PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,292 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 3.8 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:
2,292 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The most amazing, spectacular, ultimate superhero game ever made. [May 2002, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The best RPG combat ever. Not gaming's best story, but maybe its best storytelling. Darker, sexier, better. [Mar 2011, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the most compulsively playable strategy games of all time. [Jan 2005, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Those niggling criticisms aside, Bioshock is one of the best 15-20 hours of gaming nirvana you'll spend this year or any other. [Nov 2007, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An accomplished and rewarding online RPG that does a great deal to reclaim the promise of its genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I'm unable to go back to straight and simple first-person shooters. Far Cry 2 hasn’t just exceeded my expectations, it’s blown them away. [Holiday 2008, p.58]
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Basically, Beyond the Sword is more of a director's cut of the fantastic original game than the usual expansion grab bag of scenarios and units. [Oct 2007, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A stunning achievement in RTS design. [Aug 2003, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    United offensive really sines during the Russian campaign...And then there's the harrowing house-to-house clearing in Kharkov. [Dec 2004, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Engrossing RTS play matched to a vital and visually intense story make this a gaming experience like no other. [Dec 1999, p.122]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An achievement as an RPG and an MMO, The Old Republic offers something bold and new for gamers. Don't miss out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Easily one of the most engrossing shooters ever made. [Holiday 2008, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Hands down the best tactical shooter this veteran gamer has seen in his entire ass-kicking, name-taking, tango-stalking life. Get it? [Holiday 2001, p.54]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Isolation is a taut, confident, and electrifying horror game that perfectly captures the essence of Ridley Scott's legendary film. I just wish they'd been braver with the story.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One incredible achievement. It's definitely a must-buy for anyone remotely interested in the Descent series - and unquestionably a front-runner in anyone's Action Game of the Year list.
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A wildly entertaining third-person shooter that fully realizes its potential on the PC with vastly superior graphics, better controls and an epic co-op experience. [Nov 2009, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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
    • 93 Critic Score
    Breathtaking action, atmosphere, story, and graphics come together to create a truly compelling combat experience. [Jan 2000, p.172]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A gloriously well crafted campaign welded to a near Olympic competitive experience. StarCraft II is practically essential.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you failed to get Age of Empires II before, you have absolutely no excuse now. This is as good as real-time strategy gets. [Nov 2000, p.126]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    GT Legends deftly accelerates its way to the front of the pack as the prettiest and most personality-rich racing experience the PC has ever seen. [Jan 2005, p.108]
    • PC Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the most inventive, entertaining RPGs ever created. [Mar 2000, p.82]
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