Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,136 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 55% 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 Tearaway
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
4,136 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From negotiating the labyrinthine levels to cracking heads, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows brilliantly captures the essence of Spidey.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not totally divine, Age of Empires: Mythologies offers solid turn-based strategy with a wealth of options and online multiplayer.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graphically gorgeous and showcasing remarkable depth, Ferrari Challenge is truly a thinking man's racing game. It's regrettable that online play wasn't incorporated, but then there's always the sequel.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid traditional RPG married to a refreshingly modern narrative, shot through with a lovely sense of humour.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Funky, fresh and funny, Rhythm Heaven Gold transcends the language barrier with its instinctive gameplay and hilarious scenarios.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's been a long hard road but DS owners finally have a football game that they can be proud of – FIFA 09 is this season's most improved player.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An interesting mix of action platformer and match-three, plus a dash of humour, Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is a surprising success.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moon isn't revolutionary by any means but the overall quality of the graphics and action means this is a satisfying game that affirms the viability of the shooter genre, even on a portable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fleeting love letter to the 8-bit generation, Retro Game Challenge deserves to be experienced by everyone with a heart for gaming culture.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The passing of time has done little to dull this classic adventure. This DS release might just be the best version of Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars yet
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An action-role-player, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time also contains a great multiplayer mode. Only occasional bugs knock off some of the polish.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A neat number elimination puzzler, Art Style: CODE is a great example of how small and cheap downloadable games can expand your mind and fill your time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it may suffer from repetition and some iffy vocal note tracks, it'll take a very cold-hearted gamer not to warm to Lego Rock Band's infectious humour, varied track list and excellent gameplay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nostalgia stirs memories of classic role-playing with its turn-based battles and familiar narrative themes, yet explores a new horizon with fun airship battles and a sense of adventure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny brings much of the fighting spirit of the console version to PSP. It's only let down by the weak single player modes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days delivers magical gameplay, though it forgets to summon a good story along with it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some people may have an objection to the change of focus and different lead character but, when all the evidence is presented, it's obvious that this is still the Ace Attorney that we know and love.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Occasionally unbalanced but always entertaining, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is a worthy new entry in the venerable series' multitude of titles.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A poor man's God of War that makes no apology for its fast and furious fighting gameplay. The perfect, blood-soaked introduction to the PSP Minis platform.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    High-ranking tower defence tactical greatness that ends up perfectly suited to PSP play, Fieldrunners marches effortlessly on as one of the Minis launch highlights.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arguably an acquired taste which is going to go down better with RPG fans than other sectors of the gaming community, Half-Minute Hero is nonetheless a true landmark in the genre and perfect for portable play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The quality of the original game still shines through, and thanks to some inventive controls and screen modes, Pinball Fantasies retains its position as one of the finest pinball simulators ever made.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game that only six months ago would have justifiably been a full price title is an unmissable and highly entertaining bargain at four quid. That's a lot of rotten meat for your money.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not without issues and will demand perseverance, but F1 2009 rewards with a pick-up-and-play F1 experience that effortlessly overtakes the competition on PSP.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite Pop Island's way too simplistic design, it oozes charm and is wonderfully silly fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pure, frenetic, non-stop pick-up-and-play old-skool shooting fun, Alien Zombie Death is effortlessly one of the finest minis yet.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst not quite as perfectly formed as its prequel, echoshift is still great fun, and offers a relaxing, slow-paced experience that is perfect for Sunday morning brain training.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alice in Wonderland is a shining example of how to make an exploration puzzle game, and a movie tie-in one at that.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pretty but uncommonly difficult and trickier still to master, Rocket Racing will reward your dedication with an excellent example of momentum-based fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is yet another exemplarity RPG for the PSP, boasting a robust combat system, riveting plot and some sumptuous visuals. Only the protracted loading times hold it back from classic status.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stylistic contradictions and clunky mechanics stop this from being an instant classic, but tight pacing, winsome presentation, and the FF pedigree still make it well worth a look.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With just over a dozen hours of clever and varied gameplay, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded will appeal to many an RPG fan, including those who are yet to experience the Kingdom Hearts world.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Jason Rohrer Anthology brings together a great selection of art games that will either be just the ticket, or go straight over your head.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A serious test of gaming skill wrapped in a very cute and technically accomplished package, fans of old skool arcade action platforming titles will find hours of masochistic entertainment here.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever castle defence and twin-stick shooter combination, Bug Heroes has the fortitude of a cockroach to withstand the nuclear blast of criticism and earn a solid recommendation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An homage and a reinvention of the dungeon crawling RPG, 100 Rogues sparkles with wit and fine gameplay mechanic. It's just a shame technical issues have spoiled its sheen.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Complicated controls can't stop Dead Space from entertaining with its action-packed gameplay and phenomenal presentation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reckless Racing is one heck of a good time, delivering stunning graphics and fun off-road action both online and off.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An intoxicating game about making games, Game Dev Story is a compelling simulation and a charming ode to our favourite pastime.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quite unlike any other twin-stick shooter you've ever played, Mushihimesama Bug Panic is a mini-masterpiece that combines gorgeous visuals with arresting gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A charming, easy-to-love adventure, the introductory episode of Scarlett and the Spark of Life is a fine start for a promising new series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An entertaining adventure defined by its sharp writing and classic gameplay, Broken Sword - The Smoking Mirror: Remastered comes highly recommended.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rimelands: Hammer of Thor fits snugly into the turn-based role-playing genre, but offers enough variation to keep the action fresh and exciting.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plunderland is energetic pirating at your fingertips, a high seas adventure with charm and originality.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Castlevania: Encore of the Night skillfully combines addictive gameplay with impressive depth and lashing of fan-service.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An engaging, challenging, and terrific blend of different puzzle elements, marred only by uninspired presentation and harsh unlocking process.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plump and ripe for roasting, Angry Birds is as addictive as any puzzler gets with light-hearted gameplay that flies with the best of the flock.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfect Cell mixes the gameplay of the puzzle, speed run, stealth and line drawing genres into an exciting, if unsettling undersea sci-fi adventure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solomon's Boneyard smartly hones in on a more action-oriented brand of gameplay than its predecessor, casting the established twin-stick combat and RPG character development elements in a new and attractive light.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Replacing guns and glory with a good old fashioned football, Pro Zombie Soccer's line-up of ghouls aplenty manages to endear and excite in equal measure.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pumped and packed with action, coming out on top in Aqua Moto Racing 2 may be a touch easy at times, but it's never dull.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trigger-happy types are unlikely to find their appetite for destruction sated by this relatively laid-back farming adventure, but everyone else will find it a fertile furrow to plough.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While mastering B-Boy Beats is not without its annoyances, the sheer level of polish and an excellent soundtrack ensure that feet and fingers alike will be itching to face off against the next challenge.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great example of the innovation bubbling up from indie games, They Need To Be Fed is a lovely little action platformer. Your only disappointment will be its brevity.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite being very similar to the first game, Sword & Poker 2 remains a beautifully balanced marriage of poker and dungeon crawling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Methodical and hugely satisfying, Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter isn't your typical shooter and while it makes considerable demands of the player, the feeling of reward you get in return is immense. The only real complaint is a lack of variety.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chopper 2 is a demanding experience that won't appeal to everyone, but if you accept the challenge of this side-scrolling shoot 'em up you're certain to get your money's worth.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cogs is a finely tuned puzzle experience that does well in getting the gears in your head moving.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bright, imaginative, and supremely polished, the physics-based gameplay of Cut the Rope shows developer ZeptoLab has knack of putting a unique spin on familiar ideas.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A highly competent, even evolutionary spin on strategy boardgaming, Dominion HD pairs quality design with online multiplayer for the win.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Asphalt 5 improves the road paved by previous instalments, bringing new multiplayer options, enhanced graphics, and a robust single-player experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Charming and demanding in equal measure, Babylonian Twins shrugs off one or two outdated design mechanics to remind us what was so good about 16-bit gaming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Banzai Rabbit doesn't try to conceal its source of inspiration, but the end result is a fantastic recreation of Konami's classic Frogger – albeit one with a few regrettable camera niggles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battle Blasters has the perfect mixture of killer gameplay, fantastic multiplayer options and slick graphics, all of which come together to create an action title that will keep your trigger finger occupied for some time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Visually appealing and with an operatic setting like no other, Battle of Puppets's strategic play is highly addictive, if also repetitive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tempered by minor control quirks, Beneath a Steel Sky remains as entertaining as it did 15 years ago, galvanising the adventure gaming resurgence on iPhone.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A reasonably simple game with some hidden depth. If your current chess or RTS game is all played out, Catan should be next on your list.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is a charming adventure hampered by an ill-conceived touch control scheme.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 11 makes its way from iPhone to iPad contracted, though still carrying the same great core gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sophisticated platformer with style, Mirror's Edge has polished gameplay but not length and lasting value.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Elegant, deep, innovative, and most importantly fun, Osmos and its effervescent gameplay makes for one of the most tactile experiences on iPad.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pacing issues and overly random gameplay detract from the elegance of Osmos.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ozone has one of the simplest set ups around, but delivers past glories to serve up a puzzler-cum-platformer of real merit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A mix of challenge gameplay and fantastic presentation, Cave Bowling is a fun-filled arcade game with personality and substance to match.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sacred Odyssey skilfully balances action and exploration for an adventure that's defined by its high quality as much as its variety and scale.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Creative new modes and a great set of features don't just keep Infinity Field from being a copycat, they make it a superior twin-stick shooter.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The stars are nearly aligned for Galaxy on Fire 2, a wonderfully varied, in-depth action-adventure game that could benefit from expanded combat controls.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Samurai II: Vengeance is a sharp, stylish action game that could use more diverse level design, but is undeniably entertaining.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're willing to forgive its foibles this is a fresh and exciting narrative driven experience like no other.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well-rounded castle defence riff that livens up the formula with undead physics fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At times brilliant, FIFA 11 is also limited by odd fumbles to ensure that this is just the first step on the road to glory, rather than the crowning moment itself.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if fishing holds no appeal to you, this digital representation is eminently playable and should keep you hooked for quite some time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A few corners have been cut to facilitate the transition but Football Manager Handheld 2010 is a tactical feast for football fans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Excellent design ensures there's nothing funky with the gameplay in this simple, enjoyable platformer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Awkward menus and a few niggles are not enough to dampen this hugely enjoyable sandbox game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GT Racing: Motor Academy takes attendance and every conceivable feature and mechanic is here, except bold individuality.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Guerrilla Bob has a winning ticket with fun levels, firecracker action, and snazzy graphics that could go even further delivering variety and depth.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The menu system and inventory aren't intuitive, but fortunately it's a doddle to drive a mech and lay waste to every piece of machinery you see.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shibuya is a fresh take on the block-dropping puzzler complete with neat progression system and excellent soundtrack.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshingly original and pleasingly tactile match-three puzzler that's as fun to operate as it is to solve, all set to a blissful electronica soundtrack.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like a shoot-'em-up sans bullets, Silverfish offers challenging gameplay that revolves around keeping your enemies close at hand without being taken out in the process.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Makes the mistake of stereotyping the skater culture of after school TV specials, but still delivers a very impressive, expansive and agile street surfing experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid hack 'n' slash role-playing game despite the need for fine-tuning and a more substantive cooperative multiplayer experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mild repetition can be an issue but on the whole The Hero is a highly polished piece of gaming that is easy to pick up and contains plenty of heroic hilarity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By limiting the number of units, and focusing on simple, explosive gameplay, iBomber Defense turns the tower defence genre into a more enjoyable spectacle.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Isaac Newton's Gravity is the kind of game that makes hours seem like minutes, though its challenge may leave you cold.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trial and error gameplay is a source of minor annoyance in Jet Car Stunts, though it's not enough to slow down this high-speed thrill ride.