PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,133 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 3.7 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:
2,133 game reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    More yawn than yarr, sadly. [Feb 2011, p.80]
    • 45 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Deeply underwhelming. Neither staged carefully enough to be scary nor dynamic enough to be exciting, it succeeds only where other players are capable of breathing life into it. There are better linear shooters, better asymmetrical multiplayer games, and better Aliens sequels, and your love of the motion tracker and pulse rifle would need to be profound to surmount those obstacles.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Enough "StarCraft" clones. Stop the madness and offer some innovation. [June 2001, p.62]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Infuriating, buggy, and ultimately boring. [Oct 2003, p.96]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Sadly, developer Volatile misses the mark. [Jan. 2007, p.63]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Stick with GTA for your gangsta fix. [Mar 2008, p.80]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Sane people. however--folks who don't take their new Leader Class Optimus Prime to bed with them--should probably play something else. [Oct 2007, p.72]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    If the rest of this Nazi shooting galllery had as much flair as its between-level vignettes, UberSoldier II could have secured an uber-spot at the top of the bargain bin. As is, it's much closer to the bottom. [Dec 2008, p.58]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Burning villages and abducting princesses for ransom as a loot-hungry, fire-breathing dragon might be fun on the PS3 version, but Hoards PC port is riddled with beastly bugs that'll make you wish you'd hoarded your money. [Aug 2011, p.76]
    • 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]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Gore's single-player game shoots way over par. [Sept 2002, p.80]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The main problem is, there isn't enough new here to maintain interest. [Mar 2002, p.64]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A faded shadow of "Jagged Alliance 2," minus all the elements except combat. [May 2001, p.70]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    So much squandered potential, it's mind-boggling. Needs serious patching. [Aug 2005, p.66]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's got all the depth of a Petri dish. [Oct 2005, p.63]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The transition from celluloid to digital bytes is a mess of missed opportunities. [Feb 2006, p.37]
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's a pity this game wasn't given more time to come together. [May 2005, p.60]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    But the sad fact remains, the intense experience we craved is just...gone. [May 2006, p.54]
    • 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]