Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,175 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 0.4 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:
3,175 game reviews
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Weak and insipid. [June 2007, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 48 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Lacks the intensity, variety and action the Terminator license deserves. [June 2009, p.76]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Survives on retro puzzle charm. [Nov 2009, p.62]
    • Games Master UK
    • 58 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Surprisingly entertaining for a movie tie-in. [July 2010, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    While Ninja Storm 2 may look and sound exactly like Naruto, the boy ninja's boundless energy is sadly lacking.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    In all, way better than expected. [Issue#232, p.94]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A big improvement over the first effort but still miles from Skate's quality.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Dated and unhappily ported to Wii. There is treasure, but you've really got to dig for it. [Issue#232, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    FIFA 2002 and FIFA Street 1 - together at last! EA can stick this one in their own net. [Issue#231, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    While Ninja Storm 2 may look and sound exactly like Naruto, the boy ninja's boundless energy is sadly lacking. [Issue#231, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Not-bad superhero scraps; play it with a friend for best results. [Christmas 2006, p.100]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Shame a game called "Alive" has such a lifeless career mode. [Aug 2011, p.95]
    • Games Master UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A serviceable action-RPG but the execution and lack of polish puts us off. [Sept 2011, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It's not the cleverest game of its type, but it's tough to put down nonetheless. [Sept 2011, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It's not bad for the price, but it's no must-have. [Oct 2011, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Nice-looking but badly paced: like the game's policemen, it plods. [Christmas 2011, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A solid, retro core game which probably doesn't justify its price tag. [Jan 2012, p.94]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Only hardcore Tekken fans should consider adding this to their collection. [Jan 2012, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Intelligently redesigned but isn't punchy enough to be laughing all the way to the bank. [March 2012, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    3DS owners should wait for VVVVVV. [March 2012, p.97]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Fun with four players and amusing in parts, but nothing we haven't seen before. [May 2012, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A pale imitation of many more competent racers. A wasted chance to revitalise the series. [June 2012, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Unless you can find this compilation on the cheap, we'd suggest you buy the games you fancy separately. [June 2012, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The unrealistic vehicle handling is counter-intuitive while awkward camera angles don't help. [July 2012, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 41 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Even Kinect can't rescue it. [Aug 2012, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 52 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Not a must for fans of the source material, but equally not a 'must avoid'. [Aug 2012, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    There are no single player components for when the lag gets the better of you. [Christmas 2012, p.94]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Lacks the parent series' gloss and pizzazz, but the core card game is sound enough. [Feb 2013, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 48 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    An unremarkable FPS plagued by dim AI and repetitive set-pieces. [Apr 2013, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 52 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Some great sniping action surrounded by ropey stealth sections and enemy AI. [June 2013, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Great sequel-teasing final shot though. [June 2013, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Too flat to truly recommend. [June 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Fine for newcomers. [Aug 2013, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    No noticeable gameplay altering reason to indulge. [Aug 2013, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    No amount of shiny achievements can take the 'dung' out of these dungeons. [Sept 2013, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Soap opera fans should get involved, but this is frustratingly narrow for everyone else. [Aug 2014, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Giving the player choice and narrative input is admirable, but it just doesn't come together. [Nov 2014, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It isn't broken, and it has moments of mild glory, but lacks personality. [Dec 2014, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 55 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Playable, but deflatingly tedious. [Mar 2008, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 58 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Very much a fictional golf game - like a cross between ["Tiger Woods"] and the superb "Mario Golf." It's fairly enjoyable, though, rather than the mix 'n match we expected. [Sept 2006, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 51 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Best played with a friend, as it's too repetitive otherwise. Nice dragon, though. [Jan 2007, p.65]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Probably about as good a stab at PES as we had any right to expect from DS, but still a bit pants. [Mar 2007, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Hits the target like a laser-guided missile...for an hour or so. Then it crashes and burns. [June 2007, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Competent, tight and good looking but lacking the satisfying gameplay to make it a must. [July 2007, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A good story with strong production values, but get the first game. [Apr 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A case of unnecessary-motion-controls spoiling a perfectly average football sim. [Dec 2007, p.56]
    • Games Master UK
    • 59 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A not very convincing attempt to snatch the reigning champion Wii Boxing's crown. [June 2008, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    What it gains in looks it loses in excitement. [Aug 2008, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Little more than a glorified countdown to "Fable 2." [Nov 2008, p.84]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The youngest of gamers might tolerate MySims Party's slow pace but, even with them in mind, there are better minigames compilations out there. [May 2009, p.84]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    You can get the same games cheaper elsewhere, so why bother? [Apr 2009, p.82]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    It's a lot of fun while it lasts. [Aug 2009, p.75]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Halo's a great game to homage, but not to this lawyer-baiting extent. The clone bores. [July 2011, p.95]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Teeth-grindingly annoying film noir-style narration over EVERYTHING you do. [Nov 2011, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    We'd rather play something with a bit more honour. [Jan 2012, p.97]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Poor Dizzy hasn't smashed it with this game. [Feb 2012, p.97]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    It can be frustratingly hard too: slog. [Aug 2012, p.77]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Lacking features and crucial improvements. [Oct 2012, p.85]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Some reasonably exciting aerial combat, but IL-2 Sturmovik still wins the dogfight. [Nov 2012, p.90]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    An awful English dub further spoils the original's charm, turning a potential killer-app into a right royal waste of potential. [Christmas 2012, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Some high profile absentees are a disappointment. [May 2013, p.77]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The story is slow and meaningful choices are rare. [Jan 2014, p.83]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Those guns feel rigid and lacking in power. [July 2014, p.78]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    'Amazing' really is such a strong term. How about the fairly acceptable arachnid, instead? [Aug 2014, p.79]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Despite jarring control issues there's still much to admire here in the tone and beautiful locations. [Sept 2014, p.71]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    While undeniably quirky, rather rote. [Dec 2014, p.81]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a proven formula, but the game proves to be a bit of a bugger to interact with. [July 2006, p.70]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Small in every sense. It's still pleasingly violent - but this is a bare-bones edition. [June 2006, p.69]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Definitely a curio, but not one that's without interest. [Christmas 2006, p.98]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Harmless button-mashing fun with a fair amount of content. [Sept 2007, p.85]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Decent use of the controller and some nice platforming and puzzles make this OK. [Jan 2007, p.78]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Simple button-bashing amusement for a quick fix of clobbering. [Sept 2007, p.85]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's all a bit pedestrian and not uninvolving... Tracks are short, weapons unimpressive and races dull. [Oct 2006, p.84]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A Splinter Cell outing but one that glaringly isn't well suited to the Wii control system. [Mar 2007, p.76]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Far too technical to be described as being fun. For the hardcore only. [Dec 2007, p.82]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A competent debut for "COD" on PSP, but it's trumped by "Medal fo Honor: Heroes." [June 2007, p.82]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An entertaining, mildly addictive, if not innovative puzzler. [Aug 2007, p.85]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This fast-paced puzzle game, simple though it may be, is bloody hard to put down. [June 2007, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid Worms game but one that's not particularly well tailored to the DS. [Oct 2007, p.84]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good collection for fans, but feels a bit old compared to today's titles. [Nov 2008, p.84]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We don't mind cute and simple - but this is often just plain dull. [May 2008, p.82]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What it lacks in terms of presentation it makes up in detail. RPG fans only. [June 2008, p.80]
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