PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,534 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 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 98 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2534 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A better version of everything the MMORPG community has cooked up so far, and more. [Feb 2004, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While single-player practice against AI teams feels drab and slow-paced, a full-blown multiplayer melee with more than 20 people per team is flat-out amazing. [Dec 2003, p.136]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    THUG 2's combination of goofball story, challenging skate stunts, and ever-more-ridiculous objectives is so addictive that I'd learn to play with my feet if my hands fell off. [Jan 2005, p.97]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Consider my wishes answered: Sam and Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die! is the best installment yet. [May 2007, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A valuable remake that makes the original Metro feel complete on PC.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Atari's latest open-world racer serves up hotter cars, warmer climates and more torrid racing action than its predecessor. [April 2011, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A unique and polished adventure game with a strong, sustained historical flavor. [June 1997, p.108]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with its few faults, Star Control 3 is a worthy successor and a blast to play. [Dec 1996, p.260]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You should play this because it's an inventive story with three or four things you've never done in a game before, and because it suggests a future where games don't insult our intelligence with dull plotting, dire exposition, and endless cut-scenes. [Dec 2012, p.75]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aquatic Adventure distills the Metroidvania into its most essential parts and says something meaningful with it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This may well be John Tiller’s masterpiece. For dynamic, white-knuckled intensity and fine-grained realism, it comes closer than any previous PC game to replicating the spirit of that legendary boardgame classic "Advanced Squad Leader."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with its shortcomings, Cossacks II stands out in a cookie-cutter RTS world. [Aug 2005, p.61]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you like you action games fast and furious, Shogo is your one-way ticket to nirvana. [Dec 1998]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nightfall is easily the best of three Guild Wars products and has set a very high bar for the next chapter. [Jan. 2007, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But the eye candy is really secondary to its amazing action. [June 2008, p.86]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Evolutionary shooter that creates an involving, sometimes terrifying, tactical battle between two distinct races. Brilliant.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to find much fault in this fun and well-balanced game. It's set in arguably the best fantasy universe ever and its production values are sky-high. [May 2006, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For $19.99, this bundle is worth buying just for "Off Road Thunder" alone. [May 2006, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Effortlessly inventive, frequently surprising and consistently hilarious. The Stanley Parable shows how to make a story about game stories.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Style and intelligently scaled difficulty make Dustforce an instant classic, and a lesson in the rewards of hard work.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A charming and inventive platformer that understands what makes the genre special, and never rests on its laurels.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An impressive accomplishment whose size and depth is a testament to wargaming's ability to bring history to life. [April 2011, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Witcher is a fantastic RPG, and an amazing achievement for first-time Polish developer CD Projekt. [Jan 2008, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rainbow Six Siege is an accessible and deeply satisfying shooter that rewards planning and teamwork over a quick trigger finger.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not have the sheen of Grand Theft Auto, but Saints Row IV is both gloriously stupid and stupidly good.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Proof that the "kill...reward" paradigm still works. [June 2001, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Given Bug Huge Game's big huge ambition level when crafting <i>Rise of Legends</i>, some dents in the genie lamp are to be expected. But they don't come close to spoiling <i>Legend's</i> fabulous magic carpet ride. [July 2006, p.65]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    More focused and polished than the original, it's a game to get for any fan of the FPS genre looking for something a bit different.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Blow does it again. Exquisitely layered puzzles populate a world that will keep you guessing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One of the best strategy titles of the year&#133;an out-and-out classic. [Feb 2002, p.65]
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