PC PowerPlay's Scores

  • Games
For 712 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 58% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth
Lowest review score: 0 Infestation: Survivor Stories
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 712
712 game reviews
    • 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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    • 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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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor niggles aside, Fallout 3 is almost entirely spectacular. Everything from the graphics, to the sound, to the plot is first-rate. The VATS system worlds like a charm, and it’s so easy to get the hang of, you’ll be cracking skulls like there’s no tomorrow. [Dec 2008, p.55]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the finest TV to game transitions ever made, though not to everybody's taste. [Apr 2014, p.56]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The way the game is a whole response to the shortcomings of the original just goes to demonstrate how GSC believes in this title and IP. [Nov 2008, p.51]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Third time's a charm for this quintessential PC franchise. [Feb 2010, p.58]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No one can touch Total War and Shogun 2 simply furthers the point. [Apr 2011, p.48]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More of a spit-polish than a full remaster, but that doesn't matter. Grim Fandango remains a genre high point. [March 2015, p.64]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Solid action wrapped in a fascinating simulated Orc society. [Nov 2014, p.52]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful, bacon-fueled carnage. [Apr 2011, p.62]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some rough edges, but this is the finest RPG to emerge in many years. [Nov 2014, p.56]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite simply one of the most exciting strategy games to come out in years. [Aug 2011, p.58]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A reminder that games can be simple and satisfying all at once. A triumph of focused, self-consistent design. [Jan 2010, p.84]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strange, brilliant, and exceptionally well-crafted, this action-RPG deserves your love despite the lack of care from its developers. [Oct 2012, p.66]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game won't be everything to everyone, but it does what it does with supreme confidence, foul-mouthed grace and seemingly effortless attention to detail. [Aug 2011, p.70]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Immersive, engaging, versatile, and packed to the brim with character and backstory. [Mar 2010, p.56]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything you could want from an archeological adventure, except having to press six keys to mantle. [Apr 2013, p.80]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The exhilarating rush of climbing a hill as a song builds up, and crashing down a slope as the music explodes through the speakers is incredible. At first it may seem like a fancy visualiser, but after mastering the more difficult modes it becomes insanely addictive. [May 2008, p.65]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you found Proteus poignant and Gone Home felt like going home, Shelter will break your heart. [Nov 2013, p.88]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Somehow retains the series' trademark braininess and complexity while being clearer, simpler and far more fun. [Nov 2013, p.92]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unrelenting torrent of gore and terror that plays your nerves like a fiddle...until all the strings break. [Nov 2013, p.94]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A combination of sublime and ridiculous, Saints Row IV is outlandish fun. [Nov 2013, p.97]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A challenging, rewarding and sublime homage to the early days of the first-person shooter - with a few modern twists. [Dec 2011, p.58]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sexy, sloppy, silly, sassy, and substantial; everything you could want in a sandbox. [Christmas 2011, p.50]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Both a triumphant leap forward and a return to form for the Battlefield series. This is the best multiplayer shooter on PC. [Christmas 2011, p.58]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Secret World is a breath of fresh air in a stale genre. It is the adventure reimagined for a new era. I love this game, unequivocally. And I sincerely hope you do too.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of Mass Effect 2's most thrilling missions. [Dec 2010, p.64]
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