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It was announced on 19 October 2018 that Issue 336 would be the last issue.

GamesMaster
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Launch Editor

Jim Douglas

Company

Future Publishing

ISSN

First Date

January 1993

Final Date

December 2018

Total Issues

336

EditorsEdit

Jim Douglas - (Jan 1993 - Nov 1993) (11 Issues)

Andy Lowe - (Dec 1993 - Jun 1994) (7 Issues)

Tim Tucker

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 (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
11 28 79% 95% Aladdin, Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition 35% RoboCop 3
12 35 72% 94% The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 30% Blades of Vengeance
13 33 74% 94% Samurai Shodown 24% SimAnt
14 27 72% 89% R-Type III 24% Mad Dog McCree
15 18 75% 96% Doom 47% Trevor McFur in the Crescent Galaxy
16 26 73% 95% John Madden Football 31% HyperDunk
17 22 81% 97% Tempest 2000 59% Streets of Rage 3
18 18 74% 91% Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, The Jungle Book 39% Traps and Treasure
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
313 13 72% 91% Oneshot 44% Drive Drive Drive, Lethal VR
314 14 72% 90% Yakuza 0 56% Diluvion
315 13 82% 96% The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 54% 1-2-Switch
316 13 76% 90% Everything 42% Mario Sports Superstars
317 15 75% 95% Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 51% PaRapper the Rapper: Remastered

Other StatsEdit

Issue Cover Date Release Date Pages Price Editor Publisher
1 January 1993 3 December 1992 148 £1.75 Jim Douglas Future
2 February 1993 21 January 1993 140 £1.75 Jim Douglas Future
3 March 1993 18 February 1993 116 £1.75 Jim Douglas Future
4 April 1993 18 March 1993 124 £1.75 Jim Douglas Future
5 May 1993 19 April 1993 124 £1.95 Jim Douglas Future
6 June 1993 20 May 1993 116 £1.95 Jim Douglas Future
7 July 1993 17 June 1993 116 £1.95 Jim Douglas Future
8 August 1993 15 July 1993 116 £1.95 Jim Douglas Future
9 September 1993 19 August 1993 116 £1.95 Jim Douglas Future
10 October 1993 16 September 1993 132 £1.95 Jim Douglas Future
11 November 1993 21 October 1993 132 £1.95 Jim Douglas Future
12 December 1993 18 November 1993 148 £1.95 Andy Lowe Future
13 January 1994 16 December 1993 148 £1.95 Andy Lowe Future
14 February 1994 20 January 1994 116 £2.25 Andy Lowe Future
15 March 1994 17 February 1994 100 £2.25 Andy Lowe Future
16 April 1994 17 March 1994 100 £2.25 Andy Lowe Future
17 May 1994 28 April 1994 100 £2.25 Andy Lowe Future
18 June 1994 26 May 1994 100 £2.25 Andy Lowe Future
19 July 1994 30 June 1994 100 £2.25 Tim Tucker Future
20 August 1994 28 July 1994 100 £2.25 Tim Tucker Future
21 September 1994 25 August 1994 100 £2.25 Tim Tucker Future
73 October 1998 8 September 1998 132 £2.75 Marcus Hawkins Future
74 Future
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
313 February 2017 26th January 2017 100 £4.99 Robin Valentine Future
314 March 2017 23rd February 2017 100 £4.99 Robin Valentine Future
315 April 2017 23rd March 2017 100 £4.99 Robin Valentine Future
316 May 2017 20th April 2017 100 Robin Valentine Future
317 June 2017 18th May 2017 100 Robin Valentine Future
318 July 2017 15th June 2017

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