InsideGamer.nl's Scores

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For 1,135 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1 point higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
Lowest review score: 18 History Great Empires: Rome
Score distribution:
1135 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    99 percent of videogames are built on video game conventions we all know well. Everybody's Gone To The Rapture steps outside of the bubble and not only shows that that is possible, but also does it in an excellent way. This title offers gameplay elements that are truly worth exploring. It is more than just unique, it is brilliant and personal.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Editing the GTA formula has been done with love and care. Playing with no less than three main characters works well in every thinkable way, and after finishing the compelling and sharply written story, there’s enough to do in the wide world of Los Santos and environment. GTA 5 simply offers an ambitious, successful experience of a rare quality level.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption perfectly captures the essence of the old West, in a way Rockstar Games does best. Although they didn’t quite nail the Honor/Fame-system and some side missions tend to become tedious after a while, this is the best Western game I ever played and arguably the best game this year.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Right now, Street Fighter IV is pretty much the best fighting game out there. There's a wide array of balanced characters to choose from and more that enough challenges to keep you off the streets for weeks. Whether you're a walking Street Fighter library or a newcomer to the series, this game is recommended for everyone who loves inviting some friends over for some quality time ass-whoopin'.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    GTA IV delivers on the PC, as it did on the next-gen consoles. The game breathes quality from start to finish. The story remains interesting and entertaining, visually it’s a new milestone in the series, and the gameplay just as good as it was on the console. The added video-editor and extended multiplayer-modes make for an even more complete experience, which no PC-gamer should be allowed to miss.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Two and a half hours Left Behind has you laughing, get scared, angry and possibly even cry. The story is touching and the ruthless world of The Last of Us comes through even better than in the original game, due to little nuances in the gameplay. Left Behind is the highest quality of DLC.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The great graphics, the very smart AI, the mind-blowing physics and the multiplayer mode you can play for months combined make Killzone 2 a true FPS-classic.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Blizzard's first shooter is as accessible as it is competitive, which is an excellent combination. It does not matter what type of gamer you are, you will love Overwatch, too. The Heroes are extremely cool, their abilities are versatile and playing in teams is amazing.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    We have been kept waiting for very long, but GTA 5 for PC really is the best version of the game. It offers the same ingenious story of three characters, plus the online mode with Heists, more music and a very good optimisation. Definitely worth the wait.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Right now, Street Fighter IV is pretty much the best fighting game out there. There's a wide array of balanced characters to choose from and more that enough challenges to keep you off the streets for weeks. Whether you're a walking Street Fighter library or a newcomer to the series, this game is recommended for everyone who loves inviting some friends over for some quality time ass-whoopin'.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    After years of carefully sculpting and expanding, EA finally managed to take the last hurdles. The goalie and the referee are near perfection and the AI has been much improved. This results in an incredibly realistic and dynamic game. Sometimes the pace is a little bit too fast, but with all the improvements that's easy to forgive. We get why Messi is on the cover this year; only the world's best footballer of the world's best team is worthy of the world's best football game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With the music of Hans Zimmer and the cinematic scenes, you're sucked into the game and spit out after you’re done. The single player is rather short. It will take you about six hours to beat the game, but you get an intense and memorable ride the entire time. The game seems to be a little scripted, but it isn’t annoying for everyone. The multiplayer isn’t annoying at all. You can play for hundreds of hours without being bored. The Spec Ops mode extends that with fun for two. If you ever played a shooter and liked it, buy this game!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Demon's Souls is an amazingly deep RPG which every true gamer will fall in love with. The high addiction factor will make you put hour after hour into this unique adventure. But especially the mysterious atmosphere, crazy challenging gameplay and grand bosses make this game an experience for which you'll sell your soul to the devil.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    BioShock: Infinite is a marvelous masterpiece, a must have, a unique and beautiful game and maybe the best game of recent years. Everything about this game just makes sense. It offers a beautiful world, a good balance between action, exploration and story. And my god, what a story! Do yourself a favor and get this game as soon as you can, because this is a title that will be spoken of for a good while to come.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Last of Us offers a bitter and horrifying look at humanity after a ‘zombie apocalypse’. It's an emotional journey that’ll touch you, without a doubt. But it doesn’t only have a strong story: the constant tension, great gameplay scenario’s and atmosphere make for a brilliant combination of elements that I can easily recommend to any gamer.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Last of Us Remastered honors its own name. It runs more smoothly, is prettier and has more content. The technical improvements and the Photo Mode make sure that The Last of Us comes into its own even more, while Left Behind on PlayStation 3 already proved that downloadable content can be of value. The small imperfections are still here and it’s unfortunate that the PlayStation 4 isn’t pushed to the limit. Despite all this, Remastered is the best version of an already incredible game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Fez
    Fez belongs in everyone’s collections. It’s one of the most stylish games of recent years and doesn’t lose its grip of you after your first step in the world. Playing with the 3D block world is still surprising and entertaining, even though the game is two years old by now.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Heavy Rain is a bit Saw, a sniff of Se7en, a big dose of Fahrenheit and a lot of Heavy Rain. The game is unique and can be called a milestone!
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    'More' and 'better' are the key words that perfectly describe Super Mario Galaxy 2. This superb second act doesn't only offer the rock-solid gravity concept we come to know and love, but excels the first game in every way. It is fanservice at its best.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption perfectly captures the essence of the old West, in a way Rockstar Games does best. Although they didn't quite nail the Honor/Fame-system and some side missions tend to become tedious after a while, this is the best Western game I ever played and arguably the best game this year.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With the music of Hans Zimmer and the cinematic scenes, you're sucked into the game and spit out after you’re done. The single player is rather short. It will take you about six hours to beat the game, but you get an intense and memorable ride the entire time. The game seems to be a little scripted, but it isn’t annoying for everyone. The multiplayer isn’t annoying at all. You can play for hundreds of hours without being bored. The Spec Ops mode extends that with fun for two. If you ever played a shooter and liked it, buy this game!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Storywise we are not loving Metal Gear Solid 5, but we tend to forget about it when we play through tens of hours of challenging gameplay. This legend ends with a bang; Snake has never had so much freedom in such an immense world that keeps on surprising.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is the culmination of every aspect ever associated with the term ‘next-gen’. The game revolves around fun, but also impresses from both an artistic and a technological point of view. The endless possibilities it offers in terms of playing and creating, mixed with the cute Sackboys and ultra-hip overall look, turn LittleBigPlanet into what could very well be a milestone in gaming history.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With the music of Hans Zimmer and the cinematic scenes, you're sucked into the game and spit out after you’re done. The single player is rather short. It will take you about six hours to beat the game, but you get an intense and memorable ride the entire time. The game seems to be a little scripted, but it isn’t annoying for everyone. The multiplayer isn’t annoying at all. You can play for hundreds of hours without being bored. The Spec Ops mode extends that with fun for two. If you ever played a shooter and liked it, buy this game!
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves delivers! The singleplayer experience is superb and it looks absolutely fabulous. The characters are very realistic, thanks to the amazing voice acting. And besides that, there are a lot of cool scenes and it has a very fun multiplayer mode. Must have!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A Link Between Worlds might be the best Zelda in recent years. By diverting from the standard formula by letting you rent items and even decide in which order you go through all of the dungeons, known elements finally feel fresh again.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It is a shame Total War: Warhammer has not been made before because this game is fantastic in every way. All factions come to life, there are game mechanics that make every race different; they give the game personality. Thanks to the spectacular battles and four strong campaigns, this is the best Total War game we have ever played.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This game pack is awesome. It not only breathes quality, it really shows the love that 343 Industries has for the Halo series. Both single-player and multiplayer within this game are solid, smooth and complete.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dark Souls 2 is more and better. Enemies are smarter, and there's a wealth of bosses to find. Drangleic is an immense, beautiful world, amazing design, although it disappoints graphically. Fortunately there's so much content to discover that you'll hardly have time to occupy yourself with that.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 is an awesome RPG set in an amazing universe. The story is compelling, the characters throughout the adventure come to life and every battle you encounter is a treat to play. It’s the adventure of a lifetime!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Mario goes back to his roots. The game is quite challenging, but never too difficult thanks to the new Super Guide option. However, it’s the brilliant multiplayer that makes NSMB Wii such a great game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time just works well in every way. The game makes good use of the Free to Play-model, with which you'll only pay for something to make it a bit easier for yourself. The game is just as enjoyable without spending a dime though.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Rayman: Legends continues where its predecessors left off, and does so magically. The levels revolve around tempo and timing, are dynamic, keep renewing themselves and the difficulty level is slowly amped up throughout the game. And at the end of every setting, there’s a phenomenally good musical level. If you have the luxury of buying the Wii U version: do so. The Murphy levels make excellent use of the Gamepad.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Blazblue is quite frankly the best 2D-fighting game of the moment!
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham Knight is a nearly perfect ending of an excellent series. The package feels complete with its interesting fighting system and many gadgets. The Batmobile and the strong story make things fresh and new, even though fights with the Batmobile could have been better. We hope Rocksteady is not done with the Dark Knight yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Tekken 6 on the PSP does everything you would expect and more. There are a lot of fighters, the loading times are surprisingly short, it looks just awesome and the battles are intense!
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell: Conviction is quite different from its predecessors. Less trial-and-error, more tactical and action based stealth. Sam Fisher became the ultimate killing machine in the renewal of the stealth genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Graphics, gameplay, scale, storytelling, depth, content and the finish: Dragon Age: Inquisition proves that it can bring each of these components together without making any concessions.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem: Awakening will have you taking your Nintendo 3DS everywhere, so you can take a few more steps while on your way to work for instance. It manages to grab players from start to finish and got me bummed out when having finished it. I'm jealous of those who still have the joy of discovering it because I'm positive that they'll have tons of fun with it. Fire Emblem: Awakening is for the 3DS what Advance Wars was for the GBA: a must-have.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 5 is like an expensive diamond. The outside is polished well and the inside is strong enough to go through iron. The graphics of the gameplay and the cinematics are beautiful and full of detail. We can understand the criticism of the controls, but you can easily get used to it. The co-op is an exciting feature and when you are without a friend it turns out that Sheva is a great companion. Resident Evil 5 doesn’t revolutionize the series, but it is still a fantastic game to play.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    NBA2K17 is a most impressive basketball game. A few minor tweaks in gameplay give the game a better flow, and there are way more options to play the game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Rise of Iron is the answer to the fans' calling for more content. It inspires gamers to play Destiny again, and all the downloadable content together make Destiny a game that is very much worth your time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    War is obviously outclassed by big brother Death. The agility of Death makes the combat feel more fluid and makes the platforming more fun. The addition of several RPG elements is a step forward in the franchise and the length, of at least twenty hours (forty if you want to get all collectibles and do all the side missions), will make sure you'll be spending a long time in the world of Darksiders 2.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Charlie Murder is an absolute must for many gamers, especially if you’re looking for a new beat ‘m up or a fun co-op game. By combining simple action with loot and extensive character classes, Charlie Murder offers more depth than you might expect. It pays to think about how to level your character and selecting the right items. With a lot of content and diversity, the cool style and great humour Charlie Murder adds up to a great XBLA title.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Mario Kart 8 is a phenomenal game. The game looks great, plays like a dream and is simply a whole lot of fun. No blue shield can interfere with that fact.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Forget Jerusalem and forget Altaïr. Ezio's adventure in Renaissance Italy is better in every aspect! Both Florence and Venice are enormous living cities with an fantastic atmosphere, and even the smaller cities are wonderful to walk and climb through. There is only one big rotten apple: Italy's wonderful capital city Rome is the smallest location in the entire game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is the best Total War game thanks to all the little tweaks. Sometimes little differences make a good game great. The battles ask of you that you think more about your actions and managing your empire never was easier. The sea battles are fun to watch, but are a little hard to control. Nevertheless, Empire: Total War is a game that can make you forget about the time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The Lara we know from long ago has grown up. Is that a bad thing? No, she is replaced by a new, maybe even better Lara, who will appeal to a future generation of gamers. If this game is a hint to what the future of Tomb Raider might be, than we are very much looking forward to the next game in the series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Splinter Cell: Conviction is quite different from its predecessors. Less trial-and-error, more tactical and action based stealth. Sam Fisher became the ultimate killing machine in the renewal of the stealth genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Metro Redux is superior to all other remakes. Both games in the collection are set in a terrifying yet creative world and offer an impressive experience. On top of that, 4A Games had added so much content you’d almost forget you’re ‘merely’ dealing with a remake. This collection will satisfy both fans and newcomers.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There is so much to write about Guild Wars 2, so much to see and so much to discover. Reading a review won't do the game justice, you'll have to discover the magical world of Tyria for yourself. Be surprised at how simple, yet amazingly complex a world can be. And above all: you can leave your credit card safely tucked away in your wallet, because monthly costs is one of the few things Guild Wars 2 does not have.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Persona 4: Golden is amazing. The story is great, combat system endlessly interesting, characters are all well done, there's tons to do and it's received some improvements regarding the original. It's also pretty accessible for a JRPG. It might be fantastic, but it never gets ridiculous. Do yourself a favor and pick this game up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Tekken Tag Tournament is the most polished and well thought through part in the Tekken series. It doesn't matter if you're playing alone or together: everything is about fun and competition. And the lack of gimmicks, like a story mode, show that this game doesn't need anything more than strong core gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Bloodborne has a lot of similarities with Dark Souls, but it will surprise you as you will need to make changes to survive Yharnam. Without losing depth, this game offers a high gameplay speed. We enjoy the great level design, the subtle story and the city. The only issue we have encountered were frame rate drops and long loading times.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Forget Jerusalem and forget Altaïr. Ezio's adventure in Renaissance Italy is better in every aspect! Both Florence and Venice are enormous living cities with an fantastic atmosphere, and even the smaller cities are wonderful to walk and climb through. There is only one big rotten apple: Italy's wonderful capital city Rome is the smallest location in the entire game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Axiom Verge is a constant surprise to gamers. The surroundings are interesting and change often. The weapons and items are rewarded with perfect timing. It's brilliant.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Metro Redux is a remake that’s better than all the others. Since the fact that a lot of people missed the game last generation around, it wasn’t the craziest of ideas to bring the games back. Both games have an original setting that resonate well with the player’s experience. The extra stuff 4A Games has put into the games, change the overall experience in such a profound way you almost forget that it’s ‘just’ a remake. Both fans and newcomers can’t go wrong with this impressive collection.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The impressive GTA V has extra impact now that it has landed on next gen consoles. The locations in the game have always been eye candy and the visual upgrade offers even more depth. The first person mode is a spectacular addition.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    XCOM 2 will reward you for being patient. Just like Enemy Unknown, but a little bit better in every little aspect. There are extra tactical layers added, there is better variation in maps and the game will throw tough choices at you when it comes to your base. An excellent game, and we can only hope it will come to consoles as soon as possible.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Quantum Break is all about one thing: storytelling. The game is dynamic, quick and has a terrific look and feel. Remedy has made a masterpiece.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Super Mario Maker is the dream game we have been waiting for ever since we've played the first Mario ever. The level editor is very easy to use and online you will find the best levels you ever played, and they keep on coming. Super Mario Maker is the ultimate Mario to rule them all.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Football Manager 2017 links depth and accessibility: the result is pure perfection.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Mass Effect 2 is an awesome RPG set in an amazing universe. The story is compelling, the characters throughout the adventure come to life and every battle you encounter is a treat to play. It’s the adventure of a lifetime!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Super Smash Bros. on Wii U is pure Nintendo magic and it is a lot better than its 3DS brother. The fighting system is challenging and for every element in this game there is a wide range of options. We would have liked a real single-player mode, but the multiplayer is so good: this is the Wii U game to get this season.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Blazblue is quite frankly the best 2D-fighting game of the moment!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    NBA 2K13 has improved gameplay and more variations thanks to the trick stick. The amazing commentary and the atmosphere in the stadiums adds even more realism to the sport.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    We could not have wished for a better end to the series. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End offers action, humour and gorgeous graphics, combined with new gameplay elements that really feel very natural to the series. There is so much love put into the game, and it pays off: this is an excellent way to end this legendary series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 5 is like an expensive diamond. The outside is polished well and the inside is strong enough to go through iron. The graphics of the gameplay and the cinematics are beautiful and full of detail. We can understand the criticism of the controls, but you can easily get used to it. The co-op is an exciting feature and when you are without a friend it turns out that Sheva is a great companion. Resident Evil 5 doesn’t revolutionize the series, but it is still a fantastic game to play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon trades the serious character of the Motorsports series for a game that is literally a party. Thanks to the great festival music the atmosphere is better than ever, while still keeping the Forza gameplay intact. Embrace the many different terrains, secrets and a breathtaking world.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Gears of War 2 is one big roller coaster ride full of impressive moments. When the ride ends, there’s still the vast array of multiplayer possibilities to be discovered. The core gameplay of Gears of War remains intact, and some minor bugs I encountered lower the score a little bit, but don’t let that keep you away of this shining masterpiece.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon 2 repeats one word like a mantra: fun. The game doesn’t put you on the brakes and offers lots of cars and races that are totally doable for experienced drivers and newcomers alike. This is how a racer should be.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TowerFall Ascension is a game in the purest form of the word. Easy to learn, hard to master. Everyone can jump in and everyone can enjoy themselves.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BioShock 2 feels like coming home after a long holiday. The game has a lot of elements which we saw in the first game, but also some nice improvements. Rapture is still a very nice place to explore and we love the fact that you can use guns and plasmids at the same time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta is the perfect evolution of Devil May Cry. The controls are awesome and we love the combo's. And let's not forget the bosses, which are perfect examples of the quality of the game!
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nier is an awesome game which brings a great story, lots of gameplay variation, interesting characters and a very good soundtrack. It is the surprise of this year!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Mario 3D World is filled with dynamic, creative and varied levels that we've gotten used to with the Galaxy-games. The result is a fantastic platformer, that not only plays like a dream, but also is a pleasure to simply observe.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is so much to tell about Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, but words can’t come close to what is so special about this pearl of a RPG. The only thing not so great about this game are the long fights, but that is compensated by the funny dialogs and the action packed fighting system. It’s a good choice to give Bowser a place in the spotlights, because steeling the show seem to fit him very well. It is the comeback of 2009!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game offers a huge and memorable experience including one hundred challenging puzzles and discussions with computer terminals that have a taste for philosophy. This game will make you think about your own free will, which makes it a bit pitiful that the duration of The Talos Principle is so short.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the length of the adventure, Mirror’s Edge offers an experience you will not forget any time soon. Every time you put away the controller and turn off the console, you’re left wanting more. Everything, from the bright visuals to the fast-paced action, justifies the high score.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Far Cry 3 is the best and most enthralling open world shooter in the last couple of years. It beautifully displays the contrast of an island like Rook Island: at beautiful and peaceful moments, at brutal and intense moments. Despite some technical mishaps, the game manages to entertain throughout.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Football Manager 2014 might not seem to do anything new at a glance, but nothing could be farther from the truth. It has many big and small improvements, that make the manager-experience better and more interesting than in previous installments. This will keep you busy for tens of hours, guaranteed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The smartest puzzle game ever continues with Round 2, which is even better than the first. There is a great amount of content and there is a new depth to the puzzles thanks to adding two colors. Puzzle games do not get any better than this.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most of you have already decided whether you’re playing Battlefield 4 or not. And for those who are riddled with doubt we have the following announcement: buying Battlefield 4 will get you a multiplayer game that’ll suck hours upon hours out of your life in the coming year.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best episode of Life is Strange thus far, because the relaxed atmosphere is changing in a more enticing game in which Max's gift is becoming more and more powerful. The relationship with Chloe gets way more important, and that brings a lot of emotional involvement.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Neversoft has delivered a very impressive game with Guitar Hero 5. They have finally cleared al the errors from the previous games and put something extra in the game instead. With a very nice tracklist and the new improvements, Guitar Hero 5 is one of the best music games ever made. The only bad thing about Guitar Hero 5 is that you can not completely import the tracks from Guitar Hero: World Tour and Guitar Hero: Smash Hits.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Give a man Ridiculous Fishing and he’ll never feel the need to eat again, simply because fishing, shooting and buying upgrades is incredibly tight in this game. Ridiculous Fishing is part of the best iOS has to offer.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark Souls III is the best that the genius, yet twisted brain of Hidetaka Miyazaki has to offer. This might feel like the Dark Souls game you already played before, but then optimized, smoother and visually more spectacular. Expect epic bossfights, a mysterious story and constant excitement.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mighty Switch Force 2 really is the perfect sequel. The success-formula hasn't been rigorously edited, but feels fresh and new thanks to some great complimentary additions. It's also less frustrating and balanced better than its predecessor, and still remains challenging.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Retro does it again with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freee. The better controls and new characters Disie and Cranky Tropical Freeze make the game a successor that feels completely new. The level design is so perfect that you can't blame the game for a single lost heart. Thanks to the great music and cheerful, detailed levels, even dying isn't a punishment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rogue Legacy is a brilliant little game the offers a very cool experience. The tight 2D gameplay is perfectly combined with roguelike-elements, and this makes for a challenging game that, unbeknownst to its player, makes entire chunks of days disappear. That it looks great and has great humor only makes this already delicious pie taste better. The sometimes unnecessarily expensive upgrades do halt the pacing here and there, but this challenge makes Rogue Legacy a tough game that will surely be fun for hours upon hours.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A Brave New World is the ultimate Civilization package. The expansion retains the good elements from Civilization V and Civ V: Gods and Kings adds a lot of great content to that. Aside from standard elements like new miracles and peoples, there are, for instance, new trading options when starting your game and many deep diplomatic option for the ending of your game. You can spend the entire summer with this.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Witness is a gorgeous, colorful puzzle adventure that will offer tens of hours of gameplay. The natural way of introducing new puzzle elements is perfect and as you are free to discover this island full of puzzles, it does not feel repetitive at all.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Ballad of Gay Tony is a fantastic add-on. The game delivers a great story, strong characters and cool missions. Furthermore the game is coming with new weapons and a solid playtime. For twenty bucks your busy for a while.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Total War: Rome 2 is pure enjoyment. The strengths of the first installments are still there, mostly in the form of the diversity between different factions and armies. The limited amount of armies, freedom in missions and handy execution of 'auto resolve' only add on to this. It might not look as great as the images might have you suspect, but it's still an easy recommendation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead 2 manages to recapture the strong points of the first game while improving on them too. If the real zombie apocalypse is going to be as fun as this one, you have nothing to worry about.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rez: Infinite is already awesome, but the VR experience makes it so much better. Without any distractions you can see, hear and feel Rez Infinite. Amazing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Battlefield 1 has a few small errors, but you will hardly notice them as scale of the online action is so big. Finally even online play is impressive, which makes Battlefield 1 the best Battlefield-game in years.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Persona is a RPG with a strong story, a decent battle system and interesting characters. It is also a lot of fun to upgrade your Persona’s and other abilities. The game starts a bit slow, but is really hard to let go when the story unfolds. Persona 4 is a game that will bring back life in the good old PlayStation 2.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is put a lot of afford in Professor Layton and Pandora’s box. The cutscenes are beautiful, the story is nifty and the puzzles are challenging. The game does look a lot like its predecessor, almost every type of puzzle we’ve seen in the first game, is also in Pandora’s box. This game is just bigger, better and more badass.