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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Once you complete a few matches you'll be snared. [Sept 2012, p.111]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Imagine if Martin Scorsese and John Woo teamed up to make a GTA game...It's that good. [Oct 2012, p.80]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you want 100mph exciting football, FIFA 13 won't let you down. It's got all the crash, bang, wallop excitement of the Premier League...with goal line clearances, overly physical tackles, barn-busting supershots, refereeing controversy, spawny deflections, comedy defending and more. [Nov 2012, p.74]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The freedom and power is intoxicating. [Jan 2013, p.74]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It beefs up the visual oomph of the original considerably. [Apr 2013, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Columbia is one of the most inventive and intriguing game settings of this generation, and it houses a shooter that compares with the very best. It's gaming heaven. Or the closest we'll get to it, anyway. [May 2013, p.59]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An essential purchase for any 3DS owner. [Aug 2013, p.60]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Experience a bona-fide role-playing classic, on the go. An essential iPad purchase. [Sept 2013, p.80]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A joy to play - challenging, amusing and very, very French. Essential platforming shenanigans. [Nov 2013, p.60]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A corking conclusion to a cracking game. [Nov 2013, p.69]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Delivers the most impressive hockey experience to date. [Nov 2013, p.75]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Insanely deep strategy, whether you're a tactician or a politician. [Dec 2013, p.72]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Survival horror at its most primal, this is an exceptional jaunt into madness. [Dec 2013, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Looks as beautiful as it plays. Destined to be a classic of the shoot-em-up genre. [Jan 2014, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    As comfortable as your fave Predators, but better to look at. A must-buy for footy fans. [Jan 2014, p.71]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A modern classic, but one that is perhaps overly familiar at times. [Aug 2006, p.58]
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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]
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    • 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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sequel is even better, although it doesn't really add much. But it's a classic that needs to be played. [Christmas 2006, p.100]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Old Man Hawk does it again, with an engrossing blend of ideas new and old. [Christmas 2006, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Looks, feels, and plays like it's been designed by a group of people who love games, understand gamers and know how important it is to have fun. [Oct 2006, p.58]
    • 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]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is as good as it gets for online roleplaying. [Apr 2007, p.84]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's 100mph, gutsy and full of commitment. In fact, if FIFA 07 was a real player, it'd probably be Stevie Gerrard. Yes, it really is that good. [Nov 2006, p.80]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A cult hit, just like the original movie, to be overlooked at your own peril. A PSP classic. [Apr 2007, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another reason not to put your PS2 into retirement just yet. [Apr 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The appeal wears off quickly but it's a brilliant showcase for PS3 power. [Apr 2007, p.61]
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An OK port of one of the greatest games ever made. [Apr 2007, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A terrific metal workout. [Feb 2008, p.62]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A magical debut for the series and the perfect antidote for a train journey or a rainy day. [May 2008, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Provides some of the fastest, most thrilling and spectacular racing you'll find. It may not be as accessible as before but it now has more substance, more content and more depth. [Feb 2008, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best RTS on consoles by a long way. EndWar is considerably more than a gimmick. [Christmas 2008, p.78]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's nothing else like it. If you've never picked up the placcy guitar, now's the time. [Christmas 2007, p.66]
    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    RPG action meets addictive puzzling in one of this year's best games. [Dec 2007, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Keeping WoW at the top of a very big pile, this is a wonderful expansion. [Jan 2009, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no room for subtlety or moral quandaries here, just over-the-top action and gore. [Aug 2009, p.70]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A change in strategy can't disguise the fact that this is portable strategy at it's best. [Mar 2008, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A triumph - a constantly evolving, charming and surprising triumph. [Oct 2008, p.83]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Initially bewildering, it makes great use of hte Wii controls. Give it time and you'll love it. [Apr 2008, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Red Faction Guerrilla has made destruction its perfection. If you ask us, it's smashing. [July 2009, p.76]
    • 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The technical veneer masks a boisterous heart. Very epic. Very silly. Very good. [May 2010, p.82]
    • 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]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A big improvement on last year but has ended up as the lighter alternative to "FIFA." [Dec 2008, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tetris? Dub-tris more like. There's a new puzzle king in town. [Dec 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant revolutionary football management game. [Mar 2009, p.69]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The brains behind some of the best puzzlers ever drop an undead vs. shrubbery bomb. [July 2009, p.75]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A smart crime caper with incredible variety and slick fighting mechanics. [May 2010, p.66]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This won't ruin your BioShock memories. A worthy sequel, albeit lacking ambition. [Mar 2010, p.70]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A first-class throwback to the gory days of 16-bit and a superb shooter in its own right. [Nov 2009, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who are in the market for a new WWE game will delight in the raft of innovations, which dispel the myth that Smackdown is a gaming franchise that stood still. [Nov 2009, p.72]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A deep, authentic package for fans, but Rock Band 2 offers more variation and accessibility. [Nov 2009, p.82]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bowser proves a brilliant distraction from traditional Mario play in 2009's silliest RPG. [Winter 2009, p.81]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Scribblenauts is hugely ambitious, and the odd bit of buckling under its inventory has to be forgiven.
    • 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]
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    • 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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything you could possibly want from a kart racer - and a few things you don't... [July 2010, p.78]
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    • 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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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Twisted, sick, upsetting... Limbo is all these and one other: genius. Unmissable. [Oct 2010, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Old tech, but this funnier, flashier, flesh-out Fallout made us re-embrace the wasteland. [Issue#232, p.68]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Civ gets hexy, and is all the better for it. A must-have for fans old and new alike. [Issue#232, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Utterly essential if you've yet to bite. [Issue#231, p.91]
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    • 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
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With quality dripping like paint from a very warped canvas, this is a flawed masterpiece. [Jan 2011, p.]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the best rolling ball platform puzzler ever. [Christmas 2010, p.91]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are unavoidably compromised but this is a whole GTA for 5.99 quid and essential if you haven't been to Chinatown yet. [Apr 2010, p.85]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Awesome overload. Sometimes too much for the human brain to cope with. [Mar 2011, p.76]
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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]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dead good story, cleverly told. Easy and short, but essential for adventure buffs. [Feb 2011, p.84]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A 'rare' treat. [Feb 2011, p.91]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BioWare have comprehensively hit back at detractors of the original game and Dragon Age II delivers a distinctive fantasy RPG with far broader appeal and personality than before. Mega-nerds may feel slighted that they can't dig into the mechanics quite so easily but few would argue that this slicker, more streamlined approach isn't a vast improvement. [Apr 2011, p.73]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has all the features of a console game for free. [May 2011, p.95]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A true original: witty, challenging and bigger than most retail games. Trust us, it's ace. [July 2011, p.87]
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    • 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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sandbox game in its truest interpretation - nature simulated via a charming strategy game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An all-time classic that's been ported to 3DS with love and grace. [Oct 2011, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sandbox game in its truest interpretation - nature simulated via a charming strategy game. [Oct 2011, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slick and entertaining driving game with real innovation put to effective use. [Nov 2011, p.82]
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    • 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]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Essential. [Christmas 2011, p.89]
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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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's also enhanced visuals and a slicker interface. [March 2012, p.98]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's also a fantastic variety to the undead. [Apr 2012, p.87]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Makes top use of 3D effects. [Apr 2012, p.73]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still unique, still unmissable - and wielding knockout visuals too. [June 2012, p.87]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sublime shooting with narrative/multiplayer masterclasses, but will divide opinion. [July 2012, p.63]
    • 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]
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