Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,560 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 SteamWorld Dig
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
4,560 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    JoyJoy is a chaotic and highly enjoyable twin-stick shooter that pretty much anyone can pick up and have a crack at.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A happy coda in a symphony that had lost its flow, Anniversary cannily pairs the refinements of the last decade with the peerless excellence of the original Tomb Raider.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun, frenetic, and feature-packed tribute to the run-and-gun arcade shooters of yesteryear.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exciting online arena game that's simple enough for mobile but complex enough to provide plenty of challenge.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Castlevania: Encore of the Night skillfully combines addictive gameplay with impressive depth and lashing of fan-service.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offers the pick-up-and-playability of the old skool shooter, combined with great graphics and surprising deep gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A uniquely thrilling, audio-only, science-fiction horror that proves that, sometimes, there's very good reason to be afraid of the dark.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Isaac Newton's Gravity is the kind of game that makes hours seem like minutes, though its challenge may leave you cold.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kind of like XCOM but with zombies instead of aliens, War of the Zombie is deep, rewarding, and massively challenging.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a game that shouldn't be involving enough to survive five minutes, NOON is a beautiful and addictive experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sweet and endearing adventure, Fetch will wrap you up in its spell and leave you smiling.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though Shadow Vamp controls like a slippery little monster at times, there's a clever and original puzzle experience at the (black, unbeating) heart of this game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Color Collider is a clever physics puzzler that should prove an enjoyable test thanks to its excellent physics and tricky levels.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Excellent design ensures there's nothing funky with the gameplay in this simple, enjoyable platformer.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Violent and entertaining in equal measure, Apocalypse Max is a fitting homage to Metal Slug, and a great way to waste a few hours.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superbly balanced genre blend of role-playing, action and puzzle with some slightly irritating free-to-play embellishments.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I Am Dolphin is a lovably weird action / fighting game with some very impressive physics.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An unabashed celebration of modern otaku culture, Conception II is a dungeon crawler that hits a just right-balance of silly and enjoyable if you don't take it too seriously.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knightmare Tower is brash, glitchy, and it doesn't last very long, but it packs a lot of high-intensity fun into the two or three hours it'll take you to finish it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superb action platform adventure that captures the exuberance of the film brilliantly.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Major Magnet is a colourful, playable, and imaginative arcade casual game that suffers from a vertical difficulty curve.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best PSP football sim to date.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Picross DS isn't the most alluring game you'll ever clap eyes on, but it's startlingly addictive and will provide endless hours of utterly compulsive amusement.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not original, but Tony Hawk's Proving Ground contains more stunts and features than you'll ever manage to roll your way through, and one of the most comprehensive multiplayer modes around.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Modern day first-person shooters will feel weak after you give Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD a play, thanks to innovative gunplay that still holds its own today.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frobisher Says is an essential PS Vita download that perfectly shows off the console's various functionality.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Twitch gamers will need to look elsewhere for their kicks, but anyone who can enjoy a fantastically paced story of childhood will adore the exploits of Sohta and the gang.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Inventive, addictive, and eminently playable, Hermit Crab in Space plays to the PS Vita's strengths.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bright and entertaining endless-runner that gets the formula down perfectly, Outland Games is well worth some of your time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An engaging, challenging, and terrific blend of different puzzle elements, marred only by uninspired presentation and harsh unlocking process.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Good-looking and instantly accessible, Icebreaker Hockey will be another smash hit for NaturalMotion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if the combat mechanics aren't alive and kicking, with its inventive puzzles and unique sense of style the body of Dead Head Fred offers an experience PSP owners shouldn't miss.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Indigo Lake surprises by being a genuinely scary and atmospheric adventure-puzzler, as well as by incorporating effective first-person controls.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tales of the Abyss 3DS takes the original release and betters it, with great RPG action on-the-go.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    High quality presentation, an intriguingly deep alliance system, and plenty of options for tactical play make Galaxy on Fire - Alliances a superb take on the strategy management genre.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the occasional stutters, Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder is a uniquely enjoyable game that will test your creativity from start to finish.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some of the best family-friendly gaming seen in the past decade, all gathered together in one affordable iOS package. Controls aside, there is no conflict.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clever, polished, and perfectly tuned to keep you hooked, Zombie Gunship is another iPhone time-destroyer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gory and often funny little strategy game, Infectonator is an interesting addition to the already stuffed zombie genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a cute and novel way to get in shape using your smartphone or tablet, it will be difficult to find a game more engaging than Burn Your Fat With Me.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Top marks for creativity: Glyph Quest is beautiful to behold and some of its systems of play are intriguingly deep, even if its base play isn't that inventive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Calling to mind the old-fashioned ball-and-hole handheld puzzles of yesterday, GridBlock offers plenty of challenge and uses the freemium model to excellent effect, allowing you to try before you buy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The quality of the original game still shines through, and thanks to some inventive controls and screen modes, Pinball Fantasies retains its position as one of the finest pinball simulators ever made.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game so packed full of hate and anguish it's almost impossible not to recommend it. Trambo is a wonderful slice of rock-hard rage.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the kind of game that's perfectly suited to the unique attributes of the DS, and it'll comprehensively while away a long journey or a lazy holiday much as a good book would.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles is an embarrassment of riches, packed with content and depth. But it feels like a squeeze, rather than a natural fit, on Nintendo 3DS.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A familiar-looking puzzle game that gives you the chance to create your own characters and levels while delivering solid puzzles to solve.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Infuriatingly enjoyable from the start to the moment you throw the Vita in a fit of anger.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A pitch-perfect blend of retro nostalgia and blistering, hair-flapping arcade racing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Polara is a unique twist on the auto-runner, and is packed with clever ideas and bonus content. It's just a shame that the difficulty has been defanged
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An atmospheric zombie shooter whose annoyances are outweighed by production values which put full-price games to shame.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jet Car Stunts feels right at home on Vita. The new Collector mode gives veterans something to sink their teeth into, but newcomers may be put off by the game's difficulty.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An engaging, feature-packed match-three puzzler that won't leave you fuming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Air Penguin is a charming arcade game with solid controls and plenty of replay value.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A reasonably simple game with some hidden depth. If your current chess or RTS game is all played out, Catan should be next on your list.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it can't pretend to be breaking entirely new ground, SteamBirds: Survival manages to refine the concept of the original and turn it into something even more tense, gripping and addictive.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A smartly designed, surprisingly taxing puzzler that makes the most of its elegantly simple core.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plump and ripe for roasting, Angry Birds is as addictive as any puzzler gets with light-hearted gameplay that flies with the best of the flock.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid hack 'n' slash role-playing game despite the need for fine-tuning and a more substantive cooperative multiplayer experience.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An amazingly well featured music making package for your PSP. It takes time and effort to yield Beaterator's fruits, but for those looking to take their first steps into music production it's a fantastic place to start.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Asphalt 5 improves the road paved by previous instalments, bringing new multiplayer options, enhanced graphics, and a robust single-player experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to charming presentation, tight rhythmic gameplay, and keen replayability, Tiny Wings is well worth flapping onto the App Store for.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Timeless gameplay, expertly ported, Pirates! is a game to savour throughout.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trial and error gameplay is a source of minor annoyance in Jet Car Stunts, though it's not enough to slow down this high-speed thrill ride.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spires wraps together high production values, a brilliant story and compelling gameplay to create a statisfying and challenging tactical experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A hard-edged puzzler that offers no wriggle room. The extra content here makes Eliss Infinity a worthwhile purchase for fans of the original and newcomers alike.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of the steep difficulty, Super QuickHook is a charming, fun aerial adventure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Channelling the spirit of Defender and utilising retro-style visuals and sound, Aqua Kitty looks and plays brilliantly, marking a very positive start to the life of Sony's PlayStation Mobile service.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ravensword: Shadowlands's enthralling fantasy world, solid RPG mechanics, and wide-eyed sense of adventure make it an epic proposition - despite a couple of obvious weaknesses.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A little more detail during matches would help make Championship Manager 2011 a more intuitive experience, but the rest of the package is impressively comprehensive.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not match the PS3 original for depth, but Tokyo Jungle Mobile is a savvy adaptation for portable players.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not have the drama of the courtroom, but Devil's Attorney is still a great way to waste a few hours getting criminals off the hook.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trigger-happy types are unlikely to find their appetite for destruction sated by this relatively laid-back farming adventure, but everyone else will find it a fertile furrow to plough.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its learning curve, Rocket Slime offers charm, weirdness and huge, huge tanks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not a perfect port, but this is a massive, faithful, and wonderful inexpensive collection of three terrific adventure games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Creative new mechanics and a cracking solo option make this worth playing in spite of the occasional dull session.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it may suffer from repetition and some iffy vocal note tracks, it'll take a very cold-hearted gamer not to warm to Lego Rock Band's infectious humour, varied track list and excellent gameplay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sticky toffee pudding of a game, Costume Quest is warm, sweet, and satisfying.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gorgeous arcade one-touch twitch fest that's cruel and addictive in equal measure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lazy Raiders unites excellent controls with a simple conceit, and then builds on this firm foundation to create a top-tier puzzler. Well worth excavating.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MZR
    MZR is the twitch-puzzler alternative to a caffeine injection that'll dust off your brain cogs in no time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Challenging, intuitive, and innovative, Monster Cube is a great title for quick puzzle play sessions.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Charming and demanding in equal measure, Babylonian Twins shrugs off one or two outdated design mechanics to remind us what was so good about 16-bit gaming.