Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,004 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 17% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Prune
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
5004 game reviews
    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though fans of the series may be able to excuse its technical issues, this isn't the top-end collection it could have been to attract new players to this classic series.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A thoroughly entertaining and wonderfully crafted puzzle game, Flow Free: Bridges is only held back by its conservatism.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pleasantly bright and breezy social word game with a tactile control system.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite lacking hardcore depth and multiplayer modes, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior HD looks great and plays well too.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Though a bit limited in content, Mad Bullets is a bright, light-hearted shooting gallery game with precise controls.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fighting Fantasy: Bloodbones is macabre and intriguing, but not my idea of fun. Franchise fans will likely lap up the grim adventure though, and should roll a dice, adding that figure to the score below.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enjoyably distracting when played alone and hugely entertaining in company, Point Blank DS is ideal for five minutes of fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bucketz is a hyperactive game full to the brim of bright ideas, but its attempts at variation and humour can be a little overwhelming.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A physics puzzler that twangs sharply off the string and adds a fun, if macabre, time mechanic into familiar gameplay.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A smart puzzler that gets past most of its niggles thanks to some fresh ideas.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Worth a look and close to being excellent, but Bear Winter could do with losing its continues in the snow.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    The Lighthouse HD is a visually impressive and much-needed twist on the classic line-drawing genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Death Rally provides plenty of cool weapons and rides, yet the absence of multiplayer and tighter track designs prevent it from being truly killer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Age of Zombies needs to pull back on the lame jokes to let its nicely designed gameplay shine through.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Hilomi is a neatly put-together puzzling adventure that's well worth some attention.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pure Chess attempts to bring asynchronous play to a classic and fails, but the single-player is still worth the entry fee.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not have the depth to keep you coming back for more, but while Lineable has its claws in you you'll be smiling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An imaginative and challenging auto-runner with a wonderful and tightly integrated soundtrack, Bit.Trip Run! only stumbles when it comes to its woolly touch controls.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Crimson Shroud is one of the most finely crafted games available on the Nintendo 3DS, though the tabletop setting may prove difficult for some to engage with.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fresh spin on the maze runner with tough, competitive angle that belies its cute exterior.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Looking for a game to really sink your teeth into? If you've got the patience, like being sociable in your builders, and are willing to sink the time in, then Total Domination – Reborn is for you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A polished and precise tower defence title, Siegecraft TD does little to change the tested formula, but that's not too much of a bad thing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A combination of cheeky grins and exploding donkeys makes Worms: Open Warfare 2 a simple and enjoyable slice of handheld action.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Offers little in the way of strategy or innovation, but does the core RPG feedback loop extremely well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Karateka Classic has the same problems that all vintage games have, but it's a faithful port and its deep gameplay may just surprise you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tough and brutal despite plentiful hints and in-depth tutorial, Le Havre is a faithful recreation of the award-winning boardgame.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Car Jack Streets is all about entertaining open-world high jinks, although there are some issues in terms handling and the difficulty level.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Help Volty is a charming, engrossing little puzzle game, but one that comes with a few disappointments and frustrations.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid port of a solid game, but if you don't have the time to put into it, Heroes of Might and Magic III HD can feel a little flat.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gorgeous to look at, and a heap of fun to play, Monster Wars is a clever but flawed mash-up of tower defence, RTS, and slash-'em-up.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A polished and entertaining experience, Metroid Prime Pinball is only let down by its lack of proper pinball tables.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A tactile combination of Threes! and match-three puzzler gameplay, SideSwype is perhaps a little too streamlined for its own good.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Part Mario, part Space Invaders, part every 2D game you can think of, Pix'n Love Rush's complex set-up will likely charm just as many players as it bamboozles.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stickets is a quietly accomplished and fresh puzzler, though its somewhat narrow focus limits its long-term appeal.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A pretty sharp puzzler with a few rough edges, Exit Strategy is entertaining enough that you won't mind its roughness.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A standard, entertaining dungeon crawler. Legacy Quest doesn't offer much, but it is fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's enough here that Tiny Guardians feels pretty fresh, but it's still very much a tower defence game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Marvel Pinball is exactly what you'd expect - a well-designed pinball game based around the characters of the Marvel Universe.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever and tactical game that just lacks the extra features to truly ascend to the top of the deck.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Balances accessibility and depth for a fun, rewarding take on mobile management.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A slimy and gross adventure with some interesting puzzles and a nice mobile pace.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it isn't the most innovative game in the world, Tiny Plane has enough interesting ideas to make repeatedly destroying a plane a decent way to waste some time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A brief and brilliant arcade leap-'em-up, Jupiter Jump has enough in its rhythmic bounces to keep you going for hours.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Taito's Qix is reborn in this visually arresting puzzle title, but fans will have to learn to live with its rough edges in order to gain maximum enjoyment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A strong ending to a good series, if you've pushed past the technical issues this far then there's no reason why you shouldn't complete the set.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well-built and novel take on the tower defence genre, Anthill: Tactical Trail Defence doesn't quite fulfil its promise, but it's still worthy of your attention.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're into your clickers you'll get a kick out of the relatively fresh elements found in Coin-Op Heroes 2 but none-fans would be best off staying away.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A blend of arcade racing and sales negotiations, Shine Runner is an original experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might lack a bit in variety, but if the idea sounds like a good one to you, there's plenty here to enjoy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, engrossing experience, but it's too straightforward, too brief, and too slow to be an essential adventure.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A rich evocation of the wonders of Westeros, marred slightly by an overly light strategy model and significantly by egregious free-to-play elements.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A gleefully destructive game that peaks early and fizzles out too soon, Death Worm is nonetheless well worth checking out for its empowering gameplay.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A sharp, short arcade experience. Revolve may not stick in your head for long, but it's still good fun while it lasts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A sharply drawn free-roaming action game that combines knock-about combat with a steadily expanding world to explore.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A beautifully designed game that'll turn your life inside out for a week.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Assassins Creed III Liberation isn't quite the poster child for Sony's neglected format that many were hoping for, but Vita owners should probably be grateful they get a dedicated adventure of their own. There's no telling whether the same will hold true this time next year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid brawler, but one that does very little with the Tekken licence. If you want another Street Fighter-like scrapper, it's a solid purchase.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid adaptation of a tense, rollicking boardgame. But this digital version suffers a bit without the immediacy of face-to-face play, and from a startlingly similar competitor.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Finding Teddy's hands-off approach will likely be too much for many to take, but there's an intriguing and enthralling point-and-click adventure here that's just waiting to be discovered.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you don't own a portable device for playing Angry Birds, then this is a bumper package you'll want to invest in. Angry Birds aficionados need not apply though.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stylishly presented and perfectly adapted to the character of the Minis mindset, Cubixx is a pleasingly uncomplicated, effortlessly playable and very solid action puzzle effort.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Prope's fast running action puzzler gets a lot right, however squiffy controls put a real dampener on the otherwise impressive porky proceedings.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A little gem that's a lot of fun in short bursts, but pay too much attention to No Brakes Valet and the wheels start to fall off.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Full of Team 17's wicked humour and some neat ideas, Flockers doesn't quite have the chops to be more than the sum of its parts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A bright and breezy one-touch arcade experience. Satellina might not last very long, but it's still worth a look.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unsurprisingly, this Metal Slug 2 remake has all the same strengths and most of the weaknesses - which is to say it's a cracking platform-shooter with iffy virtual controls.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it feels more like an expanded tutorial for the original Neuroshima Hex than a proper game in its own right, the 100 levels on offer here will provide many days of fiendishly challenging head-scratching enjoyment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's what you'd expect from a free-to-play Pokémon clone, but Monster Legacy pushes enough of the right buttons to still be entertaining.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An engaging platformer that misses a few steps, Leo's Fortune is still well worth a look.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Drift Girls isn't going to be for everyone, but then again it probably doesn't want to be. If you like cars and anime babes, and aren't above a bit of lechery, you should probably go get it.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Racing breaks up the harvest, build, repeat cycle of town building in this cute title.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining, if familiar, endless-swimmer that's kept afloat by its gorgeous visuals and ample personality.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A melting pot of ideas and abstract concepts, Arranger is sure to appeal to those looking for something a little different on their iOS device. It's just a shame that its zany genius is curbed slightly by some poor controls.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With an endearing art-style and fine puzzling action, Sushi Mushi nevertheless has a few rough edges.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Light on story but heavy on gameplay, Yumi's Odd Odyssey will as surely delight platformer connoisseurs as it will confound casual players.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unpolished controls and technical snags take the wind out of pretty top-down platformer Ozone HD.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun physics-based puzzler that, with more levels and some fine-tuning, could yet be an iPhone essential.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Phantasy Star Portable teeters on the edge of being too complicated but its innovative controls ensures the action RPG always stays playable.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intense blast of hardcore shoot 'em up action packed full of delightful touches. The only problem with Metal Slug 3 on iOS is that it obviously wasn't designed with touch controls in mind.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's fun and challenging, and there's a lot of content, but for all of that, Pirate Legends TD doesn't add much to the tower defence genre.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Reasonably entertaining and well-constructed, Stickman Base Jumper never manages to make you feel like you're doing something dangerous.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    High Flyer Death Defyer provides nice fast-paced arcade action, though it does get repetitive after a while.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A relaxing puzzler or a frantic screen-swiping arcade blast, And Then it Rained lets you decide which it is.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Makes useful and inventive use of multi-touch, twisting tangram into exciting and challenging new shapes - recommended.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Iron Knights doesn't exactly break the action RPG mould, but it scratches the itch quite well.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Slightly wooden in appearance, but a first-class representation of classic American wrestling, complete with balletic behemoths and melodramatic flare.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a bit of sprucing up here and there, Sumioni: Demon Arts could be a keeper. In its current form, there's still plenty to enjoy.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Ava's Quest HD is an enjoyable platforming game that boasts decent controls and lots of stuff to collect.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A modern take on a classic, Titan Attacks! is definitely worth a blast.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're feeling the itch for a platformer of yore, Callys Caves 2 is an easy recommendation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fast-paced runner with some fresh ideas, Time Tangle - Adventure Time isn't perfect, but it's got a lot going for it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Violent and tough, Beatdown! won't be to everyone's tastes, but if you're a veteran of the 16bit era, it'll be right up your street.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Squad Command strives to be as accessible as possible, and while the casual slant is clearly a great idea, a few basic issues prevent the game from being all it could be.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A polished and poised puzzler with some clever ideas, Super Looper isn't perfect, but it doesn't outstay its welcome either.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With excellent visuals and plenty to do, this demanding game of strategy, management, and combat only appeals to a specific crowd, but serves that crowd well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and humorous operation, Amateur Surgeon 2 suffers from complications with its controls and difficulty spikes, but remains an appealing prospect.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A Little Bit of... Dr Mario is a challenging and enjoyable match-four game, but one that's undermined by poor presentation.