Gamer.nl's Scores

  • Games
For 1,892 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 61% 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: 70
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,892 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Worms: A Space Oddity is another uninspired game which brings nothing new to the series. The special Wii-controls to use weapons is funny, but also very gimmicky. Besides that the space theme brings absolutely nothing special, unless you've always wanted to blow up blue worms.
    • 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.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This wacky racer sucks about as much as the cartoons. There's no good reason to play this game. It's about as interactive as its cartoon brother. Better spend your cash elsewhere.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Good news for fans of Zoo Tycoon: you can save your money! Zoo Park doesn't even come close to Microsoft's zoo-simulations. There is little diversity in the kinds of animals and they justly seem bored, because the park can hardly be dressed up. But, there are trees, and when trees are the most important part of a zoo-simulation, enough's been said.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Too Human wants to be everything, but ends up being nothing. Buggy controls and no challenge whatsoever take out a lot of the fun. And fun is why whe play games. For an action RPG the game lacks any form of RPG depth and the action part isn't strong enough to carry the game. What remains is a dull and tedious game of killing monsters. Too Human lacks any humanity.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If Ghost would be directed by an As The World Turns-director you'd probably get something like Murdered: Suspect Soul, a game with useless gameplay mechanics that are trying to hide the fact that you have always done the same uninteresting actions. The somewhat amusing story could have saved the game, were it not for Murdered to not take you seriously as a player.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimate Tenkaichi suffers due to a very limited combat system. This is all luck and no skill. The story with the clips from the cartoon make things bearable, but there isn't any other motivation to keep playing this game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With its pretty pictures, Ryse: Son of Rome doesn't manage to hide that it has the depth of a glass of water. The far from perfect combat system turns the game into a bore in no-time.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    SOCOM Confrontation feels like a dud. It feels like an old and unfinished product that will make few gamers happy. In the end SOCOM has little to offer to justify a purchase. Except when you are truly a SOCOM-fan and are willing to look beyond the flaws.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Free Time is so uninspiring compared to some other Sims add-ons. The combination of developing your hobbies, making a career and maintaining your Sims is a difficult one. The add-on adds little to the concept. Only for Sims-addicts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is a brain trainer done bad. Even though the concept is good enough, the game does not offer any form of fun or challenge. Even the target audience, young students and seniors, won't really enjoy themselves. Dutch language is also missing, which makes this difficult for some people.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The potential interesting story of Moebius: Empire Rising is mostly buried underneath the messy engine. Who perseveres sees parts of a literary thriller. The rest is an embarrassment.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sonic Free Riders has some interesting ideas, but fails with its horrible controls. And what use is a racing games with sloppy controls?
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Krater is a disappointment. The game has the atmosphere and potential to be an excellent strategy-RPG, but it misses a few of the basic aspects that make a good game. Much of the time, Krater isn't even fun to play.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The PSP-version of EyePet could have been a good game. Instead, it is a crippled one, with a small collection of uninteresting mini-games.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The action in Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is weak, without impact and uninteresting. Not very fortunate when the game revolves around action. The game can be played through in just about four hours.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The action in Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is weak, without impact and uninteresting. Not very fortunate when the game revolves around action. The game can be played through in just about four hours.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Fishing Master is a game with quite a few negative points. Mainly the fishing is just horrible. Fishing with the Wii-Remote and the Nun-chuck is simply boring. Once you how to do it, it's all basically the same. The only advantage to the game is that you're able to buy new fishing rods and lures and join tournaments. But it doesn't compensate for the fishing system.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What looks like an open world, is in fact a closed snowfield that only gives you the illusion of freedom.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game is a boring affair where the logic in the design is nowhere to be found. Instead of the Circle of Doom, we rather prefer a Red Ring of Death.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Poképark Wii Pikachu's Adventure is a disappointment. Instead of an adventure you receive a never ending stream of tedious chores. The variety of attractions that are unlocked make the game bearable, but nothing more than that.
    • 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.