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 2.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 96 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 4 Legacy: Dark Shadows
Score distribution:
967 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Familiar and frivolous, let down by respawning enemies spoiling the fun. And did we mention atrocious vehicles? [Aug 2008, p.96]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    As close as you can get without pen and paper, but for diehards only.
    • 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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Robotron is a good game to riff off, but there's only so many waves of bullets that you can avoid before you give in and go and do something more interesting instead. [June 2010, p.101]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Still a rather innovative concept, but the sequel doesn't add anything new enough to the mix to make it a must buy. [Aug 2009, p.94]
    • PC Format
    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's great fun while it lasts, but once you've got over the initial thrill of the dogfight, there's not much here to maintain interest. [Sept 2007, p.58]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Fast, fun, and tasteless, but too many misfires to make it a winner. [Christmas 2004, p.108]
    • PC Format
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The challenge of maintaining your reputation in the face of a weak Nile, defending the city from attack and completing the scenarios is gratifying, but there's not really enough here to justify long-term play. [March 2005, p.99]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A competent example of a PC port and of an RPG, but its obsessions with consumerism dampens the adventure. [Aug 2011, p.100]
    • PC Format
    • 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]
    • PC Format
    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Ignore the lumpen campaign and you have an RTS with some big ideas. [July 2006, p.91]
    • PC Format
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Ample proof that thinking men are welcome in the modern army.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Clever and surprisingly rational, Aura is only let down by plot and game length. [Oct 2004, p.96]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It might be damn pretty but, running on a 1.4GHz system with a GeForce FX, we still couldn’t get a smooth third-person experience.
    • 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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Item fiends and "Diablo II" fans will love the complex loot system but most of us will be bored senseless after just a few hours. [Christmas 2007, p.54]
    • PC Format
    • 60 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's a half-decent game at a bargain price. Which doesn't, unfortunately, make it a wholly good game to actually play. [Mar 2009, p.96]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Fun while it lasts, but inevitably, nowhere near as funky as the life your character is supposed to be leading. [Oct 2007, p.65]
    • PC Format
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A good addition to Galaxies which will only get better with time. [Christmas 2004, p.114]
    • PC Format
    • 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]
    • PC Format
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It’s astoundingly beautiful, too – by contrast, "Freelancer’s" visuals are like watching a brick float around a bucket of custard. But, needless to say, X² isn’t for everyone – but if it’s immersive liberty rather than fast thrills you’re after, it offers an almost incomparably satisfying experience, just so long as the really bad stuff doesn’t stop you from putting the hours in.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Playing shop is fun and there's enough here for Sim-ophiles. [Apr 2006, p.91]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Comprehensive, time-consuming and, so long as you've got a passion for all things puck-related, essential. [Aug 2004, p.84]
    • PC Format
    • 82 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Essentially more Sam and Max. [Jan 2008, p.73]
    • PC Format
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Fun with friends, but folds like a nervous poker player in single play. Genuine chances need to be taken for the threequel to succeed. [May 2008, p.102]
    • PC Format
    • 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A competent shooter that makes the best of its license. Those early 80s cartoons have been suitably honoured. [Sept 2010, p.100]
    • PC Format
    • 58 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    In equal parts frustrating and rewarding. [Aug 2009, p.97]
    • PC Format
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Not "Crimson Skies 2," but quite acceptable tipple while it lasts. [Nov 2004]
    • PC Format
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The production values are far higher than many rivals, and anyone looking back fondly on the RPGs of yesteryear will soon be sucked in. [Feb 2008, p.115]
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