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 Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
4,283 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easily one of the best titles yet for PSP, Jeanne d'Arc triumphs not just in its fictional reenactment of the Hundred Years' War, but in refining the tactical role-playing genre with rock-solid gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Quirky and bold, Gurumin proves that a simple dungeon-crawler can be as compulsive as even the most heavily-scripted affair.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bright, addictive and fun - Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker is a great addition to the DS adventure line-up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An amazingly well featured music making package for your PSP. It takes time and effort to yield Beaterator's fruits, but for those looking to take their first steps into music production it's a fantastic place to start.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not very different from versions on other consoles, Theme Park DS makes good use of the console, and is a neat package for those who want to think on the move.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The superbly implemented web-slinging and touchscreen combat of Spider-Man 3 more than makes up for the lack of mission variety.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Picross DS isn't the most alluring game you'll ever clap eyes on, but it's startlingly addictive and will provide endless hours of utterly compulsive amusement.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A superb action platform adventure that captures the exuberance of the film brilliantly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fun and furious, whether in terms of 2D platforming or 3D mini-gaming, Sonic Rush Adventure proves you can teach an old hedgehog new tricks.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far more than a cynical cash-in, this PSP version of Final Fantasy is the perfect opportunity to see where it all began.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Difficult but rewarding, Race Driver: Create & Race earns a place on the winner's podium, even if it doesn't play fairly all of the time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it may churn over the same ground, this is a feature-laden package that will have you wriggling with pleasure.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An innovative collection of Breakout-themed mini-games, Nervous Brickdown is a well-designed and beautifully realised slice of DS pocket gaming.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not original, but Tony Hawk's Proving Ground contains more stunts and features than you'll ever manage to roll your way through, and one of the most comprehensive multiplayer modes around.