PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,455 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: 70
Highest review score: 98 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2455 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    History in the making. It raises the bar for interactive entertainment, and then uses that bar to club all other games into submission...Valve has forged the framework for the next generation of games, demonstrating what our medium can and should be able to accomplish - an exhilarating entertainment that can emotionally move you one moment, kick ass the next, and keep you immersed the whole time. [Dec 2004, p.48]
    • PC Gamer
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A sandbox of extraordinary scope created with a masterful attention to detail. A patchy campaign doesn't spoil this wonderful, evocative city.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    OOTP 2007 gets a once-great series back on the road to Cooperstown by balancing depth with a user-friendly interface. [July 2007, p.60]
    • PC Gamer
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Leave it to Valve to deliver the goods on such an ambitious game package...The Orange Box is one of the finest compilations of gaming content ever produced. [Nov 2007, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 96 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    This is The Big One, and it's even better than we could've hoped. [Jan 1999, p.166]
    • PC Gamer
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Those niggling criticisms aside, Bioshock is one of the best 15-20 hours of gaming nirvana you'll spend this year or any other. [Nov 2007, p.66]
    • PC Gamer
    • 95 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A bigger, prettier, better version of Baldur's Gate that's sure to satisfy. [Dec 2000, p.146]
    • PC Gamer
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A challenging, hilarious, and mind-expanding puzzle experience for one or two-treasure your first time through.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you like strategy gaming, get Command & Conquer. [Nov 1995, p.108]
    • PC Gamer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An extremely immersive and detailed game that builds on the celebrated strengths of its predecessor. [August 2003, p.58]
    • PC Gamer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    An immensely addictive and playable strategy game that's the rightful heir to the Civilization crown. [July 1996, p.82]
    • PC Gamer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quake isn't destined to revolutionize action games, but it's a very good first-person shooter from the guys who invented the genre. [October 1996, p.150]
    • PC Gamer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Slightly muddled, but it’s a muddle of beautiful scenes and spectacular combat set in a breathtaking place.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The best compliment I can pay Oblivion is that it achieves far more than I'd even thought possible. It's a superlative RPG. [May 2006, p.80]
    • PC Gamer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A sure bet for the adventure crowd and anyone who appreciates a great story. [Jan 1999, p.186]
    • PC Gamer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    RPG fans have waited for this one for a long time, and they won't be disappointed. [March 1997, p.102]
    • PC Gamer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the most compulsively playable strategy games of all time. [Jan 2005, p.72]
    • PC Gamer
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A big, beautiful, sprawling action RPG full of rich stories, and suffused with an oppressive darkness.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Company of Heroes should be on the must-play list of every RTS fanatic out there, even those tired of WWII settings. It's just that good. [Oct. 2006, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Eventually I had to venture online, and the first sounds I heard (no lie) were "Oh yeah, you f******, I am the mother-f******'s s***!" It turns out UT 2004 has built-in voice support, and as easy as it is to set up, it's mercifully easy to turn off. [June 2004, p.79]
    • PC Gamer
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A gloriously well crafted campaign welded to a near Olympic competitive experience. StarCraft II is practically essential.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Intuitively interesting and contagiously fun, with an unparalleled scope for creativity and memorable experiences.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the very best things about this game is its almost total lack of any visible interface. [July 2002, p.56]
    • PC Gamer
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Engrossing RTS play matched to a vital and visually intense story make this a gaming experience like no other. [Dec 1999, p.122]
    • PC Gamer
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Its plot is arguably more satisfying than the ham-fisted narratives of the recent Star Wars films, and it certainly does a better job at conveying moral complexities. [Feb 2004, p.65]
    • PC Gamer
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    By merging some of the genre's best ideas with the appealing Warcraft mythos, the game could well become the first "mainstream" MMO. [Feb 2005, p.44]
    • PC Gamer
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily the best game in the GTA series, and an all-time classic. [Aug 2005, p.52]
    • PC Gamer
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4 is an exciting shooter package that represents the best of last-generation gameplay. [Jan 2008, p.70]
    • PC Gamer
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A brilliant game in every facet of its design and execution, with not a single dull moment in the lot. [August 2002, p.62]
    • PC Gamer
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A cross-over wargame that has depth, beauty, smarts, and replayability. [Jan 1998, p.218]
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