Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,096 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 0.3 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:
3,096 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In short: Kane and Lynch 2 is a vast improvement over the original and a multiplayer must.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    More refined and focussed, but sometimes this restricts creative problem solving. [Issue#232, p.76]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It ain't big and it ain't clever, but still: demon corncob. [Jan 2011, p.91]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It looks superb. [Jan 2011, p.96]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An expert slice of role-playing goodness, with impressive depth and a novel control system.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ace. [May 2011, p.91]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It deserves better than a cult following. [May 2011, p.93]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An ideal blend of sim and arcade. [June 2011, p.86]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A soaring success. [June 2011, p.87]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Top stuff. [July 2011, p.87]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Four quality new multiplayer maps and one for the zombies. [Oct 2011, p.85]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fast, furious shooter, packed with high-quality detail - all at a knock-down price. [Dec 2011, p.79]
    • 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]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Slightly rocky in-game mechanics just stop this from slamdunking the competition. [Christmas 2011, p.65]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Stupidly addictive. [Christmas 2011, p.93]
    • 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]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Features a hilariously bad English accent. [Jan 2012, p.89]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fun ideas clash with mundane storytelling, but the nimble action wins out in the end. [Apr 2012, p.74]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Solidly replicates the big-console FIFA experience, with some innovative controls. [Apr 2012, p.85]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Essential stuff. [Apr 2012, p.89]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A brilliant Tiger Woods upgrade. [May 2012, p.80]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's hugely addictive high-score chasing stuff. [Apr 2012, p.93]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A superbly shocking adaptation that drags the point 'n' click genre into the spotlight. [July 2012, p.84]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tight, polished, but unfriendly to new players. Few shooters are as thrilling, mind. [July 2012, p.89]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Another gem. [Sept 2012, p.107]
    • 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]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A mix of old styles and new concepts that out-funnys most other 'comedy' games. [Christmas 2012, p.89]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A brilliantly deep experience. [Jan 2013, p.88]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tough foes make this the go-to expansion for high-level fighters. [March 2013, p.81]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Crysis 3 is a supermodel of an FPS. On consoles there's less makeup to conceal the lack of ideas, but on a two-grand PC, the beauty is such that it barely matters. The division is so significant, however, that we suggest knocking a few points off of the score if you're playing on the former. [April 2013, p.74]
    • 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]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Actual Sunlight's depiction of depression is heartbreaking and hard to experience. [May 2013, p.81]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A vibrant and accomplished platformer filled with charm and variety. [May 2013, p.88]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the best eShop games since launch. [June 2013, p.78]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Accomplished, if not exactly groundbreaking. [June 2013, p.80]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A challenging RPG with variety, depth and some truly kick-ass magic spells. [July 2013, p.70]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Two brilliant, experimentation-filled missions. A shame it loses it toward the end. [July 2013, p.75]
    • 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]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Cruel and punishing. [July 2013, p.82]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A breezy, if surprisingly brutal, puzzler that puts full 3DS retail releases to shame. [Aug 2013, p.71]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The maps are devastatingly effective. [Aug 2013, p.74]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A brilliant HD adventure that stops short of delivering a truly definitive Wii U experience. [Oct 2013, p.66]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Soothingly simple. [Oct 2013, p.79]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Superb remake that recaptures the original's magic while adding new twists to classic ideas. [Nov 2013, p.70]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Incredibly tense horror with a smart story and great use of sound. [Dec 2013, p.72]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A heroic addition to the series. [Jan 2014, p.82]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Inarguable quality. [Jan 2014, p.83]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bright, funny and with a ridiculous array of weaponry - a fitting finale on PS3. [Jan 2014, p.84]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A gripping opener that suggests TWD will zombie-dodge tricky second season syndrome. [March 2014, p.75]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rivals is responsive, accurate, deep, reliable and well integrated. It just needs the space. [June 2014, p.76]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    FMX, local multiplayer and quads miss the sweet spot, but everything else is very special. [July 2014, p.66]
    • 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]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A clever time-travelling action game that makes most platformers feel shallow by comparison. [Aug 2014, p.71]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An action-orientated MMORPG, with tons of great ideas. [Feb 2008, p.82]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Old-fashioned RTS in modern clothing, and a definite step forward from the last. [May 2006, p.63]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A genuinely successful console RTS and a sumptuous slice of strategy. [Sept 2006, p.74]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An undeniably pleasant deviation from all that carjacking and violence, plus the low price-point and focus upon Xbox Live means Table Tennis is certain to carve itself one heck of a niche on 360. [July 2006, p.68]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Action-based online RPG-ing, and nowhere near as intimidating as its PC-based cousins. [Christmas 2006, p.88]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Command and Conquer fans will be satisfied. Newcomers will be enchanted. [May 2007, p.62]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Its intricacies mean limited appeal, but the combat and plot make it rewarding. [July 2007, p.74]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Pretty, original bite-sized gaming on the move. The kind of thing PSP needs more of. [Apr 2007, p.76]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Sweaty-palm online gaming that gets better as teamwork develops. [Oct 2007, p.78]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Rights many of 06's previous wrongs to produce a cracker. [Apr 2007, p.66]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Big and exciting, packed with content. It's GRAW 1.5 in terms of gameplay, however. [May 2007, p.67]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    There's nothing better for a quick sporing blast on PSP. [May 2007, p.78]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A slick and superb-looking racer that offers immense entertainment and exploits the next-gen consoles. [Nov 2007, p.78]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's not for everyone, but if you like knuckle-whitening racing thrills, look no further. [Jan 2007, p.72]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A really pleasant surprise. The Wii is fast becoming the home of unpretentious thrills. [Jan 2007, p.73]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A solid and compulsive puzzle game that's hard to fault. [Sept 2007, p.83]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A satisfying multiplayer adventure with more than an hint of "Phantasy Star Online" about it. [Apr 2008, p.70]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you fancy a radical change of pace, this is for you. Action fans need not apply. [Jan 2007, p.74]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    By coming at the city from a different angle and giving an extra richness to be the gameplay, the return to Vegas has been justified. [Apr 2008, p.62]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Alpha Protocol's a technical turkey but it's also a gripping, innovative and deserving of both success and a sequel.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Wii owners have a SmackDown to be proud of that has the definitive ladder/cage matches. [Dec 2008, p.56]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Perfect structure for a handheld SmackDown, but get the big version if possible. [Dec 2008, p.57]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Like the graphics or not, Valkyria Chronicles is an accessible, challenging strategy game. [Christmas 2008, p.82]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An entertainingly amoral addition to the strategy cannon. [July 2008, p.82]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An original but flawed concept - it doesn't quite live up to expectations but it's still fun. [Jan 2009, p.62]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Rib-ticklingly good fun. Not just for fans of American Fistball. [Christmas 2008, p.85]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A totally cute and adorable playground, this time with more story and less making. [Dec 2008, p.69]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A reminder of how entertaining the original story is, in an almost "Zelda" quality adventure. [Feb 2009, p.76]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Naturally, a must for fans, but the gentle learning curve makes it a tactical fun-for-all. [Feb 2009, p.76]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An immensely enjoyable and visually stunning game. [July 2009, p.82]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The game justifies the hype. [Dec 2009, p.82]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A universally enjoyable game. [Aug 2009, p.84]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Offers a fairly different and very effective alternative to the super serious "Wii Fit." [Aug 2009, p.73]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Arguably the best fighter on PSP, but missing the single-player experience we hoped for. [Oct 2009, p.70]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A hugely mixed bag, disguising a very decent bag. Weird, but really worth persevering with. [Mar 2010, p.74]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A re-skinning Guitar Hero 5 with all the features but fewer great tunes. [Christmas 2009, p.72]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A really lovely puzzler. Relaxing, addictive, cheap and charming. [May 2010, p.83]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Authentic, brutal and uncompromising, but a few niggling flaws hold it back from greatness. [Oct 2010, p.67]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A fine fighter but with few new features you'd be forgiven for experiencing deja vu. [Issue#232, p.76]