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
    • 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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Easily enjoyed by all. [Feb 2010, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An outstanding fireworks display on wheels but not quite a Burnout beater. [June 2010, p.68]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A great footy game perfect for half-time matches if you're excited by the World Cup. [June 2010, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Sublime. [July 2010, p.93]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A rapid, beserk, kartload of fun. [Aug 2010, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The best 3D Sonic of its generation and another step in the right direction. More please. [Christmas 2010, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    More of the same, but more of the terrific same. You'll laugh, scream...and swear. Lots! [Issue#231, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A brilliant package. [Jan 2011, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Pretty amazing for just a mere twenty notes. [Jan 2011, p.97]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The eventual carnage you wreak is well worth the effort. Funny writing, too. [Mar 2011, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    We like its style. [Feb 2011, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A brutal, bullish and ballsy game that manages to match the film's punch. [Dec 2006, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One of a kind. [May 2011, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Overall, it's a steady but unspectacular evolution of a top racing series. More a dominating Vettel victory from pole than a last place-to-first Button turnaround, really, but a win's a win.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A great improvement from FFXII, but a poor battle system takes away challenge. [March 2012, p.79]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A gorgeous and playable fighter that offers a strong alternative to Street Fighter and Tekken. [March 2012, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An essential launch game that comes extremely close to matching up to the PS3 titles. [March 2012, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Simple, no-nonsense racer that's the most bargainalicious PS Vita game yet. [May 2012, p.99]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It gives you options, it lets you explore and experiment, and it's a riotous and compulsive experience. Drink it in. [June 2012, p.67]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Gaming crack that fails to surprise but'll enchant hunter-gatherer gamers everywhere. [August 2012, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Gateways delivers a tantalising formula of originality. [Nov 2012, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Playing around with the ships and their various weapons is a particular highlight. [Nov 2012, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An essential purchase for party lovers that whets the Nintendo appetite. Bring friends. [Christmas 2012, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The results are fantastic. NS3 is tactical and tense, but sometimes the emphasis on teamwork can mean you're stuck on a long losing slope if your pals are rubbish. [Jan 2013, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Get your head around 360 degree puzzling and this'll bring a deluge of joy. [March 2013, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    For great maps, and another epic Zombie campaign. [Apr 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Short but sweet, this brain scratching morsel will get your cogs turning. [June 2013, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Repays the dedicated in spades. Top stuff. [July 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Expertly remade. [July 2013, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A unique and surprising MMO, for creators and dungeoneers alike. [Sept 2013, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A perfect opportunity to play catch-up. [Sept 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A fantastic strategy sci-fi blast sumptuously, if not gracefully, ported to mobiles. [Sept 2013, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Those interested in CCGs, but slightly daunted by endless rule sets, will find Card Hunter the perfect place to be. [Jan 2014, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Bigger, better and slicker - GT is back, but it's brought some of its old foibles with it. [Feb 2014, p.67]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Not as intelligently conceived as Zero Escape, but every bit as riveting. [Apr 2014, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The best Final Fantasy game in years and the finest MMO you can currently play on a console. [July 2014, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Once you lose your rock star inhibitions it's great fun. But it gets very hard very quickly. [May 2006, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Though the fighting's fundamentally pretty simple - it's basic grapple/counter/hit with lead pipe stuff - the collisions are so meaty that it's difficult to get bored. [Sept 2006, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It should have been slicker, but there's no denying the entertainment value on offer. [Oct 2006, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A game made for everyone, not just the hardcore RPG fans. [July 2007, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you don't already own it on Xbox, it's one of the most intense online experiences around. [May 2006, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Makes "The Movies" even bigger and better. Great stuff. [Aug 2006, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fantastic and accessible shooter, with a massive and long-lasting multi-player. [Christmas 2006, p.91]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An intelligent, emotional rollercoaster, and despite its flaws, it is beautifully executed. Trouble is, at times it can be rather coldly executed too. [July 2006, p.56]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Just as good as we all remember it, basically because nothing much has changed. [Apr 2007, p.58]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Intense, anarchic, unrelenting and unsubtle, this is was and IT'S SHOUTING AT YOU. [Jan 2007, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Clever, well-designed and constantly interesting, this is verging on the great. [Apr 2007, p.56]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Looks like a return to form for Fox - strategy and top flying action meshed brilliantly. [Oct 2006, p.63]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bigger than before and funny enough to make anyone smile, but control problems annoy. [Feb 2007, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you love wrestling, it'll make you squeal - if you don't, you'll think it's broken. [Dec 2006, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The grappling system has been transferred to the buttons and makes sense. [Jan 2007, p.71]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A superb technical achievement, but it's GTA's quirks and cranks that linger longer. [Christmas 2006, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pets is a worthy expansion pack. It's almost as much fun as a stick and a real dog. [Dec 2006, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A very welcome alternative to the Birdman's recent efforts. [Nov 2007, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It may not be sophisticated but it does offer carnage on a satisfyingly huge scale. [Mar 2008, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's "Flatout 2," given a seriously pretty makeover and superior solidity. Win! [Aug 2007, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It lacks the vitality it once had, but Vice City is still one of the best open-ended worlds. [Apr 2007, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Technically bland, but its love of the source material makes it a must for fans. [Dec 2009, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great game strongly converted to its ideal system - but it's not as flexible as it could be. [Aug 2007, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fails to build on the strengths of "Spider-Man 2" and take Spidey on to a whole new level. [June 2007, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    To dismiss is as something you may have 'seen and done before' would mean missing out on a game that knows exactly what it wants to do and does it spectacularly. [Jan 2007, p.58]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As if it wasn't Total enough, Total War gets even more Total. [Nov 2007, p.85]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Beneath that cutesy exterior lurks a game that's superior to "Virtua Tennis." Believe it. [June 2007, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 60 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A solid platformer with a twist, and a welcome return to form for our spiny blue friend. [Jan 2007, p.65]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Still great fun. Looses out graphically but gains with interactivity. [Dec 2007, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A solid and challenging game successfully mixing horror with classic shooting action. [Mar 2009, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the purest videogames we've played in yonks and an absolute riot. Buy! [Dec 2008, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A love letter to the much loved movie and a pretty decent and often original shooter to boot. [July 2009, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's no racing revolution but this is solid, playable and highly entertaining. [Apr 2008, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fine racing puzzle and track building package. [Christmas 2008, p.85]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The 'cleanest' mud racer around - but if you're looking for frantic racing, you've hit paydirt. [Dec 2008, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A game that doesn't take itself too seriously with gameplay that's as compelling as ever. [Christmas 2008, p.78]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's still the same as ever, but now with far more choice, customisation and a whole town. [July 2009, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Combines two of our favourite travelling pastimes - gaming and music - to great effect. [Sept 2008, p.74]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The best Final Fantasy is either VI or VII - but IV really isn't far behind either. [Oct 2008, p.72]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There's little in the way of innovation to be found here, but it's a finely tuned package. [Sept 2008, p.76]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A magnificent celebration of all things Indy and a great primer for the new movie. [July 2008, p.66]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pocket Paradise's brilliant control scheme elevates it well beyond the original's greatness. [Oct 2008, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A hugely atmospheric horror experience that combines old cliches with a new perspective. [Oct 2008, p.70]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's not a port, it's not by Nintendo, there isn't a minigame in sight and it's absolutely superb. [Jan 2009, p.75]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A brilliant reinvention of the beat 'em up, and the most exciting Wii game for ages. [Apr 2009, p.64]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Perfect for beat maestros but a must-play for anyone who likes fun games (everyone?). [June 2009, p.75]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Four hours of laugh-out-loud dialogue is easily worth 1,000 points. [Nov 2008, p.85]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like a diamond-centered jelly bean it looks sweet but it's hardcore underneath. [Winter 2009, p.80]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    "Worms" and "Lemmings" are perhaps its closest matches, but Flock! has a fresh feel all of its own and comes with a brilliant level editor, too. [May 2009, p.85]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Army of Two: The 40th Day has taken past criticism on the chin. Salem and Rios have evolved from disagreeable meatheads into entertaining anti-heroes while the setting is now much more befitting to the gameplay. If you're looking for an intense but concentrated gaming experience, we think the masked mercs deliver. [Jan 2010, p.68]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Wonderfully spooky. [Mar 2010, p.68]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Still a price we'd pay. [July 2009, p.78]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Milestone's love for SBK means 09 is authentic, enthusiastic and entertaining. [Aug 2009, p.68]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A cracking PSN game that's cheap and puts a fresh ingredient into a classic formula. [Sept 2009, p.80]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's entertaining without the need for plastic peripherals, but it's still challenging for experts. [Aug 2009, p.77]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Compares well with the high-def versions. Wii owners aren't missing out on much. [Dec 2009, p.68]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Still a magnificent fighter but it lacks new features and the depth of its stable mates. [Sept 2009, p.80]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A brilliant brain-taxing alternative to normal PES without sweeping changes. [Winter 2009, p.81]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like cake, it's tasty and lovely to look at. Unlike cake, it's an experience best shared. [Oct 2009, p.74]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Still a tough game to love but if you click with Monster Hunter it'll be an all-consuming relationship. [May 2010, p.62]
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