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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This isn't a game, it's a trip into the human psyche's darker spaces. Not for the faint of heart, but horror junkies will lap it up. [Issue#246, p.107]
    • PC Format
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Play it with your brain switched off and you'll cruise through the whole shebang in something like four hours, but take your time over the game, soak up the world's look and feel, listen to the refreshingly sharp NPC dialogue, experiment with different ways of approaching each conflict and puzzle, and you'll drag it out to a deeply satisfying six or seven. [Aug 2006, p.90]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just when ragdoll was becoming an irritant for gaming, Toribash swoops in to demonstrate why it's the best thing since shaded pixels. [Mar 2007, p.78]
    • PC Format
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The player might not be number one any more, but the game reigns supreme. [Nov 2004]
    • PC Format
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Football Manager 2011 isn't likely to draw in any new players, but it's also not going to lose any either. There are other new features, but essentially it's still that footie RPG with the addictiveness only FM and free-base cocaine can offer.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When Far Cry does what only it can do, it’s a genuine classic (you’ll be waiting in vain to see anything of the scale of the outdoors sections in "Doom III"). When it follows in others’ footsteps, it’s merely a highly superior genre game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Engaging and absorbing. Prepare to lose yourself again. [Dec 2006, p.106]
    • PC Format
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent expandalone that irons out many of the original's flaws and adds some welcome variation to the equation. [June 2010, p.97]
    • PC Format
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Same, but brilliantly different. [Christmas 2007, p.60]
    • PC Format
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another masterpiece from the folks at Massive, and one of the most beautiful visions of warfare you're ever likely to see. [Oct 2007, p.30]
    • PC Format
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Puts its core mechanics before everything else and with good reason - they're as near-perfect as we're ever going to get. [Sept 2011, p.102]
    • PC Format
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bewigged, flouncing, educational "Rome." Wonderful stuff. [Christmas 2006, p.88]
    • PC Format
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It couldn't possibly satisfy all of our hopes, but Fallout 3 is still a glorious experience that will utterly nuke your social life. [Christmas 2008, p.86]
    • PC Format
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Now play it, because I desperately need to talk to someone about it. [June 2009, p.100]
    • PC Format
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great sim thrills with EA's trademark slick presentation. [May 2011, p.94]
    • PC Format
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As cinematic games go, Mafia is in a league of its own.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game's fun and makes little effort to hide it behind cumbersome things like plot. [Feb 2008, p.113]
    • PC Format
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like going to dinner with a supermodel only to discover she's also as witty as a stand-up comic; GRID is gorgeous and emormously good fun. [July 2008, p.104]
    • PC Format
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant reinvention that may stick to First Person Shooter convention, but applies cutting-edge production values. [Jan 2008, p.58]
    • PC Format
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A worthy sequel with all the parkour fun and swashbuckling joy of the original, and a bunch more game for your money. [Apr 2010, p.88]
    • PC Format
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't think of any game recently that's got me so hooked on insane combat. Step aside GTA, you're about to be overtaken. [May 2010, p.91]
    • PC Format
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A new classic. It will change every gaming instinct you have. [March 2005, p.110]
    • PC Format
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gorgeous and horrifying , but also dumb and repetitive.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bigger, prettier and cleverer than before and for most the perfect evolution. [Jan 2009, p.90]
    • PC Format
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Complete Edition is a great way to introduce newbies to this RTS masterpiece. [May 2009, p.93]
    • PC Format
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Looks rather simple, but is in fact very deep. [Apr 2010, p.101]
    • PC Format
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With so many competing FPS games on the market, Red Mercury falls sadly below par..."Splinter Cell" meets "Serious Sam." Not too bad. Not very good. [Dec 2004, p.90]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The most grown-up GTA and the best realised, but it doesn't respect the PC much. Enjoy the multiplayer madness if you can. [Christmas 2008, p.96]
    • PC Format
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Lush, satisfying and thoughtful. [Jan 2009, p.92]
    • PC Format
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Cool, dark and calculating, Splinter Cell finally plays as stylishly as it looks. [May 2005, p.100]
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