Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,286 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:
3,286 game reviews
    • 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]
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    • 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]
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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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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A perfect opportunity to play catch-up. [Sept 2013, p.79]
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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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    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The eventual carnage you wreak is well worth the effort. Funny writing, too. [Mar 2011, p.91]
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    • 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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    For great maps, and another epic Zombie campaign. [Apr 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A brilliant package. [Jan 2011, p.91]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Sublime. [July 2010, p.93]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Pretty amazing for just a mere twenty notes. [Jan 2011, p.97]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Simple, no-nonsense racer that's the most bargainalicious PS Vita game yet. [May 2012, p.99]
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    • 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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    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Takes far too long to get going, but once it does you'll be hooked for the longest haul. [Jan 2015, p.64]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Easily enjoyed by all. [Feb 2010, p.78]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you have the time to learn it, this is a game that makes it feel like almost anything is possible. [Jan 2015, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
    • 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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    • 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.
    • 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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    • 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
    • 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]
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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
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An essential purchase for party lovers that whets the Nintendo appetite. Bring friends. [Christmas 2012, p.84]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Smart, and with an unforgettable protagonist. One of the great visual novels. [June 2015, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • tbd Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Incredible tech. [May 2013, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A great improvement from FFXII, but a poor battle system takes away challenge. [March 2012, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 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
    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]
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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]
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A gorgeous and playable fighter that offers a strong alternative to Street Fighter and Tekken. [March 2012, p.86]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Not as intelligently conceived as Zero Escape, but every bit as riveting. [Apr 2014, p.79]
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    • 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]
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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]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Get your head around 360 degree puzzling and this'll bring a deluge of joy. [March 2013, p.87]
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    • 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
    • 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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A rapid, beserk, kartload of fun. [Aug 2010, p.88]
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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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    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Repays the dedicated in spades. Top stuff. [July 2013, p.79]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Expertly remade. [July 2013, p.84]
    • 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
    • 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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An outstanding fireworks display on wheels but not quite a Burnout beater. [June 2010, p.68]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Top single-player action, and multi-player that exploits the Wii controller brilliantly. [Christmas 2006, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Who knew messing around with electricity could be so much fun? [July 2009, p.68]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A massive step forward for SmackDown's fighting system. Now the rest needs tidying. [Dec 2007, p.42]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A brutal, bullish and ballsy game that manages to match the film's punch. [Dec 2006, p.86]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Quests are staple MMO territory - but the unique, gory combat adds spice. [Aug 2008, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A fitting finale to a fantastic DLC series. We're only sad to see that story end. [Christmas 2014, p.72]
    • 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]
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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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    • 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
    • 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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    • 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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Better controls, improved animations and full of cool new features. [Nov 2008, p.83]
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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]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    We like its style. [Feb 2011, p.86]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bigger than before and funny enough to make anyone smile, but control problems annoy. [Feb 2007, p.78]
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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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's hugely addictive high-score chasing stuff. [Apr 2012, p.93]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A scintillating return to form that's all style...and no little substance. Blistering arcade racing. [Jan 2014, p.76]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ace. [May 2011, p.91]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Wonderfully spooky. [Mar 2010, p.68]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like Battlefield before it, Medal of Honor is an engrossing online shooter with an above-average campaign mode bolted on. As a result, it's a purchase you should only seriously consider if your console is hooked up to the intarwebs. On a wider scale though, this reboot thrusts Medal of Honor back into the spotlight, and for the first time in ages we can't wait to see where EA take the series next.
    • 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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It deserves better than a cult following. [May 2011, p.93]
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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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A game made for everyone, not just the hardcore RPG fans. [July 2007, p.69]
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    • 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]
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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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    • 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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Layton goes out with neither a band nor a whimper, but with a nice cup of tea. [Christmas 2013, p.79]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Just as good as we all remember it, basically because nothing much has changed. [Apr 2007, p.58]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Incredibly tense horror with a smart story and great use of sound. [Dec 2013, p.72]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Anarchic multiplayer gold in the Smash Bros vein, but underneath it's a bit cold and sterile. [Winter 2009, p.68]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Features a hilariously bad English accent. [Jan 2012, p.89]
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    • 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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