Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,620 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 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Real Racing 2
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
5620 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A beautifully made attempt at an interactive narrative, The Act never quite manages to successfully blend its story and the player's inputs.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Diner Dash is about what you'd expect from, well, Diner Dash (frantic customer service), but much of the fun is hidden away behind in-app purchases and premium currency.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Royal Revolt 2 looks, sounds, and plays wonderfully. To get anywhere at an acceptable pace, though, you'll have to spend real money - and lots of it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The fundamentals of arrow-throwing are executed well enough, but the spirit of the sport in a larger sense isn't, making for a totally acceptable, but soulless game of darts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An interesting idea that's technically well implemented, high score game Dead Runner is nevertheless thematically confused.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dual Destinies is disappointing. In general it's more of the same Phoenix Wright we've come to know and love, but the stories and characters are horribly weak.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Glides is a competently created, breezily playable yet thoroughly familiar endless flier.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all the polish here, there's nothing that original. And if you like Dungeon Hunter, it's probably not for you either.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    RoboSockets: Link Me Up is an enjoyable drop action puzzler let down by its stiff difficulty following a gameplay tweak in the latter levels.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Broken Age is still charming and gorgeous, but its second half is let down by recycled assets, utterly obtuse puzzles, and a flatlining narrative.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A facsimile of everything that made Crazy Taxi great. Crazy Taxi: City Rush is fun, but it's not a patch on the original.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Much like its predecessors, WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2009 possesses plenty of breadth but precious little depth. A fun but dated take on the sports-entertainment franchise.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The lack of choice over controls, cars, and tracks in Scrap Metal are a disappointment, but excellent handling and fun game modes make up for this shortfall.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Melodrama isn't enough to carry Apollo Justice, a game that feels considerably more weighed down by dialogue and little actual gameplay to speak of than its predecessors.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Inotia 3: Children of Carnia is competent and unexciting, a by-the-numbers level-grinding game that lacks the polish and energy of its betters.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Different, satisfying but also limited.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This remake will struggle to appeal to new players or nostalgics with its obtuse puzzles and budget presentation.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's not a lot here for parents, but the children of those parents will find their first flight game here, and probably have a jolly good time with it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Monster Strike squeezes a bunch of puck-launching into a fairly familiar free-to-play model, but it isn't that much fun.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aralon: Forge and Flame suffers from the same issues as its predecessor, and it's a bit less forgivable five years later.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Charming children's game with a decent turn-based battle system and some neat ideas. It's a little short-lived and environments aren't too large-scale but nothing that should trouble younger players or stop them enjoying the faerie fighting fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Armada: Galactic War has the makings of a fine online real-time strategy game, but it�s simply not ready for battle yet.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Red Star boasts astonishing production values and challenging gameplay, but the tacked-on touch controls and unforgiving difficulty are frustrating.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A reasonably entertaining endless-runner, Pac-Man Dash! could replace its fading star with anyone else and still have the same effect.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kids will love Phineas and Ferb, especially if they're into the TV show, but older gamers will see through its generic puzzle platforming.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A mechanically competent but rather soulless exercise in economic management.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cast of the Seven Godsends isn't great, but if you've got a retro itch to scratch it's worth a look.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A nicely presented casual physics puzzler that would benefit from stacking up a few more layers of complexity.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A simple, ugly game that doesn't really add much to its predecessor, Farming Simulator 14 still retains some of that ungainly charm.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a group of like-minded friends PictoImage is worth its weight in gold, but sadly the single player portion of the game is far less essential.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Catacombs mixes classic hack 'n' slash gameplay with twin-stick shooter mechanics to pleasant effect, but it lacks the depth and variety necessary to fight its way to the top.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A cute and clever physics puzzler that can't quite provide the accurate control system to facilitate its creative solutions.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Toad Rider might position you as a toad with attitude in this slick endless-runner, but its lack of originality makes it more of a chameleon against a backdrop of so many similar games.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Excellent controls and great graphics don't make this endless-runner feel like anything more than a routine jog.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's solidly written with some fresh ideas, but overall Artificial Superintelligence feels lacking and unpolished.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed II: Multiplayer is a novel take on online deathmatch yet its core movement and combat mechanics are frustratingly unrefined.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    By turns enjoyable and frustrating, Tower of Fortune 2 is the slot machine experience in microcosm.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A step in the right direction after the previous entry, but THQ really needs to shelve the touchscreen control for the inevitable 2010 version.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A quite-nice sequel to a quite-nice original, but this Cowboy's from Sleepyville rather than Excitement Gulch.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of Monster Hunter are in for a decent alternative to their favourite action RPG, but a lack of imagination traps Lords Of Arcana on a plane of relative mediocrity when compared to its bigger cousin.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though you may get an initial kick out of it, Cows Vs Sheep: Mower Mayhem ultimately fails to provide a hook.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you can ignore the lingering concerns of greed and mistrust, Dice Mage's fast-paced strategy and memorable soundtrack are enough to be worth a try.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Thuddingly repetitive, but sensibly brief stages and terrific tilt controls (just about) save the day.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun but forgettable, this physics-based puzzler is the very definition of 'candidly disposable'.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An old-fashioned Myst-alike that, while featuring the odd obtuse head scratcher, is suited to gamers who like their pacing languid and their puzzles unambitious.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Planet Diver has its moments, but they're too often hidden behind slippery controls and some poor pacing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Frustrating in places and sometimes lacking in polish, World War Z is still an entertaining movie tie-in.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A bright and humorous point-and-click adventure with excellent dialogue but frustrating gameplay - just like they used to make 'em.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mekorama has its moments, but compared to Monument Valley it just isn't up to the task.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it's a solid enough platformer, there are plenty of iPhone alternatives that do what Pixeline and the Jungle Treasure does, and do it better.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Paper Racer is a solid old skool racer, but missing multiplayer and loose controls let it down.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though it soon turns flat, Ready Cola!'s initial flavour is just enough for it to be worth a try.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    ShipAntics: The Legend of the Kiki Beast looks great, but it's a bit too simple even for a kid's game. Except when it's not.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like a new lottery winner, Monopoly Millionaire makes a few immediately gratifying yet ultimately ill-advised changes to the way it does things.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent little arcade game, as you long as you don't expect too much from Icarush you won't be disappointed.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Technical flaws and simplified physics stop this from capitalising on the gap in the market it's trying to fill.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The freemium element isn't handled as well as it could be, but this is a decent game of cards with lasting appeal.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Seasoned Warriors veterans will love being able to take the hacking and slashing with them on the go, but those new to the series most likely won't find much fun to be had.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A charming building game that's full of potential. The core systems and menus are just too much like hard work for all but the most dedicated of virtual grafters, though.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Simultaneously brilliant yet deeply flawed, Heroes of Mana brings novelty to DS strategy gaming. If only the path-finding was up to the standard of the rest of the game, this would be essential.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The DS version trumps the PSP edition, but it's a hollow victory - this is lightweight stuff that many players will find is only entertaining for a worryingly short a period of time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The House of the Dead: Overkill - The Lost Reels remains a decent virtual light gun game that translates pretty well to iPad, but its graphics haven't aged well and the IAP system is an unwelcome addition.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fairly bright and breezy freemium base builder with light hack-and-slash RPG elements, Zombie Anarchy: Strategy, War & Survival would be a lot better if it demonstrated more brains and less brawn.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A perfectly passable little waste of time, Captain Bubblenaut isn't bad, but it's not that good either.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A subtly beguiling puzzler that needs a little extra attention paying to its core elements to make it more than just an also-ran.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it's reasonably entertaining in the easier levels, Unstoppable Fist is too quick to swamp you when you up the difficulty, and its control scheme just can't cope.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Casual fun, this modern-day mobile retelling of SkiFree never heats up but it won't leave you cold either.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the huge effort that's obviously gone into the graphics and the cutscenes, Beowulf's gameplay never really come to life.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pyramids is a clever puzzler at times, but more often than not it's too leaden to let you fully appreciating what it has to offer.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shamelessly derivative and lacking likeable characters and an interesting storyline, The Jim & Frank Mysteries: Blood River Files is a well-intended but ultimately disappointing puzzle adventure.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Torn between the two princes, Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame can never quite find its own identity. It's fun, but it's flawed too.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Worms 4 updates the ancient formula in all the ways you might expect on mobile, but technical woes and streamlining hamper the all important multiplayer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a fresh idea but somehow the block dropping antics of Art Style: KUBOS don't live up to its potential.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Guardians of the Galaxy has at least remained consistent throughout the series, it's just a shame it didn't end on a bang but rather a whimper.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're into MMA you'll get a kick out of this but the frustrating and random combat mechanics will be off-putting to others.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another week, another take on Clash of Clans. This one looks fantastic, but at the cost of performance, adding a little more gameplay depth but never breaking the mould.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fast, fun, but ultimately familiar, I Am Vegend feels like a plate of tasty but lukewarm leftovers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid Puzzle & Dragons copy that lacks that game's refinement and ability to ensnare you.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The flying pig motif is easy to get behind for a little while, but once it wears off there's nothing left but ground up snout and spare ribs.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Resisting the action-packed role-playing adventure awaiting you in Alien Syndrome is futile. While not terribly innovative, it's a solid title with flaws that can easily be overlooked in favour of a good time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A slightly jumbled mix of ideas, Kapsula is fun, but it never manages to really get going.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nanostray 2 looks gorgeous and is eminently playable, but sadly it lacks imagination and becomes disappointingly repetitive all too quickly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Braveland does a lot of things perfectly adequately, and it's sometimes pretty fun, but that's not really enough to make it stand out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Horde of Heroes features outstanding presentation, but that's one of the very few aspects of it that makes it stand apart from the crowd of match-3 games available already.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game of matching and murdering. It doesn't do much new, but it does enough that if you're a genre diehard it's worth a gander.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gravity Duck Islands is a feature-packed sequel, but it doesn't address the real problem with the original game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're looking for some Game & Watch action, Retro Pocket will be just the thing you need. Otherwise, it's a fairly average collection of mini-games.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of hardcore shooters will find a lot to like here, but there are too many omissions to make The DRM Death Ray Manta a must-buy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aurora Feint 3 gives you some idea of the potential for the RPG match-three fantasy series on iPad, but there's little meat on the bones as yet.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Angry Birds Epic is a fun, streamlined, and surprisingly deep RPG, but a dearth of variety and a wealth of in-app purchases will turn off genre junkies.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A great visual style and a whole heap of retro charm can't quite lift Recess Riot to the top of the playground pecking order.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Episode 2 isn't as well written or sharply plotted as the pilot, and your choices feel more hollow than ever. Telltale's got its work cut out if it wants to restore the season's energy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An interesting idea in a solid package, Draw Slasher doesn't quite have the skills to really entice you in for more.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It feels almost wrong to give such a polished game a downbeat review but there's no avoiding the fact that Buzz! Master Quiz is a case of concept and hardware being lamentably mismatched.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A simple squad-based touchscreen shooter with the occasional nice touch, Elite Forces: Unit 77 provides a B movie experience.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A well put-together game that offers some quick puzzling fun, Blitz Block Robo doesn't have enough fresh ideas to keep you playing for long.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A light but fun and well-presented game that struggles under the weight of gratuitous IAPs.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While there is a decent bowling experience here, it gets a little lost behind unnecessary frippery and slippery controls.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This homage to the point and click adventure genre is painfully short, but undeniably entertaining while it lasts.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Star Wars: Uprising is a perfectly solid RPG, but it doesn't do much that we haven't all seen before.

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