PC Gameworld's Scores

  • Games
For 551 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Metal Gear Solid
Lowest review score: 2 Coliseum
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 551
551 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you have never played this game before, I envy you. You are in for possibly the best gaming experience to date.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The masters of the universe of PC racing game development have gone out the same way they came in - with a stunning achievement!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The details are staggering - if you want any possible path into the world of chess, this is your definitive portal.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    With near-seamless integration of the 2nd Edition AD&D rules, a tight storyline and a good deal of action, I really can't think of an RPG to date that betters it.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Strategy gamers, the Holy Grail hath been found.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    This is an incredibly well done game, with a multitude of possibilities, and one of the greatest replay values I've ever witnessed in a game since at any time during the game you have to say to yourself, "I wonder what else could have happened back there."
    • 88 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The best graphics, control, A.I., and multiplayer, and the deepest career mode of any golf sim on the planet.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Where Neverwinter Nights really earns the points is in its longevity.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    If it is your desire to experience a complete, polished and awesome racecar simulator, or if you want to enjoy a simulation of a real life racing series and you want the best, you must own NASCAR Racing 2002 Season.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Extremely well made and easily holds its own. I encountered no major problems at all. There are tons of options, with lots of customizations, and plenty of different game types to keep your trigger finger active and your Mech tactics acute.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    One of the few instances where the sequel outperforms the original. If you are even remotely interested in strategy games, you owe it to yourself to give this one a stab.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    UT is a great game thanks to a combination of excellent level design, weapon balancing, intelligent bots, option tweaking, and numerous play modes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    No other golf sim has looked and played this good. Ever. Period.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The only thing missing from this masterpiece is the fact that once you finish playing the game, you can’t watch it as a movie!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    You leave the experience a little different, and, like a girl that's been burned too many times entering what looks like a good relationship, you leave a little wary as well. You know you've been treated well; you don't feel the scars and scabs that other games have left you with.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    For gamers thrilled by the action and heroes of movies based on World War II, or for any other red-blooded, meat-eating, chest-thumping, flatulating normal kinds of dudes, Battlefield 1942 will be virtual nirvana.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Every aspect of Far Cry bleeds quality. This is definitely one of the best games ever released, and my friends, that is saying something.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    An engrossing and highly playable RTS game, Age of Empires II will even convert the people who didn't like the original.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Slices through the lackluster myriad of ho-hum adventure games and breathes a new breath of fire into the genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Everything that is changed works perfectly, and all of the new civs and units add flavor to the game. A must buy in every sense of the word.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    I have never before seen an RPG so deep, so entertaining, and so damn good.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Offers a huge amount of gameplay, with something for everyone. Be prepared to lose dozens of hours to this game without even noticing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Many games claim to be the next generation of first person shooters. "Unreal" didn't do it, "Half-Life" didn't either. This is the Promised Land.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    It is highly addictive, due mainly to the trite but compelling story, is great fun to play, and should provide as much of a challenge to those who aren't familiar with this genre as it does to space-sim veterans.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I hope you’re not some sissy, the sort of guy who’s afraid to commit crime or see a little (bleep)ing blood splattered around every once in a while. It’s part of the job. If you don’t like it, I hear there’s a new (bleep)ing Barney game and a nice Britney Spears action-adventure out.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The best FPS ever created. Makes everything else pale in comparison. It's everything you always wanted in a FPS.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is what every expansion pack should be. Nothing seems arbitrary, and you feel like the folks at Stardock really get what 4X gamers want.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A truly great game that all fans need to own, despite some issues in the co-op mode.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for an infinitely replayable wargame, then look no further. CM2 will provide you with hours of fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    You won't find a better team based action game on the market.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Truly a wonderful game, complete with enough humor and action to appease anyone in the market for a good shooter and a hearty laugh.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An excellent addition to the third-person genre, incorporating great components of sound, music, and visuals, as well as bolstering incredibly intense melee combat.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A great combination of real-time strategy with a primary focus on team tactics and intense 3D action.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Prey is an old school shooter with better standards than the shooters we've seen lately. It has its flaws, but they're overshadowed by its quality and innovation.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Everything you could want for hot lapping, racing individual races or enjoying full championship seasons is in this single, reasonably priced package.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The most authentic, challenging, and beautiful pre-jet age combat flight sim ever made.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    An excellent title that really set the benchmark for all FPS's, not just for graphics, but for realism as well.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With excellent online play, top-notch graphics, and a musical score that you'll find yourself just listening to, Black and White is a quality game all around.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With beautiful graphics, a smart AI, and a dragon’s hoard of replayability, Age of Wonders II is a winner.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you're hunting for the ultimate flight sim or learning tool then look no further.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    What’s really most interesting about all of these changes, however, is that you now need to pay attention to all major aspects of the game to win, even at lower difficulty levels.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    More freedom, more options, and the same intense gameplay of the original. The sequel is much more forgiving on gamers than its predecessor, but the gameplay still remains as addicting as ever.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    C&C3's graphics are outstanding. You'll see rippling water, detailed map terrain, awe-inspiring weapon special effects, and satisfying explosions. The sound effects are equally good.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I've played some dandies in the last few months, and the competition out there is stiff, but Giants sends them all running for cover. Get it now. The highest score I've given out here at PC Gameworld.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Far exceeds the original and establishes itself as a classic of the genre.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you're looking for an entertaining shooter that doesn't take itself too seriously, you won't find anything better.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Yet another indie game that totally blows away what the faceless corporations put out.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    After investing hard-earned cash in add-ons for FS 2000 and FS 2002, is this new title really worth buying? The answer is “yes.”
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Player movements are more realistic than in any other sports title from Electronic Arts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    It's essentially Scrabble for the videogame generation, with mundane numerical scores replaced by hitpoints and flashy animated attacks, wrapped up in a cute and funny package. You'd have to be a serious logophobe not to love it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If not for the lack of a save game feature and the incredibly high difficulty factor, this game might be the best shooter ever made. Even despite these defects, it comes damn close.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    As it is, Silent Hunter III is easily the best submarine simulation ever made.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This is the helicopter sim you've always wanted.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Like RPGs? Like to be scared? System Shock 2 shows that a game can please you on a multitude of levels: visual, auditory, and emotional.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Everybody’s game of the year continues to rock with six new maps, new sides (Italy and France), vehicles, weapons and more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With various scenarios and landscapes, free Internet play, an excellent story and presentation, and one of the most terrifying main villains I have ever seen, Soulblighter will keep you happy (I haven't even mentioned the map editor yet!).
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The best thing to come out of Sweden since meatballs and tall, big busted, long legged blondes wearing high heels.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Amazing graphics, and it expands on everything that previous RTS and RPG games have created.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Its addictive style, replay value, and enormous appeal to all levels of gamer make it one of the first PC classics of the new millenium.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    In a few choice words, this game kicks Asteroids!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The 30s era vehicles and weaponry are unique to the PC shooter market and provide a challenge to even the most seasoned gamers.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The final installment is a "must buy" if you're at all curious about the information in the database.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The great talents at Ubisoft have done it again with this one folks and I don't think this is the last we will hear of the Prince of Persia.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Smashing sequel improves on the original. Utterly unique and addictive series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Those looking for some old-school RPG fun will find Arkane Studios' latest release worth its weight in gold.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Changing from the ugly duckling of yesteryear, to 2003's beautiful white swan, Anarchy Online is not the same 'ol chaos you may remember.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The deep content NHL 2004 offers, coupled with its minute-to-learn lifetime-to-master gameplay make it a must-have for hockey fans.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Simply an amazing game. I can’t say it any clearer than that. Nearly every aspect of the game is perfect, polished, and most importantly, fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Why are you still reading this review? You should be on your way to the software store right now!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    While it doesn't exactly bring anything new to the genre it is a genuinely good CRPG which brings the Forgotten Realms to life.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The most detailed combat flight simulator on the market.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One issue that pops up early is the game's rather inept AI. Enemies just do not have the kind of intelligence or cleverness the first game had. Combine soldiers do little to evade your fire, preferring to just stand there shooting at you.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Great game at a great price. Easy to pick up for inexperienced gamers and complicated enough to please the hardcore RTS fan.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a good fantasy game, Spellforce II is like a big fantasy nerd peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Simple, yet satisfying.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Ideal for those new to the genre and experienced gamers who consider themselves more 'middle of the road' when it comes to shooters.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This game will change what you think about RPGs. The immense world provides hours of gameplay and there are enough different paths to take that the game could be won in any way you want.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Extremely unforgiving AI, coupled with beautiful artwork, and an array of deployable units places this turn-based strategy game squarely in must have status for any strategy buff.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This game mixes all the elements that make a game great, and adds a few new ingredients to the mix. Shaken lightly, not stirred, this is one hell of a new recipe.
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    • 92 Critic Score
    Utterly convincing simulations of five unique and wildly popular WWII fighter planes for the best civilian flight simulator of all time. [Special Edition]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Despite a rough start and ongoing issues, Blizzard's epic MMORPG is a very fun experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Finally, we have a true 3D strategy game that works. With engaging gameplay, a good storyline, and the graphics to back it all up, Homeworld is on the brink of becoming a household name.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If this is the wave of the future for multiplayer games, I can't wait to see what's ahead. Allegiance sets forth a goal and achieves it on almost every level.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An extraordinarily engaging gaming experience more suited to experienced gamers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you want to play a well-balanced baseball game that mixes stats and simulation with arcade action, this is really your best option.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you liked "Diablo 2," but are perhaps looking for a gaming experience with more depth and story, look no further.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    My only real complaint is that upon completion of a task, villagers will just stand around doing nothing. This can lead to some annoying micro-management tactics...Problems aside, Age of Empires is one of the most enjoyable and addictive real-time strategy games I’ve ever played.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is a game that can stay on your hard drive for six months, still offering new experiences.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It resuscitates a once heavily hyped sim that was nearly dead on arrival, and turns it into something special. A must buy for combat flight simulation enthusiasts.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I might sound like a Kiss fan gushing about this game solely because I like the band, but I am writing this review as a PC game fan, gushing about this game because it is that good.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you don't plan on purchasing the excellent "ESPN NFL Football," any football fan would be doing themself a favor in picking up Madden NFL 2004.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Prepare for many a sleepless night. Most importantly, it also has that most elusive quality, the fun factor, in spades.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A game fit for both Napoleonic gamers and those looking for a more cerebral RTS game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A tight package that offers plenty in the way of sim-building entertainment. If you've ever played a simulation game and wondered what it would be like if you actually had to control a group of separate personalities instead of robots, this is your game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It is technically and artistically sound, not to mention fun. Definitely underrated.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is not the revolution in the space combat genre that many were hoping for, but it certainly is the next evolution.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While at its core, this is basically the same game as the first LEGO Star Wars, albeit based on a different trilogy, there is more here to do than the original. And more here is certainly better.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's short, sweet, and funny. Strong Bad humor at it's finest.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of the series will fall in love with the second amazing add-on to Clancy's classic.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game with atmosphere and style, and should keep anyone busy for months.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent add-on to Crysis that won't fry your PC to a melting pulp.