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 1.5 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
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Revel, savour and bask in the brilliance; this is a game that no gamer can afford to ignore... The PC's finest gaming moment, with a half-life of forever. [Nov 2004, p.83]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    United they stand, divided they fall doesn't apply. Each game stands alone as an example of inspired design. Together they are essential. [Dec 2007, p.94]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A paragon of single-player, story-driven gaming that outdoes "Deus Ex," "STALKER," and even "HL2." Taste the air, and smell the fear. [Oct 2007, p.52]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A hilarious slice of gaming glory. [July 2011, p.92]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An epic in every sense of the word, but it's a shame it feels so linear and that combat is still an epic fail. [Mar 2010, p.88]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Everything here is bigger, better, brighter, faster, longer, sicker, cooler than the series has ever been before (and almost any other game you care to mention).
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The 21st Century's finest, most involving roleplaying game so far. [May 2006, p.85]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's the best strategy game released this year, and if you don't like it, there's something wrong with you. [Dec 2005 p.87]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    At once familiar and surprising. A monster slice of historical strategy fun. [Nov 2006, p.100]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Perfectly balanced multiplayer with old school elements intact, and rich and dynamic single player campaigns. [Issue#244, p.102]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    There’s no reason to fear its Xbox origins – while you may occasionally long for extra depth on a mission or perhaps some more involved combat, the rapid pace and dedication to narrative and character will soon have you back hacking away in the thick of the action.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Broadly speaking, in MMOs you hit things, then fashion things to make your hitting more effective. World of Warcraft does that better than anything else on the market at the moment. [Jan 2005, p.96]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A jack of all trades and a master of some - San Andreas tries astonishingly hard to let you do anything. And so long as you don't crave any meaningful character interaction outside of mow down with a monster truck first, ask questions later, it very nearly manages to pull it off, too. [Aug 2005, p.88]
    • 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]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Cool, dark and calculating, Splinter Cell finally plays as stylishly as it looks. [May 2005, p.100]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Crosses the rubicon of greatness with a Latin flourish; it's the equal of a hundred lesser games. [Nov 2004]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This particular Twilight makes the GalCiv 2 strategy universe burn brighter than ever. A gme for vets and newcomers. [Aug 2008, p.102]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bigger, prettier and cleverer than before and for most the perfect evolution. [Jan 2009, p.90]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A massively polished and highly accessible shooter that just doesn't let up long enough to allow you to get bored of it. [Christmas 2007, p.50]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The bar for MMOs has been lifted even higher - it'll take something almost sexual in nature to topple the mighty WoW now. [Mar 2007, p.70]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The player might not be number one any more, but the game reigns supreme. [Nov 2004]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's far from perfect, but still a damn good rollick through DC's well carved territory. [Nov 2009, p.88]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Exhilarating to the point of giddiness. This is a martial masterpiece. [Aug 2005, p.80]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV can be spirit crushingly hard in single player mode. [Aug 2009, p.98]
    • 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]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An excellent FPS, and easily one of the year’s best. It’s varied, funny, imaginative, challenging (on anything other than Easy mode, which you could complete blindfolded) and has a lot to offer. However, despite all this, it lacks its predecessor’s spark of genius and genuine originality. If we sound a little on the negative side, it’s only through mild disappointment that it’s merely a very good game rather than a repeat performance of a genuine classic.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Battle beyond the tactical problems and enjoy the blood splattered glory of it all. [Christmas 2009, p.86]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Red Army levels are stunning.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The whole process feels just perfectly balanced; this is literally the most expert game you can play, it feels great and fans of the original will love it. [Oct 2004, p.84]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most successful MMO ever adds another thick layer of icing to its cake. [Feb 2011, p.100]