Games Master UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,135 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 0.4 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:
3,135 game reviews
    • 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]
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    • 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
    • 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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    • 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
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If you haven't got an iPhone Sims game, get this one. [July 2010, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A must for pool nuts. [July 2010, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Brave, brutal, brilliant - the gold standard by which all future videogames should be judged. [Dec 2011, p.67]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The new benchmark for shooters across all platforms. [Christmas 2012, p.68]
    • Games Master UK
    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A massive and engaging adventure that uses the Wii controller superbly. Amazing. [Christmas 2006, p.52]
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 95 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Immersive environments, intense action and one of the most powerful stories ever told. [July 2010, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The finest fighting game ever made. [June 2010, p.80]
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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
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A daring break from the norm for Zelda, but a spectacular, boundary-smashing success. [Christmas 2011, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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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    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A superb package that manages to add to the incredible "Snake Eater" experience. [Dec 2006, p.90]
    • 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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    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Like a huge toybox full of rotting flesh and ridiculous attention to detail. Just brilliant. [Oct 2006, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The year's most exciting recreation of motorsport. Simply brilliant. [July 2008, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best Call of Duty yet - and possibly, the best shooter, too. Get enlisted. [Winter 2009, p.62]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A masterclass in co-op, level design, first-person shooting mechanics, and even scripting. [Christmas 2009, p.62]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    So good it's criminal. [Dec 2009, p.87]
    • Games Master UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best Fable yet and one of the greatest adventure games ever to hit 360. [Jan 2011, p.]
    • Games Master UK
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A spectacular, jaw-dropping send off for the faithful old GameCube. [Mar 2007, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Bigger. Ballsier. Bullet-ier. Borderlands 2 is the antidote to stuffy military shooters. [Nov 2012, p.64]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The perfect storm of adventure, challenge and emotion. A lesson in what being a JRPG means. [Feb 2013, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Thrilling survival horror with brutal combat, rich characters and stunning environments. [Aug 2013, p.57]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Media Molecule have knocked it out of the park. Tearaway is the best game on Vita by far. [Jan 2014, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A kingly mixture of action and strategy - not only a top RTS but the PC game of the year. [Christmas 2006, p.76]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's a game that should be seen from start to finish, if only to witness some of the finest level and puzzle concoctions ever to grace a Zelda game and, without question, the finest single-player experience to grace the DS. [JPN Import; Sept 2007, p.68] Hourglass drips quality and innovation, no DS owner should be without it. [Dec 2007, p.62]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Deep, funny, exciting, rewarding and immense. It's the best action adventure on 360. [Dec 2008, p.68]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    PC player? Go and get this now. [Apr 2009, p.73]
    • Games Master UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Quite simply a footy fans' dream come true. [Dec 2007, p.54]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    More accessible but more comprehensive. 2009's greatest race simulator. [Dec 2009, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The years have been kind to arguably the best PS2 games. [Mar 2010, p.76]
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    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A re-imagining on an epic scale, and a strong contender for action game of the year. [Issue#231, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A re-imagining on an epic scale, and a strong contender for action game of the year. [Issue#231, p.74]
    • Games Master UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Almost achieves the impossible and fulfills the hype. Among the best shooters ever created. [Issue#231, p.82]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's gaming popcorn and gaming porn rolled into one oh-so-decadent whole. [Jan 2011, p.69]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Extraordinary in sheer scope, breadth and execution. [Jan 2011, p.72]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    We thought that this rally series couldn't get better. We were wrong: DiRT 3 is the best yet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    We thought that this rally series couldn't get better. We were wrong: Dirt 3 is the best yet. [July 2011, p.80]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Kicking Dragon Age II in the crown jewels, then stoving its bonce in for good measure, it's one of the best adventures we've ever undertaken. [Aug 2011, p.84]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It is a great shooter, it is a great stealth game, and those parts come together to make it a great RPG. It's a once-in-a-generation kind of game, and the first game in a decade to do everything the original Deus Ex did, and to do almost all of it better. [Oct 2011, p.88]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's a once-in a-generation kind of game, and the first game in a decade to do everything the original Deus Ex did, and to do almost all of it better.
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Not the glorious HD we'd hoped for, but we're always up for another play of this. [Dec 2011, p.96]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The greatest parts of the previous Mario Karts, crushed into a cartridge the size of DK's brain. [Jan 2012, p.78]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If this joyous and oh-so-touchable platformer can't save Vita, nothing can. [Dec 2012, p.84]
    • Games Master UK
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The high watermark by which the future of the genre shall be measured. [Dec 2012, p.88]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A fantastic excuse to jump back into a truly great game. [Dec 2012, p.92]
    • Games Master UK
    • 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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is Nintendo serving up unprecedented helpings of joy as only it can. [July 2014, p.57]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Prey has the tired old first-person shooter rulebook in a spin. Captivating stuff. [Sept 2006, p.62]
    • Games Master UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Spore is more than the sum of its parts. A lot of parts. [Nov 2008, p.62]
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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
    • 93 Critic Score
    Genre-defining. [Nov 2007, p.58]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best rally game money can buy and one of this year's best racers. [Dec 2007, p.83]
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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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Looks, skill, depth, balance. Virtua Fighter 5 has got it all. [Dec 2007, p.85]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A brand-new breed of first-person shooter that absolutely everyone should try. [Jan 2009, p.61]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Where other street racing games have been re-branded, re-built or have fallen by the wayside, Midnight Club: Los Angeles has been polished up to be the pinnacle of the series, and one of the most exciting arcade racing games of 2008.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The pinnacle of the series - honest to the original concept, but faster and better looking. [Dec 2008, p.76]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Quite simply, this is the best war shooter of the year. [Christmas 2007, p.64]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Single-handedly worth the price of an Xbox 360. Buy it. We implore you. [Nov 2007, p.74]
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    • 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
    • 93 Critic Score
    Braid sums up everything we love about gaming. A near-perfect experience. [Oct 2008, p.76]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A violent, giant triumph; shame about the performance and login fascism. [Jan 2009, p.79]
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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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    • 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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A remake oozing love and affection - hopefully the first of many LucasArts reduxes. [Sept 2009, p.74]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    For all its glamorous, "radical!" makeover, DiRT 2 is still the best handling rally game in the business. [Oct 2009, p.66]
    • Games Master UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A welcome return to LittleBigPlanet that stays unsurprisingly accurate to the original. [Christmas 2009, p.69]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    NFS is totally back on form, returned to glory by the best arcade racer creators in the business. [Issue#232, p.63]
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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]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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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
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best version of one of the best games of all time. [Aug 2011, p.72]
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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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    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Big, brash, ballsy, bombastic, barmy and bloody. And of course, better than Black Ops. [Christmas 2011, p.55]
    • Games Master UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Stunning online shooter packing a strong campaign and tech-demo quality visuals. [Christmas 2011, p.72]
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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]
    • Games Master UK
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Goes toe-to-tow with both Skyrim and Mass Effect 3. A knockout console debut. [June 2012, p.72]
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