PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,672 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 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2673 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An amazingly polished, finely crafted piece of action gaming excellence that's worthy of the name Batman. [Dec 2009, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Be prepared for a long journey either way because, as compelling as "Dread Lords" was, Dark Avatar will suck strategy game fans into its marvelously intricate and textured universe like light into a black hole. [May 2007, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A very fresh action romp with tons of cheekiness - maybe too much. [Jan 2001, p.129]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's finely tuned maps and balanced gameplay prove that you CAN improve on perfection. [Sept 2005, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    But Fallout 3 has fidelity to its predecessors in more important ways, such as offering an incredible depth of role-playing opportunities. [Holiday 2008, p.54]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Bat-brawling shows wear, and Batman's a charisma void, but the freedom and depth of the open world are mesmerising. [Feb 2012, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the most inventive, entertaining RPGs ever created. [Mar 2000, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Central to its pull is a storyline as persuasive as any I've encountered in a fantasy roleplaying game. [Sept 2002, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Polishing off the brilliance that is NOLF 2 are the game's stunning graphics, powered by the LithTech Jupiter engine. [Holiday 2002, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An outstanding story-driven RPG with fantastic writing, RPG depth and tough tactical combat. It's BioWare's best RPG since Baldur's Gate 2. [Holiday 2009, p.38]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stealth game that turns you into a predator rather than prey. Mark of the Ninja is an engaging sandbox of stealth.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    More accessible, challenging, and rewarding than its predecessor, this is the Dark Souls sequel PC gamers deserve.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's the 24-mission single-player experience that you'll remember for years. Call of Duty is a first-rate achievement. The sensory overload is amazing, and the interaction with intricately scripted action set-pieces is a big step forward in the art form. [Dec 2003, p.88]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Sadly, the one thing that's fairly consistent is the opposing AI's late-game heroics. [Dec 2003, p.114]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    May not be the most ambitious follow-up ever, but it does fix most of what was broken in the first game while introducing an attractive, badly needed, 3D makeover. [Dec 2004, p.108]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Its complicated missions and gameplay mechanics make Enemy somewhat time-consuming for newcomers to pick up, but the benefits are worth the effort. [Sept 2003, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most innovative, creative, original, and awe-inspiring PC games ever. [June 2001, p.52]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Straightforward and replayable, Spelunky is precision engineered to make death fair, funny, and a story worth sharing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    N++
    A masterful distillation of classic action-platforming gameplay, doling out tension and elation in equal measure.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Finally, a hockey game that should appeal to every level of fan. [Dec 2000, p.158]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's superb. [June 2002, p.90]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A must-own...a rare and rewarding game for fans of the genre. [Sept 2000, p.82]
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A valuable remake that makes the original Metro feel complete on PC.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Short, intense, and gripping is far superior to 40 hours of average FPS action, and Riddick is too excellent to miss merely because of its first-impression pedigree. [March 2005, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Just like "Civ II," it blends a simple start with a vast array of options and pulls them together into a detailed, compelling, and seamless gaming experience. [Holiday 2001, p.65]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gorgeous, immersive and packed with game modes, NBA 2K13 is one poorly designed keyboard setup away from b-ball glory.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A final word about the dynamic campaign: it's incredible... This mode could keep some people going for years. [June 2005, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A great port of what is still one of the best action games around. Bayonetta is the essential hack-'n-slash.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Gorgeous graphics, deep combat and a user-friendly makeover makes the fifth Civilization a great place to start or renew your interest in global domination. [Nov 2010, p.52]

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