Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,650 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 16% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Splice: Tree of Life
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
4,650 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Putting accessibility over its heritage, Mario Tennis Open is likely to win over more newcomers than returning players.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    An extremely simple but fresh twist on the retro arcade shooter, with an interesting release-to-attack premise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sound Shapes is a short, unremarkable platformer that's transformed into something quite special when mixed with the sights and sounds of its killer line-up of artists.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A muted, elegant, quietly accomplished platformer that's refreshingly different from most other examples of the genre on iOS.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it doesn't redefine what a city builder can be, Gizmonauts does add a couple of new systems to the formula - looking sharp all the while.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A shooter without shooting, Hyperlight defies convention to become one of the more original offerings we've seen recently. It's just a shame that occasional control problems blight the experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Highborn HD has all the hallmarks of a good turn-based strategy game, but lacking options and questionable AI prevent a rousing victory.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spiky-haired hero seeks action RPG with flawed character development mechanics covered up by gorgeous graphics and comprehensive gameplay. Would prefer a Final Fantasy VII fan.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're after an extreme and challenging golf simulator – and you're able to overlook some visual shortfalls – PSG is well above par.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After a rocky start, Legends of Loot just about picks itself up and charges forward admirably, but its resolve is weakened slightly by some ropey visuals, dodgy controls, and shameless reliance on in-app purchasing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A lovely art style complements solid if derivative gameplay - worth a look if you're after the new Jetpack Joyride.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite showcasing a slightly annoying IAP mechanic which often prevents prolonged play, Dr. Jolt offers some seriously entertaining puzzle action.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monkey Island fans can breathe a sigh of relief - Monkey Island Tales 1 HD is a confident continuation of the franchise with unfortunately ropey controls.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent 3D spatial puzzler with some clever mechanics, but one that's perhaps a little light on variety.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Principia is a rough and ready build-your-own-fun game that doesn't shirk its responsibility to keep you actively engaged, regardless of your talent or commitment levels.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An amusing, bite-sized piece of gaming that pairs classic arcade action with unpretentious style.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite not offering anything revolutionary and lacking multiplayer, Speed Forge Extreme manages to do something even more impressive: feel entirely at home on iPhone.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    No-frills action makes Warriors Orochi a decent portable experience, especially with co-op multiplayer and the promise of hours and hours of enjoyable - if similar - gameplay.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the lack of official licensing continues to dent the mainstream appeal of Gameloft's soccer series, this is a solid update and the intelligent inclusion of touchscreen control is genuinely engaging.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    'In Harm's Way' is something of a come down after the magnificent 'A House Divided', but if you've followed the story thus far you're almost certainly going to play it anyway and your disappointment will be mild at worst.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Wars: Galactic Defense is a vanilla tower defence game that just so happens to include characters and vehicles from a cherished franchise.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Want a harder version of Clash of Clans? With super-quick load times and clever social elements? Battle Command! is for you, then.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Serialised horror stories and serious fitness come together in a way that few would think possible in this oddball fitness app.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Boulder Dash-XL 3D iterates wonderfully on the 80s original, but refuses to ever ramp the excitement levels up to the max.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fastar! is a clever distillation of the role-playing form, even if it lacks the variety or dynamism of other quick-hit adventures.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A sublime mixture of stunning visuals, deep combat and unique plot make it easier to forgive Wild Frontier for the occasionally samey nature of the quests and the existence of exploitative in-app purchases.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun, simple, and possibly a little bit throwaway, however, CiRCA6's basic charms mean it's always good for a quick blast.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Tales 5 might not have the strongest puzzles, but it manages to close the story with humour and drama. It means this entire series will go down in Monkey Island history, performance issues aside.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pocket RPG isn't a sophisticated role-playing game, but if you want to sink time into a good-looking dungeon crawler, then strap on your armour.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This pint-sized racer is so playable and packed with fan-service that Sega fans will want to hop on board as soon as possible - but it doesn't quite match Mario Kart when it comes to raw enjoyment and multiplayer brilliance.