PC PowerPlay's Scores

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For 728 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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Mark of the Ninja
Lowest review score: 0 Infestation: Survivor Stories
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 728
728 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ignore the story and there's a very enticing world to explore. [Apr 2011, p.64]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quick and easy, with some wonderful depth of maneuver. [Nov 2014, p.63]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Frustratingly difficult and sublime in equal measure, Flockers rewards patience over the quick fix. [Nov 2014, p.64]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Excellent offroad simulation almost entirely ruined by terrible, mass-market presentation. Add two points if you can live with the triangles. [Aug 2011, p.62]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A satisfying but not stellar action-RPG romp. [Aug 2011, p.67]
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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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    • 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
    Excellent fighting mechanics and an incongruously good story hampered by serious performance issues. [June 2015, p.56]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    With more campaign missions, this would be easy to recommend. But even as is, it's still good, cheap entertainment. [Aug 2011, p.73]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A series we're glad to see come to a close. But if you like games with HEAPS of graphics, or for the multiplayer. [Apr 2013, p.82]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Charming and brimming with nostalgia, but a little too limited to be truly great. [June 2015, p.59]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A skilled remastering of an important title - just one that fails to excite as it once did. [Jan 2013, p.70]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A golfing game with attitude; Vertiginous Golf currently offers little besides its single player, though it manages to be charming and fun nonetheless. [June 2015, p.60]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hypnotic experience. [Oct 2012, p.72]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mercenaries 2 put me off from the get go, however it has an ace up its sleeve. Yep – explosions. Right at the start of the game you pick up a grenade launcher, and start gleefully blowing stuff away. [Dec 2008, p.74]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead Space 3 brings refreshing gameplay options without sacrificing the gritty, believable universe, but scares are few and far between. [Apr 2013, p.92]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An interesting game, despite its hangups and frustrating difficulty. [June 2015, p.64]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It bothers me that it seems to think it’s an update, not a rehash, of the dungeon crawl formula. It bothers me that it could have been so much more. But it is what it is: a good game which doesn’t bother with the bits it thinks we don’t care about. [Jan 2008, p.49]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beautiful to look at, challenging to master, over in the blink of an eye. [Jan 2013, p.84]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A smart, lengthy and logical adventure game that is consistently enjoyable without ever trying to be incredible. [Oct 2012, p.81]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A prettier but more generic experience overall. Still fun, but somewhat lacking in the skill department. [Dec 2011, p.62]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Addictive, nerdy and totally epic strategy. [Dec 2010, p.56]
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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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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The campaign requires an interest in 40K, while the basic multiplayer modes are fun for all. [Dec 2011, p.67]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Marketed more towards newbies than the hardcore SimCity veteran, Tilted Mill has found an amiable balance between dumbing down some of the more difficult aspects of the classic game and creating an interesting new system of city management. [Jan 2008, p.59]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of content and generous helping of bugs can be easily forgiven thanks to the developer's high reputation. [Feb 2015, p.16]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lame multiplayer and disappointing weapons aside, The Club is a solid enough singleplayer shooter whose self-improvement-with-guns gameplay will keep you coming back until you hit that perfect score. Go hard! [Jun 2008, p.58]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its creative and quirky nature is let down by mechanics that don't feel strongly realised, Rock of Ages is still good for the occasional roll. [Christmas 2011, p.67]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blackwell Deception proves that adventure gaming is far from giving up the ghost. [Christmas 2011, p.70]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Incredibly, not terrible! [Feb 2011, p.56]
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