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
    • 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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    • 70 Critic Score
    Beautiful and mysterious, though more for lovers of tranquil exploration and spherical geometry than serious puzzle fantastic. [Oct 2013, p.84]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    WAR is not about redefining the genre, and to complain it resembles WoW is to criticize it for being a fantasy MMO. Where it excels is group-based gameplay. [Dec 2008, p.64]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite some niggles, Sanctum is a solid PC debut for this indie dev. Recruit a friend and get ready to lose a few hours! [June 2011, p.66]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the puppeteer's strings getting caught, Risen 2 puts on a good show that you'll see through to the end. [June 2012, p.58]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A competent tactical shooter that doesn't push any boundaries and is only peripherally related to XCOM. [Oct 2013, p.96]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tough, unforgiving but lacking a certain something. [Dec 2014, p.56]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    An appropriately simplistic arcade update that hits the fun/challenge sweet spot. [June 2012, p.60]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An interactive, aural delight which doesn't quite offer gameplay to match its busy artistry. [June 2012, p.61]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Less tactical, less scary, all nonsense. Yet it's still great fun with your mates. [Sept 2011, p.]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Borrowing heavily from past survival horror games, The Evil Within still manages to create fear in its players despite some clunkiness. [Dec 2014, p.58]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don't write this off as glorified shareware. Avadon has charm, as if it were an old gem unearthed. [Sept 2011, p.58]
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    • 73 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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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A gorgeous and creative spin on the arena shooter formula. [Feb 2011, p.60]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A competent but confused and occasionally irritating shooter with wavering tone and unashamed intent to set up for the final installment. [March 2012, p.54]
    • 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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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Intricate detail and strategy make for an excellent value release for the serious war-gamer. [Sept 2011, p.62]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A loving celebration of bullet-hell, which relishes its intricate perfection without the distraction of a whole game's worth of content. [Sept 2011, p.63]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Still the best Eastern MMO available for a Western audience. [Jan 2010, p.62]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An able-bodied RPG in the land of bland, but one hardly worthy of the Gothic name. [Issue#185, p.64]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Clearly isn't the game for everyone. [Feb 2011, p.68]
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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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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still an excellent rendition of a niche strategy board game, but AI problems indicate there's still a way to go. [Jan 2010, p.66]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mostly triumphant return to form for this unique series. [July 2013, p.86]
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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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