Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,291 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 15% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Splice: Tree of Life
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4,291 game reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mixing cute with boring, Tamagotchi Connection Corner Shop quickly becomes so routine you should be paid £5 an hour to play it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lack of challenge, cluttered screens, dumbed-down controls and repetitive gameplay make Guilty Gear Dust Strikers a brawler to avoid.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Whether it's stealth, driving or shooting, the game feels limited and unengaging, is hampered by unresponsive controls and completely lacks the necessary polish of a modern production.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Keep your coffers shut and do not contemplate putting this in your UMD drive – tis utter rubbish, for sure.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Impressive handling and a decent package of race events completely undermined by technical issues and clumsy execution.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's less to do with being the Man of Steel, more a rusty version of the tin man – because this is a game without a heart.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An inexcusably repetitive, soulless experience.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Indeed, so much of what was an otherwise quality adventure has been lost in the transition, this is more like a book of the film where half of the pages have been torn out. Avoid.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Less an adolescent social simulation and more a lesson in pandering, Brooktown High fails to make the grade.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Playing it doesn't make you feel like a superhero or a supervillian, and the game makes unsatisfying use of the DS' technology. Lack of variety and an insistence on turgid fetch-and-carry missions seals this as one to avoid.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A capable game destroyed by inexcusable loading. Heavy petting has rarely been less appealing.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Quantity over quality, this suite of gambling games fails to capture the thrill of throwing all your money away on the single spin of a wheel.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ruh-roh! Another "Don't worry, the children will never see past the licence to realise the game is rubbish" attempt unmasked.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tedious, complex, and unappealing on a variety of levels, D&D Tactics may have authenticity in spades, yet it lacks a modicum of accessibility.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Looks good, but over-complicated controls and needlessly lengthy bouts mar Rocky Balboa, making it a real test of stamina and patience.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    From the outdated graphics to lackluster gameplay, the game possesses more shortcomings than strengths, making it impossible to recommend to anyone but the Transformer faithful.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While fun in short bursts, the DS version of Cake Mania lacks depth and overly repeats on you. Burp.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's too short, feels tired and repetitive – not unlike war, Fighter's Battle seems mostly futile.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    About as mind-numbing as brain surgery, Lifesigns: Hospital Affairs concerns itself too much with gossip rather than gameplay. It's an utterly dull game that's better left on the operating table.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Naruto: Path of the Ninja may star a sprightly yellow-haired youth, but its gameplay is old and tired. Even fans of the manga are going to have a hard time choking down this stale piece of gaming.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite source material that found success on the PC, Aliens vs Predator: Requiem is dull, repetitive, illogical, glitchy, and everything that gives movie tie-ins a bad name.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Offering no discernible improvement over its lacklustre predecessor and paling in comparison to more accomplished DS football titles, PES 2008 is best relegated to bench-warming duty.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Disappointing point-and-click adventure with the odd decent puzzle but one that feels too basic, with too few hooks to really stand out, meaning it fast becomes a chore to play.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Typically, Crayola Treasure Adventures is a far better colouring-book than it is a game. There's very little range, and the mini-games won't hold your kids' attention for long, but if you're sick of losing crayons down the back of the couch this may be for you.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointingly half-baked piece of video game entertainment that should be returned to the chef immediately.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We're positive you'll want to avoid MGS Portable Ops Plus: a lacklustre single-player mode, unfriendly interface, and minimal new content make it comprehensively inferior to its predecessor.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    WALL-E doesn't annoy or offend, but looks terrible and doesn't entertain either, and that leaves it only fit for landfill.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Like its stars, High School Musical 2 is pretty to begin with, but quickly becomes annoying and repetitive.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Despite a wave of innovations manages to be less enjoyable than the near decade old GBC version. Less of the Wacky and more of the wack.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dull, by-the-numbers platformer that fails to exploit either George's or the DS's unique strengths.