PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,269 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 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,269 game reviews
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    • 45 Critic Score
    Prizefighting in this simple action game looks like rock'em-sock'em robots disguised as cartoon humans. [Aug 2006, p.91]
    • PC Gamer
    • 24 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Though Terra Wars: NY Invasion is destined for the bargain bin(priced at $19.99, it's actually probably already there), playing through its approximately seven hours of gameplay will at least satiate your natural instinct to kill aliens--but not much else. [Oct. 2006, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The finished game doesn't live up to expectations. [Sept 2007, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's all by-the-numbers stuff that gets old quickly, and the game's muddy graphics, slim single-player options, and comically mistranslated dialog certainly don't help. [Oct 2007, p.57]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Crashes booted me to the desktop a dozen times. And a save corruption resulted in the loss of a level-17 garden and my last shred of patience. [Feb 2008, p.83]
    • PC Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    GWN: Sparta offers little desides gameplay as ancient as the Spartans themselves, and should probably fall on its sword. [Aug 2008, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Saw
    Jigsaw's game are meant to be cruel, barbaric, horrific and pedantic, but this game is just plain tedious. [Jan 2010, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    MUD TV's detail is swamped in white noise, and no amount of fiddling with the antennae will help a game so poorly tuned. [Jun 2010, p.85]
    • PC Gamer
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This short ride's definitely a lemon. [June 2011, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Finding good matches is not easy in APOX's sluggish community, however, and I cannot fathom why anyone should play this instead of the exponentially better games that it tries to emulate. [June 2011, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The new chapter of the IL-2 Sturmovik series is a dark one--Cliffs of Dover is visually stunning but technically hobbled. [July 2011, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It feels like a four-hour tutorial to a game that might have used its mechanics better, never trusting its players enough to present them with a thoughtful challenge. [Oct 2011, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    As it exists now, however, Solar 2 is a simple space physics simulation with just a hint of a game, and building disposable arrangements of revolving circles quickly loses its novelty. [Oct 2011, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A promising enough idea, Lucius shoots for the depths of hell – but poor execution lands it merely six feet under.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Little Inferno's argument against games I would never elect to play left me rather cold. [March 2013, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Ace of Spades contains some good ideas and tries hard to ape its influences, but it lacks their charm and stability.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    An apocalyptic disappointment that never rises above mediocrity, but often sinks into tedium. [July 2013, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Starts out funny, but quickly becomes frustrating. A wonderfully weird and original concept that falls flat like its jelly-limbed hero.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The very definition of style over substance. Great art, but boring levels, lightweight combat, and dubious minigames sour the experience.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Defenders of Time multiplayer mode is conceptually interesting, but ultimately not worth trying because of many technical issues and poorly-executed fundamentals.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    A tiny bit of truly awful combat has been thrown in when it should have been thrown out, and this may be the last third-person game in existence that doesn’t support the mouse in any way.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    The problem with Apocalypse Weekend is that it lacks the cleverness and thoughtful execution that made the original worth laughs. [Oct 2005, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Repetitive gameplay and an inability to communicate with your co-op teammates will keep Guns of Icarus grounded. [Sept 2010, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Garshasp falls short of genre standards in nearly every way, and its shortcomings are too numerous to compensate for. [Sept 2011, p.75]
    • PC Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    A miserable blend of flawed game mechanics that's a giant leap backwards from its predecessor.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    MOBA genre conventions are much better executed by Dota 2 and League of Legends. Dragons and Titans just isn’t a worthwhile alternative.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    The control scheme is horrifically oversensitive to any analog input: it's often a huge struggle just to keep the car tracking in a straight line. [June 2003, p.86]
    • PC Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Running around 3D urban locales such as a mall or a corporate office building in the midst of a full-blow riot is sure to hook a few people, but flat gameplay and god-awful controls will make them turn away in disgust. [Dec 2003, p.132]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    It's far outshined by older flight sims that are available at the same price. [Jan 2004, p.110]
    • PC Gamer
    • 51 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    The sandbox play that makes up the bulk of Superpower 2 is alternately tedium and lunacy. [Feb 2005, p.70]
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