PC Zone UK's Scores

  • Games
For 709 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 52% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 67
Highest review score: 96 BioShock
Lowest review score: 3 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
709 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As long as you're not some kind of hippy who abhors violence, besides the slightly repetitive level design, the game is a masterpiece of nerve-jangling tension the first time round. However, the linear levels, short length (ten hours of play), story that's never fully explained and lack of multiplayer don't offer much in the way of replay value.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Vast database. [Apr 2009, p.62]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the most impressive indie games to date. [Feb 2007, p.87]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As the first paid-for expansion that Turbine have done for LOTRO, Mines of Moria shines. While it's hardly the most revolutionary product ever to be released, what it tries to do it does well.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A PC port done right. [Christmas 2009, p.88]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Aquaria just oozes quality. [Mar 2008, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For just over eight measly quid, you get one of the most challenging Total War campaigns to date. [Sept 2006, p.58]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As a brave experiment in all-action shootery, STALKER has certainly succeeded, though with its dearth of personality and many peculiar foibles, you can't help but wish that the publishers had granted GSC some extra time to polish their creation. Oh, hang on a minute... [Apr 2007, p.56]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    DEFCON is such a clever blend of inspired simplicity and deceptive profundity, presented in such a powerfully evocative way, that I want to get Introversion to decorate my house and invent the rest of my life for me. [Dec 2006, p.76]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game manages to blend just the right amounts of combat, NPC interaction, character development, exploration, and epic save-the-world storytelling into the sort of potion that your typical beardie will gulp down with wild-eyed abandon. [Dec 2006, p.94]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Still funny. [Aug 2010, p.90]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Risen is a solid, engrossing and beautifully presented RPG that's well worth your time and money. [Dec 2009, p.72]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A tight, gorgeous-looking game. [Feb 2008, p.86]
    • PC Zone UK
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Just on the match alone, Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 is a fantastic game. [Dec 2008, p.68]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Love it or hate it though, you simply can't argue that Armed Assault is one hugely accomplished modern combat simulator. If that's what you're looking for, you won't be disappointed. [Mar 2007, p.60]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Genuinely likable script. [May 2010, p.70]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A worthy way to end this series; one that got better as time has gone by. [Mar 2010, p.82]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Essential for those who likes a sit down and have a think. [Aug 2010, p.82]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    At the heart of it all, just a damn fine, playable game, overblessed with the 'one more go' factor and a joyful sense of reward vs. effort put in. [Dec 2007, p.86]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Occasionally weak puzzles and infrequent dud jokes aside, if you mark a game on how joyfully sad you feel at the end, season 2 of "Sam & Max" is second only to "Portal." [July 2008, p.86]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Challenging, but not infuriating. [June 2009, p.70]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A curious but elegant levelling system. [May 2006, p.88]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Sam might not be sticking to the shadows as much as he once did, but Splinter Cell's never been this classy. [July 2010, p.78]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    With its amazing sets, inventive ways of killing, solid storyline with a great twist at the end and more emphasis on stealth, 47's latest is not only the most accomplished Hitman title ever, but a serious contender in the world of stealth gaming.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If the game suffers, it's from over-explanation, the occasional lapse in the combat, and the repetitive nature of the environmental weaponry. But I was kept entertained all the way through, and I've never felt so directy responsible for chopping off a goblin's arm. [Dec 2006, p.70]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    With new scenes and sets, such as blue-screens and miniature cities (for your highly original 'Nodzilla' and 'Codependence Day' movies), as well as the ability to control the camera's positioning within a scene (which greatly increases freedom of creativity), along with new costumes, effects and a bunch of fancy camera overlays like night vision and raindrops, The Movies: Stunts & Effects is an essential addition and should not be missed by fans of the original.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A deeply satisfying game, beneath a humble facade. [May 2010, p.92]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    At the end of the day though, this game is just pure fun. [May 2010, p.64]
    • PC Zone UK
    • 83 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A highly enjoyable racing game with a lot of polish and it's good to see the franchise try a little harder. [Dec 2009, p.66]
    • PC Zone UK
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An intelligent, realistic, absorbing simulation of football. [Dec 2006, p.98]
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