PC Games (Germany)'s Scores

  • Games
For 283 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 95 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 12 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 283
283 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't get us wrong, Test Drive Unlimited 2 is a very decent game. With a massive island to explore, beautiful cars and scenery that can take your breath away, it's an absolute eye candy. Still, almost every aspect of the game can use some polish. [Mar 2011, p.99]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Give yourself and the game some time. Learn how to play, study the maps and objectives, look for competent friends to play with and Brink will open up to a great game with tight matches, non stop action and a ton of fun. Unfortunately there´s a handful of issues that Splash Damage needs to patch quickly, such as a poor server browser, sound bugs, lags and the poor fact that you can´t switch characters and body types in game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its highly repetitive nature, I had a great time with Dragon Commander. It may lack a good story, but interesting characters, carefully written dialogue and a smart way to handle some pretty sensitive issues more than make up for that. As a strategy game, Dragon Commander is not as good as it could be. The overall experience however feels fresh and memorable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battle Worlds: Kronos offers a strategically tough and challenging experience. The turn-based tactical battles are demanding but also motivate to test out new strategies. Although the user-interface could be a bit more polished and some battles can be quite frustrating if you realize that your strategy doesn't work out, next to no other game will offer such deep tactical possibilities.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though it is lacking fresh ideas and the exploration elements are a bit underwhelming, this is a successful and thoroughly fun reboot for the Strider franchise, thanks to its super fast combat, responsive controls and neat visual design.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Numerous glitches, crashes and bugs make Sacred 2: Fallen Angel an experience sometimes more painful than enjoyable. Yet, despite its technical flaws there is fun to be had with this game, as it easily improves the predecessors formula in lots of ways: Impressive visuals, a huge world to explore and some elaborate control mechanics make this a good game that is worth your attention, as soon as the developers have finished their job and released the necessary patches.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Musicologists differ between opera seria and opera buffa, i.e., between a tragic heroic story and some easy entertainment. A Vampyre Story wanted to be both, but remains too simplistic to really move me with Monas slow emotional development – and thus becomes more of a soap opera. And yes, the open end demands a sequel, soon! Not talking about the scary technology, A Vampyre Story is not the ultimate adventure, but surely a game you will remember. Does the genre offer better games? No doubt about it. Should adventure fans grab a bite? Yes. And don’t forget to save!
    • 50 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Despite very linear gameplay and a level-design that is just short of plagiarism, Legendary delivers action-packed fun, impressive monsters, a good atmosphere and the feeling that Spark learned from the abysmal Turning Point.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Outstanding visual design, a unique fantasy setting and intense first person combat are reason enough to pick up this exceptional action game. I only wished there was some kind of exploration and puzzle elements to it. And if the short play time of about 5 hours turns you off, think of the fair price - it is a pretty good deal after all.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The world of Venetica is beautiful and unique, but it suffers from some serious technical issues and an overall lack of polish. Still, with its fun, fast paced combat, good atmosphere and engaging quests it's a fine gaming experience nonetheless and a solid recommendation for those who are not looking for an all to deep role playing experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Arcania is a good but not excellent RPG, that tries to continue the legendary Gothic-franchise. To achieve this it unfortunately lacks lots of the gameplay-elements that fans loved in former times. Arcania is still no bad game, but surely too casual for players who are used to other titles of that genre.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    EA studio Blackbox fails to combine a fast paced racing experience, Battlefield 3 graphics with a good entertaining and satisfying story in Need for Speed: The Run. While the action is fun and the different settings look very good, the Frostbite Engine 2.0 could have been used slightly better on PC and the story could actually be a story: not just an excuse to send some uninteresting dude from A to B.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    An addictive, elaborate little platformer with rewarding upgrades, great controls and challenging gameplay. Its repetitive nature, small scope and lack of variety hinders it from reaching its true potential though.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Ghosts is exactly the game its fans wanted and its critics feared. As always, the multiplayer is perfectly balanced, the campaign nicely presented and the new features promise a lot of fun and motivation. On the other hand you get a short, lowbrow story and an engine that looks good, but not necessarily next-gen, even on PS4.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The good news: Rivals tops The Run and Most Wanted. The bad news: Rivals does not live up to the great Need for Speed legacy. If you are playing solo, racing Redview County is fun for a few hours, but the longer you play, the more repetitive and boring the gameplay gets.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A good action game with fast-paced combat, beautiful visuals plus a welcome emphasis on exploration. However the experience is held back by some noticeable flaws: Annoying stealth sections, uninspired environments and the abstruse story are significant letdowns in a game that could have been an incredible sequel.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Have you ever felt cold when playing a game? In Cryostasis you’ll be confronted with deadly cold, while you are exploring a long missing icebreaker-ship in the Arctic. This unusual shooter uses an innovative temperature-health-system and the horror-scripts are well done.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A fun and throughout enjoyable kick-off for Telltales new adventure series - but as an actual Monkey Island game, it does not fully satisfy. There are only a few characters to interact with, the plot is really not that interesting and the 3D graphics are a bit low on detail. Voice acting is superb, however - Dominic Armato really hits the mark in his performance of Guybrush.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A unique and sometimes strange adventure experience. Sweet graphics and excellent design have to make up for some awkward puzzles and overall weak controls, though.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    MUD TV aims at reinventing the classic Mad TV. There are lots of cool jokes and skits on TV and Hollywood and the comic characters are nearly as cute as the ones of the original. But developer Realmforge should have put more time into playtesting. Glitches and bugs spoil the the experience and the presentation is rather lame. A nice try and an O.K. simulation but clearly not a rejuvenation of the original game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The Single-player part is inferior to the big combatants in the genre in almost every aspect. Though the pacing is right, the sounds are superb and Medal of Honor presents a solid shooter-core, the missions are repetitive, the AI is non-existent and the scripting is extremely bad. Finally: And if anyone can clarify what the incoherent story is all about, I will award him with a prize. The multiplayer-part is a whole different issue that we will deal with as soon as the servers for the retail-version go up.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Velvet Assassin isn’t an easy game. The unfair saving points and logical inconsequences are annoying and even frustrating and the slow pace will bore the pants off of many players. But those who are willing to immerse into Velvette’s cheerless, morbid world will be rewarded with an atmosphere intense beyond believe and probably the most mature WW2-game for years to come.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A nice genre-mix that combines elements of both strategy and action. Battlestations: Pacific succeeds in providing gameplay and performance almost free of grave mistakes, but unfortunately free of highlights and memorable experiences as well.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If you like simple nonstop-action, combined with cool boss-fights, you’re in the right place in Dark Sector. Though the story-plot appears like a bad B-movie, your character fights with a special, and very cool boomerang-weapon, the glaive. The gore-level is very high, so the game is recommended only for adults.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    We really hoped, that Codemasters would have been able to create a worthy sequel to the classic military-simulation OFP: Cold War Crisis. The first impressions have been great, but in the end, Dragon Rising is just a common tactical-shooter like a Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. It is far away from a real simulation. The campaign has its ups and downs, but you’re always just the leader of a little infantry-squad, you don’t fly exciting helicopter-missions, you’re not involved in huge tank battles. There is no storyline and there are no cutscenes that would give you the feeling of playing an important part within a big military campaign. You just finished one mission and get to the next, that’s it. The game has so much potential, but the developers just didn’t use it – a pity!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The innovative time-altering gameplay falls a wee bit short of our expectations and there aren't any outstanding parts throughout the rest of the game either. But Raven Software know their trade and although their new game is lacking in absolute blasts, Singularity makes up for a nice pastime and satisfies with its plain good old-school gameplay.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Yesterday is a good adventure, which is different from the further Pendulo Studios games in it's style. The story about satanic cults and intrigues is present in a comic style and contains mystery and even horror elements. Most of the puzzles are logical, although too easy and often lacks alternative solutions. Yesterday kind of stands in it's own way and does not use all available possibilities to create a great game out of the story and characters. It's a proper game for genre beginners with nice graphics and presentation, but it's very short and veterans will be underchallenged.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    At the core of all of Blood Dragon's delightful silliness lies a solid shooter mechanic bereft of the biggest strength Far Cry 3 had: Its invitingly vibrant world.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Excellent product values meet nearly perfectly captured Halo aesthetics; unfortunately, the touchscreen controls are more about trying to tame your spartans and especially their vehicles than actually directing them.