PC Format's Scores

  • Games
For 967 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 96 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 4 Legacy: Dark Shadows
Score distribution:
967 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Hugely repetitive action game. Hugely repetitive action game. Hugely repetitive (you get the idea).
    • 63 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Incredibly easy, very short. [Jan 2011, p.109]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The usual amateurish nonsense. [May 2006, p.90]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Many other games do this better. Play them. [Sept 2010, p.98]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Tolkien must be revolving speedily in his grave. [Apr 2009, p.48]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Slightly fun, but only in the most stupid definition of that word. [Sept 2008, p.115]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Plodding, bland fair. [July 2009, p.95]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A solo Nightcrawler game could rock, but this team effort is cash-in gibberish. [July 2006, p.100]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A low-tech and rather uninspiring 2D RTS. [Mar 2008, p.108]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Unfinished and unrewarding, the game's gorgeous artwork is not matched by the plot or the nonsensical puzzles. [Feb 2009, p.98]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Bluntly, the problem with EA's Create is in the title. It suggests you'll be creating things, with all the imagination and excitement that implies. Instead, Create feels like Little Big Planet, as copied by a robot that one day hopes to know what love is.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Traditional point-and-click game complete with traditionally rubbish gameplay. [Christmas 2004, p.119]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Despite aspirations to intelligence, this is comfortably one of the dumbest first-person shooters we’ve ever come across. The FPS action is stilted, the RPG elements make you want to rip your own still-beating heart out, and the main character sounds a lot like Duke Nukem’s halfwit brother.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    It wants to be like the classic survival-horror games of old, and to be fair it does feel like it's at least a decade out of date and being played on a 386. [July 2010, p.101]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Let's hope that The Old Republic gets is right in the many, many places where The Force Unleashed II gets it wrong. [Feb 2011, p.104]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    At times, it feels like "Dead Ringers the Game," with a load of people doing not-quite accurate impressions while looking rather unlike the real actors. [Sept 2009, p.98]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Epic, steampunk fail. [Aug 2009, p.96]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    A great idea that's failed because of execution. [May 2009, p.96]
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    • 46 Critic Score
    Exciting as this may sound, it's based on design and an engine that conspire to make Hunting Unlimited 2008 uniformly atrocious, with dull footprint-following, animals often running tight circles around you, and the awful voice over chap talking about how 'pumped' he is that he shot something in the head. [Apr 2008, p.112]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Miserable nonsense that would have Holmes reaching for the syringe. Real detective work is tedious, lengthy, frustrating and often pointless. In that sense at least, Silver earring is spot on. This is fun how? [Nov 2004]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Frustrating array of random pointing and clicking.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    So bog-standard it's positively peaty, and more buggy than a pram warehouse. [July 2008, p.113]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Every bit as boring as it should have been awesome on toast. Button mashing, blandness, and dodgy controls. Zzzz. [Aug 2008, p.105]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Ultra-generic. [Dec 2009, p.99]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If there is an intriguing idea buried within RF Online, it's suffocating. [Apr 2006, p.94]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A victim of its own sneers, this is the world's first self-parodying game. [July 2005, p.90]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Hinterland's cheap; but that's not excuse for a game this poor. [Dec 2008, p.73]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    When you factor in the poor translation, the stupid difficulty and the poor controls it's as much fun as the black death. Hard to be a good game, more like. [Apr 2008, p.115]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    It's managed to create a whole new genre: the untactical shooter. [Mar 2006, p.104]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Boog, the 900lb grizzly bear, would make a good rug and nothing more. [Christmas 2006, p.96]
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