Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,619 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 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
5619 game reviews
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    Alien Panic is a one-note line-drawing game that's colourful in tone, but not in nature.
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    It's interesting for a while, but Nun Attack: Run & Gun doesn't have enough meat on its bones to really recommend.
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    Taichi Panda 3 is for one very small set of players - those who just want to watch an MMO play itself.
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    There's fun to be had here, but not enough for you to reach into your wallet.
    • 71 Metascore
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    A poor man's Cut the Rope, Spider Jack's few original features end up hurting the formula, rather than adding to it.
    • 69 Metascore
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    Rope Rescue HD is an average Angry Birds-style game with few new wrinkles.
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    Without structure and a user-friendly design, Beaterator is not so much a game as it is a musical toy - and not a very entertaining one at that.
    • 69 Metascore
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    An overly simplistic take on the franchise, Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting is dismantled by a control system that's all too often not fit for purpose.
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    There's a good game here somewhere, but it gets lost beneath poor puzzles and badly implemented ideas.
    • 56 Metascore
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    There are some decent ideas in Calvino Noir, but it's a mixture that just doesn't come together.
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    It might look like it has a wide scope, but Galactic Conflict lacks the epic scale that its name suggests.
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    Lacking in originality or craft, Castle Defense HD feels like a cheap cash-in of Plants vs Zombies, only without the cheap price tag.
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    A bland-looking, dull, and frustrating RTS, Pyramus just doesn't have the spark to set it apart from other games of its ilk.
    • 80 Metascore
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    A lovingly remastered version of an iconic game, but sadly one that will only frustrate and annoy when not viewed through rose-tinted spectacles.
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    Despite some enduringly fresh touches, Duke Nukem II hasn't aged particularly well, with poor virtual controls and dated gameplay threatening to tarnish memories of the original.
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    A somewhat flat, vague 3D runner that doesn't really bring anything new or exciting to the genre.
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    An ambitious open world action game that frustrates and obfuscates with its disparate parts and rough edges.
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    Awkward controls and poor AI make a mess of this stripped down real-time strategy game.
    • 70 Metascore
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    Cars is by no means a terrible game, just a very average one. And 'average' is not the sort of thing you'd expect anyone to happily spend £30 on. Go see the film five times instead.
    • 49 Metascore
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    Exciting enough in short sorties, Heatseeker can't really compete with the big boys due to repetitive action, limited multiplayer options and outdated presentation.
    • 74 Metascore
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    A well put together, but ultimately pretty drab match-stuff puzzler.
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    While Idyllic isn't terrible, nor does it live up to its name or its intriguing premise.
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    Wizard Quest is built around an interesting core concept, but its drab graphics and grabs for in-app purchases make it difficult to enjoy.
    • 64 Metascore
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    A reasonably charming but ultimately forgettable endless-runner, Mini Ninjas is about as by the book as they come.
    • 65 Metascore
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    While there's some fun to be had with No Gravity: The Plague of Mind, as space combat games go, it becomes repetitive and rather weightless.
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    A lopsided action-strategy game in which too many different elements are thrown at you. Microids fails to create a memorable experience here.
    • 56 Metascore
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    A formulaic hack and slash action RPG that doesn't even manage to get that bit right.
    • 81 Metascore
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    Disgaea 5 Complete is an inaccessible, ugly, and grind heavy strategy RPG that asks far too much of you to get anything out of it. Unless you already love the franchise, we'd strongly urge you to stay clear.
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    A deceptively fun, if simple, shooting game that will test your skills and patience.
    • 55 Metascore
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    Paperboy: Special Delivery boasts a new Story mode and Game Center integration, but it remains stuck in the dark ages with its clunky gameplay and inadequate controls.
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    It may look sweet and innocent, but this match-three puzzler is anything but when it comes to IAPs. The tactless begging for cash results in a product that's very poor value for money.
    • 59 Metascore
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    A slightly lacklustre adventure game. There might be something here for fans of the TV show, but it won't be very much.
    • 61 Metascore
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    A poor relation of its bombastic console kin, Hell Yeah! Pocket Inferno is worthy of a minute or two of attention, but nothing more.
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    A promising twist on the endless runner genre, but a lack of variety and an awful ad system spoil things.
    • 70 Metascore
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    It looks lovely, but sadly Greedy Grub is as avaricious as its title suggests. Only the very patient - or wealthy - should bother.
    • 64 Metascore
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    Puzzle Fighter is a grind-filled, boring puzzle game that feels like a dinosaur compared to modern titles.
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    A tired-feeling game in a sloppy new set of clothes, M.U.L.E. Returns is difficult to love.
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    A game that asks you to collect musical notes to activate a portal while using cobras to avoid colored dots from trapping you inside a triangle is every bit as confounding as it sounds.
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    This new version of Hungry Giraffe is a shadow of its former self on account of some in-app purchase horrors. Grab the PS minis version instead.
    • 43 Metascore
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    A side-scrolling adventure based on a great book, with platforms, fighting and puzzles to negotiate. Some levels are fun, as is the touchscreen alethiometer, but a few good puzzles aside it's nowhere near as good as it should have been.
    • 72 Metascore
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    Pocket God: Ooga Jump is a reasonably competent take on Doodle Jump, but flat gameplay and a remarkably stingy currency system limit its already modest potential.
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    An initially amusingly brash arcade effort that quickly becomes a bit boring, and pales beside a superior contemporary.
    • 72 Metascore
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    A misjudged sequel that mistakes quantity for quality.
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    Provides the essential functionality you'd expect of a boardgame adaptation, but absolutely no frills at all and only limited quantities of fun.
    • 63 Metascore
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    Visually speaking, Catball Eats it All is an interesting mashup of surreal and expressionist art styles. Unfortunately, the all-important gameplay doesn't do the graphics justice.
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    A flat, unremarkable strategy game that does little to stir the grey matter, AntiSquad doesn't do enough to really interest you.
    • 63 Metascore
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    A gore-splattered ode to the light-gun titles of yesteryear, Zombie Crisis 3D provides modest fun in short doses but gets dragged down by repetitive gameplay and a lacklustre presentation.
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    Well-designed characters and some neat ideas are wasted on a slightly wonky tower-defence game.
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    While it has some decent intentions, the LGBT trappings on Pridefest only go skin deep.
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    A clunky, frustratingly limited arcade football experience that doesn't live up to the classic football games it clearly wants to emulate.
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    Disney Magic Kingdoms is the very worst of F2P, but with the fine polish and occassional quality of a premium release.
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    Pursuit of Light has a clever idea at its core, but it fizzles out due to poor execution and unfair mechanics.
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    An interesting idea executed in a rather conservative manner. It’s hard no matter what your level of football knowledge is, but it's best reserved for the staunch footie fan.
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    First off, The Croods is extremely slow to get going. Secondly, though Rovio has added a little bit of thought here, it's not sufficient to elevate The Croods above the overcrowded freemium building masses.
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    A few minor twists to the formula aren't quite enough to set this frustrating endless jumper apart.
    • 37 Metascore
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    A distinct average and oddly passionless collection of touchscreen mini-games.
    • 68 Metascore
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    While it has occasional bright moments, Smash Bandits just isn't interesting enough to hold your attention for long.
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    While it's a great port of the engine, Beben III doesn't have the controls to recommend it as a game.
    • 61 Metascore
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    Alluring black and white graphics meet colourless action in this underwhelming historical hack 'n' slash adventure.
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    Adding a competitive multiplayer element to the tired endless-runner genre is fine in theory, but in practice Battle Rush is as tedious as any number of sub-par single-player alternatives.
    • 71 Metascore
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    A befuddling game whose creator attempts to mask its incoherent world and sloppy game design with suggestions of intrigue and profundity.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Filled with flaws, underwhelming action and lack of staying power, Assassin's Creed composes a chronicle of mediocrity.
    • 59 Metascore
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    For all of its shiny exterior, Daytona Rush is a bit of an old banger underneath.
    • 58 Metascore
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    Guardian Cross presents itself like a strategic card battler mixed with a classic JRPG, but it lacks any of the depth necessary to pull such a thing off.
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    Like so many icons of the '80s, Daley Thompson's Decathlon is best left in the past where it belongs. If you have fond memories of the game, then make sure they survive by giving this a miss.
    • 68 Metascore
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    Greedy Dwarf has solid arcadey presentation and mostly enjoyable gameplay, but it's far too short on variety and content.
    • 54 Metascore
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    Sonic Jump Fever takes away more than it adds, and ends up feeling hollow compared to its more impressive sibling.
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    Narnia may have waited 1,300 years for salvation, but despite hosting a neat combat system and the inclusion of Disney's innovative DGamer portal, Prince Caspian sadly turns out to be a right royal disappointment.
    • 62 Metascore
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    The potential for something brilliant's there. But annoyances and balancing issues prevent Cube Tactics from being anything other than a disappointment.
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    With only one game out of the five on offer being anything more than average, we really couldn't recommend this as a worthwhile purchase at full price. It's worth grabbing from the bargain bin for Block Breaker Deluxe alone, though.
    • 65 Metascore
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    D-Day's strategic undertones are welcome, but overall the game is too drawn out and generally lacking in tension to truly captivate, other than in short sporadic bursts.
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    The game of the film of the book has exploration, adventuring, action, and loads of mini-games but Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ends up being a confusing mush of ideas.
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    A gorgeous art style and some really clever concepts can't paper over the fundamental cracks in rComplex's design.
    • 68 Metascore
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    Nitro looks and sounds impressive, but under the bonnet you’ll find a racer which is hampered by a poor free-to-play system and saddled with strangely unexciting on-road action.
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    A twitchy control system ensures that Draggy Dead is not quite DOA, but it won't live too long on your iPhone or iPad.
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    A port that exposes too many of the fragilities of the original, Drawn to Life is spread a little too thin to recommend.
    • 65 Metascore
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    A competent freemium card-collecting RPG that lacks the spark or tactical depth to prompt you into exploring or spending further.
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    First Wood War is an attractive real-time strategy game, but numerous issues with its controls, difficulty level, and grind-heavy gameplay serve to set fire to the developer's noble ambitions.
    • 56 Metascore
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    Slow pacing, unusual level design, and missing features prevent Cowboys Vs Zombies from hitting its target.
    • 65 Metascore
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    A fun, addictive concept ultimately bogged down by intrusive IAPs and a cumbersome interface.
    • 76 Metascore
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    Despite its reputation as a Japanese classic, the real puzzle about Puyo Pop Fever is who needs it on DS?
    • 71 Metascore
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    It's a three lane auto-runner with Lara Croft in it, and that's pretty much all I have to say.
    • 73 Metascore
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    A game that never lives up to its central idea, Haunt the House: Terrortown is spoilt by clumsy controls.
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    George: Scared of the Dark has its moments, but it has too many frustrations to really recommend.
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    Lots of bitty components fail to amount to much of anything in this slightly thin sci-fi spin-off.
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    Demonrock: War of Ages is a decent casual strategy game that lacks the necessary tactical variation and overall polish to keep you returning to the battlefield.
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    A clever game lacking basic features and polish, Chicken Coup feels like a good game just waiting to be hatched.
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    Miami Nights might have made a splash on mobile, but it cannonballs Nintendo DS with poor controls and a general lack of fun.
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    Submerged is an exploration game that had great potential, if only its story and controls lived up to the visuals' promise.
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    What promises to be a fun little arcade racer disappoints by falling back on too many generic endless runner tropes.
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    Mired in mediocrity, Boom Bugs fails to excite.
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    The concept of turtle stacking promises a lot of physics-based fun, and while Turtle Totem has a kernel of a great idea at its core, the gameplay just doesn't deliver.
    • 54 Metascore
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    Unwieldy and unfocused, there's a good game struggling to emerge from the core of Ethan: Meteor Hunter, but it never quite manages to do so.
    • 55 Metascore
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    300 the video game could have been a lot worse for sure, but it's a shame that it couldn't have aped the film and comic's more contemporary, slick and glossy finish.
    • 64 Metascore
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    This platform-puzzler has some decent ideas, but it's not likely to be anyone's Cavorite iOS brain-tickler.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Slow turn-based racing makes Disc Drivin' a mediocre game that lacks fun and excitement.
    • 55 Metascore
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    As tired a Transformers tie-in as you're ever likely to see, EA's Dark of the Moon soon descends into repetition, and is far too tedious as a result.
    • 55 Metascore
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    The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy may interest diehard fans of the hidden objects genre, but a lack of puzzle variety is an awful turnoff.
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    Panic offers up a decent enough setting, but its inconsistent touch screen interface and jerky visuals prevent it from living up to its promise.
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    Wizards War lacks the polish, quality gameplay, and feature set to be anything more than a lightweight strategy game.

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