PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,231 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 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2,231 game reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Makes you work a lot for very little. The repetitive churn of missions and activities further spoil an only occasionally entertaining shooter.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Though it looks gorgeous and is entertaining to play at times, it's conspicuously underpowered in three critical areas: physics, AI, and gameplay depth. [Holiday 2002, p.110]
    • PC Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Gore's single-player game shoots way over par. [Sept 2002, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    A good idea executed without a trace of wit, energy, or style. About as dull as dishwater. [Sept 1996, p.138]
    • PC Gamer
    • 44 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Factor in BMT 2's dated graphics, clumsy truck physics, and lack of multiplay, and even liquored-up yokels will have a tough time finding any play value with this tiresome retread. [Jan 2005, p.110]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    If I'm ever drafted for another tour of duty like this, I'm gonna shoot myself in the foot. [Holiday 2006, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Overall, OOTP 2006 is a big letdown, even for an unbiased SI fanboy and OOTP nut like myself. [Sep 2006, p.98]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Even if the new features had been awesome, this would have been a pointless re-release. [Jan 2012, p.810]
    • PC Gamer
    • 48 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    A Weskered development gives us the Wong game. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is evil in the wrong sense. [Sept 2012, p.70]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    And really, Lineage isn’t much fun. [Feb 2002, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The main problem is, there isn't enough new here to maintain interest. [Mar 2002, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A faded shadow of "Jagged Alliance 2," minus all the elements except combat. [May 2001, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    As a $20 retail product, it's a slap in the face. Games like this one make a mockery of Darwin's theories. [May 2004, p.69]
    • PC Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    All the gameplay ingredients are here, but a complete lack of seasoning makes this one dish that should be tossed down the disposal. [Oct 2004, p.98]
    • PC Gamer
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It deserves some credit for its realistic physics and attempts at creativity, but it's just not a whole lot of fun. We still await the "Virtua Tennis" of bowling games. [Apr 2004, p.78]
    • PC Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The story wouldn't be half-bad if it weren't for cliched dialogue (delivered by overly dramatic voice actors) and forgettable characters. [Jan 2005, p.81]
    • PC Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    So much squandered potential, it's mind-boggling. Needs serious patching. [Aug 2005, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's got all the depth of a Petri dish. [Oct 2005, p.63]
    • PC Gamer
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The transition from celluloid to digital bytes is a mess of missed opportunities. [Feb 2006, p.37]
    • PC Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's a pity this game wasn't given more time to come together. [May 2005, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    But the sad fact remains, the intense experience we craved is just...gone. [May 2006, p.54]
    • PC Gamer
    • 48 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If 20 bucks is burning a hole in your pocket, spend it on "Need For Speed: Most Wanted" instead. You'll thank me later. [Dec. 2006, p.122]
    • PC Gamer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    You know you've got problems when the feature meant to enlighten a game makes it more tedious. [Sep 2006, p.94]
    • PC Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    In short, Blitzkrieg II just doesn't cut the mustard. [May 2007, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I spent my first hour in Dead Reefs spinning my character in circles while trying to WASD him through doors. [Oct 2007, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Prizefighting in this simple action game looks like rock'em-sock'em robots disguised as cartoon humans. [Aug 2006, p.91]
    • PC Gamer
    • 24 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Though Terra Wars: NY Invasion is destined for the bargain bin(priced at $19.99, it's actually probably already there), playing through its approximately seven hours of gameplay will at least satiate your natural instinct to kill aliens--but not much else. [Oct. 2006, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The finished game doesn't live up to expectations. [Sept 2007, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's all by-the-numbers stuff that gets old quickly, and the game's muddy graphics, slim single-player options, and comically mistranslated dialog certainly don't help. [Oct 2007, p.57]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Crashes booted me to the desktop a dozen times. And a save corruption resulted in the loss of a level-17 garden and my last shred of patience. [Feb 2008, p.83]
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