PC PowerPlay's Scores

  • Games
For 693 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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Lowest review score: 0 Infestation: Survivor Stories
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 693
693 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn’t really push the genre any further forward in terms of gameplay, and as such loses some of the jaw-drop factor that Crysis brought to the market in spades. But then, it isn’t designed to be groundbreaking. It’s designed to preach to the choir. [Dec 2008, p.69]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its by-the-numbers storyline, the game grabs you into its sucking chest wound of a world and keeps you there until the last chitinous spike has been blasted from the final suppurating torso. [Dec 2008, p.67]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A schizophrenic shooter, equal parts entertaining and tedious. [Nov 2009, p.50]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The take down system is cool, and the hacking has its heart in the right place. But the developer has been told: this game accompanies the film. Bond can't change the story. It's play it like you saw it on the silver screen, or reload from the last checkpoint. Fortunately, the production, the gestalt of this new-era Bond is strong enough to make QOS a pile of fun. [January 2009, p.49]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The basic feel of this instalment is that it’s a slightly better than normal football yearly re-release, than a drastic overhaul of the game play. [Dec 2008, p.7]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Without pursuits, this game would be an overly-easy, bland rehash of earlier racing titles, devoid of any actual plot. As it stands, it could be attractive to any PC gamer looking for a new racing game. But with Burnout Paradise coming to the PC in February, some may find it prudent to wait. [January 2009, p.57]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Terran Conflict is not everybody's game. It may be more accessible than previous entries but that is not to suggest much headway has been made in this area. I would have loved to have scored this game higher but it can't be ignored that this a difficult recommendation to make to most people. [January 2009, p.55]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its less than stellar story and struggling engine, Storm of Zehir is still an easy recommendation for the right RPG gamer. In many ways it is a more strategic game than the previous titles, just as Icewind Dale was to Baldur's Gate. [February 2009, p.57]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More "Young Guns" than "Unforgiven" but still worth it. [Sept 2009, p.64]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare plus squads and vehicles, and minus the stick up its arse. A solid multiplayer FPS. [May 2010, p.66]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With an impressive AI, clever campaign and focus on gameplay, Elven Legacy is well worth the asking price. [Aug 2009, p.59]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Smaller in scope than its predecessor, but still a competent psuedo-sim. [Christmas 2009, p.56]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An innovative genre bending game with loads of replay value. [Aug 2009, p.56]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Surprisingly deep city-building sim with lots of neat quirks. [Christmas 2009, p.62]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is what Battlefield 2142 should have been. [Dec 2009, p.52]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Proves not every game needs to innovate to be entertaining. [Mar 2010, p.66]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For now, though, Bohemia's opus is a boy that would be king; the potential is there, but it's just not ready yet. [Oct 2009, p.70]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're into twitchy, fast-paced multiplayer shooters, Altitude might just be worth a look. [Mar 2010, p.75]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pricey, but five hours well spent. [Oct 2009, p.80]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wholesome adventure fun for Threepheads and newcomers alike. [Oct 2009, p.78]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Repetitive and lacking in depth, but good solid fun while it lasts. [Dec 2009, p.59]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mix of good ideas, but they come off a little half-baked. [Feb 2010, p.59]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's slowly getting there, just like mould. Except this is better. [Nov 2009, p.56]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fight through the performance issues to find that the heart of sub simulation's best franchise still beats strong. [May 2010, p.64]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A celebration of speed and movement. [Jan 2010, p.86]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It lacks enough pure content to be for anyone but Dawn of War fanatics. [May 2010, p.68]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it oozes atmosphere, frequent and irritating monster encounters tarnish an otherwise solid shooter. [May 2010, p.56]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Instead of reinventing the wheel, Hi-Rez just painted it silver, added some bling, and called it a velocity-transfer-disc. [Apr 2010, p.54]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An easy-to-play casual RTS. Starts a bit slow but the stylised graphics and immersive sound keep you hooked. [Jan 2010, p.81]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Full of promise, but let down by unfortunate control and balance issues. [Mar 2010, p.73]
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