PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,206 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 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,206 game reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Pretty darned awful...With barely five hours of gameplay, no voiceovers, non-existent AI, and amateruish chapter-ending cartoons, Hero X can't even rightly be called a decent bargain-bin pick. [Oct 2002, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    After just a few of the 10 missions, it becomes painfully evident that the Myth II engine was simply not designed for the task of modeling modern combat.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    The real puzzle is why anyone would consider this entertainment. [June 2007, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 41 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    If you can read this review, you're too old to play Robot Arena. [July 2001, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    Unspectacular graphics only serve to accentuate the game’s myriad physical and visual shortcomings.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    No-frills tedium. [Holiday 2006, p.88]
    • PC Gamer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    A cynical attempt at milking players for money. Bullet Run plays like a tacked-on online mode for a singleplayer game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    Mass murder by dragonbreath has never been so monotonous. [Feb 2005, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    Almost-passable fare for a wacky-golf game, but it can't hold a candle to the superbly crafted "Links" and "Tiger Woods" games of even several years past - both of which are available for this game's $20 price. [Dec 2004, p.106]
    • PC Gamer
    • 35 Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    MoB's terrific art style and wanton dismemberment are completely wasted on this overwhelmingly inadequate shooter. [July 2009, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The only feeling of authenticity you'll get from Platoon is the same sort of futilitiy that pervaded the actual Vietnamese conflict. [Feb 2003, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Combat is largely devoid of any tactics, and the only interesting aspect of the fighting is a two-fisted system that lets you swing a sword with one hand and fire a gun with the other. [July 2004, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Overly simplistic gameplay, repetitive jumping puzzles, and all-in-all monotony. [Sept 2003, p.97]
    • PC Gamer
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Doesn't offer anything worth even a cursory glance. Even squad-based strategy-game fantatics should take a pass on this lousy $20 beer coaster. [July 2004, p.55]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you don't buy one game this year, Medieval Lords should be it. [March 2005, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A sentence of 25 to Life lasts only six to seven hours if played on medium difficulty. [Apr 2006, p.51]
    • PC Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Just a few years back, golf ruled the PC scene. Now we've got one game left, and it's a crappy third-rate console port. [Dec 2007, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    An over-designed shooter that missed the joy in its central concept and instead locks you into purgatorial combat loops. [Mar 2010, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A shallow, slow, grind-heavy MMO crippled by a horrible interface and nonsensical player limitations.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Good grief--I could buy Half-Life 2 with that $10. [Aug 2011, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 20 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A shameless knock-off that repeats many of DayZ's problems. Worst audio ever. Bullets for sale? Really?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The worst gaming goat since that one in Broken Sword. This is a dumb, limited novelty game that's not worth the asking price
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Slow, technically flawed and dogged by premium microtransactions. A sorry take on a classic card game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 29 Critic Score
    The battles are pretty damn chaotic. They're also devoid of fun, have little rhyme or reason, and often leave you with no idea why you won or lost. [Oct 2002, p.97]
    • PC Gamer
    • 46 Metascore
    • 29 Critic Score
    There's little redeeming value to this poor knock-off. Maximus is spinning in his grave. [Jan 2003, p.106]
    • PC Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 29 Critic Score
    The same shabby AI and pathfinding that plagued the original have survived the trip. It's truly despicable that none of the problems were fixed. [Jan 2003, p.110]
    • PC Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 29 Critic Score
    A hideous collage of unconsidered platforming and vapid combat in a procedural world bleached of meaning. [Aug 2012, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    A thoroughly appalling console port that should've never left its PlayStation jewelcase. [May 2001, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 26 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Getting voted off THIS island makes you a winner, not a loser. [Feb 2002, p.79]
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