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 1.8 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
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    As good as Civ ever was, with some interesting new additions and, better yet, no more stacks o' doom. A worthy series update. [Issue#245, p.98]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The bar for MMOs has been lifted even higher - it'll take something almost sexual in nature to topple the mighty WoW now. [Mar 2007, p.70]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's the best strategy game released this year, and if you don't like it, there's something wrong with you. [Dec 2005 p.87]
    • PC Format
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A sensory feast, GTR2 takes you so close you can almost smell the burning rubber. The best PC racing sim there is. [Oct 2006, p.90]
    • PC Format
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A shining example of the genre, and one that will be remembered for a whole twelve months. As the series carries on there are fewer defining moments which mark one instalment from the next: a little gameplay gloss here, a graphical rennovation there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This year’s best RTS.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There’s immense replay value here, there’s a mixture of modes and difficult levels, and there’s a damn fine game, even if it’s not quite the revolution that the first Max was.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Utterly mental, but quite, quite brilliant. One of the best experiences of the year. [July 2005, p.92]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Exhilarating to the point of giddiness. This is a martial masterpiece. [Aug 2005, p.80]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A massively polished and highly accessible shooter that just doesn't let up long enough to allow you to get bored of it. [Christmas 2007, p.50]
    • PC Format
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Intoxicating. [Jan 2011, p.104]
    • PC Format
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's the finest Total War game CA has ever made, with a beautifully focused campaign and involving multiplayer too. [Apr 2011, p.94]
    • PC Format
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    They may seem like fairly minor tweaks, but what's changed in this sequel makes for so much more than the original. [Mar 2010, p.84]
    • PC Format
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Nearly perfect drop-in, drop-out fantasy fun. Top-notch stuff. [July 2005, p.91]
    • PC Format
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Easily the most important MMO launch in years, and a much needed shot in the arm for the genre. [Dec 2008, p.90]
    • PC Format
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An impressively immersive and realistic open-world military sim. It's everything being a squaddie entails, minus the personal risk. [Sept 2009, p.88]
    • PC Format
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The stealth adventure genre doesn't get any better than this. [Christmas 2006, p.95]
    • PC Format
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    NWN2 is the sequel we've been waiting for. With the graphical and systematic changes to give bedroom RPG makers a boost, and a solid single-player campaign to play through while we wait to see what they can do, it's hard to think of anyone who could be disappointed with the contents of this box. [Dec 2006, p.102]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This game may well manage to suck some of the harder gamers into its clever paws thanks to sharp wit and genuine originality. [July 2009, p.86]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Intense strategy monster that almost lives up to its predecessor's legend. [June 2006, p.94]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most successful MMO ever adds another thick layer of icing to its cake. [Feb 2011, p.100]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A triumph...An expansive environment, expensive cars and plenty of company to race against make for an intoxicating Hawaiian cocktail. [Mar 2007, p.62]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not be universally perfect, but it’s certainly the king of infinite space.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The role playing element is where this game comes into its own...You can engage in mind games with any other manager, striking up friendships and burn bridges, and your players will react to what they say about you too. The fun that cna be had by continually prodding a virtual Kevin Keegan to see what he'll do next...[Dec 2004, p.82]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's imposingly deep and demanding. [Dec 2005 p.89]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's rare that a game with almost exactly the same engine and characters as its antecedent matches it blow for blow, but this is the exception to the rule. [May 2005, p.95]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thief contains a level more terrifying than anything we've ever encountered before. [Aug 2004, p.76]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV can be spirit crushingly hard in single player mode. [Aug 2009, p.98]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When it’s good, it’s exceptional, but when it’s bad it’s just OK. Witness the multiplayer, which, while it isn’t as social as Halo’s first incarnation, is brilliantly handled.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Red Army levels are stunning.