Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,135 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:
3,135 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best PES in years is intricate, addictive, and brilliantly realistic. [Dec 2013, p.60]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite its difficulty curve Spelunky's beautifully simplistic mechanics will keep you playing for hours. [Dec 2013, p.67]
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    • 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]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Glorious. [Christmas 2013, p.78]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's a deep game focused on keeping kickball obsessives happy - and succeeds at doing just that. [Jan 2014, p.82]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A fantastic way to extend an already brilliant narrative, and made with a hugely engaging structure. [May 2014, p.69]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A charming and challenging mobile roguelike, with plenty of depth to justify the cost of admission. [Aug 2014, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This shows what old and new media can do for one another when they get along. [Oct 2014, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    High-engergy action with some brilliant moments and touches. Shame it's so short. [Nov 2007, p.62]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Racquet-chuckingly frustrating at first, but rewardingly rich after a few plays. [May 2006, p.55]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Dark Mirror works because the controls work. [June 2006, p.65]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    As loveable as Greg Rusedski's haircut. [June 2006, p.78]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A polished adventure indeed. Not all of its ideas work, but it's an excellent overall effort. [May 2007, p.76]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A breathtaking experience but lacking the spark and guile to turn it into a classic. [Christmas 2006, p.68]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Multi-player's a little lacking, but that's it. [Apr 2007, p.84]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Drugs, blood, fast cars, exotic locales, swearing and Balls galore. We love it! [Sept 2007, p.83]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Doesn't knock "Advance Wars" from the strategy throne, but a must for FF nuts. [Mar 2008, p.74]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A solidly built shooter with a hands-around-neck technique that marks it out from the crowd. [May 2009, p.62]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The best Tiger for a while thanks to some cunning and captivating new features. [Nov 2008, p.66]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A combination of two of our favourite DS genres mixed into one charming game. [May 2009, p.70]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A timeless classic. At a reasonable download price, everyone should own it. [Apr 2009, p.81]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One of the best action games on Wii and a great FPS in its own right. Wii owner? Get this. [May 2010, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It may be a PC favourite, but the 360 community needs to get educated about this - and sharpish. [Sept 2009, p.82]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Impressive, imaginative and never less than exciting. A great blast on Wii. [Mar 2010, p.63]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Slick, challenging gameplay with brilliant pace, marred only by the average combat. [July 2010, p.88]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Play with a friend and it's a blast, but playing solo makes its faults harder to ignore. [Apr 2009, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Essential and utterly addictive. [Aug 2010, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Like MJ himself, NBA 2K11 stands head and shoulders over the opposition. [Issue#232, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A potent cocktail. [Jan 2011, p.80]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A bumper pack everybody must try. [Jan 2011, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Limited physics, bad AI and identikit players aside, this is the finest on-the-go football game ever made. [Jan 2011, p.97]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The best handheld brawler we've played, but this is more of a warm-up than a main event. [May 2011, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Less scientific simulator, more heart-pumping race experience. Not a GRID beater but still ace. [May 2011, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A great amalgamation of many open-world titles makes for a polished superhero romp. [Aug 2011, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A more polished, playable and engaging game than Resistance 2. [Nov 2011, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A great game has just got one heck of a lot better. [Nov 2011, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Combining gritty realism with an accessible arcade feel makes this a winner. [Dec 2011, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A real treat for any MMA fan. Deep, strategic and very, very fair. [March 2012, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One of the best 2D fighters of modern times, squeezed in a little window. Lovely. [March 2012, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Entertaining tennis action that proves both challenging and fun. Best played with friends. [July 2012, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Impressively slick. [July 2012, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A lot of gaming per pound. [Sept 2012, p.108]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Can this stellar series get any better? [Oct 2012, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Monolithic scale and ambition make this a tough but incredibly rewarding epic. [Dec 2012, p.74]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Charmingly cute visual design. [Dec 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The past and present collide in the undisputed champion of current gen wrestling games. [Christmas 2012, p.2]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A huge, glorious love-in of the films - but one Lego newbies may find overwhelming. [Feb 2013, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A game you'll return to again and again. [Feb 2013, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A cult gem in the making. [March 2013, p.87]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Proteus's ever-changing island is a joy to walk through, listen to and explore. [May 2013, p.84]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Fun and funny, the spirit of Castle Crashers lives on in this mischievous co-op treat. [June 2013, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Incredibly deep. [Sept 2013, p.71]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A towering achievement. [Sept 2013, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A sizeable package perfectly suited for bustling, loot distributing, sofa-based party play. [Nov 2013, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, impulsive and satisfying loot addiction just waiting to take over your life. [Dec 2013, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The best true Sonic in years. [Christmas 2013, p.83]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A genuine step-up for the NBA 2K series, and a great showcase for next-gen visuals. [Jan 2014, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Comes highly recommended, providing you're capable of stopping and using your loaf from time to time. [Feb 2014, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A shorter first act than is ideal, but Broken Age's world is not to be missed. [March 2014, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Not played the original? Then this is essential, but there's not enough new here for returners. [Apr 2014, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Forget speculation about textures and frame rates - this is a winning new -gen proposition. [Aug 2014, p.56]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Too hardcore for all but the most hardcore of D&D beardies, but a brilliant RPG. [Christmas 2006, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Quests are staple MMO territory - but the unique, gory combat adds spice. [Aug 2008, p.72]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It may be a little too hardcore for some people, but you won't find a better online shooter. [Jan 2007, p.66]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Excellent as it is, it fails to match the impossibly high standards set by "Chaos Theory." [Dec 2006, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A feature-packed bundle that's fun to play, but won't blow the socks off Fary Cry experts. [May 2006, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Tetris DS is great, then, of that there is no doubt. Still, it just may be the nostalgia, but we can't help but feel the freshness of the original GameBoy version in 1989 will never be topped. [June 2006, p.62]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Top single-player action, and multi-player that exploits the Wii controller brilliantly. [Christmas 2006, p.72]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A very original take on shooters. An addictive arcade-style blast for score junkies. [Feb 2008, p.66]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Neatly tucks all of Silent Hill's qualities into one of the best PSP games of the year. [Christmas 2007, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Jazzy looks, addictive 3-on-3 balling action and surprising longevity. Top balling fun! [Apr 2007, p.63]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Give it time and you'll find this to be a deep, involving real-time strategy game that'll last you for months. [June 2008, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One of the best adventures you'll play on PSP. It's uniquely brilliant and classic Tomb Raider! [Aug 2007, p.82]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A mostly old-school adventuring format, swanked up in a manner worthy of Xbox 360. [Sept 2007, p.74]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A souped-up return that delivers pyrotechnic perfection but lacks the depth of other games. [Nov 2008, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A technically jaw-dropping portable romp, even if it lacks the craft of its PS2 brethren. [May 2008, p.62]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    As complex and as challenging as you want it to be, this is top-notch plane-based blasting. [Dec 2007, p.58]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A massive step forward for SmackDown's fighting system. Now the rest needs tidying. [Dec 2007, p.42]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Brutal, shocking, gruesome - a horrific adventure let down by iffy level design. [Apr 2008, p.78]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Awesome, adrenaline-packed action that puts some first-person shooters to shame. [Nov 2007, p.86]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Arguably the greatest and most substantial strategy RPG you'll get on PSP. [Jan 2007, p.69]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An innovative idea that mixes genres but still remains accessible, if head pounding... [Mar 2008, p.69]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Brilliant, but is it down to Spielberg's influence? Give us more to find out. [July 2008, p.74]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A cracking action puzzler that proves we don't need mindless violence to have a good time. [July 2008, p.75]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A competitive effort, but the prospect of DLC seals it for the next-gen. [Dec 2008, p.57]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Better controls, improved animations and full of cool new features. [Nov 2008, p.83]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Probably the most accessible SimCity to date; certainly not dumbed down. Great stuff. [Dec 2008, p.70]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Up there with the DS's best. Fast-forward to 7 February and pick this up yesterday. [Feb 2009, p.77]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A few resurfacing niggles don't spoil the most freeform and fun Lego game to date. [Dec 2008, p.75]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Who knew messing around with electricity could be so much fun? [July 2009, p.68]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A brilliant reimagination of a classic that's up there with Championship Edition. [Dec 2008, p.84]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Not much improvement on last year's game but excellent playing options. [Christmas 2008, p.84]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An excellent adventure for Wiimote wagglers or stylus junkies - and even better with both. [Apr 2009, p.62]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A must-buy for multiplayer nuts but the solo mode leaves a lot to be desired at times. [Apr 2010, p.78]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    All things considered, Just Cause 2 is comfortably the best "zany" sandboxer out there, and a brilliantly improved sequel to the great-if-flawed original. [Apr 2010, p.60]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Arguably this is the best Wii party game ever. It's also a great Motion Plus demonstration. [Sept 2009, p.72]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Witty, energetic and hugely entertaining, even if it isn't particularly smart. [Winter 2009, p.72]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A bit "one note" gameplay-wise but it's still funny, mental and fun in all the right places. [Apr 2010, p.68]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A superb slice of first class hack and slashery that action fans would be crazy to miss. [Nov 2009, p.80]
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