PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,231 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 98 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,231 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    These design flaws--along with some pedestrian puzzles and those aforementioned protagonist miscues--ultimately turn Belief & Betrayal into a servicable but largely forgettable European church tour. [Oct 2008, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Blood Stone's short and uneven mission is no more than the sum of its parts. [Feb 2011, p.75]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    The robots blow up good, otherwise this ho-hum shooter fumbles its few ideas and is a shonky port to boot. [Aug 2012, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    The combat is fun in parts and the characters grew on me, but so much more of Bound by Flame is tedious, frustrating, and unpolished.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    The main problem with Diggles is that all this micro-management take a long time to execute. [July 2002, p.73]
    • PC Gamer
    • 32 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Its individual parts are pure hit-and-miss, but if you overlook the misses and get on with killing bad guys, you'll have a good time. [July 2003, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
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    • 53 Critic Score
    The shallow management quickly devolves into make-work. Toss in frustrating random hurricanes and fires, and you'll recall why you couldn't wait to graduate. [May 2004, p.73]
    • PC Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Patience pays dividends, but won't cover these clubhouse fees. [Feb 2006, p.49]
    • PC Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Toss in some dated graphics, a clunky arcade flight component, and some carryover stability issues, and Pacific Storm: Allies just barely keeps itself afloat. [June 2008, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Both Holmes and Lupin deserve better than this middling. [Aug 2008, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    The game starts explicitly telling you the answers to questions mere moments before asking the questions. [Oct 2009, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Two new guns make it a bit too easy to fumigate entire rooms with a few quick blasts, and any hope for an exciting new challenge quickly melts away as I hobble towards the ambiguous, lackluster ending. [April 2011, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    And that's about all you get, aside from a few new toys, some forgettable items, and another unnecessary boost to the level cap. [Holiday 2011, p.75]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Tiresome racer that only takes two hours to complete, yet somehow feels longer. That's both impressive and depressing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Masochistic stat-chasers will find much to enjoy, but Blackguards’ varied combat is no substitute for a fully-formed RPG.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Well, there's always the 2004 edition to look forward to. [Nov 2000, p.151]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    This series is beginning to look less like a unique PC off-road racer and more like a console-port knockoff with each incarnation. [Mar 2002, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Enjoy it while it lasts, because I doubt it'll last long. [Apr 2002, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Shabby joystick support also contributes to a number of annoying control issues. [Apr 2002, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Better "Half-Life" fixes can be dowloaded for free. [Feb 2001, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Heritage of Kings unceremoniously abandons the heritage of Settlers. [May 2005, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    The videogame equivalent of a bad Vietnam B-movie. [Jan 2005, p.88]
    • PC Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    At its core, it's a simplistic console game with all the usual trappings - brainless combat, lame puzzles, and shoddy controls. [Oct 2005, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Delivers the bare minimum for an expansion pack. [Jan 2005, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    The latest in The Adventure Company's point-and-click offerings, <i>Keepsake</i> is billed as "part mystery, part <i>Harry Potter</i>." In reality, it's part boring and part really boring. [July 2006, p.99]
    • PC Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Building options are severely limited--with only five attractions possible, I would hardly call this a diver's paradise. [Sep 2006, p.96]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Once installed, the Seawolves mod bundle will certainly improve your "SH3" experience, but if you have a broadband conncetion, you're much better off with the vastly superior Grey Wolves supermod from Subsim.com. It outperforms Seawolves on every measurable level and it won't cost you a dime. [Dec. 2006, p.128]
    • PC Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, it's the monkey's paw of game ports. [Aug 2007, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    A sophomore effort that should have been held back a grade. [July 2008, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Ghost in the Sheet is an original, if low-budget take on the mystery/adventure genre, but poor narration and low-quality visuals make it a challenge to finish. [May 2008, p.64]
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