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 NASCAR Racing 2003 Season
Lowest review score: 2 Coliseum
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 551
551 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An interesting arcade/simulation mix that is restrained from greatness by a few integral inadequacies. There has never been such a fine line between enjoyment and annoyance. Only consider playing it if you have a decent wheel.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Not legendary by any means, this game is a good one to pass the time with. It's intense action should draw you in, even if the less than stellar graphics and the subpar production values do not.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's still not quite good enough to recommend purchasing individual episodes, but the season package is starting to look pretty tempting. Make sure your system is well above the minimum requirements for maximum pleasure.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It’s hard to know which is worse; the interface or the AI. Both combine to spoil the latest Master of Orion title.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Great for old-school action fans. Repetitive and dull for everyone else.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    While it's good for a quick game, in the long term you must ask yourself, "How much fun is it to place objects and watch people?"
    • 62 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Goes a long way in making EverQuest accessible to casual RTS fans. Hardcore fans on the other hand could find the game to be too simple, and focused on too small a scale. Creation of units is slow, and mines run out often, so if you don’t mind expanding your force for most of the mission you will find an entertaining game in Lords of Everquest.
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    • 73 Critic Score
    Worth a look for fans of casino gaming, but not innovative enough to keep most people interested for very long. The game’s attempts to be “more than a gambling sim” fall somewhat short of the mark.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A fine game with no glaring flaws, but also offers nothing to really rev up a gamer's engines either.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Sadly, it’s attempts at being challenging only contribute to make the game less accessible to players.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Caters to hardcore puzzle gamers. It’s a well-produced puzzle/adventure game, albeit with a weak story, but newbies to the genre should definitely know what they’re getting into.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Not a terrible game, but far from a good game, DarkStar One finds itself right in the middle, orbiting the planet mediocre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you like the WW2 shooters and prefer the stealth and sniper aspects then this game is for you. Want something revolutionary? Then keep looking.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Adequate, but nothing incredible.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's not a classic of the genre, but it gets the job done and has outstanding graphics and animation work.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Moscow to Berlin regains some of its quality with its dramatic cut scenes that set up the plot and objectives for the mission extremely well and its encyclopedia of all units and vehicles allows you to examine unit’s strengths, weaknesses, and purpose.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The worst crime ever committed against PC gamers was releasing the sequel to UT without an Assault mode.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A short but pleasureable romp through France in the shoes of the best girl detective in the world.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    What hurts this game more than anything else, is that it could have been so much better.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Ask yourself if battling through hundreds of combats, most of which require no strategy other than kill the other guy first, sounds like fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Despite my initial aversion, this game turned out to be quite entertaining, if not revolutionary in any way. A must have for C&C fans, and a lot of fun for FPS players.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A very good tactical simulator that will appeal to all players, at all levels.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    I don't see anyone anticipate a co-worker saying, "man, I wish 5pm would hurry up and get here. I want to get home and play Secrets of the Ark" in the near future. But I can see the adventure fans finding something of value buried in there somewhere with Mary of Magdalene.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Didn't the developers play "IL-2 Sturmovik"? They should, so they can see how it's supposed to be done.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A sim that is not for everybody. A smorgasbord of pleasure for train geeks. The cure for insomnia for the rest of us. Add or subtract 20 points from the score, depending on which camp you fall into.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    It’s as brief and easy as the previous episode, but overall it’s more palatable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Feels too much like a simple port of a console game. PC gamers are learning to expect much more! If you enjoy console beat-‘em-ups, then it will at least provide some variety in your diet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Nightfall doesn’t really bring anything new game mechanic wise to the Guild Wars franchise, but it does offer some beautiful environments and cultural inventiveness to an otherwise bland fantasy genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Crusader Kings has a lot of potential: the underlying historical model is a gem. However, when all is said and done, games need to be playable: and there’s some way to go here.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hard-core fanatics of the original will find this expansion somewhat appealing, although the aquatic shows are a bit flat.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The switch to 3D was a welcome addition, but one saddled with camera and control issues.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aviation history buffs will absolutely love this game, but the rest of us should wait for the promised patches and upgrades.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The end result feels like a few mini games pieced together to make a whole that isn’t quite... whole.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay just doesn't have the excitement it could have without the lenient physics model.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you have played the original Fable and still own an xbox, I would recommend waiting for the xbox release of The Lost Chapters. If you have not played Fable and won’t be disappointed by the relatively short time required to beat the game, then buy it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game with much to like, but not enough to enjoy regularly.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite a few flaws and a slight learning curve most people will enjoy Void War for what it is, a fast paced single player space shooter with gameplay reminiscent of Asteroids.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With graphics and play modes that live up to what you expect from an EA Sports title, but gameplay that is seriously lacking, NBA Live 06 is mediocre at best.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Definitely worth playing for adventure fans, or gamers curious for something different.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The controls are easy to use, the interface is informative, and the overall presentation is very good for this genre.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good first effort from Rebelmind Games that is worth every cent of the twenty bucks it will cost you - but not much more.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid action game, however for the discerning gamer it's not something that really stands up next to it's film and book namesakes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And while the campaigns are challenging and engaging, it comes down to the fact that it’s really just more of the same. Then again, if it isn’t broken, why fix it?
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A rather uninspired add-on to a rather uninspired sequel, which could only really garner an uninspired review.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Easy to get into and not overly complicated.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Good if you’re methodical and like to play your games in short bursts. Not for twitch gamers or those who play to relax; it’s a surprisingly stressful experience!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For Harry Potter enthusiasts, EA did a semi-decent job at creating an imaginary sport.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great for a weekend of Star Wars geekery with a bunch of friends, offering solid fun for the first four or five hours. After that, well, to impersonate Yoda: whether or not to own it you will want, only the future will tell.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is the kind of game nerds play when they’re waiting for new Dungeons & Dragons campaign books to come out.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though the Hobbit does decent job in recreating the events of J.R. Tolkein's famous book of the same name, simplistic objectives and an overall easy quest hurt an otherwise average game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A buzzing, colorful and ultimately fun strategy game that lacks the bells and whistles to really turn it into something special.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable RPG experience with some interesting game play elements provided you can get past the shortcomings.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great way to add new travel options to your existing Sim City 4 infrastructure, with a somewhat gimmicky U-Drive-It mode.
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    • 69 Critic Score
    Ultimate Baseball Online is an interesting idea, but technical and control issues hold it back from being any more than a temporary curiosity.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Far from an Editor's Choice game, but it's still fun just for the novelty of it all. Don't set your expectations too high and you won't be disappointed.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A great concept filled with potential butchered by its numerous problems.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The new additions lack enough substance to make Zero Hour worth the investment for those who weren’t sold on the original.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A decent game if you dig mystery fiction and have an itch to use forensic tools.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The story is as full of holes as a bullet ridden block of Swiss cheese.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    I do not recommend Moto Racer 3 to anyone over the age of twenty-one.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Entertaining while it lasts, but not innovative in gameplay or storyline.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    For those that are looking for just a little bit more of the genre, and love deep stategy games this could be right up your alley, but for the average armchair warrior this may be a bit beyond the range of your interests.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A disappointment. Not as good as the original. This is a series that has definitely lost something from its Interplay roots.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    In the end Rush for Berlin is a less entertaining version of Codename: Panzers that looks a bit better and has a few moments of intense combat but mostly comes up short in this department.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    An average title all-around. There’s no element about it that stands out and the gameplay is extremely repetitive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    With varied missions, nice visuals, and an awesome musical score Commandos 3 is a game you very much want to enjoy, but in the end there are too many issues to keep you from fully feeling satisfied.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    If you’ve always wanted to play M.U.L.E. again without going through the trouble of using an Atari emulator, this is the game for you. For everyone else there are deeper, and more addictive, strategy games out there.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    For "Giants" veterans, don't expect too much from A&D, as it isn't half as special as its precursor, but I would recommend playing it if only for the fantastic cutscenes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A decent budget action game that will satisfy many gamers, yet is somewhat lacking in detail and environmental interaction.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Even if you loved The Matrix, the same may not hold true for this MMORPG. We're over it, and by the looks of it so are they.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The core for a good role playing game is evident, it just lacks the polish that we hardcore gamers have come to expect from our RPG's.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Island Extreme Stunts will give old Lego fans, as well as little ones who have just taken to these classic toys, the delight of finally seeing those little Lego guys come to life.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The best of its genre, which isn't saying a lot to be honest, but it will definitely appeal if this is the kind of thing you enjoy. Unfortunately, Enigma's niche appeal doesn't make it a particularly attractive proposition to anyone else.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Its many positives cannot escape the pull of its non-intuitive interface and plodding pace.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Though beautiful and relatively faithful to the books, it is not the most creatively accomplished game and does little to capture the genius of the novel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There are plenty of modes, surfaces, and players, combined with some sharp visuals, but unfortunately, the slow gameplay and weak intelligence of opponents dampened the overall experience for me.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The great sim that could have been, Game Tycoon is instead a dull entry in a genre that is already overflowing with dull entries.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a game that is fun for a quick fix, but lacks any real depth then this is your game. Otherwise, don't waste your time and money.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There is a slight educational element to the game and it’s pretty enough to hold some kids’ interest for a little while. You could also, however, do much better.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A somewhat decent dog fighting game, yet the slow pace, dull story, and awkward controls bring it down.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Space fans should use the free trial, and science fiction fans might want to read the story, but paying for the game probably isn’t worth it in the long run.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s good to see Sam & Max back in action, but the fun is over all too quickly. Let’s hope the plot improves in the next episode.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a quality tactical action game with loads of weapons, cool features, smart enemies, and polish, look elsewhere. But if your main interest is recent, real-world action (and the promise of at least two new missions each month), this may be your game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There may be an audience for this game made up of hardcore fans of the point and click genre, but it’s not anything that the majority of us can’t live without.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you can manage to recognize its underlying tongue-in-cheek nature, Postal 2: Share the Pain can become much more fun to play and maybe even, dare we say, enjoy – at least for a time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    One of those games that we see all the time. It’s not great, it’s not horrible, it’s ok. And that’s not always a good thing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Its beautiful scenery and personable characters will definitely grab the player. However, its immediate lack of challenge and extremely short amount of playtime are definitely hurtful to the overall quality of the game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Promises great things and delivers them patchily. Playing for any length of time is an exercise in frustration - especially since the concept is a great one.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    A good game for PvP play, but thoroughly underwhelming in all other areas. Not a game worthy of monthly fees.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Will entertain for a while, but will become old fast. People interested in a chat room environment will find some fun here, but others, especially fans of the previous games, may feel cheated.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The Adventure Company's latest mystery has some good ideas, but is often poorly executed and frustrating to play.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    They seem to have removed much of the delicate strategic balancing which made the original so much more than a squad-based tactical game, and many of the tactical elements which made it stand head and shoulders above resource-management games.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    DTR’s good points are largely overshadowed by its enormous faults. Die hard fans of Max Payne and its sequel might find something to enjoy here, but then again it would be difficult for them to take such a big step down.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A worthy topic that may appeal to Korean War buffs, but this title will likely just frustrate the average gamer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Despite some improvements, the series has clearly fallen behind the competition.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Just like that girl you've chatted with on the Internet but have never met, an up-close inspection reveals several character flaws that make the overall product an undesirable option.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The mold is nothing but restrictive, choking off a good idea with subpar graphics and a general feel of incompleteness. This idea deserved better.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gets props for delving into WWI’s legendary Flying Circus, a part of history which, sadly, has been almost totally forgotten by most developers. It is just too bad the game itself has so many historical faux paus and extremely relaxed physics and flight models, even for an arcade flyer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Average graphics and sound with repetitive gameplay, and you’re left with a mediocre product. SOV has it's moments, but is otherwise uninspired.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The combination of vehicles, weapons, and frontier features could make Soldner a hit series over the next few years. If you are a casual gamer looking for instant action, then this title may not be the best investment.