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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Hugely repetitive action game. Hugely repetitive action game. Hugely repetitive (you get the idea).
    • 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.
    • 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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    • 75 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Unfinished and unrewarding, the game's gorgeous artwork is not matched by the plot or the nonsensical puzzles. [Feb 2009, p.98]
    • PC Format
    • 74 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    A cumbersome and confusing affair. Order a full retreat. [June 2006, p.86]
    • PC Format
    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Ultra-generic. [Dec 2009, p.99]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Plodding, bland fair. [July 2009, p.95]
    • PC Format
    • 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]
    • PC Format
    • 70 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Traditional point-and-click game complete with traditionally rubbish gameplay. [Christmas 2004, p.119]
    • PC Format
    • 70 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A victim of its own sneers, this is the world's first self-parodying game. [July 2005, p.90]
    • PC Format
    • 68 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    How the hell does such a simple system manage to be this fiddly? [Feb 2009, p.100]
    • PC Format
    • 68 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Miserable nonsense that would have Holmes reaching for the syringe. Real detective work is tedious, lengthy, frustrating and often pointless. In that sense at least, Silver earring is spot on. This is fun how? [Nov 2004]
    • PC Format
    • 68 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    Is there a form I can fill in to get these hours of my life back? [Feb 2010, p.95]
    • PC Format
    • 67 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Obtuse, ugly, hair-teraingly frustrating at times, and only very occaisionally imaginative. [Nov 2004]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Quickly repetitive actin, with ultra-violence that soon becomes mundane. [March 2005, p.100]
    • PC Format
    • 66 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Ridiculously fast, under-developed and frustrating to control. [Christmas 2004, p.119]
    • PC Format
    • 65 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Hinterland's cheap; but that's not excuse for a game this poor. [Dec 2008, p.73]
    • PC Format
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Predictably poor. Proof that every gaming franchise has its limits.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Pointless in the xtreme, unless you're interested in war game archaeoogy. [July 2005, p.97]
    • PC Format
    • 64 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    More boring than watching gravel. [July 2006, p.102]
    • PC Format
    • 64 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    At times, it feels like "Dead Ringers the Game," with a load of people doing not-quite accurate impressions while looking rather unlike the real actors. [Sept 2009, p.98]
    • PC Format
    • 63 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Incredibly easy, very short. [Jan 2011, p.109]
    • PC Format
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    The only steering you'll be doing is steering clear. [Feb 2008, p.113]
    • PC Format
    • 61 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    The core game itself can't stand alone and captivate its audience as much as it confuses them. [Oct 2007, p.65]
    • PC Format
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming. [Jan 2008]
    • PC Format
    • 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]
    • PC Format
    • 60 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    Go buy the book, it'll last longer, give you more joy and won't make you feel like your brain's leaking out of your ears. [Mar 2007, p.76]
    • PC Format
    • 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]
    • PC Format
    • 60 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It barely raises a smile, reducing most gamers to a grim comatose zomebie-state, the only sign a life now a dull flicker of hate in their glazed, cold eyes. [Christmas 2004, p.107]
    • PC Format
    • 59 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Let's hope that The Old Republic gets is right in the many, many places where The Force Unleashed II gets it wrong. [Feb 2011, p.104]
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