Gamer.nl's Scores

  • Games
For 1,920 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 61% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Fallout 3
Lowest review score: 10 Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
Score distribution:
1,920 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Props to 2K Games for delivering such a strong sequel. Bioshock 2 offers an absorbing experience, runs smoothly, plays like a dream and has a fantastic story. This is how games that are driven by stories should be. Already one of the best games of 2010.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    80 Days depends solely on its story, a travel log that described your personal journey in great detail. Even though its an interactive novel, there is greater consequence to your actions than in any TellTale-game. Every playthrough of 80 Days is different and completely personal, making this a unique experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Sorcery!-series brings the magic of game books to phones and tablets, with charming images and a strong story. Sorcery! plays like an RPG but thanks to its enthralling storyline and oppressive moments more personal and more exciting than many games in that genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When the bullets pass by your ears, mortars fall on your hiding spot and tanks open fire on you, you know enough: you’re in a Battlefield-game. Bad Company 2 delivers with a superb multiplayer, perhaps making it the best online shooter currently available. The singleplayer isn’t as polished, but we can forgive the developer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Left Behind is the perfect DLC. It’s not extra padding, doesn’t feel like it but comes across more like closure for a nearly perfect game. Left Behind enlarges the world with seemingly small additions that are so much more than an extra level.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With excellent controls, a good amount of modes and a great gameplay experience, this Wii version scores better than its competitors. It's the best golf sim to date.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For only 800 Microsoft Points you'll get one of the greatest adventure games of all time, complete with spoken dialogue and brushed up visuals. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition offers fans as well as newcomers hours of gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rayman: Origins feels refreshing, even on the Vita, with amazing graphics and carefully thought out platform action. The cooperative mode got replaced by a ghost mode, which is disappointing, but also the best decision Ubisoft could've made. On the road this mode is easy to pick up and play, which is essential for a handheld game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When the bullets pass by your ears, mortars fall on your hiding spot and tanks open fire on you, you know enough: you’re in a Battlefield-game. Bad Company 2 delivers with a superb multiplayer, perhaps making it the best online shooter currently available. The singleplayer isn’t as polished, but we can forgive the developer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you dislike Japan, J-Pop or anything that has to do with this country, The World Ends With You will appeal to you.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Torchlight 2 is a giant leap forward when comparing it to its predecessor. Huge improvements have been made to every aspect of it, but it doesn't innovate within the genre. Still, Torchlight 2 manages to present itself as the best loot game of the year, especially considering its price tag.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham Knight is not just the best Batman-game and the best comic book game ever, the game also has one of the most fun open worlds we've ever seen in videogame history. Rocksteady perfected its formula, but did take it a bit too far with the Batmobile.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Pokémon X and Y, GameFreak finally delivers on the big promise: a Pokémon game in which the pocket monsters actually come to life. That the game is also filled to the brim with content, makes X and Y the ultimate Pokémon generation.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's little to complain about here. The singleplayer, multiplayer and zombie-mode ensure you won't be able to put down your controller for a long time to come. Black Ops isn't just a great game, it's a great Call of Duty. A bigger compliment can't be given to Treyarch.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ori and the Blind Forest underlines that shape and content should not always be seen separately. The visual style plays its own part in how the story unfolds, the gameplay evolves and the level design challenges. Unfortunately this game asks for a platform precision that is nearly unreachable.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Thirty Flights of Loving is as refreshing as it is alienating. The series of short scenes take you on a bizarre roller coaster ride, on which you unfortunately have little influence.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If there's anything to take away from our previous The Witcher 2-review is that this is an amazing role-playing game. It was one of the most ambitious PC-games of last year, and this is an excellent port.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blizzard's first Free to Play-game offers depth without becoming complex. It takes players seriously and is very playable without spending (a lot of) money. Atmosphere, speed and great sound effects make for fast yet satisfying games, where luck and tactics go hand in hand.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Stanley Parable analyses, comments on, laughs at and loves games and their narrative ambitions. The result is this phenomenal meta game that makes you laugh and think at the same time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Props to 2K Games for delivering such a strong sequel. Bioshock 2 offers an absorbing experience, runs smoothly, plays like a dream and has a fantastic story. This is how games that are driven by stories should be. Already one of the best games of 2010.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Castle Doombad is funny, addicting and original enough to keep tower defense fans entertained for hours. If you’re looking for a new addiction, then Castle Doombad is your game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blizzard sets a new standard for the hack and slash genre with Diablo III. All conventional game elements like a smooth and fast-paced combat system, leveling up and the huge amount of variation in enemies already make for a complete and good game. Original attacks, challanging bosses and a nifty rewards system lift Diablo III to the next level and leaves the competition to bite its dust. The improved accesiblity makes the game slightly too easy though, especially in the start.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fight Night Round 4 is more authentic than previous games. It chooses realism over action packed gameplay, which might scare off some fans of the franchise.
    • 88 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Buy LittleBigPlanet and you won't have to nag about the lack of games for the Vita again. It's an ingenious platformer, a collection of arcade games and a huge app store in one. All these elements make a creative and artsy whole, and its beauty is astounding. Even if you don't like what's already there, you can just create what you would enjoy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Who gets grumpy from the sound of screaming birds, can skip Angry Birds Star Wars without thinking twice. The base of the game remains unchanged, but its looks have been altered. Whoever perfected previous Angry Birds-games and started showing symptoms of withdrawal, can prepare himself for fun game-nights with pigs and birds from a galaxy far, far away.
    • 88 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With new activities and subtle changes to the base concept offers New Leaf a very addicting forest-adventure that rises above its predecessors. No day feels the same, because the game makes subtle suggestions at the right times to prevent a drag from setting in to your virtual life. One day you’re collecting money for charitable works, the next you’ll be completing a museum collection or shaking a coconut tree. Everything you’re doing feels like an adventure you sought out on your own, which is a pretty impressive achievement for a game with such a soft and pleasant exterior.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The ending of The Witcher 2 makes for a very big let-down. But rest assured: the rest of the game transcends all of the RPG-standards that were made over the last few years. It still eats away at us though, that the game could have scored an easy ten out of ten.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    NBA 2K13 is once again the game any basketball lover should own. The gameplay is very refined, it's filled to the brim with authenticity and there are enough modes to keep you playing for a year. The presentation has also been raised to new heights, with the help of Jar-Z, and manages to suck you into the game even if basketball isn't quite your thing. NBA 2K13 is an example for every other sports game and every sports enthusiast should give this game a chance.