PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,559 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 3.4 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:
2559 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A dark, cool, and beautiful revival of an incredible game. [Oct 2011, p.68]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Delivers everything that a dedicated flight-simmer could ask for. This game will be a very hard act to follow for a long time to come. [Jan 2002, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A gorgeous world, bursting with personality. Great storytelling makes up for the short length and unchallenging puzzles.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A deep and rewarding competitive game that becomes something special when taken on in the company of others.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An accomplished and rewarding online RPG that does a great deal to reclaim the promise of its genre.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The most amazing, spectacular, ultimate superhero game ever made. [May 2002, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A gorgeous and uncompromisingly realistic racing sim that anyone can drive. [Holiday 2006, p.108]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    GTAIV works well as a multiplayer game. [Feb 2009, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Red Alert will be like by the legions of the faithful, and win new converts as well. [Dec 1996, p.238]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A satisfying, self-contained adventure that plays to the series' strengths, but doesn't add anything novel outside of its storytelling.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you can make it through the uninspired first third, you'll be treated to one of the prettiest, coolest, most compelling shooters released in the past year. [June 2002, p.65]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best fully 3D real-time strategy yet. [Feb 2001, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Regrettably, most of AoM's missions suffer from one recurring, frustrating problem: a severe case of "build base-itis." [Holiday 2002, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Sprawling level design, thrilling combat, and masterful indirect storytelling make Dark Souls 3 the best Dark Souls yet.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A deep, rich, and wonderfully written RPG that lives up to the towering legacy of the games that inspired it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'll still be playing it in months -- if not years -- from now, that's for sure. [July 2002, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This sequel to an all-time classic is one of the standout RPGs for the 1990s. [Jan 1998, p.221]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Rocksmith 2014 is not just a fun game for guitar players, but the best way to learn how to play guitar or improve your technique. [Jan 2014, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead's emphasis on teamwork and vague hints of story may not appeal to gamers who demand a focused single-player experience, but for the millions out there who have ever imagined their role in the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse, it simply cannot be missed. [Jan 2009, p.30]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's the package that counts, and this one's simply as good as it gets. [May 2002, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Mass Effect deserves a spot on your shelf next to the rest of the PC's great RPGs. [Aug 2008, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A worthy follow-up to our 1999 Game of the Year. [Nov 2000, p.130]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It forces you to think more like a real-world commander and less like a "wargamer." [Jan 2003, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A superb multiplayer RPG that moves the boundaries of what an MMO can be. [Aug 2005, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It seems crass to judge a game by quantity, but this is quantity of quality. So if the amount of money you spend on games is a practical concern, it's worth saying that this one is freakishly good value. Even if it's not a concern, it's worth saying that this one is freakishly good.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a great thrill ride, an interesting story, and bleeding-edge technology, Max Payne delivers all of them.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With its combination of dazzling graphics and fast, tactical gameplay, I can easily see World in Conflict becoming a favorite of competitive clans and LAN parties everywhere. [Nov 2007, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The finest racing simulation on the market today - bar none. [Apr 2001, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A monumental achievement in game design...It is the Mount Everest, the Beethoven's Ninth, and Moby Dick of PC Wargames, and it absolutely qualifies as a genuine work of art. [Nov 2003, p.106]
    • 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]
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