Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,571 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 16% 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 LittleBigPlanet
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
4,571 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's not quite enough new material to give it a full recommendation, but the original formula is still great. If you want more zombie slaying, look no further.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it doesn't win any awards for originality, Pizza Boy is a well-executed, if too short, tribute to classic 2D platform gaming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Getting your head around its name might be an epic quest in itself, but 10000000 is an enjoyable fusion of match-three and RPG.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MonsterCrafter is a unique monster-battling game that forces you to show a little too much love to your critters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gorgeous to look at and fun to play, Lightning Fighter 2's biggest weakness is the greediness of the developer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An impressive if slightly lacking debut that delivers high-octane thrills by the bucketful.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Slayin is a solid casual game that chooses its influences wisely but doesn't entirely do them justice.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Online battles and loads of loot save Chronicles of Inotia 2 from errand-like missions and lackadaisical spirit of adventure.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Moto Racer DS is a good choice if you're after a semi-serious bike racer on the DS. It's got more mileage than your average Suzuki's tank.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Reckless Getaway runs out of petrol before the finish, but otherwise this exciting racer is well worth a test drive.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent enough wander down memory lane, Spy vs Spy hasn't aged that well, but it's still fun in small doses.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A simple and competent ball-flicking game bolstered by largely satisfying mechanics and a well-judged progression system.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Baseball Superstars 2011 makes enough improvements on its predecessor to become the definitive version, but it doesn't offer anything substantially new.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bad Dinos has enough clever ideas to refresh the tired tower defence genre - at least for a few hours.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stand O'Food 3 HD is an interesting, funny take on running a fast food joints.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't expect much in the way of useful tuition if you're an experienced player but for the novice this is a superb place to start.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't let the initial impressions of cheapness and shallowness put you off - Las Vegas! manages to reel you in with its blend of luck, strategy, and multiplayer competitiveness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sqwords is an addictive word game that anyone can play, though the presence of in-app purchases might cheese some players off.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A kompelling combination of a klassic bloody brawler and spin-off mini-game, Ultimate Mortal Kombat's few flaws are dealt a good kicking by the game's awesome online multiplayer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Warlock of Firetop Mountain feels dated, but anyone who experienced the Fighting Fantasy books as a kid should enjoy reliving the past.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Rhythm of Fighters is quite the odd duck, but it's also interesting enough to keep you entertained for a good long while.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Technically solid – if increasingly familiar – racing action but set within a dynamic that often feels unnecessarily controlled.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It'll likely find a sizeable audience, but there are problems with Axes & Allies that keep it from greatness.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An engaging little game with a neat hook, Trappped is well worth some of your time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's fun to be had here. But while Vlad's strengths are many, its weaknesses stick their heads up a little too often.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A retro styled, arcade blast from the non-specific past, Box Cat is fun, frantic and well presented, but its progression system and repetition might not be to everyone's taste.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fresh twist on a genre that's starting to grow stale, Potshot Pirates won't be to everyone's tastes, but it is a lot of fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A strong tower defence game that does very little new, but doesn't put a foot wrong, either.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Obviously inspired by Advance Wars, EndWar adds enough interesting elements of its own to make it worthy of consideration.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent gaming snack, but Kirby Squeak Squad is unlikely to satisfy those hungry for a challenge.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gurk III - the 8-bit RPG is an authentically old school experience. It's a warts and all re-creation of a bygone era of role-playing. It's tough, tactical, and sure to be divisive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not the toughest game out there, but there's a lot to like about House of Shadows's approach to touchscreen stealth.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid and good-looking puzzle game that was pipped to the post by its more characterful rival.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Half-3D action game, half-strategic tower defence game, the rough-and-ready Heroes and Castles combines its elements well to create a tough and rewarding genre mash-up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gunman Clive 2 is full of good ideas and surprises, but it can often feel a little flat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Less game, more interactive narrative: this curious and very distinct release weaves a lengthy tale of samurais and love to good effect.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    About as Zen as a rock concert, Zen Training is a quick puzzle game that juxtaposes tranquility with frantic gameplay in all the right ways.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    7x7
    This block-matching puzzle title is appealing enough to hold your attention, but the relatively lackluster presentation might prove too off-putting for some.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Twin Blades isn't revolutionary but its graphics and upgrading make it a decent side-scrolling action game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pokémon Art Academy won't make up for you being inherently bad at art, but if you're interested in Pokémon, and drawing, it's a solid purchase.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A tasking and entertaining arcade blast, Futuridium EP is let down by its occasionally inaccurate controls.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Easy to pick up and difficult to master, the deceptively twee Hopeless: The Dark Cave is a perfect game for short bursts of entertainment.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pirate's Treasure is a doubloon in the giant chest of twin-stick shooters: it's worth its weight, even if it's only one of many.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An engrossing tower defence game that takes a slightly different - if occasionally awkward - route to success.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good tennis game for the dedicated player looking for a sim-like gaming experience. But for most, Virtua Tennis 3 is more appealing, accessible and, ultimately, fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Sims 3: Ambitions builds on the core game with a welcome slate of new features, even if they don't make for a must-have expansion pack.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The upgrade-focused gameplay means that skill doesn't count for much in Asterix: Megaslap, but it's jolly good fun all the same.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not quite worthy of a Michelin star, fans of the film and kids looking for fun will be thrilled. It might not offer the biggest of helpings but, while it lasts, Ratatouille tastes great.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A shiny, reasonably well put together game, Offroad Legends 2 just doesn't have the zip of its inspiration.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perfection! is a decently challenging puzzle game that will leave you seeing dots and arrows for some time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Armageddon is a straightforward castle vs. castle battler that opts for simplicity and a high level of difficulty over creativity and depth.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A colourful iteration on Pong, Bit.Trip Beat is to be enjoyed in spite of its structural shortcomings.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Part timing, part luck, Canabalt is the kind of quick-fix that has the potential to become a phenomenon, the game's free-running fix giving players a new kind of high score to chase.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid and deceptively involving tower defence game hidden behind some oddly retro visuals, Super Sanctum TD is nonetheless strictly for those who can’t get enough of this over-subscribed genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable auto-runner with some auto-combat and RPG systems thrown in for good measure.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Little Acorns falls short of greatness, but it has many of the hallmarks of a hit iOS platformer and it's well worth a download.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vibrant graphics and bold ideas breathe fresh air into James Cameron Avatar, despite the stifling quirks of its combat system and controls.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A colourful and comprehensive Pokémon clone, Micromon isn't up to the standards of the Nintendo original, but it ably fills a gaping gap in the mobile roster.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The definitive handheld version, Transformers DS boasts decent gameplay, good presentation and clever online features that go beyond traditional movie-licensed fare.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Caught in a zombie apocalypse? Escape From Zombie City can set you straight, with plenty of neat twists on the saturated genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frantic, frenetic, and above all else random, Stardust Hero is an enjoyable - if not too daring - modern take on Peggle.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite offering little new, Air Supply has enough charm and good content to make stand with the best endless running games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun game that uses Pinball's time-honoured physics to enhance a simple score chaser.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In case you haven't had enough puzzle platforming on PS Vita, Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark provides the goods.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puzzle Expedition's difficulty curve may be off-kilter, but it's equally hard to deny that the puzzles are very clever.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fast-paced, sometimes repetitive but never boring blaster, TriBlaster is definitely worth a shot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Does little to peel away the flaws of the original, presenting new levels and mini-games with only incremental changes to its controls and options.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A gurgly, often unpleasant experience. Bio Inc. is surprisingly deep, and not-so-surprisingly grotesque.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mazes of Fate is a classic example of a lovingly crafted yet off-beat GBA title – it might smell a bit iffy but the gameplay can be truly intoxicating.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A workmanlike small screen accompaniment to its big screen inspiration, Iron Man 2 keeps the PSP ticking along nicely.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bub and Bob would be proud: Jelly Dash has that golden era Taito positivity in spades, and squishes in an entertaining and fast-paced puzzler at the same time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shamefully enjoyable, and somewhat broken, Dynasty Warriors 8 doesn't disappoint.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Reborn with new features and enhanced audio and graphics, Assassin's Creed II: Discovery entertains despite fundamental shortcomings in its level design.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Menial tasks and lame mini-games weigh down the fun in what ought to have been a thrilling extension of The Sims 3.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pigs Can't Fly livens up the flappy formula, but its problems can be more than a little aggravating.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An interesting twist on the shooter genre, Zombie Commando won't be to everyone's tastes, but there's still a lot here to like.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The race for the best driving game on mobile almost got interesting, but 2K Drive has too many technical issues to truly keep up with the very best in the field.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Archangel is a well-crafted dungeon-crawler with a handful of nice touches, but it could use a little more spark and imagination in its world design and core gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The excellent game book engine underneath can't quite iron out House of Hell's problems. It's still a good game, but it pales somewhat in comparison to its predecessor.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stylish but standard; Old Clockmaker's Riddle is a good example of a title in a genre you may well be a bit sick of by now.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An interesting take on sliding down a mountain, Cubed Snowboarding is a lot of fun while it lasts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid if unremarkable arcade racer with an interesting control method and some annoying free to play trappings.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An extremely solid experience that mostly succeeds. The impatient might object to the convoluted puzzles and the combat is a weak link, but as the first serious example of handheld horror, this sets a satisfyingly high bar.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it might be a little tight with its content, Transworld Endless Skater has enough going for it that it's worth a try.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It can become repetitive and roguelike fans may find it too easy going, but Dungeonism is a refreshingly accessible take on a familiar genre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An unabashed Peggle rip-off, albeit a very good one.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Let's Golf! 3 plays and looks fantastic, but its use of in-app purchases and its energy system means it borders on unplayable for those without bottomless pockets.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fascinating concept that, against all odds, makes a turn-based asynchronous sport work, and work well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A largely entertaining word game, with some great ideas, but it bangs on a bit towards the end.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bereft of new content and lumbered with a seriously flawed save game system, it would be easy to dismiss Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D as a waste of plastic, but the action-packed, score-based gameplay is undeniably engaging.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A highly unusual, accessible and entertaining card game that's regrettably limited to solo play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Well it might not be the most complex game in the world, Mmm Fingers has enough going for it to keep you entertained for a while.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PS All-Stars Battle Royale plays around the Smash Bros formula, and comes away with a multiplayer experience that's enjoyable, but not essential.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mixing line-drawing with tower defence, A.I.R Defense is an interesting, if unbalanced experiement.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jenga replicates the look and feel of the old puzzling favourite handsomely, although snubbing gyroscopic control is a missed opportunity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ecolibrium provides bite-size play that needs to be periodically checked up upon rather than taken in hour-long chunks. It's good fun, but unless you're packing a 3G PS Vita, it's not the best title for when you're out and about on the road.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An interesting, frustrating game that just about manages to be worth some of your time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's another engrossing slice of portable football management, but this still isn't anything like the full Football Manager experience we should be getting by now.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The perfect beginner's strategy role-player, even if it's one you'll eventually abandon for better and more involved alternatives.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Entertaining and easy to play, Trouble in Tin Town may not have the depth, but it does serve as a good starting point for the genre.