Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,008 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 14% 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 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
4,008 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Yesterday is as dark as a summer's day and as funny as a kick in the teeth. The puzzles are poorly designed and the story barely even makes sense. Leave this one in the past.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Disney continues the trend of crap movie games with this poorly made and cynically produced retread of a game we're all very sick of.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Like the home console version of Injustice: Gods Among Us? Want to unlock some trinkets for it and don't mind trudging through a repetitive fighter with minimal skill requirements? Then, this is for you... weirdo.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This conceptually solid music-based tunnel racer gets it all wrong in the execution, with disorientating track layouts and dull gameplay.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An occasionally bright game that's beaten into submission by difficulty spikes and shouty IAPs.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Playing it doesn't make you feel like a superhero or a supervillian, and the game makes unsatisfying use of the DS' technology. Lack of variety and an insistence on turgid fetch-and-carry missions seals this as one to avoid.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The iOS port of Liberation Maiden is a little prettier than the 3DS original, but the same faults remain firmly in place - joined by some irritating touchscreen controls.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A decent range of great value, genuine arcade classics neutered by poorly implemented controls.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A pretty atmosphere and reliance on nostalgia don't make up for the simple gameplay, low amount of content, and buggy nature of this release.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A good idea executed poorly, Capcom Arcade offers little worthwhile gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A dull, shockingly cynical waste of time, which is all about grinding for upgrades, and almost nothing about skill or strategy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An abstract, atmospheric exploration adventure near-ruined by a breathtakingly ill-conceived iOS port.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lacking much of the tone that made the movies great, Ghostbusters is about as fun as being forced to slowly trudge through slime, and being overcharged for the pleasure of doing so at a faster rate.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gloomy Hollow manages to live up to its name, but not in a good way.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We're positive you'll want to avoid MGS Portable Ops Plus: a lacklustre single-player mode, unfriendly interface, and minimal new content make it comprehensively inferior to its predecessor.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A considerable improvement on the first DS iteration, but still not the definitive Harvest Moon.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Typically, Crayola Treasure Adventures is a far better colouring-book than it is a game. There's very little range, and the mini-games won't hold your kids' attention for long, but if you're sick of losing crayons down the back of the couch this may be for you.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Repetitive action and a largely vacuous storyline do nothing to disguise the fact that DJ Rivals is essentially an advert for its Facebook-based big brother Nightclub City.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Like a dodgy pilot episode, Stargate SG1: Unleashed is badly written, poorly paced, and really quite dull.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A dull little game that makes being a deity feel decidedly average, Fury of the Gods isn't worth your time.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An uninteresting matching puzzler that's slotted into a structure big on monotony, Cradle of Rome demonstrates game concepts shouldn't be built in a day.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Bladeslinger's combat is a mess, the controls are clunky, the story is dull, and the whole thing is hobbled by monetisation. Avoid.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A dull and uninspired mess of a physics puzzler, Rabbids Big Bang is one to avoid.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Noble Nutlings tries to achieve that elusive Angry Birds-style charm and simplicity, but ends up being frustrating, expensive, and simply rather joyless.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The license promises much but Lord of the Rings: Conquest is a cheap cash-in that should be avoided. Even Grima Wormtongue would have to agree
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    About as mind-numbing as brain surgery, Lifesigns: Hospital Affairs concerns itself too much with gossip rather than gameplay. It's an utterly dull game that's better left on the operating table.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gangstar Vegas is a surprisingly unpleasant game that's a bit too broken and a bit too hollow to recommend.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Forget the freemium fluff: Real Football 2012's big problem is that its attempt to simulate the beautiful game is left sorely wanting, with jagged and jerky matches undermining all the social slop Gameloft's slapped on top.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lack of challenge, cluttered screens, dumbed-down controls and repetitive gameplay make Guilty Gear Dust Strikers a brawler to avoid.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A bit more entertaining than reading a textbook, only not as effective. Stick to Minna no Nihongo and Japanesepod101.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mixing cute with boring, Tamagotchi Connection Corner Shop quickly becomes so routine you should be paid £5 an hour to play it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Alien vs Predator: Evolution is a broken, uninspired, frustrating mess of a brawler. Even fans of the series aren't going to find much to like in this tie-in game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An average slingshot physics game spoiled by a pitiful fantasy veneer and an irritating freemium payment structure
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The attempt to make Line Rider into a DS game fails thanks to fiddly controls and the fact it's not as fun or convenient as the web version.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's simply not enough here to warrant the ludicrous price tag. Only diehard Pokemon fans need apply.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tedious, complex, and unappealing on a variety of levels, D&D Tactics may have authenticity in spades, yet it lacks a modicum of accessibility.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At best, it's a bland, repetitive Silent Hill-skinned dungeon-crawling grind. At worst, it's a vacuous vandalism of a treasured horror brand.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Indeed, so much of what was an otherwise quality adventure has been lost in the transition, this is more like a book of the film where half of the pages have been torn out. Avoid.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Like a blackout at the Super Bowl, NFL Quarterback 13 leaves you wondering where all the football gameplay went.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fumes Stunt Racer pays tribute to a gaming classic, yet fails to recapture the original's magic through a combination of poor handling, harsh linear progression, and glaring omissions.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Offering no discernible improvement over its lacklustre predecessor and paling in comparison to more accomplished DS football titles, PES 2008 is best relegated to bench-warming duty.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Impressive handling and a decent package of race events completely undermined by technical issues and clumsy execution.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Looks good, but over-complicated controls and needlessly lengthy bouts mar Rocky Balboa, making it a real test of stamina and patience.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even if you leave to one side its overtly aggressive freemium pricing scheme, Plants War is still an unpleasant and bland slog.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A decent enough puzzling sequel that's ruined by an overbearing and unpleasant payment system, Where's My Water? 2 is a soggy mess.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Naruto: Path of the Ninja may star a sprightly yellow-haired youth, but its gameplay is old and tired. Even fans of the manga are going to have a hard time choking down this stale piece of gaming.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It might be cute, but Oh Hi! Octopi is tedious, finicky, and almost entirely incomprehensible
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A capable game destroyed by inexcusable loading. Heavy petting has rarely been less appealing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Third Blade looks the part but the pretty visuals are merely a façade to cover up some painfully uninspiring gameplay and an in-app purchase system which practically forces you to dig deep in your pockets to advance.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's too short, feels tired and repetitive – not unlike war, Fighter's Battle seems mostly futile.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More flawed than fun, Star Wars: Imperial Academy is a mess of a shooter that fails to do justice to ngmoco's FPS track record or the Star Wars universe.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Danger Boat is a perfectly pleasant, but completely uneventful entry in a very tired genre. There are at least seventeen zillion better endless-runners on the App Store.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Shoddy conversions of shoddy conversions – some of these weren't worth playing in the first place, let alone again.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A painfully simple pair of ideas that are executed poorly and endlessly recycled.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the thought of shooting innocent woodland animals in slo-mo through X-ray specs doesn't make you flinch from the game, the freemium costs probably will.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A sad and sloppy platformer with little to recommend it, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project is best left to the annals of history.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Random Runners adds nothing new to the auto-runner genre, except frustration, unfair design, and grinding for currency.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mediocre stealth action is the order of the day in this forgettable sequel.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While fun in short bursts, the DS version of Cake Mania lacks depth and overly repeats on you. Burp.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Without a strong grasp of the basics to make up for the improvements it tries and fails to implement, The Drowning is simply a boring shooter, with invasive IAPs, and so-so controls.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    WALL-E doesn't annoy or offend, but looks terrible and doesn't entertain either, and that leaves it only fit for landfill.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ruh-roh! Another "Don't worry, the children will never see past the licence to realise the game is rubbish" attempt unmasked.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You never feel in time with the music, the scattershot levels will infuriate those looking for their next auto-runner, and the IAPs are horrendous.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Good-looking but ultimately vacuous – and I'm not talking about the celebs - this 2D shooter is a one-dimensional disappointment.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The worst PSP version of Need for Speed to date, Need for Speed Undercover feels like a muddled attempt to revive the spirit of past glories.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Whether it's stealth, driving or shooting, the game feels limited and unengaging, is hampered by unresponsive controls and completely lacks the necessary polish of a modern production.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Keep your coffers shut and do not contemplate putting this in your UMD drive – tis utter rubbish, for sure.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There simply isn't enough to do, especially for a 3DS game. Throw in poor dialogue and barely evident stereoscopic 3D effects, and Bird Mania 3D just isn't worth your time.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As gorgeous as it looks, and as clever as it sounds, Wide Sky plays like a mess.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A bland and boring shooter with no surprises or fresh ideas within, R.I.P. Rally is an ugly shambles.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Spy Hunter's poor handling and dire visuals make this one of the least impressive PS Vita titles to date. Even long-term Spy Hunter devotees will struggle to get behind this one.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Too easy and too slow, aside from the wonderful visual design, there's very little in AMF Bowling Pinbusters! to sustain your interest. Lack of touchscreen play only serves to add to the disappointment.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A remake of an old WarioWare mini-game, Paper Plane is simple, frustrating and almost completely without merit.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ugly, cumbersome to control, and lacking fun, Resident Evil Mercenaries VS. casts a dark spot on Capcom's survival-horror franchise.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Less an adolescent social simulation and more a lesson in pandering, Brooktown High fails to make the grade.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Although Double Shot won't necessarily disappoint fans of the series, and vintage games generally, it's an extraordinarily lazy sequel that trades on the moderate success of a 20-year-old arcade game.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    While it's not actually broken or violently offensive, Hurry Up Hedgehog! is one of the most listless bits of shovelware going. Get the original board game if you must, but give this a miss.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A bland experienced robbed of energy and excitement by identikit missions and limited level design.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointing effort that manages to stall on nearly every count from lacklustre racing to limited content to technical issues preventing play.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Some interesting gimmicks can't disguise what is essentially a lacklustre street-racing title.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Planet Crashers is the perfect example of how not to do an RPG, with awful game design and nothing to enjoy at all.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era is a lesson in how not to do platformers. A shoddy effort.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is a lousy game. It's never particularly enjoyable, is technically clumsy, and looks like garbage. It may well be the worst game in the Vita's launch line-up.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A true video game nasty in all the wrong ways, Splatterhouse is a poor conversion of a poor game, with shoddy virtual controls, one-dimensional beat-'em-up action and plain bad graphics.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Ugly, unfair, unenjoyable: Asphalt Injection should be headed to the wrecker's yard, not your Vita's memory card.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An inexcusably repetitive, soulless experience.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Yawn-inducing shmuppery in the guise of a dress-up game, this odd combination of genres doesn't work here, compounded by low production values and poor handling.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite source material that found success on the PC, Aliens vs Predator: Requiem is dull, repetitive, illogical, glitchy, and everything that gives movie tie-ins a bad name.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A weak collection of badly implemented mini-games, you'd be better off paying out for a seaside Punch and Judy show than a session with Carnival Funfair Games.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A basic and stale RPG that sows few seeds of flair and inventiveness over its vast and tiresome expanse.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointingly half-baked piece of video game entertainment that should be returned to the chef immediately.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Whether or not you believe WayForward is an indie saviour for the Nintendo 3DS, there's no denying that Regular Show is the studio's worst release.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With wonky controls and lacking even the most basic of features, Warm Gun is a multiplayer-only FPS that should be left alone.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There might be a good game somewhere here, but Little Amazon feels far too cynical to recommend.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A truly forgettable driving game that neither offers the intensity of a true sim or the fun and thrills of an arcade racer.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    As for the DS version, it's a thumbs down and prolonged raspberry from us. When the only thing you can applaud is the competent way the trademark music is used, you know you've a stinker on your hands.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From the outdated graphics to lackluster gameplay, the game possesses more shortcomings than strengths, making it impossible to recommend to anyone but the Transformer faithful.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lacking in character and bloated in fetch work, Unlimited Cruise SP is a clumsily translated import that, just like the game's missing second episode, should have been buried at sea.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Voice Fantasy is so shallow and lacking in gameplay, it's mystifying how it passes as a game.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Repetitive, ugly and very, very simple for most of its lifespan; Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant won't frustrate, but he won't entertain for long either.