Games Master UK's Scores

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For 3,240 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:
3,240 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A fun experience only let down by its repetitiveness. [Aug 2006, p.61]
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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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    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Polished, sometimes excellent, often dreary. Not bad, but will disappoint Mana fans. [Mar 2007, p.78]
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    • 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]
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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]
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    • 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]
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A great idea but it lacks the necessary atmosphere and drama. [Apr 2008, p.75]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Different and very Japanese - it will no doubt get a cult following online. [July 2007, p.78]
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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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    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This is for beginners only. [May 2013, p.79]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The card game's excellently represented, but the adventure's a flimsy husk. [Mar 2007, p.79]
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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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    • 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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    • 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]
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    • 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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    • 52 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A fairly bland game. [Feb 2012, p.91]
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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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    • 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]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Compared to previous Need for Speeds, this lacks enjoyment. [Jan 2008, p.76]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Needlessly muddy visuals and slightly unresponsive controls. [Oct 2010, p.84]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Addictive. [Sept 2010, p.103]
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Bargain basement material from start to finish, but boasting admirable spirit. [July 2011, p.89]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A slightly unsettling but basically enjoyable game. [Nov 2006, p.84]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Big, stupid and, at times, unpleasant. But despite that it can be gruesome fun. [Feb 2011, 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 39 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Throwaway shocks. [Dec 2009, p.86]
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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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    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Heavy on text, low on game, which makes it less fun than "Trauma Center." [Christmas 2007, p.84]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Can be very frustrating. [May 2011, p.89]
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 58 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Gorgeous to look at but forgettable to play. [July 2007, p.81]
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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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    • 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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    • 64 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Sluggish port of an excellent fighter. [Christmas 2011, 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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]
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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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    • 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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    • 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]
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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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    • 66 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Missions become repetitive. [May 2013, p.84]
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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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    • 66 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Finishing feels like hard work. [Oct 2012, p.92]
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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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    • 76 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    A pure idea, rendered in 3D, but a little shallow. [June 2012, p.83]
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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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    • 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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    • 65 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Weak combat and shoddy visuals saved by some excellent mech customisation. [June 2012, p.88]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    BL's ace style is weighed down by unwieldy gameplay. [Jan 2013, p.88]
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    • 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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    • 56 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Perfectly solid but wholly predictable on every level. [Mar 2008, p.84]
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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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    • 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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    • 65 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    While a passable clone, the lack of an in-game map is sharply felt. [Aug 2013, p.71]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    A backwards step. [Dec 2014, p.81]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Not the killer uDraw app it could have been, but a competent control scheme. [Feb 2012, p.91]
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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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    • 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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    • 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]
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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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    • 78 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Another enjoyable adventure clouded by an ill-judged soft-reset for existing collections everywhere. [Christmas 2014, p.73]
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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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    • 62 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Gags frequently hit the mark. The other bits? Not so much. [Sept 2013, p.70]
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Don't consider it unless nostalgia flows through your veins. [Christmas 2008, p.84]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Grinds to a standstill. [Feb 2010, p.73]
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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]
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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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    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Despite interesting controls, this quickly outstays its welcome. [Oct 2007, p.85]
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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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    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    A few nice ideas are let down by an overenthusiastic DS control scheme. [June 2007, p.69]
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    • 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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    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It's a case of quantity over quality. [May 2012, p.101]
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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]
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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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    • 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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