Gamer.no's Scores

  • Games
For 1,007 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 20 The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
Score distribution:
1007 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Enslaved offers a truly fantastic experience, and I am having a hard time not recommending it to everyone I know, but its potential makes you wonder what could have been.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ride may be short, but it's a thrilling demonstration of the full game. The small town of Still Creek is an excellent example of the variation that can be had with the Dead Rising-formula.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though the combat aspects could be improved, The Secret World is an exciting and wonderful game waiting to be discovered. The setting mixes myths, realism and pop culture into a delightful stew and is definitely worth exploring. It is a modern MMO brimming with potential.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem: Awakening is the most accessible Fire Emblem game to date, but still manages to stay true to its core. With a wealth of customization options, tons of characters to meet, pair up and develop, and a rock solid strategy RPG foundation, it is easily one of the best games on the 3DS today.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SimCity is a game you can lose yourself in for hours at a time. It's a game where you can keep digging deeper and deeper in underlying systems and play a plethora of different ways. Mostly though, SimCity is a game where you can allow your creativity and organizational skills to work in tandem, just the way you wish.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just Cause 3 is a chaotic, over the top action game where a simple grenade could level an entire military base from the domino effect alone. It is a beautiful action movie in video game form, with a cool protagonist and an incredible attention to detail.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sequel to one of the most iconic Xbox 360 games does not disappoint. The boss fights may be terrible, but the rest of the game is gaming made fun, pure and simple. You won't have this much fun with dismemberment anywhere else.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sequel to one of the most iconic Xbox 360 games does not disappoint. The boss fights may be terrible, but the rest of the game is gaming made fun, pure and simple. You won't have this much fun with dismemberment anywhere else.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Who would have thought a game could make you believe you were taking part in an actual sport? Sports Champions does, and even with some quirks here and there, it's brilliant fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Grand Strategy simplified, but still grand. March of the Eagles gives the players clear victory conditions, a shorter time range and simplified economics and politics. This makes the game more focused, and easier to learn. Multiplayer against a group of friends is a blast.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The latest installment in the Kingdom Hearts saga gives us the best combat system yet. It's fast, it's fun, and it's deeply customizable. The story is bland, but you'll be too busy beating up enemies to bother.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid and emotional end to the series, and a game every adventure gamer should play. But not without having played the previous Blackwell games.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much like Link's Awakening before it, Majora's Mask takes familiar Legend of Zelda clichés and turns them on their heads. It still works as a Zelda game, while it feels fresh and new at the same time. In spite of being a fifteen year old game it holds up incredibly well, and the improvements made in the 3DS version only adds to the experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Total War: Warhammer redefines the series with this great fantasy entry, but not without caveats. While the battles are arguably more spectacular than earlier and the campaign is based on the traditional Total War formula, it does take some time getting into. The game focuses on few factions and more linear campaigns than ever before, but what is present is undeniably exciting, and bodes well for the future of the series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Persona Q takes the characters you know and love from the Persona series, puts them into a shady labyrinth and sends them into the fray of a tight, dungeon crawling package.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its lack of extra content, this version of Heroes III still manages to capture what made the original so great all those years ago.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its game mechanics being streamlined to cater the console-audience with a high tempo and a smaller set of statistics, Dragon Age II is still a massive role-playing adventure. With its immersive storyline and good class system, it its yet another Bioware game in the collection of great role-playing experiences.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Split/Second delivers loads of explosive fun. Unlike in many other racing games with weapons, Split/Seconds Powerplay-system rewards skill over luck, both for the attacker and the victim.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gods & Kings focuses on improving the already great experience that is to be found in the main mode of Civilization V. By adding a number of new civilizations and reinstating the concept of religion, Firaxis has made the game more diverse, especially for players who prefer not to take a militaristic approach.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    CounterSpy is stealthy, charming and clever, not only in its graphical style, but also in the way it handles the somewhat clichéd cold war spy drama gig.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As gamers we are taught that games should fit different formulas, game characters should be certain types, and stories should be told in certain ways. D4 refuses to accept the established methods and creates it's own rules like a drunk man on a focused mission. Sometimes it's good to let go of all inhibitions and join the drunk guy in his binge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Humoristic, self-aware and very polished MMO from Carbine. Fast-paced combat feels great, and the content gets harder and harder as the game goes along. End-game content can be a bit too hard to get access to, and the grind a bit too long.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The new Ratchet & Clank is great fun for all ages, with a crazy arsenal of weapons, great characters, extremely solid mechanics and an amazing visual style that ties everything nicely together. The story feels slightly rushed however, and the absence of multiple planets from the original game feels like a huge blow to the fans of the series. Still, this is a must-have for PlayStation 4 owners.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mirror's Edge: Catalyst is a step above its predecessor in almost every way. No, it's not perfect, but when everything seamlessly blends together – the parkour, the speed, the city, the gameplay and the graphics – this is an experience like no other.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    None of the experiences are without fault, but together they make for a perfect warm up for the next chapter in the Kingdom Hearts saga.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nier has one of the best casts ever seen. The constant bantering between the main characters is the perfect supplement to the frantic action where basic sword attacks are blended with massive magic attacks. Every so often Cavia turns everything upside down. Suddenly you'll be playing survival horror, a rail shooter, or possibly even a classic text adventure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Space 3 is focused more on the action than the scary part, but still a step in the right direction for the series. Isaac is on a mission, and many diverse areas make it an entertaining, varied story with plenty of exciting moments.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Broken Age is a smart, charming and funny throwback to the adventure games of yore. The characters defines the game, and come to life through clever writing, great voice acting and a gorgeous visual style. What holds the experience back is mostly a lackluster ending and increasingly obscure puzzles, the type you kinda need a guide, or immense trial and error, to figure out.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Solid gameplay combined with superheroes and villains make an interesting and enjoyable fighting game. A surprisingly lengthy and entertaining story makes you feel like you're part of a superhero movie, and the challenges will keep you coming back for more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Redout offers the speed and fluidity of a great futuristic racer, but lacks the polish and content required to be a truly great Wipeout successor.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shiftlings is a brilliant co-op puzzle game from Norway. The game let’s the players control two characters – one small and one big – through the very well designed and often challenging maps Shiftlings offers. The players can swap size at any time, and must combine gravity and the different sizes to overcome challenges. Shiftlings is hilarious with a friend, but lose a lot of its charm and fun if you’re on your own.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Endless Space 2 offers great political and administrative mechanics, but lacks compelling warfare and diplomacy systems.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's hard not to notice that the story is slow at times. Quantic Dream could easily have trimmed the fat during some of the longer sequences. At the same time the studio deserves praise for good digital acting and a script that is better than earlier attempts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lost Planet 2 is both infuriating and exhilarating in mostly equal measures. It has a long list of annoying issues, but when push comes to shove, playing online with a trio of friends is some of the best fun to be had.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Helping the little girl through her nightmarish tableaus is engaging if you are able to get invested in the absurdist universe. I was definitely able to do that during Murasaki Baby's couple of hours.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Picross 3D adds up nicely with an entertaining game with lots of hard nuts to solve." It should have been "Picross 3D adds up nicely with an entertaining game with lots of difficult puzzles to solve.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD features an engaging combat system and a great universe to explore, making for a stellar JRPG, with it a distinctive style and tone. However, the experience is hampered by too many protagonists, a clunky camera and the fact that the HD-remastering is less than optimal in oh so many different ways.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros U is a Mario game – through and through. In some ways, this is the best game in the "New"-series thus far, with well designed levels, a lengthy campaign, and a plethora of hidden secrets around every twist and turn. The game offers plenty. It's also pretty much the same game we played in 2009, with some small changes, and can at times seem superfluous.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid, fresh and addictive empire builder that is well worth playing for fans of the genre. But it needs more life and dynamic events, especially towards the end.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nintendo Land's defining quality is how it teaches the Wii U system to the player without making it complicated. This unfortunately also means depth is sacrificed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is surprisingly entertaining, and it deserves to be played by those looking for a good adventure. It’s visually beautiful and well written. NeoCore Games has been able to create an amazing atmosphere worthy of a monster hunter game. On the other hand, the game doesn’t provide us with anything new or breathtaking, but it does offer waves and waves of enemies, a lot of loot to find and huge maps to explore.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While not as unforgiving as its big brother Dark Souls II, Lords of the Fallen still provides a tough challenge for even the most experienced hack 'n' slash adventurer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This year's Call of Duty has a disappointing campaign, but is ultimately saved by its multiplayer modes. The increased movement and specialist classes add some much needed variety, and Zombies is a real treat this time around.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo 5 is in many ways a fantastic racing game, but it suffers from relatively severe deficiencies. The damage model is unforgivably weak, 800 of the 1000 cars are of low quality and the sound is too cheap. The handling is impeccable, however.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puzzle Dimension is a challenging brain teaser with great presentation and plenty of varied and intelligent puzzles to solve. But it is perhaps a little too difficult for its own good, especially after the introduction of invisible blocks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Puyo Puyo Tetris is a captivation puzzle game that only sometimes is a bit to busy in its presentation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great platforming game for the 3DS. The levels look amazing, and there are plenty of surprises and exciting concepts to experience. It requires some skill, and the game sometimes feels a bit unfair. Still, it offers plenty of fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is no doubt that Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a unique experience. Its problems will probably hamper the experience for some, but visiting the gorgeous English countryside is definitely worth it, especially for the people who have had positive experiences with similar games before.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Among the Sleep isn't the horror game many are expecting. It's not Amnesia with a toddler. It's a game with a message, and while it's not always successful I think Krillbite can be reasonably proud of what they've achieved here.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Ball delivers an entertaining mix of puzzles and action, with a lot of variation despite the simple core concept. However, it is a bit of a slow starter, and saves the best stuff for last.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This year's edition of Pro Cycling Manager adds some new features, like rider automation, that improves gameplay, and discards some that didn't work properly. It's one of the best releases in the series for a while, and an enjoyable experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Surge is a surprisingly fun hard core hack-and-slash experience. It offers a grim story and great level design, but does not quite manage to reach the heights and overall quality and offering of its main competitors - the Soulsborne games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This parodic game takes the player back to the 80's in style. The game itself has some issues, but the hilarious story, the excellent voice acting and the extreme level of detail makes this an excellent source of entertainment for an evening or two.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In spite of the variable AI quality and weapons feeling weak, this is a good first person shooter. The atmosphere is great and the game delivers an evocative and varied experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Might & Magic: Heroes VI is a turn-based strategy game that hails traditionalism and old design values. It is true to its predecessors, and fans won`t be disappointed despite the fact that it in many ways lacks evolution in gameplay and core mechanics.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dance Central is a lot of fun, and it'll make you appreciate dancing more, but the lack of worthwhile multiplayer is very disappointing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Black Ops has a solid and fun multiplayer, and the best story in a Call of Duty-game yet. Despite this, it has got issues with arbitrary and unnecessary design. It isn´t as tight as its predecessor, and unless you are either not a fan of singleplayer story, og just plain tired of the multiplayer in Modern Warfare 2, the latter is still the better game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Crysis 3 is a stunningly beautiful game, which also manages to stand out from your regular shooter thanks to a few tricks up it's sleeve. The nanosuit is truly empowering and the bow is a great addition to the formula, but the game’s stealth elements and AI are simply lackluster, and with such a cliche-filled story there is simply too much to be desired.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This cozy little gem has more to offer than the sum of its parts, which are a repetitive combat system, physics challenges that are easily bruteforced and ill balanced characters. You can thank the amazing atmosphere and a great co-op campaign for that.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ashes of Ariandel attempts to tackle too many things at once, and loses focus. There are few negatives about the expansion in itself, it just doesn't have enough content. FROM had the potential to make a great expansion to the series, but put its efforts into developing the wrong aspect of the game.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tekken Hybrid is a combo package of game, demo and film. The revamp of Tekken Tag Tournament HD looks good and feels relevant compared to modern fighters. Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Prologue gives a nice taste of what's to come, but a few more characters to try out would have been better. The film lacks a good story, but looks amazing. This package is an oddity that might confuse newcomers to the games, but will please the fans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At it's best, Serious Sam 3 is almost like a first person shooter-version of Geometry Wars: An intense dance with the enemy hordes. But it takes a while to get to this point, and towards the end the whole experience gets a bit samey.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though similar in title, Arcania: Gothic 4 bears little resemblance to its predecessors. It is a traditional action-based role-playing game, which lets you play as an adventurer in the battle against ancient evil forces. The story and graphics are among the game's strongpoints, while almost every other aspect is bland and unorigonal.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gran Turismo 6 is a massive game, and it is fantastic in its best moments, but the shortcomings of the series are getting difficult to ignore. Most notably the awful sounds and the lack of a proper damage model.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unless you are a big Mario Kart-fan, this game might not be worthbuying. By all means, it's fun the way only Mario Kart can be, itlooks more stunning than ever before and if you need new tracks it caneasily offer hours of entertainment. But Nintendo must have made this game on autopilot.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's part UFO: Enemy Unknown and part Commandos. This military game of chess is not as deep as it could have been, but still one of the strongest launch titles on the 3DS.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An exciting adventure with interesting characters, but the recipe has been used to death at this point.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ridge Racer 3D does not bring anything new to the genre, except 3D. It does, however, follow a well-tested recipe; and it succeeds in doing so. All in all, this is a good racing game, and the added three-dimensional effect literally brings a new dimension to handheld racing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With improved physics and an incredible depth in gameplay, PES 2014 is a step in the right direction for Konami. The game still suffers from weak AI, lack of licenses and few innovations in their gameplay modes, but its the closest the series have come in matching PES 6, the highlight of the series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Albeit initially bland, the game soon turns into a challenging and charming platform game. The 2D sequences cause nostalgia, and the game as a whole is thoroughly well designed. The few problems – especially the annoying music – are not enough to describe De Blob 2 as anything but a great game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NHL 17 might just be the best hockey game there ever was, but returning annoyances and few real changes make for a game that isn't much better than its predecessor.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a Wii U launch title, Black Ops II strives to innovate upon the well-known Call of Duty-formula, and to some extent it also manages to do so. While it still is very much the same game previously released on Sony's and Microsoft's consoles, it is the ability to play the game single-handed through the game pad that should be Nintendo's selling point.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dawn of War III is exciting and brings a thrilling multiplayer experience to the table, but a lack of variety and a focus on grinding takes away from its attempt to be a deep, but fast-paced experience at the same time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Game Freak delivers yet another solid game. It doesn't bring a lot of new stuff to the table, but the small changes and refinements are for the better. It might be time to change things up a bit though.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most open ended series on the planet returns. You are free to carve your own path, make allies and disrupt or keep the peace. It can be confusing and slow at times, but leaving your story is great fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gemini Rue is yet more proof that you don't need expensive budgets to make good games. This retro-styled adventure delivers a great story and fun point & click-based gameplay. It's probably not for everyone, but adventure fans will find plenty to like here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Awakening is a great expansion. It delivers around 20 hours of role-playing goodness, which flows better and is more varied than what we got in the original game. We also get new and interesting characters and a bunch of new abilities and items to play with.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite sharing a whole lot of similarities with its predecessor, Destiny 2 excels where it counts. The shooting and loot hunting is as addictive as ever, and even though the characters and story feel like they're still lacking several layers of dept, the grind has never felt so good.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PES 2012 does nothing revolutionary to the series, but the new Off the Ball control and slightly improved gameplay raises the overall experience. Still behind it's EA Sports competition, who offers a more fine tuned approach to the sport, Konami at least takes one solid step forward this season.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's an engaging and unique game with lots of depth and replayability, but sometimes you feel like more of a spectator than a player.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Definitive Edition of Sleeping Dogs is first and foremost for new gamers who haven't played the fun original. The extra missions are decent, but more of the same and the graphical improvements, while fine, aren't stunning.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While The Cave doesn't succeed as a pure platformer, it certainly makes up for that with charm and humor The character specific areas are great and somewhat manages to undermine the fact that the main tasks have to be repeated three times for you to see everything the game has to offer.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead to Rights: Retribution is fun, fast and exhilarating. You go from shooting to cracking jaws with your fists in mere seconds, and the mechanics for doing so are rock solid. It slows down at times, but this is still a worthwhile ride.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Velocity 2X might look and feel a bit simple, but beneath that lies a rather entertaining hybrid of a shoot-em-up and a 2D platformer. It works best in small doses rather than long play sessions, but manages to score a lot of points on charm, aesthetic and tight game design.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not much has changed since the first game in 2006. Fortunately, the foundation is still very solid, with an entertaining and beautifully brutal combat system, a great sense of freedom between the missions and satisfying role-playing elements.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Styx: Master of Shadows is a fun and challenging game that gives you great freedom to explore its vast levels. Some problems with the controls persist, but they won't ruin an overall worthwhile experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There hasn't been a lot of tweaks to the overall LEGO game formula, but The LEGO Movie Videogame manages to feel fresh and exciting to play. Levels are shorter, there are less collectibles, and the experience feels much more focused than in previous games. It is a great argument for the less is more approach to game design.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is definitely a great mystery, with a variety of puzzles, challenges and laid-back gameplay. I wouldn't hesitate to increase this game's score if some minor problems were rectified.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 12 is a two-edged sword. On one hand it offers new players, post-trade rosters and some new features. On the other hand it is essentially very similar to the Madden games released over the last years, but if you are a fan, you will probably not be disappointed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is a very enjoyable shooter with lots of action, amazing graphics and a wonderfully authentic cyberpunk-atmosphere, but it's somewhat let down by an erratic difficulty and a relatively short campaign.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Wonderful 101 is a good game, marred by insisting on repeating both enemies, inside jokes and half-baked variations. The combat system works excellent, and is enough to make sure the game thrives.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guardians of Middle-earth is the first game to bring the immensely popular MOBA -genre to consoles. Thankfully it does it well. Small, but clever changes makes controlling heroes easy, and the fights are both engaging and fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A charming retro styled point-and-click adventure set on a remote farm in the fjords of Norway. The beautiful environments and the nostalgic graphics outweigh the few cliches and strange puzzles. The simple one-button interface in «Milkmaid of the Milky Way» makes it accessible for a modern audience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Storywise Gravity Rush 2 tries to do too much. It tells three completely separate stories, one of which is totally unnecessary and another that stretches on for far too long. That said, the iterations in gameplay mechanics are a welcome addition, and the colorful new environments are a sheer joy to explore, especially with the new photo mode that lets you share discoveries with other players.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask does not upend the series' tried and true formula. It's still a delightful puzzle game embalmed in an engaging adventure, filled with eccentric characters in an exciting world. But it would be lovely to see something new added to the core.

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