PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,343 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 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,343 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    One of the most inventive, entertaining RPGs ever created. [Mar 2000, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best Star Trek game ever, and a first-rate FPS in its own right. [Dec 2000, p.138]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's the ultimate game for unleashing all your pent-up aggression. It is the most astonishing game we've laid our eyes on for ages! In fact, it makes pretty much every PC game we've ever seen - "Doom" included - like slightly dull. Honestly! [July 1996, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Full of 1970s atmosphere and attitude, I-76 proves that Activision has more tricks up its sleeve than giant robots. It's a blast. [June 1997, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly one of the most original and best games of the year. [Oct 1998, p.198]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Short, intense, and gripping is far superior to 40 hours of average FPS action, and Riddick is too excellent to miss merely because of its first-impression pedigree. [March 2005, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    But it's wealth of diverse missions--which includes assassinations, routing drug dealers and arms dealers, and liberating villages--will give you good cause to hope that unrest continues to flourish around the world. [Dec. 2006, p.52]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Gun
    An exceptional Old West action game that everyone should play. [Feb 2006, p.34]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Stylish, inventive and easily one of the funniest games in years. Jazzpunk just wants to make you laugh. Don't worry, it will.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    For SupCom owners, Forged Alliance is a must-have expansion. [Holiday 2007, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    GTAIV works well as a multiplayer game. [Feb 2009, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Strategy gaming at its finest - minus all the senseless violence. [Feb 1999, p.172]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An extremely immersive and detailed game that builds on the celebrated strengths of its predecessor. [August 2003, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Finally, a hockey game that should appeal to every level of fan. [Dec 2000, p.158]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An artfully balanced essential upgrade for Street Fighter IV owners, and an amazing value for newcomers. [Oct 2011, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Strong strategy, great graphics, and variety make this one of the year's best. [July 1998, p.114]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The finest WWII prop sim of its era. Perhaps even of all time. [June 2003, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A deep, rich, and wonderfully written RPG that lives up to the towering legacy of the games that inspired it.
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
    • PC Gamer
    • 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]
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