Gamer.nl's Scores

  • Games
For 2,231 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 59% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Balls of Fury
Score distribution:
2231 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The crazy awesome puzzles would have been a game in itself, but the philosophical layer on top of it makes The Talos Principle an experience to never ever forget. A very original game, but we would have like the difficulty to go up a bit quicker.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Cities: Skylines is a great citybuilder that makes us forget SimCity, even though it hurts a little. It is big and beautiful, plus we love the controls, but it does come with some annoying bugs.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If Ghibli would ever produce a game… it'd be over in two hours. Luckily the animation-studio started working on their game with Level-5. The result is an immensely expansive and typical Japanese RPG, with all of its negative and positive consequences. Above all, Ni No Kuni is a magical journey that'll make you feel like a kid again, in a surprisingly adult wizards-world.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    UFC Undisputed 2010 kicks the original game on almost all accounts. The gameplay has been tweaked until it’s almost perfect. It’s too bad the new modes aren’t as good as we’d have hoped and the lag is really irritating. But overall, this is as good as you can get with the fighting sport. A better product compared to the original in almost every way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Sly Trilogy feels surprisingly fresh, even though the games are from the PlayStation 2- era. For three games for less than the price of one, there's no excuse to let this collection of great games pass.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a fighting game that has been made with love, that much is clear. It looks the part and plays the part. Even though the controls are overly simplified, fighting fans will lose themselves in the game thanks to all the characters and options. A fantastic addition to the weak offer of hardcore games on the Wii.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dragon Age: Inquisition makes up for the way too short Dragon Age 2. The gameworld is huge and tremendously diverse. The franchise seems to go a bit less dark and intense, but it introduces a new blockbuster RPG standard that many developers will struggle to meet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition is a perfect port and then some. Everything its bigger console-version brother had, you'll see return on the smaller screen of the 3DS. The extra options are fun additions, but don't really improve on the game itself. That brings us to a nice and simple conclusion: are you sick of Street Fighter IV yet, or what?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This may not carry the Tomb Raider-name, but it has everything you can ask from a woman like Lara. And if that's still not enough, the highly intuitive co-op offers a semi-naked spear throwing friend to keep you company. In fact, this is better than Tomb Raider has been for a long time.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Doom is not the best shooter ever made, but boy did we enjoy it. Many references to the original, plus a lot of chaotic battle on locations that are simply insane. Doom is Doom, but in a modern way, and we thank id Software for that.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite not being the long-awaited revolution in the RTS genre, the game still offers tons of gameplay. Multiplayer is a very solid addition to the genre and same goes for the single player. Despite the fierce competition, the game will probably attract its share of followers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K14 plays big on emotion on the PlayStation 4. From Lebron's frown to the friendships of your own player; a basketball experience has never been implemented in a game this well before. This realistic environments make the actual playing of basketball flourish. The result is not only a prettier NBA 2K14, but a better one at that.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The reason why Red Faction exists is the fact that we love to break stuff. A thing that this game does best. And it doesn't feel old after a couple of hours, because you can always choose a different way of playing. The boring story, somewhat dull surroundings, and few graphic hiccups won't change that. Guerrilla feels like a fresh new start for the series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Let's just say it: Hotline Miami isn't for everyone. It's brutal, bloody and extraordinarily unforgiving. Thanks to Hotline Miami, the 8-bit top-down shooter genre gets put in the spotlight again after Retro City Rampage. It deserves the attention. Well, if you can stomach countless retries and a dozen smashed skulls.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Playing soccer with cars, why not? Rocket League offers a big load of extreme and chaotic multiplayer experiences, that are really enjoyable when you have some friends over. The singleplayer, however, is too short and offers too little variation.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rymdkapsel is a special strategy game for your tablet or phone. Play it for fifteen minutes and you'll end up confused. Play it longer and you'll imagine you're playing a classic RTS, without a story though. Rymdkapsel looks charming with its minimalistic graphics and limits itself to the essentials, but in the end this is also the reason why it plays like many other games in the genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pure puts the arcade back in arcade racer. Simple and fun are the two keywords that describe Pure. Even though the lack of depth won't let you play for long, the game is easy to pick up. And that's what it's about in a game like Pure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Locoroco 2 might be a little less unique than its predeccesor, but its concept is still going strong. The overal atmosphere and gameplay elements will most likely turn a smile on your face. And for a more than decent price the game is almost mandatory for every PSP-owner.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crysis 2 is an amazing game that doesn't live up to its full potential. The storytelling is au contraire to the new action system and amazing visuals, quite horrible. The game plays like a dream though, contains amazing actions sequences and offers enough variation in its somewhat linear missions. But it's the Nanosuit that makes Crysis 2 stand out from the crowd, which is also the case on the multiplayer front.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur IV just oozes quality. It is a very polished game that is crammed with a variety of different play modes. The game is an absolute must-have for every fan of the genre. Because it is easy to pick up and play, Soul Calibur IV is also suited for those unfamiliar with these games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur IV just oozes quality. It is a very polished game that is crammed with a variety of different play modes. The game is an absolute must-have for every fan of the genre. Because it is easy to pick up and play, Soul Calibur IV is also suited for those unfamiliar with these games.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Had enough of the limitations of circuits? Looking for a fun party with lots of speed, hefty competition and loud thumping music? Enough reasons to delve into Forza Horizon. It's not the 'next best thing' regarding free roaming racing games, but it is a good step in a new direction for the franchise.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Football Manager 2011 is the best management game out there. It's not only great due to its Excel-esque gameplay, but also due to the possibilities to communicate with almost everyone. It finally feels like you really are a football manager.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Badland turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The game takes you on a special journey through a beautiful world. From the environments and sounds to the deadly obstacles and puzzles, all elements work seamlessly with each other and it feels like one harmonious whole.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Though the commentary is a bit old-school, some important licenses are missing in action and the referee is an amateur, PES is an awesome soccer game. The AI and the many tactical options make the soccer feel very real.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed 3 will be the best game of the year for many gamers. It's not the prettiest game, it doesn't tell the best story and doesn't have the most brilliant gameplay. But it portrays a world we can lose ourselves in like no other, which is filled to the brim with interesting characters and content, and it hardly ever bores.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS often feels as good as previous entries in the series, but it takes time to master the controls on the handheld. Thanks to a lot of content and the possibility of refining your favorite characters, you can play the game endlessly.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Shovel Knight is a beautiful tribute to the era that used to be. With it's graphics and gameplay it refers to 8-bit games, but it does have a unique touch of its own. It might be a bit short, but it sure has a strong personality.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fate of Two Worlds is certainly entertaining. It doesn't matter if you have graduated from the traditional Street Fighter-school or if you don't know the difference between a Hadoken and a Dragon Punch. This game has over-the-top action and a low difficulty so that everyone can get enjoyment from this. However, it comes at the cost of balance between characters.