Gamer.nl's Scores

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For 2,253 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 Kerbal Space Program
Lowest review score: 10 Balls of Fury
Score distribution:
2253 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soulstorm is a good addition which expands the lifetime of Dawn of War. The expansion is standalone and still all races are playable in single player. This makes the game very attractive for players who haven't gotten the original game. When it comes to graphics and gameplay, not many things have changed. But the huge possibilities in skirmish and multiplayer compensate for it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In The Flame in the Flood you have to deal with a long, tempestuous river. Whenever possible, you check out islands for food or drinks. As survival game The Flame in the Flood is very impressive, but after six hours you will probably have experienced all there is to this game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Blues and Bullets is ambitious, but messy. The design is interesting and the setting promising, but the story is based on too many cliches and unimpressive dialogues. A Crowd of Monsters have shown what it is capable of, without really persuading gamers into loving Blues and Bullets.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This game is meant to be played with three other people. With two or on your own, it is a boring affair. With 1800 different questions and a bunch of moviescenes, you can definitely have fun for a few nights, especially if you and your friends are movie-lovers. If you're not that much at home with the cinema, this game isn't meant for you.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PES 2011 3D is a typical launch title, that practically begs for a sequel. The base is strong, but on a lot of points, unrefined. From the very get go you'll be able to tell that more development time would have benefited this game in many ways, but for now, it's a nice taste of whatever awaits us in the future.
    • 73 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Knytt Underground starts of very slowly and hardly convinces with its simple gameplay and a monotonously constructed adventure. It's also quite grating that the narrative context forms a departure in style from its otherwise pretty visualized levels. But in the third chapter of the game, developer Nifflas's creation comes into its own. It turns out to offer a wonderfully balanced challenge by letting players explore a huge world filled with inventive puzzles and fun platfoming action.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Wars Battlefront offers a lot of cool moments, gives you that warm fuzzy Star Wars feeling and is pure perfection when it comes to visuals and sound effects. However, the fact that there is not much depth to it, nor a lot of content, makes Battlefront a smaller game than we were hoping for.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We can recommend Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans to both Dragon Ball-fans and RPG-enthusiasts. The story is well told, the turn-based fighting system is top notch and the ability to customize your characters on many levels is a great addition. You do however need to take the slow pace of the game and a vast amount of text for granted, because the game never powers up to its true potential.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    ​​Disney Infinity 2.0 offers the same gameplay as the first one, but with a few fun tweaks like flying and the skill tree. It's not perfect. The figurines stand for an expensive experience and the starter kit offers a very short Play Set.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    War of the Roses attempts to make you feel like an actual knight who takes part in enormous battles in the middle-ages. Once you master the gameplay you can become the hero of the battlefield, if your timing was correct and you're not lacking any tactical insight. War of the Roses rewards you well for these traits, but that doesn't make it a great game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The slow gameplay and sensitive controls ensure that Gravity Crash isn’t for everyone. When you take the time to master the controls, you’ll get a game with very deep gameplay and warm, vector-like graphics that are a joy to watch. Both the multiplayer and the level editor lengthen the experience.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bugbear is back, and how! They magically transformed the Ridge Racer-franchise to a Hollywood blockbuster on steroids, without losing track of the race-element. Unbounded is challenging, fast, varied and offers sufficient options to play it again, and again, and again.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    House of Wolves offers more than The Dark Below, but it does play it safe.. Especially when it comes to gameplay, House of Wolves does not offer anything new like in the Raids. But the content injection is a great thing for diehard Destiny-players, especially the Player versus Player-types.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mirror of Fate is a good game. Take Lords of Shadow, cut the playing time in half, limit the third dimension to an optical illusion and what remains is an action adventure game that plays like a dream. The only real concession that was made is a story that hardly adds anything, which makes this feel more like a spin-off. That's a shame, because it was supposed to be the link between Lords of Shadow and LoS 2.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead Rising 4 is an amazing game that gives you the opportunity to go ballistic on hordes of zombies. But, it does not offer a lot more than just that.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even in this remaster, Beyond still offers shallow gameplay and a storyline that simply does not excite us. No matter how you look at it (from a movie or a game perspective), this is a big fail.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tricky Towers is a lot better than other party games, especially with three others it is a curse fest (in a good way!). Playing alone is hardly any fun though.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bully offers a wide and open world in which you can roam freely. Ad some freaky characters and a one of a kind feel and you'll get bully. Too bad the game lost some of its powers over the last two years and that the overal look and gameplay of Bully feels a little outdated. If you've never played Bully you'll probably will have a blast, otherwise it's best to save some of that money for one of the other hundred or so titles that will be released this winter.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy Type-0 takes the best from traditional Final Fantasy games and adds risky innovations. The result is a deep title that is really hard to put down. Not that it's perfect because it's really hard to love all that beautiful content under its ugly presentation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very nice shoot 'em up with gorgeous graphics. It's a shame that de difficulty level is a quite unbalanced and that the multiplayer is absent.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    RACE Pro wasn't easy to judge. On one hand it offers a very distinct and unique type of gameplay that we've never seen before on the Xbox 360. On the other hand the game doesn't do a lot of good in particular areas and it has a somewhat unfinished feeling hanging over it. Only a true race fanatic can play the game without getting annoyed. If you 're not, just stick to Forza 2.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anno 2205 is the city-builder that the community was waiting for. 2205 is transparent and easy to learn for beginners, but it still has the soul of the Anno franchise, full of complexity, duration and that gorgeous atmosphere.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Commanders is a fine addition to Xbox LIVE Arcade. Not only does this game fall under the genre that has a lacklustre presence on Microsoft's online service, it is also an excellent title in itself. If you like Advance Wars on the DS, this game will be right up your alley. The graphics make the game feel fresh and give it its own face.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overlord is still a very nice game a year after the original release. The graphics are a bit dated though, and the PlayStation 3 version isn't adding anything really fresh from the original, even though the developers had plenty of time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Trash Panic is typical Japanese. It has a weird but touching style, a difficulty level that will make you break your controller in half and has the same addiction level of the hardest of hard drugs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The dungeons and the stories might feel a bit bland, the fighting system in Tales of Zestiria is powerful. This is more of a good action title than a good RPG, and it will take a lot of willpower to struggle your way through those dungeons to get to the sweet spot of the game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Naruto: Clash of a Ninja Revolution is a very entertaining fighting game. The combat system works just fine and the storyline is pretty compelling. Too bad that the game doesn't have a lot of improvements over the last Naruto, making it a game that does little to renew the series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Journey Down is so heavily inspired by the LucasArts-adventures of fifteen years ago, that you'd almost call it plagiarism. But that's good news, because dear old uncle George doesn't make them anymore. Unfortunately, just the first chapter is available. And by the time the world and story manage to grab you, it's over.