PC Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,036 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 49% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 95 Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
Lowest review score: 9 Dirty Dancing: The Video Game
Score distribution:
1036 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Original, fun and funny. A demanding, adrenal pleasure that's a few critical tweaks short of true brilliance. [Dec 2009, p.104]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    An original take on the arcade time-trial formula. [Dec 2013, p.95]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    An above-average movie adaptation. [July 2009, p.78]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    If the imaginative approach of the Hong Kong levels could have reached Chicago. I'd be hoarse from cheering. As it is, I'm smiling with nostalgia for those days of four hours ago. [Oct 2007, p.80]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A mildly unsatisfying conclusion that still has enough charm and challenge to justify fans' faith in the project. [July 2014, p.88]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Fodder for EQ lovers but suffers from a lack of variety. [June 2006, p.82]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    War for Cybertron is a respectable action game with a generous coating of awesome robots who turn into cars. [Sept 2010, p.92]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Overflowing with charm and character, this is, however, a random experience. [Sept 2010, p.95]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    An excellent piece of fan-service, but the actual game part doesn't stand up to much dispassionate scrutiny. And now, if you're not a Penny Arcade fan, you can't criticize it for that. It's not for you. [June 2008, p.74]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A great pedigree - you'll be hooked on this like grade A catnip. [Sept 2007, p.89]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    I really wanted to like Universe at War far more than I did. It never goes quite far enough, nor delivers the money shot. [Feb 2008, p.68]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Insta-fun air combat, daft and pleasing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    In ten hours of criminality, 2K Czech have made the perfect elegy to the mafia movie. Could have been more of a game, though.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Lovely, if a little drawn out. [Mar 2009, p.70]
    • PC Gamer UK
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    • 78 Critic Score
    If enjoyable, charming, bite sized platforming is what you want, Storm in a Teacup is the right brew for you. [Apr 2012, p.112]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    OotP's baseball smarts may be undisputed, but it struggles to capture the passion and sporting flair of the infield. [Sept 2012, p.106]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A great game, badly ported. [Christmas 2008, p.88]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Ultimately, this flipping from scary to stupid, from harrowing to humdrum, leaves FEAR 2: Project Origin a competent but slightly unsatisfying experience. [Mar 2009, p.72]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's yesterday's testosterone nonsense clad in today's slickness, and savvy about the nature of fun. [Christmas 2007, p.84]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's not as life-affirming as "TF2" or as deep as "Quake Wars," but the "Battlefield" fan not into the cartoon war of the coming "Heroes" will find solace here. [May 2008, p.80]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Rome is so lean and tooltippy, you may not need to open the manual at all. [June 2008, p.82]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Fine skating action and fearsomely addictive to boot. [Apr 2006, p.79]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Satisfying. [May 2012, p.105]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's an agreeably straightforward 2D arcade game in shiny 3D disguise, experimenting with extraneous limbs while it tries to establish exactly what it should evolve into. [Dec 2007, p.86]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Which brings me to fielding, by far the worst aspect of Brian Lara and the sole reason that its score is down in the 70s rather than in the mid-80s. Fielding is totally inconsistent and spoils what is otherwise a fine sports sim - one that almost nails one of the hardest sports to simulate.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's jaunty, silly, and extremely fun. Best played with a good friend, and a good joypad. It's just a little bit too short.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Brings a whole new meaning to the words "resource management." [Apr 2011, p.85]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The new scenarios are enlivened by the fantastic timeline system. [June 2012, p.97]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A rare sim triumph, although it's forced to make a ton of compromises to appease two distinct audiences. [Mar 2010, p.86]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Decent fun, but lacking the challenge of earlier episodes. [Jan 2009, p.71]
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