Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,864 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 18% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge
Lowest review score: 10 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
5864 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Square Valley is a city-building puzzle game with randomly generated elements, lovely visuals and relaxing background music. It might take a while for you to get a hang of the lengthy tile descriptions of the portrait game, but it's a great way to pass the time and indulge in a little brain training while you're at it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Crux: The Great Outdoors features precision climbing coupled with relaxing music and lovely visuals. It's a contradictory mix of sorts, which isn't my cup of tea - but if you can find a way to manage your expectations going into the game, then it might just be yours.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A Musical Story is a 70s-themed rhythm game with funky music and stunning visuals. Getting those beats right without the Assist function can be frustrating at times, but it's worth picking up if you're up for a challenge (and the occasional earworm).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puzzle Quest 3 is an enjoyable match-3-slash-RPG experience from the OG franchise that started the genre mash in the first place. It's not for casual players, and the paywall feels a little too high at times, but the match-3 combat itself is an engaging experience that's one for the books.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An overall enjoyable, authentic experience for both the longtime football gamer and new one whether it's on iOS, Android, or now on the Switch. The satisfying gameplay with Switch controls combined with the off-field strategy essentially makes Retro Bowl a 2-in-1 package even with the lack of defensive play. It's a great nod to the games of yesteryear while still quenching the thirst of the modern sports gamer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ENCODYA is a gorgeous-looking point-and-click adventure with painstaking effort put into every detail of the game. It's truly a labour of love, and I appreciate that - but I do wish the controls were more mobile-friendly to make the game less of a slog to get through.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fantastic game that's well deserving of a port, aside from the controls sometimes betraying you. The only concern is that you lose some of the atmosphere on the smaller screen; For those who play mobile first, however, there's almost no reason to not dive in.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Milo and the Magpies is a short but sweet visual treat for fans of the point-and-click genre (or fans of cats in general). It's a refreshing way to engage in a little problem-solving on your phone without the added pressure of a time limit or the possibility of a frustrating rage quit.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Figure Fantasy is a refreshing take on idle gacha RPGs that makes it a must-try for fans of the genre (or fans of figure collections, for that matter). Its beautifully rendered in-game figurines will likely satisfy any figurine aficionado - or aggravate that unquenchable thirst to collect them all.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mini Motorways is a minimalist game with lovely visuals and a low-key soundtrack. The gameplay is pressure-filled, however, and may not appeal to those who are lacking in the organization and neatness department.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    PUBG New State, ironically, doesn't offer a completely "new" state for players, but it does freshen things up a bit with new maps and some gear upgrades. Give it a go if you're an avid fan of the franchise - just be sure your screen can handle the clutter, and your hardware can carry the load.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great management game with fantastic onboarding, however, once the story falls away some elements start to lose impact, leaving a sometimes hollow-feeling loop.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tales of Luminaria is a bold new entry into the popular IP that I actually quite enjoyed. It's not the most casual or beginner-friendly game to get into with all of its controversial new features, which is contradictory to its attempts to capture that market. The portrait orientation and the one-hand controls might have been an attempt to keep the game casual, but the overwhelming new features might just be a barrier to entry in themselves.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kathy Rain: Director's Cut is a modernized point-and-click adventure that brings back everything to know and love about the genre and updates it for the modern world. While I don't think anyone who's played the original title might find a whole lot of new experiences here, it's still a must-pick-up for new players who want a short but great way to scratch that nostalgia itch.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metroid Dread is a slick and intense platform-adventure, and the most exciting Switch game Nintendo has produced in quite some time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Indies' Lies is a compelling roguelike title that, while inspired by Slay the Spire, does manage to hold its own against other games in the genre. As a free-to-play player, you don't have to worry about pesky ads popping up and ruining your concentration. The first chapter is free with a few characters available to you. You can unlock the next two chapters along with the other characters as an in-app purchase.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery is a relaxing journey of art and music in a short but insightful package. It tugs at the heartstrings in all the right ways, but even if you’re not a fan of bittersweet stories, you can still get a kick out of the jaw-dropping visuals - or at least, get inspired to grab a cup of coffee and take a break from the chaos of daily life.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tales of the Mirror is one of those games that will captivate you within the first 5 minutes, and will only build that up the more you play. Everything is perfect from an audio and graphic point of view, and when it comes to the narrative, you're in for a treat.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Code Atma has a lot of potential as an idle RPG that dives into the intriguing world of Indonesian mythology. The character art is simply stunning, but, unfortunately, looks aren’t everything, as the content of the gameplay itself is nothing to write home about.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sixit offers a great amount of playability out of simple mechanics and the item-switching gameplay is a breath of fresh air in a genre mostly filled with gem-matching games. While it seems limited in its scope at first, once you unlock certain abilities, you will quickly be able to access and progress with an instant reward for clever planning. There are some things left to be desired with the control scheme, but it works for how the game is designed, for better or worse. The world and its story is interesting, the characters are charming and cute, and you’ll often get a chuckle out of what comes out of their oversized faces.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My Time at Portia is a gorgeous and totally upbeat take on the apocalypse, giving players the freedom to do whatever they fancy in a vast sandbox. There’s a lot of heart in all aspects of the game, so the price tag of $7.99 is totally worth it. Just be prepared to get sucked into the magic of Portia for hundreds of hours - and actually like it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Punishing: Gray Raven is a heck of a ride with its adrenaline-pumping combat and ultra-smooth graphics performance. You don’t need to scale a paywall to excel at this game, so it’s a must-download for any RPG fan. Plus, the units you pull actually have a healthy dose of husbandos for a change (yay!).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword still doesn't wholly convince a decade on, with flaky controls, drab visuals, and a dull over-world. But it retains enough of that irresistible Zelda magic to warrant a place on your Switch. Just.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Short, sweet, and totally addicting, Overboard! is a hilarious murder mystery where you need to do everything in your power to get away with murdering your own husband. It’s a game that doesn’t really take itself too seriously, so you don’t have to feel too bad about your multiple attempts to pin the murder on a poor unfortunate soul.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Game of Life 2 is a fun version of the board game, with the addition of different maps, but ultimately it's still a lot of waiting around if you don't have friends.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    V4
    V4 offers players a wealth of content, but little of it is compelling. A decent combat system and beautiful graphics aren't enough to overcome a bloated upgrade system, poor voice acting, and a generic gameplay experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Overall, Sheep Squad isn’t a game for me. It’s possible but those that play a lot of the game Worm might really enjoy it - especially with the adorable range of animals to play with and their cool weapons, however the UI being the way it is makes the game just too challenging and hard to understand for me. Also there are a lot of pop-ups.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    TMNT: Mutant Madness is a standard idle-RPG with a layer of Ninja Turtle paint. It doesn't do much wrong, but unless you're a huge fan of the series you might be put off by its overly simplistic gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Zeptolab, a company known for the addictive and fun game Cut the Rope, has released a new game about battling robots: Robotics! Can this game be as good as their other games, or is it just going to malfunction?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Everlasting Regret’s beauty is in its simplicity. The gorgeous ink painting art style is essentially just eye-candy disguised as a puzzle game, and - coupled with a stirring soundtrack and a tragic love story to boot - it’s bound to be one of the most underrated free-to-play games out there today.

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