Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,668 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 13% same as the average critic
  • 56% 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 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
3,668 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cleverly weaving together action and strategy, Fleeced! - Shear Terror epitomises creative design and competitive fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brightly coloured, cleverly designed platform-puzzler, Kami Retro is recommended for quick doses of challenging fun.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    iStunt 2 is a ferocious mixture of hardcore high score gameplay and fun ragdoll snowboarding physics.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Physics-based action puzzler iBlast Moki provides plenty of explosive fun as well as providing some surprisingly thoughtful challenges.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A pint-sized facsimile of the massively successful home console brawler, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition overcomes its minor interface issues to become one of the finest portable punch-ups we've experienced in years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tapper World Tour is a shot of fun arcade gameplay and colourful graphics that will have you asking for a second round.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tapper World Tour is a shot of fun arcade gameplay and colourful graphics that will have you asking for a second round
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like some of the most iconic platformers all rolled into one, Soosiz's gravity-defying play and smart level design make it a fun and familiar romp.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battleheart's thrilling concoction of strategy and role-playing will prove spellbinding to any iPhone gamer looking for a quality fantasy action title.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A unique adventure game with an incredible sense of style, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP captivates despite of its abstract approach.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bird Zapper! is match-three done well with solid gameplay, fun power-ups, and attention to the little details.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might look a bit dated now, but Final Fantasy IV Advance is a classic gaming experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not for those lacking experience points, Final Fantasy V Advance offers a highly customisable adventure for anyone seeking a role-playing challenge.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Good virtual controls and easy-going gameplay make Final Fantasy III a recommended role-playing adventure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A comprehensive Who's Who of Final Fantasy, DDFF manages to transpose the core elements of Square Enix's long running franchise into a highly polished fighter with depth.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A predictably solid new instalment, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 balances a lack of online multiplayer and other problem areas with great swing mechanics and courses.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not in the slightest bit sketchy, Max and the Magic Marker gives you a light hand in level design that results in something of a platforming gem.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not in the slightest bit sketchy, Max and the Magic Marker gives you a light hand in level design that results in something of a platforming gem.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple but smart, Collision Effect offers striking visuals and a setup that remains uncomplicated but challenging throughout.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a genre as packed to the gills as the match-three puzzler, Piyo Blocks 2 stands out by doing the simple things extraordinarily well.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mos Speedrun is a fun old skool platformer with tight controls and some neat tricks that help make it stand out from the crowd.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Streets of Rage 2 is a well-crafted iPhone port, capturing the original gameplay well and offering Bluetooth multiplayer to boot.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it won't win any awards for innovation, Pac'N Jump is a faithful replication of the Doodle Jump formula with an added scoop of nostalgia.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Air Penguin is a charming arcade game with solid controls and plenty of replay value.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bejeweled finally comes to the Nintendo DS, providing the addictive match-three gameplay we've become accustomed to.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GemCraft is an unusual tower defence game with a wealth of content and some clever twists to the usual formula.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Putting a new spin on a combination of Pachinko and Peggle, Full Fat's Coin Drop is a bright, breezy, and enjoyable arcade game mixing elements of luck and skill.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Par Out Golf's line-drawing gameplay is unlikely to appeal to the members of St Andrews or Augusta, but it's still a testing alternative golf game that will frustrate and entertain in equal measure.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A massive, beautifully collected, exceptional value for money anthology of the Final Fantasy IV universe, yet one that will do nothing to convert non-FF fans.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plants vs Zombies DSi prunes away some of the game modes, but still provides one of the best DSi experiences you can find.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With strong visuals and a tight touch, Vampire Rush is a successful marriage of the tower defence and hack and slash genres.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stunning to look at and play, but viciously tough to beat, Pulse: Volume One's relative lack of content and replay incentive is the only dissonance in an otherwise perfect cadence.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gears is a tough, expansive, and fun ball-rolling game with some excellent level design.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a beautiful chaos that will feel great to hardcore gamers, but casual folks may put it down after a few minutes. Who's That Flying?! is an excellent choice for gamers who like to sweat.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though not as deep as many of its rivals, Army of Darkness: Defense makes sheer playability its focus and serves up an addictive castle defence battler.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With plenty of levels and items to collect, Frisbee Fever is an enjoyable arcade title with surprisingly high production values.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brilliantly paced and even more addictive than Angry Birds, Siege Hero is the rightful new owner of the physics puzzler crown.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Bumpy Road is thin on content, it makes up for that with buckets of occasionally touching indie charm.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive: Dimensions has a fighting style that fits the system its running on, and some excellent graphics.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A polished, entertaining, and varied assortment of brainteasers that's a must have for any iPhone puzzle fan.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking to grab a DSiWare title in preparation for the upcoming 3DS eShop, Mighty Milky Way would be a mighty good choice, providing plenty of fun and intrigue.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pretty to look at and fun to play, Nuts! is a competent 3D alternative to Doodle Jump.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While offering nothing radically new or different, House of Mice is an entertaining and charismatic physics based puzzle game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Secret Tree of Life will give your brain a real workout, with challenging puzzles and plenty of intrigue.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Good-looking and instantly accessible, Icebreaker Hockey will be another smash hit for NaturalMotion.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While differing from the main series, ANNO: The Harbor explores a new style of gameplay that proves franchises can have exciting new life on iPhone and iPod touch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Proof that four wheels aren't necessarily better than two, Ducati Challenge boasts slick visuals, realistic controls, and solid gameplay. Online multiplayer would have taken it to the top step, but it's a solid podium finish regardless.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Polished, addictive, and disarmingly sweet, Joining Hands is the perfect puzzling pick-me-up.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solid, simple, and effective controls are the basis for an entertaining one-touch experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With charming cartoon visuals and pin-sharp controls, Rocket Bunnies is addictive, planet-tapping fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it sounds bare, Zynga's Hanging With Friends is a well-featured casual game that takes Hangman to new heights.
    • 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
    Charm and challenge in a neat 22MB file that will sit on your PSP for a lifetime. While it's an unforgiving game in places, it largely overcomes this with a vibrant and intelligent design ethos.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A retro platformer that stands out from the crowds with its evocative presentation, exploration, and firm-but-fair controls.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frustrating in all the right ways, this sophisticated head-scratcher is a must for puzzle nuts.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An innovative take on the slice-'em-up genre whose new ideas and simple controls will endear it to fans of the Chop Chop series and newcomers alike.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slow to start, and surprisingly easy to fail at first, give Pocket Academy time and it'll grip just as hard as Kairosoft's previous management games.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Funny and surreal, Puzzle Agent 2 is a case well worth reopening.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun and easy to play strategy game that entertains with its great graphics and wide variety of troops and missions.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Block Breaker 3 Unlimited's great visuals, effective controls, and multitude of modes and features make this an essential purchase for block-breaking fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its cartoon art style and arcadey gameplay, Shake Spears! scores thanks to the surprising tactical intelligence it requires.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Until Magic: The Gathering comes to iPhone, Kard Combat will rule the dark magic roost, with hours of single-player card battling action and wonderful multiplayer options.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twin-stick blasting goes online with this excellent and highly addictive title. If you can stomach the large amount of time required to unlock the best weapons, you'll find a long-lasting challenge awaits.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it lasts, this wonderfully relaxing physics-puzzler makes an ideal antidote to Angry Birds rage.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A mammoth package indeed, Jet Set Go takes the 'greatest hits' approach, and manages to deliver a fair yet fiercely addictive time-management sim.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cut the Rope: Experiments adds lots of kooky contraptions to the original hit.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clever, polished, and perfectly tuned to keep you hooked, Zombie Gunship is another iPhone time-destroyer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dream Track Nation is an old skool racing blast with great multiplayer options.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kairosoft continues its management game dominance with Mega Mall Story: our addiction levels beg for mercy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both easy to learn and challenging, Paper Munchers is an addictive puzzler.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Laughing Jackal's latest offers challenge and depth in its mechanics, bottling the chaos of a zombie outbreak in a smartly designed puzzler.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Familiar and fresh at the same time, Spy Mouse takes an existing formula and expands it into something quite special.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Attractive and addictive, Cubes vs. Spheres is a geometric war worth waging.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hector Ep2 is more welcoming for newcomers, without losing the sharp wit, funny jokes, and tough puzzles that marked it out in the first place.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hector Ep2 is more welcoming for newcomers, without losing the sharp wit, funny jokes, and tough puzzles that marked it out in the first place.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A faithful conversion from page to screen in almost every way. While the journey is troubled at times by a brutally unforgiving role playing philosophy, it's still one you'll want to take time and time again.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An addictive and alluring action platformer with a unique hook and lots to unlock, Muffin Knight comes highly recommended.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both visually strong and effortlessly old skool, NFL Rivals is an addictive arcade take on American football.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like Doodle Jump on absinthe, GoatUp is another welcome dose of Minter madness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Old skool as heck, Flick Champions HD is simple, fun, and addictive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bit.Trip Saga is a game you could crawl into and live inside of comfortably for a good few weeks.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wholly unique adventure that has no equal on the iPhone, King of Dragon Pass makes up for in depth what it lacks in accessibility.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A unique puzzle game that adds regular twists to keep itself thoroughly entertaining and playable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kirby Mass Attack is one of the most innovative and varied platformers in Kirby's long, diverse repertoire, making it a fitting swan song for the aging DS.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best Adult Swim title to date, and a squeak away from classic status.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best third-person action game available on mobiles, with stunning graphics and tight controls.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aliens: Infestation is the side-scrolling Metroid you've been waiting for, and will especially excite fans of the original movie.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Commander Pixman takes good old-fashioned gameplay and wraps it up in an appealing retro package which will keep adrenaline junkies sated for quite some time. The steep challenge may be a little too much for some players, however.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pixel Ranger's presentation can't be faulted, and it offers a stern arcade challenge for those who are skilful enough to master its occasionally taxing control system.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A finely crafted RPG-lite of the simple life, set against the backdrop of an idyllic rural world.