PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,696 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 3.3 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:
2698 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still awfully limited relative to the encyclopedic scope of regular FIFA games, 2006 FIFA World Cup features just enough content to sate footie fans who aren't getting enough of a World Cup fix from their tube. [Aug 2006, p.91]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can look past its graphic belmishes and gratuitously protracted conversation pieces, however, Culpa Innanta is a solid point-and-click adventure game with significant depth and replay value. [Feb 2008, p.85]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Legends of Eisenwald is a slightly rough-hewn romp through Germanic legend that's engaging and entertaining despite its lack of depth.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strike Vector’s aerial combat is brilliant and beautiful, but it needs to be put into a package that does it justice.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A beautiful JRPG that captures the spirit of the genre's early hits while playing things a tad too safely.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The shooting is precise, but the overwrought customization system sacrifices depth for brute-force completely. [Aug 2012, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the new zones look nice, they're not getting heavy use, at least on my server. [Jan 2005, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For a paltry 10 bucks though, there's plenty here to enjoy, and the new cards and decks make it a worthy upgrade for those who own last year's Duels of the Planeswalkers. [Oct 2011, p.81]
    • PC Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Egregious DRM and poor matchmaking mar a surprisingly fun and accessible multiplayer shooter. [May 2012, p.80]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A cheap and cheerful action game that won’t win any awards, but provides solid knockabout laughs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fiddly at times, and cursed with a lousy tutorial, the intricacy and scale of Cities in Motion 2 eventually shines through. [July 2013, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a shame to think that a great franchise could be tarnished by sheer carelessness. [June 2002, p.53]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, Bionic Commando is packed with enough challenges and modes to woo even the most suicidal Spencer back into battle. [Dec 2008, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For $20, this European import is quite a steal, and should provide plenty of hours of heated gameplay. [Nov 2003, p.112]
    • PC Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Starting a medieval crime family may not be everyone's idea of fun, but for those who are willing to place a daggar in a rival's back or to bribe a magistrate to get ahead, Pirates is a worthwhile expansion to its predecessor. [Oct 2007, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As far as cool new shooter innovations go, playing with time ranks up their with portal guns. It just hasn't quite reached its full potential. [Jan 2008, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a PC gamer, I'm frustrated the PC, the most powerful gaming platform, is stuck getting sloppy seconds. [Feb 2008, p.81]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Toca Race Driver 3 offers advancement over its predecessors, but until Codemasters recognizes and repairs the game's physics and AI weaknesses, this franchise will continue losing track position to the superior offerings from either side of the Atlantic that currently steer this game. [Apr 2006, p.98]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not too shabby, for a console port. [Oct 2008, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you've been away from EverQuest for a while and you're thinking of coming back for this add-on, don't bother unless your goal is to eliminate corpse-runs. [June 2005, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's nothing in its new content that can be considered absolutely essential. [Holiday 2006, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beautiful and challenging, but the relentless and over complicated micromanagement can be exhausting. [Jun 2010, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The bare bones of a hugely exciting strategy RPG hybrid. The the AI just isn't good enough to make it special, yet.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The challenge RUS presents is well worth your time if you can deal with its no-frills presentation. [Aug 2011, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's light on features for an expansion, but Mercenaries adds some welcome volatility to the 4X sandbox.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Ubisoft was right in aborting its earlier incarnation--as a standalone subscription-based game, it would've bombed--Myst Online is a fantastic fit for Gametap.com, letting you drop in for brief visits without feeling like you have to linger. [July 2007, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dungeonland is nowhere close to perfect, but in multiplayer it’s a brilliant bastard of a game. Just add friends – or enemies.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An entertaining superhero power fantasy, let down by awful Batmobile combat, a laughable villain, and serious performance issues.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not too shabby for fans of the comics, but there are better FPS games out there. [Oct 2000, p.114]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it succeeds in being a happy, positive game, Dream Daddy's simulation doesn’t go far enough.

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