Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,720 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 18% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Fire Emblem: Awakening
Lowest review score: 10 Angels In The Sky
Score distribution:
5720 game reviews
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    • 90 Critic Score
    How well this will scale over the coming weeks and months is hard to predict, of course. But in its initial incarnation, Fleet Command that most rare of games: a deep mobile MMOG that combines its licence, metagame and gameplay in a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging manner.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Horizon Chase Turbo is a game of few fresh ideas that nevertheless remains compelling as an often electric arcade racing bonanza.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Crimson Keep's knock-about brand of roguelike ARPG proves fundamentally flawed, with clumsy combat, repetitive levels, and a clunky core menu system.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Cattails is cute. The art style is nice. The music is nice. I just don't want to play it ever again. My initial excitement about playing after simple RPGs like Cat Quest and pixel art games like Stardew Valley was basically crushed by a mediocre game. In fact, instead of this, just play one of the other games I just mentioned.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    GRIP: Combat Racing is a decent racing game that can get a little too wild at times.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nidhogg 2 is a game of ethereal highs and thudding lows, and those sporadic bursts of joy are best experienced with a friend by your side.
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    • 50 Critic Score
    There are some nice ideas here, but for the most part NBA 2K Mobile Basketball tries to be for everyone and ends up being for no one.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    While Hexanome is mechanically sound and technically tight, it remains a curiously distant and uninvolving puzzler.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Trailblazers is a great idea poorly executed, thanks to wonky controls and no real sense of achievement.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    A finely honed, deeply stylish 2D platformer that streamlines without dumbing down.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokemon: Let's Go! has a lot of offer on the whole. It's family friendly and makes it easy to pick up with a pal, meaning that parents can jump on to help out their kids and leave when needed. It's also brimming with charm, character, and animations that you can't help smiling at. I've got no doubt you'll enjoy the game if you pick it up, but how long for depends on how much you loved the classic era of the Pokemon franchise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee! is a simple game with a deep combat system which everyone can enjoy.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Cat Lady is a bright and smart card game that doesn't take forever to play. That means it lacks the depth of the big boys, but it also means that you don't have to learn that much to get to grips with it. For a couple of quid it's a really good addition to any digital board game player's library. You won't play it much once the initial thrill has worn off, but having it ready to whip out when you've got some friends round makes it an easy recommendation.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    It might be gross, it might be controversial, but Spitkiss is also a really awesome platformer.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Put simply, Into the Dark: Narakan is one of the best mobile roguelikes we've played in a long time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's some really solid fun to be had here, but you need to get used to how the game plays first.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    RWBY: Amity Arena isn't a bad Clash Royale-a-like, but there are so many better mobile MOBAs out there it might as well be.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best MMOs comes to mobile with most of its charm and playability intact.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A perfectly-sized, well thought out roguelike that's got a lot more to it than meets the eye.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Gal Metal is a great idea that fits well on the Switch, but sloppy pacing and a crushing difficulty curve make it hard to recommend.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My Hero One's Justice will keep you entertained for hours, but it is by no means an essential anime fighter.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Windjammers is one of the finest co-op games in any genre, and it remains as essential now as it was back in 1994.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderfully violent and perfectly challenging shooter.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Candies n' Curses is a perfect example of meshing together the old and the new. It's as old a concept as any we've seen recently on mobile, but it's presented in the most modern ways. If this was an arcade game from the era it's aping, then it'd be a hundred times harder, and less fun. Instead you get a game that's all about the balance. The balance between failure and success, retro and modern, control and madness. And where it matters, it gets each of those balancing acts just right.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Euclidean Skies is really good. It could have been great, but don't let that put you off.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shump is a brilliant mash-up of shooting, jumping, and dodging, and when it's at its best it'll leave you breathless.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Black Bird is difficult, weird, and an utterly brilliant shmup you need to check out right now.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stardew Valley is a fantastic experience as ever, but it's let down by its awkward combat controls.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disappointing entry that proves itself incapable of overcoming the issues of its forebears - Warriors Orochi 4 is, simply put, a relic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Luigi's Mansion is a truly wonderful game, but the 3DS was the wrong place to port it.

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