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
    • 43 Metascore
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    Myst is a brilliant adventure game but without the oomph to show off its gorgeous visuals and sound, this DS version is most disappointing.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Filled with flaws, underwhelming action and lack of staying power, Assassin's Creed composes a chronicle of mediocrity.
    • 48 Metascore
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    Miami Nights might have made a splash on mobile, but it cannonballs Nintendo DS with poor controls and a general lack of fun.
    • 54 Metascore
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    Narnia may have waited 1,300 years for salvation, but despite hosting a neat combat system and the inclusion of Disney's innovative DGamer portal, Prince Caspian sadly turns out to be a right royal disappointment.
    • 53 Metascore
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    A charming and competent brain testing game on the surface. But with only ten mini-games and a dubious method of testing your intelligence, Brain Assist doesn't do anything to better its many rivals.
    • 63 Metascore
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    Not a game but an interactive exercise manual. My Health Coach: Weight Management might help shed the pounds if followed to the letter but it won't do very much to entertain you along the way.
    • 56 Metascore
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    A rough draft for what could become a masterpiece, Bakushow is messy, unfinished and not yet worth the money.
    • 44 Metascore
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    Visually disappointing, lacking in challenge and generally not that much fun, Iron Man singularly fails to communicate the excitement found in its big screen counterpart.
    • 60 Metascore
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    It may be mildly diverting and moderately entertaining, but this latest entry in the Mystery Dungeon series sadly fails to improve on its already disappointing predecessor.
    • 59 Metascore
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    It may be mildly diverting and moderately entertaining, but this latest entry in the Mystery Dungeon series sadly fails to improve on its already disappointing predecessor.
    • 53 Metascore
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    Shorn of many of last year's features and lumbered with an awkward control method, Tiger Woods 09 singularly fails to improve on its predecessor and in many respects is a definite regression.
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    What's there is fine, but Princess on Ice's rhythm-action is far too repetitive and the dressing-up elements and difficulty-tweaking surrounding it too superficial to provide much in the way of longevity.
    • 61 Metascore
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    Sega's latest DS effort is ebullient and eye-catching but sadly the entire experience is mired by a questionable combat mechanic and a thoroughly disappointing lack of new ideas.
    • 57 Metascore
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    Minor improvements make Cake Mania 2 better than the original, but the difference is negligible. Lacking depth and issues with the touch controls make this casual treat a relatively tasteless affair.
    • 65 Metascore
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    Despite appearing to be a story-driven detective game, Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir is a simple puzzler that isn't interesting enough to hold anyone's attention.
    • 54 Metascore
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    A few decent individual events but as a package International Athletics is less Linford Christie and more tedious Tupperware party.
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    With only one game out of the five on offer being anything more than average, we really couldn't recommend this as a worthwhile purchase at full price. It's worth grabbing from the bargain bin for Block Breaker Deluxe alone, though.
    • 71 Metascore
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    Puzzler Collection does exactly what it needs and no more – a host of puzzles wrapped up in a frustrating interface.
    • 59 Metascore
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    Need for Speed Undercover should be a thrilling no-holds-barred ride but the wheels fall off early on.
    • 65 Metascore
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    While there's some fun to be had with No Gravity: The Plague of Mind, as space combat games go, it becomes repetitive and rather weightless.
    • 70 Metascore
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    Despite being a DSiWare launch game, Art Style: AQUITE is a dull puzzler that should have been dumped at sea.
    • 70 Metascore
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    A dodgy script and some absurd puzzles dent the appeal of Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis. Fans of the original game will lap this up, but everyone else should look elsewhere for their point-and-click fix.
    • 45 Metascore
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    PDC World Championship Darts 2009 fulfills the brief when it comes to its license but there's little to lighten the tone for those who just want a sociable game of arrows.
    • 65 Metascore
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    Like a sliding puzzle meshed with Rubik's Cube, Art Style: NEMREM is thought provoking but dull.
    • 45 Metascore
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    Hysteria Hospital is a game that's enjoyable in short bursts, but any prolonged plays quickly leads to a severe case of boredom.
    • 66 Metascore
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    Vempire is a competent match-four game, but other than being a launch PSP Minis title, there's not much to get excited about.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Super Yum Yum Puzzle Adventures demonstrates it's harder than it looks to bring good mobile puzzle games to portable consoles.
    • 78 Metascore
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    AlphaBounce successfully incorporates RPG elements into the brick-breaking genre, but doesn't supply the gameplay to back it up.
    • 50 Metascore
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    A tedious, barely justified chore of a game, easily bested by it's cousin Crime Lab: Body of Evidence.
    • 63 Metascore
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    Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion! is a disappointment with thoroughly shallow, unappealing gameplay. Avoid unless you're a big fan.