Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,113 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:
3,113 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Too obviously set up for DLC, but Peggle 2's peg-busting charms are worth the investment. [Feb 2014, p.76]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A very safe sequel powered up with a likeable protagonist, fun combat and cool traversal. [May 2014, p.74]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Rebalanced systems, increased level caps and a new class make this worth one last crusade. [June 2014, p.66]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A guilty pleasure for many. [June 2014, p.79]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Bewitchingly beautiful with sharp writing, but its gameplay doesn't take the same steps forward. [Aug 2014, p.72]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Aimed more at Metroid fans than pinball aficionados, and it shows. Flashy but insipid. [Aug 2006, p.65]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Camp as Christmas and surprisingly fun, this quirky RPG is a decent enough romp. [Nov 2006, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A bit creaky in places, but this western shooter has plenty of character. [Nov 2006, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Tight and well put together, but lacking the spark to make it linger in the memory. [July 2007, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite strong competition this still has enough under the bonnet to warrant playing it. [Apr 2008, p.65]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Brilliantly entertaining (and occasionally frustrating) while it lasts, but it's short. [Jan 2007, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A slick and entertaining basketball sim, but then again so was last year's. [Dec 2006, p.100]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The concept of guiding your suicidal buddies through obstacle-laden levels has aged a bit, but it's still compelling, especially when you have to multi-task like mad. [Apr 2007, p.61]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A huge-sized actioner best enjoyed in co-op for double the carnage. [May 2008, p.77]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    This is one of the better RTSs on console[s] at the moment. but there are more on the way. [June 2008, p.78]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's hackneyed and aged, but GTA-style games are a rarity on Wii, so you could do worse. [Apr 2008, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's the lightgun version of "Wii Play" - if you liked that, you'll find a lot more to like here. [Jan 2007, p.63]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Eerie and intelligent, but definitely not to everyone's taste. [Apr 2008, p.85]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A decent enough game at heart, but it's still relying on looks over thrills. [Mar 2008, p.82]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A great RTS title thwarted by console controls and the demands it places on the 360. [Nov 2008, p.82]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Simplistic but amusing; one only for the targeted age group. [Christmas 2008, p.84]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A well executed handheld version of MotorStorm but not the most exciting PSP racer. [Dec 2009, p.63]
    • Games Master UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Saw
    A genuinely decent adaptation of the films. Repetitive and gruesome, but hugely evocative. [Winter 2009, p.85]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The pacing is poor and it's a technical wreck. [Feb 2010, p.82]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Enthusiasts may ignore the niggles and enjoy the driving purity, even if it lacks thrills. [Nov 2009, p.67]
    • Games Master UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The pacing is poor and it's a technical wreck. [Feb 2010, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An utter hoot and a welcome return - but it's too little, too late. [Feb 2010, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An utter hoot and a welcome return - but it's too little, too late. [Feb 2010, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 58 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An interesting attempt to update the series, but it's the traditional bonus games that impress. [Issue#232, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 47 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A better puzzler than action game but Saww 2 does little that the previous game didn't already. [Issue#232, p.95.]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If fantastic, yet challenging gameplay, nasty spikes, frustrating retires and annoyingly placed enemies float your boat then this is made for you. [Issue#231, p.97]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Barely average update. [June 2011, p.82]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    This old-school platformer is given a twist. [Sept 2011, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's a huge selection of sideshow attractions that makes good use of the Move controller's amaze-o-tech. [Jan 2012, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Simple, spooky fun but a stumble in the right direction for Kinect. [Apr 2012, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    You'll spend most of your A-men play time chewing your fist in repressed frustration due to its imprecise floaty physics and harsh save point system. [May 2012, p.103]
    • Games Master UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Everything has been done better elsewhere, but some set pieces are genuinely impressive. [August 2012, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Short, sweet and one of its kind, Lollipop loses its great flavour faster than cheap bubblegum. [Sept 2012, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Take away the freemium structure and the need to wait for ages between goes and we'd happily play it for hours at a time. [Sept 2012, p.110]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    One for number crunchers. [Oct 2012, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Quality Kinect action, but it's unlikely to wow any Fable naysayers. [Christmas 2012, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Pid
    While the art style is a visual treat and Kurt's powers beautifully unique, the difficulty curve is brutally unforgiving. [Jan 2013, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    As empowering as it is to be a word wizard, we wish there was more game to wield our power in. [March 2013, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Enthusiastic beat-'em-up good for newbs, but with confused design principles. [June 2013, p.73]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    One of XBLA's better racers. [July 2013, p.75]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Floaty jumps. [July 2013, p.79]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The least interesting bits make up the bulk. Still, Remember Me's world is hard to forget. [Aug 2013, p.63]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A mid-tier racer that offers value and visual splendour, but don't expect it to excel. [Aug 2013, p.66]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    For those who enjoy a devious logical puzzle, although even on normal difficulty it offers a stiff challenge. [Oct 2013, p.71]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    This frisson of extra-competitiveness, combined with the wacky nature of the games, makes this a party in the hand that everyone will want an invite to. [Sept 2014, p.81]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Strong RPG that's a little bit different to usual fare. [Aug 2006, p.82]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's a testament to the imagination of the developers that they keep coming up with variations on the central theme of "eat everyone." [Sept 2006, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It should be online: simple as that. With just a few people in your vicinity, it's no monster. [June 2006, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Six months on, we're still playing "Lumines." This is only a mildly amusing diversion. [May 2006, p.74]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Showing its age a little, but this is still an enjoyable RPG and a must for FF fans. [Feb 2007, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Doesn't live up to the concept's potential, but it's simple, undemanding and enjoyable. [Christmas 2008, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A glaring disappointment considering it looked and played miles better on PC. [Apr 2007, p.63]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Tasty! [July 2007, p.84]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A solid action game, but one you feel you've already played a hundred times before. [Christmas 2009, p.65]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Gorgeous to look at and charming to play. But we don't all want cute. [Dec 2007, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The slower pace is an acquired taste, but can make for ace games if you have the patience. [May 2009, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Competent, but nothing overwhelming for the amount of time we've had to wait for it. [Sept 2007, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Fans of the film will enjoy this - especially the surprisingly enjoyable combat. [Apr 2008, p.56]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Flimsy but fun, with more content this could have been a real winner. [Apr 2008, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's beautiful and offers an emotive story but it could be too old-fashioned for some. [Apr 2008, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A great introduction to Mystery Dungeon for newcomers, a competent rent for others. [Jan 2009, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Hard to master although fans will enjoy the cartoon silliness. [Aug 2008, p.83]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A bigger, more polished version of the world's favourite exercise software. Very slick. [Winter 2009, p.85]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Kids will fall in love instantly. [Dec 2009, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Toughie, this. Plump for Wii for gameplay but PS3 and 360 if you're into visuals/online. [Aug 2010, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Toughie, this. Plump for Wii for gameplay but PS3 and 360 if you're into visuals/online. [Aug 2010, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Toughie, this. Plump for Wii for gameplay but PS3 and 360 if you're into visuals/online. [Aug 2010, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Hey, at least it's not more Sudoku. [Oct 2010, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A gentler game. [Jan 2011, p.92]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Simple and startlingly speedy, this is a decent alternative to Pure. [Mar 2011, p.84]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's a bit repetitive but with gameplay this joyously wanton and the visuals such a beautiful retro explosion of pixels, we're not complaining. [Jan 2011, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A decent 2D fighter that fully deserves the birthday celebration but feels a little rushed. [July 2011, p.91]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The Challenges mode will keep petrolheads busy. [Feb 2012, p.100]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Looks fantastic, with interesting combat mechanics, but dull quests ruin the party. [Aug 2012, p.83]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Easily the best Frogger in years. [Oct 2012, p.87]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's a fun scoring system, but it can get frustrating if one player is significantly better than the other. [Christmas 2012, p.94]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The port's a good one, too. [Feb 2013, p.85]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A throwback to the genre's glory days, obtuse puzzle concoctions, awkward controls and all. [March 2013, p.78]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Leaderboards give the pack significant replay value. [March 2013, p.81]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    An impressive all-out action blaster that betrays its horror roots for a lower common denominator. [Apr 2013, p.64]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Your varied group will charm regardless. [July 2013, p.86]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Tightly woven story, great use of the tech - but, at a paltry two hours, it's brief. [Aug 2013, p.68]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The puzzles themselves threaten to end the bunnymoon, however, occasionally provoking ire with nonsensical logic. [Aug 2013, p.74]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Polished, funny and endearing, yes. Essential? Not quite. [Oct 2013, p.80]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Manages to be suitably addictive. [Dec 2013, p.67]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Impossibly smooth and good-looking, it's just a shame it doesn't play as well as Forza 4. [Jan 2014, p.58]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    We just wish Capcom would release an uber-collection across all formats instead of these half-baked efforts. [July 2006, p.81]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A slice of Pokemon, a dash on "Pikmin," a little bit of frustration - but a lot of fun. [June 2006, p.76]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    We can recommend the multi-player experience, but if you'll be playing it single-player, there are far better platformers out there. [July 2006, p.60]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A real surprise - undeniably entertaining in short bursts, but repetitive in the long term. [Mar 2007, p.70]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's good stuff, but rather than being intuitive it takes a lot of getting used to. Well worth a punt, though. [Feb 2007, p.84]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods should be perfect for handheld gaming, but EA's decision to use power bars and analogue control for the swinging doesn't have the same intuitive feel as the console version. [Nov 2006, p.70]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's not greatly better than any of the other versions of it, but it's certainly welcome on the DS. [Mar 2007, p.71]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Enjoyable, but its newcomer emphasis stops it being essential. [June 2008, p.74]
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