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 7.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 66
Highest review score: 96 BioShock
Lowest review score: 3 Deal or No Deal
Score distribution:
709 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Never has the medium been used as a storytelling device in such a beautiful and engaging way, and never have we been drawn so deeply into a gameworld. Long live Rapture. [Oct 2007, p.62]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    So intelligently structured, with such a consistently beautiful style. [Nov 2008, p.54]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • PC Zone UK
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you love gaming - if you love leaving your identity at the door and embarking on red-blooded adventure that's previously only been the domain of high literature and childhood imagination, I can give no higher recommendation. Make no mistake, this is more than the best role-playing game of our times. It's the best one we've ever seen.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A triumph. [Jan 2010, p.58]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A triumph. [May 2009, p.58]
    • PC Zone UK
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Something of a landmark title. [Jan 2010, p.52]
    • PC Zone UK
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Faults dutifully noted and easily forgiven, this game is truly epic storytelling. [Apr 2010, p.74]
    • PC Zone UK
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The perfect integration of classes, the character and level design, the visuals, and the level of accessibility. [Dec 2007, p.64]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There have been lots of World War II RTS games, but this is the one that finally gives the subject matter its due - it's nothing short of brilliant. [Nov 2006, p.78]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A monumental pillar in multiplayer gaming; playing it without yelping in delight is like eating a doughnut without licking your lips. [Jan 2009, p.54]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    "Must-buy" doesn't seem strong enough. There should probaby be some kind of law forcing every player to have it. For their own good, of course. [Apr 2007, p.73]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dragon Age: Origins is a brave and brutal return to form for PC fantasy roleplaying - bettering nearest rival The Witcher through both its combat and the innate lovability of so many of its characters...With Dragon Age: Origins BioWare have secured their position as masters of the RPG art. [Christmas 2009, p.68]
    • PC Zone UK
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Warhead honestly is the finest burst of action gaming released so far this year, and if you're canny then you'll be able to pick it up for a mere £15 from online retailers. It's a five hour tour-de-force that's plugged the holes in Crysis with diamonds.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    As far as driving sims go, Simbin have yet again proved that the PC is <I>the</I> platform for real racers. If you're after realism, forget "Gran Turismo" and "Forza" - this is the sim that you want to take the wheel of. [Nov 2006, p.70]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An absolute joy to play once more. [Oct 2010, p.80]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Crysis thrives on putting the onus on you to create your own brand of action and adventure in its stunningly beautiful locations. You and the game can haphazardly create moments of such gaming brilliance that often you pretty much have to stand up and applaud. [Christmas 2007, p.44]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Buy GCII, and you may never need another strategy game ever again. [Dec 2008, p.64]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    To my mind, this is a better, tighter and more emotionally engaging game. [Apr 2010, p.78]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's a stunning achievement and one that puts it firmly at the head of RTS titles for the year...A tactical nuke of a game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The license is strong, the game is great, and the quality of the content is second- to-none. If servers are stable, players are listened to, and expansion content is as well tweaked, inventive and superbly written as its launch material, this could be the game that savages WOW's subscription numbers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    These improvements over the previous game nailed it - I became absolutely besotted. I've lost so many hours to The Sims 3 the PC Zone team were convinced they'd have to surgically remove my mouse from my hand to get me to work. [July 2009, p.56]
    • PC Zone UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of what BioWare's done in the past, like action with a hefty dose of sci-fi and want something new, or just like playing a really good game, then you owe it to yourself to pick up this fantastic title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    By taking all that's best from the real-time build-and-conquer template, mixing it with elements of Civilization and Total War, and wrapping it up in an impressive (though not quite eye-popping) engine, Big Huge Games have taken the genre in a bold and exciting new direction.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If your machine is up to the task, then don't hesitate to snap up what is undoubtedly the best indie game we've ever had the pleasure to paw. [Feb 2007, p.86]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The PC version brings enough additions and improvements to the fundamental GTA IV experience to make it an essential purchase for anyone who hasn't played it yet. [Feb 2009, p.74]
    • PC Zone UK
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Without a shadow of a doubt, Half-Life 2: Episode One contains the best Freeman moments ever conceived, but by necessity it carries too much over from before to be as consistently entertaining as its forbear. [Aug 2006, p.67]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Light years ahead of the competition and to miss it would be unforgivable. And if another reviewer writes a better box-friendly quote than that, I'll piss in their face. [May 2008, p.80]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While the slightly glitched real-time battles may not be all that much different from Rome's, and naval battles and new multiplayer options are still conspicuous by their absence, there's simply no way that any selfrespecting strategy fan can spend this Christmas doing anything other than rampaging across the world on a whirlwind of medieval conquest.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    For a pure-hearted escapist adventure, and what I consider the meatiest and most satisfying combat system around, you can't go wrong with Fallout 3. It's been a rocky road, but we got there in the end. [Dec 2008, p.50]
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