Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,175 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 0.4 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:
3,175 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Good fun, if pricey. [Apr 2012, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Bar a bit of slowdown, it's impressive stuff. [Apr 2012, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Like pool? You'll like this. [May 2012, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fun, furious, but difficult. [July 2012, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The controls disappoint but this is a great excuse to revisit an old favourite. [July 2012, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Events demanding more than fast fingers make this the best Olympic game yet. [Sept 2012, p.100]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, if currently sparse, god sim. [Jan 2013, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A welcome injection of brutality, but Ryu still isn't on top of his game. [March 2013, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    One of the most gorgeous games we've yet seen on mobile. [March 2013, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Its shortness will dissuade many, but cut deeper and an innovative parry system impresses. [Apr 2013, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A small but perfectly formed gem. [Apr 2013, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite some incredible set-pieces, the single-player is God of War on autopilot. [May 2013, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Happily addictive. [May 2013, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There's still plenty of retro fun to be had. [May 2013, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not your average gamebook. [July 2013, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's certainly not a vision of beauty, but the developer's relentless passion for the sport comes across in every turn. [Sept 2013, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Samey arenas and a dull narrative means that this doesn't quite hit the nail on the head. [Sept 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The two minute level length is ideal for play on the go. [Oct 2013, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It looks stunning, but repetitive play and a higher focus on gear sullies the experience. [Dec 2013, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    New controls don't improve the game but generous free modes make it worth a volley. [Christmas 2013, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A unique colorful style. [Christmas 2013, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It may shuffle along technically but there's no denying the fun to be had in Los Perdidos. [Jan 2014, p.54]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Beautifully presented and fantastic fun to play. [Jan 2014, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A very safe sequel powered up with a likeable protagonist, fun combat and cool traversal. [May 2014, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Rebalanced systems, increased level caps and a new class make this worth one last crusade. [June 2014, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A guilty pleasure for many. [June 2014, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Bewitchingly beautiful with sharp writing, but its gameplay doesn't take the same steps forward. [Aug 2014, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Aimed more at Metroid fans than pinball aficionados, and it shows. Flashy but insipid. [Aug 2006, p.65]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 52 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A huge-sized actioner best enjoyed in co-op for double the carnage. [May 2008, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A decent enough game at heart, but it's still relying on looks over thrills. [Mar 2008, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Simplistic but amusing; one only for the targeted age group. [Christmas 2008, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The pacing is poor and it's a technical wreck. [Feb 2010, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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"
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Barely average update. [June 2011, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    One of XBLA's better racers. [July 2013, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Floaty jumps. [July 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's one for the long-term fans. [Oct 2014, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    No multiplayer is a blow, but this off-shoot's return is otherwise compelling. [Oct 2014, p.67]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Strong RPG that's a little bit different to usual fare. [Aug 2006, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Tasty! [July 2007, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A bigger, more polished version of the world's favourite exercise software. Very slick. [Winter 2009, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Kids will fall in love instantly. [Dec 2009, p.86]
    • Games Master UK