• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2006
Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 11 out of 16
  1. Kids with no expectations might find it thrilling, but if they’ve already played a couple of racers for PSP, the likelihood of Pocket Racers holding their interest has shrunk.
  2. It's all a bit pedestrian and not uninvolving... Tracks are short, weapons unimpressive and races dull. [Oct 2006, p.84]
  3. A decent racer that doesn’t really do anything different enough to warrant passing on any of the quality racing experiences that the PSP offers.
  4. A very ordinary racing game with a wrong-headed storyline tacked on. Stick with Micro Machines for your diddy-driving kicks. [Oct 2006, p.105]
  5. This storyline is strange and is not developed during the game at all. They should never have put a storyline in the game.
  6. 49
    It's so obviously a "Micro Machines" rip off that it's just insulting. [Issue 144, p.92]
  7. If you like mediocrity and stupid storylines, this game is definitely for you.
  8. Pocket Racers was made for the holiday rush as a cheap, new game that could be shoveled out to parents, resulting in sad kids who have just become victims of the shovelware industry yet again.
  9. 45
    Pocket Racer[s] screams budget title in every way. The gameplay is generic even by mid-’90s standards, the graphics are bland, and the sound will leave you wanting a lot more.
  10. Unless you have some sort of sheer morbid curiosity to see a game with what is one of the worst possible stories ever, there is nothing here worth buying.
  11. Incredibly easy to use driving flop.
  12. Fans of sluggish frame rates and clichéd combat racers pay attention: Pocket Racers is the game for you.
  13. Online minigames and a decent selection of cars don’t save Pocket Racers from being one of the worst rubber-burners on Sony’s portable system.
  14. It loads and plays, that's about all it has going for it.
  15. 20
    If you've played a weapon-based racer before, you've already played something worth going back to before wandering into the budget-priced land of Pocket Racers.
  16. Even at a low price point, fans are better off avoiding this one.