CPUGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 307 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto III
Lowest review score: 20 World War II Combat: Iwo Jima
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 307
307 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problem with Sins isn't that it begs, borrows and steals; it's that it combines everything improperly and streamlines it so much that it whittles away its own soul.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite the many warts, Eschalon is not without charm, as this game would have been an award-winning achievement in 1986 or so. Everything is done well, for that era, but, much like steam locomotives, I’m just not convinced this style really works nowadays.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All in all, Survivor is not big step forward, actually it’s hardly even a step, but it’s more Shadowgrounds, which is enough of a reason to go and get it. I don’t know of any other top-down shooters for the PC which are done as well, or look as good or cost $20.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Crysis contains some amazing sound effects and graphics, the kind that sells hardware to gamers like yours truly.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An addicting strategy game that I enjoyed playing once I found the cheat codes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This is an amazingly strong start to the second season.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The intensity is there right at the beginning.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's easily the best single-player campaign in the series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A surprisingly solid product, and gamers that have waited long for a decent sci-fi MMO should check it out. If you’re already into another MMO, however, I don’t see this pulling you away from it unless you’re a big Garriott fan (Ultima fans will find nothing here of interest). On the other hand, there is no harm in spending at least a month or two in the world of Tabula Rasa because this game will likely influence others for years to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a RPG that has most of the same components as other games but with a deep and intriguing storyline, then I would highly recommend this game to you.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun and challenging game that is good to play for maybe a half an hour at a time. It’s an extremely intense game that provides several hours of entertainment.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Overall, Agatha Christie: Evil under the Sun is definitely an improvement over the previous title in the series, albeit a slight one.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    I was completely impressed with Portal. It’s a great game that’s innovative, fun, and contains a humorous storyline. My only real complaint was that it was too short, and I want more.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This is a weak game, and that’s all there is to it. Anyone looking to create their own Diablo-clone should take a peek just to see how to do things wrong, but most everyone else can safely pursue their hobby of being a gamer and still avoid this forgettable toy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Queen's Gambit is a mixed bag. The new campaigns are solid and well-worth the effort despite their obvious flaws, but the vanishingly small number of new features, weapons, and vehicles make it difficult to recommend.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Any fan of the genre will be surprised at just how much Depths of Peril has to offer.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    What Irrational has achieved with the narrative is, quite simply, incredible.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The new mods alone, including space-based and mythological scenarios, are enough to keep a dedicated player occupied for days, and the new civilizations and systems introduce so many new layers to the gameplay that Civilization IV is practically a new game entirely.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As MMO launches go, this one was pretty smooth. Yes, there are bugs and crashes and little twitchy things that can be annoying, but for the most part everything runs well enough to enjoy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    The soundtrack for Halo 2 is absolutely a work of art.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Aside from mission parameters and available equipment, you really can do anything you want in ArmA.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For the most part, I’d say that the weak points overpower the few positives in Alpha Prime and because there isn’t anything that’s really new or unique and the sound ruins the intensity, I find it fairly boring. You shoot enemies, watch a cut scene, shoot some more, interact with something, repeat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Everything seemed a bit too familiar.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a solid and even polished game, and while it’s quite possible the small world and limited scope of the quests won’t give it much staying power, the strength of Tolkien’s world should keep a steady stream of players coming in, to at least spend four months or so enjoying this version of Middle Earth.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overture is very short at 5-6 hours. The benefit of that is that the middle stretch isn't terribly long by any means, so in a way, Overture benefits from its short runtime.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Reality 2.0 is easily the best of the episodes released to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This expansion is a must-have, plain and simple. A gamer on a budget could wait a bit for the price to come down before buying this addition to the game, as exhausting all possible adventures in Oblivion can take a year of real time, but anyone ready for some different-flavored action won’t be disappointed by this worthy addition to the Elder Scrolls series.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It doesn’t have that cardboard feeling you get in certain games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    It’s a good game that has many bugs and doesn’t seem to be appropriately optimized.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main quest is challenging and contains a great deal of replay value, not to mention original gameplay that actually works.

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