PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,344 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 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,344 game reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Earns points for originality, but with better pacing and a heftier casting budget, it could have been a much better zombie game contender. [Nov 2011, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bugs and dodgy design decisions don't quite negate the novelty of spaceshipping in confined spaces.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mediocre. [Jan 2010, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Does manage to deliver a passable driving experience - but only if unrealistic driving physics, undamageable cars, and an absentee multiplayer game aren't deal-breakers for you. [May 2003, p.88]
    • PC Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A strange animal, Darkspore doesn't seem to want you to like its characters-and won't let you make your own.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ugly and simplistic, but surprisingly likeable. [June 2007, p.89]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mediocre. Fans of the setting may enjoy it, but not too many other folks will. [Feb 2001, p.81]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Essentially a B-movie game. Worth buying if you're hard up for an adventure game. [May 2001, p.65]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Syndicate's confused story gives way to passable shooting with a pointless layer of hacking mechanics. [May 2012, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shadowgate isn't just retro, it's retrograde, and the visual update really isn't as impressive as it first appears.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This tank shoot-em-up has a lot of energy, but it's simplistic gameplay wears out its welcome quicker than members of a Hitler Youth group at a Bar Mitzvah. [Dec,. 2006, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It has a fresh look going for it, but Brink's fancy footwork and terrible AI Interfere with its fast-paced gunplay. [Aug 2011, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shoddy enemy A.I. Sometimes you can be standing 20 feet in front of a guard in a well-lit room and remain invisible to him, while other times you may be detected from 50 feet or more while crouching in a dark corner. [Sept 2004, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A gorgeous world dogged by some terrible quest design. [Jun 2010, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Toren is a good story that suffers in the telling, with simplistic platforming that's hampered by a sloppy camera and controls.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Beautiful and creative, but controls and design issues often drag it from challenging to frustrating.
    • 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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Play it for its novel ideas, not because you love Batman. Dwindling player numbers are a cause for concern.
    • 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.