PC PowerPlay's Scores

  • Games
For 907 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 39% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 56% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Mark of the Ninja
Lowest review score: 0 Infestation: Survivor Stories (The War Z)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 71 out of 907
908 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As an expansion pack, Mines of Moria is practically perfect. It breathes new life into the Lord of the Rings Online, and if that life is occasionally plagued by deja vu, it's certainly worth the trade off for the new feature set it brings to the table. [February 2009, p.55]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With The Coalition at the reins Gears is in safe hands, and we’re genuinely intrigued to see what happens next.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor niggles aside, Fallout 3 is almost entirely spectacular. Everything from the graphics, to the sound, to the plot is first-rate. The VATS system worlds like a charm, and it’s so easy to get the hang of, you’ll be cracking skulls like there’s no tomorrow. [Dec 2008, p.55]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the finest TV to game transitions ever made, though not to everybody's taste. [Apr 2014, p.56]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though it's a linear game, Abzu offers a sense of freedom to rival any sandbox. [Issue#254, p.56]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The way the game is a whole response to the shortcomings of the original just goes to demonstrate how GSC believes in this title and IP. [Nov 2008, p.51]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Third time's a charm for this quintessential PC franchise. [Feb 2010, p.58]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No one can touch Total War and Shogun 2 simply furthers the point. [Apr 2011, p.48]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Civ VI can feel like a greatest hits collection, plus a b-sides, remixes and rarities disc, 25 years on its core gameplay still stands the test of time. [Issue#257, p.51]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    More of a spit-polish than a full remaster, but that doesn't matter. Grim Fandango remains a genre high point. [March 2015, p.64]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An all but perfect condensation of what makes rhythm action good. [Issue#257, p.56]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Solid action wrapped in a fascinating simulated Orc society. [Nov 2014, p.52]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beautiful, bacon-fueled carnage. [Apr 2011, p.62]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some rough edges, but this is the finest RPG to emerge in many years. [Nov 2014, p.56]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite simply one of the most exciting strategy games to come out in years. [Aug 2011, p.58]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A reminder that games can be simple and satisfying all at once. A triumph of focused, self-consistent design. [Jan 2010, p.84]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Strange, brilliant, and exceptionally well-crafted, this action-RPG deserves your love despite the lack of care from its developers. [Oct 2012, p.66]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game won't be everything to everyone, but it does what it does with supreme confidence, foul-mouthed grace and seemingly effortless attention to detail. [Aug 2011, p.70]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sometimes frustrating but always compelling, Nier: Automata is a wondrous and strange experience that could only ever be a game. [Issue#261, p.60]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Packed with a wide range of gameplay, some great features, and - amazingly - works the first time. Great stuff from Rockstar. [June 2015, p.53]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Immersive, engaging, versatile, and packed to the brim with character and backstory. [Mar 2010, p.56]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything you could want from an archeological adventure, except having to press six keys to mantle. [Apr 2013, p.80]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Destined to join the ranks of the truly great and memorable new age Rogue-likes. [June 2015, p.58]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The exhilarating rush of climbing a hill as a song builds up, and crashing down a slope as the music explodes through the speakers is incredible. At first it may seem like a fancy visualiser, but after mastering the more difficult modes it becomes insanely addictive. [May 2008, p.65]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rime is gorgeous, gentle and sad journey through a strange land. Let it wash over you. [Issue#263, p.51]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you found Proteus poignant and Gone Home felt like going home, Shelter will break your heart. [Nov 2013, p.88]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Somehow retains the series' trademark braininess and complexity while being clearer, simpler and far more fun. [Nov 2013, p.92]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An unrelenting torrent of gore and terror that plays your nerves like a fiddle...until all the strings break. [Nov 2013, p.94]
    • PC PowerPlay
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A combination of sublime and ridiculous, Saints Row IV is outlandish fun. [Nov 2013, p.97]
    • PC PowerPlay
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A mash of genres that feels like a classic game that never was.
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    • 84 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    They didn’t disappoint me. Is this the best adventure, full stop? Apart from a few red herring moments, I was delighted by how design exceeded every other one of my expectations.

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