PC PowerPlay's Scores

  • Games
For 728 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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings
Lowest review score: 0 Infestation: Survivor Stories
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 728
728 game reviews
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    • 80 Critic Score
    There are very few fruitless, time-wasting missions here. [Jan 2010, p.50]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the Sims 2 fan whose enthusiasm has been decaying in the six months since Bon Voyage, prepare to be bombarded by new things. And for those gamers who haven’t yet experienced the world’s highest grossing game series, perhaps The Sims 2 is now exhaustive enough to deserve a second glance. [May 2008, p.61]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The diamond in the rough gleams more brightly, but still a chore to properly enjoy. [Jan 2010, p.56]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Combat is flawed, but does little to detract from the game's breathtaking depiction of lunacy. [Sept 2011, p.61]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    "Deliverance" with a laser rifle - more fun than it sounds! [Sept 2009, p.67]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Be a Lethal Weapon in single-player, enjoy a different take on multiplayer. Visceral gives you the best of both worlds. [May 2015, p.57]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The perfect game to sit back and relax with while pondering the end of the world. [Feb 2011, p.63]
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Finally, a Lemmings clone that's up there with the game that inspired it. [Feb 2011, p.64]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The bottle-blonde of racing games; gorgeous and loud, but something you'll want to spend time with in a group of friends. [Jan 2010, p.59]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A refreshing change of pace for jaded MMO gamers. [Mar 2010, p.68]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sometimes the best way forward is a humble step back. [Jan 2010, p.60]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An incredibly well-made puzzler. [Jan 2010, p.67]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Invites you into a beautifully realised, wholly consistent and ever-so-slightly alien ecosystem and keeps you wondering what you'll see next. [June 2012, p.63]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nothing groundbreaking, but polish is ideal for those who escaped last year. [Jan 2010, p.68]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid alternative to the deluge of twitch-based multiplayer shooters, with great potential to draw in new fans to the realism shooter scene. [Nov 2011, p.42]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MMO gamers will be surprised to find that there is still a lot of adventuring goodness to be had inside the world of EverQuest II. [Feb 2008, p.56]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tortures your mind while tickling your funnybone. [June 2012, p.67]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deep, old-school strategy gaming with all the expected idiosyncrasies that go with it. [July 2013, p.92]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some say the Point-and-click adventure is dead, but with a combination of fun gameplay and humorous send ups, Sam & Max 201 proves that good things come in small packages. [Jan 2008, p.62]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    UT3 has all the elements of a solid, well-executed deathmatch multiplayer game, with a passable singleplayer campaign and some vehicle modes bolted on. [Jan 2008, p.41]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More fun than the entire French air force crashing into a firework factory. [Dec 2009, p.62]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Synergistic puzzle gameplay is headmeltingly addictive (and beautiful), though it's more like gardening than being a god. [Aug 2013, p.82]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overture deals a winning hand with this gem, delivering addictive gameplay in spades. [Nov 2011, p.52]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beneath Gunpoint's trench coat is a witty, devious and intelligent shot of puzzling, systematic gameplay - with a healthy dose of punching. [Aug 2013, p.86]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Vegas 2 is a solid effort. Gameplay may not be particularly groundbreaking, but is of a high quality. [Jun 2008, p.57]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best bat-and-ballers since Breakout itself.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An incredibly tight, good looking single player experience, the anti-CoD if you will. [July 2014, p.50]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You'll laugh, you'll die, and you'll come back for more. [Nov 2011, p.62]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solid puzzling, decent combat and gorgeous art - all for cheap! [March 2012, p.60]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gorgeously rendered and scored, if somewhat hazy when it comes to the actual story. [July 2014, p.54]
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