PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,648 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:
2650 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A frenzied, elegant action game that pulses with great music and demanding thrills, for only £2/$3.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Ball physics are right on the money, with a mouse-swing that really does capture the "feel" of a measured swing. [Dec 2003, p.134]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    My nit-picking gripes aside, the sheer amount of gaming to be found here is dizzying. [Dec 2003, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Strong strategy, great graphics, and variety make this one of the year's best. [July 1998, p.114]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    For dynamic looks and pure depth of gameplay, Winning Eleven 8's smooth, stylish, fast, and fluid style of soccer is a joy to behold. It's better than "FIFA," and that's the bottom line. [May 2005, p.63]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's a charming, sunshine-bright indie action-RPG with an old-school disregard for your time. It'll consume you with a smile, and you'll be smiling, too: but it's down to the community to turn it into something special.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Exceptionally tough, rewarding strategy and a masterful reworking of the XCOM formula. We’ll play this forever.
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It took the core aspects of every good shooter, and made them great. [Jan 2002, p.64]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A bigger, prettier, and more addictive game that leaves even the series' most recent efforts in the dust...If you think "Rome: Total War's" battles looked good, especially for the number of units on-screen at once (i.e., thousands), Medieval II will blow you away. [Dec 2006, p.28]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Perhaps the most impressive new feature is F1 2002's dedicated multiplayer support for up to 16 players. [Sept 2002, p.70]
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Similar and slightly improved mechanics make this a worthy sequel, despite a sadly less-memorable story. [Mar 2010, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Sight, sound, and systems harmonize to make Civilization 6 the liveliest, most engrossing, most rewarding, most challenging 4X in any corner of the earth.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    By returning to the past, Battlefield 1 feels renewed. The best game in the series since Bad Company 2.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A brilliant strategy game that manages to be both broad and deep, challenging and accessible.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a changed game, but it's never been such spectacular fun to play, or so creative to tinker with.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Both single-player and multiplayer RTS buffs will find plenty of utterly fantastic content here. Thrones is a must-buy expansion for owners of "Rise of Nations." [July 2004, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Combat is extremely fun and very easy to control - you can play the entire game using just your keyboard's Numpad. [Feb 2005, p.46]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    You're limited by a strict materials budget on each puzzle, but the solution is limited only by your imagination, your passion for tinkering, testing, and rejiggering, as well as your tolerance for roughhousing an innocent armadillo. [Nov. 2006, p.120]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Blizzard can continue to deliver, Legion sets the stage for what could be the best chapter of World of Warcraft yet.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s impressively well thought-out, and a highly engaging MMORPG that’s kept me captivated for the last few weeks solid. [Jan 2002, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A beautiful adventure platformer with a cheerful pixel art veneer, but with very modern themes.
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A beautiful, heartfelt coming of age story that says something about life, and cracks a few jokes in the process.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Challenging and gorgeous, Ori is a classic platforming genre modernized and done strikingly well. Use a controller and save often.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Don't steal, but lie and cheat if necessary. As a gamer, it's your duty to own Diablo II. [Aug 2000, p.75]
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