Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,697 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 17% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
4,697 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flight Control HD is a high flying, high-definition remake of the iPhone original that does well by adding iPad-exclusive content.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous, challenging and thrillingly different, Groove Coaster is a treat for the eyes, the ears, and the soul.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game of superior quality that packs robust multiplayer and functional controls, Starfront: Collision establishes a new standard in portable real-time strategy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Indeed, it's somewhat ironic that only now, with the integration of Wi-Fi, Pokémon has become the community game it's always pretended to be. Casting a retrospective eye upon the series, it would appear that every game since the series started in 1995 has just been a level up. This, finally, is the real deal. [JPN Import]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crossy Road might be based on an arcade classic, but it looks great and offers tons of replayability on top of simply being lots of fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the definitive entry point for the series, and the most finely tuned multiplayer game on the 3DS yet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant and beguilingly simple hardcore platformer, 1001 Attempts delivers more excitement in its bite sized blasts than most games could ever dream of.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A highly polished, thoroughly engrossing sequel that delivers on all counts, Luxor: Amun Rising HD shines bright in the ever-crowded puzzle genre.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extraordinary example of how to properly remake a classic, Broken Sword: Director's Cut remasters the original with wise alterations that galvanise rather than degrade.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A charming twist on the Scrabble formula with more than enough content to keep you playing into the new year, Spellwood is well worth the investment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From our perspective, echochrome is easily the best downloadable game currently available for PSP.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those looking for an opportunity to build a world, while destroying someone else's, will find Clash of Clans a very appealing package with surprisingly deep layers of strategy to dig through.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Compulsive toy collectors: beware! Skylanders Lost Islands is a superbly made world builder, with enough hooks to make you return time and time again
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully put together game that manages to take the best elements of two genres and squish them together into a cohesive whole. Highly recommended.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliantly combining as stiff a task as you're likely to encounter with a perfectly pitched sense of fun, Kingdom Rush breathes new life into the tower defence genre, and has a whole lot of laughs doing it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game of immense quality, Sentinel 3: Homeworld represents the best of the tower defence genre with both depth and immediate action.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few games have managed to enhance their own reputation and addictiveness as admirably as Infinity Gene. It's the 1978 arcade classic happening all over again, now.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    StarFox 64 3D reminds us why we've been begging Nintendo for a proper sequel for nearly 15 years.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Clever, experimental, and a little bit special, The Big Big Castle! tempers its frustration with bouts of crashing masonry and moments of joy as your teetering creation stands up for long enough to finish a level.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best of the three GBA re-issues, Final Fantasy VI Advance is a timeless dollop of role-playing adventure gaming.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb word-strategy game with enough polish and charm to overlook its lack of multiplayer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant variation on the endless-runner genre, Worm Run is breathless, addictive fun of the highest calibre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the must-have PSP games of the year, LocoRoco 2 delivers everything we could have wanted - more stuff to unlock and plenty of joyful, secret-packed levels full of weirdness and wonder.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brave and brilliant platform game, Astronot deserves to be played by as many people as possible.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Got a 3DS? Get VVVVVV. Essential indie gaming, now on the go.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most fun you'll ever have with an intergalactic crustacean, Crabitron's a ton of fun that can be shared with a nearby friend.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb strategy game that offers up a complete package of single-player and multiplayer card combat.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jeff Minter updates one of his favourite shooters and the result is a feast for both the eyes and the fingers. Regardless of whether or not you have an appreciation for vintage shooters, you should give this wacky wonder a spin as soon as it's convenient.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forest Hunt continues the gripping and well-presented tale which began in Act 1, and while it doesn't bring any groundbreakingly new features, fans will find that it's just as entertaining and action-packed
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Should be a lesson to every company considering rethinking classic game ideas. We fear it probably won't be. In the meantime, just download it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pizza Vs. Skeletons is a weird, wildly unpredictable, and thoroughly entertaining roll-'em-up.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best platform outings in all of gaming, an instant classic when it first appeared, which even with some newness thrown in remains almost perfect today.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only is Yoshi's Island DS huge, cute, innovative and beautifully presented, its layering of light platforming skills and hardcore item collection mean it's ideal for all abilities.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Move over Candy Crush Saga, the crown for fast-paced puzzling crown now rightfully belongs to Papa Pear.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A clever and challenging spin on the tower defence genre, overlaid with an elaborate science fiction schtick which doesn't outstay its welcome.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    CounterSpy is a superb blend of planning and panic. A streamlined stealth experience that'll last indefinitely, CounterSpy is hard to resist but easy to recommend.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is a mature, sophisticated, and delightfully dark whodunnit adventure.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Pokemon game so far. Combines the addictive elements of the originals with the latest graphics to great effect. Just don't mention the Pokewalker.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A timeless classic is reborn on iOS. The Lords of Midnight has lost none of its ability to captivate and entertain, and serves as a fitting tribute to Mike Singleton's genius.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The original gamebook has been beautifully revived, and now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its sci-fi peers across all entertainment media.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant and unusual action puzzle game with beautiful presentation and an annoying yet satisfying difficulty curve.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But lying at the heart is the same solid gameplay that was popular in the nineties - unforgiving at times, but a shining example of what makes the series great.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Packed with action, intrigue, and gore - and excellently told and illustrated by Wallis and Chalk, respectively - Gun Dogs could well be Tin Man's most accomplished gamebook to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario could learn a trick or two from his brother, as Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon stakes its claim as one of the most essential titles available for Nintendo 3DS.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Packed full of collectibles, replay value, instantly accessible fun and oozing with charm and character, there really isn't a better candidate for a PS Vita title that everyone must own.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly paced, sharp-edged brawler that isn't afraid of a bit of silliness. Only One is well worth a play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An almost perfect distillation of the last great console Ridge Racer with spot-on handling and a stunning engine. Ridge Racer Slipstream is arguably the best arcade racer on iOS.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brimming with content, eminently replayable, and much improved over previous iterations, Sid Meier's Pirates! is a must-have for any self-respecting iPad buccaneer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just as involving, dramatic and downright addictive as its PS3 predecessor, Valkyria Chronicles II will have you glued to your PSP for weeks to come.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Between its nods to the RPGs with which we grew up, memorable characters, and moreish gameplay components, Weapon Shop de Omasse is the shining gem of the Guild series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Conclusive proof that retro games can still mix it up with modern releases, Gridrunner is a shooter fan's dream come true. Sublime controls and a stern challenge make this one of the best blasters to grace iOS in ages.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies belies its cartoonish appearance with a deep and engaging tactical experience providing lasting appeal.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A more expansive take on its six-year-old predecessor, Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon still feels admirably fresh and inventive in 2015.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant game for Star Wars fans and DS fans alike, The Complete Saga combines childlike simplicity with fiendishly hidden depth, providing an involving experience you'll find difficult to beat.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Much more than a shooter, PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate is an ingenious game of elemental manipulation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant, addictive shooter, Blazing Star might have a few niggles, but they're made up for with bombast and bullets.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Energetic, exuberant, and engaging: Surge Deluxe is a puzzler from an earlier time... and is all the better for it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few games stand the test of time like Chrono Trigger. A role-playing classic, it's one of the very best the genre has to offer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Skiing Yeti Mountain is a future classic. The quintessential winter sports experience on mobile.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bold, bright, and brilliant point-and-click adventure, Botanicula is an experience to be savoured.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stylish, eye-catching fighter that proves to be one of the Vita's essential games, even if it is marred by a poor storyline.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is the best downloadable launch game for the PS Vita.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rarely have we seen a zombie slaying FPS with this much life in it. Seamless online play and intense action make this an instant iPhone classic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It won't be to everyone's taste, but Stone Age: The Board Game is a deep and entertaining multiplayer package.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, surprisingly deep shooter that sucks you back into Halo's universe. Fun and flashy in all the right ways.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly balanced, perfectly playable game of strategy and swooping turns that will have you enthralled, Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is a must-play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best Final Fantasy games, now with high definition visuals.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Indeed, it's somewhat ironic that only now, with the integration of Wi-Fi, Pokémon has become the community game it's always pretended to be. Casting a retrospective eye upon the series, it would appear that every game since the series started in 1995 has just been a level up. This, finally, is the real deal. [JPN Import]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A hugely entertaining shooter that works brilliantly on touchscreen, Neon Shadow is a must-buy for anyone who likes a blast.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wimp is a charming, colourful platformer with inventive levels and great physics-led puzzles. It controls well and is bursting at the seams with content. An easy recommendation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Highly polished, finely-tuned, practically flawless - and that's just the golf balls. Open Tee 2 delivers the best portable golf game ever exclusively to PSP. Robust multiplayer tops a long list of reasons to pick up this hole-in-one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant little skating game, Penny Time is a hugely entertaining title that anyone can enjoy.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly put together arcade racing package, Asphalt 8: Airborne is every bit as exciting as you might have hoped.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best thing to happen to Pinball since Tommy, Momonga is a unique game that has plenty of staying power.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Charm and originality waft through the air like the rhythmic beats of its fantastic gameplay - Patapon is as close as you can get to portable pleasure without an 'adults only' rating.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Clash of Heroes is a monstrous RPG with beautiful graphics; a suite of multiplayer modes; and some of the most smart and addictive battles around.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The battle between flora and undead fauna remains as fun as ever in this accomplished iPhone and iPod touch version.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bright and brash arcade racer that looks stunning, and has the racing chops to back it up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly paced and balanced RPG experience that feels nostalgic and innovative at the same time.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A lack of real Vita innovation lets it down somewhat, but that aside this is a perfect pocket-sized JRPG that'll keep you gripped to the screen until your eyes turn square. A must-have for any Persona fan.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great port of a great game. If you've not played Grimrock before this is a really good way to rectify that.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies HD remains rooted in the comic tower defence gameplay that made previous versions such a pleasure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredible, ever-changing blend of dungeon-crawling and tactical puzzles, Hoplite may lack a little longevity but it's impressively entertaining while it lasts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly well put-together labour of love, Kid Tripp will have you gnashing your teeth and screaming with joy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A spectacular kick in the teeth of the endless-runner genre, Boson X is a brilliant, twitching wonder.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant, funny, and wonderfully balanced platformer, Electronic Super Fun: Groove City is well worth your time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock-and-roll gameplay to a J-pop beat, LocoRoco is a perfectly rounded handheld puzzler.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant digital version of a brilliant card game, Magic 2014 is every bit as impressive as its predecessor and adds more to the mix, too.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautifully presented and utterly compelling, Async Corp. is one of the best iOS titles you'll play all year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bridgy Jones is terrific fun. It's challenging, surprising, and even quite funny. A perfect touchscreen game with loads of content.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A title-winning performance from Full Fat - this is flicking brilliant.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A compelling distillation of everything that's great and good in collectible card gaming, brought to your iPad, for free.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best DSiWare game yet, AiRace combines a great control scheme with pure speed to create a first-class flight.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Big, brash, and beautiful, Anomaly Korea doesn't quite have the wow factor of its predecessor, but it's still well worth a download.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's one of the best strategy games you'll play on your mobile this year, and serves as a fantastic example of how to do free-to-play right for a core audience, without compromising on artistic vision or gameplay depth.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most fun you can have destroying civilisation without becoming a government MP, Plague Inc. refines the Pandemic formula into a streamlined combination of strategy and twisted bio-horror.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a pity that simultaneous multiplayer didn't make it into the Vita version of Rayman Origins, but that doesn't stop it from being an unforgettable platformer from the mind of Michel Ancel.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ridiculous Fishing may have a strange premise, but give it half an hour and it blossoms into one of the most innovative, well-balanced, and addictive games of the year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A well constructed piece of adventure gaming, The Journey Down: Episode One is worth checking out even if you're not a point-and-click sort of person.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heroes of Ruin is a landmark 3DS release, providing true online gaming that will keep you entertained from start to finish.