Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,068 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 FIFA Soccer 09
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4,068 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Field Commander is a polished, well-presented game with loads of options, but it's let down by weak AI. Best enjoyed via multiplayer.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may have a few wrinkles but, crucially, the adventuring returns to the forefront of the Tomb Raider experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're committed to the cause, Dr Kawashima's Brain Training will give your grey cells a daily workwork for weeks, but it ain't no game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's colourful and more fun (especially in multiplayer) than the similar Brain Training, but Big Brain Academy doesn't have much longevity.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Two different and interesting games for the price of one but whether you'll find the mechanics compelling enough to play all the way through will very much depend on your love of an old, simple and now unfashionable genre.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fast, furious and typically fierce, MK: Unchained is an accomplished fighter made all the more interesting by the addition of unusual play modes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not quite polished enough to be awarded pieces of eight, nevertheless Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest will happily buckle your swashes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While some of the seven games here suffer from irritating loading issues, much of Metal Slug Anthology emerges unscathed and victorious to offer amongst the finest shooting on PSP.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're prepared to come to terms with the sizeable control issues and accept the occasional technical gremlin, there's gold to be found in them there pixels.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy III offers a solid role-playing experience, but despite the 3D refresh, it remains a bit part in the Final Fantasy canon.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Questionable suitability for portable play aside, this is probably the best role-playing game yet for PSP.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam is an interesting take on boarding, but variety comes at the expense of true excellence.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The dragon returns to form. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning is a well-designed, satisfying action game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Fox: Command's strategic elements bog down its exciting flying levels, but it looks great, and multiplayer is thankfully free of turn-based antics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite an underwhelming story mode, the action-packed multiplayer matches and lashings of customisation make Custom Robo Arena a nice little diversion.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent gaming snack, but Kirby Squeak Squad is unlikely to satisfy those hungry for a challenge.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun, frantic, and action-packed, Mario Slam Basketball is a good-looking game that lacks solid opposition.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An addictive puzzle game that proves to be more Energizer bunny than clockwork mouse.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Arguably indispensable for those wanting and able to play with others, but despite some interesting touches the new single-player mode fizzles more than it explodes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An extremely solid experience that mostly succeeds. The impatient might object to the convoluted puzzles and the combat is a weak link, but as the first serious example of handheld horror, this sets a satisfyingly high bar.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Building on the series' heritage, Mega Man ZX is a refined title that, although not without flaws, brings quality action platforming to the DS.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spiky-haired hero seeks action RPG with flawed character development mechanics covered up by gorgeous graphics and comprehensive gameplay. Would prefer a Final Fantasy VII fan.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Excellent for younger gamers, Bionicle Heroes is a well-designed and enjoyable shooter, although more experienced players might consider it lacking in challenges.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid, deceptively intricate puzzler that is best enjoyed against human opposition.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enjoyably distracting when played alone and hugely entertaining in company, Point Blank DS is ideal for five minutes of fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it's possible to just dive in with the traditional play mechanic of score-as-many-goals-as-you-can-in-90-minutes, the game's central dynamic demands a little more effort from those looking for victory.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Technically solid – if increasingly familiar – racing action but set within a dynamic that often feels unnecessarily controlled.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A simple and straightforward package, light on extras but boasting an excellent core that will particularly please puzzle fans with a penchant for order and neatness.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monster House is a surprisingly difficult game, but there's plenty of innovation and fun for those prepared to work at it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single-player game is enjoyable but disappointingly short-lived. Thankfully, the impressive multiplayer options improve things considerably.