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
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A distraction for Angry Birds aficionados, but a clucking frustration otherwise. [Christmas 2012, p.98]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Addictive and fast-paced. [June 2013, p.77]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Both addictive and challenging. [June 2013, p.87]
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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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    • 58 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Very different from the Japanese games, but a quality, polished shooter. [Nov 2013, p.62]
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
    The cliffhanger ending leaves far too many questions to be satisfying. [Aug 2014, p.78]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    New ideas? Not really. Sparkling platform fun? The ice has it. [May 2006, p.80]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A thoroughly decent, if unsurprising, Japanese RPG. Not bad at all. [Sept 2006, p.82]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Solid, uninspiring, but another worthy sing-along all the same. [June 2006, p.79]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A romp of a game that delivers high levels of violence and risque humor by the bucket. [Feb 2007, p.73]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    What impressed as a bold experiment on Xbox 360 seems almost redundant on PS2. [Mar 2007, p.81]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Great fun, but familiar and not quite as good as the Xbox 360 version. [Apr 2007, p.64]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Another quality slice of DBZ action, but a bit short on options for super-completists. [Sept 2006, p.75]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The only thing that lets B-Boy down is that it feels a little bit...sloppy. [Oct 2006, p.80]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A flawed but praiseworthy attempt to mix Puzo and "GTA" that deserves a lotta respect. [May 2007, p.72]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Bloody good fun, but despite the solid combat a lack of variety pulls it under "God of War's" ilk. [Dec 2007, p. 74]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's getting a bit tired now, but this is a decent installment. [May 2007, p.85]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fans will have fun with it, but the camera and controls could do with a touch of 'Reparo'. [Aug 2007, p.64]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Very much a game for fans of the point and click adventure. Spooky with a lot of laughs. [Jan 2008, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Better than the Gamecube version, and certainly the best online game on Wii. [July 2007, p.66]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    PaRappa still melts our hearts trying to woo Sunny Funny, but this dog has had his day. [Aug 2007, p.84]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The ultimate FIFA in terms of licenses, teams and presentation; fails to excite on the pitch. [Dec 2007, p.55]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fine arcade port but ironically it lacks the guts of more modern scrappers. [Feb 2008, p.69]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Disappointingly, the patented 'escape and evade' gameplay dynamic comes with a hefty price to pay; put simply, The Bourne Conspiracy might just be the most linear game since the original Dragon's Lair.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The in-game menu is the best we've seen, but no substitute for a mouse and keyboard. [Sept 2008, p.77]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With special effects-packed visuals and with higher production values than ever, Dynasty Warriors seems less niche than ever. [May 2008, p.81]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The inclusion of simple stats and the clever use of newsreel clips to highlight problems make this a superior sim. [Mar 2008, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An unnerving experience certainly, but the same old problems persist. [June 2008, p.73]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A big, enjoyable adventure, marred only by some technical issues. [Christmas 2008, p.64]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not quite as slick as "Buzz," but the wheel is a nice - literal - twist. [Sept 2008, p.85]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you like shiny, happy golf (if a little samey), then go "four" this. [Aug 2008, p.82]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not dissimilar to "Point Blank" and, likewise, better in small blasts. [Nov 2008, p.85]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's all a bit spotty and unsatisfying - whatever your skill level. [Dec 2008, p.74]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The DS isn't the best home for Guitar Hero and, while it's good, Decades can't alter that. [Feb 2009, p.78]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Presentation-wise this isn't as slick as Picross - sometimes the numbers go off the screen for instance - but it's easily every bit as addictive. [Feb 2009, p.86]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    New powers add a zip to the normally stolid raiding. [May 2009, p.75]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sega's dated crowd-pleaser still charms, but it's arguably no longer an essential buy. [July 2009, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A very nearly excellent on-rails shooter that revisits some of our favourite horror games. [Christmas 2009, p.74]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Entertaining, if lacking in ambition. We wish more Wii games controlled this well. [Christmas 2009, p.68]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A brilliant plot line is a mixed blessing in this better-than-average action RPG. [Dec 2009, p.71]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Some fine additions to the series - shame it doesn't offer the ultimate racing experience, too. [May 2010, p.80]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    WarioWare DIY's lazy brother. [July 2010, p.95]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A self-consciously retro and witty little strategy action game. [July 2010, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Lumines with thumping rhythm. [Oct 2010, p.77]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Majin himself is hard work at times. [Jan 2011, p.92]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The launch title that could tentatively fulfill a geek's wildest dream - to grow delts like Arnie from the comfort of their living room. [Jan 2011]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Very amusing. [Christmas 2010, p.91]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The footy action is fine. [Aug 2010, p.100]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A great translation of fishing. [July 2010, p.96]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Dead money is all about the companion interaction and offers a decent addition to your game time for 800 points. [Mar 2011, p.94]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It doesn't reinvent the wheel, but this is still one of the best in the series yet. [Feb 2011, p.95]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As an exercise device, this has accessible activities that'll get your heart pumping. [Feb 2011, p.97]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's repetitive, but that too is true to the game's old school inspiration. [Oct 2010, p.84]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The puzzles are much more varied and cleverly constructed. [Jan 2011, p.96]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fun while it lasts, but it won't keep you busy for very long. DLC desperately needed. [May 2011, p.62]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's lacking in a few areas but it all comes down to gameplay, where Ridge Racer shines. [May 2011, p.69]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A charming little game. [May 2011, p.84]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Absolutely brutal, but politely, addictively so. [June 2011, p.85]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Same brilliant game it always has been. [June 2011, p.89]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A game worth experiencing, yes, but unlikely to provide long-term thrills. [Aug 2011, p.80]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As accessible as a Romanian arthouse film festival, but learn the lingo and find hours of fun. [Aug 2011, p.92]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Those with a masochistic streak will find plenty to like here. [Nov 2011, p.95]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    More silly minigames, some of which are quite good and all of which are quite funny. [Christmas 2011, p.90]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Basic. But it's a lot of fun. [Jan 2012, p.89]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Two over-exposed series taking a creaky final ride together. [Feb 2012, p.85]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game cleverly features cartoon clips, too. [March 2012, p.93]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Amazing production values should rightfully be lauded, but we expect a bit more than just a measly two hours of fun for our 5.60. [March 2012, p.97]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A better-than-expected scrapper with some ingenious, if potentially short-lived, innovations. [March 2012, p.71]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A cheerfully quirky, crunchy shooter - but it's a grind to get to the good stuff. [Apr 2012, p.76]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Good fun, if pricey. [Apr 2012, p.85]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Bar a bit of slowdown, it's impressive stuff. [Apr 2012, p.90]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Like pool? You'll like this. [May 2012, p.101]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fun, furious, but difficult. [July 2012, p.83]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The controls disappoint but this is a great excuse to revisit an old favourite. [July 2012, p.92]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Events demanding more than fast fingers make this the best Olympic game yet. [Sept 2012, p.100]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Great for younger Potter fans, fully-grown Muggles may want to rent for JK's new stories. [Christmas 2012, p.88]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, if currently sparse, god sim. [Jan 2013, p.89]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A welcome injection of brutality, but Ryu still isn't on top of his game. [March 2013, p.86]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    One of the most gorgeous games we've yet seen on mobile. [March 2013, p.93]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Its shortness will dissuade many, but cut deeper and an innovative parry system impresses. [Apr 2013, p.70]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A small but perfectly formed gem. [Apr 2013, p.83]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite some incredible set-pieces, the single-player is God of War on autopilot. [May 2013, p.72]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Happily addictive. [May 2013, p.81]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There's still plenty of retro fun to be had. [May 2013, p.89]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This pixelated city building title packs just enough humour and style to elevate it above free-to-play also-rans and into the territory of being genuinely addictive. [May 2013, p.89]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the story is ridiculous, the action between cut scenes is as smooth and addictive as ever. [June 2013, p.83]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not your average gamebook. [July 2013, p.84]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fast, fun and stupidly simple, Gunslinger's easy to pick up...and easy to put down. [Aug 2013, p.67]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The inner-character jibes and japes are tops but after a few games the unskippable hi-jinks go from funny to frustrating as repetition kicks in. [Aug 2013, p.67]
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