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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The footie's great, and that's good enough for me. [Christmas 2007, p.66]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Engrossing - if you enjoy building things, this is a must. [Sept 2006, p.104]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's a great footie game, and the best we've seen on the PC. [Issue#246, p.104]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Not a huge leap on from CoD4, but still a fantastic single-player action romp and quality multiplayer if you can get it to work. [Jan 2010, p.86]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Battle beyond the tactical problems and enjoy the blood splattered glory of it all. [Christmas 2009, p.86]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Far from flawless, but you have to admire the sheer ambition and scale of the game. I'll be playing this at home for years. [Mar 2007, p.58]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    When it comes to looks, Strike Fighters is a stunner.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s doubtful whether fair-weather flight sim fans will get much more out of this than they would from FS2002, but for the enthusiast, A Century of Flight is worthy of the pride and bluster that the title implies.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Our favourite is the A-10 Warthog – cruising at 50 feet, on the prowl for enemy tanks, it’s one of the most exhilarating missions available in any recent simulator.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Low-end environmental destruction meets high-end global game world with sizzling results. [Nov 2009, p.94]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the sport, there's little bad to say about NBA 2K9. [Christmas 2008, p.99]
    • PC Format
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Had Deus Ex 1 not existed this would’ve been a godsend. But…
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is one of the most original indie games we've seen in ages. A one-trick pony it may be, but what a trick it is. [June 2010, p.94]
    • PC Format
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Finally, The Witcher fulfills its potential, and, best of all, it's available as a free update, just in case you bought it anyway. [Nov 2008, p.110]
    • PC Format
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A gloriously pretty and tacticle world to hurl a wide variety of cars around in. It's just a shame I can't share that with friends. [Aug 2007, p.46]
    • PC Format
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    All the joy of "Heroes", with sinister eyebrows and crooked hats. [Christmas 2005, p.100]
    • PC Format
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite advances in the game’s graphics, and a few extra tracks, we feel a little underwhelmed – it’s just too similar to its predecessor. Don’t get us wrong, MotoGP 2 is a fine racer, but it could have been so much more of a dream machine.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The same, and happily just as oops-where-did-the-weekend-go addictive. Buy it, and resign yourself to some five-hours gaps in your memory you may have difficulty explaining to the police at a later date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is the point where the populist WW2 first-person shooter gets the long awaited reinforcements: New Ideas. [Apr 2005, p.98]
    • PC Format
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s managed to make ostensibly the same game as it always has, but with just a little bit of lateral thinking has revolutionised its own formula. Bring on Age of Bomber Jackets, already.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    More an evolution than a revolution, but it certainly has enough new features to drag you back in. [Christmas 2007, p.62]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The PES series has always been about realistic football simulation rather then hi-octane arcade action. [Dec 2005 p.85]
    • PC Format
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's a far tighter package than Empire was. [Apr 2010, p.98]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Top-drawer felon-neutralising action that will have you hooked for ages. [June 2005, p.99]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Fascinating, infinite possibilities, but it's rough around the edges. [Feb 2005, p.84]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Immense fun, very addictive. [Apr 2011, p.104]
    • PC Format
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Everywhere you look there's another cute animation and another cool gadget. Combine this with an addictive research tree and a challenging campaign, and you have yourself a great combination of "Dungeon Keeper" and "Austin Powers" - just not a very long one. [Oct 2004, p.94]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    From the ridiculous to the sublime: one for fans of undersea combat. [June 2005, p.98]
    • PC Format
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's as accessible and charming as any Pixar creation, and it's completely won over this reviewer's heart. [Christmas 2009, p.95]
    • PC Format
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A little bit lightweight for hardcore tactical shooter fans but still an action-packed, top-class game in multiplayer mode. [Feb 2007, p.54]
    • PC Format
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An outstanding experience. It manages to create a constant sense of threat, includes some stunning set-pieces, and introduces a cast of breathtaking beasts, all within a combat system that is one of the most versatile and violent we have ever seen. [Dec 2006, p.98]
    • PC Format
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A visual and aural feast. [Dec 2009, p.98]
    • PC Format
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An example of British resilience, striving on against daft AI.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Running sideways in slow motion, blasting the head off a commando provides absurd visceral splendour, especially when you've just shatter his legs wtih a sliding kick. Some people worry about violence in games. We do too: we worry that it usually isn't this good. [Nov 2005, p.84]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Unbelievably intense and absolutely beautiful on a high-end PC. [Christmas 2005, p.93]
    • PC Format
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Barbarian Invasion doesn't devalue the achievements of its precursor. This isn't a great triumph or a fall, just a gentle decline. [Nov 2005, p.95]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Hard as nails, and cute as kittens. [Oct 2006, p.102]
    • PC Format
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Games this good are extremely rare things, and as such they should be applauded. [Dec 2005 p.80]
    • PC Format
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Gloriously fun and deeply silly, it's the happiest platform game of all. [Oct 2006, p.98]
    • PC Format
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The king is back on top, on the modding-friendly PC at least. [Christmas 2009, p.93]
    • PC Format
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Stuff the storyline and just play the game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Not a massive leap forward from Advanced Warfighter, but it's definitely a worthy addition to any tactical shoooter fan's collection. [Aug 2007, p.58]
    • PC Format
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    easily the best instalment yet – it looks great, plays great, and has oodles of expansion potential. The only downer is that even on higher-end machines, things can really chug in crowded areas. Still, that’s the price you pay for freedom.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Crisp, sharp, bike-racing fun. Could use more real-world marques though. [Oct 2005, p.96]
    • PC Format
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An absolute bargain. [Nov 2009, p.101]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    There are game that cost five times as much that don't come close to its levels of satisfaction and perfectly-formed miniquests. [Issue#246, p.100]
    • PC Format
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I'm thoroughly impressed with Blood Bowl. [Oct 2009, p.99]
    • PC Format
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It graphically depicts some very horrid things, and on a fundamental level, trivialises the kinds of international, cultural and religious issues which affect us all. Apart from that, it’s ace.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A splendid marriage of speed, style, and sophistication. [Nov 2005, p.94]
    • PC Format
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's a beautiful, compulsive and rewarding world. [Sept 2009, p.99]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This game is Hardcore, with a capital H-Bomb. Hardcore to the extent that even hardcore gronards will need a few quiet nights with the manual before heading out to invade Poland. [March 2005, p.104]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Vietcong is everything Platoon should’ve been: realistic, immersive, tense, reasonably flexible, and thoroughly addictive. How ironic that two Czech developers should be the first to create a truly brilliant Vietnam game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Fallout 3's downloadable content just keeps getting better. At this rate, Mothership Zeta-Jones will melt our eyes. [Sept 2009, p.96]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A fun adventure for a rainy weekend, and great demo of the indie scene. [July 2007, p.72]
    • PC Format
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's riddled with sci-fi tropes, from blowing evil robots out of the airlock or burning them up with a parked shuttle's boosters, to the evil HEL-9000, and his banks of WOPR computers. It's just a joy. Go and buy it, and give it a little hug. [Mar 2007, p.74]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Still the most realistic version to date, but minor niggles cloud the improvements. [Christmas 2009, p.92]
    • PC Format
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Even the impossibly hard missions are horribly addictive. [Aug 2004, p.83]