Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,014 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 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
4,014 game reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It may be mildly diverting and moderately entertaining, but this latest entry in the Mystery Dungeon series sadly fails to improve on its already disappointing predecessor.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Shorn of many of last year's features and lumbered with an awkward control method, Tiger Woods 09 singularly fails to improve on its predecessor and in many respects is a definite regression.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    What's there is fine, but Princess on Ice's rhythm-action is far too repetitive and the dressing-up elements and difficulty-tweaking surrounding it too superficial to provide much in the way of longevity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sega's latest DS effort is ebullient and eye-catching but sadly the entire experience is mired by a questionable combat mechanic and a thoroughly disappointing lack of new ideas.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Minor improvements make Cake Mania 2 better than the original, but the difference is negligible. Lacking depth and issues with the touch controls make this casual treat a relatively tasteless affair.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite appearing to be a story-driven detective game, Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir is a simple puzzler that isn't interesting enough to hold anyone's attention.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A few decent individual events but as a package International Athletics is less Linford Christie and more tedious Tupperware party.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With only one game out of the five on offer being anything more than average, we really couldn't recommend this as a worthwhile purchase at full price. It's worth grabbing from the bargain bin for Block Breaker Deluxe alone, though.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Puzzler Collection does exactly what it needs and no more – a host of puzzles wrapped up in a frustrating interface.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Need for Speed Undercover should be a thrilling no-holds-barred ride but the wheels fall off early on.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While there's some fun to be had with No Gravity: The Plague of Mind, as space combat games go, it becomes repetitive and rather weightless.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite being a DSiWare launch game, Art Style: AQUITE is a dull puzzler that should have been dumped at sea.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A dodgy script and some absurd puzzles dent the appeal of Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis. Fans of the original game will lap this up, but everyone else should look elsewhere for their point-and-click fix.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    PDC World Championship Darts 2009 fulfills the brief when it comes to its license but there's little to lighten the tone for those who just want a sociable game of arrows.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Like a sliding puzzle meshed with Rubik's Cube, Art Style: NEMREM is thought provoking but dull.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Hysteria Hospital is a game that's enjoyable in short bursts, but any prolonged plays quickly leads to a severe case of boredom.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Vempire is a competent match-four game, but other than being a launch PSP Minis title, there's not much to get excited about.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Super Yum Yum Puzzle Adventures demonstrates it's harder than it looks to bring good mobile puzzle games to portable consoles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    AlphaBounce successfully incorporates RPG elements into the brick-breaking genre, but doesn't supply the gameplay to back it up.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A tedious, barely justified chore of a game, easily bested by it's cousin Crime Lab: Body of Evidence.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion! is a disappointment with thoroughly shallow, unappealing gameplay. Avoid unless you're a big fan.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 possesses appealing visuals that give it the swagger of a prize fighter, but the botched controls and anaemic fighter roster expose the game underneath as a featherweight with a glass jaw.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A poorly tuned, unpolished wreck of a racer, Split/Second ruins a great idea with substandard execution.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Babel Rising doesn't offer enough strategic options or in-game excitement to encourage prolonged play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Bland, outdated gameplay and a poorly designed interface deflate the cutesy Bloons TD 4.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Slow pacing, unusual level design, and missing features prevent Cowboys Vs Zombies from hitting its target.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Crimson Gem Saga only looks the part of a classic role-playing game and is actually a synthetic reproduction that lacks the glittering quality of the real thing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Poor controls and bland missions render what should have been a surefire hit into a flawed shooter.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Dead Rising Mobile is an outdated action game without proper controls, decent graphics, and gameplay satisfying enough to keep you playing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Doodle God looks and sounds great, but the charming graphics soon give way to dull repetitive gameplay.