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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the best games on PSP, and possibly the most refreshing and original use of Sony's machine so far - adding a welcome new dimension to the absorbing MGS universe. [Feb 2007, p.80]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A staggeringly high poly count and sumptuous dynamic lighting mean haring down a straight at 230 mph on a 1200cc superbike is a genuinely electrifying experience. [July 2006, p.76]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you've yet to play Nintendogs, this new version is another ace reason to get involved. [Aug 2006, p.81]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    No big evolution but it delivers a tempting alternative to mondern combat. [Aug 2008, p.71]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A perfect, gorgeous-looking boxing sim that's full of fisticuff fun. [Apr 2007, p.61]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's a small game stretched out by using repetition. But you'll love what there is of it. [Christmas 2007, p.74]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Always entertaining, if a bit of a step back from past Paper Mario glory. [Nov 2007, p.64]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Addictive rhythm gaming made all the better by its guitar controller. [May 2007, p.65]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A brave experiment and one that's really paid off. Looks great, too. [May 2007, p.64]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A hard-thinking puzzler needing a hard-thinking brain - but it's justifiably rewarding. [July 2007, p.71]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Shocking for all the right reasons...Simply, it's never been so difficult to keep a Wii-mote still. [Sept 2007, p.79]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's different, and a true joy to see in motion. A great RPG swansong for the PS2. [Apr 2008, p.80]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Well, it's bike racing, isn't it? But done really well so it's definitely worth a try. [Oct 2007, p.77]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Colourful, clever, strategic and devilishly compelling in multiplayer. [Nov 2007, p.85]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A reminder why Sonic has lasted 16 years. Fast, frantic and, most importantly, fun. [Oct 2007, p.71]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Okay, so it's not quite "Metroid" but "MOH: Heroes 2" is a fine addition to the Hitler-bashing genre and the second best shooter on the Wii. [Jan 2007, p.75]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best recreation of ice hockey to date: an excellent sports game! [Dec 2007, p.84]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A punchy young upstart like this is just what the staling RPG world needs. [May 2008, p.68]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A clear improvement over "SvR 2008" but a lot of it's still very familiar. [Dec 2008, p.54]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A clear improvement over "SvR 2008" but a lot of it's still very familiar. [Dec 2008, p.54]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A pure shot of adrenaline to the heart of the PSP. You need this racer!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Enormous US football sim that isn't as hard to get into as some of the previous versions. [Oct 2008, p.82]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An exceptional DS RPG. [Apr 2009, p.83]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Typically polished and enjoyable, FIFA 09 on PS2 is aging gracefully. [Nov 2008, p.61]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Clear Sky delivers a more AI-driven, frightening and altogether more dangerous world than its predecessor ever could. [Oct 2008, p.77]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While Wii Music is sure to divide gamers, it's just too fun for us to pass up on. [Christmas 2008, p.63]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One for those who like their games tough, terrific to look at and ever-so-slightly traditional. [Winter 2009, p.74]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In fact, it's the most exciting superbike racing we've played for a while. [Dec 2008, p.83]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Some nice additions to a game that still cannot fail to make you smile. [Christmas 2008, p.85]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Another brilliant block puzzler from Spielberg. [July 2009, p.79]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Not masses of new content, it's more of a case of quality over quantity, though. [Aug 2009, p.78]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Add the MotionPlus and this is one of the best golf games ever. Knock off 20% without it. [Aug 2009, p.79]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a more tactical war, this will satisfy, but it's not for everyone. [Dec 2009, p.74]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Unless keyboards are on the horizon we can't see GH getting any better than this update. [Nov 2009, p.85]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Another superb Bungie shooter, but it doesn't improve on the existing formula enough. [Dec 2009, p.80]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    C&C4 feels much more refined as a result of these changes - as though great pains have been made to nudge the series into new territory. It's all the better for it, feeling like a breath of fresh air. [May 2010, p.77]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Great puzzles. Great mystery. Great top hat. Not so great accordion. Another Layton essential. [Nov 2009, p.84]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A good update and return to top form. [Winter 2009, p.71]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A cracking puzzler that puts your brain through the wringer. [May 2010, p.83]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's still the Pokemon you know and love - and handheld entertainment of the highest order. [Apr 2010, p.78]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's still the Pokemon you know and love - and handheld entertainment of the highest order. [Apr 2010, p.78]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The potential for hilarity is immense. [July 2010, p.94]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A retro-inspired shooter that's small in scale but big in entertainment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    However at a price of £29.99 and with added Trophies, Move and 3D support, this is an absolute steal - and you won't need to shin up a drainpipe to get your hands on it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Kratos is on fine form, but still refuses to do anything other than tear things to pieces. [Issue#232, p.75]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    No just a rehash, but a brilliant game in itself. Sonic reigns once more. [Issue#232, p.88]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    No just a rehash, but a brilliant game in itself. Sonic reigns once more. [Issue#232, p.88]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    No just a rehash, but a brilliant game in itself. Sonic reigns once more. [Issue#232, p.88]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In an age of brash shooters, Layton is a fine beacon of intellectual hope. [Issue#232, p.71]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the best Wii games of the year. [Jan 2011, p.76]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A brilliant showpiece for Kinect. [Jan 2011]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A rich and satisfying experience for armchair gaffers. Although it's a bit pricey. [July 2010, p.96]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Excellent use of the Doom universe in a style that suits phones. [Sept 2009, p.83]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It just shows that they've done such a good job of the "Legend" that the sight of the credits rolling up the screen made our hearts sink - we want more and we want it NOW. [May 2006, p.48]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's bound for cult status, but this divine action game deserves to be experienced by all. [Nov 2011, p.80]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's old-school, tough, but rewarding. [Dec 2011, p.89]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    At a whopping 1,500 points, no WiiWare is pricier, but few are as fun. [Dec 2011, p.91]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's very slick with cunning obstacles. [Dec 2011, p.93]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    We absolutely loved this zombie-splattering rail shooter when it first shuffled into existence on Wii in 2009 - and it's every bit as enjoyable on PS3 with added Move support. [Dec 2011, p.96]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Could do with some more retro love but this is a move ahead of other dance games. [Christmas 2011, p.74]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Rewarding physics-based puzzles. [Christmas 2011, p.87]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Gears of War-style third-person action is an ambitious thing to pull off on an iPhone. But Shadowgun does it by compromising on complex controls rather than lovely visuals. [Christmas 2011, p.93]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For the lone bounder, however, it doesn't get much better than this. [Jan 2012, p.82]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dazzlingly beautiful quest, with visuals matched by an impressive mix of puzzles. [Feb 2012, p.86]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sweet! [Feb 2012, p.93]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A mammoth Star Wars epic with unlimited potential. Expect this to age like a fine wine. [March 2012, p.84]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    SSX
    A blistering return for SSX well worth shouting about from the mountain tops. [Apr 2012, p.65]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's imaginative and fun thanks to a wide range of combo possibilities. [June 2012, p.81]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An admirable amalgamation of all you fave shooters packed into one polished package. [July 2012, p.72]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A delightfully nostalgic, but harsh, RPG treat, oozing old school charm. [July 2012, p.90]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.[July 2012, p.93]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Let it hook you in and it's genuinely difficult to put the bloody thing down. [July 2012, p.93]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It may not be for music-making purists, but the matching visuals add to a unique experience, the fruits of which can be broadcast live across PSN. [Aug 2012, p.79]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's a tough, frantic and fun experience, bursting with lively, beautifully presented content and upgradeable weaponry for you perfectionists to unlock. [Sept 2012, p.111]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The first Darksiders rightly garnered itself a cult following, but it's barely fit to hold a candle to Darksiders II. Bigger, bolder, more creative, more interesting, deeper, smarter, better... Hurl all the positive adjectives and adverbs you want at this action-adventure sequel and they'll stick good and tight. [Oct 2012, p.73]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Breathless, edge-of-the-seat racing from the five red lights to the chequered flag. [Nov 2012, p.78]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There are a few rough edges, but the gameplay and story are strong enough to absorb you. [Nov 2012, p.82]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sticks to what works while adding enough new features to keep it fresh. [Dec 2012, p.72]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sticks to what works while adding enough new features to keep it fresh. [Dec 2012, p.72]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There's so much more game to it. [Dec 2012, p.93]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A marvellous return, but a few quibbles hold it back from being the new pinnacle of the series. [Christmas 2012, p.78]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is smart, powerful storytelling and one of 2012's shiniest hidden gems. [Christmas 2012, p.91]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For gamers made of sterner stuff, it's a must have. [Christmas 2012, p.91]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A slick action RPG with wit and charm, this is a genuine alternative to Diablo III. [Christmas 2012, p.93]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The controls disappoint, but this is a great excuse to revisit an old favourite. [Christmas 2012, p.98]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is tower defence at its most pure. [Christmas 2012, p.98]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A stylish slice of retro carnage. This is the bloodiest, least forgiving game of the year. [Jan 2013, p.85]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Almost identical to the Xbox and PS3 versions, but limited GamePad features are disappointing. [Feb 2013, p.75]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best technical fighting game on a Ninty home console since the days of the SNES. [Feb 2013, p.76]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you're a Wii U owner who hasn't played this on other systems, and are itching for Zelda, this is a great way to make the wait more bearable. [Feb 2013, p.77]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A game with considerable bite and a hulking frame that dwarfs the competition. [May 2013, p.64]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Chip in with both local and online multiplayer and you've got a massive wedge of gaming for a miniscule course fee. [June 2013, p.87]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Fresh, inventive and unlike anything you've played before. [July 2013, p.74]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bursting with new ideas, brilliantly written and endlessly surprising. [Sept 2013, p.66]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An ingeniously crafted puzzler with surprising depth to its levels. [Sept 2013, p.77]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A superb co-op shooter, with rich character customisation and unpredictable missions. [Oct 2013, p.70]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A narrative wonder. [Oct 2013, p.79]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Has the essence of the console version, but not the explosive blockbuster enjoyment. [Nov 2013, p.70]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best PES in years is intricate, addictive, and brilliantly realistic. [Dec 2013, p.60]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite its difficulty curve Spelunky's beautifully simplistic mechanics will keep you playing for hours. [Dec 2013, p.67]