Gamer.nl's Scores

  • Games
For 2,291 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 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
2291 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The original Star Ocean: The Second Evolution was, somewhere in the past, a very good game. The beautiful surroundings, lengthy gameplay, extended skill system and a decent story will satisfy most of the RPG-gamers. Nevertheless, Star Ocean isn't the same game as it was a couple of years ago.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dear Esther changes a simple hike into an emotional journey. Not just a (short) game, but truly an experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Building MX vs. ATV Reflex from the ground up has had a positive result in a way. Rider Reflex and terrain deformation make the motocross- and ATV races very challenging. The rest of the vehicles seem to have been neglected by the developer and disturb the balance of the game during the mixed races. Despite the flaws the game will still be very much enjoyed by fans of the sport.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tiny & Big is an action platforming game with a unique style and cool gameplay. The laser is fun to use and the levels are smartly crafted. Unfortunately it doesn't live up to the high standards of games of the same genre like Portal or Phychonauts, since it's just too short and the developers couldn't get the most out of their gimmick.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Amazing Alex is pretty amazing. The puzzle game quickly gets a hold of you and makes you feel smart – even if you haven't got a clue on how to solve certain puzzles. An intelligent rating-system that reminds of Cut the Rope and a level editor will keep you invested in this game extra long.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Get comfortable and grab a dictionary: word-wizard Maxwell is out on a quest to save lives. Don’t expect an innovative sequel, Scribblenauts Unlimited is the improved version of a known concept.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are not many games as cruel and bloody as Killing Floor 2. Taking down waves of huge monsters was never as satisfying as in Killing Floor 2, but the gameplay is not as solid as it should be.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battalion Wars 2 is, just like its predecessor, a decent game which has good online functionality next to its single player mode. The controls are smooth and the developer has made its own graphic uniqueness. The largest disadvantage about the game is that everything could be a bit more challenging.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overlord II has refreshing and well designed levels and the multiplayer modes give the game meat. However, a frustrating camera, unstable framerate and crude humour take away from the experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Reus is a very good, well balanced game. The developers understand the essence of a godgame like no other and gave the genre a new twist. An original and challenging concept with which the Dutch Abbey Games put themselves on the map.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Paper Mario's first outing on a handheld device is pretty charming, but the paper is starting to tear. The lack of RPG-elements make the fights feel pointless and some strange decisions lead to frustrating moments. Despite all the stickers, his game doesn't stick.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky has got a lot of potential but stumbles in its efforts to bring you a great game. It offers you a fantastic and dynamic world in which you can freely roam. It even looks good. Unfortunatly the game also offers a lot of bugs and is the difficulty level is sometimes unfeasibly high. Nevertheless, if you fight your way past the flaws you will find something beautiful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Satellite Reign is an amazingly detailed game in cyberpunk setting. Sometimes it gets a bit too chaotic and the story is not as memorable, but the feel of the game and the moving gameplay are extraordinary good.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Disney Infinity tries to do a lot of things and through that complicates things. There is a lot of emphasis on the Toy Box mode that gives to much freedom, while the different adventures could’ve offered more in terms of freedom. Because of this the game never manages to get to the next level.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hohokum is a spiritual journey without a destination. It starts as an interactive screensaver, but slowly unfolds into a puzzle game. There are no hints, which is refreshing but ends up being feeling a a bit frustrating. It requires backtracking through a world in which navigation is cumbersome. That repetition detracts from the phenomenal design and soundtrack.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PopCap and Square-Enix come together to create a successful puzzle-RPG. The well thought out game mechanics ensure that you keep on playing to get another reward. On the other hand, the game costs a lot of time and after a few hours you can’t help but wonder what on earth you’ve been doing for the past couple of hours.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately this is not a new chapter in the main series, but it’s still a good effort for a on-rails shooter. It looks good, has lots of hidden items and the main story will last you close to nine hours. The Darkside Chronicles also has a fantastic multiplayer. Still, you can’t escape the feeling that it could’ve been so much more if it wasn’t on-rails.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Hustle Kings is a safe purchase for those who'd like a bar sport on the go. The experience isn't spotless, but the large amount of options and modes are greatly executed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The strong plot of this third episode in the Republique series creates more room for emotional side stories. It poses relevant questions about the role of the gamer itself. The stealthy gameplay is not new, but it is easy and most of all: what you do does not have a lot of consequences, which sometimes sells the intriguing story short.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trackmania DS shows that developer Firebrand Games can deliver a great product without spending a lot of time on an advertising campaign. The game scores on every front and gives an already crowed genre a new boost. Trackmania DS is a game that's worth your money if you take in account that the game offers no online mode.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metal Gear Solid reinvents itself in Ground Zeroes. The controls are tighter, the world bigger and Snake more adult. It's a great demo for The Phantom Pain, the real fifth installment. This game is overshadowed by its unsympathetic business model.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Actual fear and horror step aside for an especially serviceable focus on action. This isn't solely the case for the lonely players though. Cooperatively there's more than enough quality to extract from F.E.A.R. 3, which makes this part the real successor to the original. The game stays on its feet, even though the story is poorly told and lacks impact, which is more than mentionable nowadays.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is unfortunate that, with exception of the constitution and the present ages, the other innovations seem to bother Tropico 5. The dynasty mechanism is useless and is devoid of any personality. The multiplayer works when players work together peacefully, but falls apart once the game is approached as a competitive strategy game. Despite these setbacks, Tropico 5 does convince us. The core of the game was already strong and eras form a logical and organic progression in complexity. It is not the revolution that was promised, but Haemimont Games also get our vote of approval with part five of the series.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lovely, fun kartracer that’s worth playing alone or with friends. It may not be original, but the variety in tracks, recognizable characters and tight controls make this a great alternative for Mario Kart.
    • 75 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The comeback of Medal of Honor is more or less a success, although the game obviously is more traditional than some of it's younger competitors. The singleplayer paints a realistic picture of Afghanistan, but the scripting is pretty bad. The multiplayer is hard and fast and takes some getting used to. An enjoyable package.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though Cyber Sleuth can get a bit grindy, the systems and the story that come with it are fascinating enough to keep you occupied for hours. This is the perfect grindgame for those long summer nights.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is a fun platform and action game, but nothing more than that. It's a decent HD-reincarnation of The Sands of Time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jazzpunk is a rare comedian in games. As an adventure it doesn’t have much to offer, but the game succeeds in its primary goal: surprising its audience and getting them to laugh.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fallout 4 was a strong game, but it had some weak spots when it came to the visuals, the challenge, the storytelling and the RPG elements. Bethesda obviously listened to the critique, as Far Harbor actually is a tad better than the original game.