Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,113 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:
3,113 game reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Fun, but when you spend more time pimping than playing you know something's amiss. [Oct 2010, p.74]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Even with secrets galore the worlds are as bland as a meal of Graham crackers wrapped in rice paper. [Issue#231, p.91]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    The Rabbids are engagingly repulsive as ever but the games fall flat. [Feb 2011, p.83]
    • 42 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    A compelling enough adventure spoilt by shonky controls and shonkier visuals. [Feb 2011, p.93]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Interesting battle system let down by a bland storyline, bad animations and idiotic characters. [Aug 2011, p.90]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Unspectacular add-on for the rapidly ageing action-RPG. For hardcore fans only. [Aug 2011, p.95]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    A magical menagerie of neat ideas, totally and utterly bamboozled by horrid execution. [Dec 2011, p.92]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Soils classic design with modern bombast leaving us more shaken than stirred. [Jan 2012, p.88]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    A so-so "stab" at portable stealth. After all these years we should expect much more. [March 2012, p.75]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    If being a pirate was this boring, torrent sites would have shut down years ago. [Apr 2012, p.90]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Basic, low-budget dungeon grinding with a ridiculous price tag. [May 2012, p.99]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Turning your vehicles relies on motion controls, which might be alright for fast-paced racers, but for the intricate business of lining up trailers under silos and such it's a massive hindrance. [Nov 2012, p.92]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    A fine idea, but Infinite's combat isn't quite visceral enough to keep you (sky)hooked. [Nov 2013, p.69]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    A surprisingly deep battle system fails to outweigh a duff story, forgettable characters and a sterile world. [Apr 2014, p.66]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    It also has some of the dullest combat you ever did see. [Aug 2014, p.78]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Bold and beautiful but also irritatingly broken, it's a disappointingly flawed experience. [Sept 2014, p.79]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Enjoyable in short doses, but too repetitive an annoying to really succeed. [Sept 2006, p.69]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Not a total abomination, but certainly one of the weaker PS3 launch titles. Avoid. [Apr 2007, p.64]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    It's all a bit of a compromised mess, frankly. [Feb 2007, p.84]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Cheerful stuff, with questionable challenge, and, sadly, questionable point. [Jan 2007, p.67]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    A disappointment, especially considering how daft and intoxicating "Fight for New York" was. [Apr 2007, p.72]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    It's sensible like Mensa but lacks character in the face of ultra-stylish Eastern equivalents. [Sept 2007, p.73]
    • 42 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Middle-of-the-road DS gaming that's not offensive or horrible - just not very good. [May 2007, p.83]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Fighting insects is an interesting if niche concept. But Deadly Creatures doesn't pull it off. [Apr 2009, p.75]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    "SSX 3" is five years old but still more advanced. SWS is underweight and out-of-date. [Jan 2009, p.64]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    You could do a lot worse, but then you could also do a lot better. Competent. [July 2010, p.96]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    For now it's all craft and no mine. [Feb 2012, p.87]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Resi may be a compelling series but this collection is outdated and too repetitive. [Sept 2012, p.107]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    A flabby flap-fest. [Oct 2012, p.85]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    It's potential is never fully realised. [Jan 2013, p.79]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Funny but mediocre shooter that a mother (or a hardcore fan) couldn't love. [Feb 2013, p.78]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    An interesting attempt to appease both FPS and TBS fans which fails on both counts. [Dec 2013, p.74]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Could have been a great time-sink, but Crimson Dragon disappoints. [Jan 2014, p.63]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Painfully marred by bugs and lacking the puzzley meatiness of its peers. [Jan 2014, p.69]
    • 43 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Thinking-free fun, but just too shoddy to stab our hearts with the flickknife of love. [May 2006, p.55]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Feels archaic, despite the additions. Best wait for Koei's PS3 output. [July 2006, p.84]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    You'd be nuts to pick this over "Warcraft" - there's just no contest. [May 2006, p.80]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A fun premise for a game spoilt by clumsly controls and gameplay. [Sept 2006, p.82]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Fairly empty, bland adventuring for kids. One for fans only. [May 2007, p.85]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The Wii version wasn't a proper TH game, and on PS2 the flaws are glaring. [Sept 2007, p.85]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If this is a trial run for "Boogie 2," we just hope it works better next time. [Nov 2007, p.84]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Like Rey Mysterio taking on Khali, this one's brave but ultimately doomed. [Dec 2007, p.46]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The world's most average shooter, doused in a hundred gallons of blood and gore. [Feb 2008, p.64]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A great addition to the Naruto series if not so much the world of games. [Nov 2008, p.84]
    • 36 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Not quite so bad it's good but not so bad it's awful either. It's worth a rent, but just for laughs. [Aug 2009, p.82]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Entertaining enough but high-speed dot-to-dot can only last for so long. [Nov 2008, p.84]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It won't appeal to anyone over eight. [Apr 2009, p.83]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Full of odd novelty that, while funny, doesn't really outweigh the stinking games. [May 2009, p.83]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Staggeringly lazy and a bit cynical. [Feb 2010, p.77]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It pales next to Vigilante 8 Arcade. [July 2010, p.91]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Dense JRPG that lacks the humor and storytelling of other Nippon Ichi titles. [Sept 2010, p.104]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Hardcore platforming action that doesn't bring anything new to the series. [Mar 2011, p.98]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Stupidly steep difficulty spikes will upset all but the most unfeeling robo-brains out there. A shame. [June 2011, p.85]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A glorified art gallery. [Sept 2011, p.91]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A muddled budget WW2 flight sim. It's kooky but there are better alternatives out. [Oct 2011, p.96]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Beyond unlocking the suits and leveling up your fighter to unlock "power ups" there's very little depth beyond its primary use as a brief distraction for the kids. [Christmas 2011, p.94]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    What should be an epic race with huge scale and freedom is short-lived, disjointed and linear. [Jan 2012, p.64]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Attempts some RTS elements but misses the mark. [June 2012, p.79]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Witty dialogue, terrific voice acting and great music. Shame about the actual game. [August 2012, p.69]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Nauseatingly basic and lazily produced, this should be avoided by all but fervent PS devotees. [Jan 2013, p.63]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's certainly not worth losing weeks to. [June 2013, p.75]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Myriad barriers sour the experience. [July 2013, p.84]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Instantly irritating. [Sept 2013, p.73]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    As a game it's meaningless bilge. [Nov 2013, p.73]
    • 40 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Fans will get a kick out of it, but anyone else would be advised to try the glorious cartoon instead. [Jan 2014, p.83]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Dodgy controls don't convince in this otherwise mediocre stealth outing. [March 2014, p.85]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Hardly the ointment Ninty needs to soothe its Wii U woes. [Apr 2014, p.79]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    There's a reasonable amount of potential for some multi-player monster fun, but all that impromptu city demolishing action all gets old real quick. [June 2006, p.79]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Predictable action game that fails to excite or exploit the great characters at its disposal. [July 2006, p.74]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    There's nothing here that you haven't seen before. Expect more from your PS3. [Apr 2007, p.59]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    This weak effort 'peys' the price for its dazzling dullness. [May 2007, p.85]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Further damning evidence that this Eastern atrocity needs to commit 'seppuku' - and fast. [Sept 2007, p.76]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Average, simple and very non-Wii - this takes the extreme out of extreme sports. [Oct 2007, p.72]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Bomberman needs a refresher course in high explosives - or a holiday. [May 2008, p.85]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Nasty motion blur and a dismal career mode. It offers little to NFS fans. [May 2008, p.82]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Intelligent Sixaxis use and fine characters make this a strike. [Mar 2008, p.84]
    • 44 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Another non-game for the DS that leaves us slightly puzzled. [Mar 2008, p.84]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    It's just mental arithmetic, not a game or entertainment. [Apr 2008, p.85]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Short-lived fun that will only appeal to the most devout enthusiasts. [May 2008, p.84]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Good idea but it's not as clever as it likes to think. No one likes a smart arse. [July 2008, p.82]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    A simple but clever game too shallow to offer any long-term enjoyment. [Dec 2008, p.84]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    A compilation of winter sports events that feels too thrown together together, too difficult to control and too random in the difficulty level stakes. [May 2009, p.84]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    As an entry-level game for younger skater enthusiasts this is great, as a balance board game it's merely okay. [July 2009, p.82]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    A novelty, but if you're after a sim buy Skate; if you want stunts, find Tony Hawk. [Issue#232, p.91]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    In short: nice trousers, crap game. [Issue#231, p.97]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Rather lacklustre. [Sept 2011, p.87]
    • 33 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    AMY
    Sadly, the gameplay is drab and badly paced, with lots of fetch quests and a few uninspiring puzzles. [May 2012, p.89]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Incredibly simplistic, it works poorly with a pad and grows tiresome all too quickly. [Sept 2012, p.101]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    It's a messy and repetitive interface. [Apr 2013, p.86]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Despite its solid foundations, a lack of variety and a dull visual palette dilute this shooter's aim. [Sept 2014, p.78]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    The pick of the formats, but this is still mediocre. Shrek the turd, more like. [Aug 2007, p.73]
    • 34 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    It's just more of the same, but worse. [Mar 2009, p.76]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    A vast improvement on Spider-Man 3, but a few fatal flaws are holding him back. [Jan 2009, p.82]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    After Broken Steel and Point Lookout, this is a regression. Makes Anchorage look fun! [Oct 2009, p.77]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • 49 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    A fairly unappealing prospect. [Dec 2011, p.96]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Enemies run towards you and you shoot them over and over until they die. Shallow and dull. [March 2013, p.79]
    • 38 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Awkward design and stiff controls make Dark a royal pain in the... [Sept 2013, p.70]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Oh so ordinary FPS. [Jan 2014, p.81]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Frustrating and unrewarding crime solving surrounded by inconsistent gameplay systems. [Aug 2014, p.62]