Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,270 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:
3,270 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As an exercise device, this has accessible activities that'll get your heart pumping. [Feb 2011, p.97]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The two minute level length is ideal for play on the go. [Oct 2013, p.73]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Entertaining, if lacking in ambition. We wish more Wii games controlled this well. [Christmas 2009, p.68]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The controls disappoint but this is a great excuse to revisit an old favourite. [July 2012, p.92]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not quite as slick as "Buzz," but the wheel is a nice - literal - twist. [Sept 2008, p.85]
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    • 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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fun while it lasts, but it won't keep you busy for very long. DLC desperately needed. [May 2011, p.62]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    PaRappa still melts our hearts trying to woo Sunny Funny, but this dog has had his day. [Aug 2007, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's lacking in a few areas but it all comes down to gameplay, where Ridge Racer shines. [May 2011, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Those with a masochistic streak will find plenty to like here. [Nov 2011, p.95]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The difficulty has been cranked up and there's plenty of brightly coloured filth on offer here but the price is a little steep for what feels essentially like a glorified mobile title. [Dec 2013, p.67]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Very amusing. [Christmas 2010, p.91]
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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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    • 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]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The footy action is fine. [Aug 2010, p.100]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The puzzles are much more varied and cleverly constructed. [Jan 2011, p.96]
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    • 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]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It will feast on your brains. [Sept 2013, p.79]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A big step up from the last-gen versions, but sadly the cut creation tools dent this champ's title belt. [Feb 2015, p.70]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A bit creaky in places, but this western shooter has plenty of character. [Nov 2006, p.78]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game is more than worth its equally miniscule 4 quid asking price. [Feb 2015, p.79]
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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    • 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
    • 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]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    This old-school platformer is given a twist. [Sept 2011, p.87]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The pacing is poor and it's a technical wreck. [Feb 2010, p.82]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    One for number crunchers. [Oct 2012, p.87]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's not quite on par with FM 2012 but is a decent budget alternative. [June 2012, p.84]
    • 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
    • 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]
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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]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's one for the long-term fans. [Oct 2014, p.66]
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    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Barely average update. [June 2011, p.82]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Eerie and intelligent, but definitely not to everyone's taste. [Apr 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    One of XBLA's better racers. [July 2013, p.75]
    • 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]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    There's plenty of satisfying old-school "aren't I smart" moments here to savour. [July 2013, p.77]
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Floaty jumps. [July 2013, p.79]
    • 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
    • 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
    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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An energetic and different shooter that can occasionally be too loud for its own good. [Christmas 2014, p.54]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Whether you've played it before or not, the value for money makes this an impressive package. [Christmas 2014, p.76]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Quality Kinect action, but it's unlikely to wow any Fable naysayers. [Christmas 2012, p.86]
    • 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
    • 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]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Its confusing interface does little to help as you delve into the incredibly deep strategy gameplay. [Aug 2012, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A satisfying confection overall. [Christmas 2014, p.78]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Issues with art style, but give us enough tough choices and drama and we'll soon stop noticing. [Feb 2015, p.77]
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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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Simple and startlingly speedy, this is a decent alternative to Pure. [Mar 2011, p.84]
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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]
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    • 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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    • 86 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Polished, funny and endearing, yes. Essential? Not quite. [Oct 2013, p.80]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Hey, at least it's not more Sudoku. [Oct 2010, p.87]
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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
    A gentler game. [Jan 2011, 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Tasty! [July 2007, p.84]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The Challenges mode will keep petrolheads busy. [Feb 2012, p.100]
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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]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    All too often you'll be screwed not by stealth slip-ups, but by twitchy, inconsistent AI and the odd clipping glitch. If you can handle that, then this is pretty damn fun. [Nov 2014, p.78]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Hard to master although fans will enjoy the cartoon silliness. [Aug 2008, p.83]
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    • 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
    • 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]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Easily the best Frogger in years. [Oct 2012, p.87]
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    • 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]
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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]
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    • 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]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    This is a sure shank redemption for Techland, and a big step up from previous Dead Islands. [April 2015, p.65]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Kids will fall in love instantly. [Dec 2009, p.86]
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    • 72 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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    • 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]
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