Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,198 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 0.4 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:
3,198 game reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A neat package for Nerf fans, but it doesn't have the looks or lustre to score high. [Apr 2009, p.62]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Brilliant in its day, but not enough to hold your attention for long. [Christmas 2008, p.84]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    With poor controls and shoddy visuals, this is a low-point in the Red Alert series. [May 2009, p.82]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A fantastic action game with unique feathers. Make sure you rent it, though. [May 2009, p.77]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A must-have for all late Guitar Hero adopters. A must-not for anybody with the earlier titles. [Sept 2009, p.70]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It's really just for the fans. [June 2009, p.81]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    This one's for fans of the genre only. [June 2009, p.80]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Decidedly average. [Oct 2009, p.80]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A nice twist on the Katamari template, but it soon gets repetitive. [Winter 2009, p.86]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A nice twist on the Katamari template, but it soon gets repetitive. [Winter 2009, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A nice twist on the Katamari template, but it soon gets repetitive. [Winter 2009, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A surprisingly pleasant movie adaptation, and good, clean family fun. [Feb 2010, p.80]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    LocoRoco boings off in a disappointing new direction but it's still unique and rewarding. [Christmas 2009, p.78]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Official and authentic, the lack of horsepower under the Wii's bonnet hinders this F1 racer. [Winter 2009, p.70]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    No evolution but this is an otherwise all-encompassing 2009 season experience. [Christmas 2009, p.73]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    As a short-lived break from MW2 it works, but long-term exposure will highlight flaws. [Oct 2010, p.85]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A decent enough shooter, with good weapons and a decent cover system - but only fans of the comic will get the most from it. [June 2006, p.78]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    How can Duke be such a dick, have such an inconsistently crappy game and we still enjoy it? [Sept 2011, p.84]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A little short, but reasonably replayable, this is worth a look. [Nov 2011, p.95]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Not bad, just pointless. [Jan 2012, p.86]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A big game made small, until the things that made it great became too small to see. [Feb 2012, p.95]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Some neat touches shake things up, but it's still the same old hack'n'slash formula. [May 2012, p.103]
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    • 31 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Fun for a bit (with unlockable vehicles), but poor graphics and vehicle handling make this way too pricey for what it is. [June 2012, p.81]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Archaically self contained, with little illusion of a wider world outside. [July 2012, p.90]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Rewarding for Notch fans though it's a little derivative - if The Blockheads were a food, it would be a cube of marmite. [Apr 2013, p.89]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Blammo-ing zombies in the face with slo-mo bullets and watching the gory results is a bit of a shambling one-trick pony, yes, but it's one that can entertain for hours. [May 2013, p.84]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The core idea is perhaps a bit too basic. [June 2013, p.79]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Myriad fixable problems mar a unique multiplayer experience. May improve with time. [June 2013, p.82]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Shoddy shooting disappoints despite satisfyingly deep customisation options. [Aug 2013, p.73]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    With a PC version boasting finer tuned mouse controls, we'd test the waters before taking the plunge. [Aug 2013, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    For now, it's jarring gameplay issues hold it back. [Sept 2013, p.79]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    An awkward, inconsistent mish-mash of styles. [Oct 2013, p.71]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The content is vast and lovely to look at but the generations since have provided loftier platforming heights. [Oct 2013, p.73]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    There's plenty to play with here, but you'll have to pay to win online. [Oct 2013, p.75]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    While Trial by Survival gets the setting, atmosphere and look just right, it can't provide the sense of exploration, nor the palpable sense of progression that would make it essential. [Nov 2013, p.78]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Morphing gets deliciously knotty as the levels unfold, only let down by a tedious focus on collecting trinkets to unlock new levels. [Dec 2013, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Technical issues and uninspiring visuals hold Zoo Tycoon back from must-have launch material. [Jan 2014, p.63]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Oddly comforting. [Apr 2014, p.78]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A surprisingly expansive RPG. [Sept 2014, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    There's still plenty to coo over, especially if you unlock all the endings. [Dec 2014, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It can get a bit busy on screen. [Dec 2014, p.81]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Still a solid racing game, but with nothing for new-gen and no retro content, it's a slight mist-step. [Christmas 2014, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    For mindless shooting with a splattering of comedy, Infected does the job. [Aug 2006, p.81]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    For all its strengths, in the campaign mode it's hardly making history. [Aug 2006, p.75]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Maximum action, minimum story makes it a game you'll only dip in to. [Jan 2008, p.78]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A fun and addictive snowboarding game let down by its simplicity. [Aug 2006, p.82]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The DS touch screen and wireless play means these four are winners. [Sept 2006, p.82]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    An adequate FPS but there's not enough originality here for us to recommend it. [Oct 2007, p.68]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A sweet slice of handheld fun, but familiarity breeds contempt. [May 2007, p.83]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Fairly atmospheric, but not the religious experience we hoped for. [July 2006, p.83]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A few nice ideas, but dig away at the gloss and you're left with a pit of old bones. [Mar 2008, p.70]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    No doubt destined for cult status, but it's too annoying too often to reach true greatness. [Oct 2008, p.68]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The usually reliable series runs aground in a Wii game that's equally diverting and dull. [June 2008, p.70]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Poor aiming and dodgy weapon accuracy ruins what is otherwise a spectacular story. [Christmas 2007, p.54]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    You will be bored of doing the constant fetch and carry missions so that's why it's best played in small doses. [July 2007, p.68]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    This is a good-looking, fast racer but it's a little limp in the action stakes. [Oct 2007, p.77]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    By no means perfect, but it's certainly the best game off the back of hte movie. [Oct 2007, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Hardcore Yu-Gi-Oh! players won't be left wanting. [Aug 2007, p.80]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A beautiful trip down memory lane, but only if you missed the other remakes. [Mar 2008, p.74]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Fans of the series add 10%; newcomers to the genre should start elsewhere. [June 2008, p.67]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A technically tight simulator, but lacks the spark needed to offer broad appeal. [June 2007, p.83]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A disappointingly ordinary action adventure from an otherwise superb series. [Feb 2008, p.60]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    By no means perfect, but it's certainly the best game off the back of hte movie. [Oct 2007, p.72]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Turn-based strategy played safe. It won't offend but won't astonish. [Jan 2008, p.76]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A finely honed beat-'em-up. Not much new but still does the job. [Sept 2007, p.85]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Family fun for quiz nuts but it isn't the madness we hoped for. [Feb 2008, p.82]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    In short bursts, it plays well but the stellar source material begs for a better tie-in, and the game's finale provides all the exctiement of a soggy firework. [Jan 2007, p.72]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Wet
    There's a developer's mucky pride shining through Wet, but thanks to its hamfisted execution, it just seems like arrogance. [Nov 2009, p.79]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Disappointing stuff. The tennis action just isn't as joyous as its presentation. [Apr 2008, p.55]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A compelling, sometimes rewarding, but ultimately frustrating adventure. [Feb 2008, p.64]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A charming attempt to capture Pixar magic, but it won't appeal to all ages. [Sept 2008, p.78]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Pop
    Not particularly exciting, but a compulsive score-attack timewaster. [Oct 2008, p.84]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Massive missions with too few checkpoints make it difficult to love. For stealth nuts only. [July 2009, p.81]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Not the most accessible sports title, but could pick up some medals with committed gamers. [Oct 2008, p.73]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A masterclass in videogame storytelling, but there's little left for the player to do. [Nov 2008, p.81]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Short-lived settlement building with soothing gameplay and music. [Nov 2008, p.84]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A mixture of entertaining mini-games covering the whole spectrum of entertainment through to frustration. [Jan 2008, p.84]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    One for Balance Board owners only, because if you're going to be using the Wii remote, Kororinpa is the better game. [May 2009, p.84]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Casual puzzle solving that will test your eyesight more than your gaming skills. [Nov 2009, p.87]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The storyline takes a back seat to the action - shame the action is so generic. [Christmas 2009, p.66]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A flawed but fun twist on the Overlord formula that will please puzzle obsessed evil doers. [Aug 2009, p.75]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    By no means awful, but completely outclassed by the superior Super Smash Bros. Brawl. [Dec 2009, p.70]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Light-hearted and fast shooting fun but your precious gold is better spent elsewhere. [July 2010, p.98]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The essence of the console version, but it doesn't carry over the explosive enjoyment.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Some nice ideas but the combat isn't solid enough and the game world's too restrictive. [Mar 2011, p.93]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Plenty of neat individual ideas, but they fail to combine into a properly engaging adventure. [Feb 2011, p.92]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    An admirable attempt, but it's much too short and lacks balance. Entertaining, though. [Nov 2006, p.76]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It's really rather good. [June 2011, p.89]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Sluggish but sweet. The perfect choice for some parent/child split screen bonding. [Oct 2011, p.85]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Super-responsive controls make your ship tricky to fly and the game, though a tad pricey, isn't short of nice visual ideas. [Nov 2011, p.91]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A stunning-looking 3DS game but one that gets boring after countless similar missions. [Christmas 2011, p.80]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Moderately fun. [Christmas 2011, p.85]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It feels lightweight and the price is high but this provides gleefully brainless entertainment. [Feb 2012, p.94]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A great idea in theory but far too fiddly and unapproachable to be truly satisfying. [March 2012, p.97]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Solid launch title that gives a workout to Vita's hardware but doesn't do much else. [March 2012, p.71]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Rich in visual atmosphere but sabotaged by dry writing and yawn-stifling fetch quests. [Apr 2012, p.83]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Needs to be seen to be believed. If only it needed to be played to be believed, too. [May 2012, p.77]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A well-made lite tie-in rather than any meaningful canonical contribution. [Apr 2012, p.92]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Stick with the Wii, PSMove or Kinect versions. [May 2012, p.101]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A neat touch is that you can make vehicles from junk. [July 2012, p.85]
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