Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,451 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 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
5451 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A slightly scattered action game with an interesting strategic sideline, Bug Heroes 2 gets a little lost in itself sometimes, but it's still worth a crack.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A shallow and fun arcade action game with plenty of attitude to fill in the gaps.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An engaging first episode that snaps along at a decent pace. Tales from the Borderlands might not have the emotional heft of Telltale's other games, but it's got enough charm and cheek to see it through.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A sensory overload awaits in DoDonPachi Resurrection, a well-to-do arcade port with good controls and variety in spite of its intimidating style.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's lost some edge and coherence in transit, but Snuggle Truck's lighter tone is arguably a better fit for its blend of knockabout physics-based fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A quick and entertaining arcade blast, Magicka isn't perfect, but it'll make you smile all the same.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Less strategic than it wants to be, but this is a fun and hugely likeable time-waster for iPad owners.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An admirable attempt to do something different and clever on iOS, dragged down by a few too many levels that require tedious slogging.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    War Pinball looks and sounds fantastic, but there's still room for improvement when it comes to table design.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A simple and entertaining enough casual roguelike, Land Sliders doesn't have much meat on its bones, but that's fine.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Modern Combat 3 is the best attempt at recreating Call of Duty on mobiles so far, but it still has a long way to go when it comes to the finer points of the FPS genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What Angry Birds Rio lacks in new ideas and freshness, it makes up in quality gameplay and good value.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guild of Dungeoneering may frustrate in some aspects, but its charm, style, and concept still make this an interesting and unique dungeon crawler.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stickets is a quietly accomplished and fresh puzzler, though its somewhat narrow focus limits its long-term appeal.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While its scale is to be applauded, Warpgate HD doesn't deliver gameplay of high enough quality to make interstellar trade and travel fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Eliss gets everything right, except for the difficulty curve. If it's an extreme challenge with charm and polish you are after, look no further.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A movie tie-in that actually does some justice to its fun source material, this match-three puzzler is a retro delight.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A retro arcade fizzer with a twist, Particle Mace isn't perfect, but it's worth a look all the same.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While its ambitious scale is admirable, Aralon: Sword and Shadow possesses a myriad of flaws that yield clunky, unrefined gameplay.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great little strategy title that lets you test your mettle against players from around the globe and friends alike, Outwitters is entertaining and deep enough to have you coming back for more.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What Angry Birds Rio lacks in new ideas and freshness, it makes up in quality gameplay and good value.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A polished and well presented game, Super Stickman Golf 2 doesn't always get its angles right, but when it does it's an awful lot of fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A refined take on the original, Beyond Ynth brings extra knobs and bobs that take the existing formula and make it trickier, but this isn't a true step forward.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Baseball Superstars 2011 makes enough improvements on its predecessor to become the definitive version, but it doesn't offer anything substantially new.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NBA Jam is one slammin', jammin' ball game, but where's the multiplayer?
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a pleasure to be involved in Jurassic GO's vivid world, but don't expect more than a cute digital safari.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wispin is a bright, original arcade experience that needs to expand its palette with additional modes and gameplay features.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tough, frustrating, and a little too twitchy, Super Hexagon is nonetheless a skilfully constructed and compelling game / instrument of torture.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not every puzzle is successful in Love You To Bits, but the imaginative levels and charming presentation will keep you entertained as you seek out the more smartly-designed headscratchers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As old skool as they come, League of Evil delivers an action-packed platformer perfect for quick thrills.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and diverting puzzler, Puzzlejuice offers a new style of play, but doesn't quite have the chops to back up its brain-punching claims.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mesmerising, creepy, unique, and frustrating puzzle platformer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aside from its online gameplay, Planet Puzzle League has little new to offer over more engaging rivals.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A worthy sequel to a much-loved original, but one that suffers from structural changes introduced to accommodate IAP.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pumped full of character and charm, Feed Me Oil is a little too tight in practice, but nonetheless delivers an intriguing physics puzzler that bodes well for a sequel or two.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A gloomy, intelligent platformer, Nihilumbra will keep you playing until the bitter end.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiny Thief is a charming reduction of the point-and-click adventure, though its charm and polish cover over some pretty basic trial-and-error gameplay.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Samus Returns is not the most faithful remake in history, but taken on its own terms it’s a fun shooter with just enough Metroid flavour to keep fans happy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's one of the most creative and ambitious ideas to hit the world of games, but being able to magic up a fire-breathing giraffe counts for little when the included puzzles are often so cryptic and dull.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A neat action puzzler, Fragger is another example of a popular Flash game making a welcome leap to iPhone.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A bafflingly overpraised auto-runner that looks good but soon becomes tiresome.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Part Mario, part Space Invaders, part every 2D game you can think of, Pix'n Love Rush's complex set-up will likely charm just as many players as it bamboozles.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sonic Mania is a love letter to fans of the franchise, who will no doubt lap it up. But it also feels like a missed opportunity to be what Sega has never achieved before: a truly great Sonic game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Well produced and highly addictive, Tiny Heroes will find favour with fans of the genre – providing they don't expect anything startlingly original.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't let the cuteness fool you: Monster Burner is a tough arcade puzzler.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    iOOTP Baseball 2012 Edition is able to deliver the thrill of the game through mere text, though fans of the series might wonder why play hasn't been pushed on a touch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's fun to be had spinning the reels, but King Cashing 2 doesn't do enough to stave off the inherent shallowness of its battles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    War Pinball looks and sounds fantastic, but there's still room for improvement when it comes to table design.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An engaging, polished, and deep strategy game with just a few niggles to dull the shine.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are a few problems here, but none of them are big enough to detract from the fun you'll mostly be having.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A gorgeous-looking game, Badland doesn't quite have the moves to make it a classic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Slow turn-based racing makes Disc Drivin' a mediocre game that lacks fun and excitement.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A relentlessly stylish sensory assault that's so in tune with its underlying mechanics that it works, despite the game's obvious flaws.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Junk Jack owes a significant debt to Minecraft but has a personality of its own. A worthy companion to the real thing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's an interesting idea here, but Hundreds just isn't inspiring enough for you to want to stick around to find it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A slick endless runner that borrows the best bits from its contemporaries but fails to inject any new life into its meticulously assembled corpse.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Full of blood and death, Minigore 2: Zombies is a brief blast of gibbet-fuelled fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Turbo Dismount is a single-note game, but it plays that note painfully well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blue Defense: Second Wave! is amusing when played to fill a free minute or two, but it lacks the depth needed to encourage extended play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    2XL ATV Offroad dresses up controls quirks and a shallow Career mode with phenomenal graphics.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite an odd mission structure, Hunters: Episode One succeeds with solid, in-depth turn-based tactical gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well made blast of quick dodging fun, Chocohero lacks the balancing needed to make it a classic, but it's still worth picking up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining platformer with a decent chunk of content, Cordy 2 will keep you playing for a good while, but it doesn't bring anything new to the platform genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This match-three-puzzler-in-RPG-clothing adds just enough flavour to spice up its otherwise passable gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a lot of over-the-top violent fun to be had here, and while it's not the best version of the game, it still holds its own.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Three Fourths Home is practically over before it begins, but the themes, characterisation and narrative direction will haunt you for a long time afterwards.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A rich and compelling distillation of MOBA for mobiles, but presents a very steep and jagged face to new players.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Wii U version remains the real definitive edition, but Rayman Legends still plays and looks great on Switch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A competent, though not a convincing enough re-release without online multiplayer and a wider slate of control options to bring a new generation into the flock of Doom faithful.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Zenonia 2 is a fun, yet far too faithful sequel that offers only cursory changes and not the substantive improvements necessary for it to be a great follow up.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Grim Fandango Remastered fixes a lot of the flaws of the epic original, but reminds us why we never actually completed it in 1998.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A blend of arcade pace and tactical nuance makes Linkoidz an innovative match-three puzzler, which is notable in and of itself.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gem Keeper's wonderful presentation and rock-solid fundamentals are undermined by a difficulty level that veers all over the place, but this is still a polished and enjoyable tower defence experience.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mutant Mudds remains a fun yet frustrating experience on iOS, with its quirky plane-switching mechanic going some way to making up for its frustratingly exacting 2D platform gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A neat pushing together of ideas that pretty much comes off. Puzzle to the Center of the Earth definitely has its moments.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever and tactical game that just lacks the extra features to truly ascend to the top of the deck.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Robot Unicorn Attack didn't need a sequel, and it definitely didn't need grindy objectives, unlockable horns, and 69p songs. This sequel really chokes the life out of a chuckle-worthy joke.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Legends of the Titan is the perfect definition of niche RPG gaming, catering for the hardcore but leaving more casual players in the lurch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Patient players might enjoy this cute action-puzzler, but control and design issues will leave others burning with rage.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A finely polished casual puzzler, Geared 2 makes incremental improvements over the original with a new level editor and a more appealing visual style.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perfect for Phineas and Ferb fans and Where's My Water? obsessives who crave new levels - but casual Swampy fans will find plenty to do in the original.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An attractive and highly entertaining shooter, AirAttack is nonetheless liable to be shot down thanks to a lack of manoeuvrability.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining platformer, but one that isn't as engaging as its predecessors.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An engaging platformer that misses a few steps, Leo's Fortune is still well worth a look.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like Sudoku with pretty pictures, Paint it Back turns logic puzzles into works of art.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kosmo Spin looks a treat and features a neat universe-spinning concept, unfortunately it can't back these up with sufficiently compelling gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite some resolution issues, realMyst is a solid remake of a remake, improving slightly on a game that was itself a slight improvement on a game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bucketz is a hyperactive game full to the brim of bright ideas, but its attempts at variation and humour can be a little overwhelming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable little title perfect for scratching your mobile arcade gaming itch.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid and entertaining platformer, Type:Rider has a few niggling problems, but it's still worth a look.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well fleshed out and pretty darn entertaining arcade experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A sedate and soothing puzzler, Lines the Game doesn't offer much of a challenge, but that's not really the point.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Steins;Gate is a suitable introduction to the visual novel, but content-wise it's certainly not for everyone.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a great setting, storyline and characters, it's a shame Hector: Badge of Carnage Ep1 falls down due to overly complicated, frustrating puzzles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monster Dash is a spunky spin on the speedy platformer with a short shelf life.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you've got the patience for it, Hidden Folks is a puzzler perfect for those who have an eye and ear for detail.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A cool concept let down by clumsy controls and difficulty sharper than the teeth of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun and familiar - Brothers in Arms 2 opts for variety over freshness and largely succeeds in spite of its many minor shortcomings.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not without its quirks, many of which are part and parcel of a ten-year old game, but the abundance of style and busy streets make Driver a continued success.

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