Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,529 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 LittleBigPlanet
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
4,529 game reviews
    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Refreshingly original and hugely entertaining, Self Aware is unlike anything else we've seen on the App Store, and deserves a look - despite the fact that it holds little appeal once finished.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The price tag will unquestionably be a massive barrier to entry for many potential players, but Final Fantasy Dimensions is arguably worth every penny - especially when compared to similar titles on traditional consoles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not very different from versions on other consoles, Theme Park DS makes good use of the console, and is a neat package for those who want to think on the move.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far more than a cynical cash-in, this PSP version of Final Fantasy is the perfect opportunity to see where it all began.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    iStunt 2 is a ferocious mixture of hardcore high score gameplay and fun ragdoll snowboarding physics.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An ambitious, flawed, but ultimately entertaining FPS, Deus Ex: The Fall is well worth a look.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strategic, deep, and full of content, Great Big War Game carries on nicely where its predecessor left off.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An endless-runner with a sense of style and a great difficulty curve, Agent Dash! entices you in with pretty graphics, and before you know it you're hooked.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliantly built piece of platforming action, Raccoon Rising is definitely worth a look, even if you've never felt the need to fling an animal up a tree.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Effortlessly stylish, engagingly simple but deep and beguiling, this is handheld twitch gaming concentrate.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautifully well made and balanced, Time Geeks & Friends is a fine entry into the asynchronous multiplayer genre.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliantly well put together football sim with a clever card collecting system that's bound to snare anyone with an interest in the beautiful game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A finely crafted RPG-lite of the simple life, set against the backdrop of an idyllic rural world.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A simple and special hack and slasher, Trouserheart has enough going for it that it's hard to resist.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What it lacks in authenticity, it makes up for in gameplay. Arguably the best football game on the system - once you've mastered the basics.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cute but incredibly difficult, Penumbear oozes brooding malice and will cause a great deal of frustration - but the unique gameplay is tight and appealing enough to keep you enthralled.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tough, beautiful, and easy to lose yourself in, Demon Gaze is a polished dungeon crawler with tons of challenge and charm.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Uncommonly strong retro compilation heartily recommended to those with fond memories of their days of Mega Drive ownership or, indeed, any fans of solid gaming experiences.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One small catapult for a bird, one adequately sized leap for Rovio's world beating series, Angry Birds Space is as much fun as its predecessor, and adds enough new concepts to keep even the hardiest fans entertained.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of the frustrating combat, The Amazing Spider-Man still has more than enough going for it to recommend.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper is a near-perfect rhythm game held back only by its persistent social integration and always-on connectivity requirements.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A snowboarding game like many others, made great by a judicious attention to detail and a permeating quality.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Denpa Men 2 is the sequel we were hoping for, offering up quirky RPG action that is as challenging as it is silly.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some control issues, Quadropus Rampage proves that an octopus with four tentacles can mess up bad guys just as effectively as the eight-legged breed.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun and clever action game, Darklings shows how much can be accomplished with a touchscreen control system.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Towelfight 2 is packed with humour and brilliantly playable to boot. The game's occasionally irksome controls are the only real sticking point.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A thinking man's puzzler, Traffic Wonder HD is not a game to be taken lightly. However, put enough effort in and you will be rewarded with a gripping and satisfying brain-teaser.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid port of a remarkable game, Dragon Quest 4 might creak at the joints nowadays, but it's still worth your time.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beautiful underwater adventure - the four-year wait was worth it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cute cat and disarming presentation can't hide the fact that this is a puzzler with staying power.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Attractive and slick strategy game with a huge single-player campaign and competitive gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't be put off by The Denpa Men's silly name - this is a great dungeon-crawler with some carefully considered ideas packed in.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressive game with a gorgeous world you'll want to explore, Air Mail is only let down by its lack of challenge.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its cartoon art style and arcadey gameplay, Shake Spears! scores thanks to the surprising tactical intelligence it requires.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great iOS port of a brilliant platform-puzzler, Stealth Inc is well worth your attention.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just add ice. Getting a party started is easy with this multiplayer gem, thanks to a huge assortment of quirky mini-games and single-cartridge play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battle of the Bulge is as cold, brutal, and unforgiving as the titular conflict, but it's also one of the top choices for hardcore iPad strategists.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Node.Hack will eat.up your time and spit it out as thorough enjoyment.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A high calibre fighting game with stunning graphics, great mechanics, and solid controls that simply imports too many elements to be truly great in its own right.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Banana Splitz is a return to form for the Super Monkey Ball series, and well worth a roll.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This 'dodge-and-detonate' action title stands out from similar games on iOS, and while it does get repetitive after a while, it's still unique enough to be given a chance.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may have little grounding in reality, but Me & My Katamari is so unique and delightful – from the very germ of the idea through to its jaw-dropping, coherent and bursting-with-character execution – that it's one of those games you simply must play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Proof that you can deliver a fast-paced, thoroughly entertaining racing experience on touchscreen with a bit of creative inspiration. It's definitely worth giving a fling.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A splendidly written interactive fantasy story that, unlucky dice rolls aside, will keep you hooked until the very end.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The beautiful, adventurous, and lengthy Oceanhorn is a strong stand-in for The Legend of Zelda on iOS, but don't expect it to top the real deal in any respect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another engrossing and well-written character-driven drama from Telltale. An opportunity for more varied gameplay has been missed, but it's a strong start to an interesting series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great version of the now-ubiquitous game, this is definitely worth a bite, so long as you can stomach the price.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfection contains a solid central mechanic and it's nicely presented, but the unadorned slicing wears thin very quickly.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Violent and funny in most of the right places, Alive4ever Mini might just be another follower of the undead fashion, but it does what it sets out to do well enough that you can forgive the absence of new ideas in the game.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars: Galaxies triangulates arcade action, subtle depth, and intuitive controls for pure fun you'll return to remarkably regularly.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    As tough as it is fun, and with a brilliant soundtrack, CheeseMan is a fine slice of iOS platforming at its best.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Menus could be snappier and simpler, and there are too many systems at play to hook casual players, but those that do get the Kingdom Conquest bug will find a compelling multi-genre blend with high production values.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A top strategy title for those that have a more casual interest in the genre, or for those that are put off by more complicated games of this ilk.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A marriage of new variety with classic action yields a worthwhile union.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solidly presented, smartly designed construction-based puzzler that's easy to recommend.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Smoothly accessible and highly engaging strategy gaming, but lacks some key features.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A retro platformer that stands out from the crowds with its evocative presentation, exploration, and firm-but-fair controls.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliantly addictive side-scrolling game that, whilst a little light on content, is well worth picking up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With polished presentation, responsive controls, and an entire universe of upgrades to explore, Asteroids Gunner successfully updates the classic concept and establishes itself as one of the finest twin-stick shooters on the App Store.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gorgeous looking, surprisingly smart twist on RPG scrapping, Swap Heroes 2 is more of the same, but that's not really a bad thing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tightly paced, furiously addictive endless climber that plunders those arcade classics for more than just rose-tinted window dressing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    First impressions count, and your first impression of Bug Princess 2 will probably be 'wow', closely followed by 'good lord', as you weave and blast through its glorious waves of hellish beasts.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An interesting and engaging puzzler, Dream of Pixels isn't revolutionary, but it's an enjoyable beast all the same.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Inner World is a charming and inventive game. It will appeal to ardent fans of mid-'90s point-and-click adventures. Clumsy translations, overlong conversations, and technical hitches prevent it from reaching greatness, though.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just as polished and poised as you'd expect, Kingdom Rush: Frontiers continues the legacy of its predecessor without really adding anything new.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever and fast-paced puzzler that will keep you on your toes, Crush! is an awful lot harder, and more rewarding, than it looks.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An entertaining single-player mode and some excellent multiplayer modes make Worms 3 a decent addition to the long-running series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It plays just like the home versions of LittleBigPlanet, but that's ironically to its detriment. However, it's still a quality product in its own right.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A garish and wonderfully retro anti-shooter, Helix deserves your high-score chasing attention
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More frustrating than the first chapter, Sorcery! 2 still spins a compelling yarn. Here's hoping chapter three isn't another six months off.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A top mix of building, strategising, and witty writing, Battle Nations is a tactical freemium builder that anyone can enjoy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once you've got into PathPix Joy's tightly focused, gently paced logic puzzling, good luck getting out.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Physics-based action puzzler iBlast Moki provides plenty of explosive fun as well as providing some surprisingly thoughtful challenges.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brilliantly tailored to the PSP, with varied gameplay and astonishing audio and visuals, this is an easy recommendation to WWII fanatics and civilians alike.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it may churn over the same ground, this is a feature-laden package that will have you wriggling with pleasure.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent choice for gamers wanting a new Metroidvania on their Vita, this adventure with the Caped Crusader comes close to being a classic.