Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,520 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 Glyder 2
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
4,520 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Garage, Inc. offers a neat setting for time management gameplay without the depth and features needed to make it truly stand out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it doesn't do anything radical with the perpetual-climbing genre, Sir Lovalot is a highly polished example with a neat 3D twist.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Technically brilliant and often thrilling, but also considerably lighter than its predecessor and unable to provide the same long-term appeal.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice blend of styles and ideas, Pocket Titans isn't perfect, but it is a lot of good-natured fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable little platform game, Super Lemonade Factory has a few nice ideas, but it can't quite see them through to fruition.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PlunderNauts is an attractive ship combat game with plenty of depth. It's a depth you'll have to work hard to reveal, though.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fine adventure with a cracking plot and some imaginative puzzles, only let down by some interface inconsistencies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a limited set of features, Denki Blocks! is a highly polished puzzler that provides a good mental workout.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kind of Soccer is the kind of casual coffee time gaming that we bought an iPhone for. Easy, fun, and forgettable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it's blessed with many of the positive attributes of its predecessor, Carnivores: Ice Age is also doesn't do enough to differentiate itself aside from the change of scenery.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Right now it's not technically a game, but there's still a lot to like in Topia's world-building experiments.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SpongeBob's Super Bouncy Fun Time is a well-presented and competent Peggle clone.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining and enjoyable match-three puzzler with an interesting story woven around its parts, Azkend 2 - The World Beneath is sometimes let down by poor design, but it's still well worth checking out.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although its appeal won't last forever, Assault Commando still offers some enjoyable shooting action and neatly invokes warm feelings of classics action games and movies.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Easy on the eye, Holy Moly Dragons is a fun dragon themed tower defence in need of a longer lifespan and strategic options.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Crazy Taxi is big, loud and crude, and it's certainly showing its age - but this smooth conversion is still extremely difficult to put down.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining twist on the endless-runner, A Wonderland Story misses out on greatness by throwing too many ideas at the player.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The carnage is satisfying and the violence is meaty. Dead Trigger 2 might not be fresh, but it's solid, dependable fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frobisher's Mega Fun Pack is a bit of a mixed bag, but still well worth the asking price if you're up for a bit more of the Frob.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another welcome addition to the eShop's already stellar line-up, The Rolling Western's unique spin on tower defence is as noteworthy as its flaws.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those wishing for a Doctor Who action game will probably turn their nose up at this virtual card game, but it'll be their loss as this is a surprisingly enjoyable gem that younger gamers are likely to remember fondly for some time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Repetitive levels and odd control choices threaten to shut Revolt down, but solid action and an attractive presentation keep it powered up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intriguing look at where some of the ideas in Sorcery! and 80 Days came from, Down Among the Dead Men isn't as good as Inkle's other games, but it's still worth a look.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Solid tower defence gameplay with a nifty, if entirely skippable, augmented reality feature thrown in for good measure.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun, if slightly repetitive, zombie-killing driving game with a Tyrannosaurus rex and UFO thrown in for good measure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The button-based control system isn't ideal but other than this, Bloons Minis is an enjoyable version of the popular web puzzler.