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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    At last, Ensemble fully capitalizes on the game's setting, and the result is most satisfying. [Holiday 2003, p.96]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    There's a good wedge of new content and some polished visuals in the Shrouded Isles package, but what's missing is any sort of improvement to the game's Realm-vs.-Realm premise. [Mar 2003, p.108]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Forget about the Xbox version. Enclave is an action-packed joy to behold on the PC. [Apr 2003, p.98]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    I went straight from "Neverwinter Nights" to Divine Divinity, and I enjoyed them equally. [Dec 2002, p.108]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Living as a werewolf is still pretty cool. You can inflict serious damage with those claws, leap amazing distances, and take on more enemies than would be possible in your human form. [Sept 2003, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Until they make a game out of the movie "Eraserhead," this is as weird as it gets.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Thirty dollars may seem a bit hefty for a free modification, but the incredible experience is well worth the price of admission. [Aug 2003, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The game's still far from perfect, but NBA Live 2004 is much more enjoyable than last year's version. [Mar 2004, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Hardly revolutionary, but still a hell of a lot of fun. RTS fans should pick it up. [Sept 2004, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's a fantastic expansion that adds even more gameplay depth to a game that was already incredibly complex. [Jan 2005, p.96]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The new defensive controls make it a must-buy (for those with a dual-analog pad). [Holiday 2004, p.108]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's less polished than the original, but it's a more epic D&D adventure. [Holiday 2006, p.90]
    • PC Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you're into serious castle-building and siegecraft, nothing else comes close. [July 2005, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If any game deserves George Lucas-style tampering, it's this one. [Feb 2005, p.53]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a pure action game, I can recommend no better, at least not for single-player. If you're looking for the bleeding edge of digital storytelling, however, you'll find it at Valve and Monolith. [Holiday 2005, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This is a game perfectly suited for the tournament scene, where players are being tested for tactics and teamwork and care less about immersion. [Holiday 2007, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Battle of Britain II's enhanced stability and updated graphics are compelling enough on their own, but when you toss in a 140-page printed manual and a bonus 52-minute "Battle of Britain" DVD, that $50 game box starts to look even better. [Oct 2005, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you're sick of beating swords into ploughshares in plain-Jane Civ IV campaigns, Warlords is the cure. [Oct. 2006, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Titan Quest doesn't do much more than "Diablo II" did to innovate in the action RPG space, but it's still a hell of a good time. [Sep 2006, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Enemies retreated when necessary, attacked when prudent, and anticipated what I thought were brilliant feints, like my fake out at the Khrisophy airport. That kind of cunning AI makes Conquest of the Aegean a great ode to board-style war gaming. [Nov. 2006, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A CPU- and GPU-draining masterpiece that's about a year ahead of its time. [Holiday 2006, p.110]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Mask is much more polished than NWN2's initial release, and while there are still a few loading and scripting bugs, they shouldn't deter you from enjoying this classic D&D adventure. [Holiday 2007, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    With a huge load of content comes unforgiving difficulty and complexity. Challge seekers inquire within. [July 2008, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Race 07 may not reinvent the genre, but for $29.99, you won't find a better new PC racing option this year. [Holiday 2007, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    And if I were developer Jonathan Mak, I'd ask for a lot more than $9 for a game this fresh, this unique, and this enjoyable. [Aug 2008, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you missed Col the first time around (and most of you probably did), now is an excellent chance to pick it up and dive into the colonial era. [Nov 2008, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A completely welcome contrast to anything you've ever played, supported by the most intense first-person fisticuffs we've seen in a game. [July 2009, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Compelling, slick, handsome. The predictable campaign and so-so skirmish AI are mere flesh wounds.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    More wasteland to wander. New Vegas is good, but the failure to move the series on makes it feel a tiny bit stale.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A fine balance of polished gaming and addictive new modes. The world's most compulsive puzzle game just got even better. [Feb 2011, p.77]
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