Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,355 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 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
5355 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hills of Glory: WWII is an entertaining tower defence romp, but it's too difficult without IAPs and too easy with them.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gorgeous to look at but ultimately frustrating to play, Shadowgun: DeadZone needs a lot of work before it becomes the finished article.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Compared to some movie tie-ins it's a virtual masterpiece, compared to anything else though it's still only just above average.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's definitely promise here, but Motley Blocks stumbles at the last hurdle.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Looking a whole lot better than it plays, OMG Pirates!'s Cartoon Network-esque visuals can't hide the fact that it's an uninspiring hack and slash game - entertaining for short periods but not worthy of much long-term attention.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Wolf Among Us wraps up with a final series of pointless choices, boring fight scenes, and dissatisfying conclusions.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    BackStab sails on restless oceans, thrown about by ropey controls and annoying bugs, but it remains a swashbuckling romp that will appeal to fans of Captain Jack Sparrow and his kin – if they can stay the course, that is.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A reasonable conversion of the successful casual PC game, Diner Dash isn't sophisticated or filling enough to truly satisfy DS gourmands.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Simply put. League of Heroes is a very basic action-RPG with a few presentation issues, plus a whole lot of waiting around.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Metal Torrent has the makings of a fantastic space shooter, but is severely let down by a lack of content.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    SUP has some fun ideas, but unless you like to do some serious grinding to achieve anything, you might find yourself getting bored pretty quickly.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As colourful and solid a match-three puzzler as it is, Swap This! doesn't have the outstanding features necessary to make it stand out from the rest.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Colorbs isn't a bad match-three game, but neither does it stick out from the vast number of entries in the genre.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Phantom Rift has a sharp, fast, and strategic battle system. But there's not much else to keep you entertained between brawls.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Battle Slimes is an interesting multiplayer distraction, but it isn't particularly complex.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A short sharp burst of reasonably entertaining twitch gaming, Audital is definitely worth a look.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Relativity Wars struggles to find the right balance of difficulty from start to finish and comes off as merely decent.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The nub of something very special, just not quite charming or well-realised enough to fulfill its potential.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A brave effort to bring vision training to the masses, Sight Training won't appeal to most and is undone by the blind spot of dullness.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it's not without its merits, a clumsy control system and some badly thought-out levels mean Rocket Fox doesn't quite reach the heights it's aiming for.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A nice enough twitch title, with some lovely graphics and audio, but the game's lack of challenge means it can become a bit dull.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sci-Fi Heroes is an amusing and colourful action-RPG, but its overly severe freemium model strangles the life out of it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This latest puzzler from veteran Alex Pajitnov looks like it was made in the '80s, but it provides a hefty challenge and it's free.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If Dino Hunters: Deadly Shores weren't free to play, it might be something approaching outstanding.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A well put together, reasonably original arcade game. Ninja Up! won't hold your attention for long, but you'll have fun with it while it does.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although Green Farm is a competent, aesthetically pleasing farming simulation, a lack of originality and omission of social features mean that it's not the ideal escape to the country.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun for a while, Gunpey just doesn't possess the deep gameplay required to be a classic puzzle game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Super Arc Light skirts the edge of brilliance, but it misses the mark and stumbles into obscurity.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A neat little distraction that should keep your fingers busy for a while.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    DynamoKid Touch has neither the instant appeal of Canabalt nor the breadth of play of a full platformer to make it fully satisfying.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As puerile as its title suggest, Turd Birds gets by on its bright and breezy appeal and a severe case of mission diarrhoea.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Full marks for originality, but this unusual mixture of RPG and tycoon simulation doesn't quite have the killer ingredients to make it fly off the menu.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fine concept marries dungeon crawling with Pipe Mania, but it's all too frustrating and fiddly for its own good.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A charming, easy-to-play Dungeon Keeper clone with features that include cooking up captured monsters in soups and stews to level up your party of characters. It's simple but lengthy fun for all ages, but falls short for its limited dungeon building and too much repetition.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A reasonably fun matching game that isn't quite tasty enough to justify spending the time or money necessary to get anywhere with it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A simple, occasionally enjoyable hack 'n' slasher, Bloody Harry doesn't have the weight to keep you interested for long.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Off-putting, pseudo post-modern comedy nonsense aside, OEG is a slightly lacking shooter / platformer hybrid with wonderful aesthetic vision.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brilliant in every aspect of its uniqueness, yet suffering from its almost deliberate lack of depth, Smarter Than You feel like more of a novelty than a revolution.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    DROP'd is an attractive high score-chaser but ultimately lacks content outside of beating a scattering of figures.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This fantasy epic sets out to be a faithful copy of the 16-bit classics of old, but its poor English script and samey gameplay make it entirely forgettable to anyone but the most dedicated JRPG fan.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It has a decent central core, but Dandelions: Chain of Seeds doesn't quite join all of its parts together well enough to really shine.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Offers some intriguing open-ended gameplay, but is often foiled by weak controls and poor accessibility.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dracula: The Path of the Dragon strikes a supreme style, but doesn't stake claim to the depth of gameplay and satisfaction to support such an ambitious setting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's Angry Birds. If you care about that any more then you'll probably find something to enjoy. Just watch out for the timers.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Happy Home Designer is a nifty little game for creative souls, but it may not hold your attention for too long if home decor isn't your schtick.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    About as hardcore as a whimpering puppy and a bit low on content to boot, but this breezy title makes for a decent enough casual game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An incredibly rich and detailed experience, but the control requires far more finesse than a touchscreen offers, and the experience is often as frustrating as it is fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When you strip Snake Eater 3D down to its individual mechanics, it's still a strong, if aged, video game. But this stingy re-release features a dodgy camera and an occasionally unstable engine, making for a package that doesn't do justice to the original release.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A standard card-battler with a shooting gallery element tacked on, Deadman's Cross doesn't do enough to distinguish it from other titles, but what it does do, it does well enough.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ferris Mueller's Day off is a collection of thoughtful and finely tuned puzzles, surrounded by atrocious cartoon art and abysmal reference humour.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It has a few stand-out moments, but too often Dream Chaser puts a wall between you and your enjoyment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Indiana Stone is witty and attractive, but at its heart it's a fairly uninspired and unremarkable endless-runner.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kids will have a whale of a time with this digital boardgame, but parents and older ones will find the goodwill built up by Max's Pirate Planet's fine presentation being eroded by repetition and lack of depth.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Poor writing, conventional action, and a general lack of polish conspire to make Gangstar: Miami Vindication an underwhelming game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An amusing lampooning of modern game monetisation methods that actually enhances the ultra-fast, ultra-simple gameplay, and entertains through wry humour as much as engaging gameplay.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A flat, generic experience, Across Age 2 is reasonably enjoyable, but it doesn't do enough to justify giving it too much attention.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ramps has value in spades, but its physics puzzle play lacks the spark needed to make it stand out.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its iintriguing take on match-three puzzle play, Puzzle Cosmos is just too hard to be enjoyable.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It doesn't reinvent the endless-runner genre, but it's a good, low-investment game perfect for those obsessed with chasing leaderboard scores.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun in small doses, Nutty Fluffies is a little too repetitive and shallow to offset the slightly cynical in-app purchase system at its core.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dracula: The Path of the Dragon: Part 2 moves the plot forward, but doesn't address the need for more engaging gameplay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell: Conviction's fiddly controls and technical quirks spoil an otherwise pacy and entertaining action-stealth game.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A not particularly impressive experiment in cross-platform storytelling, Electric City The Revolt has its moments, but they're too few and far between.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite generally lacking in excitement and inspiration, Way to Go is one of those inoffensive and solidly constructed spatial puzzlers that could keep you playing for a surprisingly long time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun for a few days, this freemium title won't dent your wallet, but it won't steal your heart either. After the improvements made following a shaky start, there's hope that this will evolve into something more elaborate, but right now its play is all too shallow.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mario Party: Island Tour will provide you and a bunch of mates with a great evening of laughs, but most of the time you'll be laughing AT it rather than with it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    JuJu Ball is by no means a bad game, but it's one that you'll forget about pretty quickly when it's done.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan off the BlazBlue series, pick up a copy. If not, then you may want to avoid it unless a visual novel is exactly the experience you’re looking for.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Legend of Spyro trilogy finishes on a high note. It's imperfect, but highly enjoyable, lacking only polish and length.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A stripped back conversion of a strategically challenging if one-paced boardgame, Abalone isn't up there with the classics, but it is a worthy alternative.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Word Explorer is a generously proportioned word puzzler, but its core anagram-based gameplay isn't quite involved or varied enough to support the sheer weight of content.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While MMA should be applauded for an innovative control scheme, it's ultimately cumbersome. This issue and the lack of multiplayer make it an underwhelming game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kosmo Spin looks a treat and features a neat universe-spinning concept, unfortunately it can't back these up with sufficiently compelling gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Firefly Runner isn't particularly original, and it won't get your heart racing, but it's a pleasant endless runner that benefits a good cause.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Trade Nations has a few neat ideas, but it places too much emphasis on long harvest times and lacks the same level of content as its peers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's definitely not for everyone, but Farming Simulator 18 is the absolute best example of a simulator on mobile.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are certainly a lot of plus points here, but UFHO2 fumbles its execution a little too often to earn a higher grade.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent slice-'em-up with a ridiculous premise, Ninja vs. Vikings fails to offset its borrowing of ideas with some unique ones of its own.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Square Planet looks the part, and it has plenty of good ideas, but a less-than-perfect physics engine lets it down.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Entertaining, amusing and great for quickfire RTS play, but too shallow to sustain interest.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nutty Sam is a decent three-star puzzler that's not nearly as charming as it seems to think it is.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A well presented flick-'em-up with decent physics, though it won't win any awards for depth or originality.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's a bit of pop to Skatelander, but after a while it falls flat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not a bad game by any means, but Tiny Defense suffers from a crippling lack of originality, and comes across as a merely passable amalgamation of many other superior titles.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A nicely presented, but ultimately underwhelming addition to the auto-runner genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Galaxy Run takes Run Roo Run to into the vacuum. Expect to trip on your mistakes over and over again until you're driven to the brink of space madness.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not for the casuals, Dual Survivor is a puzzle game that requires quick reflexes and limitless reserves of patience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Happy Street is a charming freemium builder that fails to live up to its inspiration thanks to a gameplay-distorting freemium model.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An absolutely gorgeous game, Wonderputt is let down by its clunky controls and a distinct lack of content.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A competent - if technically unimpressive - racer which is enhanced by some neatly branching track design and overall charm.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A few flashy upgrades and new specialist units do little to camouflage the fact that this is a rehash of the original Tiny Troopers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's some fun to be had here, but it doesn't last as long as you'd like.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it has its moments, Ninjas - Stolen Scrolls is let down by its imprecise controls and repetitive nature.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lego Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin is more of the same which is good or bad depending on the level of fatigue you feel for the franchise.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Great at what it does, but this beautiful infinite racer is perhaps a little too minimalist for its own good.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A playable rotation-based endless game that isn't quite special or polished enough to shine.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's potential here but it's sadly squandered thanks to a frustrating control system and needlessly repetitive game modes. One for hardcore WWE fans only.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An immediately fun multiplayer scrapper that requires an injection of depth and content if it's to remain on your playlist.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An unapologetically blunt one-on-one brawler with just enough strategic scope to keep things interesting.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's fun to be had here, but Emergency Mobile just doesn't put you in enough jeopardy to become truly addictive.

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