Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,140 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 14% same as the average critic
  • 55% 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 SteamWorld Dig
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
4,140 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Phantom Rift has a sharp, fast, and strategic battle system. But there's not much else to keep you entertained between brawls.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Seasoned Warriors veterans will love being able to take the hacking and slashing with them on the go, but those new to the series most likely won't find much fun to be had.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A look back at the early days of the JRPG. Dragon Quest I is solid, but we've come a long way since it was first released and it's starting to show.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brilliant in every aspect of its uniqueness, yet suffering from its almost deliberate lack of depth, Smarter Than You feel like more of a novelty than a revolution.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not exactly Asphalt, but Overdrive is bright and bold enough that you'll enjoy it for a while at least.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sniper Elite by way of CSR. Kill Shot is dumb free to play fun, but don't expect anything truly ground breaking.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In trying to make a game based on the movie, they've ended up making a movie based on the movie. It's not as good as the real thing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite its reputation as a Japanese classic, the real puzzle about Puyo Pop Fever is who needs it on DS?
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The gambling introduces a fresh and very welcome dynamic to the beat-'em-up genre, but such innovation is dealt a low blow by a mediocre fighting engine.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Admirable in its variety and scope but in terms of presentation and technical execution it's a bad beat.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Attractive but with deep issues, Red Hot Rumble's contribution to the PSP library can often be an incoherent, confused mess.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Star Trek Tactical Assault is a limited strategy combat game with a few nice Star Trek touches, but after several encounters, hypersleep may beckon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Killzone is precisely average. It's mildly entertaining, sure, but also disappointingly flawed.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Steel Horizon offers some strategic subtleties, but the slowness of gameplay means it takes a very dedicated commander to unlock its twists and turns.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Cars is by no means a terrible game, just a very average one. And 'average' is not the sort of thing you'd expect anyone to happily spend £30 on. Go see the film five times instead.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    300 the video game could have been a lot worse for sure, but it's a shame that it couldn't have aped the film and comic's more contemporary, slick and glossy finish.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A pretty mixed bag. The last levels are a real blast, and the final cut-scene a genuine thrill. You're ready for more action at the very moment the game decides there is no more.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An enjoyable cliché while it lasts, but ultimately this is an average package that few players will be able or willing to justify shelling out for.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A distinct average and oddly passionless collection of touchscreen mini-games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Intensely frustrating strategic military shooter, which could do with being massively simplified.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Compelling for a while, eventually Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team casts a powerful sleep spell over the toughest of pokéfans.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Do your part to stop the spread of Coded Arms Contagion and its uninspired strain of first-person action. Crippled controls and multiplayer malaise prove far too potent against its beautiful looks.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's plenty of ambition on show but Death, Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom is too complicated and patchy to be much fun.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There are a lot of good ideas in Alex Rider: Stormbreaker, but the main game is too clumsy for us to recommend it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Need For Speed Carbon: Own The City lacks the spirit and energy we've come to expect from the series.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Limited in both scope and ambition, something that even sticking half the movie in at the start of missions doesn't mask.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    D-Day's strategic undertones are welcome, but overall the game is too drawn out and generally lacking in tension to truly captivate, other than in short sporadic bursts.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Goes all-in with its action-packed shooter gameplay, but a short campaign, limited multiplayer support, and a stack of shortcomings call its bluff.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A few nice touches can't hide the fact that this is a mash-up of several incompatible ideas.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    She's got a cute smile and there are some nice touches, but Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja doesn't help the inexperienced, and doesn't reward the skilled. Don't hire this dungeon-crawler.