PC PowerPlay's Scores

  • Games
For 842 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 4% 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 Borderlands 2
Lowest review score: 0 Infestation: Survivor Stories (The War Z)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 68 out of 842
842 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a gorgeous and amusing diversion, even if puzzling feels tacked-on, rather than integral. [July 2011, p.71]
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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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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As PC's only alternative to GT5, Shift 2 is satisfactory at best. But true racing enthusiasts will need to go elsewhere to really satisfy their...need for speed. [July 2011, p.74]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A charming, multi-genre-hybrid experience, that will appeal to those who don't mind the sometimes tedious underlying gameplay. [July 2011, p.75]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it oozes atmosphere, frequent and irritating monster encounters tarnish an otherwise solid shooter. [May 2010, p.56]
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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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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardly essential, but worth it if you loved Skyrim's Daedric quests. [Sept 2012, p.52]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The best experience is probably on console. [Oct 2010, p.60]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pricey, but five hours well spent. [Oct 2009, p.80]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans will love it, but it could have been so much better. [Oct 2010, p.62]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its by-the-numbers storyline, the game grabs you into its sucking chest wound of a world and keeps you there until the last chitinous spike has been blasted from the final suppurating torso. [Dec 2008, p.67]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A more-than-capable shooter that is a blast to play. Shame about the pings. [Sept 2012, p.59]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The series' new benchmark for quality. Don't let these bricks get lost under the couch. [Sept 2012, p.62]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid foundation for a street racing MMO, but one undermined by lack of local servers. [Oct 2010, p.66]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Terran Conflict is not everybody's game. It may be more accessible than previous entries but that is not to suggest much headway has been made in this area. I would have loved to have scored this game higher but it can't be ignored that this a difficult recommendation to make to most people. [January 2009, p.55]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A ballsy take on the WWII shooter formula. [July 2012, p.65]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Less Hot Shots and more Hot Fuzz. [July 2012, p.66]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An easy-to-play casual RTS. Starts a bit slow but the stylised graphics and immersive sound keep you hooked. [Jan 2010, p.81]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The missed potential of the Napoleon story and some dodgy AI make this one a fun, but not essential, Total War game. [Apr 2010, p.50]
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    • 36 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A poorly-made, unashamedly dumb game that nevertheless offers equally dumb entertainment. [July 2012, p.69]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A strange, sad, introspective tone poem of a game. Totally engrossing if you have the patience. [Oct 2015, p.65]
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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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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FM 2017 is the best the series has been, and thus the best football management game around. But the improvements are too incremental and the new features too disposable to make this a value-for-money day one proposition.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A beautiful expansion of a franchise hampered by its history. [Oct 2014, p.60]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It lacks enough pure content to be for anyone but Dawn of War fanatics. [May 2010, p.68]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This isn’t the greatest expansion in the series, but it remains 100% Command & Conquer and that counts for a lot. EA knows their fan-base and with Kane’s Wrath have dished up more of the same to ensure you get your recommended daily dose of the franchise. [Jun 2008, p.55]
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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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