PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,634 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 98 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2636 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A fun, if lightweight, stealth combat game. The turn-based fighting isn't perfect, but remains entertaining enough to be worth a look.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An efficient and well-designed galactic fighter. [March 2005, p.75]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Making History may not be the deepest historical epic out there, but it is one of the most playable and a good way to whet your appetite for something more filling. [Aug 2007, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Ultimately, while the additions to the core game and Aurora toolset will offer more potential to module-makers, and the new classes do provide replayability options, we'll need a bit more oomph to take notice of the next expansion. [Sept 2003, p.96]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a game we recommend to any fan of collectible trading card games(or Marvel super heroes, for that matter). [Nov 2007, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite being only a minor advance, this is certainly the definitive version of Icewind Dale. That itself is a fun, tough quest that brings back nostalgia for the beauty of the engine and combat system of those days. That makes it a nice stopgap between here and Eternity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Our advice: check out the game, skip the movie. [Mar 2006, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Infernal isn't offering anything really new, but if you're just out to have a good time doing the devil's dirty work, blasting through legions of soldiers and using gadgets like some kind of demonic James Bond, then you'll find it to be a good use of your time. [June 2007, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Outside of the fighting, however, For Honor is a needlessly bloated game. There’s a lot of tediously granular customisation, a tacky free-to-play-style storefront selling in-game currency for real-world money, and a tangle of ugly, confusing menus to wrestle through before you can get into a battle. And as time goes on, and those stalwart, hardcore players continue to hone their skills, it’ll be even more unwelcoming to newcomers. Stick with it, though, and you’ll find a rich, tactical fighting game with wonderfully weighty combat and hidden depths to uncover. But if you want something accessible you can easily dip in and out of, you may want to swear fealty to another lord.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Ostfront offers just a single, limiting game mode. [Jun 2006, p.46]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Not everything it should've been, but sporadically brilliant and usually fun. [July 2004, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The imperative to cash in on Black Flag is transparent, but as it turns out a location swap works wonders for igniting the hooded pirate in you again.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A challenge mode extends the shelf life of this strategy snack, but its appeal is likely wear thin after a few days of happy hooliganism. [Holiday 2011, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Features some challenging and logical puzzles and an entertaining story. [Feb 2005, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Great combat and mountains of loot can't compensate for Amalur's generic world design and familiar story. [May 2012, p.72]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I have a rock-solid DSL connection and a high-end Athlon rig and still suffered atrocious lag. [June 2002, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It still feels like PC gamers are getting short-changed, especially since the multiplayer game is still so weak. [Nov 2002, p.114]
    • PC Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you like to set your own goals and don't need a high-score table to know you're having fun, then Pineapple Smash Crew is well worth the $10. [May 2012, p.81]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The campaign is mostly predictable, dumb fun, and the multiplayer is some of Call of Duty’s best—but still subject to every existing criticism of CoD.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Don't be ashamed if you find yourself gleefully yelling along with dialogue like "Eat crap, flaming craphead!" [Apr 2003, p.99]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    With lovely graphics and great matchmaking stability, World of Warplanes remains entertaining even as its simplicity wears thin.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Shadowrun Returns’ bang-to-buck ratio is largely going to depend on the quality of content that springs up from the devs and the community after release, but as it stands today, it’s a mostly average RPG running in a visually underwhelming engine.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The genius here is how well the expansion integrates with the regular game. [Jan 2005, p.85]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Everything that you loved and hated about the 1994 original—ludicrous gibs, explosives, boss fights, and first-person platforming.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you're a more casual type who's not anal about realism, Desert Rats will satisfy your inner tank commander. [June 2004, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A diverse array of factions to try, that drag the Total War series back into the Medieval era.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    FEAR 3 spends too much time being a mediocre horror game and not enough innovating, but it's still a wild shooter.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An imaginative, atmospheric, and cleverly designed sci-fi adventure that’s over far too quickly.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Burial at Sea, Episode One is good but not essential - the only piece of BioShock story content you could say that about.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    PureSim has some issues, though. Runs are scored at a slo-pitch pace, especially in historical leagues. [Sep 2006, p.98]
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