Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,654 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 6.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 LittleBigPlanet
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
4,654 game reviews
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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.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Bub and Bob would be proud: Jelly Dash has that golden era Taito positivity in spades, and squishes in an entertaining and fast-paced puzzler at the same time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shamefully enjoyable, and somewhat broken, Dynasty Warriors 8 doesn't disappoint.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Reborn with new features and enhanced audio and graphics, Assassin's Creed II: Discovery entertains despite fundamental shortcomings in its level design.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Menial tasks and lame mini-games weigh down the fun in what ought to have been a thrilling extension of The Sims 3.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Pigs Can't Fly livens up the flappy formula, but its problems can be more than a little aggravating.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    An interesting twist on the shooter genre, Zombie Commando won't be to everyone's tastes, but there's still a lot here to like.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The race for the best driving game on mobile almost got interesting, but 2K Drive has too many technical issues to truly keep up with the very best in the field.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Archangel is a well-crafted dungeon-crawler with a handful of nice touches, but it could use a little more spark and imagination in its world design and core gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The excellent game book engine underneath can't quite iron out House of Hell's problems. It's still a good game, but it pales somewhat in comparison to its predecessor.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Stylish but standard; Old Clockmaker's Riddle is a good example of a title in a genre you may well be a bit sick of by now.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An interesting take on sliding down a mountain, Cubed Snowboarding is a lot of fun while it lasts.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Charm and humour are mere veneer on this insanely tough arcade game, but it's oddly compelling and every point earned feels rewarding.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid if unremarkable arcade racer with an interesting control method and some annoying free to play trappings.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun, challenging puzzling platformer that works well on touchscreen.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An extremely solid experience that mostly succeeds. The impatient might object to the convoluted puzzles and the combat is a weak link, but as the first serious example of handheld horror, this sets a satisfyingly high bar.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it might be a little tight with its content, Transworld Endless Skater has enough going for it that it's worth a try.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It can become repetitive and roguelike fans may find it too easy going, but Dungeonism is a refreshingly accessible take on a familiar genre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An unabashed Peggle rip-off, albeit a very good one.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Let's Golf! 3 plays and looks fantastic, but its use of in-app purchases and its energy system means it borders on unplayable for those without bottomless pockets.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A fascinating concept that, against all odds, makes a turn-based asynchronous sport work, and work well.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A largely entertaining word game, with some great ideas, but it bangs on a bit towards the end.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bereft of new content and lumbered with a seriously flawed save game system, it would be easy to dismiss Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D as a waste of plastic, but the action-packed, score-based gameplay is undeniably engaging.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A highly unusual, accessible and entertaining card game that's regrettably limited to solo play.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Well it might not be the most complex game in the world, Mmm Fingers has enough going for it to keep you entertained for a while.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PS All-Stars Battle Royale plays around the Smash Bros formula, and comes away with a multiplayer experience that's enjoyable, but not essential.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Mixing line-drawing with tower defence, A.I.R Defense is an interesting, if unbalanced experiement.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jenga replicates the look and feel of the old puzzling favourite handsomely, although snubbing gyroscopic control is a missed opportunity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ecolibrium provides bite-size play that needs to be periodically checked up upon rather than taken in hour-long chunks. It's good fun, but unless you're packing a 3G PS Vita, it's not the best title for when you're out and about on the road.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    An interesting, frustrating game that just about manages to be worth some of your time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's another engrossing slice of portable football management, but this still isn't anything like the full Football Manager experience we should be getting by now.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The perfect beginner's strategy role-player, even if it's one you'll eventually abandon for better and more involved alternatives.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Entertaining and easy to play, Trouble in Tin Town may not have the depth, but it does serve as a good starting point for the genre.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Garage, Inc. offers a neat setting for time management gameplay without the depth and features needed to make it truly stand out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it doesn't do anything radical with the perpetual-climbing genre, Sir Lovalot is a highly polished example with a neat 3D twist.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Technically brilliant and often thrilling, but also considerably lighter than its predecessor and unable to provide the same long-term appeal.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice blend of styles and ideas, Pocket Titans isn't perfect, but it is a lot of good-natured fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable little platform game, Super Lemonade Factory has a few nice ideas, but it can't quite see them through to fruition.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PlunderNauts is an attractive ship combat game with plenty of depth. It's a depth you'll have to work hard to reveal, though.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fine adventure with a cracking plot and some imaginative puzzles, only let down by some interface inconsistencies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a limited set of features, Denki Blocks! is a highly polished puzzler that provides a good mental workout.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kind of Soccer is the kind of casual coffee time gaming that we bought an iPhone for. Easy, fun, and forgettable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it's blessed with many of the positive attributes of its predecessor, Carnivores: Ice Age is also doesn't do enough to differentiate itself aside from the change of scenery.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Right now it's not technically a game, but there's still a lot to like in Topia's world-building experiments.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SpongeBob's Super Bouncy Fun Time is a well-presented and competent Peggle clone.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining and enjoyable match-three puzzler with an interesting story woven around its parts, Azkend 2 - The World Beneath is sometimes let down by poor design, but it's still well worth checking out.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although its appeal won't last forever, Assault Commando still offers some enjoyable shooting action and neatly invokes warm feelings of classics action games and movies.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Easy on the eye, Holy Moly Dragons is a fun dragon themed tower defence in need of a longer lifespan and strategic options.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Crazy Taxi is big, loud and crude, and it's certainly showing its age - but this smooth conversion is still extremely difficult to put down.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining twist on the endless-runner, A Wonderland Story misses out on greatness by throwing too many ideas at the player.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The carnage is satisfying and the violence is meaty. Dead Trigger 2 might not be fresh, but it's solid, dependable fun.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Frobisher's Mega Fun Pack is a bit of a mixed bag, but still well worth the asking price if you're up for a bit more of the Frob.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another welcome addition to the eShop's already stellar line-up, The Rolling Western's unique spin on tower defence is as noteworthy as its flaws.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those wishing for a Doctor Who action game will probably turn their nose up at this virtual card game, but it'll be their loss as this is a surprisingly enjoyable gem that younger gamers are likely to remember fondly for some time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Repetitive levels and odd control choices threaten to shut Revolt down, but solid action and an attractive presentation keep it powered up.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    An intriguing look at where some of the ideas in Sorcery! and 80 Days came from, Down Among the Dead Men isn't as good as Inkle's other games, but it's still worth a look.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Solid tower defence gameplay with a nifty, if entirely skippable, augmented reality feature thrown in for good measure.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun, if slightly repetitive, zombie-killing driving game with a Tyrannosaurus rex and UFO thrown in for good measure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The button-based control system isn't ideal but other than this, Bloons Minis is an enjoyable version of the popular web puzzler.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A lovingly presented, if scruffily haphazard, roguelike that shows its board game workings.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Back to the Future Ep2 HD would be more charming if it weren't for pesky technical problems and performance issues.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Coconut Dodge possesses entertaining gameplay great for filling spare moments, even if it's not wildly original or innovative in terms of mechanics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether you like pinball or not, there's no denying that Marvel Pinball 3D ticks numerous right boxes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are sadly no prizes for guessing which evergreen Nintendo franchise this game is trying to replicate, and while it's not in the same class, Dragon Island Blue should appeal to fans of the genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it lacks the long-term appeal that many other PlayStation Mobile titles boast, Fuel Tiracas offers tense and challenging gameplay that is best sampled in short bursts.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's still plenty of room for improvement with patches and bug fixes, but NBA 2K14 shows signs of improvement.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FlipShip isn't the most original shooter, but genre fans will enjoy the ride.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun match-three RPG hybrid that hits all the right notes, even if they are familiar ones.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Popstar Physics: Save Toshi 2 isn't pretty, but it sure is addictive.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A relentlessly stylish sensory assault that's so in tune with its underlying mechanics that it works, despite the game's obvious flaws.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A typically polished footy game with a surprisingly generous freemium model. But EA needs to improve the way it plays touchscreen football if it's to keep the paying punters happy for FIFA 15.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    You've trodden on this battlefield before, but Puzzle Trooper is undeniably fun.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Temperamental controls and B-grade visuals aside, this is a lovely little downloadable racer with a surprisingly compulsive time trial format.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Freeze is a simple and rather drab-looking game, but its tactile physics-based gameplay and imaginative level design lifts it above the humdrum.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Robot Gladi8tor cleverly expands on the Infinity Blade blueprint with FPS freedom and stunning presentation, but it's not quite as polished as Chair Entertainment's offerings.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining hack and slash defence title, Samurai vs Zombies Defense could do with a bit more hacking and slashing, but it's still worth a try if Japanese violence is your bag.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A sweet-natured and appealing puzzler with a smattering of rhythm action. Entertaining but brief and a bit lacking in depth.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A worthy sequel to a much-loved original, but one that suffers from structural changes introduced to accommodate IAP.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another endless-runner that does everything perfectly well, Amazing Runner doesn't quite live up to its title, but it's entertaining all the same.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ignore the fact that this is attached to a licence, and look past the few faults it currently has, and you'll find that DuckTales: Scrooge's Loot is an excellent team-based multiplayer shooter, with solid controls and great visuals.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Happy Hills 2: Bombs Away! is slower-paced and more frustrating than many other physics puzzlers, but its addictive qualities can’t be denied.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This sequel may go beyond the portals, but does little to go beyond its predecessor. A decent game, even if it's only marginally better than the first.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Angry Birds HD adds a new sheen to the excellent original title, yet offers no new content, features, or substantive enhancements.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An acute mix of intense twin-stick shooter action and dazzling visuals hampered by awkward controls.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Alphabeats has an interesting rhythm, and it's fun while it lasts, but it can't quite catapult itself to the upper echelons of App Store gaming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Little Inferno is a smart and subversive work of art that pokes fun at freemium games. But its dedication to the joke often hurts the fun little physics toy at the core.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly expansive platformer that combines Game Boy visuals with open level design to decent effect.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While arguably an acquired taste, the awe-inspiring animated action boasted by Dragon's Lair is sure to charm you.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Excellent for younger gamers, Bionicle Heroes is a well-designed and enjoyable shooter, although more experienced players might consider it lacking in challenges.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Secret Files Tunguska is an enjoyable adventure with some good puzzles and lots of locations. It's just not imaginative or exciting enough for a full recommendation.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Ignore the dull plot and iffy visuals, and you'll find a straightforward RPG that revels in its simple but satisfying battle mechanics.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Plenty of content and an intriguing take on online play just about make up for Amp, Watts & Circuit's occasionally sloppy AI.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Race Team Manager is a surprisingly cool 'hands-off but still partially on' racing management sim, even despite its moments of frustration.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For more seasoned gamers, Disney Magical World might be a pleasant surprise. For kids, it could feel genuinely magical.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A blurry, vaguely insane twitchy dodger, Polyganic has an interesting enough central idea to keep you playing through bouts of frustration.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pudding Monsters is cute, creative, and eminently playable. But it's a bit too familiar, and a bit too easy, to be a truly essential puzzler.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and diverting little tower defence game, Go Home Dinosaurs doesn't offer enough to be a classic, but it's worth a punt all the same.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Occasionally confusing instructions and repetitive nature aside, Aurifi is a fascinating experiment with sound which proves that you don't need high-res visuals to make a compelling interactive experience.