Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,478 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 99 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 3 Blood Beach
Score distribution:
3478 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Splendid role-playing meets merely adequate blasting, but still trumps Op Anchorage. [June 2009, p.79]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    This adventure isn't perfect, but stick with it and you'll discover another worthy addition to the DS's growing library of RPGs. [Oct 2008, p.72]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A gorgeous sequel to ALTTP, but one that trades on nostalgia more than its own strengths. [Jan 2014, p.52]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It is not the sweeping epic we were hoping for but it's still a real delight to play. [Dec 2007, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    An extension of Destiny's triumphs and flaws that ultimately wins us over with its new raid. [Mar 2015, p.68]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A clever card battler that's fantastic for genre fans, but too hard to pick up to win many new ones. [Mar 2015, p.70]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Slightly disappointing upgrade. Still enjoyable but lacks the grunt needed to be a champion. [May 2011, p.80]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A brief, touching sandbox of fiery fun, but maybe too much of an ask at its current cost. [Feb 2013, p.89]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If words like "pleasant" give you chills then stay away - otherwise pull up a chair and relax a while. [Mar 2015, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Hooray for 2D revival, boo for the slightly disappointing taming of this bad boy mascot. [Nov 2008, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Brave in places, safe in others, Ghosts will delight fans but won't sway anyone with doubts. [Jan 2014, p.74]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A genuinely exciting FPS, with solid controls, just don't go expecting any great depth. [Jan 2009, p.79]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A uniquely entertaining and chucklesome game. [Sept 2010, p.103]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Decent handheld flight sim, with a good variety of gameplay. [Nov 2006, p.84]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Gameplay offers few surprises, but it's the pitch-perfect writing that makes itself the star of the show. [Feb 2015, p.72]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Lacks the polish of big budget titles, but compensates with outstanding atmosphere. [May 2010, p.78]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Not as good as "Size Matters." [Sept 2008, p.82]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Heroically retains its charm. [Christmas 2013, p.77]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A finely constructed distraction for BF fans, but won't hold their attention for long. [Sept 2012, p.101]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A unique adventure worth sampling. [Feb 2013, p.93]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    First time R+Cers are better off with current titles but this is a great value nostalgia trip. [August 2012, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's the best-looking Naruto game to date - it comes with something for everyone. [Mar 2009, p.65]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Good-looking fighting with neat ideas and solid combat, but it's repetitive and short. [Oct 2007, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Got a move? We recommend trying this out. [Jan 2012, p.90]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Combine powers for a vamp-squishing blast of energy. [Jan 2012, p.91]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Not a new classic, but suitably braindead fun. [May 2015, p.66]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A bit rough around the edges but it adds a ton of content. [Feb 2009, p.87]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A fine adventure game, although not the best Broken Sword ever, and is well worth adding to your inventory.[Dec 2006, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Do buy it, however, for its rather fine online offering. [Aug 2009, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Bursting with action and complete stupidity. Not as good as "Total Overdose" though. [Mar 2007, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Simple but surprisingly addictive. [Apr 2012, p.87]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Realistic, addictive and brutally satisfying sometimes let down by the controls. [Jan 2011, p.88]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Compelling plot. [Dec 2013, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Unwieldy controls and missing multiplayer modes let down an otherwise impressive port. [Dec 2013, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Delightfully cheesy and not afraid to try new things. It's short but fun while it lasts. [Feb 2012, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's compelling and in-depth enough to appeal to board game old-timers, and easy enough to learn that noobs won't be noobs for long. [May 2015, p.82]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A sweeping, if imperfect, saga that takes a house of nobodies and makes you truly care. [Jan 2016, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A world of grim opportunity - but you need to suffer before earning the glory of your own Alcatraz. [Dec 2015, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A hugely enjoyable alternative for management newbies.[Jan 2011, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's what you'd expect from The Sims and not too much more. [Christmas 2011, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Few scares, little innovation - but a fun play through regardless. Great multiplayer, too. [Sept 2011, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Not as tight as the first, but still one of the most engaging murder mysteries in games. [Nov 2014, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The problem is that for those same fans that have been shouting about Pullblox since day one, there's painfully little to get excited about. [Sept 2014, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A minor work by its dev's standards, but committed looters will grow to love this slow-burn adventure. [Jan 2015, p.79]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A stellar kickabout, but lacks that razzmatazz that made the other versions so memorable. [July 2006, p.66]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A lovely looking game. [Sept 2011, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    With the remote in hand Armageddon plays best on Wii, but we'd like a fresh installment. [Aug 2007, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's lost some of its sheen over the years, but Halo is still a monolithic classic worth replaying. [Jan 2012, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A strong middle chapter full of engaging strategy. [June 2016, p.76]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Sizzling hot combat notched by unflinching difficulty. [June 2016, p.80]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Takes several steps forward and a few shuffles back. [Christmas 2009, p.64]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A refined experience, moving away from forgettable grind to a worthy adventure. [Issue#231, p.91]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's best played against humans. [Apr 2012, p.85]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Rich environments and stylish visuals fit perfectly on the handheld, and the levels are varied and darkly amusing. [May 2013, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Tries too hard to be PSP's killer app, but is just too inhibited to ever really blow you away. [Dec 2006, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Fun stuff. [Jan 2009, p.80]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Classy, demanding and atmospheric - but it won't suit everybody. [Aug 2008, p.83]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    More of the same loopy entertainment but still appealing. [Issue#231, p.95]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A predictable theme for a graphic adventure compensated [for] by obvious affection for the genre. [Jan 2009, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A surprisingly entertaining adventure with great controls. [Mar 2007, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Some of the best fun that you'll have on PSP, but not quite a 'must have' title. [Oct 2006, p.70]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A surprisingly expansive king sim, that can occasionally be a royal pain in the arse. [June 2011, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A decent Wii-friendly RPG, let down by too many concessions to casual gamers. [Feb 2009, p.80]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A perfect entry point for the younger mind. [Feb 2011, p.93]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Not Jackson or Tin Man's best, but still brilliantly nostalgic fun. [May 2013, p.88]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A slickly enjoyable experience. [Nov 2013, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    For 69p, Angry Birds still represents a great bargain for five minute bursts of play. [June 2012, p.84]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's just a shame that by the time you master it, the short three hour quest is up. [Jan 2013, p.83]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Stylish, fluid and charismatic brawler that's a little too wobbly and esoteric for its own good. [Nov 2013, p.72]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    We didn't realise quite how much we'd missed Micro Machines until we downloaded this tidy little racer. [May 2013, p.89]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A veritable Dragon Ball Z encyclopedia that fans will find abolutely irresistible. [Christmas 2006, p.66]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The best footie game ever on a Nintendo system, but it still needs to catch up. [Jan 2013, p.86]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Extremely arcadey and immediately engaging racing game. [Apr 2007, p.84]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Wasteland 2 isn't a flawless game, but it's a breed of lovingly crafted throwback we though we'd never see again: an old-school RPG full of moral choice and twisting, complex writing - and very much the one we wanted. [Dec 2014, p.72]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The interesting cast and subtle writing (with plenty of subtle plot points to uncover) paper over the cracks. [Apr 2014, p.78]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's most fun online against up to seven other flyers. [Dec 2011, p.89]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A really satisfying set of powers makes up for middling creativity. And cheer up a bit, eh? [May 2008, p.70]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The Street sideshow adds value, but the actual football is well below that of 360/PS3. [Dec 2011, p.91]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Not perfect, but TimeShift is a satisfying and empowering FPS, guaranteed to entertain. [Christmas 2007, p.83]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A loving uppercut aimed squarely at the jaw of manga nuts - but it might leave fighting fans frustrated. [July 2014, p.77]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Witty writing and a large serving of cute means you might just rediscover your humanity. [March 2014, p.83]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The best of its kind on PS2, but rather average in the great scheme of things. [June 2006, p.68]
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    • 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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    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Its puzzles can be a little woolly, but Unravel has endless spools of charm. [March 2016, p.70]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Look past lame puzzles and short run time, and you'll find five great characters to chat to. [March 2016, p.71]
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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]
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    • 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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    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The experience is a short one. [March 2016, p.81]
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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]
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    • 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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