Gamer.nl's Scores

  • Games
For 1,678 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 10 Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
Score distribution:
1,678 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even on PC Max Payne 3 is an excellent game. You have the option to crank up the graphics to higher levels and the action is just a little bit more intense with mouse controls. Rockstar delivered with a great port, which misses some refinements with its multiplayer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DJ Hero is all about one thing: experiencing music, that one moment where you are totally in the zone and the music becomes part of you. With 93 great mashups that is no problem at all.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's on like Donkey Kong once more! This game just oozes the vibe of the old platformgames, and in some ways it feels even more fluid than the original series. The co-op doesn't add much though and the rolling and blowing that you can activate by shaking the Wii-controller sometimes feels contrived or downright irritating.
    • 87 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Icebreaker breaks the ice for Rovio Stars. Its fundamentals are not unlike Angry Birds and Bad Piggies, which come with wildly addicting and easy to get into puzzle gameplay in Icebreaker. But Viking Voyage is more complete and diverse than those games, because it manages to surprise with new puzzle concepts again and again, even though it's so recognizable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tearaway flourishes because of the Vita's control option. They guarantee a good platformer that'll let you reshape and destroy the environment by touching it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hello Nintendo!! Finally a good game on the Nintendo Wii and you don't give it any attention. Zack & Wiki rocks and we want more!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 is a great soccer game, and this goes for the new versions as well. Not only is it prettier, but it plays better. EA doesn't do away with existing issues though.
    • 87 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hyrule is a world where you want to be in. It’s so beautiful, with countless interesting people and exciting dungeons. So it’s no surprise that playing Spirit Tracks is truly a pleasure. The fighting, riding the train or solving puzzles: it’s all great to do. Spirit Tracks is a fantastic new addition to the series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dirt 2 looked like it was becoming a pimped out version of the first game, with emphasis on the spectacle. But Codemasters once again delivers a formidable racer. Great graphics combined with challenging gameplay and an excellent racing experience make Dirt 2 a worthy successor.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it's a remake of a 2003 game, it is well-done. The added multiplayer is a real treat and its charm is everlasting.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon SoulSilver and HeartGold are good role playing games. Only the lack of originality will offend some players. In the end, these remakes are pretty much the best and most balanced Pokémon-games out there.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beautiful graphics, well thought through humour and addictive gameplay that will offer hours and hours of gameplay. That's what you'll get if you buy Little King's Story. It's a mystery why you can't point your Wiimote and give a character a simple order, but in the end the game will even put a smile on the face of the biggest sourpuss.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rayman goes from 3D to 2D but gains charm and quality in the progress. The hand-drawn levels are beautiful and well animated, the music has rhythm that compliments the gameplay and playing the game with two, three or four players is hectic in a good way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Reaper of Souls is actually the patch that fans have been waiting for since they first finished Diablo 3. Despite it only has one new chapter, it's been filled to the brim with cool new elements. Its trump card is Adventure Mode: a well executed remix of the existing content that makes replaying the levels feel fresh and useful.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Developer Game Freak shows with Pokémon Black & White that they can appeal to the veteran as well as the starting Pokémon trainer. Although the game is way too easy for the veteran Pokémon trainer, it does offer completely new and beautifully crafted environments, with an overload of new Pokémon, techniques, strategies and the triple battles are a valuable addition to the game. But because they're still too basic, Black & White aren't better than Diamond & Pearl.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wipeout HD is the new definition of HD gaming. The high quality of detail and coolness seems to drip of your screen. And the best part is that the gameplay doesn't even suffer from all of this. Only renewal is something that you won't get for the asking price of Wipeout HD.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dirt 2 looked like it was becoming a pimped out version of the first game, with emphasis on the spectacle. But Codemasters once again delivers a formidable racer. Great graphics combined with challenging gameplay and an excellent racing experience make Dirt 2 a worthy successor.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best lightgun-shooter on the Wii, and that's saying a lot. The graphics are a little dated, even for the Wii, but the gameplay is all the more satisfying. Hardcore gamers who want to perfect their high scores might be offended by the long levels, but everyone else will really enjoy themselves here.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    You'll curse Spelunky, you'll want to throw your controller through the TV out of anger, but there is something about it that will pull you back in, time and time again. The game challenges you to constantly make choices and set new priorities, the level design is fantastic and makes for a new experience every time, but most of all: skill and perseverance get rewarded. Spelunky might seem a little bit unfair at times, but with every death it teaches you a lesson. Lose yourself in the wondrous, underground world and emerge as a better player.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    We use the word Epic a lot in our reviews and that is simply the best description that we can give for most of the scenes in Resistance 2. On the outside, the game isn't the best you can get nowadays, but thankfully the main focus of the developer wasn't the engine. Instead they made a epic ten hour lasting singleplayer adventure, an interesting multiplayer and a co-op mode. The sheer amount of players than can battle each other in either one of the two multiplayer modes has never been seen before on a console and will make the game even last longer.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flower is a more than welcome addition to the PlayStation Store with a truly unique type of gameplay. This, in combination with a very artistic environment and a easy to learn control scheme, make of Flower almost a magical game. After completing the seven levels the only thing that remains is the need for more.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Europa Universalis IV looks complex, but under the initial layer of screens and numbers there’s a game that takes you on a wondrous journey through Europe’s history. Whoever dares to dive into this game will be rewarded with challenging gameplay that’ll keep you entertained for hundreds of hours.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pikmin 3 feels like the next step in the franchise: a perfectly balanced game that’ll easily keep you occupied for fifteen hours with a very satisfying learning curve. Everything is also nicely polished with graphics that’ll suddenly have you produce copious amounts of saliva. Still, a cooperative mode would’ve been nice. Pikmin also don’t follow you as well as they should all the time. These are tiny stains on one of the best Wii U games to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is an impressive port of the PS3 classic. The new levels made by Sony Cambridge are filled with fantasy and smart puzzles. Still, the game could have done with a few more levels, because the level editor might be a bit too deep for the PSP. Still, all the charm from its big brother is still present here and it’s one of the best and most original games you can buy for the handheld.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fluid dynamics of Pixeljunk Shooter touch something that is inside every human. The satisfaction of setting up a chain reaction and and letting all elements interact almost can't be topped. The addition of a co-op mode only adds more to the fun. The low difficulty and the omission of a level editor is a bit unsatisfactory.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wow! Codemasters managed to invent the golden formula for a racing game. The intensity, the recklessness and all the cool cars make GRID awesome.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story and world of Bayonetta don’t make sense in any way, but that’s the point. It’s a chain of strange, spectacular moments in incoherent surroundings. It’s a parody of other action games, but it also sets the new standard for those same games. It’s that good.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic finale of this colourful franchise. The story is pure genius, the action well thought out and the puzzles offer a lot of challenge. Let’s hope Insomniac Games keeps offering ways for us to enjoy this virtual world, perhaps through a subfranchise. We can’t miss the great one-liners from Captain Quark or the visual beauty and exotic weapons!