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 Prune
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
5174 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oozing charm and smart design, World of Goo is the best physics puzzler available on iPad.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The third game in the much-loved lawyer-sim series makes a watertight case for classic status.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 11 offers innovative gameplay, impressive visuals, and an overall quality of design rarely seen in portable sports gaming.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A moving and sometimes painful experience, Blackbar deserves to be played by as many people as possible.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Absurdly funny, perfectly challenging, and massively rewarding. This gorgeous, must-have motorbike game is a mobile port done right.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One for experienced series fans, Advance Wars: Dark Conflict marches in near-flawless fashion to strengthen the cause of turn-based strategy gaming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bright and ingenious combination of mechanics that'll suck you in and refuse to let go.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shift 2: Unleashed is bigger and better than its predecessor, with a lot more variety of races and excellent single-player career mode.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything a sequel should be, iBlast Moki 2 HD might be the best £1.99 you'll ever spend.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best of old and new wrapped up in one package, the puzzle-platformer gameplay of Dark Nebula - Episode Two is too entertaining to put down.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Stickman Golf 3 is one of the best mobile games I've played this year. It takes the simplicity and fun-loving nature of its predecessors and enriches it with greater depth and substance.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Frantic, fast, and a little bit special, Ring Fling is a brilliant party game in your pocket.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blessed with instantly appealing gameplay, engaging presentation, and plenty of long-term challenge, Super Mole Escape is a must-have download.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After a lot of false FPS /TPS starts, Trigger Fist is the first iOS shooter that works within the limitations of the hardware, and it's remarkably good fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A confident follow-up that evolves its solid foundations with new mechanics, Space Marshals 2 is a must-play entry in the shooter genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant roguelike with a finger in a load of genres that gets the balance just right.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A perfectly balanced mix of chaos and enjoyment, Circa Infinity is a must buy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ingenious in every aspect of its design from visuals to controls, this is a new generation of platformer that will earn a permanent place on your home screen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bright and wonderfully well put together game, Silly Sausage ranks with Nitrome's best.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another of those titles that burrows its way into your brain and won't let go. Quick games will soon swallow hours.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent rhythm game that features responsive controls, plenty of challenge, and a cute storyline. Symphonica doesn't hit a single sour note.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sharp and brilliantly well thought out puzzler, Twofold Inc. should be at the top of any puzzle fan's download list.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's their season: FIFA 07 is the best portable football sim to date bar none.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent, sleek, mobile-friendly roguelike smashed into a slide-based puzzler, with a smattering of clever gameplay mechanics, all beautifully polished. Very much recommended.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within is Zen's most refined pinball game to date. If you're into pinball, then this is a game that you simply must buy now.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Furious, tense and surprisingly deep, Space Invaders Extreme 2 is the gaming equivalent of a sugar-high. An addictive and compulsive experience, no shoot-em-up fan should pass this one by.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An inventive noir brainteaser that's short but dense, filling out the package - not with fluff - but smart puzzles, visual gags, and a bucketful of inky black blood.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly realised audio adventure, Papa Sangre II is a creepy masterpiece.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monument Valley's expansion pack exceeds all expectations by being even more inventive and surprising than the original game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A triple-A title that you can carry in your pocket, mobile gaming doesn't get any better than this.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant and original game that tests your dexterity and your brain power, Micro Miners deserves your attention.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully put together mobile advenutre, Poco Eco is well worth your attention.
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite some slight tedium in the mission variety, you’ll keep coming back to your Vita to play Volume weeks, months, even years later.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A mobile game that thinks outside the box, and does it brilliantly. Expect to be hearing about Clash Royale clones in the not-too-distant future.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Let's Golf! 2 is a superb combination of features and quality gameplay that will be tough to top.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gorgeous looking shooter that pushes the series into the modern mobile age.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game with so much heart and charm that it's almost impossible not to smile while you play it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fresh and exciting take on the autorunner, Chameleon Run is an awful lot of gorgeous fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crisp, bright, and immensely enjoyable, Project Diva f will delight and challenge fans of Vocaloid and rhythm games alike.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    N.O.V.A. 2 is a great shooter with a thrilling campaign and even better multiplayer that will have you hooked.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Winter of the Melodias adds some fiendishly clever new ideas to LostWinds, without spoiling that sense of quiet discovery and childlike wonder.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A breathtaking auto-runner that ups the ante in pretty much every regard. Highly recommended.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A marriage of great graphics and solid role-playing, Chaos Rings works through minor hitches to provide enjoyable gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly rich, challenging and varied sci-fi experience that seamlessly and creatively blends genres into a brilliant whole.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every trick this celebrated developer has learnt – from crafting a solid plot laced with dark humour to reckless driving and action-packed criminal endeavour – has been distilled into a game that demands your immediate attention.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A jolly, entertaining, sweet-natured puzzler that starts off simple but will smash your brains out with a (coloured) box later on.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dark, strange, tough, and beautiful tactical RPG-cum-interactive story with one of the richest settings you could hope for. Banner Saga is an iOS game to savour.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Punch Quest is funny, addictive, and just plain fun. Turns out that the auto-runner and beat-'em-up genres were a match made in heaven.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like a sniper taking aim from out of nowhere, SOCOM: Tactical Strike sets sights on PSP and emerges as one of the year's best. Phenomenal visuals, tight tactical gameplay, and unparalleled multiplayer make this a must-have title.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The 3DS gains itself another must-have title – a solid combination of timeless racing and robust online multiplayer that will be enjoyed for years to come.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Worlds Ends With You is a deep and multifaceted adventure with clever combat, innovative features and a worrying shop-till-you-drop addictivity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it's basically more of the same, this latest Layton outing is the most enjoyable, attractive, addictive and refined one yet. An awesome reminder of why the Nintendo DS remains an essential mobile gaming platform.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A huge, wonderful looking, deep experience, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is brilliant on your own, or with friends.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimate Spider-Man: Total Mayhem is fantastic fun, offering the speed and variety of a top notch action game with the vibrant colour and characters of a great comic book.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Operation Dracula swaggers around like it owns the place, and it has every right to do so.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire brings back and adds some great features, but not without cutting out some of the standards set in Pokémon X and Y.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully put together stealth action title, Sneaky Sneaky has enough stabby fun to keep you going for hours.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire brings back and adds some great features, but not without cutting out some of the standards set in Pokémon X and Y.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ace Combat: Joint Assault is a phenomenal aerial action game with every conceivable feature from online cooperative multiplayer and loads of missions to solid controls and customisable aircraft.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War again slashes the misconception regarding PSP's gaming prowess wide open with another unadulterated and beautiful ballet of brutality.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful to look at, hugely engrossing to play and - most importantly of all - fun. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is an essential purchase for anyone who owns a PSP, and should convince those who don't to rectify the situation promptly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pocket Plane is a perfect example of a freemium game done well, an addictive time sink that sucks you into its simple routines and refuses to let go.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bright and clever mix of interesting ideas, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons works pretty damn well on iOS.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A tremendous port of a great indie game, and a must-buy on iOS.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic adaptation of an excellent boardgame, and a must-buy for strategy fans.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Jungle Run is an outstanding example of bringing a franchise to mobile. This fast, tense, beautiful game is everything you loved about Rayman Origins, now perfectly suited to touch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fantastic retro presentation meets intriguing modern design, Forget-Me-Not is a breath of fresh air.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is packed full of good times guaranteed to please fans of platforming games.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An action adventure on the most ambitious scale – a stunning achievement, and a showcase PSP title.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So much bigger than the original, Labyrinth 2 brings a slickness and depth to play that lifts rather than overloads its puzzle core.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Supremely addictive and utterly charming, Viva Piñata ranks as an absolutely essentially DS purchase.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful and unique use of the iPad. Under its smarts, Gentlemen! hides a brilliant one-on-one battler.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Doug dug. is the game Dig Dug was always meant to be. And after just three short decades, it's great to finally be able to appreciate a game that - until now - has been wrongly called a classic.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unlike many games that assert themselves to be the fairest iPad launch title of them all, Mirror's Edge has the slick visuals and fluid gameplay to back up such a claim.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An accessible but massive roguelike that will suck you in and then murder you. But in a good way.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As brash and carefree as some of its protagonists, The World Ends with You: Solo Remix doesn't make a seamless translation to iOS, but it's worth the entry price all the same.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new gold standard for tower defense, PixelJunk Monster Deluxe has it all thanks to layered strategic play, action elements, and online cooperative play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful, complex, and intriguing, The Frostrune is an experience not to be missed, so long as you're patient enough to take the journey.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    rustration, fury, and eventual elation - it's all in a day's work for OlliOlli 2. A near-perfect sequel.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Velocity 2X is aglow with ambition, ideas, and design smarts. A modern shoot-'em-up perfected.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A consummately executed physics racer with a chunky Minecraft aesthetic and an irresistible just-one-more-go factor, Blocky Roads provides quite a ride.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful, super engaging arcade squiggler, Magic Touch ranks with Nitrome's best.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This puzzle game with a heart is a splendid endorsement of the genre and the DS.