Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,090 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 God of War: Chains of Olympus
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4,090 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun, inventive slide 'n' slash action game that doesn't get everything right, but stays true to the way of the ninja with satisfying combat and beautiful visuals.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not all of the puzzles in Dr Reiner Knizia's Brainbenders will take your fancy, there's enough in here to ensure that at least some of it will appeal. The over-arching mechanic adds flavour to ingredients that are otherwise sometimes bland.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Teenage Zombies is a refreshingly irreverent and playable platform romp that is only slightly sullied by some unfortunate repetition and an overall lack of challenge.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This sequel may go beyond the portals, but does little to go beyond its predecessor. A decent game, even if it's only marginally better than the first.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The perfect beginner's strategy role-player, even if it's one you'll eventually abandon for better and more involved alternatives.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Big Bang Mini is beautifully presented and innovative in terms of its design and gameplay but the further you progress through the 90 stages, the more the flourishes get in the way.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    No-frills action makes Warriors Orochi a decent portable experience, especially with co-op multiplayer and the promise of hours and hours of enjoyable - if similar - gameplay.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Infuriating and compelling in equal measures, this is the very definition of niche gaming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An outstandingly realized rhythm-based battle system housed in an average adventure, all wrapped up in gorgeous visuals.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LA Remix is as polished as the bonnet of a freshly-waxed Lamborghini Murcielago and almost as fun to drive thanks to tight controls and enjoyable wheel-to-wheel racing. Sadly though, the ride is ultimately marred by a distinct lack of variation.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those wishing for a Doctor Who action game will probably turn their nose up at this virtual card game, but it'll be their loss as this is a surprisingly enjoyable gem that younger gamers are likely to remember fondly for some time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it has a few rough edges, Skate It nevertheless ollies over the competition and triumphantly kick-flips its way to the top of the DS skateboarding pile.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    X marks the spot for this portable treasure that loses a little lustre with long loading times, but shines with great levels and plenty of replay value.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the sport will enjoy its demanding handling model, but it leaves something to be desired in terms of energy and thrills.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardcore Harry Potter action that's almost too involved for its own good.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fine adventure with a cracking plot and some imaginative puzzles, only let down by some interface inconsistencies.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance provides everything required for highly polished Star Wars experience, but there's not quite enough depth for a real Jedi adventure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Absolutely not a video game in any shape or form – but something that's more immediately useful than Brain Training and its ilk.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nice face, shame about the legs. Despite some great locations and visuals Underworld's gameplay will feel a bit on the bland side for regular pocket gamers - the more casual crowd should love it, though.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even Two-Face wouldn't leave this choice to chance - LEGO Batman delivers a now familiar adventure, but one that is packed with fun characters and provides much long-term enjoyment.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A slow-paced but satisfying forest simulation that's good for kids, SimAnimals is a bit too simple for adult players. And while it doesn't quite fulfil its potential, but growing things is still a lot of fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Metal Slug 7 provides great action, but unless you're a total completist, it's far too short an experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hugely ambitious and quietly innovative - only a few rough edges stop this short of potential all-time classic status.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A polished remake of a retro classic, Pipe Mania's extra features build on the challenging core gameplay while the broad selection of modes provides hours of enjoyable pipe positioning fun.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a darts game. On the PSP. And yet somehow it's actually a lot of fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On Tour Decades brings better songs and a slightly more comprehensive Guitar Hero experience to Guitar Hero on DS. There are still issues with the comfort and practicalities of its guitar fret peripheral, but the most rousing songs are still a lot of fun to play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Obviously inspired by Advance Wars, EndWar adds enough interesting elements of its own to make it worthy of consideration.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia is the Pokémon series at its most professional and polished, but non-fans will find it as linear and repetitive as ever.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the lack of official licensing continues to dent the mainstream appeal of Gameloft's soccer series, this is a solid update and the intelligent inclusion of touchscreen control is genuinely engaging.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Ocean: Second Evolution is a solid RPG remake with some nice new tweaks. It's just a shame it's not better tailored to the PSP.