PC PowerPlay's Scores

  • Games
For 854 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 57% 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
Highest review score: 100 The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
Lowest review score: 0 Infestation: Survivor Stories (The War Z)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 854
855 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With insane stunts and explosions in a huge game world, this is pure adrenaline-fuelled action to the point of repetition. [June 2010, p.60]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Haemimont's third Tropico game brings welcome changes while not diverging too much from the well worn path. [July 2014, p.60]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Evolution is a fantastic expansion to an already amazing race sim. [Oct 2008, p.64]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some concerns, the game is certainly not a bad one; it's no Call of Duty 3, by any stretch of the imagination – and Treyarch is definitely back in good form. The action is top notch, and the multiplayer will certainly keep people occupied for some time. [Christmas 2008, p.75]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Accomplished, amusing city-builder sequel that's more evolution than revolution. [Nov 2011, p.64]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still the pick of the manager sims for this year, but the distance is shrinking. Reliability on match day crucial in the end. [Jan 2010, p.84]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Play this game like a hack-n-slash violence festival and it just doesn’t work. Play it according to the Creed, and it’s sublime – in the strictest sense of the word. [May 2008, p.53]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    They cut the crap, made the good stuff better and here we have the best arcade racer you can buy today. [Aug 2014, p.48]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Manages to make the XCOM gameplay feel more polished than ever before, while adding a fresh new take on saving the world from alien domination. [Issue#248, p.55]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Sims 3, while certainly not as comprehensive as The Sims 2, is a promising start to a new series. [Aug 2009, p.52]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can't go wrong with sticking to Rocksteady's Bat-formula, however it is starting to feel a little played out. [December 2013, p.93]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very different, beautifully constructed and compelling look at the horrors of war. [Aug 2014, p.58]
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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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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun for a while, but less than the sum of its parts. [Issue#250, p.57]
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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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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The movement in Mirror's Edge: Catalyst is still strong, but the unlikeable characters and clunky combat get in the way of complete enjoyment. [Issue#253, p.56]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At times too slavish a recreation of tabletop action, Armada is nonetheless entertaining and challenging. [Issue#250, p.68]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the first few hours are incredible, sadly a lack of depth in handling and content leads to a game that needs a few more hours in the oven. [Issue#253, p.58]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Inoffensive, easy and relatively fun. [Sept 2010, p.60]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A promising start to an atmospheric series, ironically let down by its puzzles. [Sept 2010, p.63]
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    • 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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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not exactly fun in the traditional sense, FS 17 can be a very satisfying way to pass the time. [Issue#258, p.64]
    • 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]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Your typical Obsidian experience sans compelling companion characters. The foundation's there for a good sequel, at least. [Issue#258, p.70]
    • 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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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mostly great bosses and some nice narrative flourishes do a lot to make up for the fairly repetitive combat and generic story. [Issue#253, p.63]
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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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