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 Glyder 2
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
3,668 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    A compelling distillation of everything that's great and good in collectible card gaming, brought to your iPad, for free.
    • 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
    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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    A brilliantly realised audio adventure, Papa Sangre II is a creepy masterpiece.
    • 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
    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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hitman GO is a smart and satisfying puzzle game, with loads of content and plenty of variation. It's also totally adorable.
    • 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
    • 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
    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.
    • 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
    • 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 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
    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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    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
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another slice of exacting, unadorned tactical play from Shenandoah, Drive on Moscow doesn’t tinker much with Battle of the Bulge’s mechanics, but its new setting makes for an equally worthwhile challenge.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliant point-and-click adventure that's let down by its pointing and clicking, The Last Express is still worthy of your undivided attention.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wholly unique adventure that has no equal on the iPhone, King of Dragon Pass makes up for in depth what it lacks in accessibility.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jetpack Joyride is simplistic fun, but Halfbrick's suite of bonuses, unlockables, leaderboards, and achievements makes it near irresistible.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The stars are nearly aligned for Galaxy on Fire 2, a wonderfully varied, in-depth action-adventure game that could benefit from expanded combat controls.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    N.O.V.A. 2 is a great shooter with a thrilling campaign and even better multiplayer that will have you hooked.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every trick this celebrated developer has learnt – from crafting a solid plot laced with dark humour to reckless driving and action-packed criminal endeavour – has been distilled into a game that demands your immediate attention.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trainyard is a quietly beguiling puzzler with an excellent tutorial and a generous supply of levels.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Time to dust off that 3DS and let Mario do what he does best - Super Mario 3D Land is pure entertainment from start to finish.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pizza Vs. Skeletons is a weird, wildly unpredictable, and thoroughly entertaining roll-'em-up.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Move over Minesweeper, ta ta Tetris, leave it out Lemmings - Pullblox is the new puzzling gaming god in town.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb strategy game that offers up a complete package of single-player and multiplayer card combat.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fine example of style and substance, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! (Force = Mass x Acceleration) is as addictive as it is garishly unique.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pacing issues and overly random gameplay detract from the elegance of Osmos.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A clever castle defence and twin-stick shooter combination, Bug Heroes has the fortitude of a cockroach to withstand the nuclear blast of criticism and earn a solid recommendation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unique, bizarre and totally great, Persona 3 Portable is an Otaku's dream and the strongest antidote to run-of-the-mill JRPGs going.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So much bigger than the original, Labyrinth 2 brings a slickness and depth to play that lifts rather than overloads its puzzle core.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unlike many games that assert themselves to be the fairest iPad launch title of them all, Mirror's Edge has the slick visuals and fluid gameplay to back up such a claim.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Putting a new spin on a combination of Pachinko and Peggle, Full Fat's Coin Drop is a bright, breezy, and enjoyable arcade game mixing elements of luck and skill.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frisbee Forever 2 is relaxing and satisfying, all in one free-to-play package. Comedy frisbees are surprisingly good motivation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As expressive as its ninja's dashing eyebrows, Parachute Ninja is a great little game that builds on strong tactile physics gameplay with subtle level design.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A dark and macabre puzzle-platformer, Limbo is always experimenting with new ways to make you think, and new ways to shock you to your core.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A smashing update to The Incredible Machine puzzle genre, the social features of Casey's Contraptions really make it stand out from the crowd.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant, breathtaking, and brief adventure, Monument Valley is every bit as good as it looks.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Brilliantly combining as stiff a task as you're likely to encounter with a perfectly pitched sense of fun, Kingdom Rush breathes new life into the tower defence genre, and has a whole lot of laughs doing it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An exhaustive and, more importantly, finely balanced release, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing offers up a watershed moment for karting on iPhone.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every bit as enjoyable as its predecessor, Squids Wild West is a cleverly designed tactical RPG that anyone can play.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An incredibly rich, challenging and varied sci-fi experience that seamlessly and creatively blends genres into a brilliant whole.