PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,189 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:
2,189 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Expect many sessions of "just one more click/match/deal". [Apr 2008, p.64]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Night of the Raving Dead lacks a truly memorable, show-stopping sequence to really put it over the top, but it's Grade-Z(for zombie and zany)through and through. [May 2008, p.66]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Audiosurf is about experiencing music with more than your ears. [June 2008, p.75]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Combat, while simplistic, captures some of the campy charm of the '60s Batman TV show. [Holiday 2008, p.72]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A vast and incredible playground for destructive experiments and improbable stunts. [Jun 2010, p.64]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    So, McRae-tagged it may be, but DiRT 2 isn't really a rally game. It has thrown off the stern shackles of the sport it theoretically represents, determined instead to turn racing into one giant party--and everyone's invited. [Jan 2010, p.82]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A novel, homicidal romp acted out by charming, cliches. [Feb 2011, p.73]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An exciting new direction for MMOs that's plenty of fun already and should only get better with a few patches under its utility belt.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Enhanced with hi-res sprites and a spiffier soundtrack, this indie success story has received the update it deserves.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A brilliant resurrection of a classic. Speed and skill-driven mechanics separate Tribes from other modern shooters.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Some subtle tweaks make this the most polished, accessible entry in the Football Manager series in years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite a rather ho-hum main quest, Dragonborn is crammed with enough side quests and new stuff to be an exciting add-on.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The last few herbs and spices that Civ V’s epic stew was missing. A recipe for hundreds of hours more delicious turn-based strategy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Low-key, effective storytelling and a hyperfocus on puzzles. The Swapper exemplifies the adage that less is more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Walking Dead's signature moral dilemmas are more nuanced than ever in a plot-heavy second episode.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A great comeback from episode two, A Crooked Mile amplifies the drama—though sometimes in the wrong ways—and confronts Bigby with hard choices and proper detective work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I can live with a few little pissers when the overall game is so exciting, exquisitely designed, and meticulous in its historical accuracy. [Oct 2002, p.92]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A well-crafted off-road racer that'll appeal to sim buffs and arcade fans alike. [Apr 2001, p.85]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Makes me wish more games featured adult-themed language and situations, because in this case, they actually add to the gritty feel and setting we've been delivered. [Dec 2003, p.107]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    With some nifty tweaks to the engine, A-class writing, and a dazzling implementation of the D&D 3rd Edition rules, ID II is like hauling out yesterday's burrito casserole and realizing that it tastes even better reheated. [Oct 2002, p.87]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Not quite as amazing as Papyrus' "NASCAR 2003," but it's definitely on the lead lap. [Dec 2003, p.100]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    In spite of its disappointing graphics, it's the best strategy game I've played all year. [Holiday 2003, p.110]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An awesome achievement, and if you can make the time investment, you'll be amply rewarded...If you have a high tolerance for micromanagement, you'll love the depth of gameplay. [Apr 2004, p.76]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Looking dated, but it beats the first Dungeon Siege in every way. [Nov 2005, p.66]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Sith Lords tends to exaggerate the best features and few flaws of its predecessor. Its environments are still linear and some are less polished, but the combat, character interactions, and story are all terrific. [Apr 2005, p.62]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It'll remind even the most jaded RTS fan how much fun total carnage can be. [Holiday 2004, p.84]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The online action is remarkably lag-free via a broadband connection, and the game's built-in Voice Over IP component adds a welcome sense of community to the proceedings. [Apr 2005, p.64]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This game has it all: Newtonian mechanics, intricate programmable logic, applied physics, and every other reason I decided to drop out of electrical engineering to become a film major.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I was able to breeze through Prey in around nine hours--probably because of how easy it is to resurrect yourself after death--making it a short but very sweet game. And definitely worth the wait. [Sep 2006, p.43]