PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,177 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:
2,177 game reviews
    • 32 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    This game got repetitious after about 15 minutes and downright treadmill-like within a half-hour. The emperor's verdict: Thumb down. [May 2004, p.71]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Tedium, interrupted by frustration. [Holiday 2006, p.86]
    • 38 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    The moral of the story is, if you're looking for a half-decent real-time strategy game, skip Left Behind. [Feb. 2007, p.66]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    On top of the mediocre graphics, translation bloopers, and occasional crashes, these flaws will greatly hasten XIII's fade into history. [Oct 2008, p.70]
    • 41 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    We'll always love Michael Crichton for his books, movies, and TV shows. [Feb 2001, p.58]
    • 45 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Even the combat is boring, since it's entirely automated and gives you no control whatsoever over your troops. [Dec 2003, p.132]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Even worse are the ridiculously tough environmental puzzles. Unless you're a member of MENSA, chances are you'll need a walkthrough to finish the game. [Mar 2004, p.62]
    • 41 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    It’s exactly the kind of cookie-cutter movie spin-off we could easily survive without. [Holiday 2001, p.88]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    The worst part is the voice acting. [Dec 2009, p.77]
    • 32 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    It's short, it's bland, and it's got all the ingredients to be PC Gamer's most generic shooter of '08. [Dec 2008, p.66]
    • 44 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    After just a half-hour, SLC 2002 will be straight in the trash. It's a mathematical certainty. [May 2002, p.77]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    You can barely tolerate the insane irrelevance of the details asked - they really are that dry. [Sept 2002, p.76]
    • 29 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Playing Revolution is like driving a Lamborghini that's been torn apart and reassembled by a blindfolded mechanic: it's cheap, and the engine runs, but I wouldn't recommend you get behind the wheel, because there's bound to be some important parts left out. [May 2003, p.68]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Less unpleasant than having an alien probe stuck up your butt - but not by much. [Sept 1998, p.129a]
    • 34 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Be warned...You Are Empty isn't so much a title as a disclaimer. [Mar 2008, p.74]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A disaster. [Feb 2005, p.60]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A lack of features and plenty of long, boring downtime run this tycoon game into an iceberg. [Nov 2004, p.94]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Come enter! Our game interface is impressively awkward: you'll click three menus to find one performers statistics. [Nov 2004, p.94]
    • 40 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    If there's one thing that blows chunks more than a bad console-to-PC port, it's a recycled low-budget PC game that's past its due. [Oct. 2006, p.58]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Save your money, fellow muggles: it's best spent elsewhere. [Mar 2006, p.102]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's all been done before - and a hell of a lot better to boot. [Feb 2006, p.54]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    In short, <i>RF Online</i> fails as a PvE game, and its PvP gameplay isn't engaging enough to make up for that fatal flaw. [July 2006, p.78]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It has some good moments, but it shouldn't take an archaeological expedition to reach them. [Sept 2007, p.58]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Swing and a miss! You can safely skip this one even if they cut the price in half. [May 2007, p.63]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    EA Sports has once again screwed PC owners over with a cut-rate edition of one of its big fall sports games, and NHL 08 is even more of a disappointment than its football and golf comrades. [Holiday 2007, p.83]
    • 45 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Payback is a disservice to the Soldier of Fortune franchise, and in no way captures the exciting action of its pedigree. [Feb 2008, p.86]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    With no online community, no single-player gameplay and no replayability, Crasher has already crashed. [June 2011, p.74]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    After Theatre of War 3: Korea crashed for the last time, I realized it'd only succeeded in whetting my appetite for a good Korean War real-time strategy game. [July 2011, p.69]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Slow, clunky, and prone to glitchiness, playing Daggerdale feels like a sentence to an actual dungeon.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The Cartel's finest feature is a mess. Everything else is merely bland, repetitive, and dull. [Holiday 2011, p.80]