Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,483 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 16% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Wayward Souls
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
4,483 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you SteamWorld Dig: Your new favourite Nintendo 3DS game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the finest action-adventure experiences you can have on any device, let along mobile, Wayward Souls is an essential purchase.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anomaly Warzone Earth is one of the most entertaining and enthralling real-time strategy games on iOS.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterpiece of art and design. Its technicalities might take a little time to get to grips with but, once understood, this distinguished and exemplary video game demands to be savoured and adored.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is a staggering work of game design genius. Wonderfully inventive, devilishly fun and dizzyingly vast, it deserves a little big home on every PSP on the planet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Utterly phenomenal. Tearaway is inventive and joyous in equal measures, making for one of the best adventures this year, on any platform.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Move over Minesweeper, ta ta Tetris, leave it out Lemmings - Pullblox is the new puzzling gaming god in town.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Majora's Mask is a risky, inventive classic. This 3DS remake might annoy purists, but most of the changes are for the better.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best handheld football game by a country mile. A must for anyone who loves football.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An unlikely classic, Disgaea is one of the most perfect expressions of freeform strategy gaming it's possible to imagine.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An effortless and elegant puzzler, Splice is a wonderful expression of the freedom the App Store can offer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A true evolution of the series, Pokemon X and Y is the most important, expansive, exciting monster-battling title since the earlier days of the franchise.
    • 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.
    • 87 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Captivating, elegant, and fiendishly clever, Waking Mars delivers a science-fiction epic that's a delight to explore, and rewarding to play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Resistance: Retribution is just what the doctor ordered - groundbreaking multiplayer, slick visuals, and an action-packed campaign make this one of the most impressive PSP games to date.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    While the DNA of Tiny Realms is taken from other games in the genre, the additions here make for a highly evolved strategy management that may well convince veterans to stray from their current games of choice.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you are a Final Fantasy or rhythm game fan don't even hesitate to pick up Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Velocity is an intelligent shmup that takes its presentation notes from the past while looking forward for its systems of play.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem's DS debut has been a long time coming but it's unquestionably worth the wait. Shadow Dragon provides astonishingly compulsive turn-based action.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    World of Tanks Blitz offers some of the very best multiplayer you'll find for your mobile or tablet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best Pokémon games just got even better. This release pushes the DS to its limits and in doing so makes for one heck of a monster catching adventure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you already own the originals and were left wanting more then you'll be well-served with Pokémon Black and White Version 2. If you're new to the series, or you've just missed a couple of entries, you can't afford to miss this terrific RPG-lite adventure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yes, it's sweet, but look beyond the cute visuals and you'll discover a slickly produced, deeply enthralling strategy game, which combines tactical planning with edge-of-your-seat scrambles.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An ingenious, well put together mash up of genres and ideas, Gunbrick is the first must-buy of 2015.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Pullblox was the game that pulled you into the series, Fallblox is the game to make you fall in love with it. Awe-inspiring.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deathsmiles mixes up the formula to drag in bullet-hell fans and lowers the barrier to entry to encourage newbies. Everyone with a passing interest should try out this smart, compulsive and thrilling blaster.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simple to the point of beauty, and beautiful to the point of becoming a work of art, this is a game you won't want to win, because you won't want the experience to end.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection contains two of the very best stealth games of the last decade, lavishly updated and jam-packed with extra content.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sharp, wonderfully written adventure, 80 Days deserves your attention.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Space Invaders may now be the unfashionable side of 30 but it's still able to mix it up with the best modern gaming has to offer. This is a superlative modernisation of a classic 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautifully designed and a joy from start to finish - DS gets possibly the best version of Lego Indy of them all.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An uncompromisingly difficult, brilliantly put together platformer, League of Evil 3 will reward anyone who puts the time in to perfect its fiendish rhythm.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fast paced, gorgeous, and violent in all the right ways, Random Heroes deserves to be played by as many people as possible.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Funny, clever, and challenging to just the right degree, The Journey Down: Chapter 2 continues its tradition of adventure game excellence.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Half gamebook and half action RPG, Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is one adventure that fans of either genre will enjoy from start to finish.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Few games are able to worm their way into your imagination and subconscious as well as New Star Soccer. You'll suffer the highs and lows of its simply presented matches with the grin of a true addict plastered across your face.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's been a long time coming but DS owners finally have a decent brawler to enjoy - Bleach: Blade of Fate offers peerless scrapping action.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Utterly essential for CCG and strategy fans, Heavenstrike Rivals is your new favourite free to play game, so go get it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    WarioWare D.I.Y. is one of the best game creation tools we've yet witnessed and deserves to be picked up by each and every DS owner without hesitation.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minecraft is a huge, absorbing game that thrives on imagination and creativity. It's now on handheld with very few compromises.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dazzingly deep, Lunar Knights is a complex and satisfying game with some nice tricks up its sleeve, although it is short by role-playing standards.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully entertaining, perfectly balanced arcade blast, VS. Racing 2 offers the sort of addictive racing everyone can enjoy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's difficult to put a numerical score to an experience like Curiosity, but it deserves to be experienced by as many people as possible.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A pitch perfect, pick up and play blend of strategy and accessibility, history and thrills.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sim City goes all Bill and Ted's Awesome Reconstruction Adventure. Quite simply the only regional administration simulation you need to own.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellently-written retro-flavoured romp that is an utter joy, Space Age may be too simplistic for some, but its adventure and artistry is well worth your time. Highly recommended.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Even a jaded non-fan of tower defence should be able to have a good time with Crystal Siege HD.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bold, blocky, and beguiling, Bernhard Schulenburg's puzzle platformer is an indie gem, a beautiful concept executed upon spectacularly.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Pokémon TCG is a truly engrossing card battler. This digital version is generous with content and feels great, but technical hitches hold it back from greatness.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A simple and incredibly effective multiplayer experience, Spaceteam is all about playing together and creating your own stories.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An alarmingly bonkers point-and-click puzzle title which is positively bursting with originality and insane conundrums, McPixel is short but most definitely sweet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A strategy game that can be enjoyed by strategy buffs and noobs alike. Practically essential for Vita owners.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Takes a good board game and uses all the digital tricks to make a truly great app.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like a bottle of fine scotch, SMT IV won't be for everyone - but those RPG enthusiasts who can appreciate its subtlety and challenge will cherish it for years to come.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Subtle, hugely addictive and massively fun, this is a rare strategy title that manages to be as accessible as it is deep.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Nintendo DS port of one of the most beloved classic Dragon Quest games has made the transition to mobile incredibly well. For the most part.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier is an action-packed platforming romp that punches above its weight and connects effortlessly. A Christmas must-have for young and old gamers alike.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A cunning and addictive sim, Motorsport Manager offers enough that genre fans will love it, and casual players won't be put off.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brash and brilliant futuristic arcade racer, AG Drive is everything you hoped it would be.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simple controls disguise an incredibly engaging and challenging adventure. An Alien with a Magnet is a near-faultless mobile release.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Sleek and immaculately-tuned, this racer offers an unparalleled driving experience on iPad.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a clever, welcoming platformer with a lot of heart, Twelve a Dozen is going to be right up your street.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A beautifully designed, relentlessly inventive space oddity with genuine heart.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A mediaeval marvel, brimming with virtual life and character. Minor conversion issues aside, Oh! Edo Towns is highly recommended.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The 3DS eShop scores another whopper, as Art of Balance Touch! is essential puzzle gaming.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to brilliant design, fantastic gameplay and its in-built rumble device, Drill Dozer is one of the best 2D platformers you'll ever play.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Score! Classic Goals is a fantastic idea, executed marvellously. Why did no one think of this sooner?
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Fiesta Run is another giddy and breathless mix of memory and reflexes. It's not much different from its prequel, but the added challenge is welcome.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jetpack Joyride is simplistic fun, but Halfbrick's suite of bonuses, unlockables, leaderboards, and achievements makes it near irresistible.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Expansive, gorgeous, hardcore, free: Real Racing 3 sets the new standard on mobile for racing games.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A homage to '80s pop culture and a legitimately entertaining role-playing title to boot, Saturday Morning RPG is as unique as it is enjoyable.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Scribblenauts Unlimited hones the original open creativity concept, and comes away with a fine-tuned must-have experience.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest V's western debut has been a long time coming but this reshaping of an undisputed genre classic in the form of Hand of the Heavenly Bride is a must for RPG fans.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unforgiving, relentless, soul-crushing, precise, gorgeous, addictive, fantastic - RETRY is all these things, go get it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Flight Control HD is a high flying, high-definition remake of the iPhone original that does well by adding iPad-exclusive content.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous, challenging and thrillingly different, Groove Coaster is a treat for the eyes, the ears, and the soul.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game of superior quality that packs robust multiplayer and functional controls, Starfront: Collision establishes a new standard in portable real-time strategy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Indeed, it's somewhat ironic that only now, with the integration of Wi-Fi, Pokémon has become the community game it's always pretended to be. Casting a retrospective eye upon the series, it would appear that every game since the series started in 1995 has just been a level up. This, finally, is the real deal. [JPN Import]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crossy Road might be based on an arcade classic, but it looks great and offers tons of replayability on top of simply being lots of fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the definitive entry point for the series, and the most finely tuned multiplayer game on the 3DS yet.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant and beguilingly simple hardcore platformer, 1001 Attempts delivers more excitement in its bite sized blasts than most games could ever dream of.

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