Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,350 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 18% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
5350 game reviews
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Night School Studios' top of the line writing takes steps to save what was an imperfect movie in this fine narrative-driven adventure.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All in all, if you love your social media, then this could certainly have you adding the app to your daily routine, especially if Nintendo incorporates it into its upcoming NX system.
    • 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.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    It might be what it looks like, but if you can get past that Angel Stone offers a lot of simple grindy fun.
    • 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.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Mushroom Wars 2 does everything pretty well, but what it does isn't the most exciting combination of ideas.
    • 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.
    • 74 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Snoopy's Street Fair is a solid iOS freemium title that's hampered by its emphasis on grinding.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Super Bomberman R offers the trademark multiplayer battling fun, but doesn't do anywhere near enough to justify the price tag.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mighty Switch Force is clever, charming, and fun, but feels more like a prototype than a full game.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    The surreal puzzles of "HOOK" are quite a bit more taxing than they first appear. And I'm totally okay with that..
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shuffle Cats offers similar thrills to multiplayer hit Clash Royale, but punishes you financially for playing poorly - and that's not very nice.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Front Mission may not pack a full house of tactical depth, but that doesn't prevent it from dealing an easy and enjoyable introduction to the genre.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A neat enough recreation of cricket, and it's free so you may as well have a crack.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead: A New Frontier brings back the 'family values' feel desperately missing since Season One, but still fails to avoid Telltale's typical quirks and downfalls.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While combat needs fine-tuning, the exploration and platform side of Shadow Guardian make it an enjoyable play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unassuming apart from its scale, Pinball HD nevertheless shows that pinball is enjoyable on iPad.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Robokill is an engrossing hybrid RPG-shooter that calls to mind classics of both genres, but it never reaches the same heights of either.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst its insanely steep difficultly level will alienate many, there's enough bullet-dodging action and excellent retro polish to ensure the hardcore will be satisfied.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Smashing through Forged to Fight is a laugh, but it's not much more than that.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Super 4 is a generic-looking puzzler that conceals a wealth of depth and playability beneath its uninspiring facade.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    X marks the spot for this portable treasure that loses a little lustre with long loading times, but shines with great levels and plenty of replay value.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun, stylish and unique, Surveillant overcomes its relative brevity and sticky controls to stick out as one of the freshest iPhone experiences around.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A kickabout in the park rather than a Wembley final, but a kickabout with compulsion loops designed to keep you playing until long after you've been called home for tea.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shame about the loss of multiplayer, but for solo gamers Rocket Riot is a real blast - in bite-sized portions, at least.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    An old-school platformer in the truest sense, Bloo Kid 2 may be thoroughly generic, but it makes commendably few concessions to the attention span-deficient modern iOS gamer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not be a challenge, but there's something eminently likeable about Globlins that manages to make it worthwhile.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As old skool as they come, League of Evil delivers an action-packed platformer perfect for quick thrills.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pickpawket is a neat little puzzler with some big ideas, and while it won't set the world alight it's still well worth picking up.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gamelion shows it can make a fast-paced pseudo racing game with SpeedX 3D, but a paucity of content and experimentation will leave hardcore gamers cold.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With Burn the Rope 3D, Big Blue Bubble may not quite add a whole new dimension to the original game, but it does successfully develop the formula with tighter controls and more interesting level design.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Absolutely not a video game in any shape or form – but something that's more immediately useful than Brain Training and its ilk.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even Two-Face wouldn't leave this choice to chance - LEGO Batman delivers a now familiar adventure, but one that is packed with fun characters and provides much long-term enjoyment.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may be simple and it may rely far too heavily on its lush 8-bit visuals, but Witch & Hero provides you with some simple, silly fun on your 3DS in short bursts.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A faithful replication of a mentally taxing strategy board game, Neuroshima Hex is limited by its small selection of gameplay modes but offers an engrossing and complex multiplayer experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mixing quick thinking with fast fingers and a gothic setting, Helsing's Fire is a smart puzzler that's more about fun than challenge.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strong writing and some fun scenarios save Back to the Future Ep1 HD from its control and performance issues.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly faithful recreation of the tone of the Metal Slug franchise, transposed to a tower defence game. Shame about the unstable and unfair multiplayer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Striking the balance between realism and drama means Fight Night Champion is enjoyable, even if it lacks great controls and online multiplayer.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Haste isn't a fresh game, but it's fast enough to sink its claws in pretty deep.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    DEO
    DEO doesn't stand out in the App Store because of its gameplay, but the dark atmosphere will draw you in.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun, if pricey, game that will appeal to fans of Vocaloid and rhythm games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable maze-based puzzler with a slightly annoying lead character. If you can put up with a lead that has the odd sulk, you should download it now.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    While it can't hold a candle to Infinity Blade - the game it so badly wants to emulate - Blood & Glory: Legend is nevertheless a fine pretender to Chair's fantasy epic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Only the hardcore need apply. Shinobi is tough as old boots, and if you have the patience to master its ways, you'll find a very satisfying platformer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LostWinds is a wonderful treat, brimming with clever ideas and imaginative sights. It's just a massive shame that the controls took a big hit in the transition from Wii to iOS.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it accurately recreates the mechanics of the boardgame, Talisman Prologue HD's lack of multiplayer options and stringent quest structure make it a little less enjoyable than it should be.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The freedom and range of item management creates huge scope for personalised gameplay and strategy, and while the dawdling pace won't suit many, those able to respect the game's qualities should find the experience very rewarding.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hugely ambitious and quietly innovative - only a few rough edges stop this short of potential all-time classic status.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Big Boss is a shallow, but fun side-scrolling fighter with a hefty dollop of humour and charm.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Human Defense would be a pretty bland tower defence game were it not for the addition of deeper strategy elements that make the title much more challenging and fun to play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Creative souls will have a blast with Freakyforms's tools, while those looking for a game may find it a bit too simplistic and repetitive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't Shoot Yourself! is guaranteed to murder you again and again, but its unique design and high challenge level should thrill bullet-hell fans looking for an epic foe.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sure to put a smile on your face, Life of Pixel is a simple and fun adventure that's only slightly tarnished by its short lifespan and tricky levels
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A neat hacky slasher, it's pretty shallow, but there's a decent amount of fun to be sucked from its marrow.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    War Pinball looks and sounds fantastic, but there's still room for improvement when it comes to table design.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great-looking sci-fi shooter that sacrifices depth in order to play out a particularly cinematic brand of space battle.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A typical match-three puzzler that echoes the format and successes of its predecessors.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Loads of fun for about an hour, after which the batteries and enjoyment from this robot run a little dry.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not quite as simple as it should be, Bird Strike is nonetheless a fun-filled arcade game packed with style.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    War Pinball looks and sounds fantastic, but there's still room for improvement when it comes to table design.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hitman: Sniper is a solid, good looking gallery shooter, but the little sparks of genius here can't help but make you wonder what could have been.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A fast, clinical arcade shooter that’s perhaps a bit too simple for its own good. Still worth a blast though.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A lovely little downloadable for the creative types in younger age brackets, this solidly constructed application yields a surprising level of flexibility considering its cheap and cheerful design.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Well produced and highly addictive, Tiny Heroes will find favour with fans of the genre – providing they don't expect anything startlingly original.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid puzzler which is occasionally hampered by control issues and an over-reliance on trial and error gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the Unmechanical controls can be infuriating sometimes, the game is still a hugely entertaining and engaging adventure.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and relaxing puzzler, Paperama is a pretty slow game, but it's fun all the same.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An odd, frequently unfair, yet amusing platformer that challenges you to remember its bizarre rule transgressions and keep plugging away to find the troof at its core.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Easy to pick up and difficult to put down, Puzzle & Dragons delivers exactly what it promises to.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A slightly scattered action game with an interesting strategic sideline, Bug Heroes 2 gets a little lost in itself sometimes, but it's still worth a crack.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yo-Kai Watch leaves a positive first impression, providing just enough creativity and content to help you see past most of its misgivings and flaws.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    While it's not entirely original or polished, Antithesis is a clever take on Pong that would benefit from a multiplayer update.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After a rocky start, Blitz Brigade has solidified into a fine online team-based shooter, albeit one with lingering connectivity issues and an OTT freemium economy.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun chunk of same-room multiplayer gaming, Don't Fall in the Hole lacks a little depth, but in short blasts it's glorious.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Assassin's Creed II: Discovery isn't going to revolutionise the DS, it gives you the chance to enjoy solidly executed and fast-paced, platforming action.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not as extravagant, thrilling, or exciting as the main series it's based on, however frame rate and control issues aside, this is a good option for those who want a similar experience on the go.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An endearing and often challenging platformer that sees its idea through.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    An intriguing mash of ideas with a sometimes jarring rhythm, Caveman Wars is definitely worth a second look.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Giant Consequences starts strong, playing off relationships, but loses its way a bit as the episode goes on.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shamelessly old skool in almost every regard, Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls acts as if the past twenty years of RPG development never happened, yet it still manages to provide an engrossing experience for anyone brave and determined enough to fight through its obtuse exterior.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Duke Nukem 3D somehow holds up as a wicked fun shooter in 2015, and this Megaton Edition is a worthwhile compilation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On Tour Decades brings better songs and a slightly more comprehensive Guitar Hero experience to Guitar Hero on DS. There are still issues with the comfort and practicalities of its guitar fret peripheral, but the most rousing songs are still a lot of fun to play.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A Maximus-sized serving of blood and sandals and severed appendages. It's just a shame you can rack up a Maximus-sized bill playing it, too.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rock Band Reloaded lays out a nice set of features and satisfying gameplay, despite fumbling Facebook integration.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid match-three puzzler saved by a recent update, Zoo Keeper DX Touch Edition would benefit greatly from a dash of innovation to help it stand out from the crowd.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Making the fullest use of the DS hardware, Spectrobes does almost everything you could want, but it's marred by niggling flaws.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't let the cuteness fool you: Monster Burner is a tough arcade puzzler.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the new scavenger hunt mode included, the Vita version of Proteus has something to offer that the PC version didn't, but it's still a polarising experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    BattleHand is a gorgeous and finely-tuned blend of CCG and RPG which is somewhat spoiled by poor free to play implementation.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A bright and gleefully chaotic line-drawing blaster, Sky Patrol is a neat little diversion.

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