Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,286 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:
3,286 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    More of the same peerless action mechanics, barmy spectacle and wonderful depth. [Dec 2014, p.60]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An essential purchase for any 3DS owner. [Aug 2013, p.60]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Delivers the most impressive hockey experience to date. [Nov 2013, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    EA has evolved its engine rather than revolutionised it, and it's worked a treat. [Dec 2014, p.68]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A fabulous legal high. [Apr 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Like the man himself, Attila is brutal, unforgiving and complex, and all the better for it. A triumph. [April 2015, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Another brilliant and bold 3DS must-buy. [April 2015, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Faster, better looking and more technical than any other boxing game before it. [Aug 2009, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's pretty much the perfect Sonic! [March 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Intense, brutal and utterly brilliant: World at War delivers the goods in every way. [Christmas 2008, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is a shining example of what the amazing new technology that so many of us have tucked away in our pockets is truly capable of. [July 2014, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Well worth the ticket price and a mus for FF fans. [Dec 2014, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This game has simplicity nailed. [Dec 2011, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Big, beautiful, and without limits, Minecraft is the box of blocks you never have to tidy up. [Feb 2012, p.79]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Epic beyond its 3DS roots, Revelations takes survival horror back to basics. [July 2013, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Short but immensely satisfying, it's Ico meets Limbo in Fable's world. In a word: spellbinding. [July 2013, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A heart-pounding, exciting, tragic, daring, but blemished conclusion to Mass Effect. [May 2012, p.69]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    As addictive as "Guitar Hero" with four sections to master. Few games offer as much fun. [Feb 2008, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Funny, charming and a real meaty challenge, there's nothing else like it on Wii. [May 2009, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's back-to-back successful seasons for FIFA while the Be A Pro mode is really top-notch. [Nov 2007, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With good controls and different play modes available, it's a massive, top quality game for iPhone and brilliant fun too. [Oct 2011, p.96]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It is worth every penny for those unable to get their hands on a digital version for PS Vita. [Aug 2013, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A superb game that will consume every spare minute of your time. A must-have. [June 2013, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Puts a rocket up the bottom of cover-based shooters. Embrace its reckless sense of speed. [Issue#232, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Got Oblivion? You'd be as mad as a mouse with a rucksack-ful of catnip not to get this. [May 2007, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Once you complete a few matches you'll be snared. [Sept 2012, p.111]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A beautifully crafted sequel with savvy new ideas and jaw dropping moments of magic. [Christmas 2008, p.54]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fun customisation grounds an RPG so epic you needn't ever buy another. Until X, of course.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    DX is the gaming equivalent of throwing five Mentos mints into a cola bottle and shaking it until the lid pops in a fizzy explosion of insane foamy greatness. [Feb 2011, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A thoroughly addictive title that puts the original title to shame. [Oct 2008, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    After its stormy development, FF12 isn't just a worthy installment of the series, but a great RPG in its own right, one that thinks differently and feels all the better for it. [JPN Import; June 2006, p.72] Stunning Design. [Feb 2007, p.66]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's the ultimate Mario Kart package rather than the best, but it's still a lot of fun. [Apr 2008, p.47]
    • Games Master UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Party games don't come much better. The best of "Guitar Hero" and "SingStar" with drums. [July 2008, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Scribblenauts is hugely ambitious, and the odd bit of buckling under its inventory has to be forgiven.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exceedingly charming package. [Aug 2014, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Characters are brilliant parodies of people we all know from school - the fat kid who smells of wee, the flirty art teacher, geeks who greet you with the word "salutations." The attention to detail and the jokes are what makes it so good, along with its "GTA"-like gameplay. [Dec 2006, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With excellent ideas throughout, Kalimba is a brilliant way to reinvigorate XO's indie credentials. [Mar 2015, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great game made greater by intelligent Wii-mote use and an extensive single-player mode. [Jan 2007, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sublime shooting with narrative/multiplayer masterclasses, but will divide opinion. [July 2012, p.63]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This won't ruin your BioShock memories. A worthy sequel, albeit lacking ambition. [Mar 2010, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Playing solo? Dock ten points. Otherwise, this is one of the online PC games for thrills. [Feb 2013, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fun, charming, and completely entertaining. This is sandbox gaming without the gangsters. [Apr 2008, p.54]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    Deceptively cutesy, mind-crunchingly complex cult hit with more layers than an Eskimo. [July 2012, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An aquatic arcade romp with buckets of charm, style and humour. [June 2013, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A few niggles, but otherwise this is a pure pleasure to play. [Sept 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful, expansive and rewarding. Fresh experiences mark a return to form. [Christmas 2013, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Awesome overload. Sometimes too much for the human brain to cope with. [Mar 2011, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fast, furious and packs staggering depth into its streamlined controls. [Dec 2012, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has all the features of a console game for free. [May 2011, p.95]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Buy this and wonder why more horror-themed games aren't this smart, different and funny. [Aug 2011, p.78]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The set's price "benefit" is negligible, but few collections offer as much as this. [Dec 2013, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Twisted, sick, upsetting... Limbo is all these and one other: genius. Unmissable. [Oct 2010, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best footy game on PSP and quite honestly as good as it gets on handheld. [Mar 2008, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Utterly essential if you've yet to bite. [Issue#231, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bowser proves a brilliant distraction from traditional Mario play in 2009's silliest RPG. [Winter 2009, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Diverse, chaotic, and loads of fun, especially with a group of friends. [Christmas 2013, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not particularly flashy, but purer than driven snow. Get it for the ace multiplayer. [Sept 2012, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New cards are a big attraction, but this year it's the multiplayer that shines. [Sept 2012, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's also a fantastic variety to the undead. [Apr 2012, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brings the magic world of the 2D Marios to life like no other, but blink and you'll miss it. [Christmas 2011, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A tad rough around the edges, but this is as daring and original as Wii gaming gets. [Mar 2008, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With quality dripping like paint from a very warped canvas, this is a flawed masterpiece. [Jan 2011, p.]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Multiplayer functionality so good it'll make you squirm with delight. [Oct 2013, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A strong, robustly put-together RPG that for every shortcoming has a magical moment too. [Christmas 2007, p.56]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lara doesn't disappoint, while Yamatai proves one of the most memorable playgrounds in gaming. [Apr 2013, p.59]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best FIFA game yet and a big, big improvement over last year. [Nov 2008, p.58]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A smart crime caper with incredible variety and slick fighting mechanics. [May 2010, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A modern classic, but one that is perhaps overly familiar at times. [Aug 2006, p.58]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Veterans will appreciate these new additions the most. The bonus features/content, reworked levels and new modes will delight fans. [Dec 2007, p.57]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Essential. [Christmas 2011, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All this action is presented with the typically impressive polish we've come to expect from Rockstar. [Sept 2012, p.108]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A triumph - a constantly evolving, charming and surprising triumph. [Oct 2008, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Old tech, but this funnier, flashier, flesh-out Fallout made us re-embrace the wasteland. [Issue#232, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant revolutionary football management game. [Mar 2009, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't let the colours put you off. Viva caters for the hardcore to the casual - ie, everyone. [Nov 2008, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bevy of unlockable time trial and puzzle modes top off this premium WiiWare purchase. Must buy. [Issue#231, p.95.]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the outgoing generation's best racers and the kind of game that makes you wish for a new-gen port. [Sept 2014, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A terrific romp through an Arabian Nights-style world, only let down by its restart system. [July 2010, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An essential shooter and the perfect excuse to get your speed-run on. [Nov 2014, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This generation finally has a console dungeon-crawler worth booking the sofa for. [Nov 2013, p.64]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning return to form for Tekken, and a perfect fit for the PSP. [Oct 2006, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the one hand, it's the same game with new online features. But this will be huge online. [Nov 2007, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's continually bleak and upsetting, sure, but always compelling and always powerful. [Jan 2015, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The slightly improved control of the bigger version just about cancels out the fact that it hasn't got the portable version's multiplayer, and you can't argue with the fact that it's only a bargain-tastic 20 quid. Nice. [Aug 2006, p.62]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If it's Formula One that you want, F1 2010 delivers the finest, most all-encompassing F1 racer on console.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely the best Potter game yet and arguably the best Lego game too. [Sept 2010, p.97]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An impressive, fun single player and full online multiplayer make this unmissable. [Mar 2011, p.94]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Makes top use of 3D effects. [Apr 2012, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely worth digging out some spare points for. [Oct 2012, p.85]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A simply excellent title that will draw you into its alluring world and keep you there. [Jan 2012, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's "Lego Animal Crossing." A brilliant idea that deserves to be a monster hit. [Oct 2007, p.74]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’ll take more than a few compression issues to take the shine off of this JRPG classic.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What a world. What a combat system. What a game. You don't want to miss this. [June 2015, p.56]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sandbox game in its truest interpretation - nature simulated via a charming strategy game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More totally brilliant Total War as the strategy stalwart delivers arguably its strongest showing. [May 2010, p.76]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the right difficulty setting Absolution is Hitman at its cleverest, funniest, twisted best. [Christmas 2012, p.63]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An example of how powerful a game can be when a developer concentrates on executing one idea. [June 2015, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A unique, chilling adventure that illustrates the true potential of mobile gaming. [May 2013, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With bags of depth to tap into, this deserves to be recognised as one of the genre's finest. [June 2014, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The technical veneer masks a boisterous heart. Very epic. Very silly. Very good. [May 2010, p.82]
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