Pocket Tactics' Scores

  • Games
For 329 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 21% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 You Must Build A Boat
Lowest review score: 20 Head of State
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 49 out of 329
329 game reviews
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    • 100 Critic Score
    Shards of Infinity is a polished deck builder that's perfect for two. A great app of a great card game.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Solar Settlers is an extremely well-built machine, a solitaire optimization puzzle par excellence, and an excellent digital board game.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Informative and well designed, Egypt: Old Kingdom is one pyramid scheme worth buying into.
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    • 100 Critic Score
    It's easy to bemoan the dearth of complex, satisfying gameplay on mobile, and especially in the tower defense genre, but you can't do that here. Dungeon Warfare is certainly not the first dungeon-themed tower defense game, but it’s rare to see it done with so much verve.
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    • 100 Critic Score
    Yes, yes, a million hollow moons yes, Cultist Simulator is a good game, the kind which will haunt your waking moments with its patterns and intricacies. The app is so easy to use, making the repetition of the game dreamlike rather than simply dull, and though I’ve beaten it twice and wasn’t sure I could tackle another go-around, it seems like I’m a born again cultist. I’ll remember my fleshsack days fondly, looking back from the seat of the Glory upon those quotidian beginnings. But first I have to finish this last bit of research...
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A challenging puzzler that will push your organizational and management skills to the limit as it thrusts new nodes and numbers upon you.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Limited tactical options and offensive IAP structure kills what could have been an interesting mobile alternative to roguelike deck builders like Slay the Spire.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Good and solid bouts of roguelike card-battles, but the final result is short of inspiring. Likeable and worthwhile.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're already a fan of Wave Light's Demon's Rise series, Shieldwall Chronicles is more of the same but with a somewhat less interesting setting and slightly more complex gameplay. New players who are after some RPG tactics with lots of math will also love this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On a platform where the roguelike is a dime-a-dozen, Immortal Rogue takes big steps to insure it stands out among the rest. Not without its stumbles, though.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A colorful, addictive twist on the traditional card battler with frenetic “dungeon” runs and slick presentation.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Devotees of the console strategy RPG style of Fire Emblem may find a lot to like in Parthia 3 and its prequels, especially those disappointed by Nintendo's limited Fire Emblem: Heroes. This series was created by someone with a lot of love for a very particular kind of game. Now that the creator is freed of this obsession, I hope his next project can find the audience it deserves.
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    • 100 Critic Score
    Evolution is a brilliantly thematic and enjoyable experience that does an excellent job of simulating the struggle for survival.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An excellent sci-fi SRPG that will provide countless hours of fun once you get over its initially intimidating scope.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A tired, lackluster, and watered-down riff on the Alien series that finds players swapping from camera to camera guiding crew members through a xenomorph-ravaged space station.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Sheeping Around looks the part, but sadly the game turns out to be as dull as you would expect for a game based on an animal that stands around in a field all day chewing grass.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, the game makes for an excellent romp. Yes, it’s an excellent way to get anybody to practice their sums but that’s like praising a dish for ‘sneaking’ vegetables into it. Edifying to be sure, but a delight in its own right.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Miyamoto is a bit of a hidden gem, offering snappy and addictive gameplay, topped off with some stylish presentation.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    The biggest issue, outside of the odd UI hiccup and impenetrable mechanical logic, is that TITP pretends to offer a scathing commentary about the human condition, but it’s bite is toothless.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A remastered port of the legendary, humorous sim that feels perfect for on-the-go play, minus a few platform-specific frustrations.
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    • 100 Critic Score
    Initially obtuse but ultimately highly rewarding spiritual sequel to one of the App Store's biggest hits.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The content included in the game is absolutely worth the purchase price, and I didn't feel like I missed out on much by not spending more. The game is intensely engaging with a light-hearted tone that makes it a real pleasure to jump in to. Tweaks to the Kingdom Rush formula should please long-time fans and jaded TD players who have seen everything. If you're new to this kind of game, Vengeance is a great, entertaining jumping off point.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not be a ‘true’ C&C game, but it’s one of the tightest and most compelling strategy games on mobile.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not revolutionary, but ELOH is a good puzzle game that develops its central ideas well and puts them in a very attractive package.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A meaty mobile port of the massive farm simulation game that’ll keep you occupied on the go, with a few minor control issues.
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    • 100 Critic Score
    As a sequel, Euclidean Skies is as different from its predecessor as it can be while maintaining the core puzzle tactics concept. It’s not perfect, but it’s better for it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Grimvalor is the best Metroidvania you’ll find on a mobile platform, but doesn’t move the bar for the subgenre at large.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The most addictive and polished way to live out your fantasies of taking the Iron Throne in Reigns' best version to date.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprisingly charming and fun football management sim, it is just a pity that the financial model takes the shine off.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The puzzles are clever, but not as varied or mind-melting as the Go series. The game's central mechanic is cool, but it isn't quite clever or adaptable enough to push it to instant-classic status like Monument Valley. That said, it would be hard to reach the heights of those games, and as it is, Where Shadows Slumber is an atmospheric and imaginative puzzle game.

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