Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,240 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:
3,240 game reviews
    • 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]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Impressive content but fiddly as a result. [June 2011, p.87]
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    • 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]
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    • 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
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    Overwhelming at the start, underwhelming by the end. A solid online shooter but not essential. [Apr 2010, p.84]
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    • 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
    • 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]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Proves there's still plenty of room for innovation in a genre once thought spent. [July 2011, p.87]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Truly dire voice acting. [May 2012, p.89]
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    • 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]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A pleasing blast from the past, decently priced. [Nov 2011, p.93]
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    • 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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    • 51 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    With trickier minigames and less wandering and this would have been a winner. [Sept 2007, p.80]
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    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun in multiplayer, but lack of a proper story mode means single-player is lacking. [Dec 2012, p.87]
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    • tbd 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]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most ambitious DW title in years, but it still suffers from the same problems. [Oct 2013, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Odd, but enjoyably so. [Sept 2010, p.99]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 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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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Middling execution. [May 2012, p.98]
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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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Traditional point 'n' click that smacks of the "Monkey Island" series. [Apr 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At least it won't stink your shelves out. [Jan 2011]
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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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Four-player joy, but lone gamers will find something missing. [Dec 2008, p.84]
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    • 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
    Beautiful and creepy, but some missed potential means it's short and not quite as sweet as it could have been. [Sept 2014, p.75]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's half an hour long and you get infinite continues, so only sign up if high-score chasing is your 'thang.' [July 2012, p.90]
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Basic, but brutal and thrilling - Backbreaker hits home hard. Hut! [Aug 2010, p.100]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's still worth an hour of your time. But Chapter 3 needs to play up the fear factor once more. [Sept 2013, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great free game. [Mar 2011, p.95]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Well balanced. [July 2007, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Almost an interactive cartoon. Excellent, if short lived, entertainment. [Christmas 2007, p.84]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Challenging racer with good attention to detail and many iconic vehicles and tracks. [Oct 2012, p.87]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its dedication to form over function may baffle some players minds. [Oct 2012, p.87]
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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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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The excellent controls are hampered by shallow options and poor visuals. [Aug 2008, p.82]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great game with gorgeous looks spoiled by excessive in-app demands. [May 2013, p.86]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pretty, playable, but predictable. [Oct 2007, p.85]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pyrotechnic, psychedelic treat. [Feb 2011, p.93]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Here in touchscreen form, navigating the angular architecture from the game's first person view point can be finicky. [May 2013, p.89]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Think Fantavision meets Mr. Fothergill. [Feb 2011, p.95]
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    • 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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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent debut. A few tweaks and "SmackDown" will be cacking its spandex. [Nov 2008, p.80]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What's there is crazy enough to keep you entertained but this is an underweight package. [Aug 2013, p.62]
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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]
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    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Forgive the PSP's shortcomings and you'll enjoy a stylish scrapper. [Nov 2007, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Problems persist, but let yourself get sucked in and this could keep you for the long haul. [Feb 2014, p.72]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Seems a tad pricey. [Dec 2011, p.89]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a neat tactical flight experience here, but the interface still needs work. [Feb 2014, p.73]
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    • 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]
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