PC Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,852 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 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 98 Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Lowest review score: 7 NRA Varmint Hunter
Score distribution:
2854 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s take on battle royale, Blackout, feels like an unintentional commentary on the series as a whole. It’s a nakedly sales-driven version of one of the most popular trends in gaming right now, expertly-tuned to the whims of a capricious gaming community. Like every Call of Duty since Modern Warfare set new standards for online shooters, Blackout is a competent rendition of ideas forged by bolder games. But with its usual array of compulsive multiplayer modes and the most instantly-thrilling battle royale mode to date—which saw me lose all the members of my squad, commandeer a helicopter, and then immediately crash into another firefight within 30 seconds of deploying—Black Ops 4 may have what it takes to re-excite the PC audience.
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    • 83 Critic Score
    Maintaining an almost impossible level of polish across its many modes, FIFA 19 might not eclipse PES 19 on the pitch, but it demonstrates its worth via The Journey.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The pixel-art is faultless and the gameplay is pleasingly reminiscent of the classics, but Timespinner doesn't offer much that feels new.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though the main story suffers because of it, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a remarkably massive RPG held together by a web of satisfying pursuits.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A good RPG with some unique ideas, but one that ultimately plays it too safe to really stand out from the crowd.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An empty galaxy and endless grinding mar clever writing and engaging combat.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An old-fashioned game in a shiny new package, The Bard's Tale 4: Barrows Deep is a worthy addition to a classic series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Unless you're looking for a hardcore sim, Forza Horizon is still the best racing series around.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Combines robust storytelling with consistently inventive, surprising missions. Not just a return to form, but a new series peak.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    I'm coming up on 100 hours logged in the expansion and I don't even feel close to done, nor have I slowed down a bit. My friends and I have been burning the midnight oil and playing almost every night, which would've been unthinkable before. After a precarious first year, I'm finally enjoying Destiny 2 again. It feels good to have it back.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Frozen Synapse 2 has plenty to offer with its campaign, but again, this sequel is at its best when playing against other fallible humans.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A charming watery theme park management game where fish are friends, not food. Until they eat each other or you forget to feed them.
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    • 68 Critic Score
    A JRPG for people who haven’t played one in a while, basically. Well-made, but disappointingly safe.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A greater focus on raiding tombs, and massively improved stealth combat, make this one of Lara Croft's best modern adventures.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A mostly fun, realistic football sim with wonky AI.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A bare-bones basic shooter that's good for some fun with friends, but there are other, better co-op adventures out there.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Despite an attractive veneer, Planet Alpha offers rote and shallow platforming. Try Playdead’s Inside instead.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Two Point Hospital is a brilliant management game, regardless of nostalgia.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Social commentary delivered with baseball bat subtlety, Not Tonight owes a huge debt to Papers, Please, but finds its own voice in the bit-parts of post-Brexit Britain.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Donut County is a short, entertaining tale of a trash panda who just wants a sweet quadcopter.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The freedom, and the constant sense that I’d be surprised when I turned the next corner, somewhat smoothed over the frustrations of Death’s Gambit, but it’d be a stretch to say I enjoyed it as a whole. Figuring out the best strategy for each boss fight is satisfying, but actually beating them isn’t fun enough to justify the pain of battling the stingy stamina system. Throwing myself at the same boss 29 times in a row just wasn’t quite worth the hassle.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Even if its new loot system is a bust, Battle for Azeroth is a vibrant expansion full of wondrous new locales to explore, characters to meet, and stories to tell.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A weird, beautiful, melancholy martial arts adventure. Flawed, but an unforgettable, singular experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Following a series high last year, F1 2018’s welcome additions don’t add up to a meaningfully fresh experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A promising setting and clever systems are let down by simple enemies, simpler characters, and strange balancing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    A jog-fest with sluggish combat and inconsistent stealth, but a story that will pull you toward the end anyway.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An atmospheric, well-designed adventure elevated by borrowing elements from role-playing games.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter: World’s thrilling fights with fantastic beasts never get old, even if they require tiresome item management during downtime.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Busy friends list but short of local pals? This safe but solid sequel was made for you.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Beautiful combat livens up Overload's tedious levels.

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