Gamer.nl's Scores

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For 2,262 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 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Galaxy 2
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
2262 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Marvelous Miss Take is pure stealth. You cannot rely on tough action moments and bullets, but sneaking around is a fun thing to do. The levels are short which keeps the frustration away, but it does get a bit repetitive after a while.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros. 2 is one of the first Mario platformers that starts to drag. We've seen the New Super Mario Bros. gameplay by now, and the goal to collect as many coins as you can changes little to make it feel like something new. The game controls perfectly though and the difficulty has been raised a little, which gives this entry more of a challenge. It's fun, but we expect more from Mario!
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Madballs is very enjoyable, but also very simple. While the singleplayer delivers with funny characters and great variety in weapons, the multiplayer is a letdown thanks to the fact that not enough people are online playing the game. It’s a shame, because it could have made the lasting appeal of the game that much longer.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is still much to improve about NHL 2K9 but for the average gamer this ice hockey game will be slightly better than NHL 09. Compare the games with FIFA and PES and you will know why you would choose for one of the two (at least with the older versions). Only when you play offline NHL's older brother 2K8 will be a cheaper and better choice.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Golf: Tee it Up on Xbox Live Arcade is a fun game which certainly deserves your attention. Although it only boasts two environments with eighteen holes each, the great playability and fun will make you come back for more. If you like golf, you should definitely give it a try.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun, chaotic race game with a generous collection of missions, vehicles and weapons. The game could have been so much better with more precise controls, though. Thanks to that, Scrap Metal will always stand in the shadow of games like Death Rally, Rock‘n’Roll Racing and R.C. Pro-Am.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Duke Nukem Forever has many imperfections, like worthless AI and poor-looking graphics. The question is, though, whether that really matters with this game. We did enjoy Duke Nukem Forever from beginning to end and weren't bothered by those imperfections. The one-liners are, once again, the stuff of legend, and Forever does constantly introduce the player to refreshing gameplay elements. All and all it's a real Duke Nukem game. And as an ode to the biggest legend of the game-industry is exactly how we judged it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past is a fragment of the past in itself. The remaster can't hide that the game is simply old-fashioned.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Sims 4 has taken a rigorous approach in redefining the gameplay experience of the series. In some cases this has worked extremely well, in others the complete opposite. The fantastic Build-and-create-a-Sim mode is overshadowed by gameplay and content with just doesn’t live up to the standards set by its predecessor.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a co-op game. It is easy but nice to play, and the trivial story makes it a great game for anyone. The difficulty in this game is not challenging, which means that getting better armor does not really change a lot. Easy is easy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    After Midnight is all about going out at night. Sims-players who love the social aspect of the series will feel right at home with this expansion. Players who like vampires as well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Keep in mind that Prototype is foremost a hack-&-slash-game and not, as some might expect, a free-roamer. Making it a game with not a lot of variation, even though you can unleash a lot of different attacks. The action is fast and chaotic, but may get frustrating because of the overload of enemies and high difficulty setting. Only a must-buy if you're looking violent action and a fast paced hack-&-slash game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The strong plot of this third episode in the Republique series creates more room for emotional side stories. It poses relevant questions about the role of the gamer itself. The stealthy gameplay is not new, but it is easy and most of all: what you do does not have a lot of consequences, which sometimes sells the intriguing story short.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is unfortunate that, with exception of the constitution and the present ages, the other innovations seem to bother Tropico 5. The dynasty mechanism is useless and is devoid of any personality. The multiplayer works when players work together peacefully, but falls apart once the game is approached as a competitive strategy game. Despite these setbacks, Tropico 5 does convince us. The core of the game was already strong and eras form a logical and organic progression in complexity. It is not the revolution that was promised, but Haemimont Games also get our vote of approval with part five of the series.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cars 2 is more than the usual movie-game, still it offers little more than the simplest form of entertainment. The adorable cars do provide some variation and the different race modes are well designed. But after a few nights of fun, fate strikes when the game starts to get overly difficult.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A Story About My Uncle is a first-person platformer with some good ideas and beautiful environments. The indie game uses a Portal-/BioShock Infinite-like layout and seems to become a fantastic experience, but then suddenly is out of levels. Because of the strongly varying difficulty and a story focuses on kids, we wonder what age the game is actually meant for.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Resonance of Fate tackles things fairly uniquely and that takes some getting used to. When you have the patience to learn the ropes, there’s an addicting and original adventure waiting for you. It’s not so much about the story or surrounding as it is about grinding to level up, though.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This feels like a B-game. This Resident Evil feels cheap because of the recycling of animations, enemies and locations throughout the four episodes. The coop-experience however, is pretty nice because of the combination of different characters. We also love the way Resi is becoming a bit more creepy again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The original Star Ocean: The Second Evolution was, somewhere in the past, a very good game. The beautiful surroundings, lengthy gameplay, extended skill system and a decent story will satisfy most of the RPG-gamers. Nevertheless, Star Ocean isn't the same game as it was a couple of years ago.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Army of Two: The 40th Day doesn’t hide that it's all about the cooperative game mode. But for a purely cooperative game, it is quite low on content. The other game modes might be decent, but have been done better by other games many times before. Army of Two: The 40th Day could have been the ultimate cooperative game, but failed because it wanted to be everything else as well.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Katamari Forever can be best described as a 'best of'-collection, combining everything that make people love the series. The concept of the game still makes it worth playing and the visual style remains special. The game would have gained a lot from new elements and improved controlling-options, though.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mirror of Fate is a good game. Take Lords of Shadow, cut the playing time in half, limit the third dimension to an optical illusion and what remains is an action adventure game that plays like a dream. The only real concession that was made is a story that hardly adds anything, which makes this feel more like a spin-off. That's a shame, because it was supposed to be the link between Lords of Shadow and LoS 2.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shapist takes a classic form of puzzles and gives it a modern spin. The puzzles are challenging and the distraction minimal, making this one of the purest puzzles games on iOS. This also makes it incredibly hard; it could’ve used some hints and tips.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Max & The Magic Marker offers a fun combination of platforming and puzzling. It requires a lot of thinking on the player's part, especially in later levels. The game is short though and sometimes it's tricky to draw the platforms. The graphics are fantastic though and the music is just as good. Worth a try!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chariot is a platform game that uses its unique physics to reel you over. It is a huge challenge to pull the kings kart, but if you are persistent, this is definitely the game for you. Either the sadistic humor or the local co-op will get you through.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Diluvion is a beautiful game to look at, but exploring can get a bit dull after a while. The camera is not really great, the controls aren't either, but the combat system works well.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puzzle Quest is without doubt the best puzzelgame on the Wii. The different elements from various genres come together here to create a very unique product. The game is long enough to offer value for your money, but it is a shame that the online-mode is missing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Toy Story 3 is a fun licensed game. It's never really excellent, but the overall experience is just fun thanks to the variation and co-op mode.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kyn
    The partly Dutch Kyn is made by only a few people and that is an amazing accomplishment. The levels look great, the gameplay is great and the game takes about 20 hours. There are a few technical errors, but it is the lack of story and personality that makes this game okay instead of great.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The first DLC for Dark Souls 3 is short. But the cold setting, enemies, weapons and spells are entertaining. Could have used a bit more boss fights though.