Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,240 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:
3,240 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A pure shot of adrenaline to the heart of the PSP. You need this racer!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A superb co-op shooter, with rich character customisation and unpredictable missions. [Oct 2013, p.70]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A brave experiment and one that's really paid off. Looks great, too. [May 2007, p.64]
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.[July 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • 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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    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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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    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A good update and return to top form. [Winter 2009, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best PES in years is intricate, addictive, and brilliantly realistic. [Dec 2013, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For gamers made of sterner stuff, it's a must have. [Christmas 2012, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bursting with new ideas, brilliantly written and endlessly surprising. [Sept 2013, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite its difficulty curve Spelunky's beautifully simplistic mechanics will keep you playing for hours. [Dec 2013, p.67]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The controls disappoint, but this is a great excuse to revisit an old favourite. [Christmas 2012, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bold, brave and beautiful - Elite's return aims high and achieves almost all of its grand ambitions. [Mar 2015, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is tower defence at its most pure. [Christmas 2012, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A hard-thinking puzzler needing a hard-thinking brain - but it's justifiably rewarding. [July 2007, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Slick, challenging gameplay with brilliant pace, marred only by the average combat. [July 2010, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 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
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A towering achievement. [Sept 2013, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A game you'll return to again and again. [Feb 2013, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The best true Sonic in years. [Christmas 2013, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Charmingly cute visual design. [Dec 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A combination of two of our favourite DS genres mixed into one charming game. [May 2009, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The best Tiger for a while thanks to some cunning and captivating new features. [Nov 2008, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A potent cocktail. [Jan 2011, p.80]
    • 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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    • tbd Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's both easy to dip into and thorough enough to take over your life. [Feb 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A bumper pack everybody must try. [Jan 2011, p.89]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A lot of gaming per pound. [Sept 2012, p.108]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Impressively slick. [July 2012, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Impressive, imaginative and never less than exciting. A great blast on Wii. [Mar 2010, p.63]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Cunning puzzles and varied boss fights combine to make a thoroughly enjoyable and silly romp. [Jan 2015, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Proteus's ever-changing island is a joy to walk through, listen to and explore. [May 2013, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Can this stellar series get any better? [Oct 2012, p.92]
    • 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Multi-player's a little lacking, but that's it. [Apr 2007, p.84]
    • 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
    Not played the original? Then this is essential, but there's not enough new here for returners. [Apr 2014, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The Nemesis system alone is worth giving this a go, let alone the LOTR setting. [Dec 2014, p.70]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A cult gem in the making. [March 2013, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A breathtaking experience but lacking the spark and guile to turn it into a classic. [Christmas 2006, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 51 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    As loveable as Greg Rusedski's haircut. [June 2006, p.78]
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Dark Mirror works because the controls work. [June 2006, p.65]
    • 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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A timeless classic. At a reasonable download price, everyone should own it. [Apr 2009, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Drugs, blood, fast cars, exotic locales, swearing and Balls galore. We love it! [Sept 2007, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Racquet-chuckingly frustrating at first, but rewardingly rich after a few plays. [May 2006, p.55]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Monolithic scale and ambition make this a tough but incredibly rewarding epic. [Dec 2012, p.74]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A great game has just got one heck of a lot better. [Nov 2011, p.93]
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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 87 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, impulsive and satisfying loot addiction just waiting to take over your life. [Dec 2013, p.66]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Essential and utterly addictive. [Aug 2010, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Doesn't knock "Advance Wars" from the strategy throne, but a must for FF nuts. [Mar 2008, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Incredibly deep. [Sept 2013, p.71]
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A unique and surprising MMO, for creators and dungeoneers alike. [Sept 2013, p.75]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Short but sweet, this brain scratching morsel will get your cogs turning. [June 2013, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One of a kind. [May 2011, p.91]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Probably the most accessible SimCity to date; certainly not dumbed down. Great stuff. [Dec 2008, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A perfect opportunity to play catch-up. [Sept 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There's a level of depth on offer that most mobile-based MOBAs can't hope to recapture. [Sept 2013, p.79]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A fantastic strategy sci-fi blast sumptuously, if not gracefully, ported to mobiles. [Sept 2013, p.80]
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