Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,324 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:
3,324 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    An accomplished sim that deserves the Ferrari badge, even if it values realism over fun. [Sept 2008, p.72]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Gorgeous graphics and satisfying combat raise this Gauntlet clone above most dungeon crawlers. [Oct 2011, p.93]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Veteran Ryu fans will be disappointed, though this is a solid, if easy, action game in itself. [May 2012, p.78]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Simple and more-ish, Cooking Mama 2 serves up a universally playable challenge. [Apr 2008, p.66]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Not quite an epic but still a grand adventure with character, impact, and kickable heads. [Christmas 2006, p.76]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Hardly a keeper, but fun and undemanding all the same. [June 2013, p.63]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The creation tools fit beautifully with Vita, but this feels familiar. [March 2012, p.74]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Cartoon kick-punching to make your hair stand on end with pleasure. [July 2006, p.61]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's a very playable game, but feels like a budget one, however. [May 2007, p.85]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It does deliver a thrilling dose of multiplayer combat. [Oct 2010, p.84]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Addictive and perfect for generating some bitter competition. [Aug 2007, p.85]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Some good flinging fun but perhaps it plays a little too safe. [Christmas 2007, p.84]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A gorgeously crafted experience that's cramped by the occasionally obtuse signposting. [Christmas 2014, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A creative and inventive bag of tricks with plenty to keep you occupied despite its limitations. [Christmas 2014, p.70]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Rough round the edges and not overly varied, but it's still a great homage to the zombie genre. [Nov 2011, p.76]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Exremely satisfying. [Dec 2010, p.94]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Ticks all the boxes without ever once truly capturing the imagination. Cheap, though. [Aug 2006, p.78]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A wonderfully animated Disney-esque cartoon in which you have a minuscule amount of input. [Sept 2012, p.111]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Great if you're a stickler for tradition, but progress can feel overly slow at times. [Jan 2014, p.84]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A surprisingly rewarding and tactical combat sim that's not just for Trek fans, with an enjoyable enough story. [Feb 2007, p.68]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    No more excuse to create your very own Bella and Edward. [Christmas 2012, p.94]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's fun and polished, but it's just a bit too similar to previous versions. [Feb 2011, p.89]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Not worth the board for, but a bit of diverting fun for those tired of "Wii Fit." [Aug 2008, p.79]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It lacks Valve's charm but this magnet-based puzzler is more attractive than repulsive. [Sept 2013, p.72]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    This space shooter isn't outstanding but offers a quick arcade fix. [Sept 2008, p.84]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A game for self-reflection and the melancholy. [Aug 2014, p.78]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A much-needed change of tack which brings something new-ish to the floundering series. [Issue#231, p.92]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Get five people in the mix and you've a riot of brek-into-cliff chaos. [Feb 2013, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Combat and visuals are as stylish as we recall, but the camera is infuriatingly archaic. [Apr 2012, p.94]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Simple in combat but underpinned by a host of stats, HoR sates your desire for more stuff. [August 2012, p.68]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A great-looking credible shooter but without the depth to be a real contender. [Mar 2011, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Excellent tactical shooter hampered by the slightly sluggish controls. [Sept 2007, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Occasionally misguided, but not without some major wow moments and epic ideas. [August 2012, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The lack of imagination is a big disappointment after "We Love Katamari's" colourful racetracks, fireflies and snowballs. [June 2006, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Don't underestimate the wow factor of the 3D mode - if this is the future of games, sign us up. [Oct 2009, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A feast for the eyes. [Oct 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Ropey controls can't stop the charm offensive of this unique cartoon platformer. [Jan 2013, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Unashamedly quirky retro fare that's putting the fun (and ants) back into gaming. [June 2007, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The narrative fails to hit the first's heights. [Jan 2011, p.78]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Sometimes frustrates, but more-often-than-not lures you back for more. [Aug 2011, p.95]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Simple yet surprisingly varied gameplay. [Christmas 2011, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Yet another PSP racer, but at least this one is a bit different. Muddy good. [July 2006, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    An intuitive civilisation management game that works just as well on the DS as the PC. [Sept 2007, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A worthy alternative to the likes of Dirt. [Apr 2013, p.79]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Another classic board game conversion, and well worthe the price. [Oct 2008, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It doesn't embrace new-gen the way you'd hope, but remains an involving and content-rich sim. [Sept 2014, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    An admirably action-packed RPG, but one that gets repetitive fairly quickly. [Aug 2006, p.78]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It won't be to everyone's tastes, but hardcore RPG fans will get a lot from it. If they have time. [Jan 2009, p.65]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Beautifully styled puzzle platformer held back by movement frustrations and cheap kills. [Oct 2012, p.84]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A bewilderingly detailed city-building simulator. [Winter 2009, p.86]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Not as thrilling as previous titles, but it's a brave new direction. [Christmas 2007, p.70]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Dark for many reasons, but most make this a decent adventure. [Dec 2007, p.83]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A real love it or hate it game. It could consume your life if you get the hunting bug. [Aug 2009, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    All in all, it's not that much bang for your buck, although the core game remains as addictive and life-mimicking as ever. [Mar 2011, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Tough, slow but containing oodles of depth. A proper strategy game for the PSP. [Nov 2007, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    An oldie but a goody, updated wiht some quirky additions to keep it fresh. [Aug 2008, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The Wii controls haven't enhanced it in any way but it's still a decent tennis game. [Apr 2009, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Like "flOw," it's magical for short periods but not enough to pull you back repeatedly. [Nov 2008, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It's limited, but arguably one of the best multiplayer sports games on Wii. [Issue#232, p.89]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A real hoot. [Aug 2012, p.77]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The quality of the combat keeps you playing, but the shared world is curiously hollow. [Dec 2014, p.56]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    There's an awful lot wrong here, so respect to the good bits for being so enjoyable. [Feb 2008, p.61]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Exploring dungeons, gathering loot and puzzling your way through the provided arenas is banter baiting fun, however. [Nov 2013, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Left behind by "Company of Heroes" and the rest, but still satisfying strategy fare. [Jan 2007, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Best played locally with other videogame veterans over an alcopop or two. [Dec 2011, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The guest-star novelty takes time to wear off thanks to a well thought-out fighting system. [Christmas 2008, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    EA keep it tight and predictable to see out this generation. Good, but familiar. [Nov 2006, p.70]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    This is a wittily written little time filler. [Nov 2013, p.79]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    When a game is built around a single mechanic that is employed so well, so often and so entertainingly it's hard not to overlook its flaws and just enjoy yourself. [June 2009, p.70]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Beautifully illustrated. [Nov 2013, p.80]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If you adjust to the controls, Stormrise will create a new breed of hardcore RTS gamers. [May 2009, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The highlight of which is the excellent and star-studded Mob Of The Dead zombie map. [July 2013, p.75]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    An exhaustive DBZ bonanza, with state of the art (but nutjob hard) controls. [Mar 2007, p.80]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A welcome return for a shooter with a difference, and a fine visual overhaul to boot. [March 2012, p.100]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Extraordinarily deep racer that never quite hits the top gear on the track. [Oct 2010, p.84]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It has its flaws, but it makes up for them with surprising gusto. Highly enjoyable. [Feb 2007, p.77]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Note quite up there with the Pokemons of this world, but there is masses of potential here. [Aug 2007, p.84]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A gratifying slash-'em-up that would have stood out with greater strategy elements. [May 2008, p.76]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    This is a smooth and engaging time-eater. [Aug 2013, p.79]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Juggling to accommodate the intellectuals with the riff-raff offers a pleasant twist on the genre, but this still doesn't quite have the sheen of Will Wright's series. [June 2006, p.80]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    What makes Lock'n'Load distinctive is its comical outlook. [July 2012, p.93]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    This feels like a true version of the game, not a compromise for mobile platforms. [July 2015, p.79]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    An utterly essential pack for Doom virgins; a dated-but-potent blaster for the rest. [Christmas 2012, p.83]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A mixed bag: bikes and quads are finely honed; everything else feels tacked on. [Mar 2010, p.62]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Each of the 36 games uses the Wiimote in a different in a different way so Guinness World Records feels like "WarioWare" to play. [Feb 2009, p.86]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    This is a beautiful and brave adventure with an inescapable sense of melancholy. [Dec 2013, p.66]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Heavenly fun, but soured by online bugs and the baffling lack of a campaign mode. [July 2009, p.78]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A surprisingly engrossing - and gross - time management sim. [Sept 2013, p.73]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Not much of an HD update, but these relics have mostly stood the test of time. [May 2011, p.89]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A tough and exciting shooter that's even better in multiplayer. [June 2009, p.80]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Larger size aside, little has changed from the original. But four-player Ad Hoc is a hoot! [Oct 2007, p.70]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A huge improvement on the first game - not for everyone, but the best "MGS" on PSP. [Aug 2006, p.64]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Both addictive and challenging. [June 2013, p.87]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    An interesting diversion from the usual adventure but it needs a bit more freedom. [May 2007, p.70]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A great tactical shooter, but you'll need to fork out for the best gear to stay competitive. [Nov 2012, p.83]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Shallow stuff, but simple enough for anyone to play. Shame to see Mario and Sonic wasted. [Christmas 2007, p.72]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    2K14 won't wow you with high risks, but it's still a contender. [Christmas 2013, p.70]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A distinctive and demanding blaster that's worth a look if you remember blocky sprites and brutally difficult games fondly. [Sept 2009, p.82]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A little cramped but streamlined enough to feel well-suited to the DS. [Oct 2008, p.78]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A smart and intensely quick-fire endless runner, infused with equal charm and rage. [Nov 2012, p.92]
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