PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,637 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:
2638 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    More scenarios for fans of the breakout themepark sim. [Jan 2001, p.162]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Skip the tedious single-player campaign, jump into the great, fast-paced multiplayer fray--and hope it works on your PC. [Feb 2011, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A messy story and horrible characters get in the way of decent, violent action in a scintillating open city.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    And, unfortunately, despite extra time on the grill, Heroes V's ribs are tasty, but still a bit undercooked. [Aug 2006, p.48]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Good for fans of collectible card games, bad for fans of anything else. [Jan 2004, p.94]
    • PC Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Underworld doesn't fundamentally change Sacred, but it provides worthwhile value to an already solid product. [Jan 2005, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's been an excellent year for the Freelance Police; it would be a shame for the series to end here, but it gives a fitting send-off. [Nov 2010, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Anyone who enjoys spy thrillers and retro settings should check out this oddball sneaker. [Jan 2005, p.55]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A bit clunky, but it provides a good RPG experience over the long run. [Dec 2000, p.144]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    As rough as the back of an old rocker’s throat, but gleeful whether you dream heavy metal nightmares or not.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It may not be Best in Show, but it's slavering in the top dogs' general direction. [Aug 2007, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The subtle differences are improvements, but if you already own MLB 2K10, this edition is too similar to justify the upgrade cost. [July 2011, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's something many of these sims's aren't: fun. [Nov 2002, p.116]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Genuinely amusing and one of the slickest VR experiences to date, Job Simulator is perfect for quick demos of your new headset, but has little long-term value beyond that.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The subject matter severly limits TG's appeal, but if that's not a drawback for you, you'll get your money's worth. [May 2001, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Weird restrictions aside, this is a funny, unique, and charming way to kill some time, even if only in small amounts. [Jan 2013, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Tactics adds layers of depth, but the cost of booster packs quickly makes a mockery of the "free-to-play" label. [April 2011, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A dark action-platformer which shows fleeting signs of life, but lacks the vivacity to climb above the competition.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's unfortunate that this game occasionally decides to shoot you in the face rather than hand you a cannoli. [May 2006, p.52]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Two Princes may not double your fun, but they will satisfy fans of the series. [Mar 2006, p.98]
    • PC Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The game is only entertaining with all the help systems (of which there are many) disabled, so that you're forced to decide which tools should be used on which splatters and spatters. [Jan 2008, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    An ideal gateway into the city management sim, but with too little room for forward-planning.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    While its RPG aspirations may be overshadowed by your need to constantly source the basics like ammo and health, The Pit--with its random elements and permadeath--is justified in its boast of replayability, even if it is only out of necessity. [May 2013, p.61]
    • PC Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A nasty catch to playing C&C4 is having to log into EA’s servers before launching the game, even for single-player. Considering that EA recently shut down servers for the less than two-year-old Mercenaries 2, I’m not enthusiastic about buying a product that depends on active servers to play. The multiplayer battles are good enough fun once you’ve ranked up, but a potentially short-lived service is a dagger dangling over our heads.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    <i>Dreamfall</i> is worth the effort but could've done without the fighting; those scenes aren't essential to the plot, add nothing to the gameplay, and will only turn off die-hard fans of <i>The Longest Journey</i>. [July 2006, p.98]
    • PC Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Veteran F1 racing enthusiasts - those who don't like to see their PC sims equipped with meddlesome graphic controls and training-wheel physics - are advised to stick to "F1 2002." [Dec 2002, p.98]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Condemned maintains an atmosphere of danger and suspense for a respectably long time, but unlike distinguished games that leap beyond the cliches of their genres(such as "Indigo Prophecy), it doesn't do quite enough to elevate itself into the realm of true greatness. [Jun 2006, p.50]
    • PC Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you can get past the steep learning curve, Savage 2 can be a lot of fun, whether you want to hack and slash or work with teammates on coordinating tactics. [May 2008, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A gorgeous and rich land-sculpting simulation that's lovely to tinker with, but often buggy and stressful to play.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    No FPS diehard should miss it, but I say that more for the Team Instant Action multiplayer than the enjoyable but forgettable single-player campaign. [Dec 2008, p.54]
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