PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,700 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 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 98 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2702 game reviews
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Last minute collapse onto its own silver sword aside, this is one of the most impressive RPGs you'll ever play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Doom 3 is a masterpiece of the art form - staying true to the frantic legacy of the Doom series, while ambitiously reaching new heights and bashing down the doors of the next generation of PC shooter. The bar is raised. Let's see someone else climb over it. [Sept 2004, p.34]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you've never played an Oddworld, this is the best place to start. [Apr 2015, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A huge improvement (thanks to a ground-up rebuild) over last year's version... Hardball fanatics everywhere owe it to themselves to try this great game. [Oct 2004, p.96]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Stormblood’s rousing tale of rebellion and exceptional boss fights aren’t just exquisite by MMO standards, but rival even the most beloved Final Fantasy games.
    • 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
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All multiplayer modes have the spy needing to complete a set of objectives, like swiping top-secret vials, while the mercs try ot keep the spy from succeeding. The resulting match-ups are breathtaking. [June 2004, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The game entices you with its beauty before hooking you with its effects and finally landing you with its enormous gameplay depth. [Sept 2008, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A beautifully designed, tough, and cheerful roguelike that rewards perseverance with a singular feeling of finesse.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sins of a Solar Empire bucks the current RTS trends of break-neck speed and small-scale battles, and allows strategy gamers to think big and control an entire war in real time. [Apr 2008, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Hand-down the best of the MechWarrior series. [Feb 2001, p.52]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    More focused and polished than the original, it's a game to get for any fan of the FPS genre looking for something a bit different.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Still, while this inaugural episode may not be the essential FPS that "Half-Life 2" is, I can't imagine any shooter fan who'd want to miss it. [Aug 2006, p.34]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Low-key, effective storytelling and a hyperfocus on puzzles. The Swapper exemplifies the adage that less is more.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The most impressive aspect of the game is the engine itself. [Holiday 2002, p.86]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Stylish, succinct and spiritual, Year Walk coins its own genre: the fright of passage.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You'll watch as much as you play, but Max's story of non-redemption is as fun as his theatrical slow motion headshots. [Sept 2012, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A single-screen platform brawler that’s about as good as the genre has ever been—in versus or wave-survival mode.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly an excellent game, with its strengths far outweighing its weaknesses. My central frustration, though, is that it doesn’t allow you to play a deliberate, defense-oriented, puck-control style of NHL hockey.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great game for those who loved the hack-and-slash parts of "Baldur's Gate." [Oct 2000, p.110]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    After some missteps, it's Battlefield back to focusing on what it does best. [Holiday 2012, p.73]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Blow does it again. Exquisitely layered puzzles populate a world that will keep you guessing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    First-time game developer TimeGate Studios has a winner on its hands. [June 2001, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It temporarily wrests the verisimilitude crown away from "Call of Duty" and - amazingly - revives Normandy's "dead horse." [May 2005, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The story is lacking, but great environments, a new class, and more freedom—partially from the free patch—make for a better Diablo III.

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