PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,458 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: 70
Highest review score: 98 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2458 game reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The scripted predictability of the missions and the relative sameness of each helicopter's flight characteristics significantly reduce the overall replayability. [May 2004, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Clunky quest structure and uninteresting main characters shoot this weirdly compulsive RPG in the foot.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    There's no significant improvement over Trainz 2004, though, so stick with the older game if you have it. [Jun 2006, p.105]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Hardcore adventurers will undoubtedly seek out Dark Fall, if only for the atmospheric journey. No surprise there - nor is there any in the game. [Nov 2003, p.119]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A good-looking game - more so if you're into softcore porn (to paraphrase Tom Wolfe, it's a "one-handed video game") - but "The Sims 2" still looks better and beats it by miles for depth. [Apr 2005, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    When you realize, after a while, that all there is to Fury is to either fight or not fight, you may just decide to take your ball and go home. [Jan 2008, p.90]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Sometimes stripped-down and stealthy, but mostly basic and boring, Liberation can't play in the big leagues.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    For existing fans there aren’t a lot of compelling reasons to upgrade from last year’s edition, unless you’re really nostalgic for the Graham Taylor approach to football.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    With this game, your milage will vary. [Christmas 2008, p.94]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    More of an interior-design sim than the Vegas epic you're probably imagining. [Mar 2004, p.61]
    • PC Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Even God would need cheat codes to beat this strategic RPG. [Feb 2006, p.50]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The presentation is aced, but Hard West’s turn-based combat is too rote to be engrossing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The lackluster porting job doesn't ruin this beloved game outright, just cripples it. [April 2011, p.73]
    • PC Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Adventure fans could find worse ways to spend $20, but the game's emphasis on storytelling with few engaging puzzles may leave some wishing this tale had more involving interaction. [May 2004, p.75]
    • PC Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The best on the track but the weakest everywhere else, F1 2015 is an inconsistent lapper.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    An RPG foreign to the PC in every way, and a port that does little to modernize it. There’s fun to be had, but only for the open-minded.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    It's shameful the game was released in this [bug-filled] state, especially since it has so much potential – and such massive, involved battles. [June 2002, p.53]
    • PC Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    What the game lacks in polish, it somewhat makes up for in cheekiness and an unexpectedly disco-tinged soundtrack. [Nov. 2006, p.120]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Even with the minor gameplay additions and the thrill of deadly creatures, this value-priced game is really just another slow-paced hunting sim. [May 2004, p.61]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    This version is fine for a single-player quiz, but it's no party. [April 2011, p.75]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Too brief and inconsequential to live up to expectations. One for Dragon Age lore obsessives and ardent completionists.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yes, there is groping, discrete heavy petting, and conveniently concealed canoodling, but it's all rendered in fewer than 10 different animations...which get old quickly. [Sept 2004, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A frenetic, old fashioned monster blaster best played with friends. Creepy-crawlyphobes, look elsewhere.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Among the Sleep succeeds at being a creepy baby simulator, but the real monster turns out to be boring, buggy puzzles and a shallow world and story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Narnia could be an all-time great movie adaptation, but its difficulty makes it unsuitable for its kiddie audience...and for pretty much everyone else, too. [Mar 2006, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Only for those who are starved for an arcade-style blaster on the PC. [Feb 2004, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all its technical cleverness, Cloudberry Kingdom fails to get the basics right. [Nov 2013, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There’s no strong sense of place, and nothing to anchor the high falutin ponderings that make up so much of the game. And even if we were to take it at face value, which seems to be impossible, it’s only a snapshot, a vertical slice of this world without much context, making it hard to reach any solid conclusions.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's simply an average two-bit thug. [Aug 2007, p.63]
    • PC Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Only big "PR" fans should bother; everyone else, wait for the new "Pirates!" [Jan 2005, p.82]
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