PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,214 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 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 98 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,214 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    As beautiful as the background and characters are, the entire game has a slightly dated look to it. Once players delve into the story, though, the sense that the graphics belong to a game from two years ago disappears, and only the world of Septerra matters.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A first-or-third person shooter that is one of the most chilling, disturbing games I've ever played. And I mean that in the best way possible...The Suffering's main downside is that its graphics engine isn't the latest and the greatest. [Sept 2004, p.62]
    • 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
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A superb arcade racer that's a feature or two away from greatness. [Feb 2006, p.88]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A fantastic addition to an already fantastic strategy game. [Dec 2005, p.94]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Another dose of F.E.A.R. is always welcome, but this story goes nowhere. [Holiday 2006, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While Rainbow Six veterans will surely miss the familiar pre-planning elements of the hallowed franchise, most of the changes made for Vegas successfully ramp up its intensity, and more importantly, its fun. [Mar 2007, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    No other game comes close to the major league statistical detail offered in this addictive simulation of our national pastime. [Sept 2007, p.60]
    • 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
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Although it lacks in mission variety, Dawn of War II skips the pleasantries of base-building and gets right to the point: action-packed, bloody warfare (with loot!) [Mar 2009, p.62]
    • 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
    • 68 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A short but exceedingly sweet indie project that's less about innovation, more about crafting an unforgettable experience. [Sept 2009, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The most accessible, rewarding and endearing of DotA's offspring yet. [Jan 2010, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A supreme strategy game, rich with incident and detail. Finally some worthy competition for the Total War series. [Mar 2010, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A graphically bland, but ultimately satisfying re-creation of the front office number-crunching in the halls of MLB's finest.
    • PC Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It runs perfectly in a window while you're doing something else on your PC; attend to it in free moments to rack up loot, levels, new spells and satisfaction. [Nov 2010, p.86]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An exhilarating adventure teeming with unique things to see and do- and most importantly, people to stab.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A generous, history-respecting rethink that adds weeks of fun to one of 2011's finest strategy titles. [Holiday 2011, p.70]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It took its sweet time, but it's still a genuinely skin-twitching survival game with an original twist to the combat. [May 2012, p.78]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The best-yet marriage of third-person gunning and MOBA spellcasting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Bigger and more stable than ever, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion will happily strip-mine your life of its free time.
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A still excellent football game that has been overburdened by features and is hungry for some real innovation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Transgressive like Grand Theft Auto hasn't been for years, Hotline is violent, quick and compulsive but lacking in depth.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A gritty, brutal WWII shooter that uses its scale, setting, and fidelity to great effect.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With its visuals, music and play all working in lockstep, this is the kind of game you can get completely immersed in.