NowGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 201 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 0.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 95 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 5 Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 201
201 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    No, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition is not a deeply cerebral experience, but in its defence, it never purports to be. If you're not a fan of chopping stuff up, DW8 is unlikely to change your mind but if you enjoy a little hack 'n slash every now and then, you could do a lot worse than Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition. Unless you already have the original Dynasty Warriors 8 version, of course. In which case you're probably better off hanging onto your cash.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Battlefield 4 is more problematic than it has ever been, but if you’ve already pledged your allegiance by paying for Battlefield Premium, then Naval Strike is a pretty stunning reward. When it works.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At £15.39 it’d be unfair to criticise Strike Suit Zero too heavily. PS4 gamers might not have the same love for the genre as PC gamers, but if you remember the likes of Rogue Squadron or Descent, this is definitely one for you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and admirable collection of multiplayer games that will bring people together. The only issue is that none of the games are compelling enough to ensure that they keep them coming back.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Grid Autosport is undeniably a great racing game at its very base and that will appeal to fans of Codemaster’s best efforts, but sadly there just isn’t enough depth of content to draw in those that would consider themselves on the fringe of the racing game genre.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sniper Elite 3 is a marked improvement over its predecessor and provides a fun, tactical third-person shooter experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Fuse is two games. As a four-player co-op shooter with friends, it's light, frothy fun that ticks along at remarkable pace with inventive weaponry. On your own, the AI of your team-mates drags the entire experience down and kills the fun.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's a playful excursion into basic mercantile capitalism, striking the same tones as games like Euro Truck Simulator, turning the apparently mundane into tangible entertainment. Built upon sturdy foundations, and executed effectively, Rise of Venice is a simple game with simple core, but enjoyable all the same.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Warface is a perfectly fine free to play shooter that looks nice, but it does very little to differentiate itself from certain other military shooters that are on the way.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A good attempt at bringing a handheld game to a home console, although one let down by the same problems that affected the original. Not a bad game, but one with untapped potential.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game fettered by artifice and a noticeable absence of failure animations suggestions a game unfinished. Send Octodad back to the kitchen, he's not quite done yet.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Plenty of depth there for those willing to make the most of it, but too many barriers for those not already predisposed to like it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    When Thief remembers to be a stealth game, to focus on the kleptomanic joy of cleaning a place out unseen, it's great. Unfortunately, Thief tries to do too many other things and does them badly, preventing a good game from being a great one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    You'll likely know by now whether or not Deception 4 is for you, but there is an intriguing idea here waiting for you to discover if you do.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It is a budget RPG and it feels like one, but that's not always a bad thing.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are a lot of faults here – the messy map design, the awkward cover system, the surprising co-op fumble – but Army Of Two: The Devil’s Cartel manages to make its core action of shooting things engaging and fun, and that’s what will pull you through the game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Content-wise this is more than worth it's full priced retail release however, but a lot of assets are reused – whether from the original or repeated themselves within the game – so you will revisit locations of uncanny similarity.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Simplification and removal of some key components harms the game, though there’s still some great stuff here for younger gamers and those willing to grind their way to it through the tedious story.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lost Planet 3 gets the hard stuff right and is ultimately likeable, but its gameplay just isn’t capable of sustaining any warm feelings you might harbour for it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Burial at Sea is a game that struggles with Bioshock’s legacy and while, generally speaking, it’s unfair to judge a game for what it is not, when you have a game that borrows as heavily from its predecessor as Burial at Sea does, it’s impossible not to be disappointed by what is an inferior imitation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Contrast is a picturesque, romanticized vision of 1920s Paris that masquerades as a graceful platformer, falling flat on its face at pivotal moments.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A quaint stroll through Rapture, but not nearly enough focus in the right areas to make this a must-have BioShock experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    At its most basic, shooting guys in the face in Killzone: Mercenary can be enjoyable but never gives the player any credit in any other facet of the game. Not to mention a repetitive, uninspired mission structure and pocketfuls of missed opportunities, the campaign length coming in at just under four hours.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    In Team Sonic’s attempt to move on from the old days, every new idea has been thrown into the mix and the game slowed down to allow for this...It’s just not very Sonic and the core of what makes the early games great – speed and simplicity, have been lost in this Lost World.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    WWE 2K14 excels in terms of fan service and is generous with content, but the game at its core is severely lacking.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's a Greek myth that best describes the experience of playing Crytek's Rome-em-up: that of Sisyphus. Ryse: Son of Rome's hack and slash action does offer some fun, but the repetitive nature of its combat will eventually grind you down.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is fun 80% of the time and utterly loathesome the other 20%, the difficulty spikes goring what could have been a light, frothy, tongue-in-cheek zombie hack and slasher.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    An over-simplified equivalent of the console Civilization game that doesn't even beat its predecessor.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As it stands, Remember Me is a series of mediocre gameplay ideas stapled to a pretty, hollow shell.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With little to no improvements made over the home console editions, Epic Mickey 2 on Vita remains an underwhelming experience and one that is difficult to recommend. More effort on gameplay and less on simply jamming Disney characters in our face would have helped.