Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,337 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:
3,337 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 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 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
    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]
    • 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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    • tbd Metascore
    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The maps are devastatingly effective. [Aug 2013, p.74]
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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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Four quality new multiplayer maps and one for the zombies. [Oct 2011, p.85]
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    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
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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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