Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 3,668 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 13% 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:
3,668 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you wasted your youth on a salty pier arcade with the series, or met Vic Viper for the first time in this review, Gradius will quickly become your pet name for twitch gaming thrills.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Slightly bruised by its host hardware, but otherwise a technically outstanding, impressively comprehensive and hugely enjoyable fighting package.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Devilishly unforgiving and dangerously infuriating. But also delicately updated and delightfully addictive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    First-rate conversion of two excellent games that, individually, lose a little of their spark on PSP, although nothing that significantly dulls the overall experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best PSP football sim to date.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boasting charming touches, rammed full of content and even trailing a Wi-Fi infrastructure multiplayer mode, it's an easy recommendation for anyone with an itchy trigger finger.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if the combat mechanics aren't alive and kicking, with its inventive puzzles and unique sense of style the body of Dead Head Fred offers an experience PSP owners shouldn't miss.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Children of Mana brings intelligence and charm into the realm of dungeon-based button bashing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its learning curve, Rocket Slime offers charm, weirdness and huge, huge tanks.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Effortlessly stylish, engagingly simple but deep and beguiling, this is handheld twitch gaming concentrate.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With oceanic depth, honed controls and absorbing missions, this is the epitome of bad, meaning good.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Greater than the sum of its parts, it's eventually hard to feel anything but sheer joy when playing Magical Starsign.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin is a deep, enthralling game but the presence of some flawed elements mean it's not as good as the previous "Dawn of Sorrows."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A compelling mix of dark plots, kooky stories and lawyer talk, Justice for All adds more evidence to the DS's case as the thinking person's console.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An improvement over its predecessor in almost every area and as such the new lord of free-roaming gangster simulations – there's nothing to match it on PSP. But the narrative feels a little undercooked.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to plenty of tweaks and additions, Mercury Meltdown boils down to a bit more than more of the same. An excellent pocket puzzler.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Uncommonly strong retro compilation heartily recommended to those with fond memories of their days of Mega Drive ownership or, indeed, any fans of solid gaming experiences.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A hugely enjoyable brawler with an engrossing story and an atmosphere you can cut with a machete – one of the greatest movie tie-ins ever.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brilliantly tailored to the PSP, with varied gameplay and astonishing audio and visuals, this is an easy recommendation to WWII fanatics and civilians alike.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid – often brilliant – simulation, which for some may prove a little too realistic for its own good.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A happy coda in a symphony that had lost its flow, Anniversary cannily pairs the refinements of the last decade with the peerless excellence of the original Tomb Raider.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Timeless gameplay, expertly ported, Pirates! is a game to savour throughout.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant introduction to the GRAW series, this is intelligent, exhilarating portable gaming at its best. While it lasts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puzzle Quest very successfully mixes the depth of an RPG with a neat puzzle-based battle mode.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Polished in almost every department, this is a well-rounded football sim with surprising depth, given the licence. Obsess!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Genuinely innovative puzzler that will change the way you think about the genre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't let its cutesy role-playing-lite stylings fool you; Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales is a quality game that's a blast to play. [JPN Import]