Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,175 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 0.4 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:
3,175 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Perfect structure for a handheld SmackDown, but get the big version if possible. [Dec 2008, p.57]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Like the graphics or not, Valkyria Chronicles is an accessible, challenging strategy game. [Christmas 2008, p.82]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An entertainingly amoral addition to the strategy cannon. [July 2008, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 68 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Rib-ticklingly good fun. Not just for fans of American Fistball. [Christmas 2008, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A totally cute and adorable playground, this time with more story and less making. [Dec 2008, p.69]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A reminder of how entertaining the original story is, in an almost "Zelda" quality adventure. [Feb 2009, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An immensely enjoyable and visually stunning game. [July 2009, p.82]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The game justifies the hype. [Dec 2009, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A universally enjoyable game. [Aug 2009, p.84]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Offers a fairly different and very effective alternative to the super serious "Wii Fit." [Aug 2009, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Arguably the best fighter on PSP, but missing the single-player experience we hoped for. [Oct 2009, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A hugely mixed bag, disguising a very decent bag. Weird, but really worth persevering with. [Mar 2010, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A re-skinning Guitar Hero 5 with all the features but fewer great tunes. [Christmas 2009, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A really lovely puzzler. Relaxing, addictive, cheap and charming. [May 2010, p.83]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Authentic, brutal and uncompromising, but a few niggling flaws hold it back from greatness. [Oct 2010, p.67]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A fine fighter but with few new features you'd be forgiven for experiencing deja vu. [Issue#232, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The greatest Spidey game of this generation. Four fantastic flavours of arachnid awesomeness. [Issue#231, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's a simple but deep game, and one that deserves to have hours of creative fun piled into it. [Mar 2011, p.98]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    One of the last hurrahs for the GBA, and it's fittingly fun. Hugely enjoyable while it lasts. [Mar 2007, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A full-on tongue sarnie to the lips of a genre that needs the kiss of life. Marry us, Zoe! [July 2006, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This will keep you staring at your 3DS until you eyes bleed. In a good way. [May 2011, p.67]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Low on modes but astronomically high on fun, it's a great debut for THQ San Diego. [May 2011, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The game equivalent of a Pixar film - a riot for everyone. [July 2011, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The finger-swiping swing system is more precise than ever and eight courses offer a massive challenge. [July 2011, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A game of two halves - starts brilliantly but fades. Nice vehicular combat though. [Dec 2011, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Crazy, addictive stuff. [Dec 2011, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A great tribute to the classic series which also delivers the best modern take on Sonic to date. [Christmas 2011, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Infinitely awesome and just short of genius - download it for your mobile now. [Feb 2012, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This riveting compilation will enthral Wii owners looking for something different.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Stylish and imaginative. [Apr 2012, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Addictive stuff. [Apr 2012, p.90]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Addictive, gorgeous and brilliant. [May 2012, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Close to brilliant, DD's excellent online play and questing is only let down by clunky combat. [July 2012, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Cerebral, deep and varied, Starhawk is one of the finest online experiences on PS3. [Aug 2012, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A beautifully crafted one-more-go action feast designed for score-chasers. [Dec 2012, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 65 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    As far as platformers go, this is right up there. [Dec 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The same adventuring brilliance. Some core improvements help to trump the original. [Christmas 2012, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The extra strategy is something we never thought we'd need, but now that we have it, we love it! [Christmas 2012, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Charming, beautiful and fresh; like playing through your favourite bedtime story. [Christmas 2012, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A decent if slightly light upgrade to this thoroughly enjoyable B-Ball sim. [Christmas 2012, p.94]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A treat for the dedicated Nintendo-heads. Others should stick to 360/PS3 GOTY edition. [Feb 2013, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Chunky, satisfying online scrapper - but a dreadful single-player. Proceed with caution. [Feb 2013, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Accessible, challenging and endlessly strategic with a great community. [March 2013, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Critically, there's always something fun to do. [March 2013, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Three classics everyone should play - it's just a shame more wasn't done to modernise them. [Apr 2013, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Atmosphere so thick you can crack it with a whip. [May 2013, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The cartoony style gets samey after a while, but this is high quality platforming. [May 2013, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Unique, stylish and effortlessly charming. [July 2013, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The vibrant presentation is stellar. [July 2013, p.86]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A crafty, atmospheric puzzler. [Sept 2013, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    As a game, a creation toolbox and a model range, Infinity's a triple-success. [Nov 2013, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    PixelJunk Monsters has lost none of its brilliant charm. [Nov 2013, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Superbly strategic game for the shooter fan after a hardcore experience. [Dec 2013, p.63]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    One of the more well suited crafters going. [Dec 2013, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Not as light on its feet as older games, but still a great slice of law and disorder. [Christmas 2013, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A superb central dynamic. [Jan 2014, p.83]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Rocksmith doesn't make learning the guitar easier. It does, however, make it more fun. [Jan 2014, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Joyous puzzle-platformer with zero filler. [March 2014, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A seamless port. [March 2014, p.85]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Extremely polished traditional gameplay enhanced by sumptuous presentation. Safe but sound. [Apr 2014, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Proves itself a sturdy Vita game in its own right, with appeal that extends beyond just its genre. [May 2014, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This'll feel right at home when it reaches PS4 later this year. [Aug 2014, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Takes the tried and tested genre formula and runs with it into new territories. [Sept 2014, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A true X-COM successor, its tactical depth will engross anyone up for the challenge. [Oct 2014, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Another top game in the Pokemon series and another great puzzler for the DS. [May 2006, p.56]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A laugh-out-loud, gun toting riot of action. [Nov 2006, p.67]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A crusade that claims over 60 hours of play - we recommend you test this claim. [July 2006, p.67]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Play it in co-op and it's a hoot. A superhero mash-up that's simple but top fun. [Christmas 2006, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Yards better than has faltering debut on 360, Johnny M is back. [Dec 2006, p.100]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Loses its oddball way slightly in the translation, but this is still great. [Aug 2007, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Unlike normal basketball, even a massive lead can be reversed in the dying seconds - and losing possession at the wrong moment can make a huge difference. Good work, Mazza. [Oct 2006, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Touched with that Nintendo genius, but it's a very familiar kind of genius. [Jan 2007, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A beefy brawler but the legendary series really deserved better for its next-gen debut. [Dec 2009, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As brilliant on Wii as it is on DS, but it does feel like a bit of a missed opportunity. There's no two-player - we fancied a bit of head-to-head operating or co-op. [Jan 2007, p.77]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The levels themselves are a combination of some from past games and new ones, so it's not massively fresh for players of previous games. That aside, this is top strategic shooting stuff. [Feb 2007, p.65]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Sophisticated driving action with scarily realistic physics. [Nov 2006, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's the ultimate Assassin's package and that means we love it, but thousands won't. [June 2008, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    You may have seen it before. But never has it looked so good and contained so much. [Aug 2007, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Pets was our favourite expansion pack and this improves it to no end. [Sept 2007, p.80]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Lone players be warned, this is not for you - but online it's a multiplayer masterpiece. [Sept 2008, p.75]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The tongue-in-cheek humour and lush graphics make Overlord the sort of cult title games should be overjoyed to discover. [Aug 2007, p.69]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Addictive play for the score junkie and a fun distraction for a while. [June 2008, p.83]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Another cracker from a developer well-versed in the art of 2D strategy. [Nov 2007, p.85]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you don't have access to the other console versions, this is well worth getting. [Jan 2007, p.61]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Not a revolution, but still addictive, and different enough from "Skate" to matter. [Christmas 2007, p.82]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Doesn't advance the classic Contra formula one jot, but better than 1994's "Hard Corps." [Feb 2008, p.68]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A clever, original and sweet puzzler that stands out, even on DS. [Dec 2007, p.85]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Not nearly as epic as Fallout 3 but intriguing and addictive for level-grind-loving gamers. [Dec 2009, p.72]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As satisfying as a nutmeg and as exciting as a scissor kick. A vast improvement from before. [Feb 2008, p.56]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Impressive. But games won't get much from it and it's unlikely to get you trim on its own. [May 2008, p.66]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Showroom shine and technical brilliance manages to get in the way of the 'game'. [May 2008, p.67]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Gloriously absurd shooter backed up with fast-paced and entertaining combat. [Apr 2009, p.76]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A lack of maps and repetition mar the single-player, but the multiplayer is brilliantly brutal. [Mar 2009, p.81]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A downloadable title that, idea-wise, puts many full releases to shame. [Aug 2008, p.76]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Better than most disc-based Wii puzzlers, for a quarter of the price. [Sept 2008, p.84]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A great time waster, with some terrific multiplayer options, too. [Sept 2008, p.85]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A competent but uninspiring update of a classic arcade game. [July 2008, p.82]
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