PC Games (Germany)'s Scores

  • Games
For 306 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.4 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: 9 out of 306
306 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A solid port that looks sharp and runs smoothly on modern PCs. Aside from the DLCs, which are already included in this version, the original game remains mostly untouched. It's no Symphony of the Night by any means, but a fun experience nonetheless, with diverse levels, incredible atmosphere and challenging combat. The awkward camera positioning, inaccurate platforming and pacing issues may turn some people off though.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A true South Park experience, brimming with crude jokes, nasty insults and crazy ideas. It's also fun to play, although lacking some depth and replay value. But even without meaningful decisions and a diverse class system this is a roleplaying game that every fan of South Park will enjoy – like a 14-hour episode of the show.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While still a good driving game, Undercover tries too hard to be like "Most Wanted" and fails at delivering a solitary, genuine experience. Fans of the series will get what they want, all others should wait until Need for Speed (hopefully) picks up an innovative pace again.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The motivating RPG part, the good graphics and the family revenge story make Grand Ages: Rome a real competitor to "Caesar 4."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An engaging, solid RTS with mission design near perfection! But be warned: Men of War is only for experts of the genre. Anyone else will be frustrated by the hardcore approach of the game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well crafted game with a good sense of humor, excellent (German) voice acting and nifty puzzle design. Despite its weak presentation and insignificant story Ceville stands out as one of the better traditional adventure games in years.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to some important patches and updates, the game delivers some exciting multiplayer action with a decent amount of depth, outstanding graphics and addictive role playing elements. Still, there remains much to do for the developers: the game needs more maps, more demigods, more tournament options and more community features, to mention only a few.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Larian Studios have managed to create good quests that make fun because of all the odd characters and the great self-depreciating humor. But at the same time the game lacks comfort, so that the player has to have a lot of patience in order to see the end.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's really trying to be as brilliant and engaging as Sands of Time - but it does not succeed. Forgotten Sands is just a good, solid action-adventure with lots of fun moments, especially when it comes to acrobatics. But the combat feels blunt and the story is downright uninspired. Still, if you like the series, you should definitely give a try.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lego Harry Potter is the next big franchise to be set up with the cute and funny Lego-style, which developer Traveller's Tales had in their previous games. If you don't mind the problems with the fixed camera-angles and the low difficulty of the game, you get a comic, comprehensive game that is absolutely suitable for kids and which offers co-op gameplay.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The as of yet best game of the series. Varied missions with cool settings and fairish graphics make Emergency 2012 a fun game. The downside is horrible interface and handling.
    • 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]
    • PC Games (Germany)
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A well-made shooter that successfully reinvents the Wolfenstein formula with bloody action, lots of atmosphere and surprisingly solid stealth mechanics. The story features interesting characters and a high quality presentation, but the game becomes too erratic and ridiculous towards the end.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Neocore hasn't changed the formula much since the surprise hit that was the first The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing and why should they? Part 2 offers loads of low-priced fun for the hack 'n' slash fan who has (played) everything else. It doesn't offer the addicting loot runs of Torchlight 2 or Diablo 3, but Van Helsing 2 is a well crafted monster slaying experience in its own right with some fun ideas like the tower defense bits and the chimera pet.
    • 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.
    • PC Games (Germany)
    • 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.