PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,381 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 3.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 98 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,381 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Although its foundation in Civ 5 makes it familiar, Beyond Earth is full of interesting surprises that are pleasantly difficult to master.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A hugely enjoyable addition to the world of Eorzea with plenty of room to spread your wings and explore.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Intricate, turn-based tactical combat delivered straight to your inbox. [Sept 2011, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This is where universe sandbox succeeds brilliantly: players experience godly power to create or destroy, while almost unavoidably learning something about the physical properties or our universe. [Sept 2011, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One singular great idea is the foundation for a smart and occasionally thrilling action puzzler.
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    You can race as many as 24 human opponents online, and apart from some sporadic large-field stuttering issues, the action proved largely seamless. [Holiday 2008, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This intense semi-sequel significantly ratchets up the enemy AI. [Holiday 2005, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An original and pleasantly demanding puzzle-style game that leaves you wanting slightly more and slightly more variety.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    You'll be impressed by how much depth and fun it packs into its 10 hours. [Oct 2012, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The definitive version of Street Fighter IV, but not the best until its technical problems are solved.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Better than the original one in just about every respect. [Holiday 2001, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The best-yet marriage of third-person gunning and MOBA spellcasting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Finishing it off and watching the credits roll is a bittersweet moment, as Pandemic's final game is also one of its finest. [Jan 2010, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Smite makes the MOBA more approachable with smart tweaks to the formula and action RPG-inspired combat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Difficulty spikes aside, this is a great PC edition of a fantastic arcade shooter.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A handful of flaws, but this fun and addictive city-builder still climbs high.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A still excellent football game that has been overburdened by features and is hungry for some real innovation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    For its graphics, and those stunning action sequences that you'll be boring your buddies with for weeks, Max Payne 2 is a definite must-have for action fans. But it's not quite the revolution tht made "Max Payne" a must-have for everyone. [Holiday 2003, p.124]
    • 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
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Lots of nice tweaking and some sweet new courses. Otherwise, par for the course. [Dec 2005, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The most accessible, rewarding and endearing of DotA's offspring yet. [Jan 2010, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you're not a fan, buy the original, become a fan, then buy this. [Jan 2010, p.85]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A great title with tons of customization and months of gaming stuffed into one CD. [Nov 1996, p.238]
    • PC Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's very much a product of "WarCraft II" cloning, but Age of Empires is a surprisingly sound and enjoyable real-time strategy game. [Dec 1997, p.240]
    • PC Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Not a mind-blowing leap above "Battlefield 2," but worth a return to the trenches. [Holiday 2006, p.58]
    • PC Gamer