Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,298 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:
3,298 game reviews
    • 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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    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Thanks to its cel-shaded style, the first half of this classic JRPG has aged exceptionally well. [June 2014, p.78]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It can't top what's on PC, but this is still a fine version of one of modern gaming's defining experiences. [Dec 2014, p.65]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Still great, but the port should have had more. [Feb 2013, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Solid rhythm action warfare complete with insanely catchy beats. [June 2011, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Worth the wait! [June 2012, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The best Ace Attorney game by miles - just play 1 & 2 first! [May 2008, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An oasis in the barren PSP desert. [Apr 2009, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A spectacular and superbly crafted, if traditional, shooter. [May 2014, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    TxK
    The secret lies in its ability to ask more from you. [May 2014, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Better than anyone could have honestly hoped for. [May 2007, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The pinnacle of sci-fi strategy gaming and better than its parent game. [Christmas 2006, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A dazzling reboot that gets everything right bar its boss fights. [Feb 2013, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Early server issues were a real worry, but it's hard to stay mad at such a supreme sports package. [Christmas 2014, p.61]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A beautiful strategy diamond that breathes new life into a tired genre. [Christmas 2014, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Secures its status as the most realistic skateboarding game and one of the best. [Mar 2009, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The detail is astounding. [Aug 2012, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Utterly mad, but with a streamlined control system steeped in reality. A brilliant fighter. [Mar 2010, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Another top class Madden outing, setting the standard for sports videogames. [Nov 2011, p.94]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An imaginative tour-de-force, Puppeteer is an original and beautiful gem. [Dec 2013, p.67]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A brainy Vita delight. [Sept 2013, p.73]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Another superb Bungie shooter, but it doesn't improve on the existing formula enough. [Dec 2009, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Breathless, edge-of-the-seat racing from the five red lights to the chequered flag. [Nov 2012, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An ingeniously crafted puzzler with surprising depth to its levels. [Sept 2013, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Glorious. [Christmas 2013, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This new addition costs as much as the core game and lacks multiplayer, but if you're happy stomping AI then the long, rewarding campaign will see you right. [Feb 2015, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A clear improvement over "SvR 2008" but a lot of it's still very familiar. [Dec 2008, p.54]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The potential for hilarity is immense. [July 2010, p.94]
    • Games Master UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the series' finest. [Christmas 2013, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    No just a rehash, but a brilliant game in itself. Sonic reigns once more. [Issue#232, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    No just a rehash, but a brilliant game in itself. Sonic reigns once more. [Issue#232, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A narrative wonder. [Oct 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    No just a rehash, but a brilliant game in itself. Sonic reigns once more. [Issue#232, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There's so much more game to it. [Dec 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the best Wii games of the year. [Jan 2011, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Excellent use of the Doom universe in a style that suits phones. [Sept 2009, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Colourful, clever, strategic and devilishly compelling in multiplayer. [Nov 2007, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Always entertaining, if a bit of a step back from past Paper Mario glory. [Nov 2007, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A rich and satisfying experience for armchair gaffers. Although it's a bit pricey. [July 2010, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sweet! [Feb 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Some nice additions to a game that still cannot fail to make you smile. [Christmas 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's brief, monochrome, and a barely a game at all, but is a unique and affecting experience. [Dec 2013, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Rewarding physics-based puzzles. [Christmas 2011, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An exceptional DS RPG. [Apr 2009, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Great puzzles. Great mystery. Great top hat. Not so great accordion. Another Layton essential. [Nov 2009, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A brilliant showpiece for Kinect. [Jan 2011]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A delightfully nostalgic, but harsh, RPG treat, oozing old school charm. [July 2012, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Superb value for the money. [Jan 2015, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Addictive rhythm gaming made all the better by its guitar controller. [May 2007, p.65]
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    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    SSX
    A blistering return for SSX well worth shouting about from the mountain tops. [Apr 2012, p.65]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For the lone bounder, however, it doesn't get much better than this. [Jan 2012, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    No big evolution but it delivers a tempting alternative to mondern combat. [Aug 2008, p.71]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Top of the table. [Jan 2011, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In an age of brash shooters, Layton is a fine beacon of intellectual hope. [Issue#232, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In pure racing terms, TDU fails to scale the Everest-like peaks of "Project Gotham 3", but as a <I>driving</I> game it's in a league of its own. [Oct 2006, p.69]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In fact, it's the most exciting superbike racing we've played for a while. [Dec 2008, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The lack of a difference from "VF4" and the absence of online play is a disappointment. Because of this and the sober approach to fighting it's hard to warm up to VF5, but that seems to be the price Sega pay for making this the purest fighting game around. [Mar 2007, p.72]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's imaginative and fun thanks to a wide range of combo possibilities. [June 2012, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Retro done right. [June 2015, p.63]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Has the essence of the console version, but not the explosive blockbuster enjoyment. [Nov 2013, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A cracking puzzler that puts your brain through the wringer. [May 2010, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Fresh, inventive and unlike anything you've played before. [July 2013, p.74]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Almost identical to the Xbox and PS3 versions, but limited GamePad features are disappointing. [Feb 2013, p.75]
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    • 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]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A game with considerable bite and a hulking frame that dwarfs the competition. [May 2013, p.64]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This shows what old and new media can do for one another when they get along. [Oct 2014, p.73]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's old-school, tough, but rewarding. [Dec 2011, p.89]
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    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best recreation of ice hockey to date: an excellent sports game! [Dec 2007, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A wonderful environment meets memorable boss battling to great effect. [Dec 2014, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    At a whopping 1,500 points, no WiiWare is pricier, but few are as fun. [Dec 2011, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An admirable amalgamation of all you fave shooters packed into one polished package. [July 2012, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's very slick with cunning obstacles. [Dec 2011, p.93]
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