Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,135 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.4 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:
3,135 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    You've never played anything like it. A lesson in playfully creative game design. [August 2012, p.74]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A superlative remake of one of the most important games ever made. [Dec 2012, p.89]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The brutal pinnacle of that near-perfect RPG. [Dec 2012, p.90]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Eternally brilliant. [March 2013, p.93]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dizzyingly good soundtrack. [Oct 2013, p.73]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A fantastic sequel, unhindered by its free to play model. Plant this on your device now! [Nov 2013, p.78]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Like arcadey racers? You'll like this. Not a petrol head? You'll still like this. [Dec 2013, p.76]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the best local multiplayer games ever made. It has huge depth, and is always utterly fantastic fun. [June 2014, p.74]
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    • 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]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest is absolutely beautiful. [June 2006, p.60]
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    • 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    "Mario Kart" was good, but this is a cut above. [May 2006, p.52]
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    • 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]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The best arcade rally game you can buy - what did you expect? [Nov 2007, p.80]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An instant classic that proves the Wii can do 'serious' games with serious aplomb. [Nov 2007, p.70]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    With an incredible plot and accessible gameplay this is an instant classic. Brilliant. [June 2008, p.66]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A magnificent return that joins the ranks of "Test Drive Unlimited," "PGR3" and "Forza 2." [Aug 2007, p.62]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A brilliantly contructed horror experience - the only game to come close to matching "Resi". [Dec 2008, p.59]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A brilliant game youi get for free with "MGS4." What's to complain about? [July 2008, p.64]
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    • 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A stunning entry into the Guitar Hero-verse with essential new features. [Christmas 2008, p.80]
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    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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]
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    • 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]
    • 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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    • 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]
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    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Hints at a great future for Kinect. [Jan 2011]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Nightmarishly freaky adventure oozing with scares and epic moments. A horror masterpiece. [Mar 2011, p.71]
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    • 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]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An essential buy for existing players. [Feb 2011, p.88]
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    • 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]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A good-looking, super-immersive game. [Nov 2011, p.94]
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    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The wannabe detective's definitive version to plump for. [Feb 2012, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Fresh platforming and an ace soundtrack-building mechanic make this a joy to play. [Nov 2012, p.83]
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    • 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]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A thrilling, colorful racer that pushes the 360 to its absolute limits [Christmas 2012, p.75]
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A must-have for 3DS owners. [May 2013, p.68]
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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]
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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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An IPad essential, it delivers a polished and atmospheric collection of conundrums. [Feb 2014, p.76]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The handheld version is the way to go.[June 2014, p.79]
    • 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
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    After its stormy development, FF12 isn't just a worthy installment of the series, but a great RPG in its own right, one that thinks differently and feels all the better for it. [JPN Import; June 2006, p.72] Stunning Design. [Feb 2007, p.66]
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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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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Every niggle from the original ironed out and loads of new stuff thrown in. Ace. [Christmas 2006, p.66]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Almost boringly brilliant... Feature-rich and endlessly absorbing - but where is there to go from here? [Dec 2006, p.98]
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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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    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Got Oblivion? You'd be as mad as a mouse with a rucksack-ful of catnip not to get this. [May 2007, p.74]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    As addictive as "Guitar Hero" with four sections to master. Few games offer as much fun. [Feb 2008, p.74]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Party games don't come much better. The best of "Guitar Hero" and "SingStar" with drums. [July 2008, p.76]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's back-to-back successful seasons for FIFA while the Be A Pro mode is really top-notch. [Nov 2007, p.77]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Its ambition was to be the best FPS on PS3. At this moment in time, we're not going to argue. [Mar 2009, p.58]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Everything next-gen gaming was mean to be. Only faster. [Dec 2008, p.82]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's the ultimate Mario Kart package rather than the best, but it's still a lot of fun. [Apr 2008, p.47]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A fabulous legal high. [Apr 2008, p.85]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Faster, better looking and more technical than any other boxing game before it. [Aug 2009, p.64]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Funny, charming and a real meaty challenge, there's nothing else like it on Wii. [May 2009, p.81]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Intense, brutal and utterly brilliant: World at War delivers the goods in every way. [Christmas 2008, p.66]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A beautifully crafted sequel with savvy new ideas and jaw dropping moments of magic. [Christmas 2008, p.54]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A thoroughly addictive title that puts the original title to shame. [Oct 2008, p.76]
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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]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    At once accessible and incredibly deep. But best of all, so much fun. [May 2010, p.81]
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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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    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Challenging, addictive and excellent. It's our new favourite puzzler/RPG. [Nov 2009, p.67]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fun customisation grounds an RPG so epic you needn't ever buy another. Until X, of course.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Puts a rocket up the bottom of cover-based shooters. Embrace its reckless sense of speed. [Issue#232, p.80]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Colourful, imaginitive platforming with plenty of character and style. [Sept 2009, p.83]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A glorious mash up of LocoRoco and Mercury Meltdown. [Mar 2011, p.93]
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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]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    DX is the gaming equivalent of throwing five Mentos mints into a cola bottle and shaking it until the lid pops in a fizzy explosion of insane foamy greatness. [Feb 2011, p.91]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gorgeous racing at a budget price. What are you waiting for? [June 2006, p.80]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's a massive game set in a glorious looking world of intrigue and fun. [Aug 2011, p.95]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With good controls and different play modes available, it's a massive, top quality game for iPhone and brilliant fun too. [Oct 2011, p.96]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A gentler Gears, but all the more entertaining for it. And the co-op play will be hard to beat. [Dec 2011, p.76]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This game has simplicity nailed. [Dec 2011, p.93]
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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]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One of the scariest games ever committed to handheld, and a spectacular return to form. [Jan 2012, p.68]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The same blistering combat spectacle as before, but even bigger, better and madder. [Jan 2012, p.76]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Big, beautiful, and without limits, Minecraft is the box of blocks you never have to tidy up. [Feb 2012, p.79]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's pretty much the perfect Sonic! [March 2012, p.93]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A heart-pounding, exciting, tragic, daring, but blemished conclusion to Mass Effect. [May 2012, p.69]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A wonderful little puzzler that will charm and entertain you effortlessly. [Apr 2012, p.93]
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