Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,568 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 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Glyder 2
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
4,568 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid and entertaining game, Oscura Second Shadow doesn't quite do enough to make it stand out from its predecessor.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Attractive and addictive, this clone of Puzzle Bobble ticks almost all the right boxes, but its reliance on in-app purchases means it's best sampled in short doses.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    There's no giant mechanical spider and no Will Smith, but Wild Wild West is still a rather pleasant surprise.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining, if familiar, shooter, Velocispider may not be the most original title on the App Store, but it offers up a good dose of dependable old skool gaming.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, varied endless runner that makes a good fist of refreshing a well worn genre, but for a slightly cynical difficulty spike.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Taking cues from Sonic, Mario, and other platforming greats, Jett Rocket II is an enjoyable, if flawed, variety-filled adventure.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rainbow Moon makes some heavy mistakes, but it's still a great first attempt at an RPG from SideQuest Studios.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly involved and polished arcade experience that's as deft as it is daft.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A shallow and fun arcade action game with plenty of attitude to fill in the gaps.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's nothing in Running with Friends you haven't seen before in the endless-runner genre, but it's presented well enough, and can be very enjoyable with a few friends.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Einstein Enigma has some issues, but its originality and challenge keep it from going flat.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A visually impressive point-and-click adventure, 1112 episode 3 continues the saga without offering too many answers. Despite all of its qualities, its high level of difficulty may limit the appeal.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A standard twin-stick shooter that suffers from a certain lack of substance, Age of Zombies will still provide a very entertaining, accessible and action-packed experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Often simplistic but rarely simple, this rhythm-action game nails what it sets out to do with enormous style and panache.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blue Defense: Second Wave! is amusing when played to fill a free minute or two, but it lacks the depth needed to encourage extended play.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Spy Wars is an interesting idea for a real-time strategy game, though like most free-to-play games, you can expect a lot of waiting around.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Hack, Slash, Loot is a perfect roguelike if you're looking for a gaming snack. If you want a larger meal, you might be disappointed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy III offers a solid role-playing experience, but despite the 3D refresh, it remains a bit part in the Final Fantasy canon.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A frantic and ridiculous arcade blast, Tasty Blue might not fill you up, but it's a decent meal all the same.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Max Axe provides a smashing good time, though it would be even better if the axe-chucking element offered a bit more speed and accuracy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Fox: Command's strategic elements bog down its exciting flying levels, but it looks great, and multiplayer is thankfully free of turn-based antics.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it doesn't offer a lot of variety from stage to stage, Color Ranger is a fun mix of pool and pinball.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stickman Tennis may look amateurish, but somewhere beneath its sketchy facade is a pretty decent game of tennis.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it won't challenge seasoned puzzle gamers, Tic Toc Body Pop is a fun robot posing game and suitable for all ages.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A brilliantly fast-paced arcade kickabout. Tiny Striker isn't all of The Beautiful Game, but it's enough of it that it's hard to resist.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An engaging first episode that snaps along at a decent pace. Tales from the Borderlands might not have the emotional heft of Telltale's other games, but it's got enough charm and cheek to see it through.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Built on a foundation of hack-n-slash action, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce brings new depth to the series thanks in the main to its multiplayer modes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A huge, immersive experience that suffers because it doesn't bend to the whims and needs of the hardware it's being played on.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining experiment, Puzzle Craft won't convert anyone to its slow-paced cause, but it'll certainly keep fans entertained.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rogue Sky is arcade fun with a smooth, simple control scheme.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's content rich, it's no looker, it's well put together, it's a match-three puzzle game. If you just can't get enough jewel busting in your life, then Cradle of Persia is for you.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Gravity Guy is a typical perpetual runner with one or two rough spots, its frequent checkpoints and novel multiplayer mode make it worthwhile.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Patapon 2 improves on some areas of the classy rhythm-based strategy game, but the new leveling up system is overly complex.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not have a solid single-player campaign, but Beejumbled's excellent multiplayer goes some way to fix that.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rogue Sky is arcade fun with a smooth, simple control scheme.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blindingly fast and impressively accessible, this otherwise sterling example of digital snowboarding is let down by a lack of consequence for playing badly.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid, deceptively intricate puzzler that is best enjoyed against human opposition.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Boasting plenty of old skool swagger, The Last Rocket is a challenging but rewarding puzzler slightly spoiled by one or two imperfections.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An unflinchingly tough, sometimes frustrating experience, Futuridium EP Deluxe just about has the gameplay so you can see past its foibles.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A strong and compelling RPG hidden under mountains of fan service. Marvelous AQL should seriously reconsider bringing sexy back if there's a sequel.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mixed bag of brilliance and frustration, Super Lemonade Factory 2 is still worth a look.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though suffering from weak visuals and slightly ponderous pace, Top Spin 3's tight controls and involving career mode see it challenging at the top of the DS tennis rankings.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great roguelike platformer, full of challenge and excitement, slightly spoiled by clumsy controls.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A simple and entertaining airborne blaster, MetalStorm: Aces isn't revolutionary, but it's pretty enjoyable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it adds a great new game mode, Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots doesn't quite have enough extra content to make it essential.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It feels a bit like it’s rolled in from 1995, but Armadillo Gold Rush is quite nice, fairly fun, and somewhat charming
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fast-paced, clever dodge-'em-up, Dextris has enough going for it that it's definitely worth a look.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are a few niggles here and there, but as a package Rollabear offers a decent few hours of quick-fire fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wispin is a bright, original arcade experience that needs to expand its palette with additional modes and gameplay features.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ridge Racer 3D plays it safe by offering the same irresistible power-sliding gameplay we've come to know and love over the past few years, but the impressive 3D effect can't compensate entirely for the crude visuals and lack of online play.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its slimey appearance, Fix the Leaks provides a solid experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Instantly accessible and enjoyable in short bursts, F1 Challenge doesn't offer the complexity of its home console parent but will nevertheless please fans of the sport.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City Lockdown adds its own spin to the Infinity Blade-styled action game and packs a meaty punch with its presentation, but it never quite takes flight.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fast, furious and typically fierce, MK: Unchained is an accomplished fighter made all the more interesting by the addition of unusual play modes.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Slow to play, but fun to tackle, this puzzle-platformer is sweetly entertaining.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Strike Team is one-part clumsy FPS, and one-part satisfying top-down strategy game. Spend most of your time with the latter and you'll be guaranteed a pretty good time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Training up your sensei alongside your regular troops is an interesting mechanic that helps Sensei Wars stand out a little from the rest of the Clash of Clans clones.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A challenging, gorgeously presented take on the Angry Birds formula that proves satisfyingly cerebral, even if repetition does eventually set in.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bursting with pixel charm and offering up a vast, detailed world to explore, Frogatto boasts all the hallmarks of a truly classic 2D platform adventure without the spot-on controls.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fairly uniform in nature but no less engaging for it, N.Y.Zombies is a nice living-dead shooting gallery that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A twisted mix of Tetris and colour matching, Art Style PiCOPiCT provides a complex but intelligent slice of bite-sized DSiWare gaming.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ookibloks is a bright and fresh little puzzler. There's an awful lot to like about its mixture of cuteness and logic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Modern Combat 3 is the best attempt at recreating Call of Duty on mobiles so far, but it still has a long way to go when it comes to the finer points of the FPS genre.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A cool, responsive and remarkably stressful arcade tapping game that only really has one nerve-shredding trick - but it plays it well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Muramasa Rebirth is gorgeous, action packed, and regularly delightful, but its charm cannot entirely compensate for its repetitive nature.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A big silly flappy bang bang nonsense of a shooty game.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Buccaneer Blitz provides fun, action-packed strategy gameplay, but never truly manages to raise its sail before it arrives in harbour.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gravity Hook HD has a uniquely punishing brand of gameplay that slaps you away with its difficulty, but reels you back in with a fine presentation and excellent unlockable mode.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A little more polished than your average button masher, Wraithborne will appeal to some, but it's a little too generic to really set the world aflame.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's pouty, it's pink, it's pretty darn good - Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique is the game to get your non-gamer sister / daughter / niece this Christmas, and they'll never know you've snuck them a shockingly hardcore management game with excellent production values.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A busier game than Tiny Tower, it's unfortunately a little worse off for it. An action packed and good-looking tower builder, this will delight freemium fans that want a little more to do out of every play session.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Any Landing's fly-by-the-seat-of-its-pants gameplay is both fun and challenging, but structurally it's a bit of a mess.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Released into a genre that is perilously close to saturation point, Towers N' Trolls doesn't bring anything new to the table but still promises tower defence fans an enjoyable ride.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    It sounds epic, but it isn't. Don't let that put you off, though: Hell Quest: Tears of God is a fiendishly compulsive game of gambling, even if it does look and sound like a cerberus.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nicely presented, if largely unexceptional, physics-based puzzler that's inventive enough to entertain for the duration of its relatively swift run-time.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Motorblast very nearly plays as good as it looks, but is still well worth a few laps if you're a fan of combat racers like Mario Kart and Wipeout.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cartoony, simple, and entertaining, Rune Raiders offers a great introduction into turn-based strategy games. It just doesn't have enough to keep the veteran strategist engaged.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's so much to absorb here, but all of it's made to a decent standard, with the element-based jousting a particular highlight
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Just like the marines battling it out against hell's minions, it feels like we've been here before. It's still an intense and entertaing experience - it just isn't a new one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A big, dumb game full of glorious crashes and glowing power-ups, Redline Rush might not be subtle, but it is a lot of fun.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its dodgy film licence pedigree, Eragon is a surprisingly enjoyable addition to the ranks of DS action games.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Sharp and shiny in all the right places, Monsu is a solid addition to the endless runner genre.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    While it doesn't break the mould for a world-builder as set down by Zynga, Wonder Zoo - Animal Rescue! is still a decent stab at the genre, with some top production values.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A rich and compelling distillation of MOBA for mobiles, but presents a very steep and jagged face to new players.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Improved mini-games help Off the Rails elevate itself higher than its predecessor, but we still have issues with such a bipolar approach to the theme park genre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    F1 2011 is a great handheld addition to the franchise, although it could really do with an injection of personality.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the sport will enjoy its demanding handling model, but it leaves something to be desired in terms of energy and thrills.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clever, brilliantly designed, and dripping with new ideas, Bombcats is a great addition to the animal-flinging genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not as playable as Doodle Jump, controls provide Oddy Smog's Adventure with its biggest challenge.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Filled with as many fun moments as mediocre ones, Sonic The Hedgehog 4, Episode 1 is a good start to the revival of the series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Neat presentation and solid controls mean you'll have golfing fun with PANGYA: Fantasy Golf, but its lack of online play is a surprise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly fresh endless-runner full of charm and humour. No real improvements to the genre formula here, though.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Grim Fandango Remastered fixes a lot of the flaws of the epic original, but reminds us why we never actually completed it in 1998.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance provides everything required for highly polished Star Wars experience, but there's not quite enough depth for a real Jedi adventure.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Dark Guardians's challenging pace and lack of in-app purchases make it one of the more appealing endless-runners available.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A dazzling game that plays about half as well as it looks, but it does look absolutely incredible. If you can stomach installing a massive file like this, you’ll find plenty to enjoy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chippy is a charming and addictive time-management game, but a few issues hold it back from being a must-have.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Treasure Fetch - Adventure Time puts an interesting puzzle-like spin on the classic Snake formula, but it has its drawbacks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Heroes & Legends is an awkward RPG set to fast-forward, but it works better than it probably should.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Slow-paced and full of wit and charm, Blue Toad Murder Files has found a comfortable, well-appointed new home on iOS