Total PC Gaming's Scores

  • Games
For 179 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 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Fallout 3
Lowest review score: 20 Stalin vs. Martians
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 179
  2. Negative: 17 out of 179
179 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The greatest strategy game of all time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Vast, visceral and every inch of it is worthy of the highest acclaim. Pure genius. [Issue#14, p.48]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There hasn't been a better game this year. [Issue#15, p.55]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Polished, deep and utterly compelling - it's a contender for the best sci-fi sequel ever. [Issue#29, p.43]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the first big games leading into Christmas, and we've already forgotten the rest. Completely enthralling. [Issue#12, p.62]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its bravery and stunning execution deserve plaudits while its addictive nature deserves a health warning. [Issue#15, p.58]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent FPS/MMO hybrid with great combat and the most multiplayer fun we've had in ages. [Issue#26, p.40]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A shining example of a solid, fun RTS that goes beyond its genre boundaries and boasts excellent multiplayer. [Issue#17, p.49]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A seamlessly realised and original hybrid that breathes life into the RTS genre. [Issue#18, p.48]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Niggling issues have been addressed. Warhead is a beautiful shooter that's finally available to the masses. [Issue#12, p.51]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    [Issue#13, p.54]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Another classic in the making and a bloody beautiful smear on the BioWare name. [Issue #27, p.50]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a real PC game, for real PC gamers. We haven't enjoyed a FPS RPG this much since "Deus Ex." [Issue#12, p.54]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's bigger and better than the original - a no-brainer on the score. [Issue#13, p.59]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best fighting game on PC. [Issue#23, p.55]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    360 gamers were frothing at the mouth for good reason: it’s an instant indie classic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A prime example of the genre that is even better on PC and well worth waiting for. [Issue#31, p.48]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stunning and emotionally engaging with a sadistic tactical combat system. As much fun as the original. [Issue#30, p.45]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    New modes and special infected have transformed the original into an especially gratifying experience. [Issue#28, p.48]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A touching game we thought about long after its end. [Issue#23, p.62]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A beloved classic freshly imagined, leaving you the choice of the original to play. [Issue#24, p.57]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An outstanding achievement in non-sim driving. [Issue #27, p.46]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still the king of sheepskin coat and monogrammed training kit. [Issue #27, p.52]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best expansion we've played in ages. [Issue#31, p.36]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Imaginative and memorable. It really blew us away! [Issue #27, p.56]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We hope you've saved the mighnight oil, you won't be getting much sleep after this. [Issue#28, p.9]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Improves on GSC's winning formula, ensuring STALKER is still the de facto hardcore FPS RPG. [Issue#30, p.50]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that expertly treads the thin line between frustration and satisfaction. [Issue#31, p.52]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    EA Mythic has hit on the perfect formula for a classy fantasy MMO. It's verything you'd expect, and maybe more. [Issue#11, p.80]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hell's Highway is held back by tunnel-vision solo play, but that shouldn't put you off. [Issue#12, p.55]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sacred 2 has a passable single-player mode, but it comes inot its own online with the right company. [Issue#14, p.52]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game plays brilliantly. [Issue#10, p.52]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like Mona's fangs, it's sharp, pretty and it doesn't suck. [Issue#15, p.65]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although predictable and clichéd, action and horror have seldom been blended together so sublimely.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nothing revolutionary, but Red Alert 3 is a colourful, stylish and unabashedly old-school RTS nevertheless. [Issue#13, p.47]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Saved from relative mediocrity and propelled into the limelight by incredibly realised physics. [Issue#24, p.52]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stunning life simulator with a few gaping omissions. It will likely reach boiling point over the next year or so.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A tough be very enjoyable hallucinogenic shooter that's well worth the money. [Issue#15, p.68]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shocking, chaotic and uberviolent. For those who can take it, there's a fine game lurking despite the flaws. [Issue#14, p.45]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solid block-fitting fun and only a tenner. Classic puzzle action. [Issue#9, p.60]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good performance from EA, with FIFA playing a fine game of footy. [Issue#13, p.58]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is simply the best superhero game out there and a real treat that shouldn't be missed. [Issue#24, p.45]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A strategy game that provides more thrills and spills than most. [Issue#10, p.66]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great for getting a quick RTS-style fix, it's unadulterated fun, if slightly on the light side. [Issue#13, p.56]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's cheap, 62MB to download. DRM-free and highly addictive. [Issue#14, p.54]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Three points for Sports Interactive, with its rivals still nowhere in sight. [Issue#15, p.66]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a big, polished and fulfilling game and we were impressed by the slick HUD and the right-click radial construction menu, which facilitates a sophisticated economic system. There’s plenty of replay value, fourplayer multiplayer and an editor to boot, too.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s no World Of Goo, but it’s original, modifiable and incredibly addictive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Accessible and addictive mass management entertainment, if a little ugly and ungainly.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An excellent FPS and is easily the best cowboy game on the range. [Issue#22, p.50]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not in any way groundbreaking, but two games in one and hugely entertaining nonetheless. [Issue#18, p.52]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sophisticated, well-paced and remarkably different entry into the RTS genre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Elven Legacy’s main strength is its ability to be either a tactical or RPG-focused game, which both the campaign and single scenarios play to.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Can drag its heels, but provides a great interactive story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At around £6 it’s an invigorating addition for Fallout 3 fans.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressive shooter with a high degree of polish, but as a PC game it has taken a step back. [Issue#28, p.45]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dragon Rising offers compelling real-world combat with few disappointing omissions. [Issue#26, p.50]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's manifestly amusing and downright fun, and that's its real strength. [Issue#26, p.46]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A rare and gripping indy experience that pulls no punches.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plants Vs Zombies is a simple but clever tower defence game, which uses its considerable charm to keep you coming back for more. It might not take you very long to see most of what it has to offer, but you're sure to have a laugh while you're at it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the few console ports we'd recommend this summer, especially to original Overlord fans. [Issue#22, p.52]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tense, scary and fun. [Issue#25, p.53]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We were already armpit-deep in the dead, but we've still found room for more slaughter on the Killing Floor. [Issue#24, p.50]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A charming and excellently executed platform game. [Issue#22, p.57]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A promising start and an engaging, enjoyable adventure in its own right. [Issue#23, p.58]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brings some innovations to the genre, but loses some strategic hear to become more accessible. [Issue#31, p.40]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flying at an altitude combat flight sim aficionados will appreciate. [Issue#26, p.53]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Let us remind you of the prince of this gem: 2.99 quid. Buy it, you tight wad. [Issue#25, p.57]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A comfortable and engaging follow-up to the first episode in a series well worth joining. [Issue#25, p.53]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moving water across a semi-permeable membrane wasn't this fun in biology. [Issue#26, p.56]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A cortisol-inducing, insane trip into almost certain death. You'll love it. [Issue#26, p.57]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a word: captivating. Majesty 2 is the perfect game for simulation and RPG fans. [Issue#25, p.48]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Improvements and flourishes make Zuma's Revenge a lot of fun. [Issue#25, p.50]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hardened racing fans need Race On, though there's little to tempt part-timers. [Issue #27, p.57]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moody, deep and gripping Metro is flawed, but what made it lack[ing] in consistency is made up for in atmosphere. [Issue#31, p.31]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stunning vision and bullet-proof delivery. [Issue #27, p.54]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The series hinges on a great ending, and Chapter 5 delivers. [Issue#30, p.52]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun-filled if not quite essential addition to the Total War series. [Issue#31, p.44]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hardcore fans may find it lacking but Wings of Prey is solid fighter fun. [Issue#30, p.8]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tough but satisfying, and made all the more enjoyable by the cute presentation. [Issue#31, p.53]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Makes light of politics in an entertaining way, but falls short on depth of strategy. [Issue#14, p.61]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid shooter, with firm old-school roots. [Issue#10, p.64]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not in the slightest bit innovative, but a great hack-and-slash nonetheless. [Issue#12, p.64]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you plot a graph of genius times faltering game design, Far Cry 2 sits firmly in the top right. [Issue#13, p.50]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Exteel is great for casual gamers - it's free, fun and action-packed. We just wish there was more of it. [Issue#10, p.86]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beautifully written and visualised. Adventure fans will be seduced. [Issue#9, p.59]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not just for fans of the analogue edition either. [Issue#23, p.52]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun experience marred slightly by the fact that it feels too easy, but those looking for fast arcade laughs will enjoy it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Play it until your free month of Live runs out, then move on. [Issue#9, p.58]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you've got plenty of time to dig in the virtual earth, Cities XL will reward you. [Issue#26, p.52]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's the "Battlefront" sequel we wanted, but it noticeably reduces the LOTR mythology to a boots-first brawler. [Issue#16, p.54]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In a nutshell, we've been pleasantly surprised by Lego Indy. Most moviegoers and gamers will enjoy it. [Issue#9, p.50]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its disparate gameplay needed to blend together a bit smoother. [Issue#29, p.48]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Our American cousins will really enjoy this and, begrudgingly, so will we. [Issue#12, p.60]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A return to form with epic set-pieces. However, there are a few frustrating puzzles and camera issues. [Issue#14, p.58]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intriguing concept. [Issue#13, p.66]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Impressive in size, but the lack of multiplayer might turn some strategists off. [Issue#14, p.60]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    80 percent of it you've seen before, but Lego Batman is still as fun as you'd hope. [Issue#13, p.62]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Many hands make fun work: shallow single-player is compensated for by some great multiplayer content.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Violence is of an unsightly and masochistic flavour and nothing here is a patch on the king of the genre.