Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,289 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 Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
5289 game reviews
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Super Mega Worm vs Santa Saga is a good value for anyone who still gets a kick out of Wojira's feeding frenzies.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    UHR-Warlords is a hardcore fantasy strategy boardgame that's unlikely to win over the uninitiated with its dour, hardcore demeanour, but the converted will be enthralled.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bold and imaginative, Shapist brings shape sorting into the modern age with impressive panache. It may prove too challenging for more casual puzzlers, though.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Field Commander is a polished, well-presented game with loads of options, but it's let down by weak AI. Best enjoyed via multiplayer.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever idea that doesn't quite spark into life until you get a few more people around your iPad, Balanz is still a great party game once it gets going.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid take on the endless running genre that doesn't add anything, but is still fun all the same.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rakoo's Adventure is a bright and fresh casual auto-runner, though the gameplay can't quite live up to the standards set by the stellar cartoony visuals.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a decent one-touch distraction. It's not going to shock you out of any malaise, but you're going to have a decent time while you're playing it. And to be honest, sometimes that's all you want from your mobile entertainment. Run-A-Whale is a decent slice of game, but it's not much more than that.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    1000: Find 'Em All! speaks to the completionist with long term treasure hunting, though has trouble pairing its inventive features with lasting intrigue.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a solid, entertaining game here, but you can't shake the feeling it could have been something more.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A well put together, thematically intriguing digital boardgame, but it's not for anyone with a fear of chits.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fast and reasonably fresh arcade experience with some solid ideas and a few niggles that are easy enough to look past.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A baby simulation for young, baby-loving DS owners. There's not much in the way of gameplay and the mini-games are simple but it's a cute, well structured experience that will strongly appeal to its target audience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An impressive iOS debut, Fibble is an entertaining and engaging puzzler, albeit one that never quite sparks into life.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A reasonably well put together wrestling game, but there are some pretty frayed edges that keep it from being great.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Two different and interesting games for the price of one but whether you'll find the mechanics compelling enough to play all the way through will very much depend on your love of an old, simple and now unfashionable genre.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Downhill Xtreme is fun, good looking, and doesn't require a penny to play.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A conventional, by-the-numbers shooter that just about stands out for its enjoyable firefights, in both single and multiplayer, and for being the first handheld FPS to really work.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its unassuming nature, Red Ball 4 is a thoughtfully constructed and surprisingly nuanced platformer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Raceline CC might not be a racer in the traditional sense, but as a quick-blast mobile title it's pretty entertaining.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More neon-infused shooty goodness from one of iOS's most dependable developers, and with plenty of challenge for the jaded.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    There might not be much new mechanically here, but Djinn Caster has a setting that's likely to drag you in.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy Record Keeper will please many fans, but RPG fanatics wanting to sink their teeth into something may be taken aback by the initial lack of content available at launch.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not be the great mobile RTS we've all been waiting for, but there's enough in Ember Conflict to make it worth a look.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining riff on the classic Arkanoid template with extended levels - though their sprawling nature also leads to a couple of dull patches.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Blackwell: Legacy acts like a pilot episode, introducing a promising concept, characters, and puzzles but leaving you a little wanting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't make this your first point and click, but if you've enjoyed Wadjet Eye's other games and don't mind some leaps of logic and a little eye strain, you'll find an evocative and enjoyable little adventure game.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Wakedas will give more casual players plenty of hours to swipe their way through.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like its veggie protagonists, Grow Away is simple, satisfying, and good fun to throw around for an hour or two.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid snowboarding experience, but one that doesn't quite have the bite to make it a classic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Touch Darts' refined control method make it a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A casual RPG with plenty of strings to its bow that'll keep you playing if you're into that sort of thing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Occasionally messy, often offensive, but sometimes brilliant, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is a blend of entertainment and frustration unlike anything else.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not a game, but as a neat virtual guitar Jam Sessions provides great sounds, a tons of musical options and the ability to record your own tracks.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tilt to Live HD successfully extends the accelerometer-enabled arcade gameplay of the original with nicely scaled graphics and an attractive new pricing structure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Snail Bob won't get your heart racing with its originality, art-style or presentation, but it is a very well designed physics-puzzler.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Though familiar, Swing Tale is a light-hearted physics game with a couple of small flaws.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Active Soccer 2 hasn't addressed the original's roughness, but it continues to hold a scrappy old-school appeal.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    While Stratosphere lacks a little in the single-player department, multiplayer bouts reveal how tense and exciting this game can be.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Alien Breed is a bit of a dinosaur now, but its new coat of paint definitely helps to give it a new lease of life.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it adds some interesting new ideas to the schematic laid down by the original, Flight Control Rocket can't quite focus its attention in the same way, landing it on the fun, but a little muddled runway.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You absolutely must see what Wind-up Knight 2 has to offer, but whether you'll want to commit to the full version or not largely depends on how much you want to play another (very highly polished) auto-runner.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Terraria's mix of creative crafting and endless exploration will keep you rapt for weeks. But a lack of multiplayer and some wonky touchscreen controls let the experience down.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This twin-stick space shooter offers addictive and compelling blasting action that is almost certain to enthral fans of the genre, although the inevitable repetition of the gameplay does dull its impact a little.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Skater is a little lacking and inconsistent to be a really strong choice for sim fans, and it's not arcade-oriented enough for casual players. This is a great first push forward, but the title needs improvement to run with its peers.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A dire tutorial mars what's otherwise a solid adaptation of a great strategy game.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent enough arcade dodger. The idea at its core raises The Hardest Flight up from mediocrity.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's messy in places, but Orgarhythm is a compelling mixture of strategy and rhythm that you won't see anywhere else.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A scrappy football game that harks back to the days of Sensible Soccer, Active Soccer takes real dedication to master and offers a welcome alternative to FIFA's casual, ultra-professional approach.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    An intriguing experiment in play and social interaction, Indie Pixel might get a little repetitive, but it's an interesting game all the same
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not Dungeon Keeper, but Dungeon Keeper has enough going for it that it's worth a punt.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Nonstop Chuck Norris is just a reskin of Nonstop Knight, so you're either going to love it or hate it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Minor grievances with the finer points of combat aside, Mediatonic's latest is a handsome, challenging, laugh-out-loud funny arena-based brawler.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An arcade experience so authentic it'll have you shoving 10p coins in your Vita's cartridge slot.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a little buggy, and a little repetitive, but if you put the time in you'll find a bombastic game that fits nicely onto the Vita.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lara's first adventure retains its capacity for wide-open wonder, but the idiosyncratic controls, punishing difficulty, and sparse environments won't appeal to a mainstream crowd the way they once did.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In Too Deep is a focused start for this promising mini-series, but never really gets out of third-gear.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A short, sharp burst of arcade fun, Sinking Feeling is well worth picking up for a quick blase.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Far from an Angry Birds clone, Pigs in Trees is a line-drawing action game with plenty of variety.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A genuine surprise. The intoxicating mixture of exhilarating stunt work and impressive pace help to make this a top-notch racing title, albeit one with a few disappointing issues.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Suburbia is rough around almost every edge, but is built on solid enough foundations to deliver a satisfying experience in terms of both strategy and a sense of progress.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You might be surprised where the actual meat of the game lies, but Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is a well put together, entertaining diversion.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Leap of Fate is a fun and flashy mix up of genres that'll keep your fingers busy for a while.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid and entertaining game, Oscura Second Shadow doesn't quite do enough to make it stand out from its predecessor.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Attractive and addictive, this clone of Puzzle Bobble ticks almost all the right boxes, but its reliance on in-app purchases means it's best sampled in short doses.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    There's no giant mechanical spider and no Will Smith, but Wild Wild West is still a rather pleasant surprise.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining, if familiar, shooter, Velocispider may not be the most original title on the App Store, but it offers up a good dose of dependable old skool gaming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A sedate and soothing puzzler, Lines the Game doesn't offer much of a challenge, but that's not really the point.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lego Batman: Beyond Gotham is another solid Batman game, but it's not much more than that.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, varied endless runner that makes a good fist of refreshing a well worn genre, but for a slightly cynical difficulty spike.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid and entertaining adventure - look past the problems and you'll have a right good time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Taking cues from Sonic, Mario, and other platforming greats, Jett Rocket II is an enjoyable, if flawed, variety-filled adventure.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rainbow Moon makes some heavy mistakes, but it's still a great first attempt at an RPG from SideQuest Studios.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly involved and polished arcade experience that's as deft as it is daft.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A shallow and fun arcade action game with plenty of attitude to fill in the gaps.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's nothing in Running with Friends you haven't seen before in the endless-runner genre, but it's presented well enough, and can be very enjoyable with a few friends.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A run and gun twin-stick shooter with a little more to it than most. Xenowerk has its problems, but it's worth a look all the same.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Einstein Enigma has some issues, but its originality and challenge keep it from going flat.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A visually impressive point-and-click adventure, 1112 episode 3 continues the saga without offering too many answers. Despite all of its qualities, its high level of difficulty may limit the appeal.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A standard twin-stick shooter that suffers from a certain lack of substance, Age of Zombies will still provide a very entertaining, accessible and action-packed experience.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Often simplistic but rarely simple, this rhythm-action game nails what it sets out to do with enormous style and panache.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blue Defense: Second Wave! is amusing when played to fill a free minute or two, but it lacks the depth needed to encourage extended play.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Spy Wars is an interesting idea for a real-time strategy game, though like most free-to-play games, you can expect a lot of waiting around.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Hack, Slash, Loot is a perfect roguelike if you're looking for a gaming snack. If you want a larger meal, you might be disappointed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy III offers a solid role-playing experience, but despite the 3D refresh, it remains a bit part in the Final Fantasy canon.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A frantic and ridiculous arcade blast, Tasty Blue might not fill you up, but it's a decent meal all the same.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A neatly put together game of pass-and-don't-move, Score! Hero is a simple but engaging experience.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Max Axe provides a smashing good time, though it would be even better if the axe-chucking element offered a bit more speed and accuracy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An exceptionally pretty and compulsive drag racing game, but not a revolution.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Fox: Command's strategic elements bog down its exciting flying levels, but it looks great, and multiplayer is thankfully free of turn-based antics.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it doesn't offer a lot of variety from stage to stage, Color Ranger is a fun mix of pool and pinball.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A clever adventure with a good story to tell, this is an excellent start to the series.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stickman Tennis may look amateurish, but somewhere beneath its sketchy facade is a pretty decent game of tennis.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it won't challenge seasoned puzzle gamers, Tic Toc Body Pop is a fun robot posing game and suitable for all ages.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent twist on the arcade jogger, and one that does enough differently to recommend.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A brilliantly fast-paced arcade kickabout. Tiny Striker isn't all of The Beautiful Game, but it's enough of it that it's hard to resist.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An engaging first episode that snaps along at a decent pace. Tales from the Borderlands might not have the emotional heft of Telltale's other games, but it's got enough charm and cheek to see it through.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Sandstorm: Pirate Wars features an excellent combat system, an intriguing world to explore, and a compulsive upgrade cycle. It's just a shame that the experience is brought down by poor F2P implementation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Built on a foundation of hack-n-slash action, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce brings new depth to the series thanks in the main to its multiplayer modes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A huge, immersive experience that suffers because it doesn't bend to the whims and needs of the hardware it's being played on.

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