Gamer.nl's Scores

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For 2,353 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 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Balls of Fury
Score distribution:
2353 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The impressive thing about Far Cry 3 it that it really sells the sensation of being on a tropical island. The huge, open world, gripping story and great sense of freedom will make you lose yourself in it. It's as complete as any game can get and can keep you occupied for hours on end without boredom setting in. The bad artificial intelligence is the only smudge on this otherwise sublime experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The single player campaign alone makes this first Starcraft 2 expansion worth the two-year wait. The campaign feels like a complete game, thanks to unique gameplay that’s been tailored for the Zerg. In the multiplayer it’s recognizable for what it is, but it lengthens the life of StarCraft 2 with new units and maps. Heart of the Swarm offers countless new possibilities for new strategies, without it affecting the balance or accessibility negatively. Along with seemingly unlimited amounts of small changes, HotS makes StarCraft 2 better than it already was.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shogun 2 is an homage to Shogun: total War. We'll never look back though, knowing that Shogun 2 is simply a better game, thanks to the strongly improved gameplay and a turn-based section that knows even more depth this time around.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ZombiU is the perfect Wii U launch game for adult gamers: there's violence, monsters and it's actually quite scary. Because the death of your character is permanent and zombies are very hard to take down, playing ZombiU guarantees sweaty hands. The GamePad adds on to this experience by pulling you even further into the game world. ZombiU is scary, unique and only possible on the Wii U. Nintendo couldn't have wished for a better launch game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vanquish is no greater literature, but that's ok. It's pure pulp, and combined with all the basic shooter-elements that are woven in professionally, and the absurd mix of explosive gameplay and cheesy one-liners, this is one strange but satisfying package. A fantastic game for the fanatic gamer and one of the biggest surprises of the year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Braid is unique. It's a brilliant little puzzler that takes you on a great, confusing and challenging adventure. The music will still sound in your head for days after playing. Backwards. Get this game, you’ll love it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vanquish is no greater literature, but that's ok. It's pure pulp, and combined with all the basic shooter-elements that are woven in professionally, and the absurd mix of explosive gameplay and cheesy one-liners, this is one strange but satisfying package. A fantastic game for the fanatic gamer and one of the biggest surprises of the year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hurray, the combination Mechs, sports and virtual reality is a fact. Rigs offers a futuristic experience we could only dream of. There are enough options to make this first-person action game very comfortable to play. A very strong start for PS4 VR.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K13 is once again the game any basketball lover should own. The gameplay is very refined, it's filled to the brim with authenticity and there are enough modes to keep you playing for a year. The presentation has also been raised to new heights, with the help of Jar-Z, and manages to suck you into the game even if basketball isn't quite your thing. NBA 2K13 is an example for every other sports game and every sports enthusiast should give this game a chance.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rockstar has made only one mistake: keeping the minigames of the DS version. Without the stylus-support they aren’t nearly as fun. But the game is still a classic after half a year of waiting and the graphics and sound have improved a lot. A lovely distraction to the GTA-games on consoles.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All the experience Bungie earned with the Halo-series are used here to pull Reach to a higher plan. This game will never have the same impact as the original Halo, but that doesn't take away the fact that Reach is the best Halo-game. Ever.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its appealing looks and tight design, Ridiculous Fishing feels like something unique, but it’s more than that. The game’s concept allows for a great pace of play, while retaining a perfect balance and sharp gameplay. It reaches beyond the ridiculous looking content and blossoms into one of the best mobile games of recent memory.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For only 800 Microsoft Points you'll get one of the greatest adventure games of all time, complete with spoken dialogue and brushed up visuals. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition offers fans as well as newcomers hours of gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K11 is a top contender for best sports game of 2011. There have been major improvements over last years edition. The game is hard to master, realistic and complex.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bravely Default is the best Final Fantasy game since part nine. Traditional JRPG-elements are perfectly combined with good new additions in the combat system. Bravery Default also utilizes the 3DS's capabilities quite well.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K11 is a top contender for best sports game of 2011. There have been major improvements over last years edition. The game is hard to master, realistic and complex.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Evil Within is a true return to form. Not just for Shinji Mikami, but for the whole survival horror genre this is a great title. Anyone that grew up with games like Resident Evil or Silent Hill will be enjoying this game to the fullest.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At 343 Industries a fresh and new team of developers faced a disheartening task: matching the image of ex-Halo developer Bungie, as well as the quality of their games. Well, they did it. The new setting speaks volumes, the multiplayer is as addictive as ever and the Halo-universe has never looked this good. The launch of Halo 4 doesn't just provide us with an amazing game, but also with a new top-notch developer. The future of Halo is bright in their hands.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is one of the best and original games we've ever played. The gameplay is perfect in it's simplicity, because the game can be played with only a few buttons. And thanks to the brilliantly designed levels the simple gameplay never gets dull but instead stays fun and fresh. For both the casual and core gamer LittleBigPlanet will be an irresistible game. You'll even get a great editor, free of charge, Offering you tons and tons of extra things to do and to discover. You probably won't play a better game than LittleBigPlanet this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The relationship between the four friends is the heart of an amazing adventure. The beautiful world with all its exciting secrets is so lovely to explore. The story might often be difficult to understand, the old-school Final Fantasy touch is back and that is awesome.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    How can you not be overwhelmed by Civilization V? It's a perfect example of a series that's getting close to perfection, step by step. The new improvements are great and feel like they've been there all along. A must-buy for the fans and a great way for newcomers to finally get familiar with the series.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best game of 2013 is fine tuned and improved with more content on the next gen consoles. The first person mode is a fun and awesome experience, but in action moments it sometimes chokes a bit.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What we’ve got is a brilliant puzzle game with brilliant music of brilliant composers, on sale for a mere 400 Microsoft points of which the majority goes to charity. I don’t think anyone can find an excuse not to buy Chime.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chinatown Wars is Grand Theft Auto as it should be on a handheld. Missions are relatively short, you can always save and the point of view gives you that classical feeling. Even the use of the stylus feels like a true addition to the gameplay. And we haven't even talked about the great multiplayer, tons of details and the new 'drug-trading' mode. It's obvious that GTA: Chinatown Wars keeps the franchise going in pocket size.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kyrat is one of the most beautiful game worlds ever. It is so full of adventure that you will probably not even notice that the storytelling is not very strong.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story and world of Bayonetta don’t make sense in any way, but that’s the point. It’s a chain of strange, spectacular moments in incoherent surroundings. It’s a parody of other action games, but it also sets the new standard for those same games. It’s that good.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hello Nintendo!! Finally a good game on the Nintendo Wii and you don't give it any attention. Zack & Wiki rocks and we want more!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Nation puts a lot of full-priced games to shame. It takes at least six hours to complete and is playable cooperatively offline as well as online. The never-ending waves of zombies are graphically impressive. Buy this, you won't regret it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Souls is Demon's Souls times two. A bigger world with more torture for your bucks, but also an increase in errors. The result is fantastic though: a huge game filled with secrets and a learning curve for only the most dedicated gamers.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for the most complete football game ever, stop looking. FIFA 12 has it all. And with the tweaks in gameplay it even offers a more challenging experience that will appeal to most football fanatics. What are you waiting for? Go get it!

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