Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,205 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 18% same as the average critic
  • 52% 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 Wayward Souls
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
5205 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Elegant, deep, innovative, and most importantly fun, Osmos and its effervescent gameplay makes for one of the most tactile experiences on iPad.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a beautiful chaos that will feel great to hardcore gamers, but casual folks may put it down after a few minutes. Who's That Flying?! is an excellent choice for gamers who like to sweat.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pretty but uncommonly difficult and trickier still to master, Rocket Racing will reward your dedication with an excellent example of momentum-based fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best strategy games released on DS, ANNO 1701 brings micro-management to the mainstream.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fine sliding-block puzzler with a core mechanic that manages to be both simple and original.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After a two-year hiatus, the Tiger Woods franchise makes a triumphant return to the DS with this exceptionally entertaining golf simulator.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's easy to lose yourself in the rich world, immersive lore, and forest of side-quests of The Shadow Sun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    From negotiating the labyrinthine levels to cracking heads, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows brilliantly captures the essence of Spidey.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stunning to look at and play, but viciously tough to beat, Pulse: Volume One's relative lack of content and replay incentive is the only dissonance in an otherwise perfect cadence.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bird Zapper! is match-three done well with solid gameplay, fun power-ups, and attention to the little details.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jetpack Fighter gets the balance between its monetisation and action just right, and it's a lot of fun as well.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It ain't pretty, but, by gosh, is it clever. Crush 3D's use of perspective is rare and intelligent, providing ages of synapse-teasing, neuron-firing fun.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bright and surprisingly deep card game that'll keep you going for a good long while.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By limiting the number of units, and focusing on simple, explosive gameplay, iBomber Defense turns the tower defence genre into a more enjoyable spectacle.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Recalling the gameplay of Lost Vikings when it really hits its stride, Alien on the Run is an unassuming puzzler that doesn’t skimp on its challenge or humour.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With charming cartoon visuals and pin-sharp controls, Rocket Bunnies is addictive, planet-tapping fun.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An ingenious, superbly implemented logic puzzler that's sadistic and cerebrally satisfying in equal measure.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solidly put together, entertaining midcore strategy battler.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shibuya is a fresh take on the block-dropping puzzler complete with neat progression system and excellent soundtrack.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slick, polished, and an awful lot of fun, Sine Mora is a must-play for iPad shooter fans.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puzzle Quest very successfully mixes the depth of an RPG with a neat puzzle-based battle mode.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easily one of the best titles yet for PSP, Jeanne d'Arc triumphs not just in its fictional reenactment of the Hundred Years' War, but in refining the tactical role-playing genre with rock-solid gameplay.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever blending of two licences, Star Wars: Tiny Death Star does exactly what you'd expect it to.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Polished and accessible strategy for armchair generals, with an occasionally frustrating combat system.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great mobile remastering of a classic RPG. If you like your quests obscure and your combat bouncy, there's a lot here to enjoy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A truly independent voice amongst the blockbusters, this artistic puzzler deserves to be a breakout hit.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very good port of an excellent strategy game, Frozen Synapse is equally gripping whether your opponents are human or otherwise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A feature-packed RTS that's smart, intuitive, and has the gameplay chops to back up its gorgeous looks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Outernauts: Monster Battle is an enjoyable monster breeding / battling game that reflects Insomniac's talent as a game studio.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ratchet & Clank HD Trilogy is worth your time on Vita, regardless of whether you have nostalgia for the PS2 versions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An addictive and alluring action platformer with a unique hook and lots to unlock, Muffin Knight comes highly recommended.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A warm and endearing adventure that, despite a few problems, is still definitely worth a go.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game that bursts into life when you play it with others, Progress is a great use of almost all of the possible controls on your iPad.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Elegant, charming, challenging. Sweet Drmzzz is a masterclass in simple and intuitive game design, though won't be everyone's cup of tea.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God is equal parts fun and frustrating. The bright characters and fun world of Sorcery Saga make the remorseless autosaving of this hardcore dungeon-crawler easier to swallow.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lovingly crafted selection of mini-games that will definitely put you in the mood for the real Olympics.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Children of Mana brings intelligence and charm into the realm of dungeon-based button bashing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a little too safe and familiar, but the delightful presentation makes this the best Where's My Water? game to date.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pacing issues and overly random gameplay detract from the elegance of Osmos.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Secret Tree of Life will give your brain a real workout, with challenging puzzles and plenty of intrigue.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot here to like, and enough to love that you'll look past the occasional glitch and grumble.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stylish, noir-inspired adventure with a sophisticated plot and deep characters, Hotel Dusk is the place to stay for smart DS gamers.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might start out as a closed book, but the more you play 868-Hack, the more you'll find to enjoy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun, challenging and atmospheric with plenty of replay value, but the lack of online multiplayer is puzzling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An homage and a reinvention of the dungeon crawling RPG, 100 Rogues sparkles with wit and fine gameplay mechanic. It's just a shame technical issues have spoiled its sheen.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Big, brash and beautiful, Ace Combat X is a prime example of the PSP's capabilities and deserves a place in every thrill-seeking PSP owner's collection.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baseball fans should retrieve their wallets immediately. You won't find a more immersive baseball game outside the ballpark.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A delightfully gory and unpleasant game book experience, Heavy Metal Thunder lays it on thick, but in the best possible way.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good-looking and playable racer, which with enough investment from the developers could conceivably become one of the best on the platform.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A smashy arcade racer with hidden depths, this one's well worth a look.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A unique take on the third-person action genre with satisfyingly different touchscreen controls.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite putting its own spin on the short Marvel comic series, Zen Studios has managed to strip back the Marvel lore so it appeals to pinball heads everywhere. It's as good as the firm's Plants vs Zombies table, if not better.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shattered Planet is unforgiving, brimming with traps, and lousy with monsters - but that's what makes it fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Star Thief probably won't last you very long, but it's an accessible and challenging casual game that underlines the importance of good presentation.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever subversion of strategy and casual mobile play that makes you laugh, cry, and think.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever and well-put together-homage, Ittle Dew is let down slightly by some control issues, but it's still an entertainingly retro romp.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hitman GO is a smart and satisfying puzzle game, with loads of content and plenty of variation. It's also totally adorable.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knights of Pen and Paper 2 is more of the same. And it's still full of heart, wit, and grind.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An addictive, brilliantly designed blast of twitch and score-chasing, Pivvot is a wonderful way to waste a few hours.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Danganronpa 2 builds on its predecessor's foundation for a murder mystery that is brimming with personality.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst it might be another physics endowed puzzler with an anthropomorphic cast, Hank Hazard manages to lift itself above the anonymous crowd with some great design and a lot of fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clever, charming, and an awful lot of fun, Runaway Snack deserves more than just a moment of your precious time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite being very similar to the first game, Sword & Poker 2 remains a beautifully balanced marriage of poker and dungeon crawling.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent endless runner with an irresistibly tactile slice and jump system.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only tower defence game on Vita you'll likely ever need, PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD is stuffed with content, and is a gigantic challenge.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great graphics and a catchy (if familiar) soundtrack contribute to the overall excellent game atmosphere.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A decent shooter retooled into something approaching a classic. Buy with confidence.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gorgeous endless-runner that mixes challenging gameplay with sumptuous visuals.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent retro-tinged shoot-'em-up that doesn't forget the strides that have been made in the genre recently.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flame Over seems too hot to handle at first, but it's worth every hour you invest into it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshingly original and pleasingly tactile match-three puzzler that's as fun to operate as it is to solve, all set to a blissful electronica soundtrack.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blip Blup is a confidently executed puzzler with a genuinely fresh radar-pinging mechanic - just do yourself a favour and buy the full version.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Until Magic: The Gathering comes to iPhone, Kard Combat will rule the dark magic roost, with hours of single-player card battling action and wonderful multiplayer options.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A decent driving model set within a rich virtual petrolhead lifestyle world that – occasional technical glitches aside – can prove absorbing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've got neither the space nor the time for FM Touch, Football Manager Mobile 2017 is a great option.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's not much flash to Cat Basket, but it's a brilliantly fun way to waste a few minutes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rocket Robo is a charming and attractive casual puzzler in which its maker fleshes out its basic concept with solid controls and varied level design.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ozone has one of the simplest set ups around, but delivers past glories to serve up a puzzler-cum-platformer of real merit.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it isn't the most innovative of shooters, Darkside is enough fun that you can look past its faults.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quirky and bold, Gurumin proves that a simple dungeon-crawler can be as compulsive as even the most heavily-scripted affair.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, massive tower offence game, Anomaly 2 is good fun, but it's more of the same.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cynically money-grabbing football game that doesn’t justify its wages with sufficient technique or tactical nous.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It takes a little getting used to, but Go Rally rewards your efforts with tight design and tons of fun.
    • 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.