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GamesMaster
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Launch Editor

Jim Douglas

Company

Future Publishing

ISSN

First Date

January 1993

Final Date

Still Going

Total Issues

312

EditorsEdit

Jim Douglas - (Jan 1993 -

Marcus Hawkins

Daniel Griffiths

Robin Alway (Editor-in-Chief) ( - Jul 2013)

Matthew Pellett - (May 2013 - )

Joel Gregory - ( - Jul 2015)

Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman (Aug 2015 - Nov 2016)

Robin Valentine (Acting Editor) (Dec 2016 - )

WritersEdit

Please see here for a list of writers who are credited with writing articles or reviews in GamesMaster.

GamesMaster PresentsEdit

Issue 1 - Mario: 25th Anniversary - Released Jan/Feb 2011

Issue 2 - Nintendo 3DS - Released March 2011

Issue 3 - 2011 Shooter Special - Released April 2011

Issue 4 - Sonic 20th Anniversary - Released June 2011

Issue 5 - The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary - Released September 2011

Issue 6 - Call of Duty - Released November 2011

Issue 7 - Mario Kart - Released December 2011

Issue 8 - Mario vs Sonic - Released 2012

Issue 9 - Halo - Released 2012

StatsEdit

Circulation FiguresEdit

Physical copies only

Year Jan-Jun Jul-Dec
2009 34,313
2010 28,003
2011 23,313
2012 18,624
2013 16,660
2014 11,719

ReviewsEdit

See here for a list of games reviewed in this magazine.

Issue Games Reviewed Average Score Highest Score Highest Scoring Game(s) Lowest Score Lowest Scoring Game(s)
1 28 73% 91% Micro Machines 20% Pit Fighter
2 26 75% 94% Wing Commander,
PGA Tour Golf II
35% Predator 2
3 24 73% 95% Ecco the Dolphin 35% Dragon's Lair III
4 45 64% 97% Starfox 15% Alien vs. Predator
5 50 66% 93% Desert Strike 18% Sylvalion
6 29 72% 92% Jungle Strike, RodLand 27% Renegade
7 46 65% 95% Fatal Fury 2 5% International Rugby Challenge
8 22 81% 93% World Heroes 2 61% Vegas Stakes
9 30 76% 97% Super Mario All-Stars 32% Blade of Destiny
10 33 69% 94% Thunderhawk 11% George Foreman's KO Boxing
19 18 67% 95% Super Street Fighter II 32% Ms. Pac-Man
28 16 79% 95% Star Wars: Dark Forces, Descent 48% ATR: All Terrain Racing
36 21 82% 94% Mortal Kombat 3 65% Premier Manager, Street Fighter: The Movie
45 15 73% 94% Quake 54% Tintin in Tibet
54 20 73% 95% MDK 37% Slamscape
63 22 78% 96% Final Fantasy VII 48% Bomberman 64
72 15 72% 92% Hardwar 44% Xenocracy
73 20 73% 95% International Superstar Soccer '98, Tekken 3 37% Super Match Soccer
81 24 75% 94% Aliens versus Predator 43% Midway Presents Arcade's Greatest Hits: The Atari Collection 2
82 24 67% 95% Driver 26% Rampage 2: Universal Tour
90 23 77% 95% Quake III Arena, ISS Pro Evolution 38% Ronaldo V-Football
231 38 72% 94% Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Halo: Reach 30% Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter, Sandy Beach
232 48 69% 93% Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Rock Band 3 5% Word Searcher
239 29 69% 94% DiRT 3 30% DodoGo! Robo
240 29 69% 94% The Witcher 2 35% Thor: God of Thunder
241 28 67% 93% The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX 40% Excitebike
242 27 67% 94% Deus Ex: Human Revolution 25% Anima: Ark of Sinners
243 29 75% 94% FIFA 12 10% Monochrome Racing
244 37 75% 97% Batman: Arkham City 25% Anonymous Notes Chapter 1
245 96% The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 15% 101-In-1 Explosive Megamix
246 98% The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 30% Trenches Generals
259 41 70% 92% Okami HD 16% Samurai G
260 39 72% 95% Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch 34% Ben 10: Omniverse
261 35 74% 94% Persona 4 Golden 37% Rabbids Land
262 47 75% 94% Joe Danger Touch 20% Final Fantasy: All the Bravest
263 42 75% 92% Luigi's Mansion 2 26% Dollar Dash
264 48 73% 91% Fire Emblem: Awakening 30% The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
265 43 71% 91% Resident Evil: Revelations, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons 10% Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons
266 44 (1) 72% 95% The Last of Us :( Hunter's Trophy: America
283 22 78% 93% Super Smash Bros for 3DS, The Walking Dead: Season 2 59% Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes
284 23 70% 89% NBA 2K15, Endless Legend 29% Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2
285 16 80% 91% Far Cry 4 52% WWE 2K15
286 15 74% 97% Grand Theft Auto V 29% Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
287 13 75% 90% Kalimba 57% Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
288 16 71% 91% Total War: Attila, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D 11% Rugby 15
289 15 70% 91% Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin 32% White Night
290 16 76% 90% Bloodborne, Titan Souls 54% Code Name: STEAM
291 13 83% 94% The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Kerbal Space Program 60% I Am Bread
292 13 66% 90% Project CARS 24% Toren
293 13 75% 91% Her Story 43% Sunset
294 14 72% 86% Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward 30% Godzilla
295 16 75% 92% Super Mario Maker, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture 29% Devil's Third
296 13 76% 93% Destiny: The Taken King 65% Mad Max
297 16 76% 92% Halo 5: Guardians 32% Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5
298 15 82% 91% Life is Strange: Polarised, Tales from the Borderlands: The Vault of the Traveller 55% Need For Speed
299 11 66% 92% Bloodborne: The Old Hunters 20% Rodea The Sky Soldier
300 10 74% 91% Nuclear Throne 39% Fat Princess Adventures
301 13 74% 95% XCOM 2 43% Bombshell
302 14 79% 91% Far Cry Primal, Layers of Fear 57% Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia
303 14 79% 95% Dark Souls III 54% Adrift
304 13 79% 93% Uncharted 4: A Thief's End 62% Stories: The Path of Destinies
305 12 73% 94% Overwatch 37% Shadwen
306 14 71% 89% Monster Hunter Generations 55% Dangerous Golf
307 15 67% 94% Starbound 8% Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival
308 14 74% 86% Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 50% The Assembly
309 19 69% 92% Sorcery 4 45% Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness
310 18 76% 90% FIFA 17 32% The Bunker
311 16 75% 90% Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Pokemon Sun and Moon 50% Darks Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
312 13 74% 86% Planet Coaster 52% The Dwarves

Other StatsEdit

Issue Cover Date Release Date Pages Price Editor Publisher
1 January 1993 3rd December 1992 148 £1.75 Jim Douglas Future
2 February 1993 21st January 1993 140 £1.75 Jim Douglas Future
3 March 1993 18th February 1993 116 £1.75 Jim Douglas Future
4 April 1993 18th March 1993 124 £1.75 Jim Douglas Future
5 May 1993 19th April 1993 124 £1.95 Jim Douglas Future
6 June 1993 20th May 1993 116 £1.95 Jim Douglas Future
7 July 1993 17th June 1993 116 £1.95 Jim Douglas Future
8 August 1993 15th July 1993 116 £1.95 Jim Douglas Future
9 September 1993 19th August 1993 116 £1.95 Jim Douglas Future
10 October 1993 16th September 1993 132 £1.95 Jim Douglas Future
11 November 1993 21st October 1993 Future
12 December 1993 November 1993 Future
13 January 1994 December 1993 Future
14 February 1994 January 1994 Future
15 March 1994 February 1994 Future
73 October 1998 8 September 1998 132 £2.75 Marcus Hawkins Future
74
82 June 1999 24 May 1999 124 £2.75 Les Ellis (Deputy) Future
83 21 June 1999 Future
90 January 2000 24 December 1999 132 £2.75 Daniel Griffiths Future
91 28 January 2000 Future
239 July 2011 23rd May 2011 132 £3.99 Robin Alway Future
240 August 2011 20th June 2011 132 £3.99 Robin Alway Future
241 September 2011 18th July 2011 132 £4.50 Robin Alway Future
242 October 2011 15th August 2011 132 £4.50 Robin Alway Future
243 November 2011 12th September 2011 132 £3.99 Robin Alway Future
244 December 2011 10th October 2011 132 £3.99 Robin Alway Future
245 Christmas 2011 8th November 2011 132 £3.99 Robin Alway Future
246 January 2012 5th December 2011 132 £3.99 Robin Alway Future
247 February 2012 3rd January 2012 Robin Alway Future
259 January 2013 4th December 2012 116 £3.99 Robin Alway Future
260 February 2013 2nd January 2013 116 £3.99 Robin Alway Future
261 March 2013 29th January 2013 116 £3.99 Robin Alway Future
262 April 2013 26th February 2013 116 £3.99 Robin Alway Future
263 May 2013 26th March 2013 116 £3.99 Matthew Pellett Future
264 June 2013 26th April 2013 108 £3.99 Matthew Pellett Future
265 July 2013 23rd May 2013 108 £3.99 Matthew Pellett Future
266 August 2013 20th June 2013 100 £3.99 Matthew Pellett Future
267 September 2013 18th July 2013
283 December 2014 9th October 2014 100 £4.50 Joel Gregory Future
284 Xmas 2014 6th November 2014 100 £4.50 Joel Gregory Future
285 January 2015 4th December 2014 100 £4.50 Joel Gregory Future
286 February 2015 2nd January 2015 100 £4.50 Joel Gregory Future
287 March 2015 29th January 2015 100 £4.99 Joel Gregory Future
288 April 2015 26th February 2015 100 £4.99 Joel Gregory Future
289 May 2015 26th March 2015 100 £4.99 Joel Gregory Future
290 June 2015 23rd April 2015 100 £4.99 Joel Gregory Future
291 July 2015 21st May 2015 100 £4.99 Joel Gregory Future
292 August 2015 18th June 2015 100 £4.99 Joel Gregory Future
293 Summer 2015 16th July 2015 100 £4.99 Joel Gregory Future
294 September 2015 13th August 2015 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
295 October 2015 10th September 2015 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
296 November 2015 8th October 2015 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
297 December 2015 5th November 2015 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
298 Christmas 2015 3rd December 2015 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
299 January 2016 29th December 2015 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
300 February 2016 28th January 2016 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
301 March 2016 25th February 2016 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
302 April 2016 24th March 2016 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
303 May 2016 21st April 2016 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
304 June 2016 19th May 2016 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
305 July 2016 16th June 2016 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
306 August 2016 14th July 2016 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
307 September 2016 11th August 2016 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
308 October 2016 8th September 2016 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
309 November 2016 6th October 2016 100 £4.99 Matthew Sakuraoka-Gilman Future
310 December 2016 3rd November 2016 100 £4.99 Robin Valentine Future
311 Christmas 2016 1st December 2016 100 £4.99 Robin Valentine Future
312 January 2017 29th December 2016 100 £4.99 Robin Valentine Future

IssuesEdit

GamesMaster Index
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Xmas
1993 GamesMaster Issue 1
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2009 GamesMaster Issue 207
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2011 GamesMaster Issue 233
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2012 GamesMaster Issue 246
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2013 GamesMaster Issue 259
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2014 GamesMaster Issue 272
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2015 GamesMaster Issue 285
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2016 GamesMaster Issue 298
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