PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,340 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:
2,340 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 67 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    It's unfortunate, because this Groundhog Day game design significantly impairs what could have been a diverting and sentimental blast from the past. [Apr 2012, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Looks are pretty much the only appeal. The main culprit in sabotaging the attractive premise is the horrible AI. [May 2003, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    I&#146;m confident that young kids will get a kick out of HP:SC, but everyone else is better off doing their adventuring elsewhere. [Feb 2002, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    So I just finished playing through &#147;Project Tedium&#148;&#133;wait, make that Project Eden. [Feb 2002, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Before its release, someone should've poured a big bottle of polish on D.I.R.T.--it needed the clean-up. [Jan. 2007, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Does a better job than most adaptations of reviving the energy and excitement of its source material. Just don't expect it to do so for very long. [Sept 2005, p.63]
    • PC Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    After the frenzy of battle wears off, so does the appeal of SpaceForce. It's not a bad game; it just goes through the motions. [Sept 2007, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    This pyrotechnic orgy probably offers up more explosions per minute than any other game of its type, but that's about all it offers. [Holiday 2002, p.105]
    • PC Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Despite its token connection to the recent CGI-enhanced MGM movie, Flyboys isn't a standalone aerial shooter so much as a repackaging of iENT's subscription-based Warbirds/Dawn of Aces online combat-flight-sim service. [Apr 2007, p.52]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    SNS's powersliding physics, six-player GameSpy action, and assertive AI are as entertaining as ever, but a horribly unrealistic "Velcro Wall" effect (lightly grazing the outside barrier now slows your car to a virtual standstill) and some persistent graphics, audio, and controller glitches eventually thrown an unwelcome wrench into the proceedings. [June 2004, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Beautiful graphics and fantastic controls are wasted due to a lack of content and an abundance of bugs. [Dec 2011, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    This much belated franchise-resurrection trips in execution due to unit pathfinding issues and the lack of multiplayer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    A bunch of fun new abilities and cool places but Dawnguard is far too glitchy to justify its steep price.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Daemonica is not the kind of RPG that will appeal to most hardcore gamers. [July 2006, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Broken Worlds doesn't offer enough new gameplay to interest anyone other than the most dedicated "Dungeon Siege" fans, and its once-innovative engine now feels clunky and no longer looks impressive. [Nov. 2006, p.98]
    • PC Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The core principles are engaging and there's a lot of superficial entertainment--I still smile at the way my crew, the trusty Rigonauts, continue pummeling the remains of my defeated, white-flag-waving opponent while I review the "level complete" summary--but it's missing the mission variety that would coax out the engineering potential Rigonauts should have. [Dec 2012, p.67]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    This entry, however, is hardly legendary. [Jan. 2007, p.76]
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