PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,351 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 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,351 game reviews
    • 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
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    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Die-hard Potter fans will thrill throughout to checking Hogwarts' huge and detailed environs, but Order of the Phoenix's repetitive gameplay will make many wish someone would cast an Avada Kedavara spell in their direction and put them out of their misery already. [Oct 2007, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    This franchise is as stale as a holiday fruitcake. The new engine is needed NOW. [Mar 2001, p.86]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    A slide-show adventure, so it's required to have at least one confounding maze in it. Skip it unless you were a fan of the original. [July 2003, p.93]
    • PC Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    An inventive puzzle game that’s too short and easy to recommend—worthwhile only for the novelty of its concept.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The background scenery is attractive, but the game's floaty vehicle physics significantly undermine the actual driving experience. [May 2003, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 38 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    The laborious mechanics of control and observance make "gameplay" feel much too random. [Jan 2003, p.100]
    • PC Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Enemy Engaged 2 has potenttial, but remains a patch or two away from completion. [Nov 2007, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    If you're dying for an RTS game set in China, here's one. So there. [June 2001, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Nothing's particularly well done. [Dec 2005, p.96]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The challenge isn't necessarily soliving puzzles, but making sure you've examined every single bit of every screen. [Dec 2004, p.89]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A smart top-down reimagining of the Halo experience, let down by mobile game monetization. [Nov 2013, p.66]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    It not only brings nothing new to the RTS table - it takes stuff away, too. [Mar 2004, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    An "Air Quake" for the masses with no noteworthy features to speak of. [Feb 2001, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Hard Reset isn't just a reference to what you're expected to do to the killer robots infesting the city, but what the developer tries to do to the shooter design itself. [Holiday 2011, p.80]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The final insult is the atrocious console save-system. The game saves automatically between each level and a couple of times during each level, but if you stop playing, you have to restart teh entire level. [Jan 2005, p.86]
    • PC Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This game simply isn't fun for very long. [July 2003, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    You can probably find single-player games that are just as fun. [Jan 2005, p.84]
    • PC Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Held back by a difficulty that isn't satisfying to overcome, but annoying for its fiddly controls and cheating AI. [May 2012, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    More game than you might expect, but still best played for an audience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Suffers from a case of getsboringquick-itis. [July 2002, p.74]
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