PC Games' Scores

  • Games
For 494 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 26% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 95 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 12 Ride to Hell: Retribution
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 494
495 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One and a half years after its initial release for last-gen consoles, you’ve probably heard it before: GTA 5 is one of the best games currently out there. So go ahead and buy it already. Rockstar even did a mighty fine job with the PC port.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mindbending puzzles, a ton of humor topped with a good story and an outstanding coop mode, Portal 2 is the game you have to play. You will laugh, you will think till your brain hurts and you will cheer considering the love and cleverness that Valve put into this diamond of a game. From sound to innovation to comedy to gameplay the game is simply perfect. Play and enjoy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A hot contender for Game of the Year 2016. If you’re into turn-based tactics at all, this is the game for you. XCOM 2 builds and improves upon every aspect that made Enemy Unknown great. After XCOM 2, there is simply no reason to go back to Firaxis’s first game in the series.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    More than six months after the console-launch GTA 4 hits the PC. With better graphics and the teriffic replay-editor the story about Niko Bellic will arrest your attention to your PC for weeks or even months... promised.
    • PC Games
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A huge accomplishment that surpasses its predecessor in almost every way, with polished gameplay, great storytelling, fantastic atmosphere and outstanding voice acting. It's a deeply satisfying Batman experience and one of this year's finest video games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Battlefield 4 is a great first person shooter. Although the campaign and it’s story aren’t really memorable, the outstanding multiplayer makes the game nearly perfect.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Street Fighter IV is the real "King of Fighters" – on console and PC! With its deep gameplay-mechanics, lots of game-modes, awesome design and rock-solid online-support, the lasting appeal is almost endless. To enjoy SFIV to the fullest, a decent gamepad or – even better – an arcade-stick is a must-have!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Battlefield 1 offers hands down the best graphics of any shooter, nay, any game to date. While its single-player-campaign is – again – unnecessary drivel, as short as it is forgettable, the multi-player-offering is in a league of its own. If you only buy one shooter this year, make it Battlefield 1.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Firaxis took the essence of the beloved 1994's classic X-Com and didn't just perfectly modernize it, the Civ-makers even expanded the great concept with new mechanics to deliver an even deeper experience. Thanks to the addictive gameplay, Enemy Unknown is easily the best tactical game since Jagged Alliance 2 and my personal game of the year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Nothing short of a masterpiece. With its deep storyline, smartly written quests, a stunning world to explore and more than 100 hours of roleplaying goodness, The Witcher 3 is in a class of its own.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The most exciting RPG, that follows the footsteps of the Baldur’s Gate-series. Bioware goes back to its roots, combining classical party-roleplay and tactical battles with a cinematic presentation that reminds to the Lord of the Rings-trilogy by Peter Jackson. The storytelling and the dialogues are fantastic, the sound effects are great and you’ll be deeply involved in the game within minutes. Though, the technical background isn’t state of the art. Lack of high textures and missing details in the surrounding level-area aren’t satisfying.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Despite its low price tag, Blood and Wine is a substantial 30-hour expansion filled with memorable moments, tons of quests and a beautiful new world to explore. A must-buy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Dishonored 2 is a masterpiece in level design, marred by some glaring technical flaws on PC. Smooth-as-silk stealth and cool superpowers make this one a must-buy for any gamer – provided your PC can run it. If in doubt, wait for the first couple of patches.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Sporting a memorable combination of superb stealth gameplay and gripping action, Dishonored offers simply one of the best single-player experiences in videogames this year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Finally Blizzard revives the classic World of Warcraft. With a new livery the shattered Azeroth becomes more challenging for returners and encourages newcomers to start off. It's about time to play the best MMO ever!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you liked the graphically overwhelming Crysis, you must not miss Crysis Warhead. Crytek just continues with what it can do best: Excellent graphics coupled with straight action.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gorgeous from start to finish, highly polished and sometimes deeply unsettling, Inside is not only a worthy successor to Limbo. It's one of the best games of 2016.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Crysis 3 is stunningly beautiful and will make your video card cry out for joy. Due to mistakes in the past this shooter lacks a good and comprehensive story (and some ground-shaking boss fights), but the fighting mechanics work perfectly, slightly improved by small but suitable changes. Crytek has outdone itself with the creation of a devastated New York that has been reclaimed by nature. This is by far the best looking PC game to date.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The story has stirred me speechless and compelled me to think.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A near perfect blend of west and east, complexity and accessibility - Dawn of Discovery is by far the best economic simulation to date.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Finally there’s a reason to delete Civilization 5 from our hard drives. Firaxis has improved on many systems, while adding some clever twists like the city sectors. Civilization 6 is a blast to play and we cannot foresee a time when it won’t be installed on our hard drives. This is the definitive turn-based strategy game of the decade.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Enemy Within is a terrific expansion to an already awesome game. It gives classic XCOM a delightful twist, fighting aliens and corrupt Exalt agents with superheroes and mechs instead of normal soldiers.
    • PC Games
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A fantastic throwback to the D&D classics of yore, Pillars of Eternity is also a brilliant modern RPG in its own right with none of the typical Obsidian problems at launch, be it bugs or performance issues. Tactical combat, excellent atmosphere and great writing coalesce into a beautiful experience. It would be a shame not to play it several times to experience all of the meaningful decisions and consequences. As great as Baldur’s Gate.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Dawn of War 2 presents itself as a fast-paced RTS that shines with brilliant grafics, a highly addicitve unit upgrade system and a multiplayer mode that grants weeks of entertainment. Unfortunately the story isn´t worth mentioning and the mission design could be better.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While the first two Modern Warfares proved to be the extraordinary work of a single, incredibly talented team, the third instalment in the series stands as a manifesto to what three great teams, working together as one passionate unit, can achieve. It's an improvement over its predecessor in pretty much every aspect and a return to former strength after the stagnation that was MW 2. Sledgehammer and Infinity Ward deliver a natural conclusion to an astounding trilogy - and the best Call of duty since the first Modern Warfare.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great finale to a remarkable series. While Mass Effect 3 may not be perfect, the stirring story, smart writing and fast combat still make for an exceptional experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterpiece that transcends the boundaries of platformers and puzzle games alike. Beautiful visuals, smooth gameplay and fantastic audio - it's one the most atmospheric games we've played in years.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The new features like the spy and the financial takeover are perfectly integrated into the new multiplayer mode. In addition, Related Designs has implemented enormously entertaining scenarios which compensates for the missing campaign mode. A very good add-on.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A masterpiece of a puzzle game, one that raises the bar for an entire genre. Filled with varied exciting levels, strong art design and a stirring soundtrack, this is one game to be remembered for a long, long time.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    In the first release of the episodic Hitman-game you got access to the prologue and the first story mission. The sandbox-design of the levels is great and offers tons of variations how to fulfill your contracts – just like in Blood Money. In addition you can play the live events (escalation, contracts, illusive targets). Though there are just two locations available within the first release, it can be very repetitive after some time. Gameplay is well done, but technical issues like glitches, minor bugs and performance drops can be frustrating.