Gamer.nl's Scores

  • Games
For 2,320 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 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
2320 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The most important part about being a samurai in a videogame is to cut hordes of enemies into tiny, bloody little pieces. The fighting system requires you to use your brain and offer a solid foundation but the imperfect controls and small bugs keep this game from being great.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    2K Drive might not be Project Gotham Racing, but it’s a decent first attempt by Lucid Games to conquer the mobile racing genre. There’s enough room for improvement, but in its core there’s an all right racing game that any fanatic can definitely appreciate.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Behind the cuddly exterior of Armello, there is a pretty cool digital board game. There is nothing new here, as Armello picks things from different existing board games and puts them into one fun game. The games are too slow and luck is too much of a factor in Armello to make it really enjoyable.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There are many reasons why The Crew should get an F: steering the cars is iffy, the story is horrendous, the multiplayer options are weak and visually speaking the game is simply average. That being said, if you are a roadtripper, the gorgeously designed, huge gameworld makes up for that.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Pro Cycling Manager 2012 still stands lonely at the top when it comes to cycling simulations, but that isn't hard when there is just one franchise. It's been doing the exact same thing for years and doesn't ever deviate from this. And although the new additions do improve the player experience, we miss innovation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Project X Zone forgot to put the 'tactical' and 'strategy' in tactical turn-based strategy. It lacks depth, which is a shame for a game that could've scored big. It also isn't challenging varied enough, but the great characters manage to alleviate some of those issues.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you need more content for your Renowed Explorers travels, then this definitely is the DLC to download. But, if you are looking for something to freshen up the game, this will be a disappointment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Binary Domain wants to be more than a generic shooter, but unfortunately drops the ball with the unique gameplay elements. What remains is an entertaining, reasonably interesting and good looking shooter that could've scored better with an extra layer of technical polish.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Yesterday offers a short but powerful story, but by the time it ends, you'll just want to see more. Developer Pendulo Studios created a decent point-and-click adventure game that is fun while it lasts. In short: it doesn't do anything exciting, but it doesn't really do anything wrong either.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you look at Thief like it's a series of sneaking puzzles, it works just fine. You really do feel like a master thief when sneaking from shadow to shadow unseen and relieve every area of its valuable contents. It fails in almost every other way though.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    PlayStation VR Worlds is an okay bundle of demo's, but it could have had so much more in store for us. The London Heist and Scavengers Odyssey are our favorites, in case you do not get motion sick easily.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    An ish-load of content, a weird DLC-situation and over the top sexualization of the characters tell a very simple truth: Dead or Alive 5 Last Round is a game without any surprises and it is all about the steady and powerful fighting system. In other words: razor sharp graphics versus zero evolution gameplay-wise.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Although this is not a bad game, Starships feels like a simple version of Sins of a Solar Empire and Galactic Civilizations. It is fun to upgrade ships and fleet, but this is not an epic experience due to its small nature.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Catherine is a very creative product with fresh ideas, unique themes and an attractive style. But because of two entirely different gameplay styles – the texting and flirting storywise and the puzzling gameplaywise – the game also feels incoherent. It's a shame, because the puzzling is an unneeded distraction of the sublime story.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The world of Epic Mickey 2 has this new kind of Mickey-charm without having forgotten about the nostalgic past and everything fits naturally in the game's world. Unfortunately it doesn't translate this sensation as successfully to a charming experience. The story starts of slowly and there is little opportunity to get to know all of the colorful characters. Epic Mickey 2's gameplay is also double edged. It's challenging and interesting in some spots, but too little is done with the different options you're given.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    At first Rogue State feels like anything is possible, but soon you will see that there are limits to that freedom. It is simply not layered enough to be really interesting, but we do appreciate Rogue State for trying.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Star Fox Guard is a pretty standard tower defense game with a Star Fox theme, which does not make it a recommendation as a separate game. You'd rather buy the Star Fox Zero because the special edition comes with this concept too.
    • 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.
    • 70 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.
    • 62 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.

Top Trailers