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 6.8 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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    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Faults dutifully noted and easily forgiven, this game is truly epic storytelling. [Apr 2010, p.74]
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    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Call of Duty 4 is just like every other Call of Duty game, but in a radically different setting, and with an ounce of clever-dust sprinkled on top.
    • 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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    • 91 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    But by any standard, this far into the development of an MMO, and with two years since your last expansion, the envelope should be pushed a little. Blizzard could've shaken up the genre here. Wrath of the Lich King has had two years to innovate, build and refresh WOW, but all it seems to have done is prolong the same experience that people have been waiting to continue for years. Whether or not that's a bad thing is up to you.
    • 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]
    • 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
    • 89 Critic Score
    If the combat has been a bit more sophisticated in the latter stages of the game, it'd have been a nailed-on Classic. [Dec 2009, p.62]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A brilliant combat game that can be dabbled with in short bursts or long bouts of human vs human combat, there's no denying that it is a must-play for PC fighting fans and those looking for a bit of short, sharp fun. If you've got a setup that allows you to play in your living room on the TV, add three extra points to the score.
    • 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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    • 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]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anyone not buying it right now is making an idiotic mistake. [Dec 2008, p.66]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It may be short, but it's a wonderful learning experience, forcing you to rethink rather base concepts of the first-person genre. [Dec 2007, p.68]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Episode Two contains some of the series' greatest moments, and it's still every bit as charming as its predecessors, but it's so similar to Half-Life 2 that despite what Valve might believe, we're really left wanting something a bit fresher. [Dec 2007, p.60]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Genuinely clever stuff. [July 2009, p.64]
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    • 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]
    • 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]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A triumph. [May 2009, p.58]
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    • 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]
    • PC Zone UK
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A triumph. [Jan 2010, p.58]
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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There isn't a more exciting and involving racer around. [Jan 2010, p.68]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Remains teh best 'arcade' football game around. [Christmas 2006, p.74]
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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.
    • 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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    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Addictive. [July 2009, p.71]
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