PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,267 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:
2,267 game reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I just sat there and gambled until I finally felt so angry with the game that I wanted to stab my screen. [Nov 2013, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Deus Ex: The Fall belongs on your phone, not on your monitor. This is a woeful port with few redeeming features.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lacking in meaningful challenge, Murdered: Soul Suspect fails to deliver on its promising premise at every step. [Sept. 2014, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The tractors look great, but the rest of Farming Simulator 15 comes off like shovelware from 2012.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The sentimental, dull, superficially interactive story isn’t worth a few cute moments and some interesting surrealism.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Good ideas all, but the execution is a muddled mess. [Feb 2002, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 31 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    As if the flat, static gameplay weren't woeful enough, there's also an apparent bug: sometimes you get hit with high interest loans that you never took out! [June 2003, p.88]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    The most annoying shortcoming is the narrow path you follow, with no option to roam freely. [Aug 2003, p.67]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    It's one thing to make a bad game - that I can forgive. It's worse to take one of the great PC-game franchises and ruin the hell out of it. This isn't Leisure Suit Larry - it's just annoying softcore porn. [Holiday 2004, p.106]
    • PC Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Sounds promising, but from the shoddy graphics to the horrid enemy AI, this game fails to be any fun at all. [July 2004, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    The main problem I have with this sports sim is the wild inaccuracies I found in its generated stats. [Apr 2007, p.49]
    • PC Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Hydrophobia Prophecy suffers from more than a fear of water: It's also afflicted with acute blandness, brain dead AI, and chronic backtracking. [Sept 2011, p.73]
    • PC Gamer
    • 33 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    X misses the spot. The occasional bit of spectacle can't save this boring, broken and charmless space simulation. [March 2014, p.60]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It's a testament to the dullness of this game that its 25 missions feature a wide variety of mission types, yet all of them feel like the same monotonous hunts for brain-dead adversaries. [Oct 2002, p.100]
    • PC Gamer
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    This little number's a shiny new lemon. [May 2002, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    If the competition were par, this would be a double bogey. [Feb 2001, p.57]
    • PC Gamer
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    If desiging and producing games was really as boring as <i>Game Tycoon</i> makes it, we'd all be playing <i>Zork</i>. [July 2006, p.99]
    • PC Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Resist, chopper fans. You'll thank us later. [Aug 2007, p.63]
    • PC Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Your current life is too short to waste on this next one. [Mar 2008, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Cringeworthy voice acting. [July 2008, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Look elsewhere. [July 2008, p.63]
    • PC Gamer
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Considering that combat is as dull as the ship graphics, and that you can't even share the experience due to lack of multiplayer, Shattered Suns' $40 asking price is seriously overambitious. [Dec 2008, p.57]
    • PC Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Weak. [Oct 2009, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    EYE's lack of inspiration is matched only by its ineptitude. [Nov 2011, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Agonizingly mediocre - and proof that the Blair Witch has had her day in the moonlight. [Apr 2001, p.90]
    • PC Gamer
    • 39 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Not much of a party game. [Apr 2003, p.103]
    • PC Gamer
    • 51 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    The contrast between cartoonish characters and sprays of blood only continues the rollercoaster of pain and confusion. Make sure to play on an empty stomach. [June 2003, p.88]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Tedium, interrupted by frustration. [Holiday 2006, p.86]
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