Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,397 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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 99 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 3 Blood Beach
Score distribution:
3397 game reviews
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Seems a tad pricey. [Dec 2011, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a neat tactical flight experience here, but the interface still needs work. [Feb 2014, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The ability to cross-save makes this a worthwhile addition, but the control and interface need serious work. [July 2014, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The feeling that the game is using its source material to mask less-than-refined mechanics is inescapable. [Apr 2014, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 34 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Could do with a few more options, but otherwise quite good. [Nov 2006, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Wii-mote was built for this, but it's hard to recommend with "Pangya" available for free. [Sept 2008, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ignore the pointless story and this is a compelling and addictive puzzler that'll really test your reactions. [Sept 2009, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just don't expect a sophisticated experience. [Aug 2008, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This can't help but feel like an over-expensive mobile game. [Aug 2013, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    2D puzzle solving tension. Worth a PoP. [Nov 2013, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it feels a little rough around the edges, there's plenty of addictive charm as you hurtle through psychedelic space landscapes with little more than a drill, banding tunes and some pop culture references for comfort. [March 2013, p.85]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Fancy a bit of track and field or fancy yourself as the next Usain Bolt? Take a look at this. [Nov 2009, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Undemanding but highly effective Spidey scrapper that will delight many fans. [Dec 2007, p.65]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intricately designed open-world adventure, but one that offers too little for its asking price. [May 2014, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not without issues, but as The Lord of the Rings games go this is much better than most. [Feb 2012, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A weak tutorial and little in the way of an intro makes it a little unwelcoming, but given time to learn the rigging and establish a team, the experience comes good. [March 2013, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wet think it feels like Final Fantasy Tactics meets Madden. [Nov 2009, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Okay, so the AI is dumb and the gameplay largely repetitive, but to quibble on these points would be to miss the point of this simple, fun arcade fighter. [Oct 2011, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great fun at first but gets repetitive. Can you stay interested for long enough to catch 'em all? [Feb 2012, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The dialogue is a tad dry. [May 2014, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strange obsession with ladies' shoes, but good, tacky fun. [Sept 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nifty card game let down by a constant nagging to spend more cash on extra decks. [March 2012, p.99]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gun turrets and more can be deployed tactically, though relatively ineffectually - unless you play cooperatively with up to four players. [Feb 2012, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun, Japanese Studio's take on Mass Effect, but gameplay feels limp due to few fresh ideas. [May 2012, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It looks shoddy and the gameplay gets samey quickly, but this is worth a look. [July 2013, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Plays more like a scrolling beat-'em-up, and you know what? It's pretty damn good fun. [Christmas 2006, p.62]
    • Games Master UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of Diner Dash might appreciate the frantic juggling act required to keep this cutesy airport running. [Oct 2011, p.95]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not amazing, but a decent attempt to do something different in an overcrowded genre. [Nov 2009, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Isn't quite as refined as Monster Hunter but it offers faster paced gameplay that some might even enjoy more. [Mar 2011, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Difficult to get into, but involving once you do. [July 2013, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's pretty basic stuff, but addictive and with visuals as sweet as all that chocolate. [Oct 2011, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enjoyable and works well with the board, but lacking in thrills. [Christmas 2008, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Compelling stuff. [Feb 2011, p.95]
    • Games Master UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the few genuinely scary experiences we've had with a mobile game, even if it is a little derivative. [July 2013, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Reasonably-priced, high quality DLC that's left us hungry for the next full season. [Oct 2013, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everyone loves a nice time paradox, but we'd like more freedom. [Christmas 2008, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some nice touches give FIFA a commanding presence, but an unfinished feel hurts it. [Christmas 2006, p.94]
    • Games Master UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Seems to forget Indy's also a teacher. All the action, none of the smarts. [Aug 2009, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On consoles it's only really for addicts. [May 2009, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a sense of automation that some otherwise satisfying pilot customisation options can't shoot down. [Aug 2013, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It does something genuinely different and demonstrates how good non-games can be. [June 2008, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It falls short of an unqualified recommendation at full-price because of a difficulty curve that's more or less flatlined, and the sometimes glacial (as an 'ice age', ha!) pace of the action. [Sept 2009, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well-executed tie-in aimed squarely at the movie's target audience. Old 'uns, steer clear. [Sept 2008, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On consoles it's only really for addicts. [May 2009, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is bound to find a hardcore following, but it's frustratingly tough. [Dec 2008, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the characters are charming, the quest itself grows tired very quickly. [Issue#232, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best first-person shooters on mobiles, but controls are still irksome. [Aug 2012, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's cute, comical but simple. [Christmas 2006, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fancy fighting Space Orks? Get this. [Nov 2011, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pick it up and expect to be battering aside thugs at your peril as its titular goblin hero is shockingly delicate. [Christmas 2014, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On consoles it's only really for addicts. [May 2009, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The addition of snowboards and easy tricks makes this calming and un-taxing fun. [Mar 2009, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lacking the clinical, rhythmical drive of Lumines, it's the perfectly dopey nightcap after a day of hectic digital adventures. [July 2011, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Original and good fun. [Nov 2011, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stylish and brutal hack and slash slightly let down by mediocre platforming and repetition. [May 2009, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite starting to show its age horribly this is still an engrossing point-and-click adventure. [May 2009, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're older than twelve, forget about it. Otherwise, this is as good as it gets. [Dec 2007, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It uses a freemium model that means to get into it properly you have to pay anyway. [Nov 2011, p.94]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An unremarkable port. [July 2011, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game with massive scope. [July 2011, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A creditable addition to your DS, but lacks the style and spark of "Mario Kart." [May 2007, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Has all the mechanics of its progenitor, but lacks the magic that made it such a hit. [Aug 2015, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a slender offering, even if you pay up, but Killer Instinct is full of potential. [Jan 2014, p.62]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An exhilarating but fatally flawed action game that falls short of the brilliant original. [Aug 2008, p.67]
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Myriad fixable problems mar a unique multiplayer experience. May improve with time. [June 2013, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A little bit throwaway but a nicely put together CSI-sim. [Christmas 2008, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Solid but unspectacular short-term fun that dulls if you're looking for subtlety. [Jan 2007, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    For now, it's jarring gameplay issues hold it back. [Sept 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Top stuff if you've never played "Theme Park" before, but familiar otherwise. [May 2007, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    An addictive new take on old classics such as "Burger Time." [Dec 2007, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Unforgiving and tough, but the exploration of an unusual world can be fascinating. [May 2015, p.63]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Avoid the save states if you can - if your blood pressure can take it. [Nov 2015, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Neither trick nor treat. Just fine. [Mar 2011, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A surprisingly pleasant movie adaptation, and good, clean family fun. [Feb 2010, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A fantastic action game with unique feathers. Make sure you rent it, though. [May 2009, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 58 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • tbd Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Get four people together with this and it's a blast alright. [Apr 2012, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Archaically self contained, with little illusion of a wider world outside. [July 2012, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Half epic, half irritating slash-'em-up that's as grand as it is sloppy. [July 2006, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    No new tricks, but this is well-presented and still has the same old appeal. [Sept 2008, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Wildly inconsistent: flashes of brilliance, ruined by incompetence. [May 2006, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A surprisingly expansive RPG. [Sept 2014, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Not bad, just pointless. [Jan 2012, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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