PC PowerPlay's Scores

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For 667 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 59% 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: 68
Highest review score: 100 Mark of the Ninja
Lowest review score: 0 Infestation: Survivor Stories
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 59 out of 667
667 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mostly triumphant return to form for this unique series. [July 2013, p.86]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Far from a perfect sim, but as a commentary on the industry we follow and love, it's enough to give you pause for thought. [July 2013, p.90]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game of grand ideas, then, if not grand strategy. There is a core here that deserves further exploration. [Aug 2013, p.83]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intriguing strategy/RPG hybrid with a lot to offer those who can conquer its more obvious flaws. [Aug 2013, p.88]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An interesting change of pace for fans - or, on the flipside, it could be just the thing to get you interested. [Aug 2013, p.91]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hawken shows that piloting a mech doesn't have to be a complex task, and it gets players straight into the action. [Aug 2013, p.92]
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    • 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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    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A dread-drenched take on hide-and-seek which will mesmerise some, and alienate most. [December 2013, p.80]
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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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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For all its flaws and shortcomings, The Banner Saga's ambitions shine through well enough. [March 2014, p.52]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What initially seems like a game of dressups and progress bars reveals itself to be a much deeper story based affair. [March 2014, p.58]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can come to grips with the controls and the rather unhelpful upgrading UI, Ring Runner can be a very rewarding experience. [March 2014, p.59]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Incredible work went into the design of almost every element of Risk of Rain, shame that the gameplay couldn't have been more inspired. [March 2014, p.60]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite pacing issues, Teslagrad's strange blend of science and fantasy prove that opposites do indeed attract. [Apr 2014, p.58]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A simple shooter with some cool puzzles. It won't change your world but acts as a pleasant enough distraction. [Apr 2014, p.59]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Both familiar and interestingly different, this is a gentle introduction for newbies, or a charismatic change-up for MOBA veterans. [Apr 2014, p.61]
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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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    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Conceptually interesting, visually stunning, but ultimately feels hollow in the gameplay department. [May 2014, p.62]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some strong gameplay elements in Watch Dogs, but overall it's merely an adequate open world game. [July 2014, p.46]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun enough for some dedicated campers, with some truly tense multiplayer action. [Aug 2014, p.50]
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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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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It was a nice idea, no doubt about it. It just wasn’t presented in a way that it deserved. PC shooters have done some amazing things, but Timeshift, ironically, seems like a bit of a step backwards. [Jan 2008, p.51]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A relatively poor interface and the ongoing need for micromanagement mask the game’s many strengths and risks discouraging both casual players and bored veterans. [Mar 2008, p.59]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hard to see long-lasting appeal amongst the grind and lag. [Christmas 2009, p.48]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Okay, so there's plenty of irritating stuff but we're here for the clicking, and there's plenty of clicking to be had. This is no challenge to Diablo or even Dungeon Siege, but the world is big and there's plenty of stuff in it to murder. And isn't that, at its heart, the essence of the action RPG? [Christmas 2008, p.79]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In trading substance for style, Conviction winds up hollow and unsatisfying. Co-op is the only saving grace. [July 2010, p.52]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gone are the open environments. Gone are the police chases. Gone are the FMV cut-scenes. Prostreet probably excised so many features with a view of taking things in a fresh direction, but the result is a bewildering one. [Jan 2008, p.60]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A deeply flawed yet passably entertaining co-op genre mash-up. [Christmas 2009, p.52]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    We think Battle March works best as a companion to a serious tabletop Warhammer player… On the other hand, if your love for RTS is equal to your love for Games Workshop, then Dawn of War should remain your Warhammer game of choice. [Aug 2008, p.60]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It took me some time to reach the conclusion that Turok isn’t necessarily a bad game. The biggest problem is that everything Turok does, some other FPS does it bigger and better. [Aug 2008, p.63]
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