Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,004 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 17% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Prune
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
5004 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oozing charm and smart design, World of Goo is the best physics puzzler available on iPad.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Stickman Golf 3 is one of the best mobile games I've played this year. It takes the simplicity and fun-loving nature of its predecessors and enriches it with greater depth and substance.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In spite of the steep difficulty, Super QuickHook is a charming, fun aerial adventure.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As brash and carefree as some of its protagonists, The World Ends with You: Solo Remix doesn't make a seamless translation to iOS, but it's worth the entry price all the same.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant port of a brilliant game. VVVVVV on iOS is well worth a first, second, or third download.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Shift offers the best single-player racer on iPhone to date, with in-depth customisation and superior handling that almost make up in full the limited multiplayer offering.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Physics-based action puzzler iBlast Moki provides plenty of explosive fun as well as providing some surprisingly thoughtful challenges.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ocarina of Time 3D is, and forever will be, pure unadulterated bliss, taking the original title and making it essential gaming all over again.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great local multiplayer features and generally clever design earn this iPad version of Scrabble a word of praise.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Extraordinarily polished gameplay and high production values guarantee a blast, even if N.O.V.A. lacks the originality necessary to be an all-time classic.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anomaly Warzone Earth is one of the most entertaining and enthralling real-time strategy games on iOS.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trial and error gameplay is a source of minor annoyance in Jet Car Stunts, though it's not enough to slow down this high-speed thrill ride.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is a truly impressive port of a great twin-stick shooter, that's absolutely packed with content.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A phenomenal game with an impressive slate of features and superb design, Real Racing 2 is the epitome of iPhone and iPod touch gaming.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Immeasurably enhanced by a beautifully realised universe and an original narrative, Bastion is one of the best action-adventure games on the iPad.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pulled up from Davy Jones's locker, Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge breathes new life into a classic while at the same time setting a new standard for adventure gaming.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A pocket rocket that's sumptuous to look at, riotously funny and deeply rewarding. GTA: Chinatown Wars is one of Rockstar's and the DS' best ever.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A highly competent, even evolutionary spin on strategy boardgaming, Dominion HD pairs quality design with online multiplayer for the win.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything a sequel should be, iBlast Moki 2 HD might be the best £1.99 you'll ever spend.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most successful translations of a boardgame in years, Carcassonne is charming, captivating and competitive.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An ambitious yet inviting freeform platform-adventure that strikes the perfect balance between depth and accessibility.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant survival adventure through a hostile alien world. Crashlands is funny, fun, and well worth the hours you'll lose in it.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A compelling distillation of everything that's great and good in collectible card gaming, brought to your iPad, for free.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautiful to look at, intriguing in most of the right ways, and a lot of fun - Transistor is well worth a look.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bright, imaginative, and supremely polished, the physics-based gameplay of Cut the Rope shows developer ZeptoLab has knack of putting a unique spin on familiar ideas.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Punch Quest is funny, addictive, and just plain fun. Turns out that the auto-runner and beat-'em-up genres were a match made in heaven.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A faultless conversion of what is arguably Sonic's most accomplished adventure, Sonic CD on the iPhone combines amazing presentation with a surprising degree of depth and playability. This peerless 2D platform escapade is a must for any self-respecting iPhone gamer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A loud and brash touchscreen brawler with a surprising amount of depth and plenty to do.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game with so much heart and charm that it's almost impossible not to smile while you play it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Glyder 2 is a one-way ticket to fantastic gameplay, its combination of self-motivated exploration and dynamic goals ensuring a first class flight.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies HD remains rooted in the comic tower defence gameplay that made previous versions such a pleasure.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An energising and hilariously funny version of Hamlet, Ryan North's To Be Or Not To Be is a crucial gamebook for literature buffs and comedy fans alike.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fast, exciting, and full to the brim with action, Implosion - Never Lose Hope is well worth a long hard look.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    XCOM: Enemy Within adds some wonderfully inventive new toys, but making it a separate app means only those who truly adored Enemy Unknown should double dip.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A thoughtful, fresh, and surprisingly fun game of observation and resource management, Papers, Please is one of the most distinctive games on any platform.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's an unlikely mix for sure, but Beat Sneak Bandit's smart blend of puzzling and beat-matching proves to be an ingeniously crafted delight.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite some frustrating chaotic elements, Threes! is a dashing, intelligent, and deceptively simple treat. This is your next essential puzzler.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliantly realised audio adventure, Papa Sangre II is a creepy masterpiece.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully well put together table tennis sim that deserves to be played by as many people as possible.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A beautiful, effortlessly playable endless snowboarder, Alto's Adventure is almost as much fun to play as it is to look at.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Strategy role-playing at its finest, Fire Emblem: Awakening marries sophistication and character development in a way rarely found in the genre.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tiny Wings HD is just as strict and satisfying as its iPhone predecessor, and the new modes add enough content to warrant the inflated price tag.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Prune is an awe-inspiring work of digital poetry that transcends its initial subject material to explore a much larger, much more complex theme, in an articulate and powerfully moving manner.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few games stand the test of time like Chrono Trigger. A role-playing classic, it's one of the very best the genre has to offer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A marriage of great graphics and solid role-playing, Chaos Rings works through minor hitches to provide enjoyable gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In turning a text adventure into a world map, Simogo has resurrected a long-dead genre with style and confidence. Great presentation and brilliant puzzles complete a stellar package.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dark, strange, tough, and beautiful tactical RPG-cum-interactive story with one of the richest settings you could hope for. Banner Saga is an iOS game to savour.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best of the three GBA re-issues, Final Fantasy VI Advance is a timeless dollop of role-playing adventure gaming.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mikey Shorts is a speed-run platformer that's all about learning levels and nailing jumps with expert precision. If you prefer to take it slow, though, Mikey's unimaginative design will fail to thrill.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a lot to do in Warbits, and you're going to have a lovely old time doing it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fast and furious, Reckless Racing 2 raises the bar for iOS racing games through a combination of deft handling, gorgeous looks, and addictive gameplay.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best of old and new wrapped up in one package, the puzzle-platformer gameplay of Dark Nebula - Episode Two is too entertaining to put down.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A rich and entertaining RPG with surprising depth, Attack the Light is well worth a look.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a great game here, and while it is a little hamstrung by the controls, it's still worth checking out.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    A deep and involving Metroidvania in a superbly constructed world. Fez's appearance on handheld is just as intriguing as when it first hit consoles and computers.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few games have managed to enhance their own reputation and addictiveness as admirably as Infinity Gene. It's the 1978 arcade classic happening all over again, now.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Epic Astro Story's lofty premise is backed up by some surprisingly complex and multifaceted gameplay. Pre-warn friends and family before downloading, as they will have precious little of your attention afterwards.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic adaptation of an excellent boardgame, and a must-buy for strategy fans.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game whose major selling point isn't actually that important, Beat Hazard Ultra has a strong enough shooting mechanic to avoid any accusations of being a gimmick.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything you'd expect from a sequel to a million-selling game, although it doesn't quite have the immediacy of the original.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Utterly intense, but ridiculously addictive at the same time, Pudding Panic's marriage of fear and food delivers a puzzler without comparison on iPhone.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A first-rate take on a classic, which plays well, looks and sounds great, and has tons of varied content.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bright and refreshing puzzler with a deep dark side and a rabbit wearing a crown.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extraordinary example of how to properly remake a classic, Broken Sword: Director's Cut remasters the original with wise alterations that galvanise rather than degrade.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ridiculous Fishing may have a strange premise, but give it half an hour and it blossoms into one of the most innovative, well-balanced, and addictive games of the year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Let's Golf! 2 is a superb combination of features and quality gameplay that will be tough to top.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A simple and incredibly effective multiplayer experience, Spaceteam is all about playing together and creating your own stories.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though it doesn't bring anything new to either genre, Planet Quest is a quirky and charming blend of rhythm action and one-tap done right.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Space Miner is sitting on a gold mine of charming gameplay, yet awkward controls and gameplay imbalances keep it from reaching its full potential.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lack of a useful targeting system and assorted minor flaws keep Chinatown Wars from perfection, yet not from wowing with its awesome gameplay.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A more expansive take on its six-year-old predecessor, Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon still feels admirably fresh and inventive in 2015.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ultimately it's a testament to the game that the campaign's short length can't keep us from exalting Chains of Olympus's exceptional virtues. It's just too unbelievably polished, engaging, and entertaining a title to miss. Kratos may have wet our palate, but like every magnificent gaming experience ever made, we're already thirsty for more.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    XCOM's battles are tense and rewarding, and are married to a clever base-building meta-game. All this, in a solid and eminently playable iOS port.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant second outing in the Edge series, brimming with good ideas, and polished to a remarkable sheen.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant step forward for the series, Badland 2 is a wonderful end of year surprise.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A Link Between worlds is old fashioned Zelda fun with some clever new gimmicks, but it's too easy, straightforward, and familiar for a full recommendation.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Her Story is a bold experiment in interactive storytelling, resulting in one of the best detective games ever made.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Downwell is a brilliantly balanced vertical roguelike.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While some of the new additions aren't perfect, The Room Three is still a brilliant, uniquely tactile experience.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an air of professionalism, First Touch Soccer delivers a consummate football experience, representing a new high water mark for the genre on iPhone.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb re-creation of a popular and unusual Dungeons & Dragons board game, with excellent usability, tough AI opponents and little multimedia tweaks that really add to the experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As slick as ever and now with online play, FIFA 13 plays a mean game of football in spite of one or two control issues.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The full Skylanders experience for your tablet device, and a superb game in its own right: Trap Team is one heck of an achievement.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mario takes on the roleplaying genre again and comes up trumps once more. Mario & Luigi is a carefully crafted adventure that's worth exploring even if you're not a huge fan of the classic platformers.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Awkward menus and a few niggles are not enough to dampen this hugely enjoyable sandbox game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rolando 2 rolls up cool new features and a thorough fine-tuning for a sequel that's nothing short of golden.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nintendo again shows that it's the master of its own hardware with another sublime entry in the Zelda lineage. If you own a DS then this is an utterly essential purchase - it really is that simple.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stellar combination of graphics, entertaining action, and robust multiplayer, Modern Combat 2 is one heck of a shooter.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A vast and engaging third chapter that expands brilliantly on the first two.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rich with layers of gameplay, but saddled with a less-than-intuitive interface, Kingdom Conquest nevertheless succeeds as a serious, in-depth freemium title.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A shallow and fun arcade action game with plenty of attitude to fill in the gaps.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a genre as packed to the gills as the match-three puzzler, Piyo Blocks 2 stands out by doing the simple things extraordinarily well.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wooords's ease of use and challenging puzzles ensure that it's a must have for word buffs and puzzle fans of all abilities.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Giving the impression of an interactive cartoon, Where's My Water's physics-heavy puzzling should appeal to everyone, despite its childish exterior and some control irritations.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sublimely understated hidden object game that shows that, sometimes, subtle improvements to a strong foundation are all a sequel needs.