Gamer.nl's Scores

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For 2,304 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 36% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 10 Dungeon Keeper
Score distribution:
2304 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Asura's Wrath proves how awesome anime can be, but at the same time also how ridiculous it is. With exaggerated quick-time events, absurdly long battles with bosses and a lack of actual gameplay make this the perfect translation from anime to a game. Unfortunately this doesn't automatically create a perfect game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead Rising 4 is an amazing game that gives you the opportunity to go ballistic on hordes of zombies. But, it does not offer a lot more than just that.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Playing Endless Ocean 2 is like taking a nice warm bath. It isn’t really an effective manner to freshen up, but it relaxes intensively. Not everybody will be able to appreciate this game soaked in Japanese gameplay elements, but Endless Ocean 2 offers a beautiful world to explore. Anyone who ever wanted to discover the secrets of the ocean from his couch can buy this game without any hesitation.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Harvest Moon: Magical Melody is a successful conversion from the Gamecube to the Wii. Fans will enjoy the game, but newcomers will also like the addictiveness of this game and its unique style. But the game is technically a bit behind, the difficulty is low and the story is a bit boring.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game does a lot of things right, just like the early versions on the NES and the PlayStation. The game is easy to pick up without having a short lifespan. Nevertheless even the graphics seem to be copied from his early ancestors and the whole game concept feels a little recycled. Only die-hard RPG fans will find some pleasure in the game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Defiance has the honor of being the first open world shooter-MMO on consoles. The game absolutely has its fun moments, but there are too many technical problems that bring down the good fundamentals. The biggest evildoer is the framerate, that can get pretty nauseating during large firefights, and negatively affects the response time. Underneath these glitches hides a good and well thought-out game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overlord is still a very nice game a year after the original release. The graphics are a bit dated though, and the PlayStation 3 version isn't adding anything really fresh from the original, even though the developers had plenty of time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The real fans undoubtly have DMC4 in their homes already and may think the positive in the game outweights the negative. With that said, the game wasn't able to win us over like "God of War" did. Devil May Cry might have a better fighting-system and more boss battles, but falls short aside from that. Not a must-have in the genre at all.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Tiger Woods is the golfer whom it is all about, the attention sort of slides from his lap onto the Master-tournament. This turns Tiger words PGA Tour 12: The Masters into an authentic and fresh golfing experience. It's just such a shame that Electronic Arts chose to keep all downloadable content and online functionalities tightly under their own care.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Demon Blade pulls everyone to the television screen with it’s fantastic art direction. It also plays like a dream, but after a while you might get bored, because this game is simple. There’s not only little challenge, but also little variation in what you do. It’s a shame, because visually this must be one of the highlights of the this generation on any console. Still, you would do well to try this one out.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Owlboy looks amazing and has a soul, but the story is a let-down. The gameplay gets interrupted all the time, which is frustrating.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Transformers Devastation is a good game that shows respect and love for the original Transformers. Developer Platinum Games has found the right look and feel, but it does forget to add variety to this game. The gameplay mechanics could have been more thought through as well.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic Chronicles is a solid Roleplaying Game. Especially the use of color, fluid combat and the diversity in mini-games are really persuasive. On the other hand, the story is hardly worth following and feels rather dull. But, in all fairness, Sonic Chronicles will give you lots of gameplay, even if you don't like blue hedgehogs.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood has a unique and action packed setting and offers some interesting gameplay mechanics.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Snake Pass reminds us of the Nintendo 64 era of three dimensional platformers, but with a unique gameplay twist. The game is original, super upbeat and fun to play, but it could have been much more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Runes of Magic won't win a price for originality. If that's something you can look past, Runes of Magic will get you going for hours and hours. And there is no excuse for not trying because the game is completely free. Just download and play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Sims Medieval offers an amusing The Sims experience in an original way, which breathes new life into the franchise. The setting has been chosen well, there's plenty of variation and the The Sims humour is present once again. That doesn't take away from the fact that this shift in time will make fans who miss certain key elements drop the franchise as a whole.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rymdkapsel is a special strategy game for your tablet or phone. Play it for fifteen minutes and you'll end up confused. Play it longer and you'll imagine you're playing a classic RTS, without a story though. Rymdkapsel looks charming with its minimalistic graphics and limits itself to the essentials, but in the end this is also the reason why it plays like many other games in the genre.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment offers exactly what you expect from it: a strategic role-playing game that is slightly flawed because of the archaic game design, but that still offers a decent gaming experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stoked is a good snowboard game. The vibe and the wide environments are a pleasure for the senses, and while the trick system takes some getting used to, it takes an hour or so of practice to get to the bottom of the mountain in style. The challenges you have to do pale by comparison, unfortunately. Also, the online-mode offers no challenge whatsoever, leaving you bored in a matter of hours.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The House of the Dead offers a great package of humour and style. The game has turned a boring genre into a wonderful spoof with a little help of some zombies and two cheeky cops. However, keep in mind that railshooters are pretty limited in terms of gameplay and length and aiming at a sensor on top of the tv is far from ideal. Nevertheless, we still want to congratulate Sega for a job well done, in turning House of the Dead into a very funny game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fairytale Fights is a product Dutch gamers can be proud of. When playing alone, the game offers many hours of enjoyment in lush environments. Better yet, these environments will soon be painted red with the blood of your opponents. The multiplayer is a little hectic and falls short, though.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game lacks real character, but it also brings an almost childish enthusiasm to the player that makes up for it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars: Galaxies is a fun new version of a very addicting game. The addition of the higher price, however, might be too much for the extra content that is added in the game compared to the Arcade-version. It doesn't mean Geometry Wars isn't worth some money, because even though the concept is simple, it remains one of the most fun games of recent years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sequel to the immensely popular Temple Run isn't a game that reinvents the genre or does anything radically new. It's the same infectious concept as its predecessor but with a few minor differences. That means it's still an addicting game that you'll probably play for longer than you were expecting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bangai-O is a one of a kind videogame. The only game that you can compare it with is the first installment of Bangai-O. And that's equally good as it is bad. Good, because it's totally different then anything else. Bad, because it will be hard for players to get accustomed to the series. In all fairness Bangai-O is a very good game but it gives the player litte chance to ease into the game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Syndicate shows a lot of potential, but never seems to come out of its shell. For that, it just feels all too familiar. It delivers on a delightful atmosphere though, and the coöp mode will keep players busy for a couple of intense hours. A fine snack, but definitely not the cult classic the old Syndicate was.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it won't make you the next Van Gogh or Cézanne, Art Academy certainly provides you with the basic toolset to develop your dormant talent. However, it doesn't come close to replacing the real thing.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Building MX vs. ATV Reflex from the ground up has had a positive result in a way. Rider Reflex and terrain deformation make the motocross- and ATV races very challenging. The rest of the vehicles seem to have been neglected by the developer and disturb the balance of the game during the mixed races. Despite the flaws the game will still be very much enjoyed by fans of the sport.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fun you can get from Do It Yourself is totally dependent on the effort you want to put into making your own minigames. If you only want to play the little games, you can find much better games in the WarioWare series. But if you love making your own games, you'll find yourself engrossed in this game for weeks.

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