PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,633 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 3.4 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:
2635 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    For $5, you could do worse than this brief-but-bewitching platformer. [Nov 2011, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Despite a diverse range of well-designed environments, there’s a dizzying sameness to the missions. [Jan 2002, p.73]
    • PC Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A must own for soccer fans. [Feb 2002, p. 73]
    • PC Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The crappy force-feedback effects and poor controller support (both my FF joysticks proved useless for playing the game) are sharp reminders of CMR 2005's console roots. [Holiday 2004, p.96]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Fans of the genre will enjoy the game's depth and strategic planning. If you're interested in Vietnam or modern air combat, check it out. [Dec 2004, p.94]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    What gives Legacy its old school charm though is that as much as it's weighed down by an obviously low budget and the mechanical sacrifices of jumping back a decade, there's a love for its style underpinning the action. The result isn't likely to do much for anyone raised on a diet of The Elder Scrolls, and even at its best is a nostalgia trip rather than call for revolution.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    What's lacking in ATTWN is, regrettably, the most essential element of any mystery: suspense. [Jan 2005, p.110]
    • PC Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    An excellent extension of "City of Heroes" with a too-mild mean streak. [Jan 2005, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A fun, serviceable update to the 4X legend that brings little memorable to the genre aside from its personality.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Seems more like a cosmetic upgrade to a game we played to death two years ago rather than a truly new experience. [Holiday 2004, p.92]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A superb remix of Grow Home that gives BUD a bigger sandbox to play in, at the expense of some challenge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Expanding a fine franchise, FT is the king of tactical combat games. [June 2001, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Gets an "A" for design, and a "C-" for execution. Let's hope major patches can revise this game to greatness. [Apr 2004, p.81]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    While simplistic controls and assisted aiming reveal Rogue Trooper's console origins, its core gameplay will still appeal to PC shooter fans, especially those who dig multiplayer(death-match and co-op, yay!). [July 2006, p.55]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    An established D&D group may love transitioning from paper to monitor for Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach; casual players, however, will be left holding the dice bag. [Jun 2006, p.86]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    At just 12 missions long, the action flies by too fast, but a surprising amount of detail is packed into this well-made little package. [June 2003, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Fun combat, great writing, and a great look, but with pacing and progression tuned for a mobile experience, not the PC.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It has more questions than "Millionaire," a faster pace, and an entertaining blend of team sentiment and selfish strategy. [Holiday 2001, p. 68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Though much too easy, Dead Rising 4 is sandboxy zombie-killing adventure that recaptures the series' fun.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Though the storyline takes a while to ramp up, it's very engaging and provides a really enjoyable ending. [June2007, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Though dubbed "The Thinking Person's Fighting Game" by its creators, Wrestling Spirit II may at first inspire you to bang your head against a wall rather than think with it--this wrestling sim's early game can be uninteresting and repetitive. [Nov. 2006, p.120]
    • PC Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    As a tag-team multiplayer brawl it's good fun, but it doesn't have much staying power. [Feb 2003, p.75]
    • PC Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    An MMO for kids that doesn’t patronise. Accessible, sometimes repetitive, but with enough adventure to hold interest.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A fun, unconventional RPG with interesting new ideas that aren’t entirely overshadowed by its repetitive nature and stale combat.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The teammate AI is at times very helpful and other times is just plain whacked. [June 2003, p.84]
    • PC Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Be forewarned though: Once you launch Arctic Stud Poker Run, it can become every bit as addictive as real poker. [May 2008, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    CMBfN is a very good tactical wargame saddled with pre-alpha looks and controls. [Dec 2011, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Nothing sensational, but it provides a fun diversion for shooter buffs. [Sept 2005, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A good shooter that’s buried under a baffling UI, confusing rulesets, and a movement scheme that’s needlessly complex.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Only the Microwave Emitter energy weapon is likely to stay in my inventory. [Sept 2009, p.81]
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