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
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The most comprehensive sports sim going, and one that delivers fresh twists on old school, text-based systems.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Mass Effect deserves a spot on your shelf next to the rest of the PC's great RPGs. [Aug 2008, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    PC racing fans of all stripes will have a blast with GTR, but serious driving aficionados - those with synthetic motor oil in their veins and lots of horsepower in their towers - will go absolutely hog-wild over this amazing new racer. [May 2005, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Red Alert will be like by the legions of the faithful, and win new converts as well. [Dec 1996, p.238]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A gorgeous and uncompromisingly realistic racing sim that anyone can drive. [Holiday 2006, p.108]
    • PC Gamer
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A bigger, prettier, better version of Baldur's Gate that's sure to satisfy. [Dec 2000, p.146]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Except for the game's rather pathetic documentation - made utterly redundant by the tutorial missions that ship with the game - Allegiance is about as good as it gets when it comes to an online multiplayer gaming experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A traditional RTS essential for anyone interested in competitive strategy games, and highly recommended for anyone who isn't.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It may not be my perfect PC game, but I think it's well on its way to becoming one of my favorite toys. And if there's one thing we could all use more of, it's time to just...play. [Nov 2008, p.33]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Drowning in bonus content. Not only is it worth the admission price, but it's really a must-buy for RCT 3 owners. [Sept 2005, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Balanced, innovative, gorgeous. Truly worthy of the series. [Holiday 2005, p.52]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sins of a Solar Empire bucks the current RTS trends of break-neck speed and small-scale battles, and allows strategy gamers to think big and control an entire war in real time. [Apr 2008, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you like strategy gaming, get Command & Conquer. [Nov 1995, p.108]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I dream about its puzzles, contemplate solutions in my spare time, and imagine what lies beyond. But most importantly, I've had fun - and that's what adventuring is all about. [Jan 2004, p.100]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Not everything is perfect, but you'd earn incompetence points by missing a refined and reduced-price version of Dawn of War II. [May 2010, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is all-out war on a scale we've never seen before, and it is glorious. [Mar 2007, p.23]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It temporarily wrests the verisimilitude crown away from "Call of Duty" and - amazingly - revives Normandy's "dead horse." [May 2005, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Its plot is arguably more satisfying than the ham-fisted narratives of the recent Star Wars films, and it certainly does a better job at conveying moral complexities. [Feb 2004, p.65]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A worthy follow-up to our 1999 Game of the Year. [Nov 2000, p.130]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Easily delivers the most entertaining and authentic Formula One PC racing experience ever. [Sept 2003, p.90]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A textured and engrossing simulation that conquers the common ground between your average Civilization V player and the long-time devotees of grand strategy. Never before have I felt that “World at your fingertips” feeling as strongly, and you owe it to your sense of discovery to give EU IV an hour of your life or two (hundred).
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A brilliant strategy game that manages to be both broad and deep, challenging and accessible.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    In a team-on-team multiplayer battle on the well-designed maps, you may well find yourself kissing your monitor out of pure joy. [Dec 2002, p.126]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It took the core aspects of every good shooter, and made them great. [Jan 2002, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I guess it's true what they say: Bad guys have more fun. [Oct 2007, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One of the best story-driven games on PC, 80 Days is beautifully written, effortlessly charming, and thrillingly unpredictable.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Slightly muddled, but it’s a muddle of beautiful scenes and spectacular combat set in a breathtaking place.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    But Fallout 3 has fidelity to its predecessors in more important ways, such as offering an incredible depth of role-playing opportunities. [Holiday 2008, p.54]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you can make it through the uninspired first third, you'll be treated to one of the prettiest, coolest, most compelling shooters released in the past year. [June 2002, p.65]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sharp, multilayered satire that remembers to be a game even as it makes fun of us for playing.
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    Based on what I've played so far, Friday the 13th is great fun...The brutality is softened by how goofy the wide-eyed, glowing-toothed counselors look, and the way a splatter of dark blood instantly appears on their faces when they die—it's gross, but videogamey, unreal, dreamlike.
    • 55 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    I'm enjoying Battlefield 1. It's not a huge departure for the series, despite the period, but it is meaningfully distinct from Battlefield 4. That may disappoint those who simply want progression that mirrors the jump from Battlefield 3 to 4 – more guns, more features and new maps.