Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,862 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 17% 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 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4862 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plenty of bang for your buck here. It may not be the longest of games, nor overly feature rich, but it's as enjoyable as it is refreshing to play. Every 3DS owner should give this a go.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fleeting love letter to the 8-bit generation, Retro Game Challenge deserves to be experienced by everyone with a heart for gaming culture.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though Jack's time-travelling tale is a touch bizarre, the gameplay it's built around serves as the idea model for a time-management sim, delivering a title that's as welcoming as it is engaging.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bag of surprises inextricably bound together around a well-told story.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plunderland is energetic pirating at your fingertips, a high seas adventure with charm and originality.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wise to the ways of tight touch controls, Street Fighter IV knocks out impressive fighting without the features and modes of play to back it up.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A deceptively tactical roguelike RPG that offers an immediate yet considered dungeon-crawling experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We've seen games like Dungeon Gems before, but none have been quite as balanced and polished.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bright combination of retro arcade gameplay and modern flourishes, Air Supply - SOS will leave you gasping for more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beautiful adventure-puzzler that doesn't need combat or flashy gimmicks to enhance its slow-burn appeal.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A painfully archaic veneer hides an exciting, unusual, and richly detailed game of timing and strategy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jump Trials Supreme is nippy, bite-size, and polished to hell. Well worth a gander, especially if you love your speedrunning platformers.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rock Runners is an excellent platformer with loads of content, but it's let down by an all-too gentle difficulty curve and repetitive levels.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A co-operative puzzle title which plays as well as it looks, About Love, Hate and the other ones may have questionable longevity, but it's a trip that's well worth experiencing regardless.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever twist on a well worn template, Slide Circus has enough new ideas to make it essential for sliding block fans.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NightSky is a dream - the sort you never want to wake up from - wrapped in the most challenging of conundrums.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ace Fishing is, as its name suggests, ace, regardless of whether you're interested in fishing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An unusual and engaging strategy game that loses just a little vitality played online.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not a game for everyone, but even those outside of the targeted demographic will treasure Hakuoki if they allow themselves to fall into the story.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tough, entertaining, and slightly mad, Hairy Tales is a decent puzzler that definitely deserves some attention.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stealthily concealed puzzle game, Tiny Token Empires is a hybrid of the best sort, mixing together two styles of play to create something really intriguing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rocketbirds is more heavyweight than featherweight, with slick puzzling and oodles of style.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As garish as it might appear, Storm Strikers is a precision piece of bullet-hell gaming that can only add to the gaming credentials of iOS.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sleeper hit in the making, Monster Monpiece's rich battles and complex strategy elements are unfortunately overshadowed by its tawdry artwork and painful fan service.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Epic Skater really isn't all that epic, but it's certainly quite a bit of fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant introduction to the GRAW series, this is intelligent, exhilarating portable gaming at its best. While it lasts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stealthily concealed puzzle game, Tiny Token Empires is a hybrid of the best sort, mixing together two styles of play to create something really intriguing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gorgeous and addictive entry into the bullet-hell genre, Danmaku Unlimited 2 is worth a look even if you're not a fan of projectile-weaving action.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You have to play Coldfire Keep on its own terms, but if you accept that then you'll find a challenging but rewarding RPG.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a hiccup here and there, Second Chance Heroes is full of gut-splattering historical hysteria.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Speedball 2 Evolution isn't a step forward for the old fighter, but it does offer up some enjoyably violent nostalgic action.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A polished twin-stick shooter with bags of cartoony charm that just needs a little more variety to keep you blasting in longer bursts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A challenging and gorgeous game, The Rivers of Alice is a mysterious adventure that some will adore.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Devil Survivor Overclocked is the sort of JRPG that made the Nintendo DS the one-stop shop for tactical handheld gameplay - and now it's passing the favour onto the 3DS.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Near console-standard footy on a phone, from a team who go from strength to strength.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Castaway Paradise definitely calls to mind a certain Nintendo property, but it's a surprisingly good fit for mobile.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fester Mudd is a funny game with smartly designed puzzles. You don't have to be a point-and-click nostalgist to love this game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like a shoot-'em-up sans bullets, Silverfish offers challenging gameplay that revolves around keeping your enemies close at hand without being taken out in the process.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slightly bruised by its host hardware, but otherwise a technically outstanding, impressively comprehensive and hugely enjoyable fighting package.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A quirky mix of Minecraft, tower defence, and FPS elements, Block Fortress makes for an absorbing experience despite some rough edges.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bright and bold retro hack-and-slash platformer that comes highly recommended.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Very simple, not hugely original, but extremely compelling tower defence fare.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While its single-player sections are decent enough, Lub vs Dub's uproarious multiplayer is more than worth the entrance fee alone.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fast-paced and full of Soviet-era chic, this novel puzzler is one Red Scare you don't want to miss.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the Vita version of Rayman Legends is inferior to the rest, it's still a highly enjoyable platforming romp.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its shortcomings with the lack of a second stick, Nano Assault EX is an incredibly pleasant surprise, as it melds the nail-biting appeal of an action shooter title with the delights of exploring a beautifully realised cellular world.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Jason Rohrer Anthology brings together a great selection of art games that will either be just the ticket, or go straight over your head.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pumped and packed with action, coming out on top in Aqua Moto Racing 2 may be a touch easy at times, but it's never dull.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You might not be able to say 'Rymdkapsel', but its brilliance is clear enough for all to understand.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great local multiplayer features and generally clever design earn this iPad version of Scrabble a word of praise.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mixing elements from Angry Birds, Swords and Soldiers, and the best tower-defence games, CastleStorm is the real deal for PS Vita.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a bit more content, BloxBox could be a classic. As it is, it's just highly recommended.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like your shooters shooty, and your mobile games mobile, then Max Ammo is worth a look.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great companion to the Walking Dead series that combines fun gameplay with satisfying cast cameo appearances.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A squelchy blast of gothic turn-based violence that ticks the right boxes for 40K fans, and offers enough for everyone else too.
    • 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.