Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,283 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 Wayward Souls
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4,283 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Resistance: Retribution is just what the doctor ordered - groundbreaking multiplayer, slick visuals, and an action-packed campaign make this one of the most impressive PSP games to date.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, it's sweet, but look beyond the cute visuals and you'll discover a slickly produced, deeply enthralling strategy game, which combines tactical planning with edge-of-your-seat scrambles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the must-have PSP games of the year, LocoRoco 2 delivers everything we could have wanted - more stuff to unlock and plenty of joyful, secret-packed levels full of weirdness and wonder.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem's DS debut has been a long time coming but it's unquestionably worth the wait. Shadow Dragon provides astonishingly compulsive turn-based action.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier is an action-packed platforming romp that punches above its weight and connects effortlessly. A Christmas must-have for young and old gamers alike.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Furious, tense and surprisingly deep, Space Invaders Extreme 2 is the gaming equivalent of a sugar-high. An addictive and compulsive experience, no shoot-em-up fan should pass this one by.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every trick this celebrated developer has learnt – from crafting a solid plot laced with dark humour to reckless driving and action-packed criminal endeavour – has been distilled into a game that demands your immediate attention.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario takes on the roleplaying genre again and comes up trumps once more. Mario & Luigi is a carefully crafted adventure that's worth exploring even if you're not a huge fan of the classic platformers.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb portable version of the PS2 original, Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days offers exceptional depth and charisma, along with a few new tricks of its own to make it essential SRPG fare.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new gold standard for tower defense, PixelJunk Monster Deluxe has it all thanks to layered strategic play, action elements, and online cooperative play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it's not quite as devastatingly original as Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks is still an utterly essential purchase and comfortably ranks as the undisputed DS event of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Pokemon game so far. Combines the addictive elements of the originals with the latest graphics to great effect. Just don't mention the Pokewalker.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Pokemon game so far. Combines the addictive elements of the originals with the latest graphics to great effect. Just don't mention the Pokewalker.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    WarioWare D.I.Y. is one of the best game creation tools we've yet witnessed and deserves to be picked up by each and every DS owner without hesitation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best DSiWare game yet, AiRace combines a great control scheme with pure speed to create a first-class flight.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Japan's biggest RPG finally arrives in the west and the wait has most definitely been worth it. Dragon Quest IX is possibly the finest example of the genre available on Nintendo's handheld.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful to look at, hugely engrossing to play and - most importantly of all - fun. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is an essential purchase for anyone who owns a PSP, and should convince those who don't to rectify the situation promptly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ace Combat: Joint Assault is a phenomenal aerial action game with every conceivable feature from online cooperative multiplayer and loads of missions to solid controls and customisable aircraft.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just as involving, dramatic and downright addictive as its PS3 predecessor, Valkyria Chronicles II will have you glued to your PSP for weeks to come.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it's basically more of the same, this latest Layton outing is the most enjoyable, attractive, addictive and refined one yet. An awesome reminder of why the Nintendo DS remains an essential mobile gaming platform.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War again slashes the misconception regarding PSP's gaming prowess wide open with another unadulterated and beautiful ballet of brutality.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies belies its cartoonish appearance with a deep and engaging tactical experience providing lasting appeal.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oozing charm and smart design, World of Goo is the best physics puzzler available on iPad.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most successful translations of a boardgame in years, Carcassonne is charming, captivating and competitive.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rolando 2 rolls up cool new features and a thorough fine-tuning for a sequel that's nothing short of golden.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    N.O.V.A. 2 is a great shooter with a thrilling campaign and even better multiplayer that will have you hooked.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An achievement on multiple levels, Infinity Blade is an engrossing game that should be recognised for its gameplay as much as its graphics.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A marriage of great graphics and solid role-playing, Chaos Rings works through minor hitches to provide enjoyable gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A new approach to rhythmic gaming that marries substance with style, its unique gameplay proving you can provide a fresh experience in a saturated genre.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extraordinary example of how to properly remake a classic, Broken Sword: Director's Cut remasters the original with wise alterations that galvanise rather than degrade.