Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,650 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 Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge for iPad
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4,650 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intense blast of hardcore shoot 'em up action packed full of delightful touches. The only problem with Metal Slug 3 on iOS is that it obviously wasn't designed with touch controls in mind.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's fun and challenging, and there's a lot of content, but for all of that, Pirate Legends TD doesn't add much to the tower defence genre.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Reasonably entertaining and well-constructed, Stickman Base Jumper never manages to make you feel like you're doing something dangerous.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    High Flyer Death Defyer provides nice fast-paced arcade action, though it does get repetitive after a while.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A relaxing puzzler or a frantic screen-swiping arcade blast, And Then it Rained lets you decide which it is.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Makes useful and inventive use of multi-touch, twisting tangram into exciting and challenging new shapes - recommended.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Iron Knights doesn't exactly break the action RPG mould, but it scratches the itch quite well.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Slightly wooden in appearance, but a first-class representation of classic American wrestling, complete with balletic behemoths and melodramatic flare.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a bit of sprucing up here and there, Sumioni: Demon Arts could be a keeper. In its current form, there's still plenty to enjoy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ava's Quest HD is an enjoyable platforming game that boasts decent controls and lots of stuff to collect.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A modern take on a classic, Titan Attacks! is definitely worth a blast.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're feeling the itch for a platformer of yore, Callys Caves 2 is an easy recommendation.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Violent and tough, Beatdown! won't be to everyone's tastes, but if you're a veteran of the 16bit era, it'll be right up your street.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Squad Command strives to be as accessible as possible, and while the casual slant is clearly a great idea, a few basic issues prevent the game from being all it could be.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A polished and poised puzzler with some clever ideas, Super Looper isn't perfect, but it doesn't outstay its welcome either.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and humorous operation, Amateur Surgeon 2 suffers from complications with its controls and difficulty spikes, but remains an appealing prospect.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A Little Bit of... Dr Mario is a challenging and enjoyable match-four game, but one that's undermined by poor presentation.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An unusually slow-paced puzzler with a single control niggle which holds it back from greatness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frustrating at times and vague to the point of being obtuse, Paper Mario: Sticker Star still shines where it counts.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Replacing swords and sorcery with stuff rabbits and deadpan humour might not seem like a good idea on paper, but Zombocalypse Now proves that there's room for experimentation in the genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Living up to its claims of revolution, the game offers a fresh perspective on paint-based puzzling save for its harsh penalty for failure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you go into Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov's Revenge expecting Civ, you'll come away disappointed. But if all you want is a playful strategy game to be played in 30 minute-chunks, it's great.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very good physics-based puzzler that's held back by a woolly scoring system.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Zen Puzzle Garden is a solid puzzler that doesn't break new ground, but does perform its task without quarrel.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    War. What is it good for? A pretty decent builder / battler that will appeal to the more domineering fans of freemium strategy on mobile.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Outlaw shoots first and asks questions later, but its entertaining brand of arcade gunplay and sympathetic approach to IAP make it strangely refreshing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a solid touchscreen shooter here, but Epoch 2 doesn't quite hit the right marks.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its title suggests big changes to the formula that just aren't here, but Dynasty Warriors NEXT will appease series veterans who just want to have a copy of their favourite franchise anywhere they go.
    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A shiny, reasonably well put together game, Offroad Legends 2 just doesn't have the zip of its inspiration.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite offering little new, Air Supply has enough charm and good content to make stand with the best endless running games.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.