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
    • 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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    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A little bit throwaway but a nicely put together CSI-sim. [Christmas 2008, p.84]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Solid but unspectacular short-term fun that dulls if you're looking for subtlety. [Jan 2007, p.75]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A rare triumph for movie tie-ins, full of fast-paced fun and some sweet ninja action. [June 2007, p.84]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    For now, it's jarring gameplay issues hold it back. [Sept 2013, p.79]
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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]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Top stuff if you've never played "Theme Park" before, but familiar otherwise. [May 2007, p.75]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    An addictive new take on old classics such as "Burger Time." [Dec 2007, p.83]
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    • 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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Unforgiving and tough, but the exploration of an unusual world can be fascinating. [May 2015, p.63]
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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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    • 69 Critic Score
    Neither trick nor treat. Just fine. [Mar 2011, p.91]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A surprisingly pleasant movie adaptation, and good, clean family fun. [Feb 2010, p.80]
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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 big game made small, until the things that made it great became too small to see. [Feb 2012, p.95]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Technically flawed but with a bulletproof message delivered through gameplay. [May 2015, p.80]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It's really just for the fans. [June 2009, p.81]
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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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    • 69 Critic Score
    Get four people together with this and it's a blast alright. [Apr 2012, p.96]
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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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    • 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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    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Archaically self contained, with little illusion of a wider world outside. [July 2012, p.90]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Half epic, half irritating slash-'em-up that's as grand as it is sloppy. [July 2006, p.69]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    No new tricks, but this is well-presented and still has the same old appeal. [Sept 2008, p.84]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Wildly inconsistent: flashes of brilliance, ruined by incompetence. [May 2006, p.80]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A surprisingly expansive RPG. [Sept 2014, p.81]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A basic arcade game that we've seen many times before but it still has a certain appeal. [Nov 2007, p.83]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Not bad, just pointless. [Jan 2012, p.86]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    As far as film tie-ins go, not as bad as "Catwoman," but not as great as "Spider-man." [Sept 2006, p.73]
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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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    • 62 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Not as pointless as it first seems, but dull for anyone not turned on by "Carry On" films. [July 2006, p.72]
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    • 69 Critic Score
    A port too far for this sumptuously drawn indie strategy game. [Oct 2012, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    This one's for fans of the genre only. [June 2009, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 64 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Decidedly average. [Oct 2009, p.80]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A fun and fresh take on an old idea. [Sept 2010, p.103]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A bit of a lazy port but it's still a fine game. [July 2007, 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
    The actual gameplay, consisting mostly of combat strung together by an overland map, is unfortunately rather less exciting. [Apr 2015, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Oddly comforting. [Apr 2014, p.78]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The ability to zoom around the action like a Michael Bay film is an added bonus, but you might want more bang for your buck. [March 2013, p.85]
    • 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
    • 47 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Giving a niche audience what it wants, arguably at the expense of general appeal. [Mar 2008, p.76]
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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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    • 63 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It hangs together as a pretty building tool, but it's ultimately vacuous. [Jan 2007, p.68]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It can get a bit busy on screen. [Dec 2014, p.81]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A bit of low-rent cash-in, to be honest. But it's still decent fun, and at a low price too. [Oct 2007, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    It's a big game, but will you come back to it? Are you a crazed fan of Resi? There's the answer. [Jan 2007, p.62]
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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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    • 60 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Diverting enough, especially for four players, but not outstanding. [Nov 2008, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A nice twist on the Katamari template, but it soon gets repetitive. [Winter 2009, p.86]
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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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    An awkward, inconsistent mish-mash of styles. [Oct 2013, p.71]
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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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    • 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]
    • 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
    • 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]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Brilliant in its day, but not enough to hold your attention for long. [Christmas 2008, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    No evolution but this is an otherwise all-encompassing 2009 season experience. [Christmas 2009, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Shooting zombies is always fun, but there are better horrors and shooters around. [May 2008, p.81]
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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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    • 67 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Entertaining and fairly original shooter, cursed by too little content and a high price. [Aug 2007, p.76]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A good game that, alarmingly, seems hampered rather than helped by the remote. [Jan 2007, p.80]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Too similar to the first game, but still worth playing to have a smile brought to your face. [June 2007, p.74]
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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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    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Don buy this! A "GTA" wannabe as bloated as Marlon Brando's cheeks, and five times as ugly. [May 2006, p.60]
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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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    • 62 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The core idea is perhaps a bit too basic. [June 2013, p.79]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A bleak-but-enjoyable survival game that's occasionally just a little too harsh for its own good. [Mar 2015, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A sweet slice of handheld fun, but familiarity breeds contempt. [May 2007, p.83]
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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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    • 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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    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The game succeeds perhaps a little too well in pulling you back to a time when you couldn't really see what was happening on screen, and blinking quickly becomes a thing of the past. [Mar 2015, p.79]
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 68 Critic Score
    Our main gripe is the price. [Nov 2012, 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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    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It's hard to get attached to your creations when they're represented by numbers alone. [Dec 2013, p.73]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It's a little self-defeating. [Oct 2013, p.79]
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 68 Critic Score
    It's still fun to play though, despite the difficulty being too high. [Feb 2012, p.97]
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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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    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Its turnaround of ideas eventually won us round. [Apr 2013, p.83]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Mega Man's back, and inconsistencies aside, fans will lap up the new content. [Apr 2013, p.85]
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 43 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A compelling, sometimes rewarding, but ultimately frustrating adventure. [Feb 2008, p.64]
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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
    Turn-based strategy played safe. It won't offend but won't astonish. [Jan 2008, p.76]
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