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
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
    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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    • 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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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A gorgeous and creative spin on the arena shooter formula. [Feb 2011, p.60]
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