PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,133 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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 98 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,133 game reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    An incredible strategy game, Alpha Centauri is destined to go down as one of the best ever made. [April 1999, p.92]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    History in the making. It raises the bar for interactive entertainment, and then uses that bar to club all other games into submission...Valve has forged the framework for the next generation of games, demonstrating what our medium can and should be able to accomplish - an exhilarating entertainment that can emotionally move you one moment, kick ass the next, and keep you immersed the whole time. [Dec 2004, p.48]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Destined to be a classic, Crysis is a creative and technological marvel that eclipses every other shooter released this year. [Holiday 2007, p.60]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    This is The Big One, and it's even better than we could've hoped. [Jan 1999, p.166]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    An immensely addictive and playable strategy game that's the rightful heir to the Civilization crown. [July 1996, p.82]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A sublime piece of interactive art, The Sioms is teh first serious contender for Y2K's game of the year. [Apr 2000, p.82]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Company of Heroes should be on the must-play list of every RTS fanatic out there, even those tired of WWII settings. It's just that good. [Oct. 2006, p.70]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I cannot recommend the Company of Heroes series enough, and if you haven't tried it yet, Opposing Fronts is a perfect opportunity to join up for a tour. [Holiday 2007, p.86]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Intuitively interesting and contagiously fun, with an unparalleled scope for creativity and memorable experiences.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Straightforward and replayable, Spelunky is precision engineered to make death fair, funny, and a story worth sharing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The finest racing simulation on the market today - bar none. [Apr 2001, p.70]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most immersive, emotive, addictive, and just plain fun computer games we've ever played. [Oct 1999, p.122]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily the finest of the series. [Apr 2003, p.94]
    • 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]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the most innovative, creative, original, and awe-inspiring PC games ever. [June 2001, p.52]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Well, slap me silly, because not only does Far Cry offer utterly sensational visuals and jaw-dropping gameplay, but it also heralds the arrival of developer Crytek, which now joins id Software and Valve at the head of the shooter class... A stunning achievement. [June 2004, p.62]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Can you believe it? It's finally out - and the four-year wait was well worth it. [March 1999, p.100]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If this isn't destined to be a classic, I'll swallow a cutlass. [Feb 1998, p.95]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily the best game in the GTA series, and an all-time classic. [Aug 2005, p.52]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best compliment I can pay Oblivion is that it achieves far more than I'd even thought possible. It's a superlative RPG. [May 2006, p.80]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The most amazing, spectacular, ultimate superhero game ever made. [May 2002, p.58]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A must-own...a rare and rewarding game for fans of the genre. [Sept 2000, p.82]
    • 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]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A brilliant game in every facet of its design and execution, with not a single dull moment in the lot. [August 2002, p.62]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is the best roleplaying game you can buy. Period. [Apr. 1999, p.94]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    All-round, the best 3D action game to date, and LucasArts' best game since the excellent TIE Fighter. [Dec 1997, p.174]
    • 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]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The Age of Kings is a work of art, and one of the best RTS games ever.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is rip-roaring strategy for gamers who love the RTS genre and have been waiting for it to get on with growing up. [June 2005, p.78]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's finely tuned maps and balanced gameplay prove that you CAN improve on perfection. [Sept 2005, p.56]