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
    • 60 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Five or six hours of totally joyless shooterage. I played this game so you don't have to. Don't let it all have been in vain. [Feb 2008, p.110]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    More spit than polish. [Sept 2005, p.98]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    There’s too much replaying of banal levels over and over again until you learn enough button combinations to survive long enough to reach a checkpoint. Sure, there are a few good moments – the sheer scale of the halls of the dead, and the backdrop of hundreds of charging orcs during some of the battle scenes – but the braindead playing of them renders the whole experience futile.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Obtuse, ugly, hair-teraingly frustrating at times, and only very occaisionally imaginative. [Nov 2004]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    How the hell does such a simple system manage to be this fiddly? [Feb 2009, p.100]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The only steering you'll be doing is steering clear. [Feb 2008, p.113]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Pointless in the xtreme, unless you're interested in war game archaeoogy. [July 2005, p.97]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    A cumbersome and confusing affair. Order a full retreat. [June 2006, p.86]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    It's almost as if not enough time has been spent on either this or the Combat Upgrade, making it impossible to accept RoTW as it stands. [July 2005, p.95]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    The driving model is so bad, it makes you wonder if anyone involved has ever been in a car. [Sept 2008, p.117]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    More boring than watching gravel. [July 2006, p.102]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming. [Jan 2008]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Quickly repetitive actin, with ultra-violence that soon becomes mundane. [March 2005, p.100]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Generic online gaming with a single, barely attainable good idea. [Christmas 2006, p.100]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Eragon bored me almost to tears, and the limp plot utterly failed to keep me pushing on through the pain barrier. [Feb 2007, p.68]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Predictably poor. Proof that every gaming franchise has its limits.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Appealing alterna-stealth undone by trying to be all things to all men. Specifically, the sexually frustrated teenage ones. [July 2009, p.93]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    You're left with Commodore-era finger bruises and PS2-quality graphics, and you don't even get the full complement of Olympic sports. Rubbish. [Christmas 2004, p.122]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Perfect for people who hate helicopters and simulations. [Dec 2004, p.104]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Ridiculously fast, under-developed and frustrating to control. [Christmas 2004, p.119]
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    • 31 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    The frustration of RTS interrupting RPG is maddening beyond belief, but you won't understand what's going on anyway, so it's not worth the worry. [Christmas 2005, p.102]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Web of Shadows aims for a sandbox GTA-style open environment, but has neither the verve, nor the technical ability to pull it off. [Jan 2009, p.101]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    A textbook - not to mention chastening - exercise in making something inherently fun no fun whatsoever. [Sept 2007, p.60]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    A waste of time for all involved, go watch paint dry instead. [Aug 2005, p.97]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Messy, clumsy, and deeply unsatisfying beat-'em-up combat. Surpised? Catwoman is a poorly made tie-in game for a rubbish movie. Someone find me a bag and a brick. [Oct 2004, p.96]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Five years ago it might have been average. [June 2009, p.100]
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    • 22 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    With too much emphasis on the factory insteady of the beauty, this is a game that really is skin-deep. [Sept 2008, p.117]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Dull, dated, and deeply dim-witted. Let's snore together. [Dec 2004, p.104]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Basically it's not a game, it's still just a tech demo, and a pretty unsuccessful one at that. [July 2007, p.64]
    • PC Format
    • 54 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Yet another unnecessary and unwarranted poker game. Avoid. [May 2007, p.69]
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