Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,174 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 18% same as the average critic
  • 52% 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 Glyder 2
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
5174 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Steamworld Heist excels at what initially seems like a potential weakness, removing a dimension from the typical 3D battlefields of XCOM and similar games. But its brand of 2D tactics only makes positioning, smart strategy, finding effective synergies between weapons and classes, that much more crucial and satisfying when you survive against overwhelming odds.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Clash of Heroes is a monstrous RPG with beautiful graphics; a suite of multiplayer modes; and some of the most smart and addictive battles around.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The battle between flora and undead fauna remains as fun as ever in this accomplished iPhone and iPod touch version.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bright and brash arcade racer that looks stunning, and has the racing chops to back it up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant game that's full to bursting with bright ideas and new ways to play.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly paced and balanced RPG experience that feels nostalgic and innovative at the same time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A razor-edged, bite-sized platforming experience of the highest calibre.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A lack of real Vita innovation lets it down somewhat, but that aside this is a perfect pocket-sized JRPG that'll keep you gripped to the screen until your eyes turn square. A must-have for any Persona fan.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great port of a great game. If you've not played Grimrock before this is a really good way to rectify that.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies HD remains rooted in the comic tower defence gameplay that made previous versions such a pleasure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredible, ever-changing blend of dungeon-crawling and tactical puzzles, Hoplite may lack a little longevity but it's impressively entertaining while it lasts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly well put-together labour of love, Kid Tripp will have you gnashing your teeth and screaming with joy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gloomy, exciting, and downright brilliant tactical RPG.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minecraft: Gear VR Edition enhances the world-building gameplay in surprising ways. Be prepared to lose yourself for hours (or however long your phone’s battery lasts).
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're interested in story-driven games and cute character art, Burly Men at Sea demands to be played.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A spectacular kick in the teeth of the endless-runner genre, Boson X is a brilliant, twitching wonder.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant, funny, and wonderfully balanced platformer, Electronic Super Fun: Groove City is well worth your time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A big and bold racing game that's an awful lot of fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rock-and-roll gameplay to a J-pop beat, LocoRoco is a perfectly rounded handheld puzzler.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant digital version of a brilliant card game, Magic 2014 is every bit as impressive as its predecessor and adds more to the mix, too.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautifully presented and utterly compelling, Async Corp. is one of the best iOS titles you'll play all year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bridgy Jones is terrific fun. It's challenging, surprising, and even quite funny. A perfect touchscreen game with loads of content.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A title-winning performance from Full Fat - this is flicking brilliant.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A compelling distillation of everything that's great and good in collectible card gaming, brought to your iPad, for free.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bright, colourful, and tons of fun, PinOut is a reimagining of pinball that blows the original out the water.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best DSiWare game yet, AiRace combines a great control scheme with pure speed to create a first-class flight.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A perfect game for any Yu-Gi-Oh! fan, but also a great entry point for those interested in Yu-Gi-Oh!, or even popular CCGs in general. In a crowded market, Yu-Gi-Oh! still manages to stand above the crowd.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Big, brash, and beautiful, Anomaly Korea doesn't quite have the wow factor of its predecessor, but it's still well worth a download.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Given its resolutely multiplayer stance, we question Dreii's longevity. For now, though, it's a superb, mesmerising creation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's one of the best strategy games you'll play on your mobile this year, and serves as a fantastic example of how to do free-to-play right for a core audience, without compromising on artistic vision or gameplay depth.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most fun you can have destroying civilisation without becoming a government MP, Plague Inc. refines the Pandemic formula into a streamlined combination of strategy and twisted bio-horror.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a pity that simultaneous multiplayer didn't make it into the Vita version of Rayman Origins, but that doesn't stop it from being an unforgettable platformer from the mind of Michel Ancel.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ridiculous Fishing may have a strange premise, but give it half an hour and it blossoms into one of the most innovative, well-balanced, and addictive games of the year.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A top quality blend of tactics and role-playing, with enough customisation options for enormous replay value.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A thrilling celebration of Mario's jump, packed with imagination and sharp level layouts. One of the best auto runners around.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A well constructed piece of adventure gaming, The Journey Down: Episode One is worth checking out even if you're not a point-and-click sort of person.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Heroes of Ruin is a landmark 3DS release, providing true online gaming that will keep you entertained from start to finish.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Light Byte is a fantastic colour-matching game that increases in complexity and fun as you play.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might take a while to learn even the basics, but True Skate is a game about precision and practice that offers the greatest rewards to those who put in the hard work.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly slick kart racer that marks a new high point for iOS kart racers and stands as another exemplary console conversion.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant, funny, addictive game, Slamjet Stadium is fun on your own and spectacular with friends.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A harsh and unforgiving twitch tapper, Brutal Loop can't quite dig its nails in to make you keep playing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A contemplative puzzle game that evolves the original with extra levels and high-definition graphics, despite the lack of any new gameplay elements.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant port of a brilliant game. VVVVVV on iOS is well worth a first, second, or third download.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Metrico is a beautiful, imaginative, and ingenious puzzle game with an original idea at its heart and some seriously sharp brainteasers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Her Story is a bold experiment in interactive storytelling, resulting in one of the best detective games ever made.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Twee and delightful, Kumo Lumo is a gorgeous game that shows how simple doesn't have to mean bland.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Pokemon game so far. Combines the addictive elements of the originals with the latest graphics to great effect. Just don't mention the Pokewalker.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A zany adventure with heart, humour, and a truly unique concept. If you missed this peerless cult classic on DS, do not let it pass you by again.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    A great sequel that recaptures all of the magic that made the original game so addictive.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A colourful, charming and immensely playable puzzler that’s perfectly suited to the touchscreen.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A harrowing and often tragic exploration of life in a war. This is a must buy.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fast-paced, gorgeous endless space-racer that showcases everything that's good about mobile gaming.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With sharp design, plenty of content, and elegant presentation, Lara Croft GO is one of the best puzzle games of the year.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Legend of the Skyfish is a veritable tribute to the 2D adventure genre while trying something new.
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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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic set of new cards that refreshes the tactical possibilities and welcomes new players.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Generations is the most complete game in the series yet, and the best one at that. If you have friends or family you can hunt with regularly, this is an absolute essential for 3DS.
    • 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.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    A vital and powerful exploration of language, power, and control. Grayout might be infuriating, but you have to play it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shows its roots as a tabletop game, but also demonstrates what makes Magic the world's most popular collectible card game.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant spacial puzzler with some intriguing ideas that works perfectly on mobile.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While some of the new additions aren't perfect, The Room Three is still a brilliant, uniquely tactile experience.
    • 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
    ReRunners is the Sonic game we all wanted, with a healthy dose of competitive multiplayer thrown in.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant and disturbing wilderness simulator that works almost perfectly on mobile.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, wonderfully well polished and surprisingly playable mobile action adventure that's well worth a look.