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
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Potter fans may like the game because it lets them experience Quidditch first hand, but this isn't the kind of sport you play for hours on end. [Spring 2004, p.42]
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    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are better fighting games out there for GBA, even for hardcore fans of Dragon Ball Z. [Spring 2004, p.40]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Serious Sam isn't a terrible game, but it's one that's better left to more advanced hardware than the Game Boy Advance. [Summer 2004, p.40]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Being 3D isn't impressive for its own sake anymore. [Spring 2005, p.77]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There's little depth or longevity, but simplified gameplay may appeal to young gamers. [Winter 2001, p.48]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Add in the poorly executed control scheme, muddy graphics, tinny sound and less than five hours of gameplay, and you're looking at a game that simply doesn't justify the price of admission. [Fall 2003, p.43]
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    • 33 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Despite a wealth of material to draw from, it's a poorly-executed game that lets down anime fans and gamers alike. [Summer 2004, p.44]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    EA tries to innovate with their first DS golf game, the end result is double bogey with a penalty shot. [Spring 2005, p.63]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A complete waste of the Jurassic Park license. [Winter 2001, p.53]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    When you move Dexter around, it's far too common to simply fall off of cliffs or get caught in electricity fields - even though you were clearly safely away from the offending obstacle. [Winter 2001, p.48]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Even people who love the cartoon will realize how cheap and incomplete this game is. [Spring 2003, p.34]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A complete waste of time for everyone. [Summer 2003, p.45]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Anyone who ever loved Looney Tunes cartoons will be disappointed at this poor representation of the timeless characters. [Spring 2004, p.43]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Abysmal. The graphics are terrible, the control is loose, and the gameplay is incredibly repetitive. [Spring 2004, p.48]
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    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Single-player mode has you spending more time trying to avoid getting hit than aiming for the hoop, which gets annoying real quick. [Fall 2003, p.54]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The game is packed with cheap hits, such as enemies who shoot at you from off-screen... Poor controls. Ack! [Spring 2002, p.43]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Overall, we'd prefer death to torture, and perhaps both to an extended session playing this game. [Winter 2002, p.47]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    As a game, Britney fails on every level. [Winter 2002, p.38]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    One of the worst port jobs in history. Just playable enough to make you wish that it weren't so broken. [Summer 2004, p.39]
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    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    A slow, ugly, frustratingly bad adaptation that doesn't even deserve to have the Gauntlet name attached. [July 2003, p.32]
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    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    You could compile a flip-book with photographs of your favorite wrestlers and make a better game than this. [Aug 2003, p.35]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Every fight and puzzle "packed" into this game's 20-plus levels would be found in the first level of most other games. [Fall 2003, p.51]
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    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Midway's GBA effort falls flatter than a microbe run down by a rampant cartoon steamroller. [Spring 2004, p.46]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Not even the most hardcore Star Wars fans should go anywhere near this game. [Spring 2004, p.47]
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    • 40 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There is no reason for such a simplistic, thrown-together game. It doesn't even have any excerpts from the original story! [Spring 2004, p.40]
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    • 27 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    If this were the last game on Earth, we'd probably leave in a spaceship that we'd built for the express purpose of avoiding it. [Summer 2002, p.36]
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    • 26 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    I'd be embarrassed to gift it to a drooling infant - Lucha is irresponsibly bad. [Spring 2004, p.44]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Everywhere you look, this game screams cheap. The weak A.I., the stale graphics, the password-save system, the fact that you can complete the entire thing in under an hour... It's no wonder this game hit the bargain bin the day it came out. [Spring 2004, p.45]
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