Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,198 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 0.4 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:
3,198 game reviews
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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    • 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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A bold experiment; far from "Ruin," this Portrait is the Mona Lisa of Castlevanias. [Feb 2007, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
    • 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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A perfect, gorgeous-looking boxing sim that's full of fisticuff fun. [Apr 2007, p.61]
    • 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]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Always entertaining, if a bit of a step back from past Paper Mario glory. [Nov 2007, p.64]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Addictive rhythm gaming made all the better by its guitar controller. [May 2007, p.65]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A brave experiment and one that's really paid off. Looks great, too. [May 2007, p.64]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A hard-thinking puzzler needing a hard-thinking brain - but it's justifiably rewarding. [July 2007, p.71]
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    • 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]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Colourful, clever, strategic and devilishly compelling in multiplayer. [Nov 2007, p.85]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A reminder why Sonic has lasted 16 years. Fast, frantic and, most importantly, fun. [Oct 2007, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best recreation of ice hockey to date: an excellent sports game! [Dec 2007, p.84]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A punchy young upstart like this is just what the staling RPG world needs. [May 2008, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 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
    • 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
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An exceptional DS RPG. [Apr 2009, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Typically polished and enjoyable, FIFA 09 on PS2 is aging gracefully. [Nov 2008, p.61]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    Some nice additions to a game that still cannot fail to make you smile. [Christmas 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Another brilliant block puzzler from Spielberg. [July 2009, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 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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    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A good update and return to top form. [Winter 2009, p.71]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The potential for hilarity is immense. [July 2010, p.94]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the best Wii games of the year. [Jan 2011, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A brilliant showpiece for Kinect. [Jan 2011]
    • 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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Excellent use of the Doom universe in a style that suits phones. [Sept 2009, p.83]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's old-school, tough, but rewarding. [Dec 2011, p.89]
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    • 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
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's very slick with cunning obstacles. [Dec 2011, p.93]
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    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Rewarding physics-based puzzles. [Christmas 2011, p.87]
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    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dazzlingly beautiful quest, with visuals matched by an impressive mix of puzzles. [Feb 2012, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sweet! [Feb 2012, p.93]
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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]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    SSX
    A blistering return for SSX well worth shouting about from the mountain tops. [Apr 2012, p.65]
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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]
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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]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A delightfully nostalgic, but harsh, RPG treat, oozing old school charm. [July 2012, p.90]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.[July 2012, p.93]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Breathless, edge-of-the-seat racing from the five red lights to the chequered flag. [Nov 2012, p.78]
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    • 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]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sticks to what works while adding enough new features to keep it fresh. [Dec 2012, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sticks to what works while adding enough new features to keep it fresh. [Dec 2012, p.72]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There's so much more game to it. [Dec 2012, p.93]
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    • 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]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is smart, powerful storytelling and one of 2012's shiniest hidden gems. [Christmas 2012, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For gamers made of sterner stuff, it's a must have. [Christmas 2012, p.91]
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    • 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]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The controls disappoint, but this is a great excuse to revisit an old favourite. [Christmas 2012, p.98]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is tower defence at its most pure. [Christmas 2012, p.98]
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    • 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]
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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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