Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,258 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:
3,258 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Soothingly simple. [Oct 2013, p.79]
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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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    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As a simulation it's second to none, but it's lost a little sparkle by being so deep. [Christmas 2011, p.82]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Still a price we'd pay. [July 2009, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It ain't big and it ain't clever, but still: demon corncob. [Jan 2011, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Essential stuff. [Apr 2012, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Another gem. [Sept 2012, p.107]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A superbly shocking adaptation that drags the point 'n' click genre into the spotlight. [July 2012, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's aged very well and is a great addition to console. Shame about multiplayer, though. [Christmas 2011, p.92]
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Stupidly addictive. [Christmas 2011, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the year's weirdest prospects comes out as one of its most interesting and fantastic. [Nov 2014, p.61]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Layers on new features while keeping the spirit of the originals, making this a welcome return. [Jan 2015, p.63]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Layers on new features while keeping the spirit of the originals, making this a welcome return. [Jan 2015, p.63]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tight, polished, but unfriendly to new players. Few shooters are as thrilling, mind. [July 2012, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The on-pitch action is arguably the equal of FIFA, but that's far from the only thing that matters. [Jan 2015, p.72]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Milestone's love for SBK means 09 is authentic, enthusiastic and entertaining. [Aug 2009, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It gives new Pokemon a real run for its money. [Jan 2015, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    More refined and focussed, but sometimes this restricts creative problem solving. [Issue#232, p.76]
    • 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
    • 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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    • 85 Critic Score
    Close to essential if you're hooked on the game's two-wheeled fun. [Mar 2011, p.94]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Won't convert the Anti-Mini-gamers, but for the busier household it's highly recommended. [Jan 2012, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fun ideas clash with mundane storytelling, but the nimble action wins out in the end. [Apr 2012, p.74]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Solidly replicates the big-console FIFA experience, with some innovative controls. [Apr 2012, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Actual Sunlight's depiction of depression is heartbreaking and hard to experience. [May 2013, p.81]
    • 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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Superb remake that recaptures the original's magic while adding new twists to classic ideas. [Nov 2013, p.70]
    • 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A vibrant and accomplished platformer filled with charm and variety. [May 2013, p.88]
    • 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
    • 60 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rivals is responsive, accurate, deep, reliable and well integrated. It just needs the space. [June 2014, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A challenging RPG with variety, depth and some truly kick-ass magic spells. [July 2013, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Short and sweet, its ability to capture a sense of time of place should be cherished. [Nov 2013, p.73]
    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fast, furious shooter, packed with high-quality detail - all at a knock-down price. [Dec 2011, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Two brilliant, experimentation-filled missions. A shame it loses it toward the end. [July 2013, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not much of a new-gen leap, but this is pure wish fulfillment: sexy cars, stunning scenery, and superb songs. [Dec 2014, p.62]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The same tight third-person combat as the last three games, but just a bit less special. [May 2013, p.66]
    • 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
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A promising sign of things to come. [Oct 2014, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A brilliantly deep experience. [Jan 2013, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great return for the classic RPG - the ideas here make a strong claim for the genre's continued relevance. [Oct 2014, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    FMX, local multiplayer and quads miss the sweet spot, but everything else is very special. [July 2014, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Short but oh so sweet and cuttingly addictive. Try not to finish it all in one go. [Nov 2013, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Getting through it might be a breeze, but it's what Kirby has you doing that inflates the game's excellence. [July 2014, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tough foes make this the go-to expansion for high-level fighters. [March 2013, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An ideal blend of sim and arcade. [June 2011, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A gripping opener that suggests TWD will zombie-dodge tricky second season syndrome. [March 2014, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A breezy, if surprisingly brutal, puzzler that puts full 3DS retail releases to shame. [Aug 2013, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A soaring success. [June 2011, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It looks superb. [Jan 2011, p.96]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fans of DQIX's story may feel short-changed, but any annoyances are minimised by Joker 2's streamlining. [Dec 2011, p.96]
    • 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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fun bruiser with a flair for the dramatic, even if excitement isn't guaranteed every time. [Aug 2010, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great platformer with broader appeal than before, but there isn't a lot new here. [July 2013, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The maps are devastatingly effective. [Aug 2013, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Four quality new multiplayer maps and one for the zombies. [Oct 2011, p.85]
    • 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The best DLC available for Borderlands - An absolute must-buy for fans. [May 2010, p.83]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Cruel and punishing. [July 2013, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A brilliant Tiger Woods upgrade. [May 2012, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A brilliant HD adventure that stops short of delivering a truly definitive Wii U experience. [Oct 2013, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The best DLC available for Borderlands - An absolute must-buy for fans. [May 2010, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Four hours of laugh-out-loud dialogue is easily worth 1,000 points. [Nov 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 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
    The best DLC available for Borderlands - An absolute must-buy for fans. [May 2010, p.83]
    • 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
    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A heroic addition to the series. [Jan 2014, p.82]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What sounds basic is a surprisingly compelling physics-based head-scratcher. [July 2010, p.95]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In short: Kane and Lynch 2 is a vast improvement over the original and a multiplayer must.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Inarguable quality. [Jan 2014, p.83]
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    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For those serious about the guitar, it's an enjoyable game and a structured way to learn. [Dec 2012, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A magnificent celebration of all things Indy and a great primer for the new movie. [July 2008, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Top stuff. [July 2011, p.87]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bright, funny and with a ridiculous array of weaponry - a fitting finale on PS3. [Jan 2014, p.84]
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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
    A mix of old styles and new concepts that out-funnys most other 'comedy' games. [Christmas 2012, p.89]
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