PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,289 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:
2,289 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Positioning yourself for combat is more enjoyable than the actual battles. [July 2005, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Combine the inability to skip cut scenes with a checkpoint save system, and you have the straw that broke the panda's back. [Oct 2008, p.67]
    • PC Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    The main problem with Diggles is that all this micro-management take a long time to execute. [July 2002, p.73]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Both Holmes and Lupin deserve better than this middling. [Aug 2008, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Toss in some dated graphics, a clunky arcade flight component, and some carryover stability issues, and Pacific Storm: Allies just barely keeps itself afloat. [June 2008, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Patience pays dividends, but won't cover these clubhouse fees. [Feb 2006, p.49]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    And that's about all you get, aside from a few new toys, some forgettable items, and another unnecessary boost to the level cap. [Holiday 2011, p.75]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    The shallow management quickly devolves into make-work. Toss in frustrating random hurricanes and fires, and you'll recall why you couldn't wait to graduate. [May 2004, p.73]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    At best, Randal's Monday has puzzles that professors at the Institute of Moon Logic would point to and ask "What the hell?" They're nonsensical, poorly explained, reliant on the most painful 'try everything on everything' guesswork, and feel longer than being strapped to a board until Stephen Hawking's voice synthesiser has read out the entire works of Dostoyevsky.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Masochistic stat-chasers will find much to enjoy, but Blackguards’ varied combat is no substitute for a fully-formed RPG.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Its individual parts are pure hit-and-miss, but if you overlook the misses and get on with killing bad guys, you'll have a good time. [July 2003, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Tiresome racer that only takes two hours to complete, yet somehow feels longer. That's both impressive and depressing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Two new guns make it a bit too easy to fumigate entire rooms with a few quick blasts, and any hope for an exciting new challenge quickly melts away as I hobble towards the ambiguous, lackluster ending. [April 2011, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    The game starts explicitly telling you the answers to questions mere moments before asking the questions. [Oct 2009, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    At its core, it's a simplistic console game with all the usual trappings - brainless combat, lame puzzles, and shoddy controls. [Oct 2005, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    The videogame equivalent of a bad Vietnam B-movie. [Jan 2005, p.88]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Shabby joystick support also contributes to a number of annoying control issues. [Apr 2002, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Ghost in the Sheet is an original, if low-budget take on the mystery/adventure genre, but poor narration and low-quality visuals make it a challenge to finish. [May 2008, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Better "Half-Life" fixes can be dowloaded for free. [Feb 2001, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    The latest in The Adventure Company's point-and-click offerings, <i>Keepsake</i> is billed as "part mystery, part <i>Harry Potter</i>." In reality, it's part boring and part really boring. [July 2006, p.99]
    • PC Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Still, even with the most charming narrative, the clumsy and ultimately banal action leaves Contrast whistling in the dark. [Feb 2014, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    A sophomore effort that should have been held back a grade. [July 2008, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    While not broken, ugly or terrible, SOL: Exodus settles into a mediocre rut, making it impossible to recommend when games like X3 and Evochron Mercenary offer a bigger, better spacefaring experience for a bit more money. [May 2012, p.81]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Inversion is a heavily linear by-the-numbers cover shooter that fails to make the most of its few high points. [Nov 2012, p.72]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, it's the monkey's paw of game ports. [Aug 2007, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Delivers the bare minimum for an expansion pack. [Jan 2005, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Heritage of Kings unceremoniously abandons the heritage of Settlers. [May 2005, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Enjoy it while it lasts, because I doubt it'll last long. [Apr 2002, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    The mid-game settings--a warehouse and a cloning plant--are dull to explore, the script contains few memorable gags and the puzzles don't impress. [Nov 2010, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 51 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Well, there's always the 2004 edition to look forward to. [Nov 2000, p.151]
    • PC Gamer

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