PC PowerPlay's Scores

  • Games
For 757 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 38% higher than the average critic
  • 4% 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 Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition
Lowest review score: 0 Infestation: Survivor Stories
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 757
757 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Modern Warfare plus squads and vehicles, and minus the stick up its arse. A solid multiplayer FPS. [May 2010, p.66]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Grid is an impressive racer, slick enough to forgive its obvious console origins and deep enough to forgive the frustrating AI. [Aug 2008, p.59]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you loved the first Dead Space, you'll like this one. Just not as much. [Mar 2011, p.64]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Gone Home must be applauded for the excellence with which its story is delivered, the central thread itself feels unsatisfying and underwhelming, a wannabe-revolutionary call to arms acknowledgeable with little more than a shrug. [Oct 2013, p.88]
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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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    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Excellent offroad simulation almost entirely ruined by terrible, mass-market presentation. Add two points if you can live with the triangles. [Aug 2011, p.62]
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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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    • 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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    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A combination of DRM and instability ruins what should be an excellent game. Pick this up on console. [Apr 2010, p.58]
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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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    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn’t really push the genre any further forward in terms of gameplay, and as such loses some of the jaw-drop factor that Crysis brought to the market in spades. But then, it isn’t designed to be groundbreaking. It’s designed to preach to the choir. [Dec 2008, p.69]
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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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun but unremarkable sim racing that is impacted by various issues and an overall lack of polish. [July 2015, p.58]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like an oboe, this game gets ruined in the playing. Well, a bit. [June 2013, p.94]
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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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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A flawed gem that's very much worth playing. [Jan 2012, p.44]
    • 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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Really only compelling for folks who keep their gaming world PC-pure. Otherwise, pick this up on the console of your choice. [Dec 2009, p.66]
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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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    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bulletstorm is perfectly designed to appeal to the 14 year old boys who can't buy it because it's rated MA15+. [May 2011, p.64]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A brilliant treatment of feudalism in terms of strategy and story, but requires major investment to overcome information overload. [May 2012, p.52]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fur's not flying here - Mists of Pandaria is another solid addiction to World of Warcraft. [Nov 2012, p.68]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A mostly triumphant return to form for this unique series. [July 2013, p.86]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    DICE, please. Slow down, put the brakes on, and take your time. As Battlefield 4 shows, a two-year cycle isn't worth the rush. [Jan 2014, p.86]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly rich survival horror game that doesn't try to frighten you so much as leave you feeling slightly uneasy. [June 2012, p.65]
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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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fast and flashy combat in a shallow fantasy world. For the solo MMO player only. [Apr 2012, p.62]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A deeply flawed yet passably entertaining co-op genre mash-up. [Christmas 2009, p.52]
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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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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A celebration of speed and movement. [Jan 2010, p.86]
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