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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    This series is beginning to look less like a unique PC off-road racer and more like a console-port knockoff with each incarnation. [Mar 2002, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Building options are severely limited--with only five attractions possible, I would hardly call this a diver's paradise. [Sep 2006, p.96]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    Once installed, the Seawolves mod bundle will certainly improve your "SH3" experience, but if you have a broadband conncetion, you're much better off with the vastly superior Grey Wolves supermod from Subsim.com. It outperforms Seawolves on every measurable level and it won't cost you a dime. [Dec. 2006, p.128]
    • PC Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    The ride is quite fleeting, however, and most experienced PC prop-jocks will whip through Battle of Europe in a single afternoon. [Aug 2006, p.90]
    • PC Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    I'm still so amazed over Mortyr II's playability that I'm not thinking straight. [June 2005, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    When you insult your audience by coughing up some of the weakest physics and AI ever coded for a PC racer, then kudos quickly turns into Bronx cheers. [May 2003, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    It's just another in the crowd of well-meaning but ultimately pointless games that offer more tedium than entertainment. [Jan 2005, p.83]
    • PC Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    It's too shallow for gamers, and the stars' lackluster effort may disappoint the show's fans. [July 2003, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Being forced to tap the left/right keys to navigate every corner makes for some decidedly non-fun gaming. [Holiday 2003, p.113]
    • PC Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    If you like "military authenticity" but prefer button-mashing to tactical squad work, CDS is for you. [Jan 2003, p.110]
    • PC Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    You're left with the feeling that someone decided that an add-on was a good way to get you to pay more for "Empire Earth"'s bounteous content overflow. [Holiday 2002, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Simply missing too many features to justify the purchase. Collectible-card-game fans should opt for "Magic: The Gathering Online" instead, so they can face truly challenging opponents: other human players. [Apr 2004, p.83]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    The entire game is just one big jumping puzzle... Right from the get-go, Rayman 3's puzzles are irritatingly difficult. [May 2003, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Some of the puzzle solutions...are frustratingly hint-free and unintuitive. [Holiday 2003, p.109]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Solid tactical engine. Now, if it only had a brain to back it up. [Feb 2006, p.52]
    • PC Gamer
    • 40 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Driv3r's broken gameplay mechanics are just too significant to overlook. Ultimately, they turn this high-budget vehicular shooter into a mediocre "GTA" clone with two flat tires. [June 2005, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    A free massively multiplayer tactical first-person shooter in the vein of "Counter-Strike" and the "Battlefield" games? Sounds too good to be true! And, guess what? It is! [June 2007, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    The 3D graphics all look positively amateurish. [July 2002, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A massive overworld combined with a playful lick of humor doesn't mask Krater's wasted promise and grindy design. [Oct 2012, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    SP2: Faith in Destiny is a mess. [Oct 2012, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An achievement in cramming as many puzzles into a game as possible. [Apr 2001, p.81]
    • PC Gamer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Staving off complete suckage, multiplay is where Thrones actually works. [May 2004, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you demand a high amount of polish, you'll probably want to pass on <i>Minions</i>. [July 2006, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite its stability problems, impenetrable plot, localization issues, and repetitive missions, Tarr Chronicles will likely still find an audience with long-suffering space simulation fans. [Jan 2008, p.87]
    • PC Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    After a promising start, Light's simplistic take on stealth quickly plateaus and then abruptly stops, falling well short of its potential.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With a title like Wacky Worlds, I expected this first add-on for "RollerCoaster Tycoon 2" to be a little, well, wackier. [Aug 2003, p.67]
    • PC Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Pirates of the Caribbean Online is only good for those who want to feel tangentially connected to the movies. [Feb 2008, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    However, it's telling that the best of the Black Ops DLC packs is 80 percent recycled material. [Holiday 2011, p.75]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Pid
    Beautiful game, with some nice puzzles, ruined by your character's inability to perform the platforming as well as you need.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With its simplistic and repetitive gameplay, Glory of the Roman Empire neglected my needs as a hardcore strategy gamer. [Oct. 2006, p.71]
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