Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,089 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 56% 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 Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4,089 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it doesn't overhaul the genre entirely, the new additions present in Lich Defense enable it to stand out from the crowd. It's just a shame that so much content remains locked behind a an in-app purchase pay wall.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Catch 22's simple set up reveals a game that quickly becomes pretty tough, but always eggs you on to try again.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A simple concept delivered with gusto, making Burrito Bison's basic butt-hopping an intensely exhilarating ride.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A goofy, adorable, and just plain surreal logic puzzler that delivers its quirky but satisfying action in a whirl of imagination.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It isn't the most original entry in the Sonic canon, but Sonic Jump is a great little mobile game all the same.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Carmageddon may have lost its sheen along with its controversial edge, but it's lost none of its schlocky, multilayered charm.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An extremely impressive handheld version of a console hit, but one not without some serious compromises. Still, it's one of the best racers of the year and it's in your pocket. Can't complain.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beautiful adventure-puzzler that doesn't need combat or flashy gimmicks to enhance its slow-burn appeal.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tough, entertaining, and slightly mad, Hairy Tales is a decent puzzler that definitely deserves some attention.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gorgeous endless-runner that mixes challenging gameplay with sumptuous visuals.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just as compulsive as their other titles, Heads Up! Hot Dogs is another entertaining, weird game from the Adult Swim stable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's hardly groundbreaking, but iBomber Attack has tight gameplay, excellent graphics and a fair amount of longevity, all of which ensures that it's well worth the asking price.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A satisfying blast of colourful, creative on-rails shooting that's only slightly let down by an occasional lack of responsiveness in its controls.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun and fast paced, Verticus might not be the deepest game you'll ever play, but it'll certainly put a smile on your face.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to a solid foundation, the new ideas that Chip Chain brings to a crowded table make it a lot of fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A slick first-person hack-and-slasher that really benefits from some colourful and imaginative enemy design.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gameloft expands its Order & Chaos universe with this excellent multiplayer online battle arena game, which is packed with depth and playability. Once more content is added and stability is improved, it will become a mobile must-have.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An interesting and engaging puzzler, Dream of Pixels isn't revolutionary, but it's an enjoyable beast all the same.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't be put off by The Denpa Men's silly name - this is a great dungeon-crawler with some carefully considered ideas packed in.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rockstar has done a commendable job of bringing a stone-cold classic to mobile. Controls let the package down, but it's worth the cost for the memories.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tense and atmospheric, with a compelling mission system, Into the Dead scares the endless runner genre back into action.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Who knew sorting out luggage would be so hard, or so much fun? Saito's skewed view on the world strikes again in this top-notch puzzler.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An enjoyably simple management sim that threads its theme and humour through every part of itself, Middle Manager of Justice is well worth your time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A quality upgrade of Mega Run, Monsters, Inc. Run boasts gorgeous visuals and engaging gameplay, and is only slightly dulled by repetition on later stages.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprisingly thoughtful and nuanced casual shooter that, once you attune to its rhythm, proves difficult to put down.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It takes its time to get going, but once it does Surge is a compelling and visually arresting puzzle title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well-built and entertaining deck-builder, Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs Evil is playable enough for anyone to enjoy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it still has all the quirks and flaws of the traditional JRPG genre, Final Fantasy IV continues to shine for its intoxicating sense of adventure and surprisingly interesting plot.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Miss the days of Beatmania? Meet the new king of Japanese-style rhythm action madness, straight out of South Korea.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressively comprehensive collection of bona fide text adventures greats, featuring superb presentation and enough bonus material to thrill completists.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not be the most original idea out there, but Time Surfer is executed with such aplomb that that really doesn't matter.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gorgeous graphics and fun presentation make this game a difficult one to stop playing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Repulze may not be as feature packed as some of its rivals, but the focused gameplay and stunning visuals ensure that speed lovers will extract full entertainment value from it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cute cat and disarming presentation can't hide the fact that this is a puzzler with staying power.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battle of the Bulge is as cold, brutal, and unforgiving as the titular conflict, but it's also one of the top choices for hardcore iPad strategists.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wave Trip's quirky style and music-driven arcade gameplay make for a refreshing twist on the Jetpack Joyride format.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Menus could be snappier and simpler, and there are too many systems at play to hook casual players, but those that do get the Kingdom Conquest bug will find a compelling multi-genre blend with high production values.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bright, bold, and casual-friendly, Gamevil will have a tough time topping this outing next year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With ultra-competitive multiplayer, thoughtfully designed bonus challenges, and plenty of content to see, PinWar should appeal whether you're a fan of pinball or not. This is a superb offering, especially with mates.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Scary and modern in all the right ways, Book of Shadows preserves the feel of its predecessor while improving on its aged gameplay and graphics.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Relic Rush is one of the most stripped-back platformers you'll ever play, but the fact that it still feels immensely satisfying and rewarding to play is a testament to its thoughtful design.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Year Walk is ingenious, imaginative, and intriguing, and only let down by its short runtime and easy puzzles.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's simple and brutish, but there's a lot of violent fun to be had in The Gods: Rebellion, and the combo system makes each crunching blow that bit more satisfying.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An ingenious, superbly implemented logic puzzler that's sadistic and cerebrally satisfying in equal measure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Major Magnet is a colourful, playable, and imaginative arcade casual game that suffers from a vertical difficulty curve.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rocketbirds is more heavyweight than featherweight, with slick puzzling and oodles of style.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A huge thrill-a-minute adventure, with satisfying combat, and big boss fights. Just don't expect the old Metroidvania formula.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Toy Story: Smash It! is an expertly created 3D physics-puzzler with a brilliantly knockabout sense of fun.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bit of a mess from a tech viewpoint, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed's highly evolved racing action pushes through sheer force of fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The largely nonsensical story does tarnish its appeal ever so slightly, but it's certainly one of the better games you'll play from the palm of your hand. It's just a beautiful bullet-hell ballet for your Vita.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cute but incredibly difficult, Penumbear oozes brooding malice and will cause a great deal of frustration - but the unique gameplay is tight and appealing enough to keep you enthralled.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Towelfight 2 is packed with humour and brilliantly playable to boot. The game's occasionally irksome controls are the only real sticking point.
    • 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.
    • 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
    Fast-paced and full of Soviet-era chic, this novel puzzler is one Red Scare you don't want to miss.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clever and expertly put together, Night Sky pays heed to the limitations of touchscreen devices and in doing so creates a memorable, entertaining experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A ferociously intense, multiplayer-focused real-time strategy game that's hugely entertaining, despite the lack of online play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not have the spectacle of some bullet-hell shooters, but Plasma Sky is a much more welcoming game, with enough depth to keep fans of the genre happy, too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cling! controls like a dream and looks wonderful, but the steep learning curve means that it's for dedicated players only.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn't have the same laid-back attitude as its stablemates, but Nimble Quest is all the more entertaining for that.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy V might not represent the high point of the series, but Square Enix's sympathetic graphical overhaul and that ever-engrossing job system mean that it feels surprisingly fresh in 2013.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sly's return to mainstream platforming action is a welcome one. It's a wise-cracking charm-offensive specifically designed to juxtapose the words 'madcap' and 'romp' in the same sentence.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be an update of an existing game, but Switch Galaxy is playable, good looking, and extremely challenging.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its incredible presentation and easily accessible action, Frontline Commando: D-Day ticks all the boxes, although the focus on in-app purchasing can be irksome.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PUK
    A fast-paced and hugely entertaining stripped-back flicker, PUK is a shot of distilled arcade action.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tough and brilliantly presented, Lumber Jacked is an excellent blast of hardcore platforming action.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Machinarium on Vita is an elegant version of a great game, adapted for the platform with a good deal of thought and care
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple and infectiously entertaining, Cut The Rope: Time Travel is full of wonderful ideas that will make you smile.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An hilariously entertaining new addition to the gamebook genre, Trial of the Clone is a brilliant way to spend a rainy afternoon.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A card-battling game into which serious strategy fans will want to invest some equally serious time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers may be a little harder to get into than Devil Survivor Overclocked, it's just as entertaining.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arena blaster fans will thoroughly enjoy Alien Chaos 3D, especially if they have a (strange) predilection for cleaning up their mess afterwards.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deeper than the Grand Canyon and just as expansive, Soul Sacrifice will keep you and a bunch of friends going for some time.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from some occasionally irksome controls, Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes proves that the tried-and-tested Lego formula can work on almost any device.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent entry in the catalogue of mobile side-scrolling shooters. The pacing, challenge, and action are pitch-perfect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a larger dictionary, more tools, and vastly improved social skills, Draw Something 2 is a worthwhile enhancement of its forerunner which is worth looking into even if you grew bored of the original.