Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,011 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 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4,011 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A short, sharp, angry blast of arcade racing, Pako is challenging enough to keep you coming back time and time again.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not capture the brilliance of the first game, but They Need To Be Fed 3 has enough new ideas that it's still worth a go.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Infected is more akin to a mild tummy bug than a potentially life-ending bout of Ebola. To be fair though, it's probably more entertaining than either.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Underpowered in terms of excitement, but the ride you'll get from this solid, comprehensive package is never less than decent.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not the finest poker sim around but a solid and comprehensive effort nonetheless.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A little light on true 'classics' and over-reliant on shooters but excellently converted to PSP, which should at least delight the old-skool crowd.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Different, satisfying but also limited.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The basics are creatively executed, but, while enjoyable, the resultant experience falls far short of reinventing anything – let alone brilliance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Acid 2 is certainly big and complex, but unfortunately it's not particularly clever.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The gaming equivalent of a brussel sprout – despite being a solid experience, Harvest Moon DS' weak presentation leaves something of a bitter taste.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Something of a disappointment considering our expectations, uncovering Contact's charms demands significant patience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perfectly playable, but gameplay and economic niggles make it far from essential.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Small isn't always beautiful, unfortunately.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But with even the most thumb-tied tot capable of completing Cars DS in less than five hours, any Pocket Gamer reader is likely to end up feeling pretty shortchanged.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun and the type of game the PSP desperately needs, but it is disappointingly restrained in both substance and creativity.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Good graphical presentation and easier core gameplay makes Meteos: Disney Magic a kid-friendly puzzle game, but the spiky learning curve proves frustrating.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 2007 is a solid annual update, but it lacks visual panache and touchscreen brilliance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brown and benign, ATV Pro may have a lot of deep mud but its fails to grip over the long term.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rather than deliver a tantalising treat, peeling away the skin of DK: Jungle Climber reveals bland play mechanics that can't be saved by the game's creative control system.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A tough puzzler that lacks immediate charm, but offers a lasting challenge for those who persevere.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite biting off far more than it can chew, Thrillville provides an enjoyable – if somewhat limited – ride.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Death, Jr II inches its way closer to being a very good game but, too often, its action fails to match the creative promise of its scenario, character and art design.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For existing fans of trading card games, this is an addictive package offering potentially hours of exciting play. Everyone else may strongly disagree.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The absence of a two-player co-op mode mars what is otherwise an enjoyable – if rather simplistic and short-lived – journey.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun for a while, Gunpey just doesn't possess the deep gameplay required to be a classic puzzle game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A marked improvement earns FIFA 07 a toehold in the DS Premiership, but it'll need to work harder next time to keep moving up.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not the best Star Wars game in the canon – weak mission design and targeting issues hold it back – but it's still a fun distraction for series aficionados and PSP action adventure fans alike.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Combining a colourful cartoon world with the pinball table, Flipper Critters provides an interesting – if unspectacular – mixture of gameplay.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pilot Academy offers moments of great enjoyment that are unavoidably affected by both the game and the PSP's shortcomings.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A linear and repetitive experience, though one that certainly isn't short of occasional frantic moments of arcade greatness. But mediocre production values do restrict its potential and ultimate appeal.