PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,133 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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 98 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,133 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Those niggling criticisms aside, Bioshock is one of the best 15-20 hours of gaming nirvana you'll spend this year or any other. [Nov 2007, p.66]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the most compulsively playable strategy games of all time. [Jan 2005, p.72]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead's emphasis on teamwork and vague hints of story may not appeal to gamers who demand a focused single-player experience, but for the millions out there who have ever imagined their role in the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse, it simply cannot be missed. [Jan 2009, p.30]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Leave it to Valve to deliver the goods on such an ambitious game package...The Orange Box is one of the finest compilations of gaming content ever produced. [Nov 2007, p.58]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I'm unable to go back to straight and simple first-person shooters. Far Cry 2 hasn’t just exceeded my expectations, it’s blown them away. [Holiday 2008, p.58]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The best RPG combat ever. Not gaming's best story, but maybe its best storytelling. Darker, sexier, better. [Mar 2011, p.64]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A challenging, hilarious, and mind-expanding puzzle experience for one or two-treasure your first time through.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A dark, cool, and beautiful revival of an incredible game. [Oct 2011, p.68]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An accomplished and rewarding online RPG that does a great deal to reclaim the promise of its genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best Star Trek game ever, and a first-rate FPS in its own right. [Dec 2000, p.138]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Hands down the best tactical shooter this veteran gamer has seen in his entire ass-kicking, name-taking, tango-stalking life. Get it? [Holiday 2001, p.54]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's the 24-mission single-player experience that you'll remember for years. Call of Duty is a first-rate achievement. The sensory overload is amazing, and the interaction with intricately scripted action set-pieces is a big step forward in the art form. [Dec 2003, p.88]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you failed to get Age of Empires II before, you have absolutely no excuse now. This is as good as real-time strategy gets. [Nov 2000, p.126]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A stunning achievement in RTS design. [Aug 2003, p.74]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's the package that counts, and this one's simply as good as it gets. [May 2002, p.76]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the most inventive, entertaining RPGs ever created. [Mar 2000, p.82]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Breathtaking action, atmosphere, story, and graphics come together to create a truly compelling combat experience. [Jan 2000, p.172]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Engrossing RTS play matched to a vital and visually intense story make this a gaming experience like no other. [Dec 1999, p.122]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A monumental achievement in game design...It is the Mount Everest, the Beethoven's Ninth, and Moby Dick of PC Wargames, and it absolutely qualifies as a genuine work of art. [Nov 2003, p.106]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One incredible achievement. It's definitely a must-buy for anyone remotely interested in the Descent series - and unquestionably a front-runner in anyone's Action Game of the Year list.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's the ultimate game for unleashing all your pent-up aggression. It is the most astonishing game we've laid our eyes on for ages! In fact, it makes pretty much every PC game we've ever seen - "Doom" included - like slightly dull. Honestly! [July 1996, p.78]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly one of the most original and best games of the year. [Oct 1998, p.198]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    United offensive really sines during the Russian campaign...And then there's the harrowing house-to-house clearing in Kharkov. [Dec 2004, p.80]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Full of 1970s atmosphere and attitude, I-76 proves that Activision has more tricks up its sleeve than giant robots. It's a blast. [June 1997, p.76]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Short, intense, and gripping is far superior to 40 hours of average FPS action, and Riddick is too excellent to miss merely because of its first-impression pedigree. [March 2005, p.62]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    But it's wealth of diverse missions--which includes assassinations, routing drug dealers and arms dealers, and liberating villages--will give you good cause to hope that unrest continues to flourish around the world. [Dec. 2006, p.52]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    GT Legends deftly accelerates its way to the front of the pack as the prettiest and most personality-rich racing experience the PC has ever seen. [Jan 2005, p.108]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Easily one of the most engrossing shooters ever made. [Holiday 2008, p.70]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Basically, Beyond the Sword is more of a director's cut of the fantastic original game than the usual expansion grab bag of scenarios and units. [Oct 2007, p.68]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With its combination of dazzling graphics and fast, tactical gameplay, I can easily see World in Conflict becoming a favorite of competitive clans and LAN parties everywhere. [Nov 2007, p.72]