InsideGamer.nl's Scores

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For 1,191 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: 75
Highest review score: 100 NieR: Automata
Lowest review score: 18 History Great Empires: Rome
Score distribution:
1191 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    SteamWorld Dig isn’t the most expansive and deep game, but great for blowing off some steam. The game is best played in one sitting, when you can’t let go of the urge to go deeper and discover more.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Angry Birds Trilogy is exactly what you'd expect: the Angry Birds fun you're familiar with, but in high-definition and better controls. The addition of Kinect functionality doesn't really do the game any good, but the controller is more than enough to have your share of Angry Birds fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Trauma Center: New Blood is an entertaining game with a fun and efficient control system. The combination of actual medical work and a more spiritual view works, although the ‘healing touch’ is perhaps a bit far-fetched. Operating on patients hasn’t changed much since the last game, but is entertaining and challenging, both alone and in co-op. Unfortunately, the storyline is less impressive, despite some good voice acting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is a decent arcade fighting game, but has its flaws. The limited content and fighter line-up adds up to the absence of gore and violence, which is really a shame. The game still retains the Mortal Kombat-feel though, and the cast of DC-heroes is a nice bonus. The one-on-one multiplayer-rounds are fun enough for fans to consider purchasing Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is a decent arcade fighting game, but has its flaws. The limited content and fighter line-up adds up to the absence of gore and violence, which is really a shame. The game still retains the Mortal Kombat-feel though, and the cast of DC-heroes is a nice bonus. The one-on-one multiplayer-rounds are fun enough for fans to consider purchasing Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    You’ll have two distinct feelings after playing Hyrule Warriors. Yes, the fan service through the recognisable characters, weapons and environments are a Zelda-fanboy’s wet dream. Yes, there was a lot of content there. But what were you doing in those countless hours? Fighting, fighting, fighting. Hyrule Warriors offers little variation or depth, but is fantastic for a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is obvious Lords of the Fallen is inspired by the Souls series, but they added an interesting twist to it. Which is nice because this game has a little more mercy. It is a pity the story and setting are so forgettable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Singularity is the kind of shooter we haven't seen in a while, one who doesn't take itself too seriously. The realism of games like Call of Duty or Battlefield: Bad Company is traded in for weird weapons and awesome powers. The TMD makes for some interesting moments, but should have been more elaborate. It's also a shame the game gets far too easy half way through. Still Singularity is a great pastime in these quiet periods.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wheelman is a relatively successful movie based game without a movie. It translates spectacular over-the-top cinematic racing action to an accessible game, set in the pleasant surroundings of Barcelona. Unfortunately its gameplay is so dumbed down that it lacks any challenge whatsoever, making Wheelman a decent – but flawed – snack that lies somewhere in-between GTA IV, Driver, and Burnout.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Disney Infinity might be the dream game of any child, but at the same time it’s the nightmare for every parent. The content the game delivers is plentiful, but the fun really starts when you start buying new figurines. A great move by Disney, but a bad one for our wallets.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The gameplay is more realistic than ever before, because EA finally listened to her community. The soccer feels slower, but winning by understanding how soccer works is finally easier than winning by understanding gameplay. However, the fact that EA still does not have its online features right is a big letdown.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For less money than an average pencil set you’re getting a realistic drawing simulation. Drawing on the GamePad feels as close to real life drawing as you can get. All the different tools feel exactly like you expect they would. Unfortunately it’s not possible to quickly erase mistakes and there aren’t any layers to play around with. This might improve the realism, but it harms the usability of the simulation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lips isn’t the SingStar-killer it could have been. The game offers some original and new gameplay-options, which are fun to some degree, but ultimately lacks the polish to make it a worthy competitor for its equivalent on the PlayStation 3. People who have never played SingStar and are looking to add some spice to an otherwise boring party, are sure to have fun with Lips though. The microphones are wireless, contain a motion sensor, and look way more flashy than their PlayStation-counterparts. Thus, Lips seems like a decent step-up for more karaoke-gameplay on the Xbox 360 in the future.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stealth Inc. can be horribly frustrating, because you can't know what'll happen in advance to you hitting that switch. A quick death is therefore always lurking around the corner. Ironically it is at its funniest when breaking the fourth wall and rubbing your mistakes in your face. Whoever won't blow up from dying time and time again, and has the patience to learn from their mistakes, could have a lot of fun with Stealth Inc. A Clone in the Dark.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Alice in Wonderland is an example of how movie tie-ins should work. The game manages to capture some of the magic seen in the film and most importantly, it doesn’t suck.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The frase ‘Hi, I'm Wolle! Watch me!’ is heard at the dramatic start of Stoked. Luckily the game gets better because of the diversity and difficulty. Some tricks may go wrong, but with a little faith in your self, you can become king of the hill. Unfortunately you are being confronted with the physics and graphics, that aren’t that great. Despite of that Stoked stays a entertaining game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Outlast II is a good game, if it does exactly as you please. Unfortunately, that is not always the case which makes for a very frustrating game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Singularity is the kind of shooter we haven't seen in a while, one who doesn't take itself too seriously. The realism of games like Call of Duty or Battlefield: Bad Company is traded in for weird weapons and awesome powers. The TMD makes for some interesting moments, but should have been more elaborate. It's also a shame the game gets far too easy half way through. Still Singularity is a great pastime in these quiet periods.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We appreciate Moon Studios' attempts at creating something unique, but not all of their attempts were uniformly successful. The ambiance is what makes this a great game as you want to explore everything about this beautiful world. Too bad the platforming bit is too dependent on luck.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FUEL is a huge project but never quite fulfills its potential. The game lacks polish and style, and the overwhelmingly enormous world is too lifeless to keep you entertained. Thus, FUEL never manages to impress, making it nothing more than an average off road-racer inferior to competitors like Pure and Motorstorm.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jak & Daxter are back on another great adventure. An adventure that should have stuck with the fighting and platforming that defines Jak & Daxter, instead of all the unnecessary extra gameplay elements. Not the great comeback we had hoped it to be.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Styx: Shards of Darkness is a classic stealth game with a stunning graphical style, but the key character is dreadful and the story is very disappointing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mario Party 10 is meant to be for every player, and therefore it has lost some of its evil ways. That does make it more accessible for new gamers. The Amiibo mode is more classic, but unfortunately you need the figurines for that.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Godfather II is a technically flawed game. Glitches, pop up, framerate drops are quite frequent and the soulless sandbox world isn’t too appealing either. The upside is the strategic element of the game. It’s fun to coordinate attacks on rival families and to take over businesses by using excessive force. All in all it’s great fun if you’re not turned of by the technical issues.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It isn’t the most interesting remake; it’s just a great collection of good (old) games. All the games have aged and know their problems, but there is enough fun to be had.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At first there is way too much stuff happening on screen, but after finishing tens of quests, the repetitive side of Kingdom Hearts Unchained X shows. The theme, including the graphic style and amazing soundtrack are cool, but you will have to be extremely patient if you want to give your characters those much needed upgrades.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Harmoknight combines platform action with musical and rhythmic gameplay, and does so successfully. It's a shame that the game's concept is too limited to entertain players for long, because before long, you'll be doing the same thing over and over again. It's good, but HarmoKnight just doesn't hit all the right notes.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is a decent PSP-title, with some scary moments. The only problem with the game is the length of the adventure, which is very short.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We love H.A.W.X. and we hate H.A.W.X. For every good thing there is something bad. We’ve played it for a long time, but never got really excited. Collecting experience points and unlocking stuff is cool, but the gameplay gets repetitive. H.A.W.X. looks really good, but has a bad storyline. The game is good, but at the same time disappointing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sleeping Dogs doesn’t change our opinion about the original: this is once again one of the most fun open world games out there. We do mind that after two years, there’s still a lot to improve on. The best version of this game should’ve been much better.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Cave is an interesting mix of platforming and adventure with the typical charm and humour that Double Fine is known for. The game drops the ball on every now and then, but the quirky characters, ludicrous puzzles and cartoony world – which unmistakenly sprouted from the mind of Ron Gilbert – are worth venturing into.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Conduit tries to be special, but it isn’t. It is just a shooter, with some weapons and some puzzles. The story isn’t long, but the multiplayer brings a lot of fun. However, the action feels good and that's what counts at the end of the day.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Toki Tori 2 might seem like a kiddy game at first, but turns out to be a complicated and often intelligent puzzle game. Every puzzle can be solved with only two moves! It lacks some explanations and subtle hints, though, that can turn those ingenious puzzles into a game of frustration and trial-and-error. The map attests to this, which a 17th century cartographer wouldn't even be able to decipher.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Maxis fill the empty shell that The Sims 4 is with an original add-on. The Sims really get to go out of their suburban life, into the woods. Especially the new skill, Herbalism, is big in this game and it takes a while to figure it out, which is a nice challenge. This Game Pack is not gonna rock your world, but it will definitely stir up the lives of your Sims a bit.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game falls short on too many points to really earn a top score, but Omerta: City of Gangsters is by no means a bad game. Building your criminal empire is entertaining, but not as exciting as you might expect.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the graphical glitches, poor collision detection, and frustrating (lack of) integration of the world map, Rise of the Argonauts is simply a good game. Both story and dialogue are well-written, the action is awesome and gory, and the skill-upgrading system is thought out really well.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    EndWar is also a good game on the PC. The game looks good, the controls work as you would expect and it is fun to play. We also want to give credits to Ubisoft to do something original. However, we give the PC-version a lower grade then we did with the console-version. There are simply more RTS-games on the PC and a lot of them are better then EndWar.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FUEL is a huge project but never quite fulfills its potential. The game lacks polish and style, and the overwhelmingly enormous world is too lifeless to keep you entertained. Thus, FUEL never manages to impress, making it nothing more than an average off road-racer inferior to competitors like Pure and Motorstorm.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Don’t be misguided by the haunted house vibe: Gone Home uses traditional adventure elements to tell the tale of a young teenager. It’s an interesting and innovative combination, that is held back by conservative gameplay and storytelling.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic Classic Collection is a decent collection of four good and old Sonic games. The chances however are that you played all of them on some way before which makes this Collection nothing special but decent in the most literal sense of the word.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The short and shallow story fails to make Automatron a must-have. Making your own robot is awesome, especially as you can customize it totally to your liking. Automatron is a nice reason to pick up Fallout 4 again, but it is not a totally new experience at all.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The MotoGP franchise is back on track with 13. After years of disaster after disaster we finally have an installment of which the base works greatly. There’s enough to do in the career mode and the racing sensation is quite strong. There are technical imperfections that’ll drag you out of the experience, along with a meager appearance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fat Princess is like a fairytale book, which tells the same story over and over again. Fun at the beginning, but it will get boring over time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Fusions combines RPG and pinball. The combat might take a bit long, but the rest of the game is a lot of fun. Many, many hours of fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    X-men Origins: Wolverine manages to rise above the low standards of licensed videogames by presenting spectacular fights without complex button combinations. The monotonousness and some small technical difficulties make Wolverine a game that can only be recommended to the fans of the anti-hero or anyone else who enjoys simple but enjoyable popcorn entertainment in a videogame.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Andromeda was an opportunity to give the franchise a new impulse, but BioWare did not fully take it. The story is badly written and the amount of bugs is high. Other than that, Andromeda is an amazing Mass Effect journey.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FUEL is a huge project but never quite fulfills its potential. The game lacks polish and style, and the overwhelmingly enormous world is too lifeless to keep you entertained. Thus, FUEL never manages to impress, making it nothing more than an average off road-racer inferior to competitors like Pure and Motorstorm.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We really enjoyed Kirby Triple Deluxe, even though it only kept us entertained for six hours. It's pretty and charming and has a few fun extra background puzzles. It's just a shame that it's so very easy.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The mobile version of F1 2016 is especially suitable for pick up and play sessions, but it does not really shine, especially for that cost.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Two years after its release State of Decay is still a strong and unique game. Surviving together and help everybody out is a great thing to do, which is why we love the Breakdown and Lifeline modes. Unfortunately the technical issues are still part of the game, which should not be the case on a powerful console like Xbox One.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Godfather II is a technically flawed game. Glitches, pop up, framerate drops are quite frequent and the soulless sandbox world isn’t too appealing either. The upside is the strategic element of the game. It’s fun to coordinate attacks on rival families and to take over businesses by using excessive force. All in all it’s great fun if you’re not turned of by the technical issues.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We love H.A.W.X. and we hate H.A.W.X. For every good thing there is something bad. We’ve played it for a long time, but never got really excited. Collecting experience points and unlocking stuff is cool, but the gameplay gets repetitive. H.A.W.X. looks really good, but has a bad storyline. The game is good, but at the same time disappointing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the graphical glitches, poor collision detection, and frustrating (lack of) integration of the world map, Rise of the Argonauts is simply a good game. Both story and dialogue are well-written, the action is awesome and gory, and the skill-upgrading system is thought out really well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Little Battlers Experience has a predictable story, but thanks to awesome anime cutscenes it does come to life. It is a lot of fun to customize the minirobots outside and inside. Too bad this game can only be played locally, cause it would have been a great online multiplayer experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PlatinumGames combines its successful action-based gameplay with the old cartoon. It will make you nostalgic, but there is no time to stay in the moment as there are a lot of quick and dynamic fights coming your way. The game has some repetition issues and some technical faults, but other than that it is a nice little tribute to Transformers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wet
    WET has some fantastic moments, but is plagued by some annoying deficiencies. It’s really cool to swing through the levels with the well formed Ruby and at the same time shoot some nasty enemies to oblivion. But after a while playing this game, you find yourself doing the same thing over and over again, and the controls aren’t that precise. It’s a fun game you should get when it’s budget priced.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A worthy Assassin's Creed title. Thanks to the three costumes of protagonist Aveline the game has its own character. Unfortunately the game is somewhat spoiled by all the mandatory touch and camera features, which often don't even work. Other weak points, like the stuttering frame rate and the bland story make it that, despite the best intentions, Liberation doesn't quite live up to the stature of its bigger brothers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game offers the same addictive strategy gameplay as its predecessor, but this time the graphics are a lot better and there is a story instead of missions. However, it is a disappointment to discover Ronimo did not include an online multiplayer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Project X Zone is a decent turn based strategy game, in which the recognizable characters obviously are the most it’s got going for it. That’s also its biggest issue: if you’re not familiar with games such as The Misadventures of Tron Bonne, then many parts of the game aren’t appealing to you anymore, or even not understandable at all. If you do know characters like Hsien-Ko, KOS-MOS and Kurt Irving, this point of critique doesn’t apply to you.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is fun to play around and experiment with spells; it gives Wonderbook: Book of Spells a charm only to be matched by the Harry Potter universe. It is a shame, however, that the exams you have to take lack creativity and become predictable in time. It degrades an atmosphere that is otherwise magical.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game is fine on 3DS, but we do miss the beautiful cutesy graphics the original offered us on Wii U. It is amazing how Nintendo offers an easier way of playing, while still offering an entertaining game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Godfather II is a technically flawed game. Glitches, pop up, framerate drops are quite frequent and the soulless sandbox world isn’t too appealing either. The upside is the strategic element of the game. It’s fun to coordinate attacks on rival families and to take over businesses by using excessive force. All in all it’s great fun if you’re not turned of by the technical issues.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Katamari Forever contains a creative variation of missions in different graphical styles, but brings not a lot of real changes to the game. If you have a Katamari game, you should probably not get Katamari Forever. If you are a Katamari fan or if you never played Katamari, this is the time to get it. But be aware, just a small group of gamers will appreciate this game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Eagle Flight is an excellent game when it comes to flying and going on an adventure in VR. The story-line though, is so thin, it is a big disappointment. Thankfully there is a very entertaining multiplayer mode to keep the fun coming.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of 50 Cent, rest assured. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is way better then 50’s first game. Sometimes it is even a lot of fun to play. The combination of 50 Cent’s music and shooting around gun blazing creates a perfect setting for fans to enjoy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cursed Mountain has some really worked out aspects, but isn’t delivering a good quality on every front. It’s a game that you could hate after a while but has some unique perspectives at the same time. Cursed Mountain is a trip for a good eight to ten hours, if you don’t have any problems with the controls and linear maps.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Last Tinker: City of Colors is a cheerful game, but starts of dreadfully slow, has boring combat and scanty background music. This hurts the atmosphere. Look past these blemishes, and what remains is a colorful game that entertains for quite some hours.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Metro: Last Light manages to give shape to the world described in the books bearing the same name beautifully. The claustrophobic and grim atmosphere really come into their own thanks to the great graphics. Unfortunately the immersion is often broken by static npc's, a lack of interactivity and the idiotic artificial intelligence doesn't offer much of a challenge.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Order up! offers both variation in gameplay, as well as interesting use of the Wii-Mote. The game is challenging, and thus entertaining for a while. It proves that casual games can be fun, albeit for a certain amount of time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    CyberConnect2 created the ultimate game for fans of the show, with JoJo's Bizarre Adventures: All-Star Battle. With the forty characters and five different fighting styles the game is as extravagant as you might expect. Unfortunately it's also very unbalanced and the story mode disappoints when it comes to appearance. The micro transactions in the campaign are also quite repulsive.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Obviously this game is one big commercial party for the movie, but we must say that this add-on does offer more than just demo-like gameplay. Ignore Ludacris and focus on unlocking eleven new cars, drive online and feel that awesome freedom that comes with driving in Forza Horizon 2.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is very fun to go wild with the Wiimote in Virtua Tennis 2009, but there is a lot of room for improvement. The career mode is very boring and the Wii Motion Plus need some fine tuning. The minigames are however very funny and it is entertaining to play with some friends.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some cool new features in Rio 2016, for example the costumes in the story mode. The possibilities of 3DS are used as much as possible, which is very fun, especially as the variety in minigames is good. Is it exciting though? Unfortunately not, and there are no online ways of playing, which feels a bit old-fashioned.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    X-men Origins: Wolverine manages to rise above the low standards of licensed videogames by presenting spectacular fights without complex button combinations. The monotonousness and some small technical difficulties make Wolverine a game that can only be recommended to the fans of the anti-hero or anyone else who enjoys simple but enjoyable popcorn entertainment in a videogame.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Firewatch is great little game among all the big productions this spring, as it only takes you four hours to experience this glitchy game world. It is a good adventure with a few emotional moments, but it simply does not impress as much as we were hoping for.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wheelman is a relatively successful movie based game without a movie. It translates spectacular over-the-top cinematic racing action to an accessible game, set in the pleasant surroundings of Barcelona. Unfortunately its gameplay is so dumbed down that it lacks any challenge whatsoever, making Wheelman a decent – but flawed – snack that lies somewhere in-between GTA IV, Driver, and Burnout.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ScreamRide is not about a theme park, it is about an experience. A nice game for speed freaks and destroyers, because it feels great to crash your ride into a building. However, the futuristic setting combined with all these separate levels and a separate tutorial makes this game feel a bit optional.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon rewards players that look further than just the boring story and slow introduction. As soon as you have freedom, this game is one of the best ones in the franchise. There are more than 700 Pokemon to collect and that is exactly what we want.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Overlord Dark Legend is fairly short and easy to finish, it delivers enough fun to keep you playing. There is enough variety in gameplay to compensate for the lack of difficulty, and commanding minions with the Wii-mote feels like a natural thing to do.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of 50 Cent, rest assured. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand is way better then 50’s first game. Sometimes it is even a lot of fun to play. The combination of 50 Cent’s music and shooting around gun blazing creates a perfect setting for fans to enjoy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game is a worldwide phenomenon, which says a great deal about how much the fans love Pokémon. The technical issues and the shallow gameplay should have already killed the app, but instead the geocaching and AR make this a social adventure that we will definitely be playing for a long time to come.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a complete and total package. But the problem is the multiplayer. It does not feel anew.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Singularity is the kind of shooter we haven't seen in a while, one who doesn't take itself too seriously. The realism of games like Call of Duty or Battlefield: Bad Company is traded in for weird weapons and awesome powers. The TMD makes for some interesting moments, but should have been more elaborate. It's also a shame the game gets far too easy half way through. Still Singularity is a great pastime in these quiet periods.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SimCity has the potential to become a true goliath in the city building-genre, but is still being bogged down by too many problems, like the randomness with which services are exchanged in a region or the idiocy with which working citizens drive to work. That the buildable surface is smaller than in previous installments didn’t bother us that much because there are enough devices that will let players put every bit of space to good use. It would help though, if the intercity cooperation and chaotic traffic would be improved with a patch.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The developer should have called Puzzle Kingdoms Puzzle Quest 1.2. It doesn’t improve much compared to the original, but it is entertaining and that is what it is all about.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    X-men Origins: Wolverine manages to rise above the low standards of licensed videogames by presenting spectacular fights without complex button combinations. The monotonousness and some small technical difficulties make Wolverine a game that can only be recommended to the fans of the anti-hero or anyone else who enjoys simple but enjoyable popcorn entertainment in a videogame.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wheelman is a relatively successful movie based game without a movie. It translates spectacular over-the-top cinematic racing action to an accessible game, set in the pleasant surroundings of Barcelona. Unfortunately its gameplay is so dumbed down that it lacks any challenge whatsoever, making Wheelman a decent – but flawed – snack that lies somewhere in-between GTA IV, Driver, and Burnout.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ubisoft tries to create a sense of greatness, but the technical flaws keep this game from really doing so. This is a tremendous let-down, as the tougher fighting system, the extended missions and the co-op multiplayer experience are all great assets to the franchise.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rat Assassin is a simple game that manages to keep you entertained for a while, but misses the charm and depth of a similar game like Fruit Ninja. It's fun for a while, but never more than that.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Steep is a game that offers an amazing sense of freedom, and even though not every activity is as great as the others, the feeling of skiing and snowboarding in these beautiful environments is a thrill.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Star Fox Zero tries new things while trying to stay true to the franchise. The controls are something to get used to, but you'll get over them. What is difficult to accept, though, is the repetitive nature of the missions and the brevity of the game. Such a pity, because deep inside this was such a good game with awesome air battles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This original hand drawn puzzle-platformer will not make things easy for you, but the charm is in the challenge. The dynamic magnet mechanics keep the game interesting all the way through. It can be hard to stay motivated, as the tiniest decision can make you fall down many stories, meaning you have to walk back the whole darn way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Jet Set Radio is still a wonderful, unique game after all these years. Making your own tag and spraying it on walls, while listening to a funky sound track is still special. The controls are somewhat lacking and the framerate isn't always good. But this funky game is still worth a try.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
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    • 68 Critic Score
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    • 68 Critic Score
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    • 68 Critic Score
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    • 68 Critic Score
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
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    • 68 Critic Score
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