Gamer.nl's Scores

  • Games
For 1,952 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 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Street Fighter IV
Lowest review score: 10 Legends of Pegasus
Score distribution:
1,952 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Heroes of Ruin might be one of the most generic dungeon crawlers ever. It lacks personality and its own style to differentiate it from other games. That we're still having fun while playing is purely thanks to the solid building blocks used to form this game, which the developer copied expertly. Gamers that only own Nintendo consoles haven't gotten many games like this. For them, Heroes of Ruin might be a game to consider, with great (online) multiplayer as icing on the cake.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s nice that some games test your intellectual capacity or submerge you in a deep narrative, but games like Serious Sam Double D XXL are the necessary counterbalance. A game that simply offers entertainment that requires zero intellect to enjoy. A nice snack.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This is a nice RPG and a bad MMO. The game is playable without subscriptions and it offers a lot of content to explore. Playing together with other gamers still is not really working properly. It is too bad this game does not impress, even though the development system for characters and the PvP are fun.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Wii Sports Club is going to do well at parties, but the way it's set up will make less suitable for gamers that regularly play sports games. They might enjoy Wii Sports Resorts for longer. The online mode of Wii Sports Club works well though and in combination with the new mini games it's worth trying out.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Tembo is especially a most talked about subject because of its developer Game Freak. The makers of the Pokémon games should be able to come up with something fun? Think again, because this elephant does not offer more than standard platform action with a fun cartoon theme.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Do you love zombies? Then you can live out your fantasy on this tropical island, bashing their faces in and cutting their bodies with baseball bats, knives and guns. But that's all there is to do in Dead Island. The different genres that are combined here don't gel together so well and the game has no story whatsoever. Dead Island doesn't deliver on its premise, but hey, it does have thousands of zombies, and that makes it somewhat fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Do you love zombies? Then you can live out your fantasy on this tropical island, bashing their faces in and cutting their bodies with baseball bats, knives and guns. But that's all there is to do in Dead Island. The different genres that are combined here don't gel together so well and the game has no story whatsoever. Dead Island doesn't deliver on its premise, but hey, it does have thousands of zombies, and that makes it somewhat fun.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A new track-list and a variety of fun features make Just Dance 2015 a nice dance game. But the lag and the fact that only one profile can be used in multiplayer are a big party-stopper.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Legend of Kay Anniversary does not have the charm of Jack and Daxter nor the quality of Ratchet & Clank, but after ten years it still is a fun platform game. The sword fights are quick, challenging and pretty deep, but in some ways Legend of Kay is old-fashioned.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Driver: San Francisco is not like the previous Driver games. A lot has changed since the beginning of the series, and not all for the better. We take for granted that the premise of the story is ludicrous, but we can't escape the feeling that the racing itself is also being pushed to the background.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Driver: San Francisco is not like the previous Driver games. A lot has changed since the beginning of the series, and not all for the better. We take for granted that the premise of the story is ludicrous, but we can't escape the feeling that the racing itself is also being pushed to the background.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Origins is the least impressive game the series has to offer. Warner Bros. Games Montréal eagerly uses the fundamentals that original developer Rocksteady created and perfected with the two other Batman-games, but forgets to build upon it and really make it their own. The combat system is the best it has to offer and can make Batman: Arkham Origins quite entertaining. Aside from that, there’s nothing here that its predecessors don’t do better.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Bethesda's mega-RPG already has so much to offer that an extra storyline doesn't feel like a real expansion. For those who've seen everything in Skyrim, Dawnguard might be nice, boasting a few new and pretty areas. Unfortunately, it doesn't feel like a complete expansion like Shivering Isles was for Oblivion, which is why it's also a bit expensive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Pudding Monsters is a fun puzzle game with a cheerful appearance and an appealing concept. It never uses those elements to turn it into a classic though. Unless the developers can create a lot of extra levels to make it way more challenging, that status is lost. We'll just have to wait and see.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Gathering coins and avoiding obstacles in an endless level; we’ve done it a bunch of times, yet it still manages to stay addictive. Gold Diggers approaches it in a slightly different way that makes it fun. Unfortunately the rest of the game is too poorly executed to offer endless fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The many puzzle areas are well put together, but inaccurate controls bring about a lot of frustration. On top of that one half of the game lacks challenge, while the other half lacks surprise. Add those together and you’ll get a game that never becomes more than the sum of its parts.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There's music in Dominique Pamplemousse in It’s All Over Once The Fat Lady Sings! The experiment has a unique charm thanks to the fusion of games and musicals, but fails as an adventure.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    CounterSpy primarily relies on its looks. The use of propaganda in the dialogue, an overly communist style and countless references to spy tactics depict a Cold War atmosphere not unlike in the Bond movies with Sean Connery. The cartoony art style helps to distinguish the game from other similar titles, but its not enough to cover up a lack of complex gameplay.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A decent expansion, albeit not very exciting, to an extremely addicting original. It doesn't do anything to improve on the mistakes made by the original, but leans on the same strong, strategic layer. This expansion does characterize itself by providing players with a new faction, which is more than the previous two could say.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Duckbridge offers its audience a fun hiphop western. Luck as a game mechanic is new and interesting, but the unfair checkpoint system makes the gamer frustrated. This is too bad, because gamers would rather be having fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The world of Zeno Clash II is one big acid-trip. It's one of the most bizarre games in which your fists are the two primary weapons. Behind the absurd look there's an interesting story, but Zeno Clash II drops the ball on certain key gameplay mechanics.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Always Sometimes Monsters is an intellectual RPG-like variant in the Choose Your Own Adventure genre. Unfortunately, the game is not as clever as it wants to be. The ethical choices seem to have a big impact, but afterwards you find out you have only chosen from a limited number of flavors. Moreover, the annoying RPG Maker engine causes the real potential of the game to be absent.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Edge of Times has a strong sense of humor and good pacing. It's too bad the controls are lacking and the sense of freedom has been taken away.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Crysis 3 might look beautiful on PC, but the reality behind those pretty graphics is far less colorful. It simply doesn't run as smoothly as it could and many console-specific choices are too prevalent in the PC-version.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sharp graphics and subtle gameplay can’t disguise Knack for what it is: a shallow platformer with little personality. The story, music and the world don’t grab players and feel distant and sterile due to the American sauce that was mixed in. In a launch line-up filled with shooter violence, it stands out, but in a few months most will have probably forgotten Knack.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For those who always wanted to escape to an uninhabited island, Miasmata seems like an ideal game. Appearances can be deceiving though. The atmosphere might be very oppressive, but Miasmata also has a lot of shortcomings. The idea of exploring an island, looking for plants that can alleviate your fatal disease, is alluring. It ends up being a monotonous experience muddled by technical issues, that only exceeds in being special for having a unique concept.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In Sheep's Clothing ties together loose ends and answers a lot of questions. This episode is more a movie than it is game, but entertained us nonetheless. However, there are so many things obvious now - story-wise - that you wonder what else is coming up in the series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    GoldenEye 007: Reloaded isn't as iconic as the original, but still offers some enjoyable moments. The first and last levels are the best in the game and really capture that James Bond-feeling. Splitscreen multiplayer for four people is still as much fun as ever.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This new Ratchet & Clank-adventure uses funny weapons, happy science fiction and lots of shooting and jumping to present the first cooperative adventure of the couple. But it lacks the magic, inspiration and creativity of the previous games.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is as strange as you'd expect it to be from reading the title. Although is offers decent platforming action, it effectively tries to prevent you from having fun with it in every way. Monotonous, illogical design choices and other annoying aspects make this rabbit jump to mediocre heights.