Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,328 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 God of War: Chains of Olympus
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
5328 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and diverting little tower defence game, Go Home Dinosaurs doesn't offer enough to be a classic, but it's worth a punt all the same.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Occasionally confusing instructions and repetitive nature aside, Aurifi is a fascinating experiment with sound which proves that you don't need high-res visuals to make a compelling interactive experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A tight and attractive single-thumb racer that prompts you to perfect your lap times, but suffers from somewhat uneven track design.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's hard to type and hard to play, but Avoid. rewards perseverance in the best way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Less a breath of fresh air, more a blast of air conditioning, Temple Run 2 adds little to the endless-runner genre, though it is fun. It's just not the shot in the arm some of us were hoping for.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a darts game. On the PSP. And yet somehow it's actually a lot of fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're willing to put the work in, there's a great puzzling strategy game to uncover here.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The definitive handheld version, Transformers DS boasts decent gameplay, good presentation and clever online features that go beyond traditional movie-licensed fare.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever puzzle-platformer with a decent hook, Inoqoni will keep you entertained for a decent while.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia is the Pokémon series at its most professional and polished, but non-fans will find it as linear and repetitive as ever.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Starbase Orion is a nice ode to old skool RTSs, but provides little guidance for novices.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A hauntingly good extension of the original, Angry Birds Halloween delivers more of the same entertaining physics puzzle play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Arguably indispensable for those wanting and able to play with others, but despite some interesting touches the new single-player mode fizzles more than it explodes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not one for the faint of heart or slow of finger, Jet Car Stunts 2 takes a long time to master, but it's just about worth the effort.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Heroes of Honor is a compelling blend of city-building and real-time warfare. Genre veterans might not appreciate the free-to-play elements, however.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Infuriating and compelling in equal measures, this is the very definition of niche gaming.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A charming and well-constructed downhill racer, Ski Safari doesn't have the chops to stick in the memory for long, but it's an enjoyable blast while it lasts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A tower building game with hidden depths, In Churning Seas isn't quite as prettily vacant as it initially seems.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it doesn't feel completely at home on iPhone, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is an impressive conversion of an excellent console game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a solid idea at the centre of Breakout Ninja, and it's good enough that you'll come back for more.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A polished version of a solid game, Ski Safari: Adventure Time doesn't deviate far from the promise of its title.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Prisonhood's multitude of bite-sized tasks makes incarceration surprisingly addictive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    DodoGo! is a solid and fun puzzler which suffers from a weak tutorial system.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A slightly sloppy but ultimately entertaining arcade kick around.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Grandpa and the Zombies is an engaging puzzle game that works the part of your body that zombies covet most.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Power Grounds adds an interesting power-up twist to the roguelike formula that excites and frustrates in almost equal measure.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Very similar to the first Chaos Rings game in both design and gameplay, Omega comes across more as an expansion pack than a full-blown sequel.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Building on the series' heritage, Mega Man ZX is a refined title that, although not without flaws, brings quality action platforming to the DS.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A cute, casual time waster of a game that delivers fun, funk, and pocket-sized distraction on demand.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it doesn't try to reinvent the wheel when it comes to gameplay, Wall-E is nevertheless enjoyable and engaging - while it lasts. Just like its subject matter, this movie tie-in has lots of heart.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    R-Type II provides yet more old-school shmup action with vital controller support and a particularly masochistic streak.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    War Tortoise isn't your traditional shooter, but if you're looking for something a little more casual then you'll enjoy it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An amusing game of evasion, The Incident holds little in the way of lasting appeal.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    MetalStorm: Online boasts tight controls, amazing visuals and robust multiplayer, but the lack of available gameplay modes clips its wings somewhat.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Thrill Cam is a majestic moment in gaming but it's the rock-solid driving model that ensures great universal enjoyment, albeit marred by technical gremlins and misguided GTA aspirations.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's beautifully put together and full of laughs, but the violence in Fist of Awesome gets old a little too quickly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SpellBounders tinkers with the Scrabble template with mixed results, but it's never less than a thoroughly entertaining multiplayer word game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although this port does little to spruce up a decade-old adventure, enough quality shines through to make Riven a worthwhile play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not without its quirks, many of which are part and parcel of a ten-year old game, but the abundance of style and busy streets make Driver a continued success.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Trick Shot would be a bit more satisfying if it had weightier ball physics and less demanding stages, but it's still a solid time-waster.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Sailor's Dream is a gorgeous, meditative experience with heart and soul. But it's lacking in substance, depth, and meaningful interactivity.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Three Fourths Home is practically over before it begins, but the themes, characterisation and narrative direction will haunt you for a long time afterwards.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Denpa Men 3 is as surreal as it is enjoyable. If you've been waiting for an RPG to lose yourself in, The Denpa Men 3 is sure to scratch that itch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid platform game that is well worth picking up despite falling just short in its slingshot leap towards greatness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tiny Thief is a charming reduction of the point-and-click adventure, though its charm and polish cover over some pretty basic trial-and-error gameplay.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like most endless runners, your mileage will vary with Run Sackboy! Run! which, while impressively handsome, is a surprisingly limited example of its genre.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With clean graphics and fun mini-games, Music Jam is a good composition let down by slow pacing and poor music.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Noticeable control demons are the only thing that prevent this hilarious game from appeal to our better angels.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Xevious is a true arcade classic, offering a delicate slice of shooting action that will seriously test your gaming skills. The asking price, however, is far too high to fully recommend.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Familiar gameplay doesn't take away from Swing King's fun and challenging presentation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it may lack the depth of some other racers on the App Store, Table Top Racing has enough gusto and playability to make it a winner.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not all of the puzzles in Dr Reiner Knizia's Brainbenders will take your fancy, there's enough in here to ensure that at least some of it will appeal. The over-arching mechanic adds flavour to ingredients that are otherwise sometimes bland.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it has a few rough edges, Skate It nevertheless ollies over the competition and triumphantly kick-flips its way to the top of the DS skateboarding pile.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dudeski is a fast and fun ski sim that's loaded with charm. This game's twitchy challenge is enough to keep you coming back for more.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A tightly packed roguelike adventure, Not Quite Red is as much about maths as it is mashing skulls.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The finger-friendly gameplay of Viking Tales: Mystery of Black Rock makes for a compelling action game, even if there's little reason to return once you've seen its waters.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    CCG fans are unlikely to be lured from their heavyweights of choice, but those looking to supplement their gaming diet could do far worse than giving Star Admiral a go.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Turbo Dismount is a single-note game, but it plays that note painfully well.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Le Vamp is a cute and enjoyable - if not groundbreaking - endless-runner that takes few risks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Focussing on solo mode is odd for a tabletop adaptation, but an excellent series of puzzles and tough AI opposition makes up for it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Zenonia 2 is a fun, yet far too faithful sequel that offers only cursory changes and not the substantive improvements necessary for it to be a great follow up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simple and attractive, Mighty Fin offers up a short but well-made casual fillet.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Space Colors is vibrant, dazzling, and has some great controls, but its staccato structure means it never quite shines as brightly as it could.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A tough mixture of time management and puzzle, Farm Frenzy 3 HD doesn't push the series significantly forward, but it's still good fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fearsome test of your spatial awareness. For puzzling experts (and those with saintly patience) only.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The cheeky humour and robust brick-based action is still present in this latest LEGO game, but the magic of the earlier releases is beginning to fade, making for a game that's strictly for fans of the IP it's based on.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a lot of over-the-top violent fun to be had here, and while it's not the best version of the game, it still holds its own.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bright and breezy presentation, and a few clever ideas, mean Amoebattle is worth a few hours of anyone's time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragging The Settlers into the world of 3D, Monarchia: Second Dawn's set up could do with refining, but it holds up well enough to deliver a rich and absorbing experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A funny, entertaining puzzler. Adventure Xpress might not be the freshest game on the App Store, but it's fun all the same.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A chilled out brain-teaser based on super-simple maths, Noda is hard to fault but isn't especially remarkable either.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not fully live up to its promise, but Third Eye Crime is good enough that you'll find something to enjoy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite some resolution issues, realMyst is a solid remake of a remake, improving slightly on a game that was itself a slight improvement on a game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A short, sharp, angry blast of arcade racing, Pako is challenging enough to keep you coming back time and time again.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A bizarre and intriguing blend of ideas and styles, Forever Lost doesn't always manage to pull off its ambitious plans, but when it does it's pretty special.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it's limited in scope and replayability, Haunt the House: Terrortown is enjoyable and charming enough to make you forgive its shortcomings.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An interesting brawler with some good ideas and plenty of content to keep fans grinning.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A generously proportioned, cleverly made, if familiar physics-puzzler with a particularly sweet glaze on top.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a handful of issues, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is an enthralling adventure with great action and killer cooperative multiplayer - just stay away from the unstable iPad version.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fine arcade racer that suffers from slightly imbalanced controls, Rocket Racing League nonetheless soars clear of many a land-based rival.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frederic - Evil Strikes Back offers more of the rhythm-based action up for grabs in Frederic: Resurrection of Music, but if you loved the first game, that's exactly what you want.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The things that some people will find clever and immersive about Uplink, others are going to find strange and confusing, but if you fit into the first camp it's a blast of historical futuristic fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Creepy visuals and complex puzzles make up for Cube Escape: The Cave's confusing story and potentially frustrating design.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Voyage is an intriguing, vexing puzzle collection from the maker of The Curse, but is let down by some less-than-enjoyable puzzles and a few unwelcome IAPs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beyond Space's gameplay doesn't quite hit the lofty level of its incredible graphics, but it's no slouch as a space shooter, either.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A strong match-three game for your 3DS, Pokemon Link: Battle! may look pretty standard, but its faster pace and Pokemon-themed gameplay set it aside from the crowd.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Super Mystery Dungeon isn’t a great celebration of 20 years of a legendary franchise, but there's some entertaining content here worth an occasional poke.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though not particularly original, Battle Gems (AdventureQuest) is a fun play thanks to its colourful graphics and weird sense of humour.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though not as revelatory as a Pac-Man CE, this Minis effort takes a previously stale idea from the arcade and rejuvenates it for current audiences.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some elements which need work, but on the whole Super Skull Smash GO! is highly playable and devilishly challenging.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Swift Revenge is a very decent auto-scroller in which you're taken on a tour of different eras.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Many will find M.A.C.H.'s fuselage a little thin and the solo flight briefer than it deserves to be. But if they get together, they'll also discover it offers some of the finest multiplayer gaming on PSP.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everything an infinite runner needs, with a delicious side helping of retro goodness. But you might need laser eye surgery to keep track of the graphics as Jack reaches full sprint.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    AdvenChewers is a surprisingly open and adventurous casual platformer built from otherwise familiar components.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A visually attractive bite-sized pinball game that's suitable for fans and newcomers alike.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Ocean: Second Evolution is a solid RPG remake with some nice new tweaks. It's just a shame it's not better tailored to the PSP.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Taking its cue from as many popular iPhone casual games as it can, Contre Jour is polished and perfectly fine to play. It's just not very original or exciting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A polished endless runner that looks and feels great, but stops short of creating something truly special with its core elements.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A vast improvement over its offline-only predecessor, Phantasy Star Portable 2 is a worthy challenger to Monster Hunter's crown, but isn't a game to be taken lightly as its depth and complexity is considerable.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Line Knight Fortix is a flawed but fun re-imagining of the arcade classic Qix.

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