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 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,206 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    You've got a huge island to explore, ridiculously effective tools for scouting every hostile situation, and so many clever intersecting systems to inspire creative ways to conquer them. It's a better stealth game than Far Cry 1, set in an open world that feels richer than Far Cry 2's. That's an amazing thing to play.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A cerebral and spooky sequel that expands on the franchise’s story and themes, while slightly dialing down the terror.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Clever questing and a stand-out combat system make for an entertaining MMO that's as large as it is full of character.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A top-notch action-arcade game with a sly, dry sense of humor. [Sept 2000, p.93]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Hand-down the best of the MechWarrior series. [Feb 2001, p.52]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    TH4 is so packed with content and character that even a non-skater should have a wicked time when armed with a solid gamepad. [Dec 2003, p.109]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    True to the spirit of its pioneering predecessors, Railroad Tycoon 3 is a richly textured and hopelessly addictive strategy game that's almost certain to steam straight to the top of the sales charts. [Jan 2004, p.114]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As accessible and deep as a serious military simulation can get. If you want to taste command in modern war, this is your game. [Mar 2003, p.95]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Expect this one to take up a hunk of your hard drive for many moons. [Oct 2000, p.119]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    First-time game developer TimeGate Studios has a winner on its hands. [June 2001, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A visual masterpiece with enough good gameplay to make it a classic. [Feb 2001, p.50]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I'd recommend this game at $50. At the cost of a quick snatch-and-grab from the nearest recruiting station, it's easy to call it a must-play. [Jan 2003, p.118]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Gorgeous gib-filled excitement for deathmatch players with beefy systems. [Holiday 2002, p.112]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Delivers one of the most convincing sensations of raw ground speed that I’ve ever seen in a PC racing game. [Jan 2002, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A well-designed and entertaining street racer - "Midtown Madness" on steroids. [Oct 2003, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Does a bang-up job of communicating the unique, topsy-turvy physics at play in keeping a 180-mph GP bike on the straight and narrow. [Sept 2003, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    True, the learning curve is Himalayan, but once I got sucked in, my love of strat games was instantly rekindled. [Feb 2002, p.73]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Although the vehicle dynamics are still conspicuously slot-car like, the game itself is easily one of the finest EA has ever produced. [Jan 2004, p.118]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you thought the original Descent was a walk in the park, you'll meet your match in Descent II. But stick with it and you'll enjoy the ride. [June 1996, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Its excellent production values and clever design make for a very satisfying package. [Dec 2004, p.104]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The best-ever WWII sim gets new planes, new settings, and carrier operations. [Jan 2005, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If EA can work in some car damage, a hard-core physics option, and some proper cockpit views for the next chapter, this franchise will leap into a league of its own. [Feb 2005, p.54]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An intense and demanding simulation of modern urban combat. [Dec 2004, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Myth II has wanton carnage, great multiplayer action, and killer graphics. What more could you want? [May 1999, p.101]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    No quarter has been spared in delivering one of the most detailed and complex representations of modern sub warfare ever for the PC. [Holiday 2001, p.88]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the most welcome and significant new flight-sim releases in years. [Sept 2005, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Wild! is a must-buy for critter lovers and coaster-builders alike. [Apr 2006, p.100]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This latest Medal of Honor proves to be the best of the series, and one of the deepest and most challenging World War II shooters I've ever played. [Nov 2007, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    However, if you've been level 60 for a while and let your account lapse, The Burning Crusade is reason enough to reactivate your account. [Apr 2007, p.46]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Wings of Power add-ons exist to place PC pilots in the cockpits of the world's most storied warplanes, and they do so with style and panache. [Nov. 2006, p.118]
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