Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,153 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 0.5 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:
3,153 game reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    There's love poured into every second of it, and the result's a game that's easily worthy of all the hype... Simply awesome. [June 2008, p.62]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A Mario classic - it's rare to find a game so consistently brilliant. A wondrous journey. [Christmas 2007, p.44]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Nintendo has, incredibly, made a gaming giant even grander. One of the all-time greats. [July 2010, p.84]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    No game can match its mix of scale, direction and quality - and we don't know when one might. [Dec 2013, p.52]
    • Games Master UK
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    BioShock feels too long, even though it's actually not. This is the result of your being given too many item-collection goals, which will often mean backtracking for those who've been diligent explorers. [Oct 2007, p.64]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    What it lacks in originality it makes up for with polished gameplay and engaging storytelling. [Dec 2009, p.60]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's a massive game set in a glorious looking world of intrigue and fun. [Aug 2011, p.95]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    With the fantastic "Team Fortress 2" supplying the multiplayer action, this is a formidable complilation. What more could you want? That box of chocolates? Would've been nice. [Dec 2007, p.60]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The most polished and impressive RPG from BioWare to date. Roll on part three. [Mar 2010, p.60]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A spectacular, jaw-dropping send off for the faithful old GameCube. [Mar 2007, p.84]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Staggering detail collides with unprecedented scale. The game doesn't stop giving. Essential. [Jan 2012, p.57]
    • Games Master UK
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    An amazing achievement and every bit as intuitive and addictive as we'd hoped. [Dec 2008, p.62]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A touch less impactful now, but one of last year's highlights is still of 2014's best games. [Oct 2014, p.61]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Thrilling survival horror with brutal combat, rich characters and stunning environments. [Aug 2013, p.57]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A massive and engaging adventure that uses the Wii controller superbly. Amazing. [Christmas 2006, p.52]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Immersive environments, intense action and one of the most powerful stories ever told. [July 2010, p.73]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Made of gimmicks but not gimmicky, funny but never throwaway, challenging but never irritating. It's magic. [June 2011, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Quite simply, this is the best war shooter of the year. [Christmas 2007, p.64]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Brave, brutal, brilliant - the gold standard by which all future videogames should be judged. [Dec 2011, p.67]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best version of one of the best games of all time. [Aug 2011, p.72]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Unless you own a Wii, there's no excuse not to enjoy one of the best games in years. [Dec 2008, p.82]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Frankly, there's never been a better time to surrender to the frightening pleasures of a future in which you have the power to make a real difference. [Feb 2010]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A good-looking, super-immersive game. [Nov 2011, p.94]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A scintillating dose of uber-violence. Un-freakin'-missable. And then some. [Christmas 2006, p.56]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Columbia is one of the most inventive and intriguing game settings of this generation, and it houses a shooter that compares with the very best. It's gaming heaven. Or the closest we'll get to it, anyway. [May 2013, p.59]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Genre-defining. [Nov 2007, p.58]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's been a slow few years for the single-player RPG. This makes up for all of it. [May 2006, p.68]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A superb package that manages to add to the incredible "Snake Eater" experience. [Dec 2006, p.90]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best Call of Duty yet - and possibly, the best shooter, too. Get enlisted. [Winter 2009, p.62]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws it's a largely successful of marriage and plot and play, a towering achievement and one of the finest action games ever made. [July 2008, p.60]
    • Games Master UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Controlling Brawl with the remote's D-pad feels like the devil's work and even the remote/nunchuck pairing suffers from the lack of a second analog stick - you need it for quick smash attacks. It's playable with the Wii's controllers, but seasoned smashers should grab a Classic Controller or dust off their old GC gear. [Apr 2008, p.58]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A new high-water mark in strategy gaming, for both veterans and newcomes alike. [Nov 2006, p.71]
    • Games Master UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A criminally good game by any standard but on the DS it's practically unparalleled. [May 2009, p.58]
    • Games Master UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    DX is the gaming equivalent of throwing five Mentos mints into a cola bottle and shaking it until the lid pops in a fizzy explosion of insane foamy greatness. [Feb 2011, p.91]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's not a game that'll single-handedly save the Wii U, but it is a typically brilliant, typically Nintendo experience - and one that'll live in the memory long after the final flag pole has disappeared from view. [Jan 2014, p.45]
    • Games Master UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Braid sums up everything we love about gaming. A near-perfect experience. [Oct 2008, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Critics might wonder that if GoW2 turned out this good, imagine what it would have been like on PS3...yet in resisting the lure of all that next-gen horsepower Sony Santa Monica have instead crafted a sequel that somehow - amazingly - coaxes out every last drop of PS2 juice to create a fitting testament to the system. Astonishing. [Apr 2007, p.78]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Make no mistake: this is the finest fighter ever made. A glorious reworking of a classic that leaves the pretenders to the console fighter crown picking up their teeth with shattered fingers. [Mar 2009, p.62]
    • Games Master UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Big, beautiful, and without limits, Minecraft is the box of blocks you never have to tidy up. [Feb 2012, p.79]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Gorgeous port of a PS2 classic that's packed with new features, making it stronger than ever. [March 2013, p.82]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Simply stunning... It's touching and near impossible to resist. Your heart will melt, your eyes will do little wheelies and your brain will send you yummy jolts of happiness as thanks. [JPN Import; July 2006, p.78] A compelling, beautiful game that's one of the most enjoyble adventures in years. [Feb 2007, p.70]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Eclipses 360 and all but the most pimped PC rigs. The definitive Oblivion? Probably. [May 2007, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fallout 3 is a masterpiece. Failing to add it to your games collection is simply not an option. [Christmas 2008, p.74]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the finest action games of the year that improves on the original in every way. [Christmas 2008, p.56]
    • Games Master UK
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A heart-pounding, exciting, tragic, daring, but blemished conclusion to Mass Effect. [May 2012, p.69]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A daring break from the norm for Zelda, but a spectacular, boundary-smashing success. [Christmas 2011, p.76]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    More than just a game - it's a genre-shifting music revolution. [Issue#232, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It retains the series' hallmark action but literally turns things on its head by dropping in dynamic landscapes that twist and turn as you fight. [May 2010, p.70]
    • Games Master UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Addictive rhythm gaming made all the better by its guitar controller. [May 2007, p.65]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A polished visual treat, but quality competition means it isn't as outstanding as it once was. [Christmas 2011, p.62]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Party games don't come much better. The best of "Guitar Hero" and "SingStar" with drums. [July 2008, p.76]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    After its stormy development, FF12 isn't just a worthy installment of the series, but a great RPG in its own right, one that thinks differently and feels all the better for it. [JPN Import; June 2006, p.72] Stunning Design. [Feb 2007, p.66]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A wonderful little puzzler that will charm and entertain you effortlessly. [Apr 2012, p.93]
    • Games Master UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    More accessible but more comprehensive. 2009's greatest race simulator. [Dec 2009, p.66]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Arkham Asylum is a game with the power to utterly captivate you and can stand proudly alongside modern classics such as "Resident Evil 4", "Gears of War," and "BioShock"...Simply put, Batman: Arkham Asylum is a masterpiece. [Sept 2009, p.66]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A superb game that will consume every spare minute of your time. A must-have. [June 2013, p.66]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Every niggle from the original ironed out and loads of new stuff thrown in. Ace. [Christmas 2006, p.66]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    As addictive as "Guitar Hero" with four sections to master. Few games offer as much fun. [Feb 2008, p.74]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Up there with the DS's best. Fast-forward to 7 February and pick this up yesterday. [Feb 2009, p.77]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the most emotionally charged gaming pilgrimages ever devised. Tiny but tremendous. [Apr 2012, p.92]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A fantastic achievement in storytelling and gameplay. Truly unmissable. [Nov 2011, p.86]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The finest fighting game ever made. [June 2010, p.80]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the best rolling ball platform puzzler ever. [Christmas 2010, p.91]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A brilliant expansion to one of the year's best games. [Jan 2009, p.74]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dishonored is one of the defining games of this generation... A dark, stirring and beautiful game. The new Master Assassin. [Dec 2012, p.63]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A fantastic improvement in every way on the original, you'll be playing this for years. [Mar 2011, p.80]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Interesting development of a series that really needed it. [Oct 2009, p.81]
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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]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Let it hook you in and it's genuinely difficult to put the bloody thing down. [July 2012, p.93]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Keeping WoW at the top of a very big pile, this is a wonderful expansion. [Jan 2009, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A must-buy for newcomers to the series and worth another go if you've played them before. [Nov 2009, p.78]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The puzzles are much more varied and cleverly constructed. [Jan 2011, p.96]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Like arcadey racers? You'll like this. Not a petrol head? You'll still like this. [Dec 2013, p.76]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An aquatic arcade romp with buckets of charm, style and humour. [June 2013, p.86]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A fantastic excuse to jump back into a truly great game. [Dec 2012, p.92]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The mix of action and intrigue results in one of the most compelling games of the year. [Winter 2009, p.76]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Different enough to warrant a replay. If you're new to the game this'll blow your mind. [Aug 2007, p.70]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The controls are unavoidably compromised but this is a whole GTA for 5.99 quid and essential if you haven't been to Chinatown yet. [Apr 2010, p.85]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A vast, photo-realistic game world with perfectly paced missions to play within it. [Christmas 2007, p.78]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A technically jaw-dropping portable romp, even if it lacks the craft of its PS2 brethren. [May 2008, p.62]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is as good as it gets for online roleplaying. [Apr 2007, p.84]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Almost achieves the impossible and fulfills the hype. Among the best shooters ever created. [Issue#231, p.82]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A strong, robustly put-together RPG that for every shortcoming has a magical moment too. [Christmas 2007, p.56]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A fantastic strategy sci-fi blast sumptuously, if not gracefully, ported to mobiles. [Sept 2013, p.80]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A refinement of a fantastic game that loves cars as much as we do. The king of sim racers. [Christmas 2011, p.66]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The years have been kind to arguably the best PS2 games. [Mar 2010, p.76]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A gentler Gears, but all the more entertaining for it. And the co-op play will be hard to beat. [Dec 2011, p.76]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Its ambition was to be the best FPS on PS3. At this moment in time, we're not going to argue. [Mar 2009, p.58]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's very slick with cunning obstacles. [Dec 2011, p.93]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A joy to play - challenging, amusing and very, very French. Essential platforming shenanigans. [Nov 2013, p.60]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A gorgeous sequel to ALTTP, but one that trades on nostalgia more than its own strengths. [Jan 2014, p.52]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Astounding in its scale, Dark Souls II is a landmark slice of gaming brilliance to savour. [May 2014, p.55]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An essential buy for existing players. [Feb 2011, p.88]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A brilliantly deep experience. [Jan 2013, p.88]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The first truly "next generation" action game and the standard everyone else has to follow. [Christmas 2009, p.70]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The king of looting, and the new content makes this a worthy upgrade. [Nov 2014, p.74]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The freshest and most fearless FIFA in living memory. We can't wait to see what they do next. [Nov 2011, p.73]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bowser proves a brilliant distraction from traditional Mario play in 2009's silliest RPG. [Winter 2009, p.81]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Still the ultimate test of skill, now with better levels, supreme multiplayer and a game editor. [June 2012, p.86]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    By far the best chunk of DLC ever devised, adding another rick chapter to the story. [Apr 2009, p.61]
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