PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,133 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 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,133 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A unique and polished adventure game with a strong, sustained historical flavor. [June 1997, p.108]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No flight sim has ever been more convincing...IL-2 Ace continues the series' climb as the runaway leader in the World War II prop-sim wars. [June 2004, p.72]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Truly epic historical strategy. It's a good pick for RTS fans. [Aug 2005, p.60]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Witcher is a fantastic RPG, and an amazing achievement for first-time Polish developer CD Projekt. [Jan 2008, p.82]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    THUG 2's combination of goofball story, challenging skate stunts, and ever-more-ridiculous objectives is so addictive that I'd learn to play with my feet if my hands fell off. [Jan 2005, p.97]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Myth is a melee of a good time. [Feb 1998, p.180]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With eight new courses and three returning ones (plus the option to import courses from "Tigers 2002-2004"), this is simply a beautiful day at the links. [Dec 2004, p.88]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like you action games fast and furious, Shogo is your one-way ticket to nirvana. [Dec 1998]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with its shortcomings, Cossacks II stands out in a cookie-cutter RTS world. [Aug 2005, p.61]
    • 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]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As of press time, several negative Rise and Fall reviews have cropped up online. Mine is the dissenting opinion; in my mind, this RTS' fun and innovative gameplay far outweighs its minor faults. [Sep 2006, p.57]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A final word about the dynamic campaign: it's incredible... This mode could keep some people going for years. [June 2005, p.64]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    <i>Legends</i> boasts plenty of new elements, including a grappling hook fro swinging from lamp posts and cornices, interactive cutscenes that require fast reflexes to spare Lara being squished beneath a rock, and clever physics-based puzzles. [July 2006, p.54]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game has evolved from admirable statistical sim to full-on addiction. [July 2005, p.57]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastically addictive and realistic management experience. [Feb 2006, p.90]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to find much fault in this fun and well-balanced game. It's set in arguably the best fantasy universe ever and its production values are sky-high. [May 2006, p.68]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bigger, prettier, and more addictive game that leaves even the series' most recent efforts in the dust...If you think "Rome: Total War's" battles looked good, especially for the number of units on-screen at once (i.e., thousands), Medieval II will blow you away. [Dec 2006, p.28]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For $19.99, this bundle is worth buying just for "Off Road Thunder" alone. [May 2006, p.102]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's action-packed gameplay; attractive, colorful visuals; and star-studded videos are sure to draw in both hardcore fans of the series and large numbers of new players. [Apr 2007, p.20]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimate Alliance does have its vulnerable spots--such as a camera that occasionally obscures the action--but its strengths are many and, dare I say it, marvelous. [Jan. 2007, p.72]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I had such a good time blasting away at Stormtroopers and piloting speeder bikes through the forest of Endor that I almost forgot about my own fiery death. [Dec. 2006, p.124]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nightfall is easily the best of three Guild Wars products and has set a very high bar for the next chapter. [Jan. 2007, p.76]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But the eye candy is really secondary to its amazing action. [June 2008, p.86]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're tired of the grind, make your way to Granado Espada, where life is exciting, convenient, and most importantly, fun. [Nov 2007, p.70]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Be prepared for a long journey either way because, as compelling as "Dread Lords" was, Dark Avatar will suck strategy game fans into its marvelously intricate and textured universe like light into a black hole. [May 2007, p.64]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Consider my wishes answered: Sam and Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die! is the best installment yet. [May 2007, p.69]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But it's the puzzles that elevate Underworld to new heights. [Jan 2009, p.54]
    • 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]