Pocket Games' Scores

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For 249 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Lowest review score: 0 Operation Armored Liberty
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 249
249 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Comfortable controls and a refined presentation see featured switch-flipping, mushroom-hopping, pumpkin and peasant-bopping antics delight, despite the fact that they're hardly original. [Summer 2004, p.41]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, I wanted to keep playing these games to the end, because I was having fun, even though I had seen it all a dozen times in previous levels. [Summer 2004, p.34]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    When all is said and done, I wanted to keep playing these games to the end, because I was having fun, even though I had seen it all a dozen times in previous levels. [Summer 2004, p.34]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Many play aspects suffer from minor quirks, hence its average marks. [Winter 2001, p.51]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is repetitive, but with a save game feature there's no reason to complain. [Winter 2001, p.54]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As sharp-looking as it is entertaining... Has enough innovation to merit trying. [Spring 2002, p.40]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It does get a bit repetitive as the game goes on. [Spring 2005, p.70]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A platform-puzzle game gone mad. There's a freak-ton of collecting and backtracking. The wacky story and friendly controls make it worthwhile. [Summer 2004, p.40]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The levels have too few checkpoints - die mid-way through, and you'll usually go all the way bck to the beginning. [Winter 2002, p.46]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It would be nice to see the developers expand on this and either make an original action/RPG for the GBA or bring over "BG: DA II." [Summer 2004, p.35]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a lot of replay value, but GTA 2 is somewhat marred by its control and some wacky physics. [Winter 2002, p.48]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is never very exciting. Moments of tension are few and far between, and the action never really heats up enough to draw the player into the world of Middle-earth. [Spring 2004, p.49]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A little more shallow than its console counterparts, yet totally gorgeous and simply entertaining. [Spring 2003, p.38]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may be too simple for some, but rubber monster fans will eat it up. [Spring 2003, p.33]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the best single-player puzzle games, but there's no excuse for the absence of a time trial or multiplayer option. [Summer 2003, p.43]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blasting apart robots and thrashing pirates is awesome, but the game is wicked short at just eight levels. [Summer 2003, p.50]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A competent, challenging platformer that fans of the character will get the most out of, thanks to Wolverine's coolness. [Summer 2003, p.37]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If it weren't for several minor problems with the game's mechanics (the collision detection is far from accurate, for one) the game would score a much higher mark. [Spring 2003, p.34]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the game's best traits is its open-ended nature. [Summer 2003, p.70]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Contains an impressive amount of depth, although graphical issues are severe enough to subtract from the overall experience. [Summer 2004, p.37]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A short game that's fun while it lasts. Fans will appreciate the Brosnan and Dench-inspired character portraits. [Spring 2004, p.42]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good melding of old Frogger gameplay with newer platform sensibilities. Might be too frustrating for some. [Spring 2004, p.41]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What's here is good, but you might be better off waiting for "Mario Golf: Advance Tour." [Spring 2004, p.49]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's full of blood and gore, but like most of Rockstar's efforts, this game is very smartly designed. [Spring 2004, p.31]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pure, unadulterated, giggle yourself senseless fun. [Summer 2004, p.15]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single-player portion of Bomberman is a lot of fun, with varied stages and plenty of fast, hectic action. Unfortunately, this version is devoid of any sort of online play. The end result is a mixed bag. [Summer 2004, p.15]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As engrossing as it is nerve-wracking, the game could've been great. Instead, it'll just have you sweating - and dodging - bullets. [Summer 2004, p.32]
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    • 33 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mildly intriguing, this action-adventure - based on the motion picture of the same name - offers thrills and chills in limited amounts. [Summer 2004, p.43]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though production values aren't what we'd expect from EA, FIFA 2005 is a solid title all the same. [Spring 2005, p.75]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't stay exciting for long, but the puzzles are tough to pry yourself away from. [Summer 2003, p.50]
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