PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,714 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 3.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 98 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2716 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hack 'n' Slash starts as a clever game about game design, but ends up feeling like homework.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A formidable simulation, but landlubbers are likely to run aground on its steep learning curve. [Oct 2004, p.90]
    • PC Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Earns points for originality, but with better pacing and a heftier casting budget, it could have been a much better zombie game contender. [Nov 2011, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bugs and dodgy design decisions don't quite negate the novelty of spaceshipping in confined spaces.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lethis has gorgeous art and a terrific musical score, and it aspires to great heights. But the game underneath isn't fully baked, and the result is only an interesting experiment in frustration—when it isn't outright boring.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An open-world samurai adventure with an interesting structure and a lot of personality that is, unfortunately, not very good.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mediocre. [Jan 2010, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Does manage to deliver a passable driving experience - but only if unrealistic driving physics, undamageable cars, and an absentee multiplayer game aren't deal-breakers for you. [May 2003, p.88]
    • PC Gamer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shadwen begins with promise, but has neither the depth nor the variety needed to fulfill it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A strange animal, Darkspore doesn't seem to want you to like its characters-and won't let you make your own.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ugly and simplistic, but surprisingly likeable. [June 2007, p.89]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mediocre. Fans of the setting may enjoy it, but not too many other folks will. [Feb 2001, p.81]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Essentially a B-movie game. Worth buying if you're hard up for an adventure game. [May 2001, p.65]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Syndicate's confused story gives way to passable shooting with a pointless layer of hacking mechanics. [May 2012, p.68]
    • PC Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shadowgate isn't just retro, it's retrograde, and the visual update really isn't as impressive as it first appears.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An accomplished piece of fan service, but the excitement fades fast and performance problems spoil it for some.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kyn
    Overstuffed and underdeveloped, Kyn is a buggy RPG with good combat, but without a great story or engaging character progression.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This tank shoot-em-up has a lot of energy, but it's simplistic gameplay wears out its welcome quicker than members of a Hitler Youth group at a Bar Mitzvah. [Dec,. 2006, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It has a fresh look going for it, but Brink's fancy footwork and terrible AI Interfere with its fast-paced gunplay. [Aug 2011, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shoddy enemy A.I. Sometimes you can be standing 20 feet in front of a guard in a well-lit room and remain invisible to him, while other times you may be detected from 50 feet or more while crouching in a dark corner. [Sept 2004, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A gorgeous world dogged by some terrible quest design. [Jun 2010, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It could have been great, but this gruesome and ridiculous power fantasy is spoilt by a disgracefully shabby port to PC.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Swinging wildly between inspired and tedious, Deadpool is an uneven and unpredictable as its lead character. [Oct 2013, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Toren is a good story that suffers in the telling, with simplistic platforming that's hampered by a sloppy camera and controls.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What Valhalla is trying to do is interesting, but playing it is boring. The dialogue drags, the main bartending mechanic is tedious and the day-in, day-out repetition becomes frustrating quite early on.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Streamlined in every way, War of the Vikings cut too much meat from the bone and left nothing to chew on.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The setting is great, but weak combat and limited choices stop this RPG from going anywhere fun.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Adrenaline-fueled crescendos and bosses toss in some welcome fun to the experience, but not nearly enough. [Jan 2011, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The huge selection of great characters is scrumptiously entertaining from start to finish. Too bad it's a Lego game. [March 2014, p.74]
    • PC Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More rehashed than remastered, your childhood might be better served holding onto old memories rather than making new ones.

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