Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,150 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Pokemon Y
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
4,150 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's what you'd expect from a free-to-play Pokémon clone, but Monster Legacy pushes enough of the right buttons to still be entertaining.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Word Puttz's free-to-play formula might rankle with word game purists, but if you're looking for casual, light-hearted word play, you'll find it under the sea.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not be a challenge, but there's something eminently likeable about Globlins that manages to make it worthwhile.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great-looking sci-fi shooter that sacrifices depth in order to play out a particularly cinematic brand of space battle.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Prime World: Defenders is tower defence-meets-card collecting. And while there's plenty of meat on the bones, some irksome issues take the shine off things slightly.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A rich evocation of the wonders of Westeros, marred slightly by an overly light strategy model and significantly by egregious free-to-play elements.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A treat for the eyes and ears, The Collectables mixes top-notch presentation with rote but enjoyable gameplay to good effect.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tappingo is a fresh take on the grid-based puzzle genre and the perfect treat for your brain and fingers when you need to kill a few minutes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might creak a little under the weight of extended play sessions, but there's a good bite of arcade action in 15 Coins all the same
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice game of tricks and tribulations, traditionalist Trials fans might be put off by Frontier, but newcomers will lap it up.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiny Space Adventures tests your memory (and sometimes your patience), but it's consistently cute and enjoyable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shamefully enjoyable, and somewhat broken, Dynasty Warriors 8 doesn't disappoint.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Light on story but heavy on gameplay, Yumi's Odd Odyssey will as surely delight platformer connoisseurs as it will confound casual players.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With excellent visuals and plenty to do, this demanding game of strategy, management, and combat only appeals to a specific crowd, but serves that crowd well.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, and the controls in particular are annoying, but there's a decent management sim here all the same.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You absolutely must see what Wind-up Knight 2 has to offer, but whether you'll want to commit to the full version or not largely depends on how much you want to play another (very highly polished) auto-runner.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A tactile combination of Threes! and match-three puzzler gameplay, SideSwype is perhaps a little too streamlined for its own good.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Ragnarok Odyssey Ace falls into many of the same pitfalls as its predecessor, it still offers a fair amount of fun if you don't overthink it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An engaging platformer that misses a few steps, Leo's Fortune is still well worth a look.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're happy to play by its rules, Word Monsters is a polished puzzler packed with content that'll keep you busy for a week or two.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not fully live up to its promise, but Third Eye Crime is good enough that you'll find something to enjoy.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Dead Nation is showing signs of age, there's still life in the old girl yet.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A sweet-natured and appealing puzzler with a smattering of rhythm action. Entertaining but brief and a bit lacking in depth.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A bright and frantic arcade blast, Intake: Be Aggressive is sometimes a little too shouty for its own good.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You might be surprised where the actual meat of the game lies, but Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is a well put together, entertaining diversion.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fast-paced, clever dodge-'em-up, Dextris has enough going for it that it's definitely worth a look.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly faithful recreation of the tone of the Metal Slug franchise, transposed to a tower defence game. Shame about the unstable and unfair multiplayer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly expansive platformer that combines Game Boy visuals with open level design to decent effect.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good distraction for anyone who's looking for a new infinite runner with a dash of personality, but not a game that will be long remembered.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Denpa Men 3 is as surreal as it is enjoyable. If you've been waiting for an RPG to lose yourself in, The Denpa Men 3 is sure to scratch that itch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A challenging and surprisingly fresh physics-puzzler that walks the fine line between frustration and freshness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's fun to be had with its sharp-edged bike blasting, but SXPD is a little on the small side.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unexpectedly challenging and fun, Producing Perfection is an excellent idol simulator that's only held back by its limited amount of content and repetitious gameplay.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bill Killem is a notch above typical endless runners thanks to the ability to shoot down whatever's in your way.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controversy aside, Tomodachi Life is a pleasingly directionless life-sim-lite that fans of Animal Crossing should investigate further.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The first half of Broken Age is charming, gorgeous, and well written. But some might find the obvious puzzles and softer tone aren't quite what they were hoping for.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A sharp, short arcade experience. Revolve may not stick in your head for long, but it's still good fun while it lasts.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A big silly blockbuster of a game that wants desperately to be on something other than a touchscreen device. Godfire: Rise of Prometheus has a meaty bounce to it, but its lack of subtlety will likely be too much for some to take.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A sharply drawn free-roaming action game that combines knock-about combat with a steadily expanding world to explore.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very busy game with so much going on that some might be overwhelmed. Others are likely to become hopeless addicts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid and entertaining game, Oscura Second Shadow doesn't quite do enough to make it stand out from its predecessor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A smoother, less angry roguelike experience, Storm Casters ticks enough boxes that it's well worth a look.
    • 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.
    • 77 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun, gorgeous, and well put-together space racer that, despite lacking features, is an absolute bargain for those who take to it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's hard to recommend Civilization Revolution 2 to those who already played the original. But if this is your first dose of Civ, you're in for a treat.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Seasoned puzzle fans will have a field day with this game, but those who prefer a little more meat in their experience will be left wanting more.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but Urban Trial Freestyle is tight enough most of the time to be worth a look.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A jumble of gore and old ideas, Hellraid: The Escape is entertaining when it's at its best, and enjoyable when it's not.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Secret Files Tunguska is an enjoyable adventure with some good puzzles and lots of locations. It's just not imaginative or exciting enough for a full recommendation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A gently paced point-and-click adventure with more heart than difficulty, The Phantom PI Mission Apparition is well worth a look.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mesmerising, creepy, unique, and frustrating puzzle platformer.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fast-paced runner with some fresh ideas, Time Tangle - Adventure Time isn't perfect, but it's got a lot going for it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Space Colors is vibrant, dazzling, and has some great controls, but its staccato structure means it never quite shines as brightly as it could.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A short, sharp, angry blast of arcade racing, Pako is challenging enough to keep you coming back time and time again.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not capture the brilliance of the first game, but They Need To Be Fed 3 has enough new ideas that it's still worth a go.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hohokum's quirky, dreamy landscapes beg to be explored, but its abrasive and often aggrivating design keeps the player at arm's length.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid but not particularly challenging platformer, Epic Eric is fun but entirely forgettable.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its free to play system might but some off, but Madden NFL Mobile is a step up from last year's effort.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not enough Assassin's Creed to appeal to a big new audience, and not different enough in its gameplay to tempt card battler fans away from their current fixes, Assassin's Creed Memories is a disappointment.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A subtle reinvention of the Flappy Bird-like impossible flyer, 8bit Doves relies on charm and interesting controls to drag you through its simple gameplay.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well-made tower defence game that, for a free-to-play title, comes at a high price. Alien Creeps TD is fully featured but a tad expensive.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Solid but uninspired: Diamond Digger Saga is a very well constructed match-3 with a twist, but that twist isn't big enough to tempt back people bored of Candy Crush and the like.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable mix of old school shmup and loot-harvesting action-RPG, though perhaps not quite as deep as it would like to think it is.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining but safe platformer, Goblin Sword is fun enough that it's worth a go.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but that's sort of the point. Goat Simulator is one-note and ridiculous, but it does it very well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An engrossing tower defence game that takes a slightly different - if occasionally awkward - route to success.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Turbo Dismount is a single-note game, but it plays that note painfully well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A funny, entertaining puzzler. Adventure Xpress might not be the freshest game on the App Store, but it's fun all the same.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An unflinchingly tough, sometimes frustrating experience, Futuridium EP Deluxe just about has the gameplay so you can see past its foibles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly sharp and clever racer, Pixel Boat Rush is well worth diving into.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An arcade experience so authentic it'll have you shoving 10p coins in your Vita's cartridge slot.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For more seasoned gamers, Disney Magical World might be a pleasant surprise. For kids, it could feel genuinely magical.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Free to play veterans will put up with the shenanigans Angry Birds Transformers tries to pull in the name of a quality shooter, but those just looking for a quick burst of fun may find the wait timers and slow progress distasteful.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Infected is more akin to a mild tummy bug than a potentially life-ending bout of Ebola. To be fair though, it's probably more entertaining than either.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Underpowered in terms of excitement, but the ride you'll get from this solid, comprehensive package is never less than decent.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not the finest poker sim around but a solid and comprehensive effort nonetheless.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A little light on true 'classics' and over-reliant on shooters but excellently converted to PSP, which should at least delight the old-skool crowd.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Different, satisfying but also limited.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The basics are creatively executed, but, while enjoyable, the resultant experience falls far short of reinventing anything – let alone brilliance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Acid 2 is certainly big and complex, but unfortunately it's not particularly clever.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The gaming equivalent of a brussel sprout – despite being a solid experience, Harvest Moon DS' weak presentation leaves something of a bitter taste.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Something of a disappointment considering our expectations, uncovering Contact's charms demands significant patience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perfectly playable, but gameplay and economic niggles make it far from essential.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Small isn't always beautiful, unfortunately.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But with even the most thumb-tied tot capable of completing Cars DS in less than five hours, any Pocket Gamer reader is likely to end up feeling pretty shortchanged.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun and the type of game the PSP desperately needs, but it is disappointingly restrained in both substance and creativity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Good graphical presentation and easier core gameplay makes Meteos: Disney Magic a kid-friendly puzzle game, but the spiky learning curve proves frustrating.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 2007 is a solid annual update, but it lacks visual panache and touchscreen brilliance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brown and benign, ATV Pro may have a lot of deep mud but its fails to grip over the long term.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rather than deliver a tantalising treat, peeling away the skin of DK: Jungle Climber reveals bland play mechanics that can't be saved by the game's creative control system.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A tough puzzler that lacks immediate charm, but offers a lasting challenge for those who persevere.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite biting off far more than it can chew, Thrillville provides an enjoyable – if somewhat limited – ride.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Death, Jr II inches its way closer to being a very good game but, too often, its action fails to match the creative promise of its scenario, character and art design.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For existing fans of trading card games, this is an addictive package offering potentially hours of exciting play. Everyone else may strongly disagree.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The absence of a two-player co-op mode mars what is otherwise an enjoyable – if rather simplistic and short-lived – journey.