Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,840 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 FIFA Soccer 09
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
5840 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fantasian is a classic RPG at its core, with plenty of new tricks and a fresh art style to keep it relatable in the age of AAA cinematic experiences. The unique characters are delightful and full of intrigue, the story is engaging, and the visuals speak for themselves. Having multiple options for controls and a unique way of handling random enemy encounters makes this a game suitable for anyone looking to get lost in a fantasy adventure. While it’s not currently complete, if the game’s second half matches even a sliver of its first half in quality, the game will continue to be an absolute must-play title on Apple Arcade.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether you’re shooting wildlife, caravaning across a perilous river, or playing doctor with your crew, you’ll find that this life-management sim provides hours of entertainment, with a constant push to go further, see more, and explore the wild yonder. Adding a new graphical sheen to a game that began as a text adventure is a welcome addition, and seeing the Trail again at its best is enough to trick my nostalgic memory to think that it looks just the same as when I sat down to play it during class, and that’s a ticket I would buy again and again. While The Oregon Trail may not be for everyone and it doesn’t add too much to make it the best game it could be, it’s a great title to play when you’re looking for adventure, or peril to overcome.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cozy Grove is a really interesting game, I love the style of it and I enjoy the story with each of the characters. It’s a game I find myself going into, at lunch time each day, as a part of my daily routine - much like Animal Crossing was about a year ago - so it seems to replace the need for a daily bit of casual and cute gaming. Building up my island and unlocking more spirits has been fun - and there always seems to be something new to discover in this world.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins is yet another fantastic found phone game from Kaigan. The puzzles may not be particularly inventive or challenging but the story is well-written and all the nods to the show are a delight to discover. It's a harder sell to anyone who's never seen Doctor Who but if you give a Blink a watch before playing I'm sure you'll like it too.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Another Eden is everything I love in a classic old-school JRPG packed nicely in a mobile form. It focuses on story and character development rather than on tiring gachas and repetitive dailies, but it’s NOT a casual game. You really have to invest a lot of time and focus with each gaming session, so if you’re looking for something idle to pass the time, then it’s best to look elsewhere.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unruly Heroes is an absolute gem of a 2D platformer that plays as well as it looks. The action-packed levels will keep you entertained for hours on end, but if you do need to take a breather, there’s a screenshot feature where you can apply filters and embellish a scene before saving it or sharing it with your friends - and you really will want to, because each scene is an absolute visual treat.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    StarGazing is a fun and relaxing astronomical puzzler that is great at creating a flowing experience. With puzzles taking a couple of seconds, it’s great for a quick session or you can play through multiple levels if you have time. While the ads hold it back from being perfect, this puzzler is too good to pass up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kill it with Fire is clearly made as a PC first game, however the game can be played on mobile well, as long as you give it a bit of time. I quite liked the idea behind the game and the number of side tasks you can do.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Inked is a unique puzzle game that’s at its best when you pause and marvel at the beautiful hand-drawn world around you. It’s not meant to be played through in a single sitting, as puzzles, while varied, do tend to get tiring after a long gaming streak. It’s best enjoyed a chapter or two at a time, though that’s not to say it’s not engaging, because reveling in the stirring musical score alone is already well worth your time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lyxo is a simple concept - it’s just reflecting light - but as a puzzle game, it feels refreshing and relaxing. It’s great to be able to play such a soft and simple puzzler that doesn’t seem to want to rush me or limit me to the number of lines I can draw. The graphic style, though minimalist, continues to feed into the simplicity and relaxing nature of the game itself. If you like puzzle games and are looking for something less stressful, Lyxo is well worth downloading and with 87 levels, you will have plenty to work through!
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Before you dismiss Dragon Quest Tact as another gacha game that brings nothing new to the table, it’s worth a try to download and see if it’s your cup of tea. You can also take advantage of the very first “Scout” chance you get for ten pulls - rerolling or retrying again and again helps you nab S-Rank monsters right from the get-go. I personally lucked out with three S-Rank pulls from the draw pool, and yes, they’re worth every tap.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Micetopia plays like a game where the odds are unfairly stacked against you. It doesn't feel like you are a hero who is meant to be saving these villagers or even has a chance to really make it far without spending tons of time grinding and upgrading. Even then, some areas have checkpoints that are too spread out to feel fair.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Complex suffers from some awkward acting and jarring scene transitions but tells an intriguing story with several shocking twists. Multiple endings give the game a high replay value, and the ability to skip previously unlocked scenes makes it easy to test out choices you otherwise wouldn't have picked.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Captain is Dead might not be for everyone, but it's still a great board game that feels so rewarding when finally figure out what you're supposed to be doing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Friendship, family, and loss. These are all things we experience in life, but not many of us have a magical bracelet to help us. This is the story of Jesper and his journey to self-discovery and it's an enjoyable one, if a little slow in places.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the game not having any new mechanics, the levels are polished, there is a good amount of challenge in each level, and the characters are just really fun to interact with. It’s a well-made platformer with some new characters that I just can’t get enough of.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alba: A Wildlife Adventure is a wonderful game that showcases how everyone can make an impact on the world and everyone can fight capitalism, even with little actions.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forager suffers from awkward – and uncustomizable – touchscreen controls, but the core gameplay remains intact on Android. From a massive skill tree to the adorable graphics, Humble Bundle's iconic survival game is just as fun as it was in 2019. A controller is by far the best way to tackle this mobile port, but there's still a lot of fun to be had even if you need to make do with the virtual gamepad.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Million Dungeon is a surprising little treat that makes the typical Match-3 game relevant again - at least, for an RPG-lover like me. The cute and cuddly artwork is the ribbon that ties this hybrid game together neatly in a bite-sized, highly enjoyable, and totally non-demanding package - so the premium price is totally worth it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Animal Farm stays true to George Orwell’s masterpiece but incorporates its own fun twist into the classic. I haven’t found out if I could end the game by drinking alcohol with the humans just yet as the book did, but I’d really like to see if the animals would look from pig to man and man to pig and not be able to tell the difference.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    DeLight: The Journey Home is a heartbreaking game that distracts you from its dark themes with stealth action, point-and-click objectives, and the occasional quick-time event. The game doesn’t shield you from the harsh realities of war and disability, so prepare yourself for heartbreak, loss, and grief - but then again, thanks to the furry good boi at your side, maybe the journey home won’t be so bad.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Slay the Beat has an interesting concept but doesn't offer enough content to keep you interested beyond a single playthrough. The soundtrack is limited to just a few songs, only a few types of enemies appear over the course of the game, and several recurring bugs make it hard to think of this as anything other than an extended tech demo.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Space Marshals is always a joy to play. Whether you've never tried it, or you played it when it first came out 5 years ago, now it's a great time to look back and play this amazing game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The First Tree is an intimate experience that almost lures you into a trance as you’re playing. Pawing through the filtered light on the forest floor of this Journey-esque game gives you moments of clarity that are pretty rare to find these days, so if you’re looking to take a break from the chaos of the world around you, then this game is a welcome respite.

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