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
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fast and furious, Reckless Racing 2 raises the bar for iOS racing games through a combination of deft handling, gorgeous looks, and addictive gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In turning a text adventure into a world map, Simogo has resurrected a long-dead genre with style and confidence. Great presentation and brilliant puzzles complete a stellar package.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its cracking fighting mechanics and excellent multiplayer options, Bleach: Dark Souls lives up to the very high standards of the beat-'em up series on DS.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    I Dig It Expeditions offers a bit of exploration, a touch of puzzle play, and more than its fair share of fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The natty storyline will make you grin, while the perfectly pitched gameplay and glorious multiplayer mode will make you sing: a near-perfect light-hearted and innovative music title for the PSP.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it's not quite as devastatingly original as Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks is still an utterly essential purchase and comfortably ranks as the undisputed DS event of the year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    100 Trials takes the roguelike concept, mixes in a slab of puzzling brilliance, and lets it simmer into something wonderful.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite some control work-arounds and dated visuals, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remains a truly exceptional RPG and one of the best Star Wars games ever released on any platform.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With some essential new features, the best football management sim on mobile just got even better.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Squirmee and the Puzzling Tree's tricky puzzles, novel controls, and distinctive ideas ensure that it firmly sits near the top of the iPhone puzzle tree.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This high-quality production dramatically streamlines the RTS genre for mobile play, while making sure it's packed with enough tactical depth to make its many skirmishes tense and exciting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enigmatic and inviting, challenging and intuitive, Kiwanuka truly is a game of alchemy.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shogun manages to combine amazing graphics with demanding and addictive gameplay to create one of the finest 2D shooters available on the iPhone right now. Add in iPad and iCade support, and you've got an epic blaster that is sure to please arcade aficionados.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant, breathtaking, and brief adventure, Monument Valley is every bit as good as it looks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Magnetic Billiards packs an original gameplay concept, tweaked to near-perfection, and steeped in character. This is what indie gaming should be.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bright, bold, and rather brilliant gamebook, Appointment with F.E.A.R. is a step in an interesting new direction.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant second outing in the Edge series, brimming with good ideas, and polished to a remarkable sheen.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dark and macabre puzzle-platformer, Limbo is always experimenting with new ways to make you think, and new ways to shock you to your core.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Epic Astro Story's lofty premise is backed up by some surprisingly complex and multifaceted gameplay. Pre-warn friends and family before downloading, as they will have precious little of your attention afterwards.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully well put together table tennis sim that deserves to be played by as many people as possible.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A must-buy for word fiends, SpellTower is an uncommonly attractive and thoughtfully designed puzzler.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lack of a useful targeting system and assorted minor flaws keep Chinatown Wars from perfection, yet not from wowing with its awesome gameplay.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    An obscured view and a lack of tutorial hamper the enjoyment of this smart boardgame considerably.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cubis Creatures represents a memorable marriage of marvellous design and artful aesthetics.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Disgaea DS is one of the finest strategy titles in existence - strategy role-playing fans should snap it up immediately.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant JRPG that builds on the successes of its predecessors. Chaos Rings II isn't quite perfect, but it more than justifies its premium price tag.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spelunky is a game that you need to own right this second, especially if you've never played it before. Just prepare to lose a large portion of your life to those depths.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Borderlands 2 is an essential purchase. It's as simple as that.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Judged on fun, depth and the amount of recharges you'll be forcing into your DS, 42 All-Time Classics is a winning formula. We heart it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb portable version of the PS2 original, Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days offers exceptional depth and charisma, along with a few new tricks of its own to make it essential SRPG fare.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb golf game that's extremely easy to pick up yet as deep and complex as any 'serious' game, Everybody's Golf is the must-have Vita launch title.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A new approach to rhythmic gaming that marries substance with style, its unique gameplay proving you can provide a fresh experience in a saturated genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While some will be disappointed that RAD Soldiers isn't about armed surfers from the early '90s, it's still a massively entertaining tactical violence simulator with plenty of humour and charm.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dig out some eShop credits: you're not going to want to miss ye olde Shovel Knight.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A slick physics-based puzzler and gorgeous to boot, Hydroventure: Spin Cycle needs a spot on your Nintendo 3DS.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've ever complained about games being dumb, buy this game - it genuinely might make you that little bit smarter.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oozing charm and smart design, World of Goo is the best physics puzzler available on iPad.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The third game in the much-loved lawyer-sim series makes a watertight case for classic status.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like a rabbinical sermon, Shivah is short, thought-provoking, and raises a lot of questions. It's got terrific puzzles, too, but that doesn't really fit my clever analogy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 11 offers innovative gameplay, impressive visuals, and an overall quality of design rarely seen in portable sports gaming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you're a long-standing admirer of the original books or a complete newcomer, Forest of Doom is role-playing adventure at its finest, and comes back with delicious fan service to boot.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A moving and sometimes painful experience, Blackbar deserves to be played by as many people as possible.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Absurdly funny, perfectly challenging, and massively rewarding. This gorgeous, must-have motorbike game is a mobile port done right.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One for experienced series fans, Advance Wars: Dark Conflict marches in near-flawless fashion to strengthen the cause of turn-based strategy gaming.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shift 2: Unleashed is bigger and better than its predecessor, with a lot more variety of races and excellent single-player career mode.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything a sequel should be, iBlast Moki 2 HD might be the best £1.99 you'll ever spend.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best of old and new wrapped up in one package, the puzzle-platformer gameplay of Dark Nebula - Episode Two is too entertaining to put down.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Frantic, fast, and a little bit special, Ring Fling is a brilliant party game in your pocket.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blessed with instantly appealing gameplay, engaging presentation, and plenty of long-term challenge, Super Mole Escape is a must-have download.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though its core systems are pretty much identical, Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies’s shift to a more technologically advanced conflict and thoughtful enhancements make it every bit the worthy sequel.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant skate sim with a surprising depth, Touchgrind Skate 2 is well worth the time and effort it takes to master.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After a lot of false FPS /TPS starts, Trigger Fist is the first iOS shooter that works within the limitations of the hardware, and it's remarkably good fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ingenious in every aspect of its design from visuals to controls, this is a new generation of platformer that will earn a permanent place on your home screen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bright and wonderfully well put together game, Silly Sausage ranks with Nitrome's best.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent rhythm game that features responsive controls, plenty of challenge, and a cute storyline. Symphonica doesn't hit a single sour note.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's their season: FIFA 07 is the best portable football sim to date bar none.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent, sleek, mobile-friendly roguelike smashed into a slide-based puzzler, with a smattering of clever gameplay mechanics, all beautifully polished. Very much recommended.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Angry Birds Star Wars is faithful to the source material, filled with content, imaginative, and fun. Film tie-in or not, this is the best 'Birds yet.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within is Zen's most refined pinball game to date. If you're into pinball, then this is a game that you simply must buy now.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Furious, tense and surprisingly deep, Space Invaders Extreme 2 is the gaming equivalent of a sugar-high. An addictive and compulsive experience, no shoot-em-up fan should pass this one by.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An inventive noir brainteaser that's short but dense, filling out the package - not with fluff - but smart puzzles, visual gags, and a bucketful of inky black blood.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly realised audio adventure, Papa Sangre II is a creepy masterpiece.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monument Valley's expansion pack exceeds all expectations by being even more inventive and surprising than the original game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A triple-A title that you can carry in your pocket, mobile gaming doesn't get any better than this.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant and original game that tests your dexterity and your brain power, Micro Miners deserves your attention.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully put together mobile advenutre, Poco Eco is well worth your attention.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gemini Rue is an essential game for point-and-click fanatics. It's got atmosphere, a compelling narrative, and clever puzzles. If you missed it on PC, don't let it pass you by again
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Retro City Rampage pummels you with fantastic video game and movie references throughout, and has the gameplay to back up the funny.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Let's Golf! 2 is a superb combination of features and quality gameplay that will be tough to top.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crisp, bright, and immensely enjoyable, Project Diva f will delight and challenge fans of Vocaloid and rhythm games alike.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    A deep and involving Metroidvania in a superbly constructed world. Fez's appearance on handheld is just as intriguing as when it first hit consoles and computers.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    N.O.V.A. 2 is a great shooter with a thrilling campaign and even better multiplayer that will have you hooked.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Winter of the Melodias adds some fiendishly clever new ideas to LostWinds, without spoiling that sense of quiet discovery and childlike wonder.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A breathtaking auto-runner that ups the ante in pretty much every regard. Highly recommended.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A marriage of great graphics and solid role-playing, Chaos Rings works through minor hitches to provide enjoyable gameplay.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A vibrant, fast-paced, special platformer that works perfectly on touchscreen, Shadow Blade is well worth as much of your time as you have to spare.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly rich, challenging and varied sci-fi experience that seamlessly and creatively blends genres into a brilliant whole.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every trick this celebrated developer has learnt – from crafting a solid plot laced with dark humour to reckless driving and action-packed criminal endeavour – has been distilled into a game that demands your immediate attention.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great way to spend a few hours. If you like games that ooze fun from every pore, you should definitely pick up Heroes of Loot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A jolly, entertaining, sweet-natured puzzler that starts off simple but will smash your brains out with a (coloured) box later on.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dark, strange, tough, and beautiful tactical RPG-cum-interactive story with one of the richest settings you could hope for. Banner Saga is an iOS game to savour.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Punch Quest is funny, addictive, and just plain fun. Turns out that the auto-runner and beat-'em-up genres were a match made in heaven.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like a sniper taking aim from out of nowhere, SOCOM: Tactical Strike sets sights on PSP and emerges as one of the year's best. Phenomenal visuals, tight tactical gameplay, and unparalleled multiplayer make this a must-have title.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant sequel that expands the lore and scope of its predecessor, The Room 2 is a game that everyone should play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The 3DS gains itself another must-have title – a solid combination of timeless racing and robust online multiplayer that will be enjoyed for years to come.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Worlds Ends With You is a deep and multifaceted adventure with clever combat, innovative features and a worrying shop-till-you-drop addictivity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    San Andreas is an enormous, funny, varied, and sometimes frustrating PS2 classic that has come to mobile with few compromises and surprisingly good controls.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is quite simply the best Animal Crossing has ever been. Fans of the series are in for an expanded treat, and newcomers will find fresh delights in its relaxed gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it's basically more of the same, this latest Layton outing is the most enjoyable, attractive, addictive and refined one yet. An awesome reminder of why the Nintendo DS remains an essential mobile gaming platform.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A huge, wonderful looking, deep experience, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is brilliant on your own, or with friends.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimate Spider-Man: Total Mayhem is fantastic fun, offering the speed and variety of a top notch action game with the vibrant colour and characters of a great comic book.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire brings back and adds some great features, but not without cutting out some of the standards set in Pokémon X and Y.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully put together stealth action title, Sneaky Sneaky has enough stabby fun to keep you going for hours.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire brings back and adds some great features, but not without cutting out some of the standards set in Pokémon X and Y.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ace Combat: Joint Assault is a phenomenal aerial action game with every conceivable feature from online cooperative multiplayer and loads of missions to solid controls and customisable aircraft.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War again slashes the misconception regarding PSP's gaming prowess wide open with another unadulterated and beautiful ballet of brutality.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful to look at, hugely engrossing to play and - most importantly of all - fun. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is an essential purchase for anyone who owns a PSP, and should convince those who don't to rectify the situation promptly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pocket Plane is a perfect example of a freemium game done well, an addictive time sink that sucks you into its simple routines and refuses to let go.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A tremendous port of a great indie game, and a must-buy on iOS.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic adaptation of an excellent boardgame, and a must-buy for strategy fans.