NowGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 202 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 95 Tearaway
Lowest review score: 5 Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 202
202 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The team behind the original Earth Defence Force games finally deliver the sequel that fans have been waiting for. Others may take some convincing, but EDF 2025 is undeniably good fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With more to do than ever before it might seem a little strange to dock Animal Crossing: New Leaf for feeling repetitive, but in truth too little has changed to really celebrate this latest 3DS release. It'll eat your life whole in an instant, though, that much is clear.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ubisoft needs to dial it down. It has the gameplay, it just needs to present it in a fashion that doesn't spoil an otherwise completely absorbing set of characters, locations and gameplay tools.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Last of Us: Left Behind doesn't feel as essential as the main game, but that shouldn't detract from the fact that it's a no-brainer for those who loved The Last of Us.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A passable but not detestable story and characters is Watch Dogs biggest criticism, but the fact that it handles an open world the right way - and adds in a genuinely original multiplayer component - more than makes up for it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The emotionally affecting narrative steals the show and highlights Stoic's skill for storytelling, while combat is more commendable than spectacular.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a big game too, and once you find yourself hooked, it’s eminently replayable...Of course, with length comes tedium, and there are times where Diablo’s relentless grind can become mercilessly wearying.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's nothing quite like Lone Survivor on PS Vita and its unique psychological horror tale will likely keep players involved to the end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The accessibility and sheer amount of content gives Injustice: Gods Among Us a single-player life most fighting games cannot compete with, which makes it more of a shame that the netcode lets the package down.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While a sequel to the first game in the series, A Brighter Darkness does more than doff its cap to the original, bringing tweaks to the gameplay that offer fresh ways to play with the best loved characters making a welcome return.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have people ready to play local multiplayer, then absolutely buy TowerFall: Ascension. If not, avoid. It's as easy as that.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Much like inspecting the evolution of Rooney’s fascinating mop, you’ll need a magnifying glass to identify the follicles of change that make a real difference to the Football Manager experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Valiant Hearts: The Great War can be poignant and contemplative, but it does undermine itself by including a cartoonish villain. Superb art direction and a genuine interest in its own subject matter count in the favour of a game that is unremarkable in a mechanical sense.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Saint's Row 4 is a game that is greater than the sum of its parts. While its systems are lacking in depth, the game provides so much variety and so many tools to play with, that it's hard not to have fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gods Will Be Watching can be frustratingly difficult, but it's also fresh, unique and aesthetically impressive.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    And if there’s one thing you can say about Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate that you can’t say about another other fighting game, this is the only game where you can counter a punch, snap someone’s neck and boot them clean off a cliff in one swift move.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As great as SimCity is - and, it really is - a combination of unnecessary server issues and hiccups with the Glassbox engine tar what would otherwise be the best SimCity game yet.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    People who missed Revelations the first time around will find an enjoyable and fully fleshed out Resident Evil experience - while not spectacular, it's certainly closer to the original games in terms of atmosphere than the modern outings. RAID mode and Infernal difficulty also offer compelling reasons for Revelations veterans to grab the HD version.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    God Of War: Ascension delivers another strong Kratos outing, albeit one that does slip into a predictable routine a little too often. Fans will still get plenty of mileage from Ascension though and multiplayer is excellent.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It doesn't always follow through on its intriguing ideas but even so, Tales Of Xillia has enough spark, invention and content to keep most JRPG fans happy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s such a shame to see Quantic Dream make the same mistakes they’ve made in the past, because it feels like Beyond: Two Souls could be shaping up to become by far the best thing the developers have done until that hope is destroyed by the games’ poor second half.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fantastic score-based game that can be let down by its controls when aiming for the highest scores. All the same completely absorbing and the perfect PS Vita game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An arcade racer in simulation clothing, GRID 2 has lots of surface thrills and spills to delight racing lightweights but lacks substance for those who want to dig deeper.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Stainless Games creates another solid adaptation of Magic: The Gathering, but plays it safe by delivering a product that does little to improve on last year's game. It's the FIFA of collectible card games.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a mixed bag for Call Of Duty: Ghosts as the brilliant, balanced multiplayer and thrilling Extinctions mode makes up for an unusually flat single-player outing and wasted Squads mode.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    More of the same, really - which should make Trials fans very happy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fairly barebones fighter, but an entertaining one all the same. In time, it could be an excellent Xbox One exclusive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A good but underwhelming entry in the Arkham series that often feels more like an update than a true sequel.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An often exhilarating and tense fighting game that's let down by flawed grappling mechanics.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Colourful, brimming with character and entertaining, Guacamelee offers more than enough content for its low fee to make up for its lack of depth.