Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,240 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:
3,240 game reviews
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    • 49 Critic Score
    In a crowded genre filled with great titles, this is so far off road that it's in a ditch. [Feb 2009, p.78]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The simplicity of the web game is lost in this flabby, oversized spin-off. [Nov 2012, p.85]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Great potential squandered by unimaginative level design and cheap mechanical failings. [Christmas 2013, p.82]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Technically polished and full of character, but as a game it's horribly frustrating. [Christmas 2006, p.70]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Even if the Elder Scrolls cold turkey is hurting bad, buying this would still be a daft decision. [Mar 2011, p.92]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Really difficult and mean-spirited. Puff was magic; Spyro is a jerk. [Christmas 2007, p.84]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The king of Neo Geo struggles to find its footing on XBLA. [Dec 2008, p.84]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Stylish visuals can't save this from being a repetitive and uninspiring experience. [May 2013, p.81]
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    • 49 Critic Score
    Not a nightmare, but you'll be wistfully wishing for more excitement. [Sept 2008, p.84]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A repetitive load of rot. [Apr 2009, p.80]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Z deserves more than this. [Apr 2014, p.78]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A laudable concept let down by poor design. [Oct 2014, p.79]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Go and see the movie instead - it's cheaper, it stars Ricky Gervais and they serve popcorn. [July 2009, p.82]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It isn't even a half decent fighter! [Apr 2009, p.77]
    • Games Master UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Go and see the movie instead - it's cheaper, it stars Ricky Gervais and they serve popcorn. [July 2009, p.82]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It's not awful just basic to the point of tedium. [Aug 2012, p.84]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    It's incapable of holding your attention for long enough to warrant a high review score. [Feb 2011, p.91]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Proof that the best idea ever on paper translates into B-grade mush. A stinker. [Sept 2007, p.73]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Pitch-perfect nostalgia spoiled by borderline unplayable matches. [Apr 2012, p.92]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A disappointingly basic skateboarding game with a controller that doesn't work well. [Christmas 2009, p.75]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A child safe damp squib of a game that has none of the edge of the cartoon. [Aug 2007, p.73]
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    • 37 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A joyless mess that would have looked dated five years ago. In 2007 there's no excuse. [Sept 2007, p.82]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Unfriendly and dull. If Advance Wars had an evil twin, it would probably look like this. [May 2009, p.71]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A 14-game collection that inspires only fleeting nostalgia. [Christmas 2006, p.101]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A surprisingly empty game lacking structure or purpose. [Feb 2012, p.93]
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    • 32 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A first stepping stone to RPGs but this will be too basic for most. [Oct 2007, p.85]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The potential is there in the gunplay, but it's covered with shonky visuals and lifeless, grinding action. [Nov 2014, p.73]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The only good thing here is the endless retro mode - a fleeting thrill only. [Feb 2012, p.101]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    If (only) the stylus recognition worked. [Oct 2012, p.89]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    An apoplexy-inducing camera, that shifts between perspectives at every turn, ensures that just getting about the place is a chore. [July 2014, p.79]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Disappointing. [July 2013, p.77]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A minigame compilation that lacks any real charm, and simply isn't enough fun. [Jan 2007, p.69]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Pretty, but oddly unsatisfying to play. [July 2011, p.87]
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    • 37 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Passes the time of day in multi-player but single player is slow and dull. [Christmas 2006, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 56 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Uninspiring puzzles. [Aug 2010, p.104]
    • Games Master UK
    • 45 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Legends has missed the point of the business model entirely, giving unfortunate players a choice of grinding through shallow, unfulfilling and downright ugly combat, or forking out substantial amounts of real money to bypass said mediocrity. [Sept 2013, p.71]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Fiddly controls make this apparently futuristic accelerometer abuser a complete waste of space. [Feb 2013, p.87]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The levels are colorful but dull, and after a mere five minutes a lurking sense of deja vu descends. Dead poor. [July 2008, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 54 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Dull, dumb predictable and annoying to play. Sorry, Scooby. [Christmas 2006, p.101]
    • Games Master UK
    • 39 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Fun for young gamers but no real substance as a "real" racing game. [Aug 2008, p.83]
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    • 25 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    AMY
    Everything good about Amy is undone by laborious puzzles and miserable controls. [March 2012, p.95]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    A horrendous collection you'll never want to revisit. [Jan 2008, p.78]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    In an attempt to be a game for all, it turned into a game for no one. [Jan 2008, p.78]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    The handling is awful, with cars skidding all over the shop as it's easy to oversteer. [Feb 2007, p.84]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    And levels that bit wider than the DS screen? Irritating and just plain rubbish, a bit like this game. [June 2006, p.79]
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    • 46 Critic Score
    It technically functions as a shooter. But it needed to be a lot better to fits its gimmick. [Apr 2008, p.75]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    It's not really much of a game, unless you really like watching cut-scenes and fighting. [Jan 2007, p.65]
    • Games Master UK
    • 66 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Ploddingly dull retro RPG. Half the 30 hours is backtracking. [June 2006, p.80]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    While other sports games have slam dunked new-gen, this can't stop dribbling. [Feb 2014, p.74]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Passable as a single-player game but completely falls apart in co-op. Avoid. [Christmas 2008, p.64]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    We accept there's a place for this sort of thing, but it fails on the standard of its minigames. [June 2010, p.78]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Dodgy monster beat-'em-up that doesn't get anything right. [Mar 2008, p.79]
    • Games Master UK
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Spirited, but deeply flawed. [Feb 2013, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Spirited, but deeply flawed. [Feb 2013, p.89]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    We love original ideas, but there's no point in crazy innovation if you don't nail the basics. [Sept 2008, p.80]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Creaky. [Oct 2010, p.75]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Nothing more than Bland Bland Racing. [Sept 2012, p.101]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Less is more, even when girl-punching is involved. [Feb 2012, p.95]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's still just a bit too steep at 4.50 quid. [Christmas 2011, p.89]
    • Games Master UK
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Zack and Wiki remain the only pirates worth dealing with on Wii. [Oct 2008, p.84]
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    • 36 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Tedious in a way we can barely describe, and almost broken in places. Don't buy this. [Sept 2006, p.76]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    As far as bears go, this is Pooh. [Sept 2010, p.103]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game suffers for a lack of intensity. [Oct 2012, p.89]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Undeniably inventive ideas are spoiled by a steep learning curve, poor signposting and duff controls. [Issue#232, p.89]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The looping theme is one of the worst we've ever heard. [Jan 2013, p.83]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Strip away the license and you're left with an underwhelming shooter punctuated by endless hacking mini-games and woeful space combat. [July 2013, p.73]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Two-and-a-half hours of trundling around Damrey's bland corridors left us severely disappointed. [Aug 2013, p.71]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Yoostar doesn't so much put you in the movies as put you next to a mangled clip of the movies. [June 2011, p.89]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's a wonderful game, but the mod-friendly PC is original is the one to plump for. [March 2013, p.87]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A one-trick pony, and that trick's been done better elsewhere. Giddy up and get outa here. [Oct 2008, p.78]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Limited promise is buried under an avalanche of technical failings in this derivative FPS. [Oct 2011, p.86]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    For a game featuring a carefree monkey, this is linear and boring. [Oct 2006, p.84]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Yeah, it's bad. [Aug 2010, p.104]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Yeah, it's bad. [Aug 2010, p.104]
    • Games Master UK
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The kind of thing you'd regret downloading to your mobile. But more expensive. [June 2008, p.71]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    A tepid bundle of mini-games that fails to raise a laugh or even the pulse. [Dec 2006, p.100]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Co-op trash aimed at under-10s. Give us Mickey and Donald anyday. [June 2006, p.80]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Fans might enjoy the sing-a-long. But the game part of this is seriously lacking. [Feb 2008, p.68]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    With lofty ideas way above its station, this schlocky action-RPG is a well-meaning mess. [July 2014, p.76]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    The forgotten chapter that should have stayed unwritten. [May 2012, p.84]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Appalling frame rate. [Oct 2013, p.75]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    An extreme exercise in patience. [Sept 2013, p.71]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Overly cutesy. [May 2011, p.89]
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    • 40 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Without the fitting visuals, this would be unbearable. [May 2008, p.84]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    It should have been uDraw's killer app, but Pictionary is just too obtuse to work effectively. [Feb 2012, p.92]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    A perfectly fine control scheme wrapped in the most hideous of gaming packages. [July 2007, p.82]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    After a cracking 2013, the 3DS starts the new year hungover and partied out. [Feb 2014, p.75]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Rather boring. [July 2010, p.93]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Neat arty ideas but terrible controls and a lazy narrative undermine the gameplay. [Aug 2012, p.79]
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    • 37 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    A terrible "Mario Party" clone that offers nothing for gamers over five. [Nov 2007, p.85]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The lackluster level designs and jerky controls make you feel empty. [Jan 2008, p.76]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Turgid stuff. [Oct 2010, p.77]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Love Ben 10? Buy anything with his face on? Well then you don't need our opinion do you? [Mar 2009, p.79]
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    • 32 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Incompetent. [Jan 2011]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Cry at the money wasted on this. [Nov 2013, p.69]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Stamps on our fondness for the original until all of the squishy bits ooze out of the sides. [Christmas 2008, p.73]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Not dreadful. [Oct 2014, p.80]
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    • 30 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    More an advert for the cartoon than a game. [July 2007, p.84]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    About as much fun as a Transformer that converts into a lump of coal. Give it a miss. [Sept 2010, p.99]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    This just can't compete. [Feb 2011, p.91]
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