Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,337 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:
3,337 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On the right difficulty setting Absolution is Hitman at its cleverest, funniest, twisted best. [Christmas 2012, p.63]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An example of how powerful a game can be when a developer concentrates on executing one idea. [June 2015, p.76]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A unique, chilling adventure that illustrates the true potential of mobile gaming. [May 2013, p.88]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With bags of depth to tap into, this deserves to be recognised as one of the genre's finest. [June 2014, p.72]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The technical veneer masks a boisterous heart. Very epic. Very silly. Very good. [May 2010, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still unique, still unmissable - and wielding knockout visuals too. [June 2012, p.87]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Provides some of the fastest, most thrilling and spectacular racing you'll find. It may not be as accessible as before but it now has more substance, more content and more depth. [Feb 2008, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Part Metroid, part Minecraft and 100% wonderful. [Nov 2013, p.73]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are unavoidably compromised but this is a whole GTA for 5.99 quid and essential if you haven't been to Chinatown yet. [Apr 2010, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Big and ballsy but with the brains and some brilliant writing to back it up. [Aug 2014, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shorter than expected, but solid, hilarious gold from start to finish. [Aug 2013, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an absolute gem. [Oct 2014, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A peculiar, thrilling and essential addition to your PC games collection. Best played with friends/enemies. [Apr 2014, p.76]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Using the Red Bird's lightsaber mid-flight is a joy. [Jan 2013, p.89]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's 100mph, gutsy and full of commitment. In fact, if FIFA 07 was a real player, it'd probably be Stevie Gerrard. Yes, it really is that good. [Nov 2006, p.80]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Old Man Hawk does it again, with an engrossing blend of ideas new and old. [Christmas 2006, p.92]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the best rolling ball platform puzzler ever. [Christmas 2010, p.91]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautifully designed. [Aug 2013, p.69]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Red Faction Guerrilla has made destruction its perfection. If you ask us, it's smashing. [July 2009, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Looks, feels, and plays like it's been designed by a group of people who love games, understand gamers and know how important it is to have fun. [Oct 2006, p.58]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Initially bewildering, it makes great use of hte Wii controls. Give it time and you'll love it. [Apr 2008, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those who are in the market for a new WWE game will delight in the raft of innovations, which dispel the myth that Smackdown is a gaming franchise that stood still. [Nov 2009, p.72]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shameless, hilarious and surprisingly complex - an essential purchase for RPG and show fans. [May 2014, p.64]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A first-class throwback to the gory days of 16-bit and a superb shooter in its own right. [Nov 2009, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An all-time classic that's been ported to 3DS with love and grace. [Oct 2011, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Funny writing and a genuine affection for both heroes pushes this far beyond a mere whodunit. [May 2014, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's no room for subtlety or moral quandaries here, just over-the-top action and gore. [Aug 2009, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sandbox game in its truest interpretation - nature simulated via a charming strategy game. [Oct 2011, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's also enhanced visuals and a slicker interface. [March 2012, p.98]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A change in strategy can't disguise the fact that this is portable strategy at it's best. [Mar 2008, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tetris? Dub-tris more like. There's a new puzzle king in town. [Dec 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A deep, authentic package for fans, but Rock Band 2 offers more variation and accessibility. [Nov 2009, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    RPG action meets addictive puzzling in one of this year's best games. [Dec 2007, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mind-bending puzzles. [July 2013, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another reason not to put your PS2 into retirement just yet. [Apr 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A terrific metal workout. [Feb 2008, p.62]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unforgiving from the get-go, but a landmark in competitive multiplayer design. [Oct 2013, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's nothing else like it. If you've never picked up the placcy guitar, now's the time. [Christmas 2007, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BioWare have comprehensively hit back at detractors of the original game and Dragon Age II delivers a distinctive fantasy RPG with far broader appeal and personality than before. Mega-nerds may feel slighted that they can't dig into the mechanics quite so easily but few would argue that this slicker, more streamlined approach isn't a vast improvement. [Apr 2011, p.73]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Civ gets hexy, and is all the better for it. A must-have for fans old and new alike. [Issue#232, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A big improvement on last year but has ended up as the lighter alternative to "FIFA." [Dec 2008, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An utter essential. [Aug 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Razor sharp platforming and toe-tapping chiptunes keep you coming back. [Aug 2012, p.80]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A magical debut for the series and the perfect antidote for a train journey or a rainy day. [May 2008, p.80]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't be fooled by low-fi visuals: XCOM's as strategically sound as Advance Wars. [Dec 2012, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Terraria deserves to stand shoulder to shoulder with Minecraft as a sandbox classic. [June 2013, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The appeal wears off quickly but it's a brilliant showcase for PS3 power. [Apr 2007, p.61]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A good improvement on last year's PES, but still lacking the polish to be top dog again. [Dec 2012, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Slick and entertaining driving game with real innovation put to effective use. [Nov 2011, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Step away from this review and play it now. Or don't. Whatever you do is already ordained. OR IS IT?! [Jan 2014, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sequel is even better, although it doesn't really add much. But it's a classic that needs to be played. [Christmas 2006, p.100]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic feudal foray through familiar, yet perfectly executed territory. [Sept 2012, p.110]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A true original: witty, challenging and bigger than most retail games. Trust us, it's ace. [July 2011, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is as good as it gets for online roleplaying. [Apr 2007, p.84]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A marked return to form. [Feb 2013, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An OK port of one of the greatest games ever made. [Apr 2007, p.84]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plenty of new features make this the perfect excuse to jump back into XCOM. [Jan 2014, p.85]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best RTS on consoles by a long way. EndWar is considerably more than a gimmick. [Christmas 2008, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Clumsier players only slightly dent what's still the most comprehensive footy game ever made. [Dec 2013, p.58]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A cult hit, just like the original movie, to be overlooked at your own peril. A PSP classic. [Apr 2007, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dead good story, cleverly told. Easy and short, but essential for adventure buffs. [Feb 2011, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By ignoring the rulebook, this newcomer has made itself a contender for racing sim royalty. [Aug 2015, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything you could possibly want from a kart racer - and a few things you don't... [July 2010, p.78]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A 'rare' treat. [Feb 2011, p.91]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A cliff-hanger sets us up for a tearful finale. [Christmas 2012, p.96]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Keeping WoW at the top of a very big pile, this is a wonderful expansion. [Jan 2009, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The brains behind some of the best puzzlers ever drop an undead vs. shrubbery bomb. [July 2009, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Gorgeous-looking and filled with fresh tactical gameplay. [Jan 2014, p.64]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Too-generous upgrades grind the difficulty curve into the dust. [Feb 2013, p.89]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A game of non-stop action that spits in the face of its boring real-time strategy rivals. [July 2006, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A far greater spectacle rather than gameplay overhaul but still a fabulous hack-'n'-slasher. [Mar 2008, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Equal parts shooty and thinky, this is a deeply involving action game with a brain. [Sept 2012, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The most capable and original physics puzzle game since Angry Birds and Cut the Rope. [Sept 2013, p.78]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Everything that's brilliant about 2D fighters. [Jan 2009, p.69]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One of the easiest Sims to play with an interesting adventure game style. [Dec 2007, P.66]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A brilliant expansion to one of the year's best games. [Jan 2009, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Our new favourite tennis game on Wii. It works perfectly. [Aug 2009, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Gorgeous, compulsive shooting action with incredible depth, but the score battles can be mismatched. [Feb 2015, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A solid sequel that both fans and fighting aficionados will enjoy. [May 2011, p.88]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Slicker than ever before. [Christmas 2013, p.86]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A daring step forward for CoD that goes some way towards reinvigorating the series. [Jan 2013, p.59]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A puzzler, railway sandbox and smart management game. [Christmas 2006, p.100]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Familiar collecting and battling, but immaculately designdd and with online play. [June 2007, p.62]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Gorgeous to look at, epic to listen to, and an absolute pleasure to play. [Sept 2012, p.105]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Still brilliantly addictive for the hardcore, but a few niggles stop it being champion. [Jan 2011, p.87]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Persevere with teh D-pad/analogue nubbin purgatory and you'll discover a great PES. [Jan 2007, p.78]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    On its own terms, a brilliant racer. But it's not the most comprehensive Burnout ever. [Apr 2007, p.81]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One of the best platformers we've played in years. This handheld treat is a minor classic. [June 2006, p.73]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Coming completely out of nowhere, this is a brilliant mix of puzzling and advertising. [June 2007, p.68]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    EA has really upped its game with this edition. [Christmas 2011, p.93]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Up there with the best of Vita's launch line-up. [May 2012, p.101]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's exactly what fighting games needed - a plateful of stupid with a side-order of smarts. [Sept 2008, p.64]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Shift may not have snatched the yardstick from Turn 10, Polyphony Digital or Codemasters, the damage model might not be the best in the genre, and nor is it the absolute, final word in realistic driving. But it has reignited our affection for Need For Speed - and that alone is a real achievement.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's beautiful and refreshingly simple but at the same time relentlessly retro and samey. [Feb 2007, p.58]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A vast, photo-realistic game world with perfectly paced missions to play within it. [Christmas 2007, p.78]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Familiar collecting and battling, but immaculately designdd and with online play. [June 2007, p.62]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Another breathtaking AC, with bloated extras balanced out by the best story missions yet. [Jan 2012, p.62]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Arguably PixelJunk's finest game, which is quite something considering their back catalogue. [Feb 2010, p.77]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Explosive tactical knee-grazing and smash action. Breathes new life into the stealth genre. [June 2010, p.82]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Not the best Hawk's game ever, but still excellent fun. [Apr 2007, p.66]
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