA 08." [Christmas 2007, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you missed it on PS2, make sure you don't make the same mistake on Wii. A great journey. [July 2008, p.65]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Nightmarishly freaky adventure oozing with scares and epic moments. A horror masterpiece. [Mar 2011, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An instant classic that proves the Wii can do 'serious' games with serious aplomb. [Nov 2007, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Controlling Brawl with the remote's D-pad feels like the devil's work and even the remote/nunchuck pairing suffers from the lack of a second analog stick - you need it for quick smash attacks. It's playable with the Wii's controllers, but seasoned smashers should grab a Classic Controller or dust off their old GC gear. [Apr 2008, p.58]
    • Games Master UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A fantastic improvement in every way on the original, you'll be playing this for years. [Mar 2011, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is better - so much better - than the AMC series, and it's quickly become some of the most essential gaming of this, or indeed any other, year. [Dec 2012, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The biggest change in Pokemon's history. [Christmas 2013, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The biggest change in Pokemon's history. [Christmas 2013, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A magnificent return that joins the ranks of "Test Drive Unlimited," "PGR3" and "Forza 2." [Aug 2007, p.62]
    • Games Master UK
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    BioShock feels too long, even though it's actually not. This is the result of your being given too many item-collection goals, which will often mean backtracking for those who've been diligent explorers. [Oct 2007, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Depth-based design is perfect for 3D, with many solutions only making sense when you see how different layers relate to one another. [Jan 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The best arcade rally game you can buy - what did you expect? [Nov 2007, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    In all it's a great package, and even if you're only vaguely into the kind of music on offer, you'll get weeks of fun out of it. [Dec 2009, p.59]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A stunning entry into the Guitar Hero-verse with essential new features. [Christmas 2008, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Hints at a great future for Kinect. [Jan 2011]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    By far the best chunk of DLC ever devised, adding another rick chapter to the story. [Apr 2009, p.61]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The wannabe detective's definitive version to plump for. [Feb 2012, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    By far the best action-RPG we've played and one we want to keep on playing. [Nov 2006, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Rockstar's most mature take on open-world fun to date, brought to life with incredible tech. [July 2011, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Level-headed and broad-minded, an excellent driving package that's as great as you make it. [July 2007, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A new high-water mark in strategy gaming, for both veterans and newcomes alike. [Nov 2006, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A large part of what makes Loco Roco such a joy is its complete lack of traditional gaming obstacles. Levels are largely squishy, curvy, cushioned affairs with no holes of doom to fall down or bad guys to shoot. [Aug 2006, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Still as addictive as ever. It may no seem so different at first but there are good changes. [Dec 2007, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Unless you own a Wii, there's no excuse not to enjoy one of the best games in years. [Dec 2008, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Even more potent today than it was in 2006, Okami is Zelda's one and only match. [Jan 2013, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A touch less impactful now, but one of last year's highlights is still of 2014's best games. [Oct 2014, p.61]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The handheld version is the way to go.[June 2014, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Horribly, sadistically tough but equally rewarding. [Aug 2010, p.102]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The DS does great RPGs and great Zeldas. Now it does both at once. Essential.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A brilliant game youi get for free with "MGS4." What's to complain about? [July 2008, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A must-have for 3DS owners. [May 2013, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Despite echoes of Hourglass, Tracks emerges as its own game. And a delightful one at that. [Christmas 2009, p.58]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An IPad essential, it delivers a polished and atmospheric collection of conundrums. [Feb 2014, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you like football, this is a dream game. It's a true next-gen football game, and we can't stop playing it. [Nov 2009, p.62]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Incredibly moreish. We'd pay top dollar for something this good - and yet it's free! [Aug 2013, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A thrilling, colorful racer that pushes the 360 to its absolute limits [Christmas 2012, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Three games, one box and a hundred incredible game moments for 40 quid. Great value. [Feb 2012, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest is absolutely beautiful. [June 2006, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A challenging and technically impresive FPS set in gorgeous but treacherous surroundings...It's one of the most engaging shooters we've played for ages. [Dec 2008, p.67]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    "Mario Kart" was good, but this is a cut above. [May 2006, p.52]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The most explosive action game on Xbox 360 yet. "GTA"s suddenly got a lot to live up to. [Mar 2007, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A brilliantly contructed horror experience - the only game to come close to matching "Resi". [Dec 2008, p.59]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    You've never played anything like it, and you'll desperately wish for more when you're done. Essential. [July 2015, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    So good, it's worth risking carpal tunnel for. [July 2015, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A hover boot-enabled leap forward for platform fans. [Dec 2009, p.76]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A good-looking, super-immersive game. [Nov 2011, p.94]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An essential buy for existing players. [Feb 2011, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With an incredible plot and accessible gameplay this is an instant classic. Brilliant. [June 2008, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Makes some of 2013's brand new games look amateur in comparison. [Dec 2013, p.68]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's not a game that'll single-handedly save the Wii U, but it is a typically brilliant, typically Nintendo experience - and one that'll live in the memory long after the final flag pole has disappeared from view. [Jan 2014, p.45]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A wonderful little puzzler that will charm and entertain you effortlessly. [Apr 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Challenging, addictive and excellent. It's our new favourite puzzler/RPG. [Nov 2009, p.67]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Looks as beautiful as it plays. Destined to be a classic of the shoot-em-up genre. [Jan 2014, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    As comfortable as your fave Predators, but better to look at. A must-buy for footy fans. [Jan 2014, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you want 100mph exciting football, FIFA 13 won't let you down. It's got all the crash, bang, wallop excitement of the Premier League...with goal line clearances, overly physical tackles, barn-busting supershots, refereeing controversy, spawny deflections, comedy defending and more. [Nov 2012, p.74]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Colourful, imaginitive platforming with plenty of character and style. [Sept 2009, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Everything next-gen gaming was mean to be. Only faster. [Dec 2008, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Experience a bona-fide role-playing classic, on the go. An essential iPad purchase. [Sept 2013, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Insanely deep strategy, whether you're a tactician or a politician. [Dec 2013, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Survival horror at its most primal, this is an exceptional jaunt into madness. [Dec 2013, p.73]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A polished visual treat, but quality competition means it isn't as outstanding as it once was. [Christmas 2011, p.62]
    • Games Master UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Every niggle from the original ironed out and loads of new stuff thrown in. Ace. [Christmas 2006, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    At once accessible and incredibly deep. But best of all, so much fun. [May 2010, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Tells a fantastic story in a unique manner. [Summer 2015, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's a massive game set in a glorious looking world of intrigue and fun. [Aug 2011, p.95]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A glorious mash up of LocoRoco and Mercury Meltdown. [Mar 2011, p.93]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Columbia is one of the most inventive and intriguing game settings of this generation, and it houses a shooter that compares with the very best. It's gaming heaven. Or the closest we'll get to it, anyway. [May 2013, p.59]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With so much variety on offer, you owe it to yourself to take a hike into the mountains. [Jan 2015, p.58]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It beefs up the visual oomph of the original considerably. [Apr 2013, p.88]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Mostly, it's riveting and stirs feverish anticipation of what's to come next, with the sure-to-be-ace follow-up, "Episode Two." [Aug 2006, p.76]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The king of looting, and the new content makes this a worthy upgrade. [Nov 2014, p.74]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A joy to play - challenging, amusing and very, very French. Essential platforming shenanigans. [Nov 2013, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's the best version of one of last year's best games and runs beautifully on new-gen. Worth buying, especially if you've never played DS2 before.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gorgeous racing at a budget price. What are you waiting for? [June 2006, p.80]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's another trophy-winning season for PES. More control and great game modes. [Apr 2009, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One of the scariest games ever committed to handheld, and a spectacular return to form. [Jan 2012, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The same blistering combat spectacle as before, but even bigger, better and madder. [Jan 2012, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Imagine if Martin Scorsese and John Woo teamed up to make a GTA game...It's that good. [Oct 2012, p.80]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It has some of the best artificial intelligence we've ever seen in a strategy game...It's only January, but we've probably got the real-time strategy game of the year here. [Mar 2007, p.75]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An incredibly original and compelling thriller that's unlike anything else out there. [Mar 2010, p.64]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    More a shrunken Okami than a full-blown sequel, but there's just as much to love here. [Mar 2011, p.96]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The freedom and power is intoxicating. [Jan 2013, p.74]
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