Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,616 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 SteamWorld Dig
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4,616 game reviews
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unattractive and clunky, Painkiller Purgatory is a shooter well behind the times.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Looks good, but over-complicated controls and needlessly lengthy bouts mar Rocky Balboa, making it a real test of stamina and patience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unattractive and clunky, Painkiller Purgatory is a shooter well behind the times.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More flawed than fun, Star Wars: Imperial Academy is a mess of a shooter that fails to do justice to ngmoco's FPS track record or the Star Wars universe.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A feast for dragons, but a pitiable spread for the rest of us. Tasty visuals and concept let down by poor implementation.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There simply isn't enough to do, especially for a 3DS game. Throw in poor dialogue and barely evident stereoscopic 3D effects, and Bird Mania 3D just isn't worth your time.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointing effort that manages to stall on nearly every count from lacklustre racing to limited content to technical issues preventing play.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Like its stars, High School Musical 2 is pretty to begin with, but quickly becomes annoying and repetitive.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This conceptually solid music-based tunnel racer gets it all wrong in the execution, with disorientating track layouts and dull gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Grind-filled hands-off gameplay plus a licence with barely any traction in English speaking countries does not a good card battler make.
    • tbd Metascore
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    A potentially fantastic futuristic racer that completely fails to get the controls right, and as a result becomes a real challenge to enjoy.
    • tbd Metascore
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    Lacking cohesion and decent collision detection, Marvel Kapow! fails to land a decent blow.
    • tbd Metascore
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    Dungeon Hearts Blitz is just another Puzzle & Dragons clone - and not a particularly good one, at that.
    • tbd Metascore
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    A sparse, clunky golf game with a twist that fails to add anything meaningfully new to the genre
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Just like Fix-It Felix, Wreck-It Ralph on 3DS is short, plain, and not a lot of fun to be around.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    BlitzKeep is way more frustrating than fun.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An occasionally bright game that's beaten into submission by difficulty spikes and shouty IAPs.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Novel and at times rather pretty, yet also banal and ugly, only die-hard fans of LCD games need take on this disappointing downloadable.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Neither a fun trashy experience or a enjoyable casual game, Pillowfight Girls is a failure on many levels.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As gorgeous as it looks, and as clever as it sounds, Wide Sky plays like a mess.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One Tap Desert Hero is a bit broken, but a far bigger issue is how tedious it becomes.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While fun in short bursts, the DS version of Cake Mania lacks depth and overly repeats on you. Burp.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A pretty atmosphere and reliance on nostalgia don't make up for the simple gameplay, low amount of content, and buggy nature of this release.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A charmingly presented series of real-world fetch quests for your legs, sadly lacking focus and any real sense of reward for your efforts.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Without a strong grasp of the basics to make up for the improvements it tries and fails to implement, The Drowning is simply a boring shooter, with invasive IAPs, and so-so controls.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A straight-up port of the PSP RPG with no efforts taken to improve the experience, Romance Dawn is not a journey many One Piece fans will want to take.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A poorly constructed, shallow, and boring football management game that can't be saved by an underwhelming social element.
    • tbd Metascore
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    For all of its attractive window dressing, Blood Brothers plays about as nicely as cardboard tastes.
    • tbd Metascore
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    Like a bowl of volatile oatmeal, APB Retribution manages to be unpredictable and bland at the same time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A predictably shallow, cynical tie-in that lays the IAPs on as thick as the action.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Typically, Crayola Treasure Adventures is a far better colouring-book than it is a game. There's very little range, and the mini-games won't hold your kids' attention for long, but if you're sick of losing crayons down the back of the couch this may be for you.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A true video game nasty in all the wrong ways, Splatterhouse is a poor conversion of a poor game, with shoddy virtual controls, one-dimensional beat-'em-up action and plain bad graphics.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Touch Battle Tank 3D has tanks, but not a whole lot else. Avoid, then avoid some more.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Repetitive action and a largely vacuous storyline do nothing to disguise the fact that DJ Rivals is essentially an advert for its Facebook-based big brother Nightclub City.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If the thought of shooting innocent woodland animals in slo-mo through X-ray specs doesn't make you flinch from the game, the freemium costs probably will.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A jumble of ideas that don't work very well together or apart, this is one to avoid.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's less to do with being the Man of Steel, more a rusty version of the tin man – because this is a game without a heart.
    • tbd Metascore
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    A bizarrely stilted, poorly executed 2D platformer that fails to match its sharp art with anything like the same standard of basic mechanics.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A passionless take on a great license. Only but the most battle hardened Call of Duty fans should even consider taking this one down to the range.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A novel release for sure, but one only the most steadfast Japanophiles will enjoy.
    • tbd Metascore
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    A bland casual puzzler with an irritatingly imprecise control system, FreeDum would seriously bug you if it wasn't so instantly forgettable.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Naruto: Path of the Ninja may star a sprightly yellow-haired youth, but its gameplay is old and tired. Even fans of the manga are going to have a hard time choking down this stale piece of gaming.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Forget the freemium fluff: Real Football 2012's big problem is that its attempt to simulate the beautiful game is left sorely wanting, with jagged and jerky matches undermining all the social slop Gameloft's slapped on top.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If it weren't so unfairly difficult, Chopper I would be a good-looking but average-playing shmup. If you're really craving a super-tough shooter, this might barely fill that gap.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Escape from Laville 2 is a poorly-made adventure game of interest only to any Escape from Laville fans out there.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Offering no discernible improvement over its lacklustre predecessor and paling in comparison to more accomplished DS football titles, PES 2008 is best relegated to bench-warming duty.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ruh-roh! Another "Don't worry, the children will never see past the licence to realise the game is rubbish" attempt unmasked.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Humdrum presentation mingles with a bare minimum of gameplay to spawn a unique experiment, but little else.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Perfection contains a solid central mechanic and it's nicely presented, but the unadorned slicing wears thin very quickly.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A bland experienced robbed of energy and excitement by identikit missions and limited level design.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A short, undemanding romp through the dressings of an infinitely better console title.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An average slingshot physics game spoiled by a pitiful fantasy veneer and an irritating freemium payment structure
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite its shortcomings, not so much a bad game as just a boring (and buggy) one that lacks bite.
    • tbd Metascore
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    A game that leaves you lost and confused from the start, Violett just doesn't make any sense.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An abstract, atmospheric exploration adventure near-ruined by a breathtakingly ill-conceived iOS port.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An uninspired endless chase that never quite gets out of the starting blocks, Turbolab Pursuit has its moments, but they're few and far between.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An uninteresting matching puzzler that's slotted into a structure big on monotony, Cradle of Rome demonstrates game concepts shouldn't be built in a day.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The license promises much but Lord of the Rings: Conquest is a cheap cash-in that should be avoided. Even Grima Wormtongue would have to agree
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Cursed with a lack of innovation, an unduly harsh challenge and a terrible script, Zombie Crisis 3D 2 is one of the less appealing twin-stick shooters currently available for iOS devices.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A considerable improvement on the first DS iteration, but still not the definitive Harvest Moon.
    • tbd Metascore
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    There's a set of ideas here that could have been something special, but it all falls flat on its windy face.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Floaty, occasionally unfair, cheap, and lacking in even the most basic of fan service, Cars 2 is your common garden film tie-in.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Jurassic Park games have always been disappointing, but with less action and virtually no puzzles, episode three is the worst one yet.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tiny Town will literally hold you to ransom: pay up or your town will die. A few interesting features, but there are far better sims on the App Store.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Thanks to its shabby presentation and pitiable gameplay, Air Force vs Luftwaffe doesn't stay in the air for long, and quickly comes down to earth with a bump.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A concept too basic to maintain any real interest, Guncrafter ends up feeling like a shameless attempt to cash in on Minecraft's success.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An inexcusably repetitive, soulless experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gangstar Vegas is a surprisingly unpleasant game that's a bit too broken and a bit too hollow to recommend.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fahrenheit was ambitious and innovative in 2005, but ten years later it's just clunky and tedious.
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    A bit of a mess. Some serious tidying up is needed to fix this frantically paced battler.
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    Want Mario Party, minus the fun, plus additional expense? Then you're crazy, but I guess Disney Infinity will be right up your street.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From the outdated graphics to lackluster gameplay, the game possesses more shortcomings than strengths, making it impossible to recommend to anyone but the Transformer faithful.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ace Tennis 2010 Online is a well-intentioned tennis game that does everything wrong from ill-advised controls to sub par multiplayer.
    • tbd Metascore
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    A broken, bloody mess of a game. Even fans of the show should give Dexter the Game 2 as wide a berth as possible.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a largely ambitious game, but Osiris is let down by its mindless combat, dull plot, appalling controls and spate of glitches. It's not worth the premium price tag by a long shot.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    A crude action game with few redeeming qualities, Hercules: Curse of the Hydra is a failure of mythic proportions.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A decent range of great value, genuine arcade classics neutered by poorly implemented controls.
    • tbd Metascore
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    Wappy Dog possesses just slightly more sophistication than a Furby does. Only the very young and easily amused will get much from Wappy Dog, other than its sheer novelty.
    • tbd Metascore
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    A dumb concept, occasionally irksome physics and a painfully inconsistent frame rate all conspire to make Lawn Mower Madness a mess of a racer.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tedious, complex, and unappealing on a variety of levels, D&D Tactics may have authenticity in spades, yet it lacks a modicum of accessibility.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    A neat idea ruined by some poor execution, Dungeon of Legends is best avoided.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A truly forgettable driving game that neither offers the intensity of a true sim or the fun and thrills of an arcade racer.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Indeed, so much of what was an otherwise quality adventure has been lost in the transition, this is more like a book of the film where half of the pages have been torn out. Avoid.
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    Bland and tedious, Naught 2 offers a gentler challenge than the frustrating original, but little else of note.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Yesterday is as dark as a summer's day and as funny as a kick in the teeth. The puzzles are poorly designed and the story barely even makes sense. Leave this one in the past.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Disappointing point-and-click adventure with the odd decent puzzle but one that feels too basic, with too few hooks to really stand out, meaning it fast becomes a chore to play.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lacking much of the tone that made the movies great, Ghostbusters is about as fun as being forced to slowly trudge through slime, and being overcharged for the pleasure of doing so at a faster rate.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A port with potential ruined by obtrusively implemented IAPs, Tales of Phantasia is only for those with deep pockets or saint-like levels of patience.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Typically shabby movie tie-in that will have you running for your mummy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    WALL-E doesn't annoy or offend, but looks terrible and doesn't entertain either, and that leaves it only fit for landfill.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Too easy and too slow, aside from the wonderful visual design, there's very little in AMF Bowling Pinbusters! to sustain your interest. Lack of touchscreen play only serves to add to the disappointment.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A dull little game that makes being a deity feel decidedly average, Fury of the Gods isn't worth your time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even if you leave to one side its overtly aggressive freemium pricing scheme, Plants War is still an unpleasant and bland slog.
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    Breed creatures, collect different types of that creature, ensure they're happy, get frustrated with wait timers, exit, delete.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Danger Boat is a perfectly pleasant, but completely uneventful entry in a very tired genre. There are at least seventeen zillion better endless-runners on the App Store.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A bit more entertaining than reading a textbook, only not as effective. Stick to Minna no Nihongo and Japanesepod101.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Impressive handling and a decent package of race events completely undermined by technical issues and clumsy execution.
    • tbd Metascore
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    League of Mages pits you into one-on-one magical combat with real players, but its flat grind-heavy gameplay lacks any hint of magic.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game this beautiful deserves a lot more than the rambling plot and uninspired gameplay that brings it to an almost immediate halt.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Like a dodgy pilot episode, Stargate SG1: Unleashed is badly written, poorly paced, and really quite dull.