PC Games' Scores

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For 651 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 95 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 12 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 651
652 game reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The bland, repetitive mission design and a boring story make Crackdown 3 a quite forgettable experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sequel to Far Cry 5 fails to add anything meaningful or fresh. Instead you get a forgettable story garnished with some half-baked crafting and a post-apocalyptic setting that never really comes to fruition. Thanks to the same open world action that we've come to expect from the series - a fluid mix between stealth and explosive combat-, you still get hours of fun with Far Cry: New Dawn, provided that you keep your expectations in check.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metro Exodus definitely has its flaws and the new gameplay formula still requires a bit of rework. Nonetheless, the game offers a unique shooter experience as well as a satisfying conclusion to Artyom’s journey.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Like a good wine Civilization gets better with age. Gathering Storm combines fantastic new ideas like natural catastrophes and climate change with fan favorite features like the world congress to bring Civ 6 to its high point.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Elegant game design paired with a smart interface and lots of replay value turn Slay the Spire into a fast, almost addictive experience, even though the game can be too punishing at times.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Miles better than the technical disaster X Rebirth, X4 is still far away from its clearly recognizable ideal state.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dusk does not reinvent the wheel and has no intention to do so. It offers wonderfully fast-paced and robust first person action that mostly lives up to classics like Doom or Quake. Add some great level design and a bold art style, and you get a retro experience that would have been an instant classic, if it had been released 23 years ago.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The atmosphere and presentation shine, but the gameplay in Below is at times frustratingly repetitive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Sweet design perfectly combined with destructive mischief.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Just Cause 4 would have taken half a year of development to get the technology under control and would still be a small disappointment. The title gives you a huge game world as well as pretty cool gadgets and somehow makes nothing of it. The story is insignificant, the missions are annoyingly repetitive, the AI is unbelievably stupid and in addition there are technical problems like the constant pop-ups, strikingly late loading textures, broken shadow calculation and bugs, which lead to the fact that a running mission can't be completed. In addition, the storms that have been announced turn out to be pure farce without any playful benefit. Whatever went wrong during the development, despite good approaches, fun tools and a big game world, you can't get past the predecessor. Instead of a cool action orgy, Just Cause 4 has become a real nuisance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Take a handful of XCOM, spice it with a pinch of classic roleplaying game and ad an unusual scenario – finished is lovingly crafted insider tip for tactics fans.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Even truckloads of patches couldn’t save this roleplaying mess from being one of the worst releases we’ve seen the entire year. Avoid at all costs.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I don't think I've ever had a game in the test that was so difficult to judge. It doesn't grip properly, but Fallout 76 makes me feel very contradictory. On the one hand, I really enjoy the game world, the exploration and all the stories told here. But I'm also someone who can get involved with this indirect way of telling stories. I can understand that for many this doesn't work without NPCs and dialogues. But I enjoy reading the different diary entries and listening to the holobands. On the other hand, the poor technical condition of the game really annoys me a lot. The poor performance despite average graphics quality is hard to understand. You can and must expect more from a modern game in 2018.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A mostly uninspired action-adventure, but very enjoyable nonetheless. Combat and exploration deliver good, old-school fun and the levels are brimming with secrets. However, the story turns out rather shallow and most of the collectables and upgrades are not nearly as motivating as in the first Darksiders game. But if you are a fan of the series and keep your expectations in check, by all means, go for it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Battlefield 5 is a great successor, but lacks in the area of multiplayer maps. For the next game DICE should think about leaving out the non-essential single-player campaign.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Pathfinder: Kingmaker is an incredibly extensive and complex RPG with great story, characters and fresh ideas surrounding the kingdom building. Unfortunately it suffers from some design flaws, bugs and excessive loading screens.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Call of Cthulhu has a lot of promising features, but it should have stayed just a detective game. The horror elements are not implemented well and they seem misplaced.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Hitman 2 is a good stealth playground, although it missed some of its best chances to be a great game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Leisure Suit Larry is back and that’s a good thing. The game keeps the charm and humor of the first games and puts it right into the 21st century.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you are a Wipeout fan and not averse to a round of Mario Kart, you belong to the target group of Grip and have a lot of fun with the game. Especially the speed devil races let the adrenaline level rise, while the weapon events provide a lot of pleasure. Unfortunately the joy diminishes with time, because career structure and presentation are rather dull. The PS4 version is technically clean and therefore absolutely recommendable for fans of action racers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Thanks to an engrossing story and some tricky choices Thronebreaker kept us hooked for the 30 hour campaign, even though some of the puzzles can lead to frustration and the map exploration gets old pretty quickly.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    The second DLC brings a few amusing quests to the otherwise more serious story of Kingdom Come and fits perfectly to the character of Sir Hans Capon. Sadly the questline is way too short and the usual player will complete it in less than three hours. For the price of the DLC we would have expected a little bit more. Even though the dice tournament is really fun and a welcome variety.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    While both combat and puzzles in Bard's Tale 4 offer quite a bit of fun, it's hard to overlook the stale story, lifeless levels or technical shortcomings. The inventory and save system feel like they came straight out of an alpha version.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For me, Black Ops 4 is the best Call of Duty in years. I must also say that the single player campaign I haven't missed a minute. The three successful online modes are clearly more important to me than a bombastic, but very short single player fun.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Praise to Bigmoon for the courage to take on this difficult to implement racing game genre. The small studio has also mastered the big task properly, especially the challenging navigation is authentically conveyed to the player. However, Dakar 18 weakens in one decisive discipline: driving physics. In times of a Dirt Rally 2.0, which will appear next February, racing fans expect more from a game with a simulation claim. Also the missing vehicle tuning as well as the spartan damage model should be offensive to simulation fans. But if you don't let this spoil the fun, you'll get an off-road game of a different kind, which also creates a Dakar atmosphere thanks to the pretty graphics and the authentic navigation system.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Actually, I wasn't a big fan of battle royal games until then. But that had less to do with the concept than with the titles currently available. In my opinion PUBG is still not technically ready yet and I just feel too old to enjoy Fortnite. I love the blackout mode of Black Ops 4, because the balancing is already right for the release, the technology works well and the map is almost perfect. In addition, I've hadn't so much fun with a Call of Duty multiplayer mode since Modern Warfare 2, and the zombie fights are really entertaining - for me Black Ops 4 is the best Call of Duty in years. I have to say that I haven't missed the single player campaign. The three successful online modes are clearly more important to me than one bombastic, but very short single player fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Crosscode is an amazing adventure with more than 50 hours of content, charming retro graphics, likeable characters and tons of challenging puzzles. Jumping and aiming can get a little fiddly and a bunch of the brainteasers are simply too demanding, but if you bite through these slightly frustrating moments, you will get more than your money's worth.

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