PC PowerPlay's Scores

  • Games
For 860 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 Far Cry 2
Lowest review score: 0 Infestation: Survivor Stories (The War Z)
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 860
861 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Repetitive and lacking in depth, but good solid fun while it lasts. [Dec 2009, p.59]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A dread-drenched take on hide-and-seek which will mesmerise some, and alienate most. [December 2013, p.80]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A celebration of speed and movement. [Jan 2010, p.86]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Instead of reinventing the wheel, Hi-Rez just painted it silver, added some bling, and called it a velocity-transfer-disc. [Apr 2010, p.54]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A lightweight survival lark, but one that proves itself worthy of the great pun in its title. [December 2013, p.85]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So without trying to sound too overjoyed by a game which satirises, and celebrates, a culture of nonchalant melancholia, it would be very difficult to hate this episode. In the words of Max: “You have a castle and a zombie army. What do you have to be so down about?” [Apr 2008, p.68]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun enough for some dedicated campers, with some truly tense multiplayer action. [Aug 2014, p.50]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An innovative genre bending game with loads of replay value. [Aug 2009, p.56]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pretend you’re buying it for your kid brother, or spare your blushes and order online because there is a surprising amount of fun to be had in loading this chubby bad boy up and thrashing the hell out of pigs with sticks for an hour or two. [Sept 2008, p.61]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although hobbled with a dull combat system and voice work that lacks any real emotion, the story of The Technomancer is a real pleasure. [Issue#253, p.53]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A disappointing collection of technical issues mar an otherwise beautiful cover-based shooter that still kicks arse. [Issue#250, p.62]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The plot, setting and characters are wonderfully strange but the rest of the game feels more than a little unpolished. [June 2013, p.86]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Borrows so much but pays back so little. Seems to learn nothing from games half a decade old. Fun for a weekend. [Sept 2010, p.54]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If Trion can introduce better quest design, this will be a winner. [June 2013, p.88]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Budget purchase at best. [Sept 2010, p.58]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A return-to-roots competitive FPS romp, let down a little by its niche target audience and our smaller local community. [June 2013, p.89]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Perfectly good puzzle design and art direction let down by haphazard writing and animation. Decent, but nothing great. [Aug 2010, p.60]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gorgeous levels, light story and simple puzzling, though necessary replayability is undermined by backtracking and repetition. [March 2013, p.93]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Chalk this one up as another PC adaptation hemmed-in by the need to make it all work on the PlayStation 3 If Lara's got a saving grace, it's that she's the archetypal 'pub game' girl. To the sozzled, life isn't an intricate cornucopia of detail and possibility, it's a pinball machine one gets hurled through, head first; linear and idiot-proof. [January 2009, p.53]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The difficulty makes Furi pretty inaccessible, but if you like to be punished, this is the game for you. [Issue#253, p.64]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Zero-gravity combat is both fun and disorienting, but the underlying game is too shallow for long-term entertainment. [Feb 2010, p.61]
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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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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A puzzling, polarising first-person-platformer that fails to live up to its potential, despite holding some promise. [July 2015, p.56]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Evokes the spirit of Riven, but fails to recapture its soul. [Issue#256, p.60]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Riddled with problems but charming in its obvious enthusiasm. [July 2015, p.63]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This blast from the past arrives with not a bang, but a whimper. [Nov 2012, p.74]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hit the cap in the free month, then come back in six. [Mar 2011, p.62]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Exploding heads and taking drugs is fun for a while. [Issue#256, p.65]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Absolution shows the developer is capable of presenting Hitman's systems with a previously-unknown cinematic gravitas without resorting to scripting and cutscenes. Yet, the majority of Absolution sacrifices its full potential for the wrong kind of storytelling.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A great idea with strong visuals hampered by half-realised mechanics and barely functioning online connectivity. [Jan 2012, p.54]
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