PC Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,032 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 50% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 95 BioShock
Lowest review score: 9 Dirty Dancing - The Video Game
Score distribution:
1,032 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Excellent espionage, with superb cooperative play. But we can't recommend you buy this game with the current DRM. [May 2010, p.73]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The astounding realisation of this environment covers any mechanical cracks. [Mar 2010, p.90]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Defcon is an equation that looks simple but can never quite be solved, and it always leaves you scratching your chin, your mind bristling with ideas for new atrocities to engineer. [Nov 2006, p.70]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The bravest, most futuristic survival horror game since "System Shock 2"...A singularity in the landscape of PC games, it deserves careful exploration. [Apr 2007, p.90]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A splendid puzzle made glorious on PC. [Apr 2008, p.70]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 91 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Nothing else is this slick, this viscerally impressive, this overwhelmingly addictive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The sick filth you've been looking for. [Mar 2009, p.64]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An excellent balancing act between arcade racing and simulated driving, with shudderingly fast cars. [Dec 2009, p.102]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A gem of a game on a par with the type of shiny jewels that Lara herself might travel all over the world to acquire.
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An excellent action-horror sequel. Dead Space 2 doesn't try to innovate, but it's a highly polished alien-rending experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Pro Evolution Soccer is still the game to beat. [Dec 2008, p.85]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The speed of TrackMania is truly ridiculous: you might think the idea of subtlety is lost when you're hitting about a gagillion miles an hour, but the faster the car, the better the handling. [Apr 2007, p.74]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Despite providing three well-balanced, distinctive races, a host of spectacular units and powers, and some novel play factors like national borders and peaceful expansion, away from the rationale of the story of RoL can feel a tad generic. [June 2006, p.76]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's the best add-on so far, playing to all the series' strengths. [Sept 2013, p.97]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Dazzling, vicious fighting extravaganza, with tons of replay value. But you have to work hard to find out what's going on, or to care. [Aug 2009, p.68]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An intense and beautifully designed action-physics platformer, which also happens to be dirt cheap.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The remarkable architectural vision, coupled with ultra-smart level design, all produced on such a huge scale, makes this as good as Tomb Raider has ever seen. [Christmas 2008, p.74]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    How free-to-play gaming should be done, in a superhero MMO that's yet to be beaten for fun. More like this please!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Elegant and refreshing. [Apr 2007, p.76]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A good FPS and a good RPG come together to make an excellent game. Or FPSRPG if you're being fancy. [Dec 2009, p.86]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    One expansion to rule them all. [Jan 2009, p.72]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Dead Space is solid, but it's not entirely smooth. [Dec 2008, p.74]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Decent puzzles with hilarious jokes. Surely I'm dreaming? [Christmas 2008, p.99]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    All in all, it's the finest selection of planes ever to ship with a commercial non-combat flight sim. [Dec 2006, p.86]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A platforming evolution that turns the genre upside down. Has its own intriguing and original art style, too. [June 2009, p.98]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Excellent space strategy. [Nov 2009, p.90]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Standard quests and a throwaway story can't dent the thrill of Rift's invasions, or the depth of its soul system. [May 2011, p.92]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It might well be more twitch than tactics, but Vegas is the fun, modernised version of its own predecessors and FPS cousin "Brothers in Arms." I reckon that right now you're itching for a shooter with a brain at the top of that jittery reptilian nervous system, and this is it - if you have God's own PC. [Feb 2007, p.84]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    More lands to conquer, new challenges, and a chance to star in one of the greatest stories of all time. [Aug 2006, p.86]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Short but sweet - a relentlessly imaginative adventure from Double Fine that never wears out its welcome. [June 2012, p.98]