Gamer.no's Scores

  • Games
For 901 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Witness
Lowest review score: 20 The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 74 out of 901
901 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The solid mechanics of the Civilization series are not enough to lift this game up to its potential. It fails to differentiate itself from Civ V and is lacking in inspiration and soul. A missed opportunity to create something great.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ryse: Son of Rome is a game with great potential and even greater production value, but the experience is muddled with repetitive combat, recycled enemies and a general feeling of being rushed towards the Xbox One's launch.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Puzzle Agent 2 does nothing to differentiate itself from what it's predecessor did a year ago. It offers the same structure, the same length and the same types of puzzles. Unfortunately, it ends up seeming more like the second half of a complete work than a whole new adventure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This years edition of PCM contains the bare minimum of innovation. Still entertaining for fans of the series, but hardly enough improvements to warrant a warm reccomendation.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is a decent adventure game with some interesting elements like the "deduction board". It depicts old London in a good way, but sadly it feels a bit rushed and doesn't have any lasting appeal.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are traces of a good game in Julius Styles: The International, but they vanish in a sea of failed attempts. The developers clearly set their sights beyond the mediocre, integrating puzzles, combat and a complex dialog system lifted from big-budget titles like Alpha Protocol. Unfortunately, the developers possess neither the budget nor the know-how to implement these ideas properly, and they end up turning what would otherwise be a merely mediocre title, into a truly terrible one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The second episode of the Cognition series is a big improvement of the first episode, with a more purposeful direction and less backtracking between locations. Erica's psychic powers also take on a more central part of overall gameplay, but could be given an even greater focus. Writing is also improved, with the developers clearly having a good grasp of what makes a psychological thriller such as this work well. Sadly, there's just too little of it to earn it a higher grade.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With Fire and Sword is an expansion that adds very little to the Mount&Blade experience. It's still a solid game, but one would expect more innovation. Still, the hectic battles on horseback leave the player with a brutal appreciation for medieval combat.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kairosoft games are some of the most charming titles you'll ever experience on mobile platforms, but the touch interface struggles to hold up when the games' complexity increases. With Pocket Academy, the interface gets in the way for a game whose intricacies are as fascinating as its quirky farm-school hybrids.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's apparent that Ubisoft has been listening to the criticism that's been levied at them over the years about the Assassin's Creed series. This is the closest we've gotten to the one-two punch that was Assassin's Creed II and Brotherhood, with a much leaner story and mission structure than before. However, the game lacks a certain uniqueness beyond being just another Assassin's Creed game, which is a shame considering this could have been so much more.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros. 2 isn't really all that new anymore. What you get is basically the same game as the first one for the Nintendo DS, but with less engaging levels, fewer surprises in terms of power-ups and gameplay, and a boring gimmick set on capturing your inner kleptomaniac.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is probably the weakest in the series, yet it’s not a bad game. It gives you just about what you’d expect, but not so much more than that. The dynamic sailing experience is one of the highlights, and the naval battles with the subsequent boarding of enemy ships will stick to your mind.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Medal of Honor represents a decent comeback for the series, with the somewhat special backdrop of an ongoing conflict. The story is thin and we've seen most of the gameplay in similar titles before. In other words, nothing new or groungbreaking from EA Games.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An atmospheric action-adventure set in a post apocalyptic wonderland. Fragile Drams is both sweet and scary, but is unfortunately hampered by a uneven script and some tedious gameplay segments.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Medal of Honor represents a decent comeback for the series, with the somewhat special backdrop of an ongoing conflict. The story is thin and we've seen most of the gameplay in similar titles before. In other words, nothing new or groungbreaking from EA Games.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Piranha Bytes takes the Risen series into a new direction with the Pirate-themed sequel Dark Waters. The game is more streamlined than its predecessors, but despite some efforts to modernize the combat and the character development system feels hopelessly outdated. In such it fails to fulfil its own potential.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rainbow Moon has simple gameplay, and a charming and colorful look. Both the look and soundtrack is very retro, and seems to be a tribute to old classics. Is you're a fan of strategic RPGs, you'll find a lot to love here. I, on the other hand, found it more of a chore.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hydroventure: Spin Cycle is a fresh puzzle game, whose many uses of water never ceases to entertain, despite some bad turns from time to time. The game has a steady progression and clever puzzles which keep your mind constantly occupied, while not being overly complex, thus making for an overall rewarding experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Deadlight is an amazingly beautiful game. The combination of a simplistic foreground and incredibly detailed backgrounds is breathtaking. However, the gameplay isn't as elaborate. It relies heavily on trial and error, especially in the second half of the game. This made the game both frustrating and boring.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Battleship Gothic: Armada delivers a beautiful depiction of space warfare in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, but a lackluster campaign, a weird AI, and too much focus on micromanagement in an already chaotic environment ruins this potentially exciting title.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This game is neither a classic nor a complete failure. What ultimately makes it worth playing is the variety. The different parts don't all work quite as well as they should, but there's always something fresh around the next corner.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As an HD edition of a 3DS game, Revelations is the best Resident Evil game since Resident Evil 4. But clumsy controls, bad voice overs, a brain dead plot and some technical flaws still proves Capcom has a way to go bringing the franchise back to its former glory. Being a hybrid between a horror game and an action game, it’s hard to see what the developers wanted to achieve. But even with all this, it’s still better than Resident Evil 6.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Magicka 2 is very similar to the first Magicka, but the last game worked so well that the lack of innovation isn't all that bothersome. It's still a fun, chaotic experience that can keep you entertained for eight hours. What sours the overall experience is the sometimes awful script and annoying pop cultural references that do more to provoke groans of annoyance rather than laughter.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles X is a huge game, but underneath the impressive surface is a game that could benefit from being much smaller. A potentially interesting plot is ruined by uninteresting characters, slow pacing and a bothersome gameplay structure. This should have been the game Wii U owners needed to breathe new life into their console, but it is not the game they deserve.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Building on the foundation of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Revelations had a fantastic opportunity. Sadly it is wasted on annoying mini games and uninspired escort missions.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Building on the foundation of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Revelations had a fantastic opportunity. Sadly it is wasted on annoying mini games and uninspired escort missions.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tomb Raider is trying to tell Lara’s origin story in a mature fashion, and it somewhat succeeds by depicting the island as an organic living being, and making sure Lara is a believable character with great performances by actress Camilla Luddington. The rest of the game is less impressive, with the sheer amount of jarring enemies, stale combat and tacked on multiplayer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Forza Motorsport 5 is fantastic in its best moments, but the game is lacking in content and feels unfinished overall. This full price game is also riddled with and harshly balanced around micro transactions.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    F1 Race Stars is an action-filled karting game featuring all drivers and teams from the 2012 season. The rather crazy fast-paced gameplay start out funny, but gets to repetitive after a short while.