InsideGamer.nl's Scores

  • Games
For 942 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 98 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 18 History Great Empires: Rome
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 942
942 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 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
    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
    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.