PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,289 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 3.8 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:
2,289 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It could have been great, but this gruesome and ridiculous power fantasy is spoilt by a disgracefully shabby port to PC.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Swinging wildly between inspired and tedious, Deadpool is an uneven and unpredictable as its lead character. [Oct 2013, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Streamlined in every way, War of the Vikings cut too much meat from the bone and left nothing to chew on.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Adrenaline-fueled crescendos and bosses toss in some welcome fun to the experience, but not nearly enough. [Jan 2011, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The huge selection of great characters is scrumptiously entertaining from start to finish. Too bad it's a Lego game. [March 2014, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More rehashed than remastered, your childhood might be better served holding onto old memories rather than making new ones.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The simple gameplay will amuse rugrats enamored with the animated flick, but the game's bully-ish StarForce protection and constant sound hiccups mire the experience. [Nov. 2006, p.120]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Once you've breezed past the campaign and sandbox modes, you'll wish there was more to this Sim City for dummies. [Jun 2006, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Solving The Path of the Shell without a walkthrough will require endless patience and the ability to brainstorm in four dimensions. [Nov 2004, p.88]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The controls are sluggish, the video options are limited, and the aspect ratio decision is utterly stupid. All of the above drags The Evil Within from enjoyably challenging to needlessly frustrating.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    HAWX 2 is a straight rehash of the first game, with pointless minigames that add more frustration than excitement. [Feb 2011, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Such a lackluster implementation. [May 2010, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A compelling story with many outcomes, but the game itself is a little too rough around the edges.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For the 10 or so hours spent skulking behind bars, Prison Break fans will adore the atmosphere and ridiculously outlandish plot elements. [Sept 2010, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Seriously impressive physics, but not much of a game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Where this game falls short is the actual gameplay. Your apartment serves as a hub and you go back to it repeatedly, either to save your game or to retrieve adn drop off items from your limited inventory. I don't even need to tell you how tedious this backtracking gets. [Holiday 2004, p.99]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Like visiting Disneyland during the off-season: crowds are few, there's not much pampering of customers, and many attractions are closed or under renovation. [Mar 2003, p.90]
    • PC Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Northland is really a sim posing as an RTS game. I doubt it'll fully satisfy fans of either. [July 2004, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    First up is the AI, which, for both the enemy and your squad, is simply dreadful. [Apr 2004, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The Sonic Pulse Grenade that makes Zombie heads explode is a satisfying reward, but the new environments simply just aren't enough to justify the $10 price tag. [Mar 2012, p.81]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    An accomplished and pretty strategy game, sadly hindered by a handful of questionable design choices.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    There's simply too little to do. As a result, there's not much of a challenge to be had--at least any intentional challenge that is. [Holiday 2007, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Only the most commited turn-or card-based strategy gamers will enjoy <i.Star Chamber</i>, which is a real shame, because with better online help(there's no manual)and a more fleshed-out tutorial, this game could have appealed to a wider audience. [July 2006, p.97]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Be prepared to watch hours of repetitive combat animation. [Holiday 2001, p.92]
    • PC Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    But repetitious single-player, frustrating co-op and a laughable narrative reduce it to a mess that's fun only as long as it takes you to realize nothing interesting is ever going to happen. [Oct 2010, p.81]
    • PC Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    A better game than XIII but with an intolerably bad story, this is a still-flawed sequel that clearly isn’t at its best on PC.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    This is not the modern Transport Tycoon I hoped it would be, but it will fill a few hours before your attention inevitably derails. [Holiday 2014, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The word Maelstrom's Danish roots mean "to grind" or 'stream'--I'll let you guess which one of those definitions is most applicable to this ponderous RTS. [May 2007, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    If you're dying for an excuse to play as a sniper, or you have $20 you're itching to spend, Marine Sharpshooter II certainly isn't the worse budget military game we've ever played. [Oct 2004, p.95]
    • PC Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The ambition of Signal Ops is admirable, but playing it is like trying to paint your hallway through the mailbox. [Aug 2013, p.73]
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