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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Frustratingly similar to the first, but plenty of good set-pieces in there.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Acceptable, but like a photo of the Mona Lisa rather than the real thing. [Nov 2004]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It's not all bad - a few neat touches will bring a tear to old-skoolers' eyes, such as the random random generator for invasion battle odds. It's not enough to wow those spoilt by "Civ IV," though. [Apr 2006, p.95]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The most perverse thing though is that the most enjoyable moments have little to do with Tokien or his wonderfully overactive imagination; it's much more to do with Turbine's ability to knock out a compelling MMO experience. [June 2007, p.56]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    For the second time in as many series, the fourth episode is by far the best. [May 2008, p.114]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Like "Pirates!" in space, but not as good as that suggests. [Oct 2005, p.92]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Tron 2.0 is shockingly flawed. Given that there are so many good ideas – the skill system, the gorgeous and unique textureless neon design, the mistakes are that much more upsetting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Tailor-made to please its boy-racer target audience, but if you want more sophistication in your racing go back to GRID. [Dec 2009, p.93]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There’s little new that stands out in Icewind Dale II to recommend it. There's a lacks the style and emphasis on story that characterises the genre’s best.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Played the original? Then you'll probably enjoy this. [June 2005, p.92]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Plenty of depth and enough diplomacy to hold the attention, but it'll be too ponderous for some and too ugly for others. [Mar 2007, p.76]
    • PC Format
    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    To all intents and purposes, this game is identical to "Football Manager." The difference is while Brits understand the beautiful game, we haven't a clue about ice hockey. [Aug 2005, p.95]
    • PC Format
    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Essentially more Sam and Max. [Jan 2008, p.73]
    • PC Format
    • 82 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    If, however, you've played Myst before and hated it for its slow pace, its limited movement and the distinct lack of (perceived) gameplay, then this new version will do nothing to change your mind. [Dec 2004, p.88]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, what with this being a simulator, the faster you go, the more difficult the flying becomes. [Christmas 2007, p.67]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Shiny graphics and slick production can’t hide the tedium.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An amiable enough RPG, once you escape the first two hours, but it's let down by an appalling translation and glitchy combat. [Christmas 2007, p.58]
    • PC Format
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Assuming that the humour clicks with you. This is a first episode as awesome as the Bad of Much Strong himself. [Nov 2008, p.109]
    • PC Format
    • 81 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Evolution doesn't happen, according to this particular history book. [Dec 2005, p.98]
    • PC Format
    • 81 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Inevitably anticlimactic. But there are a few smiles within. [Dec 2006, p.115]
    • PC Format
    • 81 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Defense Grid is fun while it lasts, but won't last you very long. [Feb 2009, p.101]
    • PC Format
    • 81 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The puzzle elements are more like extremely simple exercises that you have to complete, rather than challenging problems that need solving, and the same is sadly true for the strategy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A bona fide labour of love that evidently had the blinkers on.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    There are no real uprisings to be found in THe Warchiefs' colonies. [Christmas 2006, p.102]
    • PC Format
    • 80 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The main problem though is that this one features too much aimless wandering, and nothing like enough danger or excitement. [Mar 2008, p.109]
    • PC Format
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This game is most definitely not one for the faint-hearted; the sheer scale of the beast is truly something to behold. [May 2006, p.97]
    • PC Format
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Ample proof that thinking men are welcome in the modern army.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It's simply a tale of new areas and new monsters to left-click on with whatever over-powered kill-stick you have in your inventory. [Apr 2007, p.66]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The adamantium claws sure are sharp, but are they really all you have? [Christmas 2005, p.96]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Tries to include facets of two genres, and feels confused and compromised. [May 2006, p.94]
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