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 Fire Emblem: Awakening
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
5174 game reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    KooZac is a number-based puzzler that largely eschews its dry style to provide decent entertainment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nicely presented endless flier that stands out by doing the basics well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun, accessible and gloriously evocative of the 40k universe, but far too obviously a PC original.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unrelentingly difficult, 774 Deaths doesn't just raise the bar for hardcore platforming on iOS, it beats you senseless with it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though a little monotonous in parts, Monster Mayhem keeps you entertained with inventive enemies and a collection of captivating weaponry.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This exuberant mixture of role-playing and real-time strategy is immaculately presented and intensely gripping, it just doesn't last very long.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not immediately a perfect fit, 6th Planet's fusion of Lunar Lander style play with its collection of comic strips proves to be a winning formula in the long run.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The dual-screen platformer Grinder will give both your thumbs (and patience) a serious workout.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like biting into a jalapeno, this is fresh, frantic and explosive fun while it lasts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you've got the patience for it, Hidden Folks is a puzzler perfect for those who have an eye and ear for detail.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Dungeon Hunter series has always been a bit of a blunt object, and this third instalment is no different. In spite of its controversial move to a freemium model, Dungeon Hunter 3 is still an entertaining, violent romp.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    DungeonUp's gameplay could stand some tweaks to make it more fun versus frustrating, but what's here is engaging.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It certainly won't be to everyone's tastes but deep within the dusty catacombs of Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer resides a unique and impressively addictive game.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pleasantly simple puzzler with a straight-forward premise, though it rarely ascends to the level of greatness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun, if simple, async RPG experience that makes you glad to have friends.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds's crisp visuals, compelling crime-themed story, and assorted mini-games compensate for a lack of interactivity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A lack of content clips its wings, but Flapcraft is a real hoot while it lasts. Definitely a flight worth taking.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As far as film tie-ins go, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean is easily one of the better ones, but it's doesn't compare so well to the other Lego tie-ins.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A simple, well-presented and fun game, iBomber 2 builds on the original with enough additions and improvements to keep the experience fresh.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Necklace of Skulls isn't a perfect game book, but it still tells a colourful and enjoyable story.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's fun to be had with Snowboard Party, but after a while you'll probably pull out your PlayStation and play some of the much better games that inspired it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might have limited appeal, but there's a solid and enjoyable rhythm-action game beneath Santa Rockstar's festive pomp.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Paper Monsters is a beautiful, imaginative, and charming, and technically proficient platformers that's only let down by less than stellar gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Finger Derpy strives to be the silliest horse racing game on the digital marketplace, and it pretty much succeeds.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are a couple of nice ideas in Brickies, and it's fun, but it's really just another block breaker.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A little too easy and restricted in terms of solutions, Empire Builders: Ancient Egypt is a perfectly playable economic strategy game, but lacks the character of the Build-a-Lot series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While some of the seven games here suffer from irritating loading issues, much of Metal Slug Anthology emerges unscathed and victorious to offer amongst the finest shooting on PSP.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam is an interesting take on boarding, but variety comes at the expense of true excellence.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A novel gravity-centric take on the traditional karting formula, jAggy Race is betrayed by its meagre level selection.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strange, obtuse, and a little unfair, BreakQuest Extra Evolution is a more artistic take on the typical game of Breakout.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can get past the old-fashioned first chunk of the game, Toy Shot has plenty of interesting new ideas to keep you entertained.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A charming quick-blast arcade challenge, Bounty Rush serves a purpose, but don't expect it to do much else.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More jumpy than scary. Lost Within has a few nice ideas, but it won't leave you psychologically scarred, which is a shame.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intense dash to infinity that's entertainingly frenetic, if a little too flimsy to hang out with the big boys.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One-half Dynasty Warriors and one-half Hamtaro, Smash Cat Heroes delivers casual-friendly, button mashing fun in an adorable little package.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nicely constructed, though often shallow tactical game that deserves attention for its quality portrayal of Transformers G1.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Controversy aside, Tomodachi Life is a pleasingly directionless life-sim-lite that fans of Animal Crossing should investigate further.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead Trigger is totally braindead and quickly gets boring, but you'll find enough enjoyment for your 69p. In-app purchases and ill-thought-out controls can spoil the fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Joining Hands 2 is another slice of gentle family-friendly entertainment that, while fun to play and pleasant to look at, tends to end up in a little too much trial and error for its own good.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bertram Fiddle isn't quite as funny or smart as other point and clicks, but it's still a charming and inventive story.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well put together and enjoyable puzzler, Let me Loose doesn't have enough to raise it above the rest of the crowd.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rock Boshers DX has a lot of tricks up its sleeve. It's just a shame that the Vita's analogue stick can't keep up.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Challenging, competitive word-searching make Wordament a game worth playing whether you're padding your Live stats or not.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tough in most of the right places, Spellsword might miss a few tricks, but it's core gameplay is solid enough to keep you playing regardless.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I don't know what to say here, so you should probably pick up Viridi and see what happens.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great action RPG – one of the best on PSP – cleverly balanced in such a way as to appeal to both veterans and newcomers, but significantly marred by frustrating loading issues.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not be the most original game out there, but Starseed: Origin is a lot of fun .
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Inazuma Eleven is an intriguing blend of RPG and soccer that works on so many levels, though the occasional scripted match leaves us crying in the stands.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Knytt Underground is slow to start and difficult to interpret, but you'll always have fun exploring its environments and surmounting the puzzles that environment presents.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What Monster Hunter lacks in communication, it more than makes up for in quantity and quality of content.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid and well-presented light strategy game that lacks a little in terms of overall play time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiny Space Adventures tests your memory (and sometimes your patience), but it's consistently cute and enjoyable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun and familiar - Brothers in Arms 2 opts for variety over freshness and largely succeeds in spite of its many minor shortcomings.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A few interface issues aside, World To Conquer is a fun and quick turn-based strategy game that's designed well for portable play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A bright and frantic arcade blast, Intake: Be Aggressive is sometimes a little too shouty for its own good.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Almost like as a dribbler's bible, Bonecruncher Soccer is a nice addition to this year's football line up, schooling the art of mazy runs in true arcade style.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A deceptively simple puzzler, Bardadum: The Kingdom Roads is equal parts challenging and rewarding.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MiniGame Paradise is a slick and varied mini-game collection with optional in-app purchases that's slightly guilty of sacrificing gameplay for profit.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Day of the Viking has a few too many sharp edges, but if you stick with it there's a pretty decent game here.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A slick, accessible platform-puzzler with a satisfying emphasis on fast reactions and quick thinking.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Zenonia 4 doesn't add anything to the template its predecessors have laid down, but that doesn't stop if from being an entertaining and engaging action-RPG.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    RayForce delivers coin-op shooting action straight out of 1993, but technical niggles and a ridiculously high asking price mean that it's unlikely to find a wide audience on the iPhone.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sticky Bees HD offers a tough but short challenge that's heavy on quick-thinking strategy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Code Name: STEAM is charming in style and experimental in genre, but a number of missteps make it tough to recommend whole heartedly.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perfect for Phineas and Ferb fans and Where's My Water? obsessives who crave new levels - but casual Swampy fans will find plenty to do in the original.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A shiny new look for tower defence games that breathes some new life into the genre, Defen-G Astro isn't quite a revolution, but it's still good fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The core Binding of Isaac experience translates extremely well on 3DS and remains as engrossing as ever. It's just a pity further opportunities weren't explored to take advantage of Nintendo's unique hardware.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Reflec Beat + injects the rhythm-action genre with sugar and caffeine, and the resulting buzz is as thrilling, exhausting, and short lived as you'd expect.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever puzzle game with smart mechanics and a satisfying structure. Recommended.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    CrimsonHeart offers the same tried-and-tested action-RPG gameplay, but its improved controls and excellent visuals help to elevate it slightly above its peers - of which there are many.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the presentation is somewhat outdated and the single-player element is weak, Phantasy Star Zero nevertheless manages to distinguish itself with some incredibly entertaining multiplayer action.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A throwaway bit of fluff that nonetheless entertains for every minute you play it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Plenty of fun while you're playing, Captain Cat isn't going to change the world, but it might brighten up a dreary afternoon.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The eccentric Jeff Minter presents a clever retro shooter than blends together the best elements of various Atari classics. But his eccentricity can prove too much, often droning out the best bits with his baaaarmy sense of humour.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A sharp-edged destruction puzzler, Destructamundo isn't perfect, but it'll put a smile on your face all the same.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great art style, rock-hard puzzles and great controls are let down by so-so platforming challenges and combat that feels perfunctory in comparison with the rest of the experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It won't be to everyone's liking, but Master of Alchemy Vengeance Front is an engaging, tough little puzzler all the same.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining enough word game that will appeal to fans of shuffling letters around.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Behind the bright cartoon graphics lurks a black heart of pure gaming evil, and for some that makes Checkpoint Champion essential.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some nice ideas here, but the structure of the game errs on the side of grind a little too soon.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever strategy game that needs additional modes and factions to complement its accessibility with depth.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tri-Tri-Triobelisk is basic, different, and fun, just like a classic arcade title. But it's best when played with friends.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    RubPix will keep fans of sliding block puzzles busy for hours, though everyone else will probably want to steer clear.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best Frogger game in ages (or should that be decades?), this attractive and enjoyable arcade romp packs in gorgeous visuals, impeccable presentation and plenty of hard-as-nails gameplay. Just be prepared for the odd moment of intense frustration.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With familiar rotational platformer gameplay and exacting mechanics, Pyro Jump won't set your world on fire, but it is a solidly crafted example of the genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A neat action puzzler, Fragger is another example of a popular Flash game making a welcome leap to iPhone.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fast, frantic, and fun, Gravity Guy 2 has a twist up its sleeve that distinguishes it from most other endless-runners. You can't help but enjoy playing it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A passion for the sport is a requirement to get the most out of Rugby Nations '13 - while it boasts smart graphics and decent controls, matches aren't quite as gripping as they possibly could be.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not exactly original, but a well-made and lovely looking castle defence game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An impressive side-scrolling shooter whose intuitive touch screen controls and unique art style compensate for a lack of variation and longevity.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV is outmatched by King of Fighters-i in terms of depth and presentation, but the timid challenge and absence of online multiplayer prevent it from scoring a total KO. It's still arguably the best fighter on the iPhone, though.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Less strategic than it wants to be, but this is a fun and hugely likeable time-waster for iPad owners.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A satisfyingly meaty twin stick shooter that spices up its repetitive blasting with weighty combat and a free-wheeling perk system.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Playmobil Pirates is full of personality and contains some excellent visual design. The handful of issues present here only slightly detract from an otherwise very entertaining freemium builder.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Dark Void Zero ran the risk of being a one-joke game, its faux-retro styling combines beautifully with tight gameplay to create a brilliant iPhone action platformer hampered only by its shortness.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A polished remake of a retro classic, Pipe Mania's extra features build on the challenging core gameplay while the broad selection of modes provides hours of enjoyable pipe positioning fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fortuna Magus doesn't innovate much on the classic retro JRPG formula, but that might be exactly what some people want.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stoneship is an intriguing mix of memory gaming, high seas exploration and strategic planning, but its regularly frustrating nature and lack of replay value take the wind out of its sails.