PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,201 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 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,201 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The end of the series is a mixed bag. Satisfying in some ways, nonsensical in others, and ultimately too simple. But the sheer scale of the adventure it's ending – and the music, which is gorgeous throughout – gives it an emotional impact that goes beyond its plot payload.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A brilliant marriage of mechanics, level design and music that will be played and talked about for years to come.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Finally, a hockey game that should appeal to every level of fan. [Dec 2000, p.158]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    SM's grandest new feature is its random map generator. It works, it's terrific, and as much as I wish I could grouse about it so I don't come off as a fanboy, I can't. [Oct 2003, p.100]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the very best things about this game is its almost total lack of any visible interface. [July 2002, p.56]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Just like "Civ II," it blends a simple start with a vast array of options and pulls them together into a detailed, compelling, and seamless gaming experience. [Holiday 2001, p.65]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Immense fun for both the empire-builder and the medieval combatant with all the intrigue and bloodletting you could want. [Feb 1997, p.148]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The finest WWII prop sim of its era. Perhaps even of all time. [June 2003, p.80]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Strategy gaming at its finest - minus all the senseless violence. [Feb 1999, p.172]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Eventually I had to venture online, and the first sounds I heard (no lie) were "Oh yeah, you f******, I am the mother-f******'s s***!" It turns out UT 2004 has built-in voice support, and as easy as it is to set up, it's mercifully easy to turn off. [June 2004, p.79]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Delivers everything that a dedicated flight-simmer could ask for. This game will be a very hard act to follow for a long time to come. [Jan 2002, p.58]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Strong strategy, great graphics, and variety make this one of the year's best. [July 1998, p.114]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An extremely immersive and detailed game that builds on the celebrated strengths of its predecessor. [August 2003, p.58]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Not only the most accessible wargame on the market, but it's also a rich and fascinating tactical simulation. It's war on your computer. [Mar 2004, p.76]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    To say I loved every minute of Rome: Total War is a tremendous understatement. For my money, it's the ultimate strategy game. Not only does it effortlessly combine turn-based strategy with raucous real-time warmongering, but it delivers them in a package that is accessibe and easy to play. [Nov 2004, p.76]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    As a shooter, F.E.A.R. succeeds admirably. It's the first game to convincingly channel the kinetic exhilaration of "John Woo violence" in the FPS format. [Nov 2005, p.48]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Gun
    An exceptional Old West action game that everyone should play. [Feb 2006, p.34]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    <i>Space Rangers 2</i> should have shipped with better documentation, and beating the game can prove difficult for new players, even on the easiest difficulty setting. But at 29 bucks(which includes the original <i.Space rangers</i>, a game that never shipped in the U.S.), it's the deal of the century. [July 2006, p.66]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    And while NHLEHM 2007 doesn't look much different than NHLEHM 2005...it's still a fantastic game, and the best in its genre. [Feb. 2007, p.77]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    OOTP 2007 gets a once-great series back on the road to Cooperstown by balancing depth with a user-friendly interface. [July 2007, p.60]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    For SupCom owners, Forged Alliance is a must-have expansion. [Holiday 2007, p.70]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Developer dream teams should get together more often. AoE III may be an elder statesman in the RTS world these days, but BHG has dipped the game in the fountain of youth with this revitalizing add-on. [Jan 2008, p.80]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Any game in which a giant laser cannon pops out of Teddy Roosevelt's head on Mt. Rushmore is a winner in my book...Red Alert 3 is a highly polished game that doesn't take itself the least bit seriously, and co-op play might jus be the next big thing in RTS. [Holiday 2008, p.62]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The best Sims game yet. It's still about playing with virtual dolls, but it's never been this big, beautiful and eager to please. [July 2009, p.69]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An outstanding story-driven RPG with fantastic writing, RPG depth and tough tactical combat. It's BioWare's best RPG since Baldur's Gate 2. [Holiday 2009, p.38]