InsideGamer.nl's Scores

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For 1,079 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 1.1 points 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:
1079 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles X is not the big step forward that Xenoblade on Wii was. But it does leave a big impression with its phenomenally big environments. It is an excellent JRPG that is challenging and refreshing for players that want something different.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Monument Valley is a beautiful digital work of art that’s a joy to play with its fascinating puzzles and amazing looking levels. Every level plays with perspective, the laws of nature and a simply unique experience with its great use of color, sounds and music. Too bad it’s really short though.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gravity Rush is unique in multiple ways. Playing with gravity takes a while to get used to, but thanks to the intuitive controls, the game soon plays like a dream. Together with the amazing visual style and great cut-scenes this makes Gravity Rush a true work of art.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The missing maps and lesser graphics don't affect the core of XCOM. It can easily keep you occupied for twenty hours or more on the iPad, even if you've played the game on other platforms before. A great game gone mobile.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A sparkling game full of cute character, funny situations and spectacular boss battles. It’s a shame the bad recognition of symbols sometimes get in the way of the chaotic and fast gameplay. And the game sometimes gets frustrating when new enemies kill you before you even get a chance to find out their weaknesses. But despite it all, Platinum Games delivers a solid title that is interesting and beautiful in many ways.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Guerrilla is a sandbox game in its purest form. Watching giant structures collapse is an absolute thrill, and although the characters and their backgrounds aren't very compelling, the awesome weapons and great amount of side missions will take players on a path of destruction for hours to come.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods 10 is a good golf game. It has some nice enhancements in the gameplay area, such as the precision putting and the addition of the US Open-course.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's a shame that Kokuga hasn't realized its potential because it was developed for Nintendo 3DS. The lack of a second stick makes your vehicle less flexible than you'd like and the many enemies often don't fit on the screen. Having said that: the pacing has been slowed down a tad and levels don't scroll along automatically, which works perfectly with the flaws of the 3DS. Aside from that, the card system work sublimely and provides the game with a tactical dimension. It helps Kokuga draw the maximum out of the handheld, so it'll offer you a full fledged experience at a digital price.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A wonderful fighting game. Netherrealm managed to combine all of the good Mortal Kombat had to offer, with the charm of the DC Comics, without incident. Online and offline it provides great over-the-top gameplay for starting players, and offers enough depth for the more experienced players. This depth can be found in the form of interactive levels, individual moves and powers. Aside from that it offers a huge amount of different and unique characters to play with, and lots of content that'll satisfy any DC-fanatic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    An incredible hack 'n slash game with a great fighting system that is shown beautifully on screen. Moves seamlessly come together under the guidance of an amazing soundtrack, which constantly pushes you to set an even better score. That this symbiosis of style and content isn't found in the other elements of the game, becomes painfully clear when Dante is trying to act though with bad jokes and terrible one-liners. The writers hint towards an intelligent and deep plot, but when it fails to deliver the disappointment is even bigger. DmC: Devil May Cry is played for the action, and the stylish, beautiful action alone.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The many challenges ibb & obb offer make for many hours of co-op fun and give puzzle aficionados are real challenge. The game turns the player upside down and the beautiful visuals and music make ibb & obb a blast to play. It could’ve been even better with a good hint system and an alternative for voice chat. It might not be the new Braid or Journey, but with ingenious puzzles and a great visual style Dutch indie studio Sparpweed puts itself on the map.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Guerrilla is a sandbox game in its purest form. Watching giant structures collapse is an absolute thrill, and although the characters and their backgrounds aren't very compelling, the awesome weapons and great amount of side missions will take players on a path of destruction for hours to come.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Skylanders Swap Force is the best Skylanders game yet. Graphically it’s seen some major improvements, it’s quite varied and the amount of content can keep kids busy for countless hours. Its still leaves a bad taste in your mouth though, because you’ll have to spend a lot of money if you want to get the most out of it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Papers, Please is interesting enough to try on its unique base alone, but it's not only the special concept of playing as a customs employee that makes it worth it. Looking for falsified papers, stamping documents and the necessary ethical dilemmas make Papers, Please a game like no other. Glory to Arstotzka!
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Star Ocean: The Last Hope is a pretty good RPG. It has an interesting story, strong characters and there is a lot of room for exploration. Besides that, it has a very good fighting system. The downfall is the slow pace of the story, but that shouldn't stop you from buying it!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn shows that FFXIV can be saved. The game was declared dead, but with the perseverance of Square Enix a strong game rises from the ashes. There'll be a few lingering annoyances for players here and there, but the beautiful world and typical Final Fantasy elements will keep you hooked for long.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Life is Strange needs a bit of time to get going, but the very nice atmosphere and fun dialogue make this introduction worth while. We do hope the lip sync will be better in the following episodes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What Skate 3 does, it does it good. It is better than the second installment and brings some interesting online modes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This is the best version of the popular puzzle-rpg that we have seen. ​The Mario-version feels a bit like an easy choice, but again it offers easy to play, deep gameplay that is solid as a rock. Without microtransactions but including a new storyline plus a lot of Mario, this is the ideal way of getting to know the Puzzle & Dragons-phenomenon. ​
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The biggest compliment that I can lodge against Killzone: Mercenary is that is simply works. It’s a complete FPS-game that wouldn’t be misplaced on consoles and works excellently on the Vita thanks to the hardware’s features. Visually it’s stunning, but the game is a bit short and the touch controls do annoy slightly from time to time. The very entertaining multiplayer more than makes up for that though.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As a devote Chrono Trigger fan myself I have to admit that Chrono Trigger DS could have used some more improvements than just some touchscreen controls, an extra dungeon and a monster battle system. Still, this remains one of the best games ever made, and newcomers to the game should definitely pick it up right away. The way the compelling story, interesting characters, inspiring music and great gameplay are combined into one game, is something that RPGs to date haven't easily surpassed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Ratchet & Clank: Nexus is a worthy final addition to a long running series and offers everything that the duo is known for: humor, fun gadgets, innovative weapons, puzzles and enough climbing and jumping. Everyone that enjoyed the series shouldn't miss Nexus, but it's also a great place for newcomers to take a look at what it has to offer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Super Time Force is constantly chaotic, extremely amusing and at times an elegant time traveling game. Its concept doesn't fully live up to its potential, yet Super Time Force knows how to entertain with a cool style, lots of silly jokes and absurd characters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Supreme Commander 2 is more accessible than the original game, that’s good for those new to the series but veterans might be a bit disappointed. The scale however, manages to impress and in the end that’s what it is all about in a RTS.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The translation from the consoles to the PC is a mission done well by Capcom. Although the extras aren't that interesting and you see the loading screens a bit too long, the PC-version has a lot of positives sides as well. And the way you control the game is perfect, and it does contain some extras as well. Resident Evil 5 is a much more polished game on the PC, that makes everything looks a bit better than on the console.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Ghosts plays it safe. That doesn’t mean it’s not a competent game by a long shot. The single player has gotten a fun new settings, the multiplayer maps are well designed and the new modes are a lot of fun to dive into. It’s just too bad that a few popular modes have been removed and it doesn’t cater as much to the competitive player as previous installments in the series. That doesn’t take away from the fact that this is another great shooter in the Call of Duty franchise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat X has great animations, a solid online gaming experience and smooth controls. The best thing about this game still are the bloody Fatalities, which is exactly what we want in a fighter like MK. It is a pity the single-player story mode is a bit limited.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    An excellent and complete arcade racer. The short and intense races work great on the mobile platform. The many cars, challenging opponents and annoying police make sure you'll never have a moment of boredom. The only downside is that too much of the races are held on the same track.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s more style than substance, but that isn’t a bad thing. However, Platinum Games hasn’t fully embraced this fact and tried to bring a serious story with depth to the table. In which it failed miserably. The game is pure action: a hack and slash game you’ll have to memorize to master. The Blade Mode is a great addition to the series, but the parry system isn’t quite as memorable. The total package, however, is a game that belongs to the top of its class, mainly thanks to the great art style and the brutal, yet amazing music.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Transformers: Fall of Cybertron offers a lot of fun, but has some minor issues. The campaign is varied and compelling, but has some rough edges and misses a cooperative multiplayer mode. The multiplayer is unique and fun, but misses a deeper layer to keep you entertained longer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Without a doubt one of the coolest cooperative games this year. Unlocking new skills and gears is addicting and fun, and the game demands good cooperation if you wish to succeed. The crime.net system mixes up the missions just enough that it stays fun and challenging. The game isn’t made to play by yourself and there are some balancing issues, but despite these issues Payday 2 is highly recommended for every aspiring criminal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A world full of darkness and fantasy combined with a fascinating story makes Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons a memorable experience. The controls can be quite difficult, despite the low difficulty of the game itself, and the game is a bit on the short side. Yet, the game has the right idea and links a convincing world to it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Because of the unlockable songs and modes Just Dance 4 feels like a game more than ever. The Sweat mode is an exciting option for those who'd like to keep fit by dancing. But it is a shame that some obvious changes haven't made the cut.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Shift has found the right direction once again. The race feeling with the most cars is fantastic and the game looks great. There is enough to do and the experience system invites the player to do races more than once.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Black Ops 2 isn't the game it could have been; there hasn't been enough change in the multiplayer mode. The game does offer an interesting single player experience and a cool zombie mode, unfortunately with dated graphics.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A great collection of bullets and smart level design make Wreckateer a compelling and challenging puzzle game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The charm of the Skylanders is still present in Skylanders: Giants. The synergy between the kiddy exterior and the grown-up gameplay is incredibly well done. Even though the tempo of the game may sometimes drop and you'll probably end up spending way more than a normal game, don't change the fact that Skylanders: Giants is one of the most fun family games of 2012.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    In Harm's Way is an outline of what the rest of The Walking Dead's second season will bring us. Decisions are even more difficult and story elements are shocking, but unfortunately there are also less classic adventure puzzles. However, Clementines story gets clearer bit by bit. We're preparing for the rest of the season: things to come will be more exciting and heartbreaking than ever before.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With Kero Blaster, Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya shows again his love for (8-bit) games. The game takes a different route than that of Cave Story, but the surreal worlds and the 8-bit visual splendor return. The controls work perfectly and thanks to the innovative shooting system you bang with extreme precision. The only thing Kero Blaster suffers from is the extremely short duration of the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What Skate 3 does, it does it good. It is better than the second installment and brings some interesting online modes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Ratchet & Clank is reintroduced to gamers and it is done very well. The visuals are fantastic and the combination of chaotic shooting action and platforming is still gold to us. It is too bad the friendship between Ratchet and Clank is very much in the background.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Guerrilla is a sandbox game in its purest form. Watching giant structures collapse is an absolute thrill, and although the characters and their backgrounds aren't very compelling, the awesome weapons and great amount of side missions will take players on a path of destruction for hours to come.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Shift has found the right direction once again. The race feeling with the most cars is fantastic and the game looks great. There is enough to do and the experience system invites the player to do races more than once.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Gears of War Ultimate Edition is a nice remaster of the 360-classic. It might not be the most surprising or biggest remastered edition, it still offers a great way of experiencing an amazing shooter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Playing a remake of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire is like reliving great memories. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are pure enjoyment, which is not just because of their high quality, but also the addition of nice new elements.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    WWE 2K14 isn’t really doing anything new. The combat system, which works well, has hardly been altered, it looks pretty much the same as its predecessor and has a few old quirks here and there. But whoever wants to throw themselves at all the available content, is going to have a good time with WWE 2K14.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Playing a remake of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire is like reliving great memories. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are pure enjoyment, which is not just because of their high quality, but also the addition of nice new elements.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Tales from the Borderlands makes a promising start with the first episode, Zer0 Sum. Although the animations are a bit stiff, the game is full of humor and it has that typical Borderlands-feel to it. Pandora really comes to life and we appreciate the two perspectives this game offers.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The Order: 1886 is the best looking console game ever. Behind those excellent visuals there is an old-fashioned but steady third-person shooter to enjoy. The storyline has the right tempo. This game is not perfect, but it's goal of being a blockbuster works really well.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Rabbids Go Home is addictive and insanely funny in its own, unique way. Despite the fact the game tends to repeat itself after a certain time, it offers enough clever moments to stay entertaining.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D succeeds in being better than the original by smartly using the hardware capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS. The 3D-effect and adaptation of the controls will be very refreshing to those who played the Wii-version. The biggest improvement comes in the form of a new setting developed for the 3DS, which converts the console-experience fantastically to a handheld format.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Shift has found the right direction once again. The race feeling with the most cars is fantastic and the game looks great. There is enough to do and the experience system invites the player to do races more than once.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods 10 is a good golf game. It has some nice enhancements in the gameplay area, such as the precision putting and the addition of the US Open-course.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There is less gameplay in this last episode, but the story ends perfectly, accompanied by intense cut-scenes and the biggest choice you ever had to make in this game. The soundtrack is brilliant, the key characters are relatable and the game offers a lot of entertaining elements, that we will remember for a long time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    LEGO Dimensions is a bizarre spectacle. It is weird and amazing to see well-known franchises come together, but at the same time this game is full of contradictions. The portal and LEGO figurines are perfect, but the gameplay has the same instability we are accustomed to in this franchise. Thankfully LEGO is one of the best toys to come to life, so TT is definitely going in the right direction with Dimensions.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Sunset Overdrive is creative and unique, especially in presentation and gameplay. It is too bad the mission structure is conventional, but we cannot be bothered as we have missed raging through a city Crackdown-style and Sunset Overdrive brings back that same grin on our faces.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Gameplay is king and Housemarque proves it. Alienation does nothing new, but it does everything to perfection. The gameplay is addictive: a great mix of collecting, action, fighting, role playing and the upgrading of weapons.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The excellent controls and visuals make Rayman Fiesta run a joy to play. The renewed construction of the world also offers more variety then before. Too bad it’s quite short and there’s no reason to come back after finishing it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Dishonored is an amazing game, but has its lesser moments. The ingenuity and creativity that can be used by the player is nothing short of spectacular at times and the steam punk style fits the world perfectly. On the other hand the developer could have spent more time on storytelling and the game has some technical faults. Because of this Dishonored never really lives up to its full potential.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive 5 suffers from stylistic schizophrenia; it switches between the semi-erotic style of Itagaki and the semi-realistic style of Hayashi. This gets on your nerves from time to time, especially for fans of the series. But even fans can't deny that the fifth part in the series is a damn good fighter; a fighter with possibly the best 3D fighting system ever.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection has made quite an impression on us. It brings two classics to the Vita and adds some neat features that make use of the Vita's capabilities. It is a shame that the PSP-classic Peace Walker has been taken out of the package.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This game has a lot of elements that are not new, but Slegdehammer did change them a little. That is fine, although it could distract from how extremely well this game franchise is made. This is a great game, which is more dynamic thanks to the exo-suit.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Fast Racing Neo has its futuristic racing heart in the right place. It looks great, it is superfast and offers good tracks. Another way of enjoying this awesome game is to play the multiplayer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Yoshi's Woolly World is a good new game in the Yoshi's Island-series. Its art style is fun throughout the whole game, as well as the upbeat soundtrack. Every world surprises with new bosses and enemies, which makes it even more a pity that you can go through it really quickly if you do not collect everything there is to collect.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Super Luigi U is a big expansion. You get 82 redesigned levels and extra challenging gameplay for twenty Euros. Controlling Luigi takes some getting used to though. But when you hit that ideal line through the levels it does deliver on satisfaction. You do finish these levels much faster than in New Super Mario Bros. U due time limits, so don't expect it to entertain you as long as the original.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tropico 3 is a difficult, but never an unfair game. Is your financial plan in order, then the political problems will rise on the table, and vice verse. You can never rest and stay on guard for new problems to solve. Before you can solve every problem in the right way you might be a couple of games further. That’s also because of misplaced buttons and options. It is a little downfall on the ‘build your paradise’ game that despite of those small problems, shines like a tropical sun on a usually bright day in paradise.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Sims 3: Ambitions is an add-on that actually adds something. It changes the way the game plays and adds six different occupations which are great fun, but can be a bit hard to combine with a large virtual family.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The newest in the Mario & Luigi series is once again an especially fun RPG. It's filled with dry humor and the standard gameplay is originally supplemented with a 2D world that can be influenced by messing with Luigi's face. A great addition to the franchise.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Reflex is a great port of one of the best shooters ever made. It runs good on the Nintendo console, although there are better looking shooters, and the multiplayer is phenomenal.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It offers a glimpse in the history of XCOM through a tactical third person shooter, without becoming a simple mindless shooter. The Bureau requires a good amount of tactical thinking, which really makes it feel like a true XCOM game. Lack of strategy, however, might make the game less appealing to some XCOM fans, but the majority of players will revel in the tactical gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PES is far from perfect, but if the ball starts to roll and two players are competitive to each other, you start to believe in PES again. Konami is pushing this game in the right direction and let us hope that Konami stays on this path. PES stays PES, and FIFA stays FIFA. It’s a certain feeling that should be generated if you play one of the two games. If you’re willing to put some time in this game, you can play for hours with joy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun free game with a simple goal. By collecting money and upgrading your soldier, you’ll offer more and more resistance to enemy troops. Peacekeepers might not have a lot of depth or the most originality, but it’s definitely worth a try.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bionic Commando is a great experience for action-fans. Flying around with your bionic arm is lovely and we just love the action which comes out of that. There is a lot of stuff to discover and the soundtrack is superb. The only downfall of the game is that the story is a bit short.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Because of its accessibility on the one end, depth on the other and loads of fans, Persona 4: Arena is blessed with a long life. It might drop the ball on storytelling here and there, but that doesn't take away from the fact that we're dealing with a great and beautiful fighting game here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    AC Syndicate sets quite a few things straight. The game is not big on (technical) innovations, but it's definitely winning when it comes to fun and playability. The best things from past Assassin's Creed-games are back in the form of a light story, the key characters and the gameplay which offers a great balance between street fights and carefully planned Assassinations. Forget Unity, AC is back.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tenchu 4 aint a perfect game, but the gore makes it very interesting. Are you a fan of ninjas, stealth and diverse missions? If so, then Tenchu is your game!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wii Sports Resort is more then a fun collection of sports, which are great to play together. Baseball, swordfight and table tennis are great games, but jet ski is less fun. Wii Motionplus is a great addition, and the game will last for hours if you play it together with friends. Are you a single player type of gamer? Then the game will get boring over time!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In general Pokken Tournament is not super brilliant or innovative, but it does put everything we have learned about Pokemon over these past twenty years in a very solid fighting game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    UFC 2 feels like a complete UFC experience with a few good new features. The Ultimate Team and Knockout modes offer many hours of fun. The career mode however, could still use a bit of work.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Remember Me is a great start for the young developer Dontnod Studios. The fact that this developer dares to take the risk to produce a new IP with a tough heroin as the main character, makes this game worth mentioning. It also plays well, has an interesting, philosophic story and has a cool world to be in. As a game, Remember Me isn’t perfect though. But for those who enjoy good science fiction stories in which dystopian societies are ruled over by powerful corporations, it shouldn’t be missed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When it comes to realism, Rivals is no match for its competition, but when it comes to sheer fun it absolutely delivers. It's fun to build a racers career, even if the police corps is just a little too powerful. The unsure existence as a racer has its charms and can be more tense. Whatever you play as: play online! Actual players are always more interesting as competitors.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game has a unique graphic style and gives you the possibility to kill cute creatures in a brutal way. With more players on the couch the game comes to its full potential, but at the same time it could be very chaotic on the screen. The biggest downfall is that the gameplay is mostly the same throughout the game and there aren’t many checkpoints. But if you take your time to glide on a massive pile of blood, all will be quickly forgotten.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Metro 2033 is enthralling enough to get you over some of the rough patches. The atmosphere is truly unique and for fans of great stories. It’s this story and vibe that makes Metro 2033 worth your time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overlord II is a fun game to play. The humor is sometimes a little bit over the top, but the minions are very finny. The gameplay brings a lot of different puzzles and we just love the music score. The camera doesn’t always works as it should, but that is also something you can get used to.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny is more then a nicely worked-out fighting game. The graphics are great and the total look is neat. The modes of the game aren’t in line with the rest of the game, the “Gauntlet-mode” for instance. We can’t believe that the developers think of this as a mode that’s fun to play. The nicely worked-out fighting system, the short loading periods and the ability to customize a gigantic load of character’s made our day while playing this game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The tower defence element in Ratchet & Clank: QForce feels familiar from the get-go, and we were surprised it has never been done in a Ratchet & Clank game before. It's a shame the single-player campaign is a little bit short, but the multiplayer will keep you entertained for quite a while. QForce gives the Ratchet & Clank franchise a much needed refresher.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game builds on the puzzle levels we were introduced to in 3D World. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker offers a constant stream new, colorful puzzle levels, but it never gets truly challenging. That being said, anybody that is looking to enjoy an upbeat Mario spin-off will fall in love with Captain Toad, as the quality of the levels is very high and the toadstools simply steal the show.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is great to see this experiment by Reflections make it as a game. We love experimenting in Grow Home, which means exploring the environment, figuring out what plants need and checking out heights only an assassin could dream of.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Harvest Moon: a New Beginning doesn’t win any beauty contests and you’ll need some perseverance to get through the boring first bit. When you finally get through that you’ll be presented with a game that can keep you occupied for a long while. There’s constantly more things to do and you’ll always have the feeling that you making progress, which will keep you playing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Borderlands gives the lonely gamer a kind of monotonous experience, but it is great when you invite some friends. The story is really thin and the world is kind of lifeless at some points. But tons of weapons, quests and the urge to level to the next stage makes the game entertaining. A solid game for those who like to play together, instead of against each other.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    To be honest, House of the Dead: OVERKILL exceeded our expectations. The whole Tarantino-esque vibe this game breathes is simply hilarious and the game doesn't hesitate to shove tons of curse words and gallons of blood in your face. The fact that you'll have seen most of the game within a week doesn't mean you shouldn't play it. Just clear your mind, get trigger happy.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cities: Skylines makes up for everything SimCity did wrong. It offers the possibility of making gigantic cities in which infrastructure is key. Building a city that does well sometimes gets a bit too easy, which also shows the limited offer in buildings. Thankfully the quickly growing community knows what to use the Steam Workshop for. This is only going to get better.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Black Flag is different from its predecessors, but still contains the same Assassin’s Creed DNA. The variation between land and sea missions are what makes it feel fresh. At sea we’re mostly impressed by the open waters and everything to do there, with an emphasis on the wild sea skirmishes. It’ll make you feel like a real pirate, even though it isn’t as historically rich as previous Assassin’s Creed games.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Transformers: War for Cybertron focuses on intense shooting action and sets the example for the Transformers-license. The story isn't really interesting, but gives you more fun and variation than you would expect. Add an excellent multiplayer mode tot the whole and you got a game that will drag you through these summer days.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dante’s Inferno feels a lot like God of War, but in the end it is a great game to play!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a whole lot of potential inside Scribblenauts, but the game never fulfills its promise to the fullest. It is an incredible achievement that you can come up with countless solutions to the different puzzles, but the poor way Maxwell responds to your commands frequently ruins your creative solutions. Therefore, you will only enjoy the game when you accept the fact that frustration and creativity are inseparable in Scribblenauts.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tactics, action and working together are the pillars of Rainbow Six Siege. Attacking and defending bring endless online fun, especially when you play with people you know in a team. If not, the bugs might make your game somewhat annoying.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Bug Butcher is more than just slaughtering bugs (which is already pretty awesome). The funny style, the many explosions and the twist of only being able to shoot upwards are all fantastic. This is a real arcade game: you play it over and over and over...
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aviation Empire is a game that will entertain you for many hours, feed you new challenges constantly and doesn't force you to pay extra later on.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though Legacy of the Void takes things a bit too far with uninteresting characters and a hint of fantasy, the campaign will still bring you hours of well thought-through missions with a great diversity and presentation.