Gamer.nl's Scores

  • Games
For 2,262 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 2.9 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 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
2262 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    De Blob 2 is a platform adventure game in which you paint grim looking locations in all sorts of funky looking colours. Its luscious details and graceful design make it pure eye candy. That makes it all the more painful when you discover the monotonous nature of De Blob 2. The artificial difficulty in the form of a clock increases this painful sensation even more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mafia II's strong points are the story and believable gameworld, as well as an authentic atmosphere. Unfortunately the game doesn't take enough risk and as a result makes less impact than the original. Players don't get enough freedom to come up with their own creative solutions during missions. It also doesn't help that there is a lot of filler during the missions.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Ocean is a good game. But nothing more than that. Because of the outdated graphics it will probably never enter the top of the JRPG genre. Nevertheless, real JRPG fans will be drawn by the strong storyline and the unique gameplay elements and will get enough in return for their interest in the game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Syndicate shows a lot of potential, but never seems to come out of its shell. For that, it just feels all too familiar. It delivers on a delightful atmosphere though, and the coöp mode will keep players busy for a couple of intense hours. A fine snack, but definitely not the cult classic the old Syndicate was.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The heart of Dead or Alive 5, an accessible and fantastic fighting system, is still great after a few improvements were administered. Combined with its graphical prowess, that's really all its got going for it. There's not much content, no innovations and our online experience was disastrous. Who doesn't want to play against his friends is golden, but there isn't much else to get excited about.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We can't help but compare PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale to Nintendo's Super Smash Brothers, even though it's not very relevant. Battle Royale creates its own identity quite well by providing great and addicting gameplay. It is far from perfectly polished, but in its base is a gameplay concept that guarantees days and days of fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puzzle Quest 2 improves the Puzzle Quest formula in almost every way and makes us forget the mediocre Puzzle Quest: Galactrix.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This is a nice RPG and a bad MMO. The game is playable without subscriptions and it offers a lot of content to explore. Playing together with other gamers still is not really working properly. It is too bad this game does not impress, even though the development system for characters and the PvP are fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Behind the cuddly exterior of Armello, there is a pretty cool digital board game. There is nothing new here, as Armello picks things from different existing board games and puts them into one fun game. The games are too slow and luck is too much of a factor in Armello to make it really enjoyable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Arma 3 makes big steps forward with a huge world and more vehicles and weapons. This time around its trump card is Steam workshop integration though, making downloading mods effortless. A smart move by Bohemia Interactive because it are those mods that will give Arma 3 its long lifespan. Unfortunately Arma 3 is quite inaccessible and doesn't seem to grow along with modern game design on certain fronts. Space time and perseverance are your best friends here, until Bohemia's support starts paying off.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The developer of The Real Texas was hell-bent on creating an ode to classics, while missing perfection and consistency. The humor is lame enough to actually annoy you and graphically it fails to do anything special. That a few of the best games ever, like Zelda or Ultima, are used as a source of inspiration, doesn't turn this into a good game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Free Time is so uninspiring compared to some other Sims add-ons. The combination of developing your hobbies, making a career and maintaining your Sims is a difficult one. The add-on adds little to the concept. Only for Sims-addicts.
    • 74 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PES 2009 has been beaten by FIFA 09. Of course, EA's game has made tremendous progress in this year's edition, but the fact is still that PES 2009 has little technical improvements above the previous editions. The game is still fun to play and not a faulty purchase, but Konami will need to rethink the concept to beat their competitor next time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Master of Orion is the perfect game for anyone who has never played a 4X-game, but veterans will not enjoy it as it misses the depth of modern 4X-titels. However, for newbies there is a lot to learn, an amazing design and an awesome soundtrack.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With a few quick new rides, gameplay types and other possibilities to enjoy cars in a huge open world, Wild Run is a good addition to The Crew. The price is a bit high though.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Never before has a Call of Duty game had this much potential. Ghosts plays like a dream, but there are many thing that degrade the experience. It struggles with some sloppy multiplayer issues, and aims for more action and spectacle instead of tactical teamwork. A lot of these issues will probably be addressed in the near future with a patch. We sincerely hope so, because Ghosts’s foundation is one that craves to be built upon.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Heroes 2 seems to be very limited. There is some fun to be had in the arcade-mode in singleplayer, but it lacks the option to play through with a friend. The game is the first online shooter for the Wii, and 32 players simultaniously at that. In combination with the excellent controls, Heroes 2 is a recommended purchase until the real shooters arrive on the system.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game means well but comes short in many ways. The simple graphics showing off peaceful backdrops combined with some relaxing music are the highlight of the experience, but the combat is too simple and boring and there’s too big of an emphasis on it. Plenty of good ideas that players don’t need to use during the game. A shame, really.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Army of Two: The 40th Day doesn’t hide that it's all about the cooperative game mode. But for a purely cooperative game, it is quite low on content. The other game modes might be decent, but have been done better by other games many times before. Army of Two: The 40th Day could have been the ultimate cooperative game, but failed because it wanted to be everything else as well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In a world of ultra short hyper active single player campaigns, Killzone: Shadow Fall delivers a contemporized piece of excitement, that manages to leave a nice taste in your mouth after eight hours of action. The multiplayer simply keeps you going for quite a while longer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Saboteur had a lot of potential thanks to the unique setting, but this hasn’t resulted in a good game. The story never gets really interesting and the gameplay is too bare-bones to really make an impression. Not a great farewell for Pandemic Studios.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Be careful what you wish for. Everyone who wondered why ModNation Racers wasn't a LittleBigPlanet game to begin with, gets an answer. LittleBigPlanet Karting misses a lot of the elements present in ModNation Racers, a few of which are spunk, depth, well implemented social elements and well-built editors for karts and racers. Even the narration of Stephen Fry can't save this disaster.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game makes you feel euphoric and disappointed at the same time. Flying is amazing, but the story line is so short and does not do the mysterious setting any justice. A pity, cause Paris is formidable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Bethesda's mega-RPG already has so much to offer that an extra storyline doesn't feel like a real expansion. For those who've seen everything in Skyrim, Dawnguard might be nice, boasting a few new and pretty areas. Unfortunately, it doesn't feel like a complete expansion like Shivering Isles was for Oblivion, which is why it's also a bit expensive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shapist takes a classic form of puzzles and gives it a modern spin. The puzzles are challenging and the distraction minimal, making this one of the purest puzzles games on iOS. This also makes it incredibly hard; it could’ve used some hints and tips.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This free-to-play 'build-your-own-game'-game is pretty straight forward. The public beta is almost identical to the end product. There are already some amazing home build games to play, but if you want to build your own levels, you will probably be spending some money.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    We were hoping that this would be a game that we could easily pick up, play and enjoy, but When Vikings Attack's appeal doesn't last long. Even getting it on the PlayStation 3 as well as the vita for the same price doesn't justify what you spend on it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    LEGO: Pirates of the Caribbean is full of beautiful environments and funny situations. But every time you try to enjoy them, your fun is spoiled by hindering mistakes made while polishing the game. Especially the unclear puzzles and the lacking platforming-sections make the game unnecessarily frustrating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Race On is one of the best simulation racers, but Simbin should take a good look at their series and perhaps breathe some new life in it. There’s little change here and the game could use the option to damage your cars.