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
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Funny and smart, but for a weak ending. So far, so good. [Dec 2008, p.92]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A novel use of fluids, but sometimes scuppered by cumbersome platforming and the annoyingly happenstance physics. [May 2012, p.104]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An arcade game par excellence, as inviting as the open road and just as compulsive. [Sept 2006, p.104]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The sweetest car combat game in years. [Aug 2010, p.94]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    An incredibly refreshing reinvention of the S&M games, much funnier, and far, far more interesting to play. [June 2010, p.96]
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Not brave or bright enough to wow Total War veterans, but the battles and improved multiplayer save the day. [Mar 2010, p.80]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If Overlord is a villain, then it's one of those buffoon-ish sidekicks in a Disney movie. It tries and tries hard to be dark, to carry out depraved deeds and thwart the heroes. But it just can't help but cutely (and it is cute) bumble every attempt, conform to cliches at every chance, and grin gently at its own sophomoric humour. [July 2007, p.82]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Distinguishing between friend and foe is the most brutally realistic touch of all, and the first thing you'll hve trouble with. [May 2006, p.82]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An engrossing but overly geeky sortie. [Jan 2007, p.84]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it's limited, it's also a lot of fun. [Sept 2011, p.89]
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Once the dominion diarrhea is sorted out, an essential purchase for owners of Victoria II: A House Divided. [July 2013, p.96]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Decent fun, but lacking the challenge of earlier episodes. [Jan 2009, p.71]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Rochard is just four or five hours long, but it has boatloads of charm and a surprising amount of character. [Feb 2012, p.99]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Broken Steel enhances the entire Fallout 3 world with new items, quests and monsters, extending an awesome experience. [July 2009, p.88]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 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
    • 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]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    At a mere 2 quid, you'd have to be insane not to pick Wizorb up. [June 2012, p.101]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The visual dazzle and cinematic set-pieces are let down by bad scripting, glitchy multiplayer and increasingly dull firefights.
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Sam and Max's twisted world is captured near-perfectly in the art, which makes the disappointments in the dialogue and puzzles all the more acute. [Dec 2006, p.92]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's really, really good and you should play it, but damn, it could have been superb.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a tasty main game and moreish extra levels, Eets is a gaming snack to recommend. [June 2007, p.91]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Eugen Systems put the "real" back into RTS. The result is spacious, subtle, deeply satisfying tactical gaming. [June 2012, p.84]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A good idea that allows for some fun co-operative strategising, but too often the mechanics or technical issues get in the way. [Christmas 2011, p.100]
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A labour of love, and as a result, it's a pure pleasure to play. [Sept 2012, p.98]
    • PC Gamer UK
    • 81 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    One for hardcore online fans only. [Christmas 2007, p.95]
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