Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,943 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 FIFA Soccer 09
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
3,943 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like a bowl of deep-fried calamari with sliced lemon and mayonaise, every bite is a delight. It's just a shame about the pricing model.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most addictive racers on the market, only freemium grumbles stop Forever Drive being an instant classic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An atmospheric zombie shooter whose annoyances are outweighed by production values which put full-price games to shame.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The controls take some getting used to, but the effort is worth it as Sky Gamblers provides hours of excellent dog-fighting fun – both in solo and multiplayer form.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A charming confection that's impossible not to like, with stellar production values and solid gameplay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well-crafted platformer with a neat central hook, Bring Me Sandwiches!! is another Adult Swim cracker.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A remarkably generous offering from Team17. Fun, playable, and stuffed to bursting point with content.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple but well-tuned fighting gameplay, combined with some great humour, make Mage Gauntlet worth conjuring onto your iPhone.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It owes much to Trials HD, but Bike Baron is one of the most addictive iOS games around.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best film tie-ins for a long time, and one of Gameloft's strongest games this year, both fans and newcomers to the boy reporter's travels will find plenty to enjoy with this stylish adventure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A terrific port for this substantial side-scroller that comes highly recommended if you haven't played the DS original.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Poker Pals is an unusual, simple, and fun multiplayer title that hides a surprising amount of depth.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beautiful underwater adventure - the four-year wait was worth it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Attractive and slick strategy game with a huge single-player campaign and competitive gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A unique take on the third-person action genre with satisfyingly different touchscreen controls.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still pining for some Tetris after all these years? Tetris 3DS is yet another great addition to the franchise, with tons of modes and exciting multiplayer action.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slick and polished action-shooter. A little repetitive, but great fun when the different elements fit together.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tales of the Abyss 3DS takes the original release and betters it, with great RPG action on-the-go.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brash, bright shooter, Major Mayhem is a brilliant way to waste an hour. It's just a shame there isn't more to get your teeth into.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brutal, cyclical action RPG that builds on the foundations of its predecessor, Infinity Blade II is a showcase for everything that's right about sequels, but it's not the big leap forward that some might have been hoping for.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Homerun Battle 2 strips baseball down to its essence and makes it fun for even non-sports fans.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some niggles with the controls and pricing aside, Call of Duty: Black Ops: Zombies is a fine port of the entertaining survival mode.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Recollection's rules are smart, sharp, and pleasingly unique. The Creed-themed campaign is very enjoyable, but prepare to pay out for booster packs if you want to compete online.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it comes with a new subscription service, in truth Tetris is as addictive now as it ever was, and EA's latest manages to fuse old with new in what proves to be a welcome update.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This funny and entertaining take on the fantasy-RPG genre isn't without fault, but it manages to win you over regardless. A few hours in the hilarious company of The Bard is enough to make you question everything you know about RPG titles.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    How do you like your eggs? We like 'em gently poached, with a side-order of platform action and lateral puzzles.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clever, inventive, and moving, this short but sweet puzzler is not soon forgotten.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite Square Enix's slovenly porting skills, none of Chrono Trigger's brilliance has been obscured in this rather lazy iOS port. Hours of riveting RPG entertainment await those of you willing to look past the fuzzy graphics and occasionally awkward controls.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A manic game that requires performance enhancing drugs to keep up with it. We suspect it's an audition piece for The Last Starfighter.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offering the right kind of ludic lunacy, Time Ducks is a wacky winner.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As well-constructed as it is good-looking, Tongue Tied! takes a wonderfully strange idea and turns it into a brilliantly playable platformer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kairosoft throws out another stonking management title, with Venture Towns satisfying our hunger for creativity, expansion, and depth.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Genres and synapses collide in this glossy confection that conceals an infinite-match-flightpath arcade-puzzler. Hard to believe it's being given away for nothing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Crate Box is a stark and challenging indie game shot through with humour and care.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With some of the best tilt controls we've encountered, Crazy Hedgy is an entertaining and surprisingly substantial platformer.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It ain't pretty, but, by gosh, is it clever. Crush 3D's use of perspective is rare and intelligent, providing ages of synapse-teasing, neuron-firing fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An open-world battle racer with more crash-bang-wallop than a brass band in a bar-room brawl. It just needs a smidgen more dev to realise its full potential.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dodging and weaving through World War II, My Army is an exciting and frantic addition to a genre that's already got its fair share of classics.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst it might be another physics endowed puzzler with an anthropomorphic cast, Hank Hazard manages to lift itself above the anonymous crowd with some great design and a lot of fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another bullet-dodging thrill ride from the king of crazy shmups. But as a straight port of a 2002 arcade game, it doesn't feel as fresh as its Cave cohorts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some minor multiplayer issues and overly long load times do little to change the fact that WipEout is back in the palm of your hand, and it's better than ever.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smart, slick, and seriously well made. Housemarque does it again.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tough, relentless, and very clever, Raid Leader is more about brain power than brute force, but its meshing of RPG with RTS is one to savour.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Demonstrating exceptional attention to detail and a clear love for the medium, Pinball Arcade is a wonderful collection of classic tables for a very reasonable price.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cartoon-style romance full of silliness, Boy Loves Girl hides a fiendishly addictive game under a simple premise, then dares you to escape its obsessive trials.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Diggin' Dogs manages to take a simple premise and embellish it with excellent presentation and a surprising level of depth. If you loved Where's My Water? then you'll lap this up like a thirsty pup.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Smooth and instantly playable, League of Evil 2 takes the template set by the original, then builds a bigger, brighter experience on top of it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A classical schmup with a branching story path and refined controls. Worth the price of admission for the soundtrack alone.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game whose major selling point isn't actually that important, Beat Hazard Ultra has a strong enough shooting mechanic to avoid any accusations of being a gimmick.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not just for tennis lovers, Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition is an enjoyable, well-rounded game. Easy to pick up for players of all levels, but difficult to master.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Extend hasn't changed much from Continuum Shift II, which means it can be considered a strong 2D fighter. What's new here, though, will delight veterans of the franchise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best version of the classic puzzler to date, packing some great music and some interesting new twists for newcomers and experienced players alike.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lovingly crafted selection of mini-games that will definitely put you in the mood for the real Olympics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frobisher Says is an essential PS Vita download that perfectly shows off the console's various functionality.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great virtual recreation of pool that eases beginners in smoothly and offers up a feature-rich multiplayer mode for the experts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent first shot on target, FIFA on Vita may not pack as much detail and features as the console players, but the combination of slick touchscreen and button controls make it well worth picking.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A micro-budget racer, with visuals and sound effects to match, yet under the bonnet is a very sophisticated engine.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An incredibly entertaining, oddball twist on the classic solitaire formula.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A compelling, never-ending shooter, ZiGGURAT turns the high score chase into a two dimensional art form.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Housemarque proves what a great home the Vita is for twin-stick shooting thrills with this enduring classic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What appears to be an early '90s throwback racer is, in actuality, an extremely forward-thinking game in terms of simplicity of play, online connectivity, and pricing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fine example of style and substance, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) is as addictive as it is garishly unique.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple, short, but immediately engaging, Hungry Giraffe is a game that will devour your time as readily as its protagonist devours tacos.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An innovative and invigorating twist of Snake's tail, Lightopus is a beautifully conceived and executed adventure.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A distilled version of RedLynx's console formulas, MotoHeroz is a hideously addictive platform-racer that turns shaving half a second off your race time into an all-encompassing compulsion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stellar update of an esteemed platform classic, the Prince's latest handheld trip is one that is well worth rediscovering - or discovering for the first time if you're lucky enough to still be considered a youngster.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A few niggling issues stop Uprising from being a heavenly experience, but for a star who's spent over two decades out of the spotlight, Pit's return is nothing short of a triumph.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A pitch-perfect blend of retro nostalgia and blistering, hair-flapping arcade racing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An engaging, feature-packed match-three puzzler that won't leave you fuming.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A smartly designed, surprisingly taxing puzzler that makes the most of its elegantly simple core.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst it pours the information on pretty thick to start with, once you've flown a few sorties Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy becomes a brilliant airborne battler.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A likeable tribute to a genre now sadly out of vogue, Swordigo provides a welcome helping of enjoyable action RPG brilliance.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A puzzling platformer with its feet firmly on the ground, Rinth Island is a brilliant slice of gaming that almost anyone will enjoy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hunters 2 is an almost perfect sequel - it improves on what has gone before without drastically changing too many things. The presence of in-app purchasing is unfortunate, but not enough to sully the good work done elsewhere. Turn-based strategy fans should pick it up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The start of something magical, Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure will no doubt blossom into the next Professor Layton or Phoenix Wright for 3DS.
    • 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.