Gamer.nl's Scores

  • Games
For 1,900 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 The Last of Us: Left Behind
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
1,900 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Armageddon contains loads of potential: it has delightful weapons and allows for amazing amounts of destructibility. This potential hardly comes to fruition though, as the game degrades itself to a claustrophobic and cliché-filled hallway-shooter. A few fun vehicle-sections and extra game-modes save this title from getting an insufficient grade.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Thanks to Rapstar we now finally have a karaokegame that makes us rap instead of sing. The problem is Rapstar can't decide if its for the hardcore hiphop-fan or the mainstream listener. And why on earth is the foul language edited out?
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Saboteur had a lot of potential thanks to the unique setting, but this hasn’t resulted in a good game. The story never gets really interesting and the gameplay is too bare-bones to really make an impression. Not a great farewell for Pandemic Studios.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    SimAnimals has some nice features that will hold your attention for a couple of hours. It's too bad that the limited amount of areas and a lot off repeating missions take away some of the fun. In the end the feeling that they could have done a lot more with this title remains. The hand looked at all he created and saw that is was good, but far from divine.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Indie-game Pineapple Smash Crew tries to be a bit too old-school, and therefore lacks innovation and an interesting or challenging gameplay experience.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Special Forces: Team X is the typical example of a run of the mill shooter. It borrows from practically all well known shooters like Gears of war and Call of Duty, but on no level does it achieve the same level of quality. It’s not a terrible game though, and the selection-method for maps is actually a quite unique way of guaranteeing some variety. Still, there are dozens of better alternatives for Special Forces: Team X.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gotham City Imposters is nothing more than a simple first person shooter, that mainly has an interesting levelsystem and a large number of weapons, gear and special items to unlock. The absurd style that mocks the Batman-universe is entertaining, but doesn't make the average gameplay more interesting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    LEGO: Pirates of the Caribbean is full of beautiful environments and funny situations. But every time you try to enjoy them, your fun is spoiled by hindering mistakes made while polishing the game. Especially the unclear puzzles and the lacking platforming-sections make the game unnecessarily frustrating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    LEGO: Pirates of the Caribbean is full of beautiful environments and funny situations. But every time you try to enjoy them, your fun is spoiled by hindering mistakes made while polishing the game. Especially the unclear puzzles and the lacking platforming-sections make the game unnecessarily frustrating.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a motorcross game MX vs. ATV Untamed would have been nice to play. But the quality of the game has really been lowered by adding vehicles like buggies and monstertrucks. These could better have been removed from the game. When it comes to graphics this game can't cope with its competitors. It's a disappointing feeling to have a game in your possession which feels like an oldy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    MX vs. ATV Alive tries to address gamers in a new way, but succeeds only partially with this mission. The oddly chosen structure with experience points and the lack of a red line to follow, make playing the game feel more like doing chores, while the fun factor's supposed to have the upper hand. When the chores are done though, a decent motocross game shines through and the fun commences. Just don't expect a lot to have changed since its predecessor played the field.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    MX vs. ATV Alive tries to address gamers in a new way, but succeeds only partially with this mission. The oddly chosen structure with experience points and the lack of a red line to follow, make playing the game feel more like doing chores, while the fun factor's supposed to have the upper hand. When the chores are done though, a decent motocross game shines through and the fun commences. Just don't expect a lot to have changed since its predecessor played the field.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Saints Row 2 is a very entertaining sandbox game for the console, but on the PC it doesn't make a lot of sense. The system requirements are way to high and the frame way to low. And if you look carefully, you will probably find a bug in every corner of the game were we prefer pigeons.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Blueberry Garden is hardly any better than freeware games, because it misses originality and doesn't look like a finished product.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will give fans some enjoyment, but it doesn't offer much challenge and the story is told in a lackluster way. However, the game's visual presentation is impressive and the offered mini-games are fun to play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Magna Carta 2 has potential, but doesn't use it properly. The battle system works well and with the real-time elements it shows JRPGs can be quick and action packed. It's sad the rest of the game doesn't match up with its characters, story and mission structure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Men of War: Vietnam is for the hardcore strategy players. The game will try its hardest to irritate you at all times. Even then, the game has its charm.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Without the cliché but fitting story and the progression that reminds us of RPGs from the previous Castlevania-games, what remains is a game that doesn't feel quite like the latest entry in this series. This mostly revolves around the multiplayer and it's pretty much the only reason to get this game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return are almost the same as the older games. The only difference is the Wiimote. The game is fun for about an hour. After that we expect you will quickly find yourself a new game to enjoy. If you are able to live with that, it is worth the try.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This expansion of Saint's Row 4 is a bit lazy. The upbeat psychotic humor that we love in this franchise is what keeps Gat Out Of Hell a fun game to play, but the game is too slender to really be a stand-alone game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dante’s Inferno copies God of War in every way possible, except the part that makes God of War really good: the epic scale, the fantastic build-up and original puzzles. These elements are simply lacking in Dante’s Inferno, and what remains is a brown version of the game that it was inspired by. EA could have done better with the source material.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Heroes 2 seems to be very limited. There is some fun to be had in the arcade-mode in singleplayer, but it lacks the option to play through with a friend. The game is the first online shooter for the Wii, and 32 players simultaniously at that. In combination with the excellent controls, Heroes 2 is a recommended purchase until the real shooters arrive on the system.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As a motorcross game MX vs. ATV Untamed would have been nice to play. But the quality of the game has really been lowered by adding vehicles like buggies and monstertrucks. These could better have been removed from the game. When it comes to graphics this game can't cope with its competitors. It's a disappointing feeling to have a game in your possession which feels like an oldy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's no secret that Afro Samurai aims for the anime-fan. If you're new to the series, then you will have a hard time figuring out what the story is all about. Off course, if you're a fan of Afro, you won't. The only question remains if newcomers will accept the lousy camera and unbalanced fighting system.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Test Drive Unlimited 2 is not a racing game, it's an MMO with racing elements. There is a lot to discover on the two islands and it can keep you occupied for dozens of hours, but it fails to live up to its predecessor. The controls are sluggish and the graphics outdated.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Test Drive Unlimited 2 is not a racing game, it's an MMO with racing elements. There is a lot to discover on the two islands and it can keep you occupied for dozens of hours, but it fails to live up to its predecessor. The controls are sluggish and the graphics outdated.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wheelman is best described as a B-movie. Bad production values and a lousy script. However, the funny one-liners, bad dialog and over-the-top action make up for lost ground. Wheelman is by far a good game, but still a very enjoyable one.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A bit strange, but fun. It’s too bad the game is very short and the controls are anything but precise, but you’ll laugh until tomorrow thanks to the crazy bodybuilders and their sexy moves.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The confusing plot, unsympathetic main characters and the continuously ticking doomsday clock make Lightning Returns an unpleasant experience that's saved by its fun battle system and a pretty world to explore. Lightning Returns is Final Fantasy without the fun, feeling of wonder or the emotional wealth that made the series great.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bomberman Land is an average title. The storymode is a nice challenge to play. But after some while the storymode becomes quite boring because of its repeating assignments and minigames. The game has to thank its result mostly by adding the superb original Bomberman.