Gamer.nl's Scores

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For 2,317 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 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Score distribution:
2317 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game that sold 24 million copies is being re-released on the 3DS, with extra functions, three dimensional images and horribly cute kittens. It looks like Nintendogs + Cats will turn out to be another success, because the concept remains unchanged. Also, the dogs might have actually become cuter. It's a shame though, that the cats hardly have the amount of options that the dogs do.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Armageddon contains loads of potential: it has delightful weapons and allows for amazing amounts of destructibility. This potential hardly comes to fruition though, as the game degrades itself to a claustrophobic and cliché-filled hallway-shooter. A few fun vehicle-sections and extra game-modes save this title from getting an insufficient grade.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puzzle Quest is without doubt the best puzzelgame on the Wii. The different elements from various genres come together here to create a very unique product. The game is long enough to offer value for your money, but it is a shame that the online-mode is missing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You Must Build a Boat does not really renew, but it does expand. Puzzling is more fun because there are constant add-ons for your boat that come with little bonuses. Other than that it is pretty similar to its predecessor.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wolfenstein has two sides. Sometimes, there are an awful lot of Nazi’s and there’s bullets flying right past you all the time, immersing you in the game. Other times, you just wish you could blast a bullet through main character B.J. Blazkowicz’s own head after walking through another boring alley in Isenstadt. Nevertheless, the biggest part of Wolfenstein was played with a big grin on our face. It’s a decent addition to a classic franchise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jak and Daxter are finally back, but the quality of the gameplay in The Lost Frontier isn’t quite up there with the games on the PlayStation 2. The game tries to hide this by swapping different styles of gameplay very often, but this only ensures that the platforming isn’t getting the attention it deserves. However, the presentation is of high quality and it lifts this game above the average.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Do you love zombies? Then you can live out your fantasy on this tropical island, bashing their faces in and cutting their bodies with baseball bats, knives and guns. But that's all there is to do in Dead Island. The different genres that are combined here don't gel together so well and the game has no story whatsoever. Dead Island doesn't deliver on its premise, but hey, it does have thousands of zombies, and that makes it somewhat fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game that sold 24 million copies is being re-released on the 3DS, with extra functions, three dimensional images and horribly cute kittens. It looks like Nintendogs + Cats will turn out to be another success, because the concept remains unchanged. Also, the dogs might have actually become cuter. It's a shame though, that the cats hardly have the amount of options that the dogs do.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Pure fun is what Anarchy Reigns aims for with its combat-system and chaotic game-modes. And if we solely look at a few of the multiplayer modes it somewhat achieves its aspirations. But even if you're expecting a shallow beat 'm up, Anarchy Reigns lacks polish, charisma and flow. Things we've come to expect from developer Platinum Games. It never seems to be able to keep its own chaotic content in check, which makes this an expendable experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Alps in Steep are both exciting and relaxing. It is so much fun to spend hours and hours on your snowboard in these amazing looking mountains. There is not a lot to complain about, apart from the paragliding which is just not the same as going skiing or snowboarding.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Crimewave Edition offers a lot of content. Together with the familiar intense gameplay, this game is explosive and deep at the same time. Unfortunately the things that annoyed gamers two years ago are still there and that is a real shame.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As a Fallout themed management sim for short playing sessions, Fallout Shelter is a nice game to wait for the Fallout 4-release. However, as soon as you put more time in your vault, you will discover you will have to make contributions to Bethesda's vault first.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Styx is an entertaining stealth game with beautiful levels, but the gameplay is so frustrating that it is hard to really enjoy it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Shank is an old school side scrolling beat 'em up with a new lick of paint. The main character seems to have stepped out of a comic book. Shank has enough style, but unfortunately comes up short with substance. The game is short and doesn't offer any replayability next to the hard modus.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Surgeon Simulator 2013 is the QWOP of the year: a game that's hilarious because of the impossible controls and high difficulty. Accidentally dropping a running drill in a patients lung is something we've always wanted to do. We just hope we'll never have to get operated on by anyone who has played this game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hohokum is a spherical adventure without direction. What sets out as an interactive screensaver turns into a puzzle game without a manual. The lack of instructions feels refreshing at first, but it becomes a little frustrating when backtracking and difficult navigation become more prominent. This repetition distracts you from the phenomenal design and soundtrack.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lego Indiana Jones 2 searches for balance between all the previous Lego-games and the new elements introduced in this game. But the game never really feels like a classic. The Lego Creator, however, is fantastic. You can build whatever you want and that makes us very happy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game that sold 24 million copies is being re-released on the 3DS, with extra functions, three dimensional images and horribly cute kittens. It looks like Nintendogs + Cats will turn out to be another success, because the concept remains unchanged. Also, the dogs might have actually become cuter. It's a shame though, that the cats hardly have the amount of options that the dogs do.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Indie studio PaperSeven tries to tell an original story about children dealing with loss. However, the surrealistic graphic style and the clumsy gameplay keep this game from getting good.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is plenty to philosophize about regarding Tomodachi Life. It’s an alienating product of its own time: we’re dealing with a game where the player is forced, passive-aggressively, to take the role of voyeur. But as a game, Tomodachi Life is never really fun. Tomodachi Life is no more than a stiff repetition exercise that is intriguing, yet kind of boring.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Do you love zombies? Then you can live out your fantasy on this tropical island, bashing their faces in and cutting their bodies with baseball bats, knives and guns. But that's all there is to do in Dead Island. The different genres that are combined here don't gel together so well and the game has no story whatsoever. Dead Island doesn't deliver on its premise, but hey, it does have thousands of zombies, and that makes it somewhat fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Ironically enough this prison game convinces with its freedom. Every element is present for a satisfying escape. It does take some patience though.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shooting monkeys for points is what everything secretly wants. A game that will make you giggle at all its brilliant stupidity.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kona is an exciting game with an amazing atmosphere, that is tainted by a disappointing story and average tech. It is very enjoyable as a Canada simulator though, thanks to its mix of different genres.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thanks to a bunch of different game modes, multiplayer action and the possibility to create your own unique wrestler, WWE Legends of Wrestlemania turns out to be a very complete and over the top wrestling game. And if you add up the tons of content that you can unlock by throwing your opponent through the ring, it only gets better. The game is far from perfect, but if you dig sweaty men in spandex than you will dig WWE Legends of Wrestlemania.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game was worth waiting for. The action feels like Robocop meets Rambo with a little extra. Furthermore Bionic Commando features some references to the old game that will give the veteran a nostalgic feeling. The storyline and non linear gameplay spoil the fun a little bit, but in the end the game does exactly what is expected: shoot, stomp and swing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Armageddon contains loads of potential: it has delightful weapons and allows for amazing amounts of destructibility. This potential hardly comes to fruition though, as the game degrades itself to a claustrophobic and cliché-filled hallway-shooter. A few fun vehicle-sections and extra game-modes save this title from getting an insufficient grade.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Zeit 2 is a fresh, two-dimensional shooter. Playing with time ensures shooting everything in plain sight isn't the best tactic. This is a solid shooter with a slightly boring presentation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Retro City Rampage is a parody to practically all game clichés and at the same time a love-letter to the eighties and nineties. Developer Brian Provinciano delivers an ode to everything that was cool in his youth. If you grew up with the same things, RCR is fantastic. Take away the nostalgia, and it leaves a decent action game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There is a lot to explore in this game, but unfortunately putting LEGO and Marvel together simply does not mix too well. A few small errors make keep this game from feeling truly epic, but there is still enough to get out of it if you are a fan of Lego or Marvel.

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