PC PowerPlay's Scores

  • Games
For 697 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 4.5 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: 60 out of 697
697 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Anodyne falls between average and perfection, offering a strange, funny, horrifying few hours of old-school action-adventure. [June 2013, p.91]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you want to spend a night out with FreeSpace 2 in a slinky red dress, this is your game. Just don't expect thrilling dinner conversation. [March 2013, p.84]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A schizophrenic shooter, equal parts entertaining and tedious. [Nov 2009, p.50]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like an oboe, this game gets ruined in the playing. Well, a bit. [June 2013, p.94]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game suffers from a major lack of restraint - next time they should focus on a smaller, more varied city with a limited set of better-balanced powers. [Sept 2009, p.70]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A conflicting mash of awesome and awful, with awesome maybe just edging out on top. [March 2013, p.92]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Maps are darker and more atmospheric. [Feb 2010, p.63]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fur's not flying here - Mists of Pandaria is another solid addiction to World of Warcraft. [Nov 2012, p.68]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An inventive physics-fueled game that pushes players' patience a little too hard in later levels. [Nov 2012, p.70]
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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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    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you loved the first Dead Space, you'll like this one. Just not as much. [Mar 2011, p.64]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A flawed gem that's very much worth playing. [Jan 2012, p.44]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mediocre gameplay hides an enjoyable RPG with moments of genius. But it could have been so much more. [Aug 2010, p.56]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Always fascinating, this devious puzzle-platformer makes up for in creativity and charm what it lacks in polish. [Nov 2012, p.81]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rather than wheel out a new car for this year's season, F1 2012 is content to dust off last year's model and slap on a new set of tyres. [Nov 2012, p.83]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid but unremarkable entry in a venerable franchise. [Jan 2012, p.56]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most detailed Pets expansion for the series. Horses, in particular, are an exciting inclusion. [Jan 2012, p.60]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unique and beautiful, but barely a game. [Mar 2011, p.71]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unique puzzle mechanics provide some intriguing conundrums, but things end up stuck in the flat dimension. [Aug 2012, p.62]
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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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A brilliant treatment of feudalism in terms of strategy and story, but requires major investment to overcome information overload. [May 2012, p.52]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The darker story and high production values make this one worth a peek, but otherwise its nothing special. [May 2010, p.70]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The kind of eccentric humour and senseless attention to detail makes this worth a look, even if it can seem somewhat short, repetitive and claustrophobic. [Aug 2008, p.61]
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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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    • 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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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Conquest of the Aegean has the niche market cornered when it comes to simulating the German attacks on Greece and Crete, and the impressive Pausable Continuous Time engine strikes a reasonable balance between moving symbols around on maps and real-time play. [May 2008, p.63]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A lot of fun, but perhaps a little too polished. [May 2014, p.54]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Conceptually interesting, visually stunning, but ultimately feels hollow in the gameplay department. [May 2014, p.62]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Difficult, nerdy, tedious but satisfying. What more could you want in a lover? [May 2011, p.70]
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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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