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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Despite the good bits, its complexity makes it unsuited to quick play bouts on a phone. [Nov 2011, p.94]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Random wavy nonsense, but we like it. [Christmas 2011, p.74]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Enjoyable but ultimately shallow Spidey game that feels like a missed opportunity. [Christmas 2011, p.84]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Being able to add your own music is a very nice touch. [Christmas 2011, p.85]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A sparkling collection, but its successes come from repackaging old content. [Jan 2012, p.88]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It packs a considerable amount of content into that tiny cartridge. [Jan 2012, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Intriguing flashback but RAAM's Shadow lacks the polish we expect from the series. [March 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Thoroughly playable with enough variety and replay value to lure the hardcore. [Apr 2012, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Manga fans will enjoy this, but it's too repetitive to keep most playing for long. [May 2012, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Truly dire voice acting. [May 2012, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The only downside is the sometimes unresponsive controls. [Apr 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Genuinely fun for all ages, but Kinect's stubbornness holds it back from greatness. [June 2012, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Sniping's sold enough but a lack of variety and dull corridor levels shoot SEV2 in the foot. [July 2012, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 48 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    As a quaint button masher there's a superplex of fun to be had. [Christmas 2012, p.87]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Mid-level brain-benders merely slow otherwise ultra-responsive and tight platforming to rival Super Meat Boy. [Apr 2013, p.86]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Kill, level up, customize. It's hardly Brain Training, but this is explosive and fun. [June 2013, p.76]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Decent, but a fair way off Super Bowl calibre. [Dec 2013, p.73]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A neat risk/reward system. [May 2014, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The gameplay is compelling enough to make you actually want to improve upon your technique. [June 2014, p.78]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's like the fun of "WarioWare" crossed with the ultimate pointlessness of "Nintendogs." [May 2006, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Forgive the PSP's shortcomings and you'll enjoy a stylish scrapper. [Nov 2007, p.84]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The icing on the violent cake is the Dramatic Battle mode, which allows three-man fights for those really epic throwdowns against the likes of M. Bison and Akukma. [July 2006, p.64]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As sturdy as ever but you'll feel like you've seen it all before. [July 2007, p.80]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice twist on the Pokemon formula, but this isn't the stuff of greatness. [Christmas 2006, p.58]
    • Games Master UK
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Could do with a few more options, but otherwise quite good. [Nov 2006, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pretty, playable, but predictable. [Oct 2007, p.85]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's still the Point Blank we know and love but without that pink light-gun it's not the same. [Dec 2006, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's cute, comical but simple. [Christmas 2006, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the better action RPGs on PSP. Still, slow loading times and repetition annoy. [Mar 2007, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some nice touches give FIFA a commanding presence, but an unfinished feel hurts it. [Christmas 2006, p.94]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Well balanced. [July 2007, p.78]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Wii-mote was built for this, but it's hard to recommend with "Pangya" available for free. [Sept 2008, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A creditable addition to your DS, but lacks the style and spark of "Mario Kart." [May 2007, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Inventive, refreshing and fun. A real surprise for what could have been spin-off-by-numbers. [June 2007, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Both impressive and befuddling. Too messy to recommend but too interesting to overlook. [Mar 2008, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Almost an interactive cartoon. Excellent, if short lived, entertainment. [Christmas 2007, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're older than twelve, forget about it. Otherwise, this is as good as it gets. [Dec 2007, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Good ideas squandered on a linear RPG. With few other PS3 RPGs, though, it's worth a look. [Nov 2007, p.65]
    • Games Master UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Undemanding but highly effective Spidey scrapper that will delight many fans. [Dec 2007, p.65]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not big, clever or original. But it does feel like a blast from the past. [Jan 2008, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's like your best freind's turned into a real jerk, but deep down, you're still great pals. [Mar 2008, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent selection of '90s songs - some good, some cheesy and some terrible. [Oct 2007, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The excellent controls are hampered by shallow options and poor visuals. [Aug 2008, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A simple shooter but its unique looks and sound make it cool. [Mar 2008, p.84]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An exhilarating but fatally flawed action game that falls short of the brilliant original. [Aug 2008, p.67]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Traditional point 'n' click that smacks of the "Monkey Island" series. [Apr 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It does something genuinely different and demonstrates how good non-games can be. [June 2008, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun at first but there's not much to it once you've mastered swinging. [Feb 2008, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent debut. A few tweaks and "SmackDown" will be cacking its spandex. [Nov 2008, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wet think it feels like Final Fantasy Tactics meets Madden. [Nov 2009, p.87]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well-executed tie-in aimed squarely at the movie's target audience. Old 'uns, steer clear. [Sept 2008, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This will tide us over until a proper Wii Moon, but it's one of the laziest Wii ports to date. [May 2008, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just don't expect a sophisticated experience. [Aug 2008, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stylish and brutal hack and slash slightly let down by mediocre platforming and repetition. [May 2009, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The tragedy is that an earlier relesae date would have seen this be a real smash hit. [Aug 2008, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent recreation of the film's unfriendly plot. There's just not enough here to truly satisfy. [Aug 2009, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enjoyable and works well with the board, but lacking in thrills. [Christmas 2008, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strange obsession with ladies' shoes, but good, tacky fun. [Sept 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ignore the pointless story and this is a compelling and addictive puzzler that'll really test your reactions. [Sept 2009, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everyone loves a nice time paradox, but we'd like more freedom. [Christmas 2008, p.84]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Four-player joy, but lone gamers will find something missing. [Dec 2008, p.84]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is bound to find a hardcore following, but it's frustratingly tough. [Dec 2008, p.84]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a combination of puzzles and history lessons, you can't get much more entertaining, really. [Jan 2009, p.84]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The addition of snowboards and easy tricks makes this calming and un-taxing fun. [Mar 2009, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite starting to show its age horribly this is still an engrossing point-and-click adventure. [May 2009, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cheap and cheerful, although the lack of formal structure may put some people off. [May 2009, p.80]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On consoles it's only really for addicts. [May 2009, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On consoles it's only really for addicts. [May 2009, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On consoles it's only really for addicts. [May 2009, p.84]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It falls short of an unqualified recommendation at full-price because of a difficulty curve that's more or less flatlined, and the sometimes glacial (as an 'ice age', ha!) pace of the action. [Sept 2009, p.75]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Seems to forget Indy's also a teacher. All the action, none of the smarts. [Aug 2009, p.66]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun but old-fashioned role-playing in the Dragon Ball universe. [Winter 2009, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent stab at a GTA style game but it lacks choice and that essential feeling of life. [Christmas 2009, p.73]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Graphic adventure fans will enjoy it, but even they will with for more action. [Aug 2009, p.69]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Fancy a bit of track and field or fancy yourself as the next Usain Bolt? Take a look at this. [Nov 2009, p.70]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not amazing, but a decent attempt to do something different in an overcrowded genre. [Nov 2009, p.71]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent stab at a J-horror sim. We'd be interested to see more first-person scarers. [Apr 2010, p.83]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Basic, but brutal and thrilling - Backbreaker hits home hard. Hut! [Aug 2010, p.100]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Odd, but enjoyably so. [Sept 2010, p.99]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the characters are charming, the quest itself grows tired very quickly. [Issue#232, p.85]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent first episode but one that'll need improvements to reel us in for the next act. [Issue#232, p.85]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Keeping humans happy so to oppress them makes for some smart, if fiddly, strategy. [Issue#232, p.89]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At least it won't stink your shelves out. [Jan 2011]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't expect EA Sports levels of depth or options, but this is champion multiplayer. [Mar 2011, p.78]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pyrotechnic, psychedelic treat. [Feb 2011, p.93]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Think Fantavision meets Mr. Fothergill. [Feb 2011, p.95]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Compelling stuff. [Feb 2011, p.95]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Isn't quite as refined as Monster Hunter but it offers faster paced gameplay that some might even enjoy more. [Mar 2011, p.98]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A comfortably nostalgic experience. [Oct 2010, p.84]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Plays more like a scrolling beat-'em-up, and you know what? It's pretty damn good fun. [Christmas 2006, p.62]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still an ambitious FPS, but now trying - and failing - to please too many people at once. [June 2011, p.76]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lacking the clinical, rhythmical drive of Lumines, it's the perfectly dopey nightcap after a day of hectic digital adventures. [July 2011, p.89]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An unremarkable port. [July 2011, p.92]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game with massive scope. [July 2011, p.93]
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    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Okay, so the AI is dumb and the gameplay largely repetitive, but to quibble on these points would be to miss the point of this simple, fun arcade fighter. [Oct 2011, p.85]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fancy fighting Space Orks? Get this. [Nov 2011, p.91]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Original and good fun. [Nov 2011, p.93]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It uses a freemium model that means to get into it properly you have to pay anyway. [Nov 2011, p.94]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sink in some moolah or you'll struggle. [July 2011, p.93]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Seems a tad pricey. [Dec 2011, p.89]
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