Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,440 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 Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
4,440 game reviews
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    Though it captures the tone of the series well, Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock is an otherwise lifeless title with little in it to recommend.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Like a blackout at the Super Bowl, NFL Quarterback 13 leaves you wondering where all the football gameplay went.
    • 37 Metascore
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    The release of Urban Champion as a 3D Classic makes us wonder if Nintendo has gone stark raving mad.
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    A sluggish, un-fun endless-runner that adds little to the template, Riot Runners is better off avoided.
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    The components for a decent game are present and correct, but many of the good points are hacked to death by poor level design, frustrating gating, and unresponsive controls.
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    There's a neat idea here, but Moto Joe just isn't good enough to see it through.
    • 55 Metascore
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    Random Runners adds nothing new to the auto-runner genre, except frustration, unfair design, and grinding for currency.
    • 53 Metascore
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    Good-looking but ultimately vacuous – and I'm not talking about the celebs - this 2D shooter is a one-dimensional disappointment.
    • 55 Metascore
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    A sad and sloppy platformer with little to recommend it, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project is best left to the annals of history.
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    Even with a few added features thrown into the mix, at its core Dawn Tanks is pretty much just another 'artillery' game.
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    Paper Toss with an oddly shaped ball, Rugby Kicks is simple fun for the first ten minutes, and simply dull thereafter.
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    Dysfunctional controls, major audio quirks, and other assorted flaws put NCAA Football HD at the bottom of the league.
    • 59 Metascore
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    Mixing cute with boring, Tamagotchi Connection Corner Shop quickly becomes so routine you should be paid £5 an hour to play it.
    • 41 Metascore
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    Despite a wave of innovations manages to be less enjoyable than the near decade old GBC version. Less of the Wacky and more of the wack.
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    A shallow and unconvincing portrayal of a virtual life, Hatch has about half an hour of content, but days and days of repetitive and unrewarding chores.
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    A boring, tired rehash of a much better game, Grindcore isn't worth your time.
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    More roll-playing than role-playing, this game promises much and delivers little more than a quick RPG combat fix.
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    A nicely executed comic book stapled to a sub-standard action-platformer, Bravoman: Binja Bash has its priorities all wrong.
    • 48 Metascore
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    A disappointingly half-baked piece of video game entertainment that should be returned to the chef immediately.
    • 56 Metascore
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    It's too short, feels tired and repetitive – not unlike war, Fighter's Battle seems mostly futile.
    • 48 Metascore
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    With wonky controls and lacking even the most basic of features, Warm Gun is a multiplayer-only FPS that should be left alone.
    • 44 Metascore
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    Quantity over quality, this suite of gambling games fails to capture the thrill of throwing all your money away on the single spin of a wheel.
    • 58 Metascore
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    At best, it's a bland, repetitive Silent Hill-skinned dungeon-crawling grind. At worst, it's a vacuous vandalism of a treasured horror brand.
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    A colourful but uninspiring little collection of mini-games, twinned with obnoxious ads and irritating game selection limitations.
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    Dungeon of Genesis is a dungeon crawler with some potential, but potential is all it has.
    • 59 Metascore
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    The attempt to make Line Rider into a DS game fails thanks to fiddly controls and the fact it's not as fun or convenient as the web version.
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    WRC 3 is roughly thrown together, and lacks any of the basic requirements of fun.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Fumes Stunt Racer pays tribute to a gaming classic, yet fails to recapture the original's magic through a combination of poor handling, harsh linear progression, and glaring omissions.
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    The building blocks of solid strategy are in place, but Battlefield Moon drops the ball when it comes to presentation and gameplay; the fact that it seems to run at a snail's pace doesn't help matters much, either.
    • 46 Metascore
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    Lacking in character and bloated in fetch work, Unlimited Cruise SP is a clumsily translated import that, just like the game's missing second episode, should have been buried at sea.
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    Maybe if it were possible to figure out what's going on this game could reveal its hidden depths. As it is, it simply strikes out.
    • 67 Metascore
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    A good idea executed poorly, Capcom Arcade offers little worthwhile gameplay.
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    It might look the part, but This is Not a Ball Game is undone by some serious gameplay deficiencies lurking beneath its magical facade.
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    Drift Mania Championship is nothing more than a poor racing game with limited options and terrible controls.
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    By no means an awful platform game, but certainly a mediocre one. There are far better options on iOS.
    • 51 Metascore
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    Less an adolescent social simulation and more a lesson in pandering, Brooktown High fails to make the grade.
    • 55 Metascore
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    Mediocre stealth action is the order of the day in this forgettable sequel.
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    Watchout has a nice enough style to it, but the twitchy gameplay still feels very been-there, done-that.
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    It's like a Lethal Weapon knock-off story in a Blade Runner knock-off world, all filtered through the pure madness that is a Kemco RPG. If that description sounds awesome to you, drop a few bucks on this one. I doubt you'll be disappointed that you did.
    • 54 Metascore
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    You never feel in time with the music, the scattershot levels will infuriate those looking for their next auto-runner, and the IAPs are horrendous.
    • 38 Metascore
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    Slow to start and laggy at best, NFL Pro 2014 is more disappointing than an afternoon spent watching the Pro Bowl.
    • 44 Metascore
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    Dull, by-the-numbers platformer that fails to exploit either George's or the DS's unique strengths.
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    Too broken to survive a real assault in the mud, MonsterTruck Rally feels half finished, shackled by one too many bugs and patchy coding.
    • 62 Metascore
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    A dull and uninspired mess of a physics puzzler, Rabbids Big Bang is one to avoid.
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    A clunky, uninspiring mess, Arel Wars 2 is only saved from the doldrums by an entertaining multiplayer component.
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    The dreamy visuals may cast a spell over some players, but Wizardlings is little more than a charade. The gameplay is dull and you'll have to spend lots of cash to keep things moving at an acceptable pace.
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    While you could do a lot worse in terms of fundamentals, there are much better handheld film tie-in offerings out there, and it's probably in your best interests to avoid this one.
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    A game about tapping the screen. And that's about it, really.
    • 71 Metascore
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    Disney continues the trend of crap movie games with this poorly made and cynically produced retread of a game we're all very sick of.
    • 52 Metascore
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    The worst PSP version of Need for Speed to date, Need for Speed Undercover feels like a muddled attempt to revive the spirit of past glories.
    • 57 Metascore
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    A capable game destroyed by inexcusable loading. Heavy petting has rarely been less appealing.
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    An interesting idea that becomes a not particularly interesting game.
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    How the developer managed to get the controls for Angry Birds Star Wars on Vita so wrong, we'll probably never know. What we do know is that you should probably give this one a miss.
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    Like driving a milk float through treacle with occasional bricks to steer past, The Drive: Devil's Run isn't fast, but it might make you furious.
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    Even if your one goal in life is to play a game where you control a hippo dressed as Santa, it's probably still worth giving Air Hippo a miss.
    • 39 Metascore
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    Measured against the fun of previous Madden mobile titles, Madden NFL 25 is more disappointing than a fumble in the end zone.
    • 57 Metascore
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    It might be cute, but Oh Hi! Octopi is tedious, finicky, and almost entirely incomprehensible
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    An unexceptional endless racer that's competent enough for a few minutes busywork but far from the best the App Store has to offer.
    • 52 Metascore
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    Whether it's stealth, driving or shooting, the game feels limited and unengaging, is hampered by unresponsive controls and completely lacks the necessary polish of a modern production.
    • 48 Metascore
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    There might be a good game somewhere here, but Little Amazon feels far too cynical to recommend.
    • 65 Metascore
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    We're positive you'll want to avoid MGS Portable Ops Plus: a lacklustre single-player mode, unfriendly interface, and minimal new content make it comprehensively inferior to its predecessor.
    • 62 Metascore
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    Noble Nutlings tries to achieve that elusive Angry Birds-style charm and simplicity, but ends up being frustrating, expensive, and simply rather joyless.
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    A nicely presented physics-based platformer made utterly infuriating by erratic controls and unavoidable death.
    • 43 Metascore
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    Muddled handling that confuses simulation steering with arcade speed makes MotoGP 2010 a disappointment not only for its lack of features, but for its gameplay as well.
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    With no real link to the series of old, and no gameplay of its own to speak of, James Pond in the Deathly Shadows is the kind of non-event that you're best off ignoring.
    • 57 Metascore
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    A decent enough puzzling sequel that's ruined by an overbearing and unpleasant payment system, Where's My Water? 2 is a soggy mess.
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    Confused in almost every regard, No Gravity is a space combat that game that's just no fun.
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    Runaway: A Twist of Fate is a typical Pendulo experience - shoddy puzzle design and cringeworthy comedy - wrapped up in a bloated, bug-ridden app.
    • 57 Metascore
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    Third Blade looks the part but the pretty visuals are merely a façade to cover up some painfully uninspiring gameplay and an in-app purchase system which practically forces you to dig deep in your pockets to advance.
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    Paper Jumper certainly has a weird, quirky charm, but doesn't have the gameplay or the longevity to back it up.
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    Dull and repetitive, MAYDAY! takes all the fun out of what should be an exciting scenario.
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    Simplistic in the extreme, D-Day 1597 quickly runs out of fun or interest.
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    What was a great console game almost 20 years ago simply doesn't work on a touchscreen.
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    Astro Boy Dash is a sub-par endless running game that does a disservice to one of manga's most beloved heroes.
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    Sand Flame is a sluggish, unattractive, and just plain bland third-person shooter with grind-heavy combat and a wearisome IAP model.
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    Like 99% of the games in Breezy Leaf's genre, you'll download it, play it, get confused, get frustrated, and delete it.
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    Let's Fish! Hooked On is not the fishing game you are looking for, on account of its glitchy, repetitive play.
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    Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D is the sequel that no one asked for. If you're a huge fan of shooting wave after wave of lifeless terrorist, you still won't want to play this game.
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    Too short, too simple, too easy. This 'My First Castlevania' game is cute and charming, but there's not enough in this hotel to warrant staying the night
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    As funny as a Flappy Bird clone dressed up in a Team America costume, and about as playable.
    • 68 Metascore
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    The iOS port of Liberation Maiden is a little prettier than the 3DS original, but the same faults remain firmly in place - joined by some irritating touchscreen controls.
    • 63 Metascore
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    It's cute, but Hose it Down is an uninventive puzzler, filled with dumb design decisions and a paywall as soon as it really gets going.
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    Some interesting gimmicks can't disguise what is essentially a lacklustre street-racing title.
    • 69 Metascore
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    Like the home console version of Injustice: Gods Among Us? Want to unlock some trinkets for it and don't mind trudging through a repetitive fighter with minimal skill requirements? Then, this is for you... weirdo.
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    Buggy and unresponsive, NBA 2K12 isn't worth the money.
    • 59 Metascore
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    There's simply not enough here to warrant the ludicrous price tag. Only diehard Pokemon fans need apply.
    • 60 Metascore
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    Slowdown, loading screens, and AI woes plague Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops all too often, leaving it a disjointed game at best.
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    Lack of challenge, cluttered screens, dumbed-down controls and repetitive gameplay make Guilty Gear Dust Strikers a brawler to avoid.
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    There's a nice idea in the eye of this storm, but Tornado's harsh time limits and general repetition rip up its reputation.
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    Stripping the kart racing genre of all of its vital elements, Monkey Racing is a thoroughly flat and soulless experience.
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    A dull and fatally over-simplified take on the RPG, One Tap RPG streamlines interaction to the point where it's not really a game at all.
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    Yawn-inducing shmuppery in the guise of a dress-up game, this odd combination of genres doesn't work here, compounded by low production values and poor handling.
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    Crazy Hunter is bland and confusing in every regard, and the only thing that's truly crazy about it is that EnjoyUp Games is expecting you to pay money for it.
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    Once you look past Jetbee's cute exterior, it becomes obvious how devilishly high the odds are stacked against you.
    • 68 Metascore
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    Playing it doesn't make you feel like a superhero or a supervillian, and the game makes unsatisfying use of the DS' technology. Lack of variety and an insistence on turgid fetch-and-carry missions seals this as one to avoid.
    • 63 Metascore
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    Somewhere within Earn to Die 2 are the ingredients for some exhilarating ‘one more go' jeopardy-based gameplay, but the recipe used here is downright repulsive.
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    Ministry of Silly Walks just isn't very silly.
    • 41 Metascore
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    Virtual Fighter 2 is an inferior 2D fighting game whose flaws are all the more glaring in this clumsy iOS adaptation.
    • 52 Metascore
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    Keep your coffers shut and do not contemplate putting this in your UMD drive – tis utter rubbish, for sure.
    • 39 Metascore
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    A muddled mess of a game that wastes its licence, Hot Wheels World's Best Driver is one to avoid.

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