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 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2650 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An awesome achievement, and if you can make the time investment, you'll be amply rewarded...If you have a high tolerance for micromanagement, you'll love the depth of gameplay. [Apr 2004, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A lovingly remastered version of a LucasArts classic. Day of the Tentacle is every bit as funny and entertaining as it was back in 1993.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I was able to breeze through Prey in around nine hours--probably because of how easy it is to resurrect yourself after death--making it a short but very sweet game. And definitely worth the wait. [Sep 2006, p.43]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    AI wobbles remain, but this is an excellent racing game, and an authentic Formula One experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Sith Lords tends to exaggerate the best features and few flaws of its predecessor. Its environments are still linear and some are less polished, but the combat, character interactions, and story are all terrific. [Apr 2005, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A warm and joyful adventure through a magical world; obtuse at times, but more interested in delighting than challenging.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A complex, challenging, and grimly satisfying simulator.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A well-crafted off-road racer that'll appeal to sim buffs and arcade fans alike. [Apr 2001, p.85]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Wargame AirLand Battle is European Escalation escalated: more Cold War kit, more tactical tension and more replayability.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    How much you enjoy Inquisition will likely depend on what it is you enjoy about RPGs. If you want complex systems and hardcore challenge, it could potentially disappoint. I don’t. I want a rich world, interesting characters, and a dramatic and memorable plot. Judged on those criteria, Dragon Age: Inquisition sits happily alongside BioWare’s best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Looking dated, but it beats the first Dungeon Siege in every way. [Nov 2005, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While not quite a work of staggering genius, and a bit laborious in parts, the brazenly intricate 1701 A.D. handily sails into position as the best empire-builder of 2006. [Feb. 2007, p.67]
    • PC Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    At times, Watch Dogs can seem like a game we've played before, just another open-world city to speed through in a series of stolen cars, another crowd of hoods and hitmen to add to your body count, another moody, growling protagonist to endure in cutscenes. When it deviates from the familiar, however, it really soars: hacking the city of Chicago and all its cameras, utilities, and communications is freeing and fun, and invading the games of unsuspecting players is an unusual and welcome thrill.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I can live with a few little pissers when the overall game is so exciting, exquisitely designed, and meticulous in its historical accuracy. [Oct 2002, p.92]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Although its foundation in Civ 5 makes it familiar, Beyond Earth is full of interesting surprises that are pleasantly difficult to master.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A hugely enjoyable addition to the world of Eorzea with plenty of room to spread your wings and explore.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Intricate, turn-based tactical combat delivered straight to your inbox. [Sept 2011, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    In spite of its disappointing graphics, it's the best strategy game I've played all year. [Holiday 2003, p.110]
    • PC Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is where universe sandbox succeeds brilliantly: players experience godly power to create or destroy, while almost unavoidably learning something about the physical properties or our universe. [Sept 2011, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One singular great idea is the foundation for a smart and occasionally thrilling action puzzler.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Not quite as amazing as Papyrus' "NASCAR 2003," but it's definitely on the lead lap. [Dec 2003, p.100]
    • PC Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    You can race as many as 24 human opponents online, and apart from some sporadic large-field stuttering issues, the action proved largely seamless. [Holiday 2008, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It'll remind even the most jaded RTS fan how much fun total carnage can be. [Holiday 2004, p.84]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This intense semi-sequel significantly ratchets up the enemy AI. [Holiday 2005, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An original and pleasantly demanding puzzle-style game that leaves you wanting slightly more and slightly more variety.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The story is lacking, but great environments, a new class, and more freedom—partially from the free patch—make for a better Diablo III.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A true wizard’s wheeze, and a fine return for one of gaming’s oldest tactical classics.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    You'll be impressed by how much depth and fun it packs into its 10 hours. [Oct 2012, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The definitive version of Street Fighter IV, but not the best until its technical problems are solved.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Better than the original one in just about every respect. [Holiday 2001, p.79]
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