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
    • 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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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A short experiment based around a fairly oblique puzzle system, Litter Inferno succeeds as a compelling curio. [Feb 2013, p.75]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Visually spectacular alien-blasting action; another fine port from Volition. [July 2011, p.60]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rather satisfying post-medieval combat sim hidden behind jank, bugs, and general awkwardness. [July 2011, p.64]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A strange and effortlessly charming game that rewards those who take the time to parse its various idiosyncrasies. [Feb 2013, p.81]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A unique puzzler which will scratch you creationalist itch. [Feb 2013, p.83]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frustrating interface and some instability aside, a return to these magical, and bleak, worlds is what we've been waiting for. [Dec 2014, p.60]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a gorgeous and amusing diversion, even if puzzling feels tacked-on, rather than integral. [July 2011, p.71]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun, but grindy and lacking reasons to return. [Sept 2014, p.50]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As PC's only alternative to GT5, Shift 2 is satisfactory at best. But true racing enthusiasts will need to go elsewhere to really satisfy their...need for speed. [July 2011, p.74]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A charming, multi-genre-hybrid experience, that will appeal to those who don't mind the sometimes tedious underlying gameplay. [July 2011, p.75]
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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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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A space diamond in the rough, Pandora may not get everything right but exceptional combat and city management shines through. [Feb 2014, p.86]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardly essential, but worth it if you loved Skyrim's Daedric quests. [Sept 2012, p.52]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best experience is probably on console. [Oct 2010, p.60]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pricey, but five hours well spent. [Oct 2009, p.80]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans will love it, but it could have been so much better. [Oct 2010, p.62]
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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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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A more-than-capable shooter that is a blast to play. Shame about the pings. [Sept 2012, p.59]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The series' new benchmark for quality. Don't let these bricks get lost under the couch. [Sept 2012, p.62]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid foundation for a street racing MMO, but one undermined by lack of local servers. [Oct 2010, p.66]
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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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