PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,313 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:
2,313 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 85 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
    • 88 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
    • 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]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Regrettably, most of AoM's missions suffer from one recurring, frustrating problem: a severe case of "build base-itis." [Holiday 2002, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The most exciting multiplayer shooter in recent years, held back from greatness by its questionable staying power.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The most impressive aspect of the game is the engine itself. [Holiday 2002, p.86]
    • 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]
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