PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,237 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 98 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,237 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It forces you to think more like a real-world commander and less like a "wargamer." [Jan 2003, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best fully 3D real-time strategy yet. [Feb 2001, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lighthearted humor and creative story elements are unveiled at every turn, pushing this simulation to the head of its genre. [Dec 2003, p.96]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's superb. [June 2002, p.90]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The pinnacle of classic, point-and-click adventure gaming. [Feb 2001, p.97]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This one goes right back to the roots of hardcore action gaming. [Nov 2000, p.118]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As any fan of this outstanding multiplayer game will explain, six new maps for Battlefield 1942 is almost like adding six new sequels to the game. [Apr 2003, p.100]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can’t find something to love about this game, dump your computer in the garbage right now. Arcanum epitomizes what people like you and me love most about PC gaming.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is quite simply the best World War II flight sim this pilot has experienced in years, and it’s an instant classic for the genre. [Feb 2002, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most enjoyable single-player and multiplayer action games ever. [Feb 2000, p.92]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Polishing off the brilliance that is NOLF 2 are the game's stunning graphics, powered by the LithTech Jupiter engine. [Holiday 2002, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the best "grand" strategy game since the 1993 classic "Clash of Steel." [Nov 2002, p.138]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These single-player campaigns are really the only part of this whole pack that came close to disappointing me. [Holiday 2001, p.84]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A compelling WWII grand-scale sim. When I say "grand," I'm talking about a King Kong Burrito Supreme with extra sauce and tripple toppings. [Feb 2003, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a great thrill ride, an interesting story, and bleeding-edge technology, Max Payne delivers all of them.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Proof that the "kill...reward" paradigm still works. [June 2001, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deep, classy, and fiercely addictive. [Sept 2002, p.86]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A better version of everything the MMORPG community has cooked up so far, and more. [Feb 2004, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    RPG fans have waited for this one for a long time, and they won't be disappointed. [March 1997, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'll still be playing it in months -- if not years -- from now, that's for sure. [July 2002, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The finest modern-day F1 simulation currently available. [Mar 2001, p.75]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While single-player practice against AI teams feels drab and slow-paced, a full-blown multiplayer melee with more than 20 people per team is flat-out amazing. [Dec 2003, p.136]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Weather effects have been vastly upgraded, with much more varied and convicing cloud layers, snow, and lightning, and even improved rain effects. [Oct 2003, p.120]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best combat helicopter sim on the market, bar none. [Oct 2000, p.128]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best tank simulation you can buy, and maybe the best one ever. [Dec 2000, p.170]
    • PC Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What it lacks in flash, it delivers in sheer strategic brilliance. [June 2005, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quake isn't destined to revolutionize action games, but it's a very good first-person shooter from the guys who invented the genre. [October 1996, p.150]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's stinkin' great, everything about it kicks ass... If you play EverQuest at least once a week, this $28 download is a must-have. [Jan 2004, p.96]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sequel to an all-time classic is one of the standout RPGs for the 1990s. [Jan 1998, p.221]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just an utterly fantastic multiplayer shooter, and while it doesn't replace "Battlefield 1942," it's a perfect complement. [June 2004, p.64]
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