PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,593 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 98 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2594 game reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are simply too many flaws, and too little gameplay for even the bargain price. [Nov 2011, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The performance is nohwere near as smooth as I remember on my mothballed Dreamcast - nor as fun. [Jan 2003, p.104]
    • PC Gamer
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You're better off buying DVD's of History Channel shows. [May 2008, p.59]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Action-adventures this blah should be sunk to Davy Jones' Locker. [Sept 2007, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Occasionally entertaining, but plagued by AI bugs and hamstrung by a clunky user interface. Less than the sum of its parts.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    TalonSoft deserves a good keelhauling for dumping such a buggy game on shelves. [May 2001, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The sentimental, dull, superficially interactive story isn’t worth a few cute moments and some interesting surrealism.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While not a total disaster, [it] barely even offers cosmetic upgrades to the 2000 version's incredibly dull gameplay format. [Oct 2003, p.112]
    • PC Gamer
    • 36 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Road also boasts snore-rific multiplay that adds nothing. Even if the game's selling for less than its $19.99 M.S.R.P., leave it to rot. [Mar 2006, p.51]
    • PC Gamer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Recommended only for history buffs on a budget. [July 2006, p.67]
    • PC Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The tractors look great, but the rest of Farming Simulator 15 comes off like shovelware from 2012.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The bastard twins of sucky AI and sucky pathfinding are both present and accounted for. [Sept 2004, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sanctum of Slime could've been partially redeemed with co-op, but since it's ridiculously limited to local-only(no online or even LAN), few will ever bother to play it on PC. [Aug 2011, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Just a kiddie console racer in PC clothing. [Mar 2002, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even if you loved "Myst," you'll have a frustrating time with this sequel. If you do buy it, get your hands on the strategy guide ASAP. [Jan 1998, p.289]
    • PC Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I need Professor X to wipe the memory of this game from my brain. [Aug 2006, p.85]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Flashy weapon effects partially mask the mediocre gameplay, and to the untrained eye, Alpha Prime could almost pass as "Doom 3". I trust that PC Gamer readers are smart enough not to be fooled. [Apr 2008, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Deus Ex: The Fall belongs on your phone, not on your monitor. This is a woeful port with few redeeming features.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It still feels like a six-year-old game, and that's probably a sign to move on to something a little newer. [Holiday 2012, p.73]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lacking in meaningful challenge, Murdered: Soul Suspect fails to deliver on its promising premise at every step. [Sept. 2014, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Right now Moon Breakers suffers: its ships handle like HGVs and it's a multiplayer game that doesn't actually require you to work with other players at all. [Sept 2012, p.61]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Although Stunts & Effects is an intriguing collection of scraps from Lionhead's cutting-room floor, it just isn't worth the price. [Sep 2006, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Where it falls apart is in the game design. [Jan 2003, p.114]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A directionless excercise in solving incomprehensible puzzles. [May 2003, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A wearisome crime-solving adventure game with poor graphics, boring stories and buggy cases. [Feb 2011, p.76]
    • PC Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But, even if it were more stable, lackluster controls, awkward camera angles, and a too brief story would still make Via Domus a game fit for fanatical completionists only. [June 2008, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This gameworld is essentially a bad parody of a David Lynch production. Every scene is draped in “weirdness wallpaper.” It’s weird, all right, but not exactly engaging.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We saw plenty of good action/adventures in the year 2000. This wasn't one of them. [Mar 2001, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As much as I love impaling skeleton warriors with the Stake Gun, if I'm paying for this experience I want something new. [June 2011, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    It's one thing to make a bad game - that I can forgive. It's worse to take one of the great PC-game franchises and ruin the hell out of it. This isn't Leisure Suit Larry - it's just annoying softcore porn. [Holiday 2004, p.106]
    • PC Gamer
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In Progress & Unscored

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    • 55 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    I'm enjoying Battlefield 1. It's not a huge departure for the series, despite the period, but it is meaningfully distinct from Battlefield 4. That may disappoint those who simply want progression that mirrors the jump from Battlefield 3 to 4 – more guns, more features and new maps.