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Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. Aug 2, 2011
    Though it doesn't quite match the peerless Game Dev Story for compelling content, Pocket Academy does a remarkable job of investing the player in the success of your simulated school. It's complexity is robust, and it would definitely take a few playthroughs to see all the game has to offer. Though the early years of managing the school can be frustrating, eventually Pocket Academy flowers into a massive simulation that will keep you enthralled for countless hours. Kairosoft has done it again. Expand
  2. Jul 2, 2011
    Everyone and their nan have been waiting for what seems forever for Kairosoft to release a new game on iOS. With what seemed like ignorance to its iOS gamers with the Android-exclusive release of Grand Prix Story last month, the wait is over. Pocket Academy follows in the life-sappingly addictive footsteps of Game Dev Story and Hot Springs Story before it, though it admittedly lends more similarity to the latter, by way of itâ Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 10, 2012
    The difficult thing about reviewing a game like this, however, is that even at their least inspired the developer represents the upper-echelon of the platform. Yet there's a difference in quality now and Pocket Academy comes in below expectations.
  2. Sep 16, 2011
    Kairosoft games are some of the most charming titles you'll ever experience on mobile platforms, but the touch interface struggles to hold up when the games' complexity increases. With Pocket Academy, the interface gets in the way for a game whose intricacies are as fascinating as its quirky farm-school hybrids.
  3. Aug 2, 2011
    It takes longer to get into than past efforts, but Kairosoft's latest is as addictive as ever.