PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,670 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 98 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2671 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even if you loved "Myst," you'll have a frustrating time with this sequel. If you do buy it, get your hands on the strategy guide ASAP. [Jan 1998, p.289]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Although Stunts & Effects is an intriguing collection of scraps from Lionhead's cutting-room floor, it just isn't worth the price. [Sep 2006, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Crashes booted me to the desktop a dozen times. And a save corruption resulted in the loss of a level-17 garden and my last shred of patience. [Feb 2008, p.83]
    • PC Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Disaster. Despite a beefy visual upgrade, this insultingly short add-on plays like a skanky collection of deleted scenes from the original game. [Feb 2005, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    It's far outshined by older flight sims that are available at the same price. [Jan 2004, p.110]
    • PC Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    A beautiful action movie that punishes improvisation, with under-populated multiplayer that can’t compete with a nine-year-old game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Overall, OOTP 2006 is a big letdown, even for an unbiased SI fanboy and OOTP nut like myself. [Sep 2006, p.98]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    As it exists now, however, Solar 2 is a simple space physics simulation with just a hint of a game, and building disposable arrangements of revolving circles quickly loses its novelty. [Oct 2011, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    But it's the game's many bugs and glitches, not mere repetition, which sap Dark Messiah's might and magic. [Feb. 2007, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The very definition of style over substance. Great art, but boring levels, lightweight combat, and dubious minigames sour the experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As empty-headed a treatment of modern conflict as you’re likely to find on store shelves. [Feb 2002, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A directionless excercise in solving incomprehensible puzzles. [May 2003, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Unless you're jonesing for an adventure game fix, your time's better spent rearranging your Netflix queue. [Aug 2008, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    A good idea executed without a trace of wit, energy, or style. About as dull as dishwater. [Sept 1996, p.138]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Where it falls apart is in the game design. [Jan 2003, p.114]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    A botched opportunity for what could have been a cool game. [Mar 2001, p.49]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 14 Critic Score
    An awful and punishing experience... It's not as if adventure games needed another punch to the crotch. [June 2005, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    This game will find an audience...that could fit into a high-school gymnasium. [Sept 2005, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Dull combat, countless boring gray rooms and an abandoned story make Cryostasis as appealing as frozen dog droppings. [Aug 2009, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    An apocalyptic disappointment that never rises above mediocrity, but often sinks into tedium. [July 2013, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Starts out funny, but quickly becomes frustrating. A wonderfully weird and original concept that falls flat like its jelly-limbed hero.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 24 Critic Score
    The mystery is why you would insult yourself by playing it. [Feb 2005, p.61]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It just doesn't measure up to the imagination and potential of the setting, and you feel like little more than a jumped=up errand boy. [Holiday 2014, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Little Inferno's argument against games I would never elect to play left me rather cold. [March 2013, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    This game has the imaginative spark of a wet napkin. [Jan 2002, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The controls are awful...L.A. is nowhere near fully modeled. [July 2004, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Remains saddled with enough broken parts to guarantee this title a quick trip to the slag heap in the sky. [Sept 2002, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    If I'm ever drafted for another tour of duty like this, I'm gonna shoot myself in the foot. [Holiday 2006, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 22 Critic Score
    It's not as bad as a Pauly Shore film marathon, but neither is it worth your time, energy, and money. [Holiday 2005, p.70]
    • PC Gamer

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