PC PowerPlay's Scores

  • Games
For 892 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Alien: Isolation
Lowest review score: 0 Infestation: Survivor Stories (The War Z)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 892
893 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Arguably the best in the series, but also very much a retread of F1 2012. [December 2013, p.95]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Worth more as a curiosity piece than as a complete and functioning game. This is what happens when you attempt too much. [June 2013, p.85]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There are far more refined arcade offerings out there than this shallow use of a big-name license. [Feb 2010, p.62]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Yeah it looks amazing but [*FISTBUMPS*] do not a good racing game make. [Issue#250, p.69]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Offering very little progression on Dead Island, this is one for the fans. Series newcomers should get the cheaper original instead. [June 2013, p.92]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Survival mechanics obscure an otherwise competent but uninteresting adventure. [Issue#253, p.62]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A lot of potential with disappointing execution. [March 2013, p.86]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Developer Keen Software House has overextended its reach. [March 2013, p.90]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you haven’t played Lost Planet before, and mindless shooting of various people/things in some gorgeous locales is your cup of tea, the budget price sounds just about right. But for everyone else, it’s safe to give this one a miss. [Aug 2008, p.62]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As it stands, Eternal Crusade is far too unpolished to be much fun. [Issue#256, p.55]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Intermittently creepy, yet it all feels like an overblown student project; a proof of concept for a slicker, scarier game. [Jan 2014, p.91]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Nicely balanced in many ways, but frustrating for the single player. Not detailed/stable enough for interactive, co-operative play yet, either. [May 2013, p.86]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Enjoyable new content, but strangled by enduringly small lots and an inability to save, load and experiment. [Jan 2014, p.92]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The high price and lack of polish make this one to avoid for now. For art-deco die-hards only. [Jan 2014, p.93]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s the gaming equivalent of a made-for-TV SF movie in more ways than one, then. Your hoity-toity intellectual forebrain knows you’re too good for this candy floss, but your theme-park glands respond nevertheless. [Jan 2008, p.45]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sadly, I immediately wished I’d left Carson for dead on the girders, saving myself the time and tedium of seeing things through to the bitter end. [Jun 2008, p.60]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Admirably essential in its space-tradingness, but should have stayed on the tablets. [Nov 2012, p.80]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Neither hardcore sim nor arcade fun, Take On Helicopters can't even get in the air. [Jan 2012, p.46]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you own any previous COD, there's little reason to buy MW3. [Jan 2012, p.50]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For me, this was one of the most frustrating gaming experiences in recent memory. Most frustrating of all is the fact that this could have been a great game. Like a pack of half-starved zombies, the developers have simply bitten off more than they can chew. [Sept 2008, p.57]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    What we have here is a slightly updated version of FIFA, with a couple of additions, and a sackful of seemingly new bugs. [Dec 2009, p.58]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Too muddled to be a good experiment, but it's still an interesting game. [Aug 2012, p.63]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A great premise hampered by a smirking script, repetitive combat and arbitrary questing. [Issue#252, p.64]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In a post-WIC world, it's hard to consider this much more than average. [Dec 2009, p.60]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    When it's not going out of its way to be terrible, Syndicate is simply mediocre. [May 2012, p.54]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The presentation is great but the actual gameplay is firmly rooted in the early 90s. [Sept 2015, p.59]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite the weird controls, console nature and repetitive play, WOS almost becomes fun (in a kind of ridiculous way) once you get into the groove. Possibly better when drunk. [January 2009, p.60]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A buggy, ultimately dull recreation of a 90s classic. [May 2012, p.62]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This gets three bonus points for being less snooty than Agricultural Simulator 2012 which clearly has some kind of underdog issue. [Dec 2012, p.84]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Apart from that fairly strong central concept, everything else is distinctly bargain-bin quality. [May 2011, p.60]
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