Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,136 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 56% 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 Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4,136 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A word game that's as addictive as it is entertaining, Letterpress is a brilliant addition to anyone's app collection.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Equal parts a stomp down memory lane, a cheeky wink to the past, and a hardcore action-platformer, He Man: The Most Power Game in the Universe is a game that's worth wasting your time on.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the lack of multiplayer is a huge shame, there's more than enough single player and social content in Need for Speed: Most Wanted to make it a must-buy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Packed full of collectibles, replay value, instantly accessible fun and oozing with charm and character, there really isn't a better candidate for a PS Vita title that everyone must own.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's difficult to put a numerical score to an experience like Curiosity, but it deserves to be experienced by as many people as possible.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Pullblox was the game that pulled you into the series, Fallblox is the game to make you fall in love with it. Awe-inspiring.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is a mature, sophisticated, and delightfully dark whodunnit adventure.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Compulsive toy collectors: beware! Skylanders Lost Islands is a superbly made world builder, with enough hooks to make you return time and time again
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant and original game that tests your dexterity and your brain power, Micro Miners deserves your attention.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Scribblenauts Unlimited hones the original open creativity concept, and comes away with a fine-tuned must-have experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Four of the best shooters money can buy in a single collection, Raiden Legacy is shooter perfection.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous to look at and with a control system to suit every taste, Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders is a great flight and fight sim.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'll come for Big Sky Infinity's gorgeous visuals, and stay for the addictive masses of content and online leaderboard climbing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With some essential new features, the best football management sim on mobile just got even better.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A charming twist on the Scrabble formula with more than enough content to keep you playing into the new year, Spellwood is well worth the investment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those looking for an opportunity to build a world, while destroying someone else's, will find Clash of Clans a very appealing package with surprisingly deep layers of strategy to dig through.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A slick physics-based puzzler and gorgeous to boot, Hydroventure: Spin Cycle needs a spot on your Nintendo 3DS.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A timeless classic is reborn on iOS. The Lords of Midnight has lost none of its ability to captivate and entertain, and serves as a fitting tribute to Mike Singleton's genius.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It won't be to everyone's taste, but Stone Age: The Board Game is a deep and entertaining multiplayer package.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Absurdly funny, perfectly challenging, and massively rewarding. This gorgeous, must-have motorbike game is a mobile port done right.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great mobile offering just got even better, as Gunman Clive emerges as one of the best platformers on the 3DS.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that prizes exploration and creativity above all else, The Blockheads is a great way to waste a couple of days.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best thing to happen to Pinball since Tommy, Momonga is a unique game that has plenty of staying power.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A simple and incredibly effective multiplayer experience, Spaceteam is all about playing together and creating your own stories.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant variation on the endless-runner genre, Worm Run is breathless, addictive fun of the highest calibre.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Expansive, gorgeous, hardcore, free: Real Racing 3 sets the new standard on mobile for racing games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant and beguilingly simple hardcore platformer, 1001 Attempts delivers more excitement in its bite sized blasts than most games could ever dream of.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant, funny, addictive game, Slamjet Stadium is fun on your own and spectacular with friends.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario could learn a trick or two from his brother, as Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon stakes its claim as one of the most essential titles available for Nintendo 3DS.
    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! is genuinely funny, massively enjoyable, and filled to bursting with good ideas. It's your next essential Vita game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most fun you'll ever have with an intergalactic crustacean, Crabitron's a ton of fun that can be shared with a nearby friend.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A thrilling combination of fantasy novel and RPG, Sorcery! offers a wonderfully fresh take on interactive fiction.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly balanced, perfectly playable game of strategy and swooping turns that will have you enthralled, Sid Meier's Ace Patrol is a must-play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those who never played the original Velocity, then Ultra is a must. But if you have already had your fun with the Minis version, you may want to carefully consider how much leaderboards and Trophies will add for you.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Limbo is fantastic and essential - as long as you've never played it before on another platform.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    XCOM's battles are tense and rewarding, and are married to a clever base-building meta-game. All this, in a solid and eminently playable iOS port.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Witty, varied, challenging and gorgeous to look at, Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage is one of the finest physics-based puzzlers on iOS and an outstanding start for Rovio Stars.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An uncompromisingly difficult, brilliantly put together platformer, League of Evil 3 will reward anyone who puts the time in to perfect its fiendish rhythm.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like a bottle of fine scotch, SMT IV won't be for everyone - but those RPG enthusiasts who can appreciate its subtlety and challenge will cherish it for years to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. is a welcoming, massive, varied, and superbly executed RPG for all to enjoy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful and unique use of the iPad. Under its smarts, Gentlemen! hides a brilliant one-on-one battler.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A breath of fresh air, Dragon's Crown proves that arcade beat-'em-ups still have a lot of fight left in them.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simple controls disguise an incredibly engaging and challenging adventure. An Alien with a Magnet is a near-faultless mobile release.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly put together arcade racing package, Asphalt 8: Airborne is every bit as exciting as you might have hoped.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A moving and sometimes painful experience, Blackbar deserves to be played by as many people as possible.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A spectacular kick in the teeth of the endless-runner genre, Boson X is a brilliant, twitching wonder.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly realised audio adventure, Papa Sangre II is a creepy masterpiece.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Fiesta Run is another giddy and breathless mix of memory and reflexes. It's not much different from its prequel, but the added challenge is welcome.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Move over Candy Crush Saga, the crown for fast-paced puzzling crown now rightfully belongs to Papa Pear.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A hugely entertaining shooter that works brilliantly on touchscreen, Neon Shadow is a must-buy for anyone who likes a blast.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb re-creation of a popular and unusual Dungeons & Dragons board game, with excellent usability, tough AI opponents and little multimedia tweaks that really add to the experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Castle of Illusion combines old school challenge with impeccable presentation to create a fitting tribute to one of the 16-bit era's finest platforming classics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Half gamebook and half action RPG, Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is one adventure that fans of either genre will enjoy from start to finish.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Packed with action, intrigue, and gore - and excellently told and illustrated by Wallis and Chalk, respectively - Gun Dogs could well be Tin Man's most accomplished gamebook to date.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An almost perfect distillation of the last great console Ridge Racer with spot-on handling and a stunning engine. Ridge Racer Slipstream is arguably the best arcade racer on iOS.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lyne is a slick, contemplative puzzler that you'd be a fool to miss.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Energetic, exuberant, and engaging: Surge Deluxe is a puzzler from an earlier time... and is all the better for it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly paced, sharp-edged brawler that isn't afraid of a bit of silliness. Only One is well worth a play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A vast, lonely game about space and time and death, Out There is by turns funny, exciting, and fresh.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Between its nods to the RPGs with which we grew up, memorable characters, and moreish gameplay components, Weapon Shop de Omasse is the shining gem of the Guild series.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crisp, bright, and immensely enjoyable, Project Diva f will delight and challenge fans of Vocaloid and rhythm games alike.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not as community focused as it could be, but Tank Domination is nonetheless a superb-looking tank combat game with oceans of tactical depth to explore.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite some frustrating chaotic elements, Threes! is a dashing, intelligent, and deceptively simple treat. This is your next essential puzzler.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Luftrausers lacks in sheer amount of stuff, it makes up for by being a finely crafted thrill ride of satisfaction and fun.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant, breathtaking, and brief adventure, Monument Valley is every bit as good as it looks.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly rich, challenging and varied sci-fi experience that seamlessly and creatively blends genres into a brilliant whole.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forest Hunt continues the gripping and well-presented tale which began in Act 1, and while it doesn't bring any groundbreakingly new features, fans will find that it's just as entertaining and action-packed
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bold, bright, and brilliant point-and-click adventure, Botanicula is an experience to be savoured.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Enigmatic and inviting, challenging and intuitive, Kiwanuka truly is a game of alchemy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully well put together table tennis sim that deserves to be played by as many people as possible.