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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Manages to be suitably addictive. [Dec 2013, p.67]
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    • 79 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Enjoyable, but its newcomer emphasis stops it being essential. [June 2008, p.74]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    An intense mix of action and strategy, but not for all tastes. [Dec 2007, p.83]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Get used to its quirks and it'll make for a perfectly playable distraction until FF13. [Nov 2008, p.75]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Too similar to the first agame but it's a simple and engaging adventure. [May 2008, p.85]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A faintly nostalgic, merely good game, but hardly a classic return. [Feb 2008, p.82]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Plenty of R-Type substance but it's not for action gameplay lovers. [Sept 2008, p.85]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Excellent production values but lacking the depth of our favourite beat-'em-ups. [Oct 2008, p.81]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Tales series acolytes will be spellbound; the rest of us have moved on somewhat. [Aug 2009, p.67]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It can't match the point and click greats, but it's a welcome addition to DS. [June 2008, p.71]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Less accessible and trickier to control, but it offers similar satisfaction to the console Skates. [Feb 2009, p.82]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In co-operative three-player this is a nostalgic blast, but single players will grow bored quickly despite a wealth of weapons, vehicles and bosses. [July 2008, p.82]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    There's not a lot wrong here, but then there's not much here to get wrong. [Oct 2008, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you missed the Gamecube remake it's worth a look. It's a shame nothing much has been added for the Wii version though. [Aug 2009, p.84]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    As an alternative to the PS3 version, it lacks soul. [Aug 2010, p.92]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Very simple but it looks good and it's fun while it lasts. One of the better Pokemon spin-offs. [Sept 2010, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 43 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A cover shooter that steals from the best, but falls flat on its face during the getaway. [Issue#231, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Endless possibilities but the creation isn't as much of a hook as it could have been. [Jan 2011, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 46 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A fun arcade shooter, despite some odd design choices. [Jan 2011, p.91]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's got the plot of Pokemon, but the battle system needs bolstering to achieve greatness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Most games last a couple of minutes. [Dec 2010, p.94]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's hobbled by the joypad control. [Mar 2011, p.94]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Fun but flawed on-rails shooter that unlocks your iPad's potential at a nice price. [Feb 2011, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The closest you can get to real golf without burning any calories. [Nov 2006, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The quality expected of a Lego title. We're just not convinced the license it. [June 2011, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Testing workouts, let down by sluggish Kinect tracking and poor representation. [Oct 2011, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Falls victim to problems not of its own making, but it's still a charming, kids game. [Christmas 2011, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 50 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Its unique brand of gibbering heroism can be tedious work. [Jan 2012, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Interested in getting into the genre? Try the softer Ikaruga or Radiant Silvergun. [Jan 2012, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    There's never been a better time to get into politics. [Feb 2012, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Great anime rudely interrupted by a messy game. Patience is rewarded though, just about. [March 2012, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A solid scrapper. [March 2012, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Cool fighters with crazy abilities lift this 3D fighter above most manga-scrappers. [June 2012, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Good stuff, but it does leave you pining for the simplicity of the original. [June 2012, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's unforgiving to noobs. [July 2012, p.83]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    More like Wetris. [Nov 2012, p.83]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The final map, Cold Stream, disappoints by L4D standards. [Nov 2012, p.90]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A match for its bigger cousins on the surface. But dig deep and liberation starts to unravel. [Jan 2013, p.80]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Wobbly in the gameplay department, it still packs an eerily disturbing punch. [Apr 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Brutal difficulty spikes. [July 2013, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Battles are fast and furious, but the overarching story fails to impress. [Oct 2013, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A worthy addition to any eShop purist's game library. [Oct 2013, p.75]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    An enjoyable adventure with a few niggles - only has replay value for completionists. [Nov 2013, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Give it a year or two and this will be a high flyer. For now it's more Goose than Maverick. [Feb 2014, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Great at telling stories, with a gargantuan world to feast upon, but its MMO failings let it down. [June 2014, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Unfortunately there's a lot of fiddly menus that don't always make things easy. [June 2014, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Take heed: this is one tough blighter. [Aug 2014, p.79]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The Vita's touch controls feel a bit cramped and fiddly. [Oct 2014, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The voice acting is hit or miss, though. Mainly miss. [Oct 2014, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    All singing, all dancing but not actually all that good. [June 2006, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Immersive, innovative and fun to play. [May 2006, p.58]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It isn't quite good enough to be a cult classic, but it's routinely OK and fitfully superb. [Mar 2007, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Scraping the barrel, and the lack of extras is a disappointment. [May 2006, p.80]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Fun, fun, fun - in multi-player anyway. The rest is passable. [Christmas 2006, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Delve deep to find an interesting, thought-provoking and entertaining strategy game. [Dec 2007, p.58]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Efficiently recreates the spirit of the sport, but it's far too samey. [Aug 2008, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Flawed combat hinders a light-hearted story with stars in its eyes. [Mar 2007, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It's decent enough, but it's sloppy and a general lack of excitement hurt it. [Jan 2007, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Another great Singstar, but we want some new genre-specific titles, please. [Dec 2006, p.94]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    An entertaining and generous blast from the past, but that's all that it is. [Apr 2007, p.70]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Rabid fans will struggle to ignore its charms, but if you're not DBZ inclined Vegeta 'bout it. [July 2007, p.77]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Young gamers will love it while it lasts, but in another case of movie-tie-in-itis it's no classic. [Jan 2007, p.60]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A solid enough shooter but it struggles to distinguish itself from the very best titles. [Jan 2007, p.71]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    With trickier minigames and less wandering and this would have been a winner. [Sept 2007, p.80]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Vigil obviously love the classics but the end result is a solid enough game that feels last gen. [Feb 2010, p.72]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Though not as convincing or polished as its peers, Obscure 2 is a decent survival horror with a bargain price. [Oct 2007, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A decent "Buzz!"-rival for the Xbox 360, but don't expect any thrills or frills. [Christmas 2007, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Some of the fun of old wacky b-ball games has been replaced by what's perceived as cool. [June 2008, p.72]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A treat for fans, but it doesn't quite hit the mark of greatness like its band namesake. [Sept 2008, p.76]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A charming, quirky and well-presented 3D platform game that's fun but not memorable. [Mar 2009, p.65]
    • Games Master UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It might have the best jetpack since San Andreas but as a game it just doesn't fly. [Feb 2010, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    By sticking to past success The Fallen King can stand up and hold its head high. [Jan 2009, p.83]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Rearmed looks good but doesn't quite hold the charm of the original. [Oct 2008, p.85]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A real disappointment. Has looks to take the breath away but the action is powder-puff light. [Jan 2009, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Shadows of Almia hits the standard of the series without adding anything new. [Feb 2009, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Swaps out top questing for dumb blasting. [Apr 2009, p.61]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    One for longtime fans or those for whom hard work is its own reward. [June 2009, p.78]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A brilliant twist on Pokemon but it'll only appeal to youngsters. [Christmas 2009, p.78]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
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    Overwhelming at the start, underwhelming by the end. A solid online shooter but not essential. [Apr 2010, p.84]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A decent adventure with some good ideas, mostly ripped off from better games. [July 2010, p.93]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Good old-fashioned gameplay with an RPG twist, but not as good as Infinite's Puzzle Quest. [Apr 2010, p.85]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Loads better than you'd expect. [Jan 2011, p.96]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Good fun but it won't linger in the memory after you've played it. [Christmas 2010, p.91]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It's not much to look at, but this is an absorbing experience for the patient player. [Feb 2011, p.87]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A good budget alternative to "proper" art software. [May 2011, p.84]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Impressive destruction, but surprisingly unfulfilling as a proper 'racing' game. [May 2011, p.92]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Impressive content but fiddly as a result. [June 2011, p.87]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Proves there's still plenty of room for innovation in a genre once thought spent. [July 2011, p.87]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Best left to those who like hardcore fighters and Lolita in equal measures. [Sept 2011, p.94]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    You'd think there would be more fun to be had here. [Oct 2011, p.85]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Now this is different. [Oct 2011, p.95]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Destined to make a lesser impact than the original, but it's still and improvement. [Oct 2011, p.97]
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