Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,435 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 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
4,435 game reviews
    • 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]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 83 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.
    • tbd 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Football Manager Handheld 2014 remains the best football management game on iOS, but it’s a big fish in a small pond.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Space Chicks is great fun, though the action can get crowded at times. It boldly goes where no endless-runner has gone before, and the genre is better for it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superbly crafted combination of tower defence game and management sim that's consistently thought-provoking, yet never heavy-handed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant mix of precision and fun, Mikey Hooks is a worthy sequel to its illustrious forebear.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A showpiece for AR technology, this workout for your brain (and, occasionally, your body) is a downloadable treat no self-respecting Vita-owning puzzle fan should be without.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once you are gripped within Zuki's Quest field of gravity, you won't be able to let go without a fight.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A charming, cheery, and wonderfully imaginative combination of observational and reaction-based puzzling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With more tricks than your average magician, Snowboard Hero offers frenetic fun on the slopes, held together by an intuitive career mode that keeps you on track from start to finish.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well-rounded castle defence riff that livens up the formula with undead physics fun.
    • 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
    Well built and easy to pick up, San Juan is an intriguing game of building and trade.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it doesn't overhaul the genre entirely, the new additions present in Lich Defense enable it to stand out from the crowd. It's just a shame that so much content remains locked behind a an in-app purchase pay wall.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A huge and hefty basketball experience, NBA 2K15 has its problems, but it's still worth a look.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's simple and brutish, but there's a lot of violent fun to be had in The Gods: Rebellion, and the combo system makes each crunching blow that bit more satisfying.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gorgeous graphics, easy to pick up gameplay, and a couple of flaws that are easy to look past mean that My Little Hero is definitely worth checking out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    StarDunk is a simple space-themed basketball game that quickly becomes addictive thanks to its short play sessions and competitive online play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beautiful little RPG, which is just as great on Vita.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Murasaki Baby plays on parental instincts and our natural desire to protect the weak. A skin-crawlingly tense tour of a twisted imagination.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A more refined beast than its predecessor, Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is a fitting end to the boy wizard's adventures.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A masterful mix of match-three, RPG, and pirate jokes, Scurvy Scallywags is a brilliant addition to any iOS game collection.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A compelling catastrophe simulator masquerading as a strategy title, Empire is an entertaining game of endings.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bright, engaging arcade game with enough zip to keep anyone entertained for a good long while.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It takes its time to get going, but once it does Surge is a compelling and visually arresting puzzle title.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its incredible presentation and easily accessible action, Frontline Commando: D-Day ticks all the boxes, although the focus on in-app purchasing can be irksome.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After softening up you with amazing visuals and instinctive controls scheme, Beast Boxing 3D lands the sucker punch thanks to its instantly appealing gameplay - it's just too bad it doesn't have multiplayer.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant revamp of the original that ups the ante for iOS brawlers, King of Fighters-i 2012 is only let down by its slightly laggy online bouts.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gloriously inventive combination of Nokia's Snake and Tron's light cycles, Hard Lines includes a dazzling variety of modes and provides weeks of entertainment for short-burst gamers and dedicated score-chasers alike.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiny Tower +. This trip to Vegas may not bring with it a load of changes to the formula, but the improvements are are welcome, and further consolidate upon the quality of the original.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a host of new features and visual improvements, Galaga 30th Collection is an essential package for arcade fans, while the inclusion of Galaxian for free means that there is no excuse not to try it.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A thought provoking and fast-paced strategy game, murdering millions with the flick of a finger in First Strike will make you laugh and cry.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well-built and entertaining deck-builder, Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs Evil is playable enough for anyone to enjoy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a swashbuckling pace, slightly-absurdest humour and genius puzzles, Episode 3 proves a confident hump. Performance issues remain troubling, though.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most addictive racers on the market, only freemium grumbles stop Forever Drive being an instant classic.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Scary and modern in all the right ways, Book of Shadows preserves the feel of its predecessor while improving on its aged gameplay and graphics.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Master of Craft is an addictive mix of simulation and action / RPG. Even dedicated fighters will enjoy being a merchant for a while.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A smart and engaging 3D puzzler that ups the ante with a good deal of panic, Almightree tree is a lot of fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slick and polished action-shooter. A little repetitive, but great fun when the different elements fit together.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it still has all the quirks and flaws of the traditional JRPG genre, Final Fantasy IV continues to shine for its intoxicating sense of adventure and surprisingly interesting plot.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A neat mix of ideas wrapped in a package that makes you want to play, Swap Heroes is well worth a look.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stick It to The Man! contains all the humour of a Tim Schafer game, mixed with some intuitive controls, and a wonderful melding of platform and point-and-click genre norms.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Addictive and quick fire, Run Roo Run is a perfect example of tailored iOS design, although it'll be over a little too quickly for some.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combining arcade racing thrills with kart racing spills, Raging Thunder 2's well-featured single player mode and accomplished online multiplayer modes ensure its place among the iPhone racing elite.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An accessible and deep JRPG, even if the opening hours are a bit of a slog.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plunder Pirates is a superbly constructed strategy management game that might well tempt over fans of Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, and their ilk.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Difficult but rewarding, Race Driver: Create & Race earns a place on the winner's podium, even if it doesn't play fairly all of the time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stylish battles and profoundly smart single-player content make BlazBlue a solid fighting experience, though people wanting to show off their skills may be served better elsewhere.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A twitchy sprint that nestles on the line between high-speed thrills and spectacular death, Ion Racer is a dangerously compulsive speedster.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A port that's both bold and reverential, Dragon Quest VIII might not be the perfect fit for mobile devices, but it's not too far off.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A 2D platformer in the traditional sense, Terra Noctis borrows elements from Sonic and Mario to create one of the best examples of the genre yet seen on the iPhone. Physical controls would have made it a near-perfect game, but it's still a highly recommended download.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What it lacks in physical dimension it more than makes up for in philosophical depth. A dark prince among puzzle games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An unusual, beautiful, and surprisingly sedate puzzler that's as fresh as an English garden.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Engaging gameplay and appealing visuals combine to make a thoroughly enjoyable game, which is only marred by the persistence of the pop-up adverts.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Physics-puzzlers are hardly in short supply on the App Store, but Fish Hooks offers enough entertainment to justify your attention - the top-notch presentation and absence of a price tag certainly help, too.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An endearingly simple puzzler that pushes you ever onwards, Block Legend is a great way to waste some time.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tap-happy roguelike with a puzzling core and a surprising depth, Tales of the Adventure Company is well worth a look.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokemon Black and White doesn't mess too much with the tried and tested formula, providing an experience we know and love.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This premium release of a free-to-play game does away with the ads and most of the grinding, leaving players with an enjoyable turn-based MOBA (of a sort).
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokemon Black and White doesn't mess too much with the tried and tested formula, providing an experience we know and love.

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