Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 4,136 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 14% 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 Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
4,136 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You won't want to rock and roll all night with this hand-cramping game that doesn't have the right tunes to back up an inventive slate of multiplayer modes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It isn't an ancient Chinese secret how Kung Fu Panda spices up side-scrolling action with great graphics and interesting touch-based combat moves. Controls are frequently cumbersome, but the originality of it all makes it worth the trouble.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Much like its predecessors, WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2009 possesses plenty of breadth but precious little depth. A fun but dated take on the sports-entertainment franchise.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A step in the right direction after the previous entry, but THQ really needs to shelve the touchscreen control for the inevitable 2010 version.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The DS version trumps the PSP edition, but it's a hollow victory - this is lightweight stuff that many players will find is only entertaining for a worryingly short a period of time.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Incredible Hulk isn't actually a bad game, but it's a shame that, despite shaking them up a little, it's not quite good enough to HULK SMASH! our preconceptions.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The ability to play Arkanoid online is extremely welcome but ultimately this somewhat lightweight DS instalment fails to improve on previous versions of Taito's classic Breakout clone.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like a martini with too much vermouth, Secret Agent Clank throws in more than its fair share of bizarre levels and mediocre stretches of gameplay for it to be a refreshing experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Playable and polished as always, Madden NFL 09 doesn't gain the franchise any yardage and fails to address some old control issues.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Twenty years at the top and Madden is faltering badly – this 'update' offers little in terms of new content and should only be considered if you've passed on the previous PSP instalments.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Legend of Spyro trilogy finishes on a high note. It's imperfect, but highly enjoyable, lacking only polish and length.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Likeable, fun rhythm game that uses clips from Warner Bros' most famous cartoon enemies to spice up the action. Bit simplistic and lacks any outstanding features, but it is universally playable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Compared to some movie tie-ins it's a virtual masterpiece, compared to anything else though it's still only just above average.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a group of like-minded friends PictoImage is worth its weight in gold, but sadly the single player portion of the game is far less essential.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite high production values, Prince of Persia: The Fallen King's awkward stylus controls means this is one Arabian night worth sleeping through.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Some nice ideas and a relatively fresh approach to the Bond franchise, but there are just too many rough edges to the core action to recommend a purchase.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A clone of the PS2 version down to the last detail – except the one that actually matters.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It feels almost wrong to give such a polished game a downbeat review but there's no avoiding the fact that Buzz! Master Quiz is a case of concept and hardware being lamentably mismatched.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem with the game is that it plays to none of Sonic's strengths while simultaneously underlining all of the franchise's most famous faults. You're ultimately left with the conclusion that actually a Sonic The Hedgehog role-playing game probably isn't a very good idea. That said, BioWare has done the best it could with a difficult brief.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Infinite Space's strong story and clever upgrade system manage to just about keep the ship afloat against the poor battle mechanics and torturous learning curve.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Clean, efficient and smooth to play, Ducati Moto just doesn't have the thrill or long-term appeal to make it a winner.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A point-and-click detective adventure which is a touch too linear and not particularly daring with its plot or characters. That said, murder mystery fans will enjoy the gradual whittling down of suspects through evidence gathering and problem solving.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One the series' die-hards only. Everyone else should bite the bullet and accept that for this season at least, FIFA's leagues ahead.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A charming, easy-to-play Dungeon Keeper clone with features that include cooking up captured monsters in soups and stews to level up your party of characters. It's simple but lengthy fun for all ages, but falls short for its limited dungeon building and too much repetition.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Almost nothing to do with Transformers but a reasonably decent action puzzler nonetheless.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Flower, Sun and Rain is an incredibly ambitious release for the DS. Most will find it overly frustrating and just a bit too weird. Some will love it, though.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not all the mini-games on offer here are winners, but the structure of 101-in-1 Explosive Megamix not only minimises frustration but spurs you forward too.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An interesting take on the tactical role-playing genre, Blue Dragon Plus isn't quite honed enough to fulfill its potential.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A new made role-player with a strong retro theme, Black Sigil provides plenty of game but doesn't mark out any new territory.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A simple squad-based touchscreen shooter with the occasional nice touch, Elite Forces: Unit 77 provides a B movie experience.