PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,648 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 45% 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 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2650 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's nice to see that the developers actually tried to make a good game, rather than just take advantage of the LEGO brand. [Apr 2003, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Diablo fans will love the combat options, sophisticated magic, and quality graphics. [Nov 2000, p.159]
    • PC Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Offers more of the same good stuff, but no real creative innovation. [Nov 2002, p.128]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In the end, Clash of Heroes spends too much time trying to distract you from the one thing that makes it brilliant. [Jan 2012, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Refreshingly, cheating is often the best way to go. [Sept 2004, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Not particularly difficult, and its mobile roots are showing, but Hitman GO: Definitive Edition is an entertaining puzzle spin-off.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Satisfying, pen-and-paper-style zombie storytelling that's somewhat blandly presented and burdened by bugs. A worthy RPG that would've benefited from more budget.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Those errors and omissions not withstanding, Snoopy vs. The Red Baron still does the Peanuts legacy proud with its engaging characters and compelling pick-up-and-play simplicity. [Jan. 2007, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Underlying all the advances made in bot technology and the updated maps, Condition Zero is still fundamentally a five-year-old game...but this standalone package should satisfy both the Counter-Strike-curious and the broadband impaired. [Jan 2004, p.90]
    • PC Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The problem with NHL 2003 is that it's fun, but it just ain't hockey...I'm 30 games into the season, and I have yet to lose one...with the difficulty at Highest. [Dec 2002, p.114]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Trainz isn't really a game at all, but rather an intricate simulation of what is itself an intricate simulation. [May 2002, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A generic shooter with lots to say. Spec Ops: The Line trades quality gaming for quality narrative and interesting characters. [Oct 2012, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Not up to the lofty standards set by "IL-2," but still an entertaining WWII prop sim. [June 2002, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
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    • 71 Critic Score
    The graphics won't win championships, but the sheer number of games and multiplayer features make up for it. [Jun 2006, p.105]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Fires a salvo of ghastly, unwarranted features into its own guts, thankfully doing no harm to a defiantly enjoyable series.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    For $25, the value proposition of this time-sink is impressive if you consider yourself more managerial material than on-field talent. [Sept 2008, p.67]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The simple building system is very slow and expensive, often taking years, and enemy ninjas can destroy guilds or religious locations with ease. [Holiday 2011, p.77]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Sound fun? It is, though monotony may set in for some about halfway through. There just aren't enough roads or storylines to keep the journey captivating over the long haul. [Nov 2003, p.112]
    • PC Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It doesn't do enough to raise itself beyond being just a solid (albeit fun) brawler. [May 2009, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    At $10, Shank 2's hardly a regrettable purchase. Just a largely forgettable one. [May 2012, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Adding to the frustration is that too often you’ll crash when landing, even though you’re lined up perfectly with the ramp. [Holiday 2001, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    If you're looking for nothing more than a vampiric tale of killing and consuming folks, Blood Omen 2 should be right up your dark, haunted alley. [July 2002, p.67]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The series desperately needs a bigger leap forward, but this sequel fills the obvious Indy gap with no small style. [Mar 2010, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Though hokey, tired and periodically shambolic, the campaign has a few new tricks, but it's the fulsome multiplayer that saves Blops 2 from shame.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A comfortable adventure on a noble path, but wearing spurs of a squire instead of the crown of a king.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A brave effort with interesting puzzles, but boring RPG elements really make you want to see how PopCap alone would have handled the same concept. [Mar 2010, p.84]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Fun and frantic, with plenty of challenge. GoNNER is weird and beautiful, despite its lack of depth.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Much deeper and more complex than it looks to be on first acquaintance; it could be a real sleeper in the wargaming community.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Multiplay is fun, but it's not THAT fun, especially since there are plenty of turn-based games with free multiplay. [June 2005, p.65]
    • PC Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    For the price, though, it's bloody fun. [Feb. 2007, p.72]
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