Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,478 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 99 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 3 Blood Beach
Score distribution:
3478 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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    • 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
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Witty, energetic and hugely entertaining, even if it isn't particularly smart. [Winter 2009, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Better controls, improved animations and full of cool new features. [Nov 2008, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    We like its style. [Feb 2011, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The shooter transformed, but with enough initial problems to stop it short of classic status. [Aug 2015, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Compares well with the high-def versions. Wii owners aren't missing out on much. [Dec 2009, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's hugely addictive high-score chasing stuff. [Apr 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ace. [May 2011, p.91]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Superbly authentic. Like the real thing, stand-up is ace, but the ground game is an acquired taste. [May 2016, p.67]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Wonderfully spooky. [Mar 2010, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It deserves better than a cult following. [May 2011, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A roguelike for the cerebral pilot. Those with viper-like reflexes shouldn't miss this step up for gaming AI. [Oct 2015, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A brilliant brain-taxing alternative to normal PES without sweeping changes. [Winter 2009, p.81]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Another exercise in elegant, flab-free game design from Mike Bithell - though lighter on the laughs. [Oct 2015, p.74]
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Incredibly tense horror with a smart story and great use of sound. [Dec 2013, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 62 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Features a hilariously bad English accent. [Jan 2012, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The grappling system has been transferred to the buttons and makes sense. [Jan 2007, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 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. [Dec 2010, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Slightly rocky in-game mechanics just stop this from slamdunking the competition. [Christmas 2011, p.65]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Soothingly simple. [Oct 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Structurally it's all very familiar, but the consistent laughs and divergent paths more than make up for that. [Summer 2015, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A masterful mash-up - but if you want to see everything on offer, it'll cost you an arm and a Lego. [Dec 2015, p.74]
    • 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
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An adventure for all ages, and another solid hit from Telltale - just don't expect Minecraft's freedom. [Dec 2015, p.81]
    • 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]
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    • 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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    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Close to essential if you're hooked on the game's two-wheeled fun. [Mar 2011, p.94]
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    • 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]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fun ideas clash with mundane storytelling, but the nimble action wins out in the end. [Apr 2012, p.74]
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    • 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]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Energetic multiplayer platformer is just the jog. [June 2016, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not the biggest expansion, but it enhances the best parts of an already magnificent MMO. [Christmas 2015, p.75]
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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
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Huge, varied, and endlessly fascinating. [Christmas 2015, p.81]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Actual Sunlight's depiction of depression is heartbreaking and hard to experience. [May 2013, p.81]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Intense, anarchic, unrelenting and unsubtle, this is was and IT'S SHOUTING AT YOU. [Jan 2007, p.85]
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