Gamer.nl's Scores

  • Games
For 1,817 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 33% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 62% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 10 Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
Score distribution:
1,817 game reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Most race fans won't enjoy themselves much by playing this game. The controls of the Vehicles in Off Road are good, but the races are simply too boring to keep playing.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The most important reason why Beijing 2008 doesn't work is that the events become plain boring after a few tries. After an hour of playtime your fingers will hurt from the button bashing. The multiplayer is alright, but you would do well to spend your money elsewere, unless you're a complete (Olympic) sportsfan.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Velvet Assassin is in one word: weak. The story never reaches its full potential and furthermore the technical side is flooded with flaws. And even though the game has its moments of tension, the game fails horribly in being worth your money. Try to sneak past this one if you can.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Velvet Assassin is in one word: weak. The story never reaches its full potential and furthermore the technical side is flooded with flaws. And even though the game has its moments of tension, the game fails horribly in being worth your money. Try to sneak past this one if you can.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stormrise, and more so the Whip-system, could have pushed the boundaries of the consoles RTS to a higher level. Too bad it failed during the process. The game lacks a decent overview and you have little control over your units, making the game difficult to play. The game makes up for lost ground in multiplayer, but why would you settle for a mediocre RTS-game when there are so many others games that offer a lot more.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stormrise, and more so the Whip-system, could have pushed the boundaries of the consoles RTS to a higher level. Too bad it failed during the process. The game lacks a decent overview and you have little control over your units, making the game difficult to play. The game makes up for lost ground in multiplayer, but why would you settle for a mediocre RTS-game when there are so many others games that offer a lot more.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A breakdancing rhythm game without any gimmick to make it stand out from the Guitar Heroes and Rock Bands of this generation. The strange thing is, the button presses you have to perform are not in line with the rhythm at all! A low difficulty, even lower satisfaction level. Do yourself a favor and let this one pass.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The first Still Life was a breath of fresh air in the old adventure genre, but the second game is a mess. The story has no tension, puzzles are confusing, the menus are disorienting and the game suffers from bad animation and terrible voice acting.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    When a succesfull game is ported to a different platform it doesn't necessarily means that it's going to work. Especially with a game like the Buzz! series. Ment to be a party game, there is not mucht left to party on a PSP when you're all by yourself. And handing over your PSP in the multiplayer modus isn't going to fix that. This Buzz is going out with a sizzle.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Again Sega doesn't seem to realise what made the old Sonic games so much fun. By wielding a sword, the game loses a lot of speed and the choice to let Sonic play short and meaningless missions doesn't fit the franchise. Even Sonic fans will have a hard time liking this game. It seems that Sonic blew his changes on the Wii.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Need for Speed Undercover is a big step backwards for the series. It's almost as if the franchise has the same disease as FIFA had a couple of years ago. EA promises a lot new features but in the end there just isn't enough to justify a new game. Thankfully the FIFA-syndrom offers perspective, because after a few mishaps the franchise has produced an instant classic. That's why we keep hope for a worthy Need for Speed game in the near future.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At first the game will get your sympathy. It looks nice with it's 3D surroundings and cute looking cartoon characters, but it won't take long before the very, very bad game concept destroys everything that you might like. Tornado offers little less than looking around for objects and remembering were they are when you need them a second time. On top of that you hardly see anything of the surroundings, resulting in a well earned insufficient grade.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The idea behind Eat Lead sounds more than fine and the humor and self-mockery in the game should be an example for other developers. For the rest there is little to be proud of. Return to sender.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The idea behind Eat Lead sounds more than fine and the humor and self-mockery in the game should be an example for other developers. For the rest there is little to be proud of. Return to sender.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    3 on 3 NHL Arcade is not a very bad game, but lacks some fundamental gameplay elements. The controls are, in combination with the specific type of gameplay, far from practical. On top of that, the idea of being a funny game never quite makes it with the decent look. What remains is the question: What did EA Canada had in mind when they made this game? Whatever the answer may be, it won't be enough to salvage this title.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dead to Rights: Retribution might not be particularly bad in a certain aspect, but it’s so mediocre and uninspired that there is no valid reason to spend your time on it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dead to Rights: Retribution might not be particularly bad in a certain aspect, but it’s so mediocre and uninspired that there is no valid reason to spend your time on it.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The concept behind Ready 2 Rumble: Revolution sounds great but in reality the game is far from good. The good things the game has to offer are overshadowed by the horrible controls and the uninspiring characters. If you are planning to buy this game, make sure that you also buy a punching bag. Just in case if you want to unleash your frustrations.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Naruto: Ninja Destiny II is just like its predecessor: A poor fighting game. Again, the combat system is to simplistic, the available game modes pretty pathetic and on top of that it's a disgrace to the franchise. So, if you ever get your hands on this game, just throw it as far away as possible. Even if you're fond of yellow spiked hair and bright colored pajamas.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pretty sweet, using the camera in the brand new DSi for a bunch of minigames. Too bad that number of minigames involved is so few that you can hardly call it a game. And with a price tag of 500 points, the only thing we can cheer about is the idea of doing something new.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Wolfenstein 3D gave birth to the first person shooter genre, but failed to deliver a great game. The remake offers, at most, a little hint of nostalgia and some form of history lessons, but can't hide the fact that the game nowadays isn't fun enough to actually pay for it. And besides that, there are plenty of good alternatives.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We should’ve known that Ghostbusters on the PSP wouldn’t be up to the standards of the console version. But the concessions are made in all the wrong area’s. The cartoon-like looks make the nostalgic feelings disappear and the ghost hunting is plain boring. A bad port of the PS2-version, which in itself was a bad enough port.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The marriage between Pokémon and Mystery Dungeon should end up in divorce right now if it were up to us. Nowhere have there been any improvements implanted compared to the previous games in the series. It’s also not a very clever concept: making a game that’s for the hardcore Pokémon fan simpler so anyone can play it? Who’s going to play it besides the hardcore Pokémon fan then? The little critters are still cute, but that’s the only positive thing to be said here.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In 2010, Guitar Hero: Van Halen should have never been released in stores at full price. It's absurd. We'd rather applaud you to wait for the release of Guitar Hero 6, since Guitar Hero Van Halen has the same lack of content as it has lack of love for our frettapping guitar legend. Or as Eddie would probably put it: Aint Talkin' Bout Love.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In 2010, Guitar Hero: Van Halen should have never been released in stores at full price. It’s absurd. We’d rather applaud you to wait for the release of Guitar Hero 6, since Guitar Hero Van Halen has the same lack of content as it has lack of love for our frettapping guitar legend. Or as Eddie would probably put it: Aint Talkin’ Bout Love.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In 2010, Guitar Hero: Van Halen should have never been released in stores at full price. It’s absurd. We’d rather applaud you to wait for the release of Guitar Hero 6, since Guitar Hero Van Halen has the same lack of content as it has lack of love for our frettapping guitar legend. Or as Eddie would probably put it: Aint Talkin’ Bout Love.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief feels mediocre in every way. The lacklustre presentation fails to create any real connection to the story, the solid fighting system is only entertaining for the first couple of hours and the game is downright easy. You can’t shake the idea you should rather read the book.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Prison Break is a disappointment on all fronts. The fighting system has been badly implanted and the presentation is lacklustre. The only redeeming features are the sneaking around and the development of the plot, but it’s not enough to keep this game from falling flat on it’s face. Someone throw the keys away.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Prison Break is a disappointment on all fronts. The fighting system has been badly implanted and the presentation is lacklustre. The only redeeming features are the sneaking around and the development of the plot, but it's not enough to keep this game from falling flat on it's face. Someone throw the keys away.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    All Points Bulletin has an interesting premise and offers you the possibility to alter the game experience, but bad controls and the lack of mission variety make this MMO-shooter a waste of time.