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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    Deceptively cutesy, mind-crunchingly complex cult hit with more layers than an Eskimo. [July 2012, p.82]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Razor sharp platforming and toe-tapping chiptunes keep you coming back. [Aug 2012, p.80]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A few niggles, but otherwise this is a pure pleasure to play. [Sept 2012, p.93]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not particularly flashy, but purer than driven snow. Get it for the ace multiplayer. [Sept 2012, p.101]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New cards are a big attraction, but this year it's the multiplayer that shines. [Sept 2012, p.101]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All this action is presented with the typically impressive polish we've come to expect from Rockstar. [Sept 2012, p.108]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic feudal foray through familiar, yet perfectly executed territory. [Sept 2012, p.110]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely worth digging out some spare points for. [Oct 2012, p.85]
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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]
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    • 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]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fast, furious and packs staggering depth into its streamlined controls. [Dec 2012, p.90]
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    • 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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A cliff-hanger sets us up for a tearful finale. [Christmas 2012, p.96]
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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
    A marked return to form. [Feb 2013, p.85]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Playing solo? Dock ten points. Otherwise, this is one of the online PC games for thrills. [Feb 2013, p.91]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lara doesn't disappoint, while Yamatai proves one of the most memorable playgrounds in gaming. [Apr 2013, p.59]
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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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Terraria deserves to stand shoulder to shoulder with Minecraft as a sandbox classic. [June 2013, p.70]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An aquatic arcade romp with buckets of charm, style and humour. [June 2013, p.86]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mind-bending puzzles. [July 2013, p.84]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shorter than expected, but solid, hilarious gold from start to finish. [Aug 2013, p.64]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautifully designed. [Aug 2013, p.69]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An utter essential. [Aug 2013, p.79]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unforgiving from the get-go, but a landmark in competitive multiplayer design. [Oct 2013, p.68]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Multiplayer functionality so good it'll make you squirm with delight. [Oct 2013, p.81]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This generation finally has a console dungeon-crawler worth booking the sofa for. [Nov 2013, p.64]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Part Metroid, part Minecraft and 100% wonderful. [Nov 2013, p.73]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Clumsier players only slightly dent what's still the most comprehensive footy game ever made. [Dec 2013, p.58]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful, expansive and rewarding. Fresh experiences mark a return to form. [Christmas 2013, p.66]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Diverse, chaotic, and loads of fun, especially with a group of friends. [Christmas 2013, p.84]
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    • 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]
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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]
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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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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Big and ballsy but with the brains and some brilliant writing to back it up. [Aug 2014, p.66]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An exceedingly charming package. [Aug 2014, p.79]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the outgoing generation's best racers and the kind of game that makes you wish for a new-gen port. [Sept 2014, p.76]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an absolute gem. [Oct 2014, p.76]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An essential shooter and the perfect excuse to get your speed-run on. [Nov 2014, p.77]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's in-depth, it's authentic. It's great with mates and it's got orcs in it. [July 2007, p.82]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Better than anyone could have honestly hoped for. [May 2007, p.68]
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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]
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A puzzler, railway sandbox and smart management game. [Christmas 2006, p.100]
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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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    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The pinnacle of sci-fi strategy gaming and better than its parent game. [Christmas 2006, p.98]
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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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    • 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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Familiar collecting and battling, but immaculately designdd and with online play. [June 2007, p.62]
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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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    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A far greater spectacle rather than gameplay overhaul but still a fabulous hack-'n'-slasher. [Mar 2008, p.64]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Everything that's brilliant about 2D fighters. [Jan 2009, p.69]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The best Ace Attorney game by miles - just play 1 & 2 first! [May 2008, p.89]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A sparkly, hi-def retread of established ideas. It's a new battle, but not a new war. [Dec 2007, p.68]
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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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    • 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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    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A superb sports title that manages to be both accessible and deep. [Aug 2008, p.80]
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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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    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Nothing truly revolutionary here, but in many ways it's the finest Tomb Raider to date. [Christmas 2008, p.70]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A brilliant expansion to one of the year's best games. [Jan 2009, p.74]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Secures its status as the most realistic skateboarding game and one of the best. [Mar 2009, p.64]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An oasis in the barren PSP desert. [Apr 2009, p.79]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A finely-tuned online shooter that delivers an excellent multiplayer experience at a good price. [Sept 2009, p.78]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Stick with it and you'll find a dense, deeply rewarding and long-lasting puzzler. [May 2009, p.71]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Our new favourite tennis game on Wii. It works perfectly. [Aug 2009, p.76]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One of the most rewarding and substantial RPGs around. [June 2009, p.68]
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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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Utterly mad, but with a streamlined control system steeped in reality. A brilliant fighter. [Mar 2010, p.69]
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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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    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The series' bravest entry to date, but the new features could alienate fans of the original games. [Aug 2010, p.94]
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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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    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A solid sequel that both fans and fighting aficionados will enjoy. [May 2011, p.88]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Solid rhythm action warfare complete with insanely catchy beats. [June 2011, p.84]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Another top class Madden outing, setting the standard for sports videogames. [Nov 2011, p.94]
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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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    • 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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    • 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
    Worth the wait! [June 2012, p.79]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The detail is astounding. [Aug 2012, p.86]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Equal parts shooty and thinky, this is a deeply involving action game with a brain. [Sept 2012, p.96]
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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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fireproof have constructed a contemporary Myst for an ever more discerning gaming audience and we're gagging to see what they come up with for the hopefully inevitable sequel. [Christmas 2012, p.98]
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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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    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A dazzling reboot that gets everything right bar its boss fights. [Feb 2013, p.71]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Still great, but the port should have had more. [Feb 2013, p.77]
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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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A brainy Vita delight. [Sept 2013, p.73]
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    • 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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    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An imaginative tour-de-force, Puppeteer is an original and beautiful gem. [Dec 2013, p.67]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Slicker than ever before. [Christmas 2013, p.86]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Gorgeous-looking and filled with fresh tactical gameplay. [Jan 2014, p.64]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A spectacular and superbly crafted, if traditional, shooter. [May 2014, p.71]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    TxK
    The secret lies in its ability to ask more from you. [May 2014, p.79]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Engaging gameplay, and a fine way of tying up one of the most brilliantly crafted narratives around. [June 2014, p.70]
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