Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,298 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:
3,298 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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    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    By showing signs of what it can be, rather than what it wants to pretend to be, things are far improved. [June 2015, p.77]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • tbd Metascore
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Still brilliant to play, but it feels more like a new mini tracklist than a proper sequel. [Oct 2007, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A distraction for Angry Birds aficionados, but a clucking frustration otherwise. [Christmas 2012, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The cliffhanger ending leaves far too many questions to be satisfying. [Aug 2014, p.78]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A charming little game. [May 2011, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An unnerving experience certainly, but the same old problems persist. [June 2008, p.73]
    • 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]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Anyone with a hankering for pixelated blasting should suit up for it. [Mar 2015, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fun, furious, but difficult. [July 2012, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 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
    • 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]
    • 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]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A great translation of fishing. [July 2010, p.96]
    • 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A game worth experiencing, yes, but unlikely to provide long-term thrills. [Aug 2011, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Basic. But it's a lot of fun. [Jan 2012, p.89]
    • 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]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A unique colorful style. [Christmas 2013, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    WarioWare DIY's lazy brother. [July 2010, p.95]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Lumines with thumping rhythm. [Oct 2010, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Great fun, but familiar and not quite as good as the Xbox 360 version. [Apr 2007, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's getting a bit tired now, but this is a decent installment. [May 2007, p.85]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Majin himself is hard work at times. [Jan 2011, p.92]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Bar a bit of slowdown, it's impressive stuff. [Apr 2012, p.90]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A small but perfectly formed gem. [Apr 2013, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's repetitive, but that too is true to the game's old school inspiration. [Oct 2010, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Like pool? You'll like this. [May 2012, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're invested in the classic AC style, this will do the trick. You'll love being a part of Ubisoft's Paris. [Jan 2015, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A self-consciously retro and witty little strategy action game. [July 2010, p.96]
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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]
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Good fun, if pricey. [Apr 2012, p.85]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Happily addictive. [May 2013, p.81]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A very nearly excellent on-rails shooter that revisits some of our favourite horror games. [Christmas 2009, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you like shiny, happy golf (if a little samey), then go "four" this. [Aug 2008, p.82]
    • 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]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Any game that rewards you for stepping way needs a good talking to. [June 2015, p.79]
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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]
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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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    • 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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A guilty pleasure for many. [June 2014, p.79]
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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]
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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
    Despite some incredible set-pieces, the single-player is God of War on autopilot. [May 2013, p.72]
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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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    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    New ideas? Not really. Sparkling platform fun? The ice has it. [May 2006, p.80]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, if currently sparse, god sim. [Jan 2013, p.89]
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    • 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
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game cleverly features cartoon clips, too. [March 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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