Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,863 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 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
4863 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous to look at and with a control system to suit every taste, Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders is a great flight and fight sim.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A vibrant, entertaining roguelike that ranks among the very best on the App Store.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an unlikely mix for sure, but Beat Sneak Bandit's smart blend of puzzling and beat-matching proves to be an ingeniously crafted delight.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Smash Bros is as fast, frenetic, and wonderfully satisfying on handheld. And this pint size version has more of everything - including fighters, trophies, and modes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bright and rather brilliant puzzler, Twisty Hollow is a great way to waste a few hours.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You'll come for Big Sky Infinity's gorgeous visuals, and stay for the addictive masses of content and online leaderboard climbing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A breath of fresh air, Dragon's Crown proves that arcade beat-'em-ups still have a lot of fight left in them.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Japan's biggest RPG finally arrives in the west and the wait has most definitely been worth it. Dragon Quest IX is possibly the finest example of the genre available on Nintendo's handheld.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Completely wonderful in every way, Kirby: Triple Deluxe is a must for fans of the franchise, and anyone who enjoys the platforming genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This updated version of Tactics Ogre ranks among the best tactical experiences on the PSP with features that make it easier for newer players yet don't dilute the challenges or rewards for veterans.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a truly impressive port of a great twin-stick shooter, that's absolutely packed with content.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Immeasurably enhanced by a beautifully realised universe and an original narrative, Bastion is one of the best action-adventure games on the iPad.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Castle of Illusion combines old school challenge with impeccable presentation to create a fitting tribute to one of the 16-bit era's finest platforming classics.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finally, a mobile MOBA that doesn't just work, but feels at home in your pocket or bag.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An energising and hilariously funny version of Hamlet, Ryan North's To Be Or Not To Be is a crucial gamebook for literature buffs and comedy fans alike.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A smashing update to The Incredible Machine puzzle genre, the social features of Casey's Contraptions really make it stand out from the crowd.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Zen has outdone itself with the follow up to its original pinball release. This game has grand visions of what pinball can be, and executes on absolutely every single one of them.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unique, bizarre and totally great, Persona 3 Portable is an Otaku's dream and the strongest antidote to run-of-the-mill JRPGs going.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A thrilling combination of fantasy novel and RPG, Sorcery! offers a wonderfully fresh take on interactive fiction.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An achievement on multiple levels, Infinity Blade is an engrossing game that should be recognised for its gameplay as much as its graphics.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not even dodgy tunes stop Elite Beat Agents being one of the most entertaining and accessible games on DS.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blueprint 3D is a magical marvel: more than just a bold experiment, it's also ridiculous good fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An inspired blend of infinite runner, free to play gaming, and retro classics, Platform Panic is a pixel-perfect way to end a great year of smartphone gaming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Time to dust off that 3DS and let Mario do what he does best - Super Mario 3D Land is pure entertainment from start to finish.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly put together fighter that crackles with great idea and measured, well balanced scraps.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While point-and-click fans will love every second, The Room is good enough to convert all but the most stringent naysayers to its cause.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautifully knitting together the Star Wars and Lego worlds in presentation and ambience, this is a game that showcases the PSP's extraordinary capabilities.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What Luftrausers lacks in sheer amount of stuff, it makes up for by being a finely crafted thrill ride of satisfaction and fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A word game that's as addictive as it is entertaining, Letterpress is a brilliant addition to anyone's app collection.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brash and pretty brilliant retro-fused dungeon platformer, Devious Dungeon 2 is frantic entertainment.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an air of professionalism, First Touch Soccer delivers a consummate football experience, representing a new high water mark for the genre on iPhone.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A consummate professional, PES 2010 proves just what we've been missing: a solid football sim with impressive AI, excellent controls, and a knack for the passing game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Raising the game in terms of its slick and sleek delivery, FIFA 12 stands up to its big billing on the pitch, serving as EA's ultimate attempt on goal to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful, articulate meander through the birth of a musical style, Jazz: Trump's Journey shows just how important and innovative iOS games have the power to be.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant touchscreen-focused brawler, Street Fighter X Tekken Mobile is a worthy addition to the fighting genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may initially appear to be somewhat basic and the pesky language barrier presented by this Japanese import is a shame, but Bangai-O Spirits remains an unmitigated blasting brilliance that every DS fan should indulge in, and one of the strongest DS titles we've encountered so far. [JPN Import]
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Stealth Inc. 2 can be frustratingly difficult at times, but the level design is so spectacular and the challenges so varied, it's effortless to forgive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All the thrills and excitement of its console brothers, with surprisingly dependable controls. A lack of modes and almost useless multiplayer dampens the fun, though.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Radiangames squeezes its frenzied twin-stick experience into a level-led maze game, and it's just as satisfying and addictive as the rest of the series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brightly coloured, cleverly designed platform-puzzler, Kami Retro is recommended for quick doses of challenging fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This Layton may not take after his famous dad, but his thrilling, fast-paced mysteries make this the gaming equivalent of a page-turner.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mikey Shorts is a speed-run platformer that's all about learning levels and nailing jumps with expert precision. If you prefer to take it slow, though, Mikey's unimaginative design will fail to thrill.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderfully formed block-breaker, Mad Blocker Alpha should be a constant presence on your PSP if you have even the slightest interest in puzzlers.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're interested in making music, the KORG DS-10 is a robust and powerful tool. But those looking for a more accessible DS sonic experience may struggle to make the most of it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything you'd expect from a sequel to a million-selling game, although it doesn't quite have the immediacy of the original.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deep Dungeons of Doom is an extremely bright take on the RPG with an intuitive timing-based battle system and gorgeous pixel-art visuals.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An old fashioned, dauntingly dense tower defence game that's positively crammed full of systems to learn and avenues to explore.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Giving the impression of an interactive cartoon, Where's My Water's physics-heavy puzzling should appeal to everyone, despite its childish exterior and some control irritations.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not exactly a revolution, Bomberman Land Touch! 2 is a worthy successor to a worthy title, with a credible single-player mini-game campaign and a truly superb range of multiplayer options.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With some of the best tilt controls we've encountered, Crazy Hedgy is an entertaining and surprisingly substantial platformer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Land-a Panda boasts excellent visuals, a long-term challenge and engaging physics-based gameplay, only slightly undone by some minor control grievances.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seamless first-person shooting action with a healthy sprinkling of innovative touchscreen side missions - this is one of the best war-mongering affairs on DS.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One More Dash is an entertaining one touch arcade game with an awful lot going for it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Elegant and challenging in equal measure, Size DOES Matter offers a gorgeous audiovisual experience that's great fun, but will challenge your patience just as much as your reflexes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Land-a Panda boasts excellent visuals, a long-term challenge and engaging physics-based gameplay, only slightly undone by some minor control grievances
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Power Ping Pong lays the arcade elements on thick, but it's stuffed with content and its gameplay is totally solid.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some annoying quirks remain, but the all new tasks and fun multiplayer modes keeps More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain? top of the class.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Take a break from plumbers, swordsmen, and bounty hunters and set some time aside to discover a classic worthy of that title.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sharp and well put together shooter, Gunslugs 2 might be a little too crazy for some, but it's definitely worth a look.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Starts off as a damp squib, but buy even the cheapest IAP and you'll find a game that really makes a splash.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't let its cutesy role-playing-lite stylings fool you; Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales is a quality game that's a blast to play. [JPN Import]
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It's impossible to resist the crazy escapades of Transolar Galactica, embodied here in a pointless game that manages to keep you pushing ahead despite all good reason. Captain Trigger would be proud.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not as pretty as the home console version, but Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition is nonetheless a tactically complex and rewarding fighting game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Joe Danger 2: The Movie’s oodles of content and its unique platforming/stunt racing hybrid experience makes it an undeniable hit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A portable horror like no other - Resident Evil Revelations is as sure to frighten newcomers as it is to leave fans both pleased and hungry for more.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The simple pleasure of Space Invaders, with changes fit for modern eyes and thumbs. An utter joy to play.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid traditional RPG married to a refreshingly modern narrative, shot through with a lovely sense of humour.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A chilling tale told with economy and intelligence, Home is a tense, atmospheric adventure that stays with you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A truly beautiful physics puzzler that plays almost as well as it looks.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skip buying your kid FIFA on 3DS this year, and give your offpsring Inazuma Eleven 3 instead. It's a novel light RPG experience, with all the compulsive collecting of a sticker album. There's also a decent football story at its core.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A snow bound adventure that keeps you enthralled from first to last, Caverns of the Snow Witch is well worth a look.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Asphalt 6: Adrenaline offers over-the-top rush hour action best suited for solo play due to unbalanced, shallow multiplayer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deeper than the Grand Canyon and just as expansive, Soul Sacrifice will keep you and a bunch of friends going for some time.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A blistering combination of killer visuals and arresting shooter gameplay, Danmaku Unlimited will send bullet hell fans into bullet heaven.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skip buying your kid FIFA on 3DS this year, and give your offpsring Inazuma Eleven 3 instead. It's a novel light RPG experience, with all the compulsive collecting of a sticker album. There's also a decent football story at its core.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hardcore devotees of Irem's legendary shooter series may balk at the methodical gameplay but R-Type Tactics ranks as an intelligent and entertaining extension of the R-Type universe.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More Pokemon spin-off delight as Pokemon Conquest proves an entirely enjoyable ordeal.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros. 2 is exactly that: a sequel to the original. New levels and new abilities will keep fans pleased, but there's little in the way of creative spark to be found here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A super sharp-edged, but super enjoyable retro platforming challenge.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A charming and audacious re-imagining of the tower defence genre. But the pitching for in-app purchases is too obtrusive to be fair.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever and endearing mashing up of genres and styles, Does not Commute doesn't always work, but when it clicks it's pretty special.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts continues to innovate in the RPG genre ten years on from the original release with [Dream Drop Distance], a generous and exciting addition to the series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive: Dimensions has a fighting style that fits the system its running on, and some excellent graphics.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solid card-based strategy and tactics result in a surefire hit for fans of the Catan persuasion.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Carmageddon may have lost its sheen along with its controversial edge, but it's lost none of its schlocky, multilayered charm.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to plenty of tweaks and additions, Mercury Meltdown boils down to a bit more than more of the same. An excellent pocket puzzler.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Fast, fun, and frenetic, its flaws and rough edges are easy to forgive once you're competently zooming through the cityscape at breakneck speed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bright and slick puzzler with some excellent mechanics, and imaginative level design.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not be a racing game revolution, but Turbo Racing League offers a lot of fun in a cheery, always entertaining package.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tower Defense: Lost Earth lives up to its official status and gives the App Store a well-presented and enjoyable tower defence experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hardly groundbreaking, but iBomber Attack has tight gameplay, excellent graphics and a fair amount of longevity, all of which ensures that it's well worth the asking price.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some primping is all that's needed to make this inventive new approach to music gaming a gold hit.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its endearing visuals, finger-friendly gameplay and stern challenge, Monster Soup proves to be an excellent iPhone puzzler. Only the lack of play options and that all-important multiplayer mode hold it back.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Swap Cops is a charming, slick, fast-paced casual strategy game, though its gameplay may be too distilled for some.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fast and fun arcade game with some wicked challenges, Orborun is a decent reinvigoration of a pretty old genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A satisfying blast of colourful, creative on-rails shooting that's only slightly let down by an occasional lack of responsiveness in its controls.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A novel abstract strategy game that checks all the boxes for a fantastic digital experience and is charming enough, despite occasional accessibility issues, to win over abstract cynics like me.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    The controls for Deadly Bullet take some getting used to. But once you get the hang of things, you'll be immersed in bullet time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An ambitious Zelda-inspired adventure offering plenty to get your teeth into. Horn shoots for the stars and, barring a few technical issues, lands admirably close.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A unique puzzle game that adds regular twists to keep itself thoroughly entertaining and playable.