Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,298 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:
3,298 game reviews
    • 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]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The only downside is the sometimes unresponsive controls. [Apr 2012, p.93]
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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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    • 73 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    More of the same only with added super pals, but the formula is still well-executed and enjoyable. [Feb 2015, p.65]
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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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    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A sparkling collection, but its successes come from repackaging old content. [Jan 2012, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Decent, but a fair way off Super Bowl calibre. [Dec 2013, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A decent adventure with some good ideas, mostly ripped off from better games. [July 2010, p.93]
    • 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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    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Random wavy nonsense, but we like it. [Christmas 2011, p.74]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Still has plenty of legs in its exploration systems despite that. [Sept 2012, p.103]
    • Games Master UK
    • 57 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Enjoyable but ultimately shallow Spidey game that feels like a missed opportunity. [Christmas 2011, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It packs a considerable amount of content into that tiny cartridge. [Jan 2012, p.98]
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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]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Swaps out top questing for dumb blasting. [Apr 2009, p.61]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Loads better than you'd expect. [Jan 2011, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Good fun but it won't linger in the memory after you've played it. [Christmas 2010, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The lack of a quick restart offline is bizarre. [Nov 2014, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    One for longtime fans or those for whom hard work is its own reward. [June 2009, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Best left to those who like hardcore fighters and Lolita in equal measures. [Sept 2011, p.94]
    • 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Delve deep to find an interesting, thought-provoking and entertaining strategy game. [Dec 2007, p.58]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Flawed combat hinders a light-hearted story with stars in its eyes. [Mar 2007, p.71]
    • 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
    The gameplay is compelling enough to make you actually want to improve upon your technique. [June 2014, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Imbalanced and repetitive to a disappointing degree, but when it hits the mark it can be great. [April 2015, p.56]
    • Games Master UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Fun, fun, fun - in multi-player anyway. The rest is passable. [Christmas 2006, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Doesn't end with as strong a climax as episode one, but the levels of tension are solid throughout. [April 2015, p.73]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 52 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Impressive content but fiddly as a result. [June 2011, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A neat risk/reward system. [May 2014, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    You'd think there would be more fun to be had here. [Oct 2011, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    MAG
    Overwhelming at the start, underwhelming by the end. A solid online shooter but not essential. [Apr 2010, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Now this is different. [Oct 2011, p.95]
    • 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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Immersive, innovative and fun to play. [May 2006, p.58]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A surprisingly accomplished feat of fan service that's better than most official tie-ins. [July 2015, p.66]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Rearmed looks good but doesn't quite hold the charm of the original. [Oct 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Proves there's still plenty of room for innovation in a genre once thought spent. [July 2011, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 48 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    As a quaint button masher there's a superplex of fun to be had. [Christmas 2012, p.87]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A pleasing blast from the past, decently priced. [Nov 2011, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 51 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    With trickier minigames and less wandering and this would have been a winner. [Sept 2007, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Kill, level up, customize. It's hardly Brain Training, but this is explosive and fun. [June 2013, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A brilliant twist on Pokemon but it'll only appeal to youngsters. [Christmas 2009, p.78]
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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]
    • 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Worth a tentative look. [June 2013, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Weak brawling mechanics and frustrating progression undermine this charming jaunt. [July 2012, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sink in some moolah or you'll struggle. [July 2011, p.93]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frame-rate hiccups throw us out of the trace, but for 2.70 quid, this isn't too bad. [Nov 2012, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A comfortably nostalgic experience. [Oct 2010, p.84]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun in multiplayer, but lack of a proper story mode means single-player is lacking. [Dec 2012, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Very similar to Diablo and its kin, but with a cheeky elan. Plus it's basically free! [Nov 2012, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A beautiful, thoughtful title that eschews hardcore sim for fun videogame. [May 2012, p.95]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, there are more than a few niggles. [Feb 2013, p.92]
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    • 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]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun at first but there's not much to it once you've mastered swinging. [Feb 2008, p.82]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most ambitious DW title in years, but it still suffers from the same problems. [Oct 2013, p.77]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cheap and cheerful, with nice graphics and fun gameplay. [Jan 2012, p.91]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best looking game on mobiles? It's up there. But dodgy shooting controls let it down. [Oct 2013, p.78]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A serviceable platformer, but this feels like a step back from Epic Yarn. [Jan 2012, p.92]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lovably inane. [Christmas 2013, p.89]
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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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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Odd, but enjoyably so. [Sept 2010, p.99]
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    • 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]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The choice of events is staggering, even if they're a bit too streamlined. [Apr 2012, p.88]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a shame that horrendous frame rate issues provoke ire. [Dec 2013, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Animals add that extra layer of depth to your virtual life. [Christmas 2011, p.89]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the better action RPGs on PSP. Still, slow loading times and repetition annoy. [Mar 2007, p.80]
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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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