Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,240 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:
3,240 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Yet another PSP racer, but at least this one is a bit different. Muddy good. [July 2006, p.84]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Tough, slow but containing oodles of depth. A proper strategy game for the PSP. [Nov 2007, p.83]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    An oldie but a goody, updated wiht some quirky additions to keep it fresh. [Aug 2008, p.82]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Left behind by "Company of Heroes" and the rest, but still satisfying strategy fare. [Jan 2007, p.74]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Best played locally with other videogame veterans over an alcopop or two. [Dec 2011, p.87]
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    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 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]
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    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It has its flaws, but it makes up for them with surprising gusto. Highly enjoyable. [Feb 2007, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A gratifying slash-'em-up that would have stood out with greater strategy elements. [May 2008, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    An utterly essential pack for Doom virgins; a dated-but-potent blaster for the rest. [Christmas 2012, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    2K14 won't wow you with high risks, but it's still a contender. [Christmas 2013, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A little cramped but streamlined enough to feel well-suited to the DS. [Oct 2008, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A smart and intensely quick-fire endless runner, infused with equal charm and rage. [Nov 2012, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A minor miracle, let down by fiddly controls and to many technical bugs. [Mar 2011, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Not quite the return we were hoping for, but still a fun run, jump and dash-through for fans. [Aug 2011, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Game of the Year? Cutscenes of the Year, more like. A Marmite Final Fantasy experience. [Apr 2010, p.80]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A typical Tiger game: well presented, easy to play, but don't expect much new stuff. [Oct 2007, p.76]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A more complete package than its predecessor that keeps stubbornly to what Worms is about. [Oct 2007, p.84]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A strange PES experience that wins you over not through its football but with its quirks. [Apr 2008, p.82]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Old school JRPG with a few unique twists, strictly for genre fans. [Jan 2012, p.94]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Not quite the action classic we'd hoped for but an enjoyable shooter all the same. [May 2009, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    It's Crysis, but with less room to breathe. Could do with lingering on those action scenes. [Dec 2008, p.83]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Terrific 3D and a massive roster can't make up for the disappointing single-player. [Apr 2012, p.89]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A mature and serious racing game that ill impress you. [Mar 2007, p.84]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    You may not love it, but you should experience it. [Apr 2012, p.90]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A fantastic accompaniment to the tournament at a good price. Well done EA. [July 2012, p.87]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    It's loveable, yes, but those household tasks can be a chore for all the wrong reasons. [June 2006, p.58]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    It's not the size - it's what you do with it. Freedom to race at the expense of focus. [July 2009, p.76]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Very different from the Japanese games, but a quality, polished shooter. [Nov 2013, p.62]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A sweet RPG with a wicked centre - well worth giving a punt. [Oct 2006, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Continues the fine work of the originals, but "Fire Emblem" and "Disgaea" are tighter games. [Aug 2008, p.76]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Exhaustive tennis sim with fantastic gameplay modes but lacking the depth of its rivals. [Apr 2012, p.84]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A cracking collection. [Apr 2009, p.75]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The depth offered in Titan Quest is great, but when the beasts get harder and the rewards stay the same, you've got to ask if you're getting a raw deal. [Sept 2006, p.71]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Packs a charming city hub, but dull repetitive combat lets it down. [June 2012, p.80]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Solid stuff. [Mar 2008, p.82]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Improves on "FIFA 08" in gameplay terms, but lacks the intelligence of EA's PS2 game. [May 2008, p.83]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Not quite as good as you remember, but still worth revisiting. [Nov 2013, p.75]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A gorgeous return. Simpler than we remember, but no less charming for it. [Feb 2014, p.73]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Floaty controls make for a frustrating experience, but the presentation is excellent. [Nov 2013, p.80]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    No matter how hard it tries Oceanhorn will never have the magic to give the very best Zeldas a run for their rupees. [Feb 2014, p.78]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Will keep your historical appetite under control while waiting for "Medieval 2." [Sept 2006, p.81]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Alas repetitive fighting holds this back. [March 2012, p.98]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The main downside is the poor map that's supposed to show where to find the objectives. Also, the loading times times tend to hold up the progress. Those quibbles aside, this exceeds all expectations. [Sept 2006, p.64]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A fast, balanced multiplayer shooter, but one that will live or die by its community. [July 2013, p.82]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A well-structured multiplayer FPS that encourages teamwork over gung-ho heroics. [Aug 2008, p.71]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The 2007 season with all the familiarities and challenge you'd expect. [Dec 2007, p.83]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Brilliant in fits and starts, but too often mediocre or frustrating to really impress. [Christmas 2006, p.60]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    While nothing ground-breaking, this is a highly polished and likeable romp that will have the series' hardcore fanbase stroking their beards in delight. [July 2006, p.84]
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    • 76 Critic Score
    There's some great free content, too. [Feb 2011, p.96]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    One hell of a workout, but it's great fun punching and kicking your way to top dog. [May 2007, p.72]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    With only five stages, it's hard to justify the price tag unless you intend to chase high scores. [Christmas 2012, p.91]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The fighting can get a tad samey, however, which holds it back from the true spiffinginity. [Dec 2013, p.63]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Addictive and fast-paced. [June 2013, p.77]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Addictive fun. [Sept 2013, p.73]
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