Pocket Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 5,736 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 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Lowest review score: 10 Kick-Ass: The Game
Score distribution:
5736 game reviews
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    • 90 Critic Score
    Immortal Rogue is fantastic - it's got some problems, for sure, but you should still pick it up at your earliest convenience.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Cinders is a magnificent example of how to update an old story for a modern age, and visual novel fans should pick it up immediately.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    A bright, smart card crawl that will keep you entertained for hours.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tetris 99 is chaotic, ridiculous, and a little barebones, but it's also a damn good game of Tetris.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    It has a few flaws, but for the most part Linn: Path of Orchards is one of the most intriguing platformers we've played in a while.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sky Gamblers: Afterburner comes close to nailing the fundamentals of arcadey flight, but technical issues and weak audio design frequently plague the experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    City of Brass has a great whip, but the rest of the game could do with some polish.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A loving tribute to Advance Wars that's generous with its time and skillful with its execution.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    BackFire is slick, smart, and it doesn't give a toss about the rules that you think it should be following.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    A crisp, clean, and surprisingly educational hybrid of music tuition app and word game that's perhaps a tad too simplistic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pikuniku is a seemingly simple game packed full of clever ideas and smart design. It does a lot with very little, and makes for a delightful puzzle-platformer in doing so. It's single-player mode can feel a bit meandering and frustrating at times as you struggle to make any meaningful progress, and its co-op is brilliant but just a little too short. But despite all this, it's a game that platformer fans simply must play. It's sheer brilliance wrapped in a silly, cute package, and it's by far one of the smartest platformers on Switch to date.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Double Cross has enough clever ideas and level design to deliver a fun experience, despite some of its nagging problems.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A simple, colourful, and undeniably appealing action RPG that's lifted considerably by the sheer appeal of the source material.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    There are some nice ideas in Lifty, but it doesn't quite manage to hit the heights it should.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Yes, it's bloody weird, and yes, you're getting a little less bang for your buck, but honestly, stripping back the original game so much has made for a much better experience. Now get out there and dance.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Yes, it's bloody weird, and yes, you're getting a little less bang for your buck, but honestly, stripping back the original game so much has made for a much better experience. Now get out there and dance.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    GRIP: Combat Racing is a decent racing game that can get a little too wild at times.
    • 75 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Hexanome is mechanically sound and technically tight, it remains a curiously distant and uninvolving puzzler.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Trailblazers is a great idea poorly executed, thanks to wonky controls and no real sense of achievement.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee! is a simple game with a deep combat system which everyone can enjoy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might be gross, it might be controversial, but Spitkiss is also a really awesome platformer.

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