PC Gamer UK's Scores

  • Games
For 1,033 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 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 95 Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
Lowest review score: 9 Dirty Dancing - The Video Game
Score distribution:
1,033 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Tactile, bloody and substantial. One of gaming's most exciting open worlds - but only when you're online. [Apr 2010, p.96]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A smooth, reactive game, FIFA is the best option for PC footballers, even with some niggles in the updated code.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An indie platform game with endearing retro looks, style, sophistication, and a sadistic streak. [Mar 2010, p.96]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The best Lego game yet. Utter fun. [Dec 2008, p.90]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When was the last time you played a game where you could make your horse slide down the face of a cliff, shooting with the six-gun in your left hand while reading from the Bible in your right? [Oct 2006, p.84]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Grippnig small scale stories of WWII. [Nov 2008, p.84]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A joyous and addictive action puzzler. [Sept 2010, p.102]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Well worth the 5 quid. [Apr 2012, p.98]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The best physics-'em-up since Armadillo Run. [June 2011, p.95]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A sturdy series well rethought, but it needs a gamepad. [Dec 2006, p.114]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It forms a natural companion to "Richard Burns Rally," which will likely remain the more technical racer's weapon of choice. In many ways, DiRT supersedes it, the sheer viscerality of hte roads putting the shoe to anything the older game can offer. [Aug 2007, p.78]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A brilliant redesign of Supreme Commander's robot armies, ironically limited by a lack of artificial intelligence. [Apr 2010, p.90]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a clearer incentive to progress, Paradise would have the cohesion it lacks. But it's still a stupendous amount of fun to play. It doesn't offer a challenge for hardcore racing fans, but instead presents you with a giant island of opportunities for mucking about and enjoying yourself. Which is just fine. [J.Walker]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Showing Sims at work gives us more simple but enjoyable ways to play, though it still needs help from our imaginations. [July 2010, p.92]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's utterly compulsive. [May 2012, p.111]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There's so much to do and see in this game, so many possibilities. It suits the careful player, but caters for the psychopath in you as well. You simply won't find a better executed execution game. [June 2006, p.86]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A blissful union of game and music.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Remarkably detailed, but desperately needs a tutorial. [Sept 2008, p.95]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This imaginative, thrillingly fast racer is better than it has any right to be. [Apr 2013, p.107]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a delight, a near-perfect example of a populist combat sim. It's a rare battle passes some nailbiting duel or pulse-propelling advance. [June 2011, p.96]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A beautifully crafted first-person shooter, but without a compelling context. How much does that matter? To me, a little. Not a lot, but it nags. [Dec 2007, p.73]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great sticky glob of gaming goodness.
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    SiN is actually something of a guilty pleasure. It's over far too quickly and feels rather unsophisticated, but I enjoyed it anyway, a bit like I enjoy...eating hotdog. [June 2006, p.62]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    More fun than a barrel of monkeys, and a fine follow-up to at least the last couple of Monkey Island sequels. [Sept 2009, p.73]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Manages to repeat Civ IV's trick of delivering something that's hugely playable and yet dares to be profound and intelligent. It's an invigorating complement to the original and adds some essential refinements. [Sept 2006, p.86]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A virtuoso display of strategy game creation, and a splendid experience for gamers with a modicum of patience. [Apr 2009, p.72]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a game that has a Nazi in a gyrocopter as one of your enemies: that's all I really need to say. [Nov 2006, p.82]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Satisfying combat and interesting mission structure saves this from the yawns of a thousand identikit space marines. [Nov 2009, p.102]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Bound in Blood is a much more enjoyable experience than the first Juarez. It lacks some of the whimsy (such as Ray massacring whole towns while quoting scripture) in favour of focusing on the shooting, but it's a good trade.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    I'm wildly outnumbered. [Sept 2010, p.93]
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