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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Decent depth. [Dec 2009, p.87]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A soulless entry that's packed with fan service but lacks appeal for newcomers. [Dec 2009, p.63]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A decent TCG but there are better out there. Eye was a failed attempt best left in the past. [May 2010, p.69]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    An enjoyable enough light gun shooter but nothing that could be considered 'next gen'. [Issue#232, p.73]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Plenty of content and modes but not as consistently innovative as we hoped. [Issue#231, p.96]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The core gameplay is a little dull and repetitive. [Aug 2010, p.100]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Soloists may well find this a little shallow to stick with. [May 2011, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A mixed collection that doesn't always work nearly as well as it should. [Christmas 2011, p.82]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    What isn't so brilliant is the simplistic gameplay, gunplay and puzzle solving - it definitely won't pose much of a challenge for veterans of the series. [Christmas 2011, p.87]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The smashing combat is enormous fun, but the lack of direction will lose you. [Jan 2012, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Just enough sheen to make it a must-play for very small Pixar-heads; pity about the rest of us. [June 2012, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A solid sim, but there are better racers out there. [Aug 2012, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Decidedly 'meh.' [Jan 2013, p.64]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Enjoyable, if lightweight, tower defense at a decent price. [Feb 2013, p.87]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Wonky controls. [Apr 2013, p.83]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A baffling barrier to entry. [May 2013, p.79]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Hayabusa needs some time to sharpen his blade before he returns. [May 2013, p.84]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A brill battle system vs a load of boring convos. It's only a slim victory for the former. [Dec 2013, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A brill battle system vs a load of boring convos. It's only a slim victory for the former. [Dec 2013, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Not the best party game on Wii U, but perhaps worth it for the remote. [Christmas 2013, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Not every game on this disc is a classic. [May 2007, p.85]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Great idea, lame execution. Even Marvel fans will find it dull. [Apr 2007, p.61]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Neither the best mini-game collection nor the best Bomberman game. [Mar 2007, p.81]
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    • 66 Critic Score
    Good for anyone who'd rather be doing algebra than playing "GTA," but it's not as good as "Brain Training." [Jan 2007, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    It's a bold and brash arcadey football game that's elevated from being completely forgettable by the quality full-licensed finish. [June 2007, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    It wasn't as good as the original when we got it on Xbox; on PC it's just too little, too late. [Aug 2007, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Whether you see the drawing as innovative or gimmicky will determine if you'll like this. [Nov 2007, p.72]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Not the most thrilling experience because going gung-ho means failing. [Dec 2007, p.84]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Has all the ingredients to be good, they're just used in incorrect amounts. Shame. [Dec 2007, p.78]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    An ill-conceived expansion of an idea, as wafer-thin as the DVD it's pressed onto. [Nov 2008, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Simple and briefly amusing Orc butchery but this doesn't work as well as "SW: Battlefront." [Mar 2009, p.72]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Lara fans and platforming nuts will no doubt be sated, but memorable Tomb Raiding this ain't. [May 2009, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Old-school, awkward and ramshackle - yet still compelling in a weird way. [July 2010, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Interesting in its way, but too unsophisticated and irritating in places to easily recommend. [Apr 2010, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The addition of remixed versions of old classics makes this a worthy alternative to traditional tabletop games. [Christmas 2009, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 51 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    A likeable, if slight, slice of gory Brothers Grimm gaming. [Winter 2009, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    A likeable, if slight, slice of gory Brothers Grimm gaming. [Winter 2009, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    A fussy game on console, fussier on handheld but otherwise impressively shrunken. [June 2011, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    A great Disney fan service that appeals to a larger audience than you might think. [Christmas 2011, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    A neat concept spoiled by a sluggish response, an imperfect UI and a pen too chunky for detail. [Feb 2012, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Watching creations take their first wobbly steps is a great laugh - lucky, as there's not much else to do. [Feb 2012, p.95]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Initially dazzling, Escape Plan runs out of juice long, long before it's over. [May 2012, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Isn't anything more than a tech demo. [July 2012, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Irritating level layouts will leave some gamers stumped. [Nov 2012, p.90]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Blasting away pulsing nasties is fun and becomes enjoyably challenging in later stages, but the high price and the lack of Cross-Buy are symptoms we'd rather have avoided. [June 2013, p.77]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Although stylishly presented and with a fiendish sense of humour, it's frustratingly reliant on the touchscreen and initially fun action quickly becomes a level grind. [Aug 2013, p.69]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    It's bogged down by aspirations to be like Origins. [Jan 2014, p.80]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    A number of the scenes lack any real zest. [May 2014, p.78]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Definitely funny, just not quite for long enough to sustain you, and the surrounding game is uneven. [July 2014, p.65]
    • Games Master UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    A competent yet flawed RPG-brawler that still justifies its existence with satisfying co-op play. [Oct 2014, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Tiny-car heaven can't make up for a game that feels a bit wimpy next to bigger racers. [Aug 2006, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Polished, sometimes excellent, often dreary. Not bad, but will disappoint Mana fans. [Mar 2007, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Surprisingly enjoyable B-grade gaming - such a pity it doesn't retail for a budget price. [May 2007, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A slightly unsettling but basically enjoyable game. [Nov 2006, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The card game's excellently represented, but the adventure's a flimsy husk. [Mar 2007, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A great idea but it lacks the necessary atmosphere and drama. [Apr 2008, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Different and very Japanese - it will no doubt get a cult following online. [July 2007, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Fracture by name, fractured by nature. A competent, complacent shooter. [Dec 2008, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A horrible mess of a fighting system scuppers it, but fans will love it anyway. [Jan 2007, p.68]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The tweaks improve it, but Tenkaichi continues to alienate with its confusing pace. [Apr 2008, p.73]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Will probably create a future generation of keyhole surgeons. [July 2007, p.84]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Heavy on text, low on game, which makes it less fun than "Trauma Center." [Christmas 2007, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Compared to previous Need for Speeds, this lacks enjoyment. [Jan 2008, p.76]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It does what it says on the tin, but it's not really a game as such. [Feb 2008, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 49 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The multiplayer's fun but the lack of games ruins the solo mode. [May 2008, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Decent enough, but most will find them a bit archaic for their tastes. [Mar 2009, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Like murdering stick men? Then you'll like this cutesy battler. [Nov 2008, p.85]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Zesty and packs a punch, but becomes over-familiar very quickly. [June 2010, p.74]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Throwaway shocks. [Dec 2009, p.86]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The best kids' games look great and engage the brain. Sadly Mini Ninjas isn't one of them. [Nov 2009, p.70]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A competent racer with good looks, but it lacks any spark to make it stand out in the face of competition. [July 2009, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    When on form it's a great arcade flight game. When it isn't, the gameplay can be monotonous. [Dec 2009, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Guerrilla is one of the best games of the year, but this doesn't compliment it too well. [Nov 2009, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A lovely looking/sounding romp. [Feb 2010, p.82]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    An endearing and engrossing world, but one that hosts a bit of a dud game. [June 2010, p.85]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It fails to match the original's arcade urgency, but if you have to have it, the new co-op maps and upgrade system make this the definitive remake. [Issue#231, p.93]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Big, stupid and, at times, unpleasant. But despite that it can be gruesome fun. [Feb 2011, p.82]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Needlessly muddy visuals and slightly unresponsive controls. [Oct 2010, p.84]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A fun experience only let down by its repetitiveness. [Aug 2006, p.61]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A competent addition to a sparsely populated niche on WiiWare. [May 2011, p.93]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Bargain basement material from start to finish, but boasting admirable spirit. [July 2011, p.89]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Mr. Fancy Pants feels noticeably stickier than before. [Aug 2011, p.91]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Slick but unimaginative scrapper with the odd flying bit chucked in for good measure. Meh. [Sept 2011, p.94]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Not as exciting as it thinks it is. Standard movie tie-in fodder with added panache. [Oct 2011, p.94]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Drier than a camel's bumhole, but a strong time trial challenge for hardcore fans. [Dec 2011, p.87]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's challenging, but with no real change of pace. [Dec 2011, p.87]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's enjoyable in parts but the widely-placed checkpoints are tedious when you're on your tenth ill-judged leap. [Dec 2011, p.93]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A fairly bland game. [Feb 2012, p.91]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    More content than the other versions, but at the hefty price of polish and reliability. [Feb 2012, p.97]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Only average gameplay. [June 2012, p.79]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Great for kids - to save on construction paper. [Oct 2012, p.89]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Too much monkeying with the recipe lets the side down after a promising start. [Christmas 2012, p.85]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Shame the clever strategy doesn't entirely gel with the brainless blasting. [Christmas 2012, p.96]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This is for beginners only. [May 2013, p.79]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There's zero excuse for the criminal lack of multiplayer, however, especially for the price point. [June 2013, p.75]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It manages to capture the spirit of the B-movie surprisingly well. [Jan 2014, p.85]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Solidly made and good fun, but lacks the killer creativity that overflowed from the SNES original. [May 2014, p.66]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    However bad it gets it's never an enraging experience. [May 2014, p.78]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A reserved attempt that's largely entertaining, but struggles to keep you coming back for more. [Sept 2014, p.68]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    An uninspiring action game that manages to tell a cracking story. [Christmas 2006, p.98]
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