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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 5 Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 202
202 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Whether you were burned by GTA 4 or not, GTA 5 remembers what the series is all about: emergent sandbox fun and a helluva a lot of murder. You need to play it.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A brilliant and evocative story, superb combat mechanics and an interesting multiplayer component, The Last Of Us is one of this generation's best.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s hard to deny that the original Bioshock was praised so highly because it was so unique. Bioshock Infinite retreads a lot of the same ground, at least mechanically, but with parts that aren’t nearly as diverse or varied as its predecessor...Its enemies are uninspired and its world not nearly as rich, but that still doesn’t stop Bioshock Infinite having the tools to give you a great time all the same.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a game you need to own a Wii U for. There’s enough new that it shouldn’t be seen as a rehash of past glories, and there is a wealth of variety crammed into the game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the best strategy RPG games of recent years, let down by a typically Japanese story and a couple of smaller niggles.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A ruthless challenge, excellent gameplay and wonderful design are just some of the things that make Dark Souls 2 a truly superb game and an early contender for game of the year. Don’t be put off by the difficulty.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An odd mix of the familiar and the radical – one which, despite not having the makings of a classic Zelda adventure, does more than enough to cement itself as a masterful quest in its own right.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a brave move to delve into the mechanics of a classic, but Nintendo was right to do so. These changes can easily be forgiven, and as a result Nintendo has created a masterful recreation of one of its most cherished games of yesteryear.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rayman Legends is an excellent platformer that is more than worthy of your time. Tight controls, incredible art design, varied gameplay and some clever ideas combine to create an endearing world that is both pleasurable and satisfying to move through.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mario Kart 8 does everything that fans would be clamouring for from a sequel, and it is very well designed. But it does feel like Nintendo isn't really trying to bring us something new here; 'more of the same' is always a great thing when it comes to Mario Kart, but it's not enough to sell consoles, sadly.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tried and true mechanics get a much-needed refresh in the most interesting and engrossing Pokémon adventure in many a year. Take Magikarp's advice and Splash out on this at once.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Stanley Parable might not prove that videogames are art, but it is an intriguing - and original - game that plays around with the tried-and-tested tropes of player choice in gaming.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The jump to 3D does wonders for a series that was starting to show its age, with a host of new monsters and revamped old ones pulling together to create a completionist's worst nightmare and a Pokémaniac's dream game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Tearaway uses the PS Vita's features without feeling gimmicky, and is an exceptional example of originality in the genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a sign of things to come, Diablo 3: Reaper Of Souls is a great expansion pack. It adds in some of the key elements fans were looking for, while creating a whole new campaign to playthrough. Highly recommended, but only if you know you'll get the hours from its randomised dungeons.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Divinity: Original Sin is challenging, rewarding and compelling. It proves that classic isometric RPGs aren't nearly as dead as publishers would have you believe. It has minor flaws, but they'll likely be gone in a few weeks - leaving a fantastic example of the genre.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant game that retains the entertainment of the original Pikmin games but still feels as unique as ever. A Wii U must-play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the definitive version of Velocity Ultra, but not because of its fancy new graphics and effects. Velocity Ultra is a perfect match for a console that can be carried around with you, and if you've yet to play the game then this is the way to play it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s easily the best third-party port on the console right now, and as a result, should be racing to the top of every Wii U owner’s most wanted list.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy X is a rare example of a game where the years that have passed in the series have enhanced its status rather than diminishing it - it's an absolute joy to revisit and even Final Fantasy X-2 is a perfectly able companion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Titanfall is an accessible, well-balanced and intensely enjoyable multiplayer first-person shooter that successfully delivers on the concept of blending human and mech combat.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While Blizzard's attempt to evolve StarCraft II's gameplay is more successful in the multiplayer suite than single player campaign, this is still the most polished RTS experience out there and if you're passionate about StarCraft II it's simply must have.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 has dragged the franchise out of videogame purgatory and injected character back into it with some significant gameplay improvements. AI oddities and a poor interface fail to mar a genuinely rewarding and enjoyable football experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Luigi’s Mansion 2 is an excellent puzzler wrapped in charming design, clever gameplay and gorgeous visuals through a lengthy campaign that (mostly) plays to 3DS’ strengths.