PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 3,112 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 98 Half-Life 2
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
3117 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A decent, if unremarkable, cover shooter, elevated by artful scene-setting and memorable set-pieces.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Mowing down thousands of aliens in Vatican City is worth doing at least once.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    An accessible strategy game tied to a powerful, dynamic story generator.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Surgeon Simulator 2 is a clever, funny puzzle game that renders its "surgery" mechanics almost ancillary to the final product.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    BPM is a great concept somewhat fumbled, redeemed when it breaks its own rules.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Action so intense it'll leave you jittery and hopped-up on adrenaline, and characters to come back for.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A multiversal master of none, with a messy but intriguing combat system at its core.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    2020 marks the third year Madden has been back on PC since the franchise's prodigal return to the platform in 2018. The novelty hasn't worn off for me yet. There is still something inherently weird and exciting about playing such a console-targeted franchise on my desktop; to type in my player's name and college with a keyboard. But that won't sustain many players for long. Madden is desperate for some new ideas, so let's hope some of 21's more exotic ventures foreshadow a more substantial rebuild in the future.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A perfect blend of authenticity mixed with modern-day quality of life enhancements. Joyous, slick, hi-score gaming that looks nice too.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A well-told campaign and story do their best to mask a rather scrawny service game beneath.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An incredible world of demons, mystery, and vaporwave, Paradise Killer sets new standards for the detective genre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Despite the craft and heart, Tell Me Why feels like a game at odds with itself.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Crusader Kings 3 is incredible. It's an irrepressible story engine that spits out a constant stream of compelling alt-histories, delightfully infuriating characters and social puzzles that I've become obsessed with unravelling. I can't imagine being done with it. I just subsist on digital drama now. Will Alfred finally leave the torture chamber and make a friend? What's Bjorn going to do now that he knows his wife is in love with his chancellor? And who's going to be committing patricide next? I need to spend less time writing reviews and more time with my dynasties.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Iron Harvest's mech-based strategy can burn a little slow, but the payoff is undoubtedly worth it.
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    There's two chapters left to turn things around but Tell Me Why is going to have to pull out all the stops to make up for a bungled first act.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A wilfully strange setting explored through a predictable but enjoyable old school RPG that's been streamlined just enough.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    An energy infused concoction of style, action, and music that will give you one heck of a musical hangover.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Buy Factorio. Build Factorio. Become Factorio.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An incredible exploration portal with even greater potential once its tech issues have been addressed.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A thought-provoking and bittersweet adventure that understands that death is part of living.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Enjoyably tough and esoteric, if a little uneven, Mortal Shell is a decent debut from Cold Symmetry.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Refreshing tactical changes and some of the best maps in the series make this an experiment worth checking out.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The quest for outrageous items makes Risk of Rain 2 a strong action roguelike, but its unlockable secrets give it that little something extra.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a genre overstuffed with guns and grenades, this cute and cuddly battle royale stands out.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While Horizon’s PC port can’t quite go toe-to-toe with the likes of RDR2’s conversion, this is still a highly polished, top-tier open world adventure. Though it lifts stealth and exploration elements from other games, Aloy’s imaginative combat and captivating metallic foes ensure the time I spent with Horizon will burn bright in my memory.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Paper Beast's origami animals delight, but the resulting game is less than the sum of its parts.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Owns its bleak theming completely, even if it can get a little repetitive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Rocket Arena is the best kind of mindless fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    While I might disagree with the notion that Carrion is a truly great Metroidvania, a genre that has buckets of both older and modern classics, it is at very least a refreshing take on it. It controls like a dream with an analog stick, and there's a fluidity to the monster’s movements that I honestly feel like I will be searching for in other games for years. It just falls short of greatness, settling quickly into its comfort zone as a series of interconnected puzzles, and then failing to surprise me much after that.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Fae Tactics takes an enjoyable swing at streamlining a complex genre, but doesn’t reinvent it in the process.

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