PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,269 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:
2,269 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The tech specs are demanding, but this is the Middle-Earth game to rule them all.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A sublime blend of fighting, puzzling and exploration, but the unforgiving difficulty may be too much for some.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A triumphant return to the top for footballing’s favourite son.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A beautiful, fascinating exploration of a world that may soon be nothing more than fantasy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A very satisfying wargame, if not the end-all-beat-all game we'd hoped for. [Aug 2000, p.88]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An above average game that doesn't rock the boat. [Feb 2003, p.84]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Not the most advanced F1 sim on the market, but it's the most immersive and enjoyable. [Nov 2000, p.143]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A very fresh action romp with tons of cheekiness - maybe too much. [Jan 2001, p.129]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Visually, Painkiller is sumptuous. I won't disclose the awe-inspiring setting of the last level except to say that it's one of the most dazzling displays I've ever seen in a game. [July 2004, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
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