Gamer.nl's Scores

  • Games
For 2,244 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 3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Guild Wars 2
Lowest review score: 10 Balls of Fury
Score distribution:
2244 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are really too few game elements in The Walking Dead to justify calling it a game. Its amazing world, great voice actors and the tough decisions it throws at you constantly will have you completely forget about this though. It's a compelling story that grabs you from the opening of the game and doesn't let go until its controversial ending in the last chapter. The intelligent choice-system gives you the feeling that you're creating your own story, which is why you'll lose yourself in the characters in no-time. It never gets really challenging, but for those who enjoy a good story, it's a great enrichment of the Walking Dead-universe.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As fans know, you can’t judge Rez just upon its gameplay premises. That would be the same as reducing the Nightwatch by Rembrandt to the type of paint and the material of the canvas. Instead, the game formula is onlya means to convey something that is more than a typical game experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Demon's Souls offer plenty of satisfaction to players that don't want to be guided through every challenge they encounter. The rich, deep gameplay make this a pure action-RPG.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The promises Obsidian made definitely came true. Pillars of Eternity is the ultimate ode to RPG classics like Baldur's Gate, but it does have its own unique style to bring to the table.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some new features Fable 2 remains 'just' a sequel, with a lot of the same flaws from the first installment. As a player you'll have to look for a perfect balance between the storyline and exploring the game enviroment. Otherwise the game will probably end with you only seeing the half of it. But, in all, Fable 2 offers a great adventure, on which you can float away over the lush grounds of Albion.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Beatles: Rock Band has become the ultimate Beatles experience. You can feel the passion Harmonix has put into this game by looking at it. It provides a feeling of Beatlemania for everyone who weren’t around when The Fabulous Four were so popular. Despite the more casual approach compared to previous Rock Band titles and the lack of some favourite songs, The Beatles: Rock Band is an example of how music games centered around specific bands should be.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Five Card Quest is one of the slowest games we have played this year, but that does not mean it is boring. You have to think about every detail and that makes fights exciting.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brotherhood shows that Ubisoft has found the heart and soul of this series. A variety of missions, Rome as a playground and an impressive multiplayer make this one of the more engaging games of 2010. A couple of mistakes keep this game from becoming a classic.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tired of zombies in games? Left 4 Dead 2 makes the done-to-death genre come to life once more! Compared to the original, this sequel is better in every way. The weapons, settings, multiplayer: everything in Left 4 Dead 2 is near-perfect. There’s still no room for single players though, the game is all about working together. But that’s exactly what makes the game so incredible.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even people who dislike zombies will probably change their minds after playing Left 4 Dead. The game offers much more than just killing zombies by the hundred. It offers lots and lots of gameplay with an unique combination of a tactical shooter with good old fashioned humour.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Souls 3 is the perfect ender for FromSoftware's praised trilogy. The game combines the best elements from the other games into one awesome package.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hot Pursuit is back and you can't ignore it. And why would you? Criterion took the best parts of the Need for Speed-series and created one of the most enjoyable and progressive racing games of the year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great addition to GTA IV and The Lost and Damned. The trailer made us think that the fun, over the top gameplay of San Andreas was making a return, and while the end result doesn’t offer that, the story, characters, humor and the unbelievable amount of detail are still to be topped in any other game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fez
    On its surface, Fez looks to be a simple, charming puzzle platformer with a cool three-dimensional twist. Dive deeper into this wondrous world full of pretty pictures and beautiful chip tunes music, and it'll reveal a second game within Fez: a brilliant puzzle game that gets under your skin and can keep you staring at the screen for hours on end.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero has become even more user friendly. The experienced player will have a problem with the minor flaws and the lack of improvements. As a party game Guitar Hero 5 has succeeded.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 11 doesn't reinvent the genre. It does however take the astonishing fundament of the past versions and polishes the experience by adding some excellent new features and changes. Is it the best footie so far? Maybe. Is it an extraordinary game? Without a doubt.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The cooperation between developer Team Bondi and publisher Rockstar led to an amazing final product, in which characters and plot twists take centre stage, with MotionScan as the director. Of course it includes action in the form of fire fights and chase sequences, but L.A. Noire should be played for its atmosphere, many intrigues and the fact that you can get wonderfully caught up in that web.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Space has enough new elements to make a memorable experience out of it. The lack of a HUD, the use of telekenetic powers and the original weapons all contribute to that. Even the setting, a spaceship, is done so well that there is enough variety in the environments. The controls could have been a bit more direct, but Dead Space is still a perfect way to have a few scary nights.
    • 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!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dishonored plays like a dream. Whether you're jumping from roof to roof unseen, stopping time with magical powers, going berserk like gunman Terry or sneaking up on someone for a silent kill, it all makes sense. The unlimited freedom feels great. Dishonored doesn't rise to greater heights due to its story. It's being told, but you never really experience it. Consequences of your actions are only heard, not seen.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown lives up to its expectations, mostly, and is a successful remake of the 1992 strategy classic. Strategically the game is still as deep and challenging as it used to be, but don't expect a direct copy of the original. It's more accessible, options are more limited and the gameplay is faster. This is good news though, because it provides XCOM: Enemy Unknown with a modern look, while the strong concept of the original remains intact. It can, without a doubt, be recognized as one of the best strategy games of the year.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Monument Valley lures in all kinds of players with beautiful, artsy levels with a great game world. In that world M.C. Escher's laws of nature reign: floors are ceilings and walls are doors. Monument' Valley is a fairytale with perspective.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The games on this disc aren't altered that much, but Metal Gear Solid 2, 3 and Peace Walker are still amongst the best action games you can play right now. Still, the first Metal Gear Solid is the best game in the series and is truly missed here.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just forget the unsurprising singleplayer and you have the best online shooter available right now. Battlefield 3 has so much content that every shooter fanatic will have something to do. The detailed maps, deep gameplay and jawdropping graphics make this the best Battlefield ever.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If Dead Space was a prototype, then this sequel is the finished product. Dead Space 2 loses some of the frightening charm of the original, but the end result is a much more varied and solid experience.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Beatles: Rock Band has become the ultimate Beatles experience. You can feel the passion Harmonix has put into this game by looking at it. It provides a feeling of Beatlemania for everyone who weren’t around when The Fabulous Four were so popular. Despite the more casual approach compared to previous Rock Band titles and the lack of some favourite songs, The Beatles: Rock Band is an example of how music games centered around specific bands should be.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The cooperation between developer Team Bondi and publisher Rockstar led to an amazing final product, in which characters and plot twists take centre stage, with MotionScan as the director. Of course it includes action in the form of fire fights and chase sequences, but L.A. Noire should be played for its atmosphere, many intrigues and the fact that you can get wonderfully caught up in that web.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Peggle is a well thought of puzzle concept. A transition to Xbox Live Arcade doesn't change that. If you haven't had the pleasure to play a Peggle game, now is your chance to try it out for a very nice price. But if you're already the proud owner of the PC version, use those points on something else.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlefield 1 is an excellent game, thanks to the awesome setting. The characters and the well-written story make the singleplayer just as worth while as the multiplayer. We are impressed.