Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,429 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 18% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 God of War: Chains of Olympus
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
5429 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Campfire Cooking is not only visually striking, it's also relaxing, endearing, addictive, and offers up a real variety of challenging puzzles to enjoy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Indeed, it's somewhat ironic that only now, with the integration of Wi-Fi, Pokémon has become the community game it's always pretended to be. Casting a retrospective eye upon the series, it would appear that every game since the series started in 1995 has just been a level up. This, finally, is the real deal. [JPN Import]
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    • 90 Critic Score
    There are games out there that are maybes, but Starman is a definitely. It might be a little short, it might be a little slow, and it might be a little annoying in places, but when it gets things right it gets them so very right. Take your time with it, have a sit down and make a brew. By the end you'll have played through something that's really rather impressive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A hugely entertaining shooter that works brilliantly on touchscreen, Neon Shadow is a must-buy for anyone who likes a blast.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Wimp is a charming, colourful platformer with inventive levels and great physics-led puzzles. It controls well and is bursting at the seams with content. An easy recommendation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Highly polished, finely-tuned, practically flawless - and that's just the golf balls. Open Tee 2 delivers the best portable golf game ever exclusively to PSP. Robust multiplayer tops a long list of reasons to pick up this hole-in-one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant little skating game, Penny Time is a hugely entertaining title that anyone can enjoy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a gorgeous, amusing, and challenging turn-based strategy that's easily the best exclusive on Nintendo Switch so far. I'm just as surprised as you are.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly put together arcade racing package, Asphalt 8: Airborne is every bit as exciting as you might have hoped.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best thing to happen to Pinball since Tommy, Momonga is a unique game that has plenty of staying power.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Charm and originality waft through the air like the rhythmic beats of its fantastic gameplay - Patapon is as close as you can get to portable pleasure without an 'adults only' rating.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Klei's hybrid of cyberpunk sneaking and turn-based tactics is a must-play for fans of the stealth genre.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Impressive on every level, strategy and tactics, scale and presentation, despite the odd rough edge from porting.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Steamworld Heist excels at what initially seems like a potential weakness, removing a dimension from the typical 3D battlefields of XCOM and similar games. But its brand of 2D tactics only makes positioning, smart strategy, finding effective synergies between weapons and classes, that much more crucial and satisfying when you survive against overwhelming odds.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Clash of Heroes is a monstrous RPG with beautiful graphics; a suite of multiplayer modes; and some of the most smart and addictive battles around.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The battle between flora and undead fauna remains as fun as ever in this accomplished iPhone and iPod touch version.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bright and brash arcade racer that looks stunning, and has the racing chops to back it up.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it might draw comparisons with No Man's Sky, Morphite heads out in its own direction, and it works much better.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant game that's full to bursting with bright ideas and new ways to play.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly paced and balanced RPG experience that feels nostalgic and innovative at the same time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A razor-edged, bite-sized platforming experience of the highest calibre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SteamWorld Dig 2 is a fantastic addition to the franchise which uses everything we loved about the first game and builds on it, whilst also taking into account what fans have asked for. It's strategic, exciting, fun, utterly enjoyable, and a must-have for the average Switch owner. Whether you've played the first game or not, you'll have a blast with this one.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A lack of real Vita innovation lets it down somewhat, but that aside this is a perfect pocket-sized JRPG that'll keep you gripped to the screen until your eyes turn square. A must-have for any Persona fan.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great port of a great game. If you've not played Grimrock before this is a really good way to rectify that.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies HD remains rooted in the comic tower defence gameplay that made previous versions such a pleasure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredible, ever-changing blend of dungeon-crawling and tactical puzzles, Hoplite may lack a little longevity but it's impressively entertaining while it lasts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly well put-together labour of love, Kid Tripp will have you gnashing your teeth and screaming with joy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gloomy, exciting, and downright brilliant tactical RPG.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Minecraft: Gear VR Edition enhances the world-building gameplay in surprising ways. Be prepared to lose yourself for hours (or however long your phone’s battery lasts).
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Steredenn's polish, variety, and thrilling bullet hell makes it a must-play for shmup fans.

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