PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,670 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:
2671 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's not all stealth. Ubi Soft's Montreal studio did a terrific job sprinkling the missions with spasms of frenetic action and tech-savvy stunts. [Mar 2003, p.84]
    • PC Gamer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A sure bet for the adventure crowd and anyone who appreciates a great story. [Jan 1999, p.186]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's rare in this day and age to be truly impressed by a game's graphics, but a lot of your early game time will be spent just marveling at the scenery. [Dec 2002, p.90]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What Remains of Edith Finch is a masterful piece of storytelling: gorgeous, skillfully told, uplifting in places, and devastating in others. Avoid seeing too many spoilers— seriously, I can't think of a game more in need of being unspoiled than this one—and play it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An exemplary game that's a must-buy for wargamers. [March 2005, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Old school still rules. [Aug 2008, p.67]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you've been following Sam and Max's adventures, your life won't be complete until you play this episode. [June 2008, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The fact that this is basically a one-person project only makes it more impressive, from the excellent use of simple graphics to convey emotion, to the fantastic lo-fi soundtrack. It may or may not be the best RPG you play this year, but it’s certainly going to be one of the most worthwhile—as memorable as anything in, say, The Witcher 3, and every bit as worthy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4 is an exciting shooter package that represents the best of last-generation gameplay. [Jan 2008, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Rocksmith 2014 is not just a fun game for guitar players, but the best way to learn how to play guitar or improve your technique. [Jan 2014, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Actually playing the [D-Day amphibious-assault] mission was one of the most gripping experiences I've had on the PC in a long time...it's damn fun. [Feb 2002, p.58]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gorgeous, immersive and packed with game modes, NBA 2K13 is one poorly designed keyboard setup away from b-ball glory.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Brilliant design; a reward-happy, lighthearted multiplayer fray. One of the finest $15 shooters ever made.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The game with the best camera system ever. It's simplicity incarnate, and so intuitive that it makes playing the game extra fun by nature of its unobtrusiveness. [June 2002, p.46]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A brilliant singleplayer campaign married to inventive, skill-intensive multiplayer that calls back to FPS classics of old.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    But Sega's expansion for Medieval II does add around 80 hours of gameplay to the franchise--all for the price of a regular($29.99)expansion pack. [Dec 2007, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's stinkin' great, everything about it kicks ass... If you play EverQuest at least once a week, this $28 download is a must-have. [Jan 2004, p.96]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Be prepared for a long journey either way because, as compelling as "Dread Lords" was, Dark Avatar will suck strategy game fans into its marvelously intricate and textured universe like light into a black hole. [May 2007, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I had such a good time blasting away at Stormtroopers and piloting speeder bikes through the forest of Endor that I almost forgot about my own fiery death. [Dec. 2006, p.124]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But it's the puzzles that elevate Underworld to new heights. [Jan 2009, p.54]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Both single-player and multiplayer RTS buffs will find plenty of utterly fantastic content here. Thrones is a must-buy expansion for owners of "Rise of Nations." [July 2004, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best tank simulation you can buy, and maybe the best one ever. [Dec 2000, p.170]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimate Alliance does have its vulnerable spots--such as a camera that occasionally obscures the action--but its strengths are many and, dare I say it, marvelous. [Jan. 2007, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Weather effects have been vastly upgraded, with much more varied and convicing cloud layers, snow, and lightning, and even improved rain effects. [Oct 2003, p.120]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These single-player campaigns are really the only part of this whole pack that came close to disappointing me. [Holiday 2001, p.84]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This expansion has depth, it's incredibly challenging, and it highlights superlative production values in all the areas you'd expect, and even in some you wouldn't. [Feb 2003, p.83]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vermintide is a brilliant twist on the Left 4 Dead formula, and deserves much of the same praise heaped on Valve.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those with the machine to handle it, PlanetSide 2 is never anything less than staggering. On your own, it's a spectacle. Stand far enough back and you can almost take it all in, but there's just too much there to focus on. With teammates, the picture comes into glorious focus.
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    • 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.

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