PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,340 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 3.8 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:
2,340 game reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Space Siege isn't a bad game; it's just a very ordinary one with an inordinately large amount of squandered potential. [Oct 2008, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Future Wars takes a well-worn template and executes it with little more than mediocrity. [Nov 2010, p.83]
    • PC Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This lack of innovation is disheartening. [Feb 2008, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Not half bad. Until the half that is makes for a disappointing return.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Far from the RPG that Game of Thrones deserves, but still better than its components have the right to be. [Sept 2012, p.58]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Half a great 4X game, dragged screaming into the nearest black hole by its lesser components.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The online option has potential, but fighting human opponents doesn't improve the core gameplay, which hasn't evolved since I was talking all that college smack 10 years ago. [Mar 2004, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Lacks balance and grows repetitive, but provides a handful of good puzzle chambers if you're willing to pay for them.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A middling contender in the most oversubscribed genre around. Trades too hard on being free.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This phlegmatic Poirot caper will likely appeal to hardcore adventure game and Agatha Christie fans, but for the rest of us, Evil Under the Sun is all talk and no action. [Jan 2008, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A first-person mode adds some intensity, but Vancouver 2010's not going to offer more than a few hours' fun. [July 2010, p.79
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Fun but forgettable. [Sept 2011, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Dear Philos: I know we want "hard," but I don't think we asked for "cheap." I guess we're just old-fashioned that way. [Dec 2003, p.97]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A good idea that get tripped up in boring details. [Feb 2001, p.73]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    It's debatable whether making players responsible for creating content is genius of laziness--doing so helps bond players to the game, but since Faces as few players to being with, you'll likely end up bored. [Sep 2006, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Definitely an ambitious project, but unfortunately, it's only the floating-island concept and not the actual gameplay that will make it stick in the minds of gamers. [Feb 2003, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    But unless you prefer games that you watch and don't play, there's simply no reason for either history or strategy buffs to waste the coin. [May 2004, p.75]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the platform physics are as bipolar as the hero, turning the game's excellent animation into a veneer for unpolished gameplay. [Sep 2006, p.96]
    • PC Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    With improved AI, reworked story and dialogue, and less restrictive level design, this game could've been stellar. [Jan. 2007, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This one will move a few units at Wal-Mart, but no more. [July 2005, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The visuals may not be pretty, but what else are you going to do off-season. [Sep 2006, p.96]
    • PC Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The effort made for new palyers is commendable. [August 2002, p.73]
    • PC Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If you have a capable rig—and don’t experience the crashes I did—I think it’s a worthwhile experience. Still, it’s less interesting than Dark Souls in terms of plot and setting, and full of wandering and grinding that first tested my patience, and finally made me as powerful as some of the bosses. If I could take its combat system, weapons, and enemies and put it in another more interesting game, I would.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Lacking the tension of jungle warfare and adding deathmatch multiplay that's utterly bland, Vietcong 2 ends up being just another passable effort that neither flops nor inspires. [Mar 2006, p.51]
    • PC Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Reloaded has recreated APB, but reined in its ambition. Most of the same problems are here, but for a better price. [Mar 2012, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Nightfire has some of the worst AI I've ever seen in a big-budget game release. [Feb 2003, p.61]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Restrictive design decisions sap the energy from a series that revels in it, and technical issues deal the killing blow.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Art of Murder gets most of the fundamentals right, but after spending an hour or so with its grating characters, banal dialogue, and inept plot, you probably won't care. [Oct 2008, p.63]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Shockingly un-shocking, it's too much mood and little "boo." [Mar 2004, p.73]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    But it seems that developer Frogwares spent more time attending to the genre's flaws than crafting an engaging adventure game. [Sept 2008, p.72]
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