Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,945 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 LittleBigPlanet
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
3,945 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quick minds that are after a lengthy challenge of spatial conundrums will be well served with this value-for-money downloadable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game that typifies smartphone gaming at its best, 8bit Ninja is charming, addictive, and well worth your time and money.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A generous, beautifully presented turn-based RPG that's tremendously entertaining in sensible doses.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliantly put together little game, Skylanders: Cloud Patrol quickly becomes an addictive way to waste a few minutes, whether you care about the characters or not.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gorgeous Old West adventure, Gunman Clive might not be a gritty piece of revisionist realism, but it is an awful lot of fun.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A raucous and incredibly clever physics-based puzzler, Hambo is a brilliant example of iterative game design done right.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What Shark Dash may lack in originality, it makes up for with a of bathtub filled with cutesy physics-based fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A splendidly stupid shooter, Lock 'n' Load successfully mixes cartoon violence and a pleasantly heavy shooting mechanic to great effect.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Saving Private Sheep 2 is a smart physics-puzzler in a familiar outfit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Polymer is a brilliant, addictive puzzler, and its blend of logic and shape building make it a game almost anyone can enjoy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention takes a while to learn, but once you've passed the entrance exam there's enough content to hold your attention far beyond the school holidays.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cunningly fusing word play with finger-friendly action, AbraWordabra offers something that's a little different from the norm, and is well worth investigating.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Equal parts slick fun, frustrating controls, and jaw-dropping visuals, N.O.V.A. 3 is a prime example of what's good, and bad, about smartphone gaming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Come for the extreme violence, stay for one of the best single-player experiences in the genre. Mortal Kombat is back and brilliant.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshing take on the iOS platformer, This Could Hurt doesn't revolutionise the genre, but it makes a good case for a button-free style of play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exquisitely ridiculous high score chaser, Extinction Squad is another brilliant, unique, and hilarious addition to the Adult Swim stable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bold and unique, Gravity Rush is a strong PS Vita release that gets better and better the more you play it.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solidly presented, smartly designed construction-based puzzler that's easy to recommend.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All the thrills and excitement of its console brothers, with surprisingly dependable controls. A lack of modes and almost useless multiplayer dampens the fun, though.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A feature-packed RTS that's smart, intuitive, and has the gameplay chops to back up its gorgeous looks.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Radiangames squeezes its frenzied twin-stick experience into a level-led maze game, and it's just as satisfying and addictive as the rest of the series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This smart scrolling shooter is one that revels in its Japanese spiritual iconography and risk / reward systems of play, making for a delightful but tough minis release.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Full of charm and plenty of nice ideas, Bee Leader is a strange and alluring glimpse into the world of the honey bee.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Entertaining and well-made, Shoot The Zombirds might not be particularly original or innovative, but it's very good at what it does.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shaun the Sheep – Fleece Lightning will delight audiences both young and old with its simple controls and addictive racing fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a pace and style all of its own, Bridge Constructor is a great example of a bit of realism improving a game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great mix of card game and tactical tower defence, Alexandria Bloodshow picks up where its predecessor left off, and builds an entertaining, surprisingly deep experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Very simple, not hugely original, but extremely compelling tower defence fare.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sublimely understated hidden object game that shows that, sometimes, subtle improvements to a strong foundation are all a sequel needs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant film tie-in that improves on the game it's based on, Temple Run: Brave is a compulsive, cleverly built highscore-chaser.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't think AR gaming can be enjoyable? Let PulzAR prove you wrong with its brilliant table-top puzzling.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mad Acorn may not be the most polished or generously equipped rhythm-action game, but it's charming, original, and works perfectly in all the ways that really matter.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As mad as a barrel of frogs, Disco Kitten is an entertaining little game, and while there's not much to it, you'll still keep coming back for more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A commendable refresh of a classic from gaming's prehistory, Centipede: Origins expands on the core gameplay of the original to deliver a fun and addictive experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An awful lot of fun in small doses, Velocirapture is only let down by the fact it's a little bit too easy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Very little has changed since the last instalment of Gameloft's arcade racing franchise, but Asphalt 7: Heat certainly isn't lacking when it comes to hot-rod action and stunning presentation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every bit as enjoyable as its predecessor, Squids Wild West is a cleverly designed tactical RPG that anyone can play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not without its flaws, Band Together is strong enough to still be enjoyable in spite of them.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frisbee Forever 2 is relaxing and satisfying, all in one free-to-play package. Comedy frisbees are surprisingly good motivation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Lego game series finds a new lease of life as Lego Batman 2 pushes the content ,quality, and quantity.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've ever enjoyed the compositions found in the Final Fantasy series, then Theatrhythm is for you, as it's a decent music-based game with loads of extras for FF buffs to discover.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fresh and well considered space-bound strategy experience like no other, Strikefleet Omega even manages to escape the IAP asteroid field relatively unscathed.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiny Wings HD is just as strict and satisfying as its iPhone predecessor, and the new modes add enough content to warrant the inflated price tag.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fieldrunners 2 is another top-notch tower defence game. A wonky difficulty and overlong battles dampens the fun, but this is well presented and full of content.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strategic, deep, and full of content, Great Big War Game carries on nicely where its predecessor left off.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More Pokemon spin-off delight as Pokemon Conquest proves an entirely enjoyable ordeal.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite being essentially an interactive movie, The Walking Dead: The Game's convincing cast of characters and meaningful decision making lifts it above Telltale's previous efforts.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An engaging, neon-bright puzzler, Slydris plays with the building blocks of the best and comes up with something pretty damn good.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A complex, but accessible, card-based strategy game that combines elements of Magic: The Gathering with Risk and Stratego.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A generous, well-constructed platform puzzler that delivers plenty of lightweight entertainment with its delightfully ADD approach to level design.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's still an incredibly entertaining game, the world has overtaken SolaRola ever so slightly, and stolen some of the vigour from its platforming.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's more Harvest Moon, sure, but it's still top-notch fun, and the inclusion of clear goals this time around should convert some new fans to the series.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baseball fans should retrieve their wallets immediately. You won't find a more immersive baseball game outside the ballpark.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puddle may take a while to fully get going, but once it does it gives you no excuse not to take the plunge.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've never played a gamebook, Judge Dredd: Countdown Sector 106 is an entertaining, brilliantly designed introduction to the world of dice and bookmarks.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a paucity of challenges to keep you engaged, but Pinball Arcade makes up for that with sheer power of presentation and rock-solid ball physics.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A handful of new features, lessons, and a robust tool kit makes New Art Academy essential for anyone looking to further their drawing skills beyond doodling on Post-its.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A strange concoction that somehow just works, Wizorb is an entertaining, though at times unwieldy beast.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fine mixture of excellent presentation, surprising depth, and perfect control, Shellrazer is one of the most compelling action games we've seen on iOS in quite some time, but its intense action may not be for everyone.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A simple and cute little title that delivers far more enjoyment and challenge than you'd think possible.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clever, well-designed, and occasionally pretty special, Car Toons! is well worth a try for anyone with even a passing interest in physics-puzzlers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent multiplayer portion makes up for an occasionally flimsy single player campaign to make Gasketball a highly recommended purchase.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All the content of the Amiga originals - plus some new levels - make this update a must-have for retro enthusiasts and twin-stick blaster fans alike. It's just disappointing that the two-player mode wasn't included.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Breakout updated. Wizorb is more intense than your average stab at the format. And the inclusion of extra abilities and retro appearance refresh a genre that didn't seem to be going anywhere.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its clever gimmick, smart design, and charming sense of style, Bad Hotel is a fine addition to the tower defence genre.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Well built and easy to pick up, San Juan is an intriguing game of building and trade.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst its intriguing central conceit isn't always perfectly implemented, One Tap Hero is enough fun that you can look past the occasional frustration.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solid card-based strategy and tactics result in a surefire hit for fans of the Catan persuasion.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mikey Shorts is a speed-run platformer that's all about learning levels and nailing jumps with expert precision. If you prefer to take it slow, though, Mikey's unimaginative design will fail to thrill.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While most people will never see it through to the end, those who persevere with The Curse are in for one of the most difficult puzzling experiences going.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Granny Smith is a suitably sweet and satisfying casual game with a moreish mechanic at its core.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bright and slick puzzler with some excellent mechanics, and imaginative level design.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautifully well made and balanced, Time Geeks & Friends is a fine entry into the asynchronous multiplayer genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Well put together and an awful lot of fun, Rail Rush is a tad too easy, but it's still an excellent entrant into the endless-runner genre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bite-sized and beautiful, SunFlowers isn't the most complicated game you'll play, but the hook of collecting every variety of plant on offer in this relaxing action puzzler is more than enough to keep you coming back for more.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You should play Rising Board. How else are you going to witness a penguin on a surfboard flipping tricks like there's no tomorrow?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Banana Splitz is a return to form for the Super Monkey Ball series, and well worth a roll.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great graphics and a catchy (if familiar) soundtrack contribute to the overall excellent game atmosphere.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bad Piggies is creative, addictive, and absolutely packed with content. It might be Rovio's best game yet, but we can't help noticing it all feels a little too safe and predictable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Little King's Story is a tale worth telling. A great real-time strategy / role-playing hybrid, now on the go.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As slick as ever and now with online play, FIFA 13 plays a mean game of football in spite of one or two control issues.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant point-and-click adventure that's let down by its pointing and clicking, The Last Express is still worthy of your undivided attention.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With plenty of content, a dark sense of humour, and a few surprises up its sleeve, Dead Stop is an enjoyable slice of zombie murdering.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An extension to the original rather than a true sequel, Super Monsters Ate My Condo! is just as entertaining as its forebear.