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 1.9 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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An almost-perfect war game that manages to deliver just enough for real-time strategy and sim fans alike. [July 2009, p.90]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A silent and deadly change from the usual WW2 percussion. Refreshing. [Mar 2006, p.98]
    • PC Format
    • 89 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Mass Effect's impressive storytelling struggles against remarkably clunky combat action, and wins - but only just. [July 2008, p.100]
    • PC Format
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An enormously rewarding and complicated game Battlefield Vietnam is then, and unquestionably an improvement upon its predecessor. At the same time, it’s so remarkably similar to BF 1942 it’s almost not worth buying if you’re an existing fan.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The simplicity of the design is where the game really shines. [Oct 2011, p.105]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's delicious to watch. Nexus' whirling space charts and system-spanning ships slip past spiraling asteroids, fend of the shadows of "Homeworld" and make your head spin. [Christmas 2004, p.114]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare 2 is a far more complete package, but DICE proves that it's the master of true multiplayer warfare. [Apr 2010, p.92]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Not big and not clever, but lots of simple, high-paced fun while it lasts... The story fits the action: it's speedy, unchallenging, over-the-top yet quite entertaining. [Apr 2005, p.108]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Worth every one of your 680 pennies for a bit more Fallout 3 and the lack of a proper ending to put a stop to your fun. [July 2009, p.92]
    • PC Format
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Ticks all the right boxes expected of sub-based MMORPG, but you can happily play without spending a cent. [Dec 2009, p.98]
    • PC Format
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The focus on wizards adds far more of an edge than Heroes of Might and Magic’s army action, and the increased level of tactics puts Disciples to shame.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    For the first time in a good seven years there's a decent Formula 1 game on the PC. An impressive return to form. [Issue#246, p.102]
    • PC Format
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    While it's nowhere near as theatrical as "GTR2," there's a solid core of tight, exciting racing and impressive physics here. [Jan 2007, p.56]
    • PC Format
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Stunning attention to detail throughout and beautifully fluid game mechanics are impossible not to appreciate. [Sept 2009, p.94]
    • PC Format
    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A tense, nervous gun-ache of a game that will make you jump and scream. [Jan 2008, p.70]
    • PC Format
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Flawed but undoubtedly fun. An endearing spectacular shooter. [Sept 2006, p.92]
    • PC Format
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A thrillingly kinetic scramble through gaming's prettiest Orwellian dystopia. It has the feeblest fight sequences, yet its greatness shines through. [Feb 2009, p.94]
    • PC Format
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Its duffer solo moments are masked by imaginative and visual whizz-band-fizz. [Jan 2011, p.100]
    • PC Format
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A good expansion that lacks a bit of depth. [Aug 2006, p.94]
    • PC Format
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Easily the most engrossing and authentic sub sim out there. [July 2006, p.92]
    • PC Format
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The Thing isn’t a classic but it is a superbly executed, engrossing horror shooter that almost everyone will enjoy, once at least.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Not the longest of games, but one of hte first truly compelling physics puzzlers. [Nov 2007, p.56]
    • PC Format
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Exhilarating stripped down action-RPG. Repetitive, but compulsive. [Oct 2005, p.86]
    • PC Format
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Naturally wanting to be played with a PS2 joypad, the controls are difficult to use and can’t be changed, although a secondary keymap allows for the more familiar [W], [A], [S], [D] combination.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Very probably the greatest secret agent game around.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Playing as gaming's most agile character is joyous, which outweighs the lengthy cutscenes and disappointing final hour. [Apr 2008, p.38]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Every bit as ambitious as it is visually stunning. A little more polish, and WoW could finally have serious competition on its hands. [Aug 2008, p.92]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Slick, with better handling but seen-it-all-before gameplay.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's a hard game, but that challenge and scope will be what keeps you coming back after your arse is handed to you. Again.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    What it does introduce is a level of pervasive professionalism, and in-depth statistical geekery that's been reserved for "Football Manager's" army of devotees until now. [June 2005, p.94]
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