Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,218 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4,218 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A futuristic re-skin can't hide the flaws from appearing in one of this usually reliable series' weakest titles. Budding, but no full bloom.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may lack the necessary depth to keep adult gamers contented but MySims will appeal to the younger generation of DS owners.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So-so graphics, a poor saving capability and too few modes make SimCity DS a distinctly average version of what should have been a much more enjoyable experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Simultaneously brilliant yet deeply flawed, Heroes of Mana brings novelty to DS strategy gaming. If only the path-finding was up to the standard of the rest of the game, this would be essential.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The gems might not shine as brightly as you remember, but Namco Museum DS is a reasonable collection of bygone classics.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gorgeous-looking Mario & Sonic goes for gold with multiplayer, despite stumbling across the finish line with a few lame events, the odd control issue and only moderately entertaining solo play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cutesy game based on a fun and original idea of drawing your own world. But, despite lots of innovation, the underlying game is unlikely to captivate older players.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unquestionably visually and aurally stunning, but in the end Final Fantasy II manages to somehow be simultaneously forward-thinking and painfully anachronistic.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Instead of setting its sights on liberty, the game should have perhaps concerned itself with offering a more engaging experience. Still, decent multiplayer and great graphics prevent this from being simply ordinary.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aside from its online gameplay, Planet Puzzle League has little new to offer over more engaging rivals.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent mix of action and platform gameplay, but despite an interesting new feature, Crash of the Titans simply doesn't do enough to stand out in a sea of Nintendo DS titles.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All the idiocy without the pain, Jackass: The Game delivers exactly what it promises: a relatively entertaining assortment of mini-games inspired by the show that only a fan could love.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Comprising some interesting twists on gameplay, Friend or Foe provides great co-op play but making your way through the game on your own isn't anywhere near as much fun.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Eternal Night tries its best to capture the classic Spyro recipe, but is let down by poor design, an unfair camera and infuriating difficulty spikes.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the huge effort that's obviously gone into the graphics and the cutscenes, Beowulf's gameplay never really come to life.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Charming children's game with a decent turn-based battle system and some neat ideas. It's a little short-lived and environments aren't too large-scale but nothing that should trouble younger players or stop them enjoying the faerie fighting fun.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While not terrible, Zoo Tycoon 2 suffers from a lack of sheen that creeps like dry rot into the foundations of the game, dulling the whole experience.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it doesn't quite measure up to the best of the virtual pet breed, Shrek: Ogres and Dronkeys is an almost satisfying game that younger Shrek fans will enjoy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent enough experience for younger players, the nine mini-games of EA Playground provide plenty of addictive – if not hugely challenging – fun.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fantastically funny and an unwavering faithfulness to the source material help make this rather average 3D action adventure worth a furtive glance – it's just a shame that it's over so quickly.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fun, but flawed, if you're looking for some strategy for younger DS players, you could do a lot worse than Ecolis.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Sims gets a survival game. A neat package of exploration and item-finding, but one that does get a bit tedious for all but the keenest of collectors.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Melodrama isn't enough to carry Apollo Justice, a game that feels considerably more weighed down by dialogue and little actual gameplay to speak of than its predecessors.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A lack of online play and other minor shortcomings sully MX vs ATV Untamed, although the experience still manages to rev up some excitement.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A competent - if technically unimpressive - racer which is enhanced by some neatly branching track design and overall charm.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Solidly constructed and as compelling as ever, Jewel Quest on the DS suffers from the wealth of high-quality alternatives on the platform and a somewhat superfluous story.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ninja Reflex is undeniably attractive and polished, but unfortunately it gives up its secrets far too quickly to be considered good value for money.