Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,336 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 15% same as the average critic
  • 55% 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 SteamWorld Dig
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4,336 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great action RPG – one of the best on PSP – cleverly balanced in such a way as to appeal to both veterans and newcomers, but significantly marred by frustrating loading issues.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're after an extreme and challenging golf simulator – and you're able to overlook some visual shortfalls – PSG is well above par.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although the novel RPG Story element is less refined than it could be, with over-long cut-scenes and some tedious schlepping, Bomberman Story is a worthwhile RPG and, more importantly, a terrific multiplayer experience.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite some pacing and loading issues, this is a game with a good, solid and inventive soul that offers a unique and enjoyable take on rhythm gaming for the persevering gamer.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its dodgy film licence pedigree, Eragon is a surprisingly enjoyable addition to the ranks of DS action games.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great example of modern platforming, coupled with a terrible example of a fighting game. Still, much more to love than hate.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Too short, but MechAssault Phantom War is an engaging robot combat game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Making the fullest use of the DS hardware, Spectrobes does almost everything you could want, but it's marred by niggling flaws.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like biting into a jalapeno, this is fresh, frantic and explosive fun while it lasts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Neatly presented, well thought out and with plenty of modes – multiplayer is especially good - Zendoku is a fun improvement on the basic Sudoku.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Arcade Hits is a thoughtful collection including some great games, loads of extras, and fun multiplayer options.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Technically brilliant and often thrilling, but also considerably lighter than its predecessor and unable to provide the same long-term appeal.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Many will find M.A.C.H.'s fuselage a little thin and the solo flight briefer than it deserves to be. But if they get together, they'll also discover it offers some of the finest multiplayer gaming on PSP.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Thrill Cam is a majestic moment in gaming but it's the rock-solid driving model that ensures great universal enjoyment, albeit marred by technical gremlins and misguided GTA aspirations.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining new chapter in the LucasArts saga, but one that could have used a bit more time to fix silly technical flaws before being unleashed.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The definitive handheld version, Transformers DS boasts decent gameplay, good presentation and clever online features that go beyond traditional movie-licensed fare.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thanks to solid arcade handling, Juice 2 offers a well-honed driving experience that's enhanced with plenty of customisation options.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good tennis game for the dedicated player looking for a sim-like gaming experience. But for most, Virtua Tennis 3 is more appealing, accessible and, ultimately, fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good-looking, deep and engaging package that should be in any self-respecting gamer's collection, save for the fact that many who lack the skill, talent and time to succeed in it won't be able to access at least half of what's on offer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An extremely testing puzzle game that demands on-the-spot logical thinking rather than gut reactions, PQ2 is an intriguing experience backed up with loads of content.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A combination of cheeky grins and exploding donkeys makes Worms: Open Warfare 2 a simple and enjoyable slice of handheld action.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rune Factory is an impressive advancement for the Harvest Moon series but you have to be committed to get the most out of the experience.