Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,225 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 15% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Tearaway
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4,225 game reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A dull and uninspired mess of a physics puzzler, Rabbids Big Bang is one to avoid.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An average slingshot physics game spoiled by a pitiful fantasy veneer and an irritating freemium payment structure
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A sad and sloppy platformer with little to recommend it, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project is best left to the annals of history.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A muddled mess of a game that wastes its licence, Hot Wheels World's Best Driver is one to avoid.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An occasionally bright game that's beaten into submission by difficulty spikes and shouty IAPs.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Slowdown, loading screens, and AI woes plague Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops all too often, leaving it a disjointed game at best.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A basic and stale RPG that sows few seeds of flair and inventiveness over its vast and tiresome expanse.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Kazook is ultimately about as appealing as your dad dancing at your own party. And nobody wants that.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Although Double Shot won't necessarily disappoint fans of the series, and vintage games generally, it's an extraordinarily lazy sequel that trades on the moderate success of a 20-year-old arcade game.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A rushed production that, regrettably yet predictably, emerges as a substandard game of a substandard film.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A dreadful mishmash of mini-games, MinDStorm has almost no redeeming features and instead of making you smarter will simply frustrate you.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    You may squeeze some entertainment out of The Settlers in the early stages but its bugs and inconsistencies will eventually break your spirit.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Over-ambitious 3D free-roaming stunt-a-thon which ends up being just hard to control, repetitive and completely unsuited to DS.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Pint-sized Picassos may be enticed by Paint by DS but it would be a crying shame if they were to neglect real-world artistic endeavours in favour of this limp product.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A weak collection of badly implemented mini-games, you'd be better off paying out for a seaside Punch and Judy show than a session with Carnival Funfair Games.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    While it's not actually broken or violently offensive, Hurry Up Hedgehog! is one of the most listless bits of shovelware going. Get the original board game if you must, but give this a miss.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Saddled with poor visuals, ineffective controls and a complete lack of engaging content, Tony Hawk's Motion is a crushing disappointment .
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Devolving the long-running series in stunning fashion, Dragon Ball Evolution provides neither satisfying fighting nor appealing visuals.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A remake of an old WarioWare mini-game, Paper Plane is simple, frustrating and almost completely without merit.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Despite good intentions and admirable attempts to mix up its gameplay, Critical Mass is a real mess that fails on nearly every level.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Although its control problems do much to limit its appeal, The Relic equally suffers from a clichéd plot, samey combat and uninspiring gameplay.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Naruto Shippuden 3D: The New Era is a lesson in how not to do platformers. A shoddy effort.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is a lousy game. It's never particularly enjoyable, is technically clumsy, and looks like garbage. It may well be the worst game in the Vita's launch line-up.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Ugly, unfair, unenjoyable: Asphalt Injection should be headed to the wrecker's yard, not your Vita's memory card.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Think DIY Tetris sounds like an intriguing experience? You couldn't be any more wrong - or, at least, that's what Block Factory has taught us.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Planet Crashers is the perfect example of how not to do an RPG, with awful game design and nothing to enjoy at all.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    As depressing to play as it is to look at, LAD is a nightmarishly frustrating platform-puzzler.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Cheesy, linear and super short, and featuring shooting mechanics that feel older than the Old West. You don't need any amount of Mad Dog McCree in your life.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Spy Hunter's poor handling and dire visuals make this one of the least impressive PS Vita titles to date. Even long-term Spy Hunter devotees will struggle to get behind this one.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Bladeslinger's combat is a mess, the controls are clunky, the story is dull, and the whole thing is hobbled by monetisation. Avoid.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Extremely short if you can get the hang of the infuriating mini-games, The Cube is a cynically produced tie-in of a ropey-looking British TV show.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Without the in-app purchases, Final Fantasy: All The Bravest would feel a little flimsy. With them, it just feels tacky.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Alien vs Predator: Evolution is a broken, uninspired, frustrating mess of a brawler. Even fans of the series aren't going to find much to like in this tie-in game.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Gorgeous graphics and a desperate desire to be like Monster Hunter don't compensate for simple gameplay and clunky controls.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Pixar films are about attention to detail and fun - this game has neither of those things.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A bland and boring shooter with no surprises or fresh ideas within, R.I.P. Rally is an ugly shambles.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Given Clash of Elementalists's fiddly controls and dearth of content, the best thing about it is that it's mercifully short.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A stunningly poor game, Return to Castlerama feels utterly unfinished.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A dull, shockingly cynical waste of time, which is all about grinding for upgrades, and almost nothing about skill or strategy.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Do not pick up syringe. Do not download Die!Die!Die! Do forget this game ever existed.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Takes what was once a wonderful experience and makes so many development mistakes that even Myst's wonderful story and puzzles can't fix it. Not even the Myst faithful should pick this up.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Whether or not you believe WayForward is an indie saviour for the Nintendo 3DS, there's no denying that Regular Show is the studio's worst release.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A poorly put together dungeon crawler with little personality and bad controls.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    As for the DS version, it's a thumbs down and prolonged raspberry from us. When the only thing you can applaud is the competent way the trademark music is used, you know you've a stinker on your hands.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    While we certainly weren't expecting The Science of Evil to reinvent the wheel, nothing could have prepared us for this hopeless, shambling mockery of a game. Avoid as if your very soul depends on it.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Bland, unimaginative, underpowered and insipid, we've absolutely nothing positive to say about it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Shoddy conversions of shoddy conversions – some of these weren't worth playing in the first place, let alone again.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    An awful, rewardless gaming experience on just about every level.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A good idea, an imaginative tale, a scary but heart-warming hero and some lovely childhood memories are all completely wiped out by this atrocious game.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The Golden Compass orients itself amongst the worst of licensed games, failing to do anything notable beyond tarnishing the name of the acclaimed novel it's associated with.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Looking for a quick and easy eShop game to occupy your time? Considering Johnny HotShot? STOP AND PUT THE NINTENDO 3DS DOWN
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Little more than an abject demonstration of how micro-transaction abuse can completely destroy the amusement value of a game.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Deal or No Deal is proof TV shows don't always make a good video game. Or even a mediocre one. This is simply terrible – there's not a single redeeming feature in this whole sorry affair.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    Kick-Ass is the worst game on the App Store (twice).