PC PowerPlay's Scores

  • Games
For 848 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 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 848
848 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Occasionally suffers from a bit of slowdown but otherwise Hands of Fate is a highly polished and idiosyncratic joy. [Apr 2015, p.60]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not be the best Metal Gear Solid game ever released, but it's certainly the bravest and most interesting. [Oct 2015, p.53]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story of Act V may come off as a bit of an afterthought, but the new changes and classes breathe new life into Diablo III. [May 2014, p.60]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Short but sweet, Superhot is evidence that a good idea well executed can make something pretty damn special. [Issue#249, p.54]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Maybe too mumblecore for some, Life is Strange is a wonderfully dark story of friendship and personal apocalypse. [Dec 2015, p.63]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A little daunting at first, but with some theorycrafting Grim Dawn proves to be an extremely enjoyable bit of hack and slash. [Issue#249, p.56]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sparse with its controls, Layers of Fear nonetheless delivers a rich, immersive, and - most importantly - really bloody scary game. [Issue#249, p.60]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sharing the experience of tense, realistic flight simming does wonderful things for the game's appeal. [May 2011, p.62]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Radically reinvented and beautifully presented, Civilization V is a must-buy for fans and just as accessible for newbies. [Nov 2010, p.52]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I was pleasantly surprised. [Jan 2010, p.86]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterful rendition to the franchise. [Apr 2012, p.58]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A true exemplar of intelligent game design, Waking Mars is a compelling and imaginative masterpiece. An absolute must-play. [Feb 2013, p.74]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simple controls don't mean a simple game. A great game for those of you up for fiendishly complex battle. [Apr 2012, p.60]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fresh take on the survival simulator with a few key innovations that instil contrasting moments of zen and sheer terror. [Feb 2013, p.76]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The definitive Dark Souls II experience, the latest entry to The Souls series shines on the PC. [June 2014, p.50]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gem that combines a great PC franchise with simple gameplay and a reasonable Free to Play business model. [June 2014, p.54]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might look dead on the outside, but the systemic mechanical genius of State of Decay is gloriously alive and kicking. [Feb 2014, p.82]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A refreshingly crisp and astutely focused look at one of the greatest 19th century battles. [Sept 2014, p.60]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One Must Fall before this barrage of fighting goodness! [Nov 2009, p.54]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Drink the kool-aid and go to a happy place. [Oct 2010, p.56]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A labour of love that successfully captures the spirit of the original. [Oct 2010, p.64]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Gears of War had appeared on PC first, we’d sing its praises as a straight-up FPS which displays refreshing game dynamics. But the fact remains it’s old news. Many 369 owners who are also PC gamers will already have it… But if you’ve resisted, it’s worth playing on the platform that can properly do it justice. [Jan 2008, p.43]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A new benchmark for superhero games, and a serious GOTY contender. [Dec 2009, p.56]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Totally free, and totally worth your time. [Oct 2010, p.65]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, Spore seems to me to be like the gaming equivalent of a massive meal at McDonalds. It tastes great as long as you’re eating, and there’s certainly plenty there. But once you start to get near the end, you realise that it wasn’t quite as ‘deep’ as you thought. [Oct 2008, p.61]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As ridiculous and over the top as Max's loud shirt, with similar undertones of tension and internal conflict. [July 2012, p.60]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sins has inherited the most prominent feature of 4X games; the ability to make time completely disappear. [Apr 2008, p.65]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A short, sharp dose of boardgame action, that has a disarmingly sweet art style and great mechanics. [Oct 2015, p.62]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As an expansion pack, Mines of Moria is practically perfect. It breathes new life into the Lord of the Rings Online, and if that life is occasionally plagued by deja vu, it's certainly worth the trade off for the new feature set it brings to the table. [February 2009, p.55]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With The Coalition at the reins Gears is in safe hands, and we’re genuinely intrigued to see what happens next.