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 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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A well-timed cue to buy the original game, but not worth buying by itself. [Dec 2004, p.101]
    • 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]
    • PC Format
    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Looks great, but not quite as full of variety as you might expect from NYC. [Mar 2006, p.92]
    • PC Format
    • 80 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This prison lies in a qualitative limbo. The monsters are gorgeous bundles of slime and metal; the atmosphere is dense and layered; it can, on occasion, give you real heebie jeebies. [Aug 2004, p.85]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The game’s combat system is competent and fiercely enjoyable for fans of the ‘quick, kill that heavily armed hotelier’ genre.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Just don't blame us for the clumsy controls, dodgy camera angles and ultra-frustrating gameplay. [Sept 2006, p.104]
    • PC Format
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's the sci-fi game for RTS fans who found "Dawn of War" a little too streamlined. A game by fans for fans, but few others. [Sept 2005, p.90]
    • PC Format
    • 57 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Solid and full of promise, but it never quite delivers the goods. [Christmas 2006, p.96]
    • PC Format
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    As an accompaniment to school projects, Wild Earth is a worthwhile title, but as a game for your little 'uns it's unlikely to be long before they're begging for a quick round of "Quake." [May 2007, p.67]
    • PC Format
    • 60 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A classic case of overreaching, with a few too many stats-based irons in the fire, rather generic RTS elements and hugely clunky flight simulation. [Aug 2007, p.61]
    • PC Format
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Forward-looking tech, backwards-looking gaming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    High seas trading, not hijacks. Passes the time, but gets old fast.
    • PC Format
    • 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]
    • PC Format
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Misses a few crucial tricks which could have given it greater mass appeal. [Mar 2006, p.97]
    • 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
    • 71 Critic Score
    Defense Grid is fun while it lasts, but won't last you very long. [Feb 2009, p.101]
    • PC Format
    • 51 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Gloriously silly. [Oct 2009, p.99]
    • PC Format
    • tbd Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    To damn it with faint praise, this is the world's greatest fire-fighting RTS. [May 2005, p.99]
    • PC Format
    • 61 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    There's a well-crafted basketball game here for the fans. [Dec 2006, p.108]
    • PC Format
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Impressive as the scale and visuals are as a technical achievement, the game itself is little more than a hollow shell. [Aug 2009, p.90]
    • PC Format
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Offers great weapons, a great destruction model...and not enough ways to have fun with them. [July 2011, p.94]
    • PC Format
    • 87 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Frustratingly similar to the first, but plenty of good set-pieces in there.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Terrific style... Not that funny. [Jan 2011, p.107]
    • PC Format
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The jokes are tired. [Mar 2010, p.95]
    • PC Format
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Some fun to be had in amongst the tedium. [Apr 2011, p.102]
    • PC Format
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A disappointing, mediocre shooter at best and a frustrating swear-a-thon at the very worst. I can't honestly recommend it. [Jan 2008, p.66]
    • PC Format
    • 77 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Tragically, we lost a man. Attempting to play World at War, very sadly, he died of the most painful kind of boredom. [Nov 2005, p.100]
    • PC Format
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    An elaborately realised world, with too little interaction to be truly great. [Oct 2007, p.60]
    • PC Format
    • 80 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Daft idea, but the basic game does all you'd wish for. [Apr 2005, p.113]
    • PC Format
    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    While Thrillville is decent, disposable fun for kids, anyone in their teens will want more depth. [Christmas 2007, p.68]
    • PC Format