PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,960 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 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 98 Crysis
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2962 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Rad
    It’s not just cashing in on a fad—there’s a genuine love for everything '80s that seeps into every fuzz-filtered sound and every crunchy pixel. But there are so many games like this around right now. They’re doing fantastic things with the genre, to boot. Unless you’re screaming for a synth-tracked adventure, it’s hard to recommend Rad over its more contemporary counterparts.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    An atmospheric, brilliantly written and acted detective thriller that tells a compelling story in a unique way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Endearing, compulsive, and just weird enough to want to keep exploring.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Rebel Galaxy Outlaw lives up to its name among space sims. It’s spirited, good-looking and vibrant, effectively spraying several cans of blue and pink graffiti over the existing space sim template. None of its systems are particularly deep, but skimming along over them can be an exhilarating journey.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A flawed but fascinating hybrid, Remnant: From the Ashes is a looter-shooter charged with potential.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Even alongside other recent, excellent retro FPSes, Ion Fury reminds us of how much this period of PC gaming has to offer. It's surely the best thing that's ever happened in the Build Engine, and although limitations of enemy and weapon design reveal themselves over time, the swift movement and sleek maps make Ion Fury a worthy indulgence in the past.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Age of Wonders: Planetfall, while a bit opaque in some areas, is the most entertaining 4X I've played in years.
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    • 84 Critic Score
    Sticking points aside, Streets of Rogue is absolutely worth playing, and once you start, it’s hard to stop. It gives you more freedom than almost any roguelike, and its varied cast of characters, combined with the randomness of traits and mutators, mean no two runs play out the same way.
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    • 69 Critic Score
    A refreshing hybrid of Metroidvania and roguelite, unfortunately hampered by inconsequential power-ups.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Maybe Tetris Effect is just Tetris, but it masterfully does what so many other game remakes aim for—an experience suitable for seasoned players as well as beginners, which enhances what’s already good and offers new reasons to love a classic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Youngblood's gorgeous, terrible world is worth exploring, despite a slight narrative and oppressively boring progression systems.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy 14 is quietly one of the best games in the series, but Shadowbringers elevates it even further by telling a bleak and heartfelt tale that generously rewards the investment made by its most hardcore fans.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Haphazard gameplay and varying narrative quality put a damper on Night Call's strong mood and hints of brilliance.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Sea of Solitude is a gorgeous adventure that knows its way around mental illness, but doesn't make great use of the medium to tell its story.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Heavy Rain is poorly written and not as smart as it thinks it is, but has a genuine sense of choice and consequence.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Weighed down by a terrible campaign, this is still a superb multiplayer WW2 tactical RTS.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    At its best when the screen is full of enemies, Amid Evil is a badass monster mash.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Bloodstained: ROTN faithfully recreates the metroidvania experience of the 2000s—a feast for fans of a very specific experience; a bit too old-fashioned for anyone else.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    An occasionally entertaining detective game blighted by poor writing, rote combat, and a dreary open world.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Breezy fun that also rewards combo-chasing mastery. Barrel through the story once for a laugh, then replay the best levels until you are John Wick on a skateboard.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    F1 2019 retains immaculate handling and visuals while adding cinematic spectacle and junior series racing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Never quite the sum of its parts, Octopath Traveler is a game with brilliant moments rather than a brilliant game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Mediocre and repetitive, there are far better options for action RPGs out there.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Beneath its charming and inventive worlds, Outer Wilds hides a cleverly unfolding mystery.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A slightly messy first-person shooter lifted by some excellent weapons and a gorgeous art style.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    A gruelling mystery game that smothers its big ideas with dour survival mechanics.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Visually beautiful and emotionally affecting thanks to strong characters, A Plague Tale suffers from missing gameplay variety and tonal inconsistencies.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    In expanding on its predecessor, Layers of Fear 2 sinks into a state of deep confusion.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A stylish, understated, and subtly chilling psychological thriller with a compelling mystery at its core.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    High skill cap melee combat is equally rewarding and daunting, though the archery and support roles could use some work.

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