PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,379 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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 98 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,379 game reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Confused and weightless, APB doesn't satisfy on any front: the shooting, driving, story and objectives are all average at best. [Sept 2010, p.65]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, there's so much frantic micromanagement involved in keeping your biz going that you scarcely have any time to do anything that feels like play. [May 2006, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The Bureau: XCOM Declassified feels confused and half-finished, a hollow but beautiful slog through XCOM’s early years.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Do be advised that the game is shockingly short: If you were to pay it and watch the movie side-by-side, it'd be a toss-up as to which you'd finish first. [Holiday 2004, p.93]
    • PC Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A competent MMO shooter marred by a lack of polish, whose TV tie-in ambitions only seem set to cause problems.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Newcomers to Bone are better off putting their money toward the collection graphic novel. [Mar 2006, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It's strong on setup but extraordinarily weak on payoff. [Jan 2003, p.101]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Little more than a rudimentary console port replete with dated graphics and sub-par vehicle physics. [Nov 2002, p.134]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    If you approach Ship Simulator as educational software(albeit flawed)rather than a game, then there's definite value on tap. Those too cool for school, however, will likely want to give it a wide berth. [Dec. 2006, p.128]
    • PC Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Ubisoft's true crime is in trotting out lame production values... again, for the third time. [March 2005, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    True multiplayer support could've nudged this expansion over the top, but as it is, it's mostly a tinker tool and not for those seeking substantial new content. [March 2005, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Soviet Assault doesn't expand on World in Conflict enough to make it an automatic purchase. New players will get the best experience here. [Apr 2009, p.84]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It'll occasionally crash to the desktop, and has an extremely annoying bug that sometimes kills you when you start lobbing grenades. [July 2002, p.75]
    • PC Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    If converted to a turn-based game, many of D-Day's concepts, graphics, and missions would work well. In their current form, however, they don't. [Apr 2005, p.73]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Take it for what it is - an inexpensive and silly throwback. [Nov 2002, p.134]
    • PC Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    My biggest complaint is the excruciating grind, where you hunt creatures for experience points and money. [July 2004, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A lifeless single-player game and a decidedly bumpy online experience. [Oct 2002, p.96]
    • PC Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    It's a slick mix of Total War and Panzer General, but the strategic map is far too chaotic and implausible. [Nov 2011, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    I wouldn't strongly recommend this game to vets, but I might give a half-hearted recommendation to first-timers. [Nov 2003, p.132]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A novel structure for competitive play, but can't match the depth of most MOBAs or the feel of a good shooter. [Holiday 2014, p,64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 40 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Only "Evil Dead" diehards need apply. If you're looking for "Resident Evil," buy the original. [July 2001, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    There's nothing wrong with Uprising, but neither is there enough right with it to make it worthwhile for any but serious fans. [Aug 2013, p.75]
    • PC Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The scripted predictability of the missions and the relative sameness of each helicopter's flight characteristics significantly reduce the overall replayability. [May 2004, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Clunky quest structure and uninteresting main characters shoot this weirdly compulsive RPG in the foot.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    There's no significant improvement over Trainz 2004, though, so stick with the older game if you have it. [Jun 2006, p.105]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Hardcore adventurers will undoubtedly seek out Dark Fall, if only for the atmospheric journey. No surprise there - nor is there any in the game. [Nov 2003, p.119]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A good-looking game - more so if you're into softcore porn (to paraphrase Tom Wolfe, it's a "one-handed video game") - but "The Sims 2" still looks better and beats it by miles for depth. [Apr 2005, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    When you realize, after a while, that all there is to Fury is to either fight or not fight, you may just decide to take your ball and go home. [Jan 2008, p.90]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Sometimes stripped-down and stealthy, but mostly basic and boring, Liberation can't play in the big leagues.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    For existing fans there aren’t a lot of compelling reasons to upgrade from last year’s edition, unless you’re really nostalgic for the Graham Taylor approach to football.