PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,683 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 3.3 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:
2684 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Defense Grid's excellent personality and gameplay make it both a great game for experienced tower defense fans and an excellent starting point for new players. [Apr 2009, p.86]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though not quite as genre-pushing as "Chariots" is, Beelzebub masterfully ties up every single loose end left dangling in the first and second seasons. [July 2008, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Funny, touching and full of action and smart in-jokes, Citadel is Mass Effect’s heartwarming last hurrah to its fans.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spectacular player collisions and tackles, and a far more realistic pace make FIFA 12 the best football sim yet.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game has evolved from admirable statistical sim to full-on addiction. [July 2005, p.57]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A first-rate RTS game that just may revitalize the genre. [Sept 2000, p.110]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No flight sim has ever been more convincing...IL-2 Ace continues the series' climb as the runaway leader in the World War II prop-sim wars. [June 2004, p.72]
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Blizzard can continue to deliver, Legion sets the stage for what could be the best chapter of World of Warcraft yet.
    • 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
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As of press time, several negative Rise and Fall reviews have cropped up online. Mine is the dissenting opinion; in my mind, this RTS' fun and innovative gameplay far outweighs its minor faults. [Sep 2006, p.57]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    <i>Legends</i> boasts plenty of new elements, including a grappling hook fro swinging from lamp posts and cornices, interactive cutscenes that require fast reflexes to spare Lara being squished beneath a rock, and clever physics-based puzzles. [July 2006, p.54]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's superb. [June 2002, p.90]
    • PC Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Go ahead and buy Doom II - if you think you can take the heat. [Dec 1994, p.134]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With eight new courses and three returning ones (plus the option to import courses from "Tigers 2002-2004"), this is simply a beautiful day at the links. [Dec 2004, p.88]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By some creative miracle, modest difficulty and interaction are outweighed by genuinely great survival storytelling.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Similar and slightly improved mechanics make this a worthy sequel, despite a sadly less-memorable story. [Mar 2010, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stealth game that turns you into a predator rather than prey. Mark of the Ninja is an engaging sandbox of stealth.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All multiplayer modes have the spy needing to complete a set of objectives, like swiping top-secret vials, while the mercs try ot keep the spy from succeeding. The resulting match-ups are breathtaking. [June 2004, p.68]
    • 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
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A final word about the dynamic campaign: it's incredible... This mode could keep some people going for years. [June 2005, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bigger, prettier, and more addictive game that leaves even the series' most recent efforts in the dust...If you think "Rome: Total War's" battles looked good, especially for the number of units on-screen at once (i.e., thousands), Medieval II will blow you away. [Dec 2006, p.28]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can&#146;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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Deep, classy, and fiercely addictive. [Sept 2002, p.86]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may be a little short, but it's one wild ride while it lasts. [Aug 1995, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A crowning achievement for Vlambeer, and one of the finest action-roguelikes ever made.

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