InsideGamer.nl's Scores

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For 1,129 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:
1129 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gears of War 4 takes all the best things from the previous Gears of War-games and offers a new, thrilling part of the story. The balance between battle chaos and excellent controls offers hours and hours of fun.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is more accessible in comparison with his predecessor, but is still very hard. Succeeding gives a lot of satisfaction. Your teammates respond pretty well on your commands, but sometimes like to go their own way. On the visual side the game is awful and the missions don’t give you the chance to explore the big island.
    • tbd 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great beginner strategy game when you’re playing by yourself and a challenging one with multiple players. Skulls of the Shogun might not be the deepest strategy ever, but thanks to unique elements such as the Spirit Wall or the lack of a grid, it is one worth a try.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heroes of the Storm is a refreshing hero brawler that offers intense gameplay with iconic heroes from many Blizzard games. The loading times are annoyingly long and sometimes the teams are not balanced. However, the game is still very enjoyable to play and easy to learn.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Black Desert Online is an addictive and interesting game full of changes. It is so huge and it is so full of options, that it might scare away a few gamers. That would be a pity because this game is worth your money: after 138 hours there is still so much to discover.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    White Knight Chronicles is a nice RPG. It brings an entertaining story, many hours of gameplay and a lot of possibilities to improve your squad.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The conclusion of ten days Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is that the DS can add a worthy Kingdom Hearts adventure to its library. The fighting is just as fun and full of action as its big console brothers and there are enough missions to keep you busy for a lot of hours to come. Thanks to the beautiful cut scenes, the ambiance of the story is brought to you in a very good way. You have to have played previous Kingdom Hearts games, if you want to get the story. Otherwise you won't understand a thing what is happening to you and around you. That's why Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is only interesting to people loyal to the series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anno 1404 finally manages to bring multiplayer to the table. The only gripe we can think of is the lack of a new faction. Venice is, however, a strong expansion to the series.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DJ Hero is a new concept and a risky attempt to bring DJ’ing in to the living room. With a great soundtrack, enough content to keep going and a style that feels trusty but new at the same, they succeeded to do that. The price is a little bit high and only the die-hard fans will consider a purchase. But the quality of the game shouldn’t be clouded because of the price.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kinect Party is lots of fun, even though it gets frustrating when the game aggressively tries to get you to post your weird party pictures on Facebook. With more games and a small number of improvements, Kinect Party easily exceeds its predecessor. Kinect Party understands the shortcomings of the Kinect and that makes it one of the few games worth checking out on Microsoft’s peripheral gadget.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trine 2 is a magical game with a lot of great and colourful environments. The puzzles are challenging and demand inventive ways of using the characters. Thanks to the different skills of the characters, the co-op mode is a game in itself. And since Trine 2 doesn't use uncomfortable motion controls, it is perfect for just playing on the GamePad.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Candy Crush Saga is ridiculously addicting. You’ll get why when you try it out.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Art Academy is a fantastic virtual painting course. No need to buy expensive materials; a 3DS is all you need to start off your painting career. Of course the few lessons New Art Academy has to offer won't make you a master painter, but if you follow all courses you'll be able to create some fine digital artwork.
    • 77 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.
    • 81 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon Sun and Moon are all about change. The world of Alola is great, but comes with technical issues and a guide that is a bit too hands-on.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Small adjustments have improved the game overall, so that’s why the game is a lot better then his predecessor. There is a lot to do as manager and if you like to watch the Tour, then you will enjoy yourself a while with the official races and riders.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    God of War 3: Remastered gets the maximum out of real minimal changes. The core of God of War 3 is in 2015 still awesome and the few graphic tweaks that were added make it seem like we are playing a brand new game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Need for Speed offers nice arcade racing action. It is a good thing tuning your car to your own taste is back, but the acting that is full of semi - hipster words might be a tad annoying.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The island of Panau is like an amazing vacation filled with explosions and action. Just like a real holiday, you want to go home sometime but for as long as it takes Just Cause 2 is about as crazy and fun as an open world game can be.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ​Project CARS is super challenging, but it offers a lot of satisfaction in return. The only thing you have to bring to the table is love for auto racing. It is a spectacular simulation game, it is amazing to enjoy on consoles, but the menus still give us nightmares.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A House Divided sees Clementine's new group finally developing a little bit. It does the episode some favors. It focuses more on what makes The Walking Dead so great: conversations and confrontations. After this second episode you'll have made enough choices to affect the rest of the season.
    • 75 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    IL-2 Sturmovik is the most realistic flight-simulator on the consoles. Although it misses some appeal of a top-game, it has very profoundly controls and beautiful graphics. Give this game a shot if you’re a hardcore simulation fan or if you just like to see old planes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The final Inazuma Eleven with Mark Evans in the lead, manages to close out the series in style. The soccer matches remain a lot of fun to play, with the story as the main driving force. Newcomers will promptly be scared off by the story though, because it requires them to know previous installments.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tim Schafer’s latest game-baby is a tribute to Metal, with a little parody to the genre. The game has a lot of varieties that is either a curse or a blessing to the game. The game loses a lot of depth because of the varieties, but delivers a humoristic and ever changing package. However the game is technical a little messy, it plays a great tribute to the Metal genre.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nintendo Pocket Football Club isn't a soccer game like you're used to. In this simple looking game you take on the role of coach and are tasked with running the team. This means you can't step out into the playing field; you can only watch how your team slowly crawls to the top. An especially fun game for newcomers and fans alike.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ground Zeroes isn't an unqualified success. The game is too short for its price and appears to be lacking a few Metal Gear-genes. It does, however, offer freedom in an open world, shows off the gameplay evolution the Metal Gear franchise so desperately needed, and shows off the graphical details that made you buy a next-gen console in the first place.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun and special race game filled with Sega nostalgia. It may be a little bit sad to think that all these special characters can nowadays only be found in a race game, but Transformed is such a good one, that it doesn't even really matter.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don’t be mislead by its appearance: Hotline Miami is not Kill Frenzy: The Game. Before going on a murderous rampage, you must inspect your surroundings and plan out your attack. Having multiple enemies in one room require a lot of patience and skill, which is why the game will take you longer to finish than you might’ve thought. If you have a choice, play it on a Vita. The touch screen enhances the controls just enough to where it is deemed more easily playable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A delightful tribute to not one, but two classic Mickey Mouse games. The platform game isn't just a simple but good successor to the Mega Drive game Castle of Illusion, but also offers Disney nostalgia as we know it from the last Epic Mickey-game. With beautiful, detailed graphics and amazing music, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is one of the best 3DS games this year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are more arcade racers than you can count, but Split/Second brings something to the pack that makes this game a must-try. Every race is a hyped-up experience full of explosions and crashes that leaves the décor in shambles, but puts you on the edge of your seat. Realism or depth is not something you can expect from this title, but that shouldn’t be a deal breaker.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Operation 7 isn’t very original, but it is still a lot of fun to play. There are a lot of maps, weapons and players, so you can enjoy yourself for a while. And then there is the other big plus: it is free!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    2010 FIFA World Cup brings the vibe of the World Cup in your living room.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DJ Hero is a new concept and a risky attempt to bring DJ’ing in to the living room. With a great soundtrack, enough content to keep going and a style that feels trusty but new at the same, they succeeded to do that. The price is a little bit high and only the die-hard fans will consider a purchase. But the quality of the game shouldn’t be clouded because of the price.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is epic, looks good, got great sound and brings a lot of content to play with. It also brings enough challenges for the hardcore gamer. The downside of the game is the bad camera and the long loading times.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clash in the Clouds is a good example of what DLC should be like. Instead of bringing more of the same, it does something completely new. It makes you experience Bioshock: Infinite from a completely different perspective en pushes you to do the best you can. Even if you get through all four arena’s and manage to get every collectible, there’s still the challenge of beating your high score.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can make a great beat with a bunch of simple functions through the Live Play-mode, but you can also make great tracks in de Studio mode. The program offers a variety of possibilities to go very deep in the game, but seeks out the competition with the computer-software at that point. And if I have to choose between a PSP game or a computer program I choose to make my tracks on a computer for that use.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the fact the developer only uses three different concepts and truly creative and innovative levels rarely race you by, LitteBigPlanet Karting is still a very fun game. The diversity of worlds is impressive and using gadgets of the LittleBigPlanet world make the game feel refreshing. On top of that the creation mode is an absolute joy to play around with.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Under the bonnet Need for Speed: Most Wanted offers a complete experience. A big city to race in and the original progression system lets you drive a lot of different cars. Autolog and Easydrive also make sure the next race is never far away. It does, however, takes necessary practice and concentration to get the very precise steering under control and the low resolution oncoming traffic will make you crash every now and again. Despite its faults Need for Speed: Most Wanted is the best and most complete race game for the Vita so far.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The attention to detail is what makes Blood Dragon so awesome. From the great explanation of why a bow is futuristic as long as you slap some neon on there, to Rex flipping off enemies, all of it is great. Add to that the length of the game being anywhere from four to twenty hours thanks to extra missions and collectibles, the low price and it hardly taking up any space on your hard drive, and you have no excuse but to play this.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    IL-2 Sturmovik is the most realistic flight-simulator on the consoles. Although it misses some appeal of a top-game, it has very profoundly controls and beautiful graphics. Give this game a shot if you’re a hardcore simulation fan or if you just like to see old planes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sleeping Dogs is a great game, but it has moments in which it misses a finishing touch. Fortunately the flashy fights and additional content make it that Sleeping Dogs never becomes a simple lap dog.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is still the great game we all know and love, only with improved visuals. The new Arms Race mode adds a good amount of variation to the game with some high speed action, but the normal, slower modes won't be to everyone's liking in this day of modern shooters. Still, for only fifteen euro's it's hard to turn down this new version of a monumental shooter.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is easy to be the best if you are the only one, but Ubisoft still works hard on its fluorescent dance franchise. It was a good idea to extend the video content so we can watch people dance from all over the world. The introduction of Just Dance Unlimited is still somewhat small, but it has definitely potential to become a Netflix dance game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soul Sacrifice is as ingenious as it is insane. The setting is a bizarre mix of Greek and Medieval legends, but that's nothing compared to how smartly the gameplay elements work together. Every isolated aspect has a problem, but when these aspects come together, the downsides are a thing of the past. Soul Sacrifice isn't perfect and a little more variation in enemies and environments would have gone a long way, but it will provide you with dozens upon dozens of hours of fun and will have you sacrifice many lives and Vita battery cycles.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Warlords of Draenor offers an ideal reason to start with World of Warcraft (again). You can directly enjoy the new content thanks to the level 90-boost. If you have never played World of Warcraft before, you will probably miss context. You will not really get to know your class well enough for the action that will come. We really like the Garrisons and Followers, as they help you but also make you come back every time to check out your castle.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Following is a lot like Dying Light. The same rough edges, basic story and annoying characters. Even the bugs and other technical issues are still there. However, this add on does bring enough new features to make it worth while to play Dying Light again. Plus, it is still a game with strong gameplay and amazing co-op modes.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Haunted Hollow is a very decent strategic game with a healthy free-to-play model. You literally don't have to spend a dime to keep it fun, which gives the game all the time and space it needs to prove itself. And when you find yourself ready to sink a few Euros into it, it'll have a diverse line-up of monsters at the ready.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is more accessible in comparison with his predecessor, but is still very hard. Succeeding gives a lot of satisfaction. Your teammates respond pretty well on your commands, but sometimes like to go their own way. On the visual side the game is awful and the missions don’t give you the chance to explore the big island.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin will definitely appeal to fans of the first installment, newcomers to the franchise will also be pleased with the fast paced and action packed gameplay. Next to that, this game is a lot less scary than it's predecessor, making this a game well suitable for shooter fanatics. On the down low, it's a bit disappointing the multiplayer mode isn't all that.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NBA 2K10 has been improved on a couple of points in comparison with is predecessor. The My Player mode is a lot of fun, the defense mechanics has improved and the players conditions are much more realistic...There still a few bugs in the gameplay, like players defending the wrong player. And Visual Concepts, please bring back the online lobbies, please?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 does what you'd expect, and the new four-player co-op does not really add anything to that. But, there still has been progress in the franchise, thanks to a bizarre and intriguing single-player story that will haunt us for weeks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Star Ocean: The Second Story is an entertaining RPG that has withstood the test of time. Although the graphics do look a little outdated, the storyline has enough to offer and leveling your characters is still as addicting as always.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A bland design style makes Hybrid look like a budget shooter, but the fast shooting action, navigation between cover and firefights between players in jetpacks will keep you entertained for days to come.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skate 2 is a diamond in the skateboarding genre, but loses focus every now and then. Nevertheless, it’s a definite purchase if you’ve enjoyed the first game, and a great opportunity for newcomers to give the trademark Skate-gameplay a try. The controls are just as intuitive as before, performing tricks is ultimately satisfying, and San Vanelona remains a great place to reside in.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The New Order isn't the best shooter you'll ever play, but this doesn't matter: it doesn't try to be excellent. This is 'just' a classic shooter, meant for everyone who wants to hunt nazis with heavy machine guns. That's what Wolfenstein: The New Order is all about; nothing more and nothing less. We won't say 'nein, nein, nein!' to that!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Farming Simulator 17 makes sure you are comfortable and it is totally up to you how you spend your time. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want, and without you knowing, this might be all you ever wanted.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a graphical style and humor that are exactly like what you’d expect from South Park, The Stick of Truth is the most successful South Park-game yet. That the gameplay isn’t as fun as the experience is was created for shouldn’t bother the diehard South Park fan.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare doesn’t know its own strengths. With a little bit more content this would’ve been an absolute hit. The PVZ-exterior is wrapping paper for a very entertaining shooter.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Scram Kitty seems extremely accessible, but the difficulty rises considerably after a few levels. Take your time and learn to deal with the unique controls, and Scram Kitty is one of the better eShop games that you can download for your Wii U.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just Dance 2015 is still a party guarantee with catchy songs and lots of movement. It does not have a lot of innovation and many group songs are not fun to do alone, but we are happy to see the World Dance Floor is back.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tropico 5 is an incredibly fun strategy and management game, but this is mainly due to the core values ​​that the series has always had. Developing your own tropical paradise and suppress your people in the most politically incorrect ways makes twisted fun and is challenging. The newly added eras definitely contribute something to the fun and challenge, but dynasty members, managers and the entire online mode can not count on our support. Tropico 5 is not a revolution; but what did you expect with a dictatorial game like this?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Patapon is as cute and addictive as the first installment of the series, but it doesn't offer big improvements. There aren't many new features, and the things that are new make the game to easy. Still, it is one of the few new PSP-games and brings enough funtime to buy it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The island of Panau is like an amazing vacation filled with explosions and action. Just like a real holiday, you want to go home sometime but for as long as it takes Just Cause 2 is about as crazy and fun as an open world game can be.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easily recommendable for everyone who is even slightly interested in this franchise. Aside from the full game and the expansion, this edition also contains previously released downloadable content and other extra's. The price might be a little too high for fans though, considering what the additions are. Unfortunately Capcom isn't offering an alternative for their loyal fans.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Risen is a game that does nothing wrong, but at the same is not bringing something new either. The ambiance of the game is perfect and the story is very good and convincing. It’s too bad Risen is starting up slow and the graphics could have been better. This is a game made for RPG fans, people who don’t like RPG’s should probably focus on other games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All That Remains isn't the best episode in the series, but it does give hope for whatever Telltale has in store for us. Needless to say we can't wait until we can play the next episode.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are more arcade racers than you can count, but Split/Second brings something to the pack that makes this game a must-try. Every race is a hyped-up experience full of explosions and crashes that leaves the décor in shambles, but puts you on the edge of your seat. Realism or depth is not something you can expect from this title, but that shouldn’t be a deal breaker.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Because of the many different power-ups Blur has a deep tactical layer that especially holds its own online. The singleplayer mode teaches you the basics, but the real fun is to be had online, or split screen with your friends. For people without an internet connection the lifespan of the game is significantly cut down because of the lack of quickplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is a digital jukebox full of musical highlights from the Final Fantasy series. Thanks to three different modes the game is varied throughout and ideal for short trips, preferably trips down memory lane.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are enough cars, tracks and options to enjoy this game for a very long time, especially if you are a series car fanatic playing online. The new rain and night effects are impressive, but it is not a super innovative feature that will change the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NBA 2K10 has been improved on a couple of points in comparison with is predecessor. The My Player mode is a lot of fun, the defense mechanics has improved and the players conditions are much more realistic...There still a few bugs in the gameplay, like players defending the wrong player. And Visual Concepts, please bring back the online lobbies, please?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rain is the next downloadable game by Sony, that shows perfectly why the PlayStation Network-titles are made. Short, intriguing experiences that centralize the player. This mysterious world is beautiful and creates a memorable experience for the player. It's a shame that it takes a while to get going and uses a lot of text, but after an hour or two no one will care anymore.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like racers, you’ll feel right at home with Driveclub. The game feels like a modern Project Gotham Racing, balancing realism and arcade fun. Weird design choices in the multiplayer keep this title from being a modern classic. Try out the free PlayStation Plus-version to determine if this game is for you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tim Schafer’s latest game-baby is a tribute to Metal, with a little parody to the genre. The game has a lot of varieties that is either a curse or a blessing to the game. The game loses a lot of depth because of the varieties, but delivers a humoristic and ever changing package. However the game is technical a little messy, it plays a great tribute to the Metal genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga might not be for everyone, but it sure is drenched in craftsmanship. When the story and characters get a hold of you, an experience starts that you’ll remember for years to come, even though it has a rough edge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    2010 FIFA World Cup brings the vibe of the World Cup in your living room.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are more arcade racers than you can count, but Split/Second brings something to the pack that makes this game a must-try. Every race is a hyped-up experience full of explosions and crashes that leaves the décor in shambles, but puts you on the edge of your seat. Realism or depth is not something you can expect from this title, but that shouldn’t be a deal breaker.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Division is more RPG than shooter, but on both parts it is a lot better than expected. At the end of the game, after reaching the level cap (30), the amount of content gets a bit small, but that does not mean we want to stop playing this great game.