Pocket Tactics

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419 Published Reviews

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

Switch
9.00
Sean MartinApr 13, 2021
Though it treads familiar ground in terms of gameplay, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV is a fantastic farewell to the saga and its cast of characters

FANTASIAN

iOS
7.00
Glen FoxApr 08, 2021
A brilliant Apple Arcade exclusive with a killer battle system, let down by hit-and-miss visuals and a slightly naff plot.

STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town

Switch
8.00
Ruby Spiers-UnwinApr 07, 2021
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is an outstanding life sim with in-depth farming aspects, adorable romance options, and gorgeous ferrets. However, the fiddly controls and backtracking can be tedious.

Star Trek: Legends

iOS
8.00
Glen FoxApr 04, 2021
If you like gacha games, you'll love Star Trek: Legends, which dispenses with the free-to-play nonsense for a pure RPG experience.

MONSTER HUNTER RISE

Switch
9.00
Dave IrwinMar 30, 2021
Rise nails the theme, introduces smart improvements to combat, and is a thoroughly fun experience from start to finish. If you don’t mind the dip in performance compared to the previous game, it’s the best Monster Hunter on the market

BALAN WONDERWORLD

Switch
2.00
Cameron BaldMar 29, 2021
Balan Wonderworld is an otherworldly disaster: tedious to play, visually repellent, and – at least on Switch – stomach-churning to control

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!

AndroidiOS
6.00
Glen FoxMar 25, 2021
Overall, I’m cautiously optimistic about On the Run. It gets the basics right, and provides enough to keep you coming back daily, but it’s definitely missing a few ingredients. Add these in and it’s the mobile Crash game we’ve always wanted.

Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins

AndroidiOS
8.00
Sean MartinMar 25, 2021
While Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins isn’t all that mysterious for a found phone game, it does act as an enjoyable, well-produced epilogue to one of Who’s greatest episodes

Project CARS GO

iOSAndroid
6.00
Harry SlaterMar 24, 2021
Project Cars Go isn't the car sim that some people might have wished it was, but despite lacking the breathless thrill of the best racing games, it still manages to be compulsive enough to keep your fingers engaged

Cozy Grove

iOS
8.00
Ruby Spiers-UnwinMar 23, 2021
Cozy Grove will definitely scratch the itch for anyone looking for a new life-sim. Although the gameplay can feel slightly limiting, it will keep you coming back each day for more.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning

Switch
6.00
Glen FoxMar 15, 2021
There's nothing wrong or broken about Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning on Switch, it's just an uninspired experience that pales in comparison to the genre greats.

Apex Legends

Switch
6.00
Ben SledgeMar 11, 2021
Ultimately, the Switch offers a unique way of playing Apex Legends on the go, but one of the best battle royale experiences is seriously hampered by the limitations of the hardware.

BRAVELY DEFAULT II

Switch
8.00
Glen FoxMar 05, 2021
A charming neoclassical JRPG that, while somewhat flawed technically, will appeal to theorycrafters and those looking for gaming comfort food

Sea of Solitude: The Director's Cut

Switch
5.00
Cameron BaldMar 05, 2021
Sea of Solitude is a game with a lot to say, though it struggles to impart its familiar lessons in an engaging way.

Inked

iOSAndroid
8.00
Ruby Spiers-UnwinFeb 24, 2021
Though its puzzles can be quick to complete, Inked is an amazing story of love and loss that questions what people are willing to do for the ones they care about.

Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos

Switch
8.00
Sean MartinFeb 22, 2021
I still don’t think Tasos is especially engrossing as a single-player game, beyond simply a bit of dungeon-crawling fun. But as a co-op experience I absolutely recommend it if you’re looking to form a party with your friends and engage in some dungeon-delving tomfoolery.

Thomas Was Alone

Switch
7.00
Cameron BaldFeb 22, 2021
At its best, Thomas Was Alone overcomes its gameplay troubles by the sheer force of its character. Its abundant charm is plain to see, and when you’re chilling with your new pals, lovingly rolling your eyes at another cute joke, or fretting over what might happen to your favourite triangle, any such gripes quickly become mere background noise.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

Switch
8.00
Cameron BaldFeb 16, 2021
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury provides a compelling, if inconsistent, blend of the past and a potential vision of the portly plumber's future.

Azur Lane: Crosswave

Switch
5.00
Ruby Spiers-UnwinFeb 16, 2021
Azur Lane: Crosswave boasts some gorgeous artwork, but the combat system and dialogue need work. Unfortunately, using sexy battleships in combat just isn’t for everyone.

Astrologaster

Switch
8.00
Sean MartinFeb 16, 2021
Still, the game is a fun historical exploration that doesn’t take itself too seriously, deriving a good deal of its humour and absurdity from how it deals with the central concept of using stars to diagnose all worldly ills.

Persona 5 Strikers

Switch
8.00
Ruby Spiers-UnwinFeb 11, 2021
Getting the Phantom Thieves back together for some fast-paced Musou-style combat is incredibly fun. And while it doesn’t quite scratch the turn-based itch, Strikers excels in other aspects.

Little Nightmares II

Switch
9.00
Sean MartinFeb 09, 2021
The most original platformer I've played in years: clever, creepy, and distinctive. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to play the first.

The Captain is Dead

iOSAndroid
7.00
Cameron BaldFeb 05, 2021
The Captain is Dead is an overwhelming, exhilarating, and yet occasionally tedious digital board game that simply takes no prisoners.

Skyforge

Switch
5.00
Glen FoxFeb 04, 2021
But despite that, I’m struggling to think of a reason why I would pick Skyforge over Diablo III or Warframe. Both are a million miles away in terms of their ports and have much more compelling combat, loot, and progression loops. Warframe is also free, features the ability to swap between unlocked frames, and has much more reasonable pricing if you do intend to spend.

Haven

Switch
8.00
Ruby Spiers-UnwinFeb 04, 2021
A heartwarming story of love against all odds. Traversal can be tedious, but Haven makes up for it with some charming characters and an adorable lizard companion.