PC Arena's Scores

  • Games
For 47 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 68% higher than the average critic
  • 10% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 81
Highest review score: 100 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Lowest review score: 60 JetFighter V: Homeland Protector
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
47 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A sure-fire classic. It has great graphics, great music, fanatical voice talent, an intelligent plot, dynamic gameplay and a universe of models that will be hard to match.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    However, taking away all the glamour, polish and hype this title has, what you’ll be presented with is rather linear game with fairly limited replay ability. We did however find the single player campaigns surprisingly short.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, the gameplay, graphics and sound all add up for a spectacular RTS title that you will be able to play for hours upon hours without getting remotely bored.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    AI is above average and they're not of the “run up to you get killed” variety. Instead, they’ll try to flank you or use cover to their advantage.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from the lackluster sounds, Rise Of Nations has Gameplay that rocks and beats out any recent RTS offerings and at a pace that you can be done in 90 minutes or less - all of which makes this an ideal game for almost any gamer.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From beginning to end, you won't find a more entertaining title.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Does a very good job of reliving the origins and early years of powered flight, and is also a good primer for budding fixed-wing aviators and hobbyists everywhere.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Remedy Entertainment has again, defined the "cinema" in "cinematic." Absolutely no one out there can do Max Payne like these guys and we'll certainly be looking forward to the final instalment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though I loved the graphics, the vastness of space, the controls /interface and most of all, the diversity in the different systems, I didn’t care for the non-dynamic nature of the missions and lack of scripting for the characters that you run into.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the new myth units, the awe inducing sight of the Titans and a whole new campaign to be played with, Age of Mythology – The Titans is one of the best expansion packs that I have seen lately.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A Triple-A production that delivers an equally impressive experience. I’ve found myself up late nights in the office wanting more till the very end and even then, it had left me craving for a bigger fix.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the glaring omission of the single player campaign is inexcusable, the multiplayer component most definitely makes up for some of it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I've played the game 7 times over alone on the Microsoft console and I still find the experience on the PC to be every bit as captivating as I remembered it to be.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re into what we call the thinking man’s (or woman’s) RTS, you owe it to yourself to check out Homeworld 2. If you’re tired with the seemingly never-ending stream of first person shooters, give it a try - chances are, you will enjoy every bit of this as we have.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are great, the player statistics are much more in depth than I expect from a typical game, and the gameplay in general, flows really well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s by far the best-looking and most-realistic game in the series, and finally begins to deliver the team-based tactical gameplay its predecessors haven’t quite pulled off.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a free game that’s admittedly an interactive recruiting poster, AA is great.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In delivering a fantastic single player experience for a street price of $40, Painkiller is one of the best FPS money can buy today and isn't anything short of highly recommended.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a first person shooter, Jedi Academy excels. It is a Star Wars action title with an engrossing single player experience, even holding true to the expanded Star Wars universe.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you liked the original Deus Ex or you thought it was just a tad too convoluted, Deus Ex – Invisible War would make a fine addition to your Sci-Fi gaming library.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A quick paced, addictive action title with little replay value.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great attempt at an action-based thriller. Puzzles aren’t needed and the weirdness is bound to freak most folks out. While killing the same monsters over and over again does become a bit tedious, the overall experience makes the game worth trying out for anyone who is looking for a scare.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Port Royale’s concept itself is rather flawed. I really can’t see a relatively uneducated pirate creating an empire, since most historical pirates were brutish men who had short, violent careers that ended either hanging from the yardarm or lunch for the squid.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great addition to the original game. With 16 new maps, seven new weapons including anti-missiles, gadgets like the jet pack and new vehicles like the Sherman tank, to say that this expansion pack cuts the mustard would be an understatement.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The effects look like they came right out of the series and the voiceovers, as expected are top-notch. Some of the character's jokes really catch you off guard and if you're as geeky as the rest of us, you'll be foaming at the mouth before you know it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If NWN disappointed you, you'll get, repeat after me: "more of the same." Module designers will probably appreciate the fixes and tweaks to the toolset, which can only benefit everyone in the end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay, cool moves, music and smokin’ graphics are all top notch. Even though the game was fairly short and the camera angles annoying, any fan of the franchise would / should probably buy it and those interested wouldn’t be disappointed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As much as we hate to admit it, there's a little bit of quirky humour in all of us and Armed and Dangerous would undoubtedly bring lots of laughs during the course of carrying out your missions - just don't expect any replay value when you're done.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The gameplay loses its luster after a while, but there are some exciting moments to be had. Die-hard RPG players may be frustrated with the game’s unswerving linearity.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a great action title to get your blood pumping and that's intensively immersive, Delta Force : Blackhawk Down is your best bet!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'd personally give it a perfect 5 outta 5 if they had included information on how to drive the system and if it didn't have the few bugs that it does.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are endless hours of gameplay submerged in this gem of a game, and if you really want a game that will last through the ages, any game with the ‘Worms’ title will fill your need and Worms 3D is no exception!
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the gameplay is a tad repetitive, going thru a challenging progression of adversaries ranging from troops to mutated dogs to tanks would help break the monotony.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Geared more towards the casual player, and the game’s simple interface and play mechanics reflect that.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a solid and fun title filled with neat explosions and little other details, or if couldn't get enough of the original, head out to your retailer and pick this little gem up. It'll keep you going for hours on end.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Technically, this can be considered a stand alone product but we’d like to think of it as two games in one - and for a retail price of $29.90, Dungeon Siege : Legends of Aranna is an exceptional value!
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The great retro sci-fi setting and creative twist in unit creation just can’t make up for cumbersome gameplay and poor unit control.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But what makes Commandos 3 : Destination Berlin more than just a good strategy game is how it somehow allows you to again believe—however much tongue-firmly-in-cheek—in that comic book WWII mythical world.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though there's no multiplayer (in the PC version) and it's clearly geared more towards the console crowd, it's still very much a worthy title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Adequate in most areas, but beneath the cel-shaded exterior, there could have been more substance to make the title really stand out.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I think it is an atrocity that there is absolutely no multiplayer, and the lack of save points make the game utterly unbearable at some points. In anycase, if you're looking for a decent RPG that delivers an above average experience, Enclave should fit the bill quite well.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the graphics are somewhat lackluster and the rooms confusing at times, the gameplay, music, atmosphere and experience delivery in Nosferatu : Wrath of Malachi makes it more than worth the while.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More of the same with a few bright spots. There will be good times, as well as frustrating ones - but with a street price of $17.99, it's not at all bad.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even those who love the gore and carnage, I suspect that the novelty would soon wear off.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Personally, I would have liked to have seen a little bit more attention given to the RPG aspect and more depth to the RTS elements of the game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nothing more than an uninspiring title that excels in a few areas and is completely dysfunctional elsewhere across the board.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics in FairStrike are really something else. The background artwork look more like scenic renders than skies and clouds. The water glimmers as light reflects off the surface.