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 0.8 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
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game is an ambitious experiment in fusing two close genres, but instead of creating some ferocious chimera of an RPG, all Nippon Ichi has succeeded in doing is spawning a sad Frankenstein of a game that doesn’t belong here or there.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Not nearly next-gen in any aspect and not even all that fun to play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A sub-par strategy RPG paired with a selection of Namco Bandai's, Capcom's and Sega's most cherished franchises.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A quaint idea with a neat gameplay mechanic but poorly executed.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Star Trek is a bargain bin purchase for fans of the franchise and little else. It's average in every sense of the word, but even that is marred by a number of flaws and bugs.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Though there are flashes of interesting ideas, none are fully realized and they are hidden behind a technically shoddy and boring shooter.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pac-Man and The Ghostly Adventures is just dull. There’s nothing really terrible about it (apart from the voice acting) but that could be its biggest crime. It’s milquetoast. Or milqueghost.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The party atmosphere was always going to suffer by not being on a big TV in the lounge, but Mario Party: Island Tour fails more miserably than we had imagined. For only the most hardcore fans of the series.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Awkward combat, frustrating stealth sections, lack of originality and a hammy story are a few of the many nails in Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2's coffin.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dr Luigi is a solid example of the Tetris-like puzzler, but doesn't do anywhere near enough to justify the price of admission.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Pokémon Rumble U is a crushingly basic and boring game, even by Pokémon spin-off standards.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A poorly structured and mechanically inert oddity that, for the most part, barely qualifies as a traditional videogame. There’s no challenge, no pith, no invention and ultimately no point.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Whether a future patch will rectify a lot of problems with Takedown: Red Sabre or not is irrelevant; Serellan should not have released a game this unfinished in the first place. The core of the game could be good, but not until a number of issues have been resolved.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day is a serviceable but uninspired sidescroller. It appears bizarre and distinctive, but in reality, is a dull game that offers appalling value for money.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is the horror game equivalent of one of those Asylum film straight to video releases. That it comes from some of the people responsible for Condemned is just depressing.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There was no need to sully the name of Rollercoaster Tycoon with this release, but nostalgia aside this is still a sub-par social game with minimal gameplay and a heavy-handed focus on in-app purchases.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    An arduous game fraught with inept combat and tedious characters, you'll be lucky to even get halfway through DARK without baying for blood.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 5 Critic Score
    It's hard to describe just how shockingly awful this is. From the ridiculous difficulty to the broken combat to the lack of online co-op, Double Dragon II: Wander Of The Dragons fails in every way possible.

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