PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,582 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 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 98 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2583 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truly epic historical strategy. It's a good pick for RTS fans. [Aug 2005, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most enjoyable single-player and multiplayer action games ever. [Feb 2000, p.92]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What it lacks in flash, it delivers in sheer strategic brilliance. [June 2005, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A frenzied, elegant action game that pulses with great music and demanding thrills, for only £2/$3.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just an utterly fantastic multiplayer shooter, and while it doesn't replace "Battlefield 1942," it's a perfect complement. [June 2004, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Wolf Among Us deftly merges Walking Dead's moral quandaries with a noir murder mystery starring Fables' cast of fairy tale legends.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Myth is a melee of a good time. [Feb 1998, p.180]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It forces you to think more like a real-world commander and less like a "wargamer." [Jan 2003, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gorgeous, relentlessly entertaining open-world piracy simulator packed with interesting 18th century rogues.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's so goofilfy hilarious, you may just find yourself a wisecrack away from peeing in your Jockeys. [June 2005, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But what separates Warlords Battlecry II from the horde are its scope and depth. You don't just have two or three races – you have 12. [June 2002, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tales from the Borderlands is a big, funny adventure with great characters—worth playing even if you don't like Borderlands.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A compelling WWII grand-scale sim. When I say "grand," I'm talking about a King Kong Burrito Supreme with extra sauce and tripple toppings. [Feb 2003, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As any fan of this outstanding multiplayer game will explain, six new maps for Battlefield 1942 is almost like adding six new sequels to the game. [Apr 2003, p.100]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best fully 3D real-time strategy yet. [Feb 2001, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Old Gods does just about everything you could ask for in a sandbox strategy game expansion, and with far fewer initial bugs and technical issues that any previous release of the series. [Aug 2013, p.75]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An atmospheric, captivating crime thriller with an interactive story that unravels differently for every player.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A deep and rewarding competitive game that becomes something special when taken on in the company of others.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not since lemmings has a game so seamlessly mixed humor, cutscenes, and cruelty. [Holiday 2011, p.77]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a changed game, but it's never been such spectacular fun to play, or so creative to tinker with.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still, Gears of War is a fantastic action game worthy of your time if you've never played the Xbox 360 version. [Jan 2008, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Jamestown harkens back to an era when we played games just to get a high score--when beating a game this challenging actually earned you bragging rights. [Oct 2011, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Merciless, frustrating, and harder than dry cereal, but exquisitely balanced. Few games are so rewarding. [July 2013, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A completely original, utterly captivating riff on the first-person action game. [Apr 1999, p.114]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a great thrill ride, an interesting story, and bleeding-edge technology, Max Payne delivers all of them.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Defense Grid's excellent personality and gameplay make it both a great game for experienced tower defense fans and an excellent starting point for new players. [Apr 2009, p.86]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Polishing off the brilliance that is NOLF 2 are the game's stunning graphics, powered by the LithTech Jupiter engine. [Holiday 2002, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though not quite as genre-pushing as "Chariots" is, Beelzebub masterfully ties up every single loose end left dangling in the first and second seasons. [July 2008, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Funny, touching and full of action and smart in-jokes, Citadel is Mass Effect’s heartwarming last hurrah to its fans.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Spectacular player collisions and tackles, and a far more realistic pace make FIFA 12 the best football sim yet.
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    • 55 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    I'm enjoying Battlefield 1. It's not a huge departure for the series, despite the period, but it is meaningfully distinct from Battlefield 4. That may disappoint those who simply want progression that mirrors the jump from Battlefield 3 to 4 – more guns, more features and new maps.