Gamer.nl's Scores

  • Games
For 2,082 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 10 Balls of Fury
Score distribution:
2082 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minecraft may not look the part, but what it lacks in fancy bells and whisles, it more than makes up for through sheer depth. Creative players can spend countless hours building, while real adventurers will go on to explore the game world. And best of all, thanks to numerous updates it gets even bigger and better.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fallout 3 will probably end up being one of the best games of 2008 and, in it's one unique way, a worthy sequel in the Fallout series. Bethesda takes essential gameplay elements from the original Fallout games and gives these elements a new twist. The Fallout 3 gameplay is perfectly executed and Capital Wasteland offers a fantastic world in which you'll find plenty to discover, even after spending dozens of hours in this world. Gamers, hide in your bombshelter and don't resurface before you've played Fallout 3.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We're getting a little overwhelmed by the sheer number of Cliffy B interviews, quotes and other Cliff related stuff that have roamed the world wide web the past few weeks. But in all fairness, Gears of War 2 is a more than worthy sequel of its predeccesor. The co-op mode is still a very attractive part of the game, and the same goes for the Horde mode. With more enemies, more levels and especially more blood it offers just what you expect from a sequel. The game rarely suprises, but it hurls enough cannon fodder towards you that it will blow you away.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 3 is an emotional rollercoaster ride with lots of tension and moving moments. The threat of the Reapers make every decision a hard one and your relationship with other characters will be tested. This, in combination with tight gameplay, makes this the complete experience.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is a painful goodbye for the series. In many ways this is the best Metal Gear game thus far, with unique details, multiple ways of succeeding in missions and nearly perfect stealth gameplay. But, the story is messy and it feels unfinished.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The beautiful world, noticeable graphics and unique characters make Skyward Sword come to life. Thanks to Wii Motion Plus the game has precise control that pull you in the adventure even more. An experience that makes you forget the five years of waiting.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Braid is a rare gem in the gaming world. It combines a wonderful audiovisual presentation, a philosophical story and ingenious puzzle gameplay into a brilliant gaming experience. If one game would deserve it to be called art, Braid would be that one game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Let there be no doubt: there couldn't have been a better end to this fantastic trilogy. Again and again your jaw will hit the floor in excitement. God of War III is so polished that the little mistakes will be all the more apparent, but it's nothing compared to what you get: an epic, well balanced action game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Drake's Deception takes its time to shape a story, and the result is a game that really comes together in the second half. When it does, it's really spectacular and questions that have been lingering in the background are answered in interesting ways. If the exciting singleplayer isn't enough content for your liking, the multiplayer offers a fun pastime.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rock Band is like a new graphics card. The card has fantastic power and has everything you'd want, but the incredible high price in Europe makes for a difficult choice. Will you go on with the purchase and rock out this summer or wait a few months for a better version?
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Journey is the best co-op game, most subtle storytelling and the most beautiful virtual piece of art we have seen these last ten years. The PlayStation 4 compliments that. Even though the visual optimization is small, this is a diamond that does not need a lot of cleaning.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a nearly perfect combination of level design, gameplay, storytelling and a challenging experience, studio From Software delivers a package deal. This game might not be successful for Souls-fans due to its scale and limited gameplay options.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We thought Street Fighter IV was it. We thought it couldn’t get any better. We thought wrong. The greatest fighting game ever just got better, and kicks its former self’s ass. It feels complete, and the fact that we weren’t really missing anything last time around says it all. Farmer Capcom has gotten better at milking the Street Fighter cow, adding nutrients and flavor to an already delicious dairy product. Yes Capcom, we forgive you…this time.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Puzzlegames with musical elements aren't anything new, but Beat Sneak Bandit does feel the part. The game has a delightful graphical style and easy to learn but hard to master gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We’ve rarely had this much fun with a game as simple as Threes!. Everything about it just works, from the visual execution to the deep gameplay and funny sound effects. Hours become minutes with this game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is almost perfect. There are a few flaws in the way and the game is not as demanding as it's predecessor, but the tsunami of content that keeps you busy is amazing. The world of the Wild Hunt is so much more than just a pretty picture.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forza 3 is the most complete and impressive racing game of this moment. The race cars really feel spot-on and the Storefront can be very addicting. If you have any interest in realistic racing games, this is the game to play – both online and offline.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So, you thought you were done with endless runners? Forget it, Alto's Adventure is a piece of art with very elegant gameplay and a dreamy feel to it. This game is highly addictive.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham Asylum isn't just for the fans: it delivers a great experience to all lovers of action games. The game effortlessly combines puzzle-, stealth- and fighting-elements. Arkham Asykum sets the new standard for future licensed games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem: Awakening honors its predecessors and manages to put itself on the same level. With a series, that is according to many, the best tactical turn-based strategy-series ever, we can’t imagine a better compliment to give it. No, you know what, it’s the best in the series. Not in the least because a portable game hardly ever has as much personality and involvement as Awakening.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. definitely is the most rich one. This fighter offers an awesome package for both newbies and veterans. Fights with up to eight people in one arena make for a great party. We would have liked to see the new features a little more refined.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Chrono Trigger hasn't lost its magic in 2009. The combat system is unique and effective, the story and its characters impressive and even the looks and sound of the game are more than you could wish for. It the end it was worth waiting for a European version.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Journey is short, very short, clocking in at a little over an hour. But that hour is an hour of unique and magical experiences.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A Japanese RPG that is challenging and refreshing enough for players that have seen all the other examples in the genre, while being easy on newcomers. The fantastic, enormous gameworld makes this an absolute classic on Wii and one of the best RPG's of the last ten years.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Harmonix paid good attention to what made Rock Band such a success. It fully adapted Rock Band 2 to this knowledge and that's why single player and multiplayer mode gives you the feeling that you're playing one solid game. The game offers much more than its predecessor and even the tracklist (what seemed almost impossible) is even better than the first one. Harmonix has given the fans exactly what they want and has given newcomers a nice starting point.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Calling Undertale a strange game would be wrong. The story is bizarre, the characters are fun and the scenes are funny. Plus, this RPG can be very surprising. The problem Undertale is struggling with is that you do not really have the power to influence the story at all and there are a lot of long fights you have to get through to see everything this game has to offer.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Device 6 is a unique combination of literature and games. Text and puzzles are nicely accompanied by a surprisingly chilling atmosphere. Multiple times it manages to hurt the brain, but keeps players invested with an intriguing story.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both ICO and Shadow of the Colossus look so much sharper and more colorful thanks to this HD-remake, but we can't ignore the cracks ICO starts to show. Shadows of the Colossus is still relevant and awesome today, but has some problems with loading textures.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman: Legends is a little bit like Frankenstein. It has a new face, a handful of Origins and a little bit of Jungle Run added to it, all brought to life through magic. Everything that makes platforming fun is here and is given room to shine.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    We thought Street Fighter IV was it. We thought it couldn’t get any better. We thought wrong. The greatest fighting game ever just got better, and kicks its former self’s ass. It feels complete, and the fact that we weren’t really missing anything last time around says it all. Farmer Capcom has gotten better at milking the Street Fighter cow, adding nutrients and flavor to an already delicious dairy product. Yes Capcom, we forgive you…this time.