PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,788 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: 71
Highest review score: 98 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2789 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like you action games fast and furious, Shogo is your one-way ticket to nirvana. [Dec 1998]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nightfall is easily the best of three Guild Wars products and has set a very high bar for the next chapter. [Jan. 2007, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without Evermore, Ni No Kuni 2 would have been good. Because of it, it's one of the best JRPGs on PC.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But the eye candy is really secondary to its amazing action. [June 2008, p.86]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Evolutionary shooter that creates an involving, sometimes terrifying, tactical battle between two distinct races. Brilliant.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to find much fault in this fun and well-balanced game. It's set in arguably the best fantasy universe ever and its production values are sky-high. [May 2006, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For $19.99, this bundle is worth buying just for "Off Road Thunder" alone. [May 2006, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Effortlessly inventive, frequently surprising and consistently hilarious. The Stanley Parable shows how to make a story about game stories.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Style and intelligently scaled difficulty make Dustforce an instant classic, and a lesson in the rewards of hard work.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A charming and inventive platformer that understands what makes the genre special, and never rests on its laurels.
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    • 90 Critic Score
    An impressive accomplishment whose size and depth is a testament to wargaming's ability to bring history to life. [April 2011, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Witcher is a fantastic RPG, and an amazing achievement for first-time Polish developer CD Projekt. [Jan 2008, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rainbow Six Siege is an accessible and deeply satisfying shooter that rewards planning and teamwork over a quick trigger finger.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not have the sheen of Grand Theft Auto, but Saints Row IV is both gloriously stupid and stupidly good.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Proof that the "kill...reward" paradigm still works. [June 2001, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Given Bug Huge Game's big huge ambition level when crafting <i>Rise of Legends</i>, some dents in the genie lamp are to be expected. But they don't come close to spoiling <i>Legend's</i> fabulous magic carpet ride. [July 2006, p.65]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    More focused and polished than the original, it's a game to get for any fan of the FPS genre looking for something a bit different.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Blow does it again. Exquisitely layered puzzles populate a world that will keep you guessing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One of the best strategy titles of the year&#133;an out-and-out classic. [Feb 2002, p.65]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    You've got a huge island to explore, ridiculously effective tools for scouting every hostile situation, and so many clever intersecting systems to inspire creative ways to conquer them. It's a better stealth game than Far Cry 1, set in an open world that feels richer than Far Cry 2's. That's an amazing thing to play.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's not often that a free MMO shares shares space with World of Warcraft on my desktop, but Duneon Runners changed all that with a splash of Diablo-inspired gameplay that lets you roam randomly generated dungeons as one of three classes. [Sept 2007, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A smattering of technical issues keep Subnautica from true legendary status, but only just.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A chilling sequel that improves on its forebear in almost every way. [Dec 2005, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A sports classic. [Holiday 2002, p.106]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A distinguished sim of the most fascinating and closely run campaing ever fought on the Western Front. Grognards will love its depth, and newbies can catch up fairly easily. [Mar 2004, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An absurdly entertaining open world playground that’s at its best when it breaks away from script. Shame about those tailing missions.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Polished and involving, FTL spews superb sci-fi adventures like a cornered Mantis boarder spews hot formic acid.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    For dynamic looks and pure depth of gameplay, Winning Eleven 8's smooth, stylish, fast, and fluid style of soccer is a joy to behold. It's better than "FIFA," and that's the bottom line. [May 2005, p.63]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Ball physics are right on the money, with a mouse-swing that really does capture the "feel" of a measured swing. [Dec 2003, p.134]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A cerebral and spooky sequel that expands on the franchise’s story and themes, while slightly dialing down the terror.

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