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
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Demigod is simple in concept, but thoroughly engaging and great fun. More content would make this an essential buy. [June 2009, p.92]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Well worth the price in entertainment value. [Jan 2010, p.90]
    • PC Format
    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's still a fantastic game. [Sept 2010, p.102]
    • PC Format
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Dawn of War 2 is relentless, grindy, beautiful, but never less than an utterly compulsive real-time strategy game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A massive upgrade on the first game, but don't blame us if you get a bit tired of shooting people in the face. [Issue#244, p.106]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Player empowerment taken to a ridiculous, gruesome and thrilling new level. Just don't expect design perfection. [Sept 2009, p.92]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Note to Epic: just give us more unique Onslaught maps – and new vehicles for them – and we’ll happily keep playing. But keep churning out endless samey maps and it’s back to "Battlefield" and "PlanetSide" for us.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While non-hockey fans can blag their way through the main game, Dynasty mode is a whole different puck game. It takes a real hockey buff to know what's going on with the different team lines, strategies, player trading and draft picking.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    All the licenses you could want, but sluggish controls hold it back. [Christmas 2009, p.93]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Cryostasis is a beautiful, yet flawed, gem of a game. It offers up a thoroughly unique experience, that at its height is as breathtaking as it terrifying. The decision to render this as a first person shooter is slightly double-edged though, because as a shooter it’s less of a stunner, but is still a worthy addition to your game shelf.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    So close to brilliance - but, again let down by premature release. [Jan 2005, p.82]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Attractive, accessible and plenty to do – for a golf game, anyway.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Not wholly innovative, but a rewarding tactical shooter.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A new, simpler breed of Splinter Cell action, though with enough of its hardcore gaming roots showing to please us all. [July 2010, p.90]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A slight affair, but tense, focused and the best finger-on-the-button sim ever. [Nov 2006, p.96]
    • PC Format
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    An interesting twist is the lack of fog of war. This takes a while to get used to, but works surprisingly well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    One of the most fun puzzle games since "Bookworm Adventures." [Jan 2008, p.74]
    • PC Format
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It may take a while to find them, but delve into PES 2011 and you'll discover its great - if unfortunately hidden - depths. [Nov 2010, p.100]
    • PC Format
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As human mercenary enemies make way for the dreaded aliens, the AI suffers a brain haemorrhage and the game needs to distract you with spectacular visual events to distract you from your stand and shoot enemies. It's as good as any recent shooter at epic moments and gun-toting drama, but it feels a little shallow once you realise how remedial the all-conquering alien force actually are.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    I don't think this is going to be as good as the new Island series gets either. [Sept 2009, p.97]
    • PC Format
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It feels like a retro collection, but it's pretty much a no-brainer for flight sim fans until "Storm of War" arrives. [Feb 2007, p.65]
    • PC Format
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The best Pacific-based flight sim you can buy, without question. [Dec 2004, p.86]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A fresh breath in the MMORPG genre. In some respects it's ELITE on steroids.
    • PC Format
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A visceral, engrossing epic noticeably lacking in refinement. [Apr 2006, p.82]
    • PC Format
    • 88 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A little like a tavern wench you met in Trinidad - certainly pretty, very broad, but ultimately a tiny bit shallow. [Jan 2005, p.88]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A gorgeous dystopian setting. [June 2009, p.96]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's a gorgeous, charming and suitably priced offering. [Dec 2008, p.99]
    • PC Format
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Eminently likeable; as moreish as chocolate kittens, more addictive than smack-sprinkled kebabs. All the key ingredients of an RTS are here: well-balanced varied units, interesting missions, a surprising plot.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Overall, the simplicity is really the only thing that holds Operation Genesis back: it comes across as more of a children’s game than a fully-fledged management title and doesn’t have the enduring challenges to really snare the proper calculator junkies.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Despite all the fireworks it's hard to suppress the feeling that Act of War is as shallow as a puddle. The objectives leave so little room for cunning that if you want to use your brain, you'll have to look elsewhere. [Apr 2005, p.100]
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