Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,653 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 6.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
4,653 game reviews
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Simple and stodgy, Assault Wave offers a good chunk of game, but it loses some of its flavour after a while.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although the novel RPG Story element is less refined than it could be, with over-long cut-scenes and some tedious schlepping, Bomberman Story is a worthwhile RPG and, more importantly, a terrific multiplayer experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Emissary of War shows how to make a great iOS dungeon-crawler - it's just a shame there's not more of it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A neat little sim, but once you get down to the bones of the matter, Pocket Trains is a little too similar to its airborne predecessor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This match-three-puzzler-in-RPG-clothing adds just enough flavour to spice up its otherwise passable gameplay.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A slight fudge on its predecessor, PES 2011 is made up of largely the same squad, but never reaches the same heights.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ModNation Racer's astonishing editing tool and bucketfuls of personality are let down by lacklustre handling and sensation of speed.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid tower defence game with some decent ideas, if you like the genre Because Zombies is worth a shot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Part 3 is an enjoyable continuation of the Back To the Future story, but is still plagued by the technical issues of past attempts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well-designed, wonderfully frantic climber that's thoroughly enjoyable despite doing little to set itself apart from its genre bedfellows.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sound Ride's unique graphics and music-building hook add a bit of spice to what's otherwise a relatively vanilla running game.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Although more puzzles and a level sharing facility would be welcome, the ability to create almost any physics-based simulation on the move means that players can do far worse than TinkerBox.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Colin McRae Rally is a fine racer, but it's sorely let down by some forgotten modes and features, and those seriously outdated visuals.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simple and linear, Sprinkle Islands never allows room to think, but it's reasonably entertaining all the same.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Short but sweet, Scramble With Friends is a game designed exclusively for the socially-enabled wordplay fan. That said, Zynga With Friends has delivered an addictive puzzler for those willing to engage with friends and randoms alike.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Road Master dishes out great graphics and more than enough thrills to overcome its steep level of difficulty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most fully featured and deepest entry in the Patapon series so far, but definitely not the most fun or accessible.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great fun for a while, but frustration will likely set in before the home stretch. Here's hoping a sequel hits the heights that To-Fu can't quite reach.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A fairly satisfying and good-looking slice-em-up that could do with a bit more polish and difficulty balancing.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Quantic Pinball is a well-executed modern take on pinball, but it needs to step further away from the classic pinball structure to really make us flip out.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A neat distillation of cricket. It's not exactly tactical, but it's quite a lot of fun all the same.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might lack a little glitz and glamour, but Cubemen 2 is a satisfyingly deep tactical shooter all the same.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tough but ultimately rewarding, Defense Technica is a surprisingly deep but often cruel tower defence title.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A particularly busy if derivative tower defence game with just enough fresh little touches to make things interesting.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Remember the brawlers of old? This is that. Exactly that, only without the multiplayer you always thought was the best aspect of the genre.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Designed for kids, the well presented Pet Alien provides a gentle puzzle-based experience that should appeal to a wider audience than just those who enjoy the TV show.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Religion Simulator might work better as a slower game with more options, but what's here is engaging and sure to give you a power-rush.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the scrolling-text style of iOOTP Baseball will be in their element in this edition. And while the gameplay itself remains familiar and unchanged, it may not prove quite compelling enough for all but the most ardent slugger fans.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fast and frenetic role-playing that fixes some of its predecessor's largest flaws, despite the continued reliance on rote fetch quests and cheesy writing.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A thoughtful and well-put-together puzzle game, Reiner Knizia's City of Secrets Pipes is an enjoyable, deep, time-consuming brainbender.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Touchgrind BMX is fast, addictive and enjoyable to play. Sadly, a crushing lack of tricks and some serious control and camera frustrations hold it back from being an essential ride.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's fun to be had with its sharp-edged bike blasting, but SXPD is a little on the small side.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its free to play system might but some off, but Madden NFL Mobile is a step up from last year's effort.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    While its roots are firmly planted in match-3 puzzles, Rescue Quest is still different enough to feel like something new.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    An engrossing, if repetitive, tap-to-jump title that offers a wide variety of gameplay and challenge in a simple package.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the revised touch controls offer a mixed bag of accessibility and annoyances, Final Fantasy still delivers simple, solid role-playing.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a cheeky little affair with goofiness and laughter to spare. Just hope that there’s an early patch to shine up those minor imperfections.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A movie tie-in that actually does some justice to its fun source material, this match-three puzzler is a retro delight.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This compelling and appealingly hard-edged strategy is a few tactical adjustments away from achieving its goals. Worth a look.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A compelling and atmospheric slice of light strategy, undermined by its monetisation model.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Puzzle Coaster is an enjoyable game with which to wind down, though the controls are more likely to stump you than the puzzles.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The melodramatic use of weapons and curious lack of online multiplayer can't stop Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit from offering cheap arcade racing thrills.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mutant Mudds is a great slice of retro-styled platforming for the 3DS, which just falls at the last few hurdles.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A promising concept that falls short of the finish line, sabotaged by tilt-screen tablet controls and lack of multiplayer functionality.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    While it isn't a bad game by any means, Slice the Ice doesn't do enough to make itself stand out in a ridiculously crowded market.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever and bright arcade shooter that's got enough going for it that you'll chase your scores for a good long while.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single-player game is enjoyable but disappointingly short-lived. Thankfully, the impressive multiplayer options improve things considerably.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A bit broken in places, Gluey still offers up some enjoyable, if not revolutionary, puzzling fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intriguing look back at what the JRPG used to be, Dragon Quest II has enough going for it to make it a little more than a curio.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Following a slow start, Take It Easy develops into a surprisingly involving and multi-faceted puzzle game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    New Puzzle Bobble adds just enough gameplay gimmicks to freshen up its well-worn bubble-matching gameplay.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Slow to get going, Cavemania nevertheless brings a new level of tactical skill to match-three gaming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A brainier episode than Metamorphosis, Ones & Zeroes might not be thrilling, but it asks some interesting questions all the same.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Where's My Geek? is a fun, funny, and more than a little wacky 'hidden object' game that does the rest of the series proud.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A jumble of gore and old ideas, Hellraid: The Escape is entertaining when it's at its best, and enjoyable when it's not.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Diner Dash hits breakneck speeds and is sure to tempt in fans of the series once more, but there's little new to get excited about here.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but that's sort of the point. Goat Simulator is one-note and ridiculous, but it does it very well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A breezy attempt at streamlining the classic JRPG, Penny Arcade's On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 offers some neat ideas but arguably doesn't go far enough in modernising the genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A retro arcade fizzer with a twist, Particle Mace isn't perfect, but it's worth a look all the same.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    It might be just another freemium time sink, but Hay Day does everything right, and for that it deserves some praise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Another great platformer for the Vita, Kung Fu Rabbit may not be the best-looking game on the device, but it's certainly among the most challenging.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Looking for a tough arcade-style challenge? Prepare to be Brick Rolled.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A less involved version of the 3DS rhythm game, this iOS venture is suited to those who have a deep love - and deep pockets - for Final Fantasy franchise.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Control issues and a general lack of cohesion prevent Sega Superstars Tennis from totally stealing the show on Centre Court, but it nevertheless remains a commendable purchase.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Galactrix reaches for the stars, but is grounded due to gameplay dominated by chance, minor control issues, and middling presentation.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Too random to be an Angry Birds killer, polish and original ideas help at least make Chicken Balls HD a contender.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A gloomy, intelligent platformer, Nihilumbra will keep you playing until the bitter end.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's more of the same. For some, that's going to be enough. But if you're looking for innovation in Angry Birds Star Wars II, you're going to be a little disappointed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Full of blood and death, Minigore 2: Zombies is a brief blast of gibbet-fuelled fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bouncy and fun yet inescapably facile, Hackycat wins our favour through an abundance of rewards and an irrepressible joie de vivre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clearly inspired by Trials HD, Urban Trial Freestyle doesn't do enough to make it memorable, but the physics-racing is nevertheless fun, while it lasts.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Flick Golf is a challenging take on the sport and a welcome – if occasionally frustrating – addition to the ball-flicking sub-genre.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Call of Snakes sounds ridiculous but is actually quite fun. Good depth despite the overly-simplistic three-star level system.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fast paced and addictive, Gold Diggers is an arcade blast that ticks the right boxes.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A top down, arena-based shooter with more to it than first meets the eye. Gamelion nail the basics of combat, throws dozens of enemies at you at once, and give you a solid chunk of weapons with which to wipe them out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solidly constructed, surprisingly addictive take on the endless-running genre. With dogs.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Burn the Rope is an original and taxing accelerometer-driven puzzler, though its flames are dampened slightly by a lack of adequate feedback.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    True to its DS roots, Wire Way is a big game, which while offering hours of alien-flicking fun, also suffers somewhat from its scale.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A feast for the eyes, RAGE doesn't make the most of its fun arcade action as it's missing some standard features.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite one or two control inadequacies, Blackout represents a creditable attempt at offering up something new to the match-three puzzle genre.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a few irritating stages, this remains a blisteringly fast and entertaining Sonic outing.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the premise, and the look, Apples vs. Robots can be shockingly fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining little puzzler, Be Together doesn't quite have the style or the ingenuity to be a must-buy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Utterly addictive in nature, 1000 Heroz's series of daily races is undoubtedly hard to put down, though working out the right path from the wrong one is even more difficult than in a bible parable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A delightfully silly physics-puzzler that's slightly derivative but highly entertaining.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not be the perfect fit for touchscreen devices, but Metal Slug 2 is still an awful lot of fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unusual gameplay and rich theme help bring Vietnam to life, but repetition sets in sooner than it should.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent conclusion to a punishing roguelike trilogy that wisely takes some of the sting out of your numerous and inevitable deaths.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A badly dubbed point-and-click that at least packs the artwork to get you in the mood for the next Broken Sword - but it’s not the main event.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite some pacing and loading issues, this is a game with a good, solid and inventive soul that offers a unique and enjoyable take on rhythm gaming for the persevering gamer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A flawed but enjoyable romp, saved in part by a fun multiplayer mode, Wild Blood isn't vintage Gameloft, but it's entertaining in small chunks.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well-made tower defence game that, for a free-to-play title, comes at a high price. Alien Creeps TD is fully featured but a tad expensive.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    While particularly savvy players are unlikely to find anything especially innovative in Machineers, the amount of care that’s gone into this blend of existing ideas is noteworthy, with an experience tainted only by its need for further fleshing out.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Providing both action-based and tactical gameplay, Glory Days 2: Brotherhood of Men brings a new, innovative experience to DS wargaming.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Captivating art and fun gameplay come together in this runner. With a few tweaks to the controls, this will be an extremely solid title.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A novel combination of physics gameplay and creative online scoring, Finger Physics: Thumb Wars could stand for more polished level design.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Too simple a set up to stretch out across an entire game, Egg vs. Chicken is nonetheless an entertaining match-three battler, even if it comes to the boil a little too quickly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well presented freemium take on Theme Park-style games, Tiny Tower wins plaudits for its early activity and quirky nature, but lacks long-term compulsion.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chillaxian delivers what its name promises: an arcade shooter that manages to be challenging and mellow.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever, unique top-down shooter that is ultimately enjoyable, if only for a short while.