Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,153 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 0.5 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:
3,153 game reviews
    • 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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    • 70 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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    • 52 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    In typical "Getaway" style, this swings from virtually unplayable to crime-filled fun. [Oct 2006, p.62]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Great fun picking up the culture references but the enjoyment is short-lived. [Aug 2007, p.81]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Fun, but this isn't Meteos any more - it sure doesn't play like it! [Aug 2007, p.85]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Suitably fast and fun but it gets samey and a bit dull in single-player. [Jan 2007, p.82]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Full of gore and ideas, but ultimately it fails to deliver on its initial promise. [Dec 2007, p.80]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Gorgeous to look at but forgettable to play. [July 2007, p.81]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Perfectly solid but wholly predictable on every level. [Mar 2008, p.84]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Follows the template of the console versions to produce a competent 2D platformer. [Feb 2008, p.78]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    A short but sweet burst of preschool tomfoolery. [May 2008, p.84]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Fun minigames, but these can't keep the rest of the game afloat. [June 2008, p.83]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Fans of the film - and those after a traditional platformer - will overlook it being average. [Sept 2008, p.73]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Another reasonable outing, but it fails - again - to really deliver a standout experience. [Aug 2009, p.77]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The gameplay is "Lego"-game-like; the attention to detail, broad appeal and polish isn't. [Sept 2008, p.68]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Solid fishing challenge, but even considering its arcade heritage this isn't anything special. [May 2008, p.80]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Extremely basic and only six sports, but no other compilation has this selection of events. [Sept 2008, p.79]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Overall, this does everything you'd want it to (and no more). [Feb 2009, p.86]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Despite the quirky ideas, it lacks the dynamism to thrill or the tension to scare. [Oct 2009, p.72]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    It's great trying to perfect all of the recipes, but the terrible utilisation of the Wii-mote is tougher to swallow than a week old pork pie. [Apr 2009, p.79]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Why play this when you could be playing the incredible Street Fighter 4? [Apr 2009, p.82]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Not totally without merit, but the repetition will wear even the most ardent fan down. [Sept 2009, p.76]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Solid and enjoyable stuff but also incredibly shallow by today's standards. [Aug 2009, p.84]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    A potentially epic scare-fest with a slew of neat ideas ruined by bungled execution. Shame. [Apr 2010, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Monkey Ball should be infuriating and addictive but never boring and cheap like this can be. [Apr 2010, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    It's all quite charming, but not enough to elevate it to an above-average adventure. [June 2010, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    It's all quite charming, but not enough to elevate it to an above-average adventure. [June 2010, p.85]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Can be very frustrating. [May 2011, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Sluggish port of an excellent fighter. [Christmas 2011, p.88]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Casual fans will be entertained and impressed at the Vita's capabilities, but serious racers will be disappointed. [Apr 2012, p.96]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    A pure idea, rendered in 3D, but a little shallow. [June 2012, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Weak combat and shoddy visuals saved by some excellent mech customisation. [June 2012, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Finishing feels like hard work. [Oct 2012, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 52 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    BL's ace style is weighed down by unwieldy gameplay. [Jan 2013, p.88]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    It could have offered so much more. [Apr 2013, p.82]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    A tough shooter to recommend for the price. [May 2013, p.77]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Missions become repetitive. [May 2013, p.84]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    While a passable clone, the lack of an in-game map is sharply felt. [Aug 2013, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Gags frequently hit the mark. The other bits? Not so much. [Sept 2013, p.70]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The game's biggest issues are technical. [June 2014, p.69]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    There's a simple, if somewhat dull, pleasure here - like settling into an easy chair on a Sunday afternoon. [June 2014, p.78]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The cynic in us says it's more like an advert for the Virtual Console than a full game, but the veteran gamer in us can't help but rejoice at the happy memories it conjures up. [July 2014, p.79]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    You'll finish Ranko in about an hour. [July 2014, p.79]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Hardly groundbreaking and extremely limited, but worth a look at for ease of play and price. [June 2007, p.82]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Turn-based tactics types will adore this if they persevere with it. [Nov 2007, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It's horribly flawed in many places and unintentionally funny, but we'd much rather play this than something like "X-Men 3," a movie-licensed game that only tasks the brain without locating the punch button on the joypad. [Aug 2006, p.60]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    A decent quality package, but the controls need a rethink. [May 2007, p.65]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    On the scale of CGI movie licenses, this is up there with "Madagascar." Average, then. [Oct 2006, p.70]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    This really does deserve a proper sequel - but on the PSP where it belongs. [Feb 2007, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Accomplished if unsurprising, and beter than we expected it to be. [Mar 2007, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    An unwinnable, unenjoyable game with the stylus. [Feb 2007, p.84]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    A few nice ideas are let down by an overenthusiastic DS control scheme. [June 2007, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Despite interesting controls, this quickly outstays its welcome. [Oct 2007, p.85]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    A nice collection of undemanding minigames, one for younger gamers only though. [Apr 2008, p.66]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Gets old quickly but satisfying for youngsters and fans of the show. [May 2008, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Don't consider it unless nostalgia flows through your veins. [Christmas 2008, p.84]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    If you like a thorough, challenging adventure with a story that's its strongest point, you'll enjoy it. Just be warned, the Myst-style mouse control system is far from cutting edge. [Feb 2009, p.63]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Enjoyable snowboarding but none of the stand-out features of other versions. [Jan 2009, p.84]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Beyond the core concept, it feels buggy and unpolished. [Aug 2009, p.74]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Grinds to a standstill. [Feb 2010, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Cinematic and explosive, but mostly during the cutscenes - middling fare for Daniel Craig. [Jan 2011, p.94]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    A neat little slice of nostalgia. [Feb 2011, p.94]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It's pretty enough and fun for a short blast of action, but doesn't live up to the DMC name. [May 2011, p.95]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It wins the wacky factor but technically and visually we much prefer Top Spin 4. [June 2011, p.75]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Divisive take on Warhammer that'll likely be seen as a poor Gears of War knock-off. [Dec 2011, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It's a case of quantity over quality. [May 2012, p.101]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Awful camera angles, awkward controls and a fair few glitches are still present. [June 2012, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Too little fog, too much lag and some dodgy new voices take the sine off of two of the genre's better entries. [June 2012, p.88]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Open-minded gamers might get a few goofy laughs out of it for a while. [Oct 2012, p.89]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Easily forgettable music. [Christmas 2012, p.98]
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    • 33 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Gorgeous to look at and cracking to play, but criminally short - especially with that price tag. [Jan 2013, p.62]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    If you're familiar with Naruto, it's faithful stuff. If not, it's hard, fast, and bloody weird. [June 2013, p.83]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Sitting uneasily between the "sim" and "showboater" camps, this is a bit of a mess. [Aug 2006, p.73]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    There's a fine line between 'challenging' and 'sadistic,' and this is on the wrong side of it. [Oct 2006, p.79]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Authentic, but neither original nor as exciting as its competitors. [Mar 2008, p.84]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Lot's to play, but you won't really want to play all of it. [Christmas 2006, p.98]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It uses the Wii controller well, but it's samey and multi-player isn't as good as expected. [Christmas 2006, p.84]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Betters the original, but still rooted in the Second Division compred to "FIFA" and "PES." [Aug 2006, p.61]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    If you've got perfect eyesight and a lover's touch on the action buttons there's plenty to get stuck into, particularly the accomplished multi-player mode. If not, then we suggest you stick to PS2. [Christmas 2006, p.101]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Weak and insipid. [June 2007, p.80]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Not a disaster but fails to deliver the same action and satisfaction as earlier Rockys. [Mar 2007, p.79]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    An epic adventure that's come too late and is let down by being rough around the edges. [Nov 2007, p.72]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Will only entertain Moon newbies. [July 2007, p.70]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Bloody and ballsy, but lacks the wit and charm of "God of War" or even "Conan." [Christmas 2007, p.62]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A simple and solid RTS sadly hindered by the control system. [Dec 2008, p.85]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The complicated control strategies are an acquired taste. [Christmas 2007, p.84]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It's got solid controls, but there's not enough variety in its structure and the single-player challenge quickly becomes boring. [May 2009, p.85]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    There are better and more rewarding brain trainers out there. [May 2008, p.82]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    An ambitious simulation of off-road racing but it's sadly not as involving as we'd hoped. [Dec 2008, p.78]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Even leaving aside comparisons with the original this isn't what it could have been. [Apr 2009, p.72]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Fiddly stylus controls all too often get in the way of a great DS idea that had plenty of potential. [Apr 2009, p.82]
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