PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,497 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: 70
Highest review score: 98 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2497 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Death to Spie's dry technical approach isn't for everybody, but its 10 challenging missions will still put sweat on your brow and a pounding pulse in your ears for under $30. [Jan 2008, p.90]
    • PC Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Zax is good fun, though it suffers from too much déjà vu. [Feb 2002, p.65]
    • PC Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    "SimCity" elements tend to bog down the fun factor, but if you don't mind some biz sim with your strategy, you'll find this game pretty entertaining. [Sept 2003, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Payday is the most exciting parts of your favorite movies cobbled together, swapping the brains for extra bullets. [Jan 2012, p.67]
    • PC Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The fact is, Syberia 2 doesn't top the first game. It starts out strong - Kate second-guesses her leap of faitih, yet perseveres to outwit a misogynistic monk - but there's just not enough narrative thrust to support a compelling second chapter in the story. [Apr 2004, p.71]
    • PC Gamer
    • 39 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Tycoon games just don't stop coming, and the fun doesn't end in this java-themed budget title. [Dec. 2006, p.122]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A brilliantly absurd arcade brawler that’s brimming with personality, but suffers from repetition and a glaring lack of online multiplayer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A welcome diversion. [Jan 2003, p.106]
    • PC Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite hitting most of the right notes, it's so short that it's barely memorable. [June 2011, p.77]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Genesis' gameplay would really benefit from more depth: once you get the basic structures in place and the cash starts to roll in, there's little challenge left. [Apr 2003, p.104]
    • PC Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We love the new look, but we're not thrilled about the tarnished gameplay. [May 2004, p.64]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A cute chess set for 40K fans and an unusual twist on the classic game, but skip the campaign.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kingdom is a fun, gorgeous management game, but trying to learn its mysteries eventually becomes a slog.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Worth buying if you missed "West Front," but it's not the sequel fans were hoping for. [Dec 2005, p.85]
    • PC Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Effectively dodges dull micromanagement in pushing faster tactical action, but it still throws some sticks in the spokes of smooth gameplay. [Feb 2003, p.81]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A "Jurassic Park" spin on an otherwise old-school RTS. [Holiday 2006, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a high-level expansion, Kingdom of Sky is well done, but lower-level players can give this one a pass. [Jun 2006, p.88]
    • PC Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ​Stunningly rendered close-ups of nature make Unravel’s somber fable and irritating death traps just worth surviving.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great for RTS newbies or serious "WarCraft" fans, but gaming vets will feel major deja vu. [May 2001, p.39]
    • PC Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A hugely fun, mega frenetic co-op shooter that embodies the soul, and depth, of 90's twitch shooters. [Mar 2012, p.78]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quotation omitted. [June 2000, p.112]
    • PC Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Come for the one of the scariest environments you’ll sweat in, but try not to leave for the punishing level of difficulty.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Story-wise, the device would work better if the player characters were more likeable. [Oct 2007, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn't have much depth, but BloodRayne 2 delivers on its simple promise of offering non-stop carnage. If that sets your blood a-boil, give it a shot. [Oct 2005, p.65]
    • PC Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    AI flaws and a limp campaign let down an otherwise-accomplished RTS revival.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For $19.99, Warpath is a good deal--in quantity, if not quality. [Jun 2006, p.50]
    • PC Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice change of pace for city-builders, but it loses momentum once the immediate urgency of survival goes away.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Strider is a liberating, free-form action platformer studded with frustrating callbacks to an arcade era better left behind.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the most exciting racing game environments for years, unfortunately bound to a slew of dull races and superfluous story.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rebel Galaxy’s combat can be a lot of fun, but there's little depth and a lot of repetition.