PC PowerPlay's Scores

  • Games
For 854 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Minecraft
Lowest review score: 0 Infestation: Survivor Stories (The War Z)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 854
855 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Evochron gives you the tools and the universe, but it's up to you to find a purpose. [Issue#185, p.66]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A competent, niche title that never fully realises its potential. Fills a gap in the modern game library but little more than that. [Feb 2014, p.88]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, PCM will be of little interest to most people. It has a few reasonable, sometimes even interesting ideas, but manages to execute very few to the level of similar games on the market. [Oct 2008, p.65]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A relatively poor interface and the ongoing need for micromanagement mask the game’s many strengths and risks discouraging both casual players and bored veterans. [Mar 2008, p.59]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Slow and meandering but gently enjoyable. [Sept 2012, p.54]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Intriguing idea but in terms of execution: this ain't no SimCity! [Christmas 2009, p.60]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A deeply flawed yet passably entertaining co-op genre mash-up. [Christmas 2009, p.52]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid enough effort, but pacing issues and a sense of obsolescence leave it firmly in 'if you like that sort of thing' camp. [Sept 2012, p.63]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not bad as an exercise in softcore shooting, but why wasn't this Alan Wake spin-off more, you know, Alan Wake? [July 2012, p.59]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It is not going to set the world afire with a wild reimagining of the format, but Imperium Romanum is a solid and enjoyable city management simulation, with some gorgeous graphics, an evocative soundtrack, and very confident execution. [May 2008, p.64]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A competent take on precision platforming with creative use of stealth elements, but one that offers little reward for taking its punishment. [Oct 2015, p.60]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dex
    Dex has a lot of ideas and mechanics, but ultimately feels unfocussed as a result. [Oct 2015, p.64]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A solid strategic base brought low by cheap AI and some shonky net code. [March 2014, p.56]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It took me some time to reach the conclusion that Turok isn’t necessarily a bad game. The biggest problem is that everything Turok does, some other FPS does it bigger and better. [Aug 2008, p.63]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's difficult to tell where genius ends and incompetence begins, but either way, it's astoundingly entertaining. [March 2014, p.62]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Clunky and unwieldy, ultimately its redeeming feature is a different subject matter to the majority of titles. [Oct 2014, p.64]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Okay, so there's plenty of irritating stuff but we're here for the clicking, and there's plenty of clicking to be had. This is no challenge to Diablo or even Dungeon Siege, but the world is big and there's plenty of stuff in it to murder. And isn't that, at its heart, the essence of the action RPG? [Christmas 2008, p.79]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An astounding story wrapped in frustrating, illogical adventure gameplay. [July 2010, p.59]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It was a nice idea, no doubt about it. It just wasn’t presented in a way that it deserved. PC shooters have done some amazing things, but Timeshift, ironically, seems like a bit of a step backwards. [Jan 2008, p.51]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In trading substance for style, Conviction winds up hollow and unsatisfying. Co-op is the only saving grace. [July 2010, p.52]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dracula: Origin is an average point-and-click Adventure game with a few cool new features. The Dracula theme is the game’s biggest plus, and starved adventure fans may have fun with it as long as they think outside the square. [Jul 2008, p.56]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It has a good crafting system and some interesting ideas, but it's not as exciting as a series of prison breaks should be. [March 2015, p.60]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A potential classic, hamstrung by unkept promises made during 2.5 years of Early Access. [Issue#254, p.64]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Clever, endearing and fun to play, probably slightly overpriced. Beware of the ending, though. [Apr 2011, p.57]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Jensen can weave a fine tale, but she's forgotten what it takes to craft an enjoyable point-and-click puzzle. [Apr 2011, p.67]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brings innovation to a stagnant genre, but not perfection. [Apr 2011, p.69]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun, light-hearted romp, but one that pales in light of its predecessors. [Aug 2011, p.68]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While technically a great expansion, the core game simply can't compete with its recent peers. [Jan 2013, p.74]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    World of Warplanes is a P-51B Mustang; out-turned, out climbed and outdived by the superior P-51D that is War Thunder. [Nov 2013, p.82]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An enjoyable puzzle platformer wrapped in boundless charm. [Jan 2013, p.76]
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