Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,354 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 15% 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 Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4,354 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.