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 7.3 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    McRae's finest outing to date (minus, of course, Colin himself). The new types of racing offer far more variety of gameplay, the sound effects are impressive and there are eye-searingly gorgeous graphics and an excellent career mode to boot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Not quite as awesomely mindblowingly epic as "Civ IV," but it's not far off. [Dec 2008, p.78]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Clear Sky is a unique experience, so far unparalleled save for its predecessor. [Oct 2008, p.52]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The sex is still great, and I'd love to say we could still stay faithful to one another for many years to come. But it may well be that we've come to a point in our lives when it might not be a bad idea for us to start seeing other people. [Dec 2008, p.72]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The visuals, music, gameplay, feel and balance are all spot on. [Jan 2010, p.64]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While Supreme Commander may be slightly flawed in places, it's still a wondrous rendition of futuristic combat, and one of the finest specimens of 21st century RTS gaming you can currently buy. [Apr 2007, p.62]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The maps are still a bit bland. But by god, holy war's never been so much fun. [Christmas 2006, p.80]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's funny, clever and thoroughly enjoyable to play. [July 2010, p.86]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Codemasters' racing studio know what they're doing and have again got the key elements right.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For the first time in its history, the franchise finds itself second best to Championship Manager in a number of key departments - most noticeable, training, scouting and set pieces - and while its superiority remains intact, its dominance isn't as clear cut as in previous years.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    To be fair though, it's something of a novelty to have room available in a list of negatives to be able to castigate a game's misogynist overtones - because in every other department The Witcher is an intelligent, adult and thoroughly compelling adventure.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An imperfect romp that manages to cover its flaws with charm and relentless action. [Oct 2010, p.84]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Once you've learned what number corresponds to what key, you'll be fine. [Feb 2009, p.85]
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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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A brilliant and immersive game...On the one hand you've got the sheer technical prowess and experience of id, and on the other you've got Splash Damage's intrinsic understanding of what makes a good online shooter. Together, you've got a game that could set a new benchmark for the genre. [Nov 2007, p.62]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Best Tolkien game, beyond a shadow of a doubt. [July 2007, p.66]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An excellent game that would have breached the 90% barrier had it been a little bit more substantial and erred less on the combat side of things. [June 2009, p.62]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's overflowing with creative vision and imagination. [June 2007, p.66]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    For all its faults Hell's Highway is a rich experience that should be played through at least twice, because in completing the game you just want to keep going. [Dec 2008, p.68]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A superb interface, the ability to garrison your men and unit veterancy are also worthy of high praise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's certainly not gong to supersede the increasingy popular "Battlefield 2," as most of its merits merely held over from its predecessor, but nevertheless it's a brilliant evolution of one of the greatest online shooters ever made. And it's got giant walking tanks. [Dec 2006, p.62]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you're not a master multitasker, you may want to ditch the Red Bull and play something less intense, but until then we'll keep our bastard-massive UFO hovering right over your base.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's so pregnant with ideas and beautiful movements that you'd be a sad fool to to deprive yourself of the experience. If the sequel is longer, a bit more difficult, and plays slightly more intelligently, then I can't imagine it being anything other than a Classic. [Aug 2006, p.58]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Because of the deep sense of planning, strategy, story and general slickness, it'll probably suck you in, anyway. [Apr 2006, p.78]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Like a once-great champ who's come out of retirement for one last crack at the title, C&C3: Tiberium Wars doesn't quite have enough tricks in its repertoire to defeat its younger, fresher opponents. But while it may be more contender than king these days, it still packs one hell of a punch. [May 2007, p.62]
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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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    I normally hate banging on about graphics - but the stark beauty of TM should be clear to one and all. Every time I shut my eyes I see those shimmering blue skies and blinding flashes of colour - and, yes kids, that's because it's been burnt into my retinas. TrackMania United is officially, totally great.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A near-perfect sequel. [Jan 2007, p.78]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Yet another love-letter from Firaxis to their fanbase, and as good a reason for living as chips. [Oct 2007, p.72]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Immaculate physics. [Christmas 2009, p.84]
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