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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    There are no hidden depths in Waves, but it's worth splashing out on it. [Feb 2012, p.112]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 67 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    For all the action, for all the explosions, for all the adamantium-spined squad members, it's really not for the impatient - but if you don't mind fighting the control system as much as the Krauts, it's a refreshingly different take on what was rapidly becoming a tired setting. [Nov 2006, p.74]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Atmospheric and gorgeous, an excellent indie calling card. [Feb 2008, p.83]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 61 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Excellent house-breaking multiplayer that's great while it lasts, but may wear out early due to lack of maps.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A surprising treat. [Dec 2009, p.109]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Short, sweet, and entirely too touching for a platform game about bouncy squared narrated by Danny Wallace. [Oct 2012, p.96]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    An exciting, surprising and thought-provoking adventure rendered in a beautiful art style. Gemini Rue earns respect.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A cheap and filling snack of carnage. [Apr 2007, p.80]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • tbd Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Mystically charming. [Nov 2009, p.91]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It's a formula that works surprisingly well, and, at such a small price, Waveform is a bargain. [June 2012, p.95]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    This voyage is shaping up very well indeed. [Nov 2009, p.91]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Set to doom a generation of pony-mad girls. Perfect if you have love in your heart and Sims 3 on your Steam account.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A fantastically imaginative gameworld of gods, dinosaurs and giants, beautiful but messy and poorly explained.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Shift 2's sheer weight of stuff – from mud-ring circuits in a VW Golf to Bugatti duels at the Nurburgring – gives it a deep bag of appeal. There's an array of fiddly details for car geeks to poke at, and a range of control-difficulty settings that allow you to tailor races to your ability. The only downside to such a complete package is that it demands so many hours of acclimatisation before the cars start to make sense.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Takes merciless puzzling into the war room. Obssessive fun. [Feb 2009, p.62]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It's Far Cry 3 dressed as trashily as you can imagine; the joke only goes so far, but it's definitely fun to play. [July 2013, p.90]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Although it's a shorter, shallower and less sexy version of Dragon Age: Origins, this is nonetheless still long, deep and sexy. [Apr 2010, p.88]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Too fiddly and unforgiving for the popular palate, but those after reality-rooted WWII challenges should clearly investigate. [Aug 2011, p.94]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best war sim around. [July 2014, p.86]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressive game, but not one that will be to everyone's tastes, especially not those after a quick thrill. [Sept 2010, p.88]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can't help but get the impression that this was a sequel made out of obligation, rather than creative drive. [Apr 2006, p.95]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brilliantly realised world wrapped around a story-driven shooter that occasionally forgets you want to play it. [June 2013, p.71]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brilliant and unrivalled multiplayer makes it a game worth playing, despite bugs and crappy singleplayer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the price, it's easy to recommend. [Sept 2009, p.89]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Codemasters manage the near-impossible - delivering a fresh, approachable, and (largely) credible F1 game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Entertaining online war, in the shadow of beastly "Battlefield 2." [May 2006, p.96]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are times when - beaten by twitchy analogue controls, insufficient feedback and maybe just a sheer lack of hardcore skills - it can feel like a dispassionate sim rather than an affecting, involving game. [Jan 2007, p.90]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Something that raises a smile in your inbox, instead of spam. [Christmas 2006, p.93]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those involved in fighting, and those attempting to avoid it, the game's particular brand of 'real-time' combat is eventually effective. [Apr 2006, p.84]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's clearly worthy of the spit and polish it's received. [July 2007, p.70]
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