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 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Lowest review score: 0 Infestation: Survivor Stories
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 728
728 game reviews
    • 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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    • 95 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What Portal 2 gains in cinematic narrative presentation, it loses in puzzle-solving ponderousness. It will delight you and entertain you, but it will not fill you. [July 2011, p.66]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not without a few issues, The Witcher 3 is still a towering achievement for CDPR and is one of the best RPGs in years. [July 2015, p.51]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bethesda's finest hour and one of the greatest RPGs of all time. [Christmas 2011, p.47]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A stunning example of cross-game persistence, genre-blending and adaptive narrative. [Mar 2010, p.62]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Problematic plotting and excessive amounts of poorly balanced combat apply friction to what is otherwise one hell of a rollercoaster. [May 2013, p.80]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Drink the kool-aid and go to a happy place. [Oct 2010, p.56]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is about as good as an indie game can get. Treat yourself. [June 2011, p.60]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It shows how a development team can tackle a new era with the techniques they’ve refined over the years, and rather than lose what made the originals so great, actually improve. [Jan 2008, p.47]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s more than just new content, it is a concerted effort to make Galactic Civilisations as polished and complete a product as possible. And you know what? Mission accomplished. [Sept 2008, p.58]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dark, ambiguous and deathly refined, Dishonored delivers a world as strikingly beautiful as the stacked simulations within. A masterpiece. [Nov 2012, p.58]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's never been a batter time to replay Human Revolution; especially with the devs in your ear explaining why things are broken. [December 2013, p.94]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A new benchmark for superhero games, and a serious GOTY contender. [Dec 2009, p.56]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One Must Fall before this barrage of fighting goodness! [Nov 2009, p.54]
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    • 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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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DX11 and DRM issues aside, Arkham City is not just Batman at his best, it's a brilliant game in its own right. [Jan 2012, p.42]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fez
    A masterpiece by any measure. [July 2013, p.89]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the most thoroughly enjoyable RPGs of all time. [Jan 2010, p.73]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nothing short of a stealth masterpiece, Mark of the Ninja highlights everything we love about the genre. [Nov 2012, p.77]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The definitive Dark Souls II experience, the latest entry to The Souls series shines on the PC. [June 2014, p.50]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are very few fruitless, time-wasting missions here. [Jan 2010, p.50]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Radically reinvented and beautifully presented, Civilization V is a must-buy for fans and just as accessible for newbies. [Nov 2010, p.52]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the finest PC games ever created. Eidos Montreal has touched the sun. [Oct 2011, p.40]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's a steep, daunting learning curve, but DOTA 2 offers one of the most rewarding game experiences you can find on PC today. [Sept 2013, p.80]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A triumph of polished design. [Oct 2012, p.64]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    GTA4 is what it was always going to be: an expertly fashioned port. If you've clocked up 100 hours on the 360, there's not much point picking it up now. But if the idea of the video editor intrigues you, or somehow incredibly you HAVEN'T played the game yet, GTA4 is a must-buy. [January 2009, p.45]
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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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    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An incredibly powerful, emotionally engaging experience; a watershed moment for videogame narrative and storytelling. [Feb 2013, p.70]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sprawling and beautiful in equal measure. It can be a tough slog, but it's worth it. [May 2015, p.62]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whether or not L4D should form part of your gaming collection can be decided with your reaction to a single word: Zombies. If a little chill of excitement tingled down your spine right now, you know what to do. [January 2009, p.47]
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